Annual Report 2016
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Welcome to the PAGE 2016 Annual Report

The Partnership for Action on Green Economy (PAGE) was established in 2013 to support countries to address one of the greatest challenges of our time, namely; building economies that improve human well-being and social equity, while significantly reducing environmental risks and ecological scarcities. Many countries are up for this challenge, acknowledging that the growth model of the last century has resulted in significant environmental degradation and increasing social inequality. PAGE provides countries with assistance in planning and implementing their transition to a greener and more inclusive economic model.

This online annual report showcases PAGE's progress and achievements over 2016 and how its work over the last year has contributed to the achievement to the SDGs so far.

— PAGE Vision —

PAGE aims to put sustainability at the heart of economic policymaking and practices to advance the 2030 Agenda and Paris Agreement on Climate Change through inclusive green economy approaches by bringing together the expertize of five specialized UN agencies (UN Environment, International Labour Organization, UN Development Programme, UN Industrial Development Organization and UN Institute for Training and Research). It supports nations and regions to achieve sustainable and green growth, create green jobs, address inequality and climate change, advance green industrial development, and improve skills, knowledge and institutional capacity. PAGE is currently supporting eleven countries and provinces/states: Barbados, Brazil (Mato Grosso State), Burkina Faso, China (Jiangsu Province), Ghana, Kyrgyz Republic, Mauritius, Mongolia, Peru, Senegal and South Africa, and aims to support up to 20 countries over seven years until 2020.

About PAGE

The Partnership for Action on Green Economy (PAGE) was conceived in 2012 as a response to the call to action following the Rio +20 Sustainable Development Conference in Brazil. It was then formally established in 2013.

PAGE informs, inspires and enables countries to transform their economies to inclusive green economies; that is, economies that eradicate poverty, increase jobs and social equity and strengthen livelihoods while protecting the environment.

Working at the national and sectoral level, PAGE is a collaborative partnership between five United Nations agencies as well as the national governments in PAGE countries.

The PAGE programme works to build capacity within partner countries so they are able to provide an enabling environment to meet their sustainability commitments, particularly the Sustainable Development Goals, through inclusive green economy approaches.

PAGE provides technical and financial assistance in 11 countries as of 2016.

What is an inclusive green economy?

In its simplest expression, an 'inclusive green economy' is low-carbon, efficient and clean in production and also inclusive in consumption and outcomes; based on sharing, circularity, collaboration, solidarity, resilience, opportunity, and interdependence.

An inclusive green economy is focused on expanding options and choices for national economies, using targeted and appropriate fiscal and social protection policies, and backed up by strong institutions that are specifically geared to safeguarding social and ecological floors. It recognizes that there are many and diverse pathways to environmental sustainability.

Organisational partners

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Funding partners

PAGE is funded by 8 partners and in-kind contributions.

Partnerships & Exchange

PAGE can does more with less through its ability to convene national and international partners in knowledge exchange.

PAGE by numbers

It is clear now that it is good business to invest in green economy and that the green economy has created a large number of opportunities for profitable investment for private sector.
Antonio Guterres, Secretary General, United Nations
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9 training packages18 global events9 knowledge products10 collaborating partners26 policies developed in 8 countries32 macro-economic and sectoral assessments40 countries request PAGE support8 funding partners11 PAGE partner countries1644 people trained33 national institutions & ministeries partnering9 initiatives providing co-financing66 consultations and workshopsTotal contributions to PAGE

* including in-kind contributions
** including partners delivering complementary follow-up programming and pledges
*** Action Partners and initiatives jointly developing and delivering programming at national and global level

PAGE Country reports

Mongolian herder


Mongolia has prioritized environmentally sustainable and socially inclusive development.

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Peru has committed itself to undertaking a far-reaching, ambitious green growth development pathway.

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Senegal has demonstrated leadership in transitioning to an inclusive green economy to meet its development challenges.

Ghanian women working in the food industry


Ghana has been embracing inclusive green economy, with better employment outcomes for women.

Children playing in water off tropical beach


Mauritius has instituted a Marshall Plan for achieving inclusive and sustainable growth.

Women carrying food and water in a village in Burkina Faso

Burkina Faso

Burkina Faso is committed to develop and adopt ambitious green economy targets and policies.

Fast developing China

China, Jiangsu Province

Green development is at the heart of national development strategies and priorities in China.

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South Africa

South Africa is committed to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals through collaboration and coordination.

New PAGE partner countries in 2016

Three new countries became PAGE partners in 2016. Preliminary work has already begun in Brazil, Kyrgyz Republic and Barbados to support the governments’ plans to transition to inclusive green economies.

Brazil, Mato Grosso State

Kyrgyz Republic


Global action

In addition to working in-country, PAGE influences policy in support of inclusive green economy at a global level.

Inform, Inspire, Engage 

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Sustainable Development

At the United Nations Sustainable Development Summit on 25 September 2015, more than 150 world leaders adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, which includes 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).  These goals aim to end poverty, hunger and inequality, take action on climate change and the environment, improve access to health and education, build strong institutions and partnerships, and more.

PAGE coordinates its work to ensure its in-country activities and achievements are aligned with the SDGs.

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