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Climate action

News • October 23, 2019

GGGI and OECS to Hold Panel Discussion on Regional Climate Change Support Mechanisms as Part of Virtual Island Summit

The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) and the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean  States (OECS), in cooperation with Island Innovation, are hosting an online panel discussion on regional initiatives that support island states in setting and achieving climate change goals on October 24, 2019. The general public is invited to attend. Registration is available at 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 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 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 5, 2019

GGGI Gender Training for Climate and Green Growth Practitioners: The Business Case for Gender Equality in Climate Action

Helsinki, Finland; September 4, 2019 – On September 4, Ingvild Solvang, Sustainability and Safeguards Manager of GGGI facilitated a training and workshop for the Nordic Development Fund on The Business Case for Gender Equality in Climate Action in order to increase the capacity of policy and decision makers to ensure that climate change mitigation and […]

News • August 28, 2019

GGGI featured in Climate Action: The Climate Change Commission’s Newsletter on Foreign Assisted Projects

August 28, 2019 – The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) was featured in the Climate Change Commission’s (CCC) newly released newsletter for updates on the Foreign-Assisted Projects for Climate Action from April-June, 2019. GGGI has been a development partner of the CCC for many years and has been active in the Philippines for projects on […]

News • August 1, 2019

Taking stock: how the LDCs became masters in climate activism and optimism

This blog was originally published on the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) website on July 29, 2019.  It is a guest blog by Dr. Achala Abeysinghe, GGGI’s Country Representative in Papua New Guinea.  As Achala Abeysinghe moves on to a new role at the Global Green Growth Institute, she reflects on her time […]

News • February 7, 2019

Rwanda Climate Change, Urban Resilience and Green Cities at the Forefront during the 3rd National Urban Forum 2019

  At the third National Urban Forum we had an expected 300 urban experts in Kigali from 6-7 February examining previous work of the Government and partners in urban sector and setting new suggestions on how Rwanda ought to accomplish its objective of 35 percent urbanization rate by 2024. The Honourable Minister of Infrastructure, Claver […]

News • November 30, 2018

Africa Green Growth Forum 2018, Kigali Rwanda

The Africa Green Growth Forum, held in Kigali, Rwanda on November 26-30, was a combination of discussions with field tours to share best practice, mobilize resources and foster investment and innovation across the continent. Rwanda hosted the First Ever Africa Green Growth Forum that was paperless and plastic free. Africa has everything because it has […]

News • November 6, 2018

Korea and GGGI organize seminar to support developing countries access climate action finance

This week, the Korean Ministry of Economy and Finance hosts the 4th Seminar on Climate Change Projects and Programs (CCPP) to provide a cooperation platform for representatives from developing countries who work with the Green Climate Fund (GCF) to mobilize climate finance. Co-organized by the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI), the CCPP kicked-off on November […]

News • March 6, 2018

Promoting Green Growth to Meet Global Aspirations for Gender Equality

Promoting Green Growth to Meet Global Aspirations for Gender Equality By Frank Rijsberman SEOUL, Mar 6 2018 (IPS) – The world has seen tremendous economic growth over the last decades, which has led to poverty reduction and increased welfare for millions of people. Environmental sustainability and social inclusiveness are key to the resilience of these gains and […]