Call for Papers: Sixth GGKP Annual Conference/2018 OECD Green Growth and Sustainable Development Forum (Deadline: 30 July 2018)


The Founding Partners of the Green Growth Knowledge Platform (OECD, the Global Green Growth InstituteUN Environment and World Bank) are pleased to announce the Call for Papers for the Sixth GGKP Annual Conference, to be hosted at the OECD headquarters in November 2018. It will be held in conjunction with the 2018 Green Growth and Sustainable Development (GGSD) Forum on the theme of “Inclusive Solutions for the Green Transition: Competitiveness, jobs and social dimensions”.
The conference will address the political economy of the green transition, by identifying distributional impacts and exploring inclusive solutions for workers, businesses, households and regions that may otherwise be hit hard in order to help them contribute to a greener future. The conference sessions will be developed around competitiveness, employment and distributional impacts of green policies. The role of SMEs in this context will also be explored.
Alongside the GGKP conference sessions, the GGSD Forum will consist of panel discussions among academics, policy makers and business, labour and civil society representatives.
We are pleased to announce the following keynote speakers:
  • Professor Lord Nicholas Stern, London School of Economics
  • Professor Olivier Deschenes, University of California,Santa Barbara
  • Professor Carolyn Fischer, Free University, Amsterdam
  • Professor Cameron Hepburn, University of Oxford
  • Dr Ian Parry, International Monetary Fund
Papers are specially invited on the themes of:
  1. Competitiveness impacts of environmental policies
  2. Distributional consequences of environmental policies
  3. Green industrial policy
  4. Employment implications including development of green skills
  5. Sectoral/structural transition management (including labour re-allocation, reskilling/vocational training)
  6. Impacts of the transition to a circular economy
  7. First-mover advantage from green policies
  8. Behavioural insights in relation to environmental and structural adjustment policies
  9. Role of SMEs in the green and “inclusive” transition.
A preliminary version of the paper must be sent, in PDF format, to by 30 July 2018. Extended abstracts will be considered but preference will be given to completed papers. Please include Abstract, Keywords and applicable theme(s) from the list above (1-9) with your submission. The scientific committee will take decisions and authors will be informed by email by 10 September 2018.
Nicholas Stern (London School of Economics)
Tilman Altenburg (German Development Institute)
Pranab Baruah (Global Green Growth Institute)
Olivier Deschenes (University of California, Santa Barbara)
Antoine Dechezleprêtre (London School of Economics)
Marianne Fay (World Bank)
Carolyn Fischer (Free University, Amsterdam)
Cameron Hepburn (University of Oxford)
Ian Parry (Internal Monetary Fund)
Steven Stone (UN Environment)
Kevin Urama (African Development Bank)
More information about the conference is available at:
About the GGKP
The Green Growth Knowledge Platform (GGKP) is a global partnership of international organisations and experts that identifies and addresses major knowledge gaps in green growth theory and practice. Founded by the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI), the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), the United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment) and the  World Bank Group, the GGKP now draws together 60 partners organisations.

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