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Climate Change

News • September 8, 2020

Blue Skies and Net-Zero 2050 Campaign Round Table

SEOUL, Republic of Korea; Monday, September 7, 2020 – Today, the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) and the Climate Change Center co-hosted the Blue Skies and Net-Zero 2050 Campaign Round Table to raise awareness of the twin air pollution and climate crises and build support for ambitious action to tackle these challenges. President and Chair […]

News • September 4, 2020

GGGI supports revision of Saint Lucia’s NDC

SAINT LUCIA, Caribbean – The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI), an international, intergovernmental organization, is working closely with the government of Saint Lucia and project partners Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS), Climate Analytics, and the World Resources Institute (WRI), on the Climate Action Enhancement project, funded by the NDC Partnership.  The project is aimed […]

News • August 18, 2020

UAE National Air Quality Strategy (2021-2031), Stakeholders Workshop

July 29, 2020 – Today, the UAE Ministry of Climate Change and Environment (MOCCAE) and the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) co-hosted a virtual workshop to inform and consult federal and local stakeholders about the goals and strategic objectives of the National Air Quality Strategy (2021-2031), as well as the framework and key findings of […]

News • August 11, 2020

GGGI’s Myanmar Team holds its GCF Green City Steering Committee Meeting

On August 6, the GGGI Myanmar team held its inaugural “Green City Steering Committee” (GCSC) meeting during a semi virtual, semi physical meeting at the Park Royal hotel in Nay Pyi Taw. Representatives of three project cities (Bago, Pathein, Taunggyi) attended over a Zoom link while the fourth (Nay Pyi Taw) attended in person. Ten […]

News • August 4, 2020

Climate Talk and Net Zero 2050 Seminar: New Zealand and Pacific Island Countries

SEOUL, Republic of Korea; August 4, 2020 — Today, the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) and the New Zealand Embassy in Seoul co-hosted the Climate Talk and Net Zero 2050 event to raise awareness and understanding in Korea of climate action in New Zealand and the Pacific Island Countries. GGGI President & Chair, Mr. Ban […]

News • July 7, 2020

GGGI Supporting Hungary to Achieve Climate Neutrality

Budapest, Hungary – In May 2020, GGGI signed an agreement with the Ministry for Innovation and Technology (MIT) to support the delivery of a refined National Clean Development Strategy (NCDS) by the end of the year. The NDCS or Long-Term low greenhouse gas emission development Strategy (LTS) will set the path toward climate neutrality at […]

News • June 8, 2020

Rwanda hosts webinar on “The engagement of the Italian private sector to enhance green investments and trade in Rwanda”

Kigali, Rwanda -3rd June 2020 the Global Green Growth Institute hosted the first of two webinars between Rwanda and Italy. The virtual meeting was hosted on the Africa e Affari network platform and organized in collaboration with the Rwanda Environment Management Authority (REMA) and in partnership with the Italian Ministry for Environment, Land and Sea […]

News • May 26, 2020

What do ‘Paradigm Shift’ and ‘Climate Rationale’ Mean for the Green Climate Fund (GCF) Project Concept Notes

Over the past 6 months, the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) and the Fiscal Policy Agency, Ministry of Finance Republic of Indonesia as the National Designated Authority (NDA) Green Climate Fund (GCF) Indonesia has been working with E Co. to build the capacity of shortlisted project proponents from the inaugural NDA Call for Project Concept […]

News • December 23, 2019

First Technical Consultation meeting on the development of Urban Neighborhood Planning & Design Guidebook

18th December in Kigali , Rwanda  the Ministry of Infrastructure and GGGI Rwanda held  the first Technical Consultation meeting on the development of Urban Neighborhood Planning & Design Guide book with officials from the Ministry of Infrastructure (MININFRA) ;Rwanda Housing Authority (RHA) ;Ministry of Environment (MoE)  ; Rwanda Land Management and Use Authority (RLMUA) ; […]

News • December 6, 2019

Media Advisory: COP 25 Side Event – Enhancing Capacity of Developing Countries to Address Climate Change: Issues and Opportunities

Madrid, Spain – On December 11, the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI), along with Korea University, the Green Asia Organization, the Center for Climate and Sustainable Development Law and Policy (CSDLAP), Hawassa University, the UNDP Seoul Policy Center, and the United Nations Office for Sustainable Development (UNOSD), with support from the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA), will co-host the event on […]

News • November 21, 2019

The Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) joins GGGI as its 34th Member and 1st Regional Integration Member

Thursday, November 21, 2019 — Today, the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) became the 34th Member of the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) after formally submitting its Instrument of Accession. The OECS is also the first regional integration organisation to become a member of GGGI. Since the establishment of the GGGI Caribbean office in 2019, located […]

News • November 15, 2019

GGGI Director-General, Frank Rijsberman, on France 24’s “People & Profit” program to explain the benefits of green growth!

Paris, France – On November 14, GGGI’s Director-General, Frank Rijsberman, appeared on France 24’s People & Profit program to discuss how investing in environmental development can help boost the economy. During the interview, Dr. Rijsberman explained the work of GGGI to help its Members gain access to green investments and provided his insights on green […]

News • November 11, 2019

City Leaders and Stakeholders Convene in Pakse to Discuss Climate Change and Urban Development in Lao PDR

Pakse, Lao PDR, November 1, 2019 – On the heels of large-scale flooding that hit several cities in Laos, including Pakse, the Department of Climate Change (DCC) of the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI), and ICLEI gathered city leaders and stakeholders to discuss the importance of climate change […]

News • October 28, 2019

GGGI co-hosts International Workshop on Capacity Building for Developing Countries to Address Climate Change in Seoul

The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) co-hosted the International Workshop on Capacity Building for Developing Countries to Address Climate Change, at Korea University on October 28, 2019. The conference is organized by the Center for Global Climate and Marine Governance of Korea University, and co-hosted by GGGI, Graduate School of International Studies of Korea University, […]

News • October 24, 2019

Mr. Ban Ki-moon, 8th Secretary-General of the United Nations, Re-elected as President and Chair of GGGI

SEOUL, South Korea, Oct. 23, 2019 – Mr. Ban Ki-moon, 8th Secretary-General of the United Nations, was re-elected as the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI)’s Assembly President and Council Chairman on October 16 for the term of February 20, 2020 – February 19, 2022. The 2-year appointment was unanimously approved by the 33 Member countries of GGGI, and announced today during the […]

News • October 24, 2019

GGGI’s 8th Session of the Assembly and 12th Session of the Council

On October 24, the 8th Session of the Assembly and 12th Session of the Council of GGGI (Joint Session) was held within GGGW2019. Delegates from thirty-six member countries, including observer countries and regional and intergovernmental organizations, of GGGI convened for the meeting. The opening statement of the meeting was delivered by Mr. Ban Ki Moon, […]

News • October 24, 2019

Global Policy Dialogue on Climate Governance: Innovating the Paris Agreement & Beyond

The Global Policy Dialogue (GPD) on Climate Governance: Innovating the Paris Agreement & Beyond was held on October 23, 2019, within the Global Green Growth Week (GGGW) in Seoul, Korea. The event provided fresh perspectives and engaged a diverse network of organizations and individuals to discuss ideas for achieving critical global governance reforms by 2020 […]

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 • 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 • 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 […]