Thematic Strategies: Communities of Practice

Green Buildings and Industry

With the building and construction industry responsible for almost 40% of global CO2 emissions, it is imperative that the efforts to meet the Paris Agreement engage the industry adequately. There is immense opportunity in mitigating the projected emissions from buildings and urban infrastructure as 70% of the infrastructure needs anticipated for 2050 are not yet constructed. GGGI emphasises the scaled transition of buildings and urban infrastructure towards lower carbon, less carbon intensive forms as a priority in the 2030 Strategy.

Global warming is expected to reduce industrial productivity significanlty by 2030. The ILO predicts that by 2030 global warming will significantly decrease work productivity resulting in a 2.2%. Industrial workers in hotter regions with large numbers of low wage workers will be hit worst with as much as 5% of all working hours to be lost in South Asia for example. Greening industrial buildings is critical to reduce the impact of heat stress in terms of climate change mitigation and adaptation. There are a range of active and passive measures which will allow factories to reduce costs to maintain safe, acceptable working conditions for the most vulnerable in the global workforce.

Projects

UG 15
Countries
Greening Uganda’s Urbanization and Industrialization
Start Date Q1 July 2020
Funding Source
Actual Budget (USD) 5,532,179
Status Active
Thematic Area
  • Green Cities
  • Green Buildings and Industry
  • Gender and Inclusive Development
  • Waste
  • Climate Resilient and Green Growth
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CI01
Countries
CI01 Supporting Direct Access in the Republic of Côte d’Ivoire
Start Date Q4 2019
Funding Source
Actual Budget (USD) 119,784
Status Active
Thematic Area
  • Forest (Sustainable) Landscapes
  • Cross Cutting
  • Green Buildings and Industry
  • Climate Resilient and Green Growth
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RW22
Countries
RW22 Greening Rwanda’s Existing Public Building Stock
Start Date Q1 01-01-2020
Funding Source
Actual Budget (USD) 169,528
Status Active
Thematic Area
  • Green Cities
  • Sustainable Energy
  • Cross Cutting
  • Green Buildings and Industry
  • Gender and Inclusive Development
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News

News • August 31, 2021

Industrial Energy Audits Engagement Meeting

Vientiane Capital, Lao PDR: On 10th August 2021, the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) Lao PDR team together with the Department of Industry and Handicraft, Ministry of Industry and Commerce (MOIC) co-hosted the ‘Industrial Energy Audits Engagement Meeting’ at the Ministry of Industry and Commerce, Vientiane Capital.  The meeting was aimed at introducing a series […]

News • August 30, 2021

Rwanda launches new Project “Waste to Resources: Improving Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) and Hazardous Waste Management in Rwanda”

24th August, Kigali , Rwanda. The Ministry of Environment, City of Kigali, Ministry of Infrastructure and the Global Green Growth Institute launched the “Waste to Resources” project in the City of Kigali in Rwanda. The project is led by the Ministry of Environment of the Government of Rwanda and funded by the Ministry of Environment, […]

News • August 19, 2021

Electronic Waste Management: A Promising Employment Opportunity for Youth in Uganda

Electronic Waste Management: A Promising Employment Opportunity for Youth in Uganda Photo Credit: Government Citizen Interaction Centre The amount of e-waste being produced – including mobile phones and computers – could rise by as much as Five Hundred percent over the next decade according to the UN. Such rapid growth, it argues, will create intractable […]

News • August 19, 2021

GGGI Uganda Team visits Mukwano Group of Companies

  L-R: George Lobo (Mukwano), Philip Muwanika (GGGI), Dagmar Zwebe (GGGI), Tonny Gadhoke (Mukwano) and Fredrick Barasa (GGGI). On August 4, 2021, the GGGI Uganda team visited the Mukwano Group of Companies factory in Kampala Industrial and Business Park, Namanve. This is a conglomerate based in Uganda, with operations in other East African countries. This […]

News • August 16, 2021

Industrial Energy Audits Engagement Meeting

Vientiane Capital, Lao PDR – On August 10, 2021, the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) Lao PDR Country Office together with the Department of Industry and Handicraft, Ministry of Industry and Commerce (MOIC) co-hosted the ‘Industrial Energy Audits Engagement Meeting’ at the Ministry of Industry and Commerce, Vientiane Capital.  The meeting was aimed at introducing […]

News • August 16, 2021

GGGI delivers a Capacity Strengthening Workshop on Mainstreaming Climate-Resilient Green Growth into Provincial Plans and Budgets, in Enga Province, Papua New Guinea (PNG)

Enga Province was the third pilot province to hold a capacity strengthening workshop on mainstreaming Climate Resilience and Green Growth (CRGG). Global Green Growth Institute delivered the workshop in Wabag under the leadership and guidance of the Enga Provincial Administration and Papua New Guinea’s Climate Change and Development Authority (CCDA). The target audience for the […]

News • August 2, 2021

GGGI Signs a Memorandum of Understanding with the Cambodia Green Building Council

Phnom Penh, Cambodia, 30 July 2021 – The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the newly established Cambodian Green Building Council (CamGBC) spelling out plans for cooperation between the two organizations to promote green building. A ‘green building’ is defined by CamGBC as a building that is environmentally responsible and […]

News • June 30, 2021

Global Green Growth Week 2021

Global Green Growth Week 2021 (GGGWeek2021) Green Recovery, Green Jobs, and NetZero2050 SAVE THE DATE & CALL FOR PRESENTATIONS Oct. 25 – 27, 2021 (Virtual Conference) GGGWeek2021 is hosted by the Global Green Growth Institute. About GGGWeek2021 GGGWeek2021 will feature high-level panel discussions, keynote speeches, interactive sessions and debates that will highlight examples of solutions […]

News • June 28, 2021

Green Industrialization: A Socioeconomic Imperative for Uganda’s Sustainable Growth

As Uganda embarks on accelerating its economic development, the Government is taking conscious steps to ensure that growth is socially inclusive and that the protection of the environment is upheld. The Uganda Vision 2040 states that “Ugandans desire a green economy and clean environment where the ecosystem is sustainably managed, and the liveability of the […]

News • June 16, 2021

GGGI Cambodia release their Country Planning Framework 2021-2025

10th June, Phnom Penh, Cambodia – The Global Green Growth Institute and the Royal Government of Cambodia have signed the GGGI Country Planning Framework (CPF) 2021-2025. The CPF is a five-year strategy that identifies the key green growth challenges facing Cambodia and determines priority interventions where GGGI can make significant environmental, social, and economic impacts. […]

News • June 8, 2021

World Environment Day : How GGGI is supporting Rwanda’s green growth strategy

5th June, Kigali , Rwanda. Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) has joined Rwanda and the rest of the World to celebrate World Environment Day (WED) on May 5, under the theme “Ecosystem Restoration”. Okechukwu Daniel Ogbonnaya, the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) Country Representative Rwanda said that the theme aligns with GGGI’s Strategy 2030 that […]

News • May 4, 2021

Induction of elected local government leaders in the beneficiary local government on the greening Uganda’s urbanization and industrialization project

On May 2 to 6, 2021, the National Planning Authority with technical support from the European Union and Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) will conduct an induction of elected local government leaders from four (4) newly established districts, and beneficiary local government on the Greening Uganda’s Urbanization and Industrialization project. The induction will include a […]

News • April 22, 2021

Towards a Green future: Here’s how GGGI is supporting Rwanda to mainstream green growth

April 17, Kigali Rwanda ,the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI)’s operating model maximizes the potential to translate green growth strategies and policies (especially economic policies) into green investment plans, mobilizing green finance commitments needed to bolster support for low-carbon and climate-resilient economic development and strong institutional capacity development. In an interview with The EastAfrican, Mr. […]

News • April 10, 2021

Makerere University Commences implementation of Output 1.4 of Greening Uganda’s Urbanization and Industrialization Project with selecting the Research Themes

On April 8, 2021, Makerere University College of Engineering, Design, Art and Technology (CEDAT) held a full day workshop at the university’s conference center to establish a research team and select themes for research. The meeting was attended by 22 university researchers and professors as well as representatives from the GGGI. The research topics are […]

News • March 23, 2021

Lao PDR Green Industry Policy/Market Preparation for Industrial Energy Efficiency Project Launch Ceremony & 1st Steering Committee Meeting

On March 16, 2021, Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) Lao PDR together with Ministry of Industry and Commerce (MOIC) co-hosted a Project Launch Ceremony and 1st Project Steering Committee Meeting to kick-off the development of the Lao PDR Green Industry Policy in parallel with a GCF Readiness project, titled “Market preparation for industrial energy efficiency […]

Reports

Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea-Capacity-Strengthening-Workshop Report. Caribbean  • gcf readiness  • sustainable landscapes  • Pacific  • Technical Report
Rapid Building Performance Assessment of Rwanda Development Board (RDB) Headquarters, Kigali, Rwanda Green Building Indicators  • Green building Technology  • rapid building assessment  • Rwanda  • Green Cities
Report
Rapid Building Performance Assessment of Rwanda Development Board (RDB) Headquarters, Kigali, Rwanda

Green Building Indicators  • Green building Technology  • rapid building assessment  • Rwanda  • Green Cities  • Sustainable Energy  • Energy  • Green Buildings and Industry  • Waste  • Solar Energy  • Climate Resilient and Green Growth  • Carbon Pricing  • Green Buildings Minimum Compliance System  • Green Buildings  • waste management  • water

Rapid Building Performance Assessment of Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Kigali, Rwanda rwanda  • Greenhouse Gas (GHG)  • green rwanda  • resource efficiency  • GHG reduction
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Rapid Building Performance Assessment of Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Kigali, Rwanda

rwanda  • Greenhouse Gas (GHG)  • green rwanda  • resource efficiency  • GHG reduction  • existing public buildings  • Rapid Building Perfomance  • Water consumption  • cost saving  • operational savings  • Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation  • MINAFFET  • Rwanda  • Green Cities  • Sustainable Energy  • Cross Cutting  • Green Buildings and Industry  • GHG  • Waste  • Solar Energy  • Climate Resilient and Green Growth  • GHG emissions  • green building  • renewable energy  • waste management

Rapid Building Performance Assessment of Administrative Office Complex, Kigali, Rwanda MININFRA  • RHA  • MoE  • AOC  • waste
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Rapid Building Performance Assessment of Administrative Office Complex, Kigali, Rwanda

MININFRA  • RHA  • MoE  • AOC  • waste  • existing public buildings  • Rwanda Building Code 2019  • green existing buildings  • Rapid Building Perfomance  • administrative office complex  • Mininstry of infrastructure  • Rwanda Green Building  • Rwanda  • Sustainable Energy  • Cross Cutting  • Energy  • Green Buildings and Industry  • Gender and Inclusive Development  • Waste  • Solar Energy  • Climate Resilient and Green Growth  • Green Buildings  • water

Elaboration d’un Systeme de Mesurage, de rapportage et de Verification (MRV) au Burkina-Faso Green Cities  • Burkina Faso  • Cross Cutting  • Green Buildings and Industry  • Sustainable Transport
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Elaboration d’un Systeme de Mesurage, de rapportage et de Verification (MRV) au Burkina-Faso

Green Cities  • Burkina Faso  • Cross Cutting  • Green Buildings and Industry  • Sustainable Transport  • Waste  • Climate Resilient and Green Growth  • MRV

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Christina Cheong

Green Cities Specialist and CoP Lead (Green Buildings and Industry)

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