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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 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!

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! The Global Green Growth Institute and the Pacific Community’s Pacific Centre for Renewable […]

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 […]

News • August 7, 2018

Vanuatu Parliament Approves Bill for the National Green Energy Fund

In June 2018, the parliament of Vanuatu approved the National Green Energy Fund (NGEF) bill, supported unanimously by both the government and opposition members. The bill was then gazetted in July 2018 as Act 10 of 2018.  As the first national financing vehicle for the Vanuatu energy sector, this legislation will contribute towards accelerating the […]

News • August 3, 2018

Is Rwanda heading toward a green growth pathway?

In 2011, the Government of Rwanda (GoR) approved a bold and ambitious strategy titled “National Strategy for Climate Change and low Carbon Development”; commonly known as Green Growth and Climate Resilience Strategy (GGCRS). This strategy influenced the revised Vision 2020 in 2012 and was reflected in the second phase of the Rwandan Medium term strategy, […]

News • August 2, 2018

GGGI Rwanda Team conducts city wide surveys to assess Public Bicycle Sharing (PBS) in Secondary Cities of Rwanda

Four GGGI Rwanda team members traveled to two secondary cities of Musanze and Rubavu in July to conduct on-site assessments in preparation for a sustainable mobility project. The team was assisted by two volunteers, Clarisse Mukamana and Sébastien Musabyimana, who performed manual traffic volume counting to help the GGGI Rwanda team gain insight into the […]

News • July 31, 2018

[IIEC Recent News] Launch of Thailand Energy Efficiency Program for SME Sector

On July 23, 2018, the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) and Provincial Electricity Authority Company Limited signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to promote Thailand’s Energy Efficiency program for the Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in Thailand and enhance cooperation on energy efficiency. This program aims to support SMEs in Thailand’s industrial sector to help […]

News • July 28, 2018

Mission to Flood and Landslide Affected Areas of Rubavu and Musanze

Due to its hilly topography, several areas of Rwanda are located in high risk zones. Natural disasters – and landslides in particular – have the potential to derail economic development affecting communities in terms of damaged infrastructure, displacement and loss of life. Areas of Rwanda have been repeatedly affected by flooding, however, climate change and […]

News • July 27, 2018

GGGI and Government of Nepal publish National Action Plan for Electric Mobility to support NDC implementation

The Ministry of Forests and Environment prepared Nepal’s Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) in 2016, by gathering targets, strategies and policy goals from across the federal government to produce an ambitious and multi-sectoral contribution. However, since the submission and adoption of Nepal’s NDC, implementation has been limited. Of the fourteen targets in the NDC, four focus on climate […]

News • July 27, 2018

Inclusive and Green Approach Eyed for the DTI Shared Service Facilities Program

On 27 July 2018, a team from the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) and the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) visited the Shared Service Facility (SSF) operated by the Philippine Footwear Federation, Inc. (PFFI) in Marikina City to explore areas where “green and inclusive approaches” could be introduced to enhance its contribution to the […]

News • July 23, 2018

GGGI signs MoU with PEA to promote Energy Efficiency in the SME sector

Bangkok, July 23, 2018 – The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) and Provincial Electricity Authority Company Limited signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) today to promote Thailand’s Energy Efficiency program for the Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) and enhance cooperation on energy efficiency. The MoU, signed by Hyoeun Jenny Kim, Deputy Director-General and Head of […]

News • July 17, 2018

Visit of the Director General, Dr. Frank Rijsberman to Uganda

Media Advisory Announcing Director-General visit to Uganda Kampala, July 17, 2018 Dr. Frank Rijsberman, Director-General of the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) will be on a two-day working visit to Uganda from August 2-3 to strengthen bilateral relations between the Government of Uganda and the GGGI. During his visit, the Director General will reaffirm GGGI’s commitment […]

News • July 13, 2018

GGGI holds multi-stakeholder discussions and interviews to improve the solid waste management system in Vientiane, Lao PDR

On July 9 -13, GGGI in partnership with the Vientiane City Office for Management and Services (VCOMS) conducted a stakeholder research study with the aim of developing a sustainable solid waste management system in Vientiane, Lao PDR and linking it to future project development and implementation studies. A focus group discussion (FGD) was attended by […]

News • July 10, 2018

What is the Green Climate Fund and How Indonesia Accessing it?

The Green Climate Fund (GCF) is a financing mechanism of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and is specifically established to provide financial support so that countries like Indonesia can reach its emission reduction targets. As of May 2018, the GCF portfolio has 76 projects worldwide worth USD 12.6 billion with an […]

News • July 6, 2018

Seeking FiT hike for bagasse power

News • June 28, 2018

CCDA and GGGI held Workshop on Implementation of Green Climate Fund Policies and Procedures for PNG

June 28, Port Moresby – The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) in partnership with Papua New Guinea’s Climate Change and Development Authority (CCDA) hosted its first Green Climate Fund (GCF) readiness workshop in PNG on June 27 and 28 at the Laguna Hotel in Port Moresby. As the delivery partner to PNG’s GCF Readiness program, […]

News • June 25, 2018

East Kalimantan Accelerates FMU Development

East Kalimantan is accelerating the development of Forest Management Units (FMU). Therefore, the East Kalimantan Forestry Office as the leading institution collaborated with development partner organizations in the province, including GGGI, and facilitated the inauguration of FMU Center on 25 June 2018. At the same time, the East Kalimantan Government officially announced the commencement of […]

News • June 13, 2018

Kiribati signs a Host Country Agreement with GGGI

Tarawa, Kiribati, June 13, 2018 – The Republic of Kiribati and the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) held a ceremony today to celebrate the opening of the GGGI Kiribati Country Office and signing of a Host Country Agreement (HCA) in support of Kiribati’s sustainable development. A traditional Botaki ceremony was held at the Marine Training […]