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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

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 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 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

[Upcoming Event]: GGGI’s Assistant Director-General and Head of Investment and Policy Solutions Division will deliver congratulatory remarks at the COP25 side event on Asia-Europe Cooperation on Low Carbon Development!

Wednesday, November 27, 2019 — Within the upcoming COP25 in Madrid, GGGI’s Assistant Director-General and Head of Investment and Policy Solutions Division (IPSD), Susanne Pedersen, will deliver congratulatory remarks at the COP25 side event on Asia-Europe Cooperation on Low Carbon Development on December 10, 2019. The event is being hosted by the Global Green Growth […]

News • November 26, 2019

GGGI and Climate Bonds Initiative Join Forces to Mobilize Finance for Climate Actions

SEOUL/LONDON, NOVEMBER 26, 2019 Dr. Frank Rijsberman, Director General of the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) and Mr. Sean Kidney, CEO and Co-Founder of Climate Bonds Initiative (CBI) today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on mobilizing capital market to respond to the climate emergency. Under the MoU the two leading organizations on climate finance […]

News • November 25, 2019

GGGI Partners with H&M in Cambodia to Promote Sustainable Garment Manufacturing

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia, November 21, 2019 – The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) Cambodia Team signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on “Cambodia Textile Sector Energy Efficiency Project Development” with apparel retail giant, PULS Trading Far East Limited (H&M), to promote energy efficient production processes among H&M’s Cambodian suppliers. The agreement was signed by GGGI […]

News • November 23, 2019

GGGI welcomes Angola and Ecuador as its 35th and 36th Members!

Saturday, November 23, 2019 — Today, the Republic of Angola and the Republic of Ecuador officially became the 35th and 36th Members of the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) following the deposit of their instruments of accession with the GGGI Director-General. As GGGI has now expanded to represent a total of 36 Members, it now […]

News • November 21, 2019

The Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) joins GGGI as its 34th Member and 1st Regional Integration Member

Thursday, November 21, 2019 — Today, the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) became the 34th Member of the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) after formally submitting its Instrument of Accession. The OECS is also the first regional integration organisation to become a member of GGGI. Since the establishment of the GGGI Caribbean office in 2019, located […]

News • November 19, 2019

Project launched for Low-carbon and Climate Resilient Development in Serbian Cities

Sombor, Serbia – November 19 2019 – The launch of the project “Supporting low-carbon and climate resilient development in Serbian Cities” project took place today in the city of Sombor, Republic of Serbia. The project will be implemented in Sombor in cooperation with the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) and financial support from the Government […]

News • November 15, 2019

GGGI Director-General, Frank Rijsberman, on France 24’s “People & Profit” program to explain the benefits of green growth!

Paris, France – On November 14, GGGI’s Director-General, Frank Rijsberman, appeared on France 24’s People & Profit program to discuss how investing in environmental development can help boost the economy. During the interview, Dr. Rijsberman explained the work of GGGI to help its Members gain access to green investments and provided his insights on green […]

News • November 15, 2019

GGGI Mongolia organizes a Knowledge Sharing Event on Energy Efficiency

Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, November 12, 2019 On November 12, GGGI Mongolia organized a knowledge sharing event in Mongolia, as part of the Energy Efficiency (EE) Improvement Project implemented by GGGI, together with the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC). The main objective of the event was to bring together private companies interested in providing energy services and facilitate […]

News • November 15, 2019

Department of Nariño: Green Growth Potential Assessment (GGPA) results

 On October 8, 2019, the GGGI team successfully delivered the results of the Green Growth Potential Assessment (GGPA) for the Colombian Department of Nariño. The results, published in a comprehensive report, were presented in the Forum: “Challenges and opportunities for green growth and forest conservation,” an event co-organized by GGGI, the Norwegian Embassy, and three regional […]

News • November 11, 2019

Mr. Ban Ki-moon, GGGI President & Chair, receives the Albert I Grand Medal for his work in Ocean Conservation!

On November 7, GGGI President & Chair, Mr. Ban Ki-moon, was awarded the Albert I Grand Medal in the mediation section for his work in sustainable development and ocean conservation. The ceremony took place on November 7 at the Oceanographic Museum in Monaco and was hosted by the Institute of Oceanography. The Albert I Grand […]

News • November 5, 2019

GCF Concept Note Writing Workshop

GGGI supported the Fiscal Policy Agency (FPA) of the Ministry of Finance as Indonesia’s National Designated Authority for the Green Climate Fund (NDA-GCF) to organize a GCF Concept Note Writing Workshop on October 22-24, 2019 at Gran Melia Jakarta as part of the effort to expand and strengthen Indonesia’s GCF pipeline through the publication of […]