Global Programs

Investment Services

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.

Theory of Change: Green Investment Services

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

Project
REDD+ Financial Mechanism Colombia
Start Date Q4 2015
Funding Source Core
Approved Budget 0
Status Active
Thematic Area
  • Sustainable Landscapes
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Rwanda (FONERWA)
Start Date Q1 2012
Funding Source Core
Approved Budget 0
Status Complete
Thematic Area
  • Cross Cutting
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Costa Rica Environmental Bank Foundation (FUNBAM)
Start Date Q1 2017
Funding Source Core
Approved Budget 0
Status Complete
Thematic Area
  • Sustainable Landscapes
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Vanuatu National Green Energy Fund (NGEF)
Start Date Q1 2016
Funding Source Core
Approved Budget 0
Status Complete
Thematic Area
  • Sustainable Energy
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Non-Conventional Energies and Energy Efficiency Fund (FENOGE)
Start Date Q1 2017
Funding Source Core
Approved Budget 0
Status Complete
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India Financial Instrument for Off-grid Energy
Start Date Q1 2017
Funding Source Core
Approved Budget 0
Status Complete
Thematic Area
  • Sustainable Energy
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Rwanda Green City Pilot Project
Start Date Q1 2017
Funding Source Core
Approved Budget 0
Status Complete
Thematic Area
  • Green Cities
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Project
National Financing Vehicles
Start Date Q1 2017
Funding Source Core
Approved Budget USD 1 865 000
Status Active
Thematic Area
  • Cross Cutting
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Project
Mobilizing Finance for Green Energy Projects in Vanuatu
Start Date Q1 2017
Funding Source Core
Approved Budget USD 2 002 000
Status Active
Thematic Area
  • Sustainable Energy
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Project
Nusa Tenggara Timur (NTT) Hybrid Solar PV Project
Start Date Q4 2016
Funding Source Core
Approved Budget USD 32 000 000
Status Active
Thematic Area
  • Sustainable Energy
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News

News • October 31, 2019

Urban Cinema in Muhanga: Advocating for sustainable secondary cities in Rwanda

To celebrate Urban October, a month dedicated to activities and events organized worldwide that advocate on urban sustainability, the Global Green Growth Institute with the Ministry of Infrastructure, District of Muhanga, Rwanda’s Film Institute, and University of Rwanda organized “Urban Cinema” on October 30, in Rwanda’s rapidly urbanized secondary city: Muhanga. While Muhanga is strategically […]

News • October 28, 2019

Workshop: Building the National Bioeconomy Strategy – UKPACT

On October 17, 2019 in Cali, Colombia, the workshop: “Building the National Bioeconomy Strategy” was hosted by GGGI together with the National Planning Department – DNP and the Embassy of the United Kingdom, following the UKPACT project “Support in the implementation of Colombia’s Green Growth Policy through investments and capacity development of public and private […]

News • October 2, 2019

Rwanda kicks off annual Urban October celebrations with Urban Walk in Huye District

Every year government and partners organize a month of activities, events and discussions around urban sustainability in October. This year in Rwanda, Urban October activities will encompass creating awareness and sharing knowledge around the theme of municipal solid waste management, and building sustainable and resilient cities. To celebrate “Urban October” the Global Green Growth Institute […]

News • September 29, 2019

Rwanda Celebrates World Green Building Week 2019

27  September 2019, Kigali – The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) in collaboration with the Rwanda Housing Authority (RHA) celebrated World Green Building Week 2019 in Rwanda from 23 – 29 September. The World Green Building Week organized by the World Green Building Council is an annual campaign that motivates and empowers everyone to deliver […]

News • September 20, 2019

The Green Cities Technical Committee Workshop to share projects and program achievements held in Senegal

The meeting of the Technical Committee on Green Cities was held on Thursday, September 12th, 2019 at the Senegal GGGI Office. The meeting was co-chaired by Mr. Serigne Mansour Tall from the General Directorate of Urban planning & Architecture. The key relevant stakeholders of the Technical Committee attended the meeting. This workshop was also extended […]

News • August 28, 2019

Uganda becomes the 33rd Member of GGGI

Seoul, August 28, 2019 – The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) welcomed the Government of Uganda (GoU) as its thirty-third Member, committing to support the country in achieving its Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) and implementing its National Adaptation Plan. GoU sought for GGGI’s membership in 2015 by signing/submitting a letter of intent to support the […]

News • August 23, 2019

Green Bond Bootcamp in Jakarta

On July 22-23, 2019, GGGI and UNDP in support to the Ministry of National Development Planning (Bappenas) held the “Climate Bonds Initiative Green Bond Boot Camp” at Le Meridien Hotel, Jakarta. The Climate Bonds Initiative (CBI) was invited by Bappenas as experts to provide the technical training. The event was the first Bootcamp held in […]

News • July 29, 2019

Knowledge sharing on green growth and city-wide inclusion sanitation in Senegal

On Thursday, July 25, 2019, GGGI Senegal held a sharing session with the National Office for Sanitation (ONAS) executive team. This activity is part of the workplan for the implementation of the MOU signed before GGGI and ONAS. ONAS, as the National utility in charge of Sanitation, is GGGI’s main partner for the Bill and […]

News • July 22, 2019

Ministry of Infrastructure and GGGI invite key stakeholders to discuss Public Space agenda in Rwanda

The Ministry of Infrastructure (MININFRA) in collaboration with GGGI hosted Thematic Sector Working Group Meeting on Public Spaces. Sector Working Groups are set as a mechanism in Rwanda to prepare yearly forward looking Joint Sector Review that monitors activities within the sector. As an introduction to the urbanization sector in Rwanda , the first Thematic […]

News • July 18, 2019

Awareness Workshop on the newly approved Rwanda Green Building Minimum Compliance System for Architects

Kigali, Rwanda – On 11th July 2019, GGGI initiated awareness dialogue for the construction industry stakeholders on the newly approved Rwanda Green Building Minimum Compliance System at the Rwanda Institute of Architects (RIA) Continuous Professional Development (CPD) Workshop. The workshop was organized by RIA in partnership with the City of Kigali (COK), Rwanda Housing Authority […]

News • July 8, 2019

Green Climate Fund (GCF) Readiness and preparatory support to implement Green City Development Projects in Rwanda’s Secondary Cities

11th July, at the Kigali Convention Center,  the GCF readiness project closure workshop was held to communicate the knowledge acquired, and share lessons learnt from implementing the GCF readiness project and highlight the way forward ,with a dialogue to receive input from the participants. The workshop organized in collaboration with  Rwanda Environment Management Authority (REMA), […]

News • June 14, 2019

Burkina Faso Minister of Environment ,Green Economy and Climate Change conduct GCF study tour in Kigali, Rwanda

Burkina Faso is aware of the importance of green growth development which is fundamental to supporting the transition and increasing opportunities.  The Government has highlighted several obstacles related to (i) limited technical capacity of actors at all levels; (ii) the lack of sustainable and appropriate financial mechanisms to support the transition to green growth; and […]

News • June 5, 2019

Beating Air pollution before it beats us

Air pollution is a chronic disease and a silent killer.  We need to anticipate it and proactively address it head on before it overtakes us. In April 2019  it was time for me to relocate to Kigali from Seoul, I was happy to move away from Seoul’s deteriorating air quality. While living in Korea, a […]

News • May 27, 2019

Forum of the Future for the Formulation of Green Secondary Cities Development Strategy in Fatick, Senegal

On Tuesday, May 21, at the City Hotel of Fatick, the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) and Fatick City Hall, in collaboration with key stakeholders, co-organized the Forum on the Future of Fatick. The forum was presided by Mr. Makhtar BA, the Sports Minister and City Mayor, and GGGI, represented by Mr. Mamadou KONATE (Acting […]

News • May 20, 2019

GGGI supports the development of the Ecovillage Investment Program for Burkina Faso

On May 16, the Government of Burkina Faso and the Global Green Growth Institute organized a workshop to launch the formulation of the Ecovillages Investment Program. The Government of Burkina Faso (GoBF) set a specific objective within the National Economic and Social Development Plan (PNDES) articulated as follows: mitigation and adaptation capacities to the adverse […]

News • May 10, 2019

Rwanda Cabinet approves Green Building Minimum Compliance System

The Government of Rwanda in the cabinet meeting held on 3rd April 2019 approved the Ministerial Order determining Urban planning and Building regulations. The Rwanda Green Building Minimum Compliance System which is an Annex to the Ministerial Order along with the revised Rwanda Building Code. The Ministerial Order and the supporting green building annex were officially […]

News • April 15, 2019

GGGI and ECREEE ink an MoU on Green Growth Cooperation in West Africa

On April 5, on the sidelines of SEERA219, GGGI and the ECOWAS Center for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (ECREEE) held a Memorandum of Understanding signing ceremony to cooperate on promoting green growth in West Africa. The ceremony was co-chaired by Dr. Bachir Ismael Ouedraogo, Minister of Energy of Burkina Faso, Dr. Mahamadou Tounkara, GGGI’s […]

News • April 15, 2019

The GGGI Burkina Faso team meets with the President and the Prime Minister of Burkina Faso on the sidelines of SEERA2019

Ouagadougou, April 4-7 – Under a delegation led by Batio Bassiere, Minister of Environment, Green Economy and Climate Change, GGGI represented by Mr. Mahamadou Tounkara, Director of Strategy, Partnerships and Communications; Mr. Malle Fofana, Country Representative for Burkina Faso (OIC); and Lamine Ouedraogo, Senior Officer met with His Excellency Marie Joseph Christophe Dabiré, Prime Minister […]

News • April 12, 2019

Rwanda GCF NDA and GGGI monitor the Secondary Cities Master Plan Revision process

On 5th April GGGI Rwanda together with the National Designated Authority (NDA) and the National Coordination Team (NCT) undertook a mission to Nyagatare, one of the secondary cities where the GCF is supporting the incorporation of low emission and resilience strategies in the Master Plan revision though the Readiness and Preparatory support project. The City […]

News • April 8, 2019

Citizens participate in the Design Process for Green & Public Space in Nyagatare

Cities are considered to a critical role to play in transitioning from resource inefficient patterns of growth and increasing access to services, and in so doing, supporting the transition to green growth. In 2018 , the  Ministry of Infrastructure (MININFRA), the Rwanda Housing Authority (RHA), and the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) undertook citywide public […]

Reports

GGGI-IMELS Contribution Agreement Water and Sanitation  • Rwanda  • Green Cities  • Sustainable Landscapes  • Sustainable Energy
Report
GGGI-IMELS Contribution Agreement

Water and Sanitation  • Rwanda  • Green Cities  • Sustainable Landscapes  • Sustainable Energy  • Cross Cutting  • Renewable Energy

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

Green Certification of the Bugesera Airport – Fact Sheet Water and Sanitation  • Rwanda  • Green Cities  • Sustainable Landscapes  • Sustainable Energy
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Green Certification of the Bugesera Airport – Fact Sheet

Water and Sanitation  • Rwanda  • Green Cities  • Sustainable Landscapes  • Sustainable Energy  • Cross Cutting

GGGI Rwanda Green Building Minimum Compliance System Fact Sheet Water and Sanitation  • Rwanda  • Green Cities  • Sustainable Landscapes  • Sustainable Energy
Report
GGGI Rwanda Green Building Minimum Compliance System Fact Sheet

Water and Sanitation  • Rwanda  • Green Cities  • Sustainable Landscapes  • Sustainable Energy  • Cross Cutting

GGGI Rwanda Green Cities Project Fact Sheet Water and Sanitation  • Rwanda  • Green Cities  • Sustainable Landscapes  • Sustainable Energy
Report
GGGI Rwanda Green Cities Project Fact Sheet

Water and Sanitation  • Rwanda  • Green Cities  • Sustainable Landscapes  • Sustainable Energy  • Cross Cutting

Rwanda Public Bicycle Sharing – Project Fact Sheet Water and Sanitation  • Rwanda  • Green Cities  • Sustainable Landscapes  • Sustainable Energy
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Rwanda Public Bicycle Sharing – Project Fact Sheet

Water and Sanitation  • Rwanda  • Green Cities  • Sustainable Landscapes  • Sustainable Energy  • Cross Cutting

Kampala Municipal Solid Waste Value Chain Mapping Green Cities  • Uganda
Report
Kampala Municipal Solid Waste Value Chain Mapping

Green Cities  • Uganda

Value Chain Analysis Report and Investment Options on MSWM in Kampala Green Cities  • Uganda
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Value Chain Analysis Report and Investment Options on MSWM in Kampala

Green Cities  • Uganda

3rd National Urban Forum Rwanda- Background Paper Water and Sanitation  • Rwanda  • Green Cities  • Sustainable Landscapes  • Sustainable Energy
Report
3rd National Urban Forum Rwanda- Background Paper

Water and Sanitation  • Rwanda  • Green Cities  • Sustainable Landscapes  • Sustainable Energy  • Cross Cutting

Green Growth Potential Assessment – Cambodia Report Cambodia  • Cross Cutting
Report
Green Growth Potential Assessment – Cambodia Report

Cambodia  • Cross Cutting

The Economic, Social and Enviromental Impacts of Greening the Industrial Sector in Cambodia Water and Sanitation  • Cambodia  • Sustainable Energy  • Cross Cutting
Report
The Economic, Social and Enviromental Impacts of Greening the Industrial Sector in Cambodia

Water and Sanitation  • Cambodia  • Sustainable Energy  • Cross Cutting

Summary of Vietnam Country Planning Framework 2016-2020 Water and Sanitation  • Viet Nam  • Green Cities  • Sustainable Energy  • Cross Cutting
Report
Summary of Vietnam Country Planning Framework 2016-2020

Water and Sanitation  • Viet Nam  • Green Cities  • Sustainable Energy  • Cross Cutting

Accessing the Green Climate Fund in Indonesia Indonesia
Report
Accessing the Green Climate Fund in Indonesia

Indonesia

National Development Banks and Infrastructure Provision: A Comparative Study of Brazil, China, and South Africa China  • Cross Cutting
Report
National Development Banks and Infrastructure Provision: A Comparative Study of Brazil, China, and South Africa

China  • Cross Cutting

Involving the Private Sector and Public-Private Partnerships in Financing Investments: Public Opportunities and Challenges Cross Cutting
Report
Involving the Private Sector and Public-Private Partnerships in Financing Investments: Public Opportunities and Challenges

Cross Cutting

Public Finance Underpinnings for Infrastructure Financing in Developing Countries Cross Cutting
Report
Public Finance Underpinnings for Infrastructure Financing in Developing Countries

Cross Cutting

Infrastructure Pipeline and Need for Robust Project Preparation Cross Cutting
Report
Infrastructure Pipeline and Need for Robust Project Preparation

Cross Cutting

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