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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 • 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 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 • January 15, 2019

GGGI’s President and Chair Ban Ki-moon Speaks at ADSW 2019

On January 15, 2019, GGGI’s President of the Assembly and Chair of the Council Mr. Ban Ki-moon participated in the Keynote Interview: SDGs in Practice during the Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week (ADSW) 2019 in Abu Dhabi, UAE. ADSW 2019, one of the world’s largest sustainability gatherings, took place on January 13-16 with the aim of […]

News • January 4, 2019

Promoting green growth by building youth capacity for UNFCCC negotiations

In Katowice – December 2018 Policy makers, influencers, innovators, business drivers, International organizations and observers from a wide range of sectors and across the globe gathered for the  24th Conference of Parties in Katowice. Among the participants was the delegation from Rwanda that include 3 young innovators from ‘Green Fighters’. Youth around different corners of […]

News • November 7, 2018

The 2nd International Workshop on Capacity Building for Developing Countries to Address Climate Change held in Seoul

Seoul, November 7 – The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) co-hosted the International Workshop on Capacity Building for Developing Countries to Address Climate Change at Korea University today. The conference was 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 • October 19, 2018

Workshop on Lao PDR’s Monitoring, Reporting and Verification (MRV) System

October 20, Vientiane, Lao PDR – On October 18-19, the GGGI Lao PDR team in partnership, with the Department of Climate Change of Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MoNRE) and Green Technology Center Korea, held a two-day workshop on National Measurement, Reporting, and Verification (MRV) System Development in Lao PDR. The workshop was inaugurated […]

News • October 1, 2018

Stakeholders’ consultation meeting on Uganda’s Monitoring, Reporting and Verification system

Kampala, October 1 – GGGI is currently supporting the Climate Change Department (CCD) of the Ministry of Water and Environment to develop an operational Measurement, Reporting and Verification (MRV) framework to strengthen the Climate Change Department CCD (MWE). GGGI has been working with the ministry to improve institutional arrangements for GHG data collection and processing […]

News • September 26, 2018

Green Buildings to complement Sustainable Urbanization of Rwanda

According to UN Environment, buildings accounted for 30% of global final energy consumption and 28% of global CO2 emissions in 2015. According to UN-Habitat in Africa, energy used in buildings is an estimated 56% of the total national electricity consumption. Over 70% of this energy is consumed in cities. In some cases, more than 50% […]

News • August 28, 2018

Ministry of Economy Presents Results of LEDS Development Process at the 3rd National Consultation Workshop

The Fijian Government, in conjunction with the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) hosted its final national consultation workshop on Fiji’s Low Emissions Development Strategy (LEDS) at the Grand Pacific Hotel in Suva on Tuesday, 28 August. The workshop was opened by Permanent Secretary of Agriculture and Acting Permanent Secretary for Infrastructure & Transport, Mr David […]

News • July 27, 2018

GGGI and Partners Support Meeting of Pacific NDC Hub Focal Points

Thirteen out of fourteen Pacific Island governments have nominated their focal points for the Pacific Nationally Determined Contributions Hub (Pacific NDC Hub) showing the on-going commitment of the region to accelerating its full establishment and operationalization. The focal points agreed on the process for selection of steering committee members and indicated that it must be […]

News • March 29, 2018

Lao PDR and GGGI work together to make progress on NDC implementation to tackle climate change

  On March 29, in the capital of Vientiane, the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) and the Department of Climate Change, Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment co-hosted a meeting of the Technical Working Group on Climate Change (TWGCC).  The TWGCC includes representatives from across several ministries and agencies namely Electricite du Laos (EDL), the […]

News • March 13, 2018

GGGI to Assist Thailand to Close the Financial Gap for Green Growth

BANGKOK, Thailand, Mar 13 2018 (GGGI) – Thailand, a Member of GGGI, has set an ambitious greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction target of 20-25% from the business-as-usual level by 2030 under the Paris Agreement. However, the country is faced with a bold challenge in securing resources for green growth and low-carbon investment. The Green Climate Fund (GCF), a […]

News • February 22, 2018

GGGI Reaffirms Commitment to Work with Thailand on Green Growth

Bangkok – February 22, 2018 – Thailand is very active on green growth. The country has shifted its development paradigm from “growth-oriented” to a new, holistic model of “people-centered development”. This is well reflected in the recent Twenty-Year National Strategy (2017-2036), which serves as an umbrella for national development plans, as well as the Twelfth […]

News • February 1, 2018

Italy and GGGI sign contribution agreement for cooperation to support Rwanda’s NDC Implementation

SEOUL, Feb 1 2018 (GGGI) – The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) and the Italian Ministry for the Environment, Land and Sea (IMELS) signed a cooperation agreement on January 15 to support the Government of Rwanda to implement its Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) to the Paris Agreement. Under the agreement, IMELS contributed EUR 100 thousand to GGGI to provide technical assistance to increase […]