On 25 January 2019 (1:00 PM - 2:00 PM SGT)UN Environment and the UN Environment Finance Initiative (UNEP FI) are holding Making the Money Flow: Policy levers and financing vehicles for circular and green economies - a side session at the Third Forum of Ministers and Environment Authorities in Singapore.

The session will explore best practices and raise awareness in the Asia Pacific region about innovative financing and how it is being used to tackle environmental challenges and sustainable consumption and production. This session particularly will showcase successful The Partnership for Action on Green Economy (PAGE) projects and other initiatives to promote spill-over effect around the region. The side event will also provide opportunities to exchange different policies and enabling conditions already in place to promote the transition to green economy, for example, by mobilizing both public and private finance for infrastructure, technology and productive capacity needed to make economies greener and more circular.

The event's objectives are:

  • To support national governments and stakeholders in achieving the targets under Sustainable Development Goals 12 (Responsible Consumption and Production) and 8 (Decent Work and Economic Growth).
  • To demonstrate how countries in the Asia Pacific region are already mobilising green finance to tackle environmental challenges and promote sustainable consumption and production patterns underpinning the circular and green economy.
  • To encourage further engagement between public policy makers and private finance that create the enabling conditions for a transition to economies that are circular and green.
  • To introduce the Partnership for Action on Green Economy (PAGE) and its activities since its inception and encourage further engagement between PAGE and participating governments in the Asia Pacific region.