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News • July 21, 2021

Peru gets ready to issue first sustainable bonds with new official Framework

Lima, July 16, 2021 –Peru’s Ministry of Economy and Finance has officially approved the country’s Sustainable Bond Framework (Ministerial Resolution N° 221-2021-EF/52) following the stringent standards of the International Capital Market Association (ICMA), which establishes principles and recommendations for the governing and issuance process in order to promote transparency and integrity in the ever-growing thematic […]

News • July 13, 2021

GGGI and the Governments of Fiji and New Zealand Launch New Program to Tackle Climate Change and Reduce Emissions in Key Sectors

Suva, Fiji, Wednesday, July 7, 2021 – The governments of Fiji and New Zealand, and development partner the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI), today launched the regional Low Emissions Climate Resilient Development (LECRD) program in Fiji. Under the LECRD project, Fiji’s Ministry of Economy (MoE), as well as other key government partners and GGGI, will […]

News • July 13, 2021

GGGI Supports Food Security and Climate Action Dialogue in Kiribati

Tarawa, Kiribati, Friday July 2, 2021 – The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) contributed insights on climate smart agriculture during Kiribati’s first National Food Systems Dialogue, held from June 28 to July 02, 2021. The Honorable Minister for the Ministry of Environment, Lands and Agricultural Development (MELAD), Mr. Ruateki Tekaiara, officiated the plenary session of the […]

News • June 30, 2021

Global Green Growth Week 2021

Global Green Growth Week 2021 (GGGWeek2021) Green Recovery, Green Jobs, and NetZero2050 SAVE THE DATE & CALL FOR PRESENTATIONS Oct. 25 – 27, 2021 (Virtual Conference) GGGWeek2021 is hosted by the Global Green Growth Institute. About GGGWeek2021 GGGWeek2021 will feature high-level panel discussions, keynote speeches, interactive sessions and debates that will highlight examples of solutions […]

News • June 18, 2021

Vanuatu to develop plan for low emission economy

Port Villa, Vanuatu, Wednesday June 16 – The Director General of the Ministry of Climate Change, Ms Esline Garaebiti, the New Zealand High Commissioner to Vanuatu H.E. Jonathan Schwass, and GGGI Country Representative for Vanuatu, Fiji, Tonga, and Kiribati, Daniel Muñoz-Smith, met this week to announce the development of a strategy that will put Vanuatu […]

News • June 17, 2021

Partners come together to implement Kiribati Agriculture Strategy and support low-emissions and climate resilient development

Tarawa, Kiribati, Tuesday June 15th, 2021 – The governments of Kiribati and New Zealand, and development partner the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI), today launched the regional Low Emissions Climate Resilient Development (LECRD) program in Kiribati. Under the LECRD project, Kiribati’s Ministry of Environment Lands and Agricultural Development (MELAD) with support from GGGI, will develop a […]

News • May 6, 2021

Fiji Ministry of Economy hosts GCF Pacific Accredited Entities Roundtable

On 20th April 2021, the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) supported the Fiji Ministry of Economy to host a Pacific GCF Accredited Entities Roundtable which had a hybrid in-person and virtual format with two panels consisting of ten speakers from around the Pacific as well as dedicated time for questions and answers. The Fiji Ministry […]

News • May 4, 2021

Tonga launches the TERM Plus Framework setting 70% and 100% Renewable Goals

Nuku’alofa, Tonga; April 28, 2021– Tonga, with GGGI’s support, opened strong in 2021 with the launch of the Tonga Energy Road Map 2021-2035 (TERM-PLUS) Framework. The Framework is designed to be a living document that will provide the foundation for the TERM-PLUS poised to be completed later this year. This Framework also sets in motion […]

News • April 29, 2021

Peru Promotes Sustainable Sovereign Bond Issuance for Economic Recovery

Financed by UK PACT (Partnering for Accelerated Climate Transitions), the British Embassy and the Global Green Growth Institute (hereinafter GGGI), held an Earth Day webinar with participants from the Ministry of Economy and Finance of Peru, the Ministry of Finance of Chile and the Climate Bonds Initiative on the importance of sustainable sovereign bonds and their role in COVID recovery and projects that promote emission reduction. […]

News • April 22, 2021

Perú Promueve Emisión de Bonos Soberanos Sostenibles para la Reactivación Económica

En el marco del proyecto financiado por el programa UK PACT (Partnering for Accelerated Climate Transitions), la Embajada Británica en Lima y el Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI), organizaron un evento con participantes del Ministerio de Economía y Finanzas del Perú, del Ministerio de Hacienda de Chile y del Climate Bonds Initiative sobre los bonos […]

News • April 10, 2021

Makerere University Commences implementation of Output 1.4 of Greening Uganda’s Urbanization and Industrialization Project with selecting the Research Themes

On April 8, 2021, Makerere University College of Engineering, Design, Art and Technology (CEDAT) held a full day workshop at the university’s conference center to establish a research team and select themes for research. The meeting was attended by 22 university researchers and professors as well as representatives from the GGGI. The research topics are […]

News • March 18, 2021

Colombia to become the 39th Member of GGGI

Seoul, March 18, 2021. On Tuesday, March 16, the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Mr. Rodolfo Enrique Zea Navarro, together with the Colombian Ambassador to the Republic of Korea, H.E. Juan Carlos Caiza Rosero, deposited before the president and Chair of GGGI, Mr. Ban Ki-moon, and the Director General, Dr. Frank Rijsberman, the instrument […]

News • March 14, 2021

In support of the Government of Meta, Norway and GGGI strengthen their presence in the Department to continue working on deforestation control

Villavicencio, March 12, 2021. This week, GGGI celebrated the inauguration of the Villavicencio office alongside the Norwegian Ambassador to Colombia, John Petter Opdahl, the Governor of Meta, Juan Guillermo Zuluaga, Environmental Secretariat, Sergio Muñoz, and the Director of Cormacarena, Andrés García. The opening takes place within the framework of the second phase of the GGGI-Colombia-Kingdom […]

News • February 2, 2021

GGGI signs a Memorandum of Understanding with the Green Building Council Uganda

GGGI Uganda and the Green Building Council (GBC) signed an MOU on Cooperation for Green City Development under a project intended to Green Uganda’s Urbanization and Industrialization in four secondary cities. These are Arua, Gulu, Mbarara and Jinja, all of which have significant development challenges. In particular, the MoU seeks to support the incorporation of […]

News • January 29, 2021

GGGI Joined the Philippine Congressional Oversight Committee on Clean Air Act

January 27, 2021, Quezon City, Philippines – The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) virtually participated in the Joint Congressional Oversight Committee (JCO) on Clean Air Act (House of Representatives Panel) via Zoom Video Conference upon the invitation of Congressman Alfonso V. Umali, Jr., Chairman of the Committee. The conference was participated by four committee members […]

News • January 18, 2021

Project Brochure: Greening Uganda’s Urbanization and Industrialization

The project aims to promote sustainable development and inclusive Green Growth in Uganda by  focusing on green city development, green industrialization, efficient waste management and Green Growth Integration into planning and budgeting. This is to ensure Uganda is achieving maximum benefits from a Green Growth pathway . The project impact objective is: “Uganda achieves strong, […]

News • January 7, 2021

Success of Greenpreneurs in Uganda: A tenure of transcendence!

The Greenpreneurs program is a joint initiative by the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI), Student Energy and the Youth Climate Lab. Through the 12-week global business accelerator and competition, the program identifies and recognizes the efforts of young persons from developing and emerging economies, that are leading positive change that impacts their communities in the […]

News • January 7, 2021

PEEC Energy, Uganda Scoops 2020 GGGI Greenpreneurs Award

Access to clean and affordable energy lies at the heart of the sustainable development goals and is a prerequisite as well as a footstep for inclusive socio-economic transformation. Roughly 30 million Ugandans still lack access to affordable electricity and about 84% live in rural areas and are predominantly low-income earners. Despite several off-grid solar connections […]

News • December 17, 2020

Five years since the Paris Agreement: The race to net zero is on

Frank Rijsberman, Ingvild Solvang, Kristin Deason, Julie Godin, Hanh Le, Siddhartha Nauduri, and Marcel Silvius, Global Green Growth Institute   In the wake of the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic, there are both challenges and opportunities in ensuring that COP26, a UN climate change summit, builds confidence in the Paris Agreement as an effective tool to avoid climate […]

News • December 8, 2020

COVIMA: the mobile app developed by MinAmbiente, GGGI and the Kingdom of Norway to tackle illegal timber trade in Colombia

Bogotá, December 7, 2020 – A new digital solution to support the control and surveillance of timber by state entities was officially launched in a virtual kick-off event with the Ministry Environment and Sustainable Development (MADS), the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI), and Norway. As a commitment of the Colombian Environmental Information System (SIAC for […]