Resource | March 2018 | Autonomous University of Barcelona, University of Cape Town, Su.Re.Co., Development Alternatives (DA)
Climate change does not only pose increasing risks to local livelihoods and economies, but also provides a large array of opportunities for social innovation and international collaboration. Any attempt at limiting global warming below will require new forms of green businesses and of economic collaboration.
Resource | March 2018 | Environmental Change Institute (ECI)
This policy brief, Disruptive Innovation and Win-Win Strategies for the Sharing Mobility Economy, published as part of the Green-Win project provides insights into the disruptive innovation of the sharing economy which is occurring in the urban mobility sector.
Resource | March 2018 | Deltares, Global Climate Forum (GCF)
Coastal adaptation investment presents clear opportunities for social welfare improvements, particularly for densely populated areas with high levels of economic activity. This policy brief, Leveraging Public Finance for Coastal Adaptation, provides insights into several mechanisms for leveraging public finance of coastal adaptation.
Green small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) represent a key win-win strategy and are one of the main drivers of green transformation. Taken together, SMEs have a greater impact on the economy and the environment than large companies; thus the dynamics of green growth very much depend on how small businesses can integrate sustainable practices into their business activities.
Technological diffusion is recognized as a key pillar of climate change mitigation in environmental agreements. This policy brief, Enhancing Technology Transfer and Diffusion, published as part of the Green-Win project, finds that enhanced technology transfers within a ‘climate club’ would have sizeable positive effects on GDP in a 2° scenario.