Country Updates:

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Mongolia: In August, PAGE launched a Green Economy in Action photography contest in Mongolia, to collect and exhibit inspirational photos on green lifestyles, green businesses and green jobs in the country. This campaign aims to mobilize ordinary citizens of Mongolia to take interest in the Green Economy movement and to demonstrate the role of art and culture in mainstreaming inclusive green economy.

Burkina Faso: UN Environment is communicating with the Ministry of Environment to implement a green economy modelling (T21) training in Burkina. UN Environment shared a concept note on the activity as part of the framework of PAGE.

Ghana: A manual for Mainstreaming the Sustainable Development Goals and Nationally Determined Contributeds into Metropolitan, Municipal and District development plans is being refined and it is envisaged to be developed by end August, with the involvement of Ministry of Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation, the National Development Planning Commission, Regional Coordinating Councils and Ghana Statistical Services. Development plans will help to reflect how the Sustainable Development Goals and Ghana's Nationally Determined Contributions at the local levels contribute to Ghana’s transition towards an Inclusive and Green Economy.  

Mauritius: A strategic report on Green Business Opportunities has been finalized in partnership with Switch Africa Green, and is ready for dissemination. This report will help to support green business development in Mauritius and other Switch Africa Green countries. 

Peru: Following the PAGE workshop on the Integrated Green Economy Modelling (IGEM), bilateral meetings have been held with the Ministry of Environment, the National Centre for Strategic Planning and the National Institute of Statistics to begin the process of integrating IGEM into their modelling processes.

Senegal: PAGE is collaborating with the Directorate of Employment to integrate the national strategy on green jobs into the new national employment policy.

South Africa: The Green Economy Inventory for South Africa report has been published, with inputs from UN Environment, the International Labour Organization and the Department of Environmental Affairs of South Africa. The Report can support green economy planning and investment processes.

The South African Minister of Environmental Affairs of South Africa, Edna Molewa, participated in PAGE Side Event at the High-Level Political Forum which took place on 17th July 2017 in New York.

China: In August-September 2017, a first draft report on measuring the green economy progress (using the UN Environment Green Economy Progress (GEP) framework) in Jiangsu province will be finalized with the involvement of Nanjing University research team and UN Environment. This is a significant effort to apply and adapt UN Environment Green Economy Progress framework in a sub-national level for measuring progress toward green economy. A synthesis report in English will be prepared and shared on the UN Environment and PAGE websites.

Uruguay: The PAGE National Coordinator from Peru travelled on Montevideo in July to share lessons learned from the Peruvian experience and to feed in to the discussion on national priorities in Uruguay and possible collaboration on work at the regional level.

Guyana: A coordination and information mission to Guyana took place in July, to establish PAGE's presence in the country, and to understand how PAGE's work can complement and enhance existing inclusive green economy activities in the country.


Full country updates - July 2017

 

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.