The 2021 Global Academy on the Green Economy


PAGE, with the ITC-ILO, will be holding the 4th Green Economy Academy from 10–21 May 2021. Created for policymakers, decision-makers, and technical staff from civil society organizations, trade unions, employers' organizations, businesses, and research institutions, this year’s Academy will take a deeper look at the green recovery, aiming to support the global transition to environmentally sustainable and socially inclusive economies during and beyond the COVID-19 crisis.

The two-week virtual academy will seek to address the state of COVID-19 recovery plans on the ground discussing challenges governments are encountering in their efforts to build back better and the methods they have used to overcome these obstacles. 


This Academy will engage key experts and country representatives to share knowledge and experiences on essential topics related to the green recovery and just transitions, including: 

  • What is Green Recovery?: Recovery plans, stimulus packages, principles and different phases of the green recovery cycle        
  • How “green” are recovery plans worldwide and what can we learn from the best in class?

  • Nationally determined contributions as entry points for green recovery: Experiences and challenges

  • Green recovery and just transition: Employment, equality and leave no one behind      

  • Financing tools and mechanisms for green recovery

  • Budgeting and tax policy tools for green recovery

  • Examples of green recovery measures in different sectors: Renewable energy, energy efficiency, circular economy, agriculture, ecosystems, transport

  • Greening industries and enterprises


Targeting the knowledge and skills needed to promote a green and inclusive recovery, the Academy will specifically address: 

  • How to go about the green recovery in your country: Policy cycles, policy dialogue and the role of civil society   

  • Who is who and who to work with: International frameworks, partnerships, coalitions and mechanisms

  • What new tools and methods to use to mainstream the green economy in national policymaking, including green jobs assessments and green economy indicators

  • How to ensure that the interests of women and vulnerable groups are taken into account in green recovery strategies

  • How to catalyze united efforts, engaging different stakeholders in achieving an inclusive green recovery



  • Master Classes on key topics related to a green recovery

  • Elective session on topics of interest to a smaller group of participants offered in each language

  • Self-guided modules on a series of related topics, such as: Green economy and sustainable development; Green jobs and just transition; and Green industries and enterprise development.


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PAGE, with the ITC-ILO, launched the Global Green Academy in 2014. Held every two years, the Academy is based on training and knowledge sharing sessions that aim at providing an in-depth overview and understanding of the latest global Green Economy trends and priorities.  The event provides practical tools and opens the space to showcase good practices that countries are adopting in their efforts to transition to environmentally viable and socially inclusive economies.