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15 State-of-the-Art Partnerships Recognized for Collaborative Climate Action

The P4G Copenhagen Summit will showcase 15 existing State-of-the-Art Partnerships, who generate green growth through innovative sustainable solutions.

The cornerstone of P4G is connecting actors from both the private, public and civil sector in partnerships to generate green growth through innovative sustainable solutions. At the P4G Copenhagen Summit, 15 State-of-the-Art Partnerships from all over the world will be showcased. These partnerships were chosen by a team of global experts and international organizations working with Danish government ministries based on their performance in four main categories: innovation, impact, potential to scale and implementation viability. They are all examples of private-public-partnerships that have already made a significant impact and that have been proven successful in driving sustainable development and climate action.


P4G is not only about supporting partnerships or scaling them. P4G also aims at sharing knowledge about the best private-public-partnerships. Therefore, the aim of showcasing these 15 State-of-the-Art partnerships at the P4G Copenhagen Summit is twofold: First, to learn from experienced partnerships with proven business cases and second, to explore how their solutions can be used in other parts of the world. For example, one can imagine that the Strategic Water Partners Network (SWPN), who have contributed to reducing the South African water deficit, can share know-how and experiences with other water scarce countries. Or maybe the The Courtauld Commitment 2025, that have reduced food waste in the United Kingdom by 20 percent, can help reduce food waste in many other countries. These are just a couple of examples of the state-of-the-art partnerships that will be showcased during the P4G Copenhagen Summit.


The 15 partnerships consist of three different partnerships within each of P4G’s five focus areas of food and agriculture, clean water, renewable energy, healthy cities and the circular economy.


At the P4G Copenhagen Summit on 19 October, the 15 State-of-the-Art Partnerships will present their partnerships and share lessons learnt with aspiring P4G partnerships. Summit participants will chose one from each focus area that will receive the 2018 P4G State-of-the-Art Partnership Award and the opportunity to make a pitch for the P4G State-of-the-Art Partnership of the Year Award in front of 500 Summit participants and a panel of industry experts on 20 October. The panel will select the partnership that will receive the preeminent 2018 State-of-the-Art Partnership of the Year Award. Her Royal Highness the Crown Princess of Denmark will announce the winner at the Summit award ceremony.


“These partnerships are excellent models of collaborative engagement to achieve a more sustainable future,” said P4G Global Director Ian de Cruz. “The value of these state-of-the-art partnerships is not only the outcomes they are pursing and achieving; but also, the paths they have forged to demonstrate the great potential of public-private partnerships for green growth.”


Read more about the 2018 P4G State-of-the-Art Partnership Finalists here.