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News • August 13, 2019

Empathetic Leadership Training: Clean Water Crisis in Jakarta

GGGI and the National Institute of Public Administration (NIPA) recently held an Empathetic Leadership Training themed “Clean Water Crisis in Jakarta” on July 13, 2019, in Kamal Muara Fishermen Village, Penjaringan, North Jakarta. The village is only 25 km away from business and government centers, but for more than two decades has faced shortage of […]

News • August 1, 2019

Taking stock: how the LDCs became masters in climate activism and optimism

This blog was originally published on the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) website on July 29, 2019.  It is a guest blog by Dr. Achala Abeysinghe, GGGI’s Country Representative in Papua New Guinea.  As Achala Abeysinghe moves on to a new role at the Global Green Growth Institute, she reflects on her time […]

News • July 26, 2019

Institutional Strengthening Session for the planning and implementation of Payment for Environmental Services schemes in Nariño

San Juan de Pasto, July 12, 2019 – The Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development, the National Department of Planning and the Secretariat of Environment and Sustainable Development of the Department of Nariño, with the support of the Global Green Growth Institute and Natural Heritage, carried out an institutional strengthening session for the planning and implementation […]

News • July 19, 2019

Consultative Workshop for the new “Green Growth Potential Assessment” in Meta

July 10, Villavicencio, Colombia – GGGI brought together over 120 attendees hailing from the Meta Government, the public sector, and the private sector, for a consultative workshop around GGGI’s flagship “Green Growth Potential Assessment” (GGPA) Evaluation tool. This is a tool used to evaluate regional performance in terms of resource-use efficiency, natural capital preservation, resilience to […]

News • July 19, 2019

Nariño’s steps forward towards the Nature Tourism Strategic Plan

Nature tourism holds great potential to promote both rainforest conservation and social inclusion, and as such, it is an important industry in relation to GGGI’s mission. GGGI is working with the Administrative Directorate of Tourism and the Environment and Sustainable Development Secretariat of the Government of Nariño to support the nature tourism industry as part […]

News • July 19, 2019

Consolidation of the Regional Table of Sustainable Livestock in Nariño (2019-2020)

The members of the Regional Table of Sustainable Livestock of Nariño, the National Technical Secretary Germán Serrano and the Regional Technical Secretariat in charge of AGROSAVIA, with the support of GGGI and the Norwegian Embassy, convened on July 9 at the National at Distance and Open University – UNAD in Pasto, Nariño. The meeting served […]

News • July 5, 2019

Diary of a Green Soul: An Inspiring Book of Green Lifestyles in Indonesia

A book titled “Diary of a Green Soul” has recently been published by the National Institute of Public Administration (NIPA) of the Republic of Indonesia in close collaboration with GGGI. The book contains a collection of inspirational stories on green living, which was compiled and edited by GGGI Indonesia’s Knowledge and Capacity Development (KCD) team […]

News • July 1, 2019

Call for Project Concept Notes on Potential Programs/Projects in Indonesia

GGGI supports the Fiscal Policy Agency (FPA) of Ministry of Finance (MOF) of the Republic of Indonesia as GCF’s National Designated Authority (NDA) in Indonesia in inviting all stakeholders in Indonesia to submit Project Concept Note (PCN) on potential programs/projects of the agency/organization/institution. PCN can be submitted for programs/projects related to mitigation and adaptation of […]

News • July 1, 2019

Call for Expression of Interest to be a Direct Access Entity of the GCF

GGGI supports the Fiscal Policy Agency (FPA) under the Ministry of Finance (MOF) of the Republic of Indonesia and the Green Climate Fund (GCF) in issuing a Call for Expression of Interest (EOI) for potential institutions in Indonesia who are interested in becoming the Direct Access Entity (DAE) candidate of the GCF. As DAE, the […]

News • June 25, 2019

Press Release: GCF Encourages Sustainable Development

PRESS RELEASE Manokwari, June 19, 2019 – The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) has rolled out a financing mechanism called the Green Climate Fund (GCF) to help developing countries tackle the impacts of climate change. Local governments with a vision of sustainable development have a great opportunity to access the climate change […]

News • June 14, 2019

Renewable energy is now a commercially attractive investment opportunity!

By Dr. Frank Rijsberman, Director-General, Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) Renewable energy has gained a foothold in many countries as the technology of choice, accounting for one-third of the world’s total energy capacity. According to a recent report by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), renewables and electrification can help achieve more than three-quarters of […]

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 5, 2019

Standing up for the clean air we deserve!

By Mahamadou Tounkara, Director, Strategy, Partnerships and Communications, Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) Air pollution has become the number one environmental problem affecting people’s health, impacting 300 million children worldwide and contributing to the premature death of 600 thousand children every year. Indoor air pollution from cooking on open fire using firewood or charcoal is a […]

News • June 5, 2019

Beating Air pollution before it beats us

Air pollution is a chronic disease and a silent killer.  We need to anticipate it and proactively address it head on before it overtakes us. In April 2019  it was time for me to relocate to Kigali from Seoul, I was happy to move away from Seoul’s deteriorating air quality. While living in Korea, a […]

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 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 • May 10, 2019

Dr. Frank Rijsberman, Director-General of GGGI’s interview with Japan Spotlight

Read Dr. Frank Rijsberman, Director-General of GGGI’s interview with Japan Spotlight on Searching for Environmentally Sustainable and Socially Inclusive Economic Growth. https://www.jef.or.jp/journal/pdf/225th_Cover_Story_10.pdf

News • May 10, 2019

Rwanda Cabinet approves Green Building Minimum Compliance System

The Government of Rwanda in the cabinet meeting held on 3rd April 2019 approved the Ministerial Order determining Urban planning and Building regulations. The Rwanda Green Building Minimum Compliance System which is an Annex to the Ministerial Order along with the revised Rwanda Building Code. The Ministerial Order and the supporting green building annex were officially […]

News • May 8, 2019

Impatient Optimism for GGGI

Blog by Dr. Frank Rijsberman, Director-General, Global Green Growth Institute On October 1, 2016, I officially began my four-year term as Director-General of the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI). Together with GGGI’s Members, Management Team and staff, I started an exciting journey, implementing the Work Program and Budget (WPB) 2017-18 approved by the Council, while […]