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News • June 14, 2019

Burkina Faso delegation lead the Minister of Environment 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 […]

News • April 30, 2019

GGGI Releases Guide to Green Entrepreneurship in Fiji

Suva, Fiji – The Global Green Growth Institute today released the Guide to Green Entrepreneurship in Fiji. The guide is designed to support local entrepreneurs in developing and launching green businesses in Fiji to help in achieving Fiji’s climate change and renewable energy targets and meet adaptation needs. The Guide to Green Entrepreneurship in Fiji […]

News • April 30, 2019

GGGI Releases Guide to Green Entrepreneurship in Kiribati

South Tarawa, Kiribati – The Global Green Growth Institute today released the Guide to Green Entrepreneurship in Kiribati.  The guide is designed to support local entrepreneurs in developing and launching green businesses in Kiribati in order to further the country’s progress toward its climate change adaptation and development goals. The Guide to Green Entrepreneurship in […]

News • April 29, 2019

UNIDO and GGGI Collaborate to Improve Waste Recycling in Cambodia

Phnom Penh, April 29, 2019 – The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) signed a technical cooperation agreement to jointly improve waste recycling in Battambang. Under the agreement, the two organizations will join forces to reduce the open burning activities and develop waste recycling in Battambang. The partners […]

News • April 15, 2019

Review of National Energy Road Map 2016-2030 Implementation Plan Making Good Progress

The Department of Energy (DoE in partnership with the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) ), conducted a validation workshop on the review of the National Energy Road Map (NERM) 2016-2030 Implementation Plan (NERM-IP) at PMC Owen Hall in Port Vila on Monday 15 April. This validation workshop forms part of the ongoing work on the […]

News • April 10, 2019

Renewable Energy Capacity Building Project in Four Pacific Countries Launched

April 10, Suva – On April 9, Her Excellency Ms. Cho Shin-hee, Korean Ambassador to Fiji, launched a regional capacity building project targeting Fiji, Vanuatu, Solomon Islands and Papua New Guinea at the project’s regional planning workshop at the Holiday Inn in Suva. Ambassador Cho Shin-hee launched the project by stressing that “climate change impacts […]

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 • March 30, 2019

GGGI Supports the Fiji Development Bank to Develop Fiji’s First GCF Concept Note on Decarbonization of Public Bus Transport

March 30, Suva, Fiji – The Fiji Development Bank (FDB) and the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) today signed a Memorandum of Understanding on Green Growth and Climate Finance Cooperation in Suva, Fiji. This partnership stems from FDB’s accreditation to the Green Climate Fund (GCF) in October 2017 as a Direct Access Entity and is […]

News • March 27, 2019

Mongolia accelerates building energy efficiency deep dive program

March 27, 2019, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia – The Ulaanbaatar City Environmental Department organized a kick-off workshop today on building energy efficiency deep dive program together with ICLEI—Local Governments for Sustainability (ICLEI) and the World Resource Institute (WRI) under the assistance of the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI). The kick-off workshop was aimed at developing the shared […]

News • March 25, 2019

Managing Director of Climate-KIC Nordic Aps appointed to head GGGI’s Investment and Policy Solutions Division

Seoul, Republic of Korea – March 25, 2019 – The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) today announced the appointment of Susanne Pedersen as Assistant Director-General and Head of GGGI’s Investment and Policy Solutions Division (IPSD). Ms. Pedersen will be based in the organization’s Seoul headquarters and will assume her duties on June 3, 2019. As […]

News • February 14, 2019

GGGI provides recommendations at G20 Climate Sustainable Working Group Meeting to accelerate climate action

The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) participated in the first G20 Climate Sustainability Working Group meeting held in Tokyo, Japan from February 14 to 15. Dr. Frank Rijsberman, Director-General of GGGI delivered a presentation at a session entitled “Effective Implementation of NDCs and Design of Long-Term Strategies” where he introduced GGGI’s G20 Background Paper: Green Growth to Achieve the […]