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Climate Change

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 […]

News • September 26, 2019

Special Coverage – GGGI at the UNGA and Climate Week: Day 4 (Sept. 24)

NEW YORK, United States of America; September 24, 2019– Collaborative Governance on Climate and the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development Roundtable Meeting GGGI Director-General, Frank Rijsberman, attended the Collaborative Governance on Climate and the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development Roundtable Meeting, organized by the China Council for International Cooperation on Environment and Development […]

News • September 6, 2019

GGGI Lao Team held an introductory meeting on NDC Revision Process

GGGI Lao Team held an introductory meeting on NDC Revision Process August 27, 2019, Vientiane, Lao PDR – The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) Lao PDR team in partnership with the Department of Climate Change of Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment held an introductory meeting on Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) Revision Process for Lao […]

News • September 4, 2019

The Livestock Sector in Colombia: Toward a Program to Facilitate Large-Scale Adoption of Mitigation and Adaptation Practices

Livestock raising is an important sector of the Colombian economy, which will face serious challenges in the next decade, including adaptation to and mitigation of climate change. Colombia must change the model of livestock production in a very short time by freeing up areas of pasture for other uses and focusing intensified livestock production in […]

News • August 23, 2019

GGGI High-Level Meetings & Participation in the GCF Global Programming Conference

Songdo, Republic of Korea – On August 19-20, GGGI’s high-level representatives, including President and Chair, Mr. Ban Ki-moon, Director-General Frank Rijsberman, and Director Mahamadou Tounkara for Strategy, Partnerships and Communications (SPC), had a two-day working visit to Songdo to take part in the GCF Global Programming Conference at the Songdo Convensia Center and hold meetings […]

News • August 23, 2019

GGGI and RHA give insight on Rwanda’s Green Building Initiatives with experts from 10 countries in Africa

Kigali, Rwanda – On 16th August 2019, Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) with Rwanda Housing Authority (RHA) jointly shared Rwanda’s Green Building Minimum Compliance System at the Building Efficiency Accelerator (BEA) Africa Regional Network Webinar focusing on green growth initiatives in the building and construction sector of Rwanda. The webinar was organized by the ICLEI […]

News • August 20, 2019

GGGI Laos Private Sector Engagement Workshop in Climate Change and Green Growth

Vientiane Capital, Lao PDR, August 1, 2019. The Department of Climate Change (DCC) under the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MONRE) and the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) Laos office co-hosted a one-day workshop on private sector engagement in climate change and green growth in Lao PDR. The workshop was aimed to raise awareness […]

News • July 10, 2019

The Dhaka Meeting of the Global Commission on Adaptation 2019

On July 10, Mr. Ban Ki-moon, President & Chair of GGGI, opened the Dhaka Meeting of the Global Commission on Adaptation, hosted by the Prime Minister of Bangladesh. Mr. Ban, a co-chair of the Global Commission on Adaptation, stressed the importance of taking urgent steps to invest and scale up adaptation. Mr. Ban said that […]

News • June 18, 2019

GGGI Mongolia is to support the revision of Mongolian NDCs in two sectors: Agriculture and IPPU

GGGI is working alongside several of its member countries to fulfill the objectives of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and the Paris Agreement (Nationally Determined Contributions). With countries expected to submit their revised commitments in 2020, the Government of Mongolia is assessing the possibility and conditions to raise the ambition of […]

News • June 12, 2019

15 shortlisted participants of the Greenpreneurs 2019 program to take part in a global competition

June 12, Seoul, Republic of Korea – Out of more than 200 participants, 15 were shortlisted from GGGI’s Member countries and countries where GGGI has operations, including Cambodia, Colombia, Ethiopia, India, Jordan, Morocco, Nepal, the Philippines, Rwanda, Uganda, the UAE, and Vanuatu. This year, GGGI is pleased to have a variety of project ideas designed […]