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News • September 6, 2018

Mongolia is Greening its Education Buildings and Facilities

The Government of Mongolia is one step closer to realize its ambition to green its public buildings. Green Development Policy of Mongolia 2030 (2015) and its Implementation Action Plan set out to develop a model green public building design to mainstream green building principles across all public buildings, in line with other climate change goals […]

News • August 31, 2018

“Inclusive Cities Talk” launched in Kigali

August 23, 2018, Kigali, Rwanda – A series of “Inclusive Cities Talk” meetings were launched by the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI). It was attended by representatives from partner organizations working on inclusivity in Rwanda, such as the Ministry of Infrastructure, UN-Habitat, USAID, the Rwanda Women’s Network, and the Rwanda Ladies in Architecture. Our guest […]

News • August 31, 2018

Significance of green public space in cities to human and environmental health:Citywide survey on green and public space conducted in Nyagatare and Rubavu

The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI), in partnership with the Ministry of Infrastructure (MININFRA)and Rwanda Housing Authority , conducted citywide survey in Nyagatare during the week of 20th August 2018, and in Rubavu during the week of 10th September. Nyagatare and Ruvabu District are among the fastest urbanized secondary cities ,therefore they were identified  for […]

News • August 16, 2018

[BusinessGreen] Frank Rijsberman: ‘Climate change is with us here and now’

https://www.businessgreen.com/bg/interview/3061169/frank-rijsberman-climate-change-is-with-us-here-and-now From the scorching heatwave in Europe to changing rainfall patterns in Africa, the world is already feeling the effects of climate change, according to Frank Rijsberman, director general of the Global Green Growth Institute. The green finance leader popped in to the BusinessGreen studio on a sweltering summer’s day earlier this month to discuss […]

News • August 8, 2018

Capacity Building training on Climate Finance for Sector Experts in Rwanda

Kigali, August 7-8 – The GGGI Rwanda team and Rwanda Environmental Management Authority (REMA) with support of the UNFCCC Secretariat, UNFCCC Regional Collaboration Center based in Kampala, the African Development Bank, the World Bank, and the Rwanda Environment and Climate Change Fund (FONERWA) collaborated in co-organizing a two-day capacity building training on “climate finance” for Sector […]

News • August 3, 2018

Is Rwanda heading toward a green growth pathway?

In 2011, the Government of Rwanda (GoR) approved a bold and ambitious strategy titled “National Strategy for Climate Change and low Carbon Development”; commonly known as Green Growth and Climate Resilience Strategy (GGCRS). This strategy influenced the revised Vision 2020 in 2012 and was reflected in the second phase of the Rwandan Medium term strategy, […]

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 28, 2018

Mission to Flood and Landslide Affected Areas of Rubavu and Musanze

Due to its hilly topography, several areas of Rwanda are located in high risk zones. Natural disasters – and landslides in particular – have the potential to derail economic development affecting communities in terms of damaged infrastructure, displacement and loss of life. Areas of Rwanda have been repeatedly affected by flooding, however, climate change and […]

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 • 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 • April 13, 2018

Women in Leadership Pressing for progress to inspire and contribute to the sustainable development of Rwanda

Rwanda is among the most vulnerable countries to climate change due to its topography and the rain patterns that become more intense during rainy seasons and dry seasons that take longer than usual, hence tough drought in some parts of the country. The fact that women are primarily responsible for household’s water availability and food […]

News • March 22, 2018

GGGI supports Rwanda in solving pressure to the provision of water

By Ilija Gubic, Senior Officer – Green Infrastructure (Rwanda Program) Africa & The Middle East and Dheeraj Arrabothu, Green Building Officer, Rwanda Program 22 March 2018, Kigali, Rwanda – Rwanda, although predominantly rural, has been urbanizing rapidly, from a half-million urban residents in 1995 to more than three and a half million today. Two years […]

News • December 15, 2017

A new world in which solar and storage becomes the cheapest form of energy

Renewable energy became the cheapest form of electricity in 58 emerging economies last year. This year, the 11th Lazard’s Levelized Cost of Energy Analysis (LCOE 11.0) showed that solar and wind energy generation costs (at $46 to $53 per megawatt-hour of generation) easily beat coal and gas (at $60-68). Solar power was the fastest-growing source of new energy worldwide in 2016, […]

News • December 13, 2017

Can Korea Power Past Coal? A New World in Which “Solar+Batteries” Becomes the Cheapest Form of Energy

Frank Rijsberman is Director-General, Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) SEOUL, Dec 13 2017 (IPS) – Renewable energy became the cheapest form of electricity in 58 emerging economies last year. This year, the 11th Lazard’s Levelized Cost of Energy Analysis (LCOE 11.0) showed that solar and wind energy generation costs (at $46 to $53 per megawatt-hour of generation) easily beat coal and gas […]

News • December 12, 2017

Dr. Frank Rijsberman, Director-General of GGGI’s Interview with KBS World Radio

Director-General Frank Rijsberman’s interview with KBS World Radio English aired on December 12, 2017. In his radio interview, Dr. Rijsberman shared GGGI’s achievements over the past five years as an international organization and future goals for the Institute and addressed some pressing environmental issues facing the Republic of Korea.  

News • December 1, 2017

GGGI holds an event to celebrate its 5th anniversary as an international organization

On December 1, 2017, the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA), the Republic of Korea jointly organized an event in Seoul to celebrate GGGI’s 5th anniversary as an international organization. The 3rd Green Round Table was held in celebration of GGGI’s 5th birthday as an international organization. The GGGI-MOFA […]

News • December 1, 2017

Kigali to host first Rwanda Green Growth Week

Kigali, December 1, 2017 – Rwanda’s national Green Growth and Climate Resilience Strategy (GGCRS) has been in operation since 2011. Following the launch of the Strategy, the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) began supporting the Government of Rwanda in implementing the GGCRS through various projects and programs to integrate green growth principles into policy-making, planning, and […]

News • November 17, 2017

Technical workshop on project formulation for Tivaouane Green Secondary City

16 & 17 November 2017 Tivaouane is one of the three pilot cities identified by the Government of Senegal (GoS) to implement Guidelines & Roadmap for the development of green secondary cities. The different phases of a Green City Development Strategy requires an inclusive approach with the participation of all key actors of the city. […]

News • November 5, 2017

Restoring peatlands at scale builds inclusive green growth

By Annawati van Paddenburg, Deputy Director/Head of Sustainable Landscapes, IPSD, GGGI It is high time to prioritize peat! Good functioning healthy peatland ecosystems have been underrated in terms of the value they bring to mitigating climate change. The very first Global Peatlands Assessment: Smoke on Water – Countering global threats from peatlands loss and degradation […]

News • June 8, 2017

Purple Rain in San Carlos

By Juhern Kim, GGGI Senior Land-Use Specialist It was probably in August 2015, and my first time crossing a hanging bridge in the heart of a forest, except when I served in the military training in remote mountains. The very last day when I was discharged from the military service, I swore not to ever […]