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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. 

 

 

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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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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WEST AFRICAN KNOWLEDGE SHARING FOR A GREEN JOBS DIRECTORY IN SENEGAL

On 8 June 2021, UNITAR organized an experience-sharing meeting between Côte d'Ivoire, Senegal and Burkina Faso on the development of a directory of green jobs and professions. Identified as a priority in 2015, the green jobs directory is part of ongoing work aligned with Senegal’s national strategy for green jobs promotion. 

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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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New Studies Finalized on Just Transition in Argentina

Argentina continues to make strides in fostering a Just Transition towards a green economy with a number of key studies finalized as well as assessments on a Just Transition in the COVID-19 context and on the 'Union Perspective of a Just Transition'. 

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Episode 7: Symptoms of Change for Green Jobs in Peru

Peru stands at a crossroads. Three-quarters of its workers are informal or self-employed. The country’s diverse natural resources–which serve as the backbone of its economy and labour market–are also under threat. So, how is the country addressing labour challenges and ensuring decent employment for all while also promoting green jobs as part of a just transition?

In Episode 7, we sit down for an open discussion with Katia Samanamud (Ministry of Labour for Peru) and Ana Belén Sánchez (International Labour Organization) to ask: what are the symptoms of change for green jobs in Peru?

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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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PAGE Launches 'Conceptualization of Green Jobs in Peru' Report

The "Conceptualization of green jobs in Peru" report  —  aims to enable the measurement of green jobs and the efforts to promote them in the country. The key report includes an outline of sectors with the highest potential to generate green jobs, with the goal of prioritizing their promotion. This report is a starting point to establish a conceptual definition of green jobs in Peru and eventually aid in the ability to properly measure and evaluate.

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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, submissions for the Uruguay Circular Award are now open until August 16. 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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PAGE Indonesia: Skills Development for a Green Recovery

The webinar “Learning and Skills Development for Green Recovery: Building Back Better with Low Carbon Development in Indonesia” was organized by PAGE Indonesia on 23 June 2021 — focused on the role of learning and skills development in enabling Indonesia to “Build Back Better” through its Low-Carbon Development Initiative (LCDI). The event was framed around the findings of the Green Economy Learning Assessment (GELA) conducted in Indonesia last year, which identified gaps and entry points for scaling green economy learning in the country.

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