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News • October 4, 2019

Announcing the Winners of the 2019 Greenpreneurs Program

Seoul, Republic of Korea, October 4, 2019 – After an intensive 12-weeks for the shortlisted candidates to develop their business proposals, consult with their mentors, and participate in weekly webinars on how to finance and scale-up their green enterprises, the winners of the Greenpreneurs 2019 program have been selected. The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI), […]

News • October 1, 2019

GGGI holds Official Media Briefing for GGGW2019

Seoul, Republic of Korea – October 1, 2019 – The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) held a Media Briefing Session for the Global Green Growth Week (GGGW2019) at its headquarters in Seoul today. Director-General, Frank Rijsberman, Deputy Director-General, Hyeoun Jenny Kim, and Assistant Director-General, Susanne Pedersen, presented at the event to offer highlights from this […]

News • September 27, 2019

Biomass as a Community-Based Renewable Energy in East Nusa Tenggara

Supported by GGGI, the Directorate General of New and Renewable Energy and Energy Conservation of the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources, the Ministry of Village, Development of Disadvantaged Regions, and Transmigration and the District Government of North Timor Tengah held a Focus Group Discussion (FGD) on September 12, 2019 in Kupang, East Nusa Tenggara […]

News • September 26, 2019

Special Coverage – GGGI at the UNGA and Climate Week: Day 1 (Sept. 21)

NEW YORK, United States of America; September 21, 2019– GGGI Director-General, Frank Rijsberman, Assistant Director-General, Susanne Pedersen, and Director of Strategy, Partnerships, and Communications (SPC), Mahamadou Tounkara, took part in this year’s United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) through their participation in events on topics including renewable energy, carbon markets, and sustainable development, among others. Between […]

News • September 25, 2019

GGGI DG’s Mission to Indonesia

GGGI Director General, Dr. Frank Rijsberman, recently visited Indonesia for a series of bilateral meetings with the Government and Indonesia (GoI), including with GGGI’s focal point the Ministry of National Development Planning (Bappenas), the Ministry of Environment and Forestry (MoEF), and the National Institute for Public Administration (NIPA). Discussing progress of the Green Growth Program […]

News • September 24, 2019

Uganda 2019 World Bamboo Day Celebrations held in Luweero District

On September 18, 2019, the Global Green Growth Institute Uganda Country Program joined Divine Bamboo Group Limited and the rest of the world to celebrate the World Bamboo Day in Luweero District at Degeya Bamboo Nursery. The event was joined by several organizations and individuals interested in the Bamboo value chain uptake, including students from […]

News • September 24, 2019

The “Climate Emergency, Urban Opportunity” Report by the Coalition for Urban Transitions

Seoul, Republic of Korea; September 24, 2019 – The Coalition for Urban Transitions recently released a report titled Climate Emergency, Urban Opportunity: How national governments can secure economic prosperity and avert climate catastrophe by transforming cities. The report indicates the numerous benefits of prioritizing zero-carbon cities and provides national governments with six key priorities for […]

News • September 20, 2019

Official GGGI Media Center Launch

Seoul, Republic of Korea, September 20, 2019 – GGGI formally launched media.gggi.org, the official GGGI Media Center designed for showcasing the current work of GGGI and expanding the organization’s global outreach. The platform will host GGGI stories and updates, which will help increase GGGI’s visibility and exposure to a larger audience group, including media professionals […]

News • September 19, 2019

New Times : “Rwanda to get gold rated green complex”

19 September 2019 , as Rwanda positions itself to become a regional technology, financial services and conference hub, demand for the right infrastructure is growing. Ultimate Developers Limited (UDL), one of the market leaders in real estate, says it is responding to that need and will soon make Rwanda home to Africa’s first gold-rated green, […]

News • September 19, 2019

A Look into the Greenpreneurs Projects of 2019

Seoul, Republic of Korea, September 19, 2019 – Four candidates of GGGI’s Greenpreneurs program offered to share their experiences on how they developed the idea for their projects and information on their new green enterprises. Rent-On-Recycle Water Rent-On-Recycle Water is one of the teams in the last stages of this year’s competition, with their project […]

News • September 18, 2019

GGGI joined Ethiopia Green Legacy Campaign to plant 200 million tree seedlings in a day

In 2019, the Ethiopia government, led by Prime Minster Dr. Abiy Ahmed, launched the ambitious Green Legacy campaign that set a milestone to plant 200 million tree seedlings within 12 hours as integral part of an annual target to plant 4 billion tree seedlings. July 29, 2019 was declared to be Green Legacy day, which […]

News • September 18, 2019

GCF Readiness and Preparatory Support Project for Uganda Climate Change Finance Inter-Ministerial Steering Committee meeting

On the 10th day of September 2019, GGGI Uganda office held the first Climate Change Finance Inter-Ministerial Steering Committee Meeting for the GCF Readiness and Preparatory Support Project. The meeting took place in Kampala at the Ministry of Finance Planning & Economic Development conference hall. A total of 25 participants joined the meeting. The meeting […]

News • September 18, 2019

Non-timber Forest Products (NTFPs): The prosperity of Meta through its richness in biodiversity

We are delighted to report the success of our workshop “Non-timber forest products (NTFPs): prosperity through our wealth of biodiversity”, which took place on the 12th of September 2019 with the participation of more than 180 people in city of Villavicencio, located in the Colombian Eastern Plains. The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) successfully led […]

News • September 12, 2019

Papua New Guinea provinces to participate in green growth and climate resilience project

PORT MORESBY – September 12, 2019 – Papua New Guinea’s Climate Change & Development Authority (CCDA), Department of National Planning and Monitoring (DNPM), Department of Provincial and Local Government Affairs (DPLGA) and Australia’s High Commission in PNG today selected New Ireland, Milne Bay and Enga as the first 3 provinces to be piloted under the […]

News • September 2, 2019

MONGOLIA DEVELOPS A POLICY DOCUMENT ON ITS INDC FOR THE PARIS AGREEMENT

ULAANBAATAR, MONGOLIA Aug 26, 2019 On Aug 26, the Ministry of Environment and Tourism and the Environment Climate Fund hosted the 3rd working group meeting to develop a policy document on Mongolia’s INDC for the Paris Agreement. The aim of the meeting was to provide updates on ongoing cross-sectoral activities to develop a policy document […]

News • August 30, 2019

Stakeholder consultation meeting on Agriculture sector GHG emission pathway assessment in Mongolia

ULAANBAATAR, MONGOLIA Aug 23, 2018 GGGI Mongolia organized a Stakeholder consultation meeting on Agriculture sector GHG emission pathway assessment in Mongolia on Aug 23, 2019. The main objective of the meeting was to conduct sectoral consultation meetings, with support of MET, MOFALI and ECF, to introduce project concepts on policy improvement for climate change mitigation […]

News • August 29, 2019

Project launch: Boosting Bioeconomy and Renewable Energies under a Green Growth Framework

Bogotá, August 23, 2019. The national department of planning (DNP for its acronym in Spanish), Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI), and the British Embassy in Colombia have officially launched the project “Support for the Implementation of the Green Growth Policy of Colombia (CONPES Document 3934 OF 2018) through capacity building and public and private investments”. […]

News • August 23, 2019

Green Bond Bootcamp in Jakarta

On July 22-23, 2019, GGGI and UNDP in support to the Ministry of National Development Planning (Bappenas) held the “Climate Bonds Initiative Green Bond Boot Camp” at Le Meridien Hotel, Jakarta. The Climate Bonds Initiative (CBI) was invited by Bappenas as experts to provide the technical training. The event was the first Bootcamp held in […]

News • August 23, 2019

GGGI High-Level Meetings & Participation in the GCF Global Programming Conference

Songdo, Republic of Korea – On August 19-20, GGGI’s high-level representatives, including President and Chair, Mr. Ban Ki-moon, Director-General Frank Rijsberman, and Director Mahamadou Tounkara for Strategy, Partnerships and Communications (SPC), had a two-day working visit to Songdo to take part in the GCF Global Programming Conference at the Songdo Convensia Center and hold meetings […]

News • August 23, 2019

GGGI and RHA give insight on Rwanda’s Green Building Initiatives with experts from 10 countries in Africa

Kigali, Rwanda – On 16th August 2019, Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) with Rwanda Housing Authority (RHA) jointly shared Rwanda’s Green Building Minimum Compliance System at the Building Efficiency Accelerator (BEA) Africa Regional Network Webinar focusing on green growth initiatives in the building and construction sector of Rwanda. The webinar was organized by the ICLEI […]