COUNTRY UPDATES (OCTOBER 2017):

Mauritius: The Report on Tracking of Public Sector Environment Expenditure, aligned with SDG 13, is advancing. The Marshall Plan Against Poverty, which received earlier support from PAGE, has led to the building of a Social Register for families in poverty eligible for financial support. 

Peru: On 24 Oct, a coordination meeting was held with the Autoridad para la Reconstrucción con Cambio (ARCC), the Programme Impulsa Perú, and the Ministry of Work and Job Promotion. The main objective of the meeting was to explore resilience, green jobs and job creation in the construction sector. PAGE was represented at several external events including “the First Panel on Employment and Sustainability for the 2030 Agenda, in the framework of the SDG 8” and “NEXOS 1”, which brings together private sector initiatives, civil society and individuals for sustainability in Peru.

Mongolia: On 17-23 Oct, PAGE conducted a mission to Mongolia on end of life vehicle waste.  A study on end of live vehicle waste management is forthcoming. On 25-26 Oct, a workshop on IGE sub-national development planning was held in Orkhon Aimag, with the Mayor's office and local government representatives. The workshop enhanced participants’ knowledge of green economy and outlined Aimag’s development vision document up to 2025. The vision document will be aligned Mongolia’s Sustainable Development Vision 2030, and with SDGs 3, 4, 8, 11 and 12.

South Africa: The O.R. Tambo Debate on the Green Economy with a focus on Renewable Energy and the National Development Policy (NDP), was held on 16 Oct at the Wits School of Governance. A video of the event can be found here. Position Papers on Renewable Energy and Green Economy were drafted for High-Level Debate. The event engaged a cross-section of South Africans and institutions on the future implementation of the NDP.

Senegal: PAGE is supporting the alignment of the National Employment Policy with the National Strategy on Green Jobs. The national policy, once adopted, will support the achievement of SDG 8, by increasing green job creation. 

Burkina Faso: PAGE is supporting the development of the National Green Growth Strategy, which is aligned with the SDGs 7, 8, 9, 10, 12, 13 and 17. The strategy aims to increase resilience against climate change, through the promotion of sustainable production and consumption, the development of green enterprises and decent green jobs, and through improved green economy governance. PAGE Burkina Faso is initiating a collaboration with the Ministry of Energy to develop joint training and capacity building programs for stakeholders. 

        

FULL COUNTRY UPDATES - OCTOBER 2017