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News • August 17, 2018

Kick-off Workshop on GCF Readiness Project

On August 16, the GGGI Lao PDR team in partnership with the Department of Climate Change, Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MoNRE) held a workshop on Readiness Support to Enhance Green Finance in the area of Green Cities at the National Convention Center, Vientiane Capital. This event included representatives of relevant government divisions as […]

News • August 17, 2018

[Khmer Times] A helping hand in GREEN GROWTH

To help the Cambodian government create more environmentally sustainable policies and acts that wouldn’t hinder the economic progress of the country, the Global Green Growth Institute has established a solid presence in the Kingdom. GGGI, as it is known, is an international inter-governmental organisation based in Seoul, Republic of Korea. It counts 28 members from […]

News • August 16, 2018

[BusinessGreen] Frank Rijsberman: ‘Climate change is with us here and now’

https://www.businessgreen.com/bg/interview/3061169/frank-rijsberman-climate-change-is-with-us-here-and-now From the scorching heatwave in Europe to changing rainfall patterns in Africa, the world is already feeling the effects of climate change, according to Frank Rijsberman, director general of the Global Green Growth Institute. The green finance leader popped in to the BusinessGreen studio on a sweltering summer’s day earlier this month to discuss […]

News • August 14, 2018

GGGI Strengthens its Partnership with Paraguay

The Republic of Paraguay is redoubling its efforts to reduce the country’s vulnerabilities to climate change, take action to slash its greenhouse gas emissions, and contribute to achieve its Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) under the Paris Agreement on Climate Change. H.E. Horacio Cartes, outgoing President of the Republic of Paraguay has reaffirmed his country’s commitment […]

News • August 13, 2018

UAE National Air Emissions Monitoring Project – Training Workshops

During 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 emirates of Fujairah, Ras Al Khaimah (RAK) and Ajman and Umm Al Quwain (UAQ). The objective of the trainings was capacity building on data collection for […]

News • August 10, 2018

Calling all Pacific GREENpreneurs!

Passionate about an environmental or social issue? Committed to being part of the solution though creating sustainable businesses that contribute to a cleaner, greener and more prosperous Pacific? Apply now to join us at one or both trainings offered during the week! The Global Green Growth Institute and the Pacific Community’s Pacific Centre for Renewable […]

News • August 9, 2018

GGGI Senegal Country Office conduct a Capacity building session on the development of bankable projects

Following a general request from stakeholders, the GGGI Senegal Country Office organized a capacity building session on the development of bankable green projects for representatives of ministries in charge of key sectors for the transition to green growth in Senegal. The session was held on Thursday, August 09, 2018, at the Conference Room of the […]

News • August 9, 2018

China’s Global Environmental Institute and GGGI partner on low carbon development in Cambodia

The Beijing based Global Environmental Institute (GEI) and the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) signed a five-year Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in July to jointly promote low carbon-development and renewable energy in Cambodia. GEI and GGGI will work together to provide a series of trainings on renewable energy and low carbon energy technologies to policy […]

News • August 8, 2018

Planning and Capacity Building Workshop in Support of Jordan’s National Action Plan for Green Growth

Jordan’s Ministry of Environment and the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) hosted the first stakeholder consultation and capacity building workshop for the National Action Plan for Green Growth (2019-2030) on August 7-8, 2018 at the Hilton, Dead Sea. The workshop was held under the patronage of Minister of Environment, H.E. Nayef Himidi Al Fayez, who opened […]

News • August 8, 2018

Capacity Building training on Climate Finance for Sector Experts in Rwanda

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 7, 2018

Vanuatu Parliament Approves Bill for the National Green Energy Fund

In June 2018, the parliament of Vanuatu approved the National Green Energy Fund (NGEF) bill, supported unanimously by both the government and opposition members. The bill was then gazetted in July 2018 as Act 10 of 2018.  As the first national financing vehicle for the Vanuatu energy sector, this legislation will contribute towards accelerating the […]

News • August 3, 2018

Is Rwanda heading toward a green growth pathway?

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 • August 3, 2018

GGGI joins the Africa NDC Hub

GGGI will contribute to the core mandate of the Africa NDC Hub, which is to support African countries in implementing their NDCs while fostering long term sustainable development. Now, there are fifteen collaborating partners, with common and diverse strengths, contributing toward Africa’s NDCs and its long term development goals; and ultimately enhancing the impact value […]

News • August 2, 2018

Interview with Shantanu Gotmare, GGGI’s Country Representative for India

GGGI was invited by India’s Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEF&CC) to showcase its work on the ground in an exhibition pavilion on the sidelines of World Environment Day 2018 in New Delhi. The GGGI India team had an opportunity to promote GGGI’s strategic partnerships with the Green Climate Fund and the NDC […]

News • August 2, 2018

Global Employers Climate Action Forum Held in Fiji

On July 25 2018, the Fiji Commerce and Employers Federation hosted the Global Employers Climate Action Forum in Suva, Fiji. The event drew over 160 participants representing the private sector, governments, and other organizations from across the Pacific region, and focused on the effects of climate change on the private sector, supporting resilient and low-carbon […]

News • August 2, 2018

GGGI Rwanda Team conducts city wide surveys to assess Public Bicycle Sharing (PBS) in Secondary Cities of Rwanda

Four GGGI Rwanda team members traveled to two secondary cities of Musanze and Rubavu in July to conduct on-site assessments in preparation for a sustainable mobility project. The team was assisted by two volunteers, Clarisse Mukamana and Sébastien Musabyimana, who performed manual traffic volume counting to help the GGGI Rwanda team gain insight into the […]

News • August 1, 2018

GGGI awarded A+ rating by DFID for the first time

Seoul, Korea, August 1 – The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) has received an A+ rating in the UK Department for International Development (DFID)’s 2017 Annual Review, highlighting the excellent progress made last year. The United Kingdom is a founding Member of GGGI, a contributing member that provides multi-year core funding to GGGI, and currently […]

News • July 31, 2018

Greenpreneurs

Youth, innovation, and entrepreneurship! Dr. Frank Rijsberman, Director-General of GGGI kicked off a Greenpreneurs program to support young entrepreneurs. Click here to listen to the webinar. A 10-week virtual accelerator program was launched on July 30! Read more here and here.                          

News • July 31, 2018

[IIEC Recent News] Launch of Thailand Energy Efficiency Program for SME Sector

On July 23, 2018, the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) and Provincial Electricity Authority Company Limited signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to promote Thailand’s Energy Efficiency program for the Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in Thailand and enhance cooperation on energy efficiency. This program aims to support SMEs in Thailand’s industrial sector to help […]

News • July 28, 2018

Mission to Flood and Landslide Affected Areas of Rubavu and Musanze

Due to its hilly topography, several areas of Rwanda are located in high risk zones. Natural disasters – and landslides in particular – have the potential to derail economic development affecting communities in terms of damaged infrastructure, displacement and loss of life. Areas of Rwanda have been repeatedly affected by flooding, however, climate change and […]