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News • March 18, 2019

IRENA and GGGI Sign Agreement to Advance Energy Transformation and Green Growth

Seoul, Republic of Korea, March 18 – The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) today to cooperate on advancing renewable energy in pursuit of green growth, sustainable development and a climate-resilient low-carbon future. The MoU was signed by Mr. Adnan Z. Amin, Director-General […]

News • March 14, 2019

GGGI Laos Team Meet Vice Governor of Vientiane to discuss Green Cities Development

March 14, 2019, Vientiane –  The GGGI Lao PDR team, led by Dr. Jason Lee, its Country Representative and Ms. Annaka Peterson, Senior Officer, had a meeting with Mr. Keophilavanh Aphaylath, Vice Governor of the Vientiane capital along with representatives from departments within the City of Vientiane. The purpose of the meeting was to introduce […]

News • March 8, 2019

GGGI celebrates the International Women’s Day on March 8

March 8, Seoul – To celebrate the International Women’s Day, GGGI held a special panel discussion under the theme of “Mentoring, Coaching and Sponsorship,” at its Seoul headquarters on March 8, inviting renowned speakers to share their insights, experience and opinions about gender equality and women’s empowerment. The event was intended to inspire and prepare […]

News • March 6, 2019

GGGI partnering with TFA2020 to promote a dialogue on sustainable and deforestation-free private-investment

Villavicencio, March 6 – More than 200 attendants, including government officials, producers, buyers, investors and other key stakeholders gathered in Villavicencio (Meta) to take part in the “Dialogue on sustainable productive economic development without deforestation in the Orinoquia and Caqueta regions.” This event was co-organized by GGGI and the Tropical Forest Alliance (TFA2020), with the […]

News • February 28, 2019

Brooke’s Point, Palawan Tested out Electric Tricycle: Climate Resilient Green Growth is now in action

February 28, Manila – GGGI structured a grant deal arrangement as a form of providing 50 units of electric tricycles (valued at USD 455,000) to the Brooke’s Point Municipality, Province of Palawan in the Philippines. The grant was made through the Asian Development Bank-funded electric trikes project of the Department of Energy (DOE), envisioning to […]

News • February 26, 2019

Gerard O’Donoghue appointed as Assistant Director-General of Finance and Corporate Services

Seoul, February 26 – The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) has announced the appointment of Gerard O’Donoghue as Assistant Director-General (ADG) to head the organization’s Finance and Corporate Services. The appointment of Mr. O’Donoghue as the new ADG of Finance and Corporate Services became effective on February 25 following the unanimous agreement by Members of […]

News • February 21, 2019

Training workshop on Green Transportation held in Dakar, Senegal

Dakar, Senegal, February 21, 2019 – In line with efforts to support the Government of Senegal in its transition to green growth, the GGGI Senegal team organized a capacity building session in collaboration with the Executive Council of Urban Transport in Dakar (CETUD) as part of the implementation of the Senegal Green Secondary Cities Program. […]

News • February 14, 2019

GGGI hosts UN-Habitat’s Executive Director at the ‘Inclusive Cities Talk’ in Kigali, Rwanda

The 3rd National Urban Forum  held in Kigali, Rwanda from February 6-7 was organized by the Ministry of Infrastructure with partner organizations UN-Habitat, World Bank, GGGI, Enabel – Belgium Development Agency, Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) and International Growth Center (IGC). The gathering set up to evaluate what has previously been done in […]

News • February 14, 2019

GGGI provides recommendations at G20 Climate Sustainable Working Group Meeting to accelerate climate action

The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) participated in the first G20 Climate Sustainability Working Group meeting held in Tokyo, Japan from February 14 to 15. Dr. Frank Rijsberman, Director-General of GGGI delivered a presentation at a session entitled “Effective Implementation of NDCs and Design of Long-Term Strategies” where he introduced GGGI’s G20 Background Paper: Green Growth to Achieve the […]

News • February 10, 2019

President and Chair Ban Ki-moon Speaks at World Government Summit 2019

On February 10, 2019, GGGI’s President of the Assembly and Chair of the Council Mr. Ban Ki-moon participated in the World Government Summit (WGS) in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, which brought world leaders and policy makers to identify solutions and innovations in policy-making, financing, and management of various sectors related to climate change. During the […]

News • February 8, 2019

Advocating for Green Cities and Green Buildings during the “Urban Walk” in Kigali

As a parallel event to the Third National Urban Forum, GGGI in partnership with the City of Kigali and the University of Rwanda, led an “Urban Walk” in Kigali on 8th February 2019. In 2018, GGGI launched “Urban Walk” initiative in Rwanda to bring awareness on the importance of green cities and green buildings to […]

News • February 7, 2019

Rwanda Climate Change, Urban Resilience and Green Cities at the Forefront during the 3rd National Urban Forum 2019

  At the third National Urban Forum we had an expected 300 urban experts in Kigali from 6-7 February examining previous work of the Government and partners in urban sector and setting new suggestions on how Rwanda ought to accomplish its objective of 35 percent urbanization rate by 2024. The Honourable Minister of Infrastructure, Claver […]

News • February 5, 2019

WTO Aid for Trade Workshop on Sustainable Development and the Green Economy

On February 5, on the sidelines of the WTO Aid for Trade Workshop on Sustainable Development and the Green Economy in Geneva, Orestes Anastasia, GGGI’s Deputy Head of Office of Thought Leadership gave a presentation under the theme of “Accelerating Green Growth as the Driver for Sustainable and Inclusive Economic Development and Achieving Global Priorities.” […]

News • February 4, 2019

Technical Workshop on Climate Finance Monitoring in Lao PDR

Vientiane, February 4 – The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) Laos Country Team held a Technical Workshop today on Climate Finance in partnership with the Department of Climate Change (DCC) of Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MoNRE). This event included representatives from the technical divisions of DCC and Green Climate Fund (GCF) National Designated […]

News • January 31, 2019

GGGI Rwanda mainstreaming green city development for the GCF NDA capacity development

Musanze 22-24 January 2019 Rwanda’s urbanization is taking advantage of existing pillars of growth to support; structure and balance its system of cities and towns, including corridors (Musanze-Rubavu, Kigali, Muhanga, Huye) and gateways (Rusizi, Nyagatare, Rubavu). This led to the selection of Secondary cities based on strategic location, growth trends, unique assets, and potential to […]

News • January 30, 2019

Workshop on the statistical estimation of green jobs and the assessment of green skills gaps held in Dakar

On January 30-31, the GGGI Senegal Country Office, in partnership with the International Labor Office (ILO) organized a workshop on the statistical estimation of green jobs and the assessment of green skills gaps in the Conference Room of the Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development. Around 25 representatives from High Council for Social Dialogue (HCDS), […]

News • January 16, 2019

GGGI inks MOU with the Korea Forest Services (KFS)

January 16, Seoul – Through signing a Memorandum of Understanding between the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) and the Korea Forest Service (KFS), the two organizations seek to boost cooperation on green growth, sustainable forest and landscape management. Dr. Frank Rijsberman, Director-General of GGGI said that “The MOU we sign today is a start of […]

News • January 15, 2019

GGGI’s President and Chair Ban Ki-moon Speaks at ADSW 2019

On January 15, 2019, GGGI’s President of the Assembly and Chair of the Council Mr. Ban Ki-moon participated in the Keynote Interview: SDGs in Practice during the Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week (ADSW) 2019 in Abu Dhabi, UAE. ADSW 2019, one of the world’s largest sustainability gatherings, took place on January 13-16 with the aim of […]

News • January 14, 2019

GGGI partners in The Liveability Challenge

The Global Green Growth Institute is proud to be a part of The Liveability Challenge, a search for impactful and scalable solutions in energy and the circular economy for cities in the tropics. The Liveability Challenge is a global platform that hunts for and accelerates the launch ofinnovative andground-breakingsolutions to challenges that cities in the […]

News • January 14, 2019

President and Chair Ban Ki-moon Meets with UAE Leadership

On January 14, 2019, GGGI’s President of the Assembly and Chair of the Council Mr. Ban Ki-moon held bilateral meetings with His Highness Sheikh Abdullah Al Nahyan, the UAE Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, and His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander […]