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sustainable development

News • November 11, 2019

Mr. Ban Ki-moon, GGGI President & Chair, receives the Albert I Grand Medal for his work in Ocean Conservation!

On November 7, GGGI President & Chair, Mr. Ban Ki-moon, was awarded the Albert I Grand Medal in the mediation section for his work in sustainable development and ocean conservation. The ceremony took place on November 7 at the Oceanographic Museum in Monaco and was hosted by the Institute of Oceanography. The Albert I Grand […]

News • October 31, 2019

Developing Marine Economy to Achieve the Sustainable Development Goals

On October 8, 2019 the Ministry of National Development Planning of the Republic of Indonesia (Bappenas), supported by the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) held the event themed Marine Economy at Fairmont Hotel, Jakarta. This event is one of the many parallel sessions held as part of the SDGs Annual Conference 2019, which is a […]

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 • 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 • 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 15, 2019

Ajriani Munthe Salak: a Green Hero

Ajriani Munthe Salak is the Head of Academic and Alumni Development at the National Institute of Public Administration (NIPA) of the Republic of Indonesia, a national entity responsible for building the capacity of the country’s civil servants. The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) has been collaborating with NIPA since 2017 to develop green growth curricula […]

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 • March 1, 2019

Media Gathering on Sustainable Development in Central Kalimantan

GGGI and the Government of Central Kalimantan Province organized a media gathering event in Palangka Raya, Central Kalimantan on 25 February 2019. The event was attended by the Central Kalimantan Provincial Government Secretary, Fahrizal Fitri who represented Sugianto Sabran, the Governor of Central Kalimantan. This event invited Central Kalimantan based journalists and media to further […]

News • February 15, 2019

Vision: Blockchain Technology for Indonesia’s Palm Oil Sector

One of the biggest challenges for palm oil as a commodity is that of establishing traceability and sustainability. Indonesia supplies close to 45% of the world demand for palm oil. Over the last two decades, in Indonesia, the palm oil sector has grown tremendously (doubling in terms of area under palm oil plantation), but this […]

News • November 24, 2018

GGGI participates in Africities Summit 2018

Marrakech, Morocco, November 24 – Representatives of the GGGI Morocco team participated in the 8th Africities Summit, organized by United Cities and Local Governments of Africa (UCLG Africa) in collaboration with the Moroccan Association of Presidents of Communal Councils (AMPCC) and the Association of Regions of Morocco (ARM) with the support of the Ministry of […]

News • October 17, 2018

GGGI Promotes Green Tourism Practices at Fiji World Tourism Day Seminar

On October 17, the Fiji Ministry of Industry, Trade and Tourism held a World Tourism Day Awareness Seminar in Rakiraki, Fiji. The seminar aimed to help micro, small, and medium enterprises in the tourism sector improve their productivity through innovation and sustainable growth, and was focused on the theme “Tourism and the Digital Transformation.” Attendees […]

News • October 15, 2018

Kiribati Greenpreneurs Week Promotes Development of Local Green Businesses

South Tarawa, Oct 10, 2018 –This week, experienced local business owners and people interested in starting businesses took part in Kiribati Greenpreneurs Week – an event aimed at cultivating development of local businesses and supporting them in addressing environmental or social issues as a core part of their business model.  The week consisted of two […]

News • October 5, 2018

Greening Industry through Green Growth Programs

With the launch of the 2030 Agenda, inclusive and green industrial development has been recognized as a key element of sustainable development. Greening industry offers a development pathway consisting of two mutually supportive components: on the one hand, improving the environmental, social and economic performance of existing industries, and the other, creating new competitive industries […]

News • October 4, 2018

GGGI partners with ISCA to support Rwanda on Sustainable Infrastructure

On October 04, 2018, the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) in partnership with the Infrastructure Sustainability Council of Australia (ISCA) hosted a knowledge sharing meeting (via teleconference) on Sustainable Infrastructure for Government of Rwanda officials, critical infrastructure asset owners and key private sector infrastructure players in Kigali, Rwanda. Participants of the session included the Rwanda […]

News • September 20, 2018

GGGI to Partner with Makerere University Kampala to Promote the Green Growth Agenda in Public Universities of Uganda

September 20, Kampala – GGGI met with representatives from Makerere University in Kampala to discuss possible areas of partnership to mainstream Green Growth Planning and Research in the Academia. The meeting was attended by Peter Okubal, GGGI’s Country Representative for Uganda, Alex Chabanyuk, representing GGGI’s Human Resources Unit, and Dr. Moki Abubakar Muhammad, representative from […]

News • August 31, 2018

“Inclusive Cities Talk” launched in Kigali

August 23, 2018, Kigali, Rwanda – A series of “Inclusive Cities Talk” meetings were launched by the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI). It was attended by representatives from partner organizations working on inclusivity in Rwanda, such as the Ministry of Infrastructure, UN-Habitat, USAID, the Rwanda Women’s Network, and the Rwanda Ladies in Architecture. Our guest […]

News • August 23, 2018

New Partnership Formed for a Sustainable Pacific Environment

August 23, Suva, Fiji – The Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) and the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) today signed a Memorandum of Understanding on the sidelines of  the Clean Pacific Roundtable and associated events this week in Suva, Fiji. The new partnership will see the organisations working together to support Pacific […]

News • July 20, 2018

Experts gather to review the Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA)

GGGI Indonesia supported the Ministry of Environment and Forestry (MoEF) in the 2nd Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) Review on Friday, 20 July 2018 in Jakarta. The one-day event was attended by 11 SEA experts from different parts of Indonesia and officials of the Directorate of Pollution Impact Prevention for Regional and Sectoral Policies of the […]

News • July 20, 2018

Central Kalimantan: Planning for the Next 5 Years

Recognizing that the quality of the Regional Medium-Term Development Plan (RPJMD) will determine the strategic plan of all regional apparatus, GGGI was invited by the District Government of Pulang Pisau to facilitate the preparation of the technocratic document of RPJMD 2018-2023, which is expected to guide the government in carrying out development activities in Pulang […]

News • June 14, 2018

Colombia Presents a 2030 Green Growth Roadmap

Bogotá, June 14 – The President of the Republic of Colombia, Juan Manuel Santos, attended a high-level forum, showcasing the results and recommendations of the national Green Growth Taskforce. More than 400 high-level representatives of the government, the private sector, academia and civil society, participated in the forum that included the Taskforce’s presentation of the […]