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News • October 10, 2019

The NCSD and GGGI promote electric motorbikes in Cambodia

PHNOM PENH, CAMBODIA – September 2019 – The National Council for Sustainable Development (NCSD) recently obtained funding for a “Readiness and Preparatory Support Project” from the Green Climate Fund (GCF) aiming to promote green mobility through electric vehicles. The project will be executed with the support of the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) as a […]

News • October 4, 2019

Announcing the Winners of the 2019 Greenpreneurs Program

Seoul, Republic of Korea, October 4, 2019 – After an intensive 12-weeks for the shortlisted candidates to develop their business proposals, consult with their mentors, and participate in weekly webinars on how to finance and scale-up their green enterprises, the winners of the Greenpreneurs 2019 program have been selected. The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI), […]

News • October 3, 2019

Launch of the Vanuatu National Energy Road Map 2016-2030 Implementation Plan (NERM-IP)

Port Vila, Vanuatu, October 2 – The National Energy Road Map Implementation Plan (NERM-IP) developed by the Department of Energy with technical support from the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) was launched on Tuesday 1st October, by the Minister of Climate Change Adaptation Honourable Bruno Lengkon (MP). Minister Lengkon, formerly Minister of Foreign Affairs in […]

News • October 2, 2019

Rwanda kicks off annual Urban October celebrations with Urban Walk in Huye District

Every year government and partners organize a month of activities, events and discussions around urban sustainability in October. This year in Rwanda, Urban October activities will encompass creating awareness and sharing knowledge around the theme of municipal solid waste management, and building sustainable and resilient cities. To celebrate “Urban October” the Global Green Growth Institute […]

News • October 2, 2019

GGGI Mongolia holds a Consultative Meeting on “Improving regulatory environment of Energy Storage Projects”

Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, Oct 2, 2019 – GGGI Mongolia organized a Consultative Meeting on “Improving regulatory environment of Energy Storage Projects” in association with the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) and the National Dispatching Center (NDC) of Mongolia. The workshop was organized as part of the Renewable Energy Absorption Project implemented by the Global Green Growth Institute […]

News • October 1, 2019

GGGI holds Official Media Briefing for GGGW2019

Seoul, Republic of Korea – October 1, 2019 – The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) held a Media Briefing Session for the Global Green Growth Week (GGGW2019) at its headquarters in Seoul today. Director-General, Frank Rijsberman, Deputy Director-General, Hyeoun Jenny Kim, and Assistant Director-General, Susanne Pedersen, presented at the event to offer highlights from this […]

News • September 30, 2019

GGGI at the 74th UNGA and Climate Week NYC

NEW YORK, United States of America; September 30, 2019 During the 74th UNGA and Climate Week in New York City, GGGI Director-General, Frank Rijsberman offers his thoughts on the progress on the UNGA, how inclusive green growth is the only way to transition to a safe and sustainable future, and the key work of GGGI […]

News • September 29, 2019

Rwanda Celebrates World Green Building Week 2019

27  September 2019, Kigali – The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) in collaboration with the Rwanda Housing Authority (RHA) celebrated World Green Building Week 2019 in Rwanda from 23 – 29 September. The World Green Building Week organized by the World Green Building Council is an annual campaign that motivates and empowers everyone to deliver […]

News • September 27, 2019

University of Gothenburg and GGGI train civil servants on Inclusive Green Economy Practice

In Nyamata – Bugesera Rwanda, from 09–20th September GGGI Rwanda and University of Gothenburg Center for Sustainable Development carried out a two weeks training for fifteen civil servants from Ethiopia, Kenya, and Rwanda to strengthen national capacity to create an inclusive Green Economy (IGE), which is one of the prerequisites for achieving Agenda 2030.  During […]

News • September 27, 2019

Biomass as a Community-Based Renewable Energy in East Nusa Tenggara

Supported by GGGI, the Directorate General of New and Renewable Energy and Energy Conservation of the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources, the Ministry of Village, Development of Disadvantaged Regions, and Transmigration and the District Government of North Timor Tengah held a Focus Group Discussion (FGD) on September 12, 2019 in Kupang, East Nusa Tenggara […]

News • September 26, 2019

Special Coverage – GGGI at the UNGA and Climate Week: Day 5 (Sept. 25)

September 25, 2019 – Regional Pacific NDC Hub High-Level Event GGGI Director Mahamadou Tounkara took part in the Regional Pacific NDC Hub High-Level event on implementing ambitious NDCs in Pacific Island countries. The Prime Minister of Fiji gave the opening remarks of the event. The President of Kiribati, Taneti Mamau, in his speech, expressed his […]

News • September 26, 2019

Special Coverage – GGGI at the UNGA and Climate Week: Day 4 (Sept. 24)

NEW YORK, United States of America; September 24, 2019– Collaborative Governance on Climate and the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development Roundtable Meeting GGGI Director-General, Frank Rijsberman, attended the Collaborative Governance on Climate and the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development Roundtable Meeting, organized by the China Council for International Cooperation on Environment and Development […]

News • September 26, 2019

Special Coverage – GGGI at the UNGA and Climate Week: Day 3 (Sept. 23)

NEW YORK, United States of America; September 23, 2019– Summit of Partnering for Green Growth and the Global Goals 2030 On September 23, GGGI took part in the Summit of Partnering for Green Growth and the Global Goals 2030, organized by P4G. The President of the Republic of Korea, Moon Jae-in gave the announcement that […]

News • September 26, 2019

Special Coverage – GGGI at the UNGA and Climate Week: Day 2 (Sept. 22)

NEW YORK, United States of America; September 22, 2019– P4G Annual Board Meeting On September 22, Director-General, Frank Rijsberman, Assistant Director-General, Susanne Pedersen, and Director Mahamadou Tounkara took part in the P4G Board Meeting, hosted by the United Nations Global Compact. Denmark’s Minister of Development Cooperation, Rasmus Prehn, gave the welcome remarks of the meeting, […]

News • September 26, 2019

Special Coverage – GGGI at the UNGA and Climate Week: Day 1 (Sept. 21)

NEW YORK, United States of America; September 21, 2019– GGGI Director-General, Frank Rijsberman, Assistant Director-General, Susanne Pedersen, and Director of Strategy, Partnerships, and Communications (SPC), Mahamadou Tounkara, took part in this year’s United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) through their participation in events on topics including renewable energy, carbon markets, and sustainable development, among others. Between […]

News • September 25, 2019

GGGI Releases “Mapping of Public Spaces to Inform Master Plan Review for Secondary Cities in Rwanda” Assessment

September 25, 2019– The Global Green Growth Institute, the Ministry of Infrastructure, Rwanda Housing Authority, local authorities, and other stakeholders collaborated on the improvement of public spaces in Rwanda’s secondary cities. The report titled “Mapping of Public Spaces to Inform Master Plan Review for Secondary Cities in Rwanda,” was developed after the mapping and assessment […]

News • September 25, 2019

GGGI DG’s Mission to Indonesia

GGGI Director General, Dr. Frank Rijsberman, recently visited Indonesia for a series of bilateral meetings with the Government and Indonesia (GoI), including with GGGI’s focal point the Ministry of National Development Planning (Bappenas), the Ministry of Environment and Forestry (MoEF), and the National Institute for Public Administration (NIPA). Discussing progress of the Green Growth Program […]

News • September 24, 2019

Uganda 2019 World Bamboo Day Celebrations held in Luweero District

On September 18, 2019, the Global Green Growth Institute Uganda Country Program joined Divine Bamboo Group Limited and the rest of the world to celebrate the World Bamboo Day in Luweero District at Degeya Bamboo Nursery. The event was joined by several organizations and individuals interested in the Bamboo value chain uptake, including students from […]

News • September 24, 2019

The “Climate Emergency, Urban Opportunity” Report by the Coalition for Urban Transitions

Seoul, Republic of Korea; September 24, 2019 – The Coalition for Urban Transitions recently released a report titled Climate Emergency, Urban Opportunity: How national governments can secure economic prosperity and avert climate catastrophe by transforming cities. The report indicates the numerous benefits of prioritizing zero-carbon cities and provides national governments with six key priorities for […]

News • September 20, 2019

Official GGGI Media Center Launch

Seoul, Republic of Korea, September 20, 2019 – GGGI formally launched media.gggi.org, the official GGGI Media Center designed for showcasing the current work of GGGI and expanding the organization’s global outreach. The platform will host GGGI stories and updates, which will help increase GGGI’s visibility and exposure to a larger audience group, including media professionals […]