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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 […]

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 […]