After the Paris Climate Agreement, many developing country governments have furthermore enacted comprehensive national green growth strategies aimed at reducing their environmental footprints and turning this into new competitive advantage. Yet, empirical evidence on the economic benefits and costs of green transformations in terms of competitiveness, employment and wealth creation is still scarce.
Organised on 18 and 19 June in Bonn by the D.I.E. (Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik), the Green Growth Knowledge Platform, and the GIZ (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit - German Corporation for International Cooperation GmbH), the conference aimed to identify and discuss ongoing research on the link between green transformation and competitiveness in developing and emerging countries.
Jaime de Melo, Scientific Director of FERDI, spoke at the session on the regulatory impacts and performance in international trade. He presented a communication: Barriers to Trade in Environmental Goods : How Important they are and what should developing countries expect from their removal.
Report and glossary by Brian Flannery on the preparatory work for COP24 (United Nations Climate Change Conference, Bonn, 30 April to 10 May 2018). (See below)