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News • June 25, 2019

Press Release: GCF Encourages Sustainable Development

PRESS RELEASE Manokwari, June 19, 2019 – The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) has rolled out a financing mechanism called the Green Climate Fund (GCF) to help developing countries tackle the impacts of climate change. Local governments with a vision of sustainable development have a great opportunity to access the climate change […]

News • June 18, 2019

EC-GGGI Seminar on Cooperation on Climate and Development Strategies in Developing Countries

On June 17, in Brussels, GGGI collaborated with the European Commission to organize the “EC-GGGI Seminar on Cooperation on Climate Development Strategies in Developing Countries,” with the objective to strengthen cooperation between the EU and GGGI and build  a dialogue on efficient strategies for how climate resiliency and green growth can be promoted in developing […]

News • June 18, 2019

GGGI conducts Capacity Building Workshop about project development to implement the SDGs in Burkina Faso

On June 13, 2019, in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, GGGI conducted a capacity building workshop under the banner of “The Sustainable Development Goals and Project Development”, which was organized at the request of the Prime Minister and other collaborating sectorial actors. To ensure that the Government of Burkina Faso benefits broadly and sustainably from this intervention, […]

News • June 18, 2019

GGGI Mongolia is to support the revision of Mongolian NDCs in two sectors: Agriculture and IPPU

GGGI is working alongside several of its member countries to fulfill the objectives of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and the Paris Agreement (Nationally Determined Contributions). With countries expected to submit their revised commitments in 2020, the Government of Mongolia is assessing the possibility and conditions to raise the ambition of […]

News • June 17, 2019

Asia-Pacific Forestry Week 2019: Forests for Peace and Well-being

Incheon, Republic of Korea, June 17-21, 2019 – This week, GGGI is taking part in the Asia-Pacific Forestry Week (APFW), at the Songdo Convensia Convention Center in Incheon. APFW 2019, organized by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the Korea Forest Service (KFS), is the largest and most important forestry gathering in the […]

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 14, 2019

Renewable energy is now a commercially attractive investment opportunity!

By Dr. Frank Rijsberman, Director-General, Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) Renewable energy has gained a foothold in many countries as the technology of choice, accounting for one-third of the world’s total energy capacity. According to a recent report by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), renewables and electrification can help achieve more than three-quarters of […]

News • June 12, 2019

15 shortlisted participants of the Greenpreneurs 2019 program to take part in a global competition

June 12, Seoul, Republic of Korea – Out of more than 200 participants, 15 were shortlisted from GGGI’s Member countries and countries where GGGI has operations, including Cambodia, Colombia, Ethiopia, India, Jordan, Morocco, Nepal, the Philippines, Rwanda, Uganda, the UAE, and Vanuatu. This year, GGGI is pleased to have a variety of project ideas designed […]

News • June 11, 2019

GGGI Director-General Frank Rijsberman’s interview on TBS eFM Radio

On June 7, Director General, Frank Rijsberman, spoke with TBS eFM’s This Morning’s Host, Alex Jensen, to discuss the work of GGGI, its achievements, and how renewable energy has now become cheaper than other forms of energy. The highlights of the interview include a discussion on Korea’s issues on air pollution, the idea of 100% renewable energy for the […]

News • June 11, 2019

GGGI holds the Friends of GGGI Luncheon event in Seoul

On June 11, GGGI held the Friends of GGGI Luncheon event in Seoul, inviting more than 60 members of the diplomatic corps, including Ambassadors in Seoul to share its recent updates and success stories in GGGI’s Member countries. Mr. Ban Ki-moon, GGGI’s Chair & President delivered a video message during the event followed by a […]

News • June 10, 2019

GGGI takes part in the Jeju Forum 2019

On May 29, Director of Governance, Keeyong Chung Esq., participated in the Jeju Forum 2019, as one of the panelists of a session titled “Nexus of ‘Peace and Development’ in the Context of Asia-Pacific Region: Donors’ and Partner’s Perspectives,” which was jointly organized by the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA)and Korea Association of International Development […]

News • June 7, 2019

MME and GGGI organized a capacity development workshop on climate diplomacy in Doha, Qatar

On 22-23 May, the Qatar Ministry of Municipality and Environment (MME) and the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) organized a capacity development workshop titled “Paris Agreement and Qatar’s NDC Implementation” for the interagency technical team supporting climate diplomacy for the State of Qatar. Attendees were conferred certificates of participation by the MME. Participants included officials […]

News • June 7, 2019

Mr. Ban Ki-moon, President & Chair of GGGI, takes part in Ecosperity Week 2019

Mr. Ban Ki-moon, President and Chair of GGGI, participated in the Ecosperity Week 2019, an annual platform for global business leaders, policy-makers, investors, entrepreneurs and academia to discuss the latest developments and drive action on the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Presented by Temasek, an investment company headquartered in Singapore, Ecosperity Week 2019 was held between June […]

News • June 7, 2019

GGGI participates in the Innovate4Climate Conference 2019

From June 4-7, GGGI participated in the 2019 Innovate4Climate summit held at the Marina Bay Sands Expo and Convention Centre in Singapore. The event was hosted by the World Bank Group, the governments of Singapore, Spain, and Germany, as well as the IFC. Participants of the event were primarily experts within their various sectors, including […]

News • June 7, 2019

[Media Advisory] EC-GGGI Seminar: Cooperation on Climate and Development Strategies in Developing Countries and Emerging Economies

The EC-GGGI Seminar is taking place in Brussels, Belgium. The event is being co-hosted by GGGI and the European Commission under the theme of “Cooperation on Climate and Development Strategies in Developing Countries.” The EC-GGGI Seminar will serve as an opportunity to present experiences, share lessons learned and success stories, and explore progress and challenges in […]

News • June 7, 2019

[Media Advisory] Asia-Pacific Forestry Week 2019: Forests for Peace and Well-being

This year’s “Asia-Pacific Forestry Week: Forests for Peace and Well-being,” will take place on June 17-21, in Incheon, Korea. The event is being supported by GGGI and hosted by the Korea Forest Service (KFS) and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO).  The Asia-Pacific Forestry Week (APFW) 2019 aims to increase knowledge on forest management and create […]

News • June 7, 2019

Global Green Growth Institute Now Solidified in Colombian Law

On May 24, President Duque signed off Law 1954, through which the Congress of Colombia approved the “Establishment Agreement of the Global Green Growth Institute in Colombia,” signed in Rio de Janeiro the 20th of June, 2012. With this step forward, the Republic of Colombia is one step closer to achieving GGGI’s membership status and […]

News • June 5, 2019

Standing up for the clean air we deserve!

By Mahamadou Tounkara, Director, Strategy, Partnerships and Communications, Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) Air pollution has become the number one environmental problem affecting people’s health, impacting 300 million children worldwide and contributing to the premature death of 600 thousand children every year. Indoor air pollution from cooking on open fire using firewood or charcoal is a […]

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 • June 4, 2019

Drought and Green Growth:  GGGI Presents at the International Drought Forum hosted by K-water 

Daejeon, Republic of Korea, May 23 – GGGI took part in K-Water’s International Drought Forum today, attended by government officials, scientists and representatives of international organizations in Daejeon City to discuss the impacts of climate change on water scarcity and the implications for developing countries at the 2019 International Drought Forum. Jointly organized by the […]