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.

Water and Sanitation

One of our most basic natural resources, water presents diverse social impacts and is critical to agricultural, industrial and energy production. GGGI works to address issues impacting water availability and use by encouraging water-related innovation in industries and investment in green urban infrastructure, and through integration with policies on water allocation in economic sectors.

Peter Vos

Deputy Director and Head of Water

Theory of Change: Water and Sanitation

Green growth policies allow for limited water resources to be used more efficiently and enable access to all at a reasonable cost, while leaving sufficient quantities to sustain the environment. New green projects in water and sanitation not only improve overall capacity in sustainable water management, but also create additional green jobs.

GGGI’s service offerings in the water thematic area focus on mainstreaming water resources management in green planning frameworks, decentralized sanitation and water quality investments, innovation through bio-economy, including climate resilient food systems and on payment for ecosystem services (PES).

Projects

Project
Viet Nam Wastewater Management System (Ben Tre)
Start Date Q4 2015
Funding Source Core
Approved Budget USD 30 000 000
Status Active
Thematic Area
  • Water and Sanitation
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News

News • September 13, 2018

GGGI participates in Korea International Water Week

Daegu, Korea – September 13, 2018 On September 13, GGGI’s Water and Sanitation team participated in Korea International Water Week 2018 and co-hosted a session on “Bringing Green Transition to Water: Boosting Water Reuse and Recycling” jointly with Korea Water Resources Corporation (K-water). This session provided an overview of the water reuse, within the context […]

News • August 28, 2018

GGGI Develops Partnerships at World Water Week to Scale-up Green Growth Impact

The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) participated in a number of events today at World Water Week held in Stockholm, Sweden.  Organized by the Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI), GGGI participated in a workshop engaging stakeholders from Swedish government and development organizations to discuss opportunities for collaboration that will enhance the impact of green growth […]

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 28, 2018

Mission to Flood and Landslide Affected Areas of Rubavu and Musanze

Due to its hilly topography, several areas of Rwanda are located in high risk zones. Natural disasters – and landslides in particular – have the potential to derail economic development affecting communities in terms of damaged infrastructure, displacement and loss of life. Areas of Rwanda have been repeatedly affected by flooding, however, climate change and […]

News • July 10, 2018

GGGI and Peru’s National Water and Sanitation Regulator – SUNASS – Present Study on Readiness of Water Utilities to Implement Payment for Ecosystem Services – PES

The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) and the National Water and Sanitation Regulator of Peru (SUNASS), hosted an event on July 10, 2018, to present the results of GGGI’s study on the readiness of water utilities to implement Payment for Ecosystem Services (PES) scheme in the country. Peru’s innovative PES legal framework mandates that all […]

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 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 • 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 8, 2018

GGGI Signs Framework Cooperation Agreement with Peru’s National Water and Sanitation Regulator – SUNASS

LIMA, PERU – May 10, 2018 – The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) and the National Water and Sanitation Regulator (SUNASS), signed a Framework Cooperation Agreement on May 8, 2018. The agreement will allow GGGI and SUNASS to collaborate on developing instruments and policies to promote investment in green infrastructure. Within this framework, GGGI supports […]

News • July 23, 2017

GGGI contributes to the conversation at ADB event on Gender Equality in Climate Change and Disaster Risk Management

On 26-28 July 2017, GGGI’s Senior Gender and Social Development Specialist, Ingvild Solvang, and Principal Program Manager for Indonesia, Dagmar

News • April 28, 2017

Forum: Green Business Catching On in Cambodia

By Hang Sokunthea, April 28, 2017 Promising energy cost savings and more traction in overseas markets, the concept of “green business” in Cambodia has seen increasing popularity, particularly in the construction sector, attendees at an annual forum said on Thursday. “If you put in place a green-building design for a condominium in Phnom Penh that’s […]

Reports

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

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

Water and Sanitation  • Ethiopia  • Sustainable Energy

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