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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 • 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 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 • September 2, 2020

Rwandan Circular Economy business model selected to compete globally in the 2020 Greenpreneurs Program

Youth entrepreneurship and engagement are critical to the long-term sustainability of green growth. As part of ongoing work in Rwanda, GGGI works to support and amplify the initiatives of young, emerging leaders combining climate action and sustainable business models to develop new products and services. Since establishing the Rwanda Country office in 2015, GGGI has […]

News • July 31, 2020

¡INSCRIPCIONES ABIERTAS! FACILIDAD DE ASISTENCIA TÉCNICA PARA LA ESTRUCTURACIÓN DE PROYECTOS (PPTAF)

En el marco de la segunda fase del Programa de Crecimiento Verde con el Reino de Noruega y con el objetivo de movilizar recursos a proyectos que permitan un cambio en el paradigma, el control de la deforestación, el desarrollo social e inclusivo en las regiones, y que se alineen con las políticas a nivel […]

News • July 10, 2020

Launch of the Second Phase of the Green Growth Colombia-GGGI 2020-2023

Bogotá, Colombia, July 3, 2020 – To mark the start of a new phase of partnership between GGGI, the Royal Embassy of Norway and the Government of Colombia, an official introduction of the Norway-GGGI-Colombia Green Growth Programme Phase II was given to the public via a virtual and open conference with participation of the Deputy-Minister […]

News • June 22, 2020

Call for Concept Notes: Strengthening Uganda’s Engagement with the Green Climate Fund (GCF) through the Development of the GCF Country Programme Project Portfolio (2020-2023)

The GCF National Designated Authority (NDA) – Ministry of Finance, Planning and Economic Development of the Republic of Uganda (MOFPED) supported by Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) is in the process of articulating the GCF -Uganda Country Programme and Project Portfolio within the framework of the Readiness and Preparatory Support Programme principally aimed at strengthening […]

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 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 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 […]