Sustainable Development Goals

Support for sustainable development

PAGE supports Governments to work across sectors, seeking the integration of policies and strategies that will enable them to achieve multiple sustainable development targets through an inclusive green economy approach. The figure below demonstrates how PAGE links to the SDGs.

Sustainable development goals

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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.

How does PAGE's work support the SDGs?

Explore how PAGE's core activities and values relate to key global ambitions:

  • Partnership
  • Policy analysis and design
  • Capacity building
  • Knowledge sharing
  • Mobilizing finance


Sustainable Development Goals connection to PAGE activitiesFoster Policy CoherenceProtect Natural CapitalAddress Climate ChangePromote Green Investment & Resource EfficiecyCreate Green JobsIncrease Sustainable LivelihoodsReduce InequalityAlleviate PovertyFoster Sustainable Economic GrowthGoals 6, 14Goal 15Goal 12Goal 13Goal 11Goals 7, 9Goal 10Goals 1, 2, 3, 4Goal 8Goal 17

PAGE is aligned with the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in many ways, especially with SDGs that relate to the economy, jobs, the environment and climate change, and partnerships. This alignment with the global sustainability agenda and the contribution it can make towards advancing countries’ sustainability ambitions was recognized in the run-up to the UN Summit on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development  

Number 1

IGE is an effective tool for achieving sustainable development and poverty eradication. In a green economy, growth in income and employment are driven by policies and investments that:

  1. reduce carbon emissions and pollution
  2. enhance energy and resource efficiency
  3. prevent the loss of biodiversity and ecosystem services

The 2030 Agenda includes each of these objectives, distributed across several of the SDGs.


Second, achieving the SDGs requires significant investments in social capital, natural capital, and financial capital.

PAGE helps deliver on the SDGs by:

  • catalysing additional investment
  • creating a shift in existing investment towards these forms of capital through the reform of macroeconomic policies.

An initial review of the SDGs and their targets shows that most of them can be advanced through an IGE approach.

Call on United Nations agencies, international financial institutions, development partners, regional organizations, stakeholders and civil society to promote social and environmental entrepreneurship and to provide financial and technical support by fostering cooperation, knowledge-sharing and technology development on good practices in building inclusive green economies, aligning such efforts under the Africa Green Economy Programme and associated delivery platforms, such as the Partnership for Action on Green Economy, Africa Mining Vision and the 10-year framework of programmes on sustainable production and consumption patterns.

Cairo Declaration on Managing Africa’s Natural Capital for Sustainable Development and Poverty Eradication, Paragraph 1.7 from 15th African Ministerial Conference on the Environment (AMCEN)