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News • December 6, 2019

Media Advisory: COP 25 Side Event – Enhancing Capacity of Developing Countries to Address Climate Change: Issues and Opportunities

Madrid, Spain – On December 11, the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI), along with Korea University, the Green Asia Organization, the Center for Climate and Sustainable Development Law and Policy (CSDLAP), Hawassa University, the UNDP Seoul Policy Center, and the United Nations Office for Sustainable Development (UNOSD), with support from the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA), will co-host the event on […]

News • December 5, 2019

Media Advisory: The role of carbon markets and climate finance for NDC implementation in developing countries – COP25 Side Event

On Friday, December 13, 2019, a UNFCCC COP25 Official Side Event on the role of carbon markets and climate finance for NDC implementation in developing countries will take place, hosted by Perspectives Climate Group and Center for Climate and Sustainable Development Law and Policy (CSDLAP), with the participation of representatives from the Global Green Growth […]

News • December 4, 2019

Swedish Energy Agency and Global Green Growth Institute partner to establish Article 6 Activities

MADRID – 4th December 2019 – Today, the Swedish Energy Agency (SEA) and the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) signed a cooperation agreement on the sidelines of COP25 to launch the Mobilizing Article 6 Trading Structures (MATS) Program, a pilot project aimed at establishing Article 6 Activities under the Paris Agreement. The objective of this […]

News • December 4, 2019

GGGI engaged on community-based bamboo biomass to energy in Indonesia at the Global Landscape Forum Luxembourg 2019

On November 30, 2019, GGGI presented a business case for community-based biomass to energy in the NTT Province of Indonesia at the Global Landscape Forum (GLF) in Luxembourg. Ingvild Solvang from GGGI Investment and Policy Solutions Division participated in a panel discussion with the Indonesian National Planning Agency (Bappenas), Clean Power Indonesia (CPI), European Forest […]

News • December 3, 2019

COP 25 Side Event – Access to Financial and Technical Support for NDC Implementation: Challenges and Innovative & Sustainable Solutions

On Tuesday, December 10, 2019, in Madrid, the Government of Morocco will hold the Access to Financial and Technical Support for NDC Implementation: Challenges and Innovative & Sustainable Solutions event on the sidelines of COP 25. The event aims to discuss the challenges and solutions related to technical and financial support of Nationally Determined Contributions […]

News • December 2, 2019

Media Advisory: Designing Policy Approaches Under Article 6

Background: On the sidelines of COP 25, the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) and the Norwegian Ministry of Climate and Environment are hosting the side event on Designing Policy Approaches Under Article 6. During the event, GGGI’s Principal Green Finance Specialist, Fenella Aouane, will deliver a presentation on GGGI’s newly announced project on designing national […]

News • November 29, 2019

GGGI’s Upcoming Participation in COP25 in Madrid!

Friday, November 29, 2019 — A delegation from the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) will take part in the UN Climate Change Conference COP25 in Madrid on December 2-13. The delegation is led by Susanne Pedersen, GGGI’s Assistant Director-General and Head of Investment and Policy Solutions Division (IPSD) and includes senior representatives – Fenella Aouane, […]

News • November 27, 2019

GGGI’s Assistant Director-General and Head of Investment and Policy Solutions Division delivered congratulatory remarks at the COP25 side event on Asia-Europe Cooperation on Low Carbon Development!

Madrid, December 10, 2019 — Within the upcoming COP25 in Madrid, GGGI’s Assistant Director-General and Head of Investment and Policy Solutions Division (IPSD), Susanne Pedersen, today delivered the congratulatory remarks at the COP25 side event on Asia-Europe Cooperation on Low Carbon Development. The event was hosted by the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI), the Asia-Europe […]

News • November 26, 2019

GGGI and Climate Bonds Initiative Join Forces to Mobilize Finance for Climate Actions

SEOUL/LONDON, NOVEMBER 26, 2019 Dr. Frank Rijsberman, Director General of the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) and Mr. Sean Kidney, CEO and Co-Founder of Climate Bonds Initiative (CBI) today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on mobilizing capital market to respond to the climate emergency. Under the MoU the two leading organizations on climate finance […]

News • November 25, 2019

GGGI Partners with H&M in Cambodia to Promote Sustainable Garment Manufacturing

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia, November 21, 2019 – The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) Cambodia Team signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on “Cambodia Textile Sector Energy Efficiency Project Development” with apparel retail giant, PULS Trading Far East Limited (H&M), to promote energy efficient production processes among H&M’s Cambodian suppliers. The agreement was signed by GGGI […]

News • November 23, 2019

GGGI welcomes Angola and Ecuador as its 35th and 36th Members!

Saturday, November 23, 2019 — Today, the Republic of Angola and the Republic of Ecuador officially became the 35th and 36th Members of the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) following the deposit of their instruments of accession with the GGGI Director-General. As GGGI has now expanded to represent a total of 36 Members, it now […]

News • November 21, 2019

The Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) joins GGGI as its 34th Member and 1st Regional Integration Member

Thursday, November 21, 2019 — Today, the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) became the 34th Member of the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) after formally submitting its Instrument of Accession. The OECS is also the first regional integration organisation to become a member of GGGI. Since the establishment of the GGGI Caribbean office in 2019, located […]

News • November 19, 2019

Project launched for Low-carbon and Climate Resilient Development in Serbian Cities

Sombor, Serbia – November 19 2019 – The launch of the project “Supporting low-carbon and climate resilient development in Serbian Cities” project took place today in the city of Sombor, Republic of Serbia. The project will be implemented in Sombor in cooperation with the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) and financial support from the Government […]

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

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 • November 11, 2019

Mr. Ban Ki-moon, GGGI President & Chair, receives the Albert I Grand Medal for his work in Ocean Conservation!

On November 7, GGGI President & Chair, Mr. Ban Ki-moon, was awarded the Albert I Grand Medal in the mediation section for his work in sustainable development and ocean conservation. The ceremony took place on November 7 at the Oceanographic Museum in Monaco and was hosted by the Institute of Oceanography. The Albert I Grand […]

News • October 31, 2019

Milne Bay Province: First Maritime Province to Sign Up for the Green Growth & Climate Resilient Project

Alotau, Papua New Guinea, October 30, 2019 Papua New Guinea’s Climate Change & Development Authority (CCDA), Milne Bay Provincial Government (MBPG), Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) and Australia’s High Commission in PNG launched the Climate Resilient Green Growth (CRGG) project in Milne Bay, which is one of the three pilot provinces where the project will […]

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 25, 2019

Strategy 2030 adopted at GGGI’s joint Assembly and Council Session 

Seoul – October 25, 2019 – The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) Assembly and Council yesterday adopted the organization’s ten-year strategy to build a low-carbon, resilient world of strong, inclusive and sustainable growth.    Assembly and Council delegates from GGGI’s 36 Member countries approved Strategy 2030 during the 8th Session of the Assembly and 12th Session […]

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 […]