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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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 • September 17, 2018

Tackling the energy sector

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

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 […]

News • May 31, 2018

Rwanda’s Youth Participation in environmental protection

 “Rwanda, a developing country in East Africa with overly dense population has agricultural economy. About 82 percent cultivable land needs irrigation. During dry season and due to climate change, demand for secondary irrigation is increasing. Irrigation by electric power, diesel pump and solar pumps are some of the existing alternatives. However, due to the high […]

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 16, 2018

GGGI and the Provincial Government of Palawan, Philippines Take Steps in Greening Dumaran’s “Mangrove Belt”

Palawan, Philippines – May 16, 2018 — The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) together with the Provincial Government of Palawan and the Municipal Government of Dumaran conducted a “Community Needs Assessment and Direction Setting” from 24 to 26 April 2018 to support the implementation of the “Palawan Climate Resilient Green Growth Framework”, which was adopted […]

News • April 26, 2018

GGGI supports the launch event of Eco-efficient Public Institutions (EcoIP) 2018 at regional level of the Peruvian Ministry of Environment

SAN MARTÍN, PERU – April 26, 2018 – Since 2017, GGGI has supported Peru’s Ministry of Environment (MINAM), through the Directorate for Environmental Quality and Eco-efficiency (DCAE), for the implementation of the Eco-efficient Public Institutions Initiative (EcoIP). EcoIP is a capacity building and technical assistance program in eco-efficiency management for public institutions developed within the framework […]

News • April 23, 2018

Protected Forest as a Source of Energy

April 19 – Jakarta – The Forestry and Environmental Research, Development and Innovation Agency (FOERDIA) of the Ministry of Environment and Forestry hosted a media trip on Thursday, April 19 attended by representatives of the Ministry of National Development Planning (Bappenas), the provincial government, the district government, related government offices as well as media partners […]

News • March 12, 2018

NTT: Paving the Path to Green Growth and Bringing Renewable Energy to Life

The Provincial Government of Nusa Tenggara Timur (NTT) realizes that NTT is one of those areas where there is little or no electrical grid infrastructure. NTT has an electrification rate of 59%, which is extremely low compared to the national average of 93% as per June 2017. Furthermore, their current energy mix is dominated by […]

News • December 22, 2017

[Financial Times] ‘Mini-grid’ household energy sharing begins to take off

Network of 20,000 German homes selling to each other shows new distribution model Energy companies are facing an uncomfortable truth: one day not all households will require their services. Some people have been generating their own energy, instead of tapping into a national power grid, for decades. Early-adopters included former US president Jimmy Carter, who […]

News • December 19, 2017

Climate Investment Partnership Forum in Mongolia

On December 19, 2017, GGGI Mongolia organized a Climate Investment Partnership Forum. The main objective of the Forum was to facilitate potential investment partnerships between public and private sectors for implementation of the UB City NDC and its investment plan by presenting selected pipeline projects. In September 2016, Mongolia ratified its Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) […]

News • November 29, 2017

Catalyzing private investment in Waste to Energy Projects in Colombia

On November 28-29, GGGI organized a series of workshops in Bogota on November 28th and 29th, as part of the Ministry of Mines and Energy (MME) and the Energy Planning Unit (UPME) efforts towards the development and commercialization of waste to energy projects in the country. The event gathered government representatives, financial institutions, project developers […]

News • November 28, 2017

GGGI and Government of Vanuatu are steadily moving toward to legally establish National Green Energy Fund

It was a busy week for the development of the National Green Energy Fund (NGEF) in Vanuatu. On November 22nd and 24th, GGGI and the Government of Vanuatu (GoV) held NGEF technical workshops in Luganville and Port Vila where different topics were discussed such as Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency technologies and several financing options. […]

Reports

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

Cambodia  • Green Cities  • Sustainable Energy  • Cross Cutting

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

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

Sustainable Energy

Fiji NDC Implementation Roadmap Fiji  • Sustainable Energy
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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
Report
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
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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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