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News • November 12, 2018

GGGI Supports Pacific Islands Transport Forum and Expo in Fiji

November 12, Suva, Fiji – The Pacific Islands Transport Forum and Expo was hosted this week by the Government of Fiji in conjunction with the Republic of Marshall Islands (RMI) and the University of the South Pacific in Suva, Fjji. The three-day event drew over one hundred participants representing the private sector, governments, and other […]

News • November 7, 2018

The 2nd International Workshop on Capacity Building for Developing Countries to Address Climate Change held in Seoul

Seoul, November 7 – The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) co-hosted the International Workshop on Capacity Building for Developing Countries to Address Climate Change at Korea University today. The conference was organized by the Center for Global Climate and Marine Governance of Korea University, and hosted by GGGI, the UNDP Seoul Policy Center, the Green […]

News • September 20, 2018

GGGI to Partner with Makerere University Kampala to Promote the Green Growth Agenda in Public Universities of Uganda

September 20, Kampala – GGGI met with representatives from Makerere University in Kampala to discuss possible areas of partnership to mainstream Green Growth Planning and Research in the Academia. The meeting was attended by Peter Okubal, GGGI’s Country Representative for Uganda, Alex Chabanyuk, representing GGGI’s Human Resources Unit, and Dr. Moki Abubakar Muhammad, representative from […]

News • August 30, 2018

GGGI Showcases Pacific Green Cities Work at Clean Pacific Roundtable in Fiji

GGGI participated in the Clean Pacific Roundtable organized by the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Program, held in Suva, Fiji from August 20 – 22, 2018. The roundtable this year focused on marine litter in the Pacific region. The session was opened by the Prime Minister of Fiji, His Excellency Frank Bainimarama. The Prime […]

News • August 28, 2018

Ministry of Economy Presents Results of LEDS Development Process at the 3rd National Consultation Workshop

The Fijian Government, in conjunction with the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) hosted its final national consultation workshop on Fiji’s Low Emissions Development Strategy (LEDS) at the Grand Pacific Hotel in Suva on Tuesday, 28 August. The workshop was opened by Permanent Secretary of Agriculture and Acting Permanent Secretary for Infrastructure & Transport, Mr David […]

News • August 23, 2018

New Partnership Formed for a Sustainable Pacific Environment

August 23, Suva, Fiji – The Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) and the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) today signed a Memorandum of Understanding on the sidelines of  the Clean Pacific Roundtable and associated events this week in Suva, Fiji. The new partnership will see the organisations working together to support Pacific […]

News • August 20, 2018

Ministry of Economy and GGGI Conduct LEAP Training Workshop in Fiji

Suva, Fiji August 20 – The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) with the support of the Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI), successfully delivered a 1-week training course on Long-range Energy Alternative Planning (LEAP) software for its counterparts and key stakeholders in Fiji and the Pacific region. The training was provided as part of GGGI’s partnership with […]

News • August 14, 2018

Dr. Chanho Park meets with Paraguay’s Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs

Dr. Chanho Park, GGGI’s Head of Programs, Latin America, Caribbean and the Middle East met with Ambassador Federico González, Paraguay’s Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs to discuss areas of cooperation between GGGI and Paraguay. GGGI and Paraguay are discussing ways to collaborate in mainstreaming green growth and climate change and aligning them with Paraguay’s National […]

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 • July 27, 2018

GGGI and Partners Support Meeting of Pacific NDC Hub Focal Points

Thirteen out of fourteen Pacific Island governments have nominated their focal points for the Pacific Nationally Determined Contributions Hub (Pacific NDC Hub) showing the on-going commitment of the region to accelerating its full establishment and operationalization. The focal points agreed on the process for selection of steering committee members and indicated that it must be […]

News • June 27, 2018

Global Bamboo and Rattan Congress Held in Beijing, China

On June 25-27, the Global Bamboo and Rattan Congress was held in Beijing, China. The conference was hosted by the International Center for Bamboo and Rattan (ICBR), and co-organized by the International Bamboo and Rattan Organization (INBAR), and the National Forestry and Grassland Administration of the People’s Republic of China (NFGA). The GGGI China team […]

News • May 25, 2018

The African Development Bank and the Global Green Growth Institute partner to fast-track Green Growth in Africa

The African Development Bank and the Global Green Growth Institute signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on Friday, May 25 on the sidelines of the African Development Bank Group’s Annual Meetings in Busan, to promote programs, projects, joint studies and research activities to accelerate green growth options for African countries. The African Development Bank and GGGI […]

News • May 23, 2018

First National Workshop held on Fiji’s Low Emissions Development Strategy

Suva, May 23 – The Fijian Government, in partnership with the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI), hosted the first national workshop on Fiji’s Low Emissions Development Strategy (LEDS) in Suva on Wednesday, May 23. Fiji’s LEDS will be a holistic and far-reaching development strategy that promotes both sustainable growth and long-term decarbonisation of the Fijian economy. It will […]

News • April 19, 2018

Can modern bio-economy strengthen the climate agreement and energy security?

SEOUL, Apr 18 2018 (GGGI) – Dr. Frank Rijsberman, GGGI Director-General, will deliver a keynote presentation on Strengthening the Climate Agreement and Energy Security at the Global Bioeconomy Summit 2018 on April 20 in Berlin, Germany. During his presentation, Dr. Rijsberman will delve into the relationship between bioeconomy and climate change, and how agri-food systems […]

News • April 10, 2018

Norway commits additional US $250 million (2020 to 2025) for Colombia to fight against deforestation

April 10 – Bogota, Colombia – Norway committed additional US $250 million (2020 to 2025) for Colombia today to fight against deforestation by extending the Joint Declaration of Intent (JDI). H.E. Prime Minister Erna Solberg and H.E. President of Colombia Juan Manuel Santos announced the new timeline for their cooperation to fight against deforestation. Norway will […]

News • April 9, 2018

GGGI Pacific Instrumental in NDC Pacific Hub Stakeholder Consultation

The Global Green Growth Institute, together with GIZ, the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Program (SPREP), and the Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) are among a group of partners working together to create a new initiative aimed at assisting Pacific island countries with achieving their Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) under the Paris Agreement.  […]

News • April 6, 2018

GGGI contributes to First-Ever Private Sector Climate Finance Tradeshow in Vanuatu

GGGI was the main sponsor among other regional and international development agencies to host and share climate finance experiences with private sector and industry representatives at the recent Climate Finance Tradeshow in Vanuatu. The two-day event (4th and 5th April 2018) was held at the Le Lagoon Warwick Hotel and was well attended by more […]

News • February 7, 2018

Strategic Planning Workshop held to operationalize the People’s Survival Fund and help address local vulnerabilities

On February 7, GGGI and Philippines’ Climate Change Commission co-organized a strategic planning workshop to strengthen and plan the 2018 activities for the operationalization of the People’s Survival Fund, a special fund in the Philippine National Treasury that finances climate change adaptation programs and projects. In the strategic planning workshop, the Technical Evaluation Systems and Services of […]

News • December 22, 2017

GGGI co-organizes a Green Growth Forum in Lao PDR

On December 21, GGGI co-organized a Green Growth Forum in Lao PDR. The Forum brought together stakeholders across line ministries and development partners to discuss green growth and potential priorities for the national green growth strategy, which is currently being formulated. In 2014, the Government of Lao PDR set its sights on pursuit of green […]

News • December 19, 2017

Climate Investment Partnership Forum in Mongolia

On December 19, 2017, GGGI Mongolia organized a Climate Investment Partnership Forum. The main objective of the Forum was to facilitate potential investment partnerships between public and private sectors for implementation of the UB City NDC and its investment plan by presenting selected pipeline projects. In September 2016, Mongolia ratified its Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) […]