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green growth

News • July 10, 2018

Colombia approves Long-Term Green Growth Policy and sets the course towards 2030

During the National Council of Economic and Social Policy (CONPES) session on July 10, President Santos of Colombia approved the Long-Term Green Growth Policy (CONPES document No. 3934), in accordance with the goal established in the National Development Plan 2014-2018 and to which GGGI has been contributing since 2014. This policy aims to boost productivity […]

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 • June 14, 2018

Colombia Presents a 2030 Green Growth Roadmap

Bogotá, June 14 – The President of the Republic of Colombia, Juan Manuel Santos, attended a high-level forum, showcasing the results and recommendations of the national Green Growth Taskforce. More than 400 high-level representatives of the government, the private sector, academia and civil society, participated in the forum that included the Taskforce’s presentation of the […]

News • June 13, 2018

Kiribati signs a Host Country Agreement with GGGI

Tarawa, Kiribati, June 13, 2018 – The Republic of Kiribati and the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) held a ceremony today to celebrate the opening of the GGGI Kiribati Country Office and signing of a Host Country Agreement (HCA) in support of Kiribati’s sustainable development. A traditional Botaki ceremony was held at the Marine Training […]

News • June 6, 2018

GGGI and ISSLA formalize partnership on joint research and knowledge sharing activities

Hanoi- 06 June 2018- Viet Nam’s Institute of Labor Science and Social Affairs (ILSSA) and the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) today to formalize a cooperation framework to promote green growth, research and joint activities in the areas of capacity building and development of green economic growth options for […]

News • June 1, 2018

GGGI speaks at the Central Luzon Convention of Local Development Planners

The Global Green Growth Institute’s Maricor Muzones was invited to the 8th Regional Convention of the League of Local Planners and Development Coordinators of the Philippines Inc. (LLPDCPI) – Central Luzon last April 11 to speak about GGGI’s initiative on mainstreaming green growth in development planning last April 10 to 12, 2018. The three-day event […]

News • May 29, 2018

Visit by Alex McBratney, ‘Nobel Prize’ Winner for Soil Science

Seoul, Korea – May 29 – The Sustainable Landscapes Thematic team based at the GGGI Seoul headquarters, led by Annawati van Paddenburg, organized a special learning session today on the topic of Enhancing Soil Function for Green Growth – Soil Security. GGGI invited Prof Alex McBratney from the University of Sydney to highlight the importance of soil security, […]

News • May 24, 2018

The Government of Nariño and GGGI co-organize a multi-stakeholder training, entitled “Journey with Green Growth: From Planning to Action”

Pasto, Colombia- May 24 – The GGGI Colombia team, in partnership with the Norwegian Embassy in Colombia, held a training session to accelerate its sub-national green growth program on the ground. The Government of Nariño and GGGI co-organized a multi-stakeholder training, entitled “Journey with Green Growth: From Planning to Action”, designed to strengthen local stakeholders’ […]

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 • May 17, 2018

GGGI and the Government of Senegal held the Technical Validation Workshop on the National Green Growth Strategy

GGGI and the Government of Senegal (GoS), in collaboration with key stakeholders, co-organized on Thursday, May 17, the national workshop on the technical validation of the National Green Growth Strategy, at the King Fahd Palace Hotel in Dakar. The workshop was chaired by the Secretary General of the Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development, Mr Alioune Guisse […]

News • May 4, 2018

GGGI assesses inclusive green development Belt and Road opportunities

SEOUL, May 4, 2018 – The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) hosted a side event under the theme of “Green Growth and Regional Cooperation” on 4 May on the sidelines of the 51st Annual Meeting of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) in Manila, Philippines. The GGGI side event served as a platform for discussing opportunities […]

News • April 19, 2018

International knowledge sharing events between Mongolia and China to discuss energy efficiency programs

April 19 – Beijing, China – Senior officials of the Ministry of Energy, the Energy Regulatory Commission, the General Agency for Specialized Inspection, and energy companies together with the GGGI Mongolia team members  attended knowledge sharing events and energy efficiency site visits on April 16-19, 2018 in Beijing, People’s Republic of China. The objective of […]

News • April 13, 2018

GGGI Indonesia and Mexico teams take part in a South-South Knowledge Exchange event 

The GGGI Indonesia and Mexico teams together with representatives of Política y Legislación Ambiental, a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) in Mexico and Indonesia’s Lembaga Administrasi Negara (LAN) held a South-South Knowledge Exchange event on April 10-13. During the event, there was an opportunity for participants to discuss ways to promote green growth in Mexico, learn how Mexico […]

News • March 13, 2018

GGGI to Assist Thailand to Close the Financial Gap for Green Growth

BANGKOK, Thailand, Mar 13 2018 (GGGI) – Thailand, a Member of GGGI, has set an ambitious greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction target of 20-25% from the business-as-usual level by 2030 under the Paris Agreement. However, the country is faced with a bold challenge in securing resources for green growth and low-carbon investment. The Green Climate Fund (GCF), a […]

News • March 11, 2018

Rwanda receives $600,000 grant from Green Climate Fund to implement Green Development Projects in Secondary Cities

Read the press release by the Rwanda Environment Management Authority (REMA). The Government of Rwanda, through the Rwanda Environment Management Authority (REMA), has received a grant of $600,000 from the Green Climate Fund (GCF) to support implementation of key climate change frameworks including the country’s Green Growth and Climate Resilient Strategy. The “Readiness and preparatory […]

News • February 23, 2018

GGGI and The OECS ink an MoU to establish green growth cooperation

GGGI / OECS Commission Joint Media Release Saint Lucia – February 23, 2018 – The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) and the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS), an international Inter-governmental organization dedicated to economic harmonization and integration in the Eastern Caribbean signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on February 23, 2018 in Saint Lucia to […]

News • February 22, 2018

GGGI Reaffirms Commitment to Work with Thailand on Green Growth

Bangkok – February 22, 2018 – Thailand is very active on green growth. The country has shifted its development paradigm from “growth-oriented” to a new, holistic model of “people-centered development”. This is well reflected in the recent Twenty-Year National Strategy (2017-2036), which serves as an umbrella for national development plans, as well as the Twelfth […]

News • February 8, 2018

National Urban Policy Review of Viet Nam and Actions

On February 8, the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) in partnership with the Viet Nam Ministry of Construction (MOC), the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), and the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) organized a side event on “National Urban Policy Review of Viet Nam and Actions” at the 9th World Urban Forum (WUF9) in Kuala […]

News • February 1, 2018

Italy and GGGI sign contribution agreement for cooperation to support Rwanda’s NDC Implementation

SEOUL, Feb 1 2018 (GGGI) – The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) and the Italian Ministry for the Environment, Land and Sea (IMELS) signed a cooperation agreement on January 15 to support the Government of Rwanda to implement its Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) to the Paris Agreement. Under the agreement, IMELS contributed EUR 100 thousand to GGGI to provide technical assistance to increase […]

News • January 23, 2018

GGGI urged to support Viet Nam’s Green Growth Strategy

NDO – Deputy Prime Minister Trinh Dinh Dung has suggested that the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) continues supporting Viet Nam in developing its legal framework, in studying to enhance its management, promoting communications work to raise awareness of green growth, and sharing information and knowledge on green growth. He made the suggestion at a […]