Learning for a Green Recovery

Over the next 18 months, it is estimated that economic investment into national recovery packages will reach up to US$ 20 trillion. The make-up of these financial decisions will define the shape of our societies, our economies, and our environment for decades to come. We now sit at a “make or break moment” for both humanity and our planet, and the need for informed decision-making to support a green recovery is, therefore, greater than ever.

This is where the “Learning for a Green Recovery” campaign has been developed. Under the auspices of the Partnership for Action on Green Economy five UN agencies—UN Environment Programme, International Labour Organization, UN Development Programme, UN Industrial Development Organization, and UN Institute of Training and Research—have launched a global e-learning series that addresses the key policy issues central to the green recovery debate. The six online courses are free, self-paced, and can act as an invaluable building block as countries plan their economic responses to COVID-19—serving to inform and shape the public policy debate around green economic reform.



Introduction to Green Economy

In this course, we will go on a journey that introduces us to the basic concepts, policy instruments and international frameworks of inclusive green economies. Our path consists of five modules which are divided into smaller sections. You can start with any module depending on your preference.
Available in English, Spanish and French.

Green Industrial Policy

What policies can countries implement to address the two defining crises of our time—COVID-19, and the climate emergency? How do we build the next generation of leaders—and those that inform and educate them—needed to advance green, structural change? In seeking to answer both of these questions, PAGE’s new e-course on Green Industrial Policy: Promoting Competitiveness and Structural Transformation could not be timelier.

Green Economy and Trade

The course contains four lessons which aim to provide participants with the basic skills and practical tools needed to advance the inclusive green economy transition via green trade, and vice-versa. Including trade and environment interface, perceived tensions and synergies between trade liberalisation and the green economy, enabling conditions and policy design for green trade, and seizing green opportunities.

Introduction to Sustainable Finance

This interactive and practice-oriented course covers the basics of Sustainable Finance while providing several opportunities to dive deeper. You will learn about examples of UN-supported initiatives to promote sustainable finance in countries like Mongolia and Indonesia. The course is designed for interested participants from governments, the financial sector, businesses, and civil society.
Available in English and Spanish.

Green Fiscal Reform

Green fiscal policies play a key role in countries’ recovery efforts by removing inefficiencies in public expenditures and raising additional fiscal revenues while supporting longer-term investments. This course sets out to provide interested participants from government, business, and civil society with an introduction to the green fiscal policy tools and approaches to foster a more sustainable future.

Green Indicators

This course explains how indicators can support policymaking in measuring progress toward an Inclusive Green Economy. It reviews conceptual frameworks to guide countries in the selection of indicators and describes various approaches to indicator measurement. Finally, the course addresses the process of indicator selection and reviews the indicator frameworks used by some international organizations.