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News • August 7, 2019

Greenpreneurs 2019: Mid-Program Update

Greenpreneurs 2019 is well underway with the 15 selected teams now deepening their skills to develop their green enterprises. The entire program will run over 12-weeks, from June to September 2019. As part of the support and development phase of the Greenpreneurs program, the selected shortlisted candidates are continuing to develop their businesses through weekly […]

News • July 31, 2019

[Case Study]: Countries Progress in Off-Grid and Grid-Integration of Solar PV in support of NDC Implementation and Contribution to Achieving SDG7

GGGI recently undertook a case study to analyze the progress being made by 12 Least Developed Countries [LDCs] in their effort to achieve Sustainable Development Goal 7 (SDG7) – access to clean and sustainable energy for all. The case study analyzed 12 LDC countries from Africa, South-East Asia, and the Pacific in terms of their […]

News • July 22, 2019

Ministry of Infrastructure and GGGI invite key stakeholders to discuss Public Space agenda in Rwanda

The Ministry of Infrastructure (MININFRA) in collaboration with GGGI hosted Thematic Sector Working Group Meeting on Public Spaces. Sector Working Groups are set as a mechanism in Rwanda to prepare yearly forward looking Joint Sector Review that monitors activities within the sector. As an introduction to the urbanization sector in Rwanda , the first Thematic […]

News • July 19, 2019

Consultative Workshop for the new “Green Growth Potential Assessment” in Meta

July 10, Villavicencio, Colombia – GGGI brought together over 120 attendees hailing from the Meta Government, the public sector, and the private sector, for a consultative workshop around GGGI’s flagship “Green Growth Potential Assessment” (GGPA) Evaluation tool. This is a tool used to evaluate regional performance in terms of resource-use efficiency, natural capital preservation, resilience to […]

News • July 10, 2019

The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI), Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), and International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) join efforts to support strategic planning in Kiribati’s Agriculture Sector

1-3 July 2019, Tarawa – The Ministry of Environment Lands and Agriculture Development (MELAD) hosted a consultation workshop alongside the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI), the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the International Fund for Agriculture Development (IFAD) to have a discussion with members of government, private sector, and civil society to gain insights […]

News • July 8, 2019

Green Climate Fund (GCF) Readiness and preparatory support to implement Green City Development Projects in Rwanda’s Secondary Cities

11th July, at the Kigali Convention Center,  the GCF readiness project closure workshop was held to communicate the knowledge acquired, and share lessons learnt from implementing the GCF readiness project and highlight the way forward ,with a dialogue to receive input from the participants. The workshop organized in collaboration with  Rwanda Environment Management Authority (REMA), […]

News • July 1, 2019

Papua New Guinea Publishes Green Growth Potential Assessment

PORT MORESBY – July 1, 2019 – Papua New Guinea’s Climate Change and Development Authority (CCDA) together with the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) today published the Green Growth Potential Assessment of Papua New Guinea. The Government of Papua New Guinea has made strong commitments to green growth with its Vision 2050 and Climate Change […]

News • June 30, 2019

Report on open global economy launched before G20 Osaka Summit

On June 28-29, the leaders of Group of 20 (G20) economies gathered in Osaka, Japan for the annual G20 Summit to discuss ways to keep the global economy out of the current uncertainties and restore confidence in the multilateral system. The topics discussed at the summit included the global economy, investment, and trade and investment, among others. […]

News • June 28, 2019

Cambodia Launches Sustainable City Plan for Phnom Penh

Phnom Penh, Cambodia June 27th, 2019 –The Phnom Penh Capital Administration, in close collaboration with the National Council for Sustainable Development (NCSD) and the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI), launched the Phnom Penh Sustainable City Plan 2018-2030 at a major event attended by more than 150 policymakers, government officials, embassies, development partners, non-governmental organizations and […]

News • June 25, 2019

Press Release: GCF Encourages Sustainable Development

PRESS RELEASE Manokwari, June 19, 2019 – The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) has rolled out a financing mechanism called the Green Climate Fund (GCF) to help developing countries tackle the impacts of climate change. Local governments with a vision of sustainable development have a great opportunity to access the climate change […]

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 12, 2019

15 shortlisted participants of the Greenpreneurs 2019 program to take part in a global competition

June 12, Seoul, Republic of Korea – Out of more than 200 participants, 15 were shortlisted from GGGI’s Member countries and countries where GGGI has operations, including Cambodia, Colombia, Ethiopia, India, Jordan, Morocco, Nepal, the Philippines, Rwanda, Uganda, the UAE, and Vanuatu. This year, GGGI is pleased to have a variety of project ideas designed […]

News • June 7, 2019

Global Green Growth Institute Now Solidified in Colombian Law

On May 24, President Duque signed off Law 1954, through which the Congress of Colombia approved the “Establishment Agreement of the Global Green Growth Institute in Colombia,” signed in Rio de Janeiro the 20th of June, 2012. With this step forward, the Republic of Colombia is one step closer to achieving GGGI’s membership status and […]

News • June 4, 2019

GGGI partnerships catalyze climate finance and green growth in 2018

SEOUL – June 04, 2018 – Member and partner countries of the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) achieved impactful green growth results in 2018 through innovative partnerships that support developing countries and emerging economies transition toward environmentally sustainable and socially inclusive economic growth. Recognizing the importance of partnerships to deliver at greater scale and impact, […]

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 31, 2019

GGGI participates in the Global Conference on Scaling-up Energy Access and Finance in Least Developed Countries

On May 30-31, Director-General Frank Rijsberman participated in the Global Conference on Scaling-up Energy Access and Finance in Least Developed Countries (LDCs) in Beijing. The event was co-organized by UN-OHRLLS and the Global Energy Interconnection Development Cooperation Organization (GEIDCO). Participants of the event included LDC representatives, development partners, investment and energy private sector partners, and relevant […]

News • May 31, 2019

GGGI Establishes New Office in the Caribbean

Thursday, May 30, 2019 — The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) has opened a new office in Castries, St. Lucia, to strengthen support for its work to further promote green growth in the Caribbean region and expand its partnership with the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS). GGGI and OECS previously signed a memorandum of understanding […]

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 30, 2019

GGGI Releases Guide to Green Entrepreneurship in Vanuatu

Port Vila, Vanuatu – The Global Green Growth Institute today released the Guide to Green Entrepreneurship in Vanuatu.  The guide is designed to support local entrepreneurs in developing and launching green businesses in Vanuatu, helping to achieve Vanuatu’s climate change and environmental goals. The Guide to Green Entrepreneurship in Vanuatu is based on the content […]