Country Updates:

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Mauritius: The Ministry of Finance and Economic Development is working on a project of tracking public environment expenditure, which supports the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goal 13 (Climate Action). The expected outcome would be a more efficient use of government funds for climate mitigation and adaptation. The Tracking of Public Environment Expenditure project is planning to train finance officers in the coming weeks. 

Brazil: On August 30th-31st, a meeting with PAGE partners in Mato Grosso took place to close the Logframe and the Workplan for mid-2017 – mid-2018 and expectations for implementing the PAGE Mato Grosso programme. The International Labour Organization, the United Nations Development Programme, the Management Committee and the coordinators of thematic areas of Mato Grosso were involved and about 30 participants assisted.

Peru: In September 2017, an executive summary of the PAGE report Peru Green Growth. Quantitative assessment of green policies in selected sectors of the economy has been published, with the involvement of the Ministry of Environment. The report is based off the results of PAGE's T-21 modelling tool, and will be presented by the Minister of Environment to Congress and Ministers. A broader dissemination strategy has been drafted by PAGE team in order to reach other targeted audiences (private sectors, workers organizations, civil society, academy, international community, donors community).

Mongolia:  On 18th-22nd September, the PAGE Steering Committee Meeting and Sustainability week took place, which included the Mongolian Sustainable Finance Forum, a Green Economy and trade workshop, a Mongolian universities for sustainable development workshop, PAGE Donor Steering Committees meetings, and a Green Economy and sustainable development training for Orkhon and Dornogovi aimag government officials in August 2017. The Mongolian bankers association, PAGE Technical committee, Ministry of Environment and Turism, National Development Agency,  Ministry of education, science, culture and sports, Orkhon and Dornog aimags governors' offices were involved alongside the different events in the Sustainability week, aiming to establish a Mongolian green credit fund, harness green trade opportunities for Mongolia,  build alliance of national universities for sustainability, and develop Orkhon and Dornogovi aimags' development policies up to 2025. The PAGE Steering Committee Meeting and Sustainability week was also an opportunity for Mongolia to meet with delegates from Norway, Finland and South Korea to discuss the PAGE outputs in Mongolia and sustainability beyond 2017. 

South Africa: On September 6th- 8th in Zambia, it was presented a summary of the South Africa Green Economy Industry and Trade Analysis (SA-GEITA) reportSouth Africa Green Economy Industry and Trade Assessment – Summary developed and shared at the “Africa Forum on Private Sector Inclusive Green Growth and Decent Green Job Creation”. Zambia Green Jobs Programme, the Government of Zambia and the Government of Finland, in collaboration with the International Training Centre of the ILO and the ILO Green Jobs Programme, have been involved in the elaboration of the summary. PAGE South Africa participated in knowledge sharing sessions featuring Green Industry and Trade. 

 


Full country updates - September 2017 (coming soon)

 

OTHER COUNTRIES:

Mexico: A continuous support on green economy initiative has been on-going in Mexico. The next step is the implementation of the green economy modeling, in collaboration with the National Institute for ecology and Climate change (INECC) and Environment Ministry.

AFRICA

Kenya: A Green Economy Strategy and Implementation Plan is in its final stages of development, with a launch expected by the end of October. A green fiscal policy assessment is also underway.

Mozambique: The African Development Bank together with other development partners, namely the World Wide Fund (WWF), the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) published a report: “Transition Towards Green Growth in Mozambique”. This document provides a summary of Mozambique’s green growth policy development as detailed in the GEAP developed by the GoM. Forthcoming in March is a report on economic modeling for the green economy in Mozambique. This report looks at how various  green economy interventions would impact on the national economy and makes recommendations based on the results. 

Rwanda: UNEP has supported the Rwandan Environment Management Agency in the identification of green economy indicators and a measurement framework to support green economy policy-making in the country and to measure progress towards attaining national green economy targets.  The report has been signed off and is in the publication process. 

CARIBBEAN

Haiti: The Agriculture Report focused on the South Department is completed and validated at the sub-regional (south department) and National level by the Environmental and Agricultural Tables. The report includes a chapter on how to scale up the agricultural investment at national level.

Jamaica: A Green Economy Scoping Study for Jamaica and a paper on Vision 2030: Jamaica and Green Economy have been launched during in Kingston on March 22nd 2016, in coordination with the Ministry of Land, Water, Environment and Climate Change. The two studies recommend a series of policies that can improve resource efficiency and adaptability to climate change, create jobs, and attract investment across the economy, spearheading the transition from dependence to resilience. 

Saint Lucia: The Green Economy Scoping Study has been launched on 15 June 2016. The new couples an in-depth  analysis of Saint Lucia’s agriculture and tourism sectors with a more general review of manufacturing, transport and construction, integrating the key elements of energy, water and waste management.

Barbados: A scoping mission  will take place by the end of the year, which will involve meetings with key partner Ministries, planning the inception phase and discussions on priority areas and on the formulation of PAGE National steering committee.

SOUTH AMERICA

Colombia: A national Green Growth Round Table took place gathering over 10 different government institutions and international cooperation agencies, to discuss the initiatives, projects and approaches currently implemented on the ground. The outcome of the round table is a series of meetings and exchanges that will foster further cooperation between participating organizations. 

Ecuador: In Ecuador UNEP is engaged with a TEEB National Study. The objective of the study is to incorporate the strategic role of ecosystems and biodiversity in the “change of the productive matrix”, with particular focus on the use two watersheds on power generation and agriculture.