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News • June 14, 2019

Burkina Faso Minister of Environment ,Green Economy and Climate Change conduct GCF study tour in Kigali, Rwanda

Burkina Faso is aware of the importance of green growth development which is fundamental to supporting the transition and increasing opportunities.  The Government has highlighted several obstacles related to (i) limited technical capacity of actors at all levels; (ii) the lack of sustainable and appropriate financial mechanisms to support the transition to green growth; and […]

News • June 7, 2019

GGGI participates in the Innovate4Climate Conference 2019

From June 4-7, GGGI participated in the 2019 Innovate4Climate summit held at the Marina Bay Sands Expo and Convention Centre in Singapore. The event was hosted by the World Bank Group, the governments of Singapore, Spain, and Germany, as well as the IFC. Participants of the event were primarily experts within their various sectors, including […]

News • June 7, 2019

Global Green Growth Institute Now Solidified in Colombian Law

On May 24, President Duque signed off Law 1954, through which the Congress of Colombia approved the “Establishment Agreement of the Global Green Growth Institute in Colombia,” signed in Rio de Janeiro the 20th of June, 2012. With this step forward, the Republic of Colombia is one step closer to achieving GGGI’s membership status and […]

News • June 5, 2019

Beating Air pollution before it beats us

Air pollution is a chronic disease and a silent killer.  We need to anticipate it and proactively address it head on before it overtakes us. In April 2019  it was time for me to relocate to Kigali from Seoul, I was happy to move away from Seoul’s deteriorating air quality. While living in Korea, a […]

News • June 4, 2019

GGGI partnerships catalyze climate finance and green growth in 2018

SEOUL – June 04, 2018 – Member and partner countries of the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) achieved impactful green growth results in 2018 through innovative partnerships that support developing countries and emerging economies transition toward environmentally sustainable and socially inclusive economic growth. Recognizing the importance of partnerships to deliver at greater scale and impact, […]

News • May 31, 2019

Three Ways the Global Green Growth Institute is supporting the Government of Rwanda to Reduce Air Pollution

Ambient air pollution has risen sharply in recent years, especially in urban centers. Increasing rates of congestion combined with rising levels of personal vehicle ownership and limited public transport infrastructure have resulted in cities in sub-Saharan Africa exhibiting some of the highest levels of PM2.5 particulate matter in the world. Recent research has found that […]

News • May 30, 2019

Technical Workshop for the Creation of the Second Phase of the Green Growth Program with the Norwegian Embassy in Colombia

On April 30, 2019, in Bogotá, the Technical Workshop for the Creation of the Second Phase of the Green Growth Program, with GGGI Colombia and the Norwegian Embassy in Colombia, was carried out with all strategic government stakeholders in attendance: the Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development, Agriculture (including and the Rural Agricultural Planning Unit), […]

News • May 29, 2019

Nariño commits on Nature Tourism for Achieving Green Growth

On May 22, 2019, the Global Green Growth Institute – GGGI, with the support of the Embassy of the Kingdom of Norway and in articulation with the Tourism Director Office and the Secretariat of Environment and Sustainable Development of the Government of Nariño, gathered approximately  260 key stakeholders from the tourism sector value chain and […]

News • May 23, 2019

GGGI Mongolia jointly organizes International New Energy Green Summit-2019

On May 23, the International New Energy Summit took place in Ulaanbaatar, under the auspices of the Prime Minister of Mongolia. The event was an initiative by the Mongolian Renewables Industries Association (MRIA) and was supported by the Ministry of Environment and Tourism (MoET), Energy Regulatory Commission of Mongolia (ERC), the Environmental Organization of Ulaanbaatar […]

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

Dr. Frank Rijsberman, Director-General of GGGI’s interview with Japan Spotlight

Read Dr. Frank Rijsberman, Director-General of GGGI’s interview with Japan Spotlight on Searching for Environmentally Sustainable and Socially Inclusive Economic Growth. https://www.jef.or.jp/journal/pdf/225th_Cover_Story_10.pdf

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 • April 30, 2019

Electric trikes in San Vicente Bring “Ecotown” to Life

April 30, Palawan, Philippines – Electric tricycles (E-trikes) have already started to roam the streets of San Vicente thanks to a grant deal facilitated by GGGI and financed by the Asian Development Bank through the Department of Energy, which provided 50 units of e-trikes amounting to nearly half a million US dollars. This is one […]

News • April 29, 2019

Mainstreaming Gender Perspective in Climate Change Programs

Gender and climate change have been the main issues in development, but the mention of both issues at the same place and at the same time is still uncommon. While the Government of Indonesia has put efforts to address these issues, their integration has not been progressing well as the entities responsible for the issues […]

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 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 10, 2019

From Planning to Action: Strengthened partnership between Oriental Mindoro and GGGI to demonstrate climate resilient green growth on the ground

On April 10, 2019, the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI), together with the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), conducted a “preliminary” technical mission to the Province of Oriental Mindoro to prepare a technical funding proposal tentatively called “Climate Resilient and Inclusive Green Growth: Accelerating Implementation in the Agriculture Value Chain of MIMAROPA Region”, to […]

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, […]