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News • January 20, 2021

Panel discussion on human development and the planet

On January 19, Dr. Frank Rijsberman, Director-General of GGGI, took part in an online panel discussion organized by the UNDP Seoul Policy Center to mark the launch of the UNDP Human Development Report 2020. During his presentation, Dr. Rijsberman explained that based on GGGI’s experience in supporting its member governments in their transition to green […]

News • January 18, 2021

Project Brochure: Greening Uganda’s Urbanization and Industrialization

The project aims to promote sustainable development and inclusive Green Growth in Uganda by  focusing on green city development, green industrialization, efficient waste management and Green Growth Integration into planning and budgeting. This is to ensure Uganda is achieving maximum benefits from a Green Growth pathway . The project impact objective is: “Uganda achieves strong, […]

News • January 18, 2021

GGGI discuss RE100 climate targets in the Cambodian garment industry with H&M and Adidas

PHNOM PENH, CAMBODIA, JANUARY 14, 2021 – Ms. Karolien Caser-Diez, GGGI Cambodia’s Country Representative, took part in a European Chamber of Commerce Cambodia Breakfast Talk on “How can European Brands Meet Other Global Climate Goals in Cambodia?”. The event brought together development partners working in the field of sustainable energy alongside representatives from Adidas and the H&M Group, a member of RE100.  Representing Switch Garment, an […]

News • January 18, 2021

GGGI continues to create and strenghten capacities for the structuring of public investment projects in Colombia

Bogotá, January 15, 2021. More than 40 civil servants and officials belonging to public, territorial, and national entities, private organizations and unions from the environmental sector are now certified in the GGGI-structured and Norwegian-financed course: “Good practices in project formulation and the General Royalties System (SGR)”. The virtual course was designed to create and strengthen […]

News • January 12, 2021

[Virtual Event] The Role of Oceans in the Global Climate Discussion and the Integration of NDCs and Ambitious Climate Action

DATE AND TIME: 09:00 a.m. – 11:20 a.m. KST / Tuesday, January 19, 2021 09:00 p.m. – 11:20 p.m. CHT / Monday, January 18, 2021 Virtual Event  ORGANIZERS: Embassy of Chile to the Republic of Korea Global Green Growth Institute PARTNERS: Ministry of the Environment of Chile BACKGROUND: The 21st Conference of the Parties (COP21) […]

News • January 7, 2021

Success of Greenpreneurs in Uganda: A tenure of transcendence!

The Greenpreneurs program is a joint initiative by the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI), Student Energy and the Youth Climate Lab. Through the 12-week global business accelerator and competition, the program identifies and recognizes the efforts of young persons from developing and emerging economies, that are leading positive change that impacts their communities in the […]

News • January 7, 2021

PEEC Energy, Uganda Scoops 2020 GGGI Greenpreneurs Award

Access to clean and affordable energy lies at the heart of the sustainable development goals and is a prerequisite as well as a footstep for inclusive socio-economic transformation. Roughly 30 million Ugandans still lack access to affordable electricity and about 84% live in rural areas and are predominantly low-income earners. Despite several off-grid solar connections […]

News • January 7, 2021

High-level inter-ministerial consultation brings Myanmar closer to agreement on revised NDC

Nay Pyi Taw, December 1, 2020; Having agreed on NDC targets, a final high-level inter-ministerial consultation was conducted on Dec. 1, 2020 in Nay Pyi Taw. Under the Paris Agreement, the Government of Myanmar submitted its Intended National Contributions (NDC) to the UNFCCC in 2017. In 2020, all countries around the world are updating prior […]

News • December 23, 2020

¡INSCRIPCIONES ABIERTAS! Facilidad de Asistencia Técnica para la Estructuración de Proyectos (PPTAF) – Segunda convocatoria

En el marco de la segunda fase del Programa de Crecimiento Verde con el Reino de Noruega y con el objetivo de movilizar recursos a proyectos que permitan un cambio en el paradigma, el control de la deforestación, el desarrollo social e inclusivo en las regiones, y que se alineen con las políticas a nivel […]

News • December 21, 2020

Workshop on the finalization of Burkina Faso’s NDC sectoral plans

Koubri, December from 15th to 17th 2020 – The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) in partnership with NDC Partnership and the Ministry of Environment, Green Economy and Climate Change of Burkina Faso conducted under the Climate Action Enhancement Package (CAEP) project a workshop to identify detailed activities for Burkina Faso’s NDC Sectoral Plans. The workshop was […]

News • December 21, 2020

Promoting Electric Vehicles through Private Sector Engagement

Vientiane Capital, Lao PDR, December 15, 2020. Department of Climate Change, Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MONRE), Lao National Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LNCCI) and Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) co-hosted a workshop on “Private Sector Engagement in Climate Change and Green Growth Series: Promotion of Electric Vehicles”. The workshop aimed to raise […]

News • December 17, 2020

Five years since the Paris Agreement: The race to net zero is on

Frank Rijsberman, Ingvild Solvang, Kristin Deason, Julie Godin, Hanh Le, Siddhartha Nauduri, and Marcel Silvius, Global Green Growth Institute   In the wake of the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic, there are both challenges and opportunities in ensuring that COP26, a UN climate change summit, builds confidence in the Paris Agreement as an effective tool to avoid climate […]

News • December 17, 2020

Viet Nam’s Ministry of Finance and GGGI sign a Memorandum of Understanding on green finance cooperation

Hanoi, December 17, 2020 – Viet Nam’s Ministry of Finance and the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) will collaborate to strengthen, exchange, and share experience in green finance, thereby creating the foundation for the long-term development of a green financial market, and promoting green growth and sustainable economic development. A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was […]

News • December 17, 2020

Tonga signs Host Country Agreement with GGGI

NUKU`ALOFA, TONGA – December 14, 2020 – The Kingdom of Tonga signed a Host Country Agreement (HCA) with the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI), thus strengthening the collaborative program of work to support Tonga’s transition towards low-carbon, climate resilient development. Tonga became the 29th Member of GGGI in December 2018. Since then, GGGI has initiated […]

News • December 15, 2020

Fiji holds Consultation on review of the National Energy Policy and development of its SDG 7 Roadmap

2nd December 2020 – Fiji’s Department of Energy (DoE), under the Ministry of Infrastructure and Meteorological Services, the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP), and the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI), today organized a one-day “National Consultation Workshop on the Development of an SDG7 Roadmap for Fiji and the […]

News • December 14, 2020

QFFD and GGGI conclude agreements on four projects to support climate resilience and COVID19 recovery in the Pacific, Eastern Caribbean, and West African regions

Doha, State of Qatar / Seoul, Republic of Korea (December 10, 2020) Building on a global MoU signed earlier this year, QFFD and GGGI concluded a 3-year agreement totaling USD 9.85 million to support four projects: Eastern Caribbean Green Entrepreneurship Initiative, Pacific Green Entrepreneur Network, Climate Smart Agriculture for Kiribati, and Solar-Powered Irrigation for Climate-Smart […]