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Barbados: October 2018 - Barbados Economic Recovery and Transformation Programme is being implemented as part of the country's IMF agreement. Among Green and Blue Economy national Stakeholders, PAGE is being promoted as an enabling mechanism in support of national sustainable development efforts.

Brazil (Mato Grosso State): October 2018 - The recruitment of the national project coordinator is being finalized. A short list of candidates have been compiled and the interviews will take place in Oct 2018.

Burkina FasoOctober 2018 - Through UNIDO, PAGE supported a study on the greening of the industrial policy in Burkina Faso. The findings of that study were integrated into the National Industrial Strategy that has been just validated 24 of September during a workshop in which UNIDO participated. Next step should be the formal adoption of the Strategy by the Government.

China: June 2018 - PAGE, together with the Policy Research Center for Environment & Economy and the Jiangsu International Environmental Development Center held a workshop to lay the groundwork for developing a coalition of green industrial parks in Jiangsu.

Ghana: June 2018 - On 28 June, PAGE and the Ministry of Environment (MESTI) held a media training to inform journalists on topics of climate change and green economy. The objective of the event was to help create more awareness on environmental, social and economic issues affecting development in the country.

Guyana: October 2018 - PAGE has been conducting a green economy assessment that informs some of the priorities identified in the national Green State Development Strategy: Vision 2040, which is expected to be completed by the end of 2018.

Kyrgyz RepublicJuly 2018 - PAGE has developed a final draft of the Green Economy Learning Needs Assessment for Kyrgyz Republic, in partnership with the American University of Central Asia. The report is available in Russian and features an executive summary in English. The recommendations of the report will be taken up through PAGE capacity building activities.

MauritiusOctober 2018 - Consultative meeting organised by the SWITCH Africa Green Phase 2 on sustainable tourism being implemented by the Mauritius Tourism Authority, Ministry of Tourism.  The recommendations for tourism sector in studies conducted by PAGE, including the Green Economy Assessment, have been shared with the managers of the project.

Mongolia: October 2018 - PAGE supported the consultation of the working group to review the draft policy document in the construction sector development and integrate concepts related to green economy, sustainable development and climate change.

PeruOctober 2018 - PAGE is in the process of finalizing the National Green Jobs Plan together with the Ministry of Labour and Employment Promotion. Consultations within PAGE (agencies + Ministries) on the final draft of the plan, will be held on Oct. 30th

SenegalApril 2018 - The Ministry of Environment requested PAGE support on a green bonds initiative currently under development with the Ministry of Economy and Finance. PAGE, in collaboration with UNEP FI, is exploring how to best support this government initiative, and has held an initial call with the government and green bonds expert Climate Bonds Initiative.

South Africa: October 2018 - PAGE in partnership with DPME, O.R. Tambo Foundation, Wits School of Governance hosted a Roundtable in the OR Tambo Debate Series, with theme "Pathways for a Just Transition to a Low Carbon, Climate Resilient Environment and Society" issues discussed focused on land use, water and energy. This roundtable forms part of the National Planning Commission’s process of engagement on identifying pathways for a Just Transition. The session specifically focused on consultation with youth. The outcomes of the discussion will be included in the National Planning Commission’s paper and final declaration.

UruguayAugust 2018 - PAGE supported the Director of the Office of Planning and Budget for his presentation of the National Voluntary Report 2018 for the fulfillment of the SDGs in the HLPF in New York.