Press Release

Howard Bamsey Ending Term as GGGI Director-General

Mr. Bamsey in his GGGI office in Seoul

SEOUL – February 27, 2014 – Mr. Howard Bamsey is set to step down from his post as Director-General of the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) in April this year after finishing his one-year term.

Under his leadership, GGGI operations have grown to 34 programs in 20 countries, helping developing countries and emerging economies integrate green growth into their regional or national economic goals.

GGGI has also focused on strengthening collaborations between governments and the private sector to help developing and emerging countries pursue economic growth and development objectives.

“GGGI has come a long way in the last year, developing a first-rate team with a clear strategy, set of governance policies, budget plan, and portfolio of country projects,” he said. “The institution has positioned itself at the forefront of international green growth policy and I am proud to have had an opportunity to lead GGGI in its steady transition to an international organization.”

During Mr. Bamsey’s term in office, GGGI was granted Official Development Assistance (ODA) eligibility status by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development–Development Assistance Committee (OECD-DAC) and received accreditation as an observer organization to the United Nations General Assembly, the Green Climate Fund, and the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.

The GGGI Assembly will announce the appointment of a new Director-General of GGGI.  Upon approval, the incoming Director-General is scheduled to take up the post from April 15, 2014.

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