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Fourth Green Growth Knowledge Platform (GGKP) Annual Conference

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Date and Time 6 September 09:00 - 18:00, 7 September 08:45 - 17:30
Location Halla A & B
Session Organizers Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI), Green Growth Knowledge Platform (GGKP)
Event Type Open
Partners Environment for Development (EfD) Initiative, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), The World Bank
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Session Description

The Fourth Green Growth Knowledge Platform Annual Conference will focus on the theme of “Transforming Development through Inclusive Green Growth” during 6-7 September 2016 at the International Convention Center on Jeju Island, Republic of Korea.

While 2015 represented a landmark year for achieving ambitious government commitments, resulting in adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals (SGDs), the Paris Climate Agreement, and the Addis Ababa Action Agenda, the challenge has now shifted to implementation and turning commitments into action.

In order to scale-up inclusive green growth solutions that respond to these commitments, the Fourth GGKP Annual Conference will draw together leading global experts, academics, and practitioners to identify, discuss, and debate the latest research and policy solutions. In particular, the discussions will explore how to ensure the pursuit of green growth is equitable and inclusive.

This year’s conference is being hosted by the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) and will form a major part of GGGW 2016. For the GGKP Annual Conference, GGGI has partnered with the global university network Environment for Development (EfD) to ensure a wide range of views and research are represented at the event.

The GGKP, founded by GGGI, the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), and the World Bank, is the world’s largest global partnership of organizations and experts committed to collaboratively generating, managing, and sharing green growth knowledge and data to mobilize a sustainable future.

oyun2 Dr. Oyun Sanjaasuren
Chair, Global Water Partnership and former President of the United Nations Environment Assembly
cesar Cesar V Purisma
Former Secretary, Finance of the Republic of the Philippines
mary Mary Robinson
Former President, Ireland (1990-1997), President of the Mary Robinson Foundation
yvo Yvo de Boer
Director-General, Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI)
marianne Dr. Marianne Fay
Chief Economist for Climate Change, World Bank
christian Christian Kastrop
Director, Policy Studies, Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD)
mohan Prof. Mohan Munasinghe
Founder-Chairman, Munasinghe Institute for Development
gunnar Dr. Gunnar Köhlin
Director, Environment for Development
kevin Kevin Chika Urama
Senior Advisor, The President of the African Development Bank Group (AFDB)
mahua Mahua Acharya
Assistant Director-General and Head, Knowledge Solutions, Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI)
per Per Bertilsson
Assistant Director-General and Head, Green Growth Planning and Implementation, Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI)
raouf Raouf Dabbas
Senior Advisor, Ministry of Environment, Jordan
paul Dr. Paul Ekins
Co-director, UK Energy Research Centre
pavan Pavan Sukhdev
Founder and CEO, GIST Advisory
benjamin Benjamin Simmons
Head, Green Growth Knowledge Platform (GGKP) Secretariat
george George C Varughese
President, Development Alternatives
chuluun Dr. Chuluun Togtokh
Director, Institute for Sustainable Development, National University of Mongolia
ligia Ligia Noronha
Director of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) Division of Technology, Industry and Economics (DTIE)
alfred Dr. Alfred R. Bizoza
Associate Professor in Agricultural Economics from the University of Rwanda in the Department of Rural Development and Agricultural Economics
hai Dr. Hai Yu
Director and Senior Research Fellow, Division of Environmental Strategy, Policy Research Center for Environment and Economy (PRCEE) affiliated with Ministry of Environmental Protection (MEP)
bruno Dr. Bruno Oberle
Professor for Green Economy and Resource Governance

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Country Focus Session

Date and Time Tuesday 6 September
Room 303 A & B
Wednesday 7 September
Room 304
Thursday 8 September
Room 303 A & B
09:00 - 10:30   Colombia  
11:00 – 12:30 Mongolia Ethiopia UAE
Lunch for CFS Participants (Delizia - 2F)
14:00 – 15:30 Cambodia Rwanda Philippines
16:00 – 17:30 Fiji Uganda Vietnam

Location Room 303 A & B and 304
Session Organizer 10 Country Teams, Growth Planning & Implementation (GGP&I) Division, GGGI

Session Description
Developing countries need to grow economically, and at the same time improve environmental sustainability, reduce poverty and promote social inclusion. A new model of inclusive green growth is being sought as a pathway to sustainable development. GGGI, as trusted advisers, are supporting government partners in 24 countries in realizing this pathway through developing green growth plans and facilitating green investment opportunities. From the 24 country programs currently in operation, the Country Focus Sessions will showcase 10 country programs across the globe highlighting achievements to date and sharing future plans of their inclusive green growth journey. With speakers and panelist mainly from key government agencies, and a few from private sector and civil society organizations, the Country Focus Sessions will highlight potential green investment opportunities in relation to the implementation of national and sub-national green growth strategies and plans.
Country Session Title  
Cambodia Achieving Green Urban Development in Phnom Penh -  From Strategic Planning to Mobilizing Green Investment download
Colombia Green Growth Planning & Financing: Colombia’s Experience download
Ethiopia Towards Achieving the CRGE Vision – Ethiopia’s Green Growth Pathway its Opportunities & Tradeoffs download
Fiji Mainstreaming Green Growth into the New National Development Plan and Green Investment Opportunities in Fiji download
Mongolia Greening the Steppe – Mongolia in Transition to Green Development download
Philippines Investing in Climate Resilient Green Growth in the Philippines download
Rwanda Investing in Green City Development in Rwanda download
UAE Building the Solid Momentum for Green Growth: Key Perspectives from the UAE download
Uganda Mainstreaming Green Growth in the National Development Plan II Implementation: A Case Study of Uganda download
Vietnam Mobilizing Finance for the Implementation of Green Growth: A Case Study of Vietnam download

Asian Regional Policy Dialogue (ARPD)

Date and Time 7 September 09:15 - 18:00
Location Samda A
Session Organizer Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI)
Event Type Open

Session Description

The burgeoning energy demand of developing countries in Asia reflects the region’s rapid economic and population growth. Meeting the rapidly expanding power demand in the region in an environmentally sustainable way is an important yet urgent development challenge in order to make green growth a reality.

The Asian Regional Policy Dialogue (ARPD) gathers ministers from energy and finance ministries of Asia, experts, and practitioners from public and private sectors to discuss implementable policy and financing options that address various challenges of increasing renewables in the power sector. This solution-oriented dialogue will offer strategic measures to promote renewable energy based on cutting-edge analyses, partnerships, innovative financing options, and private sector initiatives that can ultimately enable a transition to clean energy.

The discussion will focus on policy debate on the rationale for scaling up renewables by identifying key constraints and issues confronting the target countries to promote clean energy: China, India, Indonesia, the Philippines, Thailand, and Vietnam. The ARPD will provide an opportunity for the target countries to voice their opinions and shape the new international climate regime with a particular focus on ways to accelerate the transition to renewable energy.

The ARPD will focus on the theme of “Can we do more renewable energy?” on September 7, 2016 at the International Convention Center on Jeju Island, Republic of Korea. The event is being hosted by GGGI and will form a major part of GGGW2016.

ajay Ajay Mathur
Director General, TERI, India
bambang Bambang Susantono
Vice President, Knowledge Management and Sustainable Development, Asian Development Bank (ADB)
bindu Bindu Lohani
Global Head, Climate Change Practices and Distinguished Fellow, Emerging Markets Forum, The Centennial Group, USA
colin Colin Yang
Vice President, Trina Solar
gavin Gavin Smith
Chief Investment Officer, Clean Development Fund Dragon Capital Group
henning Henning Wuester
Director, Knowledge, Policy and Finance Centre, International Renewable Energy Agency
ichun I-Chun Hsiao
Bloomberg New Energy Finance
john John Roome
Senior Director, Climate Change Group for Cross Cutting Solutions for the World Bank Group
naina2 Naina Lal Kidwai
Member, Global Commission for the Economy and Climate; Chairman, Max Financial Services; Chairman, FICCI Water Mission
nina Dr. Nina Skorupska
Chief Executive, The Renewable Energy Association (REA)
priyantha Dr. Priyantha D C Wijayatunga
Principal Energy Specialist, The Asian Development Bank
sunghoon Sung Hoon Kim
Director, New & Renewable Energy Policy Division of Korea Energy Agency (KEA)
takashi Takashi Hongo
Senior Fellow, Mitsui Global Strategic Studies Institute
tim Tim Yeo
Chairs, New Nuclear Watch Europe (NNWE); University of Sheffield Industrial Advisory Board for the Energy 2050 initiative
todd Todd M. Johnson
Energy Sector Coordinator, China and Mongolia; Lead Energy Specialist, The Energy and Extractives Global Practice of the World Bank
changhua Changhua Wu
Chair, China Redesign Hub
kanam Karnam Sekar
Dy. Managing Director and Chief Sustainability Officer, State Bank of India Corporate Centre
vincente Vincent S.Pérez
CEO, Alternergy, Philippines

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Global Green Growth Summit 2016

Date and Time 8 September 08:30 - 18:45
Location Halla 08:30 - 18:45 & Samda 15:00 - 17:00
Session Organizer Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI)
Event Type Open
Sponsors Lunch sponsored by Jeju National University & Dinner sponsored by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Korea
Session Description
On 8 September 2016, GGGI will host the Global Green Growth Summit 2016. The Summit will explore Green Finance barriers, successes and solutions to increase the flows of Green Finance in 2017.
It will be opened by GGGIs President His Excellency Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, Former President of Indonesia, with a keynote speech from Mr. Erik Solheim - Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Program. Featuring key Ministers, senior officials from development banks, international organisations, civil society and the private sector; the discussion will focus on how to get finance to flow from the international level down through the national level, finally focusing on projects on the ground, for cities, energy and resilience.
Finally building on the day’s discussions, five rapporteurs from each of the segments of the summit will discuss what they felt were the key barriers, opportunities and solutions for driving a Green Finance Action Agenda for 2017. This will culminate in a series of recommendations as to how collectively the Green Growth Community can increase the flow of capital into projects on the ground.

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Fifth Session of the Assembly and Ninth Session of the Council (Joint Session)

Date and Time 9 September
Location Halla A & B (Combined)
Session Organizer Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI)
Event Type Closed

Session Description:

The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) supports its Member countries to move towards a model of green growth. The joint session of the Assembly and Council will convene ministers and senior officials from GGGI's 26 Member countries and partners to explore national strategies to promote strong economic, environmentally sustainable, and socially inclusive development.

Members and partners will discuss:

  • Countries’ challenges to move towards a model of green growth and the strategies that they are adopting
  • Countries’ experiences developing bankable green investment projects and domestic financial institutions
  • GGGI’s work program and budget for 2017-2018.

The Sessions will be chaired by Dr. Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, President of the GGGI Assembly and Chair of the GGGI Council, former President of the Republic of Indonesia (2004-2014), and co-chair of the High-Level Panel of Eminent Persons on the Post-2015 Development Agenda.

The Assembly is composed of all GGGI Member countries and is a platform for knowledge sharing and learning on green growth. The discussions aim to drive the theory and practice of green growth internationally and across the Institute’s four thematic priorities. The Council - comprised of a 5 Contributing Members, 5 Participating Members, 5 experts/non-state actors, and the Director-General - approves the Institute’s Strategies and Work Program and Budget.

GGGI’s 26 Member countries and expert/non-state actor members are Australia, Cambodia, Costa Rica, Denmark, Ethiopia, Fiji, Guyana, Hungary, Indonesia, Jordan, Kiribati, Republic of Korea, Mexico, Mongolia, Norway, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Philippines, Qatar, Rwanda, Senegal, Thailand, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, Vanuatu, and Vietnam, Dr. Lee Hoesung (Chair of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change), Mr. Mark Watts (Executive Director, C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group), and Mr. Peter Bakker (President and CEO, World Business Council for Sustainable Development).