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PAGE provides integrated and holistic support to countries on eradicating poverty, increasing jobs and social equity, strengthening livelihoods and environmental stewardship and sustaining growth. The programme is adaptive and aligns with national priorities to offer tailored and effective support to transform economies to advance the 2030 Agenda and Paris Agreement on Climate Change.

A joint collaboration between five United Nations agencies — the UN Environment Programme (UNEP), the International Labour Organization (ILO), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), and the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) — PAGE seeks to work collaboratively, employing shared knowledge between UN agencies and country offices, funding partners and partner countries, to leverage collective strength, avoid duplication, and accelerate progress towards widespread inclusive, green and sustainable development. 

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PAGE partner countries receive services for policy development and implementation, capacity building and financing for inclusive green economy transitions, tailored to their individual needs and circumstances. It allows each country to develop its own pathway to an economy that is low-carbon, resource-efficient and equitable. PAGE is currently supporting 20 countries in their efforts for deeper economic reframing around sustainability. Over the last five years, more than 90 countries have benefited from the capacity-building and knowledge sharing services of PAGE.

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HIGHLIGHTS

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ARGENTINA CREATES NEW DIPLOMA ON GREEN JOBS AND JUST TRANSITION

A new diploma on Green Jobs and Just Transition has been launched in Argentina through the Institute of the World of Work at the National University UNTREF following PAGE inputs. This first cohort of students enrolled join from various Chambers, Trade Unions, the UN System and government. 

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Sustainable Infrastructure: Putting Principle into Practice

Sustainable Infrastructure: Putting Principle into Practice is a monthly interactive webinar series for the sustainable infrastructure community held on the second Wednesday of every month. Technical and case study presentations will focus on one of ten principles from UNEP’s International Good Practice Principles for Sustainable Infrastructure.

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PAGE MOROCCO HOLDS KEY INCEPTION MEETING WITH MINISTRIES AND NATIONAL AGENCIES

A milestone for PAGE Morocco, a first Inception Meeting was held virtually on 29 July, bringing together key ministries and national agencies, PAGE agencies and key stakeholders to officially begin strategic work in the country. This is the first of several virtual inception activities to identify needs and demands for PAGE Morocco. 

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PAGE@HLPF 2021: Highlights

Held on 9 July 2021, Green Recoveries for a Job-Rich Future brought together leaders from the United Nations and national governments to discuss the realities of linking COVID-19 recovery with long-term sustainable development in the context of green job growth. 

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Ghana Hosts Inaugural Waste Management Fair

Held from 21-23 July, the inaugural Ghana Waste Fair brought together more than 300 stakeholders to share and discuss innovative ideas to promote sustainable waste management in the country. Supported through PAGE and led by UNDP, with the Ghana National Plastic Action Partnership and the Waste Recovery Platform, the two-day event spanned participants from the private sector, civil society, and government, including from the Ministry of Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation (MESTI), research and academic institutions. 

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Episode 8: Green Recoveries for a Jobs-Rich Future

This month: reflections from PAGE@ HLPF 2021. How can governments grasp the opportunity to turn economic recovery into long-term, sustainable economic transformation - while also advancing on the SDGs? (The answer: a mix of finance, private sector incentives, citizen engagement, and partnerships).

In Episode 8, we compile the best parts from PAGE's flagship event at the UN High-Level Political Forum. 

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PAGE Holds First Deep-Dive Session of Economic Policy Advisory Group

On the 11th of June 2021, the first meeting of the PAGE Economic Policy Advisory Group took place virtually to discuss ways to strengthen the Partnership’s support on economics to its partner countries. The PAGE Economic Policy Advisory Group — composed of economists from PAGE agencies and UN Resident Coordinators’ offices — met with PAGE country project coordinators and lead UN agency focal points from Argentina, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Thailand and Morocco.

This deep-dive discussion focused on three main themes: economic policies for 1) greening public spending and fiscal space; 2) addressing poverty gaps and inequalities; and 3) supporting a Just Transition. The discussion centered on pivotal and available tools/initiatives as well as opportunities, challenges, and potential entry points for future PAGE support to countries in these areas.

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'DRIVING FORCE FOR CHANGE' CALLS ON YOUTH ENTREPRENEURS FOR 2021 AWARDS

Following a successful 2020 edition, PAGE & South Africa’s Department of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment (DFFE) are hosting the 2021 Driving Force for Change II Youth Challenge. The Challenge is an opportunity for young entrepreneurs and green innovators to further develop early-stage entrepreneurship skills and competencies aiming to support the country’s green economy development and create decent jobs for youth. 

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Argentina Launches Green Productive Development Plan

Argentina’s Ministry of Production has announced a National Green Productive Development Plan to align the country’s production with the global climate agenda. The Green Productive Development Plan aligns with Argentina’s commitment to combat climate change and includes a set of initiatives to implement that commitment in production systems with a sustainable, inclusive and environmentally responsible paradigm — across government, private sector and civil society.

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3RD EDITION OF THE URUGUAY CIRCULAR AWARD UNDERWAY

Kicking off its third edition, the Uruguay Circular Award are in progress — The annual awards recognize the efforts of enterprises, institutions, associations and cooperatives that showcase a circular economy transformation. The award ceremony will be held on October 27, 2021. 

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Mauritius Launches Green Recovery Activities

Green Recovery activities have officially begun in Mauritius, with a launch ceremony held on 17 June. With PAGE technical support and funding via the German government, the programme has been designed to support national economic recovery efforts from COVID-19 impacts, building on the results of PAGE's four-year presence in Mauritius, informing policy development, fostering national ownership and strengthening national capacities in sustainable agriculture and food systems. Key objectives include improving the business environment and developing incentives to promote a sustainable agro-food industry and the expansion of small and medium-sized enterprises in that sector. 

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