The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) is an interdisciplinary, multi-stakeholder organization driven by the needs of emerging and developing countries. It was established by several forward-thinking governments to maximize the opportunity for “bottom up” progress on climate change and other environmental challenges within core economic policy and business strategies. The Institute is designed to be an open, global platform to support experimentation and collective learning by developing countries seeking to leapfrog the resource-intensive and environmentally unsustainable model of industrial development pioneered by advanced economies in an earlier era.
GGGI was founded on the belief that economic growth and environmental sustainability are not merely compatible objectives; their integration is essential for the future of humankind.
GGGI is dedicated to pioneering and diffusing a new model of economic growth in developing and emerging countries, known as “green growth,” that simultaneously targets key aspects of economic performance and those of environmental sustainability.
GGGI’s Theory of Change
GGGI has built a theory of change to tackle three major barriers to achieving its vision and mission. First, there is a lack of practical experience in planning and implementing green growth strategies, and in generating demonstrated results. Second, there is not yet a convincing economic theory and policy agenda to explain the fundamentals of green growth and guide its pursuit. Third, while green growth requires changes in behavior by industry and financial markets, there are too many barriers today to the engagement of the private sector, especially in developing countries. Consequently, GGGI seeks three major outcomes for its cooperation with developing countries: adoption and implementation of green growth plans; provision of relevant, high-quality research for policymakers; and engagement of the private sector in the implementation of the national green growth plans.