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

VN13
Countries
VN13 MSWTE Finance Facility in Viet Nam
Start Date Q2 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 Q2 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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GIS03
Countries
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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VN3
Thematic Areas
Countries
VN3 Vietnam Urban Green Growth Action, Phase II
Start Date Q1 20170101
Funding Source
Actual Budget (USD) 86,995
Status Complete
Thematic Area
  • Green Cities
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News

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 […]

News • April 22, 2021

4th B2B virtual webinar on Innovation and Sustainability. Identifying synergies between Rwanda and Italy

30th March 2021 , Kigali Rwanda Environmental Management Authority (REMA) and the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI), co-organised the 4th business to business (B2B) virtual webinar on “Innovation and Sustainability: Identifying synergies between Rwanda and Italy”. Rwanda’s ecosystem has attracted many evolving startup ,with several local entrepreneurs developing sustainable and impactful products and services that […]

News • April 20, 2021

FONERWA and GGGI sign a MoU to promote a green & climate-resilient economy in Rwanda

  Kigali, Rwanda on 20th April 2021, the National Fund for Environment -FONERWA and the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) have signed a Memorandum of Understating (MoU) which aims to strengthen both parties’ further collaboration and cooperation in different areas. These include collaboration on the technical support towards the implementation of large-ticket-sized adaptation and mitigation […]

News • April 20, 2021

Validation and Capacity Building on Green City Action Plan Workshop

Pakse city, Champasak province, Lao PDR, March 30th-31st, 2021, Pakse City, Department of Water Supply and the Public Works and Transport Research Institute (PTRI) under the Ministry of Public Works and Transport together with the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) Lao PDR jointly hosted the Validation and Capacity Building on Green City Action Plan (GCAP) […]

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 • April 10, 2021

Training Opportunity Call for Applications: StartUp Course 2021 at Entrepreneurship Institute of Africa (EIA)

Are you an entrepreneur? Do you have a business or are you interested in starting your own? Courses at Entrepreneurship Institute of Africa (EIA) are the perfect fit! EIA is inviting applications for the StartUp Course – May Cohort 2021, a business fundamental course that supports early-stage entrepreneurs through the stages of business conceptualization, design, […]

News • March 22, 2021

Project Steering Committee Meeting on Wastewater and Solid Waste Treatment Capacity Building Project for City Environment Improvement in Lao PDR Project

Vientiane Capital, Lao PDR, February 18, 2021 – The Department of Water Supply (DWS), Ministry of Public Works and Transport together with the Global Green Growth Institute Lao PDR (GGGI) co-hosted a Project Steering Committee (PSC) Meeting on Wastewater and Solid Waste Treatment Capacity Building Project for City Environment Improvement in Lao PDR at the […]

News • February 2, 2021

GGGI inks an MoU with Makerere University to advance research and capacity development in Greening Urbanization

The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) and Makerere University (MUK), the country’s oldest university, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on January 25, 2021 to establish a knowledge and engagement platform for building capacity for present and future leaders in greening urbanization. The MoU was signed by the Uganda Country representative of GGGI and the […]

News • February 2, 2021

GGGI signs a Memorandum of Understanding with the Green Building Council Uganda

GGGI Uganda and the Green Building Council (GBC) signed an MOU on Cooperation for Green City Development under a project intended to Green Uganda’s Urbanization and Industrialization in four secondary cities. These are Arua, Gulu, Mbarara and Jinja, all of which have significant development challenges. In particular, the MoU seeks to support the incorporation of […]

News • February 2, 2021

Regular Session of the Steering Committee

January 26 – 27, 2021; Senegal – Acting in its capacity as permanent secretariat, GGGI Senegal convened stakeholders for the 2021 Regular Session of the Steering Committee on January 26 – 27, 2021. The edition was on virtual session due to restrictives measures related to the COVID 19 situation in Senegal. The Ministry of Environment […]

News • January 18, 2021

Project Brochure: Greening Uganda’s Urbanization and Industrialization

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, […]

Reports

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

Achieving Green Growth and Climate Action Post-COVID-19 Caribbean  • Côte d’Ivoire  • Technical Report  • flagship-publications  • Cambodia
Report
Achieving Green Growth and Climate Action Post-COVID-19

Caribbean  • Côte d’Ivoire  • Technical Report  • flagship-publications  • Cambodia  • Colombia  • Fiji  • Jordan  • Kiribati  • Lao PDR  • Mongolia  • Mozambique  • Nepal  • Rwanda  • Senegal  • United Arab Emirates  • Viet Nam  • UAE  • Guyana  • Hungary  • Green Cities  • Ethiopia  • Morocco  • Peru  • Uganda  • Burkina Faso  • Tonga  • Forest (Sustainable) Landscapes  • Indonesia  • México  • Sustainable Energy  • Thailand  • Cross Cutting  • Vanuatu

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  • Forest (Sustainable) Landscapes  • Sustainable Energy
Report
3rd NUF outcome report “Implementing New Urban Agenda”

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

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