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News • October 18, 2019

Kiribati and GGGI Launch Country Planning Framework (2019-2023)

South Tarawa, Kiribati, October 14, 2019.  The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) and the Ministry of Environment, Lands and Agriculture Development (MELAD) launched the Kiribati Country Planning Framework 2019-2023 at the MELAD week in Tarawa on October 14, 2019. GGGI began the development of its Country Planning Framework (2019-2023) in 2018 following the signing of […]

News • October 15, 2019

GGGI and Hungary agree to set-up GGGI’s European Office in Hungarian capital

BUDAPEST – October 15, 2019  – The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Hungary’s Ministry of Innovation and Technology (MIT), to the establishment of the GGGI’s European Office. Under the agreement, MIT will host GGGI’s European Office in Budapest which will serve as liaison to member countries and […]

News • October 15, 2019

GGGI launches multimedia knowledge sharing platform to highlight Pacific SIDS transition to renewable energy

SEOUL – October 15, 2019 – The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) today launched a new platform, Powering Pacific Green Growth, to share knowledge and raise visibility about the steps and successes countries in the Pacific region are making to achieve Paris Agreement commitments and SDGs through the application and scale-up of clean, sustainable energy […]

News • October 10, 2019

The NCSD and GGGI promote electric motorbikes in Cambodia

PHNOM PENH, CAMBODIA – September 2019 – The National Council for Sustainable Development (NCSD) recently obtained funding for a “Readiness and Preparatory Support Project” from the Green Climate Fund (GCF) aiming to promote green mobility through electric vehicles. The project will be executed with the support of the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) as a […]

News • October 4, 2019

Announcing the Winners of the 2019 Greenpreneurs Program

Seoul, Republic of Korea, October 4, 2019 – After an intensive 12-weeks for the shortlisted candidates to develop their business proposals, consult with their mentors, and participate in weekly webinars on how to finance and scale-up their green enterprises, the winners of the Greenpreneurs 2019 program have been selected. The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI), […]

News • October 3, 2019

Launch of the Vanuatu National Energy Road Map 2016-2030 Implementation Plan (NERM-IP)

Port Vila, Vanuatu, October 2 – The National Energy Road Map Implementation Plan (NERM-IP) developed by the Department of Energy with technical support from the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) was launched on Tuesday 1st October, by the Minister of Climate Change Adaptation Honourable Bruno Lengkon (MP). Minister Lengkon, formerly Minister of Foreign Affairs in […]

News • September 30, 2019

GGGI at the 74th UNGA and Climate Week NYC

NEW YORK, United States of America; September 30, 2019 During the 74th UNGA and Climate Week in New York City, GGGI Director-General, Frank Rijsberman offers his thoughts on the progress on the UNGA, how inclusive green growth is the only way to transition to a safe and sustainable future, and the key work of GGGI […]

News • September 26, 2019

Special Coverage – GGGI at the UNGA and Climate Week: Day 5 (Sept. 25)

September 25, 2019 – Regional Pacific NDC Hub High-Level Event GGGI Director Mahamadou Tounkara took part in the Regional Pacific NDC Hub High-Level event on implementing ambitious NDCs in Pacific Island countries. The Prime Minister of Fiji gave the opening remarks of the event. The President of Kiribati, Taneti Mamau, in his speech, expressed his […]

News • September 26, 2019

Special Coverage – GGGI at the UNGA and Climate Week: Day 4 (Sept. 24)

NEW YORK, United States of America; September 24, 2019– Collaborative Governance on Climate and the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development Roundtable Meeting GGGI Director-General, Frank Rijsberman, attended the Collaborative Governance on Climate and the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development Roundtable Meeting, organized by the China Council for International Cooperation on Environment and Development […]

News • September 26, 2019

Special Coverage – GGGI at the UNGA and Climate Week: Day 3 (Sept. 23)

NEW YORK, United States of America; September 23, 2019– Summit of Partnering for Green Growth and the Global Goals 2030 On September 23, GGGI took part in the Summit of Partnering for Green Growth and the Global Goals 2030, organized by P4G. The President of the Republic of Korea, Moon Jae-in gave the announcement that […]

News • September 26, 2019

Special Coverage – GGGI at the UNGA and Climate Week: Day 2 (Sept. 22)

NEW YORK, United States of America; September 22, 2019– P4G Annual Board Meeting On September 22, Director-General, Frank Rijsberman, Assistant Director-General, Susanne Pedersen, and Director Mahamadou Tounkara took part in the P4G Board Meeting, hosted by the United Nations Global Compact. Denmark’s Minister of Development Cooperation, Rasmus Prehn, gave the welcome remarks of the meeting, […]

News • September 26, 2019

Special Coverage – GGGI at the UNGA and Climate Week: Day 1 (Sept. 21)

NEW YORK, United States of America; September 21, 2019– GGGI Director-General, Frank Rijsberman, Assistant Director-General, Susanne Pedersen, and Director of Strategy, Partnerships, and Communications (SPC), Mahamadou Tounkara, took part in this year’s United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) through their participation in events on topics including renewable energy, carbon markets, and sustainable development, among others. Between […]

News • September 25, 2019

GGGI Releases “Mapping of Public Spaces to Inform Master Plan Review for Secondary Cities in Rwanda” Assessment

September 25, 2019– The Global Green Growth Institute, the Ministry of Infrastructure, Rwanda Housing Authority, local authorities, and other stakeholders collaborated on the improvement of public spaces in Rwanda’s secondary cities. The report titled “Mapping of Public Spaces to Inform Master Plan Review for Secondary Cities in Rwanda,” was developed after the mapping and assessment […]

News • September 24, 2019

Uganda 2019 World Bamboo Day Celebrations held in Luweero District

On September 18, 2019, the Global Green Growth Institute Uganda Country Program joined Divine Bamboo Group Limited and the rest of the world to celebrate the World Bamboo Day in Luweero District at Degeya Bamboo Nursery. The event was joined by several organizations and individuals interested in the Bamboo value chain uptake, including students from […]

News • September 24, 2019

The “Climate Emergency, Urban Opportunity” Report by the Coalition for Urban Transitions

Seoul, Republic of Korea; September 24, 2019 – The Coalition for Urban Transitions recently released a report titled Climate Emergency, Urban Opportunity: How national governments can secure economic prosperity and avert climate catastrophe by transforming cities. The report indicates the numerous benefits of prioritizing zero-carbon cities and provides national governments with six key priorities for […]

News • September 20, 2019

Official GGGI Media Center Launch

Seoul, Republic of Korea, September 20, 2019 – GGGI formally launched media.gggi.org, the official GGGI Media Center designed for showcasing the current work of GGGI and expanding the organization’s global outreach. The platform will host GGGI stories and updates, which will help increase GGGI’s visibility and exposure to a larger audience group, including media professionals […]

News • September 12, 2019

Papua New Guinea provinces to participate in green growth and climate resilience project

PORT MORESBY – September 12, 2019 – Papua New Guinea’s Climate Change & Development Authority (CCDA), Department of National Planning and Monitoring (DNPM), Department of Provincial and Local Government Affairs (DPLGA) and Australia’s High Commission in PNG today selected New Ireland, Milne Bay and Enga as the first 3 provinces to be piloted under the […]

News • August 29, 2019

Project launch: Boosting Bioeconomy and Renewable Energies under a Green Growth Framework

Bogotá, August 23, 2019. The national department of planning (DNP for its acronym in Spanish), Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI), and the British Embassy in Colombia have officially launched the project “Support for the Implementation of the Green Growth Policy of Colombia (CONPES Document 3934 OF 2018) through capacity building and public and private investments”. […]

News • August 28, 2019

Uganda becomes the 33rd Member of GGGI

Seoul, August 28, 2019 – The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) welcomed the Government of Uganda (GoU) as its thirty-third Member, committing to support the country in achieving its Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) and implementing its National Adaptation Plan. GoU sought for GGGI’s membership in 2015 by signing/submitting a letter of intent to support the […]

News • August 21, 2019

The Government of Kiribati and GGGI sign Country Planning Framework

South Tarawa, Kiribati, June 20, 2019  – The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) and the Ministry of Environment, Lands and Agriculture Development (MELAD) endorsed the Kiribati Country Planning Framework 2019-2023. GGGI began the development of its Country Planning Framework (2019-2023) in 2018, following the signing of a Host Country Agreement with the Government of Kiribati. […]