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GGGI and IIASA sign agreement to collaborate on green growth options in developing countries

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IIASA Director-General Pavel Kabat and GGGI Director-General sign MoU to cooperate on exploring green economic options in developing countries

SEOUL – October 28, 2014 – The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) and the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to formally establish a collaborative relationship between the two organizations.  The Agreement was signed during a small ceremony today at GGGI’s Seoul headquarters.

The MoU states that GGGI and IIASA will work to promote programs, research, and joint activities in support of green economic growth options for developing countries.

More specifically, the two organizations will cooperate in areas related to climate change, ecosystems, energy, air pollution mitigation, transition to new technologies, and water. The nature of the collaboration may take the form of joint research projects, exchanging scholars, general knowledge-sharing, and organizing workshops and seminars on topics of mutual interest.

Yvo de Boer, GGGI Director-General, signed the MoU on behalf of GGGI.

“I very much look forward to working with IIASA, and I am confident this collaboration with strengthen the efforts of both our organizations’ work in green growth and sustainable development. Collaboration with IIASA will allow GGGI to significantly deepen the analytical support it provides to countries in shaping their green growth ambitions.” said Mr. de Boer.

Dr. Pavel Kabat, Director-General and Chief Executive Officer of IIASA, signed on behalf of his organization.

“We are happy to formalize our relationship with GGGI to cooperate on green solutions in developing countries. We look forward to a productive collaborative relationship,” said Dr. Kabat.

About IIASA

The International Institute for Applied Systems is an international scientific institute that conducts policy-oriented research into problems that are too large or too complex to be solved by a single country. IIASA’s mission is to provide insights and guidance to policymakers worldwide by finding solutions to global and universal problems through applied systems analysis in order to improve human and social wellbeing and to protect the environment. For more information see http://www.iiasa.ac.at/

About GGGI

Based in Seoul, GGGI is an intergovernmental organization founded to support and promote a new model of economic growth known as “green growth.” The organization partners with countries to help them build economies that grow strongly and are more efficient and sustainable in the use of natural resources, less carbon intensive, and more resilient to climate change. GGGI’s experts are already working with governments around the world, building their capacity and working collaboratively on green growth policies that can impact the lives of millions.

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