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News • October 18, 2018

GGGI’s best practice of using educational media products in Mongolia presented at the 3rd International Conference on Communication & Media Studies

October 18, Berkeley, USA – Bayarmaa Enkhbayar, Senior Associate – Communications and Knowledge Management of the GGGI Mongolia team, delivered a presentation today at the 3rd International Conference Communication & Media Studies at the University of California, Berkeley to share GGGI Mongolia team’s best practice of using short animations to educate young persons in green lifestyle. The […]

News • October 4, 2018

Conference on implementation of Viet Nam urban green growth development plan to 2030 and Circular of Urban Green Growth Indicators

Ho Chi Minh City, September 27-28 – The Ministry of Construction (MOC) – the Government of Viet Nam in collaboration with the Global Green Growth Institute co-hosted a “Conference on implementation of the Viet Nam urban green growth development plan to 2030 and Circular on Urban Green Growth Indicators”, under the series of events in Northern, […]

News • October 3, 2018

GGGI Presenting Green Growth at 2018 IMF-WB Annual Meetings

GGGI is set to support the Government of Indonesia and participate in the “International Conference on Low Carbon Development and Green Economy”, a parallel event to the 2018 International Monetary Fund (IMF)-World Bank Annual Meetings in Nusa Dua, Bali, which will be held at Inaya Putri Bali Resort on 11 October 2018.   Presenting the […]

News • October 2, 2018

GGGI Convenes Stakeholders in Musanze & Rubavu on Public Bicycle Sharing (PBS) and Non-Motorised Transport (NMT)

The GGGI Rwanda team organized two stakeholder consultations in two of Rwanda’s rapidly urbanizing secondary cities, Musanze and Rubavu. The consultation sessions were organized to discuss the challenges, limitations and opportunities of developing a public bicycle sharing (PBS) system. Participants at the stakeholders consultations included representatives from local and national government entities, the private sector, […]

News • September 26, 2018

Green Buildings to complement Sustainable Urbanization of Rwanda

According to UN Environment, buildings accounted for 30% of global final energy consumption and 28% of global CO2 emissions in 2015. According to UN-Habitat in Africa, energy used in buildings is an estimated 56% of the total national electricity consumption. Over 70% of this energy is consumed in cities. In some cases, more than 50% […]

News • September 25, 2018

Q&A: Why Young and Smart Greenpreneurs are the Future of Sustainable Development

BULAWAYO, Zimbabwe , Sep 25 2018 (IPS) – Young people – a growing population segment in developing countries – are intrepid innovators and entrepreneurs who can help solve pressing climate and development challenges today. Believing in the potential of the youth, the Seoul-based Global Green Growth Initiative (GGGI), in partnership with Student Energy and Youth […]

News • September 21, 2018

GGGI at the 73rd UNGA and Climate Week NYC

  Announcement The Director General of the Global Green Growth Institute, Dr. Frank Rijsberman, will be attending the 73rd UNGA in New York City. He will be on site in NYC between Sunday September 23 and Friday September 28, participating in many side events and will be available for media interviews. Events Organized by Other […]

News • September 20, 2018

GGGI to Partner with Makerere University Kampala to Promote the Green Growth Agenda in Public Universities of Uganda

September 20, Kampala – GGGI met with representatives from Makerere University in Kampala to discuss possible areas of partnership to mainstream Green Growth Planning and Research in the Academia. The meeting was attended by Peter Okubal, GGGI’s Country Representative for Uganda, Alex Chabanyuk, representing GGGI’s Human Resources Unit, and Dr. Moki Abubakar Muhammad, representative from […]

News • September 17, 2018

Tackling the energy sector

The Global Green Growth Institute participated in the Sustainable Investment Forum North America during New York Climate Week.  On September 26, GGGI’s Director-General, Dr. Frank Rijsberman, participated in a panel session entitled Tackling the energy sector: Investment, Divestment or Engagement? The session explored strategies to invest in renewables and new technology in order to revolutionize and […]

News • September 17, 2018

UAE Ministry of Climate Change and Environment holds MENA Regional Consultation Workshop on the Green Growth Index and Simulation Tool

The UAE Ministry of Climate Change and Environment (MOCCAE) hosted a two-day regional consultation workshop on September 16-17 on green growth performance measurement at its headquarters in Dubai. Co-organized with the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI), the workshop aimed at highlighting ongoing efforts to develop a green economy indicator in the UAE to track progress under the […]

News • September 13, 2018

GGGI participates in Korea International Water Week

Daegu, Korea – September 13, 2018 On September 13, GGGI’s Water and Sanitation team participated in Korea International Water Week 2018 and co-hosted a session on “Bringing Green Transition to Water: Boosting Water Reuse and Recycling” jointly with Korea Water Resources Corporation (K-water). This session provided an overview of the water reuse, within the context […]

News • September 7, 2018

GGGI supports mainstreaming Green Growth in Kigali Master Plan Review

On September 07, 2018, the Global Green Growth Institute Rwanda supported the City of Kigali in a process to review and update the Kigali Master Plan by hosting a Focus Group Session on Green City Development. During the session GGGI elaborated on green growth concepts and strategies relevant to introducing Green Growth in the Kigali […]

News • August 31, 2018

“Inclusive Cities Talk” launched in Kigali

August 23, 2018, Kigali, Rwanda – A series of “Inclusive Cities Talk” meetings were launched by the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI). It was attended by representatives from partner organizations working on inclusivity in Rwanda, such as the Ministry of Infrastructure, UN-Habitat, USAID, the Rwanda Women’s Network, and the Rwanda Ladies in Architecture. Our guest […]

News • August 31, 2018

Citywide surveys on green and public spaces conducted in Huye ,Nyagatare and Rubavu

The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI), in partnership with the Ministry of Infrastructure (MININFRA)and Rwanda Housing Authority (RHA) , conducted citywide surveys in Huye ,Nyagatare and Rubavu over the last two months. Nyagatare and Ruvabu Districts are among the fastest urbanized secondary cities that were identified  for this exercise to assess the needs of its […]

News • August 17, 2018

[Khmer Times] A helping hand in GREEN GROWTH

To help the Cambodian government create more environmentally sustainable policies and acts that wouldn’t hinder the economic progress of the country, the Global Green Growth Institute has established a solid presence in the Kingdom. GGGI, as it is known, is an international inter-governmental organisation based in Seoul, Republic of Korea. It counts 28 members from […]

News • August 16, 2018

Cambodia-Indonesia Green City Knowledge Sharing in Surabaya, 14-15 August 2018

GGGI Indonesia and Cambodia Country Offices collaborated in organizing a Knowledge Sharing activity between the Royal Government of Cambodia (RGC) and Surabaya City Government on 14 and 15 August 2018. The activity centered on learning about Surabaya City’s experience in implementing green urban projects. On the first day, Tri Rismaharini, the Mayor of Surabaya, welcomed […]

News • August 14, 2018

GGGI Strengthens its Partnership with Paraguay

The Republic of Paraguay is redoubling its efforts to reduce the country’s vulnerabilities to climate change, take action to slash its greenhouse gas emissions, and contribute to achieve its Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) under the Paris Agreement on Climate Change. H.E. Horacio Cartes, outgoing President of the Republic of Paraguay has reaffirmed his country’s commitment […]

News • August 10, 2018

Calling all Pacific GREENpreneurs!

** Application deadlines for Vanuatu and Kiribati have been extended!  See below ** Passionate about an environmental or social issue? Committed to being part of the solution though creating sustainable businesses that contribute to a cleaner, greener and more prosperous Pacific? Apply now to join us at one or both trainings offered during the week! […]

News • August 9, 2018

China’s Global Environmental Institute and GGGI partner on low carbon development in Cambodia

The Beijing based Global Environmental Institute (GEI) and the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) signed a five-year Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in July to jointly promote low carbon-development and renewable energy in Cambodia. GEI and GGGI will work together to provide a series of trainings on renewable energy and low carbon energy technologies to policy […]

News • August 8, 2018

Capacity Building training on Climate Finance for Sector Experts in Rwanda

Kigali, August 7-8 – The GGGI Rwanda team and Rwanda Environmental Management Authority (REMA) with support of the UNFCCC Secretariat, UNFCCC Regional Collaboration Center based in Kampala, the African Development Bank, the World Bank, and the Rwanda Environment and Climate Change Fund (FONERWA) collaborated in co-organizing a two-day capacity building training on “climate finance” for Sector […]