The Green Growth and Sustainable Development Forum (GGSD Forum) is:
an OECD initiative aimed at providing a dedicated space for multi-disciplinary dialogue on green growth and sustainable development.
an interactive platform which brings together experts from different policy fields and disciplines working in these areas. It encourages discussion, facilitates the exchange of knowledge and ease exploitation of potential synergies.
a valuable supplement for the work undertaken in individual government departments and ministries by addressing the horizontal, multi-disciplinary aspects of green growth and sustainable development.
a meeting point for policy makers and experts from OECD and partner countries to exchange experiences and identify policy tools and best practices that respond to their specific country circumstances.
A Steering Group is composed of the Chairs of different Committees working on green growth issues. It advises the Secretariat on the themes of the annual GGSD Forum events, which are complementary to related OECD work. The Steering Group solicits the interest of delegates to participate in a Task Force, which provides guidance on the agenda, potential speakers, and high-level guidance to any papers commissioned for the event.
The Forum operates as an annual event which may take the form of a conference, a workshop or a seminar. Each year, it focuses on a different cross-cutting issue related to sustainable development and green growth. The GGSD Forum is open to a wide range of stakeholders and experts from OECD Committees, agencies, other international organisations, government officials, civil society, academics and the private sector. It aims to identify remaining knowledge gaps and promote new initiatives to effectively address them.
From 16-17 November, the 2021 GGSD Forum will focus on Lessons from COVID-19 response measures for a green recovery: rethinking the built environment and transport for a resilient sustainable future. Join us!