In addition to the three ratifications, the agreement has 17 signatories, including 16 signed at a ceremony in June 2012, as well as Indonesia, signed on 17 September 2012. 18 September 2012: Kiribati is the third country after Denmark and Guyana to ratify the agreement to establish the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI). The agreement confirms the agreement of the signatories to transform GGGI into an international organization. In accordance with Article 216 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (TFEU), the Union may conclude an agreement with an international organisation. Article 218 lays down the procedure to be followed when concluding an agreement with an international organisation and Article 218(3) lays down the detailed rules for appointing the Commission as negotiator on behalf of the Union. (5) It is therefore appropriate to authorise the Commission to enter into negotiations on behalf of the European Union with a view to concluding an agreement for the accession of the GGGI in the Union. In addition to the three ratifications, the agreement has 17 signatories. 1.La Commission shall endeavour to ensure that an agreement leading to the accession of the Union to the Global Green Growth Institute (`GGGI`) complies with relevant Union legislation. The structure of the Institute is composed of an assembly, a council, a secretariat and an advisory committee.  – implementation of an exchange of best practices at political and expert level, building on the considerable experience gained by the Union in the development and implementation of climate strategies. .
Not applicable: A Council decision on the negotiation of accession to the GGGI does not oblige Member States to take action. In December 2013, GGGI was granted observer status by the UN General Assembly. The statute gives GGGI the right to participate in meetings and to sponsor and sign resolutions. GGGI will also be able to vote in procedure. Observers should not vote on resolutions.  Given its focus on green and sustainable growth, the work of the GGGI is clearly linked to environmental and development issues, as well as renewable energy policy and energy efficiency. The Advisory Committee is an advisory body to the Institute. It serves as a forum for public-private cooperation in the field of green growth and advises the Council on the strategy and activities of the GGGI. It is composed of experts from non-state actors. GGGI provides Member States with the necessary tools to build institutional capacity and develop a green growth policy, strengthen peer learning and knowledge exchange, and engage private investors and public donors. GGGI supports stakeholders through two complementary and integrated work processes – Green Growth Planning & Implementation and Knowledge Solutions – which provide comprehensive products and services to help develop, finance and decomplex green growth in national economic development plans.
GGGI develops and delivers its global products and services in partnership with government authorities, international organizations, academic institutions and the private sector. . . .