The Partnership for Action on Green Economy (PAGE) was established in 2013 to support countries addressing one of the greatest challenges of our time; building economies that improve human well-being and social equity, while significantly reducing environmental risks and ecological scarcities. Many countries are up for this challenge, acknowledging that the growth model of the last century has resulted in significant environmental degradation and increasing social inequality. PAGE provides countries with assistance in planning and implementing their transition to a greener and more inclusive economic model.
2016 was a year of growth for PAGE. Not only did we welcome three new countries into the PAGE family, Barbados, Brazil (Mato Grosso State), and Kyrgyz Republic, we also expanded our networks, offering more opportunities for collaborating, sharing knowledge and resources and coordinating with other organizations, governments, civil society actors and green economy champions.
2015 changed the landscape of the sustainability agenda. Sustainability has become a universal, measurable, common undertaking, and the sign posts from here to 2030 are now well placed. For PAGE, 2015 was an important year, including alignment with the international sustainability agenda, a growing number of country and action partners, and the upscaling of country activities and global engagement.
For PAGE, 2014 was an important year. The partnership grew and country work began in earnest. The year marked the inclusion of UNDP as a new partner, the upscaling of country activities, and increased visibility in the international community. During 2014, four countries joined PAGE: Burkina Faso, Ghana, Mauritius and Senegal. Mongolia and Peru were the first two PAGE countries, where activities started in 2013.