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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 […]

News • January 10, 2019

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News • November 20, 2018

East Kalimantan Upscales FMU Capacity

East Kalimantan is upscaling the capacity of Forest Management Units (FMU). The East Kalimantan Forestry Office as the leading institution through the newly inaugurated FMU Centre in collaboration with development partner organizations in the province design and facilitate series of capacity building activities for 21 FMUs in East Kalimantan Province which are planned to be […]

News • October 26, 2018

GGGI Supported Low Carbon Development and Green Economy at the IMF-World Bank Annual Meetings 2108

GGGI supported the Government of Indonesia (GoI) as it reconfirmed its commitment to mainstream Low Carbon Development and Green Economy in the National Mid-term Development Plan at the conference on Low Carbon Development and Green Economy on 11 October 2018 in Bali. Held as a parallel event to the IMF-World Bank Annual Meetings 2018 and […]

News • October 1, 2018

Stakeholders’ consultation meeting on Uganda’s Monitoring, Reporting and Verification system

GGGI is currently supporting the Climate Change Department (CCD) of the Ministry of Water and Environment to develop an operational Measurement, Reporting and Verification (MRV) framework to strengthen the Climate Change Department CCD (MWE) to bring into perspective effective and accurate Monitoring, Reporting and Verification (MRV) system as an essential part of the climate actions […]

News • August 31, 2018

Palawan Provincial Development Council Approves Investment Program for Climate Resilience and Green Growth and Adoption of Conceptual Framework for Green Cities

Palawan, Phillippines – On its July 10 meeting, the Palawan Provincial Development Council (PDC),  in line with the Palawan Climate Resilience and Green Growth (CRGG) Framework, approved the 2019-2023 Provincial Development Investment Plan (PDIP), 2019 Annual Investment Program (AIP) and the “Conceptual Framework for Green Cities in Palawan”, through PDC Resolution Numbers 7 , 8 […]

News • July 5, 2018

GGGI’s Eighth Meeting of the Management and Program Sub-Committee (MPSC) held in Seoul

Seoul, July 5 – GGGI’s Eighth Meeting of the Management and Program Sub-Committee (MPSC) was attended by participants from Australia, Costa Rica, Norway, Republic of Korea and Rwanda, as well as by observers from Denmark, Hungary, Papua New Guinea, Qatar and the United Kingdom today at GGGI’s Seoul headquarters. The meeting was chaired by Ms. […]

News • June 28, 2018

Strengthening green finance capacity in Mongolia through the GCF Readiness program

Ulaanbaatar, 28 June – The Government of Mongolia, the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI), the Green Climate Fund (GCF) and the Mongolian Sustainable Finance Association conducted a two-day capacity building workshop on accessing green finance today in Ulaanbaatar. The workshop, hosted by the partner organizations under the Readiness program in Mongolia, highlighted the opportunities and […]

News • June 27, 2018

Global Bamboo and Rattan Congress Held in Beijing, China

On June 25-27, the Global Bamboo and Rattan Congress was held in Beijing, China. The conference was hosted by the International Center for Bamboo and Rattan (ICBR), and co-organized by the International Bamboo and Rattan Organization (INBAR), and the National Forestry and Grassland Administration of the People’s Republic of China (NFGA). The GGGI China team […]