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, the GGP&I Division is maximizing the impact of its products and services in the following areas: Energy; Water; Land use; Green City Development.

In response to Member’s demands, 2015 will see GGP&I 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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Project
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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Project
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 • July 13, 2018

GGGI held 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 […]

News • April 10, 2018

Training of Trainers Workshop on Green City Strategy and Roadmap Development held in Senegal

Dakar, Senegal – April 10 – As part of the extension phase of the program for the development of secondary green cities in Senegal, the GGGI Senegal team agreed with the Government to set up a panel of experts. This option is also part of GGGI’s mission to develop national expertise in the areas of cooperation […]

News • April 6, 2018

National Launching Workshop of the extension phase of the Green Secondary Cities Development Program held in Senegal

April 6, 2018 – Dakar, Senegal – Following the formulation of the guidelines for green secondary cities development approved by the Government of Senegal (GoS) in 2016, GGGI has been supporting the roadmap for their implementation in three pilot cities in 2017, which are Tivaouane, Kolda and the Urban Pole of Diamniadio new City. The […]

News • March 29, 2018

Electric buses to be on the roads in Nepal by mid-2018

March 29, 2018 – Kathmandu, Nepal – GGGI Nepal’s partner, Sajha Yatayat, the largest cooperative bus operator in the Kathmandu Valley, hosted a reception today, to announce the deployment of three electric buses over the coming months. The reception was attended by municipal leaders, including the major of Lalitpur Municipality, federal government officials, including representatives of the […]

News • December 7, 2017

Indonesia Puts Green Growth at SEZ Forefront to Drive Investment

Ways to increase competitiveness and drive green economic growth in Indonesia’s Special Economic Zones (SEZs) as well as international best practices and key challenges in Indonesia and around the world were discussed by policy makers, industry players, and experts at the Green Special Economic Zones Conference, held at Hotel Aryaduta, Jakarta in December 2017. The […]

News • December 1, 2017

Kigali to host first Rwanda Green Growth Week

Kigali, December 1, 2017 – Rwanda’s national Green Growth and Climate Resilience Strategy (GGCRS) has been in operation since 2011. Following the launch of the Strategy, the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) began supporting the Government of Rwanda in implementing the GGCRS through various projects and programs to integrate green growth principles into policy-making, planning, and […]

News • November 20, 2017

GGGI and Government of Nepal launch the ‘Green Municipality Development Program’

  During the morning of 14 November, GGGI in partnership with Ministry of Federal Affairs and Local Development, Ministry of Urban Development, and the Ministry of Population and Environment launched the Green Municipality Development Program, in Kathmandu, Nepal. The launch marked the official start of what will be a long-term program, designed jointly by the […]

News • November 17, 2017

Technical workshop on project formulation for Tivaouane Green Secondary City

16 & 17 November 2017 Tivaouane is one of the three pilot cities identified by the Government of Senegal (GoS) to implement Guidelines & Roadmap for the development of green secondary cities. The different phases of a Green City Development Strategy requires an inclusive approach with the participation of all key actors of the city. […]

News • March 5, 2017

Rwanda to issue green building certificates in 2018

The sustainable building model in Rwanda is coming of age especially with the new move by the government to introduce green building certification and guidelines by 2018. Sunday Times has established that the green building certificate will serve as an implementation instrument of the green construction regulations component of the recently adopted Building Code. According […]

News • December 1, 2016

GGGI gives pointers to government in solving problems hindering city sustainability

By Lauren Barrett With Phnom Penh urbanising at a rapid rate, there is a growing need for investment in the city’s public spaces, waste management and energy efficiency network capabilities. As Global Green Growth Institute’s (GGGI) country representative in Cambodia Fiona Lord tells Post Property, the groundwork is already being laid for Phnom Penh’s shift […]

News • July 28, 2016

Cambodia and GGGI extend green growth partnership for next 5 years

PHNOM PENH – July 28, 2016 – The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) and the Royal Government of Cambodia’s National Council for Sustainable Development (NCSD) renewed their partnership today by signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for collaboration from 2016-2020. Today’s milestone also included the launch of GGGI’s Cambodia Country Planning Framework 2016-2020. The launch […]

News • May 10, 2016

Rwanda Launches Roadmap for Green Secondary City Development

KIGALI, RWANDA – May 10, 2016 – The Government of Rwanda in partnership with the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) today launched the National Road Map for Green Secondary Cities Development in Rwanda, on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum (WEF) on Africa event in Kigali. The National Roadmap will support Rwanda’s Green Growth […]

News • March 20, 2015

Himachal Pradesh to go in for 100 electric buses

The electric buses offer multiple advantages over conventional internal combustion engine buses in terms of higher torque to power ratio, regenerative breaking, zero emissions, low noise levels. All these benefits are relevant in hilly terrain like that of Himachal Pradesh. The HRTC has also joined hands with Delhi based Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) to […]

Reports

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

Electric Buses in India: Technology, Policy and Benefits India  • Green Cities  • Cross Cutting
Report
Electric Buses in India: Technology, Policy and Benefits

India  • Green Cities  • Cross Cutting

Mongolia Country Planning Framework 2016-2020 Mongolia  • Green Cities  • Cross Cutting
Report
Mongolia Country Planning Framework 2016-2020

Mongolia  • Green Cities  • Cross Cutting

GGGI Green Cities Staff

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