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News • November 15, 2019

UGANDA ON TRACK WITH IMPLEMENTATION OF ITS GCF READINESS PROJECT

A Team of 12 Ugandan senior officials from the National Designated Agency and the Inter-Ministerial Standing Committee were dispatched in Ethiopia for week-long learning sessions on “Strengthening the role of the Government of Uganda in mobilizing Green Climate Finance resources”. The roles & responsibilities of the Climate Change Finance Inter-Ministerial Steering Committee are to strengthen […]

News • September 19, 2019

A Look into the Greenpreneurs Projects of 2019

Seoul, Republic of Korea, September 19, 2019 – Four candidates of GGGI’s Greenpreneurs program offered to share their experiences on how they developed the idea for their projects and information on their new green enterprises. Rent-On-Recycle Water Rent-On-Recycle Water is one of the teams in the last stages of this year’s competition, with their project […]

News • September 18, 2019

GGGI joined Ethiopia Green Legacy Campaign to plant 200 million tree seedlings in a day

In 2019, the Ethiopia government, led by Prime Minster Dr. Abiy Ahmed, launched the ambitious Green Legacy campaign that set a milestone to plant 200 million tree seedlings within 12 hours as integral part of an annual target to plant 4 billion tree seedlings. July 29, 2019 was declared to be Green Legacy day, which […]

News • September 6, 2019

Qatar MME and GGGI conduct MRV capacity development and stakeholder consultation workshop in Doha, Qatar

September 4, Doha: The Ministry of Municipality and Environment (MME), State of Qatar and the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) organised a capacity development and stakeholder consultation workshop to support the development of a Qatar national Measurement, Reporting, and Verification (MRV) system.   A national MRV system is central to meeting the requirements of an […]

News • September 5, 2019

GGGI Gender Training for Climate and Green Growth Practitioners: The Business Case for Gender Equality in Climate Action

Helsinki, Finland; September 4, 2019 – On September 4, Ingvild Solvang, Sustainability and Safeguards Manager of GGGI facilitated a training and workshop for the Nordic Development Fund on The Business Case for Gender Equality in Climate Action in order to increase the capacity of policy and decision makers to ensure that climate change mitigation and […]

News • August 28, 2019

GGGI featured in Climate Action: The Climate Change Commission’s Newsletter on Foreign Assisted Projects

August 28, 2019 – The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) was featured in the Climate Change Commission’s (CCC) newly released newsletter for updates on the Foreign-Assisted Projects for Climate Action from April-June, 2019. GGGI has been a development partner of the CCC for many years and has been active in the Philippines for projects on […]

News • August 27, 2019

Inception Workshop for the Mozambique Green Economy Action Plan

Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI), in partnership with Mozambique’s Ministry of Land, Environment and Rural Development (MITADER), organized an Inception workshop on August 19, 2019, at Hotel Avenida, to launch the review and updating of the Green Economy Action Plan (GEAP) for 2020-2024. The workshop set the scene for sharing achievements by the different sectors […]

News • August 27, 2019

With the Government of Nepal pledging funds to electric buses, GGGI and its partners head to India to gather experience on electric bus procurement and deployment.

On July 21-27, 2019, GGGI, in coordination with the Ministry of Forests and Environment and Sajha Yatayat, a Nepal-based transportation company, organized a 6-day knowledge exchange across India. The delegation of officials, mainly from the Government of Nepal, including the Ministry of Forests and Environment, Province 3, Kathmandu Metropolitan City, Lalitpur Metropolitan City, Municipality of […]

News • July 26, 2019

Ministry of Environment and Global Green Growth Institute Select Cities and Villages Development Bank to be Green Climate Fund Direct Access Entity Candidate for Jordan

On Thursday, July 18, 2019, the Ministry of Environment hosted a kick-off meeting and signed a Memorandum of Understanding at the ministry for the Jordan Green Climate Fund Readiness Accreditation Support activity, formalizing the partnership between it, the Global Green Growth Institute, and the Cities and Villages Development Bank.  H.E.  Eng. Ibrahim Shahahdeh, the Minister […]

News • July 19, 2019

Accelerating Off-grid Renewable Energy Investment Opportunities in the Philippines – GGGI and Embassy of the Republic of Korea co-organized a multi-stakeholder seminar

Taguig City, Philippines, July 17, 2019 – The Global Green Growth Institute co-organized a joint seminar with the Embassy of Republic of Korea (RoK) in the Philippines, titled Offgrid Renewable Energy Solutions: Driver of Agriculture Value Chain Development on 17 July 2019. H.E Han Dong-man, Ambassador of the RoK to the Philippines, opened the seminar […]

News • June 21, 2019

[Summary]: GGGI Activities in Asia Pacific Forestry Week (APFW) 2019

From June 17-21, GGGI took part in the Asia-Pacific Forestry Week (APFW), at the Songdo Convensia Convention Center in Incheon. The event, which was organized by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the Korea Forest Service (KFS), provided a strategic platform to raise awareness and discussion on overall peatland management […]

News • June 7, 2019

MME and GGGI organized a capacity development workshop on climate diplomacy in Doha, Qatar

On 22-23 May, the Qatar Ministry of Municipality and Environment (MME) and the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) organized a capacity development workshop titled “Paris Agreement and Qatar’s NDC Implementation” for the interagency technical team supporting climate diplomacy for the State of Qatar. Attendees were conferred certificates of participation by the MME. Participants included officials […]

News • May 31, 2019

GGGI Establishes New Office in the Caribbean

Thursday, May 30, 2019 — The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) has opened a new office in Castries, St. Lucia, to strengthen support for its work to further promote green growth in the Caribbean region and expand its partnership with the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS). GGGI and OECS previously signed a memorandum of understanding […]

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

With newly signed MoUs, GGGI Nepal deepens support to federal ministries, local government and government-owned transport operator

Kathmandu, Nepal, April 9, 2019 – During GGGI’s Director-General Frank Rijsberman’s visit to Kathmandu between April 5 and 9, he met with high-level officials, including the Prime Minister of Nepal; the Minister and Secretary, Ministry of Forests and Environment (MOFE); and the Minister, Ministry of Physical Infrastructure and Transport (MOPIT) to discuss ways in which […]

News • February 28, 2019

Green Bag Seminar with Ambassador Young-Mok Kim, Former President of KOICA and Vice Executive Director of KEDO at GGGI HQ

On February 28, 2019, the Governance Department under the Office of the Director General, invited Ambassador Young-Mok Kim as a speaker for a Green Bag Seminar at GGGI’s Seoul headquarters. During the seminar, Ambassador Kim discussed the trends led by the changes in international order with the weakening global leadership, increasing security challenges, and digital revolution. […]

News • February 14, 2019

GGGI hosts UN-Habitat’s Executive Director at the ‘Inclusive Cities Talk’ in Kigali, Rwanda

The 3rd National Urban Forum  held in Kigali, Rwanda from February 6-7 was organized by the Ministry of Infrastructure with partner organizations UN-Habitat, World Bank, GGGI, Enabel – Belgium Development Agency, Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) and International Growth Center (IGC). The gathering set up to evaluate what has previously been done in […]

News • February 8, 2019

Advocating for Green Cities and Green Buildings during the “Urban Walk” in Kigali

As a parallel event to the Third National Urban Forum, GGGI in partnership with the City of Kigali and the University of Rwanda, led an “Urban Walk” in Kigali on 8th February 2019. In 2018, GGGI launched “Urban Walk” initiative in Rwanda to bring awareness on the importance of green cities and green buildings to […]

News • January 31, 2019

Growing GGGI-Mongolia Collaboration to Green Public Buildings

On January 31, the Government of Mongolia decided to pilot a GGGI business case that will replace coal boiler with geothermal heat pump of the Public School #122 in Ulaanbaatar city. The pilot project is expected to demonstrate significant contribution in reducing consumption of raw coal for space heating, and relevant air and environmental pollution. […]

News • January 13, 2019

Sri Lanka becomes the 30th Member of GGGI

Seoul, January 13 – The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) welcomed the Government of Sri Lanka as its thirtieth Member, committing to support the country in achieving its Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) and implementing its national adaptation plan. Sri Lanka’s membership formally became effective on January 13, 2019. Under the Agreement of the Establishment of […]