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News • January 12, 2022

Fiji Development Bank Strengthens Capacity to Actively Engage with the Green Climate Fund

Suva, Fiji, 13 December 2021 – For the first time since Covid-19, the Fiji Development Bank (FDB) held two ‘in-person’ training workshops. The workshops strengthened participants’ understanding of the FDB Climate & Eco Finance Strategy as well as the GCF processes and requirements to successfully develop climate finance projects. These workshops form part of a […]

News • December 9, 2021

Understanding the interlinkages between accelerated climate change and the food-energy-water nexus

VIENNA, December 3, 2021 – The difficulties in reaching a firm agreement to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and facilitate the transition towards a decarbonized renewable energy mix were visible during the recent COP26 negotiations. Countries are still reluctant to decisively embrace renewable energy or energy efficiency because of the technical feasibility obstacles related to their diffusion […]

News • December 6, 2021

Training of Trainers Workshop on “Capacity Building to Strengthen Sustainable Implementation of Renewable Energy Technologies for Rural Energy Access”

Suva, Fiji, November 22, 2021 – The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI), in partnership with the Climate Change and International Cooperation Division (CCICD) of the Ministry of Economy, conducted a Training of Trainers (ToT) Workshop on Capacity Building to Strengthen Sustainable Implementation of Renewable Energy Technologies for Rural Energy Access. The initiative is part of […]

News • November 30, 2021

Mexican development bank Nacional Financiera (NAFIN) allocates MXN $7.8 billion of sustainable debt in the local market

Nacional Financiera (NAFIN), one of Mexico’s leading development banks, has decided to allocate a total of MXN$7.8 billion of sustainable debt in the local market with the aim of financing green and social projects that contribute to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This transaction is the first of its kind and is […]

News • November 8, 2021

Global Green Growth Institute and the Swedish Energy Agency to expand collaboration on Article 6 activities in two additional countries.

SEOUL, Republic of Korea; November 2021 – On November 3rd, 2021, a cooperation agreement to expand the Mobilizing Article 6 Trading Structures (MATS) Program between Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) and the Swedish Energy Agency (SEA) was signed. The agreement will see the program expand to two more countries, bringing the total number of host […]

News • November 6, 2021

Long Term Low Emission and Resilient Development Strategies in Africa Ensure National Ownership and Implementation

Glasgow, November 4, 2021 – The Agence Francaise de Developpement (AFD), the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI), and IDDRI held a joint side event at the NDC Partnership Pavilion at COP26, inviting representatives from Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Mozambique, and Nigeria to share experiences and lessons from the development of Long Term Visions and Strategies for […]

News • November 5, 2021

GGGI signs agreements to partner with Korean Environment Minister and Korean water and clean tech organizations at COP26

Seoul Korea, November 3, 2021 – The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) signed Memorandum of Understandings (MoUs) with the Ministry of Environment (MOE) and its affiliated institutes Korea Water Resources Corporation (K-Water) and Korea Environmental Industry and Technology Institute (KEITI) during the COP 26, Glasgow, today. The three MoUs were signed by HE Jeoung Ae […]

News • November 3, 2021

Helena McLeod appointed as GGGI’s Deputy Director-General and Head of Green Growth Planning & Implementation

Seoul – November 3, 2021: The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) announced today the appointment of Ms. Helena McLeod, Cardno International Development Group’s Team Leader of UK Aid’s Cities, Infrastructure, and Growth Program (Uganda) and former Director of KPMG International Development Advisory Services (IDAS) Africa, as the incoming Deputy Director-General and Head of Green Growth […]

News • November 2, 2021

GGGI signs an MoU with the Institute of Technology of Cambodia on sustainable and climate-smart technology

Phnom Penh, Cambodia, November 1, 2021, The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Institute of Technology of Cambodia (ITC) at ITC’s campus in Phnom Penh. The MoU was signed by Ms Karolien Casaer-Diez, Country Representative for Cambodia and H.E. Dr Om Romny, Director General of ITC. The two institutions […]

News • October 28, 2021

Ban Ki-moon re-elected as the President of the Assembly and Chair of the Council of GGGI

Seoul, Republic of Korea, October 28, 2021—Mr. Ban Ki-moon, 8th Secretary-General of the United Nations, was re-elected as President of the Assembly and Chair of the Council of the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) by Members of the Assembly and the Council for the term of 2022-2023. The appointment was unanimously approved by the 40 […]

News • October 28, 2021

GGGWeek2021 event on The Road to COP26: What does success look like for developed and developing countries?

October 27, 2021; As part of GGGWeek 2021, GGGI and the British Embassy in Seoul hosted a virtual session on The Road to COP26: What does success look like for developed and developing countries. The session served as an opportunity for experts and decision makers from developing and developed nations to address their expectations for […]

News • October 16, 2021

Tonga Youth Employment and Entrepreneurship (TYEE) and GGGI sign MoU on Green Entrepreneurship and Green Growth Cooperation

NUKU’ALOFA, Wednesday, October 13, 2021 – Today marked the unique joint implementation of the Global Green Growth Institute’s (GGGI) Pacific Green Entrepreneurs Network (PGEN) Program with their local partner on the ground, Tonga Youth Employment and Entrepreneurship (TYEE). The MoU was signed virtually by Dr. Frank Rijsberman, Director-General of GGGI, and Lusia Latu-Jones, President/Director of […]

News • October 16, 2021

Uganda preparing to fulfill their role as Vice-President of the Assembly and Vice-Chair of the Council of GGGI

Following a rigorous process, Uganda, represented by the Ministry of Finance, Planning and Economic Development (MoFPED), was unanimously elected as Vice-President of the Assembly and Vice-Chair of the Council of the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) for the period 2021-2022, a key position in the GGGI Governance Structure. Uganda will be Vice-president of the Assembly […]

News • October 15, 2021

LNCCI and GGGI sign MoU to strengthen green and climate technology entrepreneurship and innovation in Lao PDR

Vientiane Capital, Lao PDR, October 15, 2021.  GGGI and the Lao National Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LNCCI) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) which aims to strengthen collaboration and cooperation of both parties to jointly promote green and climate technology entrepreneurship and innovation in Lao PDR. LNCCI is the apex body in Lao […]

News • October 13, 2021

GGGI signs MoU with KOICA to expand areas of collaboration in green growth options for developing countries

Seoul Korea, October 13, 2021 – The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) at the KOICA headquarters in Seongnam, Gyeonggi Province today. The MoU was signed by Dr. Frank Rijsberman, Director-General of GGGI and Dr. Hyuk-Sang Sohn, President of KOICA. This MoU is […]

News • October 13, 2021

The Islamic Republic of Pakistan to become the 41st Member of GGGI

SEOUL – October 12, 2021 – Today, the Islamic Republic of Pakistan deposited its instrument of accession to become the 41st Member of GGGI. The instrument of accession was deposited by H.E. Mumtaz Zahra Baloch, the Ambassador of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan to the Republic of Korea, and received by Dr. Frank Rijsberman, Director-General […]

News • October 12, 2021

GGGI and Qatar MME sign an MoU and funding agreement to promote climate resilience and green growth in Qatar

October 12, 2021; Seoul, Republic of Korea – The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) and the Ministry of Municipality and Environment (MME) of the State of Qatar have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to formalize their joint cooperation to promote climate resiliency and green growth in the State of Qatar. The MoU was signed […]

News • October 12, 2021

Papua New Guinea launched its Enhanced NDC Roadmaps for AFOLU & Electricity Sectors, Implementation Plan (2021 – 30) and Regulation Plan (2021).

Papua New Guinea’s (PNG) AFOLU and Electricity Implementation Roadmaps 2021 along with NDC Implementation Plan (2021-2030) and Climate Change (Management) NDC Regulations (2021) were launched on 8 October 2021 at the Hilton Hotel, Port Moresby. Since PNG’s Enhanced NDC 2020 submission to the UNFCCC, PNG continued to develop these strategic documents which show PNG’s domestic […]

News • October 8, 2021

Sri Lanka’s Minister of Environment Hon. Mahinda Amaraweera meets with H. E. Ban Ki-moon, President of the Assembly and Chair of the Council of GGGI, in Republic of Korea

On October 7th at the UNEP Asia-Pacific ministerial dialogue in Suwon, Republic of Korea, a high-level bilateral meeting took place between Hon. Mahinda Amaraweera, Minister of Environment of Sri Lanka and H. E. Ban Ki-moon, President of the Assembly and Chair of the Council of GGGI and 8th Secretary-General of the United Nations. Dr. Anil […]

News • October 7, 2021

GGGI and the Government of Mexico Sign Host Country Agreement

On September 29, 2021, the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) and the United Mexican States officially signed the GGGI-Mexico Host Country Agreement. This milestone comes after nearly 10 years of partnership and cooperation with a wide range of Mexican government partners, including the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (SRE), the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources […]