Overall Objective

GGGI’s objective in the region is to support Pacific Small Island Developing States (SIDS) to sustainably achieve national development goals and Paris Agreement commitments by developing strategic frameworks and mobilizing finance to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, create green jobs, increase access to sustainable services and enhance resilience to climate change.

Contact
Katerina Syngellakis

Pacific Policy Advisor

Resource Partner

Germany – Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development

United Kingdom – Foreign and Commonwealth Office

Australia – Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

New Zealand – Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade

Korea International cooperation Agency

Implementation Partner

Korea International cooperation Agency

Pacific Islands Development Forum

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH

Pacific Community – SPC

Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP)

Government Counterpart

Cook Islands

Federated States of Micronesia

Fiji

Kiribati

Nauru

Niue

Palau

Papua New Guinea

Marshall Islands

Samoa

Solomon Islands

Tokelau

Tonga

Tuvalu

Vanuatu

Context

Spread across 30 million square kilometers of ocean, Pacific Island Countries are all highly diverse.  As well as culture and geographic diversity, Pacific countries and their 10 million inhabitants also share many of the same development challenges; extreme vulnerability to climate change and associated sea level rise and severe weather; vulnerability to global economic shocks due the distance and relatively small market size; poverty that impacts households access to improved sanitation, quality education and health care, and employment or income earning opportunities; poor nutrition, health and food insecurity; and dependence on imported fossil fuels for energy and transportation.

To help address these challenges, the Global Green Growth Institute has been working in the Pacific since 2014 to mainstream green growth planning and mobilize climate finance that support green, resilient, inclusive investments. GGGI has established full country programs in Fiji, Kiribati, Papua New Guinea, Tonga, and Vanuatu, and through its regional programs and initiatives has delivered services in a further 10 Pacific countries and territories.

At the regional level GGGI’s activities and projects focus on renewable energy, energy efficiency and green economy capacity building, climate resilient, green infrastructure financing, and NDC enhancement and implementation. GGGI is a core delivery partner of the Pacific NDC Hub alongside GIZ, SPC and SPREP. Through the Pacific NDC Hub, GGGI developes NDC implementation roadmaps, investment plans and project pipelines for energy efficiency and transport, and supports countries develop MRV systems. GGGI also supports entrepreneurs in the Pacific through its Greenpreneurship program. GGGI’s regional project on capacity building for renewable energy for energy access supports rural communities in Fiji, Papua New Guinea (PNG), Solomon Islands, and Vanuatu through customized and targeted training.

In the Pacific, GGGI works closely with its partner governments, serving as a neutral and trusted advisor and providing services based on government requests. Along with working with its partner Ministries, GGGI also works closely with donors to identify financing options for projects and activities for its country programs. GGGI has also signed MoUs with a number of regional institutions and development partners including ESCAP, GIZ, PIDF, SPC and SPREP and others.

Visit country program pages: Fiji, Kiribati, Papua New Guinea, Tonga, Vanuatu

News

News • October 12, 2022

Launch of Renewable Energy and Green Economy Trainings for Remote Rural Communities in Solomon Islands

Honiara, Solomon Islands, September 2022 – The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) in partnership with the Department of Energy under the Ministry of Mines, Energy and Rural Electrification (MMERE) will be conducting community level trainings in six selected rural communities of Guadalcanal and Central Province under its project titled “Capacity Building to Strengthen Sustainable Implementation […]

News • October 11, 2022

The Solomon Islands Launches Preparation of 2050 Low Emission Development Strategy

Honiara, Solomon Islands – On 05 October 2022, the Climate Change Division of the Solomon Islands Ministry of Environment, Climate Change, Disaster Management, and Meteorology (MECDM) brought national stakeholders together to launch the process for developing the nation’s Low Emission Development Strategy (LEDS). MECDM’s Deputy Secretary Corporate, Mr. Karl Kuper, Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) […]

News • September 29, 2022

Launch of Renewable Energy and Green Economy Trainings for Remote Rural Communities in Solomon Islands

Honiara, Solomon Islands, September 2022 – The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) in partnership with the Department of Energy under the Ministry of Mines, Energy and Rural Electrification (MMERE) will be conducting community level trainings in six selected rural communities of Guadalcanal and Central Province under its project titled “Capacity Building to Strengthen Sustainable Implementation […]

News • September 6, 2022

Fiji Secures Technical Assistance Support from The Green Climate Fund to Strengthen Access to Climate Finance

On August 2, 2022 – Fiji has secured a second “Readiness and Preparatory Support Programme” (Readiness Programme) Funding support project from the Green Climate Fund (GCF). The project, “Enhancing Direct Access to Climate Finance in Fiji-Phase 2”, focuses on supporting the Ministry of Economy, the Fiji Development Bank, Line Ministries, the private sector and non-government […]

News • August 30, 2022

GGGI and GET.invest Establish Collaboration to Support Investment into Renewable Energy in the Pacific Region

The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) and GET.invest have agreed to collaborate on supporting investment into renewable energy in the Pacific region via an exchange of letters on August 1st, 2022. GET.invest is a European programme that mobilizes investments in decentralized renewable energy, supported by the European Union, Germany, Sweden, the Netherlands, and Austria, and […]

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 • 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 • July 12, 2022

2022 Pacific Energy Officials Meeting

Suva, Fiji, Friday, 11 July 2022: The 2022 Pacific Energy Officials Meeting was virtually held from 5-7 July 2022 by the Pacific Community (SPC) in partnership with the Government of Vanuatu, as the host and incoming Chair of the Fifth Pacific Regional Energy and Transport Ministers Meeting. The purpose of the meeting was to allow […]

News • July 12, 2022

Tuvalu Commences Update of its First Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC)

Funafuti, Tuvalu – A leader in global climate action, Tuvalu continues to demonstrate strong commitment to the Paris Agreement. On 07 July 2022, the Tuvalu Climate Change Department kickstarted the process to update Tuvalu’s First Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) with an inception workshop hosted with key sector stakeholders in country. In accordance with Article 4, […]

News • June 30, 2022

Kiribati launches its NDC Implementation Roadmap and NDC Investment Plan including Project Pipeline

The Kiribati Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) Implementation Roadmap and NDC Investment Plan including Project Pipeline was launched last week by the Office of Te Beretitenti (Office of the President) in Tarawa, Kiribati. The Regional Pacific NDC Hub through its implementing partner the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) supported Kiribati through 2019-2021 to develop these two […]

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 • June 17, 2022

Two Tongan green enterprises win USD5,000 each in seed grants through the Mafoa ‘Ae Ata – Youth Innovation Challenge Pacific Greenpreneurs Incubator program

NUKU’ALOFA, TONGA: Saturday, 11th June 2022 – Tonga Youth Employment and Entrepreneurship Inc. (TYEE) in collobration with Partners Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI)’s Pacific Green Entrepreneurs Network (PGEN), Breadfruit Consulting and supported by Solutions Consulting House held a Graduation Ceremony for the first Mafoa ‘a e Ata (MAA) – Youth Innovation Challenge Pacific Greenpreneurs Incubator […]

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 28, 2022

Samoan Green Enterprises graduate from Incubator program, competition winners announced

Apia, Samoa, Wednesday, 16th March 2022 – Four Samoan green enterprises graduated from the Pacific Greenpreneurs Incubator program, implemented in partnership by the Global Green Growth Institute and the Samoa Business Hub.  The Graduation Ceremony showcased and celebrated the achievements and growth of Samoan Incubator program participants, coaches, mentors and others involved in the program. The ceremony took […]

News • March 28, 2022

Vanuatu Greenpreneurs Incubator Graduation

PORT VILA, Wednesday, 16th March 2022:  The Pacific Greenpreneurs Incubator program held a Graduation Ceremony for the first cohort of Vanuatu green enterprises on March 16, 2022. The graduation ceremony was held virtually (due to COVID-19 restrictions) to celebrate and recognize the achievements of all the 2021 incubator participants, mentors, coaches and others involved in […]

News • March 25, 2022

17 Papua New Guinean Green Enterprises graduate from Pacific Greenpreneurs Incubator program, with 6 enterprises winning US$5000 each in seed grants

Port Moresby, Samoa, Tuesday, March 22nd 2022 – The Pacific Green Entrepreneurs Network (PGEN) held a Graduation Ceremony for its first cohort of Papua New Guinean green enterprises in which 17 enterprises graduated from the Pacific Greenpreneurs Incubator program, a 3-year regional program funded by the Qatar Fund for Development (QFFD) and implemented in partnership […]

News • March 24, 2022

Pacific Greenpreneurs Incubator Kiribati Graduation Ceremony

Tarawa, Kiribati, Wednesday, 16th March 2022 – The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) showcased and celebrated the achievements and growth of I-Kiribati Pacific Greenpreneurs Incubator program participants, coaches, mentors and others involved in the program. The event was hosted at Dreamers Guesthouse Maneaba Ambo Tarawa, commencing from 12.30pm to 2.30pm and attended by winners and graduates, GoK officials, the […]

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 • February 28, 2022

Papua New Guinea: Climate-Resilient Green Growth Project enters its final year.

The Project Management Committee (PMC) of the Climate-Resilient and Green Growth (CRGG) Project met on Wednesday 23 February 2022 and endorsed the 2021 Progress and Outcomes Report on the CRGG implementation presented by the GGGI team in PNG. They also endorsed the 2022 Monitoring, Evaluating, Reporting, and Improving (MERI) Plan and M&E activities. These reports […]

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, […]

Projects

PR1
Thematic Areas
Countries
PR1 Green growth governance – Pacific Regional Support for Green Growth and NDC Implementation (Establishment and 1st phase of the Pacific NDC Hub-2019)
Start Date Q1 20170320
Funding Source
Actual Budget (USD) 322,188
Status Active
Thematic Area
  • Cross Cutting
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Countries
Project Reference Profiles – Pacific Region(PAC01) Green growth governance – Capacity Building to Strengthen Sustainable Implementation of Renewable Energy Technologies for Rural Energy Access
Start Date Q4 20181215
Funding Source
Actual Budget (USD) 542,614
Status Active
Thematic Area
  • Sustainable Energy
  • Cross Cutting
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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
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Reports

Kiribati NDC Investment Plan including Project Pipeline 2021 Pacific  • Kiribati  • Cross Cutting  • NDCs
Report
Kiribati NDC Investment Plan including Project Pipeline 2021

Pacific  • Kiribati  • Cross Cutting  • NDCs

Kiribati NDC Implementation Roadmap 2021 Pacific  • Kiribati  • Cross Cutting  • NDCs
Report
Kiribati NDC Implementation Roadmap 2021

Pacific  • Kiribati  • Cross Cutting  • NDCs

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

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

GGGI-ISA Trust Fund for One Million Solar Irrigation Pumping Systems Climate Smart Agriculture  • Solar irrigation  • International Solar Alliance  • Africa  • Pacific
Report
GGGI-ISA Trust Fund for One Million Solar Irrigation Pumping Systems

Climate Smart Agriculture  • Solar irrigation  • International Solar Alliance  • Africa  • Pacific  • India

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

Côte d’Ivoire  • Pacific  • LT-LEDS  • Caribbean  • Colombia  • Fiji  • Lao PDR  • Mongolia  • Climate action  • Rwanda  • Viet Nam  • Hungary  • Cambodia  • Ethiopia  • Peru  • Climate resilience  • Burkina Faso  • Uganda  • #greengrowth  • 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 Pacific  • fiji  • Kiribati  • Tonga  • GGGI Pacific
Report
Pacific Accredited Entity Roundtable Report

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

Green Growth Index 2020: Measuring performance in achieving SDG targets PNG  • Pacific  • Technical Report  • Republic of Korea  • Denmark
Report
Green Growth Index 2020: Measuring performance in achieving SDG targets

PNG  • Pacific  • Technical Report  • Republic of Korea  • Denmark  • flagship-publications  • Caribbean  • Ecuador  • Cambodia  • Mozambique  • UAE  • 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  • Morocco  • Uganda  • Myanmar  • Ethiopia  • Peru  • Burkina Faso  • Tonga  • Indonesia  • México  • Thailand  • Cross Cutting  • Vanuatu

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

flagship-publications  • Pacific  • Technical Report  • Republic of Korea  • Cambodia  • Philippines  • Senegal  • Viet Nam  • Colombia  • Fiji  • Jordan  • Papua New Guinea  • Lao PDR  • Mongolia  • Nepal  • 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

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

Guide to Green Entrepreneurship in Kiribati Pacific  • Kiribati  • Cross Cutting
Report
Guide to Green Entrepreneurship in Kiribati

Pacific  • Kiribati  • Cross Cutting

Guide to Green Entrepreneurship in Vanuatu Pacific  • Cross Cutting  • Vanuatu
Report
Guide to Green Entrepreneurship in Vanuatu

Pacific  • Cross Cutting  • Vanuatu

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

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

Second Joint Donor Review (2013) Pacific  • Uzbekistan  • Paraguay  • Viet Nam  • Guyana
Report
Second Joint Donor Review (2013)

Pacific  • Uzbekistan  • Paraguay  • Viet Nam  • Guyana  • Papua New Guinea  • Costa Rica  • India  • Kiribati  • Mongolia  • Philippines  • Rwanda  • Cambodia  • United Arab Emirates  • Ethiopia  • Qatar  • Peru  • Indonesia  • México  • Thailand

GGGI In-Country Staff

Walter Malau

Senior Investment Officer, Climate Finance Access Network Advisor, Samoa, Solomon Islands and Tuvalu

Charlotte Camille Turk

Green Investment Services - Regional Technical Lead for the Pacific

Walter Reinhardt

Senior Economist – Pacific

Katerina Syngellakis

Pacific Policy Advisor