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DYNAMIX project newsletter

By Bridget Elliott on 24th June 2014
Found in: Research and Resources

DYNAMIX is an EU-funded FP7 research project which aims to identify dynamic and robust policy mixes that can lead to decoupling the environmental impact of resource use from economic growth in the European Union. A newsletter outlining the most recent project findings has just been released.

The Eco Technology Show 2014

By Bridget Elliott on 24th June 2014
Found in: Events
Date and Time: 
Thursday, June 26, 2014 - 09:30 to Friday, June 27, 2014 - 16:30

Brighton, UK

A new report by the Global Subsidies Initiative of the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) with the Council on Energy, Environment and Water (CEEW) explores renewable energy policy in India and the contribution it has made to green growth. The report is one in a series of studies that will examine existing policies, and the lessons that they suggest for policy-makers seeking to target the development of green industries.

GreenEcoNet Annual Conference

By Bridget Elliott on 13th May 2014
Found in: Events
Date and Time: 
Wednesday, June 25, 2014 - 10:00 to 17:00

Brussels, Belgium

The International Resource Panel (IRP), under the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), recently launched a new report ‘Building Natural Capital: How REDD+ Can Support a Green Economy.’ REDD+ is an approach adopted by the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from forests. If pursued, REDD+ could bring new momentum and funding to preservation. This report provides a concise summary of the pieces necessary for integrating REDD+ into a Green Economy.

There is urgency for greater legitimacy and equity in terms of costs charged to energy consumers. Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) published a report seeking to establish what impact a lack of competition in the energy supply market is having on consumers’ energy bills. Regulation of the supply market must focus on generating beneficial outcomes for the majority of consumers and not simply those that are most active (this is particularly important at a time of high unemployment).

Date and Time: 
Thursday, April 10, 2014 - 12:30 to 17:30

RICS, 12 Great George Street, London

UCL’s Green Economy Policy Commission has released a new report exploring green economic strategies to move towards low-carbon prosperity, resource security and environmental quality. The report presents a comprehensive overview of the primary elements of a green economy and asserts that there is an opportunity for policies to acknowledge future resource constraints and deliver more sustainable growth. The Commission emphasises that a green economy should not look at niche sectors, but take a whole economy view.

Nature is crucial to our global economy and essential to human welfare. Despite this importance, the value of natural capital is consistently taken for granted. The Natural Capital Committee (NCC) has recently published its second State of Natural Capital Report which examines the risks to natural capital as well as the benefits of integrating it into policy-making. NCC was established in May 2012 to advise the Government on how to ensure England’s ‘natural wealth’ is regulated both efficiently and sustainably.

The key findings from the Green Growth Best Practice (GGBP)'s global assessment of best practice in green growth have just been released. The ‘Synthesis of Key Findings’ report sets out 9 clear actions on how to enable successful green growth policies, focussing in particular on policies that favour both climate protection and resilience as well as economic and social development. A key overall lesson that emerges in the report is the importance of pursuing an integrated approach that links green growth analysis, planning, implementation, and monitoring into an iterative cycle.