Thematic Strategies

Our interventions emphasize change in four priority areas in which we consider to be essential to transforming countries’ economies. While not limited to these themes, GGGI is maximizing the impact of its products and services in the following areas: Sustainable Energy; Water and Sanitation; Sustainable Landscapes; Green Cities.

In response to Member’s demands, 2015 will see GGGI increase its presence in 10 least developed and lower income Member countries across Asia, Sub-Saharan Africa, and Latin America. Earmarked funding will also support additional operations in 7 other countries in the Middle East and North Africa regions.

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.

Donovan Storey

Deputy Director and Head of Green Cities

Theory of Change: Green Cities

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

Project
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) 837,170
Status Active
Thematic Area
  • Green Cities
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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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Project
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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Project
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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Project
Project Reference Profiles – Global(GIS03) Article 6 Sectoral Approach and Enabling Environment
Start Date Q1 July 1 2019
Funding Source
Actual Budget (USD) 600,033
Status Active
Thematic Area
  • Green Cities
  • Sustainable Energy
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Project
Project Reference Profiles – Vietnam Urban Green Growth Action, Phase II (VN3)
Start Date Q1 20170101
Funding Source
Actual Budget (USD) 86,995
Status Active
Thematic Area
  • Green Cities
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Project
Project Reference Profiles – Lao PDR(LA04) Business Case for Electric Vehicle Dissemination in Vientiane, Lao PDR
Start Date Q1 Jan 1 2019
Funding Source
Actual Budget (USD) 65,171
Status Active
Thematic Area
  • Green Cities
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Project
Project Reference Profiles – Lao PDR(LA09) WW + SW Treatment Capacity Building Project for City Env Improvement in Lao PDR
Start Date Q1 July 26, 2019
Actual Budget (USD) 660,963
Status Active
Thematic Area
  • Green Cities
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Project
Project Reference Profiles – Mongolia(MN04) Promoting Energy Efficiency and ESCO development in Mongolia
Start Date Q1 Jan 1 2019
Funding Source
Actual Budget (USD) 120,326
Status Active
Thematic Area
  • Green Cities
  • Sustainable Energy
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Project
Project Reference Profiles – Mongolia(MN08) Sectoral Analysis for NDC Update 2020 – Agriculture and IPPU
Start Date Q1 Jan 1 2019
Funding Source
Actual Budget (USD) 89,682
Status Active
Thematic Area
  • Green Cities
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Project
Project Reference Profiles – Mongolia(MN15) TTR Phase II-Development of Guideline for Standard Offer Program
Start Date Q1 Aug 7 2019
Funding Source
Actual Budget (USD) 45,911
Status Active
Thematic Area
  • Green Cities
  • Sustainable Energy
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Project
Project Reference Profiles – Myanmar(MM10) Rice-Husk-To-Power Leasing Finance Facility (RH2P)
Start Date Q1 Mar 1 2019
Funding Source
Actual Budget (USD) 90,109
Status Active
Thematic Area
  • Green Cities
  • Sustainable Energy
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Project
Project Reference Profiles – Myanmar(MM09) Readiness Support for Developing Myanmar’s Green Cities Investment Plans
Start Date Q1 Feb 1 2019
Funding Source
Actual Budget (USD) 850,220
Status Active
Thematic Area
  • Green Cities
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Project
Project Reference Profiles – Nepal(NP03) Electric Mobility Program, Phase II
Start Date Q1 Jan 1 2019
Funding Source
Actual Budget (USD) 217,921
Status Active
Thematic Area
  • Green Cities
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Project
Project Reference Profiles – Nepal(NP06) Green Sanitation Services Program, Phase I
Start Date Q1 Mar 1 2019
Funding Source
Actual Budget (USD) 264,232
Status Active
Thematic Area
  • Green Cities
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Project
Project Reference Profiles – Peru(PE07) Support for Design and Implementation of Peru’s Freight Vehicle Scrapping Program
Start Date Q1 Mar 1 2019
Funding Source
Actual Budget (USD) 21,948
Status Complete
Thematic Area
  • Green Cities
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Project
Project Reference Profiles – Peru(PE09) Municipality of Lima’s Organic Waste Valorization Program
Start Date Q1 May 22 2019
Funding Source
Actual Budget (USD) 96,126
Status Active
Thematic Area
  • Green Cities
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Project
Project Reference Profiles – UAE(AE04) UAE National Air Emissions Monitoring Project
Start Date Q1 Jan 1 2019
Funding Source
Actual Budget (USD) 210,568
Status Complete
Thematic Area
  • Green Cities
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Project
Project Reference Profiles – Uganda(UG07) Increasing Solid Waste Diversion and Recycling in Kampala
Start Date Q1 Jan 1 2019
Funding Source
Actual Budget (USD) 35,461
Status Complete
Thematic Area
  • Green Cities
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Project
Project Reference Profiles – Vietnam(VN05) Transitioning to a new model of urban development in Viet Nam
Start Date Q1 Dec 1 2018
Funding Source
Actual Budget (USD) 119,186
Status Complete
Thematic Area
  • Green Cities
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News

News • June 30, 2020

GGGI Laos established a Waste Recycling Bank in local schools of Vientiane, Lao PDR

Vientiane, Lao PDR, June 23-26, 2020 – Funded by the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA), GGGI Laos in collaboration with Vientiane City Office for Management and Service (VCOMS) and Department of Education and Sport (DES) has set up a “Waste Recycling Bank” in ten local schools in Vientiane, Lao PDR. The project aims to increase […]

News • June 17, 2020

Rwanda and Italian entrepreneurs discuss business to business exchange for private sector engagement

Kigali, Rwanda -10th June 2020 with 280 registered participants the second webinar , a dialogue that attracted a vast interest across many industries with participants from across the globe representing several sectors. It was a successful second business to business knowledge exchange webinar. Having discussed the institutional arrangements in both Rwanda and Italy, the first […]

News • June 8, 2020

Rwanda hosts webinar on “The engagement of the Italian private sector to enhance green investments and trade in Rwanda”

Kigali, Rwanda -3rd June 2020 the Global Green Growth Institute hosted the first of two webinars between Rwanda and Italy. The virtual meeting was hosted on the Africa e Affari network platform and organized in collaboration with the Rwanda Environment Management Authority (REMA) and in partnership with the Italian Ministry for Environment, Land and Sea […]

News • May 21, 2020

GGKP Webinar – Sustainability after COVID-19: The medical waste response

On May 19, 2020, Deputy Director and Urban Lead of Green Cities at the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI),  Donovan Storey, took part in the GGKP – Sustainability after COVID-19: The Medical Waste Response webinar to discuss how countries can design effective COVID-19 medical waste management strategies. Highlight discussion points included action plans on how the […]

News • May 20, 2020

Final 15 Selected for Greenpreneurs 2020!

May 20, 2020 – Out of a total of 164 applications, the final 15 candidates have been selected for the Greenpreneurs 2020 program! The candidates are all from countries in which GGGI has operations, including Cambodia, Colombia, Ethiopia, Fiji, India, Indonesia, Mexico, Mongolia, Nepal, Papua New Guinea, the Philippines, Rwanda, Uganda, and the UAE. Applicants […]

News • May 8, 2020

Reducing operation costs and creating green jobs post COVID-19 Pandemic for the affected tourism industry in Rwanda

Before global pandemic of COVID-19, tourism was the biggest and fastest growing economic sector. The United Nations World Tourism Organization estimates reveal that in 2020, international tourist arrivals could decline by 20% to 30%, translating into the loss of 300 to 450 US$ billion in international receipts (exports). This is due to border closures and […]

News • May 7, 2020

GGGI achieved impactful results in 2019 through delivering urban planning, infrastructure, and mobility solutions

Seoul – May 8, 2020 – Members and partners of the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) achieved impactful results in 2019 through delivering inclusive, integrated urban planning, infrastructure, and mobility solutions. Recognizing the importance of cities to the global sustainability agenda and green growth transitions, GGGI has been supporting developing countries and emerging economies transition […]

News • May 1, 2020

Why Food Markets Matter During and After a Pandemic

Since December 2019, the global community has been faced with the challenge of limiting the spread of Coronavirus disease (COVID-19). On March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) assessed the COVID-19 outbreak and declared it a pandemic. Efforts to contain the virus resulted in closing of international borders, with many countries putting measures in […]

News • April 24, 2020

Waste in Nusa Dua, Bali to Become Power Source

The Ministry of National Development Planning along with PT ITDC Nusantara Utilitas (ITDC NU), which is a subsidiary of Indonesia Tourism Development Corporation (ITDC), and GGGI have initiated a feasibility study on a waste power plant in Nusa Dua, Bali. This study assesses waste composition, waste distribution, the budget, and the law. The first meeting […]

News • April 22, 2020

Innovative Solutions in Response to COVID-19: Achieving Post-Pandemic Green Growth in Rwanda

In many parts of the world, the coronavirus pandemic has laid bare the fragility of our economies as well as irrefutable truths about the inequalities of unsustainable systems. However, it has also revealed the potential for societies to leverage innovation and technology to improve livelihoods while minimizing anthropogenic causes of environmental degradation. For example, investments […]

News • April 18, 2020

Greenpreneurs 2020: Applications Now Open!

Applications for Greenpreneurs 2020 are open now!  Organized by GGGI, Youth Climate Lab, and Student Energy, Greenpreneurs is a 12-week virtual entrepreneurship incubator supporting young people to develop social enterprise solutions to address sustainability and climate change issues in their communities! Youth between the ages of 17 and 35 are invited to submit their ideas […]

News • April 18, 2020

GGGI Senegal holds its first Virtual Steering Committee Ordinary Session

Dakar, April 15th and 16th, 2020, The ordinary session of the GGGI Senegal steering committee took place on April 15th an 16th, 2020 virtually. This session took place in the context of the COVID-19 epidemic in Senegal where restriction measures on public gatherings have been taken by the government. It was in a health context […]

News • March 9, 2020

South-South Knowledge Exchange Program on Sustainable Solid Waste Management between Vientiane and Pune Municipal Cooperation

Pune, India, March 2-6 – A delegation of 13 officials from Vientiane, Lao PDR headed by Mr.  Bounchanh Keosithamma, Director General of Vientiane Capital Office for Management and Service (VCOMS), arrived in Pune, India to learn about award-winning practices in decentralized waste collection services and waste-to-resource initiatives by Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) in collaboration with […]

News • March 2, 2020

GGGI Supported a Study Tour to the UK on Solid Waste Management

LONDON, The United Kingdom, February 17, 2020 – The GGGI Cambodia team and the Waste & Resources Action Program (WRAP), supported the British Embassy in Phnom Penh, organized a study trip to the United Kingdom (UK) to learn about the UK’s waste management systems and technologies. Entrants in the study trip included eight Cambodian provincial […]

News • March 1, 2020

Workshop review and alignment of the National Environment Management Policy 2019 (NEMP) to the National Environment Act

The Ministry of Water and Environment of the Republic of Uganda in partnership with the GGGI Uganda office convened a workshop to review and align the National Environment Management Policy 2019 (NEMP) to the National Environment Act 2019 on February 26-27, 2020 at the Silver Springs Hotel Bugolobi, Kampala. The workshop was presided over by […]

News • February 24, 2020

10th Session of the World Urban Forum : Cities of Opportunities

Tenth Session of the World Urban Forum (WUF10),is the first major UN event in 2020 marking the start of the Sustainable Development Goals Decade of Action. Meaning world leaders called for a decade of action to deliver the SDGs by 2030 and announced more than 100 ‘accelerated actions’—voluntary undertakings to speed up progress. Abu Dhabi, […]

News • February 20, 2020

Can Uganda end plastic pollution?

The common talk is what can we do to end poor solid waste management in Uganda. The only question would be, what are you doing about it? On February 13, 2020, GGGI Uganda joined other environmentalists to officially walk the talk to beat plastic pollution. The speaker of parliament of Uganda Rt. Hon. Rebecca Kadaga […]

News • February 20, 2020

Stories from our GreenPrenuers

Namujju Juliet the CEO of Kimuli Fashionability grew up in poverty as an orphan with a single grandmother in a remote and rural Village in Uganda due to the victimization of disability caused to my family. Her Grandmother was a tailor and inspired me as a child to use cut-offs and plastic waste, she would […]

News • February 4, 2020

Green Cities Readiness Project Launch

The MOU for implementation of Green Cities Readiness Project was signed by GCF National Designated Authority Mr. Hla Maung Thein, Director General of Environmental Conservation Department on 30 Jan, 2020. GGGI and the Environmental Conservation Department will jointly implement the Green Cities Readiness Project over a period of 2 years in 4 cities in Myanmar. […]

News • February 4, 2020

Fiji Prime Minister officially opens the Regional Pacific NDC Hub office

On February 04, Fiji Prime Minister Hon. Voreqe Bainimarama officially opened the Regional Pacific Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC) Hub Office at the Pacific Community (SPC) campus in Suva, Fiji. This marked an important milestone for Pacific Island member countries determination to take a leading role in meeting the climate change targets set out in the […]

Reports

Renewable energy and energy efficiency guide for rural bungalow operators in Vanuatu Green Cities  • Sustainable Energy  • Vanuatu
Report
Renewable energy and energy efficiency guide for rural bungalow operators in Vanuatu

Green Cities  • Sustainable Energy  • Vanuatu

Assessment on : understanding the needs of women working at markets in Musanze. Rwanda  • Green Cities
Report
Assessment on : understanding the needs of women working at markets in Musanze.

Rwanda  • Green Cities

3rd NUF outcome report “Implementing New Urban Agenda” Rwanda  • Green Cities  • Sustainable Landscapes  • Sustainable Energy
Report
3rd NUF outcome report “Implementing New Urban Agenda”

Rwanda  • Green Cities  • Sustainable Landscapes  • Sustainable Energy

Accelerating Implementation of Nepal’s Nationally Determined Contribution: Investment Projects for Electric Mobility Nepal  • Green Cities  • Sustainable Energy  • Cross Cutting
Report
Accelerating Implementation of Nepal’s Nationally Determined Contribution: Investment Projects for Electric Mobility

Nepal  • Green Cities  • Sustainable Energy  • Cross Cutting

Review of GGGI’s Experience to Design and Operationalize National Financing Vehicles to Finance Climate and Green Growth Policy Implementation Rwanda  • Green Cities  • Sustainable Landscapes  • Sustainable Energy  • Cross Cutting
Report
Review of GGGI’s Experience to Design and Operationalize National Financing Vehicles to Finance Climate and Green Growth Policy Implementation

Rwanda  • Green Cities  • Sustainable Landscapes  • Sustainable Energy  • Cross Cutting

GGGI-IMELS Contribution Agreement Rwanda  • Green Cities  • Sustainable Landscapes  • Sustainable Energy  • Cross Cutting
Report
GGGI-IMELS Contribution Agreement

Rwanda  • Green Cities  • Sustainable Landscapes  • Sustainable Energy  • Cross Cutting

Investing Green – A Case For Waste To BioCNG in Bengaluru, India India  • Green Cities
Report
Investing Green – A Case For Waste To BioCNG in Bengaluru, India

India  • Green Cities

Solid Waste Management in Secondary Cities of Rwanda – Muhanga & Huye Rwanda  • Green Cities
Report
Solid Waste Management in Secondary Cities of Rwanda – Muhanga & Huye

Rwanda  • Green Cities

Rwanda Green Building Minimum Compliance System Rwanda  • Green Cities  • Sustainable Energy  • Cross Cutting
Report
Rwanda Green Building Minimum Compliance System

Rwanda  • Green Cities  • Sustainable Energy  • Cross Cutting

Phnom Penh Sustainable City Plan 2018-2030 (Khmer version) Cambodia  • Green Cities  • Cross Cutting
Report
Phnom Penh Sustainable City Plan 2018-2030 (Khmer version)

Cambodia  • Green Cities  • Cross Cutting

Phnom Penh Sustainable City Plan 2018-2030 Cambodia  • Green Cities  • Cross Cutting
Report
Phnom Penh Sustainable City Plan 2018-2030

Cambodia  • Green Cities  • Cross Cutting

Green Cities Brochure Green Cities
Report
Green Cities Brochure

Green Cities

Meeting Global Housing Needs with Low Carbon Materials Green Cities
Report
Meeting Global Housing Needs with Low Carbon Materials

Green Cities

Comparative Analysis of Bus Public Transport Concession Models – Summary (English) Colombia  • Green Cities  • Sweden  • Mexico  • United Kingdom
Report
Comparative Analysis of Bus Public Transport Concession Models – Summary (English)

Colombia  • Green Cities  • Sweden  • Mexico  • United Kingdom

Comparative Analysis of Public Transport Concession Models- Full Report (English) Colombia  • Green Cities  • Sweden  • Mexico  • United Kingdom
Report
Comparative Analysis of Public Transport Concession Models- Full Report (English)

Colombia  • Green Cities  • Sweden  • Mexico  • United Kingdom

Análisis comparativo de modelos de concesiones de transporte público – Síntesis (Español) Colombia  • Green Cities  • Sweden  • Mexico  • United Kingdom
Report
Análisis comparativo de modelos de concesiones de transporte público – Síntesis (Español)

Colombia  • Green Cities  • Sweden  • Mexico  • United Kingdom

Análisis comparativo de modelos de concesiones de transporte público – Reporte completo (Español) Colombia  • Green Cities  • Sweden  • Mexico  • United Kingdom
Report
Análisis comparativo de modelos de concesiones de transporte público – Reporte completo (Español)

Colombia  • Green Cities  • Sweden  • Mexico  • United Kingdom

Green Certification of the Bugesera Airport – Fact Sheet Rwanda  • Green Cities  • Sustainable Landscapes  • Sustainable Energy  • Cross Cutting
Report
Green Certification of the Bugesera Airport – Fact Sheet

Rwanda  • Green Cities  • Sustainable Landscapes  • Sustainable Energy  • Cross Cutting

GGGI Rwanda Green Building Minimum Compliance System Fact Sheet Rwanda  • Green Cities  • Sustainable Landscapes  • Sustainable Energy  • Cross Cutting
Report
GGGI Rwanda Green Building Minimum Compliance System Fact Sheet

Rwanda  • Green Cities  • Sustainable Landscapes  • Sustainable Energy  • Cross Cutting

GGGI Rwanda Green Cities Project Fact Sheet Rwanda  • Green Cities  • Sustainable Landscapes  • Sustainable Energy  • Cross Cutting
Report
GGGI Rwanda Green Cities Project Fact Sheet

Rwanda  • Green Cities  • Sustainable Landscapes  • Sustainable Energy  • Cross Cutting

GGGI Green Cities Staff

Huong Ta

Green Cities Officer

Christina Cheong

Specialist – Green Cities

Shomi Kim

Analyst- Policy Solutions

Aarsi Sagar

Officer -Policy Solution (Green Cities)

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