• Lead-organizer: Republic of Korea
  • 19:00 - 20:30
  • Date: 20 Jun 2012
  • Room: P3-6

Green Growth for All: Converting the Global Green Growth Institute int

Organizing partners

(Organizing Country) Republic of Korea, Denmark
(Co-organizer) Global Green Growth Institute
(Participating Countries) Australia, United Kingdom, Mexico, UAE, Qatar, Norway, Switzerland, Kazakhstan


One of the core themes of Rio+20 is pursuing green economy in the context of sustainable development and poverty eradication. The need to strengthen international cooperation to facilitate this pursuit cannot be overemphasized. The Korean government established the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) with a mission to spread and provide on-demand, tailor made green growth strategies for developing countries. To further expand the reach of GGGI as a global asset, Korea, Denmark, Australia and the United Kingdom with other countries to be confirmed, have agreed to transform it into an international organization on the occasion of the Rio+20 Summit and present the objectives and benefits of the GGGI to the international community.

Detailed programme

The Rio+20 Summit provides a unique opportunity for governments as well as international organizations and NGOs to establish the necessary international cooperation mechanism to facilitate the transition to green economy, which involves a paradigm shifts in economic and social development at a global level.

The GGGI has been at the forefront of these efforts since its establishment in June 2010. By transforming GGGI into a global asset, an international organization, the Rio+20 Summit will have another addition to its list of tangible outcomes in leading the global community towards sustainable development through green growth.

Through this event, the above participating heads of states/governments will have an opportunity to present their visions on green growth explored through GGGI as well as their respective governments? commitment to GGGI and its future efforts. They will further elaborate on the objectives of the GGGI and the possible benefits that may be gained by becoming an establishing member of the GGGI. The participating countries to the Agreement on the Establishment of the Global Green Growth Institute will take part in the signing ceremony held thereafter. This event will mark the rebirth of GGGI as an international organization.

Capacity of the venue: Approximately 10 heads of states/governments will make short presentations before joining in the signing ceremony. There will be some 50 journalists to cover the event and additional personnel arranging logistical support. We would therefore, need space that can accommodate approximately 200-250 persons with additional space for the signing ceremony to take place. However, room capacity for 200-500 persons may be too spacious for this event.
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