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News • May 16, 2019

Technical workshop on plastic waste value chain held in Dakar

As part of the implementation process of the Green Secondary Cities Wastewater, Plastic Waste and WEEE Management: “Innovative Business Model for Recycling and Valorization,” funded by the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, GGGI has planned to put in place a group of experts for each sector to assist in the implementation of the activities. For this […]

News • May 13, 2019

GGGI co-hosts international workshop on Capacity Building for Developing Countries to Address Climate Change in Seoul

The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) will co-host the International Workshop on Capacity Building for Developing Countries to Address Climate Change, at GGGI HQ on May 17, 2019. The conference is organized by the Center for Global Climate and Marine Governance of Korea University, and hosted by GGGI, the UNDP Seoul Policy Center, the Green […]

News • May 10, 2019

Rwanda Cabinet approves Green Building Minimum Compliance System

The Government of Rwanda in the cabinet meeting held on 3rd April 2019 approved the Ministerial Order determining Urban planning and Building regulations. The Rwanda Green Building Minimum Compliance System which is an Annex to the Ministerial Order along with the revised Rwanda Building Code. The Ministerial Order and the supporting green building annex were officially […]

News • May 7, 2019

GGGI takes part in the Annual Infrastructure Investors Summit in Seoul

May 7, Seoul, Republic of Korea – GGGI took part in the 2nd Annual Infrastructure Investors Seoul Summit at the Westin Chosun hotel today, which brought together investors, fund managers, asset owners and developers to actively discuss ways to enhance global infrastructure capital flows and strategy. Fenella Aouane, as part of GGGI’s Green Investment Services […]

News • May 6, 2019

GGGI Colombia participated in the signing of the beef and dairy Zero Deforestation Agreements

May 6, 2019, Bogotá, Colombia – GGGI sealed its commitment to the sustainability of livestock and forest conservation with its adhesion to the Zero Deforestation agreements for beef and dairy value chains, together with the Ministries of Environment and Agriculture, the Sustainable Livestock Board of Colombia with its 45 members, private companies, restaurants and environmental organizations. […]

News • May 2, 2019

GGGI holds its Management and Program Sub-Committee meeting in Seoul

Seoul, May 1-2 – GGGI held its Ninth Meeting of the Management and Program Sub-Committee (MPSC) at the Institute’s Seoul headquarters between May 1 and 2, attended by participants from Australia, Republic of Korea, Norway, Paraguay, Rwanda and Senegal, as well as observers from its Member countries, including Costa Rica, Denmark, Fiji, Hungary, Papua New […]

News • April 30, 2019

GGGI conducts a Consultation Workshop for Green Growth Potential Analysis of Qatar in Doha

On April 30, the Qatar Ministry of Municipality and Environment (MME) and the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) organized a consultation workshop on Green Growth Potential Assessment (GGPA) of Qatar in Doha. GGPA is a diagnostic tool that combines data analysis and stakeholder consultation to identify green growth opportunities in a country. After the presentation […]

News • April 29, 2019

UNIDO and GGGI Collaborate to Improve Waste Recycling in Cambodia

Phnom Penh, April 29, 2019 – The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) signed a technical cooperation agreement to jointly improve waste recycling in Battambang. Under the agreement, the two organizations will join forces to reduce the open burning activities and develop waste recycling in Battambang. The partners […]

News • April 17, 2019

Launch of the ISO 50001:2011: Energy Management Systems Support Program for Uganda and Certificate Handover Ceremony

The Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development (MEMD) of Uganda, organized a ceremony to handover the certificates for the ISO 50001 Lead Auditor Training that took place between November 26-30, 2018 at Silver Springs Hotel Bugolobi with support from GGGI. The ceremony took place on April 17, 2019, during a breakfast meeting at Kampala Serena […]

News • April 17, 2019

Validation meeting of the pre-feasibility study report under the sustainable energy-water solutions for medium to large scale irrigation of commercial farming in Uganda

On April 17, 2019, the GGGI Uganda office organized a validation meeting to present the pre-feasibility study report of the ongoing study under the sustainable energy-water solutions for medium to large scale irrigation of commercial farming in Uganda. The workshop was presided over by the Hon. Minister of State for Environment, Hon. Mary Goretti Kitutu, […]

News • April 16, 2019

Beyond the Pitch program held in UAE

Supported by the UAE Ministry of Climate Change and Environment and the Global Green Growth Institute, Beyond the Pitch seeks to offer guidance and innovation opportunities to the next generation of UAE’s startup entrepreneurs who look to address themes aligned with the priorities of the UAE Ministry of Climate Change and Economy. Open to youth […]

News • April 15, 2019

GGGI and ECREEE ink an MoU on Green Growth Cooperation in West Africa

On April 5, on the sidelines of SEERA219, GGGI and the ECOWAS Center for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (ECREEE) held a Memorandum of Understanding signing ceremony to cooperate on promoting green growth in West Africa. The ceremony was co-chaired by Dr. Bachir Ismael Ouedraogo, Minister of Energy of Burkina Faso, Dr. Mahamadou Tounkara, GGGI’s […]

News • April 15, 2019

The GGGI Burkina Faso team meets with the President and the Prime Minister of Burkina Faso on the sidelines of SEERA2019

Ouagadougou, April 4-7 – Under a delegation led by Batio Bassiere, Minister of Environment, Green Economy and Climate Change, GGGI represented by Mr. Mahamadou Tounkara, Director of Strategy, Partnerships and Communications; Mr. Malle Fofana, Country Representative for Burkina Faso (OIC); and Lamine Ouedraogo, Senior Officer met with His Excellency Marie Joseph Christophe Dabiré, Prime Minister […]

News • April 12, 2019

Rwanda GCF NDA and GGGI monitor the Secondary Cities Master Plan Revision process

On 5th April GGGI Rwanda together with the National Designated Authority (NDA) and the National Coordination Team (NCT) undertook a mission to Nyagatare, one of the secondary cities where the GCF is supporting the incorporation of low emission and resilience strategies in the Master Plan revision though the Readiness and Preparatory support project. The City […]

News • April 12, 2019

Green Bag Seminar with Ambassador Boonam Shin, Former Climate Change Ambassador at GGGI HQ

On April 11, Ambassador Boonam Shin was invited as a speaker for the Green Bag Seminar to share his insights and experience working at GGGI during its transition to an inter-governmental, international organization from 2011 to 2012. During the Green Bag Seminar held at GGGI’s Seoul headquarters, Ambassador Shin discussed the history of GGGI and […]

News • April 10, 2019

Renewable Energy Capacity Building Project in Four Pacific Countries Launched

April 10, Suva – On April 9, Her Excellency Ms. Cho Shin-hee, Korean Ambassador to Fiji, launched a regional capacity building project targeting Fiji, Vanuatu, Solomon Islands and Papua New Guinea at the project’s regional planning workshop at the Holiday Inn in Suva. Ambassador Cho Shin-hee launched the project by stressing that “climate change impacts […]

News • April 9, 2019

GGGI Supports the Development of Rwanda’s Green Procurement Guidelines

According to the United Nations -Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) address the root causes of poverty and pledge to leave no one behind, including vulnerable groups. They also emphasize the need to tackle climate change urgently and protect the environment through a shift to sustainable consumption and production. The SDGs are intended to be universal, applying […]

News • April 8, 2019

Citizens participate in the Design Process for Green & Public Space in Nyagatare

Cities are considered to a critical role to play in transitioning from resource inefficient patterns of growth and increasing access to services, and in so doing, supporting the transition to green growth. In 2018 , the  Ministry of Infrastructure (MININFRA), the Rwanda Housing Authority (RHA), and the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) undertook citywide public […]

News • April 5, 2019

Rwanda Urban sector to establish a  Center of Excellence for Green Urbanization

On 28th March 2019 a consultation for stakeholders in the Urbanization and Built Environment sector was held  to discuss the establishment of the Center of Excellence for Green Urbanization, at Lemigo Hotel  in Kigali. The Ministry of Environment with the Ministry of Infrastructure hosted the consultation alongside the Global Green Growth Institute as a facilitator, […]

News • April 2, 2019

GGGI Laos team participates at Lao National EV Summit 2019

April 2, Vientiane – H.E. Mr. Khammany Inthirath, Minister of Energy and Mines, opened the Lao National Electric Vehicle Summit 2019 by providing background information in Lao PDR on energy generation and its outlook on strategic positioning toward e-mobility. H.E. Khammany laid out some foundations: infrastructure (charging stations and service centers), tax and custom, regulatory framework, […]