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FIJI JOINS GLOBAL GREEN GROWTH INSTITUTE

1 Signing ceremony at GGGI, Seoul.- Mr Rene Karottki (Senior Adviser, GGGI ), Mr Robert Dawson (Deputy Director General, GGGI) and Fiji' Ambassador to Korea, HE Filimoni Kau

Fiji has become the 21st country member to join the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) after the signing ceremony was concluded by the Minister for Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Ratu Inoke Kubuabola in Seoul, Korea.

The signing of this agreement took place in Korea today.

Fiji’s accession to the GGGI comes at an opportune time as the Bainimarama Government works tirelessly to formulate its own Green Growth Framework. With this new cooperation arrangement, the GGGI can now assist Fiji in issues related to global climate change and the promotion of economic growth through development of strategies and policies for green growth such as sustainable, climate resilient and low-carbon economic development.

The Institute will serve as a bridge between developed and developing countries, the public and private sectors, and practitioners and scholars by channeling GGGI’s knowledge-base, networks and experience through technical assistance to promote and implement Fiji’s own rigorous green growth economic development strategies.

Experts at the Institute will provide support services to Fiji in its Green Growth efforts through collaboration with other global institutions including business leaders. The outcome of this collaboration will lead to adoption and implementation of green growth plans with adequate local stakeholder support, financing and technologies; provision of relevant, high quality research for policy makers and engagement of the private sector in the implementation of Fiji’s Green Growth Framework.

The GGGI is an international platform for evidence-based learning and policy innovation that helps illuminate practical opportunities for country-led and industry-led progress on the twin imperatives of economic development and environmental sustainability. The GGGI is a non-profit, globally represented international institution with an interdisciplinary and multi-stakeholder approach driven by the needs of emerging and developing countries. It was established in 2012 by 18 founding member countries.

1 Signing ceremony at GGGI, Seoul

 

Source: Ministry of Information

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