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.

Sustainable Landscapes

Agriculture, forestry and other land uses (AFOLU) represent 20-24% of the global greenhouse gas emissions, while 95% of the carbon in seagrass meadows is stored in soils. Peatlands and soils on land and waterbeds are important carbon sinks and reservoirs10. Poor land and water use practices degrade the environment by contributing to local air, water and soil pollution and result in the loss of valuable ecosystem services. Forested, peatland and water-related ecosystem services underpin rural economies and are crucial to rural livelihoods, particularly marginal communities living in remote and forested and marine ecosystems.

Annawati van Paddenburg

Deputy Director, Head of Sustainable Landscapes

Theory of Change: Sustainable Landscapes

GGGI’s Sustainable Landscapes Strategy aims to provide holistic financial and policy solutions at scale to reduce risks to investment in land and marine projects. Recognizing that governments are cash-constrained, and the investment risks continue to be high in these sectors, GGGI aims to shape well-designed projects that generate financial, social and natural capital returns. Our Sustainable Landscapes projects develop risk reduction and return enhancing instruments to attract more private capital to green growth. Our partner governments play a key role in creating an enabling framework through the provision of suitable regulatory support.

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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REDD+ Financial Mechanism Colombia
Start Date Q4 2015
Funding Source Core
Approved Budget 0
Status Active
Thematic Area
  • Sustainable Landscapes
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Costa Rica Environmental Bank Foundation (FUNBAM)
Start Date Q1 2017
Funding Source Core
Approved Budget 0
Status Complete
Thematic Area
  • Sustainable Landscapes
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Project
Policy and investment development to advance Colombia´s Long-Term Green Growth Objectives
Start Date Q1 2017
Funding Source Core
Approved Budget USD 1 456 000
Status Active
Thematic Area
  • Sustainable Landscapes
  • 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
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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Project
Ethiopia Country Program Proposal 2017-2018
Start Date Q1 2017
Funding Source Core
Approved Budget USD 6 199 000
Status Active
Thematic Area
  • Sustainable Landscapes
  • Cross Cutting
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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 5, 2018

GGGI’s Assembly President and Council Chair Ban Ki-moon urges global efforts on Land Degradation Neutrality and support for the Inter-Korean Peace Forest Initiative

Seoul, July 5 – Mr. Ban Ki-moon, GGGI’s Assembly President and Council Chair, highlighted the urgent need of implementing Land Degradation Neutrality (LDN) in the context of contributing to the Sustainable Development Goals, the Nationally Determined Contributions, and the post-conflict process. During his congratulatory remarks at the 1st Global Land Neutrality Degradation Forum on July […]

News • June 20, 2018

GGGI and Norway support the South-South exchange of experiences in controlling deforestation and environmental enforcement between Brazil and Colombia

From June 11th to 15th, in the presence of the Minister of the Environment of Brazil, Edson Duarte, and the Ambassador of Colombia in Brazil, Alejandro Duarte, the “Technical Mission of exchange of experiences on monitoring tools, deforestation control, environmental enforcement and rural environmental cadastre” was held with the support of the Global Green Growth […]

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 • 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 • April 10, 2018

Norway commits additional US $250 million (2020 to 2025) for Colombia to fight against deforestation

April 10 – Bogota, Colombia – Norway committed additional US $250 million (2020 to 2025) for Colombia today to fight against deforestation by extending the Joint Declaration of Intent (JDI). H.E. Prime Minister Erna Solberg and H.E. President of Colombia Juan Manuel Santos announced the new timeline for their cooperation to fight against deforestation. Norway will […]

News • April 1, 2018

The Pacific Community and GGGI Partner on Inception Meeting for Ridge to Reef Initiative in Kiribati

In March 2018, the Kiribati Ministry of Environment, Lands and Agricultural Development (MELAD), the Pacific Community (SPC), and the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) hosted the inception meeting for the GEF funded “Ridge to Reef: Testing the integration of Water, Land, Forests & Coastal Management to Preserve Ecosystem Services, Store Carbon, Improve Carbon Resilience and […]

News • December 1, 2017

Knowledge and experience sharing on forest coverage monitoring in Colombia

On November 28 – December 01, the second Annual Seminar on Forest Coverage Monitoring in Colombia was held in Bogotá, Colombia. This event was supported and funded by the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI), UNREDD and the Amazon Vision program, among others. The event had the participation of national and international experts, besides having a […]

News • November 30, 2017

Colombia launches partnership to protect Amazon rainforest from deforestation

International Finance Magazine writes about the Amazon Vision Fund in Colombia The Tropical Forest Alliance 2020, an initiative hosted by the World Economic Forum, is joining forces with the Government of Colombia to launch a multistakeholder platform of businesses, civil society organizations and donor agencies to protect over 60 million hectares of Amazon rainforest within its […]

News • November 5, 2017

Restoring peatlands at scale builds inclusive green growth

By Annawati van Paddenburg, Deputy Director/Head of Sustainable Landscapes, IPSD, GGGI It is high time to prioritize peat! Good functioning healthy peatland ecosystems have been underrated in terms of the value they bring to mitigating climate change. The very first Global Peatlands Assessment: Smoke on Water – Countering global threats from peatlands loss and degradation […]

News • October 30, 2017

Can Index Insurance Make African Farmers Climate-resilient?

Panel discussion on innovating agriculture for climate and food security in Africa, during the Global Green Growth Week conference in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Credit: Wambi Michael/IPS ADDIS ABABA, Oct 20 2017 (IPS) – Index insurance is being promoted as a solution to protect climate affected smallholder farmers in Africa. This type of micro insurance is […]

News • September 30, 2017

Green Investment for a Greener Earth

East Kalimantan’s lush, tropical rainforest and its snaking, babbling rivers welcomed representatives of the Governors’ Climate and Forest Task Force (GCF) Annual Meeting 2017. They flew in from nine countries to advance jurisdiction-wide approaches to Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation (REDD+) and low emission development. The initiative was launched in 2009 by 10 […]

News • September 27, 2017

Preparing Indonesia’s Subnational Governments for Carbon Reduction Efforts Through NDC

Indonesia’s NDC targets can be achieved by incorporating the targets into subnational governments working plans. As the fourth most populous country in the world, Indonesia’s actions to respond to global warming will have tremendous impacts to both its citizens and the world. The ratification of the Paris Agreement shows the country’s transition to a low […]

News • June 8, 2017

Purple Rain in San Carlos

By Juhern Kim, GGGI Senior Land-Use Specialist It was probably in August 2015, and my first time crossing a hanging bridge in the heart of a forest, except when I served in the military training in remote mountains. The very last day when I was discharged from the military service, I swore not to ever […]

News • February 26, 2016

GGGI holds Ethiopia CPF validation and Annual Workplan workshop

On February 26, GGGI and the Government of Ethiopia (GoE) held a validation workshop of the Country Planning Framework (CPF) and Annual Workplan of the GGGI, Ethiopia Program. The workshop validated that the CPF is aligned to the GoE’s goals and targets of the Growth and Transformational Plan II (GTP-II) and the Climate Resilient Green […]

News • November 10, 2014

The New Climate Economy (NCE) Report : Growth with Equity and Mitigating Climate Change Can be Done Simultaneously

Jakarta: 7 November 2014, The Bahasa Indonesia version of the New Climate Economyreport entitled “Better Growth, Better Climate” was launched today at an event hosted by the National REDD+ Agency (BP REDD+) in partnership with the United Nations Office for REDD+ Coordination in Indonesia (UNORCID). Indonesia is as one of the commissioning countries supporting the Global Commission […]

News • October 27, 2014

Ethiopia moves in right direction with climate change response but challenges remain

Ethiopia is widely regarded as an African success story when it comes to economic growth. According to the International Monetary Fund, the country’s economy is growing by seven percent annually. But there are concerns that climate change could jeopardise this growth. At a recent meeting at the United Nations conference centre in the Ethiopian capital, […]

Reports

Brief: How Can Green Growth Help Indonesia Manage Sustainable Landscapes? Sustainable Landscapes  • Indonesia
Report
Brief: How Can Green Growth Help Indonesia Manage Sustainable Landscapes?

Sustainable Landscapes  • Indonesia

Indonesia Country Planning Framework 2016-2020 Sustainable Landscapes  • Indonesia  • Cross Cutting
Report
Indonesia Country Planning Framework 2016-2020

Sustainable Landscapes  • Indonesia  • Cross Cutting

Bridging the Policy and Investment Gap for Payment for Ecosystem Services: Learning from the Costa Rican Experience and Roads Ahead Costa Rica  • Sustainable Landscapes
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Bridging the Policy and Investment Gap for Payment for Ecosystem Services: Learning from the Costa Rican Experience and Roads Ahead

Costa Rica  • Sustainable Landscapes

Colombia: Country Planning Framework 2016-2020 Colombia  • Sustainable Landscapes  • Cross Cutting
Report
Colombia: Country Planning Framework 2016-2020

Colombia  • Sustainable Landscapes  • Cross Cutting

Ethiopia Country Planning Framework 2016-2020 Ethiopia  • Sustainable Landscapes  • Cross Cutting
Report
Ethiopia Country Planning Framework 2016-2020

Ethiopia  • Sustainable Landscapes  • Cross Cutting

Implementation Roadmap for Karnataka Micro Irrigation Policy India  • Sustainable Landscapes
Report
Implementation Roadmap for Karnataka Micro Irrigation Policy

India  • Sustainable Landscapes

Sectoral Climate Resilience Strategies for Ethiopia Ethiopia  • Sustainable Landscapes
Report
Sectoral Climate Resilience Strategies for Ethiopia

Ethiopia  • Sustainable Landscapes

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

Sustainable Landscapes  • Indonesia  • Sustainable Energy  • Cross Cutting

GGGI Sustainable Landscapes Staff

Mark Gibson

Principal-Policy Solutions (Land Use)

Annawati van Paddenburg

Deputy Director, Head of Sustainable Landscapes

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