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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 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 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 […]

News • December 12, 2020

GGGI Director-General Frank Rijsberman Interviews with KBS World Radio

SEOUL, Republic of Korea; December 10, 2020 – KBS World Radio interviewed GGGI Director-General, Dr. Frank Rijsberman, to discuss Korea’s recently announced blueprint to phase out fossil fuels and transition to a carbon-neutral green economy, as well as GGGI’s work in supporting countries with COVID-19 recovery. During the interview, he highlighted that phasing out coal […]

News • December 8, 2020

COVIMA: the mobile app developed by MinAmbiente, GGGI and the Kingdom of Norway to tackle illegal timber trade in Colombia

Bogotá, December 7, 2020 – A new digital solution to support the control and surveillance of timber by state entities was officially launched in a virtual kick-off event with the Ministry Environment and Sustainable Development (MADS), the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI), and Norway. As a commitment of the Colombian Environmental Information System (SIAC for […]

News • December 8, 2020

GGGI and the Kingdom of Norway support territorial entities in the southern Colombian Amazon to achieve environmental sustainability criteria and territorial resilience

Mocoa, December 7, 2020 – The Corporation for the Sustainable Development of the Southern Amazon (CORPOAMAZONIA) with support from the Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development (MADS), the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI), and the Royal Embassy of Norway, held the virtual event, The Environmental Component in Land Management and Planning Instruments of the Southern […]

News • December 7, 2020

World toilet Day celebration in Dakar

The Ministry of water and Sanitation in partnership with GGGI & Senegalese Normalization Association (SNA)organized the 2020 world toilet day in with the whole theme of ” Sustainable sanitation & Climate Change”. The ceremony was chaired by the general secretary of the water and sanitation Ministry with the presence of GGGI senegal country representative and […]

News • December 7, 2020

GGGI Rwanda Co-Organizes African Mobility Month

Globally, transport contributes to 16.2% of total GHG emissions. Overall, GHG emissions from the transport sector have doubled since 1970. The majority of these emissions come from road transport due to of petrol and diesel by cars, trucks, motorcycles, and buses. In Rwanda, transport accounts for 13% of all GHG emissions and is expected to […]

News • December 3, 2020

Decentralization to tackle urban waste: the case of Battambang

Battambang, like many other cities in Cambodia, faces numerous waste management challenges. Uncontrolled disposal, a lack of waste separation, and recycling all pose public health and environmental issues for the city. Issued in 2015, Sub-Decree 113 on the Management of Urban Garbage and Solid Waste aims to decentralize waste management and establish roles and responsibilities […]

News • December 2, 2020

Launch of Behavior Change Communications Campaign for Luxembourg project

The city of Tivaouane held a launching ceremony for the behavior change communications campaign of the Waste Water, Plastic Waste, Electric & Electronic Waste in Secondaries Cities Project. The event gathered all implementing partners and was chaired by the Senegal Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development. The event commenced with introductory remarks from the perfect […]

News • November 27, 2020

2nd Workshop on the engaging the private sector in building flood resilience capacities under the GCF NAP

26th November , Kamonyi district ,Southern Province, in Rwanda.  The Global Green Growth Institute and Rwanda Environment Management Authority (REMA) co-organised the second GCF NAP workshop on engaging the private sector in building flood resilience capacities held in Kamonyi with stakeholders from the Kamonyi District office, Executive of Kamonyi , Rwanda Environment Management (REMA) ,Rwanda […]

News • November 26, 2020

1st Workshop on private sector engagement in building flood resilience capacities under the GCF NAP

25th November , Kigali Rwanda , the Global Green Growth Institute (GCF delivery partner) and Rwanda Environment Management Authority (NDA) co-organised the workshop for the GCF NAP Project on the role of the private sector engagement and elaboration of concept notes for selected sites in the city of Kigali namely Magerwa/Rwandex and Mpazi. The workshop […]

News • November 13, 2020

New Zealand and GGGI to partner in support of new energy policy for Fiji.

SUVA, FIJI – 06 November 2020 – The Global Green Growth Institute and the New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT), today signed an agreement to support the development of Fiji’s new National Energy Policy 2020-2030. Fiji’s energy sector is critical to the achievement of the island nation’s development goals, including reducing reliance […]

News • November 9, 2020

Workshop on incorporation of Gender Equality and Social Inclusion across the outcomes and outputs of the GCF NAP Project on Building Flood Resilience Capacities in Rwanda

27th Oct 2020 , GGGI as the delivery partner and Rwanda Environment management Authority (REMA) as the National Designated Authority for Green Climate Finance (GCF) in Rwanda , collaborated in organizing the Gender Equality and Social Inclusion Workshop for the GCF National Adaptation Plan (NAP) Readiness and Preparatory Support for Building Flood Resilience Capacities in […]

News • November 4, 2020

GGGI and the Government of Guaviare celebrate rural women

San José del Guaviare, October 30, 2020. As part of the Norway-GGGI-Colombia Green Growth Program Phase II, GGGI and the government of Guaviare marked International Rural Women’s Day on October 29 with the event “Guaviare Es Mujer Rural” – Guaviare for Rural Women. Coming from 11 rural productive associations and cooperatives of the municipalities of […]

News • November 3, 2020

CPE-GGGI Seminar on Green New Deal

SEOUL, Republic of Korea; November 3, 2020 – Today, the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) and the Korean Parliamentary League on Children, Population and Environment (CPE) co-hosted a seminar on Korea’s Green New Deal. Key speakers from international organizations, embassies, academia, & policy makers gathered in person and virtually to share policy challenges and necessary  […]

News • October 30, 2020

Preliminary Project Summary and Plastic Waste Management Training in Touba

On October 19, 2020, a joint mission was organized in Touba with local committee members, the IDEV and EVE firms, in order to unroll the agenda to introduce EVE to local authorities and organize a training session on plastic waste management.   The agenda commenced with a plastic waste management training session with the local […]

News • October 28, 2020

GGGI’s 9th Session of the Assembly and 13th Session of the Council

 On October 28, GGGI held its 9th Session of the Assembly and 13th Session of the Council, attended by delegates from 32 Members and 10 Observers of GGGI. GGGI’s Assembly and Council convened the Joint Session in hybrid format – both virtually and in-person at the GGGI Seoul headquarters. The Joint Session commenced with an […]

News • October 28, 2020

Rwanda hosts the 3rd virtual Business to Business webinar between Italy and Rwanda to discuss vailable opportunities for private sector to enhance green growth and sustainable development in both countries

15th Oct 2020 , Kigali Rwanda, the Global Green Growth Institute-Rwanda in collaboration with Rwanda Environment Management Authority (REMA) organized the 3rd virtual Business to Business (B2B) webinar. Rwanda and Italy Business to Business exchanges are to enhance green growth in both countries , with over 240 participants it was a successful online discuss. The […]