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About 3GF

The Global Green Growth Forum (3GF) convenes governments, businesses, investors and international organisations to act together for inclusive green growth.


A Global Green Growth Agenda

A rapid, large-scale industrial transition is needed if global economic growth is to continue while simultaneously reducing greenhouse gas emissions, adapting societies to climate change and promoting a sustainable use of resources.

This industrial transition has the potential to unlock new growth engines and spur global economic growth.


3GF – The Global Green Growth Forum

The mission of the Global Green Growth Forum (3GF) is to explore and demonstrate how better collaboration among leading businesses, investors, key public institutions and experts can effectively drive market penetration and realise the potential for long-term inclusive green growth.

Partnerships between public and private actors are the cornerstone of 3GF’s work as they are considered key enablers to accelerate the transition to an inclusive green economy. Such collaborations aim at developing and promoting solutions that shift behaviour in a significant way, i.e. changing the game or the rules across borders and sectors.

3GF is an initiative in constant motion. Throughout the year we work with our stakeholders to identify new and promote existing partnerships that may bring green growth to scale. We seek to advance these partnerships in support of other global initiatives such as the World Economic Forum, Clean Energy Ministerial, G20/B20, SE4ALL, UN Global Compact, the SDG process and C40.


3GF Offers Partners and Stakeholders:

  • The opportunity to explore green business ventures and political opportunities in a direct, informal interchange with key political and economic leaders and experts committed to the agenda of inclusive green growth.
  • The opportunity to get involved in emerging and existing partnerships with a potential to bring scale and speed to a green transformation of industries, sectors and markets.
  • Cutting edge knowledge development and inspiration from peers on how to develop and promote public-private cooperation for inclusive green growth.
  • A clearer understanding on how a transition to a resource efficient and green economy can spur new economic growth and jobs.
  • An annual high-level summit for key leaders and decision-makers to meet and discuss, promote and show-case green growth solutions.


3GF - A Global Public-Private Partnership

3GF was initiated by the Danish Government in 2011 in collaboration with the Republic of Korea and Mexico. In 2012 China, Kenya and Qatar joined the partnership, and in 2014 Ethiopia become the 7th partner. Other partners of 3GF include: ABB, Alstom, Bidco Group & Kenya Private Sector Alliance and East African Business Council, Danfoss, Hyundai Motors, McKinsey & Company, Novozymes, Samsung, Siemens, Vestas, OECD, the International Energy Agency (IEA), UN Global Compact and International Finance Corporation (IFC), Climate Policy Initiative, Global Green Growth Institute, Inter-American Development Bank and World Resources Institute. For full list, see Partners.


The Annual High-Level Forum

The 3GF provides an annual summit of high-level green growth leaders from governments, businesses, institutional investors and international organisations willing to take leadership and promote concrete solutions for the transition to a green economy.

Read more about this year's high-level forum - 3GF 2016 - here.


Further Information:

The 3GF Partnership Approach

Through the Value Chain Lens

The 3GF Value Chain Approach