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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 […]

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 […]

News • June 10, 2018

Global Green Growth Institute – Future Earth Australia Fellowship Program

The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) and Future Earth Australia (FEA), hosted by the Australian Academy of Science, are sponsoring opportunities for up to 8 early career researchers, professionals, and postgraduate students from FEA member organizations to participate in a Fellowship program each financial year. The 2018-2019 call for applications is now open. There will […]

News • June 6, 2018

GGGI and ISSLA formalize partnership on joint research and knowledge sharing activities

Hanoi- 06 June 2018- Viet Nam’s Institute of Labor Science and Social Affairs (ILSSA) and the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) today to formalize a cooperation framework to promote green growth, research and joint activities in the areas of capacity building and development of green economic growth options for […]

News • June 3, 2018

Rwanda Celebrates World Bicycle Day- 3rd June 2018

The first World Bicycle Day will be celebrated on June 3rd with a series of events at the UN in New York as well as local events around the world. The UN adopted the resolution describing the bicycle as “simple, affordable, reliable, clean and environmentally fit sustainable means of transportation, fostering environmental stewardship and health. The […]

News • June 1, 2018

GGGI speaks at the Central Luzon Convention of Local Development Planners

The Global Green Growth Institute’s Maricor Muzones was invited to the 8th Regional Convention of the League of Local Planners and Development Coordinators of the Philippines Inc. (LLPDCPI) – Central Luzon last April 11 to speak about GGGI’s initiative on mainstreaming green growth in development planning last April 10 to 12, 2018. The three-day event […]

News • May 31, 2018

GGGI signs an Implementation Agreement with the Independent State of Papua New Guinea to provide support in accessing climate finance

Seoul, Republic of Korea, May 31 – The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) signed an agreement to implement a Green Climate Fund (“GCF”) project as a delivery partner for the Independent State of Papua New Guinea’s Climate Change and Development Authority (CCDA). The Implementation Agreement was signed by Dr. Frank Rijsberman, Director-General of GGGI and […]

News • May 25, 2018

The African Development Bank and the Global Green Growth Institute partner to fast-track Green Growth in Africa

The African Development Bank and the Global Green Growth Institute signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on Friday, May 25 on the sidelines of the African Development Bank Group’s Annual Meetings in Busan, to promote programs, projects, joint studies and research activities to accelerate green growth options for African countries. The African Development Bank and GGGI […]

News • May 23, 2018

First National Workshop held on Fiji’s Low Emissions Development Strategy

Suva, May 23 – The Fijian Government, in partnership with the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI), hosted the first national workshop on Fiji’s Low Emissions Development Strategy (LEDS) in Suva on Wednesday, May 23. Fiji’s LEDS will be a holistic and far-reaching development strategy that promotes both sustainable growth and long-term decarbonisation of the Fijian economy. It will […]

News • May 22, 2018

GGGI-Bataan Collaboration on a 50-MW Solar Farm Explored

Bataan, Philippines – May 22, 2018 – Building on its current initiative under the GGGI-National and Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) project on “Mainstreaming Green Growth in Development Planning,” GGGI Director-General Dr. Frank Rijsberman met with Bataan Provincial  Governor Albert Garcia and other provincial officers along with key stakeholders such as the Authority of the […]

News • May 16, 2018

GGGI and the Provincial Government of Palawan, Philippines Take Steps in Greening Dumaran’s “Mangrove Belt”

Palawan, Philippines – May 16, 2018 — The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) together with the Provincial Government of Palawan and the Municipal Government of Dumaran conducted a “Community Needs Assessment and Direction Setting” from 24 to 26 April 2018 to support the implementation of the “Palawan Climate Resilient Green Growth Framework”, which was adopted […]

News • May 16, 2018

Vanuatu Holds Investor Forum for National Green Energy Fund

Two events were held in Port Vila on May 15 and 16 for the National Green Energy Fund (NGEF), a Stakeholder Workshop and an Investor Forum by the NGEF Unit under the Ministry of Climate Change supported by the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) and the Green Climate Fund (GCF).  The NGEF is the first national […]

News • May 8, 2018

GGGI Signs Framework Cooperation Agreement with Peru’s National Water and Sanitation Regulator – SUNASS

LIMA, PERU – May 10, 2018 – The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) and the National Water and Sanitation Regulator (SUNASS), signed a Framework Cooperation Agreement on May 8, 2018. The agreement will allow GGGI and SUNASS to collaborate on developing instruments and policies to promote investment in green infrastructure. Within this framework, GGGI supports […]

News • May 4, 2018

GGGI assesses inclusive green development Belt and Road opportunities

SEOUL, May 4, 2018 – The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) hosted a side event under the theme of “Green Growth and Regional Cooperation” on 4 May on the sidelines of the 51st Annual Meeting of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) in Manila, Philippines. The GGGI side event served as a platform for discussing opportunities […]

News • April 26, 2018

GGGI supports the launch event of Eco-efficient Public Institutions (EcoIP) 2018 at regional level of the Peruvian Ministry of Environment

SAN MARTÍN, PERU – April 26, 2018 – Since 2017, GGGI has supported Peru’s Ministry of Environment (MINAM), through the Directorate for Environmental Quality and Eco-efficiency (DCAE), for the implementation of the Eco-efficient Public Institutions Initiative (EcoIP). EcoIP is a capacity building and technical assistance program in eco-efficiency management for public institutions developed within the framework […]

News • March 27, 2018

Mr. Ban Ki-moon, 8th Secretary-General of the United Nations, holds his first press conference as the new President and Chair of GGGI

SEOUL – March 27, 2018 – Mr. Ban Ki-moon, 8th Secretary-General of the United Nations (UN) held his first press conference as the President of the Assembly and Chair of the Council of the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) today in Seoul, speaking on the importance of supporting countries to meet their goals under the Paris […]

News • March 16, 2018

GGGI supported the Government of Rwanda to receive a grant of $600,000 from the Green Climate Fund

Kagali, Rwanda – March 16, 2018 – GGGI has worked in collaboration with the Government of Rwanda to develop the Green Climate Fund (GCF) Readiness Proposal for the Republic of Rwanda. The GGGI Rwanda team has played a pivotal role in supporting the Government of Rwanda – through the Rwanda Environment Management Authority (REMA) – […]

News • March 13, 2018

GGGI to Assist Thailand to Close the Financial Gap for Green Growth

BANGKOK, Thailand, Mar 13 2018 (GGGI) – Thailand, a Member of GGGI, has set an ambitious greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction target of 20-25% from the business-as-usual level by 2030 under the Paris Agreement. However, the country is faced with a bold challenge in securing resources for green growth and low-carbon investment. The Green Climate Fund (GCF), a […]