How We Work

The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) was formed to support developing countries and emerging economies to achieve sustainable inclusive economic growth. Since this initial founding, the organization has made significant progress and transformed into one of the leading international organizations supporting green growth policy and investments.

As of 2020, GGGI has 37 Members and delivers programs for more than 30 Members and partners – in Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, Europe, Latin America, the Middle East and the Pacific – with technical support, capacity building, policy planning and implementation, and by helping to build a pipeline of bankable green investment projects.

GGGI is a treaty-based international, inter-governmental organization.

GGGI has a unique in-country presence and prominent role as a neutral, trusted advisor and strategic development partner embedded in Member and partner governments. These advisors are directly engaged with national governments in setting the strategic direction for national program development guided by a Country Planning Framework with the Government.

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.

GGGI supports 37 Members to deliver on the Sustainable Development Goals and the Nationally Determined Contributions to the Paris Agreement.

As the organization was founded to support and promote the mainstreaming of green growth, the past decade was filled with the creation of new GGGI programs and projects designed to bring long-term sustainable economic growth. GGGI has strengthened its ability and role in the international community to support strong plans and projects.

Our Delivery Model

GGGI has a unique in-country presence and prominent role as a neutral, trusted advisor and strategic development partner embedded in Member and partner governments. This special arrangement or positioning sets GGGI apart from other international development and environmental development partners that collectively serve the agenda of green growth and conservation.

GGGI serves the role of an enabler and facilitator of Members’ transition into a low-carbon green economy, providing policy advice and technical support in the development of green growth plans, policies and regulations, mobilization of green investments, implementation of green growth projects, and
development of local capacities and knowledge sharing.

GGGI’s value chain cuts a wide swathe from green impact assessment, to strategy and planning, to financing and implementation and knowledge sharing. By linking policy and implementation along the value chain, GGGI supports its Members to develop and implement green growth plans and strategies adopted by governments, translated into green investment plans and financing vehicles aligned with national priorities and supported by knowledge sharing and best
practices, and finally, on the right side – the design, financing and implementation of green growth projects.

GGGI Strategy 2030

The Strategy 2030 sets the course for GGGI’s efforts to effectively support its Members needs’ in transforming their economies toward environmentally sustainable and socially inclusive green growth.

The 2015 Paris Agreement calls for a strengthened global response to the threat of climate crisis and deteriorating environmental conditions, seeking to keep a global temperature rise this century to well below 2°C above pre-industrial levels. Additionally, the Paris Agreement aims to strengthen the ability of countries to deal with the impacts of climate change combined with their obligations under the 2030 Development Agenda’s Sustainable Development Goals to promote sustainable and inclusive development.

GGGI supports its Members to take action in implementing their Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) under the Paris Agreement as well as their obligations under the 2030 Development Agenda’s SDGs.

Under the Strategy 2030, GGGI will grow and expand its vision to achieve a low-carbon, resilient world of strong, inclusive and sustainable growth. With the guidance of Strategy 2030, GGGI will be able to generate development results that demonstrate convincingly that its work to expand and scale-up green growth implementation and catalyze partnerships, is delivering impacts to the benefit of its Members and the global community.

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