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green growth

News • April 1, 2021

Going green: Volkswagen Rwanda unveils new motor charging station

Volkswagen Mobility Solutions Rwanda on Tuesday, March 30, unveiled a new charging station, thanks to a partnership between the company, Siemens and Radisson Blue Hotel. The new facility is located at Kigali Convention Centre and becomes the second of the kind after the one established in Kigali Special Economic Zone. According to Serge Kamuhinda, the […]

News • March 30, 2021

Presentation on the Promise of Green Growth: A Pathway to Prosperity while Achieving National and Global Ambitions

Thursday, March 25, 2021 —Dr. Stelios Grafakos, Principal Economist of GGGI’s Climate Action and Inclusive Development Unit, delivered a virtual public lecture on the “Promise of Green Growth,” organized by the Centre for Sustainability, Equality, and Climate Action (SECA) of the Queens University Belfast. Dr. Stelios highlighted that implementing a green recovery for climate action […]

News • March 29, 2021

Accelerating P4G’s Partnerships and Indonesia’s Leadership in Green Growth and 2030 Global Goals

The Government of Indonesia continues to increase its commitment to address climate and sustainable development challenges. One of the efforts to overcome these challenges is by launching the first Green National Medium-Term Development Plan (RPJMN 2020-2024) in 2020 where Low Carbon Development and Climate Resilience is stated as one of the national priorities in line […]

News • March 23, 2021

GGGI All Staff Meeting 2021

Tuesday, March 23, 2021 – This week, the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) is holding a week-long All Staff Meeting, inviting staff from both the Seoul headquarters and country offices to take part in side events, sessions, and training workshops in hybrid format to exchange updates and share achievements across the organization. GGGI President & […]

News • March 18, 2021

Colombia to become the 39th Member of GGGI

Seoul, March 18, 2021. On Tuesday, March 16, the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Mr. Rodolfo Enrique Zea Navarro, together with the Colombian Ambassador to the Republic of Korea, H.E. Juan Carlos Caiza Rosero, deposited before the president and Chair of GGGI, Mr. Ban Ki-moon, and the Director General, Dr. Frank Rijsberman, the instrument […]

News • March 14, 2021

In support of the Government of Meta, Norway and GGGI strengthen their presence in the Department to continue working on deforestation control

Villavicencio, March 12, 2021. This week, GGGI celebrated the inauguration of the Villavicencio office alongside the Norwegian Ambassador to Colombia, John Petter Opdahl, the Governor of Meta, Juan Guillermo Zuluaga, Environmental Secretariat, Sergio Muñoz, and the Director of Cormacarena, Andrés García. The opening takes place within the framework of the second phase of the GGGI-Colombia-Kingdom […]

News • March 7, 2021

Convocatoria para el programa Greenpreneurs Colombia

En el marco de la segunda fase del Programa de Crecimiento Verde con el Reino de Noruega y con el objetivo de fomentar los emprendimientos verdes como alternativas de desarrollo sostenible e incluyente en las zonas de alta deforestación, GGGI pone a disposición el programa Greenpreneurs Colombia. Este programa busca brindarles a emprendedores locales que […]

News • February 26, 2021

Video on Green Growth Planning in Jordan

February 25, 2020 – The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) released a video highlighting the work of the organization to support the country of Jordan with green growth planning and implementation strategies. In the video, Senior Program Officer in GGGI Jordan, Mr. Marshall Brown, explains that GGGI has been working with Jordan since 2014 to […]

News • January 7, 2021

PEEC Energy, Uganda Scoops 2020 GGGI Greenpreneurs Award

Access to clean and affordable energy lies at the heart of the sustainable development goals and is a prerequisite as well as a footstep for inclusive socio-economic transformation. Roughly 30 million Ugandans still lack access to affordable electricity and about 84% live in rural areas and are predominantly low-income earners. Despite several off-grid solar connections […]

News • November 4, 2020

GGGI and the Government of Guaviare celebrate rural women

San José del Guaviare, October 30, 2020. As part of the Norway-GGGI-Colombia Green Growth Program Phase II, GGGI and the government of Guaviare marked International Rural Women’s Day on October 29 with the event “Guaviare Es Mujer Rural” – Guaviare for Rural Women. Coming from 11 rural productive associations and cooperatives of the municipalities of […]

News • October 28, 2020

Rwanda hosts the 3rd virtual Business to Business webinar between Italy and Rwanda to discuss vailable opportunities for private sector to enhance green growth and sustainable development in both countries

15th Oct 2020 , Kigali Rwanda, the Global Green Growth Institute-Rwanda in collaboration with Rwanda Environment Management Authority (REMA) organized the 3rd virtual Business to Business (B2B) webinar. Rwanda and Italy Business to Business exchanges are to enhance green growth in both countries , with over 240 participants it was a successful online discuss. The […]

News • October 21, 2020

Climate Change and Development Authority, Australia and Global Green Growth Institute cap off Climate Resilient Green Growth assessment consultations with New Ireland Province

New Ireland Province, Papua New Guinea, October 8, 2020 – The New Ireland Provincial Administration, Papua New Guinea’s Climate Change & Development Authority (CCDA), and the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) held a consultation with provincial stakeholders on assessing climate resilience and green growth potential of the island province. Guided by its partnership with the […]

News • September 2, 2020

Rwandan Circular Economy business model selected to compete globally in the 2020 Greenpreneurs Program

Youth entrepreneurship and engagement are critical to the long-term sustainability of green growth. As part of ongoing work in Rwanda, GGGI works to support and amplify the initiatives of young, emerging leaders combining climate action and sustainable business models to develop new products and services. Since establishing the Rwanda Country office in 2015, GGGI has […]

News • August 29, 2020

Indonesia-GGGI HCA Ratified, Strengthening Green Growth Efforts in Indonesia

The Host Country Agreement (HCA) between the Republic of Indonesia and GGGI, fortifying GGGI’s presence in Indonesia has been officially ratified through a President’s Regulation Number 78 Year 2020 and signed by President Joko Widodo on July 16, 2020. The ratification of the HCA demonstrates Indonesia’s commitment to strengthen collaboration with GGGI to facilitate the […]

News • July 8, 2020

GGGI signs a Contribution Agreement with the European Union to provide support in accelerating Greening Uganda’s Urbanization and Industrialization Agenda

Kampala, Uganda; July 8, 2020 – The European Union (EU) represented by the European Commission in Uganda and the Government of Uganda through the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) have signed a contract today to cooperate on advancing the Greening Uganda’s Urbanization and Industrialization agenda. This project is part of the European Union’s Inclusive Green […]

News • June 18, 2020

Virtual Signing Ceremony for the Philippines Country Agreement

June 18, 2020 – Today, the Republic of the Philippines officially signed a Host Country Agreement (HCA) with the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) to open a GGGI country office in the Philippines. Due to COVID-19 health and safety protocols, the signing ceremony took place virtually with the Secretary of Foreign Affairs, Secretary Teodoro L. […]

News • June 18, 2020

The Korea Forest Service holds a book launch for “Re-greening Ethiopia”

SEOUL – June 17, 2020 – The offline event for “Re-greening Ethiopia” Book launch was held on June 17 at Grand Hyatt Seoul in Seoul, the Republic of Korea (ROK), hosted by the Korea Forest Service (KFS). Previously known as The World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought, June 17 is designated by the United […]

News • May 21, 2020

Online Panel Discussion on “Mobilizing Green Investment for Indonesia’s Sustainable Landscape Sectors”

Officially opened by the Indonesia Country Representative Marcel Silvius and the moderator – Vikalp Pal Sabhlok, Investment Specialist, GGGI held an online panel discussion on “Mobilizing Green Investment for Indonesia’s Sustainable Landscape Sectors” on May 14, 2020. This discussion is an effort to continue supporting the Government of Indonesia to explore possibilities and scale up […]

News • April 18, 2020

Greenpreneurs 2020: Applications Now Open!

Applications for Greenpreneurs 2020 are open now!  Organized by GGGI, Youth Climate Lab, and Student Energy, Greenpreneurs is a 12-week virtual entrepreneurship incubator supporting young people to develop social enterprise solutions to address sustainability and climate change issues in their communities! Youth between the ages of 17 and 35 are invited to submit their ideas […]

News • March 13, 2020

Indonesia’s P4G National Platform Launch: A Decade of Partnership

The launch of Partnering for Green Growth and the Global Goals (P4G) National Platform in Indonesia was held on February 24, 2020, in Soegijanto Soegijoko room, the Ministry of National Development Planning (Bappenas). Mr. Suharso Monoarfa, Minister of National Development Planning, gave opening remarks and officially launched P4G National Platform, while being accompanied by Danish […]