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News • May 23, 2019

GGGI Mongolia jointly organizes International New Energy Green Summit-2019

On May 23, the International New Energy Summit took place in Ulaanbaatar, under the auspices of the Prime Minister of Mongolia. The event was an initiative by the Mongolian Renewables Industries Association (MRIA) and was supported by the Ministry of Environment and Tourism (MoET), Energy Regulatory Commission of Mongolia (ERC), the Environmental Organization of Ulaanbaatar […]

News • May 21, 2019

Papua New Guinea kicks-off sub-national Green Climate Fund consultations

On May 21, 2019, Papua New Guinea’s Climate Change & Development Authority (CCDA), GGGI and other development partners convened a 3-day workshop in the Mount Hagen, Western Highlands Province, to support PNG access climate finance and engage the Green Climate Fund. Over forty provincial government, civil society and private sector stakeholders from the 7 provinces […]

News • May 21, 2019

International Workshop on Capacity Building for Developing Countries to Address Climate Change

On May 17, at the Seoul HQ office, GGGI co-hosted the International Workshop on Capacity Building for Developing Countries to Address Climate Change. The event was supported by the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA), organized by the Center for Global Climate and Marine Governance of Korea University, and hosted by GGGI, together with the UNDP Seoul Policy Center, the Green Asia […]

News • May 20, 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 • 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 20, 2019

Core Training on Climate Change Integration into Urban Development in Lao PDR

On May 13-14, the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) and Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MONRE) held a two-day technical training for city stakeholders with funding support from the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA). Participants from several ministries were joined by provincial and district level representatives from Vientiane Capital, Khammouane, Savannakhet, Champasack, and Luang […]

News • May 20, 2019

[Upcoming Event] GGGI to Participate in the Global Conference on Scaling-up Energy Access and Finance in Least Developed Countries

Representatives of GGGI, including Director-General Frank Rijsberman, will attend the Global Conference on Scaling-up Energy Access and Finance in Least Developed Countries, taking place in Beijing on May 30-31. The Global Conference will be organized jointly by UN-OHRLLS and the Global Energy Interconnection Development Cooperation Organization (GEIDCO), with the support of the UN system, including regional commissions […]

News • May 16, 2019

Technical workshop on plastic waste value chain held in Dakar

As part of the implementation process of the Green Secondary Cities Wastewater, Plastic Waste and WEEE Management: “Innovative Business Model for Recycling and Valorization,” funded by the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, GGGI has planned to put in place a group of experts for each sector to assist in the implementation of the activities. For this […]

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

Dr. Frank Rijsberman, Director-General of GGGI’s interview with Japan Spotlight

Read Dr. Frank Rijsberman, Director-General of GGGI’s interview with Japan Spotlight on Searching for Environmentally Sustainable and Socially Inclusive Economic Growth. https://www.jef.or.jp/journal/pdf/225th_Cover_Story_10.pdf

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 • May 8, 2019

Impatient Optimism for GGGI

Blog by Dr. Frank Rijsberman, Director-General, Global Green Growth Institute On October 1, 2016, I officially began my four-year term as Director-General of the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI). Together with GGGI’s Members, Management Team and staff, I started an exciting journey, implementing the Work Program and Budget (WPB) 2017-18 approved by the Council, while […]

News • May 7, 2019

GGGI takes part in the Annual Infrastructure Investors Summit in Seoul

May 7, Seoul, Republic of Korea – GGGI took part in the 2nd Annual Infrastructure Investors Seoul Summit at the Westin Chosun hotel today, which brought together investors, fund managers, asset owners and developers to actively discuss ways to enhance global infrastructure capital flows and strategy. Fenella Aouane, as part of GGGI’s Green Investment Services […]

News • May 6, 2019

GGGI Colombia participated in the signing of the beef and dairy Zero Deforestation Agreements

May 6, 2019, Bogotá, Colombia – GGGI sealed its commitment to the sustainability of livestock and forest conservation with its adhesion to the Zero Deforestation agreements for beef and dairy value chains, together with the Ministries of Environment and Agriculture, the Sustainable Livestock Board of Colombia with its 45 members, private companies, restaurants and environmental organizations. […]

News • May 2, 2019

GGGI holds its Management and Program Sub-Committee meeting in Seoul

Seoul, May 1-2 – GGGI held its Ninth Meeting of the Management and Program Sub-Committee (MPSC) at the Institute’s Seoul headquarters between May 1 and 2, attended by participants from Australia, Republic of Korea, Norway, Paraguay, Rwanda and Senegal, as well as observers from its Member countries, including Costa Rica, Denmark, Fiji, Hungary, Papua New […]

News • April 30, 2019

GGGI conducts a Consultation Workshop for Green Growth Potential Analysis of Qatar in Doha

On April 30, the Qatar Ministry of Municipality and Environment (MME) and the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) organized a consultation workshop on Green Growth Potential Assessment (GGPA) of Qatar in Doha. GGPA is a diagnostic tool that combines data analysis and stakeholder consultation to identify green growth opportunities in a country. After the presentation […]

News • April 30, 2019

Electric trikes in San Vicente Bring “Ecotown” to Life

April 30, Palawan, Philippines – Electric tricycles (E-trikes) have already started to roam the streets of San Vicente thanks to a grant deal facilitated by GGGI and financed by the Asian Development Bank through the Department of Energy, which provided 50 units of e-trikes amounting to nearly half a million US dollars. This is one […]

News • April 30, 2019

GGGI Releases Guide to Green Entrepreneurship in Vanuatu

Port Vila, Vanuatu – The Global Green Growth Institute today released the Guide to Green Entrepreneurship in Vanuatu.  The guide is designed to support local entrepreneurs in developing and launching green businesses in Vanuatu, helping to achieve Vanuatu’s climate change and environmental goals. The Guide to Green Entrepreneurship in Vanuatu is based on the content […]

News • April 30, 2019

GGGI Releases Guide to Green Entrepreneurship in Fiji

Suva, Fiji – The Global Green Growth Institute today released the Guide to Green Entrepreneurship in Fiji. The guide is designed to support local entrepreneurs in developing and launching green businesses in Fiji to help in achieving Fiji’s climate change and renewable energy targets and meet adaptation needs. The Guide to Green Entrepreneurship in Fiji […]

News • April 30, 2019

GGGI Releases Guide to Green Entrepreneurship in Kiribati

South Tarawa, Kiribati – The Global Green Growth Institute today released the Guide to Green Entrepreneurship in Kiribati.  The guide is designed to support local entrepreneurs in developing and launching green businesses in Kiribati in order to further the country’s progress toward its climate change adaptation and development goals. The Guide to Green Entrepreneurship in […]