Country Updates:

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Peru: The Second Regional Green Industry Forum took place in the city of Trujillo on 14 November. PAGE held a bilateral meeting with the Ministry of Environment on 17 November on the PAGE Peru 2018 planning process. PAGE participated in two external events:  Ashoka´s Social Changemaker Day in Lima, on 14 November, with Peru 2021 (private sector and social entrepreneurs), and at the High-level regional forum on the implementation of Convention No.169 on indigenous and tribal peoples,  on 23-24 November.

South Africa: On 21– 22 November, PAGE held a workshop onScaling Sustainable Trade through South African Value Chains: Organic and Biodiversity-based Agricultural Products Green Economy Industry and Trade.  28 participants took part into the workshop, 15 males and 13 females.  This workshop is aligned with SDGs 12 and 15 by identifying opportunities for organic agriculture and biodiversity-based products for trade and addressed sustainable production systems. On 28 November, a scoping workshop was held to assess opportunities for proposing a new PAGE workstream on green economy modelling. 20 participants attended the workshop. 

Senegal: On 27-30 November, PACEV (national green jobs programme) and PAGE conducted a training of traininers on entrepreneurship. 26 participants took part in the training, 18 male and 8 female partcipants, including 7 participants from Burkina Faso. All reported having enhanced their capacity in IGE related issues through the training. 5 officials from Senegal participated in the training program on ‘Opportunities for green jobs in the  waste sector’ at the International Training Centre of the ILO in Turin, Italy. 

Burkina Faso: PAGE and GGGI are collaborating on the integration of green growth concepts into the National Green Economy Strategy. From 27-30 November, PAGE conducted a training of traininers on entrepreneurship with the participation of 7 trainers from Burkina Faso (2 from the Ministry of Environment and 5 from the private sector), held in Senegal. 

        

COUNTRY BUELLETIN - NOVEMBER 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.