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News • March 18, 2019

IRENA and GGGI Sign Agreement to Advance Energy Transformation and Green Growth

Seoul, Republic of Korea, March 18 – The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) today to cooperate on advancing renewable energy in pursuit of green growth, sustainable development and a climate-resilient low-carbon future. The MoU was signed by Mr. Adnan Z. Amin, Director-General […]

News • March 15, 2019

Ajriani Munthe Salak: a Green Hero

Ajriani Munthe Salak is the Head of Academic and Alumni Development at the National Institute of Public Administration (NIPA) of the Republic of Indonesia, a national entity responsible for building the capacity of the country’s civil servants. The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) has been collaborating with NIPA since 2017 to develop green growth curricula […]

News • March 14, 2019

GGGI Laos Team Meet Vice Governor of Vientiane to discuss Green Cities Development

March 14, 2019, Vientiane –  The GGGI Lao PDR team, led by Dr. Jason Lee, its Country Representative and Ms. Annaka Peterson, Senior Officer, had a meeting with Mr. Keophilavanh Aphaylath, Vice Governor of the Vientiane capital along with representatives from departments within the City of Vientiane. The purpose of the meeting was to introduce […]

News • March 10, 2019

Shell and Siemens lead Europe’s charge into home power storage

“As soon as battery costs go down a little more, we see solar and wind, plus batteries, becoming a very attractive option” – Frank Rijsberman, Global Green Growth Institute A few days after that acquisition, Siemens announced it would begin selling the Junelight Smart Battery, the first battery storage system offered by Europe’s largest industrial […]

News • March 8, 2019

GGGI celebrates the International Women’s Day on March 8

March 8, Seoul – To celebrate the International Women’s Day, GGGI held a special panel discussion under the theme of “Mentoring, Coaching and Sponsorship,” at its Seoul headquarters on March 8, inviting renowned speakers to share their insights, experience and opinions about gender equality and women’s empowerment. The event was intended to inspire and prepare […]

News • March 6, 2019

GGGI partnering with TFA2020 to promote a dialogue on sustainable and deforestation-free private-investment

Villavicencio, March 6 – More than 200 attendants, including government officials, producers, buyers, investors and other key stakeholders gathered in Villavicencio (Meta) to take part in the “Dialogue on sustainable productive economic development without deforestation in the Orinoquia and Caqueta regions.” This event was co-organized by GGGI and the Tropical Forest Alliance (TFA2020), with the […]

News • March 1, 2019

Media Gathering on Sustainable Development in Central Kalimantan

GGGI and the Government of Central Kalimantan Province organized a media gathering event in Palangka Raya, Central Kalimantan on 25 February 2019. The event was attended by the Central Kalimantan Provincial Government Secretary, Fahrizal Fitri who represented Sugianto Sabran, the Governor of Central Kalimantan. This event invited Central Kalimantan based journalists and media to further […]

News • February 28, 2019

Brooke’s Point, Palawan Tested out Electric Tricycle: Climate Resilient Green Growth is now in action

February 28, Manila – GGGI structured a grant deal arrangement as a form of providing 50 units of electric tricycles (valued at USD 455,000) to the Brooke’s Point Municipality, Province of Palawan in the Philippines. The grant was made through the Asian Development Bank-funded electric trikes project of the Department of Energy (DOE), envisioning to […]

News • February 26, 2019

Gerard O’Donoghue appointed as Assistant Director-General of Finance and Corporate Services

Seoul, February 26 – The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) has announced the appointment of Gerard O’Donoghue as Assistant Director-General (ADG) to head the organization’s Finance and Corporate Services. The appointment of Mr. O’Donoghue as the new ADG of Finance and Corporate Services became effective on February 25 following the unanimous agreement by Members of […]

News • February 22, 2019

Australia and GGGI look to strengthen green growth collaboration in the Pacific

On February 22, Senator the Hon. Anne Ruston, Assistant Minister for International Development and the Pacific, Australia met with Hyoeun Jenny Kim, GGGI’s Deputy Director-General, and Head of Green Growth Planning and Implementation Division at the GGGI Seoul Headquarters to explore deepening partnership in the Pacific, including on renewable energy. Australia and GGGI have partnered […]

News • February 21, 2019

Training workshop on Green Transportation held in Dakar, Senegal

Dakar, Senegal, February 21, 2019 – In line with efforts to support the Government of Senegal in its transition to green growth, the GGGI Senegal team organized a capacity building session in collaboration with the Executive Council of Urban Transport in Dakar (CETUD) as part of the implementation of the Senegal Green Secondary Cities Program. […]

News • February 19, 2019

Stakeholders consulted for the review of the Vanuatu National Energy Road Map 2016-2030 Implementation Plan

Port Vila, Vanuatu, February 19 2019 – The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) and the Barrier Removal for Achieving the National Energy Roadmap Targets of Vanuatu (BRANTV) Project in partnership with the Department of Energy (DoE), conducted a consultation workshop on the review of the National Energy Road Map (NERM) 2016-2030 Implementation Plan (NERM-IP) today […]

News • February 18, 2019

Mission 2020 to Support Indonesia’s Transition to a Climate-Resilient Future

GGGI Indonesia is honored to host the Mission 2020 Roundtable today at our office in Jakarta. Themed “Fast-tracking Indonesia’s Transition to Sustainable Energy & Climate-resilient Future”, the roundtable discussion was led by Christiana Figueres, former Executive Secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (2010 to 2016) and convener of Mission 2020, a […]

News • February 15, 2019

Vision: Blockchain Technology for Indonesia’s Palm Oil Sector

One of the biggest challenges for palm oil as a commodity is that of establishing traceability and sustainability. Indonesia supplies close to 45% of the world demand for palm oil. Over the last two decades, in Indonesia, the palm oil sector has grown tremendously (doubling in terms of area under palm oil plantation), but this […]

News • February 14, 2019

GGGI hosts UN-Habitat’s Executive Director at the ‘Inclusive Cities Talk’ in Kigali, Rwanda

The 3rd National Urban Forum  held in Kigali, Rwanda from February 6-7 was organized by the Ministry of Infrastructure with partner organizations UN-Habitat, World Bank, GGGI, Enabel – Belgium Development Agency, Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) and International Growth Center (IGC). The gathering set up to evaluate what has previously been done in […]

News • February 14, 2019

GGGI provides recommendations at G20 Climate Sustainable Working Group Meeting to accelerate climate action

The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) participated in the first G20 Climate Sustainability Working Group meeting held in Tokyo, Japan from February 14 to 15. Dr. Frank Rijsberman, Director-General of GGGI delivered a presentation at a session entitled “Effective Implementation of NDCs and Design of Long-Term Strategies” where he introduced GGGI’s G20 Background Paper: Green Growth to Achieve the […]

News • February 12, 2019

GGGI Signs Project Agreement with Vanuatu Government to Implement Solar Water Pumping Project

On February 12, the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI), the Ministry of Climate Change and the Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources signed a Project Agreement for the joint implementation of a 2-year project funded by the Government of Luxembourg, which aims to enhance climate resilience through solar power-driven access to water in rural areas […]

News • February 11, 2019

KOICA, GGGI and PIDF to Implement Renewable Energy Capacity Building Project in Four Pacific Countries

In December 2018, the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) signed a grant agreement with the Korea International Development Agency (KOICA) to implement a project titled “Capacity building to strengthen sustainable implementation of renewable energy technologies for rural energy access.” KOICA will provide USD 1.5 million to support the 3-year project to be implemented in Fiji, […]

News • February 10, 2019

President and Chair Ban Ki-moon Speaks at World Government Summit 2019

On February 10, 2019, GGGI’s President of the Assembly and Chair of the Council Mr. Ban Ki-moon participated in the World Government Summit (WGS) in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, which brought world leaders and policy makers to identify solutions and innovations in policy-making, financing, and management of various sectors related to climate change. During the […]

News • February 8, 2019

Advocating for Green Cities and Green Buildings during the “Urban Walk” in Kigali

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 […]