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News • July 8, 2020

GGGI signs a Contribution Agreement with the European Union to provide support in accelerating Greening Uganda’s Urbanization and Industrialization Agenda

Kampala, Uganda; July 8, 2020 – The European Union (EU) represented by the European Commission in Uganda and the Government of Uganda through the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) have signed a contract today to cooperate on advancing the Greening Uganda’s Urbanization and Industrialization agenda. This project is part of the European Union’s Inclusive Green […]

News • July 7, 2020

GGGI Supporting Hungary to Achieve Climate Neutrality

Budapest, Hungary – In May 2020, GGGI signed an agreement with the Ministry for Innovation and Technology (MIT) to support the delivery of a refined National Clean Development Strategy (NCDS) by the end of the year. The NDCS or Long-Term low greenhouse gas emission development Strategy (LTS) will set the path toward climate neutrality at […]

News • July 6, 2020

Launch of the Green Growth National Action Plan 2021-2025

Amman, Jordan; July 6, 2020 — Today, the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) and the Ministry of Environment of Jordan held a virtual launch ceremony for the Green Growth National Action Plan 2021-2025 (GG-NAP). Developed with the support of GGGI, the GG-NAP is a multi-sector implementation plan that will support Jordan’s economic growth objectives and […]

News • July 4, 2020

GGGI Morocco virtual launch event for the GCF Readiness project “Enhancing Access to Climate Finance in Morocco’s Regions”

Rabat, Morocco; June 24, 2020 – The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) in close collaboration with the Department of Environment within the Ministry of Energy, Mining and Environment and the Ministry of Interior organized a virtual launch event for the GCF Readiness project “Enhancing Access to Climate Finance in Morocco’s Regions”. The objective of the […]

News • July 4, 2020

GGGI Morocco virtual launch event for the Climate Action Enhancement Package (CAEP) MRV Development for the Biomass Sector in Morocco

Rabat, Morocco June 25 – The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) Morocco organized the launch of the Climate Action Enhancement Package (CAEP) – Morocco project, that aims to design a prototype MRV for the biomass sector and to develop a MRV for a biomass sub-sector. The project, which will take place over a period of […]

News • June 30, 2020

GGGI Laos established a Waste Recycling Bank in local schools of Vientiane, Lao PDR

Vientiane, Lao PDR, June 23-26, 2020 – Funded by the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA), GGGI Laos in collaboration with Vientiane City Office for Management and Service (VCOMS) and Department of Education and Sport (DES) has set up a “Waste Recycling Bank” in ten local schools in Vientiane, Lao PDR. The project aims to increase […]

News • June 26, 2020

Employment Assessment of Renewable Energy: Power sector pathways compatible with NDCs and national energy plans

SEOUL, Republic of Korea; June 26, 2020 – Today, the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) released its Employment Assessment of Renewable Energy: Power sector pathways compatible with NDCs and national energy plans technical report. This is the 12th report under GGGI’s Technical Reports Series. Lead Authors of the report include Dr. Stelios Grafakos, GGGI’s Principal […]

News • June 23, 2020

Meet the Greenpreneurs 2020 Teams!

Fifteen teams from 12 countries around the world went through a rigorous application process and were selected from over 150 prospective teams to participate in Greenpreneurs. They will be participating in twelve weeks of entrepreneurship programming to take their idea from concept to business plan for a solution that positively impacts the future of sustainable […]

News • June 22, 2020

National Green Energy Fund launches first projects in Vanuatu

The National Green Energy Fund (NGEF) has recently launched its first pilot projects after setting up in 2018 as an independent public entity to source funds to help the Vanuatu government achieve its energy targets. Fishermen in Futuna now have a solar-powered refrigeration system to store their fish safely before sale, thanks to the first ever […]

News • June 20, 2020

7th Green Round Table: Green New Deal and its potential in Post COVID-19 recovery

SEOUL, Republic of Korea; June 19, 2020 — The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI), in collaboration with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Korea, the KDI School of Public Policy and Management, and EIT Climate-KIC will host the 7th Green Round Table on June 24, 2020. The event will provide a platform […]

News • June 18, 2020

Virtual Signing Ceremony for the Philippines Country Agreement

June 18, 2020 – Today, the Republic of the Philippines officially signed a Host Country Agreement (HCA) with the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) to open a GGGI country office in the Philippines. Due to COVID-19 health and safety protocols, the signing ceremony took place virtually with the Secretary of Foreign Affairs, Secretary Teodoro L. […]

News • June 17, 2020

Greenpreneurs’ take on Battambang’s waste

Greenpreneurs is a global business accelerating program run by the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI), Student Energy, and Youth Climate Lab. The program supports entrepreneurs and start-up businesses to develop their green growth ideas into viable business plans. In Cambodia, GGGI has extended the program to waste recycling businesses and green service providers in Battambang […]

News • June 12, 2020

EU Funds Two New Projects to Boost a Green Economic Recovery

Phnom Penh, Cambodia: As Cambodia continues to harness clean energy potential around the country, the European Union has signed two project agreements worth EUR 5.3 Million to promote sustainable consumption and production of energy sources and to put local SMEs on a track of a green recovery in Cambodia. Funded by the European Union, the […]

News • May 20, 2020

Final 15 Selected for Greenpreneurs 2020!

May 20, 2020 – Out of a total of 164 applications, the final 15 candidates have been selected for the Greenpreneurs 2020 program! The candidates are all from countries in which GGGI has operations, including Cambodia, Colombia, Ethiopia, Fiji, India, Indonesia, Mexico, Mongolia, Nepal, Papua New Guinea, the Philippines, Rwanda, Uganda, and the UAE. Applicants […]

News • May 7, 2020

GGGI achieved impactful results in 2019 through delivering urban planning, infrastructure, and mobility solutions

Seoul – May 8, 2020 – Members and partners of the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) achieved impactful results in 2019 through delivering inclusive, integrated urban planning, infrastructure, and mobility solutions. Recognizing the importance of cities to the global sustainability agenda and green growth transitions, GGGI has been supporting developing countries and emerging economies transition […]

News • May 4, 2020

GGGI Releases its Achieving Green Energy Transformation Report

May 7, 2020; SEOUL – Transitioning to sustainable energy is an urgent priority for countries to address the current climate emergency and achieve their Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) under the Paris Agreement. To support its Members and partners, the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) released its Achieving Global Green Transformation publication, featuring a collection of […]

News • April 27, 2020

Uganda’s Former Finance Minister, Hon. Maria Kiwanuka appointed as a Member of the GGGI Council

The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) held its Eighth Session of the Assembly and Twelfth Session of the Council (Joint Session) on October 24, 2019; Seoul, Republic of Korea. During this event, Hon. Maria Kiwanuka from Uganda was elected as an expert and non-state actor Member of the GGGI Council for the period 2020-2021. The Council […]

News • April 18, 2020

Sustainability After COVID-19: Voices from Leading International Organizations Webinar Series

Join us virtually on April 21 for the Sustainability After COVID-19: Voices from Leading International Organizations Webinar Series! Leaders from international organizations, including GGGI, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), the World Bank, and the United Nations Environment Programme will take part in the event to analyze and discuss critical questions around sustainability […]

News • April 18, 2020

Greenpreneurs 2020: Applications Now Open!

Applications for Greenpreneurs 2020 are open now!  Organized by GGGI, Youth Climate Lab, and Student Energy, Greenpreneurs is a 12-week virtual entrepreneurship incubator supporting young people to develop social enterprise solutions to address sustainability and climate change issues in their communities! Youth between the ages of 17 and 35 are invited to submit their ideas […]

News • March 26, 2020

New Ireland Province – first island province in Papua New Guinea signs up for the Green Growth & Climate Resilient Project

On March 13, the New Ireland Provincial Government signed a tripartite Memorandum of Understanding with the Climate Change and Development Authority (CCDA) and the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) to promote programs, projects, and other joint activities in support of the climate resilient green growth in the province. New Ireland is the third province to […]