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.

Sustainable Landscapes

Sustainable Landscapes centers on sustaining healthy and functioning forests, agrarian landscapes, waterways, coastal and marine ecosystems. Forests, soils, wetlands (including peatlands and mangroves) as well as marine systems are natural assets or natural capital which are interconnected and provide services which are of significant value to sustaining local and global economies.

Unfortunately, natural capital has been under-priced and under-protected, which has lead to environmental loss with consequential economic and societal impacts, especially the billions of rural households dependent on natural resources. Degradation of ecosystems cost governments and land users USD 10.6 trillion a year, which is 17% of the world’s GDP.

Key economic sectors in agriculture (including aquaculture), forestry and other land uses have been key drivers. 20-24% of global greenhouse gas emissions comes from the AFOLU sectors and although mangrove forests represent less than 1% of tropical forest area globally, they account for up to 10% of all emissions from deforestation. Recent studies have also highlighted that tropical peat fires – usually because of agriculture or poor land management – account for at least 25% of the total greenhouse gas emissions from deforestation.

Sustainable management and restoring the functions of these forests, waterways, agrarian, coastal and marine systems is critical for inclusive and sustainable economic growth – green growth.
Even though the private sector is financing increasing numbers of projects in these natural resource based sectors, investment towards landscape restoration falls short by approximately USD 300 billion a year.

Private investment in sustainable natural resource use and restoration of landscapes are scarce. Risks remain too high for mainstream investors and regulatory policy uncertain for sustainable and climate resilient investments.

Christopher Dickinson

Deputy Director, Head of Sustainable Landscapes

Theory of Change: Sustainable Landscapes

Through its Sustainable Landscapes Strategy, the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) supports partner countries pursue economic growth while protecting, restoring, and using productive landscapes in ways that are inclusive and sustainable.

GGGI identifies financial and policy solutions and shape investment deals which are holistic, cross-sectoral and multidisciplinary

Taking a landscape approach, GGGI targets key barriers and bring a diverse range of stakeholders on board. The landscape approach moves away from project and sector specific interventions to a more holistic and integrated way of pursuing economic growth.

GGGI aims to shape well-designed business models and projects that delivers three returns on investment: financial, natural capital and social returns.

In collaboration with partner governments, private sector, and a range of other partners, GGGI develops risk reduction and return enhancing instruments to attract more private capital to sustainably produced natural resource based sectors. Our partner governments play a key role in creating an enabling framework through the provision of suitable regulatory support.

Pipeline projects contribute to SDG, NDC and commitments to restore degraded landscapes. With regards to SDGs, while all goals are relevant, the most relevant goals include (1) No Poverty, (2) Zero Hunger, (5) Gender Equality, (13) Climate Action, (14) Life below Water and (15) Life on Land.

Projects

Project
Project Reference Profiles – Sri Lanka(LK01) Scoping and program development
Start Date Q1 June 1 2019
Funding Source
Actual Budget (USD) 79,047
Status Active
Thematic Area
  • Sustainable Landscapes
  • Sustainable Energy
  • Cross Cutting
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Project
Project Reference Profiles – Kiribati(KI02) Development of an Agricultural Strategy as an Addendum to the KV20 – Kiribati’s National Development Plan
Start Date Q1 Jan 1 2019
Funding Source
Actual Budget (USD) 121,238
Status Active
Thematic Area
  • Sustainable Landscapes
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Project
Project Reference Profiles – Myanmar(MM11) Distributed Ledger Technology Powered Improved Cookstoves Finance Facility (DLTICS)
Start Date Q1 Oct 1 2018
Funding Source
Actual Budget (USD) 82,479
Status Active
Thematic Area
  • Sustainable Landscapes
  • Sustainable Energy
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Project
Project Reference Profiles – Peru(PE05) Mitigating Deforestation in Peru through Land Use Formalization
Start Date Q1 Jan 1 2019
Funding Source
Actual Budget (USD) 130,233
Status Complete
Thematic Area
  • Sustainable Landscapes
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Project
Project Reference Profiles – Ethiopia(ET13) Green growth governance – Support the Forest Sector Transformation Unit, Environment, Forest and Climate Change Commission
Start Date Q2 20190603
Funding Source
Actual Budget (USD) 40,086
Status Active
Thematic Area
  • Sustainable Landscapes
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Project
Project Reference Profiles – Ethiopia(ET11) Green growth governance – Introducing climate- smart irrigated wheat systems in the Ethiopian lowlands
Start Date Q3 20190701
Funding Source
Actual Budget (USD) 54,531
Status Active
Thematic Area
  • Sustainable Landscapes
  • Sustainable Energy
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Project
Project Reference Profiles – Burkina Faso(BF03) Green growth governance- Supporting Sustainable Landscape and Scaling Up of Ecovillages Development Model
Start Date Q1 20190305
Funding Source
Actual Budget (USD) 31,524
Status Complete
Thematic Area
  • Sustainable Landscapes
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Project
Sustainable Energy-Water Solution for Medium to Large Scale Irrigation of Commercial Farming in Uganda
Start Date Q1 2018
Funding Source
Actual Budget (USD) 290,166
Status Active
Thematic Area
  • Sustainable Landscapes
  • Sustainable Energy
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Project
Sustainable Urban Wetlands Development within Kigali City
Start Date Q1 2018
Funding Source
Actual Budget (USD) 1,000,000
Status Active
Thematic Area
  • Green Cities
  • Sustainable Landscapes
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Project
REDD+ Financial Mechanism Colombia
Start Date Q4 2015
Funding Source
Actual Budget (USD) 0
Status Active
Thematic Area
  • Sustainable Landscapes
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Project
Costa Rica Environmental Bank Foundation (FUNBAM)
Start Date Q1 2017
Funding Source
Actual Budget (USD) 0
Status Complete
Thematic Area
  • Sustainable Landscapes
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Project
Policy and investment development to advance Colombia´s Long-Term Green Growth Objectives
Start Date Q1 2017
Funding Source
Actual Budget (USD) 1,456,000
Status Active
Thematic Area
  • Sustainable Landscapes
  • Cross Cutting
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Project
Green Growth Program (Phase II)
Start Date Q1 2016
Funding Source
Actual Budget (USD) 178,000,000
Status Active
Thematic Area
  • Green Cities
  • Sustainable Landscapes
  • Sustainable Energy
  • Cross Cutting
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Project
Unleashing the Potential of Uganda’s Economy through Green Growth
Start Date Q1 2017
Funding Source
Actual Budget (USD) 2,615,000
Status Active
Thematic Area
  • Sustainable Landscapes
  • Sustainable Energy
  • Cross Cutting
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Project
Ethiopia Country Program Proposal 2017-2018
Start Date Q1 2017
Funding Source
Actual Budget (USD) 6,199,000
Status Active
Thematic Area
  • Sustainable Landscapes
  • Cross Cutting
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Project
Knowledge and Capacity Development
Start Date Q1 2016
Funding Source
Actual Budget (USD) 704,109
Status Active
Thematic Area
  • Green Cities
  • Sustainable Landscapes
  • Sustainable Energy
  • Cross Cutting
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News

News • June 18, 2020

The Korea Forest Service holds a book launch for “Re-greening Ethiopia”

SEOUL – June 17, 2020 – The offline event for “Re-greening Ethiopia” Book launch was held on June 17 at Grand Hyatt Seoul in Seoul, the Republic of Korea (ROK), hosted by the Korea Forest Service (KFS). Previously known as The World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought, June 17 is designated by the United […]

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

Online Panel Discussion on “Mobilizing Green Investment for Indonesia’s Sustainable Landscape Sectors”

Officially opened by the Indonesia Country Representative Marcel Silvius and the moderator – Vikalp Pal Sabhlok, Investment Specialist, GGGI held an online panel discussion on “Mobilizing Green Investment for Indonesia’s Sustainable Landscape Sectors” on May 14, 2020. This discussion is an effort to continue supporting the Government of Indonesia to explore possibilities and scale up […]

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 • 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 13, 2020

Kiribati Approves Long-Term, National Agriculture Strategy

TARAWA, KIRIBATI – March 13, 2020- The Cabinet of the Kiribati Government today endorsed the Kiribati Agriculture Strategy (KAS 2020-2030) as a long-term national plan for the agriculture sector. The KAS aims to help achieve the goals of the Kiribati 20-Year Vision by developing a climate-resilient agriculture sector that enhances production, productivity, livelihoods, jobs, food […]

News • March 3, 2020

GGGI Supports Peru’s New Agroforestry Concessions System for Family Farmers to Reduce Deforestation in the Amazon

The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) has partnered with the World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) and the Peruvian Society for Environmental Law (SPDA) to support Peru’s efforts to reduce deforestation through an innovative approach that promotes sustainable agroforestry practices and secures land tenure of small farmers in the Amazon. Representatives from the Government of Norway, GGGI, […]

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 26, 2020

Validation Workshop on “3Returns Model and Framework – an Investment Case for Coastal Landscape Mangrove Restoration in Myanmar” conducted on February 20-21 in Nay Pyi Taw

GGGI organized a two-day validation workshop on “3Returns Model and Framework – an Investment Case for Coastal Landscape Mangrove Restoration in Myanmar” on February 20-21, 2020 at Park Royal Hotel in Nay Pyi Taw. The objective of the workshop was to present and validate the concept of the 3Returns Model and Framework which is a […]

News • February 24, 2020

Green Growth Program’s Scoping Visits to Four New Provinces

The Ministry of National Development Planning (Bappenas) is committed to switch to a low carbon development approach by integrating Low Carbon Development Initiative (LCDI) into the 2020-2024 National Medium-Term Development Plan (RPJMN). This is stated in the national development agenda, titled “Building the Environment, Improving Disaster Resilience, and Climate Change” through Presidential Regulation No. 18 […]

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

Debriefing Session on the Solar-powered Irrigation System – Project’s Pre-feasibility Study

February 13th, 2020. Ramada Pearl Hotel, Ouagadougou. The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) Burkina Faso team organized a debriefing session on the solar pump project’s pre-feasibility study. The project is focused on replacing diesel- / gas oil-powered pumps used by farmers, by promoting the use of cleaner and profitable solar-powered irrigation systems. The purpose of […]

News • January 31, 2020

Socialization session “Nature-Based Tourism Strategic Plan for Nariño”

Nariño, December 19 – The session aimed to socialize the results of the “Nature-Based Tourism Strategic Plan for Nariño” developed by SMA Tourism. The strategy seeks to strengthen nature-based tourism as a green growth sector in the region making sustainable use of its biodiversity and beautiful landscapes, promoting social inclusion and economic development. The event […]

News • January 31, 2020

Strengthening of the Colombian Roundtable for Sustainable Livestock, reflected in 2019

The GGGI Colombia team has been contributing to the Colombian Roundtable for Sustainable Livestock, providing support to the Technical Secretariat of the Roundtable. The Roundtable closed the year of 2019 on December 10, with an event attended by 25 entities, evaluating the progress and highlighting the achievements of 2019. This included the strategic articulation between […]

News • January 31, 2020

International Knowledge Exchange between Colombia and Mexico “Introduction to the National Agrologistics Plan”

In December 2019, the GGGI Colombia team and Colombian government officials from the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MADR), the National Planning Department, Procolombia, the Rural Agricultural Planning Unit, participated in an international exchange between Colombia and Mexico “Introduction to the National Agrologistics Plan” in Mexico City. This exchange came under the cooperation framework […]

News • January 17, 2020

PRESS RELEASE: GGGI & RSPO Sign Memorandum of Understanding

A five year Memorandum of Understanding was signed in Jakarta to enhance collaboration and funding for key activities and organisations in the sustainable palm oil sector. JAKARTA, 15 JANUARY 2020: Today, GGGI and the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) Secretariat signed a five-year Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), providing a framework for cooperation and collaboration in support of the 2030 Agenda […]

News • December 23, 2019

Infrastructure Gender Mainstreaming Strategy Review Workshop

In Musanze District, Rwanda from 9-12 December a group of sector experts gathered for the Infrastructure Gender Mainstreaming Strategy Review Workshop. The workshop was organized by GGGI Rwanda in collaboration with Ministry of Infrastructure.  In attendance there were participants from Musanze District Executive, Vice Mayor of Musanze, Ministry of Infrastructure (MININFRA), Rwanda Housing Authority (RHA) […]

Reports

Segunda Fase del Programa de Crecimiento Verde en Colombia, GGGI – Reino de Noruega Colombia  • Green Cities  • Sustainable Landscapes  • Sustainable Energy  • Cross Cutting
Report
Segunda Fase del Programa de Crecimiento Verde en Colombia, GGGI – Reino de Noruega

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

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

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

Senegal Solar PV Electricity for Agriculture Development Project Fact Sheet Senegal  • Sustainable Landscapes
Report
Senegal Solar PV Electricity for Agriculture Development Project Fact Sheet

Senegal  • Sustainable Landscapes

Economic Appraisal of Ayeyarwady Delta Mangrove Forests Myanmar  • Sustainable Landscapes
Report
Economic Appraisal of Ayeyarwady Delta Mangrove Forests

Myanmar  • Sustainable Landscapes

The 3Returns Framework: A method for decision-making towards sustainable landscapes Myanmar  • Sustainable Landscapes
Report
The 3Returns Framework: A method for decision-making towards sustainable landscapes

Myanmar  • Sustainable Landscapes

GGGI Information Note Senegal  • Green Cities  • Sustainable Landscapes  • Sustainable Energy
Report
GGGI Information Note

Senegal  • Green Cities  • Sustainable Landscapes  • Sustainable Energy

Achieving Green Growth and Climate Action Post-COVID-19 Caribbean  • United States  • Spain  • cote d'ivoire  • Cambodia
Report
Achieving Green Growth and Climate Action Post-COVID-19

Caribbean  • United States  • Spain  • cote d'ivoire  • Cambodia  • China  • Colombia  • Fiji  • Jordan  • Kiribati  • Lao PDR  • Mongolia  • Mozambique  • Nepal  • Rwanda  • Senegal  • United Arab Emirates  • Viet Nam  • UAE  • Guyana  • Hungary  • Paraguay  • Republic of Korea  • Green Cities  • Ethiopia  • Morocco  • Peru  • Uganda  • Burkina Faso  • Tonga  • Sustainable Landscapes  • Indonesia  • Sweden  • Mexico  • Sustainable Energy  • Solomon Islands  • United Kingdom  • Thailand  • Cross Cutting  • Vanuatu

Bio-based Value Chain Analysis for Sustainable Mangrove Restoration, Ayeyarwady Delta, Myanmar Myanmar  • Sustainable Landscapes
Report
Bio-based Value Chain Analysis for Sustainable Mangrove Restoration, Ayeyarwady Delta, Myanmar

Myanmar  • Sustainable Landscapes

Kiribati Agriculture Strategy 2020 – 2030 Kiribati  • Sustainable Landscapes
Report
Kiribati Agriculture Strategy 2020 – 2030

Kiribati  • Sustainable Landscapes

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

Lineamientos para el diseño de programas y proyectos de reconversión ganadera sostenible Colombia  • Sustainable Landscapes
Report
Lineamientos para el diseño de programas y proyectos de reconversión ganadera sostenible

Colombia  • Sustainable Landscapes

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

GGGI Sustainable Landscapes 2019 Sustainable Landscapes
Report
GGGI Sustainable Landscapes 2019

Sustainable Landscapes

Identifying Income Generating Opportunities in Root Crops in Kiribati Kiribati  • Sustainable Landscapes
Report
Identifying Income Generating Opportunities in Root Crops in Kiribati

Kiribati  • Sustainable Landscapes

Kiribati Country Planning Framework 2019 – 2023 Kiribati  • Sustainable Landscapes  • Cross Cutting
Report
Kiribati Country Planning Framework 2019 – 2023

Kiribati  • Sustainable Landscapes  • Cross Cutting

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

Rwanda Public Bicycle Sharing – Project Fact Sheet Rwanda  • Green Cities  • Sustainable Landscapes  • Sustainable Energy  • Cross Cutting
Report
Rwanda Public Bicycle Sharing – Project Fact Sheet

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

GGGI Sustainable Landscapes Staff

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Principal-Policy Solutions (Land Use)

Christopher Dickinson

Deputy Director, Head of Sustainable Landscapes

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