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News • January 17, 2020

PRESS RELEASE: GGGI & RSPO Sign Memorandum of Understanding

A five year Memorandum of Understanding was signed in Jakarta to enhance collaboration and funding for key activities and organisations in the sustainable palm oil sector. JAKARTA, 15 JANUARY 2020: Today, GGGI and the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) Secretariat signed a five-year Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), providing a framework for cooperation and collaboration in support of the 2030 Agenda […]

News • January 9, 2020

GGGI on the brink of a new decade

Dr. Frank Rijsberman, Director-General, Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) We face an unprecedented global sustainability crisis January 9, 2019 – The best end-of-year “climate” message I have read was Chloe Farand’s on Climate Home News (worth a read, find it here) – she summarizes: “As 2019 draws to a close, the rift between the climate […]

News • December 31, 2019

Increasing the Literacy on Sustainable Development and Climate Finance with Journalists and Media

On November 20, 2019, the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) together with the Society of Environmental Journalists (SIEJ) held the event themed Journalist Training and Media Discussion: Sustainable Development and Finance in the Indonesia Maju Cabinet at Greenhouse, Jakarta. The training was held upon finding that the media currently are often unable to contextualize current […]

News • December 13, 2019

GGGI and DTI call up greener performance of micro enterprises

Makati, Philippines, December 13, 2019 – The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) – in the context of supporting the “Shared Service Facility (SSF)” program of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) – presented draft green growth performance indicators which are designed to enhance and monitor SSF operations, in a forum titled “DTI-SSF Project Impact […]

News • December 13, 2019

GGGI kicked off a solar PV development project in the Province of Bataan, Philippines

Balanga, Province of Bataan, Philippines – December 13 – The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) and the Provincial Government of Bataan of the Philippines brought diverse international and national expert groups together to officially kick off a technical feasibility study to develop up to 50MW solar PV plant. From December 12 to 13, the GGGI […]

News • December 11, 2019

GGKP Webinar moderated by GGGI: Making Gender-Responsive Green Growth Happen

On December 11, 2019, the Green Growth Knowledge Platform (GGKP) and the Donor Committee for Enterprise Development (DCED) held a webinar on gender-responsive green growth. Access a recording of the webinar here: https://www.greengrowthknowledge.org/learning/ggkp-webinar-making-gender-responsive-green-growth-happen Ingvild Solvang from the Investment Services and Policy Solutions Division of GGGI moderated the session. Speakers included Katherine Miles, Advisor to the […]

News • December 10, 2019

Fiji and GGGI Launch Country Planning Framework 2019 – 2023

MADRID, December 10, 2019 – The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) and the Fijian Ministry of Economy today launched the Fiji Country Planning Framework (CPF) 2019 – 2023 on the sidelines of the UN Climate Change Conference COP 25 in Madrid, Spain. The CPF is a five-year planning document that outlines how Fiji and GGGI […]

News • December 6, 2019

GGGI Mongolia organizes a Stakeholder Consultation Workshop on the Residential Retrofitting project

December 5, 2019; Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia — Today, the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) Mongolia, together with the Ulaanbaatar city Mayor’s Office, organized a stakeholder consultation workshop on GGGI’s Residential Retrofitting project. The workshop aimed to establish a project working group to present the project’s work plan and findings of consultant services, and to receive feedback […]

News • December 6, 2019

GGGI and Sonora Women’s Institute deliver a Gender in Green Growth Training for Public Officials and Civil society, Generating Sectoral Recommendations for the State

Hermosillo, Sonora, December 6, 2019 – On December 6, 2019, GGGI Country Representative, Pablo Martinez and Director of Sonora Women’s Institute Blanca Luz Saldaña López met with Dr. Maria de Lourdes Ramos Loyo, Executive Coordinator of the Chief of Staff Office, Sonora, to hand over recommendations for mainstreaming of gender and social inclusion in green […]

News • December 6, 2019

Media Advisory: COP 25 Side Event – Enhancing Capacity of Developing Countries to Address Climate Change: Issues and Opportunities

Madrid, Spain – On December 11, the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI), along with Korea University, the Green Asia Organization, the Center for Climate and Sustainable Development Law and Policy (CSDLAP), Hawassa University, the UNDP Seoul Policy Center, and the United Nations Office for Sustainable Development (UNOSD), with support from the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA), will co-host the event on […]

News • December 5, 2019

New Times Opinion Piece : Public spaces and public art, New York City and Kigali

KIGALI –  Architects, urban designers, artists and allies in Kigali recently hosted Justin Garrett Moore, Executive Director of New York Public Design Commission [IG1], and discussed public spaces and public art with him. Moore shared that art and culture are key drivers of New York City’s economy as good design of public spaces and quality of […]

News • December 5, 2019

GGGI and the Beijing Based Global Environmental Institute Run Sustainable City Training Program in Kampong Cham

 Kampong Cham, Cambodia, December 3-5, 2019 – The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) Cambodia team, together with the National Council for Sustainable Development (NCSD) and the Beijing based Global Environmental Institute (GEI), organized a training workshop on sustainable city development. Thirty government officials from the newly established government working group on sustainable cities participated in […]

News • December 4, 2019

Swedish Energy Agency and Global Green Growth Institute partner to establish Article 6 Activities

MADRID – 4th December 2019 – Today, the Swedish Energy Agency (SEA) and the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) signed a cooperation agreement on the sidelines of COP25 to launch the Mobilizing Article 6 Trading Structures (MATS) Program, a pilot project aimed at establishing Article 6 Activities under the Paris Agreement. The objective of this […]

News • December 4, 2019

GGGI engaged on community-based bamboo biomass to energy in Indonesia at the Global Landscape Forum Luxembourg 2019

On November 30, 2019, GGGI presented a business case for community-based biomass to energy in the NTT Province of Indonesia at the Global Landscape Forum (GLF) in Luxembourg. Ingvild Solvang from GGGI Investment and Policy Solutions Division participated in a panel discussion with the Indonesian National Planning Agency (Bappenas), Clean Power Indonesia (CPI), European Forest […]

News • December 4, 2019

Mainstreaming Low-Carbon Development in Indonesia’s National Medium-Term Development Planning 2020 – 2024 Background Study for the Forestry Sector

The Ministry of National Development Planning (Bappenas) have recently finalized the national medium-term development planning (RPJMN) 2020 – 2024 background study for the forestry sector. The background study was commissioned by Bappenas with the support of the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) as part of its efforts to mainstream green growth and low carbon development […]

News • December 2, 2019

Media Advisory: Coalition of Finance Ministers for Climate Action – Santiago’s Action Plan Launch

Within COP 25, Ms. Susanne Pedersen, Assistant Director-General and Head of Investment and Policy Solutions Division of GGGI, will moderate Session 3 of the Coalition of Finance Ministers for Climate Action – Santiago’s Action Plan Launch event. Participants will discuss and share insights on ways to make NDC implementation and de-carbonization a reality. Background: The […]

News • November 30, 2019

GGGI’s Strategy 2030

The Strategy 2030 sets the course for GGGI’s efforts to effectively support its Members needs’ in transforming their economies toward environmentally sustainable and socially inclusive green growth. The 2015 Paris Agreement calls for a strengthened global response to the threat of climate crisis and deteriorating environmental conditions, seeking to keep a global temperature rise this century […]

News • November 29, 2019

GGGI’s Upcoming Participation in COP25 in Madrid!

Friday, November 29, 2019 — A delegation from the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) will take part in the UN Climate Change Conference COP25 in Madrid on December 2-13. The delegation is led by Susanne Pedersen, GGGI’s Assistant Director-General and Head of Investment and Policy Solutions Division (IPSD) and includes senior representatives – Fenella Aouane, […]

News • November 28, 2019

The National Medium-Term Development Planning (RPJMN) 2020 – 2024 Background Study for the Forestry Sector

The Ministry of National Development Planning (Bappenas) have recently finalized the national medium-term development planning (RPJMN) 2020 – 2024 background study for the forestry sector. The background study was commissioned by Bappenas with the support of the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) as part of its efforts to mainstream green growth and low carbon development […]

News • November 27, 2019

GGGI’s Assistant Director-General and Head of Investment and Policy Solutions Division delivered congratulatory remarks at the COP25 side event on Asia-Europe Cooperation on Low Carbon Development!

Madrid, December 10, 2019 — Within the upcoming COP25 in Madrid, GGGI’s Assistant Director-General and Head of Investment and Policy Solutions Division (IPSD), Susanne Pedersen, today delivered the congratulatory remarks at the COP25 side event on Asia-Europe Cooperation on Low Carbon Development. The event was hosted by the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI), the Asia-Europe […]