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Climate Change

News • April 5, 2019

Making the Case for Green Growth to Indonesian Voters*

One observation from the presidential debates is that neither candidate has outlined a vision on how to tackle the biggest social and economic challenge of our time: climate change. This is surprising, because one can think of various reasons to champion climate policy and green growth issues. First, advocating for a climate-resilient economy is a […]

News • March 30, 2019

GGGI Supports the Fiji Development Bank to Develop Fiji’s First GCF Concept Note on Decarbonization of Public Bus Transport

March 30, Suva, Fiji – The Fiji Development Bank (FDB) and the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) today signed a Memorandum of Understanding on Green Growth and Climate Finance Cooperation in Suva, Fiji. This partnership stems from FDB’s accreditation to the Green Climate Fund (GCF) in October 2017 as a Direct Access Entity and is […]

News • February 7, 2019

Rwanda Climate Change, Urban Resilience and Green Cities at the Forefront during the 3rd National Urban Forum 2019

  At the third National Urban Forum we had an expected 300 urban experts in Kigali from 6-7 February examining previous work of the Government and partners in urban sector and setting new suggestions on how Rwanda ought to accomplish its objective of 35 percent urbanization rate by 2024. The Honourable Minister of Infrastructure, Claver […]

News • February 4, 2019

Technical Workshop on Climate Finance Monitoring in Lao PDR

Vientiane, February 4 – The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) Laos Country Team held a Technical Workshop today on Climate Finance in partnership with the Department of Climate Change (DCC) of Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MoNRE). This event included representatives from the technical divisions of DCC and Green Climate Fund (GCF) National Designated […]

News • December 11, 2018

Mexico’s State of Sonora affirms commitment to Green Bonds at GGGI’s Green Finance Workshop in Hermosillo

Hermosillo, December 11 — Sonora’s Treasurer Daniel Galindo Ruiz and Commissioner Luis Carlos Romo of the State Commission for Ecology and Sustainable Development (CEDES) opened a workshop on Green Bonds today in Hermosillo to inaugurate the launch of Sonora’s Green Bond Framework. The workshop, hosted by the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) and the State […]

News • November 30, 2018

Africa Green Growth Forum 2018, Kigali Rwanda

The Africa Green Growth Forum, held in Kigali, Rwanda on November 26-30, was a combination of discussions with field tours to share best practice, mobilize resources and foster investment and innovation across the continent. Rwanda hosted the First Ever Africa Green Growth Forum that was paperless and plastic free. Africa has everything because it has […]

News • November 27, 2018

GGGI joins the Coalition for Urban Transitions to accelerate the transition to green growth in Mexican Cities

Mexico City, November 27, 2018—The Mexico office of the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) joined the World Resources Institute Mexico (WRI Mexico), C40, the United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), the Faculty of Architecture of the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), Local Governments for Sustainability (ICLEI), and UN Habitat […]

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 • October 19, 2018

Workshop on Lao PDR’s Monitoring, Reporting and Verification (MRV) System

October 20, Vientiane, Lao PDR – On October 18-19, the GGGI Lao PDR team in partnership, with the Department of Climate Change of Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MoNRE) and Green Technology Center Korea, held a two-day workshop on National Measurement, Reporting, and Verification (MRV) System Development in Lao PDR. The workshop was inaugurated […]

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 […]