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PAGE partner countries receive services for policy development and implementation, capacity building and financing for inclusive green economy transitions, tailored to their individual needs and circumstances. It allows each country to develop its own pathway to an economy that is low-carbon, resource-efficient and equitable. PAGE is proud to be the partner of 20 countries in their efforts for deeper economic reframing around sustainability. Over the last five years, more than 90 countries have benefited from the capacity building and knowledge sharing services of PAGE.

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PAGE RESOURCES FOR SUPPORTING GREEN ECONOMIC RECOVERY

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HIGHLIGHTS

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15 December: PAGE Hosts National Dialogue on Just Transition in Argentina

On Tuesday, 15 December, PAGE Argentina hosted a high-level virtual event with representatives from the Argentine government and labor sector.  The political meeting gathered individuals from the Ministry of Labor, Employment and Social Security, the Ministry of Productive Development; and the Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development, the Argentine Industrial Union (UIA) and the General Labor Confederation (CGT) to discuss inclusive green economy, a just transition and green jobs in Argentina. 

See the agenda here. 

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PAGE ANNOUNCES FIRST RECIPIENTS OF GREEN RECOVERY FUNDS

Thanks to a strong partnership and support from the Federal Ministry of the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety of Germany, PAGE is announcing the first wave of green recovery funds for five partner countries — SenegalArgentinaSouth AfricaBrazil (Mato Grosso) and Thailand. With funding support first announced in July at the High Level Political Forum, PAGE has since engaged across its five UN agencies along with UN Resident Coordinators and government ministries to develop country-specific proposals for additional support — with all proposals targeting actions that will fuel green and inclusive recoveries from the impacts of COVID-19. Thanks to this coordinated effort, these targeted green recovery funds will be disbursed by the end of the year. Read more.

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NATIONAL POLICIES TAKE SHAPE IN ARGENTINA ON CLIMATE AND DEVELOPMENT

In its first year of implementation, the PAGE program in Argentina is contributing to policymaking and practice, aiding in the development of two special boards established in the National Cabinet of Ministers for Climate Change within the Ministry of Labor. The "Green Jobs and Just Transition Board," announced on 21 September, and the “Sustainable Production Board” are envisioned to provide a high-level policy anchor for the PAGE program in Argentina, enabling Green Economy issues promoted by PAGE to be officially captured by a central policy-making mechanism. Learn more.

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PAGE PARTNER COUNTRIES SHARE EXPERIENCES ON GREEN JOBS AND A JUST TRANSITION AT GGKP WEBINAR

PAGE Partner Countries, South Africa and Argentina, joined the GGKP-led webinar  Green Jobs and a Just Transition: Country Perspectives  on 18 November to present their respective experiences, best practices and national strategies for overcoming challenges in working towards just and green development. Learn more.

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PAGE SUPPORT FOR GREEN AND INCLUSIVE ECONOMIC RECOVERY

With the financial contributions of the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety, Germany, PAGE will support to government led efforts for a job rich green economic recovery that leaves no one behind.

PAGE is well-positioned to support countries in aligning the economic recovery packages with SDGs and ambitions of the global climate and nature frameworks. The Partnership is equipped with time-tested tools and resources, the collective strength of the specialised expertise of five UN agencies, and a track record of supporting national economic and development planning. PAGE has invested in the development of analytical tools which can aid economic policymaking and explicitly support green and inclusive economic recovery options. These tools can guide macroeconomic analysis, promote green jobs and foster sustainable investments and business models ­ boosting economies to build a better future for people and planet.

PAGE services will assist in developing an enabling macroeconomic environment, policy and investment reforms, incentives and business models; and catalysing investment for green jobs, enterprises and technologies as well as to build natural, human, and social capitals. Learn more

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As part of ongoing efforts to promote learning for a green recovery, PAGE has launched its first-ever podcast The Green Renaissance. In Episode 1, we speak to Elliott Harris (Chief Economist of the United Nations), Jayati Ghosh (Executive Secretary of International Development Economics Associates) and Mercedes Pombo (Youth Leader of the Youth for Climate Movement) to answer key questions as we look to unpack the green recovery debate. Tune in for new episodes monthly.

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PAGE RECEIVES 9 ADDITIONAL COUNTRY PROPOSALS FOR GREEN RECOVERY SUPPORT

Following the successful  selection of five countries  to receive targeted green recovery funds in November, PAGE has received additional applications from 9 partner countries. These additional program proposals have been submitted from Mongolia, Kazakhstan, Burkina Faso, Mauritius, Indonesia, Ghana, Barbados, the Kyrgyz Republic and Uruguay. Read more.

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SWEDEN EXTENDS COMMITMENT TO PAGE AS THE PARTNERSHIP EMBARKS ON NEW STRATEGY

Long-time PAGE funding partner, Sweden has announced a further commitment to PAGE for the year 2021 through the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida). Aligning with the implementation of the PAGE Strategy 2021-2030, the contribution will directly support PAGE’s efforts to accelerate action on the Sustainable Development Goals. Learn more.

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UNITAR CONTINUES TO GROW EDUCATION ALLIANCE FOR GREEN ECONOMY IN THE KYRGYZ REPUBLIC

Following the creation of the University Alliance for Green Economy and Sustainable Development (AVZUR) in 2019, led by the American University of Central Asia (AUCA), PAGE has worked with AVZUR to integrate green economy learning into the curricula of various university degrees - building the capacities of current and future decision-makers and ensuring the sustainability of PAGE interventions. UNITAR has committed to support the development of courses including Economics of Climate Change in Central Asia (OSCE Academy); Green and Sustainable Finance (International Alatoo University); Agriculture and Green Growth (Kyrgyz National Agrarian University); Green Economy and International Trade (AUCA); and Introduction to Green Economy (Kyrgyz Economic University). Learn more.

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PAGE AND NDC PARTNERSHIP

COLLABORATING FOR A GREEN RECOVERY

PAGE and the NDC Partnership have announced a collaboration on strengthening governments’ green recovery efforts in response to COVID-19. Together with our country and development partners, the NDC Partnership’s Economic Advisory initiative and PAGE’s Green Recovery Support Mechanism will assist up to 49 countries over the next year to incorporate green growth and climate resilience considerations into their economic recovery plans and stimulus packages, to promote a job-rich green economic recovery that leaves no one behind. In addition, we will share knowledge and learning from these countries across the globe. Read more

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PAGE has been recognized as a mechanism for COVID-19 recovery, named within the United Nations Framework for the immediate socio-economic response to COVID-19, mobilizing PAGE through its “support on green jobs, economic and environmental issues to plan early response and recovery phase of the crisis” and calling on PAGE  “as a vehicle to support peer learning and knowledge transfer on policies that stimulate growth and recovery in the wake of COVID-19”.

Read United Nations Framework for the immediate socio-economic response to COVID-19

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PAGE Contributing to the SDGs

PAGE is increasingly being recognized as a model to deliver coordinated support of the UN system to countries for achieving Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and targets of the Paris Agreement. During its first four years (2014-2018), PAGE advanced the transition to IGE of 18 developing countries, supporting a model of growth that looks at each facets of sustainability: environmental, social and economic dimensions.

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REPUBLIC OF KOREA AND UNEP RENEW JOINT COMMITMENT FOR CLIMATE AND GREEN ECONOMY

REPUBLIC OF KOREA AND UNEP COMMIT TO ENHANCED COLLABORATION FOR THE GREENING OF ECONOMIC RECOVERY AND MOBILIZING ACTION FOR CARBON NEUTRALITY

In a virtual bilateral meeting on 25 November, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) Executive Director Inger Andersen and Korean Minister of Environment Myung-rae Cho agreed to strengthen the long-standing partnership between UNEP and the Republic of Korea through close collaboration and support for a green and inclusive economic recovery from COVID-19 toward carbon neutrality, in particular through the Partnership for Action on Green Economy (PAGE). Read more.

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MATO GROSSO PUSHES FORWARD ON SUSTAINABLE CONSTRUCTION PLANNING

PAGE Mato Grosso (Brazil) has completed an analysis of state, national and international experiences on sustainable construction, with the results delivered to a meeting with the Secretariat of Cities. The meeting highlighted local practices, informing on sub-national standards for sustainable construction, and conversations with the Legislative Assembly regarding policy development for sustainable construction followed. Read more. 

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PAGE PARTNERS HOST DIALOGUE ON A JUST TRANSITION IN THE TEXTILE INDUSTRY IN CHINA

An online discussion was held on 18 November 2020 on Just Transition in the Textile Sector in China, co-hosted by ILO and CNTAC under PAGE and in partnership with the ILO-SIDA regional project on Decent Work in Garment Supply Chains in Asia. The online discussion built on the work and established partnerships of PAGE, ILO and CNTAC, with the aim to collect actionable data on the impact of COVID-19 on the sector, identify and prioritize interventions for recovery and re-structuring, and develop a process for multi-stakeholder engagement and capacity building for a Just Transition through social dialogue. The activity also contributes to the UN Climate Action for Jobs Initiative Learn more.

PAGE AND CAMBRIDGE ECONOMETRICS MODEL ECONOMIC RECOVERY SCENARIOS

PAGE and Cambridge Econometrics (CE) have partnered to conduct a  modeling exercise analyzing and comparing the potential immediate to long-term impacts of varying recovery scenarios. Focusing on multisectoral impacts, employment, resource-efficiency and nature, the analysis will specifically compare brown recovery scenarios and Inclusive Green Economy recovery scenarios - providing global guidance and messaging, supporting a future that would reverse current unsustainable practices. Read more

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Learning for a Green Recovery

Under the auspices of the PAGE and five UN partner agencies—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.

The courses cover a range of topics including green economy, fiscal reforms, trade, green industrial policy, green economy indicators, and sustainable finance.  They are free and self-paced and are available on the UN Climate  Change:e-Learn partnership, which has almost ½ million registered users worldwide. Learn more

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2019 ANNUAL REPORT

PAGE is proud to present it's 2019 Annual Report, showcasing the efforts between 5 United Nations agencies, 8 funding partners and 20 partner countries, all working toward inclusive and sustainable green economies. Read more

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