JANUARY 2017 UPDATE - HIGHLIGHTS AND DOCUMENTS

Country updates

Burkina Faso:

To strengthen the integration of green economy in Burkina Faso's National Policy on Sustainable Development (PNDD), PAGE is supporting the development of a National Green Economy Strategy, along with a three-year action plan for its implementation. An initial draft of the strategy has already been put forward by the government, highlights of which include action on green jobs, sustainable consumption and production, green finance, combatting climate change, and national capacity building on green economy. You are welcome to have a look at the draft, share with your delegations in Burkina Faso and provide your suggestions by 29 January 2017.

PDF iconBurkina Faso Green Economy Strategy

Barbados:

The inception mission for PAGE in Barbados is planned for the week of 6 February 2017. The concept note and the agenda are available for your review and feedback. We will appreciate your suggestions for any bilateral meetings.

FilePAGE mission Barbados

Kyrgyz Republic:

An Inception Mission to Kyrgyz Republic will take place from 6-9 of February. Your suggestions and feedback on the concept note will be highly appreciated.

File PAGE Kyrgyz Mission.docx

Expression of interest to join PAGE in 2017:

In response for the call for proposals, five countries have expressed interest in joining PAGE in 2017: Guyana, Indonesia, Pakistan Palau and Uruguay. There was high level communication from Nigeria and Sri Lanka but written expressions were not received by the Secretariat. These expressions are currently being assessed by PAGE Secretariat and will be discussed during the PAGE retreat later this week. Given the constraints, only three new countries will join PAGE this year.

Global activities update

Berlin Ministerial Conference:

The preparations are moving ahead for the conference. Several speakers have now confirmed their participation. The evolving list of confirmed speakers is available at conference website.

Green Economy Progress Index:

The Index is now available for your review and will be ready for launch at the Berlin Ministerial.

PDF iconGEP index .pdf

Capacity Building on Green Economy

E-Learning Course on Green Economy and Trade, from 13 March – 21 April 2017:

To build capacity on Green Economy and Trade, the course will offer a number of modules and is open to all countries.

Burkina Faso Green Economy Academy:

Burkina Faso hosted its first Green Economy Academy in Ouagadougou from December 14 to December 16 2016, bringing together more than 300 participants from the government, the private sector and civil society to learn about and advance the Green Economy agenda in Burkina Faso.

NEXT DSC MEETING:

The next meeting is planned for 29 March, following the Ministerial Conference in Berlin. Our first cut on the agenda is available for your feedback and suggestions.

FileAgenda DSC Meeting