Highlights from bilateral meetings at COP26

On the sidelines of COP26 in Glasgow, GGGI representatives, including Director-General, Dr. Frank Rijsberman. and Director of the Office of the Director-General (ODG), Dr. Mahamadou Tounkara, held a series of bilateral meetings with GGGI Members and partners to identify further areas of potential cooperation and provide updates on recent project achievement.


H.E. Diego Mesa Puyo, Colombia’s Minister of Energy and Mining, met with Dr. Frank Rijsberman, Director-General of GGGI, and shared the country’s rapid uptake of renewable energy in solar and wind. GGGI has been supporting the energy transition through a series of private investments in key green projects: solar, wind, biogas, and mini-grids.

International Solar Alliance

The Director-General of the International Solar Alliance, Dr. Ajay Mathur, and GGGI Director-General, Dr. Frank Rijsberman, held discussions around the work of the two organizations to promote the green energy transformation, as well as topics such as increasing access to solar energy and scaling up the application of solar technologies.


GGGI Director-General, Dr. Frank Rijsberman and the Minister of Environment of Jordan, H.E. Dr. Muawieh Radaideh, held a bilateral meeting to share updates on the current project on Enhancing Jordan’s Readiness for GCF (I & II) and discuss upcoming projects on green jobs creation, electric mobility, and the development of a Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH) Program. The meeting discussion also highlighted the GGGI Jordan Program Overview & Work Plan from 2021.

GGGI is also working on multiple initiatives that will allow the government to accelerate the implementation of green growth in Jordan. GGGI is building partnerships and mobilizing additional resources to support the government to create a more enabling environment for climate finance.


Morocco’s Minister of Energy Transition and Sustainable Development, Dr. Leila Benali, and GGGI Director-General, Dr. Frank Rijsberman, held a bilateral meeting on the sidelines of COP26 in Glasgow to discuss the potential to expand on their work in the country.


Minister of Environment of Rwanda, Muja Jeanne, and Deputy Director-General of REMA, Faustin Munyazikwiye, met with GGGI Director-General, Dr. Frank Rijsberman, to discuss the importance of building and expanding partnerships in sustainable waste management, mobility, and transport.


The Zambia Minister of Green Economy and Environment, and GGGI Director-General, Dr. Frank Rijsberman, met to discuss the work of GGGI and the potential for the two entities to collaborate to create green jobs and support the implementation of a green recovery.