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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 proud to be the partner of 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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PAGE RESOURCES FOR SUPPORTING GREEN ECONOMIC RECOVERY

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HIGHLIGHTS

You can find all PAGE Country news stories, on our News webpage here

PAGE Celebrates 2020 Annual Report Launch with Partner Event

Stronger Together

In an unprecedented year, PAGE embraced — and strengthened — its ties as a partnership, proving that collaborative efforts can take us farther. Gathering Funding Partners, government focal points, collaborating partners, UN Agencies and National Coordinators, PAGE held a celebratory event on 18 February to launch its 2020 Annual Report, highlighting the Partnership's continued efforts to support countries in building Inclusive Green Economies and working to achieve the 2030 Agenda, the report also showcases how a unified mission can take us farther. 

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15 December: PAGE Hosts National Dialogue on Just Transition in Argentina

On Tuesday, 15 December, PAGE Argentina hosted a high-level virtual event with representatives from the Argentine government and labor sector.  The political meeting gathered individuals from the Ministry of Labor, Employment and Social Security, the Ministry of Productive Development; and the Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development, the Argentine Industrial Union (UIA) and the General Labor Confederation (CGT) to discuss inclusive green economy, a just transition and green jobs in Argentina. Read more
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PAGE ANNOUNCES FIRST RECIPIENTS OF GREEN RECOVERY FUNDS

Thanks to a strong partnership and support from the Federal Ministry of the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety of Germany, PAGE is announcing the first wave of green recovery funds for five partner countries — SenegalArgentinaSouth AfricaBrazil (Mato Grosso) and Thailand. With funding support first announced in July at the High Level Political Forum, PAGE has since engaged across its five UN agencies along with UN Resident Coordinators and government ministries to develop country-specific proposals for additional support — with all proposals targeting actions that will fuel green and inclusive recoveries from the impacts of COVID-19. Thanks to this coordinated effort, these targeted green recovery funds will be disbursed by the end of the year. Read more.

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PAGE SUPPORT FOR GREEN AND INCLUSIVE ECONOMIC RECOVERY

With the financial contributions of the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety, Germany, PAGE will support to government led efforts for a job rich green economic recovery that leaves no one behind.

PAGE is well-positioned to support countries in aligning the economic recovery packages with SDGs and ambitions of the global climate and nature frameworks. The Partnership is equipped with time-tested tools and resources, the collective strength of the specialised expertise of five UN agencies, and a track record of supporting national economic and development planning. PAGE has invested in the development of analytical tools which can aid economic policymaking and explicitly support green and inclusive economic recovery options. These tools can guide macroeconomic analysis, promote green jobs and foster sustainable investments and business models ­ boosting economies to build a better future for people and planet.

PAGE services will assist in developing an enabling macroeconomic environment, policy and investment reforms, incentives and business models; and catalysing investment for green jobs, enterprises and technologies as well as to build natural, human, and social capitals. Learn more

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PAGE AND NDC PARTNERSHIP

COLLABORATING FOR A GREEN RECOVERY

PAGE and the NDC Partnership have announced a collaboration on strengthening governments’ green recovery efforts in response to COVID-19. Together with our country and development partners, the NDC Partnership’s Economic Advisory initiative and PAGE’s Green Recovery Support Mechanism will assist up to 49 countries over the next year to incorporate green growth and climate resilience considerations into their economic recovery plans and stimulus packages, to promote a job-rich green economic recovery that leaves no one behind. In addition, we will share knowledge and learning from these countries across the globe. Read more

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PAGE Contributing to the SDGs

PAGE delivers coordinated support of the UN system to countries for achieving Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and targets of the Paris Agreement. During its first four years (2014-2018), PAGE advanced the transition to IGE of 18 developing countries, supporting a model of growth that looks at each facet of sustainability: environmental, social and economic dimensions.

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ECONOMIC RECOVERY WITH SUGAR AND SKILLS IN GUYANA

  

Sugar, cars and economic incentives: what do they have in common? Through greater use of biofuels, such as ethanol derived from sugar cane, there’s potential for green industrial policy to reduce Guyana’s environmental footprint within the transport sector.  

The workshop “Building back better through trade and industrial policy”, organized by PAGE in Guyana, addressed this particular topic — targeting questions such as: What policies could be adopted to link economic and environmental considerations? What circumstances call for sector-specific support? How can a government account for international legal frameworks when designing green industrial policies?  

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PAGE and Cambridge Econometrics Present Findings from Green Economy Modelling in South Africa

In late 2020, South Africa participated in a bespoke modeling exercise organized on post-COVID-19 economic recovery options by PAGE and Cambridge Econometrics (CE). The research specific to the South African context analyzed spending plans and multisectoral impacts in detail with results shared during a stakeholder workshop on 22 January. 

The country released its South African Economic Reconstruction and Recovery Plan in October 2020 and this modeling focused on establishing estimates related to the future green and economic impacts of the plan. The analysis further offers an additional scenario with a 'green push' for the government's consideration, through measures such as increased investment in renewables and decommissioning coal power plants. Learn more

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UNITAR AND GGKP LAUNCH GREEN LEARNING NETWORK

The new Green Learning Network (GLN) is now live, launched by UNITAR and GGKP, with support from PAGE. The online network has been specifically designed as a space for learning institutions and education professionals to share, collaborate and learn from one another. The GLN will actively work to improve existing education and training opportunities and facilitate the creation of new courses, programs and learning resources - ultimately, aiming to build a critical mass of professionals who understand the risks and opportunities of a green transition.

The GLN includes both a Learning Hub of green learning resources and a GLN Community. Read more 

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COVID-19 has caused a seismic shift in the world of work. With up to 500 million jobs said to be lost due to the impacts of the pandemic, how can green jobs reverse this trend? 

In Episode 3, we speak to Moustapha Kamal Gueye (International Labour Organization), Khoudia Kane Lo (Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development of Senegal), and Gountiéni Damien Lankoandé (GRAAD Burkina) to answer these and other key questions as we explore the role of green jobs in advancing a green recovery.

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PAGE RECEIVES 9 ADDITIONAL COUNTRY PROPOSALS FOR GREEN RECOVERY SUPPORT

Following the successful  selection of five countries  to receive targeted green recovery funds in November, PAGE has received additional applications from 9 partner countries. These additional program proposals have been submitted from Mongolia, Kazakhstan, Burkina Faso, Mauritius, Indonesia, Ghana, Barbados, the Kyrgyz Republic and Uruguay. Read more.

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SWEDEN EXTENDS COMMITMENT TO PAGE AS THE PARTNERSHIP EMBARKS ON NEW STRATEGY

Long-time PAGE funding partner, Sweden has announced a further commitment to PAGE for the year 2021 through the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida). Aligning with the implementation of the PAGE Strategy 2021-2030, the contribution will directly support PAGE’s efforts to accelerate action on the Sustainable Development Goals. Learn more.

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ILO, PAGE AND LINKEDIN LAUNCH TWO-YEAR DATA INSIGHTS PARTNERSHIP

The International Labour Organization (ILO), the Partnership for Action on Green Economy (PAGE) and LinkedIn have launched a two-year data insights partnership that aims to improve government decision-making, promote green jobs and build the capacities of governments to identify and provide training opportunities.

Through the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed between the ILO and LinkedIn on 15 January 2021, the partners hope to support the development of deep, cross-sector partnerships that benefit governments, the private sector, employers’ and workers’ organizations and civil society organizations. This partnership also supports the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)  and meeting the unique challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Advancing Sustainable Procurement in Kazakhstan

An introductory workshop was held in December on Sustainable Public Procurement (SPP) in Kazakhstan for officials of central and local executive government bodies, representatives of international organizations, business and public associations, and individuals from the private sector. Supported by the Kazakhstan Association of Regional Environmental Initiatives "ECOJER", the webinar addressed the state of public procurement in the country; a feasibility assessment on SPP in development; UNDA Project and PAGE SPP activities; and examples and lessons learned from other UNDP project countries, such as Kyrgyzstan and Georgia.

The webinar was organized by PAGE through UNEP and the UN Development Account (UNDA) and under the project "Enhancing sustainable public procurement for the regional transition to inclusive green economy in Eastern Europe, Caucasus and Central Asia". Learn more

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REPUBLIC OF KOREA AND UNEP RENEW JOINT COMMITMENT FOR CLIMATE AND GREEN ECONOMY

REPUBLIC OF KOREA AND UNEP COMMIT TO ENHANCED COLLABORATION FOR THE GREENING OF ECONOMIC RECOVERY AND MOBILIZING ACTION FOR CARBON NEUTRALITY

In a virtual bilateral meeting on 25 November, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) Executive Director Inger Andersen and Korean Minister of Environment Myung-rae Cho agreed to strengthen the long-standing partnership between UNEP and the Republic of Korea through close collaboration and support for a green and inclusive economic recovery from COVID-19 toward carbon neutrality, in particular through the Partnership for Action on Green Economy (PAGE). Read more.

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PAGE AND CAMBRIDGE ECONOMETRICS MODEL ECONOMIC RECOVERY SCENARIOS

PAGE and Cambridge Econometrics (CE) have partnered to conduct a  modeling exercise analyzing and comparing the potential immediate to long-term impacts of varying recovery scenarios. Focusing on multisectoral impacts, employment, resource-efficiency and nature, the analysis will specifically compare brown recovery scenarios and Inclusive Green Economy recovery scenarios - providing global guidance and messaging, supporting a future that would reverse current unsustainable practices. Read more

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Learning for a Green Recovery

Under the auspices of the PAGE and five UN partner agencies—have launched a global e-learning series that addresses the key policy issues central to the green recovery debate. The six online courses are free, self-paced, and can act as an invaluable building block as countries plan their economic responses to COVID-19—serving to inform and shape the public policy debate around green economic reform.

The courses cover a range of topics including green economy, fiscal reforms, trade, green industrial policy, green economy indicators, and sustainable finance.  They are free and self-paced and are available on the UN Climate  Change:e-Learn partnership, which has almost ½ million registered users worldwide. Learn more

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PAGE has been recognized as a mechanism for COVID-19 recovery, named within the United Nations Framework for the immediate socio-economic response to COVID-19, mobilizing PAGE through its “support on green jobs, economic and environmental issues to plan early response and recovery phase of the crisis” and calling on PAGE  “as a vehicle to support peer learning and knowledge transfer on policies that stimulate growth and recovery in the wake of COVID-19”.

Read United Nations Framework for the immediate socio-economic response to COVID-19

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