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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 […]

News • June 7, 2019

[Media Advisory] EC-GGGI Seminar: Cooperation on Climate and Development Strategies in Developing Countries and Emerging Economies

The EC-GGGI Seminar is taking place in Brussels, Belgium. The event is being co-hosted by GGGI and the European Commission under the theme of “Cooperation on Climate and Development Strategies in Developing Countries.” The EC-GGGI Seminar will serve as an opportunity to present experiences, share lessons learned and success stories, and explore progress and challenges in […]

News • May 31, 2019

GGGI Establishes New Office in the Caribbean

Thursday, May 30, 2019 — The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) has opened a new office in Castries, St. Lucia, to strengthen support for its work to further promote green growth in the Caribbean region and expand its partnership with the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS). GGGI and OECS previously signed a memorandum of understanding […]

News • May 30, 2019

Upcoming GGGI activities in Ecosperity Week 2019

GGGI will take part in the 2019 Ecosperity Week in Singapore, on June 4-7, at the Marina Bay Sands Expo and Convention Centre. International leaders in business, policy, investment, and academia will convene to discuss recent actions and achievements on the UN Sustainable Development Goals. The Week offers innovation showcases, conferences, roundtable discussions, pitch sessions, site […]

News • May 21, 2019

International Workshop on Capacity Building for Developing Countries to Address Climate Change

On May 17, at the Seoul HQ office, Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) co-hosted the International Workshop on Capacity Building for Developing Countries to Address Climate Change. The workshop was supported by the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA), organized by the Center for Global Climate and Marine Governance of Korea University, and co-hosted by GGGI, with the UNDP Seoul Policy Center, […]

News • May 20, 2019

Core Training on Climate Change Integration into Urban Development in Lao PDR

On May 13-14, the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) and Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MONRE) held a two-day technical training for city stakeholders with funding support from the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA). Participants from several ministries were joined by provincial and district level representatives from Vientiane Capital, Khammouane, Savannakhet, Champasack, and Luang […]

News • May 13, 2019

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

The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) will co-host the International Workshop on Capacity Building for Developing Countries to Address Climate Change, at GGGI HQ on May 17, 2019. The conference is organized by the Center for Global Climate and Marine Governance of Korea University, and hosted by GGGI, the UNDP Seoul Policy Center, the Green […]

News • April 5, 2019

Making the Case for Green Growth to Indonesian Voters*

One observation from the presidential debates is that neither candidate has outlined a vision on how to tackle the biggest social and economic challenge of our time: climate change. This is surprising, because one can think of various reasons to champion climate policy and green growth issues. First, advocating for a climate-resilient economy is a […]

News • March 30, 2019

GGGI Supports the Fiji Development Bank to Develop Fiji’s First GCF Concept Note on Decarbonization of Public Bus Transport

March 30, Suva, Fiji – The Fiji Development Bank (FDB) and the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) today signed a Memorandum of Understanding on Green Growth and Climate Finance Cooperation in Suva, Fiji. This partnership stems from FDB’s accreditation to the Green Climate Fund (GCF) in October 2017 as a Direct Access Entity and is […]

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 […]