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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 […]

News • October 2, 2020

Milne Bay Province joins forces with CSIRO, TNC, GGGI and CCDA to conduct the CRGG Assessment Consultation Workshop

Alotau, Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea, October 2, 2020. The Milne Bay Provincial Administration, Papua New Guinea’s Climate Change & Development Authority (CCDA), the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI), Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), and The Nature Conservancy (TNC) held a consultation with provincial stakeholders with an aspiration to creating a climate-resilient […]

News • September 25, 2020

IPR Conference 2020

SEOUL, Republic of Korea; September 23, 2020 – The European Chamber of Commerce in Korea (ECCK), the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI), the European Patent Office (EPO), and the Korea Intellectual Property Office (KIPO) co-hosted the IPR Conference 2020 on September 23, 2020. The event brought together experts from the public and the private sectors […]

News • September 25, 2020

Kick-off event launches the EU-funded project “Switch Garment: Promotion of Sustainable Energy Practices in the Garment Sector in Cambodia”

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia; September 11, 2020 – Today, a kick-off event was held for the launch of the EU-funded project “Promotion of Sustainable Energy Practices in the Garment Sector in Cambodia”, or Switch Garment, at the headquarters of the Garment Manufacturers Association in Cambodia (GMAC). The project, which is funded by the EU SWITCH-Asia Grants […]

News • September 14, 2020

GGGI holds first ever hybrid CRGG Stakeholders Consultation Workshops for the Enga Province of Papua New Guinea

Wabag, Enga Province, Papua New Guinea, 1-2 September 2020, Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) delivered its Climate Resilient Green Growth (CRGG) assessment and consultation workshop on the provincial CRGG priorities under the guidance and leadership of the Enga Provincial Administration. With an aspiration to creating a climate-resilient and green growth pathway for its environment, people, […]

News • September 8, 2020

Launch of Papua New Guinea’s Green Climate Fund Country Programme and No Objection Procedure Guidelines

 Port Moresby 20th August 2020, GGGI and CCDA organized a special event to celebrate the official completion of PNG’s first GCF readiness and preparatory support project and launching the GCF Country Programme and the No Objection Procedure. The celebratory launch was opened by Mr. Ruel Yamuna, Managing Director of Climate Change and Development Authority (CCDA). […]

News • September 8, 2020

Blue Skies and Net-Zero 2050 Campaign Round Table

SEOUL, Republic of Korea; Monday, September 7, 2020 – Today, the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) and the Climate Change Center co-hosted the Blue Skies and Net-Zero 2050 Campaign Round Table to raise awareness of the twin air pollution and climate crises and build support for ambitious action to tackle these challenges. President and Chair […]

News • September 4, 2020

GGGI supports revision of Saint Lucia’s NDC

SAINT LUCIA, Caribbean – The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI), an international, intergovernmental organization, is working closely with the government of Saint Lucia and project partners Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS), Climate Analytics, and the World Resources Institute (WRI), on the Climate Action Enhancement project, funded by the NDC Partnership.  The project is aimed […]

News • August 27, 2020

INCREASED CONFIDENCE IN INDONESIA: Green Climate Fund Approves USD103.8 million REDD+ Results-Based Payment Proposal

Joint Press Release – Ministry of Environment and Forestry & Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Indonesia   Indonesia has recorded an approved funding worth USD103.8 million from the Green Climate Fund for the REDD+ (Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation) Results-Based Payment (RBP) proposal. This achievement highlights Indonesia’s notable response towards the […]

News • August 27, 2020

GGGI supports NDC Enhancement and Fast-Tracking in the Caribbean

SEOUL, Republic of Korea / Caribbean – In collaboration with the NDC Partnership and partners to the Climate Action Enhancement Package (CAEP), GGGI is supporting governments of Antigua and Barbuda, Grenada, and Saint Lucia in the enhancement and fast-tracking of Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs). On August 24, GGGI Caribbean Regional Representative Kristin Deason and other […]

News • August 18, 2020

UAE National Air Quality Strategy (2021-2031), Stakeholders Workshop

July 29, 2020 – Today, the UAE Ministry of Climate Change and Environment (MOCCAE) and the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) co-hosted a virtual workshop to inform and consult federal and local stakeholders about the goals and strategic objectives of the National Air Quality Strategy (2021-2031), as well as the framework and key findings of […]

News • August 13, 2020

The State of Qatar and the Global Green Growth Institute signs a Host Country Agreement to strengthen collaboration

August 12, 2020; SEOUL, Republic of Korea / DOHA, State of Qatar – On August 12, the State of Qatar and the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) signed a Host Country Agreement (HCA) to officially open a country office in Doha and strengthen mutual cooperation. Due to COVID-19 health and safety protocols, the signing ceremony […]

News • August 5, 2020

GGGI President and Chair, Mr. Ban Ki-moon, Meets with Cambodian Ambassador to the Republic of Korea, H.E Long Dimanche

SEOUL, Republic of Korea, July 30, 2020 – The Cambodian Ambassador to the Republic of Korea, H.E Long Dimanche, officially held a meeting with the President and Chair of the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI), Mr. Ban Ki-moon, to present a letter from the Cambodian Prime Minister, Samdech Hun Sen, regarding integrating green growth into […]

News • August 5, 2020

Orientation workshop on Green Growth Planning Manual (Vientiane, Lao PDR)

Vientiane Capital, Lao PDR; July 23, 2020 – The Department of Planning (DoP) under the Ministry of Planning and Investment (MPI) and the National Institute for Economic Research (NIER) hosted a one-day workshop on the draft Green Growth Planning Manual in Vientiane Capital, Lao PDR. The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) supported the development of […]

News • August 5, 2020

Scoping Workshop on the Green City Action Plan for Pakse City (LAO PDR)

Pakse City, Champasack Province, Lao PDR;  July 22, 2020 – The Public Works and Transport Research Institute (PTRI) under the Ministry of Public Works and Transport, together with the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI), jointly hosted a scoping workshop to present the concept of a Green City Action Plan (GCAP), including detailed work plans and […]