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:
Competitiveness impacts of environmental policies
Distributional consequences of environmental policies
Green industrial policy
Employment implications including development of green skills
Sectoral/structural transition management (including labour re-allocation, reskilling/vocational training)
Impacts of the transition to a circular economy
First-mover advantage from green policies
Behavioural insights in relation to environmental and structural adjustment policies
Role of SMEs in the green and “inclusive” transition.
DETAILS AND DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS
A preliminary version of the paper must be sent, in PDF format, to GGSD@oecd.org 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.
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.