Nairobi, Kenya, 25 May 2016 – The Republic of Korea signed an additional contribution to PAGE at the second session of the United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA 2). Under the overarching theme of Delivering on the environmental dimension of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, UNEA 2 joined high-level decision and policy makers in an effort to build a greener and more sustainable planet. At the event, the Republic of Korea co-hosted a "Forum on Partnerships for Inclusive Green Economy: Joining up for Delivery on the 2030 Agenda", which showcased the value of partnerships such as PAGE, 10YFP, and UN-REDD.
The Republic of Korea has demonstrated continued commitment to promoting an inclusive green economy across the world. By extending its support to the Partnership for Action on Green Economy (PAGE), the Republic of Korea has enabled transformational change towards a low-carbon, resource-efficient and socially inclusive economy.
The scaled-up support of the Republic of Korea will enable stakeholders – including national governments and ministers, the private sector, and civil society – to come together to deliver on the ambitious goals of the 2030 Agenda. The support comes at an important time, as PAGE announced at UNEA 2 the joining of three new countries to Partnership, Kyrgyz Republic, Barbados, and Brazil (Mato Grosso State).
The Republic of Korea was one of the initiators of the Partnership in 2012, and has shown great interest in supporting a global green economy transition, such as with an upcoming Green Industry Conference (GIC). The 4th GIC, titled "Innovative, Inclusive and Sustainable Industry for Smart Cities" will take place from 28 to 30 June 2016, in Ulsan, Republic of Korea.