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News • January 10, 2019

Cambodia adopts wastewater system guideline developed with GGGI and GIZ

Phnom Penh, Cambodia – 10 January 2019. A “Guideline on Wastewater System Operation and Maintenance” was formally launched before more than 300 civil servants participating in the annual conference of the Ministry of Public Works and Transport (MPWT). The guideline, jointly developed by GGGI, GIZ and MPWT, offers detailed technical information on topics such as […]

News • December 18, 2018

GGGI Welcomes Tonga as its Twenty-ninth Member

Suva, Fiji – 18 December – On December 17, the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) welcomed the Kingdom of Tonga as its twenty-ninth Member and fifth country from the Pacific, committing to jointly deliver inclusive, environmentally sustainable economic growth in the country. The membership ceremony was held during GGGI’s Seventh Session of its Assembly and Eleventh […]

News • November 27, 2018

GGGI joins the Coalition for Urban Transitions to accelerate the transition to green growth in Mexican Cities

Mexico City, November 27, 2018—The Mexico office of the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) joined the World Resources Institute Mexico (WRI Mexico), C40, the United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), the Faculty of Architecture of the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), Local Governments for Sustainability (ICLEI), and UN Habitat […]

News • November 14, 2018

Workshop on Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Guide for Rural Tourism Bungalows

November 14, Port Vila – The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) in partnership with Vanuatu’s Departments of Energy and Tourism conducted a consultation workshop for energy and tourism stakeholders on November 14 to develop a Renewable Energy (RE) and Energy Efficiency (EE) guide for rural bungalows. This guide responds to the green growth policy objectives of […]

News • October 24, 2018

Prime Minister of Nepal launches ‘National Action Plan for Electric Mobility’, supported by GGGI

KATHMANDU – October 23, 2018 – The Prime Minister of Nepal, Mr. K.P. Sharma Oli, today officially launched the ‘National Action Plan for Electric Mobility.’ The action plan supports implementation of Nepal’s Nationally Determined Contribution, a key mechanism of the Paris Agreement, especially in terms of clean transport, energy diversity and air quality targets. In […]

News • October 15, 2018

Kiribati Greenpreneurs Week Promotes Development of Local Green Businesses

South Tarawa, Oct 10, 2018 –This week, experienced local business owners and people interested in starting businesses took part in Kiribati Greenpreneurs Week – an event aimed at cultivating development of local businesses and supporting them in addressing environmental or social issues as a core part of their business model.  The week consisted of two […]

News • October 8, 2018

WGEO and GGGI launch joint initiative for the funding of smart green cities

Dubai, UAE, 8 October 2018 – The World Green Economy Organization (WGEO) and the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) signed a partnership agreement today in Dubai to fast-track green investments into bankable smart city projects. The joint initiative makes it possible for smart green cities and sustainable infrastructure projects to gain access to grants and […]

News • October 1, 2018

Vanuatu Greenpreneurs Week Cultivates Local Green Businesses

Last week, budding entrepreneurs and experienced sustainable business owners gathered in Port Vila for Vanuatu Greenpreneurs Week.  Jointly organized by the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) and the Pacific Center for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (PCREEE), the event was aimed at cultivating development of local businesses that help address environmental or social issues as […]

News • September 21, 2018

Entrepreneurship and Sustainability take Center Stage at Fiji Greenpreneurs Week

Suva, Fiji, September 20 – This week, budding entrepreneurs and experienced sustainable business owners gathered in Suva for Fiji Greenpreneurs Week.  Jointly organized by the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) and the Pacific Center for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (PCREEE), the event was aimed at cultivating development of local businesses that help address environmental […]

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 • August 23, 2018

New Partnership Formed for a Sustainable Pacific Environment

August 23, Suva, Fiji – The Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) and the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) today signed a Memorandum of Understanding on the sidelines of  the Clean Pacific Roundtable and associated events this week in Suva, Fiji. The new partnership will see the organisations working together to support Pacific […]

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 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 25, 2018

GGGI hosts its first regional workshop in Antioquia to strengthen local capacities in financing projects associated with green growth

Medellin, July 25 – The GGGI Colombia team and the Government of Antioquia co-hosted an event to kick-off a Regional Strategy dialogue in this region. Given the advanced state of the art of green growth planning in Antioquia, GGGI is seeking to support the implementation of these and their impact on the ground. More than 80 stakeholders […]

News • July 20, 2018

Experts gather to review the Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA)

GGGI Indonesia supported the Ministry of Environment and Forestry (MoEF) in the 2nd Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) Review on Friday, 20 July 2018 in Jakarta. The one-day event was attended by 11 SEA experts from different parts of Indonesia and officials of the Directorate of Pollution Impact Prevention for Regional and Sectoral Policies of the […]

News • July 20, 2018

Central Kalimantan: Planning for the Next 5 Years

Recognizing that the quality of the Regional Medium-Term Development Plan (RPJMD) will determine the strategic plan of all regional apparatus, GGGI was invited by the District Government of Pulang Pisau to facilitate the preparation of the technocratic document of RPJMD 2018-2023, which is expected to guide the government in carrying out development activities in Pulang […]

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 12, 2018

GGGI and AMATA ink an MoU to establish Green and Smart City

Bangkok, July 12, 2018 – The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) and AMATA Corporation Public Company Limited, a Thai industrial estates provider, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) today to advance green growth and sustainable development especially in the area of Green and Smart City in industrial land development in Thailand. The MoU, signed by […]

News • June 28, 2018

GGGI and Government of Nepal launch seven green municipal growth assessments, ramping up efforts to green Nepal’s urbanization

    On June 27-28, 2018, over a two-day workshop, GGGI in partnership with Ministry of Federal Affairs and General Administration, the Ministry of Forests and Environment and participating municipalities explored projects, policies and tools for greening Nepal’s urbanization. The workshop was conducted in Kathmandu, Nepal, as part of the Green Municipal Development Program which […]

News • June 14, 2018

Colombia Presents a 2030 Green Growth Roadmap

Bogotá, June 14 – The President of the Republic of Colombia, Juan Manuel Santos, attended a high-level forum, showcasing the results and recommendations of the national Green Growth Taskforce. More than 400 high-level representatives of the government, the private sector, academia and civil society, participated in the forum that included the Taskforce’s presentation of the […]