Country Updates (October 2018)

Barbados: Barbados Economic Recovery and Transformation Programme is being implemented as part of the country's IMF agreement. Among Green and Blue Economy national Stakeholders, PAGE is being promoted as an enabling mechanism in support of national sustainable development efforts.

Brazil (Mato Grosso State): The recruitment of the national project coordinator is being finalized. A short list of candidates have been compiled and the interviews will take place in October 2018.

Burkina Faso: Through UNIDO, PAGE supported a study on the greening of the industrial policy in Burkina Faso. The findings of that study were integrated into the National Industrial Strategy that has been just validated 24 of September during a workshop in which UNIDO participated. Next step should be the formal adoption of the Strategy by the Government.

Guyana: PAGE has been conducting a green economy assessment that informs some of the priorities identified in the national Green State Development Strategy: Vision 2040, which is expected to be completed by the end of 2018.

Mauritius: Consultative meeting organised by the SWITCH Africa Green Phase 2 on sustainable tourism being implemented by the Mauritius Tourism Authority, Ministry of Tourism.  The recommendations for tourism sector in studies conducted by PAGE, including the Green Economy Assessment, have been shared with the managers of the project.

Mongolia: PAGE supported the consultation of the working group to review the draft policy document in the construction sector development and integrate concepts related to green economy, sustainable development and climate change.

Peru: PAGE is in the process of finalizing the National Green Jobs Plan together with the Ministry of Labour and Employment Promotion. Consultations within PAGE (agencies + Ministries) on the final draft of the plan, will be held on Oct. 30th

South AfricaPAGE in partnership with DPME, O.R. Tambo Foundation, Wits School of Governance hosted a Roundtable in the OR Tambo Debate Series, with theme "Pathways for a Just Transition to a Low Carbon, Climate Resilient Environment and Society" issues discussed focused on land use, water and energy. This roundtable forms part of the National Planning Commission’s process of engagement on identifying pathways for a Just Transition. The session specifically focused on consultation with youth. The outcomes of the discussion will be included in the National Planning Commission’s paper and final declaration.