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GGGI Releases Guide to Green Entrepreneurship in Vanuatu

Port Vila, Vanuatu – The Global Green Growth Institute today released the Guide to Green Entrepreneurship in Vanuatu.  The guide is designed to support local entrepreneurs in developing and launching green businesses in Vanuatu, helping to achieve Vanuatu’s climate change and environmental goals.

The Guide to Green Entrepreneurship in Vanuatu is based on the content that was included in GGGI’s “Jumpstart Your Green Business” workshop, held in Port Vila last September, and focuses on helping people create new businesses that that address environmental or social issues as a core part of their business model.  By publishing this content online, GGGI hopes that to broaden the impact of this program beyond the participants in the workshop to support existing and potential entrepreneurs countrywide.

The guide is aimed at supporting new or early stage entrepreneurs in clarifying their business concepts and giving them the tools they need to get their new company off the ground. It includes an overview of green entrepreneurship, a discussion of the key sustainability issues in Vanuatu and how they apply to businesses, steps to developing a basic business model, a listing of the specific steps to register and start a company in Vanuatu, and links to additional resources specific to Vanuatu. It also contains interactive exercises, links to relevant videos and online resources, and examples of existing green businesses in Vanuatu and across the Pacific, as well as practical tips from successful green business owners.

“This guide is an important milestone for the support of green entrepreneurship and green jobs in Vanuatu.  It provides specific information – a detailed checklist on the requirements for starting a business and the associated costs – all in one place. Having this guide will make it easier and faster for green entrepreneurs to take care of the administrative side of opening a company and give them more time to focus on making their business successful and impactful” said Kristin Deason, GGGI’s Senior Pacific Officer.

“In Vanuatu, the private sector will play a key role in meeting the country’s environmental and climate goals.  By supporting and encouraging the development of green businesses, we hope to further drive green growth and accelerate progress towards these targets,” said Katerina Syngellakis, Pacific Regional Representative for GGGI.

The guide can be downloaded from GGGI’s website here:  http://gggi.org/report/guide-to-green-entrepreneurship-in-vanuatu/

This guide and workshop are part of GGGI’s global Greenpreneurs program.  The program includes  national programs in a number of GGGI member countries including the UAE, Viet Nam, the Philippines, Mexico, Rwanda, Fiji, Vanuatu, and Kiribati, as well as a global virtual accelerator program and competition run jointly with Student Energy and the Youth Climate Lab.  For more information about the global program, please visit https://www.greenpreneurs.co/.