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News • May 29, 2023

The Elders- GGGI Hold High-level Climate Panel on Transitioning Asia to Net Zero

Seoul, Republic of Korea, 29 May 2023 – Transitioning Asia to net-zero is critical for the world to meet the commitments made in the Paris Climate Change Agreement to limit global temperature rise to 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels. The world must reach net-zero emissions by 2050, with shorter-term emissions reductions of more than 45% by […]

News • May 17, 2023

Regional cooperation a way to address climate resilience of Pacific financial systems.

Suva, Fiji, 17 May 2023 – Climate-related challenges are increasingly recognized in the financial sector globally, and collective approaches are a key solution according to a new regional study. The study was part of discussions during a Pacific Islands Forum (PIF), Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) and Agence Français de Développement (AFD) regional meeting this […]

News • May 16, 2023

State Government of Nuevo León (México) and GGGI sign MoU to foster green growth interventions

May 15, 2023 – Seoul, Republic of Korea – Seeking to improve the quality of life of the population of the subnational state of Nuevo León (northern Mexico), State Governor Samuel García visited the GGGI headquarters to participate in the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) together with Frank Rijsberman, Director-General of GGGI. Said MoU […]

News • May 16, 2023

Ecuador Debt-for-Nature Swap in the Galapagos Islands Launched

On May 9th 2023, Ecuador’s government successfully completed the Galapagos Debt for Nature swap, repurchasing USD 1.6 billion worth of Ecuador’s outstanding bonds at approximately 40 cents on the dollar. The operation will save Ecuador USD 1.1 billion in debt service repayments over the next 17 years, with USD 450 million invested in conservation and […]

News • May 12, 2023

Cambodia’s Air Quality Improvement Program Kick-Off

Phnom Penh, Cambodia – 05 May 2023 – Cambodia launched the Air Quality Improvement Program. The event was presided by H.E. Pak Sokharavuth, Under-Secretary of State, Ministry of Environment, and was joined by Mr. Emmanuel DOLLFUS, AFD Deputy Country Director, H.E. Chhoun Voun, Director General, Ministry of Public Works and Transport, H.E. Danh Serey, Director […]

News • May 10, 2023

GGGI Releases Guideline to Mitigation Outcome Purchase Agreements  

Seoul, Republic of Korea, – May 10 2023 – Purchase agreements are a common practice in all types of carbon markets, including voluntary and compliance markets. Some of the elements from Article 6 that might be reflected in the so-called Mitigation Outcome Purchase Agreements (MOPAs) include provisions related to corresponding adjustments (CAs), registries, safeguards, and […]

News • May 9, 2023

Celebrate a decade of green growth partnership

Phnom Penh, Cambodia – 3 May 2023 – The Ministry of Environment (MoE) and Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) jointly celebrate the 10th anniversary of collaboration and achievements for advancing green growth in Cambodia. The celebration of the green partnership—Green Growth Night—was presided by H.E. Tin Ponlok, Secretary of State, MoE, and Second Vice President […]

News • May 9, 2023

Impulsa GGGI la elaboración de marcos de bonos sostenibles con el 1er Bono Verde de Resiliencia de México y América Latina

Ciudad de México, México, 09 de mayo, 2023. En un evento de lanzamiento realizado en la Bolsa Mexicana de Valores (BMV), los Fideicomisos Instituidos en Relación con la Agricultura (FIRA) emitieron el primer Bono Verde de Resiliencia de México y América Latina por un monto de $2,985 millones de pesos. El acontecimiento fue presidido por […]

News • May 2, 2023

A stakeholder consultation meeting to promote access to international climate finance support for climate change in Thailand

31 March 2023 – Bangkok, Thailand – The Office of Natural Resources and Environmental Policy and Planning (ONEP) in a collaboration with the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) and the Creagy Company Limited, organized a stakeholder consultation meeting to promote access to international climate finance support for climate change initiatives. The event was supported by […]

News • May 2, 2023

KOICA and GGGI partner to develop GCF projects in the Philippines

The Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) and the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) Philippines signed a US $700,000 (Php 38.5 Million) grant arrangement designed to conduct needs assessment, provide capacity development and develop two project concept notes for the Green Climate Fund (GCF). With overall guidance from KOICA, GGGI will utilize its technical expertise to […]

News • April 24, 2023

The Angola Ministry of Environment launches the first Blue Skies & Net Zero 2050 Campaign in Africa

Angola joins Blue Skies & Net Zero 2050 Global Campaign 13 April, Luanda, Angola – The Government of Angola and the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) successfully launched the first global Blue Skies & Net Zero 2050 Campaign in Africa, aimed at raising public awareness on air pollution and tackling the climate crisis in Africa. […]

News • April 19, 2023

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Korea and GGGI renew commitment on Green Growth Cooperation

19 April 2023 – Seoul, Republic of Korea – The Minister of Foreign Affairs Park Jin visited GGGI today reinforcing Korea’s support for the green transition of the international community. During the visit, Minister Park and Dr. Frank Rijsberman, the Director General of GGGI signed a Memorandum of Understanding on Green Growth Cooperation with a […]

News • April 18, 2023

MiPyMES de Chihuahua reducirán emisiones de CO2 a través de “Modalidad Verde” de FIDEAPECH

Chihuahua, México, 14 de abril, 2023. Con la finalidad de potenciar el enverdecimiento de las MiPyMES del estado de Chihuahua, se celebró el lanzamiento del instrumento de financiamiento “Modalidad Verde del FIDEAPECH”, que consistió en un evento de arranque y rueda de prensa. “El día de hoy presentamos esta nueva modalidad de financiamiento, que invita […]

News • April 12, 2023

Launch of the Advanced Diploma Course in Energy and Sustainability Management

12 April 2023, Phnom Penh— The Advanced Diploma in Energy and Sustainability Management welcomes its first batch of trainees at the Cambodian Garment Training Institute (CGTI). This long-term diploma course is a joint effort by the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) Cambodia together with Cambodian Garment Training Institute (CGTI), Group for the Environment, Renewable Energy […]

News • March 30, 2023

GGGI and partners hold SPAR6C program launch event and facilitate strategic dialogue between Germany and Zambia on Article 6 readiness and cooperation.

Lusaka, Zambia March 28, 2023 – The Global Green Growth Institute and partners have organized two important events in the Republic of Zambia under the German-funded “Supporting Preparedness for Article 6 Cooperation” (SPAR6C): an official launch event and a strategic dialogue on Article 6 implementation. The events strengthened the partnership between the German and Zambian […]

News • March 29, 2023

GGGI welcomes Mexico’s Ministry of Finance Sustainable Taxonomy

Mexico City, Mexico, March 29, 2023. The first Sustainable Taxonomy of Mexico was presented by the Undersecretary of Finance, Gabriel Yorio, during the 86th Banking Convention of the Mexican Banking Association, which took place in Mérida, Yucatán, Mexico. “The Sustainable Taxonomy is unique in the world. It is the first to consider social objectives and […]

News • March 27, 2023

Lanzan convocatoria MAPBIO 3.0 que fortalece la bioeconomía colombiana

El ministro de Ciencia, Tecnología e Innovación, Arturo Luna, y el representante de país del Instituto Global para el Crecimiento Verde (GGGI por sus siglas en inglés), Pablo Martínez, anunciaron la nueva convocatoria del Mecanismo de Aceleración de Proyectos de Bioeconomía – MAPBIO para 2023. La iniciativa, apoyada por Minciencias, GGGI e iNNpulsa, se enfocará […]

News • March 27, 2023

GGGI and UNDP launch collaboration to accelerate green and climate-friendly investments

Suva, Fiji 24 March 2023 –: The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) and UN Development Programme (UNDP) today signed a Memorandum of Understanding to explore opportunities for creating institutional, financial, and operational frameworks required to improve green growth and climate resilience and the GGGI and UNDP reaffirmed their commitment to strengthening Fiji’s national, sub-national and […]

News • March 22, 2023

MOECC and GGGI Qatar Organize capacity building and stakeholder consultation workshop on the State of Circular Economy in Qatar

On March 20 & 21, the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change (MECC) and the Qatar office of the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) organized a two-day capacity building and stakeholder consultation workshop in Doha on the “State of Circular Economy in Qatar”. It convened ~50 officials from relevant government ministries, large and small private […]

News • March 8, 2023

GGGI holds Graduation ceremony in Kiribati for Pacific Green Entrepreneur Network and Climate Smart Agriculture projects

Tarawa, Kiribati – 14th February 2023 –  The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) in partnership with the Ministry of Environment, Lands and Agriculture (MELAD)  today organized a graduation ceremony for i-Kiribati participants of climate smart agriculture and green entrepreneurship training programs.  GGGI’s Pacific Green Entrepreneur Network (PGEN) program and Climate Smart Agriculture projects commenced in […]