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News • May 28, 2020

Realizing Transmigration Area 4.0

The implementation of transmigration so far has shown a lot of success in terms of regional development by realizing 1,336 definitive villages, 399 sub-district capitals, 104 district capitals and 2 provincial capitals, as well as in terms of realizing national food security. In accordance with the 2020-2024 RPJMN, the Ministry of Villages, Development of Disadvantaged […]

News • May 26, 2020

What do ‘Paradigm Shift’ and ‘Climate Rationale’ Mean for the Green Climate Fund (GCF) Project Concept Notes

Over the past 6 months, the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) and the Fiscal Policy Agency, Ministry of Finance Republic of Indonesia as the National Designated Authority (NDA) Green Climate Fund (GCF) Indonesia has been working with E Co. to build the capacity of shortlisted project proponents from the inaugural NDA Call for Project Concept […]

News • May 21, 2020

Online Panel Discussion on “Mobilizing Green Investment for Indonesia’s Sustainable Landscape Sectors”

Officially opened by the Indonesia Country Representative Marcel Silvius and the moderator – Vikalp Pal Sabhlok, Investment Specialist, GGGI held an online panel discussion on “Mobilizing Green Investment for Indonesia’s Sustainable Landscape Sectors” on May 14, 2020. This discussion is an effort to continue supporting the Government of Indonesia to explore possibilities and scale up […]

News • May 21, 2020

GGKP Webinar – Sustainability after COVID-19: The medical waste response

On May 19, 2020, Deputy Director and Urban Lead of Green Cities at the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI),  Donovan Storey, took part in the GGKP – Sustainability after COVID-19: The Medical Waste Response webinar to discuss how countries can design effective COVID-19 medical waste management strategies. Highlight discussion points included action plans on how the […]

News • May 20, 2020

Final 15 Selected for Greenpreneurs 2020!

May 20, 2020 – Out of a total of 164 applications, the final 15 candidates have been selected for the Greenpreneurs 2020 program! The candidates are all from countries in which GGGI has operations, including Cambodia, Colombia, Ethiopia, Fiji, India, Indonesia, Mexico, Mongolia, Nepal, Papua New Guinea, the Philippines, Rwanda, Uganda, and the UAE. Applicants […]

News • May 8, 2020

Reducing operation costs and creating green jobs post COVID-19 Pandemic for the affected tourism industry in Rwanda

Before global pandemic of COVID-19, tourism was the biggest and fastest growing economic sector. The United Nations World Tourism Organization estimates reveal that in 2020, international tourist arrivals could decline by 20% to 30%, translating into the loss of 300 to 450 US$ billion in international receipts (exports). This is due to border closures and […]

News • May 7, 2020

GGGI achieved impactful results in 2019 through delivering urban planning, infrastructure, and mobility solutions

Seoul – May 8, 2020 – Members and partners of the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) achieved impactful results in 2019 through delivering inclusive, integrated urban planning, infrastructure, and mobility solutions. Recognizing the importance of cities to the global sustainability agenda and green growth transitions, GGGI has been supporting developing countries and emerging economies transition […]

News • May 1, 2020

Why Food Markets Matter During and After a Pandemic

Since December 2019, the global community has been faced with the challenge of limiting the spread of Coronavirus disease (COVID-19). On March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) assessed the COVID-19 outbreak and declared it a pandemic. Efforts to contain the virus resulted in closing of international borders, with many countries putting measures in […]

News • April 27, 2020

Uganda’s Former Finance Minister, Hon. Maria Kiwanuka appointed as a Member of the GGGI Council

The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) held its Eighth Session of the Assembly and Twelfth Session of the Council (Joint Session) on October 24, 2019; Seoul, Republic of Korea. During this event, Hon. Maria Kiwanuka from Uganda was elected as an expert and non-state actor Member of the GGGI Council for the period 2020-2021. The Council […]

News • April 27, 2020

Open registration for Green Growth Training Modules

To celebrate the 50th edition of the International Earth Day, the National Planning Department (DNP for its acronym in Spanish), with the support of the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) and the British Embassy in Colombia, have launched a free and 100% virtual set of Green Growth Training Modules towards building the capacities of mayors, […]

News • April 24, 2020

Waste in Nusa Dua, Bali to Become Power Source

The Ministry of National Development Planning along with PT ITDC Nusantara Utilitas (ITDC NU), which is a subsidiary of Indonesia Tourism Development Corporation (ITDC), and GGGI have initiated a feasibility study on a waste power plant in Nusa Dua, Bali. This study assesses waste composition, waste distribution, the budget, and the law. The first meeting […]

News • April 24, 2020

Sustainability After COVID-19 Webinar

On April 21, GGGI Assistant Director-General and Head of Investment and Policy Solutions Division (IPSD), Ms. Susanne Pedersen, participated as a panelist in the Sustainability After COVID-19: Voices from Leading International Organizations Webinar Series. The event, hosted by the Green Growth Knowledge Partnership, virtually gathered leaders from international organizations, including GGGI, the Organisation for Economic […]

News • April 18, 2020

Greenpreneurs 2020: Applications Now Open!

Applications for Greenpreneurs 2020 are open now!  Organized by GGGI, Youth Climate Lab, and Student Energy, Greenpreneurs is a 12-week virtual entrepreneurship incubator supporting young people to develop social enterprise solutions to address sustainability and climate change issues in their communities! Youth between the ages of 17 and 35 are invited to submit their ideas […]

News • April 13, 2020

Basic Presentation and Infographic Design Training for MoEF

One way of socializing the Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) and its recent updates under the Nationally Determined Contributions Partnership—Climate Action Enhancement Package (NDCP—CAEP) program is by increasing awareness and understanding of all stakeholders on the subject. In order to do so, there are certain skills needed, one of which is to create substantial yet attractive […]

News • April 12, 2020

Early Stages of Solar Power Plant in Bangka, Pangkal Pinang

Directorate General of Renewable Energy and Energy Conservation of the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources worked together with the State Electric Utility Company and GGGI to monitor the preparation to facilitate a purchase agreement of 1 MWp on-grid solar PV power plant to be interconnected with the existing network in Bangka, Pangkal Pinang, on […]

News • April 10, 2020

The Second Annual Participatory Review Forum by NDA GCF

On March 10th, 2020, the 2nd Annual Participatory Review (APR) Forum was held by the Fiscal Policy Agency, as the National Designated Authority (NDA) of Green Climate Fund (GCF). As GCF Indonesia’s representation, the Fiscal Policy Agency strived for improving GCF’s funding process based on the gains and inputs from the first review forum, which […]

News • March 31, 2020

Preparations underway for installation of solar-powered water pumps in Vanuatu

In March, GGGI, took important steps to install 24 solar-powered water systems on 5 outer islands in Vanuatu. The work is part of the “Enhancing Resilience to Climate Change through Solar Power-driven Access to Water in Rural Areas of Outers Islands, Vanuatu” project being delivered in partnership with the Vanuatu’s Department of Water Resources, with […]

News • March 13, 2020

Kiribati Approves Long-Term, National Agriculture Strategy

TARAWA, KIRIBATI – March 13, 2020- The Cabinet of the Kiribati Government today endorsed the Kiribati Agriculture Strategy (KAS 2020-2030) as a long-term national plan for the agriculture sector. The KAS aims to help achieve the goals of the Kiribati 20-Year Vision by developing a climate-resilient agriculture sector that enhances production, productivity, livelihoods, jobs, food […]

News • March 13, 2020

Indonesia’s P4G National Platform Launch: A Decade of Partnership

The launch of Partnering for Green Growth and the Global Goals (P4G) National Platform in Indonesia was held on February 24, 2020, in Soegijanto Soegijoko room, the Ministry of National Development Planning (Bappenas). Mr. Suharso Monoarfa, Minister of National Development Planning, gave opening remarks and officially launched P4G National Platform, while being accompanied by Danish […]

News • March 12, 2020

An ambitious year for climate is a big year for women’s empowerment

Comment: While gender equality and women’s empowerment are goals, they are also essential enablers of climate action and development By Frank Rijsberman and Ingvild Solvang This year, the Paris Agreement’s effectiveness as a global response to the climate crisis is being tested as governments are preparing to submit more ambitious national targets for mitigation and adaptation. The combined ambitions of these targets should match the urgency to strengthening resilience and limiting the disastrous climate change impacts around the world.  The Paris Agreement aims to […]