UNEP Announces Opening of Regional Office of Global Green Growth Institute

12 May 2011: The UN Environment Programme Finance Initiative (UNEP FI) announced the opening of a regional office of the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) in Copenhagen, Denmark. The office was inaugurated by the President of the Republic of Korea, Lee Myung-bak, and Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark.

According to UNEP, the opening of the regional office is expected to support global efforts to transition to a more resource-efficient, low-carbon green economy. Located next door to the UNEP Risoe Centre, which is focused on energy, climate and sustainable development, its location should facilitate increased collaboration between UNEP and GGGI.

GGGI is a non-profit organization seeking to promote economic growth and development, reduced carbon emissions, increased sustainability and strengthened climate resilience. [UNEP Press Release]