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.

Sustainable Energy

Energy powers economic growth and social development. Harnessing the potential of sustainable, clean energy and universal energy access represents a keystone to achieving inclusive green growth. GGGI works with Governments & private partners to transform energy markets, scale-up green investment, and achieve efficient use of energy resources across economic sectors.

Muharrem Kemal Askin

Principal-Policy Solutions (Energy)

Theory of Change: Sustainable Energy

Transforming energy systems and providing affordable, reliable and sustainable energy is a critical driver for green growth. Energy systems Worldwide remain reliant on polluting fossil-fuels that contribute to climate change and environmental degradation. At the same time, a fifth of the global population still lack basic access to electricity, forced instead to burn dirty fuels that impact health and prosperity.

GGGI works with emerging economies to make the energy transition a reality by ensuring green growth is at the heart of energy system planning, and by helping our partners to scale-up investment in clean, and energy efficient infrastructure. In line with the Sustainable Development Goals, GGGI’s energy activities support the expanding access to affordable & sustainable energy services, improving sustainable energy generation mix and enhancing and integrating energy efficiency.

Projects

Project
Vanuatu National Green Energy Fund (NGEF)
Start Date Q1 2016
Funding Source Core
Approved Budget 0
Status Complete
Thematic Area
  • Sustainable Energy
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India Financial Instrument for Off-grid Energy
Start Date Q1 2017
Funding Source Core
Approved Budget 0
Status Complete
Thematic Area
  • Sustainable Energy
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Biogas Cogeneration Project Senegal
Start Date Q1 2016
Approved Budget 0
Status Active
Thematic Area
  • Sustainable Energy
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Project
Vanuatu National Green Energy Fund (NGEF)
Start Date Q4 2016
Funding Source Core and Green Climate Fund (GCF Readiness Project)
Approved Budget USD 10 000 000
Status Active
Thematic Area
  • Sustainable Energy
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Project
Fiji Solar Project on Taveuni island
Start Date Q3 2016
Funding Source Bankable Project
Approved Budget USD 3 500 000
Status Active
Thematic Area
  • Sustainable Energy
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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
Supporting the Implementation of the Green Growth Framework for Fiji – Phase 2
Start Date Q1 2017
Funding Source Core
Approved Budget USD 2 029 000
Status Active
Thematic Area
  • Sustainable Energy
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Project
Mobilizing Finance for Green Energy Projects in Vanuatu
Start Date Q1 2017
Funding Source Core
Approved Budget USD 2 002 000
Status Active
Thematic Area
  • Sustainable Energy
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Unleashing the Potential of Uganda’s Economy through Green Growth
Start Date Q1 2017
Funding Source Core
Approved Budget USD 2 615 000
Status Active
Thematic Area
  • Sustainable Landscapes
  • Sustainable Energy
  • Cross Cutting
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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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Scaling up Pro-poor Renewable Energy in Mozambique
Start Date Q1 2017
Funding Source Core
Approved Budget USD 1 667 000
Status Active
Thematic Area
  • Sustainable Energy
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Nusa Tenggara Timur (NTT) Hybrid Solar PV Project
Start Date Q4 2016
Funding Source Core
Approved Budget USD 32 000 000
Status Active
Thematic Area
  • Sustainable Energy
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Mandalika Special Economic Zone (SEZ) Solar PV Project
Start Date Q4 2016
Funding Source Core
Approved Budget USD 32 000 000
Status Active
Thematic Area
  • Sustainable Energy
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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 • November 29, 2018

Senegal GGGWeek 2018 – High-level Panel on green buildings and innovations for green cities development. Friday November 29th, 2018

On November 29, as part of the Global Green Growth Week, the GGGI Senegal team organized a High-Level Panel on Green Buildings for Green Cities. That was chaired by the Director of Cabinet of the Ministry of Urban Renewal, Housing and Living Environment. In his speech, he stressed that’s imperative to rethink how to plan, […]

News • November 27, 2018

Senegal GGGWeek 2018: High Level Political Dialogue on Challenges and Opportunities

November 27, 2018 – Political validation of the national Green Growth Strategy and Road Map. The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) and the Government of Senegal are organizing the National Green Growth Week in Senegal (Global Green Growth Week – GGGWeek) from 26 to 29 November 2018 under the theme: ” Unleashing the potential of […]

News • November 14, 2018

Workshop on Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Guide for Rural Tourism Bungalows

November 14, Port Vila – The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) in partnership with Vanuatu’s Departments of Energy and Tourism conducted a consultation workshop for energy and tourism stakeholders on November 14 to develop a Renewable Energy (RE) and Energy Efficiency (EE) guide for rural bungalows. This guide responds to the green growth policy objectives of […]

News • November 13, 2018

GGGI Mongolia holds a workshop on Utility scale energy storage solutions to stabilize the energy system

Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, November 13 – The GGGI Mongolia team organized a workshop today in association with the Ministry of Energy (MoE), the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) of United States. The workshop was organized as part of the Renewable Energy Absorption Project (REAP) implemented by the Global Green Growth […]

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 6, 2018

Consultation workshop on assessing green jobs with a green employment projection model (Green- EPM)

November 6, Hanoi – On November 6, the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) together with the Viet Nam Institute of Labor Science and Social Affairs (ILSSA) co-organized a consultation workshop on “Accessing green jobs with a green employment projection model” in Hanoi. The workshop was part of GGGI’s Green Growth and Employment Program that is […]

News • October 30, 2018

GGGI contributes to Empowering Women as Managers in the Renewable Energy Sector

On October 29-30, Dagmar Zwebe, GGGI’s Principle Program Manager in Indonesia with support from the Sustainability and Safeguards Unit attended the APEC funded event “Empowering Women as Managers in the Renewable Energy Sector” in Singapore. The event was implemented by SD Strategies and  the Renewables Academy AG (RENAC), and followed a series of events involving selected […]

News • October 11, 2018

GGGI collaborates with UN agencies and partners to organize 4-Day Regional Knowledge Exchange for African Cities on Public Bike Sharing Systems in Nairobi

October 11, Nairobi – The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) Rwanda team in collaboration with the UN Environment’s Share the Road Programme, UN-Habitat, Institute for Transportation and Development Policy (ITDP) Africa office and Transformative Urban Mobility Initiative (TUMI) organized a 4-Day Regional Knowledge Exchange on Public Bike Sharing (PBS) Systems for African City Representatives from […]

News • September 26, 2018

Green Buildings to complement Sustainable Urbanization of Rwanda

According to UN Environment, buildings accounted for 30% of global final energy consumption and 28% of global CO2 emissions in 2015. According to UN-Habitat in Africa, energy used in buildings is an estimated 56% of the total national electricity consumption. Over 70% of this energy is consumed in cities. In some cases, more than 50% […]

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 • September 17, 2018

Tackling the energy sector

The Global Green Growth Institute participated in the Sustainable Investment Forum North America during New York Climate Week.  On September 26, GGGI’s Director-General, Dr. Frank Rijsberman, participated in a panel session entitled Tackling the energy sector: Investment, Divestment or Engagement? The session explored strategies to invest in renewables and new technology in order to revolutionize and […]

News • September 13, 2018

GGGI supports the Seminar on Renewable Energy organized by the Korean Embassy in Manila and Department of Energy

On September 13, GGGI supported the Seminar on Renewable Energy organized by the Korean Embassy in collaboration with the Department of Energy (DOE) held last at the Marquis Events Place, Bonifacio Global City, Philippines. The event aims to strengthen knowledge exchange of the local regulatory and technological landscape on renewable energy and how innovative technologies […]

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 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 • August 7, 2018

Vanuatu Parliament Approves Bill for the National Green Energy Fund

In June 2018, the parliament of Vanuatu approved the National Green Energy Fund (NGEF) bill, supported unanimously by both the government and opposition members. The bill was then gazetted in July 2018 as Act 10 of 2018.  As the first national financing vehicle for the Vanuatu energy sector, this legislation will contribute towards accelerating the […]

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 27, 2018

GGGI advances in the Department of Nariño (Colombia) with workshop Series #2: “Towards Green Growth with Bioeconomy and Circular Economy”

Pasto, July 27 – GGGI with the support of the Norwegian Embassy and the Governor’s Office of the Department of Nariño, carried out the second workshop out of the four series workshops planned on capacity building for the mainstreaming of green growth objectives at the local level. The workshop gathered public and private stakeholders that gained […]

News • July 25, 2018

Investor Forum on Financing opportunities for Rice Husk Waste to Energy and Typha Use

Dakar, July 24-25 – The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) and the Government of Senegal (GoS), in collaboration with key stakeholders, co-organized an investor forum on rice husk waste to energy and typha valorization, held on  July 24–25 at the King Fahd Palace Hotel in Dakar. The forum was chaired by the Secretary General of 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 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 […]

Reports

Brochure: Green Investment Delivers Growth in Cambodia Cambodia  • Sustainable Energy  • Cross Cutting
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Brochure: Green Investment Delivers Growth in Cambodia

Cambodia  • Sustainable Energy  • Cross Cutting

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

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

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

Cambodia  • Green Cities  • Sustainable Energy  • Cross Cutting

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

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
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GGGI Viet nam brochure – English

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

Green Energy Development Technical Guidelines Sustainable Energy
Report
Green Energy Development Technical Guidelines

Sustainable Energy

Fiji NDC Implementation Roadmap Fiji  • Sustainable Energy
Report
Fiji NDC Implementation Roadmap

Fiji  • Sustainable Energy

Insight Brief – Solutions for the Missing Middle: The Case for Large-Scale Mini-Grid Development Fiji  • Indonesia  • Sustainable Energy  • Cross Cutting  • Vanuatu
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Insight Brief – Solutions for the Missing Middle: The Case for Large-Scale Mini-Grid Development

Fiji  • Indonesia  • Sustainable Energy  • Cross Cutting  • Vanuatu

Vanuatu Country Planning Framework: 2017-2021 Sustainable Energy  • Vanuatu
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Vanuatu Country Planning Framework: 2017-2021

Sustainable Energy  • Vanuatu

Brief: How Can Green Growth Help Indonesia Meet Its Energy Needs? Indonesia  • Sustainable Energy
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Brief: How Can Green Growth Help Indonesia Meet Its Energy Needs?

Indonesia  • Sustainable Energy

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

Mongolia  • Green Cities  • Sustainable Energy  • Cross Cutting

Vanuatu Energy Demand Projections: Business As Usual Scenario   Sustainable Energy  • Vanuatu
Report
Vanuatu Energy Demand Projections: Business As Usual Scenario  

Sustainable Energy  • Vanuatu

Pushing the Envelope on Renewable Energy Sustainable Energy
Report
Pushing the Envelope on Renewable Energy

Sustainable Energy

Cambodia: Country Planning Framework 2016-2020 Cambodia  • Green Cities  • Sustainable Energy  • Cross Cutting
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Cambodia: Country Planning Framework 2016-2020

Cambodia  • Green Cities  • Sustainable Energy  • Cross Cutting

Ethiopia’s Climate-Resilient Green Economy Strategy – Water and Energy Climate Resilience Strategy Water and Sanitation  • Ethiopia  • Sustainable Energy
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Ethiopia’s Climate-Resilient Green Economy Strategy – Water and Energy Climate Resilience Strategy

Water and Sanitation  • Ethiopia  • Sustainable Energy

Green Energy Systems in Mongolia Mongolia  • Sustainable Energy
Report
Green Energy Systems in Mongolia

Mongolia  • Sustainable Energy

Central Kalimantan: Green Growth Strategy Documents Sustainable Landscapes  • Indonesia  • Sustainable Energy  • Cross Cutting
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Central Kalimantan: Green Growth Strategy Documents

Sustainable Landscapes  • Indonesia  • Sustainable Energy  • Cross Cutting

The impact of electricity price increases on the competitiveness of selected mining sector and smelting value chains in South Africa Sustainable Energy
Report
The impact of electricity price increases on the competitiveness of selected mining sector and smelting value chains in South Africa

Sustainable Energy

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