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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 • October 31, 2019

Urban Cinema in Muhanga: Advocating for sustainable secondary cities in Rwanda

To celebrate Urban October, a month dedicated to activities and events organized worldwide that advocate on urban sustainability, the Global Green Growth Institute with the Ministry of Infrastructure, District of Muhanga, Rwanda’s Film Institute, and University of Rwanda organized “Urban Cinema” on October 30, in Rwanda’s rapidly urbanized secondary city: Muhanga. While Muhanga is strategically […]

News • October 29, 2019

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

Villavicencio, October 4 –The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) is pleased to announce the publication of the results from the Green Growth Potential Assessment (GGPA) for the Department of Meta on Friday the 4th of October. The GGPA methodology, a GGGI analytical tool that evaluates country performance in key green growth areas, was specifically adapted […]

News • October 29, 2019

Inter-ministerial steering committee established for the GGGI Morocco program

24 October 2019 Rabat, Morocco. The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) Morocco team and the Department of Environment at the Ministry of Energy, Mines and Environment jointly organized the first inter-ministerial steering committee meeting for the GGGI Morocco program. The committee purpose is to provide strategic advice on the design and implementation of the program, […]

News • October 28, 2019

Workshop: Building the National Bioeconomy Strategy – UKPACT

On October 17, 2019 in Cali, Colombia, the workshop: “Building the National Bioeconomy Strategy” was hosted by GGGI together with the National Planning Department – DNP and the Embassy of the United Kingdom, following the UKPACT project “Support in the implementation of Colombia’s Green Growth Policy through investments and capacity development of public and private […]

News • October 28, 2019

GGGI wraps up 3rd Global Green Growth Week conference in Seoul

Seoul, Republic of Korea, October 24, 2019 – The Global Green Growth Week 2019 (GGGW2019) concluded today in Seoul, Republic of Korea. The 3rd instance of the Global Green Growth Institute’s (GGGI) flagship green growth conference gathered hundreds of participants, including decision-makers and experts from over 40 countries, to forward the renewable energy transition in […]

News • October 24, 2019

Mr. Ban Ki-moon, 8th Secretary-General of the United Nations, Re-elected as President and Chair of GGGI

SEOUL, South Korea, Oct. 23, 2019 – Mr. Ban Ki-moon, 8th Secretary-General of the United Nations, was re-elected as the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI)’s Assembly President and Council Chairman on October 16 for the term of February 20, 2020 – February 19, 2022. The 2-year appointment was unanimously approved by the 33 Member countries of GGGI, and announced today during the […]

News • October 24, 2019

GGGI’s 8th Session of the Assembly and 12th Session of the Council

On October 24, the 8th Session of the Assembly and 12th Session of the Council of GGGI (Joint Session) was held within GGGW2019. Delegates from thirty-six member countries, including observer countries and regional and intergovernmental organizations, of GGGI convened for the meeting. The opening statement of the meeting was delivered by Mr. Ban Ki Moon, […]

News • October 24, 2019

Launch of GGGI’s first Green Growth Index: Measuring Green Growth Globally

On October 23, the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) officially launched its Green Growth Index, the first benchmarked composite index designed to track green growth performance in four dimensions of green growth. The Index is aligned with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the Paris Agreement, and Aichi biodiversity targets, and it is the first index to benchmark green growth performance against the […]

News • October 24, 2019

Global Policy Dialogue on Climate Governance: Innovating the Paris Agreement & Beyond

The Global Policy Dialogue (GPD) on Climate Governance: Innovating the Paris Agreement & Beyond was held on October 23, 2019, within the Global Green Growth Week (GGGW) in Seoul, Korea. The event provided fresh perspectives and engaged a diverse network of organizations and individuals to discuss ideas for achieving critical global governance reforms by 2020 […]

News • October 22, 2019

Inclusive Renewable Energy Transition and Generation of Jobs

Seoul, Republic of Korea, October 22, 2019   As GGGI aims to address the significant importance of inclusive employment generation potential of Renewable Energy (RE) and the main role RE plays in developing and implementing the NDCs, the seminar on Inclusive Renewable Energy Transition and Generation of Jobs was held on October 22 during the Global Green Growth […]

News • October 2, 2019

Rwanda kicks off annual Urban October celebrations with Urban Walk in Huye District

Every year government and partners organize a month of activities, events and discussions around urban sustainability in October. This year in Rwanda, Urban October activities will encompass creating awareness and sharing knowledge around the theme of municipal solid waste management, and building sustainable and resilient cities. To celebrate “Urban October” the Global Green Growth Institute […]

News • October 2, 2019

GGGI Mongolia holds a Consultative Meeting on “Improving regulatory environment of Energy Storage Projects”

Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, Oct 2, 2019 – GGGI Mongolia organized a Consultative Meeting on “Improving regulatory environment of Energy Storage Projects” in association with the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) and the National Dispatching Center (NDC) of Mongolia. The workshop was organized as part of the Renewable Energy Absorption Project implemented by the Global Green Growth Institute […]

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 30, 2019

GGGI at the 74th UNGA and Climate Week NYC

NEW YORK, United States of America; September 30, 2019 During the 74th UNGA and Climate Week in New York City, GGGI Director-General, Frank Rijsberman offers his thoughts on the progress on the UNGA, how inclusive green growth is the only way to transition to a safe and sustainable future, and the key work of GGGI […]

News • September 29, 2019

Rwanda Celebrates World Green Building Week 2019

27  September 2019, Kigali – The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) in collaboration with the Rwanda Housing Authority (RHA) celebrated World Green Building Week 2019 in Rwanda from 23 – 29 September. The World Green Building Week organized by the World Green Building Council is an annual campaign that motivates and empowers everyone to deliver […]

News • September 27, 2019

University of Gothenburg and GGGI train civil servants on Inclusive Green Economy Practice

In Nyamata – Bugesera Rwanda, from 09–20th September GGGI Rwanda and University of Gothenburg Center for Sustainable Development carried out a two weeks training for fifteen civil servants from Ethiopia, Kenya, and Rwanda to strengthen national capacity to create an inclusive Green Economy (IGE), which is one of the prerequisites for achieving Agenda 2030.  During […]

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 […]