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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 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 • 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 • 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 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, […]

News • April 2, 2019

Colombian Congress approves bill that turns the Establishment Agreement of the Global Green Growth Institute into law

April 2, 2019, Bogota, Colombia – The GGGI Colombia team attended the fourth plenary session and last debate of the House of Representatives where the Establishment Agreement for the Global Green Growth Institute was successfully approved by the Colombian Congress.  During this session, honorable representative German Alcides Blanco Alvarez highlighted the importance of adopting this […]

News • February 14, 2019

GGGI hosts UN-Habitat’s Executive Director at the ‘Inclusive Cities Talk’ in Kigali, Rwanda

The 3rd National Urban Forum  held in Kigali, Rwanda from February 6-7 was organized by the Ministry of Infrastructure with partner organizations UN-Habitat, World Bank, GGGI, Enabel – Belgium Development Agency, Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) and International Growth Center (IGC). The gathering set up to evaluate what has previously been done in […]

News • February 10, 2019

President and Chair Ban Ki-moon Speaks at World Government Summit 2019

On February 10, 2019, GGGI’s President of the Assembly and Chair of the Council Mr. Ban Ki-moon participated in the World Government Summit (WGS) in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, which brought world leaders and policy makers to identify solutions and innovations in policy-making, financing, and management of various sectors related to climate change. During the […]

News • February 7, 2019

Rwanda Climate Change, Urban Resilience and Green Cities at the Forefront during the 3rd National Urban Forum 2019

  At the third National Urban Forum we had an expected 300 urban experts in Kigali from 6-7 February examining previous work of the Government and partners in urban sector and setting new suggestions on how Rwanda ought to accomplish its objective of 35 percent urbanization rate by 2024. The Honourable Minister of Infrastructure, Claver […]

News • January 31, 2019

GGGI Rwanda mainstreaming green city development for the GCF NDA capacity development

Musanze 22-24 January 2019 Rwanda’s urbanization is taking advantage of existing pillars of growth to support; structure and balance its system of cities and towns, including corridors (Musanze-Rubavu, Kigali, Muhanga, Huye) and gateways (Rusizi, Nyagatare, Rubavu). This led to the selection of Secondary cities based on strategic location, growth trends, unique assets, and potential to […]

News • January 16, 2019

GGGI inks MOU with the Korea Forest Services (KFS)

January 16, Seoul – Through signing a Memorandum of Understanding between the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) and the Korea Forest Service (KFS), the two organizations seek to boost cooperation on green growth, sustainable forest and landscape management. Dr. Frank Rijsberman, Director-General of GGGI said that “The MOU we sign today is a start of […]

News • January 4, 2019

Promoting green growth by building youth capacity for UNFCCC negotiations

In Katowice – December 2018 Policy makers, influencers, innovators, business drivers, International organizations and observers from a wide range of sectors and across the globe gathered for the  24th Conference of Parties in Katowice. Among the participants was the delegation from Rwanda that include 3 young innovators from ‘Green Fighters’. Youth around different corners of […]

News • December 20, 2018

GGGI promotes green growth during a workshop for engineering students on Sustainable Development Goals

Rabat, Morocco, December 20 – UNESCO, IAV Hassan II (Agronomic and Veterinary Institute Hassan II) and ANAFIDE (National Association for Land Improvement, Irrigation, Drainage and Environment) have co-organized a sensitization workshop on the challenges of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for engineering students and young engineers, with emphasis placed on the SDGs related to water, […]

News • December 19, 2018

Workshop on the National greenhouse gas Inventory System (NIS-GHG)

December 19, Rabat, Morocco – Abdelmajid Bennis, GGGI’s Morocco Program Officer represented the GGGI Morocco team in a workshop organized by the Secretary of State in charge of Sustainable Development in collaboration with Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ). The workshop convened representatives from various sectors, as well as experts from international organizations. This ambitious […]

News • December 13, 2018

Our Fijian Story for a Low-Carbon Development Pathway

Karsten Sach, Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU), Germany, and Frank Bainimarama, Prime Minister of Fiji and COP 23 President, share a laugh after the event. This side event demonstrated efforts by Fiji to implement the Paris Agreement by officially launching its Low Emission Development Strategy (LEDS) (2018-2050) and committing to achieve […]

News • December 12, 2018

NDC Partnership: Taking Action to Raise Climate Ambition in LDCs and SIDS through NDCs and Long-Term Strategies

L-R: Dolf Gielen, International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA); Al-Hamdou Dorsouma, African Development Bank (AfDB); Jenny Kim, GGGI; and Moderator Orestes Anastasia, GGGI This event included senior government officials from Least Developed Countries (LDCs) and small island developing states (SIDS) who have championed mitigation measures in their countries, showcasing examples of projects for raising mitigation ambitions through Nationally Determined Contributions […]