Global Programs

Investment Services

Helping developing countries access finance remains a foremost priority, especially after the ratification of the Paris Agreement where countries have committed to implement their lower carbon development targets, in addition to meeting their Sustainable Development Goals. The total amount of capital required for countries to achieve the 2-degree stabilization target is USD 93 trillion by 2050. Public finance will not be sufficient to fill this need. There are three primary reasons for this Green Investment gap. First, projects are often not bankable and they do not match the risk and reward appetite of investors. Second, instruments to mobilize green finance do not offer the required scale needed to attract finance. Third, developing countries routinely lack the institutional capacity to manage funds in line with the needs and expectations of international investors.

Theory of Change: Green Investment Services

GGGI’s Green Investment Services (GIS) support countries by developing bankable projects, national financing vehicles and risk reducing instruments to bridge the gap between finance and projects.

Green Investment Services (GIS) delivers its work by:

-Developing a pipeline of bankable green growth projects;

-Performing the role of an “arranger”, that is, designing and structuring commercially viable projects that attract appropriate finance, and getting them financed;

-Structuring financial solutions that blend public/ concessional finance and commercial/private finance in order to reduce risk and consequently help position public and private parties with commercially viable project structures;

-Designing innovative financial mechanisms often in the form of funds and instruments that reduce and possibly mitigate risks and overcome other barriers specific to green growth;

-Establishing dedicated vehicles capable of blending international and domestic sources of capital for financing green growth;

-Prioritizing projects and instruments that are impactful and are catalytic, i.e. they mitigate risk sufficiently to pave the way for private investment in the sector;

-Integrating social and environmental considerations into projects, valuing and monetizing natural assets where possible, and
Advising partner countries on the development of their investment plans.

Projects

Project
REDD+ Financial Mechanism Colombia
Start Date Q4 2015
Funding Source Core
Approved Budget 0
Status Active
Thematic Area
  • Sustainable Landscapes
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Rwanda (FONERWA)
Start Date Q1 2012
Funding Source Core
Approved Budget 0
Status Complete
Thematic Area
  • Cross Cutting
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Costa Rica Environmental Bank Foundation (FUNBAM)
Start Date Q1 2017
Funding Source Core
Approved Budget 0
Status Complete
Thematic Area
  • Sustainable Landscapes
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Vanuatu National Green Energy Fund (NGEF)
Start Date Q1 2016
Funding Source Core
Approved Budget 0
Status Complete
Thematic Area
  • Sustainable Energy
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Non-Conventional Energies and Energy Efficiency Fund (FENOGE)
Start Date Q1 2017
Funding Source Core
Approved Budget 0
Status Complete
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India Financial Instrument for Off-grid Energy
Start Date Q1 2017
Funding Source Core
Approved Budget 0
Status Complete
Thematic Area
  • Sustainable Energy
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Rwanda Green City Pilot Project
Start Date Q1 2017
Funding Source Core
Approved Budget 0
Status Complete
Thematic Area
  • Green Cities
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National Financing Vehicles
Start Date Q1 2017
Funding Source Core
Approved Budget USD 1 865 000
Status Active
Thematic Area
  • Cross Cutting
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Mobilizing Finance for Green Energy Projects in Vanuatu
Start Date Q1 2017
Funding Source Core
Approved Budget USD 2 002 000
Status Active
Thematic Area
  • Sustainable Energy
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Nusa Tenggara Timur (NTT) Hybrid Solar PV Project
Start Date Q4 2016
Funding Source Core
Approved Budget USD 32 000 000
Status Active
Thematic Area
  • Sustainable Energy
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News

News • April 15, 2019

GGGI and ECREEE ink an MoU on Green Growth Cooperation in West Africa

On April 5, on the sidelines of SEERA219, GGGI and the ECOWAS Center for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (ECREEE) held a Memorandum of Understanding signing ceremony to cooperate on promoting green growth in West Africa. The ceremony was co-chaired by Dr. Bachir Ismael Ouedraogo, Minister of Energy of Burkina Faso, Dr. Mahamadou Tounkara, GGGI’s […]

News • April 15, 2019

The GGGI Burkina Faso team meets with the President and the Prime Minister of Burkina Faso on the sidelines of SEERA2019

Ouagadougou, April 4-7 – Under a delegation led by Batio Bassiere, Minister of Environment, Green Economy and Climate Change, GGGI represented by Mr. Mahamadou Tounkara, Director of Strategy, Partnerships and Communications; Mr. Malle Fofana, Country Representative for Burkina Faso (OIC); and Lamine Ouedraogo, Senior Officer met with His Excellency Marie Joseph Christophe Dabiré, Prime Minister […]

News • April 12, 2019

Rwanda GCF NDA and GGGI monitor the Secondary Cities Master Plan Revision process

On 5th April GGGI Rwanda together with the National Designated Authority (NDA) and the National Coordination Team (NCT) undertook a mission to Nyagatare, one of the secondary cities where the GCF is supporting the incorporation of low emission and resilience strategies in the Master Plan revision though the Readiness and Preparatory support project. The City […]

News • April 8, 2019

Citizens participate in the Design Process for Green & Public Space in Nyagatare

Cities are considered to a critical role to play in transitioning from resource inefficient patterns of growth and increasing access to services, and in so doing, supporting the transition to green growth. In 2018 , the  Ministry of Infrastructure (MININFRA), the Rwanda Housing Authority (RHA), and the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) undertook citywide public […]

News • April 5, 2019

Rwanda Urban sector to establish a  Center of Excellence for Green Urbanization

On 28th March 2019 a consultation for stakeholders in the Urbanization and Built Environment sector was held  to discuss the establishment of the Center of Excellence for Green Urbanization, at Lemigo Hotel  in Kigali. The Ministry of Environment with the Ministry of Infrastructure hosted the consultation alongside the Global Green Growth Institute as a facilitator, […]

News • April 2, 2019

Colombian Congress approves bill that turns the Establishment Agreement of the Global Green Growth Institute into law

April 2, 2019, Bogota, Colombia – The GGGI Colombia team attended the fourth plenary session and last debate of the House of Representatives where the Establishment Agreement for the Global Green Growth Institute was successfully approved by the Colombian Congress.  During this session, honorable representative German Alcides Blanco Alvarez highlighted the importance of adopting this […]

News • February 28, 2019

Brooke’s Point, Palawan Tested out Electric Tricycle: Climate Resilient Green Growth is now in action

February 28, Manila – GGGI structured a grant deal arrangement as a form of providing 50 units of electric tricycles (valued at USD 455,000) to the Brooke’s Point Municipality, Province of Palawan in the Philippines. The grant was made through the Asian Development Bank-funded electric trikes project of the Department of Energy (DOE), envisioning to […]

News • February 14, 2019

GGGI hosts UN-Habitat’s Executive Director at the ‘Inclusive Cities Talk’ in Kigali, Rwanda

The 3rd National Urban Forum  held in Kigali, Rwanda from February 6-7 was organized by the Ministry of Infrastructure with partner organizations UN-Habitat, World Bank, GGGI, Enabel – Belgium Development Agency, Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) and International Growth Center (IGC). The gathering set up to evaluate what has previously been done in […]

News • January 31, 2019

GGGI Rwanda mainstreaming green city development for the GCF NDA capacity development

Musanze 22-24 January 2019 Rwanda’s urbanization is taking advantage of existing pillars of growth to support; structure and balance its system of cities and towns, including corridors (Musanze-Rubavu, Kigali, Muhanga, Huye) and gateways (Rusizi, Nyagatare, Rubavu). This led to the selection of Secondary cities based on strategic location, growth trends, unique assets, and potential to […]

News • January 4, 2019

Promoting green growth by building youth capacity for UNFCCC negotiations

In Katowice – December 2018 Policy makers, influencers, innovators, business drivers, International organizations and observers from a wide range of sectors and across the globe gathered for the  24th Conference of Parties in Katowice. Among the participants was the delegation from Rwanda that include 3 young innovators from ‘Green Fighters’. Youth around different corners of […]

News • December 11, 2018

Mexico’s State of Sonora affirms commitment to Green Bonds at GGGI’s Green Finance Workshop in Hermosillo

Hermosillo, December 11 — Sonora’s Treasurer Daniel Galindo Ruiz and Commissioner Luis Carlos Romo of the State Commission for Ecology and Sustainable Development (CEDES) opened a workshop on Green Bonds today in Hermosillo to inaugurate the launch of Sonora’s Green Bond Framework. The workshop, hosted by the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) and the State […]

News • November 30, 2018

Burkina Faso and GGGI sign Host Country Agreement

Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso – November 30, 2018 – The Government of Burkina Faso and the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) today signed the Host Country Agreement between the two parties. The signing Ceremony took place in the presence of personalities from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of the Environment, as well as […]

News • November 29, 2018

Senegal GGGWeek 2018 – High-level Panel on green buildings and innovations for green cities development. Friday November 29th, 2018

On November 29, as part of the Global Green Growth Week, the GGGI Senegal team organized a High-Level Panel on Green Buildings for Green Cities. That was chaired by the Director of Cabinet of the Ministry of Urban Renewal, Housing and Living Environment. In his speech, he stressed that’s imperative to rethink how to plan, […]

News • November 29, 2018

Senegal GGGWeek 2018: Unlocking Green Growth Potential In Senegal

Dakar, Senegal – November 29 – The official closing ceremony of Senegal’s GGGWeek 2018, was chaired by Mr. Amadou Lamine Guisse, Secretary General of the Ministry of the Environment and Sustainable Development who delivered the closing address. He was preceded on the microphone by Mr. Mamadou Konate on behalf of Dr Mahamadou Tounkara, the Country […]

News • November 27, 2018

Senegal GGGWeek 2018: High Level Political Dialogue on Challenges and Opportunities

November 27, 2018 – Political validation of the national Green Growth Strategy and Road Map. The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) and the Government of Senegal are organizing the National Green Growth Week in Senegal (Global Green Growth Week – GGGWeek) from 26 to 29 November 2018 under the theme: ” Unleashing the potential of […]

News • November 7, 2018

Third Workshop in Nariño: Strengthening local capacities by learning means of implementation for GG

Pasto, November 7: The Subnational Program of GGGI Colombia with the support of the Norwegian Embassy and the Government of Nariño, carried out the third of four capacity building workshops on Green Growth addressed to the public and private stakeholders in the region. This workshop gathered more than 75 participants and aimed to share knowledge on […]

News • November 6, 2018

Korea and GGGI organize seminar to support developing countries access climate action finance

This week, the Korean Ministry of Economy and Finance hosts the 4th Seminar on Climate Change Projects and Programs (CCPP) to provide a cooperation platform for representatives from developing countries who work with the Green Climate Fund (GCF) to mobilize climate finance. Co-organized by the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI), the CCPP kicked-off on November […]

News • October 24, 2018

Prime Minister of Nepal launches ‘National Action Plan for Electric Mobility’, supported by GGGI

KATHMANDU – October 23, 2018 – The Prime Minister of Nepal, Mr. K.P. Sharma Oli, today officially launched the ‘National Action Plan for Electric Mobility.’ The action plan supports implementation of Nepal’s Nationally Determined Contribution, a key mechanism of the Paris Agreement, especially in terms of clean transport, energy diversity and air quality targets. In […]

News • October 2, 2018

GGGI Convenes Stakeholders in Musanze & Rubavu on Public Bicycle Sharing (PBS) and Non-Motorised Transport (NMT)

The GGGI Rwanda team organized two stakeholder consultations in two of Rwanda’s rapidly urbanizing secondary cities, Musanze and Rubavu. The consultation sessions were organized to discuss the challenges, limitations and opportunities of developing a public bicycle sharing (PBS) system. Participants at the stakeholders consultations included representatives from local and national government entities, the private sector, […]

News • October 2, 2018

GGGWeek2018 Burkina Faso

Session held on Green Growth and the development of bankable projects: potential and challenges? Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, October 2 – The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) and the Government of Burkina Faso held the Global Green Growth Week (GGGWeek2018) on October 2-4 in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. The second session took place on Tuesday, October 2 in […]

Reports

Kampala Municipal Solid Waste Value Chain Mapping Green Cities  • Uganda
Report
Kampala Municipal Solid Waste Value Chain Mapping

Green Cities  • Uganda

Value Chain Analysis Report and Investment Options on MSWM in Kampala Green Cities  • Uganda
Report
Value Chain Analysis Report and Investment Options on MSWM in Kampala

Green Cities  • Uganda

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

Green Growth Potential Assessment – Cambodia Report Cambodia  • Cross Cutting
Report
Green Growth Potential Assessment – Cambodia Report

Cambodia  • Cross Cutting

The Economic, Social and Enviromental Impacts of Greening the Industrial Sector in Cambodia Water and Sanitation  • Cambodia  • Sustainable Energy  • Cross Cutting
Report
The Economic, Social and Enviromental Impacts of Greening the Industrial Sector in Cambodia

Water and Sanitation  • Cambodia  • Sustainable Energy  • Cross Cutting

Summary of Vietnam Country Planning Framework 2016-2020 Water and Sanitation  • Viet Nam  • Green Cities  • Sustainable Energy  • Cross Cutting
Report
Summary of Vietnam Country Planning Framework 2016-2020

Water and Sanitation  • Viet Nam  • Green Cities  • Sustainable Energy  • Cross Cutting

Accessing the Green Climate Fund in Indonesia Indonesia
Report
Accessing the Green Climate Fund in Indonesia

Indonesia

National Development Banks and Infrastructure Provision: A Comparative Study of Brazil, China, and South Africa China  • Cross Cutting
Report
National Development Banks and Infrastructure Provision: A Comparative Study of Brazil, China, and South Africa

China  • Cross Cutting

Involving the Private Sector and Public-Private Partnerships in Financing Investments: Public Opportunities and Challenges Cross Cutting
Report
Involving the Private Sector and Public-Private Partnerships in Financing Investments: Public Opportunities and Challenges

Cross Cutting

Public Finance Underpinnings for Infrastructure Financing in Developing Countries Cross Cutting
Report
Public Finance Underpinnings for Infrastructure Financing in Developing Countries

Cross Cutting

Infrastructure Pipeline and Need for Robust Project Preparation Cross Cutting
Report
Infrastructure Pipeline and Need for Robust Project Preparation

Cross Cutting

Private Finance for Infrastructure Investments: Analysis and Implications for New Multilateral Development Banks Cross Cutting
Report
Private Finance for Infrastructure Investments: Analysis and Implications for New Multilateral Development Banks

Cross Cutting

Green Infrastructure: Definition and Needs Cross Cutting
Report
Green Infrastructure: Definition and Needs

Cross Cutting

Global Green Growth: Clean Energy Industrial Investments and Expanding Job Opportunities; Vol. 2 (of 2) Cross Cutting
Report
Global Green Growth: Clean Energy Industrial Investments and Expanding Job Opportunities; Vol. 2 (of 2)

Cross Cutting

Green Public-Private Partnerships for Public Infrastructure in Mongolia Mongolia  • Green Cities  • Sustainable Energy  • Cross Cutting
Report
Green Public-Private Partnerships for Public Infrastructure in Mongolia

Mongolia  • Green Cities  • Sustainable Energy  • Cross Cutting

Bridging the Policy and Investment Gap for Payment for Ecosystem Services: Learning from the Costa Rican Experience and Roads Ahead Costa Rica  • Sustainable Landscapes
Report
Bridging the Policy and Investment Gap for Payment for Ecosystem Services: Learning from the Costa Rican Experience and Roads Ahead

Costa Rica  • Sustainable Landscapes

Pushing the Envelope on Renewable Energy Sustainable Energy
Report
Pushing the Envelope on Renewable Energy

Sustainable Energy

How to price carbon in good times… and bad
Report
How to price carbon in good times… and bad

The impacts of environmental regulations on competitiveness
Report
The impacts of environmental regulations on competitiveness

Infrastructure for development: Meeting the challenge
Report
Infrastructure for development: Meeting the challenge

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