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GGGI Report Finds Clean Tech Can Deliver Green Growth in Cambodia

PHNOM PENH – October 29, 2018 – A new Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) report finds investment in resource efficient technology can foster Cambodia’s economic growth, while yielding important social and environmental benefits.  An economic modeling exercise undertaken by GGGI asserts that greening the industrial sector can modernize Cambodia’s industrial structure from a labor-intensive industry […]

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LDC Group Ministerial recognizes climate action urgency ahead of COP24

ADDIS ABABA – October 15-16, 2018 –  Nearly 30 Ministers and high-level representatives from Africa, Asia and the Pacific, along with Least Developed Country (LDC) Group technical negotiators, convened in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, for the LDC Group Ministerial. The meeting enabled high-level preparation for the 24th Conference of the Parties (COP 24) under the UN Framework […]

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GGGI Statement on the IPCC Special Report on Global Warming

Today the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released its Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5ºC, which makes clear the catastrophic impacts of global warming of 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels and related global greenhouse gas emission pathways. The Special Report raises the global warming alarm bell to the highest level and calls upon the […]

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GGGI held a Regional Consultation Workshop on the Green Growth Index and Simulation Tool

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia September 20, 2018– The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) held a two-day regional workshop on the GGGI Green Growth Index and Simulation Tool for Africa at the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa from September 20 to 21, 2018. The workshop brought together 30 experts from different African countries. The experts included government officials […]

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UAE Ministry of Climate Change and Environment holds MENA Regional Consultation Workshop on the Green Growth Index and Simulation Tool

The UAE Ministry of Climate Change and Environment (MOCCAE) hosted a two-day regional consultation workshop on September 16th and 17th on green growth performance measurement at its headquarters in Dubai. Co-organized with the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI), the workshop aimed at highlighting ongoing efforts to develop a green economy indicator in the UAE to track progress under […]

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GGGI signs Regional Host Country Agreement with the Government of Ethiopia

ADDIS ABABA – September 4, 2018– The Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia and the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) signed a Host Country Agreement (HCA) to open a regional office for Africa in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The agreement was signed by State Minister of Foreign affairs, Professor Afework Kassu and Mr. Dexippos Agourides, Regional Representative and Head of Programmes for Africa […]

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UAE National Air Emissions Monitoring Project – Training Workshops

In the first week of August 2018, the UAE Ministry of Climate Change and Environment (MOCCAE) and the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) held three half-day workshops in the emirate of Fujairah (location: Le Meridien Hotel), Ras Al Khaimah (RAK) (location: Hilton Hotel) and Ajman and Umm Al Quwain (UAQ) (location: Ajman Hotel), on the […]

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Colombia approves Long-Term Green Growth Policy and sets the course towards 2030

During the National Council of Economic and Social Policy (CONPES) session on July 10, President Santos of Colombia approved the Long-Term Green Growth Policy (CONPES document No. 3934), in accordance with the goal established in the National Development Plan 2014-2018 and to which GGGI has been contributing since 2014. This policy aims to boost productivity […]

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GGGI supports the High Commissioner’s Office for Post Conflict on the structuring of Bankable productive projects in four conflict-affected areas

Bogota, July 11 – Colombia is undergoing a transition phase from conflict to peace building, facing great challenges in terms of sustainable business development. GGGI has actively engaged by promoting genuine sustainable projects in areas where the conflict had its roughest impact. The funding of these projects, likely by both private and public financiers, will not only […]

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GGGI raises bar in support of green and climate finance mobilization

SEOUL – May 17, 2018 – The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI), in 2017, helped mobilize over half a billion USD for green investments that aim to support developing countries and emerging economies transition toward environmentally sustainable and socially inclusive economic growth. According to the GGGI 2017 Annual Report, published today, GGGI contributed to the […]

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GGGI and DTI Hold Inter-Agency Consultation on Development of DTI Carbon Footprint Calculator

Manila, Philippines — 19 April 2018— The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) and the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) conducted an Inter-Agency round table consultation to inform the methodologies and assumptions for the ongoing development of the DTI Carbon Footprint Calculator. The activity was attended by representatives from the Climate Change Commission (CCC), Department […]

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USD 4m in Climate Funds released to 4 Local Government Units

Manila, Philippines – In March 28, 2018, following the signing of a financial agreement last March 7, 2018, the Philippine Government granted a total of Php 192 million or roughly USD 4 million of climate adaptation funds to four local governments through its People’s Survival Fund. The Fund was established in 2012 through Republic Act […]

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Mr. Ban Ki-moon, 8th Secretary-General of the United Nations, Elected as President and Chair of GGGI

SEOUL – March 5, 2018 – Mr. Ban Ki-moon, 8th Secretary-General of the United Nations visited the GGGI Seoul headquarters in his new capacity as President of the Assembly and Chair of the Council of GGGI. Mr. Ban has formally started his term in office as GGGI’s new President and Chair. Dr Ban is fully committed to help […]

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Palawan Adopts Province Wide Ordinance on Climate Resilience and Green Growth

PALAWAN, PHILIPPINES – December 6, 2017 – Palawan Province, dubbed the Philippine’s “Last Frontier”, enacts legislation to chart local development that is climate resilient, inclusive, sustainable and green.  Provincial Ordinance No. 1865: “Prescribing the Climate Resilience and Green Growth Framework for the Province of Palawan” was signed by Palawan Governor, Hon. Jose Ch. Alvarez. The […]

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Ministry of Climate Change and Environment, Global Green Growth Institute and Korean Embassy Bring UAE Youth Together for Climate Change Adaptation Workshop

DUBAI, UAE – December 5, 2017 – The Ministry of Climate Change and Environment (MOCCAE), in cooperation with the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) and the Embassy of the Republic of Korea, held a youth workshop at the Youth Hub in Dubai to discuss topics of climate change adaptation and how young people can get […]

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GGGI and Future Earth Australia partner to promote next generation of Australia-Pacific green growth researchers and practitioners

The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) and Future Earth Australia (FEA) have launched a fellowship program to support early career researchers and practitioners from Australia and the Oceania region to gain hands on experience on green growth initiatives in developing countries. Fellowships will advance work on green cities, sustainable energy, water and sanitation, and sustainable […]

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Papua New Guinea Minister launches GGGI-PNG GCF Readiness Partnership

PORT MORESEBY – November 30, 2017—Honorable John Pundari, Minister for Environment and Climate Change of the Independent State of Papua New Guinea (PNG), closed a two-day workshop on accessing climate finance today in Port Moresby. The workshop, hosted by the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) and PNG, highlighted the challenges and solutions to accessing climate […]

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Colombia launches National Alliance for deforestation-free value chains

BOGOTA, COLOMBIA – November 28, 2017 – The Colombian chapter of the Tropical Forest Alliance (TFA2020) was launched today by the Minister of Environment and Sustainable Development, Luis Gilberto Murillo, as a public-private partnership that brings together the National Government, civil society organizations, corporations, producer associations, donor countries and multilateral entities to promote zero deforestation […]

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Uganda Green Growth Development Strategy Launch

The Government of Uganda has launched the new Uganda Green Growth Development Strategy 2017/18 – 2030/31 on November 22, 2017 during the 8th National Development Policy Forum at Imperial Royale Hotel in Kampala to guide its development. The event was officiated by the Rt. Hon. First Deputy Prime Minister Gen. Moses Ali. The strategy provides […]

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Italy and GGGI Sign Contribution Agreement for Cooperation to support Ethiopia’s NDC Implementation

23rd Meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the UNFCCC (COP23) BONN GERMANY – November 14, 2017 The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) and the Italian Ministry for the Environment, Land and Sea (IMELS) today signed a cooperation agreement to support the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia to implement its Nationally Determined Contribution to the […]

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