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
Contact
Katerina Syngellakis

Pacific Regional Representative

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 • 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 13, 2019

Fiji Green Jobs Assessment: A Preliminary 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 • November 19, 2019

The Pacific NDC Hub Helps Turn Climate Plans into Climate Action in Fiji

November 19, Suva, Fiji – The Fijian Government has proven its commitment to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by hosting a workshop that is helping turn national climate change plans into tangible climate action. In line with its commitment to the Paris Agreement, Fiji has national targets to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by 30 […]

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 […]

News • August 13, 2019

Fiji, GGGI and UN organization workshop on the Electrification of the Transport Sector

On 06 August, 2019, the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP) in partnership with the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) and the Ministry of Infrastructure and Transport (MoIT) held the 2nd Stakeholder Workshop on the Electrification of the Transport Sector: Data Audits and Strategies and the Potential for Electric […]

News • August 7, 2019

Greenpreneurs 2019: Mid-Program Update

Greenpreneurs 2019 is well underway with the 15 selected teams now deepening their skills to develop their green enterprises. The entire program will run over 12-weeks, from June to September 2019. As part of the support and development phase of the Greenpreneurs program, the selected shortlisted candidates are continuing to develop their businesses through weekly […]

News • July 25, 2019

Capacity Building to Strengthen Sustainable Implementation of Renewable Energy Technologies for Rural Energy Access

 Suva, Fiji, July 24, 2019 – The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) in partnership with the Climate Change and International Cooperation Division (CCICD) of the Ministry of Economy, conducted a National Stakeholder Workshop on Capacity Building to Strengthen Sustainable Implementation of Renewable Energy Technologies for Rural Energy Access. The initiative is part of a 3-year […]

News • July 8, 2019

ESCAP Project – 1st Stakeholder Workshop on Data Audit to Support the Electrification of the Transport Sector

July 1, Suva –  On June 28, the GGGI Fiji Office, in partnership with its government counterpart the Ministry of Infrastructure and Transport (MoIT) and donor funding support from the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP), delivered a one day national stakeholder workshop on Data Audit and Data Management Assessment […]

News • June 12, 2019

15 shortlisted participants of the Greenpreneurs 2019 program to take part in a global competition

June 12, Seoul, Republic of Korea – Out of more than 200 participants, 15 were shortlisted from GGGI’s Member countries and countries where GGGI has operations, including Cambodia, Colombia, Ethiopia, India, Jordan, Morocco, Nepal, the Philippines, Rwanda, Uganda, the UAE, and Vanuatu. This year, GGGI is pleased to have a variety of project ideas designed […]

News • April 30, 2019

GGGI Releases Guide to Green Entrepreneurship in Fiji

Suva, Fiji – The Global Green Growth Institute today released the Guide to Green Entrepreneurship in Fiji. The guide is designed to support local entrepreneurs in developing and launching green businesses in Fiji to help in achieving Fiji’s climate change and renewable energy targets and meet adaptation needs. The Guide to Green Entrepreneurship in Fiji […]

News • April 10, 2019

Renewable Energy Capacity Building Project in Four Pacific Countries Launched

April 10, Suva – On April 9, Her Excellency Ms. Cho Shin-hee, Korean Ambassador to Fiji, launched a regional capacity building project targeting Fiji, Vanuatu, Solomon Islands and Papua New Guinea at the project’s regional planning workshop at the Holiday Inn in Suva. Ambassador Cho Shin-hee launched the project by stressing that “climate change impacts […]

News • March 30, 2019

GGGI Supports the Fiji Development Bank to Develop Fiji’s First GCF Concept Note on Decarbonization of Public Bus Transport

March 30, Suva, Fiji – The Fiji Development Bank (FDB) and the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) today signed a Memorandum of Understanding on Green Growth and Climate Finance Cooperation in Suva, Fiji. This partnership stems from FDB’s accreditation to the Green Climate Fund (GCF) in October 2017 as a Direct Access Entity and is […]

News • February 11, 2019

KOICA, GGGI and PIDF to Implement Renewable Energy Capacity Building Project in Four Pacific Countries

In December 2018, the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) signed a grant agreement with the Korea International Development Agency (KOICA) to implement a project titled “Capacity building to strengthen sustainable implementation of renewable energy technologies for rural energy access.” KOICA will provide USD 1.5 million to support the 3-year project to be implemented in Fiji, […]

News • December 13, 2018

Our Fijian Story for a Low-Carbon Development Pathway

Karsten Sach, Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU), Germany, and Frank Bainimarama, Prime Minister of Fiji and COP 23 President, share a laugh after the event. This side event demonstrated efforts by Fiji to implement the Paris Agreement by officially launching its Low Emission Development Strategy (LEDS) (2018-2050) and committing to achieve […]

News • November 12, 2018

GGGI Supports Pacific Islands Transport Forum and Expo in Fiji

November 12, Suva, Fiji – The Pacific Islands Transport Forum and Expo was hosted this week by the Government of Fiji in conjunction with the Republic of Marshall Islands (RMI) and the University of the South Pacific in Suva, Fjji. The three-day event drew over one hundred participants representing the private sector, governments, and other […]

News • October 17, 2018

GGGI Promotes Green Tourism Practices at Fiji World Tourism Day Seminar

On October 17, the Fiji Ministry of Industry, Trade and Tourism held a World Tourism Day Awareness Seminar in Rakiraki, Fiji. The seminar aimed to help micro, small, and medium enterprises in the tourism sector improve their productivity through innovation and sustainable growth, and was focused on the theme “Tourism and the Digital Transformation.” Attendees […]

News • September 21, 2018

Entrepreneurship and Sustainability take Center Stage at Fiji Greenpreneurs Week

Suva, Fiji, September 20 – This week, budding entrepreneurs and experienced sustainable business owners gathered in Suva for Fiji Greenpreneurs Week.  Jointly organized by the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) and the Pacific Center for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (PCREEE), the event was aimed at cultivating development of local businesses that help address environmental […]

Projects

Project
Capacity Building to Strengthen Sustainable Implementation of Renewable Energy Technologies for Rural Energy Access
Start Date Q4 2018
Funding Source Partner
Approved Budget USD 1 500 000
Status Active
Thematic Area
  • Sustainable Energy
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Project
Fiji Solar Project on Taveuni island
Start Date Q3 2016
Funding Source Bankable Project
Approved Budget USD 3 500 000
Status Active
Thematic Area
  • Sustainable Energy
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Project
Supporting the Implementation of the Green Growth Framework for Fiji – Phase 2
Start Date Q1 2017
Funding Source Core
Approved Budget USD 2 029 000
Status Active
Thematic Area
  • Sustainable Energy
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Reports

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

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

Achieving Global Green Transformation (Consultation Draft) Water and Sanitation  • Cambodia  • Colombia  • Costa Rica  • Fiji
Report
Achieving Global Green Transformation (Consultation Draft)

Water and Sanitation  • Cambodia  • Colombia  • Costa Rica  • Fiji  • Lao PDR  • Mongolia  • Viet Nam  • Papua New Guinea  • Republic of Korea  • Green Cities  • Ethiopia  • Burkina Faso  • Sustainable Landscapes  • Indonesia  • Mexico  • Sustainable Energy  • 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 Fiji  • Kiribati  • Papua New Guinea  • Tonga  • Cross Cutting
Report
NDC Implementation Roadmap Development: Guidelines for Small Island Developing States

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

Mohammed Tazil

Senior Officer, Regional Program (Pacific)

Ulaiasi Colaiwau Butukoro

Associate - Fiji, Van, Kir

Roxane Chritine M. Castelein

Analyst - GIS- Fiji/Vanuatu

Katerina Syngellakis

Pacific Regional Representative

Daniel Muñoz-Smith

Country Representative, Fiji, Kiribati, Tonga, Vanuatu