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Publications

Here you can download various publications from 3GF.

Report from the 3GF 2016 Summit

Find the full report from the 3GF 2016 Summit here

Reflections on the landscape of partnership platforms

As part of its rethinking process, 3GF has conducted an analysis of the landscape of partnership platforms. This has been done to identify synergy potentials and to avoid a duplication of effect. Read 3GFs reflections in 'Partnership Platforms - A look at the landscape' here.

Two New Partnership Tools for Testing

3GF has recently produced two new interesting partnership tools, currently available as ‘drafts for testing’. The first: Partnership Scoping is aimed at being able to determine the value of a partnership going ahead, and the second: Partnership Mapping is aimed at fully understanding the interests, influences and resources of potential partners.

Please feel free to test these tools. We’d be really interested to receive your feedback - with a view to making these tools as useful as possible.

3GF One-pager Rethinking 3GF

3GF has recently initiated a dynamic rethinking process with the overall objective to define a new vision, mission and strategic goals with clear success targets and binding agreements from key partners. Read the onepager on the process of rethinking 3GF here.

Report on Success Factors in Green Growth Partnerships

Collaborative partnerships are widely cited as a key solution to green growth, as the complexity of green growth means that no single institution or sector can effectively respond to today's challenges. Drawing on emerging findings from the Global Green Growth Forum (3GF) which has over 30 partnerships under it's umbrella, this paper is a first effort  to consolidate learnings across partnerships around water, energy, food and along the value chain. The report outlines why partnerships matter; identifies what makes partnerships work; and explores how success can be achieved at scale and speed.

Success Factors in Green Growth Partnerships - Mindsets, skillsets and contexts

Article on Korea's Strategic Actions in the Field of Global Environmental Governance

by Lau Blaxekjær, PhD Fellow, Department of Political Science, University of Copenhagen
To be published in International Relations of the Asia-Pacific

In the field of global environmental governance South Korea stands out. Since 2005 it has been the initiator and central node in a majority of international networks and organizations promoting green growth. Based on new theoretical approaches and empirical analysis, this article highlights the significance of Korea’s middle power diplomacy in relation to green growth governance, establishing it as a “Green Middle Power.” Middle power analyses of Korea usually portray it as a regionally constrained and secondary actor in global governance. This article supplements middle power theory’s behavioral approach with a strategic action approach inspired by Bourdieu’s practice theory, which it applies to an original database of more than 1,000 sources, 18 interviews and 10 participatory observations. The article argues that Korea has become a primary actor in global environmental governance by demonstrating how Korea has established a sub-field of green growth governance through a wide range of strategic moves.

Korea as Green Middle Power: Green Growth Strategic Action in the Field of Global Environmental Governance  

Overview of 3GF partnerships

Get an overview over our collaborative partnerships here:

3GF Partnerships

Report on the 3GF LAC Regional Conference 2015

To unfold regional perspectives on green growth challenges and opportunities in order to facilitate cross-regional learnings and further engage regional partners in the green transition, 3GF organised a 3GF-LAC Regional Conference. Co-hosted with the Government of Chile and co-organized by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). This report summarises the green growth deliberations and partnership cooperation articulated at the Conference taking plane on 18-19 June 2015 in Santiago.

Report on the 3GF LAC Regional Coference 2015

3GF One-pagers on results of partnerships 

A total of 35 partnerships are now operating under the 3GF umbrella. The partnerships are at very different levels of development but are all working on key aspects related to the green trasition. The 3GF secretariat has worked out short papers on three partnerships (2030 Water Ressource Group, Alliance of the Sustainable Energy Trade Initiative and the Industrial Symbiosis Partnership) describing some of the key results that these partnerships have achieved so far. You can read the papers here:

3GF Partnership: Industrial Symbiosis

3GF Partnership: 2030 Water Resources Group

3GF Partnership: Sustainable Energy Trade Initiative - SETI

Report on the 3GF Africa Regional Conference 2015

To unfold regional perspectives on green growth challenges and opportunities in order to facilitate cross-regional learnings and further engage regional partners in the green transition, 3GF co-hosted together with UNEP and Kenya a regional 3GF-Africa Regional Conference. This report summarises the green growth deliberations and partnership cooperation articulated at the Conference taking place on 13-14 May 2015 in Nairobi.
Report on the 3GF Africa Regional Conference 2015

 

Report: Transformation of Rural and Urban Areas in Latin America and the Caribbean

Countries, provinces, and cities in Latin America and the Caribbean have been at the forefront of innovative environmental policies and sustainable environmental management systems. Collaborative partnerships are emerging as a powerful vehicle to scale up promising local solutions and advance green growth.
Transformation of Rural and Urban Areas in Latin America and the Caribbean

 

Report: Perspectives on Green Growth Partnerships: Strategic Water Partners Network South Africa

To inspire those who are forming collaborative partnerships for green growth, the 2030 Water Resources Group (2030 WRG) and 3GF have developed this case study. The report discusses the Strategic Water Partners Network, a multi-stakeholder collaboration addressing South Africa's most pressing water issues, and demonstrate the benefits and challenges of collaborating across sectors to combat water challenges.
Perspectives on Green Growth Partnerships

 

Report: Transformation of African Cities

This report highlights the opportunities for collaborative partnerships to advance green growth in Africa with cities as drivers. The report is published in collaboration with World Resources Institute (WRI).
Transformation of African Cities

 

3GF Two-pager

Please click here to get a quick overview of the Global Green Growth Forum.
Two-pager 3GF2015-16 

3GF One-pager Asia Regional Conference

Please click here to get a quick overview of the Asia Regional Conference.
One pager 3GF Asia Regional Conference in English
One pager 3GF Asia Regional Conference in Chinese

 

3GF One-pager Latin America Regional Conference

Please click here to get a quick overview of the Latin America Regional Conference.
One pager 3GF Latin America Regional Conference in English
One pager 3GF Latin America Regional Conference in Spanish

 

3GF One-pager Africa Regional Conference

Please click here to get a quick overview of the Africa Regional Conference.
One pager 3GF Africa Regional Conference

 

The 3GF2014 Report: Steps towards a greener economy

Under the heading “Changing Consumption and Production Patterns through Transformative Action” the fourth Global Green Growth Forum. 3GF, convened leaders from governments and cities, business, finance, civil society and international organizations for collective action towards a greener economy. Click here to read the full report.


3GF: Outcomes and Impacts 2013

The 3GF has recently published a report highlighting the outcomes and impacts of 3GF. The report emphasizes how the broad geographical perspective has enabled 3GF to share insights and relevant experiences from a variety of countries and regions. Along with the exceptional opportunities for direct dialogue between high-level leaders this has carried the conclusions and insights from the forum into high-level international deliberations and forums on sustainable development and green growth. Click here to read the full report.

 

The 3GF Partnership Approach

This new ‘3GF Partnership Approach’ builds upon existing 3GF partnership tools for developing partnerships between public and private actors as enablers in an accelerated transition to a green economy. It is based on the analytical work “Partnerships and the Search for Green Growth” undertaken by Maya Forstater and Kathrine Madden. Moreover, it expands on the varied ways partnerships can use the 3GF platform individually with a view to their starting point, partnership approach and maturity. Click here to read the full paper.

 

Partnerships for Green Growth - Through the Value Chain lens

This paper explores how partnerships in relationship to global value chains can be used to find and scale up solutions reconciling economic growth with environmental limits. It draws on the experiences from participants and convenors of the public private partnership (PPP) tracks featured at the 3GF2013, and insights from discussions at the event itself. Click here to read the full paper.

 

Full report: 3GF 2013 'Improving Resource Efficiencies in the Value Chain'

The overarching theme of the 3GF 2013 was 'improving resource efficiencies in the value chain'. Improving the efficient use of resources and minimizing the negative impacts on sustainability requires an examination of the entire life cycle of a product or process, as well as consideration of how to ensure sustainable and efficient use of resources while minimizing, or even reusing, waste. Four key themes were addressed - energy, water, food and greening the value chain - with specific public-private partnerships (PPPs) discussed under each. Emerging from the themes, a number of specific and tangible outcomes were agreed. Click here to read the full report from the Global Green Growth Forum 2013.  

 

Programme: 3GF 2013 'Improving Resource Efficiencies in the Value Chain

Please click here to see the full programme for 3GF 2013.

 

Full report: 3GF 2012 'Resource Efficiency and Growth'

The overarching theme of the 3GF 2012 was resource efficiency and growth. Recognizing that a return to higher growth rates and employment continue to be at the forefront of politics across the globe, the 3GF 2012 explored the economics and the broader political economy of green growth. Click here to read the full report from Global Green Growth Forum 2012.

 

Programme: 3GF 2012 'Resource Efficiency and Growth' 

3GF 2012 contained a variety of discussion fora including PPP sessions, country sessions, breakfast sessions, and in conversation sessions. Click here to see the full programme for the Global Green Growth Forum 2012 

 

Full report: 3GF 2011

Recognizing that both traditional forms of international co-operation between governments and national approaches to industrial and economic planning in many countries are failing to deliver much needed policy coherence to underpin long term growth and development, actively catalyzing new forms of collaboration between governments and business was needed.  The purpose of the 3GF 2011 was therefore to spur green growth by exploring, demonstrating
and stimulating better public-private collaboration. Click here To see the full report from the Global Green Growth Forum 2011

Programme: 3GF 2011

3GF 2011 contained a variety of discussion fora including plenary sessions, panel discussions, and strategy sessions. Click here to see the full program: Global Green growth Forum 2011

 

PPP Tool: 'Accelerating Green Growth through Public-Private Partnerships

It is important to develop a strong methodological approach to assess the potential of public‐private partnerships (PPPs) to accelerate the transition towards a green economy. This is way 3GF has worked with Mckinsey and Co. to develop an analytical tool for 3GF to identify and focus on PPPs with a scalable, transformative growth potential. This approach is intended to inform the creation and design of new PPPs and also to assess gaps amongst existing PPPs. To see the full analytical framework and tool "Accelerating Green Growth through Public-Private Partnerships", click here