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 • 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 […]