The First Global Green Growth Forum was held in Copenhagen on October 11-12 2011
The inaugural forum was attended by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon, OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría, Prime Minister of Denmark, Helle Thorning-Schmidt, Prime Minister of Ethiopia, Meles Zenawi, Prime Minister of Kenya, Raila Odinga, H.R.H. the Crown Prince of Denmark, 50 global corporate leaders, 12 ministers and deputy ministers, five leaders of UN organizations, leading civil society organizations and world leading experts. The 200 participants came from 27 countries across five continents.
Energy, transport, trade, finance, water and public procurement – key elements of a green industrial revolution were at the centre of the two day event. In discussing how to accelerate the pace and scale of a green transition, delegates highlighted a number of cross-cutting issues that stand out as key factors for creating an enabling environment – and for seizing the growth opportunities embedded in the green transition. These include:
The need for international standards on products and processes and industry benchmarking
Leveraging private financing as an essential vehicle to a green transition
The need for national and global regulation and policy plans to drive business aspirations in pursuing the green path and enhancing investments by managing risks
The importance of global collaborative action across sectors, including engaging developing countries and emerging economies by strengthening local capacities
Public-Private Partnerships were regarded critical in facilitating the above-mentioned elements. Read the full report from 3GF 2011 here.