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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

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BRINGING GREEN EDUCATION INTO CLASSROOMS IN MAURITIUS

PAGE, with UNITAR and the Civil Service College Mauritius (CSCM), held a workshop in Rodrigues gathering teachers, NGOs and education authorities to develop capacity for green economy integration into classrooms. Enhancing foundational learning among primary and secondary students, the workshop — “Integrating Climate Change and Green Economy in the Classroom” — consolidated best practices and techniques, as well as learning materials for integrating Climate Change and Inclusive Green Economy learning into classrooms in Mauritius. Learn more.

INDONESIA PRESENTS GREEN RECOVERY STRATEGY AT GLOBAL FORUM ON THE ENVIRONMENT AND CLIMATE CHANGE

The Government of Indonesia, specifically, PAGE-partner the Environmental Affairs of the Indonesia Ministry of National Development Planning / BAPPENAS, participated in the Climate Change Expert Group (CCXG) Global Forum on the Environment and Climate Change, held by the OECD on 15 - 16 September 2020. Learn more

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100,000 STORIES FOR CLIMATE ACTION CHALLENGE 

Celebrating the issue of its 100,000th course certificate, UN CC: Learn is issuing a call to alumni with the: 100,000 STORIES FOR CLIMATE ACTION CHALLENGE 

The challenge will collect inspiring, personal stories from alumni on climate action, whether simply the about the pursuit of knowledge or about journeys for great change. 

Join the challenge today.

Haven't taken a course yet? Register on the UN CC: Learn platform  here  and become a member. All courses and registration are free of charge. 

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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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GREEN ECONOMY & COVID-19 RECOVERY: PAGE AT HLPF 2020

Leaders from United Nations agencies and National Ministries joined the Partnership for Action on Green Economy (PAGE) to call for renewed commitment to the Sustainable Development Goals in these critical times, advocating for a  green economic recovery as a vehicle to accelerate action, by creating jobs, strengthening livelihoods and building resilience to future shocks during the High-Level Political Forum on 13 July 2020. 

PAGE partner countries and agencies cited specific ways in which Building Back Better can be possible, such as investing in circular economy measures in Uruguay and “sustainable energy development, sustainable land restoration, risk management, and green industry" in Indonesia. UNIDO’s Director-General LI Yong called for sustainable consumption and production to be at the forefront for new, green jobs: "We must rethink the way we produce and consume and ensure that economic growth leads to green jobs, fair international trade and protects natural resources while leaving no one behind." 

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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 PERU HOLDS CLOSING CEREMONY FOR FIVE-YEARS OF PROGRESS

PAGE Peru held a webinar on 13 October to celebrate the culmination of the country's five year engagement within the partnership, 2014-2019. The event saw representation from the UN Resident Coordinator in Peru, the ILO Director in Lima, four national ministries, the PAGE Secretariat and all PAGE agencies. Read 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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New Global Green Recovery Exchange: Platform for Redesign 2020

Nine PAGE countries are participating in a new centralized hub for information on planned climate and environmental policies and actions in the context of COVID-19 recovery. Launched in September, the Online Platform for Sustainable and Resilient Recovery from COVID-19 ( “Platform for Redesign 2020” ) is under the leadership of the Ministry of the Environment Japan with support from the UNFCCC, and the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES ).

The countries participating from PAGE include: Brazil, Burkina Faso, China, Indonesia, Mauritius, Mongolia, Morocco, Thailand and Peru. Learn more

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As countries recover from the impact of the COVID-19 crisis, building back business as usual in economic policy and practice is not an option when greenhouse gas emissions must fall by 7.6% per year to meet 1.5°C target. Especially when in tandem, we need to create green and decent jobs for all — to serve a growing population, address increasing environmental risks and scarcities, growing economic uncertainties, and unprecedented inequalities.

In our latest brief, PAGE explores how rebuilding our economies gives a unique opportunity to overcome the persisting challenge of addressing sustainability and economic development.

READ OUR CLIMATE CHANGE THEMATIC BRIEF

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As we navigate the current threats to human wellness, to economies and to the planet, the timely adoption of sustainable consumption and production (SCP) patterns is key to building back stronger and more resilient societies. In the wake of COVID-19, choosing more efficient production methods and implementing better use of natural resources is one of the most effective ways to reduce our impact on the environment while simultaneously advancing human wellbeing. 

In our newest brief, PAGE explores circular economy and resource efficiency using Uruguay as a key example, referring to its achievements towards resource efficiency and circular economy. The brief also highlights work with an additional thirteen partner countries, centered on contributions toward SDG12.

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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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URUGUAY HOLDS 2ND ANNUAL CIRCULARITY AWARDS

First launched in 2019, the second edition of the “Uruguay Circular — Towards a new economy” awards was held on October 28th. The first of its kind in Latin America, the programme recognizes achievements across areas such as the use of renewable energies and materials, reuse and repair and improving product efficiency among others. 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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Capacity-Building: New Courses on Green Business Growth

The ILO estimates that the transition to green economies and acting to limit greenhouse gas emissions could create 24 million jobs by 2030 and lift tens of millions out of poverty.

Here are two new resources to support green job growth through ITC-ILO:

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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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2019 ANNUAL REPORT

PAGE is proud to present it's 2019 Annual Report, showcasing the efforts between 5 United Nations agencies, 8 funding partners and 20 partner countries, all working toward inclusive and sustainable green economies. Read more

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PAGE Contributing to the SDGs

PAGE is increasingly being recognized as a model to deliver 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 facets of sustainability: environmental, social and economic dimensions.

See more on PAGE and SDGs