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Paris Agreement

News • December 5, 2019

Media Advisory: The role of carbon markets and climate finance for NDC implementation in developing countries – COP25 Side Event

On Friday, December 13, 2019, a UNFCCC COP25 Official Side Event on the role of carbon markets and climate finance for NDC implementation in developing countries will take place, hosted by Perspectives Climate Group and Center for Climate and Sustainable Development Law and Policy (CSDLAP), with the participation of the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI), […]

News • December 4, 2019

Swedish Energy Agency and Global Green Growth Institute partner to establish Article 6 Activities

MADRID – 4th December 2019 – Today, the Swedish Energy Agency (SEA) and the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) signed a cooperation agreement on the sidelines of COP25 to launch the Mobilizing Article 6 Trading Structures (MATS) Program, a pilot project aimed at establishing Article 6 Activities under the Paris Agreement. The objective of this […]

News • December 2, 2019

Media Advisory: Designing Policy Approaches Under Article 6

Background: On the sidelines of COP 25, the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) and the Norwegian Ministry of Climate and Environment are hosting the side event on Designing Policy Approaches Under Article 6. During the event, GGGI’s Principal Green Finance Specialist, Fenella Aouane, will deliver a presentation on GGGI’s newly announced project on designing national […]

News • November 29, 2019

GGGI’s Upcoming Participation in COP25 in Madrid!

Friday, November 29, 2019 — A delegation from the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) will take part in the UN Climate Change Conference COP25 in Madrid on December 2-13. The delegation is led by Susanne Pedersen, GGGI’s Assistant Director-General and Head of Investment and Policy Solutions Division (IPSD) and includes senior representatives – Fenella Aouane, […]

News • November 27, 2019

[Upcoming Event]: GGGI’s Assistant Director-General and Head of Investment and Policy Solutions Division will deliver congratulatory remarks at the COP25 side event on Asia-Europe Cooperation on Low Carbon Development!

Wednesday, November 27, 2019 — Within the upcoming COP25 in Madrid, GGGI’s Assistant Director-General and Head of Investment and Policy Solutions Division (IPSD), Susanne Pedersen, will deliver congratulatory remarks at the COP25 side event on Asia-Europe Cooperation on Low Carbon Development on December 10, 2019. The event is being hosted by the Global Green Growth […]

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 • 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 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 • September 26, 2019

Special Coverage – GGGI at the UNGA and Climate Week: Day 1 (Sept. 21)

NEW YORK, United States of America; September 21, 2019– GGGI Director-General, Frank Rijsberman, Assistant Director-General, Susanne Pedersen, and Director of Strategy, Partnerships, and Communications (SPC), Mahamadou Tounkara, took part in this year’s United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) through their participation in events on topics including renewable energy, carbon markets, and sustainable development, among others. Between […]

News • September 6, 2019

MRV AFOLU and IPPU Sectors Workshop conducted on August 29-30 in Nay Pyi Taw

The Republic of the Union of Myanmar ratified the Paris Agreement (PA), and it came into effect on October 19, 2017. A robust Measurement, reporting, and verification (MRV) system is essential to track and report its progress toward climate change mitigation under the enhanced transparency framework (ETF) of the PA. However, Myanmar has encountered challenges […]

News • September 2, 2019

MONGOLIA DEVELOPS A POLICY DOCUMENT ON ITS INDC FOR THE PARIS AGREEMENT

ULAANBAATAR, MONGOLIA Aug 26, 2019 On Aug 26, the Ministry of Environment and Tourism and the Environment Climate Fund hosted the 3rd working group meeting to develop a policy document on Mongolia’s INDC for the Paris Agreement. The aim of the meeting was to provide updates on ongoing cross-sectoral activities to develop a policy document […]

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% […]