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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 • 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 • January 4, 2019

Promoting green growth by building youth capacity for UNFCCC negotiations

In Katowice – December 2018 Policy makers, influencers, innovators, business drivers, International organizations and observers from a wide range of sectors and across the globe gathered for the  24th Conference of Parties in Katowice. Among the participants was the delegation from Rwanda that include 3 young innovators from ‘Green Fighters’. Youth around different corners of […]

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 […]