Ep 231: Global Green Economy Index Creator Jeremy Tamanini – Seven Minute Soundbites

Ep 231: Global Green Economy Index Creator Jeremy Tamanini – Seven Minute Soundbites

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Ep 231: Global Green Economy Index Creator Jeremy Tamanini - Seven Minute Soundbites

If you’re short in time but interested in the climate and sustainability challenges we face then here are seven minutes of sound bites from Jeremy Tamanini, founder of Dual Citizen and creator of the Global Green Economy Index™ (GGEI)

If you do have the time, you’re on a run cycle or a drive, then do check out the full episode Jeremy’s doing vital work.  

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For the past decade, Jeremy has collaborated on projects with governments, businesses, and international organizations at the intersection of data and sustainability. He has worked in over 30 markets, ranging from the government of Denmark to an NGO in the Pacific Islands. His goal is to empower his partners to better understand what sustainability means for them, and how data, communication, and new technology can accelerate progress.

The Global Green Economy Index™, created by Jeremy, covers 160 countries, and measures national sustainability performance across its 18 indicators, and tracks the degree of progress each country has made from 2005 to 2020, and its distance from globally established sustainability targets.

The GGEI is an ESG index that has gained widespread global recognition, with over 250,000 downloads, 100+ media and academic citations, and usage in 100+ governments, institutions, and private firms.

Jeremy holds a Master’s degree in Foreign Policy from Georgetown’s School of Foreign Service and a Bachelor’s degree in Urban Studies and Economics from Columbia University. He was a Fulbright scholar in the United Arab Emirates and just finished a Bellagio residency through the Rockefeller Foundation, where he worked on writing and data collection related to the theme of “climate paradox,” which we discuss in this conversation. His recently published essay on the Climate Paradox and how we can solve it is Linked in the show notes. 



00:00 Intro 

00:34 The evolving environmental space

01:37 The serendipitous impact of his Grandfather

03:08 The Green Economy

04:12 Evolution of the Global Green Economy Index  

06:06 The current state of progress?

06:54 The collective action problem  

07:22 The Paradox

Social Links 

Jeremy on Linkedin

Dual Citizen


Links in Show 

Limits To Growth book  

Global Green Economy Index 

Climate Paradox – How to Solve It 

Climate Action Tracker 

The Breakthrough Effect 

Bob Ward LSE 


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