Thematic Strategies: Communities of Practice

Green Cities

Over two-thirds of global population are forecast to live in urban areas by 2050. The implications of this phenomenon are significant. Many of the world’s cities are urbanizing in a largely unplanned manner, which has high negative externalities including poor air quality, infrastructure that is not climate resilient, inadequate provisioning of basic services and a lack of social inclusion and opportunity. Cities have a vital role to play in transitioning from resource inefficient patterns of growth and increasing access to services, and in so doing, supporting the transition to green growth.

Greening cities provides opportunities to create sustainable livelihoods through providing green jobs, reducing GHG emissions, and increasing access to sustainable infrastructure and services.
GGGI’s thematic approach to green cities supports an integrated and cross-sectoral approach and responds to local, national, and global needs and commitments, through its five priority areas, namely:
1. Mainstreaming green growth into urban planning and management;
2. Resource efficient and low carbon cities;
3. Solid waste management: managing waste as resource;
4. Decentralized sanitation and wastewater solutions;
5. Sustainable transportation and mobility: connected and healthy cities.
GGGI aims to address these gaps through responding to demand in policy development at the national and municipal level, with a focus on supporting secondary and emerging cities. To support the change that is needed for urban transformation, we link project ideation to finance and build capacity which both enhances understanding of green growth in relation to cities, but also acts as a platform for identifying innovative projects for implementation. In doing so, GGGI strives to realize pro-poor, smart and inclusive cities in which sustainable urban services and green jobs are created to address the unmet needs of under-serviced and urban poor communities.

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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MM19
Thematic Areas
Countries
MM19 Support for National Low Emission and Climate Resilient Development in Myanmar
Start Date Q4 2020
Funding Source
Actual Budget (USD) 438,512
Status Active
Thematic Area
  • Green Cities
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VN13
Countries
VN13 MSWTE Finance Facility in Viet Nam
Start Date Q1 Jan 07, 2021
Funding Source
Actual Budget (USD) 3,000,000
Status Active
Thematic Area
  • Green Cities
  • Sustainable Energy
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IN22
Countries
IN22 Road map for Electric Vehicle (EV) adoption and charging infrastructure for the urban freight sector in Maharashtra
Start Date Q3 20-08-2020
Funding Source
Actual Budget (USD) 0
Status Active
Thematic Area
  • Green Cities
  • Sustainable Energy
  • Sustainable Transport
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BF13
Thematic Areas
Countries
BF13 The Social Housing Energy Efficiency Cooling Program
Start Date Q2 2021
Funding Source
Actual Budget (USD) 617,100
Status Upcoming
Thematic Area
  • Green Cities
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VN11
Thematic Areas
Countries
VN11 Sustainable Urban Cooling in Viet Nam Cities
Start Date Q1 Jan 01, 2021
Funding Source
Actual Budget (USD) 2,500,000
Status Active
Thematic Area
  • Green Cities
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KH22
Thematic Areas
Countries
KH22 Generating Revenue for Financially Sustainable Sanitation and Waste Management in Kep
Start Date Q4 20201001
Funding Source
Actual Budget (USD) 155,887
Status Active
Thematic Area
  • Green Cities
  • Waste
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KH16
Countries
KH16 Greening Mobility – Phase II
Start Date Q4 20201001
Funding Source
Actual Budget (USD) 112,265
Status Active
Thematic Area
  • Green Cities
  • Sustainable Transport
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MN17
Countries
MN17 Energy Performance Contracting for Residential Retrofitting in Ulaanbaatar City
Start Date Q1 Jan 1 2020
Funding Source
Actual Budget (USD) 429,096
Status Active
Thematic Area
  • Green Cities
  • Sustainable Energy
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RW26
Thematic Areas
Countries
RW26 Supporting Rwanda’s Green Economic Recovery: Urbanization through Affordable Housing and Climate Resilient Urban Settlements
Start Date Q1 01-01-2021
Funding Source
Actual Budget (USD) 50,000
Status Active
Thematic Area
  • Green Cities
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RW23
Countries
RW23 Sustainable Solid and Liquid Waste Management and Valorization in Rwanda’s Green Cities
Start Date Q1 01-01-2020
Funding Source
Actual Budget (USD) 217,165
Status Active
Thematic Area
  • Green Cities
  • Sustainable Energy
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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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RW20
Thematic Areas
Countries
RW20 GCF Readiness Support to Capacitate Rwanda’s Sub-National Level Actors in Green Growth and Climate Resilience
Start Date Q1 05-07-2020
Funding Source
Actual Budget (USD) 699,940
Status Active
Thematic Area
  • Green Cities
  • Cross Cutting
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RW19
Countries
RW19 Strengthening, Prioritizing, and Investing in Non-Motorized Transport Infrastructure
Start Date Q1 01-01-2020
Funding Source
Actual Budget (USD) 93,800
Status Active
Thematic Area
  • Green Cities
  • Sustainable Energy
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RW17
Countries
RW17 GCF National Adaptation Plan (NAP) Readiness and Preparatory Support for Building Flood Resilience Capacities in Rwanda
Start Date Q1 03-01-2020
Funding Source
Actual Budget (USD) 1,823,993
Status Active
Thematic Area
  • Green Cities
  • Forest (Sustainable) Landscapes
  • Cross Cutting
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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
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Thematic Areas
Countries
Project Reference Profiles – Senegal(SN2) Green Secondary Cities Wastewater, Plastic Waste and WEEE Management: Innovative Business Model
Start Date Q1 Jan 1 2019
Funding Source
Actual Budget (USD) 837,171
Status Active
Thematic Area
  • Green Cities
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Thematic Areas
Countries
Project Reference Profiles – Senegal(SN09) Senegal Green building readiness program
Start Date Q1 July 1 2019
Funding Source
Actual Budget (USD) 38,967
Status Complete
Thematic Area
  • Green Cities
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Thematic Areas
Countries
Project Reference Profiles – Thailand(TH5) E-waste collection and recycling in Udon Thani, Thailan
Start Date Q1 Jan 23 2018
Funding Source
Actual Budget (USD) 123,468
Status Active
Thematic Area
  • Green Cities
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Thematic Areas
Countries
Project Reference Profiles – Thailand(TH6) Transitioning to Green and Smart City: Case Study of AMATA
Start Date Q1 Jan 1 2018
Funding Source
Actual Budget (USD) 68,735
Status Active
Thematic Area
  • Green Cities
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News

News • August 30, 2021

GGGI Designing Article 6 Policy Approaches (DAPA) Project: GGGI organizes the Steering Committee meetings in Morocco

Rabat, Morocco July 1 and August 5, 2021 – The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) in close collaboration with the Ministry of Energy, Mines and Environment-Department of Energy and Mines, successfully launched Phase 2 of the Designing Article 6 Policy Approaches (DAPA) Project in Morocco. A Steering Committee with representatives from key institutions within the […]

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

Morocco Steering Committee Event for the OWtE program “Organic Waste Energy Recovery Program in Morocco – OWtE”

Rabat, Morocco; August 6, 2021 – The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI), in close collaboration with the Ministry of Energy, Mining and Environment-Department of Energy and key stakeholders, organized the 3rd steering committee meeting event for the “Organic Waste Energy Recovery Program in Morocco – OWtE”. The agenda of the meeting was to present an […]

News • August 5, 2021

Lao PDR GREEN INDUSTRY POLICY Stakeholders’ Engagement Workshop

Vientiane Capital, Lao PDR: On July 22, 2021, the Ministry of Industry and Commerce together with the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI), co-hosted Lao PDR GREEN INDUSTRY POLICY Stakeholders’ Engagement Workshop. The workshop was co-chaired by Dr. Buavanh Vilavong, Director General of Department of Industry and Handicraft, and Mr. Christophe Assicot, Deputy Country Representative of […]

News • August 4, 2021

Rwanda government officials complete E-bus System Planning & Optimisation Program Training

As a trusted advisor, GGGI plays a neutral role in advocating for technology choices such as charging infrastructure, bus models, and more. GGGI Rwanda Sustainable Mobility Program supports the government of Rwanda to: • Provide strategic advice on the development of Rwanda’s e-mobility transition, specifically in the adoption of electric public buses • Support in […]

News • July 20, 2021

Senegal Civil Society Organization Training on Climate Change and Diplomacy

DAKAR, Senegal; July 13-15, 2021 – The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI), in collaboration with the Open Society for West Africa (OSIWA), GGGI’s funding partner for the Non-State Actors and Vulnerable Communities for Climate Action project, co-organized a capacity building workshop on climate change and diplomacy. Various civil society organizations in Senegal successively attended the […]

News • July 20, 2021

MEET THE 2021 NOMINATED GREENPRENEUR FROM UGANDA – MR. PHILIP MUKURU

Each year, the best submissions from each participating country are selected to participate in the Greenpreneurs program. This twelve-week program is a global business accelerator and competition. It recognizes the efforts of young people from developing countries in the fields of sustainable energy; water and sanitation; sustainable landscapes; and green city development. Mr. Mukuru is […]

News • July 1, 2021

Consultation meeting on Green Growth Agenda between Ministry of Planning and Investment and Global Green Growth Institute Lao PDR

25th June 2021 – The joint technical meeting between the Ministry of Planning and Investment (MPI) and the Global Green Growth Institute Lao PDR was held to review GGGI’s support and achievements over the past 5 years on green growth projects and introduce a new funding opportunity to implement some of green growth initiatives outlined […]

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 24, 2021

An awareness raising visit in Tivaouane to promote the drainage service call center

The communication and behavior change campain implementing partner EVE developped an awareness raising visit in 3 selected neighbourhoods in the district of Tivaouane. The waste water component including in the waste water plastic waste and electronic electric waste in green secondaries cities through innovative business models for recycling and valorization project funded by the Government […]

News • June 9, 2021

Piloting the waste sorting in Touba as a side of the world environmental Day

Touba , the second urban area in Senegal and selected city in the wastewater, plastic waste and electric eletronic waste management project funded by the government of Grand-Duche of Luxemburg hosted the ceremony for lauchning the household waste sorting. As a side of the world environmntal day, GGGI in collaboration with his implementing partner for […]

News • June 8, 2021

Rwanda aims to have 20% of all buses transition to electric by 2030

7th June 2021 , Kigali , Rwanda. The Government of Rwanda has announced a prioritization of the transition to e-mobility for all vehicle types. In order to encourage the private sector to introduce different models of electric vehicles, the Rwanda Development Board initiated several incentives including a preferential corporate income tax rate of 15%, reduced electricity […]

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 • June 8, 2021

GGGI Organizes Mapathon and Workshop on Non-Motorized Transport Infrastructure in Secondary City in Rwanda (Musanze)

3rd June , Musanze  Secondary City , Rwanda . GGGI Rwanda is currently implementing a project that is ongoing in three different countries. The United Nations Environment Programme is funding the “Strengthening, Prioritizing, and Investing in Non-Motorized Transport Infrastructure” project with UNDP in Zambia, WRI in Ethiopia, and GGGI in Rwanda. As part of the […]

News • May 31, 2021

Civil Society and Business Event – Implementation and action toward carbon neutrality: Roles of businesses, civil society, and governments

Date: May 26, 2021 (Wednesday) Time: Session 1: 10:30 ~ 11:45, Session 2: 13:00 ~ 15:00 KST Location: Westin Chosun hotel Grand Ballroom / Hybrid (Online and In-person) Click here to RSVP Click here to download the full event program OBJECTIVE: The COVID-19 pandemic overshadowed nearly everything in 2020, but at least one more big- […]

News • May 25, 2021

Civil Society and Business Event – Implementation and action toward carbon neutrality

Date: May 26, 2021 (Wednesday) Time: Session 1: 10:30 ~ 11:45, Session 2: 13:00 ~ 15:00 KST Location: Westin Chosun hotel Grand Ballroom / Hybrid (Online and In-person) Click here to RSVP Click here to download the full event program OBJECTIVE: The COVID-19 pandemic overshadowed nearly everything in 2020, but at least one more big- […]

News • May 22, 2021

New Norms for the Containment of Fecal Sludge : Enhancing Sanitation in Senegal

Less than 20% of Senegal’s population is connected to a sewer system. This means that the vast majority of fecal sludge is collected and contained on site, mainly in poorly constructed septic tanks. These tanks are leaky and prone to collapse, risking the spread of fecal matter into drinking water sources and the transmission of […]

News • May 22, 2021

Environmental journalists network trained on GGGI contribution in the Senegal NDC

A network of environmental journalists were invited by GGGI in collaboration with the ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development for a training workshop related to the Senegal Nationally Determined Contribution. AS a part of the roadmap for the NDC implemention program under Paris agreement  carried out by the Direction of the Environment, the seminar emphasised […]

News • May 17, 2021

Greening Uganda’s Urbanization and Industrialization Project Brochure Supported by the EU

The project aims to promote sustainable development and inclusive Green Growth in Uganda by focusing on green city development, green industrialization, efficient waste management and Green Growth Integration into planning and budgeting. This is to ensure Uganda is achieving maximum benefits from a Green Growth pathway. The project impact objective is: “Uganda achieves strong, inclusive […]

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 […]

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

Special Review of Strategic Plan 2015-2020: Commitments Delivered and Key Results Cambodia  • Colombia  • Fiji  • Lao PDR  • Mongolia
Report
Special Review of Strategic Plan 2015-2020: Commitments Delivered and Key Results

Cambodia  • Colombia  • Fiji  • Lao PDR  • Mongolia  • Nepal  • Rwanda  • Senegal  • Papua New Guinea  • Green Cities  • Ethiopia  • Peru  • Uganda  • Sustainable Energy  • Thailand  • Vanuatu  • Gender and Inclusive Development  • Sustainable Landscapes  • Green Finance

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

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
Report
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

Evaluación de Potencial de Crecimiento Verde en Antioquia Green Growth Potential Assessments  • Colombia  • Green Cities  • Forest (Sustainable) Landscapes  • Sustainable Energy
Report
Evaluación de Potencial de Crecimiento Verde en Antioquia

Green Growth Potential Assessments  • Colombia  • Green Cities  • Forest (Sustainable) Landscapes  • Sustainable Energy  • Cross Cutting  • Gender and Inclusive Development  • Sustainable Transport  • Waste  • Sustainable Landscapes

Urban-Rural Linkages in Times of Coronavirus Pandemic: Lessons from Musanze District in Rwanda national urbanization policy  • rwanda  • sustainable urban services  • green rwanda  • green urban development
Promoting Green Mobility Through Electric Motorcycles in Cambodia Cambodia  • Green Cities  • Sustainable Energy  • Cross Cutting
Report
Promoting Green Mobility Through Electric Motorcycles in Cambodia

Cambodia  • Green Cities  • Sustainable Energy  • Cross Cutting

Revue des systèmes de MRV existants au Burkina Faso Green Cities  • Burkina Faso  • Forest (Sustainable) Landscapes  • Sustainable Energy  • Cross Cutting
Report
Revue des systèmes de MRV existants au Burkina Faso

Green Cities  • Burkina Faso  • Forest (Sustainable) Landscapes  • Sustainable Energy  • Cross Cutting

La cartographie institutionnelle du domaine des systèmes de Mesurage, Rapportage et Vérification (MRV) du Burkina Faso Green Cities  • Burkina Faso  • Forest (Sustainable) Landscapes  • Sustainable Energy  • Cross Cutting
Report
La cartographie institutionnelle du domaine des systèmes de Mesurage, Rapportage et Vérification (MRV) du Burkina Faso

Green Cities  • Burkina Faso  • Forest (Sustainable) Landscapes  • Sustainable Energy  • Cross Cutting

Rapid Building Performance Assessment of Nyarugenge Pension Plaza Kigali, Rwanda Rwanda  • Green Cities  • Forest (Sustainable) Landscapes  • Sustainable Energy  • Cross Cutting
Report
Rapid Building Performance Assessment of Nyarugenge Pension Plaza Kigali, Rwanda

Rwanda  • Green Cities  • Forest (Sustainable) Landscapes  • Sustainable Energy  • Cross Cutting

Green Growth in Action: Attaining Green Cities Technical Report  • flagship-publications  • Cambodia  • Jordan  • Lao PDR
Report
Green Growth in Action: Attaining Green Cities

Technical Report  • flagship-publications  • Cambodia  • Jordan  • Lao PDR  • Nepal  • Philippines  • Rwanda  • Viet Nam  • Green Cities  • Ethiopia  • México

Jordan Green Growth National Action Plans 2021-2025: Waste sector Jordan  • Green Cities
Report
Jordan Green Growth National Action Plans 2021-2025: Waste sector

Jordan  • Green Cities

Benchmarking des initiatives internationales de valorisation des déchets plastiques Senegal  • Green Cities
Report
Benchmarking des initiatives internationales de valorisation des déchets plastiques

Senegal  • Green Cities

Large-scale Management of Unsegregated Municipal Solid Waste in Phnom Penh: A Cost Comparison of Three Options Cambodia  • Green Cities  • Cross Cutting
Report
Large-scale Management of Unsegregated Municipal Solid Waste in Phnom Penh: A Cost Comparison of Three Options

Cambodia  • Green Cities  • Cross Cutting

Scaling Up Waste Recycling in Battambang City Cambodia  • Green Cities
Report
Scaling Up Waste Recycling in Battambang City

Cambodia  • Green Cities

Scaling up waste recycling in Battambang City (Khmer) Cambodia  • Green Cities
Report
Scaling up waste recycling in Battambang City (Khmer)

Cambodia  • Green Cities

Regional Inclusive Green Economy Training – Rwanda Rwanda  • Green Cities  • Forest (Sustainable) Landscapes  • Sustainable Energy  • Cross Cutting
Report
Regional Inclusive Green Economy Training – Rwanda

Rwanda  • Green Cities  • Forest (Sustainable) Landscapes  • Sustainable Energy  • Cross Cutting

Mapping of Public Spaces in Kigali: Towards City-Wide Public Space Strategy Rwanda  • Green Cities  • Forest (Sustainable) Landscapes  • Sustainable Energy  • Cross Cutting
Report
Mapping of Public Spaces in Kigali: Towards City-Wide Public Space Strategy

Rwanda  • Green Cities  • Forest (Sustainable) Landscapes  • Sustainable Energy  • Cross Cutting

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