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News • April 12, 2019

Rwanda GCF NDA and GGGI monitor the Secondary Cities Master Plan Revision process

On 5th April GGGI Rwanda together with the National Designated Authority (NDA) and the National Coordination Team (NCT) undertook a mission to Nyagatare, one of the secondary cities where the GCF is supporting the incorporation of low emission and resilience strategies in the Master Plan revision though the Readiness and Preparatory support project. The City […]

News • April 9, 2019

GGGI Supports the Development of Rwanda’s Green Procurement Guidelines

According to the United Nations -Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) address the root causes of poverty and pledge to leave no one behind, including vulnerable groups. They also emphasize the need to tackle climate change urgently and protect the environment through a shift to sustainable consumption and production. The SDGs are intended to be universal, applying […]

News • April 8, 2019

Citizens participate in the Design Process for Green & Public Space in Nyagatare

Cities are considered to a critical role to play in transitioning from resource inefficient patterns of growth and increasing access to services, and in so doing, supporting the transition to green growth. In 2018 , the  Ministry of Infrastructure (MININFRA), the Rwanda Housing Authority (RHA), and the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) undertook citywide public […]

News • April 5, 2019

Rwanda Urban sector to establish a  Center of Excellence for Green Urbanization

On 28th March 2019 a consultation for stakeholders in the Urbanization and Built Environment sector was held  to discuss the establishment of the Center of Excellence for Green Urbanization, at Lemigo Hotel  in Kigali. The Ministry of Environment with the Ministry of Infrastructure hosted the consultation alongside the Global Green Growth Institute as a facilitator, […]

News • April 5, 2019

Making the Case for Green Growth to Indonesian Voters*

One observation from the presidential debates is that neither candidate has outlined a vision on how to tackle the biggest social and economic challenge of our time: climate change. This is surprising, because one can think of various reasons to champion climate policy and green growth issues. First, advocating for a climate-resilient economy is a […]

News • April 2, 2019

Colombian Congress approves bill that turns the Establishment Agreement of the Global Green Growth Institute into law

April 2, 2019, Bogota, Colombia – The GGGI Colombia team attended the fourth plenary session and last debate of the House of Representatives where the Establishment Agreement for the Global Green Growth Institute was successfully approved by the Colombian Congress.  During this session, honorable representative German Alcides Blanco Alvarez highlighted the importance of adopting this […]

News • March 27, 2019

Mongolia accelerates building energy efficiency deep dive program

March 27, 2019, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia – The Ulaanbaatar City Environmental Department organized a kick-off workshop today on building energy efficiency deep dive program together with ICLEI—Local Governments for Sustainability (ICLEI) and the World Resource Institute (WRI) under the assistance of the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI). The kick-off workshop was aimed at developing the shared […]

News • March 15, 2019

Ajriani Munthe Salak: a Green Hero

Ajriani Munthe Salak is the Head of Academic and Alumni Development at the National Institute of Public Administration (NIPA) of the Republic of Indonesia, a national entity responsible for building the capacity of the country’s civil servants. The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) has been collaborating with NIPA since 2017 to develop green growth curricula […]

News • March 10, 2019

Shell and Siemens lead Europe’s charge into home power storage

“As soon as battery costs go down a little more, we see solar and wind, plus batteries, becoming a very attractive option” – Frank Rijsberman, Global Green Growth Institute A few days after that acquisition, Siemens announced it would begin selling the Junelight Smart Battery, the first battery storage system offered by Europe’s largest industrial […]

News • March 1, 2019

Media Gathering on Sustainable Development in Central Kalimantan

GGGI and the Government of Central Kalimantan Province organized a media gathering event in Palangka Raya, Central Kalimantan on 25 February 2019. The event was attended by the Central Kalimantan Provincial Government Secretary, Fahrizal Fitri who represented Sugianto Sabran, the Governor of Central Kalimantan. This event invited Central Kalimantan based journalists and media to further […]

News • February 22, 2019

Australia and GGGI look to strengthen green growth collaboration in the Pacific

On February 22, Senator the Hon. Anne Ruston, Assistant Minister for International Development and the Pacific, Australia met with Hyoeun Jenny Kim, GGGI’s Deputy Director-General, and Head of Green Growth Planning and Implementation Division at the GGGI Seoul Headquarters to explore deepening partnership in the Pacific, including on renewable energy. Australia and GGGI have partnered […]

News • February 19, 2019

Stakeholders consulted for the review of the Vanuatu National Energy Road Map 2016-2030 Implementation Plan

Port Vila, Vanuatu, February 19 2019 – The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) and the Barrier Removal for Achieving the National Energy Roadmap Targets of Vanuatu (BRANTV) Project in partnership with the Department of Energy (DoE), conducted a consultation workshop on the review of the National Energy Road Map (NERM) 2016-2030 Implementation Plan (NERM-IP) today […]

News • February 18, 2019

Mission 2020 to Support Indonesia’s Transition to a Climate-Resilient Future

GGGI Indonesia is honored to host the Mission 2020 Roundtable today at our office in Jakarta. Themed “Fast-tracking Indonesia’s Transition to Sustainable Energy & Climate-resilient Future”, the roundtable discussion was led by Christiana Figueres, former Executive Secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (2010 to 2016) and convener of Mission 2020, a […]

News • February 15, 2019

Vision: Blockchain Technology for Indonesia’s Palm Oil Sector

One of the biggest challenges for palm oil as a commodity is that of establishing traceability and sustainability. Indonesia supplies close to 45% of the world demand for palm oil. Over the last two decades, in Indonesia, the palm oil sector has grown tremendously (doubling in terms of area under palm oil plantation), but this […]

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 12, 2019

GGGI Signs Project Agreement with Vanuatu Government to Implement Solar Water Pumping Project

On February 12, the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI), the Ministry of Climate Change and the Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources signed a Project Agreement for the joint implementation of a 2-year project funded by the Government of Luxembourg, which aims to enhance climate resilience through solar power-driven access to water in rural areas […]

News • February 11, 2019

KOICA, GGGI and PIDF to Implement Renewable Energy Capacity Building Project in Four Pacific Countries

In December 2018, the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) signed a grant agreement with the Korea International Development Agency (KOICA) to implement a project titled “Capacity building to strengthen sustainable implementation of renewable energy technologies for rural energy access.” KOICA will provide USD 1.5 million to support the 3-year project to be implemented in Fiji, […]

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 […]