Effective long-term partnerships underpin GGGI’s efforts to accelerate the transition to a model of green growth nationally, regionally, and globally.

GGGI partners with Members and partner governments in the process of accession to GGGI through embedded technical advisors to achieve their national goals as well as international commitments to the Paris Climate Agreement and 2030 Agenda on Sustainable Development. GGGI partners with non-government organizations, including the private sector, to share knowledge, resources, risks, and results to deliver innovative solutions that respond to the needs of Member and partner governments.

GGGI's Member and Partner Governments?

GGGI’s operations focus on Member countries as well as UN Member states and regional integration organizations that are in the process of accession to the Institute. GGGI’s country programs are embedded within partner governments and work in close cooperation with development partners and provides a solid foundation to support reforms to the enabling environment for public and private sector investment in green growth, to enable GGGI-designed bankable projects and national finance vehicles to catalyze investment flows, and support knowledge sharing and capacity building.

GGGI currently has 30 Member countries and signatories. A further thirteen countries are currently in a process of accession, including Burkina Faso, China, Colombia, Comoros, India, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Tunisia, and Uganda, together with the European Union.


Member countries include:



Costa Rica









Korea, Rep of












Sri Lanka








Partner countries include:

Côte d’Ivoire


European Union



Burkina Faso














The Note on Membership for Prospective Members provides a high-level overview of the accession process for Member States of the United Nations and regional integration organizations.

Our Knowledge and Delivery Partners

GGGI collaborates with a range of international and non-government organizations to bring about a policy shift towards green growth, support increased green investment opportunities, and facilitate knowledge sharing. By working with knowledge and delivery partners, GGGI can leverage different knowledge basis and approaches, develop innovative solutions to better respond to the needs of Member and partner governments, and stimulate sustained learning and development of knowledge and experience on green growth. GGGI’s knowledge and delivery partnerships are supported by various instruments, including memoranda of understanding and exchange of letters.

African Development Bank
AfricaGreen Co
African Union
APEC Climate Center
Asian Development Bank
Cheju Halla University
Coalitions for Urban Transitions
Consultative Group for International Agricultural Research
C40 Cities for Climate Leadership
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit GmbH
Ethiopian Development Research Institute
Global Alliance on Health and Pollution
Global Peatlands Initiative
Green Climate Fund
Green Economy Coalition
Green Technology Center
Hanhwa Q Cells
Inter-American Development Bank
Intergovernmental Panel on Climate change
International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis
International Network for Bamboo and Rattan
International Renewable Energy Agency
International Union for Conservation of Nature
KAIST Graduate School of Green Growth
Korea Research Institute for Human Settlements
Korea University
MAVA Foundation
NDC Partnership
New Climate Economy
Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development
Pacific Islands Development Forum
Partnering for Green Growth and Global Goals
SE4All Global Industrial Energy Efficiency Accelerator Steering Group  
Sustainable Infrastructure Foundation
UN Environment
United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change Secretariat
United Nations Economic Commission for Africa
United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and Caribbean
United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific
United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia
University of Delaware
World Bank
World Resources Institute
World Wide Fund for Nature

Our Funding Partners

As a voluntarily-funded intergovernmental organization, GGGI relies on grants from Member countries and partner governments/organizations. These grants provide core (unrestricted) funding for GGGI’s work program as well as earmarked (restricted) funding for specific country, regional, and/or thematic programs. Twenty-three countries and organizations providing financial support to GGGI in 2016-2017. Member countries provide the majority of GGGI’s funding, and ensures the financial stability.

Seven of GGGI’s Member countries are defined as contributing members, having provided over USD 15 million in core funding over three years, in accordance with the Agreement on the Establishment of GGGI, namely, Australia, Denmark, Indonesia, Republic of Korea, Norway, Qatar, and United Kingdom. Among GGGI’s members providing core and earmarked funding included Indonesia, Qatar, and the United Arab Emirates that are not members of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development’s (OECD) Development Assistance Committee (DAC).

Contributions to GGGI may be reported as Official Development Assistance (ODA) to the OECD DAC. GGGI is developing an implementation schedule for the International Aid Transparency Initiative (IATI) and from end 2018 will report its expenditure data through the IATI Repository.

Australia: Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
Denmark: DANIDA, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Indonesia: Ministry of National Development Planning (Bappenas)
Norwegian of Climate and Environment
Government of Qatar
United Arab Emirates: Ministry of Climate Change and Environment
UK Aid
ASEM SMEs Eco-Innovation Center
European Commission
Germany: Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development
Germany: Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation
Green Climate Fund
Green Technology Center
Hanwha Q Cells
Hungary: Ministry of National Development
Italy: Ministry for the Environment, Land and Sea Protection
Korea Electric Power Corporation
Korea Environment Institute
Korea International Cooperation Agency
Norway: Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation
Mexico: Secretariat of Environment and Natural Resources
Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation

GGGI's Partnership Team

The Partnership Unit works globally to strengthen partnerships with Member and partner governments, and partner organizations. Its functions include identifying partnerships supportive of GGGI’s mission and theory of change, to support resource mobilization activities, and monitor and evaluate partnership activities. 

James Sheppard

Head of Partnerships

Marina Leigh Brenden

Officer - Resource Mobilization and member relations

Annick Nzambimana

Senior Officer, Resource Mobilization and Business Development