Ban Ki-moon was elected President and Chair of the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) which is dedicated to supporting and promoting strong, inclusive and sustainable economic growth in developing countries and emerging economies. Ban Ki-moon will begin his two-year term in office as GGGI’s President and Chair on February 20, 2018, taking over from H.E. Dr. Gemedo Dalle, Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, who undertook his duties as Acting President of the Assembly and Chair of the Council in July 2017.
The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) is a treaty‑based international, inter‑governmental organization established in 2012, at the Rio+20 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development.
Founded to support and promote the mainstreaming of green growth, GGGI programs and projects target economic growth that is environmentally sustainable and socially inclusive.
GGGI supports its member governments to achieve the commitments expressed under the Paris Climate Agreement, and their Sustainable Development Goal targets. The GGGI delivery model combines technical assistance to governments through embedded country teams, and helps to mobilize finance into climate resilient projects.
“I’m delighted to have been elected as the new President of the Assembly and Chair of the Council of GGGI and am willing to contribute to promoting green growth and sustainable development around the world. I will also try my best to fulfil the expectations of the international community in this regard,” said former UNSG Ban Ki-moon.
Photo: Yann Arthus Bertrand – Mongolia