About PAGE

The Partnership for Action on Green Economy (PAGE) was launched in 2013 as a response to the call at Rio+20 to support those countries wishing to embark on greener and more inclusive growth trajectories.

PAGE seeks to put sustainability at the heart of economic policies and practices to advance the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and supports nations and regions in reframing economic policies and practices around sustainability to foster economic growth, create income and jobs, reduce poverty and inequality, and strengthen the ecological foundations of their economies. 

PAGE brings together five UN agencies – UN Environment, International Labour Organization, UN Development Programme, UN Industrial Development Organization, and UN Institute for Training and Research – whose mandates, expertises and networks combined can offer integrated and holistic support to countries on inclusive green economy, ensuring coherence and avoiding duplication.

PAGE represents a mechanism to coordinate UN action on green economy and to assist countries in achieving and monitoring the emerging Sustainable Development Goals, especially SDG 8: "Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all.” 

OVERALL OUTCOME

Countries reframe economic policy around sustainability and put in place enabling policy conditions, reforms, incentives, business models, and partnerships to catalyse greater action and investment in green technologies and natural, human, and social capital.

PAGE in the POLICY CYCLE

PAGE inspires, informs and enables countries at various stages of their policy development. The Partnership inspires governments and stakeholders to engage in the reframing of economic policies. PAGE informs the policy process through technical support and analysis at both, the macro-economic and sectoral levels. By building the capacity of key individuals and institutions, PAGE enables countries to put a greener and more inclusive economy into action.

THE PARTNERSHIP

           

The UN Environment Programme (UNEP)

UNEP focuses on enabling countries to place environmental sustainability at the heart of policymaking, development planning, and project execution. UNEP directly supports PAGE by hosting its Secretariat and managing the PAGE Trust Fund. Most of PAGE research work on green economy indicators, measurement frameworks, as well as on trade, is coordinated by UNEP. At the national level, the agency's extensive experience in providing technical assistance and informing national decision making through green economy assessments and macroeconomic modelling contributes to PAGE activities.

THE INTERNATIONAL LABOUR ORGANIZATION (ILO)

The ILO  assists countries in developing an enabling environment for green job opportunities to flourish, and future-proofing the workforce. It brings its knowledge and experience on employment, the greening of enterprises, green jobs, gender equality and skills building to PAGE.

The UN Development Programme (UNDP)

UNDP provides expertise to ensure integrated policy design and implementation that eradicates poverty and reduces inequalities. UNDP contributes to PAGE through multi-disciplinary expertise in environment, poverty, gender and governance; innovative financing; country-owned capacity development and engagement with key Government, private sector and civil society partners.

The UN Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO)

UNIDO delivers expertise on developing and greening industrial sectors to enable countries to sustainably diversity the drivers of their economies. UNIDO’s contribution to PAGE focuses on industrial policy advice and its implementation through industry engagement, industry-related training and its building of public-private partnerships.

The UN Institute For Training And Research (UNITAR)

UNITAR develops institutional and societal expertise to sustain, grow and implement green economy policies and projects. . Under PAGE, UNITAR supports international training programmes, national competency development and learning strategies, as well as specialized training and policy dialogues.