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Inception meeting on Sustainable Energy-Water Solutions for Medium to Large Scale Irrigation of Commercial Farming in Uganda

The Ministry of Water and Environment in collaboration with the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) with financial support from the Government of Hungary, launched a project “Sustainable Energy-Water Solutions for Medium to Large Scale Irrigation of Commercial Farming in Uganda”. The project involves conducting an initial feasibility study to assess the potential of medium to […]

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GGGI Premieres Gender Equality Film at 2019 PAGE Ministerial Conference

  Cape Town, South Africa – January 11, 2019 – The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) today launched its new film, Green Growth for Gender Equality: Promoting Poverty Reduction and Social Inclusion on the sidelines of the United Nations Partnership for Action on Green Economy (PAGE) Ministerial Conference in Cape Town, South Africa. The film […]

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Cambodia adopts wastewater system guideline developed with GGGI and GIZ

Phnom Penh, Cambodia – 10 January 2019. A “Guideline on Wastewater System Operation and Maintenance” was formally launched before more than 300 civil servants participating in the annual conference of the Ministry of Public Works and Transport (MPWT). The guideline, jointly developed by GGGI, GIZ and MPWT, offers detailed technical information on topics such as […]

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GGGI Organized a high-level Readiness Workshop on Ethiopia’s NDCs

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia January 9 – The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) in close collaboration with the Ethiopian Environment, Forest and Climate Change Commission (EFCCC) and in partnership with the Italian Ministry of Environment, Land and Sea (IMELS) organized a high-level Readiness Workshop on Ethiopia’s Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) at the Sheraton Addis, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. […]

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Hungarian Government to Launch a Climate Finance Instrument to Support Climate Action in the Western Balkans in 2019

The Hungarian Government approved on December 21st, 2018 (Government Decision 1770/2018. [XII. 21.]) the establishment of the Western Balkans Green Center (WBGC), a new instrument to support the implementation of the Paris Agreement. Designed with the support of GGGI under a cooperation project supported by the Ministry for Innovation and Technology of Hungary, the WBGF […]

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Sweetening the deal for biomass energy in Viet Nam

Hanoi, Viet Nam – December 11, 2018 – The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) and GIZ today launched a landmark report that shows how Viet Nam’s sugar industry could generate enough clean biomass electricity to power 630,000 households per year, create thousands of jobs and reduce carbon emissions. Viet Nam’s vast sugar industry can utilize […]

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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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