Country Updates:

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MauritiusThe Tracking of the Public Sector Expenditure manual and Green Economy Learning Needs Assessment were launched at the opening of the Green Economy Forum, 9-11 May.

MongoliaThe Ministry of Environment and ESD organized a training on May 17, with the support of the PAGE National Coordinator. The Coordinator presented a lecture on Green Economy and Sustainable Public Procurement, and moderated a training session on Green Economy, SDGs and a local development strategy.

Senegal: Senegal held the 3rd edition of its National Conference on Sustainable Development, with the theme of “Sustainable and Healthy Exploitation and Management of Gas and Oil Resources” from 29-31 May. The Conference drew on the findings of the recent PAGE study on how to manage oil and gas revenue in order to promote sustainable development.

South Africa: A Green Economy Training Workshop took place from 14-15 May at the Department of Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation (DPME) in Pretoria. Participants, from the Department of Environmental Affairs, DPME and Statistics SA. were introduced to the usage of a key PAGE knowledge products and the Green Economy Progress Measurement Framework (GEP).

Ghana: A National Steering Committee meeting will be held on 8 June to review progress on PAGE work and initiate forward-planning. 

Uruguay: PAGE advanced support for a Strategic Environmental Assessment for wood and timber value chains, one of 10 priority areas for Uruguay’s 2050 vision.