Thematic Strategies

Our interventions emphasize change in four priority areas in which we consider to be essential to transforming countries’ economies. While not limited to these themes, GGGI is maximizing the impact of its products and services in the following areas: Sustainable Energy; Water and Sanitation; Sustainable Landscapes; Green Cities.

In response to Member’s demands, 2015 will see GGGI increase its presence in 10 least developed and lower income Member countries across Asia, Sub-Saharan Africa, and Latin America. Earmarked funding will also support additional operations in 7 other countries in the Middle East and North Africa regions.

Green Cities

Over two-thirds of global population are forecast to live in urban areas by 2050. The implications of this phenomenon are significant. Many of the world’s cities are urbanizing in a largely unplanned manner, which has high negative externalities including poor air quality, infrastructure that is not climate resilient, inadequate provisioning of basic services and a lack of social inclusion and opportunity. Cities have a vital role to play in transitioning from resource inefficient patterns of growth and increasing access to services, and in so doing, supporting the transition to green growth.

Donovan Storey

Deputy Director and Head of Green Cities

Theory of Change: Green Cities

Greening cities provides opportunities to create sustainable livelihoods through providing green jobs, reducing GHG emissions, and increasing access to sustainable infrastructure and services.

GGGI’s thematic approach to green cities supports an integrated and cross-sectoral approach and responds to local, national, and global needs and commitments, through its five priority areas, namely:

1. Mainstreaming green growth into urban planning and management;

2. Resource efficient and low carbon cities;

3. Solid waste management: managing waste as resource;

4. Decentralized sanitation and wastewater solutions;

5. Sustainable transportation and mobility: connected and healthy cities.

GGGI aims to address these gaps through responding to demand in policy development at the national and municipal level, with a focus on supporting secondary and emerging cities. To support the change that is needed for urban transformation, we link project ideation to finance and build capacity which both enhances understanding of green growth in relation to cities, but also acts as a platform for identifying innovative projects for implementation. In doing so, GGGI strives to realize pro-poor, smart and inclusive cities in which sustainable urban services and green jobs are created to address the unmet needs of under-serviced and urban poor communities.

Projects

Project
Sustainable Urban Wetlands Development within Kigali City
Start Date Q1 2018
Funding Source Partner
Approved Budget euro 1 000 000
Status Active
Thematic Area
  • Green Cities
  • Sustainable Landscapes
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Rwanda Green City Pilot Project
Start Date Q1 2017
Funding Source Core
Approved Budget 0
Status Complete
Thematic Area
  • Green Cities
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Improving public transportation systems in Mexico
Start Date Q1 2017
Funding Source Core
Approved Budget USD 590 000
Status Active
Thematic Area
  • Green Cities
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Viet Nam Urban Green Growth Action, Phase II
Start Date Q1 2017
Funding Source Core
Approved Budget USD 1 119 000
Status Active
Thematic Area
  • Green Cities
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WEEE Pilot Project: Sustainable and Inclusive Management
Start Date Q1 2017
Funding Source Core
Approved Budget USD 824 000
Status Active
Thematic Area
  • Green Cities
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Project
Mongolia Transition to Green Development – Phase 2
Start Date Q1 2017
Funding Source Core
Approved Budget USD 2 175 000
Status Active
Thematic Area
  • Green Cities
  • Sustainable Energy
  • Cross Cutting
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Project
Green Growth Program (Phase II)
Start Date Q1 2016
Funding Source Partner
Approved Budget NOK 178 000 000
Status Active
Thematic Area
  • Green Cities
  • Sustainable Landscapes
  • Sustainable Energy
  • Cross Cutting
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Project
Green Growth Pathways in Senegal
Start Date Q1 2017
Funding Source Core
Approved Budget 2 428 000
Status Active
Thematic Area
  • Green Cities
  • Sustainable Energy
  • Cross Cutting
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Project
Rwanda Climate Resilient Green Cities
Start Date Q1 2017
Funding Source Core
Approved Budget USD 2 965 000
Status Active
Thematic Area
  • Green Cities
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Project
Implementation of the Nationally Determined Contribution of Nepal
Start Date Q1 2017
Funding Source Core
Approved Budget USD 1 207 000
Status Active
Thematic Area
  • Green Cities
  • Cross Cutting
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Project
National and Sub-national planning, financing and budgeting for Green Growth
Start Date Q1 2017
Funding Source Core
Approved Budget USD 1 667 000
Status Active
Thematic Area
  • Green Cities
  • Cross Cutting
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Project
Cambodia Green Urban Development Program
Start Date Q1 2017
Funding Source Core
Approved Budget USD 1 637 000
Status Active
Thematic Area
  • Green Cities
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Sub-National Growth Planning and Implementation
Start Date Q1 2015
Funding Source Core
Approved Budget USD 614 643
Status Active
Thematic Area
  • Green Cities
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Project
Knowledge and Capacity Development
Start Date Q1 2016
Funding Source Partner
Approved Budget USD 704 109
Status Active
Thematic Area
  • Green Cities
  • Sustainable Landscapes
  • Sustainable Energy
  • Cross Cutting
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News

News • September 7, 2018

GGGI supports mainstreaming Green Growth in Kigali Master Plan Review

On September 07, 2018, the Global Green Growth Institute Rwanda supported the City of Kigali in a process to review and update the Kigali Master Plan by hosting a Focus Group Session on Green City Development. During the session GGGI elaborated on green growth concepts and strategies relevant to introducing Green Growth in the Kigali […]

News • September 6, 2018

Mongolia is Greening its Education Buildings and Facilities

The Government of Mongolia is one step closer to realize its ambition to green its public buildings. Green Development Policy of Mongolia 2030 (2015) and its Implementation Action Plan set out to develop a model green public building design to mainstream green building principles across all public buildings, in line with other climate change goals […]

News • August 31, 2018

“Inclusive Cities Talk” launched in Kigali

August 23, 2018, Kigali, Rwanda – A series of “Inclusive Cities Talk” meetings were launched by the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI). It was attended by representatives from partner organizations working on inclusivity in Rwanda, such as the Ministry of Infrastructure, UN-Habitat, USAID, the Rwanda Women’s Network, and the Rwanda Ladies in Architecture. Our guest […]

News • August 31, 2018

Significance of green public space in cities to human and environmental health:Citywide survey on green and public space conducted in Nyagatare and Rubavu

The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI), in partnership with the Ministry of Infrastructure (MININFRA)and Rwanda Housing Authority , conducted citywide survey in Nyagatare during the week of 20th August 2018, and in Rubavu during the week of 10th September. Nyagatare and Ruvabu District are among the fastest urbanized secondary cities ,therefore they were identified  for […]

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 17, 2018

[Khmer Times] A helping hand in GREEN GROWTH

To help the Cambodian government create more environmentally sustainable policies and acts that wouldn’t hinder the economic progress of the country, the Global Green Growth Institute has established a solid presence in the Kingdom. GGGI, as it is known, is an international inter-governmental organisation based in Seoul, Republic of Korea. It counts 28 members from […]

News • August 16, 2018

Cambodia-Indonesia Green City Knowledge Sharing in Surabaya, 14-15 August 2018

GGGI Indonesia and Cambodia Country Offices collaborated in organizing a Knowledge Sharing activity between the Royal Government of Cambodia (RGC) and Surabaya City Government on 14 and 15 August 2018. The activity centered on learning about Surabaya City’s experience in implementing green urban projects. On the first day, Tri Rismaharini, the Mayor of Surabaya, welcomed […]

News • August 13, 2018

UAE National Air Emissions Monitoring Project – Training Workshops

During the first week of August 2018, the UAE Ministry of Climate Change and Environment (MOCCAE) and the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) held three half-day workshops in the emirates of Fujairah, Ras Al Khaimah (RAK) and Ajman and Umm Al Quwain (UAQ). The objective of the trainings was capacity building on data collection for […]

News • August 9, 2018

China’s Global Environmental Institute and GGGI partner on low carbon development in Cambodia

The Beijing based Global Environmental Institute (GEI) and the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) signed a five-year Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in July to jointly promote low carbon-development and renewable energy in Cambodia. GEI and GGGI will work together to provide a series of trainings on renewable energy and low carbon energy technologies to policy […]

News • August 8, 2018

Capacity Building training on Climate Finance for Sector Experts in Rwanda

Kigali, August 7-8 – The GGGI Rwanda team and Rwanda Environmental Management Authority (REMA) with support of the UNFCCC Secretariat, UNFCCC Regional Collaboration Center based in Kampala, the African Development Bank, the World Bank, and the Rwanda Environment and Climate Change Fund (FONERWA) collaborated in co-organizing a two-day capacity building training on “climate finance” for Sector […]

News • July 27, 2018

GGGI and Government of Nepal publish National Action Plan for Electric Mobility to support NDC implementation

The Ministry of Forests and Environment prepared Nepal’s Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) in 2016, by gathering targets, strategies and policy goals from across the federal government to produce an ambitious and multi-sectoral contribution. However, since the submission and adoption of Nepal’s NDC, implementation has been limited. Of the fourteen targets in the NDC, four focus on climate […]

News • July 25, 2018

GGGI hosts its first regional workshop in Antioquia to strengthen local capacities in financing projects associated with green growth

Medellin, July 25 – The GGGI Colombia team and the Government of Antioquia co-hosted an event to kick-off a Regional Strategy dialogue in this region. Given the advanced state of the art of green growth planning in Antioquia, GGGI is seeking to support the implementation of these and their impact on the ground. More than 80 stakeholders […]

News • July 13, 2018

GGGI holds multi-stakeholder discussions and interviews to improve the solid waste management system in Vientiane, Lao PDR

On July 9 -13, GGGI in partnership with the Vientiane City Office for Management and Services (VCOMS) conducted a stakeholder research study with the aim of developing a sustainable solid waste management system in Vientiane, Lao PDR and linking it to future project development and implementation studies. A focus group discussion (FGD) was attended by […]

News • July 12, 2018

GGGI and AMATA ink an MoU to establish Green and Smart City

Bangkok, July 12, 2018 – The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) and AMATA Corporation Public Company Limited, a Thai industrial estates provider, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) today to advance green growth and sustainable development especially in the area of Green and Smart City in industrial land development in Thailand. The MoU, signed by […]

News • June 28, 2018

GGGI and Government of Nepal launch seven green municipal growth assessments, ramping up efforts to green Nepal’s urbanization

    On June 27-28, 2018, over a two-day workshop, GGGI in partnership with Ministry of Federal Affairs and General Administration, the Ministry of Forests and Environment and participating municipalities explored projects, policies and tools for greening Nepal’s urbanization. The workshop was conducted in Kathmandu, Nepal, as part of the Green Municipal Development Program which […]

News • June 20, 2018

The biannual meeting of the Green Cities Technical Committee held in Senegal

Dakar, June 19 and 20 – The biannual meeting of the Technical Committee on Green Cities was held on June 19 at the GGGI Senegal Office in Dakar. The meeting was co-chaired by Mr. Amadou Diouldé Diallo from the General Directorate of Urban planning & Architecture and Mr. Mamadou Konate, Senior Officer Green Growth at the […]

News • June 12, 2018

GGGI and Burkina Faso lay the groundwork for five-year cooperation

June 12, Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso – A workshop was held in Ouagadougou to discuss the development of a Country Planning Framework (CPF), which is focused on Burkina Faso’s priority objectives for green growth. Chaired by the Secretary-General of the Ministry in charge of the environment, the workshop provided an opportunity to launch partnerships by bringing together specialists from […]

News • June 5, 2018

Signing of the Commitment Charter of Tivaouane Green Secondary City as part of the celebration ceremony of World Environment Day

Senegal, June 5 – Senegal celebrated World Environment Day today in the city of Tivaouane. Tivaouane is also one of the three pilot cities of the Green Secondary Cities Development Program, which is supported by GGGI. This led to the formulation of a Tivaouane development strategy in a secondary green city and a roadmap whose implementation […]

News • June 3, 2018

Rwanda Celebrates World Bicycle Day- 3rd June 2018

The first World Bicycle Day will be celebrated on June 3rd with a series of events at the UN in New York as well as local events around the world. The UN adopted the resolution describing the bicycle as “simple, affordable, reliable, clean and environmentally fit sustainable means of transportation, fostering environmental stewardship and health. The […]

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 […]

Reports

Solid Waste Management in Lao P.D.R Lao PDR  • Green Cities  • Cross Cutting
Report
Solid Waste Management in Lao P.D.R

Lao PDR  • Green Cities  • Cross Cutting

GGGI Cambodia Brochure Cambodia  • Green Cities  • Sustainable Energy  • Cross Cutting
Report
GGGI Cambodia Brochure

Cambodia  • Green Cities  • Sustainable Energy  • Cross Cutting

Belkotgadhi Municipality, Situation Analysis for Green Municipal Development – English Nepal  • Green Cities
Report
Belkotgadhi Municipality, Situation Analysis for Green Municipal Development – English

Nepal  • Green Cities

Dakshinkali Municipality, Situation Analysis for Green Municipal Development – English Nepal  • Green Cities
Report
Dakshinkali Municipality, Situation Analysis for Green Municipal Development – English

Nepal  • Green Cities

Mahalaxmi Municipality, Situation Analysis for Green Municipal Development – English Nepal  • Green Cities
Report
Mahalaxmi Municipality, Situation Analysis for Green Municipal Development – English

Nepal  • Green Cities

Melamchi Municipality, Situation Analysis for Green Municipal Development – English Nepal  • Green Cities
Report
Melamchi Municipality, Situation Analysis for Green Municipal Development – English

Nepal  • Green Cities

Namobuddha Municipality, Situation Analysis for Green Municipal Development – English Nepal  • Green Cities
Report
Namobuddha Municipality, Situation Analysis for Green Municipal Development – English

Nepal  • Green Cities

Palungtar Municipality, Situation Analysis for Green Municipal Development – English Nepal  • Green Cities
Report
Palungtar Municipality, Situation Analysis for Green Municipal Development – English

Nepal  • Green Cities

Thaha Municipality, Situation Analysis for Green Municipal Development – English Nepal  • Green Cities
Report
Thaha Municipality, Situation Analysis for Green Municipal Development – English

Nepal  • Green Cities

National Action Plan for Electric Mobility – Accelerating Implementation of Nepal’s Nationally Determined Contribution Nepal  • Green Cities
Report
National Action Plan for Electric Mobility – Accelerating Implementation of Nepal’s Nationally Determined Contribution

Nepal  • Green Cities

Deploying Electric Buses in the Kathmandu Valley: A Pre-Feasibility Study Nepal  • Green Cities
Report
Deploying Electric Buses in the Kathmandu Valley: A Pre-Feasibility Study

Nepal  • Green Cities

Summary of Vietnam Country Planning Framework 2016-2020 Water and Sanitation  • Viet Nam  • Green Cities  • Sustainable Energy  • Cross Cutting
Report
Summary of Vietnam Country Planning Framework 2016-2020

Water and Sanitation  • Viet Nam  • Green Cities  • Sustainable Energy  • Cross Cutting

Green City Development Guidelines Viet Nam  • Green Cities  • Cross Cutting
Report
Green City Development Guidelines

Viet Nam  • Green Cities  • Cross Cutting

GGGI Viet Nam brochure – Vietnamese Water and Sanitation  • Viet Nam  • Green Cities  • Sustainable Energy  • Cross Cutting
Report
GGGI Viet Nam brochure – Vietnamese

Water and Sanitation  • Viet Nam  • Green Cities  • Sustainable Energy  • Cross Cutting

GGGI Viet nam brochure – English Water and Sanitation  • Viet Nam  • Green Cities  • Sustainable Energy  • Cross Cutting
Report
GGGI Viet nam brochure – English

Water and Sanitation  • Viet Nam  • Green Cities  • Sustainable Energy  • Cross Cutting

Green City Development Guidelines Green Cities
Report
Green City Development Guidelines

Green Cities

Special Economic Zone Sei Mangkei: Moving Towards Green Growth Green Cities  • Indonesia
Report
Special Economic Zone Sei Mangkei: Moving Towards Green Growth

Green Cities  • Indonesia

Brief: How Can Green Growth Help Indonesia Meet Its Infrastructure Needs to Boost Regional Development? Green Cities  • Indonesia
Report
Brief: How Can Green Growth Help Indonesia Meet Its Infrastructure Needs to Boost Regional Development?

Green Cities  • Indonesia

Cambodian Green City Strategic Planning Methodology Cambodia  • Green Cities
Report
Cambodian Green City Strategic Planning Methodology

Cambodia  • Green Cities

Green Public-Private Partnerships for Public Infrastructure in Mongolia Mongolia  • Green Cities  • Sustainable Energy  • Cross Cutting
Report
Green Public-Private Partnerships for Public Infrastructure in Mongolia

Mongolia  • Green Cities  • Sustainable Energy  • Cross Cutting

GGGI Green Cities Staff

Christina Cheong

Specialist – Green Cities

Muhammad Taswin Munier

Indonesia Environmental Policy Officer

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