Overall Objective

GGGI is working in Fiji to support the implementation of the Green Growth Framework through mainstreaming into Fiji’s National Development Plan and through developing green infrastructure studies and project proposals.

Strategic Outcome Targets

GHG Reductions Target Setting in Progress
Green Jobs Target Setting in Progress
Sustainable Services Target Setting in Progress
Air Quality Target Setting in Progress
Ecosystem Services Target Setting in Progress
Enhanced Adaptation to Climate Change Target Setting in Progress
Contact
Katerina Syngellakis

Country Representative - Fiji,Vanuatu, Kiribati

Resource Partner

GGGI Core Funding

Implementation Partner

Fiji Electricity Authority

Office of the Commissioner Eastern Division

Office of the Commissioner Northern Division

Government Counterpart

Ministry of Economy

Department of Strategic Planning

Climate Change Division

Context

Fiji is a Small Island Developing State (SIDS) where reducing vulnerability and enhancing resilience of communities to the impacts of climate change is a high priority for the government. Fiji’s energy sector is highly dependent on fossil fuels, with fossil fuel imports accounting for 25-30% of all imports, leaving it exposed to oil price increases and volatility. Energy infrastructure that can withstand climate change impacts and energy security are therefore important aspects of the country’s overall resilience.

Fiji has made commitments to renewable energy development in its Green Growth Framework, NDC and new five-year National Development Plan (NDP), and 20-year Strategic Vision. Today, while approximately 60% of electricity is derived from renewables, almost all are from hydropower which is vulnerable to droughts. Electricity access is 82% in rural areas and 96% in urban areas. However, in rural areas access to electricity is often limited to a few hours per day.

While Fiji is invested in aligning with green growth objectives, capacity shortage in leveraging green growth principles for sustainable governance is resulting in gaps in tools, policies, and frameworks for guiding broader stakeholders. As such, the investment context is clouded by the lack of framework.

GGGI’s Program in Fiji is designed to assist the government to develop bankable renewable energy projects as well as to integrate green growth aspects into national development frameworks related to energy policies.

News

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 • December 13, 2018

Our Fijian Story for a Low-Carbon Development Pathway

Karsten Sach, Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU), Germany, and Frank Bainimarama, Prime Minister of Fiji and COP 23 President, share a laugh after the event. This side event demonstrated efforts by Fiji to implement the Paris Agreement by officially launching its Low Emission Development Strategy (LEDS) (2018-2050) and committing to achieve […]

News • November 12, 2018

GGGI Supports Pacific Islands Transport Forum and Expo in Fiji

November 12, Suva, Fiji – The Pacific Islands Transport Forum and Expo was hosted this week by the Government of Fiji in conjunction with the Republic of Marshall Islands (RMI) and the University of the South Pacific in Suva, Fjji. The three-day event drew over one hundred participants representing the private sector, governments, and other […]

News • October 17, 2018

GGGI Promotes Green Tourism Practices at Fiji World Tourism Day Seminar

On October 17, the Fiji Ministry of Industry, Trade and Tourism held a World Tourism Day Awareness Seminar in Rakiraki, Fiji. The seminar aimed to help micro, small, and medium enterprises in the tourism sector improve their productivity through innovation and sustainable growth, and was focused on the theme “Tourism and the Digital Transformation.” Attendees […]

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 • August 30, 2018

GGGI Showcases Pacific Green Cities Work at Clean Pacific Roundtable in Fiji

GGGI participated in the Clean Pacific Roundtable organized by the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Program, held in Suva, Fiji from August 20 – 22, 2018. The roundtable this year focused on marine litter in the Pacific region. The session was opened by the Prime Minister of Fiji, His Excellency Frank Bainimarama. The Prime […]

News • August 28, 2018

Ministry of Economy Presents Results of LEDS Development Process at the 3rd National Consultation Workshop

The Fijian Government, in conjunction with the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) hosted its final national consultation workshop on Fiji’s Low Emissions Development Strategy (LEDS) at the Grand Pacific Hotel in Suva on Tuesday, 28 August. The workshop was opened by Permanent Secretary of Agriculture and Acting Permanent Secretary for Infrastructure & Transport, Mr David […]

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 20, 2018

Ministry of Economy and GGGI Conduct LEAP Training Workshop in Fiji

Suva, Fiji August 20 – The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) with the support of the Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI), successfully delivered a 1-week training course on Long-range Energy Alternative Planning (LEAP) software for its counterparts and key stakeholders in Fiji and the Pacific region. The training was provided as part of GGGI’s partnership with […]

News • August 10, 2018

Calling all Pacific GREENpreneurs!

** Application deadlines for Vanuatu and Kiribati have been extended!  See below ** Passionate about an environmental or social issue? Committed to being part of the solution though creating sustainable businesses that contribute to a cleaner, greener and more prosperous Pacific? Apply now to join us at one or both trainings offered during the week! […]

News • August 2, 2018

Global Employers Climate Action Forum Held in Fiji

On July 25 2018, the Fiji Commerce and Employers Federation hosted the Global Employers Climate Action Forum in Suva, Fiji. The event drew over 160 participants representing the private sector, governments, and other organizations from across the Pacific region, and focused on the effects of climate change on the private sector, supporting resilient and low-carbon […]

News • July 27, 2018

GGGI and Partners Support Meeting of Pacific NDC Hub Focal Points

Thirteen out of fourteen Pacific Island governments have nominated their focal points for the Pacific Nationally Determined Contributions Hub (Pacific NDC Hub) showing the on-going commitment of the region to accelerating its full establishment and operationalization. The focal points agreed on the process for selection of steering committee members and indicated that it must be […]

News • June 8, 2018

GGGI Fiji Office celebrates World Environment Day and World Oceans Day

On June 8, the GGGI Fiji Office celebrated World Environment Day and World Oceans Day with its counterpart the Climate Change Division (CCD) in the Ministry of Economy (MOE). During the event, Katerina Syngellakis, GGGI Pacific Regional Representative, made a presentation on plastic pollution and the importance of recycling and how best we could practice […]

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 4, 2018

Pacific Island Countries’ Leadership on NDC Implementation

From the NDC Partnership.  The Pacific is home to small island countries that are already experiencing the devastating effects of climate change, including rising sea levels and an increase in natural disasters.  While the region has made significant development progress, economic growth is hampered in many of these countries by their isolation from major markets […]

News • April 9, 2018

GGGI Pacific Instrumental in NDC Pacific Hub Stakeholder Consultation

The Global Green Growth Institute, together with GIZ, the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Program (SPREP), and the Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) are among a group of partners working together to create a new initiative aimed at assisting Pacific island countries with achieving their Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) under the Paris Agreement.  […]

News • March 15, 2018

GGGI Provides Sustainability Training to Young Entrepreneurs in Fiji

GGGI’s Pacific team is helping instill green growth knowledge in up-and-coming small businesses in Fiji. In March 2018, GGGI trained young entrepreneurs on how to develop green business ideas and how and why to incorporate sustainability principles into any business.  The training sessions were delivered as part of the Ministry of Industry, Trade, and Tourism’s […]

News • March 13, 2018

[The Fiji Times] Climate vulnerability assessment

FIJI has undertaken a climate vulnerability assessment of the economic sectors most vulnerable to climate impacts in partnership with the Word Bank. Attorney-General Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum has revealed that a plan is laid out for climate-sensitising Fijian Government’s development aspirations over the next ten years. “This assessment is providing us with facts and hard evidence that […]

News • March 13, 2018

GGGI Pacific Co-Sponsors Business Breakfast on Green and Resilient Businesses

On March 13, GGGI, in coordination with the Pacific Islands Private Sector Organisation (PIPSO) and the Fiji Business Disaster Resilience Council (FBDRC) hosted a private sector breakfast in Suva, Fiji, which focused on green, resilient business in the Pacific, and on identifying barriers that prevent companies from fully implementing green business practices.  The breakfast was […]

News • December 7, 2017

GGGI Fiji Holds NDC Roadmapping Workshop

As part of GGGI’s support for the development of Fiji’s NDC Implementation Roadmap, a workshop on NDC roadmapping methodology was held in Suva on Dec 7, 2017.  The half-day training class was based on the NDC Development and Methodology Guidelines developed by GGGI to accompany Fiji’s NDC Implementation Roadmap. The training workshop included participants from […]

Projects

Project
Fiji Solar Project on Taveuni island
Start Date Q3 2016
Funding Source Bankable Project
Approved Budget USD 3 500 000
Status Active
Thematic Area
  • Sustainable Energy
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Project
Supporting the Implementation of the Green Growth Framework for Fiji – Phase 2
Start Date Q1 2017
Funding Source Core
Approved Budget USD 2 029 000
Status Active
Thematic Area
  • Sustainable Energy
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Reports

3rd National Urban Forum Rwanda- Background Paper Water and Sanitation  • Colombia  • Fiji  • Jordan  • Mozambique
Report
3rd National Urban Forum Rwanda- Background Paper

Water and Sanitation  • Colombia  • Fiji  • Jordan  • Mozambique  • Nepal  • Rwanda  • Senegal  • Green Cities  • Ethiopia  • Morocco  • Peru  • Uganda  • Burkina Faso  • Sustainable Landscapes  • Indonesia  • Mexico  • Sustainable Energy  • Cross Cutting

NDC Implementation Roadmap Development: Guidelines for Small Island Developing States Fiji  • Kiribati  • Papua New Guinea  • Tonga  • Cross Cutting
Report
NDC Implementation Roadmap Development: Guidelines for Small Island Developing States

Fiji  • Kiribati  • Papua New Guinea  • Tonga  • Cross Cutting  • Vanuatu

Fiji Low Emissions Development Strategy 2018-2050 Fiji  • Cross Cutting
Report
Fiji Low Emissions Development Strategy 2018-2050

Fiji  • Cross Cutting

Fiji NDC Implementation Roadmap Fiji  • Sustainable Energy
Report
Fiji NDC Implementation Roadmap

Fiji  • Sustainable Energy

Insight Brief – Solutions for the Missing Middle: The Case for Large-Scale Mini-Grid Development Fiji  • Indonesia  • Sustainable Energy  • Cross Cutting  • Vanuatu
Report
Insight Brief – Solutions for the Missing Middle: The Case for Large-Scale Mini-Grid Development

Fiji  • Indonesia  • Sustainable Energy  • Cross Cutting  • Vanuatu

GGGI In-Country Staff

Ulaiasi Colaiwau Butukoro

Associate - Fiji, Van, Kir

Roxane Chritine M. Castelein

Analyst - GIS- Fiji/Vanuatu

Rosi Banuve

Sr Associate- Administration Fiji, Van,Kir

Kristin Deason

Senior Officer, Regional program (Pacific)

Katerina Syngellakis

Country Representative - Fiji,Vanuatu, Kiribati