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Green cities

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 29, 2019

Inter-ministerial steering committee established for the GGGI Morocco program

24 October 2019 Rabat, Morocco. The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) Morocco team and the Department of Environment at the Ministry of Energy, Mines and Environment jointly organized the first inter-ministerial steering committee meeting for the GGGI Morocco program. The committee purpose is to provide strategic advice on the design and implementation of the program, […]

News • October 2, 2019

Rwanda kicks off annual Urban October celebrations with Urban Walk in Huye District

Every year government and partners organize a month of activities, events and discussions around urban sustainability in October. This year in Rwanda, Urban October activities will encompass creating awareness and sharing knowledge around the theme of municipal solid waste management, and building sustainable and resilient cities. To celebrate “Urban October” the Global Green Growth Institute […]

News • September 25, 2019

GGGI Releases “Mapping of Public Spaces to Inform Master Plan Review for Secondary Cities in Rwanda” Assessment

September 25, 2019– The Global Green Growth Institute, the Ministry of Infrastructure, Rwanda Housing Authority, local authorities, and other stakeholders collaborated on the assessment of public spaces in Rwanda’s secondary cities. The report titled “Mapping of Public Spaces to Inform Master Plan Review for Secondary Cities in Rwanda,” was developed after the mapping and assessment […]

News • July 29, 2019

GGGI Senegal brought urban stakeholders to set up the National Platform on Sustainable Cities.

In its mandate to support the Government of Senegal within the framework of the Five-year Cooperation Program, GGGI Senegal is implementing the Green Secondary Cities Development Program to support the promotion of a new model of sustainable, resilient, inclusive, and prosperous cities. To synergize similar initiatives and promote integrated approaches to sustainable urban development, GGGI […]

News • July 19, 2019

National Launching Workshop of the Development of Green City Guidelines for Burkina Faso

On July 11, in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, the Ministry of Habitat and Urban Planning and the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) organized a workshop to launch the development of guidelines for green cities in Burkina Faso. This process closely involved a variety of representatives from affected Ministries, the cities Ouagadougou and Bobo-Dioulasso, as well as […]

News • July 8, 2019

Green Climate Fund (GCF) Readiness and preparatory support to implement Green City Development Projects in Rwanda’s Secondary Cities

11th July, at the Kigali Convention Center,  the GCF readiness project closure workshop was held to communicate the knowledge acquired, and share lessons learnt from implementing the GCF readiness project and highlight the way forward ,with a dialogue to receive input from the participants. The workshop organized in collaboration with  Rwanda Environment Management Authority (REMA), […]

News • June 28, 2019

Cambodia Launches Sustainable City Plan for Phnom Penh

Phnom Penh, Cambodia June 27th, 2019 –The Phnom Penh Capital Administration, in close collaboration with the National Council for Sustainable Development (NCSD) and the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI), launched the Phnom Penh Sustainable City Plan 2018-2030 at a major event attended by more than 150 policymakers, government officials, embassies, development partners, non-governmental organizations and […]

News • May 31, 2019

Three Ways the Global Green Growth Institute is supporting the Government of Rwanda to Reduce Air Pollution

Ambient air pollution has risen sharply in recent years, especially in urban centers. Increasing rates of congestion combined with rising levels of personal vehicle ownership and limited public transport infrastructure have resulted in cities in sub-Saharan Africa exhibiting some of the highest levels of PM2.5 particulate matter in the world. Recent research has found that […]

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 10, 2019

Rwanda Cabinet approves Green Building Minimum Compliance System

The Government of Rwanda in the cabinet meeting held on 3rd April 2019 approved the Ministerial Order determining Urban planning and Building regulations. The Rwanda Green Building Minimum Compliance System which is an Annex to the Ministerial Order along with the revised Rwanda Building Code. The Ministerial Order and the supporting green building annex were officially […]

News • April 12, 2019

Rwanda GCF NDA and GGGI monitor the Secondary Cities Master Plan Revision process

On 5th April GGGI Rwanda together with the National Designated Authority (NDA) and the National Coordination Team (NCT) undertook a mission to Nyagatare, one of the secondary cities where the GCF is supporting the incorporation of low emission and resilience strategies in the Master Plan revision though the Readiness and Preparatory support project. The City […]

News • April 5, 2019

Rwanda Urban sector to establish a  Center of Excellence for Green Urbanization

On 28th March 2019 a consultation for stakeholders in the Urbanization and Built Environment sector was held  to discuss the establishment of the Center of Excellence for Green Urbanization, at Lemigo Hotel  in Kigali. The Ministry of Environment with the Ministry of Infrastructure hosted the consultation alongside the Global Green Growth Institute as a facilitator, […]

News • March 14, 2019

GGGI Laos Team Meet Vice Governor of Vientiane to discuss Green Cities Development

March 14, 2019, Vientiane –  The GGGI Lao PDR team, led by Dr. Jason Lee, its Country Representative and Ms. Annaka Peterson, Senior Officer, had a meeting with Mr. Keophilavanh Aphaylath, Vice Governor of the Vientiane capital along with representatives from departments within the City of Vientiane. The purpose of the meeting was to introduce […]

News • February 28, 2019

Brooke’s Point, Palawan Tested out Electric Tricycle: Climate Resilient Green Growth is now in action

February 28, Manila – GGGI structured a grant deal arrangement as a form of providing 50 units of electric tricycles (valued at USD 455,000) to the Brooke’s Point Municipality, Province of Palawan in the Philippines. The grant was made through the Asian Development Bank-funded electric trikes project of the Department of Energy (DOE), envisioning to […]

News • February 8, 2019

Advocating for Green Cities and Green Buildings during the “Urban Walk” in Kigali

As a parallel event to the Third National Urban Forum, GGGI in partnership with the City of Kigali and the University of Rwanda, led an “Urban Walk” in Kigali on 8th February 2019. In 2018, GGGI launched “Urban Walk” initiative in Rwanda to bring awareness on the importance of green cities and green buildings to […]

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 • January 31, 2019

GGGI Rwanda mainstreaming green city development for the GCF NDA capacity development

Musanze 22-24 January 2019 Rwanda’s urbanization is taking advantage of existing pillars of growth to support; structure and balance its system of cities and towns, including corridors (Musanze-Rubavu, Kigali, Muhanga, Huye) and gateways (Rusizi, Nyagatare, Rubavu). This led to the selection of Secondary cities based on strategic location, growth trends, unique assets, and potential to […]

News • December 6, 2018

GGGI held a participatory workshop on Decentralized Waste Collection Services in Vientiane

On December 6, 2018, GGGI in partnership with Vientiane City Office for Management and Services (VCOMS)  conducted a participatory workshop with local stakeholders with an aim to validate operational models and implementation strategy for decentralized waste collection services in Vientiane, Lao DPR. The workshop was attended by thirty community members including village authorities, women’s union […]

News • November 29, 2018

The Global Green Growth Institute and UN-Habitat sign a global Memorandum of Understanding on sustainable urban development

Kigali, 29 November 2018 – The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) and the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat)  signed a Memorandum of Understanding that aims to promote cooperation between the institutions in the field of sustainable, climate-resilient and green urban development globally. Green growth strategies for countries and cities imply a major shift of […]