Overall Objective

GGGI’s objective in the region is to support Pacific Small Island Developing States (SIDS) to sustainably achieve national development goals and Paris Agreement commitments by developing strategic frameworks and mobilizing finance to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, create green jobs, increase access to sustainable services and enhance resilience to climate change.

Contact
Katerina Syngellakis

Pacific Policy Advisor

Resource Partner

Germany – Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development

United Kingdom – Foreign and Commonwealth Office

Australia – Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

New Zealand – Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade

Korea International cooperation Agency

Implementation Partner

Korea International cooperation Agency

Pacific Islands Development Forum

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH

Pacific Community – SPC

Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP)

Government Counterpart

Cook Islands

Federated States of Micronesia

Fiji

Kiribati

Nauru

Niue

Palau

Papua New Guinea

Marshall Islands

Samoa

Solomon Islands

Tokelau

Tonga

Tuvalu

Vanuatu

Context

Spread across 30 million square kilometers of ocean, Pacific Island Countries are all highly diverse.  As well as culture and geographic diversity, Pacific countries and their 10 million inhabitants also share many of the same development challenges; extreme vulnerability to climate change and associated sea level rise and severe weather; vulnerability to global economic shocks due the distance and relatively small market size; poverty that impacts households access to improved sanitation, quality education and health care, and employment or income earning opportunities; poor nutrition, health and food insecurity; and dependence on imported fossil fuels for energy and transportation.

To help address these challenges, the Global Green Growth Institute has been working in the Pacific since 2014 to mainstream green growth planning and mobilize climate finance that support green, resilient, inclusive investments. GGGI has established full country programs in Fiji, Kiribati, Papua New Guinea, Tonga, and Vanuatu, and through its regional programs and initiatives has delivered services in a further 10 Pacific countries and territories.

At the regional level GGGI’s activities and projects focus on renewable energy, energy efficiency and green economy capacity building, climate resilient, green infrastructure financing, and NDC enhancement and implementation. GGGI is a core delivery partner of the Pacific NDC Hub alongside GIZ, SPC and SPREP. Through the Pacific NDC Hub, GGGI developes NDC implementation roadmaps, investment plans and project pipelines for energy efficiency and transport, and supports countries develop MRV systems. GGGI also supports entrepreneurs in the Pacific through its Greenpreneurship program. GGGI’s regional project on capacity building for renewable energy for energy access supports rural communities in Fiji, Papua New Guinea (PNG), Solomon Islands, and Vanuatu through customized and targeted training.

In the Pacific, GGGI works closely with its partner governments, serving as a neutral and trusted advisor and providing services based on government requests. Along with working with its partner Ministries, GGGI also works closely with donors to identify financing options for projects and activities for its country programs. GGGI has also signed MoUs with a number of regional institutions and development partners including ESCAP, GIZ, PIDF, SPC and SPREP and others.

Visit country program pages: Fiji, Kiribati, Papua New Guinea, Tonga, Vanuatu

News

News • September 23, 2021

GGGI and GIZ sign Agreement to support LT-LEDS Preparatory Phase in the Solomon Islands

August 2021 – The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) and the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH have signed a new agreement to work on a preparatory phase for developing a long-term Low Emission Development Strategy (LT-LEDS) in the Solomon Islands. The agreement responds to the country request submitted by the Solomon Islands to […]

News • September 23, 2021

GGGI participates in virtual Commemoration of the UN Day on South-South Cooperation and Intergovernmental Organisations

The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) contributed insights on SMEs and Entrepreneurship for COVID-19 recovery during the Commemoration of the UN Day on South-South Cooperation and Intergovernmental Organisations Virtual Meeting in Asia- Pacific 2021 held on September 14, 2021, hosted by United Nations Office for South-South Cooperation (UNOSSC). Keynote addresses were delivered by Mr. António […]

News • August 19, 2021

Climate Finance Access Network Announces 8 Pacific Countries Receiving Dedicated Climate Finance Advisors

The Climate Finance Access Network, coordinated by RMI, will be placing advisors dedicated to unlocking critical finance for climate adaptation and mitigation in eight Pacific nations on the front lines of climate change. New York, NY – August 18, 2021 The Climate Finance Access Network (CFAN), coordinated by RMI and supported by regional and global […]

News • August 5, 2021

Regional innovators gather to launch Pacific Green Entrepreneurs Network

Suva, Fiji, Wednesday, August 4, 2021 – The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) launched the Pacific Green Entrepreneurs Network (PGEN) today, a multi-year, multi-million dollar program funded by the Qatar Fund for Development (QFFD) to support entrepreneurs in Fiji, Kiribati, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Tonga and Vanuatu. The virtual launch event was attended by over […]

News • June 16, 2021

Tonga commences development of its NDC Implementation Roadmap and NDC Investment Plan

Nuku’alofa, Tonga – On 27 May 2021, the Tonga Department of Climate Change at the Ministry of Meteorology, Energy, Information, Disaster Management, Environment, Climate Change and Communications (MEIDECC) hosted a national, virtual inception workshop to kick-start work on developing Tonga’s NDC Implementation Roadmap and NDC Investment Plan (with project pipeline). Delivered by the Global Green […]

News • June 16, 2021

GGGI completes development of MRV Roadmap in the Marshall Islands

The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI), as an implementation partner of the Regional Pacific NDC Hub has successfully supported the Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI) to develop a roadmap to strengthen the measuring, reporting and verification (MRV) system for greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in-country. This roadmap is aimed at strengthening Marshall Island’s capacity and […]

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 • April 14, 2021

Tuvalu leads consultation with national experts on NDC Implementation Roadmap and NDC Investment Plan

The Climate Change Department of Tuvalu hosted a national stakeholder consultation with key sector experts to receive feedback on its draft NDC Implementation Roadmap and NDC Investment Plan which comprises a project pipeline in March 2021. GGGI, as an implementation partner of the Regional Pacific NDC Hub, led this consultation in country which brought key […]

News • April 14, 2021

Samoa leads national consultation on NDC Implementation Roadmap and NDC Investment Plan

The Renewable Energy Division (RED) of the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MNRE) of Samoa held a national stakeholder consultation with sector experts to discuss its NDC Implementation Roadmap and NDC Investment Plan with a project pipeline in March 2021. GGGI as an implementation partner of the NDC Hub led this consultation which was […]

News • December 17, 2020

Tonga signs Host Country Agreement with GGGI

NUKU`ALOFA, TONGA – December 14, 2020 – The Kingdom of Tonga signed a Host Country Agreement (HCA) with the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI), thus strengthening the collaborative program of work to support Tonga’s transition towards low-carbon, climate resilient development. Tonga became the 29th Member of GGGI in December 2018. Since then, GGGI has initiated […]

News • December 14, 2020

QFFD and GGGI conclude agreements on four projects to support climate resilience and COVID19 recovery in the Pacific, Eastern Caribbean, and West African regions

Doha, State of Qatar / Seoul, Republic of Korea (December 10, 2020) Building on a global MoU signed earlier this year, QFFD and GGGI concluded a 3-year agreement totaling USD 9.85 million to support four projects: Eastern Caribbean Green Entrepreneurship Initiative, Pacific Green Entrepreneur Network, Climate Smart Agriculture for Kiribati, and Solar-Powered Irrigation for Climate-Smart […]

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 • December 1, 2020

Vanuatu Business Resilience Training Materials Officially Launched

The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI), Vanuatu Business Resilience Council (VBRC), Vanuatu Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI), in partnership with the Ministry of Climate Change Adaptation, Meteorology, Geo-Hazards, Environment, Energy and Disaster Management, have officially launched the Vanuatu Business Resilience Training Handbook, Toolkit and Technical Brief Series. The launching was held on Wednesday 25 […]

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 8, 2020

Regional Pacific NDC Hub hosts virtual training on MRV of GHG Emissions in the Pacific

The Regional Pacific Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) Hub held a three-day virtual capacity-building training on measurement, reporting and verification (MRV) of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions for its Pacific Government counterparts from 27 – 29 October 2020. The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI), recognizing the importance of country requests and the need for an MRV training, […]

News • November 4, 2020

Regional Pacific NDC Hub contributes to Pacific Webinar Series

September 2020 – The Regional Pacific NDC Hub was a partner organization for a series of three webinars on “Accelerating Investments in Renewable Energy, Energy Efficiency and Smart Mobility in the Pacific Islands”. Public and private companies and funders, regional organizations, and project developers came together to discuss opportunities and barriers to scaling up investments […]

News • October 6, 2020

Business Resilience Training for Small Business Owners in Shefa and Tafea Province, Vanuatu

Selected rural agriculture and tourism operators in Shefa and Tafea Province underwent a three days Business Resilience Training hosted by the Vanuatu Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI) and Vanuatu Business Resilience Council (VBRC) with support through the Mobilizing Vanuatu Private Sector towards Climate Action – Green Climate Fund (GCF) Readiness Project. A representative from […]

News • September 9, 2020

Kiribati Approves Long-Term, National Agriculture Strategy

TARAWA, KIRIBATI – September 3, 2020- Today the Government of Kiribati launched the Kiribati Agriculture Strategy (KAS 2020-2030) as an addendum to the Kiribati Vision 2020 (KV20), the country’s the long-term national development plan. The KAS was adopted by Cabinet in March 2020. Held at the Kiribati House of Parliament, the launch event aimed to […]

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 […]

Projects

PR1
Thematic Areas
Countries
PR1 Green growth governance – Pacific Regional Support for Green Growth and NDC Implementation (Establishment and 1st phase of the Pacific NDC Hub-2019)
Start Date Q1 20170320
Funding Source
Actual Budget (USD) 322,188
Status Active
Thematic Area
  • Cross Cutting
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Countries
Project Reference Profiles – Pacific Region(PAC01) Green growth governance – Capacity Building to Strengthen Sustainable Implementation of Renewable Energy Technologies for Rural Energy Access
Start Date Q4 20181215
Funding Source
Actual Budget (USD) 542,614
Status Active
Thematic Area
  • Sustainable Energy
  • Cross Cutting
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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

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

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

Guide to Green Entrepreneurship in Kiribati Pacific  • Kiribati  • Cross Cutting
Report
Guide to Green Entrepreneurship in Kiribati

Pacific  • Kiribati  • Cross Cutting

Guide to Green Entrepreneurship in Vanuatu Pacific  • Cross Cutting  • Vanuatu
Report
Guide to Green Entrepreneurship in Vanuatu

Pacific  • Cross Cutting  • Vanuatu

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

Second Joint Donor Review Pacific  • Uzbekistan  • Paraguay  • Cambodia  • Costa Rica
Report
Second Joint Donor Review

Pacific  • Uzbekistan  • Paraguay  • Cambodia  • Costa Rica  • India  • Kiribati  • Mongolia  • Philippines  • Rwanda  • United Arab Emirates  • Viet Nam  • Guyana  • Papua New Guinea  • Ethiopia  • Peru  • Qatar  • Indonesia  • México  • Thailand