As the world’s population grows and the threats from climate change become more pronounced, the need for sustainable development intensifies. No one country, company or community has all the answers. That’s why we need to foster partnerships among businesses, governments and civil society. This is where P4G comes in. P4G accelerates, funds and recognizes innovative public-private partnerships driving green growth. We focus on breakthrough solutions in five Sustainable Development Growth (SDG) sectors: food and agriculture (SDG2), clean water (SDG6), clean energy (SDG7), sustainable cities (SDG11) and circular economy (SDG12).
Now is the time for action. P4G, with initial funding by the government of Denmark, is a network of leaders from government, business and civil society working to accelerate green growth in many of the 150 developing countries across the world. Already we are working in partnership with leaders in 12 countries: Bangladesh, Chile, Colombia, Denmark, Ethiopia, Indonesia, Kenya, Mexico, The Netherlands, South Africa, The Republic of Korea and Vietnam. Our partner countries see public-private partnerships as key to meeting their Sustainable Development Goals. We also benefit from the active support of partner organizations. These include: C40, IFC, Global Green Growth Institute, UN Global Compact, World Economic Forum, and World Resources Institute, which also hosts P4G’s Global Hub in Washington, DC.
Not only does P4G directly support partnerships, we also generate and share knowledge about the best public-private partnerships. Through our P4G State-of-the-Art Awards Program and forthcoming State-of-the-Art Report, we will showcase the most innovative partnerships driving sustainable development in the world. The 2018 P4G Award winners were announced at the P4G Copenhagen Summit. We will soon be announcing our 2019 partnership selections on the sidelines of UN Climate Week in New York.