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News • February 24, 2021

GGGI, Province of Bataan, and Athena Energy Holdings Join Forces toward Philippines’ Renewable Energy Transition

Bataan, Philippines (Seoul, Korea; Singapore, Singapore) 23 Feb 2020 – The Provincial Government of Bataan (PGB), the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI), and Athena Energy Holdings (Athena) signed a trilateral Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on mutual cooperation for development of 50MW Solar PV Plant in Mariveles. “This will be an important milestone to realize our […]

News • February 21, 2021

GGGI and GIZ Partner to Increase Energy Efficiency and Access to Finance (including climate finance) for Rice Mills in the Senegal River Valley

In the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), the agri-food sector represents one of the main pillars of the economy as it plays an important role in food security, employs around 55% of the population and contributes to about 30% of GDP per year. However, the sector faces many difficulties including the excessive use […]

News • February 4, 2021

Toward the Future of Climate Technology and Entrepreneurship in Indonesia

In order to support the Government of Indonesia to achieve the Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) target in 2030, the Fiscal Policy Agency, Ministry of Finance Republic of Indonesia, in collaboration with the Ministry of Economy and Finance, the Republic of Korea held a joint workshop titled “Accelerating Climate Technology and Entrepreneurship” on February 4, 2021. […]

News • February 2, 2021

GGGI inks an MoU with Makerere University to advance research and capacity development in Greening Urbanization

The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) and Makerere University (MUK), the country’s oldest university, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on January 25, 2021 to establish a knowledge and engagement platform for building capacity for present and future leaders in greening urbanization. The MoU was signed by the Uganda Country representative of GGGI and the […]

News • February 2, 2021

GGGI signs a Memorandum of Understanding with the Green Building Council Uganda

GGGI Uganda and the Green Building Council (GBC) signed an MOU on Cooperation for Green City Development under a project intended to Green Uganda’s Urbanization and Industrialization in four secondary cities. These are Arua, Gulu, Mbarara and Jinja, all of which have significant development challenges. In particular, the MoU seeks to support the incorporation of […]

News • January 7, 2021

Success of Greenpreneurs in Uganda: A tenure of transcendence!

The Greenpreneurs program is a joint initiative by the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI), Student Energy and the Youth Climate Lab. Through the 12-week global business accelerator and competition, the program identifies and recognizes the efforts of young persons from developing and emerging economies, that are leading positive change that impacts their communities in the […]

News • January 7, 2021

PEEC Energy, Uganda Scoops 2020 GGGI Greenpreneurs Award

Access to clean and affordable energy lies at the heart of the sustainable development goals and is a prerequisite as well as a footstep for inclusive socio-economic transformation. Roughly 30 million Ugandans still lack access to affordable electricity and about 84% live in rural areas and are predominantly low-income earners. Despite several off-grid solar connections […]

News • December 17, 2020

Viet Nam’s Ministry of Finance and GGGI sign a Memorandum of Understanding on green finance cooperation

Hanoi, December 17, 2020 – Viet Nam’s Ministry of Finance and the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) will collaborate to strengthen, exchange, and share experience in green finance, thereby creating the foundation for the long-term development of a green financial market, and promoting green growth and sustainable economic development. A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was […]

News • December 17, 2020

Tonga signs Host Country Agreement with GGGI

NUKU`ALOFA, TONGA – December 14, 2020 – The Kingdom of Tonga signed a Host Country Agreement (HCA) with the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI), thus strengthening the collaborative program of work to support Tonga’s transition towards low-carbon, climate resilient development. Tonga became the 29th Member of GGGI in December 2018. Since then, GGGI has initiated […]

News • December 14, 2020

QFFD and GGGI conclude agreements on four projects to support climate resilience and COVID19 recovery in the Pacific, Eastern Caribbean, and West African regions

Doha, State of Qatar / Seoul, Republic of Korea (December 10, 2020) Building on a global MoU signed earlier this year, QFFD and GGGI concluded a 3-year agreement totaling USD 9.85 million to support four projects: Eastern Caribbean Green Entrepreneurship Initiative, Pacific Green Entrepreneur Network, Climate Smart Agriculture for Kiribati, and Solar-Powered Irrigation for Climate-Smart […]

News • December 12, 2020

GGGI Director-General Frank Rijsberman Interviews with KBS World Radio

SEOUL, Republic of Korea; December 10, 2020 – KBS World Radio interviewed GGGI Director-General, Dr. Frank Rijsberman, to discuss Korea’s recently announced blueprint to phase out fossil fuels and transition to a carbon-neutral green economy, as well as GGGI’s work in supporting countries with COVID-19 recovery. During the interview, he highlighted that phasing out coal […]

News • December 11, 2020

GGGI selected as Technical Assistance Providers for Burkina Faso and Viet Nam by K-CEP

December 10, Hanoi and Ouagadougou – The Kigali Cooling Efficiency Program (K-CEP), a philanthropic collaboration, has selected the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) as technical assistance providers to improve access to and the efficiency of cooling in Burkina Faso and Viet Nam. K-CEP was launched in 2017 to support the Kigali Amendment of the Montreal […]

News • December 8, 2020

COVIMA: the mobile app developed by MinAmbiente, GGGI and the Kingdom of Norway to tackle illegal timber trade in Colombia

Bogotá, December 7, 2020 – A new digital solution to support the control and surveillance of timber by state entities was officially launched in a virtual kick-off event with the Ministry Environment and Sustainable Development (MADS), the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI), and Norway. As a commitment of the Colombian Environmental Information System (SIAC for […]

News • December 3, 2020

Papua New Guinea validates its enhanced NDC

Papua New Guinea’s (PNG) Enhanced 2020 National Determined Contributions (NDC) was presented to stakeholders during the validation workshop held at the Lamana Hotel on Friday 27th November. The validation workshop was coordinated through the Climate Change and Development Authority (CCDA) with support from the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) and NDC Partnership. High-level delegations from […]

News • November 20, 2020

Regional Validation Workshop on Renewable Energy & Green Economy Capacity Building in Melanesia

On Thursday 12th November 2020, Her Excellency Ms. Cho Shin-Hee, the Ambassador of the Republic of Korea to Fiji, opened the Regional Validation Workshop for the Capacity Building to Strengthen Sustainable Implementation of Renewable Energy Technologies for Rural Energy Access, a Regional Project targeting Fiji, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands and Vanuatu. The project is […]

News • November 13, 2020

New Zealand and GGGI to partner in support of new energy policy for Fiji.

SUVA, FIJI – 06 November 2020 – The Global Green Growth Institute and the New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT), today signed an agreement to support the development of Fiji’s new National Energy Policy 2020-2030. Fiji’s energy sector is critical to the achievement of the island nation’s development goals, including reducing reliance […]

News • November 12, 2020

GGGI supports Nariño’s Comprehensive Plan for Climate Change Management

San Juan de Pasto, November 10, 2020. With GGGI’s support, the Nariño Government’s Secretary of the Environment and Sustainable Development presented their Comprehensive Plan for Territorial Climate Change Management – or PIGCCT – via the virtual event “Nariño acts on climate change 2019 -2035”. More than 10,000 people contributed to the creation of this document, […]

News • November 11, 2020

Climate Resilient Green Growth: Productive discussions held in Enga, Chimbu and Eastern Highland provinces of Papua New Guinea

Highlands Region of Papua New Guinea, October 25-30 – The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) together with PNG’s Climate Change Development Authority (CCDA) concluded a week-long mission covering Enga, Chimbu, and Eastern Highlands provinces to discuss climate resilient and green growth activities in the three provinces. The two teams led by GGGI Country Representative Dr. Achala […]

News • October 28, 2020

GGGI’s 9th Session of the Assembly and 13th Session of the Council

 On October 28, GGGI held its 9th Session of the Assembly and 13th Session of the Council, attended by delegates from 32 Members and 10 Observers of GGGI. GGGI’s Assembly and Council convened the Joint Session in hybrid format – both virtually and in-person at the GGGI Seoul headquarters. The Joint Session commenced with an […]

News • October 23, 2020

GGGI and SEA to develop four mitigation activities generating ITMOs in energy, waste, and manufacturing

SEOUL, Republic of Korea; October 2020 – Following the cooperation agreement signed in December last year for the Mobilizing Article 6 Trading Structure (MATS) Program, the Swedish Energy Agency (SEA) and the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) have agreed to further develop four mitigation activities with the goal of completing transactions of internationally transferred mitigation […]