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 • 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 […]

News • August 4, 2020

Climate Talk and Net Zero 2050 Seminar: New Zealand and Pacific Island Countries

SEOUL, Republic of Korea; August 4, 2020 — Today, the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) and the New Zealand Embassy in Seoul co-hosted the Climate Talk and Net Zero 2050 event to raise awareness and understanding in Korea of climate action in New Zealand and the Pacific Island Countries. GGGI President & Chair, Mr. Ban […]

News • June 2, 2020

Three Successful GCF Webinars Held in Papua New Guinea

As part of Papua New Guinea’s (PNG) first Readiness and Preparatory Support Project under the Green Climate Fund (GCF), GGGI organized a series of consultative webinars and training under the leadership and guidance of the Climate Change and Development Authority (CCDA).  The three webinars focused on: Gender Mainstreaming Guideline for Climate Change Projects in PNG […]

News • May 29, 2020

Virtual Training of Trainers delivered on Solar PV Systems in Vanuatu

Port Vila, Vanuatu 29 May 2020 – The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) in partnership with the Department of Energy (DoE) of the Ministry of Climate Change – Vanuatu, conducted a two-day pilot training of trainers (ToT) workshop on the 26th and 27th of May, 2020 on draft Solar Photovoltaic (PV) training modules for the […]

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 27, 2020

Kiribati Leads a Large Stakeholder Consultation to Prepare its NDC Implementation Roadmap and NDC Investment Plans

Betio, Tarawa, Kiribati – Kiribati’s Office of the President, in conjunction with the Regional Pacific NDC Hub through technical assistance from the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) hosted its first national consultation workshop for the preparation of its NDC Implementation Roadmap, NDC investment plans and projects pipeline. The workshop was opened by the Deputy Secretary […]

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 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, […]

Projects

Project
Thematic Areas
Countries
Project Reference Profiles – Pacific Region(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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Project
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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Project
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
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Reports

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  • Mexico  • 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  • Fiji  • Kiribati  • Papua New Guinea  • Tonga
Report
NDC Implementation Roadmap Development: Guidelines for Small Island Developing States

Pacific  • Fiji  • Kiribati  • Papua New Guinea  • Tonga  • Cross Cutting  • Vanuatu