Country Updates (June 2021)

Indonesia

  • The Rapid Assessments on Green Stimulus in the Energy and Waste Sector, completed by PAGE in close coordination with Bappenas, have resulted in concrete recommendations for green recovery which are now being advocated by PAGE and GIZ through a number of policy dialogues, with, inter alia, events held by the Indonesian Renewable Energy Society and civil society coalition Generasi Hijau (Green Generation).
  • PAGE is engaging with the University of Indonesia to promote the existing IGE Modelling course for university students. This was supported by a virtual sharing of experiences of adapting and implementing the IGE course with the Universidad del Pacifico in Peru.

Argentina

  • PAGE, together with the Ministry of Labour, started a six-week capacity-building course for the staff of the Ministry focusing on Just Transition policies and Green Jobs. Lessons learned from the course will also be collected to evaluate the possibility of extending it to other partner institutions in the future.

Uruguay

  • PAGE Uruguay will be taking over coordination of the Network of Environmental and Development Referents of Departmental Governments from GIZ during the next year. The network is expected to carry out training and strengthening of municipalities on Inclusive Green Economy, supporting the design of projects and initiatives, as well as promoting meetings and spaces for dialogue on related topics.
  • PAGE Uruguay is providing technical support to the design and implementation of a series of workshops 'Towards a Uruguay + Circular', focusing on waste management from a circular economy and participatory perspective. Hosted by the Ministry of Environment, the workshops are being held between 28 April and 2 June and will feed into the National Waste Plan currently under development.

Mato Grosso, Brazil

  • Last Month, four online workshops were held for the public sector on the Sustainable Tourism Guidelines. Additionally, 12 companies were selected and are receiving specialized consultancy provided by the Support Service for Micro and Small Enterprises Mato Grosso (SEBRAE-MT) on how to implement the guidelines in their businesses.