Global Practice

Climate Action and Inclusive Development (CAID)

GGGI supports Members and Partners in the development of an enabling policy environment for green growth transformations and climate action. Evidence-based analysis and broad stakeholder engagements at the hearth of national, subnational and sector level policies is key to ambitious target-setting, robust low-carbon and resilient development pathways, and socially inclusive outcomes. The organization houses world class technical expertise in Economic Modelling of Green Growth, which lays the foundation for analysis central to the development of enhanced Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs), Long-term Low-Emission, Resilient Development Plans (LT-LEDS) and National Green Growth Plans, while highlighting socio-economic co-benefits such as GDP growth and employment. The GGGI Green Growth Index and Simulation Tool provide Members with a framework to test assumptions and policy solutions that best drive inclusive green growth transformations. Sector level GGGI experts in transport, waste, agriculture, forestry and energy promote front-of-the-line technological solutions, while GGGI’s team of MRV experts are focused on the development of systems for impact measurements. GGGI allocates 50% of its support to Least Developed Countries (LDCs), and through GGGI’s Climate Diplomacy work, GGGI is supporting LDC members on their engagements in UNFCCC processes. The COVID-19 Pandemic has brought on a sense of urgency for green growth and climate action, and prompted GGGI’s added focus on green recovery, particularly through decent, green jobs creation and smart green fiscal polices. Experience of GGGI Members and Partners show that effective green growth and climate action is not sustainably achieved without a deliberate focus on just transitions, poverty eradication, gender equality and social inclusion. GGGI experts in gender and social development provide support on how to maximize social co-benefits in climate action. Knowledge generation and dissemination is an accelerator of GGGI and Members’ work. GGGI is a partner of the Green Growth Knowledge Platform.

Ingvild Solvang

Deputy Director and Head of Climate Action and Inclusive Development

Stelios Grafakos

Global LEDS and Principal Economist

Lilibeth Acosta

Principal Green Growth Specialist and Global Program Manager, Green Growth Performance Measurement (GGPM)

Bertha Wakisa Chiudza

Senior Officer, Climate Action and Inclusive Development division

Siddhartha Nauduri

Senior Analyst, GHGs Data Measurement and Verification for Transparent MRV

Jan Stelter

Senior Analyst, Green Growth Potential Assessment

Diana Alejandra Quezada Avila

Analyst, Global Climate Action

In Woo Jung

Senior Office, Green Growth Knowledge Platform (GGKP)

Yoo Lim Jeon

Senior Associate, Global MRV and NDC

Mariz Puyo

Global OED Associate

Simon Zabrocki

Analyst, Green Growth Performance Measurement

Julie Godin

Lead, Strengthening Green Growth and Climate Funds

Projects

SN14
Countries
SN14 Solar-Powered Irrigation for Climate-Smart Agriculture in the Senegal River Valley
Start Date Q1 January 2021
Funding Source
Actual Budget (USD) 0
Status Active
Thematic Area
  • Forest (Sustainable) Landscapes
  • Sustainable Energy
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RW22
Countries
RW22 Greening Rwanda’s Existing Public Building Stock
Start Date Q1 01-01-2020
Funding Source
Actual Budget (USD) 169,528
Status Active
Thematic Area
  • Green Cities
  • Sustainable Energy
  • Cross Cutting
  • Green Buildings and Industry
  • Gender and Inclusive Development
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RW19
Countries
RW19 Strengthening, Prioritizing, and Investing in Non-Motorized Transport Infrastructure
Start Date Q1 01-01-2020
Funding Source
Actual Budget (USD) 93,800
Status Active
Thematic Area
  • Green Cities
  • Sustainable Energy
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RW17
Countries
RW17 GCF National Adaptation Plan (NAP) Readiness and Preparatory Support for Building Flood Resilience Capacities in Rwanda
Start Date Q1 03-01-2020
Funding Source
Actual Budget (USD) 1,823,993
Status Active
Thematic Area
  • Green Cities
  • Forest (Sustainable) Landscapes
  • Cross Cutting
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MM18
Countries
MM18 Analysis of Mangrove Ecosystem Services to the Ayeyarwady Region for the Myanmar Natural Capital Accounting Program in the Ayeyarwady Region
Start Date Q2 May 10 2020
Funding Source
Actual Budget (USD) 80,000
Status Complete
Thematic Area
  • Forest (Sustainable) Landscapes
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PG07
Countries
PG07 Climate-Resilient Green Growth Project
Start Date Q1 Feb 28 2019
Funding Source
Actual Budget (USD) 4,415,152
Status Active
Thematic Area
  • Cross Cutting
  • Climate Resilient and Green Growth
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PG08
Thematic Areas
Countries
PG08 Climate Action Enhancement Package
Start Date Q1 Jan 01 2020
Funding Source
Actual Budget (USD) 399,803
Status Active
Thematic Area
  • Cross Cutting
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Countries
Project Reference Profiles – Kiribati(KI1) Kiribati – Green and Climate Resilient Island Development
Start Date Q1 Jan 1 2017
Funding Source
Actual Budget (USD) 8,355
Status Active
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MX05
Countries
MX05 Scaling up policy and investment for gender inclusive, subnational green growth
Start Date Q1 Jan 1 2019
Funding Source
Actual Budget (USD) 235,056
Status Complete
Thematic Area
  • Green Cities
  • Sustainable Energy
  • Cross Cutting
  • Gender and Inclusive Development
  • Sustainable Transport
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PE05
Countries
PE05 Mitigating Deforestation in Peru through Land Use Formalization
Start Date Q1 Jan 1 2019
Funding Source
Actual Budget (USD) 130,233
Status Complete
Thematic Area
  • Forest (Sustainable) Landscapes
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Thematic Areas
Project Reference Profiles – (SPRSI01) Nordic Development Fund Training Agreement
Start Date Q1 Aug 23 2019
Funding Source
Actual Budget (USD) 10,835
Status Active
Thematic Area
  • Cross Cutting
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Thematic Areas
Countries
Project Reference Profiles – Uganda(UG18) Greening the National Development Plan (NDP) III
Start Date Q1 Aug 16 2019
Funding Source
Actual Budget (USD) 31,296
Status Active
Thematic Area
  • Cross Cutting
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Thematic Areas
Countries
Implementation of the NDC
Start Date Q1 2017
Funding Source
Actual Budget (USD) 1,255,000
Status Active
Thematic Area
  • Cross Cutting
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News

News • May 5, 2021

GGGI launched the Sanitation and Climate Change: Assessing Resilience and Emissions (SCARE) Project

Four (04) countries in Africa and Asia, including Senegal, are embedded in a research project on Sanitation and Climate Change: Assessing Resilience and Emissions (SCARE). The project is coordinated in Senegal by GGGI with the support of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and a consortium of research institutions worldwide (Universities of Bristol, Leeds, University […]

News • May 4, 2021

Validation of the Green Growth Strategic assessment report of the Economic and Social National Plan 2.0 (NDP)

Ouagadougou, April 27th, 2021, the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) and the Government of Burkina Faso organized National workshop to validate the Green Growth Strategic assessment of the Economic and Social National Plan 2.0 and present the climate finance potential contribution to its implementation. The opening ceremony was chaired by Simeon Sawadogo (Ministry of Environment, Green […]

News • May 4, 2021

Green and Resilient Recovery Brochure

In partnership with Members and peers, GGGI has developed a flexible model and service offering to stimulate Green and Resilient Recovery based on international best practices and insights.   Click here to download WEB version. Click here to download PRINT version.

News • May 4, 2021

Induction of elected local government leaders in the beneficiary local government on the greening Uganda’s urbanization and industrialization project

On May 2 to 6, 2021, the National Planning Authority with technical support from the European Union and Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) will conduct an induction of elected local government leaders from four (4) newly established districts, and beneficiary local government on the Greening Uganda’s Urbanization and Industrialization project. The induction will include a […]

News • April 29, 2021

PARIS AGREEMENT: FRANCE AND THE GLOBAL GREEN GROWTH INSTITUTE TO SUPPORT THE DEVELOPMENT OF BURKINA FASO’S LONG-TERM LOW EMISSION AND RESILIENT DEVELOPMENT STRATEGY (LT-LEDS)

France, though, AFD (public institution that implements France’s policy on development and international solidarity), has committed to finance the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) to support the Government of Burkina Faso in the development of a long-term low emission and resilient development strategy (LT-LEDS) for 2050. The strategy, which will be developed under the umbrella […]

News • April 22, 2021

Towards a Green future: Here’s how GGGI is supporting Rwanda to mainstream green growth

April 17, Kigali Rwanda ,the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI)’s operating model maximizes the potential to translate green growth strategies and policies (especially economic policies) into green investment plans, mobilizing green finance commitments needed to bolster support for low-carbon and climate-resilient economic development and strong institutional capacity development. In an interview with The EastAfrican, Mr. […]

News • April 22, 2021

4th B2B virtual webinar on Innovation and Sustainability. Identifying synergies between Rwanda and Italy

30th March 2021 , Kigali Rwanda Environmental Management Authority (REMA) and the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI), co-organised the 4th business to business (B2B) virtual webinar on “Innovation and Sustainability: Identifying synergies between Rwanda and Italy”. Rwanda’s ecosystem has attracted many evolving startup ,with several local entrepreneurs developing sustainable and impactful products and services that […]

News • April 13, 2021

The Climate Smart Agriculture Project is launched in the Senegal River Valley

Following an agreement to support 4 projects on climate resilience and COVID recovery in the Pacific, East Caribbean, and West Africa regions, the climate smart agriculture project in the Senegal River Valley was officially launched. “We’ll introduce climate smart agriculture practices that enhance productivity and resilience for rice farming,” shared GGGI Representative Romain BRILLIE, during […]

News • April 10, 2021

Citywide inclusive sanitation through climate resilience and green growth – CWIS has been selected to be certified on the road to Dakar 2022

The EVENT The 9th edition of the World Water Forum will be held in Dakar on March 22 – 26, 2022, with a new approach to focus on action for water. The event aims to ultimately create coherence with SDGs and directly contribute to the 2030 agenda. This edition of the forum will focus on […]

News • April 10, 2021

Makerere University Commences implementation of Output 1.4 of Greening Uganda’s Urbanization and Industrialization Project with selecting the Research Themes

On April 8, 2021, Makerere University College of Engineering, Design, Art and Technology (CEDAT) held a full day workshop at the university’s conference center to establish a research team and select themes for research. The meeting was attended by 22 university researchers and professors as well as representatives from the GGGI. The research topics are […]

News • March 23, 2021

GGGI will support Civil Society Climate Action and Resilience in Senegal

In partnership with Open Society Initiative for West Africa- OSIWA, GGGI launched the climate action and resilience project’s for the civil society and vulnerable communities in Senegal and Ivory Coast. The ceremony was held on March 18, 2021, chaired by the Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development and the financing partner OSIWA, civil society representatives: […]

News • March 23, 2021

Project Launch Workshop: Empowering Local Non-State Actors and Vulnerable Communities for Climate Action and Resilience

On Thursday, March 04, 2021, the launching ceremony of the project Empowering Local Non-State Actors and Vulnerable Communities for Climate Action and Resilience in Senegal took place. The event was presided by the Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development (MINEDD), co-presided by the representative of Civil Society Organization, and GGGI, represented by Dr. Malle Fofana. […]

News • March 8, 2021

Why Green Growth and Climate Action fall short without addressing gender inequality

By Frank Rijsberman, Director-General, Ingvild Solvang, Deputy Director and Head of Climate Action and Inclusive Development, and Bertha Wakisa Chiudza, Senior Gender and Social Development Specialist, Global Green Growth Institute As the global effort to address climate change has strengthened over the last few years, so has the realization that rising temperatures and climactic disruptions […]

News • March 1, 2021

Workshop on Burkina Faso’s MRV Guidelines Presentation

February 25, Ouagadougou – GGGI organized a presentation session of the National Measurement Reporting and Verification (MRV) Guidelines Document developed under the MRV project implementation process today under the aegis of the General Directorate of Green Economy and Climate Change of Burkina Faso. The project started operating earlier in 2020, after the establishment of the […]

News • February 2, 2021

GGGI inks an MoU with Makerere University to advance research and capacity development in Greening Urbanization

The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) and Makerere University (MUK), the country’s oldest university, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on January 25, 2021 to establish a knowledge and engagement platform for building capacity for present and future leaders in greening urbanization. The MoU was signed by the Uganda Country representative of GGGI and the […]

News • February 2, 2021

GGGI signs a Memorandum of Understanding with the Green Building Council Uganda

GGGI Uganda and the Green Building Council (GBC) signed an MOU on Cooperation for Green City Development under a project intended to Green Uganda’s Urbanization and Industrialization in four secondary cities. These are Arua, Gulu, Mbarara and Jinja, all of which have significant development challenges. In particular, the MoU seeks to support the incorporation of […]

News • January 18, 2021

Project Brochure: Greening Uganda’s Urbanization and Industrialization

The project aims to promote sustainable development and inclusive Green Growth in Uganda by  focusing on green city development, green industrialization, efficient waste management and Green Growth Integration into planning and budgeting. This is to ensure Uganda is achieving maximum benefits from a Green Growth pathway . The project impact objective is: “Uganda achieves strong, […]

News • January 7, 2021

Success of Greenpreneurs in Uganda: A tenure of transcendence!

The Greenpreneurs program is a joint initiative by the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI), Student Energy and the Youth Climate Lab. Through the 12-week global business accelerator and competition, the program identifies and recognizes the efforts of young persons from developing and emerging economies, that are leading positive change that impacts their communities in the […]

News • November 27, 2020

2nd Workshop on the engaging the private sector in building flood resilience capacities under the GCF NAP

26th November , Kamonyi district ,Southern Province, in Rwanda.  The Global Green Growth Institute and Rwanda Environment Management Authority (REMA) co-organised the second GCF NAP workshop on engaging the private sector in building flood resilience capacities held in Kamonyi with stakeholders from the Kamonyi District office, Executive of Kamonyi , Rwanda Environment Management (REMA) ,Rwanda […]

News • November 9, 2020

Workshop on incorporation of Gender Equality and Social Inclusion across the outcomes and outputs of the GCF NAP Project on Building Flood Resilience Capacities in Rwanda

27th Oct 2020 , GGGI as the delivery partner and Rwanda Environment management Authority (REMA) as the National Designated Authority for Green Climate Finance (GCF) in Rwanda , collaborated in organizing the Gender Equality and Social Inclusion Workshop for the GCF National Adaptation Plan (NAP) Readiness and Preparatory Support for Building Flood Resilience Capacities in […]

GGGI Climate Action and Inclusive Development (CAID) Staff

Simon Zabrocki

Analyst, Green Growth Performance Measurement

Lilibeth Acosta

Principal Green Growth Specialist and Global Program Manager, Green Growth Performance Measurement (GGPM)

Bertha Wakisa Chiudza

Senior Officer, Climate Action and Inclusive Development division

Stelios Grafakos

Global LEDS and Principal Economist

Diana Alejandra Quezada Avila

Analyst, Global Climate Action

Siddhartha Nauduri

Senior Analyst, GHGs Data Measurement and Verification for Transparent MRV

Jan Stelter

Senior Analyst, Green Growth Potential Assessment

Ingvild Solvang

Deputy Director and Head of Climate Action and Inclusive Development

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