Country Updates (July 2018)

Burkina Faso: On 22 June, PAGE held a validation workshop for the Green Economy Learning Assessment. The study was developed in partnership with the Center for Social and Economic Development (CEDRES). 60 participants participated in the workshop, including from the Ministries of Education, Trade, Agriculture, Tourism, and Culture, among others. CEDRES developed a short article and video on the workshop, available here (also promoted through the Ministry of Environment’s website).

Ghana: On 28 June, PAGE and the Ministry of Environment (MESTI) held a media training to inform journalists on topics of climate change and green economy. The objective of the event was to help create more awareness on environmental, social and economic issues affecting development in the country.

Kyrgyz Republic: PAGE has developed a final draft of the Green Economy Learning Needs Assessment for Kyrgyz Republic, in partnership with the American University of Central Asia. The report is available in Russian and features an executive summary in English. The recommendations of the report will be taken up through PAGE capacity building activities.

Mauritius: The Government of Mauritius launched its annual budget speech on 14 June 2018 for the 2018/2019 period. The budget includes new fiscal incentives for organic agriculture. Agriculture was one of the six focus sectors of the earlier PAGE Green Economy Assessment, in which supporting organic practices was one of the suggested actions.

Peru: La Universidad del Pacífico and PAGE in collaboration with the Ministry of Production will be holding a training on the application of the Integrated Green Economy Modelling Tool in Peru on 1-3 August 2018.

South AfricaPAGE held a consultation meeting with the National Department of Trade and Industry and the Department of Environmental Affairs to explore a study on resource efficiency and potential of smart grid application in Special Economic Zones and industrial parks.

Uruguay: PAGE is developing scenario analyses for value chains prioritized by the National Development Strategy Uruguay 2050, starting with the forest-wood-cellulose. For this value chain, PAGE has begun work on economic modeling, and on analyses of aspects of climate change to be incorporated in the scenarios for the National Development Strategy Uruguay 2050.