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News • June 17, 2019

[Upcoming Event]: Asia-Pacific Forestry Week 2019: Forests for Peace and Well-being

Incheon, Republic of Korea, June 17-21, 2019 – This week, GGGI is taking part in the Asia-Pacific Forestry Week (APFW), at the Songdo Convensia Convention Center in Incheon. APFW 2019, organized by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the Korea Forest Service (KFS), is the largest and most important forestry gathering in the […]

News • June 14, 2019

Burkina Faso Minister of Environment ,Green Economy and Climate Change conduct GCF study tour in Kigali, Rwanda

Burkina Faso is aware of the importance of green growth development which is fundamental to supporting the transition and increasing opportunities.  The Government has highlighted several obstacles related to (i) limited technical capacity of actors at all levels; (ii) the lack of sustainable and appropriate financial mechanisms to support the transition to green growth; and […]

News • June 11, 2019

GGGI Director-General Frank Rijsberman’s interview on TBS eFM Radio

On June 7, Director General, Frank Rijsberman, spoke with TBS eFM’s This Morning’s Host, Alex Jensen, to discuss the work of GGGI, its achievements, and how renewable energy has now become cheaper than other forms of energy. The highlights of the interview include a discussion on Korea’s issues on air pollution, the idea of 100% renewable energy for the […]

News • June 11, 2019

GGGI holds the Friends of GGGI Luncheon event in Seoul

On June 11, GGGI held the Friends of GGGI Luncheon event in Seoul, inviting more than 60 members of the diplomatic corps, including Ambassadors in Seoul to share its recent updates and success stories in GGGI’s Member countries. Mr. Ban Ki-moon, GGGI’s Chair & President delivered a video message during the event followed by a […]

News • June 10, 2019

GGGI takes part in the Jeju Forum 2019

On May 29, Director of Governance, Keeyong Chung Esq., participated in the Jeju Forum 2019, as one of the panelists of a session titled “Nexus of ‘Peace and Development’ in the Context of Asia-Pacific Region: Donors’ and Partner’s Perspectives,” which was jointly organized by the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA)and Korea Association of International Development […]

News • June 7, 2019

Mr. Ban Ki-moon, President & Chair of GGGI, takes part in Ecosperity Week 2019

Mr. Ban Ki-moon, President and Chair of GGGI, participated in the Ecosperity Week 2019, an annual platform for global business leaders, policy-makers, investors, entrepreneurs and academia to discuss the latest developments and drive action on the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Presented by Temasek, an investment company headquartered in Singapore, Ecosperity Week 2019 was held between June […]

News • June 7, 2019

GGGI participates in the Innovate4Climate Conference 2019

From June 4-7, GGGI participated in the 2019 Innovate4Climate summit held at the Marina Bay Sands Expo and Convention Centre in Singapore. The event was hosted by the World Bank Group, the governments of Singapore, Spain, and Germany, as well as the IFC. Participants of the event were primarily experts within their various sectors, including […]

News • June 7, 2019

[Media Advisory] EC-GGGI Seminar: Cooperation on Climate and Development Strategies in Developing Countries and Emerging Economies

The EC-GGGI Seminar in Brussels will take place on June 17, in Brussels, Belgium. The event is being co-hosted by GGGI and the European Commission under the theme of “Cooperation on Climate and Development Strategies in Developing Countries.” The EC-GGGI Seminar will serve as an opportunity to present experiences, share lessons learned and success stories, and […]

News • June 7, 2019

[Media Advisory] Asia-Pacific Forestry Week 2019: Forests for Peace and Well-being

This year’s “Asia-Pacific Forestry Week: Forests for Peace and Well-being,” will take place on June 17-21, in Incheon, Korea. The event is being supported by GGGI and hosted by the Korea Forest Service (KFS) and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO).  The Asia-Pacific Forestry Week (APFW) 2019 aims to increase knowledge on forest management and create […]

News • June 5, 2019

Standing up for the clean air we deserve!

By Mahamadou Tounkara, Director, Strategy, Partnerships and Communications, Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) Air pollution has become the number one environmental problem affecting people’s health, impacting 300 million children worldwide and contributing to the premature death of 600 thousand children every year. Indoor air pollution from cooking on open fire using firewood or charcoal is a […]

News • June 4, 2019

Drought and Green Growth:  GGGI Presents at the International Drought Forum hosted by K-water 

Daejeon, Republic of Korea, May 23 – GGGI took part in K-Water’s International Drought Forum today, attended by government officials, scientists and representatives of international organizations in Daejeon City to discuss the impacts of climate change on water scarcity and the implications for developing countries at the 2019 International Drought Forum. Jointly organized by the […]

News • May 31, 2019

GGGI holds a workshop in Sri Lanka to promote green growth

On May 28th, GGGI and the Ministry of Mahaweli Development and Environment (MMDE) of the Government of Sri Lanka organized a Green Growth Country Programming Workshop attended by senior officials from relevant ministries. The workshop was opened by Mr. Aruna Dissanayake, Secretary MMDE, and Ambassador Hyoeun Jenny Kim, GGGI’s Deputy Director General and Head of […]

News • May 31, 2019

GGGI participates in the Global Conference on Scaling-up Energy Access and Finance in Least Developed Countries

On May 30-31, Director-General Frank Rijsberman participated in the Global Conference on Scaling-up Energy Access and Finance in Least Developed Countries (LDCs) in Beijing. The event was co-organized by UN-OHRLLS and the Global Energy Interconnection Development Cooperation Organization (GEIDCO). Participants of the event included LDC representatives, development partners, investment and energy private sector partners, and relevant […]

News • May 30, 2019

Upcoming GGGI activities in Ecosperity Week 2019

GGGI will take part in the 2019 Ecosperity Week in Singapore, on June 4-7, at the Marina Bay Sands Expo and Convention Centre. International leaders in business, policy, investment, and academia will convene to discuss recent actions and achievements on the UN Sustainable Development Goals. The Week offers innovation showcases, conferences, roundtable discussions, pitch sessions, site […]

News • May 29, 2019

Nariño commits on Nature Tourism for Achieving Green Growth

On May 22, 2019, the Global Green Growth Institute – GGGI, with the support of the Embassy of the Kingdom of Norway and in articulation with the Tourism Director Office and the Secretariat of Environment and Sustainable Development of the Government of Nariño, gathered approximately  260 key stakeholders from the tourism sector value chain and […]

News • May 28, 2019

Myanmar Country Planning Framework to be endorsed

The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) and the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MoNREC) signed the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on 9 February 2017 to advance green growth in Myanmar. GGGI started the development of its Country Planning Framework (2019-2023) since 2017. As the first step, GGGI conducted the Green Growth Potential Assessment and […]

News • May 27, 2019

Forum of the Future for the Formulation of Green Secondary Cities Development Strategy in Fatick, Senegal

On Tuesday, May 21, at the City Hotel of Fatick, the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) and Fatick City Hall, in collaboration with key stakeholders, co-organized the Forum on the Future of Fatick. The forum was presided by Mr. Makhtar BA, the Sports Minister and City Mayor, and GGGI, represented by Mr. Mamadou KONATE (Acting […]

News • May 27, 2019

Green secondary cities plastic waste, wastewater, waste electrical and electronic equipment management through innovative business models for recycling and valorization in Senegal

On Thursday, May 23, the launching ceremony for the “Green Secondary Cities Plastic Waste, Wastewater, Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Management through innovative business models for recycling and valorization in Senegal” project took place at the Radisson Blu hotel. The event was presided by the Ministry of the Environment and Sustainable Development (MEDD), co-presided by the […]

News • May 23, 2019

Drought and Green Growth:  GGGI Presents at the International Drought Forum hosted by K-water 

Daejeon, Republic of Korea, May 23 – GGGI took part in K-Water’s International Drought Forum today, attended by government officials, scientists and representatives of international organizations in Daejeon City to discuss the impacts of climate change on water scarcity and the implications for developing countries at the 2019 International Drought Forum. Jointly organized by the […]

News • May 23, 2019

GGGI Mongolia jointly organizes International New Energy Green Summit-2019

On May 23, the International New Energy Summit took place in Ulaanbaatar, under the auspices of the Prime Minister of Mongolia. The event was an initiative by the Mongolian Renewables Industries Association (MRIA) and was supported by the Ministry of Environment and Tourism (MoET), Energy Regulatory Commission of Mongolia (ERC), the Environmental Organization of Ulaanbaatar […]