PAGE drives global change towards inclusive green economy through events, platforms and knowledge products that connect inclusive green economy champions throughout the world to share success stories and business cases, and drive coordination.
PAGE has launched the Integrated Green Economy Modelling Framework. The tool intends to not only answer increasingly complex requests from governments but also to inform the design and implementation of green economy policies and advance the process of implementing and monitoring the SDGs.
A Green Economy Progress measurement framework was launched by PAGE in 2017. This framework will help countries evaluate their overall progress towards achieving an inclusive green economy and will allow cross-country comparison of efforts among peer groups of countries.
Promoting green industry
This green industry policy report targets academia and policymakers in developed and developing countries providing an up-to-date overview of the debate on the role of green industrial policies in development. The preliminary findings were presented at a panel discussion in Berlin in September.
Training for Green Jobs
A green jobs training manual was launched in 2017. The manual guides practitioners in the preparation of green job assessments and provides an important input for policy formulation and complements other policy assessment tools supported by PAGE.
PAGE Mission Briefing, Geneva, Switzerland, 2017
In 2017, the Second PAGE Ministerial Conference was hosted by the Government of Germany in Berlin under the title “Inclusive and sustainable economies powering the sustainable development goals”. The two-day event brought together over 430 participants from 45 countries.
In follow-up to the PAGE Ministerial Conference, the International Labour Organisation General Director hosted, together with UN Environment’s Executive Director and the Ambassadors from Germany and South Africa, a mission briefing to highlight the importance of inclusive and sustainable economies in achieving SDGs and the need for partnerships. PAGE was recognized as successful model for interagency cooperation and joint delivery at country level.
At the heart of the discussion on SDGs among global decision makers and international institutions at the 2017 New York’s High Level Political Forum, PAGE held a side event to raise the attention to green finance and greener economies being engines for SDG delivery.
In the sidelines of COP23, PAGE held two side events. One on policy innovations that countries are leading to advance the 2030 agenda and the Paris Agreement and another that discussed the main findings of an upcoming report “Green Industrial Policy: Concept, Policies, Country Experiences”.
In December 2017, the European Union, Finland, Germany, Norway, the Republic of Korea, Sweden and Switzerland committed USD 35 million to PAGE. The announcement came during the third UN Environment Assembly in Nairobi, which brings together over 4,000 heads of state, ministers, business leaders, UN officials and civil society representatives.
PAGE meeting at COP23 in Bonn, Germany in 2017
Integrated Green Economy and Trade
The second moderated edition of the e-learning course on Inclusive Green Economy and trade was delivered between March and April 2017. The participants acquired practical skills for translating sustainable trade principles into a real-world economic, policy and professional context.
Green fiscal reform
The pilot edition of the moderated e-learning course on Green Fiscal Reform (GFR) was delivered between September and November 2017. The participants obtained practical skills for applying GFR principles into a real-world policy context.