Partners

Effective long-term partnerships underpin GGGI’s efforts to accelerate the transition to a model of green growth nationally, regionally, and globally.

GGGI partners with governments, civil society, and the private sector to develop innovative green growth development solutions, project financing and investment, and sharing of knowledge and country lessons.  

The transformation of countries‘ economies into a green growth model at national and subnational levels requires partnerships with institutions that share the same vision of a sustainable and inclusive green growth model. These partnerships create synergies and complementarity to advance the green growth agenda at regional and global stages; build consistency in advocacy to policymakers, financiers, and other stakeholders; and demonstrate efficiency in the use of resources to support countries and initiatives at national and subnational levels. 

GGGI's Members and Partners Countries and Regional Integration Organizations

Since its establishment as an international organization in 2012, GGGI’s membership has grown from 18 founding signatories to the Agreement on the Establishment of GGGI (the “Establishment Agreement”). An enlarged membership offers the opportunity for GGGI to have a stronger global voice and reach; drawing upon the experience and lessons learning from a broader pool of green growth experiences. Membership to GGGI is open to any member state of the United Nations or regional integration organization that subscribes to the objectives of the Institute. Read more about the process for accession. 

Our Member Countries and Regional Integration Organizations

Angola

Australia

Burkina Faso

Cambodia

Costa Rica

Côte d’Ivoire

Denmark

Ecuador

Ethiopia

Fiji

Guyana

Hungary

Indonesia

Jordan

Kiribati

Korea, Rep of

Lao PDR

Mexico

Mongolia

Norway

OECS

PNG

Paraguay

Peru

Philippines

Qatar

Rwanda

Senegal

Sri Lanka

Thailand

Tonga

UAE

Uganda

UK

Uzbekistan

Vanuatu

Viet Nam

Kyrgyz Republic

Download information on dates of accession and Contributing and Participating Members.

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Our Partners Countries and Regional Integration Organizations  

Chile

China

Colombia

Comoros

European Union

Ghana

India

Kazakhstan

Madagascar

Morocco

Mozambique

Myanmar

Nepal

North Macedonia

Pakistan

Samoa

Sudan

Togo

Tunisia

Turkmenistan

Zambia

Accession and Membership to GGGI

Membership to GGGI is open to Member States of the United Nations and Regional Integration Organizations that are committed to the mission of GGGI.

Click here to read more about the process for accession.

Our Resource Partners

GGGI’s operations are made possible through the support of a growing number of resource partners that share the Institute’s goals and objectives, including governments, international institutions, private foundations. GGGI is an ODA-eligible and EU pillar-assessed international organization and also EU pillar assessed. As part of GGGI’s commitment to transparency, it publishes detailed information on its funding sources, funding amounts received, and the projects supported through its audited annual financial statements. GGGI also publishes funding data to the International Aid Transparency Initiative (IATI) Registry, as outlined in GGGI’s IATI Implementation Schedule. Read more about GGGI’s resource partnerships. 

 

Membership and Accession to GGGI

​​​​​​Since its establishment as an international organization in 2012, GGGI’s membership has grown from 18 founding signatories to the Agreement on the Establishment of GGGI (the “Establishment Agreement”). An enlarged membership offers the opportunity for GGGI to have a stronger global voice and reach; drawing upon the experience and lessons learning from a broader pool of green growth experiences.

Membership to GGGI is open to any Member state of the United Nations or regional integration organization that subscribes to the objectives of GGGI, in accordance with Article 5.1 of the Establishment Agreement:

The GGGI shall promote sustainable development of developing and emerging countries, including the least developed countries, by:

a.  supporting and diffusing a new paradigm of economic growth: green growth, which is a balanced advance of economic growth and environmental sustainability;
b. targeting key aspects of economic performance and resilience, poverty reduction, job creation and social inclusion, and those of environmental sustainability such as climate change mitigation and adaptation, biodiversity protection and securing access to affordable, clean energy, clean water and land; and
c. creating and improving the economic, environmental and social conditions of developing and emerging countries through partnerships between developed and developing countries and the public and private sectors.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

What are the benefits of Membership?

Access to knowledge sharing and good practice. All Members have access to knowledge products for scaling up green growth solutions, and involvement in knowledge exchange to identify good practices and approaches that may be applied in different country contexts.

Participation in global programs. Global programs provide specific, targeted technical assistance and project interventions based on the needs identified by multiple Members to provide the best added value to their green growth ambition.

Country programming. Three broad criteria will guide the Council Decision on the Criteria for Country Programming; (1) Political commitment and engagement; (2) Potential for the green transformation; (3) Secured financial resources for impact.
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What are the obligations of Membership?

Governance. All Members serve on the Assembly, the supreme organ of GGGI that meets once a year back-to-back with the Council. Members may also serve on the Council, GGGI’s executive organ.
Contributions. Membership does not require any obligatory (annual) financial contributions. However, Members are encouraged to support GGGI and ensure its financial stability through voluntary annual contributions or other appropriate means.

What are the steps to become a Member?

Submission of a letter of intent. Noting that ratification of the Establishment Agreement can take time, GGGI requests a country to communicate its political intent to become a Member. The letter of intent should be presented through a written communication from the Head of State, Head of Government, or Minister of Foreign Affairs. The letter of intent should establish a focal minister for the accession process.

Ratification, Acceptance, or Approval. A Government is required to ratify, accept or approve the Establishment Agreement in accordance with its respective laws and processes. During this process, GGGI works with the focal minister for the accession process to respond to specific information requests related to the GGGI, its governance and operations.
Deposit of Instrument of Ratification, Acceptance, or Approval. Upon completion of the formalities required in the respective state for the Establishment Agreement to have the force of law of a treaty, the prospective member is to deposit its instrument of accession with the Director-General (the Depositary of the Establishment Agreement).
Accession. The country/regional integration organization will become a Member on the thirtieth day after the deposit of its Instrument of Ratification, Acceptance, or Approval.

In parallel with accession, GGGI seeks privileges and immunities for the proper functioning in Member countries, as provided for under Article 15 of the Establishment Agreement. The agreement on privileges and immunities provides a framework to facilitate GGGI’s presence, operations and activities in the country. The agreements confer on GGGI and its personnel privileges, immunities and exemptions customarily afforded to international organizations to enable it to function efficiently in the country as an international organization.

GGGI’s Resource Partners

GGGI’s operations are made possible through the support of a growing number of resource partners that share the Institute’s goals and objectives, including governments, international institutions, private foundations. GGGI is an ODA-eligible and EU pillar-assessed international organization. As part of GGGI’s commitment to transparency, it publishes detailed information on its funding sources, funding amounts received, and the projects supported through its audited annual financial statements. GGGI also publishes funding data to the International Aid Transparency Initiative (IATI) Registry, as outlined in GGGI’s IATI Implementation Schedule. 

Resource partners providing core funding (alphabetic order) 

  • Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, United Kingdom  
  • Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark 
  • Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Republic of Korea 
  • Royal Norwegian Ministry of Climate and Environment 

 Resource partners providing earmarked funding (alphabetic order) 

  • L’Agence Française de Développement (AFD)  
  • Asian Development Bank (ADB) 
  • Belgian Development Agency (Enabel) 
  • Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation 
  • ClimateWorks Australia 
  • Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Government of Australia (DFAT) 
  • Department for Business, Energy, and Industrial Strategy, United Kingdom (BEIS) 
  • European Commission  
  • German Agency for International Cooperation (GIZ) 
  • Green Climate Fund (GCF) 
  • Ministry of Innovation and Technology, Government of Hungary 
  • International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) 
  • Italian Ministry of the Environment and Protection of Land and Sea (IMELS) 
  • Green Technology Center of Korea (GTCK) 
  • Korea Forest Service (KFS) 
  • Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) 
  • Korea Rural Economic Institute (KREI) 
  • Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark 
  • Ministry of Environment, Climate and Sustainable Development 
  • NAMA Facility  
  • NDC Partnership 
  • Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Government of the Netherlands 
  • New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade  
  • Norway International Climate and Forest Initiative (NICFI) 
  • Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (Norad) 
  • Qatar Fund for Development 
  • Royal Norwegian Ministry of Climate and Environment 
  • Swedish Energy Agency 
  • Swedish International Development Agency (Sida) 
  • United Arab Emirates Ministry of Climate Change and Environment 
  • United Nations Development Program (UNDP) 
  • United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP) 
  • United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) 
  • United States Agency for International Development (USAID) 
  • US Department of State  
  • World Bank 
  • World Resources Institute (WRI)

GGGI's Partnership Team

GGGI’s Partnership Unit

The Partnership Unit drives organization-wide efforts to develop and leverage relationships with resource and delivery knowledge partners to deliver the organizations mission.

James Sheppard

Head of Partnerships

Julie Robles

Manager for Partnership and GCF Portfolio

Julie Godin

Lead, Strengthening Green Growth and Climate Funds

Annick Nzambimana

Senior Officer, Resource Mobilization and Business Development