PAGE STRATEGY 2021-2030

and Delivery Plan 2021-2025 (Phase 1)

A New Decade of Action: Accelerating a Fair and Green Economic Transformation

We stand before an ambitious agenda of change.

Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), staying within the 1.5°C climate target and saving millions of species from extinction while reaching those excluded from the benefits of economic growth, demands accelerated and collective action. The call for a sustainability revolution was loud and clear at the Climate Action and SDG Summits in 2019. Many countries have increased the level of ambition and support for climate action. Countries’ commitments to global sustainability agreements and mandates to create inclusive growth, prosperity and jobs are strong and need to be translated into integrated policy actions.

The Partnership for Action on Green Economy (PAGE) was conceived at Rio+20 to support countries in reframing economic policies and development plans for a transition to an inclusive green economy, an economy that is low carbon, circular and socially inclusive. Since then, the collective efforts of five United Nations agencies, eight funding partners and 20 partner countries, under the auspices of PAGE, have delivered solid results including assisting partner countries in developing 76 national policies and development plans, training over 6,000 green economy practitioners and inspiring 96 countries to act on greening their economies.

Building on this strong foundation, PAGE is entering a new phase: between 2021 and 2030, the Partnership will deepen its engagement with current partner countries, assist new countries in integrated economic policy development and national planning, and widen its alliance with other institutions, initiatives and programmes, including from the private sector and civil society, with special attention to youth and gender movements. This document outlines how PAGE and its partners will deliver on this promise. The objective is to catalyse and strengthen a fair and green economic transformation. These activities will add to the momentum for a sustainability revolution and create an enabling environment to achieve goals and targets of global sustainability agreements, especially the 2030 Agenda, Paris Agreement and Post-2020 Biodiversity Framework.

The PAGE 2030 Strategy and the Delivery Plan for 2021–2025 outlines the planned activities that are clustered under a Country Suppport Package and a Global Services Package.