GGGI’s objective in Myanmar is to strengthen the government’s institutional framework for NDC implementation by assessing green growth potential and priorities, and developing necessary tools and capacity.
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|
Since economic liberalization was initiated in 2011, Myanmar’s economy has grown at an average of 6.5%. However, this growth has relied heavily on natural resources, such as energy, forestry, and agriculture, for its main exports and industries.
Currently, only 28% of the population has access to electricity. Access issues are most severe in rural areas where 84% of households have no electricity connection leading to households reliance on traditional biomass as their primary source of energy exacerbating deforestation and environmental degradation.
Myanmar’s forests, which are among its most valuable natural resources, have suffered heavily from logging. Some studies rank Myanmar as the third worst in the world for deforestation, with forest cover shrinking from 58% in 1990 to 24% of total land area.
The government that took office in April 2016 recognizes these challenges and is seeking ways to put Myanmar on a path that generates strong economic, environmental, and social outcomes. The national Forestry Master Plan aims to reforest land area to 30% by 2030. Further, the new government is rethinking reliance on brown energy sources to meet Myanmar’s growing energy needs, and instead actively promote solar energy, biogas, and mini-hydropower systems along with broader support for rural electrification.
News • November 16, 2018
The Republic of the Union of Myanmar signed a Memorandum of Understanding with GGGI on February 9, 2017 to collaborate in implementation of green growth strategies and projects; and to strengthen the government’s institutional framework for Monitoring, Reporting and Verification of national greenhouse gas emissions, climate change adaptation and mitigation actions and support. This November, […]
News • June 28, 2018
Oslo, Norway, June 28 – GGGI took part in the Oslo Tropical Forest Forum (OTTF) 2018 hosted by the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (NORAD) to present the importance of jurisdictional platforms to scale up REDD+ across peatland landscapes and discuss ways to foster protection of tropical forests. The GGGI Indonesia team co-organized a public event […]
News • May 9, 2018
International Workshop on Capacity Building for Developing Countries to Address Climate Change held in Seoul
Dr. Frank Rijsberman, Director-General of GGGI and Mr. Chan-Ho Park, Director and Head of Programs of Large and Emerging Economies delivered presentations at the “International Workshop on Capacity Building for Developing Countries to Address Climate Change” on May 9 in Seoul. The conference was organized by the Center for Global Climate and Marine Governance of Korea […]
News • December 6, 2017
Ho Chi Minh City – December 06, 2017. As co-sponsors of the Asia Low Emission Development Strategies (LEDS) Partnership Forum, the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) and the Viet Nam Ministry of Construction jointly organized a high-level plenary panel on Financing Low Emission Development and Green Growth in Asian Cities. It was chaired by Mr. […]
News • February 9, 2017
NAY PYI TAW, MYANMAR – February 9 – The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MONREC) in Myanmar and the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to promote and facilitate collaboration on programs, research and joint activities that advance green growth in Myanmar. The opening up of Myanmar’s economy […]