Overall Objective

GGGI is working in Fiji to support the implementation of the Green Growth Framework through mainstreaming into Fiji’s National Development Plan and through developing green infrastructure studies and project proposals.

Strategic Outcome Targets

GHG Reductions Target Setting in Progress
Green Jobs Target Setting in Progress
Sustainable Services Target Setting in Progress
Air Quality Target Setting in Progress
Ecosystem Services Target Setting in Progress
Enhanced Adaptation to Climate Change Target Setting in Progress

Themes

Contact
Daniel Muñoz-Smith

Country Representative, Fiji, Kiribati, Tonga, Vanuatu

Resource Partner

GGGI Core Funding

Implementation Partner

Fiji Electricity Authority
Office of the Commissioner Eastern Division
Office of the Commissioner Northern Division

Government Counterpart

Ministry of Economy
Department of Strategic Planning
Climate Change Division

Context

Fiji is a Small Island Developing State (SIDS) where reducing vulnerability and enhancing resilience of communities to the impacts of climate change is a high priority for the government. Fiji’s energy sector is highly dependent on fossil fuels, with fossil fuel imports accounting for 25-30% of all imports, leaving it exposed to oil price increases and volatility. Energy infrastructure that can withstand climate change impacts and energy security are therefore important aspects of the country’s overall resilience.

Fiji has made commitments to renewable energy development in its Green Growth Framework, NDC and new five-year National Development Plan (NDP), and 20-year Strategic Vision. Today, while approximately 60% of electricity is derived from renewables, almost all are from hydropower which is vulnerable to droughts. Electricity access is 82% in rural areas and 96% in urban areas. However, in rural areas access to electricity is often limited to a few hours per day.

While Fiji is invested in aligning with green growth objectives, capacity shortage in leveraging green growth principles for sustainable governance is resulting in gaps in tools, policies, and frameworks for guiding broader stakeholders. As such, the investment context is clouded by the lack of framework.

GGGI’s Program in Fiji is designed to assist the government to develop bankable renewable energy projects as well as to integrate green growth aspects into national development frameworks related to energy policies.

News

News • August 19, 2022

Fiji, GGGI, and UN Environment Program launch the Capacity-Building Initiative for Transparency

On 09 August 2022, the Fiji Ministry of Economy, the UN Environment Program (UNEP) and the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) launched Fiji’s Capacity Building Initiative for Transparency (CBIT) project in Suva. Over 80 participants representing senior government officials from several line ministries, civil-society organizations, academic institutions, private sectors, and several development partners joined the […]

News • August 2, 2022

CFAN Pacific Advisors Gather in Fiji to Advance Pipeline of Regional Climate Projects

July 22, 2022 – The Climate Finance Access Network (CFAN) convened partners, regional stakeholders, and its Pacific advisor cohort in Suva, Fiji to advance a diverse pipeline of regional climate  projects. CFAN, an initiative established to unlock access to climate finance through building lasting regional capacity, marked the conclusion of its inaugural training program and […]

News • July 26, 2022

GGGI and UNCDF expand their partnership to support small green businesses in the Pacific

Suva, Fiji – The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) and the UN Capital Development Fund (UNCDF) signed an amendment to their existing Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to expand areas of cooperation on 29th June. The document was signed virtually by Gerard O’Donoghue, on behalf of GGGI Director General and Mr Bram Peters, Regional Manager-Pacific of UNCDF. The […]

News • June 29, 2022

Celebrating International Women in Engineering Day in Fiji

Suva, Fiji, Thursday, 23 June, 2022: International Women in Engineering Day (23 June, 2022) is an international awareness campaign to raise the profile of women in engineering and focus attention on the amazing career opportunities available to girls in this exciting industry. The Pacific Regional Director, Katerina Syngellakis of the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI), […]

News • May 3, 2022

Launching of renewable energy and green economy trainings for remote rural communities in Fiji.

Suva, Fiji, 2022 – The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) in partnership with the Climate Change and International Cooperation Division (CCICD) of the Ministry of Economy, will be conducting community level trainings in selected Fijian communities under its project titled “Capacity Building to Strengthen Sustainable Implementation of Renewable Energy Technologies for Rural Energy Access”. The […]

News • April 26, 2022

GGGI develops Sustainability Chapter for Fiji Building Code

    Suva, Fiji – 31 March 2022 – Stakeholders from government departments of Energy, Water and Buildings, as well as development partners and industry stakeholders, gathered today at an event to handover to the Government of Fiji the Sustainability Chapter developed by the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI). The Sustainability Chapter will support government’s ongoing […]

News • April 5, 2022

Six inspirational Pacific Women share their stories during “Women in Green Innovation in the Pacific” virtual ‘Talanoa’

8th March 2022 – Over 100 attendees from across the Pacific joined the virtual “Women in Green Innovation in the Pacific” virtual ‘talanoa’ hosted by the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) and partners Emstret Space, Greenhouse Co-working, Samoa Business Hub, Tonga Youth Employment & Entrepreneurship and Vanuatu Chamber of Commerce & Industry in a special […]

News • March 24, 2022

GGGI strengthens capacity on voluntary GHG emissions reporting by large industries and Greenpreneurs in Fiji

    GGGI continues supporting the Climate Change and International Cooperation Division (CCICD) of the Ministry of Economy (MOE) in implementing the Climate Change Act 2021 under the the partnership with New Zealand´s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT) through Low Emission Climate Resilient Development (LECRD) Program. The Climate Change Act 2021 is an […]

News • March 22, 2022

Fiji Climate Change Portal & NDA Portal Launch

SUVA, FIJI – 18 March 2022 – Attorney-General of Fiji Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum launched the redesigned Fiji Climate Change Portal and the new National Designated Authority Portal at Suvavou House. The Attorney-General highlighted the new portal’s effectiveness in bringing the data of Fiji’s climate action effort into the digital age by mapping new adaptation and mitigation […]

News • March 10, 2022

Fiji Bureau of Statistics Strengthens Capacity on Greenhouse Gas Inventory and Data Management

            The Climate Change Act (CCA) 2021 is an ambitious and comprehensive legislation that creates the way forward to take Fiji to reach a bold net zero carbon emissions goal by 2050.  As such, it sets solid ground for government, development partners and Civil Society Organizations (CSOs), to coordinate and […]

News • March 4, 2022

Upcoming Virtual Event: Women in Green Innovation in the Pacific

GGGI’s Pacific Green Entrepreneurs Network is excited to share with you our upcoming virtual talanoa session on ‘Women in Green Innovation’ in collaboration with our partners Emstret Space, Greenhouse Coworking, Samoa Business Hub, Tonga Youth Employment & Entrepreneurship and Vanuatu Chamber of Commerce and Industry in honour of International Women’s Day on 8th March. The […]

News • March 4, 2022

GGGI signs its first GEF grant to deliver CBIT project in Fiji

Suva, Fiji – 14 February 2022 – GGGI has signed a USD 1.4 million grant with UN Environment Program (UNEP) and Fiji Ministry of Economy (MOE) to implement a 3-year Capacity-building Initiative for Transparency (CBIT) project funded by the Global Environment Facility (GEF). CBIT aims to ‘Strengthen capacity to ensure transparency of action implemented and […]

News • February 28, 2022

Climate Finance Advisors begin training to increase access to finance in the Pacific

February 1, 2022 – The Climate Finance Access Network (CFAN), coordinated by the Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI), and in partnership with the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI), has onboarded its first cohort of advisors for the Pacific region. The Climate Finance Advisors, specifically trained and will be embedded and support Fiji, Kiribati, Papua New Guinea, […]

News • January 18, 2022

GGGI supports Fiji’s efforts to develop a sustainable tourism industry

In December 2021, the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) concluded a project supporting Fiji’s Ministry of Commerce, Trade, Tourism & Transport (MCTTT) to develop the National Sustainable Tourism Framework. Tourism is one of the most important drivers of growth for Pacific Island Countries, playing a particularly crucial role in the Fijian economy. Fiji is among […]

News • January 12, 2022

Fiji Development Bank Strengthens Capacity to Actively Engage with the Green Climate Fund

Suva, Fiji, 13 December 2021 – For the first time since Covid-19, the Fiji Development Bank (FDB) held two ‘in-person’ training workshops. The workshops strengthened participants’ understanding of the FDB Climate & Eco Finance Strategy as well as the GCF processes and requirements to successfully develop climate finance projects. These workshops form part of a […]

News • December 6, 2021

Training of Trainers Workshop on “Capacity Building to Strengthen Sustainable Implementation of Renewable Energy Technologies for Rural Energy Access”

Suva, Fiji, November 22, 2021 – The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI), in partnership with the Climate Change and International Cooperation Division (CCICD) of the Ministry of Economy, conducted a Training of Trainers (ToT) Workshop on Capacity Building to Strengthen Sustainable Implementation of Renewable Energy Technologies for Rural Energy Access. The initiative is part of […]

News • November 15, 2021

Pacific Greenpreneurs Incubator Program Launches in 6 Countries

We are pleased to announce that the Pacific Greenpreneurs Incubator Program 2021 has successfully kicked off in six countries! Sixty-eight green enterprises across six countries make up the 2021 cohort, of whom two-thirds are women-led (68%) and youth-led (62%) and supporting 133 entrepreneurs between them. Early-stage purpose-driven enterprises with social and/or environmental impact were selected […]

News • September 23, 2021

GGGI participates in virtual Commemoration of the UN Day on South-South Cooperation and Intergovernmental Organisations

The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) contributed insights on SMEs and Entrepreneurship for COVID-19 recovery during the Commemoration of the UN Day on South-South Cooperation and Intergovernmental Organisations Virtual Meeting in Asia- Pacific 2021 held on September 14, 2021, hosted by United Nations Office for South-South Cooperation (UNOSSC). Keynote addresses were delivered by Mr. António […]

News • August 16, 2021

Fiji holds Virtual Stakeholder Validation of new National Energy Policy

Suva, Fiji – 7 July 2021 – Fiji’s Department of Energy (DOE), under the Ministry of Infrastructure and Meteorological Services (MIMS), with support from the New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT), and the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI), today held the National Stakeholder Validation Workshop on the Draft Fiji National Energy Policy […]

News • August 5, 2021

Regional innovators gather to launch Pacific Green Entrepreneurs Network

Suva, Fiji, Wednesday, August 4, 2021 – The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) launched the Pacific Green Entrepreneurs Network (PGEN) today, a multi-year, multi-million dollar program funded by the Qatar Fund for Development (QFFD) to support entrepreneurs in Fiji, Kiribati, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Tonga and Vanuatu. The virtual launch event was attended by over […]

Projects

Thematic Areas
Countries
Project Reference Profiles – Fiji(FJ07) Green growth governance – Enhancing Access to Climate Finance in Fiji
Start Date Q4 20191017
Funding Source
Actual Budget (USD) 6,000
Status Active
Thematic Area
  • Cross Cutting
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Thematic Areas
Countries
Project Reference Profiles – Fiji(FJ1) Green growth governance – Supporting the Implementation of the Green Growth Framework for Fiji – Phase 2
Start Date Q1 20170101
Funding Source
Actual Budget (USD) 392,339
Status Active
Thematic Area
  • Cross Cutting
View
Thematic Areas
Countries
Project Reference Profiles – Fiji(FJ05) Green growth governance – Secondment to Fiji Development Bank for support with GCF projects
Start Date Q1 20190215
Funding Source
Actual Budget (USD) 18,260
Status Active
Thematic Area
  • Cross Cutting
View
Thematic Areas
Countries
Project Reference Profiles – Fiji(FJ04) Green growth governance – Evidence-based policies for the sustainable use of energy resources in the Asia-Pacific Region
Start Date Q1 20190101
Funding Source
Actual Budget (USD) 94,164
Status Active
Thematic Area
  • Sustainable Energy
View
Thematic Areas
Capacity Building to Strengthen Sustainable Implementation of Renewable Energy Technologies for Rural Energy Access
Start Date Q4 2018
Funding Source
Actual Budget (USD) 1,500,000
Status Active
Thematic Area
  • Sustainable Energy
View
Thematic Areas
Countries
Fiji Solar Project on Taveuni island
Start Date Q3 2016
Funding Source
Actual Budget (USD) 3,500,000
Status Active
Thematic Area
  • Sustainable Energy
View
Thematic Areas
Countries
Supporting the Implementation of the Green Growth Framework for Fiji – Phase 2
Start Date Q1 2017
Funding Source
Actual Budget (USD) 2,029,000
Status Active
Thematic Area
  • Sustainable Energy
View

Reports

Evaluation of Pacific Programming 2017-21 (Ongoing) Pacific  • Samoa  • Tuvalu  • Solomon Islands  • Fiji
Report
Evaluation of Pacific Programming 2017-21 (Ongoing)

Pacific  • Samoa  • Tuvalu  • Solomon Islands  • Fiji  • Kiribati  • Papua New Guinea  • Tonga  • Vanuatu

Evaluation of GGGI’s Progress Against the Strategic Plan 2015-20 (2017) Paraguay  • Cambodia  • Mongolia  • Papua New Guinea  • Mozambique
Report
Evaluation of GGGI’s Progress Against the Strategic Plan 2015-20 (2017)

Paraguay  • Cambodia  • Mongolia  • Papua New Guinea  • Mozambique  • Hungary  • Colombia  • Nepal  • Costa Rica  • Fiji  • Philippines  • India  • Rwanda  • Jordan  • Senegal  • Kiribati  • United Arab Emirates  • Lao PDR  • Viet Nam  • Uganda  • Morocco  • Ethiopia  • Myanmar  • Qatar  • Peru  • Green Cities  • Indonesia  • México  • Sustainable Energy  • Thailand  • Green Buildings and Industry  • Vanuatu  • Gender and Inclusive Development  • Sustainable Transport  • Waste  • Solar Energy  • Climate Resilient and Green Growth  • Sustainable Landscapes  • Climate Finance  • National Financing Vehicles  • NFVs

Green Recovery and Climate Action: Assessing Green Jobs from Renewable Energy and Forestry Investments for Developing and Emerging Economies flagship-publications  • forestry investments  • Caribbean  • Ecuador  • Côte d’Ivoire
Report
Green Recovery and Climate Action: Assessing Green Jobs from Renewable Energy and Forestry Investments for Developing and Emerging Economies

flagship-publications  • forestry investments  • Caribbean  • Ecuador  • Côte d’Ivoire  • Green Recovery  • Technical Report  • Denmark  • Rwanda  • Guyana  • Colombia  • Senegal  • Costa Rica  • Viet Nam  • Hungary  • Fiji  • India  • Jordan  • Lao PDR  • Mongolia  • Saint Lucia  • Cambodia  • Climate action  • Ethiopia  • Burkina Faso  • #greengrowth  • Uganda  • Morocco  • Myanmar  • Peru  • Indonesia  • México  • Cross Cutting  • Vanuatu  • Green Jobs  • Green recovery  • green growth  • green jobs  • renewable energy  • sustainable development

Special Review of Strategic Plan 2015-2020: Commitments Delivered and Key Results (2021) Papua New Guinea  • Colombia  • Fiji  • Lao PDR  • Mongolia
Report
Special Review of Strategic Plan 2015-2020: Commitments Delivered and Key Results (2021)

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

Review of Strategic Plan 2015-2020: Commitments Delivered and Key Results Ecuador  • Uzbekistan  • Caribbean  • Lao PDR  • Viet Nam
Report
Review of Strategic Plan 2015-2020: Commitments Delivered and Key Results

Ecuador  • Uzbekistan  • Caribbean  • Lao PDR  • Viet Nam  • Cambodia  • Mongolia  • Saint Lucia  • Mozambique  • Guyana  • Papua New Guinea  • Colombia  • Nepal  • Costa Rica  • Hungary  • Fiji  • Philippines  • India  • Rwanda  • Jordan  • Senegal  • Kiribati  • United Arab Emirates  • Uganda  • Morocco  • Ethiopia  • Myanmar  • Burkina Faso  • Peru  • Green Cities  • Tonga  • Qatar  • Indonesia  • Forest (Sustainable) Landscapes  • México  • Sustainable Energy  • Thailand  • Vanuatu  • Green Buildings and Industry  • Gender and Inclusive Development  • Sustainable Transport  • Waste  • Solar Energy  • Sustainable Landscapes  • Green Finance  • Climate-Smart Agriculture  • Coastal Resilience

GGGI Support on NDC Enhancement, Long-term Low Emission and Resilient Development Strategies, and Green Recovery LT-LEDS  • Caribbean  • Côte d’Ivoire  • Pacific  • Fiji
Report
GGGI Support on NDC Enhancement, Long-term Low Emission and Resilient Development Strategies, and Green Recovery

LT-LEDS  • Caribbean  • Côte d’Ivoire  • Pacific  • Fiji  • Lao PDR  • Mongolia  • Climate action  • Rwanda  • Viet Nam  • Hungary  • Cambodia  • Colombia  • Peru  • Climate resilience  • Burkina Faso  • Uganda  • #greengrowth  • Ethiopia  • México  • Cross Cutting  • Climate Resilient and Green Growth  • NDC  • climate finance  • Climate Change  • LEDS  • Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC)  • Paris Agreement

Pacific Accredited Entity Roundtable Report fiji  • Kiribati  • Tonga  • GGGI Pacific  • Vanuatu
Report
Pacific Accredited Entity Roundtable Report

fiji  • Kiribati  • Tonga  • GGGI Pacific  • Vanuatu  • Pacific  • Fiji  • Kiribati  • Tonga  • Green Climate Fund  • Vanuatu  • Green Finance  • Climate Change  • GCF climate finance  • Pacific

Green Growth Index 2020: Measuring performance in achieving SDG targets Technical Report  • Republic of Korea  • Denmark  • flagship-publications  • Caribbean
Report
Green Growth Index 2020: Measuring performance in achieving SDG targets

Technical Report  • Republic of Korea  • Denmark  • flagship-publications  • Caribbean  • Ecuador  • PNG  • Pacific  • Saint Lucia  • Nepal  • Guyana  • Costa Rica  • Papua New Guinea  • Fiji  • Philippines  • India  • Rwanda  • Hungary  • Jordan  • Senegal  • Kiribati  • United Arab Emirates  • Lao PDR  • Viet Nam  • Mongolia  • Cambodia  • Mozambique  • UAE  • Myanmar  • Ethiopia  • Peru  • Burkina Faso  • Tonga  • Morocco  • Uganda  • Indonesia  • México  • Cross Cutting  • Thailand  • Vanuatu

The Promise of Green Growth: A Pathway to Prosperity while Achieving National and Global Ambitions Pacific  • Technical Report  • Republic of Korea  • flagship-publications  • Viet Nam
Report
The Promise of Green Growth: A Pathway to Prosperity while Achieving National and Global Ambitions

Pacific  • Technical Report  • Republic of Korea  • flagship-publications  • Viet Nam  • Colombia  • Fiji  • Jordan  • Papua New Guinea  • Lao PDR  • Mongolia  • Nepal  • Cambodia  • Philippines  • Senegal  • Ethiopia  • Uganda  • Burkina Faso  • Qatar  • Myanmar  • Peru  • Indonesia  • México  • Cross Cutting  • Vanuatu

GGGI’s services on supporting the development of LT-LEDS Caribbean  • Pacific  • Republic of Korea  • Fiji  • Ethiopia
Report
GGGI’s services on supporting the development of LT-LEDS

Caribbean  • Pacific  • Republic of Korea  • Fiji  • Ethiopia  • México  • Cross Cutting

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

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

Green Growth in Action: Achieving Green Energy Transformation Technical Report  • flagship-publications  • Guyana  • Papua New Guinea  • Fiji
Report
Green Growth in Action: Achieving Green Energy Transformation

Technical Report  • flagship-publications  • Guyana  • Papua New Guinea  • Fiji  • India  • Mongolia  • Mozambique  • Rwanda  • Senegal  • Cambodia  • Viet Nam  • Uganda  • Ethiopia  • Burkina Faso  • Morocco  • Indonesia  • México  • Sustainable Energy  • Thailand  • Vanuatu

Guide to Green Entrepreneurship in Fiji – version 2 Pacific  • Fiji  • Cross Cutting
Report
Guide to Green Entrepreneurship in Fiji – version 2

Pacific  • Fiji  • Cross Cutting

Fiji Country Planning Framework 2019 – 2023 Fiji  • Sustainable Energy  • Cross Cutting
Report
Fiji Country Planning Framework 2019 – 2023

Fiji  • Sustainable Energy  • Cross Cutting

Evaluation of Green Investment Services (2020) Senegal  • Costa Rica  • Guyana  • Fiji  • Hungary
Report
Evaluation of Green Investment Services (2020)

Senegal  • Costa Rica  • Guyana  • Fiji  • Hungary  • India  • Lao PDR  • Mozambique  • Nepal  • Cambodia  • Philippines  • Rwanda  • Ethiopia  • Uganda  • Myanmar  • Indonesia  • México  • Thailand  • Vanuatu  • Green Finance  • Climate Finance  • National Financing Vehicles  • NFVs

Fiji Green Jobs Assessment: A Preliminary Study of Green Employment in Fiji Fiji  • Cross Cutting
Report
Fiji Green Jobs Assessment: A Preliminary Study of Green Employment in Fiji

Fiji  • Cross Cutting

Guide to Green Entrepreneurship in Fiji Fiji  • Cross Cutting
Report
Guide to Green Entrepreneurship in Fiji

Fiji  • Cross Cutting

NDC Implementation Roadmap Development: Guidelines for Small Island Developing States Pacific  • flagship-publications  • Technical Guidelines  • Papua New Guinea  • Fiji
Report
NDC Implementation Roadmap Development: Guidelines for Small Island Developing States

Pacific  • flagship-publications  • Technical Guidelines  • Papua New Guinea  • Fiji  • Kiribati  • Tonga  • Cross Cutting  • Vanuatu

Fiji Low Emissions Development Strategy 2018-2050 Fiji  • Cross Cutting
Report
Fiji Low Emissions Development Strategy 2018-2050

Fiji  • Cross Cutting

Fiji NDC Implementation Roadmap Fiji  • Sustainable Energy
Report
Fiji NDC Implementation Roadmap

Fiji  • Sustainable Energy

GGGI In-Country Staff

Shelveen Kumar

Senior Investment Officer, Climate Finance Access Network Advisor, GGGI Fiji

Charlotte Camille Turk

Green Investment Services - Regional Technical Lead for the Pacific

Walter Reinhardt

Senior Economist – Pacific

Esther Bates

Project Manager

Miguel Londoño

Project Manager of the LECRDP, Fiji

Mohammed Tazil

Senior Officer, Regional Program (Pacific)

Ulaiasi Colaiwau Butukoro

Associate - Fiji, Van, Kir

Katerina Syngellakis

Pacific Policy Advisor

Daniel Muñoz-Smith

Country Representative, Fiji, Kiribati, Tonga, Vanuatu