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News • May 8, 2020

Reducing operation costs and creating green jobs post COVID-19 Pandemic for the affected tourism industry in Rwanda

Before global pandemic of COVID-19, tourism was the biggest and fastest growing economic sector. The United Nations World Tourism Organization estimates reveal that in 2020, international tourist arrivals could decline by 20% to 30%, translating into the loss of 300 to 450 US$ billion in international receipts (exports). This is due to border closures and […]

News • May 1, 2020

Why Food Markets Matter During and After a Pandemic

Since December 2019, the global community has been faced with the challenge of limiting the spread of Coronavirus disease (COVID-19). On March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) assessed the COVID-19 outbreak and declared it a pandemic. Efforts to contain the virus resulted in closing of international borders, with many countries putting measures in […]

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 27, 2020

Open registration for Green Growth Training Modules

To celebrate the 50th edition of the International Earth Day, the National Planning Department (DNP for its acronym in Spanish), with the support of the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) and the British Embassy in Colombia, have launched a free and 100% virtual set of Green Growth Training Modules towards building the capacities of mayors, […]

News • April 22, 2020

Innovative Solutions in Response to COVID-19: Achieving Post-Pandemic Green Growth in Rwanda

In many parts of the world, the coronavirus pandemic has laid bare the fragility of our economies as well as irrefutable truths about the inequalities of unsustainable systems. However, it has also revealed the potential for societies to leverage innovation and technology to improve livelihoods while minimizing anthropogenic causes of environmental degradation. For example, investments […]

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 • April 17, 2020

Operating a Green Home Office and interactions during COVID 19

With the COVID-19 virus forcing people to stay at home, GGGI suddenly had to support an entirely remote workforce. GGGI has highly invested in virtual systems to enable staff to work from home during the #COVID19 lockdown affecting most countries. We are currently witnessing fewer flights, fewer workshops thus saving millions of sums of money. […]

News • March 27, 2020

GGGI: GCF Portfolio

Directing finance to where it is needed most Delivering inclusive growth while limiting climate change to 1.5°C will require the mobilization of finance at a historic scale. Over the next 15 years, it is estimated the world needs about USD 90 trillion in climate smart infrastructure – most of it in developing countries. Investing in […]

News • March 1, 2020

Workshop review and alignment of the National Environment Management Policy 2019 (NEMP) to the National Environment Act

The Ministry of Water and Environment of the Republic of Uganda in partnership with the GGGI Uganda office convened a workshop to review and align the National Environment Management Policy 2019 (NEMP) to the National Environment Act 2019 on February 26-27, 2020 at the Silver Springs Hotel Bugolobi, Kampala. The workshop was presided over by […]

News • February 24, 2020

Green Growth Program’s Scoping Visits to Four New Provinces

The Ministry of National Development Planning (Bappenas) is committed to switch to a low carbon development approach by integrating Low Carbon Development Initiative (LCDI) into the 2020-2024 National Medium-Term Development Plan (RPJMN). This is stated in the national development agenda, titled “Building the Environment, Improving Disaster Resilience, and Climate Change” through Presidential Regulation No. 18 […]

News • February 20, 2020

Stories from our GreenPrenuers

Namujju Juliet the CEO of Kimuli Fashionability grew up in poverty as an orphan with a single grandmother in a remote and rural Village in Uganda due to the victimization of disability caused to my family. Her Grandmother was a tailor and inspired me as a child to use cut-offs and plastic waste, she would […]

News • January 31, 2020

Strengthening of the Colombian Roundtable for Sustainable Livestock, reflected in 2019

The GGGI Colombia team has been contributing to the Colombian Roundtable for Sustainable Livestock, providing support to the Technical Secretariat of the Roundtable. The Roundtable closed the year of 2019 on December 10, with an event attended by 25 entities, evaluating the progress and highlighting the achievements of 2019. This included the strategic articulation between […]

News • January 31, 2020

International Knowledge Exchange between Colombia and Mexico “Introduction to the National Agrologistics Plan”

In December 2019, the GGGI Colombia team and Colombian government officials from the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MADR), the National Planning Department, Procolombia, the Rural Agricultural Planning Unit, participated in an international exchange between Colombia and Mexico “Introduction to the National Agrologistics Plan” in Mexico City. This exchange came under the cooperation framework […]

News • January 17, 2020

PRESS RELEASE: GGGI & RSPO Sign Memorandum of Understanding

A five year Memorandum of Understanding was signed in Jakarta to enhance collaboration and funding for key activities and organisations in the sustainable palm oil sector. JAKARTA, 15 JANUARY 2020: Today, GGGI and the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) Secretariat signed a five-year Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), providing a framework for cooperation and collaboration in support of the 2030 Agenda […]

News • December 31, 2019

Increasing the Literacy on Sustainable Development and Climate Finance with Journalists and Media

On November 20, 2019, the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) together with the Society of Environmental Journalists (SIEJ) held the event themed Journalist Training and Media Discussion: Sustainable Development and Finance in the Indonesia Maju Cabinet at Greenhouse, Jakarta. The training was held upon finding that the media currently are often unable to contextualize current […]

News • December 30, 2019

GGGI supports the Moroccan Government to receive a grant from the Green Climate Fund (GCF) to Enhance Access to Climate Finance in Morocco’s Regions

Rabat, Morocco, December 30, 2019 – The Green Climate Fund (GCF) Secretariat has approved the Readiness proposal for the Kingdom of Morocco for 400,242 USD, to enhance access to climate finance in Morocco’s regions, in accordance with the terms of the framework Readiness and Preparatory Support Grant Agreement between GCF and GGGI. GGGI, who provided […]

News • December 13, 2019

Fiji Green Jobs Assessment: A Preliminary Study of Green Employment in Fiji

Suva, Fiji – December 12, 2019 – The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI), together with the Climate Change and International Cooperation Division of the Fiji Ministry of Economy today published the first Fiji Green Jobs Assessment. The Assessment, the first of its kind in the Pacific region, was developed to provide a definition of green […]

News • December 6, 2019

GGGI Mongolia organizes a Stakeholder Consultation Workshop on the Residential Retrofitting project

December 5, 2019; Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia — Today, the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) Mongolia, together with the Ulaanbaatar city Mayor’s Office, organized a stakeholder consultation workshop on GGGI’s Residential Retrofitting project. The workshop aimed to establish a project working group to present the project’s work plan and findings of consultant services, and to receive feedback […]

News • December 6, 2019

Capacity Building for officials commences on the Rwanda Green Building Minimum Compliance System and Templates

5 December 2019, Kigali, Rwanda:  GGGI with partner Rwanda Housing Authority (RHA) initiated the capacity building program to the government officials on the approved Rwanda Green Building Minimum Compliance System and the recently developed excel-based green building minimum compliance templates. The capacity building is in line with the implementation of the Green Building Minimum Compliance […]

News • December 5, 2019

New Times Opinion Piece : Public spaces and public art, New York City and Kigali

KIGALI –  Architects, urban designers, artists and allies in Kigali recently hosted Justin Garrett Moore, Executive Director of New York Public Design Commission [IG1], and discussed public spaces and public art with him. Moore shared that art and culture are key drivers of New York City’s economy as good design of public spaces and quality of […]