Overall Objective

GGGI’s objective in Myanmar is to strengthen the government’s institutional framework for NDC implementation by assessing green growth potential and priorities, and developing necessary tools and capacity.

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
Aaron Russell

Country Representative (Myanmar)

Resource Partner

GGGI Core Funding

Government Counterpart

Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Conservation (MONREC)

Ministry of Planning and Finance

Ministry of Electric Power and Energy

Ministry of Industry

Context

Since economic liberalization was initiated in 2011, Myanmar’s economy has grown at an average of 6.5%. However, this growth has relied heavily on natural resources, such as energy, forestry, and agriculture, for its main exports and industries.

Currently, only 28% of the population has access to electricity. Access issues are most severe in rural areas where 84% of households have no electricity connection leading to households reliance on traditional biomass as their primary source of energy exacerbating deforestation and environmental degradation.

Myanmar’s forests, which are among its most valuable natural resources, have suffered heavily from logging. Some studies rank Myanmar as the third worst in the world for deforestation, with forest cover shrinking from 58% in 1990 to 24% of total land area.
The government that took office in April 2016 recognizes these challenges and is seeking ways to put Myanmar on a path that generates strong economic, environmental, and social outcomes. The national Forestry Master Plan aims to reforest land area to 30% by 2030. Further, the new government is rethinking reliance on brown energy sources to meet Myanmar’s growing energy needs, and instead actively promote solar energy, biogas, and mini-hydropower systems along with broader support for rural electrification.

News

News • May 28, 2019

Myanmar Country Planning Framework to be endorsed

The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) and the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MoNREC) signed the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on 9 February 2017 to advance green growth in Myanmar. GGGI started the development of its Country Planning Framework (2019-2023) since 2017. As the first step, GGGI conducted the Green Growth Potential Assessment and […]

News • May 21, 2019

South-South and North-South-South Cooperation for Renewable Energy Development in Myanmar

On May 21, GGGI and the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Conservation (MONREC) of Myanmar organized a workshop on “NDC Implementation in the Energy Sector: Investment Opportunities through EU China South-South Cooperation and Energy Sector MRV”. The workshop was attended by high-level policy and decision makers, including representatives from Ministry of Investment and Foreign […]

News • November 16, 2018

GGGI Coastal Landscape Restoration and Bio-economy Scoping Mission to the Ayeyarwady Delta

The Republic of the Union of Myanmar signed a Memorandum of Understanding with GGGI on February 9, 2017 to collaborate in implementation of green growth strategies and projects; and to strengthen the government’s institutional framework for Monitoring, Reporting and Verification of national greenhouse gas emissions, climate change adaptation and mitigation actions and support. This November, […]

News • November 15, 2018

Unlocking Sustainable Community Forestry in the Ayeyarwady Delta

Ayeyarwady Delta, Myanmar, November 15 – In November, GGGI have been exploring potential investments in agriculture, forestry and fishery value chains that not only increase economic and social development, but also reduce deforestation pressures and increase the extent of mangrove forests. GGGI investment, forestry policy and bio-economy specialists have been consulting with communities, NGOs and […]

News • November 14, 2018

Using Blockchain Technology to Distribute Fuel Efficient Cookstoves in Myanmar

Ayeyarwady Delta, Myanmar, November 14 – In November, a team of GGGI social development, and green investment specialists have been talking to representatives from national and regional government, NGOs, cookstove manufacturers and households from rural communities on how to increase the distribution and usage of fuel efficient cookstoves. Fuel efficient cookstoves, or ‘improved’ cookstoves, have […]

News • November 13, 2018

Turning Bio-Waste to a Bio-Economy in the Ayeyarwady Delta

Ayeyarwady Delta, Myanmar, November 13 – In November, a team of GGGI investment and bio-economy specialists have been travelling around the Ayeyarwady Delta and meeting members from national and regional government, NGOs, farming associations, businesses and communities to scope potential bio-economy commodities and investments that will enable socially inclusive green growth, and support national goals […]

News • November 1, 2018

Myanmar Water Portal

https://www.myanmarwaterportal.com/pages/164-globalgreengrowthinstitute.html

News • June 28, 2018

GGGI takes part in the Oslo Tropical Forest Forum 2018

Oslo, Norway, June 28 – GGGI took part in the Oslo Tropical Forest Forum (OTTF) 2018 hosted by the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (NORAD) to present the importance of jurisdictional platforms to scale up REDD+ across peatland landscapes and discuss ways to foster protection of tropical forests. The GGGI Indonesia team co-organized a public event […]

News • May 9, 2018

International Workshop on Capacity Building for Developing Countries to Address Climate Change held in Seoul

Dr. Frank Rijsberman, Director-General of GGGI and Mr. Chan-Ho Park, Director and Head of Programs of Large and Emerging Economies delivered presentations at the “International Workshop on Capacity Building for Developing Countries to Address Climate Change” on May 9 in Seoul. The conference was organized by the Center for Global Climate and Marine Governance of Korea […]

News • December 6, 2017

Asia Low Emission Development Strategies (LEDS) Partnership Forum kicks off in Ho Chi Minh City

Ho Chi Minh City – December 06, 2017. As co-sponsors of the Asia Low Emission Development Strategies (LEDS) Partnership Forum, the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) and the Viet Nam Ministry of Construction jointly organized a high-level plenary panel on Financing Low Emission Development and Green Growth in Asian Cities. It was chaired by Mr. […]

News • February 9, 2017

GGGI and Myanmar to partner on national green growth

NAY PYI TAW, MYANMAR – February 9 – The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MONREC) in Myanmar and the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to promote and facilitate collaboration on programs, research and joint activities that advance green growth in Myanmar. The opening up of Myanmar’s economy […]

Projects

Project
Implementation of the NDC
Start Date Q1 2017
Funding Source Core
Approved Budget USD 1 255 000
Status Active
Thematic Area
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Reports

Green Growth Potential Assessment – Myanmar Summary for NDC Implementation Myanmar  • Cross Cutting
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Green Growth Potential Assessment – Myanmar Summary for NDC Implementation

Myanmar  • Cross Cutting

Green Growth Potential Assessment – Myanmar Country Report Myanmar  • Cross Cutting
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Green Growth Potential Assessment – Myanmar Country Report

Myanmar  • Cross Cutting

The Status of Monitoring, Reporting and Verification of Nationally Determined Contributions to Climate Actions in Myanmar Myanmar  • Cross Cutting
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The Status of Monitoring, Reporting and Verification of Nationally Determined Contributions to Climate Actions in Myanmar

Myanmar  • Cross Cutting

GGGI In-Country Staff

Thiha Aung

Myanmar Program Officer

Thinn Thinn Khaing

Associate - Myanmar Program

Aaron Russell

Country Representative (Myanmar)