Global Green Growth Institute: Togo’s membership finally approved in Seoul

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Global Green Growth Institute: Togo's membership finally approved in Seoul ©GGGI

At its latest Board meeting in South Korea, the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) validated Togo's membership after a three-year wait. The West African country will now benefit from the technical and financial support of this institution, which was set up in 2010 to accelerate the global ecological transition.

Togo becomes the 48th member country of the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI). It joins seven other African countries, including Angola, Burkina Faso, Ivory Coast, Ethiopia, Rwanda, Senegal, Uganda and Zambia. Its membership was recently approved by the Intergovernmental Organisation (IGO), whose mission is to accelerate the planet’s ecological transition.

“Together, we embrace a shared vision of a resilient, low-carbon (CO2) world that promotes strong, inclusive and sustainable growth for all,” says the GGGI, which is headquartered in Seoul, South Korea. This new stage should enable Togo to achieve the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030.

This will be thanks to the technical support (support for the adoption and implementation of green growth plans) and capacity building (private sector coaching) that the GGGI offers its partner countries. The ultimate aim is to achieve sober and profitable investments. But in turn, the Togolese government will have to integrate ecological requirements into its various national public policies.

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These requirements will also apply to future members, whose applications are currently being assessed by the GGGI teams headed by Frank Rijsberman. To date, these include Comoros, Ghana, Benin, Morocco, Mozambique, Sudan, Kenya, Malawi, Tanzania, Tunisia and Madagascar, to name but a few African countries.

Benoit-Ivan Wansi

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