Global Programs

Strategic Research

Green growth is about quality and sustenance of growth, and is a pathway to sustainable development. As such, it is necessary that green growth interventions are able to realize the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) aspirations with strong national context. Alternatively, given the growth imperative, well-designed and interlinked climate action and SDG implementation programs should be drivers of green and inclusive growth. The challenge here is to articulate this link between green growth, NDC and SDGs that would enable designing effective green growth interventions by development entities like GGGI.

In relation to this, sufficient and systematic understanding on countries’ NDC and SDG implementation readiness levels, especially in developing countries, is important for effective resource allocation for green growth programs. Scaling up climate and private sector financing in key green growth sectors also remains a challenge in developing countries – here translating countries’ NDC (and SDG) targets to implementable roadmaps and viable pipeline of projects remain crucial.

At sectoral level, energy and transport are major sectors of focus in developing and developed countries alike for their disproportionate impacts/links to all three pillars of green growth – economic growth, environmental protection, and social inclusion. Within these, renewable energy, energy efficiency and electric and sustainable mobility are rapidly developing and increasingly inter-linked technology fronts with immense potential for helping countries leapfrog on multiple fronts and realize NDC and SDG goals cost-effectively. Innovations in these areas are poised to be disruptive and impact the way we produce and consume energy and satisfy mobility demands. Primary challenge here is to design strategies with strong local context in order to pave the way for rapid adoption of these technologies.

Theory of Change: Strategic Research

GGGI is working to build evidence base and articulate the link between our strategic activity areas and NDCs and SDGs in context of the countries we operate in. Articulating this link would ensure better identification and design of cost-effective interventions that would simultaneously deliver climate action, key development goals and green economic growth. This will also enable GGGI to design frameworks and indicators for tracking NDC and SDG implementation progress from green growth interventions.

Climate action is a key theme of green growth. GGGI is working to assess NDC readiness levels of our partner countries to help us provide bespoke advisory on NDC implementation. Actionable green interventions and disruptive ideas in the energy and transport sectors are identified by sectoral research and analysis. Going forward, this would also contribute towards improving the quality of NDCs in our partner countries. Our support on NDC roadmap development in partner countries and analysis of sectoral issues would directly result in development of project pipelines and bankable projects, as well as help set and/or ratchet up (sectoral) emission reduction and adaptation targets where required.

News

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 19, 2019

Consultative Workshop for the new “Green Growth Potential Assessment” in Meta

July 10, Villavicencio, Colombia – GGGI brought together over 120 attendees hailing from the Meta Government, the public sector, and the private sector, for a consultative workshop around GGGI’s flagship “Green Growth Potential Assessment” (GGPA) Evaluation tool. This is a tool used to evaluate regional performance in terms of resource-use efficiency, natural capital preservation, resilience to […]

News • July 19, 2019

Nariño’s steps forward towards the Nature Tourism Strategic Plan

Nature tourism holds great potential to promote both rainforest conservation and social inclusion, and as such, it is an important industry in relation to GGGI’s mission. GGGI is working with the Administrative Directorate of Tourism and the Environment and Sustainable Development Secretariat of the Government of Nariño to support the nature tourism industry as part […]

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 • 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 31, 2019

Three Ways the Global Green Growth Institute is supporting the Government of Rwanda to Reduce Air Pollution

Ambient air pollution has risen sharply in recent years, especially in urban centers. Increasing rates of congestion combined with rising levels of personal vehicle ownership and limited public transport infrastructure have resulted in cities in sub-Saharan Africa exhibiting some of the highest levels of PM2.5 particulate matter in the world. Recent research has found that […]

News • May 13, 2019

GGGI co-hosts international workshop on Capacity Building for Developing Countries to Address Climate Change in Seoul

The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) will co-host the International Workshop on Capacity Building for Developing Countries to Address Climate Change, at GGGI HQ on May 17, 2019. The conference is organized by the Center for Global Climate and Marine Governance of Korea University, and hosted by GGGI, the UNDP Seoul Policy Center, the Green […]

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 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 […]

News • April 5, 2019

Rwanda Urban sector to establish a  Center of Excellence for Green Urbanization

On 28th March 2019 a consultation for stakeholders in the Urbanization and Built Environment sector was held  to discuss the establishment of the Center of Excellence for Green Urbanization, at Lemigo Hotel  in Kigali. The Ministry of Environment with the Ministry of Infrastructure hosted the consultation alongside the Global Green Growth Institute as a facilitator, […]

News • April 2, 2019

Colombian Congress approves bill that turns the Establishment Agreement of the Global Green Growth Institute into law

April 2, 2019, Bogota, Colombia – The GGGI Colombia team attended the fourth plenary session and last debate of the House of Representatives where the Establishment Agreement for the Global Green Growth Institute was successfully approved by the Colombian Congress.  During this session, honorable representative German Alcides Blanco Alvarez highlighted the importance of adopting this […]

News • February 8, 2019

Advocating for Green Cities and Green Buildings during the “Urban Walk” in Kigali

As a parallel event to the Third National Urban Forum, GGGI in partnership with the City of Kigali and the University of Rwanda, led an “Urban Walk” in Kigali on 8th February 2019. In 2018, GGGI launched “Urban Walk” initiative in Rwanda to bring awareness on the importance of green cities and green buildings to […]

News • February 7, 2019

Rwanda Climate Change, Urban Resilience and Green Cities at the Forefront during the 3rd National Urban Forum 2019

  At the third National Urban Forum we had an expected 300 urban experts in Kigali from 6-7 February examining previous work of the Government and partners in urban sector and setting new suggestions on how Rwanda ought to accomplish its objective of 35 percent urbanization rate by 2024. The Honourable Minister of Infrastructure, Claver […]

News • January 4, 2019

Promoting green growth by building youth capacity for UNFCCC negotiations

In Katowice – December 2018 Policy makers, influencers, innovators, business drivers, International organizations and observers from a wide range of sectors and across the globe gathered for the  24th Conference of Parties in Katowice. Among the participants was the delegation from Rwanda that include 3 young innovators from ‘Green Fighters’. Youth around different corners of […]

News • November 30, 2018

Burkina Faso and GGGI sign Host Country Agreement

Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso – November 30, 2018 – The Government of Burkina Faso and the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) today signed the Host Country Agreement between the two parties. The signing Ceremony took place in the presence of personalities from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of the Environment, as well as […]

News • November 29, 2018

Senegal GGGWeek 2018 – High-level Panel on green buildings and innovations for green cities development. Friday November 29th, 2018

On November 29, as part of the Global Green Growth Week, the GGGI Senegal team organized a High-Level Panel on Green Buildings for Green Cities. That was chaired by the Director of Cabinet of the Ministry of Urban Renewal, Housing and Living Environment. In his speech, he stressed that’s imperative to rethink how to plan, […]

News • October 25, 2018

GGGI leads “Urban Walk” in Nyagatare

October 25, Nyagatare –  The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) partnered with the Government of Rwanda and stakeholders working on sustainable urban development to bring forward discussion on pressing urbanization issues. To share knowledge and updates on the current progress on green cities, the GGGI Rwanda team led an “Urban Walk” in Nyagatare, one of Rwanda’s […]

News • October 11, 2018

GGGI collaborates with UN agencies and partners to organize 4-Day Regional Knowledge Exchange for African Cities on Public Bike Sharing Systems in Nairobi

October 11, Nairobi – The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) Rwanda team in collaboration with the UN Environment’s Share the Road Programme, UN-Habitat, Institute for Transportation and Development Policy (ITDP) Africa office and Transformative Urban Mobility Initiative (TUMI) organized a 4-Day Regional Knowledge Exchange on Public Bike Sharing (PBS) Systems for African City Representatives from […]

Reports

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

Rwanda  • Green Cities  • Sustainable Energy  • Cross Cutting

Phnom Penh Sustainable City Plan 2018-2030 (Khmer version) Cambodia  • Green Cities  • Cross Cutting
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Phnom Penh Sustainable City Plan 2018-2030 (Khmer version)

Cambodia  • Green Cities  • Cross Cutting

Phnom Penh Sustainable City Plan 2018-2030 Cambodia  • Green Cities  • Cross Cutting
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Phnom Penh Sustainable City Plan 2018-2030

Cambodia  • Green Cities  • Cross Cutting

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

Colombia  • Cross Cutting

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

Colombia  • Cross Cutting

Comparative Analysis of Bus Public Transport Concession Models – Summary (English) Colombia  • Brazil  • Green Cities  • Sweden  • Mexico
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Comparative Analysis of Bus Public Transport Concession Models – Summary (English)

Colombia  • Brazil  • Green Cities  • Sweden  • Mexico  • United Kingdom

Comparative Analysis of Public Transport Concession Models- Full Report (English) Colombia  • Brazil  • Green Cities  • Sweden  • Mexico
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Comparative Analysis of Public Transport Concession Models- Full Report (English)

Colombia  • Brazil  • Green Cities  • Sweden  • Mexico  • United Kingdom

Análisis comparativo de modelos de concesiones de transporte público – Síntesis (Español) Colombia  • Brazil  • Green Cities  • Sweden  • Mexico
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Análisis comparativo de modelos de concesiones de transporte público – Síntesis (Español)

Colombia  • Brazil  • Green Cities  • Sweden  • Mexico  • United Kingdom

Análisis comparativo de modelos de concesiones de transporte público – Reporte completo (Español) Colombia  • Brazil  • Green Cities  • Sweden  • Mexico
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Análisis comparativo de modelos de concesiones de transporte público – Reporte completo (Español)

Colombia  • Brazil  • Green Cities  • Sweden  • Mexico  • United Kingdom

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
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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
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GGGI Rwanda Green Cities Project Fact Sheet

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

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

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

Thực hiện mục tiêu NDC của Việt Nam trong lĩnh vực đô thị Viet Nam  • Green Cities
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Thực hiện mục tiêu NDC của Việt Nam trong lĩnh vực đô thị

Viet Nam  • Green Cities

Achieving Viet Nam’s NDC in the Urban Sector Viet Nam  • Green Cities
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Achieving Viet Nam’s NDC in the Urban Sector

Viet Nam  • Green Cities

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

Cambodia  • Cross Cutting

Mobilization of Private Investment in Green Growth in Viet Nam- Case Studies based on GGGI’s Activities Viet Nam  • Green Cities  • Sustainable Energy  • Cross Cutting
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Mobilization of Private Investment in Green Growth in Viet Nam- Case Studies based on GGGI’s Activities

Viet Nam  • Green Cities  • Sustainable Energy  • Cross Cutting

Tạo sự hấp dẫn cho năng lượng sinh khối trong ngành mía đường ở Việt Nam Viet Nam  • Sustainable Energy
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Tạo sự hấp dẫn cho năng lượng sinh khối trong ngành mía đường ở Việt Nam

Viet Nam  • Sustainable Energy

Sweetening the Deal for Biomass Energy in Viet Nam’s Sugar Industry Viet Nam  • Sustainable Energy
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Sweetening the Deal for Biomass Energy in Viet Nam’s Sugar Industry

Viet Nam  • Sustainable Energy

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

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

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