Global Practice

Green Investment Services (GIS)

Helping developing countries access finance remains a foremost priority, especially after the ratification of the Paris Agreement where countries have committed to implement their lower carbon development targets, in addition to meeting their Sustainable Development Goals. The total amount of capital required for countries to achieve the 2-degree stabilization target is USD 93 trillion by 2050. Public finance will not be sufficient to fill this need. There are three primary reasons for this Green Investment gap. First, projects are often not bankable and they do not match the risk and reward appetite of investors. Second, instruments to mobilize green finance do not offer the required scale needed to attract finance. Third, developing countries routinely lack the institutional capacity to manage funds in line with the needs and expectations of international investors.

Lasse Ringius

Director and Head of GIS

Theory of Change

GGGI’s Green Investment Services (GIS) support countries by developing bankable projects, national financing vehicles and risk reducing instruments to bridge the gap between finance and projects.

Green Investment Services (GIS) delivers its work by:

-Developing a pipeline of bankable green growth projects;

-Performing the role of an “arranger”, that is, designing and structuring commercially viable projects that attract appropriate finance, and getting them financed;

-Structuring financial solutions that blend public/ concessional finance and commercial/private finance in order to reduce risk and consequently help position public and private parties with commercially viable project structures;

-Designing innovative financial mechanisms often in the form of funds and instruments that reduce and possibly mitigate risks and overcome other barriers specific to green growth;

-Establishing dedicated vehicles capable of blending international and domestic sources of capital for financing green growth;

-Prioritizing projects and instruments that are impactful and are catalytic, i.e. they mitigate risk sufficiently to pave the way for private investment in the sector;

-Integrating social and environmental considerations into projects, valuing and monetizing natural assets where possible, and
Advising partner countries on the development of their investment plans.

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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SN12
Thematic Areas
Countries
SN12 Energy auditing and capacity building on energy management for five rice mills in the Senegal River Valley
Start Date Q1 January 2020
Funding Source
Actual Budget (USD) 0
Status Active
Thematic Area
  • Sustainable Energy
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MN17
Countries
MN17 Energy Performance Contracting for Residential Retrofitting in Ulaanbaatar City
Start Date Q1 Jan 1 2020
Funding Source
Actual Budget (USD) 429,096
Status Active
Thematic Area
  • Green Cities
  • Sustainable Energy
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RW26
Thematic Areas
Countries
RW26 Supporting Rwanda’s Green Economic Recovery: Urbanization through Affordable Housing and Climate Resilient Urban Settlements
Start Date Q1 01-01-2021
Funding Source
Actual Budget (USD) 50,000
Status Active
Thematic Area
  • Green Cities
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RW23
Countries
RW23 Sustainable Solid and Liquid Waste Management and Valorization in Rwanda’s Green Cities
Start Date Q1 01-01-2020
Funding Source
Actual Budget (USD) 217,165
Status Active
Thematic Area
  • Green Cities
  • 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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AE09
AE09 Private Engagement and Green Investment Mobilization
Start Date Q1 01 JAN 2020
Funding Source
Actual Budget (USD) 75,000
Status Active
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MX09
Countries
MX09 Accelerating Green Finance Flows Through the Strengthening of the Mexican National Banking and Securities Commission (CNBV)
Start Date Q1 February 15, 2021
Funding Source
Actual Budget (USD) 563,325
Status Active
Thematic Area
  • Cross Cutting
  • Gender and Inclusive Development
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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
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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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Thematic Areas
Countries
Project Reference Profiles – Thailand(TH5) E-waste collection and recycling in Udon Thani, Thailan
Start Date Q1 Jan 23 2018
Funding Source
Actual Budget (USD) 123,468
Status Active
Thematic Area
  • Green Cities
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Thematic Areas
United Arab Emirates(GIS02) WGEO – Smart City Investment Project
Start Date Q1 Sep 9 2018
Funding Source
Actual Budget (USD) 468,247
Status Complete
Thematic Area
  • Cross Cutting
View
Thematic Areas
Countries
Project Reference Profiles – Vietnam Urban Green Growth Action, Phase II (VN3)
Start Date Q1 20170101
Funding Source
Actual Budget (USD) 86,995
Status Complete
Thematic Area
  • Green Cities
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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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Thematic Areas
Countries
MX06 Support Ministry of Finance to access green funds
Start Date Q1 Jan 1 2019
Funding Source
Actual Budget (USD) 16,028
Status Complete
Thematic Area
  • Cross Cutting
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Countries
Project Reference Profiles – Myanmar (MM03) Mangrove Restoration Program in Myanmar
Start Date Q1 Apr 1 2019
Funding Source
Actual Budget (USD) 150,920
Status Active
Thematic Area
  • Forest (Sustainable) Landscapes
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Countries
Project Reference Profiles – Myanmar (MM10) Rice-Husk-To-Power Leasing Finance Facility (RH2P)
Start Date Q1 Mar 1 2019
Funding Source
Actual Budget (USD) 90,109
Status Active
Thematic Area
  • Sustainable Energy
  • Cross Cutting
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Countries
Project Reference Profiles – Myanmar (MM11) Distributed Ledger Technology Powered Improved Cookstoves Finance Facility (DLTICS)
Start Date Q1 Oct 1 2018
Funding Source
Actual Budget (USD) 82,479
Status Active
Thematic Area
  • Forest (Sustainable) Landscapes
  • Sustainable Energy
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News

News • February 21, 2021

GGGI and GIZ Partner to Increase Energy Efficiency and Access to Finance (including climate finance) for Rice Mills in the Senegal River Valley

In the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), the agri-food sector represents one of the main pillars of the economy as it plays an important role in food security, employs around 55% of the population and contributes to about 30% of GDP per year. However, the sector faces many difficulties including the excessive use […]

News • February 2, 2021

Regular Session of the Steering Committee

January 26 – 27, 2021; Senegal – Acting in its capacity as permanent secretariat, GGGI Senegal convened stakeholders for the 2021 Regular Session of the Steering Committee on January 26 – 27, 2021. The edition was on virtual session due to restrictives measures related to the COVID 19 situation in Senegal. The Ministry of Environment […]

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 • December 23, 2020

¡INSCRIPCIONES ABIERTAS! Facilidad de Asistencia Técnica para la Estructuración de Proyectos (PPTAF) – Segunda convocatoria

En el marco de la segunda fase del Programa de Crecimiento Verde con el Reino de Noruega y con el objetivo de movilizar recursos a proyectos que permitan un cambio en el paradigma, el control de la deforestación, el desarrollo social e inclusivo en las regiones, y que se alineen con las políticas a nivel […]

News • December 7, 2020

World toilet Day celebration in Dakar

The Ministry of water and Sanitation in partnership with GGGI & Senegalese Normalization Association (SNA)organized the 2020 world toilet day in with the whole theme of ” Sustainable sanitation & Climate Change”. The ceremony was chaired by the general secretary of the water and sanitation Ministry with the presence of GGGI senegal country representative and […]

News • December 7, 2020

GGGI Rwanda Co-Organizes African Mobility Month

Globally, transport contributes to 16.2% of total GHG emissions. Overall, GHG emissions from the transport sector have doubled since 1970. The majority of these emissions come from road transport due to of petrol and diesel by cars, trucks, motorcycles, and buses. In Rwanda, transport accounts for 13% of all GHG emissions and is expected to […]

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 • October 28, 2020

Rwanda hosts the 3rd virtual Business to Business webinar between Italy and Rwanda to discuss vailable opportunities for private sector to enhance green growth and sustainable development in both countries

15th Oct 2020 , Kigali Rwanda, the Global Green Growth Institute-Rwanda in collaboration with Rwanda Environment Management Authority (REMA) organized the 3rd virtual Business to Business (B2B) webinar. Rwanda and Italy Business to Business exchanges are to enhance green growth in both countries , with over 240 participants it was a successful online discuss. The […]

News • October 21, 2020

Consultation workshop on the establishment of a Renewable Energy National Financial Vehicle (NFV)

Ouagadougou, October 13-14, 2020 – The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) organized a workshop on the establishment of a National Financial Vehicle (NFV) to exclusively support the renewable energy sector.  The main objective of the workshop was to share information on the initiative, gather information, and share experiences with the relevant stakeholders in the renewable […]

News • September 30, 2020

GCF (NAP) National Adaptation Plan project on building flood resilience capacities in Rwanda

The National Adaptation Readiness and Preparatory Support for Building Flood Resilience Capacities in Rwanda approved in January 2020, building on current measures, strategies and policies, will coordinate different government agencies and targeted multi-stakeholders for effective flood and landslide planning and prevention in Rwanda’s most vulnerable zones. As the COVID-19 pandemic has swept through much of […]

News • September 29, 2020

Validation Workshop on Methodologies for the Investment Analysis in Mangrove Ecosystems

Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar; September 2, 2020 – GGGI organized a workshop on “Validation of Methodologies for the Investment Analysis in Mangrove Ecosystems in the Ayeyarwady Region” on September 2, at the Environmental Conservation Department in Nay Pyi Taw. The workshop was organized as part of the World Bank funded project on the Analysis of […]

News • September 29, 2020

Pumps Solarization for Agriculture: Joint Mission GGGI, FONSIS, SAED in the valley down Senegal river

                                                                       September 21-23, 2020 – The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI), FONSIS, & SAED went on a joint mission to local agricultural installations in rice-farming irrigated gardens in the valley located down the Senegal river. THE VISIT : Sites : In Dagana, 120 KM from Saint Louis and north of Senegal, a […]

News • September 2, 2020

Rwandan Circular Economy business model selected to compete globally in the 2020 Greenpreneurs Program

Youth entrepreneurship and engagement are critical to the long-term sustainability of green growth. As part of ongoing work in Rwanda, GGGI works to support and amplify the initiatives of young, emerging leaders combining climate action and sustainable business models to develop new products and services. Since establishing the Rwanda Country office in 2015, GGGI has […]

News • August 11, 2020

GGGI’s Myanmar Team holds its GCF Green City Steering Committee Meeting

On August 6, the GGGI Myanmar team held its inaugural “Green City Steering Committee” (GCSC) meeting during a semi virtual, semi physical meeting at the Park Royal hotel in Nay Pyi Taw. Representatives of three project cities (Bago, Pathein, Taunggyi) attended over a Zoom link while the fourth (Nay Pyi Taw) attended in person. Ten […]

News • July 31, 2020

¡INSCRIPCIONES ABIERTAS! FACILIDAD DE ASISTENCIA TÉCNICA PARA LA ESTRUCTURACIÓN DE PROYECTOS (PPTAF)

En el marco de la segunda fase del Programa de Crecimiento Verde con el Reino de Noruega y con el objetivo de movilizar recursos a proyectos que permitan un cambio en el paradigma, el control de la deforestación, el desarrollo social e inclusivo en las regiones, y que se alineen con las políticas a nivel […]

News • July 10, 2020

GGGI Senegal hosted webinar on “Designing policy approaches under the Article 6 of the Paris Agreement : First Stage Report Presentation”

On 7 July 2020, GGGI Senegal hosted a webinar in collaboration with the Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development (Directorate of Environment and Classified Establishments) and the National Committee for Climate Change ( COMNACC ) on Designing policy approaches under the Article 6 of the Paris Agreement. Under the Paris Agreement, all signatory countries are […]

News • July 4, 2020

GGGI Morocco virtual launch event for the GCF Readiness project “Enhancing Access to Climate Finance in Morocco’s Regions”

Rabat, Morocco; June 24, 2020 – The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) in close collaboration with the Department of Environment within the Ministry of Energy, Mining and Environment and the Ministry of Interior organized a virtual launch event for the GCF Readiness project “Enhancing Access to Climate Finance in Morocco’s Regions”. The objective of the […]

News • June 17, 2020

Rwanda and Italian entrepreneurs discuss business to business exchange for private sector engagement

Kigali, Rwanda -10th June 2020 with 280 registered participants the second webinar , a dialogue that attracted a vast interest across many industries with participants from across the globe representing several sectors. It was a successful second business to business knowledge exchange webinar. Having discussed the institutional arrangements in both Rwanda and Italy, the first […]

News • June 8, 2020

Rwanda hosts webinar on “The engagement of the Italian private sector to enhance green investments and trade in Rwanda”

Kigali, Rwanda -3rd June 2020 the Global Green Growth Institute hosted the first of two webinars between Rwanda and Italy. The virtual meeting was hosted on the Africa e Affari network platform and organized in collaboration with the Rwanda Environment Management Authority (REMA) and in partnership with the Italian Ministry for Environment, Land and Sea […]

Reports

Myanmar Coastal Landscapes Restoration Concept Note Myanmar  • Forest (Sustainable) Landscapes
Report
Myanmar Coastal Landscapes Restoration Concept Note

Myanmar  • Forest (Sustainable) Landscapes

Green Growth in Action: Attaining Green Cities Technical Report  • flagship-publications  • Cambodia  • Jordan  • Lao PDR
Report
Green Growth in Action: Attaining Green Cities

Technical Report  • flagship-publications  • Cambodia  • Jordan  • Lao PDR  • Nepal  • Philippines  • Rwanda  • Viet Nam  • Green Cities  • Ethiopia  • México

Enabling Green Growth in Indonesia’s Peatlands Forest (Sustainable) Landscapes  • Indonesia  • Cross Cutting
Report
Enabling Green Growth in Indonesia’s Peatlands

Forest (Sustainable) Landscapes  • Indonesia  • Cross Cutting

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

Market Survey: Potential of Green Bond in Viet Nam Viet Nam  • Cross Cutting
Report
Market Survey: Potential of Green Bond in Viet Nam

Viet Nam  • Cross Cutting

Regional Inclusive Green Economy Training – Rwanda Rwanda  • Green Cities  • Forest (Sustainable) Landscapes  • Sustainable Energy  • Cross Cutting
Report
Regional Inclusive Green Economy Training – Rwanda

Rwanda  • Green Cities  • Forest (Sustainable) Landscapes  • Sustainable Energy  • Cross Cutting

Mapping of Public Spaces in Kigali: Towards City-Wide Public Space Strategy Rwanda  • Green Cities  • Forest (Sustainable) Landscapes  • Sustainable Energy  • Cross Cutting
Report
Mapping of Public Spaces in Kigali: Towards City-Wide Public Space Strategy

Rwanda  • Green Cities  • Forest (Sustainable) Landscapes  • Sustainable Energy  • Cross Cutting

Achieving Green Growth and Climate Action Post-COVID-19 Caribbean  • cote d'ivoire  • Technical Report  • flagship-publications  • Cambodia
Report
Achieving Green Growth and Climate Action Post-COVID-19

Caribbean  • cote d'ivoire  • Technical Report  • flagship-publications  • Cambodia  • Colombia  • Fiji  • Jordan  • Kiribati  • Lao PDR  • Mongolia  • Mozambique  • Nepal  • Rwanda  • Senegal  • United Arab Emirates  • Viet Nam  • UAE  • Guyana  • Hungary  • Green Cities  • Ethiopia  • Morocco  • Peru  • Uganda  • Burkina Faso  • Tonga  • Forest (Sustainable) Landscapes  • Indonesia  • México  • Sustainable Energy  • Thailand  • Cross Cutting  • Vanuatu

Bio-based Value Chain Analysis for Sustainable Mangrove Restoration, Ayeyarwady Delta, Myanmar Myanmar  • Forest (Sustainable) Landscapes
Report
Bio-based Value Chain Analysis for Sustainable Mangrove Restoration, Ayeyarwady Delta, Myanmar

Myanmar  • Forest (Sustainable) Landscapes

Assessment on : understanding the needs of women working at markets in Musanze. Rwanda  • Green Cities
Report
Assessment on : understanding the needs of women working at markets in Musanze.

Rwanda  • Green Cities

Green Credit Handbook for Manufacturing Sector Viet Nam  • Cross Cutting
Report
Green Credit Handbook for Manufacturing Sector

Viet Nam  • Cross Cutting

Green Credit Handbook for Agriculture, Forestry, and Fishery Viet Nam  • Cross Cutting
Report
Green Credit Handbook for Agriculture, Forestry, and Fishery

Viet Nam  • Cross Cutting

Review of GGGI’s Experience to Design and Operationalize National Financing Vehicles to Finance Climate and Green Growth Policy Implementation Technical Report  • flagship-publications  • Rwanda  • Green Cities  • Forest (Sustainable) Landscapes
Report
Review of GGGI’s Experience to Design and Operationalize National Financing Vehicles to Finance Climate and Green Growth Policy Implementation

Technical Report  • flagship-publications  • Rwanda  • Green Cities  • Forest (Sustainable) Landscapes  • Sustainable Energy  • Cross Cutting

Review of GGGI’s experience to design and operationalize NFVs to finance climate and green growth policy implementation Colombia  • Costa Rica  • India  • Jordan  • Mongolia
Report
Review of GGGI’s experience to design and operationalize NFVs to finance climate and green growth policy implementation

Colombia  • Costa Rica  • India  • Jordan  • Mongolia  • Rwanda  • Senegal  • Ethiopia  • Cross Cutting  • Vanuatu

Green Infrastructure Investment Opportunities in Indonesia – 2019 Update Report Indonesia
Report
Green Infrastructure Investment Opportunities in Indonesia – 2019 Update Report

Indonesia

GGGI-IMELS Contribution Agreement Rwanda  • Green Cities  • Forest (Sustainable) Landscapes  • Sustainable Energy  • Cross Cutting
Report
GGGI-IMELS Contribution Agreement

Rwanda  • Green Cities  • Forest (Sustainable) Landscapes  • Sustainable Energy  • Cross Cutting

Investing Green – A Case For Waste To BioCNG in Bengaluru, India India  • Green Cities
Report
Investing Green – A Case For Waste To BioCNG in Bengaluru, India

India  • Green Cities

Rwanda Green Building Minimum Compliance System Rwanda  • Green Cities  • Sustainable Energy  • Cross Cutting
Report
Rwanda Green Building Minimum Compliance System

Rwanda  • Green Cities  • Sustainable Energy  • Cross Cutting

Misión de Crecimiento Verde (Español) Colombia  • Cross Cutting
Report
Misión de Crecimiento Verde (Español)

Colombia  • Cross Cutting

GGGI Colombia Brochure 2018 Colombia  • Cross Cutting
Report
GGGI Colombia Brochure 2018

Colombia  • Cross Cutting

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