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July 24, 2013

Inclusive Green Growth and Climate Change – The Climatographers’ New “Brain” As A Piece of the Puzzle

With the support of the International Finance Corporation (IFC), and using the powerful knowledge management tool, TheBrain® software, The Climatographers are releasing the Inclusive Green Growth (IGG) Brain to help interested stakeholders explore the green growth topic.  The topic of inclusive green growth — and green growth generally — are commonly characterized as pivotal to addressing global climate change and other societal issues.  International development agencies and the G20 increasingly are looking to IGG as a funding priority.  The topic of IGG is a complicated one, however, raising many questions that include:

  • Are we all talking about the same thing when we talk about green growth?
  • Why do we need green growth, and how much of it do we need?
  • How much green growth is happening without policy intervention?
  • What are key barriers to achieving green growth objectives?
  • Can private sector financing flows be substantially leveraged to promote green growth?
  • What do we know about what does and doesn’t really work?

Our IGG Brain, which is part of the IFC’s contribution to the G20’s Dialogue Platform on Inclusive Green Investment, explores these and many other issues.

The IGG Brain is one of just a few topical “Brains” that have been designed for public use, so we’re still experimenting with how to organize and present the Brain to make it accessible to others.  Our goal is to facilitate access to the large and complex green growth literature by organizations and individuals who otherwise wouldn’t be able to easily delve into the subject in such depth, and thus to contribute to more robust policy dialogue and decision-making.

Find out about how you can access the IGG Brain today by visiting our IGG Brain page – you can download a summary description, watch a YouTube demo (strongly recommended based on user experience with other Brains), or link to the Brain on the web.

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Laura Kosloff

Laura Kosloff is an attorney with more than 30 years of environmental and natural resources experience. She has worked on numerous topics including hazardous waste, environmental justice, water law, and climate change. Currently she focuses on legal and policy issues relating to energy, climate, and other resource issues facing companies and organizations, with a growing focus on risk communication. She has worked extensively on the design of greenhouse gas mitigation and offset policies, and participated in carbon offset negotiations and due diligence.

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