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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 […]

News • April 30, 2019

Electric trikes in San Vicente Bring “Ecotown” to Life

April 30, Palawan, Philippines – Electric tricycles (E-trikes) have already started to roam the streets of San Vicente thanks to a grant deal facilitated by GGGI and financed by the Asian Development Bank through the Department of Energy, which provided 50 units of e-trikes amounting to nearly half a million US dollars. This is one […]

News • April 12, 2019

Rwanda GCF NDA and GGGI monitor the Secondary Cities Master Plan Revision process

On 5th April GGGI Rwanda together with the National Designated Authority (NDA) and the National Coordination Team (NCT) undertook a mission to Nyagatare, one of the secondary cities where the GCF is supporting the incorporation of low emission and resilience strategies in the Master Plan revision though the Readiness and Preparatory support project. The City […]

News • April 9, 2019

GGGI Supports the Development of Rwanda’s Green Procurement Guidelines

According to the United Nations -Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) address the root causes of poverty and pledge to leave no one behind, including vulnerable groups. They also emphasize the need to tackle climate change urgently and protect the environment through a shift to sustainable consumption and production. The SDGs are intended to be universal, applying […]

News • April 8, 2019

Citizens participate in the Design Process for Green & Public Space in Nyagatare

Cities are considered to a critical role to play in transitioning from resource inefficient patterns of growth and increasing access to services, and in so doing, supporting the transition to green growth. In 2018 , the  Ministry of Infrastructure (MININFRA), the Rwanda Housing Authority (RHA), and the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) undertook citywide public […]

News • April 5, 2019

Rwanda Urban sector to establish a  Center of Excellence for Green Urbanization

On 28th March 2019 a consultation for stakeholders in the Urbanization and Built Environment sector was held  to discuss the establishment of the Center of Excellence for Green Urbanization, at Lemigo Hotel  in Kigali. The Ministry of Environment with the Ministry of Infrastructure hosted the consultation alongside the Global Green Growth Institute as a facilitator, […]

News • March 6, 2019

GGGI partnering with TFA2020 to promote a dialogue on sustainable and deforestation-free private-investment

Villavicencio, March 6 – More than 200 attendants, including government officials, producers, buyers, investors and other key stakeholders gathered in Villavicencio (Meta) to take part in the “Dialogue on sustainable productive economic development without deforestation in the Orinoquia and Caqueta regions.” This event was co-organized by GGGI and the Tropical Forest Alliance (TFA2020), with the […]

News • February 28, 2019

Brooke’s Point, Palawan Tested out Electric Tricycle: Climate Resilient Green Growth is now in action

February 28, Manila – GGGI structured a grant deal arrangement as a form of providing 50 units of electric tricycles (valued at USD 455,000) to the Brooke’s Point Municipality, Province of Palawan in the Philippines. The grant was made through the Asian Development Bank-funded electric trikes project of the Department of Energy (DOE), envisioning to […]

News • February 15, 2019

Vision: Blockchain Technology for Indonesia’s Palm Oil Sector

One of the biggest challenges for palm oil as a commodity is that of establishing traceability and sustainability. Indonesia supplies close to 45% of the world demand for palm oil. Over the last two decades, in Indonesia, the palm oil sector has grown tremendously (doubling in terms of area under palm oil plantation), but this […]

News • February 7, 2019

Rwanda Climate Change, Urban Resilience and Green Cities at the Forefront during the 3rd National Urban Forum 2019

  At the third National Urban Forum we had an expected 300 urban experts in Kigali from 6-7 February examining previous work of the Government and partners in urban sector and setting new suggestions on how Rwanda ought to accomplish its objective of 35 percent urbanization rate by 2024. The Honourable Minister of Infrastructure, Claver […]