First Global PAGE Conference

The Partnership for Action on Green Economy (PAGE) is a joint initiative by UNEP, ILO, UNDP, UNIDO and UNITAR to provide comprehensive assistance to countries seeking to develop and implement inclusive green economy strategies.

The inaugural conference on PAGE was held in the United Arab Emirates, under the Patronage of His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of UAE and Ruler of Dubai. The two day event took place from 4 to 5 March 2014.

The conference was an opportunity to review international experience and progress related to green economy in the context of sustainable development and poverty eradication.  It also considered how greener economies can contribute to the emerging post-2015 development agenda. 

More than 450 participants from 66 countries, including 27 Ministers, representing governments, the private sector, civil society and development agencies, attended the meeting. 

The conference was opened by the UAE Minister of Environment and Water, followed by representatives from PAGE countries and PAGE partners, including UNEP Executive Director Achim Steiner.  

This session was followed by parallel thematic discussions on issues relevant for advancing inclusive green economies.

A Chair's Summary – consisting of a set of general principles and policy recommendations to realize economic, social and environmental benefits from transitioning to inclusive, environmentally friendly and resource-efficient green economies – was produced at the end of the conference.

 The objectives of the conference were the following

1.  Take stock of best practices and lessons learned in advancing an inclusive green economy through policy reforms and shifting investment into key areas of the economy that produce jobs, social equity and income;

2.  Share this knowledge through interactive thematic sessions geared toward developing a set of general principles and policy recommendations to realize economic, social and environmental benefits from transitioning to inclusive green economies; and

3.  Explore the multiple pathways and partnerships – including PAGE - available to countries as they lead these transitions within their national contexts. 

Documents and presentations

Programme

Programme for the PAGE Conference

Conference Summary and Conclusions

Chair's Summary and Conclusions from the PAGE Conference

Speeches

Opening Speech - by Oyun Sanjaasuren, Minister of Environment, Mongolia
Opening Speech - by Dr. Lee Jaehyun, Deputy Ministry of Environment Republic of Korea
Opening Statement - by Achim Steiner, Executive Director of UNEP

Press Releases

Global Green Economy Partnership Calls for New Economic Paradigm 
UNEP and UAE Agree to Cooperate on Environmental Issues
New UN-led Global Partnership to Help Green 30 National Economies by 2020

Working paper

Advance Draft - Using Models for Green Economy Policymaking
Advance Draft - A guidance manual for green economy policy assessment
Partnership for Action on Green Economy - PAGE
 

Session Concept Notes and Summary Reports

Fiscal Policy, Finance and Investment - How can fiscal policy mobilize the private investment needed for a green economy?  - by UNEP
Fiscal Policy summary report

Green Industrial Policy - How can green industrial policies be designed to contribute to a socially inclusive green economy that utilizes a country’s potential to its fullest? - by UNEP and UNIDO
Green Industrial Policies summary report

Green Jobs - How can green economy approaches lead to more and better jobs? - by ILO
Green Joby summary report

Metrics and indicators - Using indicators to guide the transition to a Green Economy - by UNEP
Measurement summary report

Social Inclusion and Poverty Reduction - How can green economy approaches help reduce poverty, inequality, and vulnerabilities while ensuring environmental sustainability? - by ILO and UNDP-UNEP PEI
Social Inclusion summary report

Trade opportunities - How can international trade be transformed to become a driver for a socially- inclusive green economy?-by UNEP
Trade Opportunities summary report

Side Event Documents

 - by The Green Growth Knowledge Platform (GGKP)
- by The Green Growth Best Practive (GGBP)