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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 […]

News • April 27, 2017

GGGI’s Global NDC Alliance

GGGI has identified and developed six key areas – Governance, Implementation of Targets, Monitoring, Reporting and Verification (MRV), Financing, Capacity Building and Knowledge Sharing and Sectoral Interventions – to respond to the main challenges of its Member and partner countries. GGGI is well-positioned to deliver on the commitments of the Paris Agreement through supporting its […]