Overall Objective

GGGI is working in Fiji to support the implementation of the Green Growth Framework through mainstreaming into Fiji’s National Development Plan and through developing green infrastructure studies and project proposals.

Strategic Outcome Targets

GHG Reductions Target Setting in Progress
Green Jobs Target Setting in Progress
Sustainable Services Target Setting in Progress
Air Quality Target Setting in Progress
Ecosystem Services Target Setting in Progress
Enhanced Adaptation to Climate Change Target Setting in Progress

Themes

Contact
Daniel Muñoz-Smith

Country Representative, Fiji, Kiribati, Tonga, Vanuatu

Resource Partner

GGGI Core Funding

Implementation Partner

Fiji Electricity Authority
Office of the Commissioner Eastern Division
Office of the Commissioner Northern Division

Government Counterpart

Ministry of Economy
Department of Strategic Planning
Climate Change Division

Context

Fiji is a Small Island Developing State (SIDS) where reducing vulnerability and enhancing resilience of communities to the impacts of climate change is a high priority for the government. Fiji’s energy sector is highly dependent on fossil fuels, with fossil fuel imports accounting for 25-30% of all imports, leaving it exposed to oil price increases and volatility. Energy infrastructure that can withstand climate change impacts and energy security are therefore important aspects of the country’s overall resilience.

Fiji has made commitments to renewable energy development in its Green Growth Framework, NDC and new five-year National Development Plan (NDP), and 20-year Strategic Vision. Today, while approximately 60% of electricity is derived from renewables, almost all are from hydropower which is vulnerable to droughts. Electricity access is 82% in rural areas and 96% in urban areas. However, in rural areas access to electricity is often limited to a few hours per day.

While Fiji is invested in aligning with green growth objectives, capacity shortage in leveraging green growth principles for sustainable governance is resulting in gaps in tools, policies, and frameworks for guiding broader stakeholders. As such, the investment context is clouded by the lack of framework.

GGGI’s Program in Fiji is designed to assist the government to develop bankable renewable energy projects as well as to integrate green growth aspects into national development frameworks related to energy policies.

News

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 • 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

Green and Resilient Recovery Brochure

In partnership with Members and peers, GGGI has developed a flexible model and service offering to stimulate Green and Resilient Recovery based on international best practices and insights.   Click here to download WEB version. Click here to download PRINT version.

News • April 13, 2021

The NDC Hub launches 10-year Strategy for Climate Action in the Pacific

Suva, Fiji – Chair of the Pacific Small Island Developing States (PSIDS), and Fijian Prime Minister, Hon. Josaia Voreqe Bainimarama, officially launched the Strategy 2030 of the Regional Pacific NDC Hub on April 8, 2021. This long-term Strategy is the blueprint for Pacific climate action through its Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) and is a product […]

News • December 15, 2020

Fiji holds Consultation on review of the National Energy Policy and development of its SDG 7 Roadmap

2nd December 2020 – Fiji’s Department of Energy (DoE), under the Ministry of Infrastructure and Meteorological Services, the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP), and the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI), today organized a one-day “National Consultation Workshop on the Development of an SDG7 Roadmap for Fiji and the […]

News • December 3, 2020

Fiji validates its Nationally Determined Contribution Investment Plan

Suva, Fiji – The Fijian Government has maintained taking strong climate action during the current COVID-19 pandemic, ensuring that national climate action work continues at pace. Hosted by the Fiji Ministry of Economy from 26-27 November 2020, national experts and key stakeholders convened to review and provide feedback on the final version of Fiji’s NDC […]

News • November 20, 2020

Regional Validation Workshop on Renewable Energy & Green Economy Capacity Building in Melanesia

On Thursday 12th November 2020, Her Excellency Ms. Cho Shin-Hee, the Ambassador of the Republic of Korea to Fiji, opened the Regional Validation Workshop for the Capacity Building to Strengthen Sustainable Implementation of Renewable Energy Technologies for Rural Energy Access, a Regional Project targeting Fiji, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands and Vanuatu. The project is […]

News • November 13, 2020

New Zealand and GGGI to partner in support of new energy policy for Fiji.

SUVA, FIJI – 06 November 2020 – The Global Green Growth Institute and the New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT), today signed an agreement to support the development of Fiji’s new National Energy Policy 2020-2030. Fiji’s energy sector is critical to the achievement of the island nation’s development goals, including reducing reliance […]

News • August 27, 2020

Fiji Development Bank secures its first Direct Access Entity project from Green Climate Fund

Suva, Fiji – The Fiji Development Bank (FDB) gained approval from the Green Climate Fund (GCF) for USD 5 million for the Fiji AgroPhotovoltaic (APV) Project in Ovalau. This project is a first of its kind for Fiji and the Pacific region, as it marks the first time FDB secured GCF funds as a Direct […]

News • August 25, 2020

New Zealand and GGGI sign partnership to support Pacific Low Emissions Climate Resilient Development

[Seoul, August 25, 2020] – A new international partnership to support Pacific countries to tackle climate change has been signed today by New Zealand’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT) and the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI). The NZD 4.7 million (USD 3.1 million) partnership  will help Pacific countries over the next three years […]

News • July 22, 2020

Fiji and Development Partners Gather to Chart a Renewable Energy Future

Suva, Fiji – 22 July 2020 – Fiji’s Department of Energy today held an inception workshop to kick-off the development of the country’s new National Energy Roadmap and SDG7 Roadmap. Organized in partnership with the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP) and the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI), the […]

News • July 17, 2020

Fiji convened virtual national consultation on draft NDC investment plans and projects pipeline

Suva, Fiji, May – June 2020 – The Fiji Ministry of Economy (MOE) through the Regional Pacific NDC Hub hosted a series of virtual national consultations with Fiji’s key stakeholders in the transport and energy sectors on the country’s draft NDC investment plan and projects pipeline. Held virtually between May and June 2020, the consultation […]

News • May 21, 2020

Virtual Training of Trainers delivered on Solar PV Systems

Suva, Fiji, May 19, 2020 – The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) in partnership with the Climate Change and International Cooperation Division (CCICD) of the Ministry of Economy – Fiji, conducted a two-day pilot training of trainers (ToT) workshop on draft Solar Photovoltaic (PV) training modules for the project on Capacity Building to Strengthen Sustainable […]

News • May 4, 2020

Regional Pacific NDC Hub completes first phase of NDC implementation in the Pacific

On 31 March 2020, the Regional Pacific NDC Hub (NDC Hub) successfully completed the first phase of delivering NDC implementation activities in the Pacific region. GGGI is one of four NDC Hub delivery partners along with GIZ (lead partner), Pacific Community (SPC) and the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP). During the first […]

News • March 26, 2020

Tea and Talanoa Event Brings Together Fiji Greenpreneurs

Suva, Fiji – The Regional Pacific NDC Hub, recognizing the importance of the private sector in contributing to the achievements of countries’ commitments under the Paris Agreement – their Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) – facilitated a talanoa networking and skills session for Greenpreneurs (green entrepreneurs) and business advisory services on 19 March 2020 in Suva, […]

News • February 4, 2020

Fiji Prime Minister officially opens the Regional Pacific NDC Hub office

On February 04, Fiji Prime Minister Hon. Voreqe Bainimarama officially opened the Regional Pacific Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC) Hub Office at the Pacific Community (SPC) campus in Suva, Fiji. This marked an important milestone for Pacific Island member countries determination to take a leading role in meeting the climate change targets set out in the […]

News • December 12, 2019

Fiji and GGGI Launch Study of Green Employment in Fiji

Suva, Fiji – December 12, 2019 – The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI), together with the Climate Change and International Cooperation Division of the Fiji Ministry of Economy today published the first Fiji Green Jobs Assessment. The Assessment, the first of its kind in the Pacific region, was developed to provide a definition of green […]

News • December 10, 2019

Fiji and GGGI Launch Country Planning Framework 2019 – 2023

MADRID, December 10, 2019 – The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) and the Fijian Ministry of Economy today launched the Fiji Country Planning Framework (CPF) 2019 – 2023 on the sidelines of the UN Climate Change Conference COP 25 in Madrid, Spain. The CPF is a five-year planning document that outlines how Fiji and GGGI […]

News • October 23, 2019

GGGI and OECS to Hold Panel Discussion on Regional Climate Change Support Mechanisms as Part of Virtual Island Summit

The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) and the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean  States (OECS), in cooperation with Island Innovation, are hosting an online panel discussion on regional initiatives that support island states in setting and achieving climate change goals on October 24, 2019. The general public is invited to attend. Registration is available at this […]

News • October 15, 2019

GGGI launches multimedia knowledge sharing platform to highlight Pacific SIDS transition to renewable energy

SEOUL – October 15, 2019 – The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) today launched a new platform, Powering Pacific Green Growth, to share knowledge and raise visibility about the steps and successes countries in the Pacific region are making to achieve Paris Agreement commitments and SDGs through the application and scale-up of clean, sustainable energy […]

Projects

Thematic Areas
Countries
Project Reference Profiles – Fiji(FJ07) Green growth governance – Enhancing Access to Climate Finance in Fiji
Start Date Q4 20191017
Funding Source
Actual Budget (USD) 6,000
Status Active
Thematic Area
  • Cross Cutting
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Thematic Areas
Countries
Project Reference Profiles – Fiji(FJ1) Green growth governance – Supporting the Implementation of the Green Growth Framework for Fiji – Phase 2
Start Date Q1 20170101
Funding Source
Actual Budget (USD) 392,339
Status Active
Thematic Area
  • Cross Cutting
View
Thematic Areas
Countries
Project Reference Profiles – Fiji(FJ05) Green growth governance – Secondment to Fiji Development Bank for support with GCF projects
Start Date Q1 20190215
Funding Source
Actual Budget (USD) 18,260
Status Active
Thematic Area
  • Cross Cutting
View
Thematic Areas
Countries
Project Reference Profiles – Fiji(FJ04) Green growth governance – Evidence-based policies for the sustainable use of energy resources in the Asia-Pacific Region
Start Date Q1 20190101
Funding Source
Actual Budget (USD) 94,164
Status Active
Thematic Area
  • Sustainable Energy
View
Thematic Areas
Capacity Building to Strengthen Sustainable Implementation of Renewable Energy Technologies for Rural Energy Access
Start Date Q4 2018
Funding Source
Actual Budget (USD) 1,500,000
Status Active
Thematic Area
  • Sustainable Energy
View
Thematic Areas
Countries
Fiji Solar Project on Taveuni island
Start Date Q3 2016
Funding Source
Actual Budget (USD) 3,500,000
Status Active
Thematic Area
  • Sustainable Energy
View
Thematic Areas
Countries
Supporting the Implementation of the Green Growth Framework for Fiji – Phase 2
Start Date Q1 2017
Funding Source
Actual Budget (USD) 2,029,000
Status Active
Thematic Area
  • Sustainable Energy
View

Reports

GGGI Support on NDC Enhancement, Long-term Low Emission and Resilient Development Strategies, and Green Recovery Caribbean  • Côte d’Ivoire  • Pacific  • LT-LEDS  • Cambodia
Report
GGGI Support on NDC Enhancement, Long-term Low Emission and Resilient Development Strategies, and Green Recovery

Caribbean  • Côte d’Ivoire  • Pacific  • LT-LEDS  • Cambodia  • Colombia  • Fiji  • Lao PDR  • Mongolia  • Rwanda  • Viet Nam  • Climate action  • Hungary  • Ethiopia  • Peru  • Uganda  • Climate resilience  • Burkina Faso  • #greengrowth  • México  • Cross Cutting  • NDC  • Climate Resilient and Green Growth  • climate finance  • Climate Change  • LEDS  • Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC)  • Paris Agreement

Pacific Accredited Entity Roundtable Report fiji  • Kiribati  • Tonga  • GGGI Pacific  • Vanuatu
Report
Pacific Accredited Entity Roundtable Report

fiji  • Kiribati  • Tonga  • GGGI Pacific  • Vanuatu  • Pacific  • Fiji  • Kiribati  • Tonga  • Green Climate Fund  • Vanuatu  • Green Finance  • Climate Change  • GCF climate finance  • Pacific

Green Growth Index 2020: Measuring performance in achieving SDG targets Caribbean  • Ecuador  • PNG  • Pacific  • Technical Report
Report
Green Growth Index 2020: Measuring performance in achieving SDG targets

Caribbean  • Ecuador  • PNG  • Pacific  • Technical Report  • Republic of Korea  • Denmark  • flagship-publications  • Cambodia  • Costa Rica  • Fiji  • India  • Jordan  • Kiribati  • Lao PDR  • Mongolia  • Mozambique  • Nepal  • Philippines  • Rwanda  • Senegal  • United Arab Emirates  • Viet Nam  • UAE  • Saint Lucia  • Guyana  • Papua New Guinea  • Hungary  • Ethiopia  • Morocco  • Myanmar  • Peru  • Uganda  • Burkina Faso  • Tonga  • Indonesia  • México  • Thailand  • Cross Cutting  • Vanuatu

The Promise of Green Growth: A Pathway to Prosperity while Achieving National and Global Ambitions Pacific  • Technical Report  • Republic of Korea  • flagship-publications  • Cambodia
Report
The Promise of Green Growth: A Pathway to Prosperity while Achieving National and Global Ambitions

Pacific  • Technical Report  • Republic of Korea  • flagship-publications  • Cambodia  • Colombia  • Fiji  • Jordan  • Lao PDR  • Mongolia  • Nepal  • Philippines  • Senegal  • Viet Nam  • Papua New Guinea  • Ethiopia  • Myanmar  • Peru  • Uganda  • Burkina Faso  • Qatar  • Indonesia  • México  • Cross Cutting  • Vanuatu

GGGI’s services on supporting the development of LT-LEDS Caribbean  • Pacific  • Republic of Korea  • Fiji  • Ethiopia
Report
GGGI’s services on supporting the development of LT-LEDS

Caribbean  • Pacific  • Republic of Korea  • Fiji  • Ethiopia  • México  • Cross Cutting

Achieving Green Growth and Climate Action Post-COVID-19 Caribbean  • Côte d’Ivoire  • Technical Report  • flagship-publications  • Cambodia
Report
Achieving Green Growth and Climate Action Post-COVID-19

Caribbean  • Côte d’Ivoire  • Technical Report  • flagship-publications  • Cambodia  • Colombia  • Fiji  • Jordan  • Kiribati  • Lao PDR  • Mongolia  • Mozambique  • Nepal  • Rwanda  • Senegal  • United Arab Emirates  • Viet Nam  • UAE  • Guyana  • Hungary  • Green Cities  • Ethiopia  • Morocco  • Peru  • Uganda  • Burkina Faso  • Tonga  • Forest (Sustainable) Landscapes  • Indonesia  • México  • Sustainable Energy  • Thailand  • Cross Cutting  • Vanuatu

Green Growth in Action: Achieving Green Energy Transformation Technical Report  • flagship-publications  • Cambodia  • Fiji  • India
Report
Green Growth in Action: Achieving Green Energy Transformation

Technical Report  • flagship-publications  • Cambodia  • Fiji  • India  • Mongolia  • Mozambique  • Rwanda  • Senegal  • Viet Nam  • Guyana  • Papua New Guinea  • Ethiopia  • Morocco  • Uganda  • Burkina Faso  • Indonesia  • México  • Sustainable Energy  • Thailand  • Vanuatu

Guide to Green Entrepreneurship in Fiji – version 2 Pacific  • Fiji  • Cross Cutting
Report
Guide to Green Entrepreneurship in Fiji – version 2

Pacific  • Fiji  • Cross Cutting

Fiji Country Planning Framework 2019 – 2023 Fiji  • Sustainable Energy  • Cross Cutting
Report
Fiji Country Planning Framework 2019 – 2023

Fiji  • Sustainable Energy  • Cross Cutting

Fiji Green Jobs Assessment: A Preliminary Study of Green Employment in Fiji Fiji  • Cross Cutting
Report
Fiji Green Jobs Assessment: A Preliminary Study of Green Employment in Fiji

Fiji  • Cross Cutting

Guide to Green Entrepreneurship in Fiji Fiji  • Cross Cutting
Report
Guide to Green Entrepreneurship in Fiji

Fiji  • Cross Cutting

NDC Implementation Roadmap Development: Guidelines for Small Island Developing States Pacific  • flagship-publications  • Technical Guidelines  • Fiji  • Kiribati
Report
NDC Implementation Roadmap Development: Guidelines for Small Island Developing States

Pacific  • flagship-publications  • Technical Guidelines  • Fiji  • Kiribati  • Papua New Guinea  • Tonga  • Cross Cutting  • Vanuatu

Fiji Low Emissions Development Strategy 2018-2050 Fiji  • Cross Cutting
Report
Fiji Low Emissions Development Strategy 2018-2050

Fiji  • Cross Cutting

Fiji NDC Implementation Roadmap Fiji  • Sustainable Energy
Report
Fiji NDC Implementation Roadmap

Fiji  • Sustainable Energy

GGGI In-Country Staff

Esther Bates

Project Manager

Miguel Londoño

Project Manager of the LECRDP, Fiji

Mohammed Tazil

Senior Officer, Regional Program (Pacific)

Ulaiasi Colaiwau Butukoro

Associate - Fiji, Van, Kir

Katerina Syngellakis

Pacific Policy Advisor

Daniel Muñoz-Smith

Country Representative, Fiji, Kiribati, Tonga, Vanuatu