About GGGI

The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) is a treaty-based international, inter-governmental organization dedicated to supporting and promoting strong, inclusive and sustainable economic growth in developing countries and emerging economies.

Our Vision

A resilient world of strong, inclusive, and sustainable growth.

Our Mission

A global transition toward a model of green growth.

While this will be differentiated at the country level, at its core will be strategies that simultaneously achieve poverty reduction, social inclusion, environmental sustainability, and economic growth.

Our Core Values

GGGI’s five core values Integrity, Transformational, Inclusive, Boldness, and Excellence  provide the guiding framework for the way we work. We will continually engage our people to uphold our values, in order to embed an organizational culture that is innovative, collaborative and focused on delivering results against our mission as “ONE GGGI”.

Our Strategy

Strategy 2030 sets the course for GGGI’s efforts to effectively support its Members needs’ in transforming their economies toward environmentally sustainable and socially inclusive green growth.

The 2015 Paris Agreement calls for a strengthened global response to the threat of climate crisis and deteriorating environmental conditions, seeking to keep a global temperature rise this century to well below 2°C above pre-industrial levels. Additionally, the Paris Agreement aims to strengthen the ability of countries to deal with the impacts of climate change combined with their obligations under the 2030 Development Agenda’s Sustainable Development Goals to promote sustainable and inclusive development.

Members of GGGI

Since its establishment as an international organization in 2012, GGGI’s membership has grown from 18 founding signatories to the Agreement on the Establishment of GGGI (the “Establishment Agreement”). An enlarged membership offers the opportunity for GGGI to have a stronger global voice and reach; drawing upon the experience and lessons learning from a broader pool of green growth experiences.


Download List of GGGI Members as of April 14, 2021 [pdf]

For information on how to become a Member of GGGI, CLICK HERE

GGGI Strategy 2030

GGGI supports its Members to take action in implementing their Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) under the Paris Agreement as well as their obligations under the 2030 Development Agenda’s SDGs.

Under the Strategy 2030, GGGI will grow and expand its vision to achieve a low-carbon, resilient world of strong, inclusive and sustainable growth. With the guidance of Strategy 2030, GGGI will be able to generate development results that demonstrate convincingly that its work to expand and scale-up green growth implementation and catalyze partnerships, is delivering impacts to the benefit of its Members and the global community.

The combination of policy advice and development of bankable projects to implement green policies that attract green and climate finance, though embedded country operations, gives GGGI a unique value proposition.  GGGI has operations in more than 30 countries in Africa, Asia, Middle East, South America and the Caribbean and the Pacific.

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GGGI's Governing Bodies

GGGI’s objectives and activities in support of developing countries and emerging economies are detailed in the Establishment Agreement ratified by Member countries in 2012. Membership to GGGI is open to any member state of the United Nations that subscribes to the organizations goals and objectives. Regional integration organizations are also eligible for GGGI membership. GGGI’s governance structure, as outlined in the Agreement, includes an Assembly, a Council, and the Institute.

The Assembly, composed of all GGGI members, meets every year and advises on the overall direction of GGGI and reviews the organization’s progress in meeting its stated objectives. The Assembly also elects Council members, appoints a Director-General, and reviews the organization’s progress in meeting its stated objectives. The Council serves as the executive organ of GGGI and thus approves the organization’s strategy, budget, admission of new members, and criteria for green growth planning and implementation programs. The Institute is headed by the Director-General, who represents GGGI externally and provides strategic leadership for the organization to carry out its objectives.


Key Reference Documents

Agreement on the Establishment of the Global Green Growth Institute

Headquarters Agreement Between the Global Green Growth Institute and the Government of the Republic of Korea

Rules of Procedure of the Assembly

Rules of Procedure of the Council