Country Updates (July 2017):

Mongolia: In August, PAGE will launch a Green Economy in Action photography contest in Mongolia, to collect and exhibit inspirational photos on green lifestyles, green businesses and green jobs in the country. This campaign aims to mobilize ordinary citizens of Mongolia to take interest in the Green Economy movement and to demonstrate the role of art and culture in mainstreaming inclusive green economy.

Burkina Faso: UN Environment is communicating with the Ministry of Environment to implement a green economy modelling (T21) training in Burkina. UN Environment shared a concept note on the activity as part of the framework of PAGE.

Ghana: A manual for Mainstreaming the Sustainable Development Goals and Nationally Determined Contributeds into Metropolitan, Municipal and District development plans is being refined and it is envisaged to be developed by end August, with the involvement of Ministry of Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation, the National Development Planning Commission, Regional Coordinating Councils and Ghana Statistical Services. Development plans will help to reflect how the Sustainable Development Goals and Ghana's Nationally Determined Contributions at the local levels contribute to Ghana’s transition towards an Inclusive and Green Economy.  

Mauritius: A strategic report on Green Business Opportunities has been finalized in partnership with Switch Africa Green, and is ready for dissemination. This report will help to support green business development in Mauritius and other Switch Africa Green countries. 

Peru: Following the PAGE workshop on the Integrated Green Economy Modelling (IGEM), bilateral meetings have been held with the Ministry of Environment, the National Centre for Strategic Planning and the National Institute of Statistics to begin the process of integrating IGEM into their modelling processes.

Senegal: PAGE is collaborating with the Directorate of Employment to integrate the national strategy on green jobs into the new national employment policy.

South Africa: The Green Economy Inventory for South Africa report has been published, with inputs from UN Environment, the International Labour Organization and the Department of Environmental Affairs of South Africa. The Report can support green economy planning and investment processes.

The South African Minister of Environmental Affairs of South Africa, Edna Molewa, participated in PAGE Side Event at the High-Level Political Forum which took place on 17th July 2017 in New York.

China: In August-September 2017, a first draft report on measuring the green economy progress (using the UN Environment Green Economy Progress (GEP) framework) in Jiangsu province will be finalized with the involvement of Nanjing University research team and UN Environment. This is a significant effort to apply and adapt UN Environment Green Economy Progress framework in a sub-national level for measuring progress toward green economy. A synthesis report in English will be prepared and shared on the UN Environment and PAGE websites.

Uruguay: The PAGE National Coordinator from Peru travelled on Montevideo in July to share lessons learned from the Peruvian experience and to feed in to the discussion on national priorities in Uruguay and possible collaboration on work at the regional level.

Guyana: A coordination and information mission to Guyana took place in July, to establish PAGE's presence in the country, and to understand how PAGE's work can complement and enhance existing inclusive green economy activities in the country.





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