Green growth is about quality and sustenance of growth, and is a pathway to sustainable development. As such, it is necessary that green growth interventions are able to realize the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) aspirations with strong national context. Alternatively, given the growth imperative, well-designed and interlinked climate action and SDG implementation programs should be drivers of green and inclusive growth. The challenge here is to articulate this link between green growth, NDC and SDGs that would enable designing effective green growth interventions by development entities like GGGI.
In relation to this, sufficient and systematic understanding on countries’ NDC and SDG implementation readiness levels, especially in developing countries, is important for effective resource allocation for green growth programs. Scaling up climate and private sector financing in key green growth sectors also remains a challenge in developing countries – here translating countries’ NDC (and SDG) targets to implementable roadmaps and viable pipeline of projects remain crucial.
At sectoral level, energy and transport are major sectors of focus in developing and developed countries alike for their disproportionate impacts/links to all three pillars of green growth – economic growth, environmental protection, and social inclusion. Within these, renewable energy, energy efficiency and electric and sustainable mobility are rapidly developing and increasingly inter-linked technology fronts with immense potential for helping countries leapfrog on multiple fronts and realize NDC and SDG goals cost-effectively. Innovations in these areas are poised to be disruptive and impact the way we produce and consume energy and satisfy mobility demands. Primary challenge here is to design strategies with strong local context in order to pave the way for rapid adoption of these technologies.
Theory of Change: Strategic Research
GGGI is working to build evidence base and articulate the link between our strategic activity areas and NDCs and SDGs in context of the countries we operate in. Articulating this link would ensure better identification and design of cost-effective interventions that would simultaneously deliver climate action, key development goals and green economic growth. This will also enable GGGI to design frameworks and indicators for tracking NDC and SDG implementation progress from green growth interventions.
Climate action is a key theme of green growth. GGGI is working to assess NDC readiness levels of our partner countries to help us provide bespoke advisory on NDC implementation. Actionable green interventions and disruptive ideas in the energy and transport sectors are identified by sectoral research and analysis. Going forward, this would also contribute towards improving the quality of NDCs in our partner countries. Our support on NDC roadmap development in partner countries and analysis of sectoral issues would directly result in development of project pipelines and bankable projects, as well as help set and/or ratchet up (sectoral) emission reduction and adaptation targets where required.
News • February 8, 2019
As a parallel event to the Third National Urban Forum, GGGI in partnership with the City of Kigali and the University of Rwanda, led an “Urban Walk” in Kigali on 8th February 2019. In 2018, GGGI launched “Urban Walk” initiative in Rwanda to bring awareness on the importance of green cities and green buildings to […]
News • February 7, 2019
Rwanda Climate Change, Urban Resilience and Green Cities at the Forefront during the 3rd National Urban Forum 2019
At the third National Urban Forum we had an expected 300 urban experts in Kigali from 6-7 February examining previous work of the Government and partners in urban sector and setting new suggestions on how Rwanda ought to accomplish its objective of 35 percent urbanization rate by 2024. The Honourable Minister of Infrastructure, Claver Gatete […]
News • January 4, 2019
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 • November 30, 2018
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 • October 25, 2018
October 25, Nyagatare – The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) partnered with the Government of Rwanda and stakeholders working on sustainable urban development to bring forward discussion on pressing urbanization issues. To share knowledge and updates on the current progress on green cities, the GGGI Rwanda team led an “Urban Walk” in Nyagatare, one of Rwanda’s […]
News • October 11, 2018
GGGI collaborates with UN agencies and partners to organize 4-Day Regional Knowledge Exchange for African Cities on Public Bike Sharing Systems in Nairobi
October 11, Nairobi – The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) Rwanda team in collaboration with the UN Environment’s Share the Road Programme, UN-Habitat, Institute for Transportation and Development Policy (ITDP) Africa office and Transformative Urban Mobility Initiative (TUMI) organized a 4-Day Regional Knowledge Exchange on Public Bike Sharing (PBS) Systems for African City Representatives from […]
News • October 4, 2018
On October 04, 2018, the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) in partnership with the Infrastructure Sustainability Council of Australia (ISCA) hosted a knowledge sharing meeting (via teleconference) on Sustainable Infrastructure for Government of Rwanda officials, critical infrastructure asset owners and key private sector infrastructure players in Kigali, Rwanda. Participants of the session included the Rwanda […]
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 • September 26, 2018
According to UN Environment, buildings accounted for 30% of global final energy consumption and 28% of global CO2 emissions in 2015. According to UN-Habitat in Africa, energy used in buildings is an estimated 56% of the total national electricity consumption. Over 70% of this energy is consumed in cities. In some cases, more than 50% […]
News • September 20, 2018
GGGI to Partner with Makerere University Kampala to Promote the Green Growth Agenda in Public Universities of Uganda
September 20, Kampala – GGGI met with representatives from Makerere University in Kampala to discuss possible areas of partnership to mainstream Green Growth Planning and Research in the Academia. The meeting was attended by Peter Okubal, GGGI’s Country Representative for Uganda, Alex Chabanyuk, representing GGGI’s Human Resources Unit, and Dr. Moki Abubakar Muhammad, representative from […]
News • August 8, 2018
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
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 • June 10, 2018
The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) and Future Earth Australia (FEA), hosted by the Australian Academy of Science, are sponsoring opportunities for up to 8 early career researchers, professionals, and postgraduate students from FEA member organizations to participate in a Fellowship program each financial year. The 2018-2019 call for applications is now open. There will […]
News • June 3, 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 […]