News • November 30, 2021

Mexican development bank Nacional Financiera (NAFIN) allocates MXN $7.8 billion of sustainable debt in the local market

Nacional Financiera (NAFIN), one of Mexico’s leading development banks, has decided to allocate a total of MXN$7.8 billion of sustainable debt in the local market with the aim of financing green and social projects that contribute to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This transaction is the first of its kind and is […]

News • November 29, 2021

GGGI Rwanda hosts virtual Technical Training on Nature Based Solutions (NBS) and their Contribution to flood Risks Reduction

From 17th -18th November 2021, the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) in Partnership with the Rwanda Environment Management Authority (REMA) organized a virtual training on the application of nature-based solutions (NBS) for flood risk management. Participants in the training composed of District Technicians in charge of Construction Permitting, Building Inspection, Environmental Management, Disaster management, Road […]

News • November 29, 2021

Capacity building on energy efficiency standards in Burkina Faso building sector

Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso; November 11-12th , 2021 – The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI), in collaboration with the Ministry of Urbanization, Housing and Cities, organized a two-day training on building energy efficiency policies and standards. The technicians of the different directorates of the Ministry took part in this training. The Ministry is in charge of […]

News • November 29, 2021

GGGI and the Government of Guaviare Celebrate Rural Women

San José del Guaviare, 2021. As part of the Norway-GGGI-Colombia Green Growth Program Phase II, GGGI and the Government of Guaviare marked International Rural Women’s Day with the second edition of the event “Guaviare Es Mujer Rural” – Guaviare for Rural Women – a space created to recognize and empower rural women by highlighting their […]

News • November 29, 2021

GGGI promotes Green Growth and Forest Economy in Antioquia

Antioquia, November 19, 2021. GGGI took part in BioExpo 2021, the essential Green Business fair in Latin America. The activities included the certification of 57 Antioquia municipalities in Green Growth, meetings with the Acting Governor of Antioquia, the Antioquia Municipal Management and certain mayors, and a conference on forest economy. These were held in the […]

News • November 24, 2021

Validation Workshop on Introducing Low-Carbon Buses on BRT B2 Line

Thursday, October 21, 2021- the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) Ethiopia Country Office convened a half-day workshop to unveil the findings of the feasibility study on Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) B2 Line project at the auditorium of Hayat Regency in Addis Ababa. A total of 15 (7M, 8F) participants including key stakeholders in the transport […]

News • November 24, 2021

Promotion of Private Sector Participation in Sustainable Solid Waste Management in Lao PDR

Vientiane Capital, Lao PDR, November 18, 2021.  The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) and the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MONRE) co-hosted an event to discuss the role of the private sector in addressing solid waste in Lao PDR. Organized as part of broader set of initiatives on private sector engagement in green growth and climate change, […]

News • November 24, 2021

GGGI Convenes Awareness Raising Workshop on Climate-Smart Agriculture, Solar Power Irrigation, and Ecosystem Services

Thursday, October 28, 2021- The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) Ethiopia, with the collaboration of the Somali Region Bureau of Agriculture and Natural Resources, successfully conducted a training workshop on Climate-Smart Agriculture (CSA), Solar Powered Irrigation Systems (SPIS), and Ecosystem Services. The training workshop, which was held in Jigjiga town of the Somali Regional National […]

News • November 22, 2021

GGGI to open a Country Office in Costa Rica to support the country’s green agenda

November 22, 2021; Seoul, Republic of Korea – H.E. Carlos Alvarado Quesada, President of the Republic of Costa Rica, visited the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) headquarters today, during which Costa Rica and GGGI signed the Host Country Agreement. The Agreement was signed by H.E. Rodolfo Solano Quirós, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Costa Rica, […]

News • November 19, 2021

RE-ACT: Supporting Indonesia in Accelerating Renewable Energy Transition

Indonesia is facing multiple challenges to meet its increasing energy demand, provide equitable access to electricity, and realize its commitment to significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions. To achieve emission reduction targets by 2030 (29% unconditionally, and up to 41% with international assistance compared to the Business as Usual scenario), as stated in the Nationally Determined […]

News • November 19, 2021

Capacity Building in East Kalimantan through Partnership with Mulawarman University of Samarinda

Involvement of universities is very important to manage knowledge and skills in a particular region, ensuring that the knowledge and skills stay within the region and can be developed continuously. Located in Samarinda, East Kalimantan Province, Mulawarman University is one of the universities that GGGI is involving to promote the joint programs, research, and activities […]

News • November 19, 2021

Climate Festival Invites Communities to Participate and Safeguard Climate Actions

The Ministry of Environment and Forestry (MoEF), supported by GGGI, held the annual Climate Festival 2021. This year, the festival was themed “Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Increasing Climate Resilience for a Strong Indonesia-A Developing Indonesia” and was conducted on October 5-19, 2021, as a platform to disseminate information on climate change mitigation and adaptation […]

News • November 19, 2021

Arirang TV Interview with GGGI Director-General Frank Rijsberman

SEOUL, Republic of Korea; November 18, 2021 – Following the end of COP26 in Glasgow, GGGI Director-General, Dr. Frank Rijsberman, participated in an interview with Arirang TV to discuss his perspective on the finale of COP 26 and the road to carbon neutrality. “It was disappointing that ‘phase out’ became ‘phase down’ which is obviously […]

News • November 16, 2021

GGGI President & Chair, Mr. Ban Ki-moon, delivers closing remarks at Paris Peace Forum 2021

November 13, 2021 – GGGI President & Chair, Mr. Ban Ki-moon, delivered the closing remarks in a video message at the Paris Peace Forum 2021. The event focused on how COP26 changes the landscape and what should be done in the coming years to achieve climate objectives. During his remarks, Mr. Ban warned that, “we […]

News • November 16, 2021

Burkina Faso Long Term Low Emission Development Strategy (LT-LEDS) development process: First session of the Technical Monitoring Committee

Ouagadougou, November 4, 2021 – The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) in collaboration with the Permanent Secretariat of the National Council for Sustainable Development (SP/CNDD) organized the first session of the Low Emission Development strategy (LEDS) Technical Committee of Burkina Faso. The participants in this session consisted of members of the Technical Monitoring Committee and […]

News • November 16, 2021

Zooming Ahead in Sustainable Economic Growth – Digitally

By Tanja Leimgruber – Programme lead, Digital Transformation for Green Growth, Global Green Growth Institute in Vietnam Over the past three decades, Vietnam’s socioeconomic growth has been a remarkable success story. However, rapid economic development and industrialization has come at a cost. Energy consumption has tripled over the past decade, making Vietnam one of the […]

News • November 16, 2021

Uganda at COP26: Uganda’s Approach at Greening the Economy

Uganda at COP26: Uganda’s Approach at Greening the Economy Despite all the ongoing debates and negotiations, the question that lingers in many peoples’ minds is: “What do all these discussions and agreements mean to the ordinary citizen who is struggling to cope with the changing weather, seasons, losses and damages to their crops, death of […]

News • November 15, 2021

Pacific Greenpreneurs Incubator Program Launches in 6 Countries

We are pleased to announce that the Pacific Greenpreneurs Incubator Program 2021 has successfully kicked off in six countries! Sixty-eight green enterprises across six countries make up the 2021 cohort, of whom two-thirds are women-led (68%) and youth-led (62%) and supporting 133 entrepreneurs between them. Early-stage purpose-driven enterprises with social and/or environmental impact were selected […]

News • November 12, 2021

GGGI at COP26 Events on Article 6 and Carbon Markets

Glasgow, United Kingdom; November 12, 2021 – GGGI Deputy Director & Head of Carbon Pricing Global Practice, Ms. Fenella Aouane, represented GGGI at side events of COP26 in Glasgow to share her insight into various topics surrounding Article 6 of the Paris Agreement and carbon markets. On November 5 at the Indonesia Pavilion, Ms. Aouane […]

News • November 10, 2021

GGGI Uzbekistan participates in the COP26 Side Event on Upscaling Green Climate Financing and Green ODA for Climate Action and Green Recovery of developing countries

Glasgow, November 8, 2021 – During COP26 in Glasgow, the GGGI Uzbekistan team was pleased to participate in a high-level side event entitled Upscaling Green Climate Financing and Green ODA for Climate Action and Green Recovery of developing countries. In this panel session, GGGI Uzbekistan Country Representative (Dr. Aaron Russell) and Uzbekistan’s State Committee for […]