Sessions

Global Green Growth Week 2017: Unlocking Africa’s Green Growth Potential

The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) will hold Global Green Growth Week 2017: Unlocking Africa’s Green Growth Potential (GGGWeek2017), on October 17-20, 2017, at the United Nations Conference Centre (UNCC), in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

Hosted in partnership with the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, GGGWeek2017 will gather GGGI members, stakeholders from the public and private sectors, international organizations, and civil society to strengthen and catalyze green growth in Africa and globally in order to achieve Nationally Determined Contributions to the Paris Agreement and make progress on the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals. GGGWeek2017 will address a number of key topics, including: Mobilizing green/climate finance to bankable projects in developing countries; Sustainably managing resources to address water and food security challenges; and Developing and adopting policies that drive environmentally sustainable and socially inclusive economic growth.

TIMESESSIONSROOM No.
08:30-09:30RegistrationEntrance
09:30-10:10
[40 mins]

Opening Ceremony
Welcoming Addresses: Government of Ethiopia, President of the GGGI Assembly*.

*GGGI Director-General in lieu of Assembly President

Conference Room 2 (500)
10:10-11:00
[50 mins]

High Level Panel: Unlocking Africa's Green Growth Potential

• Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change
• African Union
• African Development Bank
• UN Economic Commission for Africa
• GGGI
• Private-sector representative

Moderator: Robert Mukiza, GGGI

Conference Room 2 (500)
11:00-11:30Coffee breakExhibition concourse
(Ground floor)
11:30-11:45
[15 mins]

Presentation of Conference Agenda and Announcements

Delivered by Robert Mukiza, GGGI Country Representative for Ethiopia

Conference Room 2 (500)
11:45-12:30
[45 mins]

Keynote Address: Ethiopia’s Climate Resilient Green Economy vision

Presentation on Ethiopia’s CRGE strategy; it’s contribution to the national Growth and Transformation Plan; a demonstration of Ethiopia’s sustainable development leadership in Africa and as part of the UNFCCC process.

Conference Room 2 (500)
12:30-14:00
LunchCafeteria (2nd Floor)
TIMESESSIONS
14:00-15:30
[90 mins]

GCF Readiness Workshop
The workshop will focus on supporting national and regional Direct Access Entities (DAE) to develop strong project proposals and project pipelines by strengthening their capacities across a range of post-accreditation activities. Through networking, sharing best practices and lessons learned, National Designated Authorities (NDA) and DAEs will enhance their understanding of GCF requirements and latest developments in project preparation and adaptation planning.

  • Co-organizers: Green Climate Fund, Global Green Growth Institute, Green Technology Center
Conference Room 3 (115)

Partnering for the Green Global Goals 2030 (P4G) launch in Africa
Details still forth coming, however the launch ceremony would involve Ethiopia’s Minister of Environment and Forestry, and a senior-level official from the Government of Denmark.

  • Co-organizers: Global Green Growth Forum, Global Green Growth Institute
Conference Room 5 (115)

Greening African Cities: Achieving A Green Urban Transformation
Africa is urbanising rapidly. Over the next 35 years the continent’s urban population will grow threefold, to just under 1.4 billion by 2050, at which time 56 per cent of all Africans will live in cities. This session will specifically reflect and draw upon African urban experience and how green growth, and green city development, can support policymakers, communities and the private sector to meet the immense challenges ahead. The session, through providing concrete examples in waste management, sanitation, mobility and infrastructure, including financing challenges, will argue the case for green growth to provide a platform for transformation – to more successfully and sustainably meet the needs of present and future urban citizens in the region.

  • Co-organizers: New Climate Economy: Coalition for Urban Transitions, Global Green Growth Institute
Conference Room 6 (115)
15:30-16:00Coffee breakExhibition concourse (ground floor)
16:00-17:30
[90 mins]
GCF Readiness Workshop Cont’dConference Room 3 (115)

Sustainable water management in Ethiopia as a lever for green growth
The session will bring together private and public sector parties in Ethiopia to discuss what in their view are the most important policy levers that would allow Ethiopia to embark on a sustainable economic growth pathway through sustainable water management. Policy recommendations will be generated that foster private and public sector collaboration on high impact projects for improved sustainable water management in Ethiopia.

  • Co-organizers: World Resources Institute, Global Green Growth Institute
Conference Room 5 (115)

Green Strategies and Success Stories in Africa
The session will bring together policy-makers, development experts, international organizations, and private-sector representatives to discuss the concepts, tools and strategies for building greener economies and a sustainable future in Africa. By sharing experiences and success stakeholders will build consensus on the best possible ways and practices of developing and implementing green growth in Africa.

  • Co-organizers (TBD): African Union, European Commission, Global Green Growth Institute
Conference Room 6 (115)
19:30-21:00+

Welcoming Dinner
Hosted by the Government of Ethiopia.

  • Location: TBD
TIMESESSIONSROOM No.
09:00-09:30RegistrationEntrance
09:30-11:00
[90 mins]
Africa's Green Energy Challenges and Off-grid Renewable Energy Solutions
The workshop will gather government officials, energy sector implementing agencies, experts and practitioners, businesses, and public & private financing entities to discuss and identify common challenges and barriers to energy access, forward the off-grid electrification agenda, and advance renewable energy solutions in support of SE4ALL, SDG and NDC goals in Africa.
  • Co-organizers: African Development Bank, International Renewable Energy Agency, University of Delaware, Global Green Growth Institute

Conference Room 3 (115)
Innovating Agriculture for Climate and Food Security in Africa
The session will bring together diverse stakeholders to build a common vision and foster collaboration in shaping innovative business models in agriculture to meet climate and food security goals. Business leaders, experts, practitioners and investors will debate promising innovations, their visible impacts on the ground as well as policy and investment challenges through cafe-style roundtables.
  • Co-organizers: CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security, Global Green Growth Institute
Conference Room 5 (115)
Greening the Belt and Road Initiative
The session will raise awareness on China's new the Green Belt and Road Initiative, and present opportunities for African countries to participate in this multilateral effort. The session will identify avenues of cooperation between African stakeholders, China and multilateral organizations to integrate green growth and environmental protection methods and technologies into Sino-African trade, investment and cooperation.
  • Co-organizers (TBD): Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs, China Dongfang Electric Company, Government of Ethiopia, UN Environment Programme, Worldwide Fund for Nature, Global Green Growth Institute
Conference Room 6 (115)
11:00-11:30Coffee breakExhibition concourse (ground floor)
11:30-13:00
[90 mins]
Africa's Green Energy Challenges and Off-grid Renewable Energy Solutions Cont’dConference Room 3 (115)
Innovating Agriculture for Climate and Food Security in Africa Cont’dConference Room 5 (115)
Mainstreaming Natural Capital in Green Growth Policymaking for Africa
In support of bridging knowledge gaps and stakeholder needs from public and private sectors for mainstreaming natural capital in national economic planning, the session will present 3 case studies on the integration of natural capital valuation and accounting in Africa.
  • Co-organizers: Green Growth Knowledge Platform, Green Economy Coalition, MAVA Foundation, Global Green Growth Institute
Conference Room 6 (115)
13:00-14:00LunchCafeteria (second floor)
14:00-15:30
[90 mins]
Financing Africa: Mobilizing Local Capital Markets for Renewable Energy Investment
The session will focus on the topic of local currency funding for renewable energy projects and will showcase the growing importance of Africa-based institutional investors in financing green projects in Africa. Institutional investors from African pension funds, sovereign wealth funds and financial institutions will also explore how foreign exchange insurances and hedges can work as instruments to support local currency funding.
  • Co-organizers: International Renewable Energy Agency, Global Green Growth Institute
Conference Room 3 (115)
Private Investment in Africa’s Green Economic Transformation
The session aims to bring together private sector stakeholders to engage on the topic of renewable energy in the transportation sector, and the opportunity this holds for Ethiopia. By engaging with the Ministry of Transport, African Union, and innovative and inspiring private sector players the participants will discuss innovative models for engagement and understand the biggest needs and opportunities.
  • Co-organizers: Dalberg Global Development Advisors, Global Green Growth Institute
Conference Room 5 (115)
Towards Post-2020 Transparency: Launching of Ethiopia GHG MRV Framework
An accurate and precise Measurement, Reporting and Verification (MRV) of greenhouse gas emissions system is fundamental to the post-2020 transparency. This session will discuss on the major lessons-learned from countries including Africa, Asia and Europe implementing and operationalizing MRV, to find possible cooperative solutions for the African region. The session includes an official signing ceremony to launch a MRV system in Ethiopia, which will serve as a key milestone to enhance regional-wide scale up of MRV implementation in Africa.
  • Co-organizers: WRI, NORAD, BMUB, UNEP-DTU, KECO, KEPCO or GIR,
    Global Green Growth Institute
Conference Room 6 (115)
15:30-16:00Coffee breakExhibition concourse (ground floor)
16:00-17:30
[90 mins]
Matching Climate Finance to Project Pipeline
The panel discussion will explore whether climate finance is sufficiently reaching intended projects by examining work commissioned to identify financing sources and the linkage to work completed around project pipeline development. The session will draw upon cases from Rwanda and other African countries where climate finance has been matched to market assessments and project pipelines.
  • Co-organizers: Rwanda's Green Fund, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Global Green Growth Institute
Conference Room 3 (115)
Africa Countries’ NDC Implementation and cooperation with Korea
This panel discussion will provide a venue to share knowledge and enhance
understanding of practical solutions available for NDC implementation in Africa, as well as enhance partnership between Korea and African countries in relation to achieving the Paris Agreement goals. Panelists will address technical and institutional challenges African countries face in preparation for NDC implementation, and present the best practice of Korea’s green ODA projects.
  • Co-organizer: Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Republic of Korea, Global Green Growth Institute
Conference Room 5 (115)
MRV Workshop Cont’dConference Room 6 (115)
19:30-21:00+Official Dinner
Hosted by the Republic of Korea
  • Location: TBD
Banquet Hall (2nd floor)
TIMEMEETINGS
09:30-11:00
[90 mins]
GCF Project Preparation Clinic #1 – (country/region TBD)
Close-door session engaging Direct Access Entities from a specific country/region to discuss unique problems in project preparation and possible solutions to accelerate the proposal preparation and improve the quality of proposals.
  • Co-organizers: Green Climate Fund, Global Green Growth Institute
Caucus Room 11 (40)
11:30-13:00
[90 mins]
GCF Project Preparation Clinic #2 – (country/region TBD)Caucus Room 11 (40)
GGGI Carbon & Financing Club (Invitation only)
A follow-up to a consultative meeting held during May's Innovate4Climate Conference, this workshop will present 2-3 hypothetical models of Internationally Transferred Mitigation Outcomes (ITMO) transactions under Article 6 of the Paris Agreement. The discussion is in support of GGGI Members keen to explore ITMOs as a means to finance and implement their respective NDCs.
  • Organizer: Global Green Growth Institute
Caucus Room 10 (30)
14:00-15:30
[90 mins]
GCF Project Preparation Clinic #3 – (country/region TBD)Caucus Room 11 (40)
GGGI Carbon &
Financing Club Cont’d (Invitation only)
Caucus Room 10 (30)
16:00-17:30
[90 mins]
GCF Project Preparation Clinic #4 – (country/region TBD) GreenCaucus Room 11 (40)
Green Growth Index "Soft Launch" (Invitation only)
The “soft” launch of Green Growth Index will introduce this flagship GGGI product to GGGI Members and partner countries. The session will present the different features of the tool now in development, and show how the Green Growth Index can be used to measure countries’ green growth performance and simulate the effects of different policy choices. In addition, GGGI will
showcase the initial results of the Index and solicit feedback on the tool’s design, structure, and future development and roll-out.
  • Organizer: Global Green Growth Institute
TIMESESSIONSROOM No.
08:30-09:30RegistrationEntrance
09:30-11:00
[90 mins]
2017 Session of the GGGI Assembly & Council
The joint-session will provide an opportunity for members to substantially shape GGGI’s work supporting Members to make tangible progress against their Nationally Determined Contributions and the Sustainable Development Goals. This includes advancing GGGI’s work to support the development of bankable green investment projects in Middle Income and Least Developed Countries in its four thematic priorities of energy, green city development, sustainable landscapes, and water.
  • Organizer: Global Green Growth Institute
Conference Room 3 (115)
11:00-11:30Coffee breakExhibition concourse (ground floor)
11:30-13:00
[90 mins]
2017 Session of the GGGI Assembly & Council Cont’dConference Room 3 (115)
13:00-14:00LunchBanquet Hall (2nd floor)
14:00-15:30
[90 mins]
2017 Session of the GGGI Assembly & Council Cont’dConference Room 3 (115)
15:30-16:00Coffee breakExhibition concourse (ground floor)
16:00-17:30
[90 mins]
18:00-19:00+Reception and dinner for Assembly and Council delegates
Hosted by the Global Green Growth Institute
  • Location: TBD
Banquet Hall (2nd floor)
TIMESITE VISITROOM No.
09:00-17:30
[All day]
TBD