Thematic Strategies: Communities of Practice

Green Buildings and Industry

With the building and construction industry responsible for almost 40% of global CO2 emissions, it is imperative that the efforts to meet the Paris Agreement engage the industry adequately. There is immense opportunity in mitigating the projected emissions from buildings and urban infrastructure as 70% of the infrastructure needs anticipated for 2050 are not yet constructed. GGGI emphasises the scaled transition of buildings and urban infrastructure towards lower carbon, less carbon intensive forms as a priority in the 2030 Strategy.

Global warming is expected to reduce industrial productivity significanlty by 2030. The ILO predicts that by 2030 global warming will significantly decrease work productivity resulting in a 2.2%. Industrial workers in hotter regions with large numbers of low wage workers will be hit worst with as much as 5% of all working hours to be lost in South Asia for example. Greening industrial buildings is critical to reduce the impact of heat stress in terms of climate change mitigation and adaptation. There are a range of active and passive measures which will allow factories to reduce costs to maintain safe, acceptable working conditions for the most vulnerable in the global workforce.

Projects

rw29
Countries
RW29- Assessment of Green City Kigali project and business delivery models
Start Date Q1
Funding Source
Actual Budget (USD) 0
Status Active
Thematic Area
  • Sustainable Energy
  • Green Buildings and Industry
  • Carbon Pricing
  • Circular Economy
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UG15
Countries
UG15 Greening Uganda’s Urbanization and Industrialization
Start Date Q1 July 2020
Funding Source
Actual Budget (USD) 5,532,179
Status Active
Thematic Area
  • Green Cities
  • Green Buildings and Industry
  • Gender and Inclusive Development
  • Waste
  • Climate Resilient and Green Growth
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CI01
Countries
CI01 Supporting Direct Access in the Republic of Côte d’Ivoire
Start Date Q4 2019
Funding Source
Actual Budget (USD) 119,784
Status Active
Thematic Area
  • Forest (Sustainable) Landscapes
  • Cross Cutting
  • Green Buildings and Industry
  • Climate Resilient and Green Growth
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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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News

News • September 22, 2022

The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) Uganda, in partnership with the National Building Review Board (NBRD), train the private sector on building laws, physical development plans and green buildings in the greater Kampala metropolitan area (GKMA).

The private sector in Uganda plays a key role in achieving sustainable socio-economic development in the country. It accounts for 90 percent of employment in Uganda and contributed 80 percent to GDP in the FY 2015/2016. The Government of Uganda recognizes its significance in that the third National Development Plan (NDP III) 2020/21 – 2024/25, […]

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 28, 2022

Community of Practice capacity building on energy efficiency in buildings

Ouagadougou, June 16,  2022 – The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) in collaboration with the Ministry of Urban Planning, Land Affairs and Housing and the Order of Architect of Burkina Faso,  organized a capacity building workshop on energy efficiency in buildings. This awareness workshop addressed the members of the Community of Practice (CoP) on sustainable […]

News • May 28, 2022

Building sector community of practice discussion with key actors

Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso; May 20th, 2022 – The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI), in collaboration with UN Habitat, Order of Architects of Burkina Faso, and the Ministry of Urban Planning, Land Affairs and Housing, organized a technical workshop on the newly founded energy efficiency Community of Practice and the capacity building needs of its members. […]

News • May 3, 2022

Training Workshop on Sustainable Waste Management for Building Managers in Rwanda

Kigali, Rwanda from 20-21st April , 2022 the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) in partnership with COPED, a leading waste management company operating in Rwanda since 1999, conducted a two days’ workshop on Sustainable Waste Management and greening concept for building managers of hotels, commercial buildings and public office buildings. This workshop part of the […]

News • May 3, 2022

Greening the New Bugesera Airport Validation Meeting

29 March 2022, Kigali, Rwanda: The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) in collaboration with Aviation, Travel and Logistics (ATL) Holding Ltd, an entity affiliated to the Rwanda Ministry of Infrastructure (MININFRA) hosted a virtual validation meeting on the Greening of the new international airport in Bugesera. Participants that joined the virtual meeting were representatives from […]

News • April 28, 2022

Uganda Building committees in 5 Districts trained on Green Buildings

What are building committees? In 2013, the Building Control Act of Uganda established a building committee in each district and urban authority. The act also established the National Building Review Board (NBRB) to oversee the activities of the building committees. The building committee is responsible for issuing building permits after reviewing the building proposals submitted […]

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 • March 24, 2022

Green Champions on Sustainable Use of Forests

March 21, 2022 is the World Forestry Day. The Green champions had chance to offer their views on the sustainable use of forests. The big question: Knowing that the construction sector is a big consumer of forestry resources, what are the green building options to safeguard our forests eco systems? Read more here: 2022-03-21 Pullout […]

News • February 28, 2022

Burkina Faso: Technical workshop for the revision of the Building Code

Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso; February 21st to 25th 2021 – The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI), in collaboration with Burkina Faso’s Ministry in charge of Housing and Urbanism, organized a workshop in the framework of the revision of the Urbanism and Building Code initiated by the Government. Since the last revision of the code of urban […]

News • February 28, 2022

KICK-OFF WORKSHOP ON GGGI GCF SECOND READINESS IN COTE D’IVOIRE “Support for the Establishment of a National Green Building and Infrastructure Financing Vehicle, Development of Green Building Minimum Compliance System, and DAE Application in Côte d’Ivoire”

On February 24th, 2022, GGGI in partnership with the Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development (MINEDD) held the kickoff workshop of the second GCF readiness implemented by GGGI entitled “Support for the Establishment of a National Green Building and Infrastructure Financing Vehicle, Development of Green Building Minimum Compliance System, and DAE Application in Côte d’Ivoire”. […]

News • February 28, 2022

Audience with His Excellency Minister Governor of the Autonomous District of Abidjan

February 16th, 2022, a courtesy call was held between GGGI Country Representative Mrs. Olola VIEYRA and His Excellency Mr. Robert Beugré MAMBE, Minister Governor of the Autonomous District of Abidjan at the City Hall. This meeting aimed at presenting GGGI’s actions in Côte d’Ivoire and prospects for collaboration in the field of green finance and […]

News • February 11, 2022

Sustainable Urban Wetlands Development within Kigali City- Nyandungu Wetland Eco-park

A rapid growing urban population comes with enormous challenges for city planners and managers. They have to ensure that cities today can deliver not only basic services but that these cities are safe, resilient and environmentally friendly. One of the underlying causes of wetland degradation is lack of knowledge and skills on how wetlands can […]

News • January 11, 2022

Accelerating investment in nature for the green recovery in Senegal strategic workshop held

The strategic orientation workshop was held on December 16, 2021 for the project “Accelerating investment in nature for the green recovery in Senegal through the structuring of the green PES” organized in partnership with the Operational Office for the monitoring of the PES, the MAVA Foundation and the European Union. The objective was to share […]

News • December 2, 2021

Technical Structuring Workshop for the Green Senegal Rising Plan

November 29, 2021; Saly, Senegal – The Director-General of the Operational Office for the Monitoring of the Emerging Senegalese Plan (BOS/PSE), El Ousseyni Kane, took part in the opening of the preparatory technical workshop of the Green PSE Programme with the presence of the Secretary-General of the Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development (MEDD), Amadou […]

News • December 2, 2021

Uganda Launches the Green Industrial Database

The industrial sector in Uganda consists of construction, mining and quarrying, formal manufacturing, informal manufacturing, electricity, and water supply. In line with Uganda’s major objective to mainstream green growth in government programmes, Uganda is prioritizing green growth to help implement the National Development Plan (NDPIII) and the Uganda Green Growth Development Strategy (UGGDS). The Global […]

News • November 29, 2021

GGGI Rwanda hosts virtual Technical Training on Nature Based Solutions (NBS) and their Contribution to flood Risks Reduction

From 17th -18th November 2021, the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) in Partnership with the Rwanda Environment Management Authority (REMA) organized a virtual training on the application of nature-based solutions (NBS) for flood risk management. Participants in the training composed of District Technicians in charge of Construction Permitting, Building Inspection, Environmental Management, Disaster management, Road […]

News • November 24, 2021

Promotion of Private Sector Participation in Sustainable Solid Waste Management in Lao PDR

Vientiane Capital, Lao PDR, November 18, 2021.  The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) and the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MONRE) co-hosted an event to discuss the role of the private sector in addressing solid waste in Lao PDR. Organized as part of broader set of initiatives on private sector engagement in green growth and climate change, […]

News • November 5, 2021

Rwanda organizes Circularity in Built Environment (CBE) validation workshop

19th October 2021, Kigali – The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) Rwanda held a virtual validation workshop for the research study on circularity in Built Environment (CBE) in Rwanda. GGGI has been appointed by the One Planet Network (OPN) to conduct an assessment on circularity in built environment in Africa. The study is part of […]

News • November 5, 2021

Technical Training Workshop on the National Adaptation and Preparatory Support for Building Flood Resilience Capacities in Rwanda

In Muhanga Satellite City/Southern Province of Rwanda from October 12-13 2021 – The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) held a Technical Workshop on National Adaptation and Preparatory Support for Building Flood Resilience Capacities in Rwanda with the aim of building the capacity of the sub-national technical staff in terms of technical studies and findings of […]

Reports

NDC Climate Action Enhancement Package Support for Mongolia GGGI Mongolia  • Mongolia  • Green Cities  • Forest (Sustainable) Landscapes  • Sustainable Energy
Report
NDC Climate Action Enhancement Package Support for Mongolia

GGGI Mongolia  • Mongolia  • Green Cities  • Forest (Sustainable) Landscapes  • Sustainable Energy  • Cross Cutting  • Green Buildings and Industry  • Sustainable Transport  • Climate Resilient and Green Growth  • NDCs

Evaluation of Rwanda Country Program (2022) Rwanda  • Green Cities  • Green Buildings and Industry  • Gender and Inclusive Development  • Sustainable Transport
Report
Evaluation of Rwanda Country Program (2022)

Rwanda  • Green Cities  • Green Buildings and Industry  • Gender and Inclusive Development  • Sustainable Transport  • Waste  • National Financing Vehicles  • Green Growth

Circular Built Environment Highlights from Africa Report sustainable buildings  • United Nations Once Planet  • rwanda  • UN2030  • built environment
Report
Circular Built Environment Highlights from Africa Report

sustainable buildings  • United Nations Once Planet  • rwanda  • UN2030  • built environment  • buildings and construction  • Burkina Faso  • CEB Africa Report  • senegal  • Uganda  • Rwanda  • Senegal  • Uganda  • Burkina Faso  • Green Cities  • Green Buildings and Industry  • Solar Energy  • Climate Resilient and Green Growth  • Circular Economy  • Green Growth  • green building

Evaluation of GGGI’s Progress Against the Strategic Plan 2015-20 (2017) Paraguay  • Rwanda  • Jordan  • Senegal  • Kiribati
Report
Evaluation of GGGI’s Progress Against the Strategic Plan 2015-20 (2017)

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

Rapid Building Performance Assessment of Rwanda Development Board (RDB) Headquarters, Kigali, Rwanda rapid building assessment  • Green Building Indicators  • Green building Technology  • Rwanda  • Green Cities
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Rapid Building Performance Assessment of Rwanda Development Board (RDB) Headquarters, Kigali, Rwanda

rapid building assessment  • Green Building Indicators  • Green building Technology  • Rwanda  • Green Cities  • Sustainable Energy  • Energy  • Green Buildings and Industry  • Waste  • Solar Energy  • Climate Resilient and Green Growth  • Carbon Pricing  • Green Buildings Minimum Compliance System  • Green Buildings  • waste management  • water

The Economic, Social and Environmental Impacts of Greening the Industrial Sector in Cambodia (Khmer) Cambodia  • Green Buildings and Industry
Report
The Economic, Social and Environmental Impacts of Greening the Industrial Sector in Cambodia (Khmer)

Cambodia  • Green Buildings and Industry

Rapid Building Performance Assessment of Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Kigali, Rwanda operational savings  • resource efficiency  • Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation  • GHG reduction  • MINAFFET
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Rapid Building Performance Assessment of Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Kigali, Rwanda

operational savings  • resource efficiency  • Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation  • GHG reduction  • MINAFFET  • existing public buildings  • Rapid Building Perfomance  • rwanda  • Water consumption  • Greenhouse Gas (GHG)  • cost saving  • green rwanda  • Rwanda  • Green Cities  • Sustainable Energy  • Cross Cutting  • Green Buildings and Industry  • GHG  • Waste  • Solar Energy  • Climate Resilient and Green Growth  • GHG emissions  • green building  • renewable energy  • waste management

Review of Strategic Plan 2015-2020: Commitments Delivered and Key Results Caribbean  • Ecuador  • Uzbekistan  • Philippines  • India
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Review of Strategic Plan 2015-2020: Commitments Delivered and Key Results

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

Rapid Building Performance Assessment of Administrative Office Complex, Kigali, Rwanda Rwanda Green Building  • MoE  • AOC  • waste  • existing public buildings
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Rapid Building Performance Assessment of Administrative Office Complex, Kigali, Rwanda

Rwanda Green Building  • MoE  • AOC  • waste  • existing public buildings  • MININFRA  • Rwanda Building Code 2019  • RHA  • green existing buildings  • Rapid Building Perfomance  • administrative office complex  • Mininstry of infrastructure  • Rwanda  • Sustainable Energy  • Cross Cutting  • Energy  • Green Buildings and Industry  • Gender and Inclusive Development  • Waste  • Solar Energy  • Climate Resilient and Green Growth  • Green Buildings  • water

Elaboration d’un Systeme de Mesurage, de rapportage et de Verification (MRV) au Burkina-Faso Burkina Faso  • Green Cities  • Cross Cutting  • Green Buildings and Industry  • Sustainable Transport
Report
Elaboration d’un Systeme de Mesurage, de rapportage et de Verification (MRV) au Burkina-Faso

Burkina Faso  • Green Cities  • Cross Cutting  • Green Buildings and Industry  • Sustainable Transport  • Waste  • Climate Resilient and Green Growth  • MRV

Evaluation of Green City Strategies (2019) Cambodia  • Rwanda  • Senegal  • Green Cities  • Green Buildings and Industry
Report
Evaluation of Green City Strategies (2019)

Cambodia  • Rwanda  • Senegal  • Green Cities  • Green Buildings and Industry  • Sustainable Transport  • Waste

Evaluation of GGGI Thailand Country Program (2018) Cross Cutting  • Thailand  • Green Buildings and Industry  • Climate Resilient and Green Growth
Report
Evaluation of GGGI Thailand Country Program (2018)

Cross Cutting  • Thailand  • Green Buildings and Industry  • Climate Resilient and Green Growth

(Norway) Review of GGGI Program in Indonesia (2012-2017) Norway  • Indonesia  • Forest (Sustainable) Landscapes  • Green Buildings and Industry  • Sustainable Landscapes
Report
(Norway) Review of GGGI Program in Indonesia (2012-2017)

Norway  • Indonesia  • Forest (Sustainable) Landscapes  • Green Buildings and Industry  • Sustainable Landscapes  • Renewable Energy

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