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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

PAGE SUPPORTS CAPACITY BUILDING OF INDIAN RAILWAYS ON ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY

Indian Railways is not only one of the world’s largest railway networks, it is also an environmentally conscious government organisation with a proactive vision to create a mass transport system with a net-zero carbon footprint by 2030. To support the National Academy of Indian Railways (NAIR), UNEP, under its PAGE engagement, developed comprehensive training modules and organized a pilot capacity building training programme from 10th to 17th July on environmental sustainability for Indian Railways officials. Read more

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KYRGYZ REPUBLIC ENACTS THE PROGRAMME FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF GREEN ECONOMY 2019-2023

Years in the making, the Programme for the Development of Green Economy in the Kyrgyz Republic has been enacted, setting out a strategy and plan to create the basis for the introduction of green economy approaches to the development of the national economy by 2023.

The comprehensive and detailed programme covers areas including climate change needs, commitments and actions on green agriculture, transport, energy, education, green industry, tourism, waste management sustainable procurement, finance and fiscal policy. The matrix of outcome targets, enacted along with the Programme, will facilitate effective and timely monitoring of the Programme implementation. Read more

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GREEN ECONOMY & COVID-19 RECOVERY: PAGE AT HLPF 2020

Leaders from United Nations agencies and National Ministries joined the Partnership for Action on Green Economy (PAGE) to call for renewed commitment to the Sustainable Development Goals in these critical times, advocating for a  green economic recovery as a vehicle to accelerate action, by creating jobs, strengthening livelihoods and building resilience to future shocks during the High-Level Political Forum on 13 July 2020. 

PAGE partner countries and agencies cited specific ways in which Building Back Better can be possible, such as investing in circular economy measures in Uruguay and “sustainable energy development, sustainable land restoration, risk management, and green industry" in Indonesia. UNIDO’s Director-General LI Yong called for sustainable consumption and production to be at the forefront for new, green jobs: "We must rethink the way we produce and consume and ensure that economic growth leads to green jobs, fair international trade and protects natural resources while leaving no one behind." 

Learn More about this event here.  

 

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As we navigate the current threats to human wellness, to economies and to the planet, the timely adoption of sustainable consumption and production (SCP) patterns is key to building back stronger and more resilient societies. In the wake of COVID-19, choosing more efficient production methods and implementing better use of natural resources is one of the most effective ways to reduce our impact on the environment while simultaneously advancing human wellbeing. 

In our newest brief, PAGE explores circular economy and resource efficiency using Uruguay as a key example, referring to its achievements towards resource efficiency and circular economy. The brief also highlights work with an additional thirteen partner countries, centered on contributions toward SDG12.

READ OUR SCP THEMATIC BRIEF

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As countries recover from the impact of the COVID-19 crisis, building back business as usual in economic policy and practice is not an option when greenhouse gas emissions must fall by 7.6% per year to meet 1.5°C target. Especially when in tandem, we need to create green and decent jobs for all — to serve a growing population, address increasing environmental risks and scarcities, growing economic uncertainties, and unprecedented inequalities.

In our latest brief, PAGE explores how rebuilding our economies gives a unique opportunity to overcome the persisting challenge of addressing sustainability and economic development.

READ OUR CLIMATE CHANGE THEMATIC BRIEF

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BUILDING ON PAGE WORK FOR A GREEN RECOVERY IN JIANGSU

Whilst PAGE countries have been extremely responsive to the COVID-19 crisis and are working hard to ensure that a fair and green economy is not left off the agenda, PAGE’s biggest asset has always been the core elements of an inclusive, green economy which are essential for developing long term sustainability and resilience.  

In December 2019, a Green Development week took place from in Suzhou to provide a platform for cross-sectoral dialogue, learning and information exchange in order to boost green development in Jiangsu. Led by PAGE and organised by the University of International Business and Economics (UIBE) and Nanjing University, this so-called “PAGE Week” gathered representatives from Chinese central and local government, UN agencies, research institutes, trade unions and enterprises to Suzhou – a major economic centre and focal point of trade and commerce in China. The week featured various events, including a training workshop on eco-industrial parks, a session on Green Global Value Chains, a learning workshop on green jobs and an expert consultation on the green economy progress measurement framework of Jiangsu and Fujian Province. Read more

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PAGE Mauritius story

PAGE Mauritius

PAGE has supported the government of Mauritius since 2014 in pursuing its green economy vision: focusing on building capacity for issuing green bonds, providing guidance on social policies, reviewing and tracking public environment expenditures, assessing industrial waste and related industrial strategies and advancing green economy learning. PAGE contributed significantly towards the Marshall Plan Against Poverty, including the Marshall Plan Social Contract, which provides assistance to households at risk of extreme poverty. Through its work, PAGE has supported the achievement of several SDGs, including SDGs 1, 4, 8, 9, 12, 13 and 17.

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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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PAGE AND GIZ JOIN EFFORTS TO DESIGN ECONOMIC SUPPORT MEASURES FOR ECONOMIC GROWTH AND A RESILIENT AND CLEANER ECONOMY IN KAZAKHSTAN

Green policies for modernising the Kazakh economy
The decarbonization and improved energy efficiency of the economy is at the core of the Kazakhstan’s Concept of transition to a Green Economy, adopted in 2013, and considered to be one of the most ambitious greening concepts in Europe and the Central Asian region. The Green Economy Concept was complemented with ambitious targets set in the National Development Strategy Kazakhstan 2025. Essential elements of the Green Economy Strategy are New Environmental Code is to provide practical instruments and regulatory framework to proceed with «greener» development. Since the adoption of the Green Economy Concept Kazakhstan has adopted international commitments under the Paris Agreement and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Work on integrating sustainable development goals and targets to align national policies with international commitments is ongoing.

Joining efforts: the German government and the UN
Doubling efforts to support Kazakhstan in addressing these challenges, the Government of Germany has joined hands with PAGE, to set in place several low-carbon and green economy policy initiatives which would provide new impetus for Kazakhstan’s green transition.

  1. The Low Emission Development Strategy 2050
  2. A green recovery from the double crisis
  3. New Environmental Code support

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GREEN INDUSTRIAL POLICY:

PROMOTING COMPETITIVENESS AND STRUCTURAL TRANSFORMATION

A new course by the Partnership for Action on Green Economy (PAGE)

What policies can countries implement to address the two defining crises of our timeCOVID-19, and the climate emergency? How do we build the next generation of leadersand those that inform and educate themneeded to advance green, structural change?

In seeking to answer both of these questions, the Partnership for Action on Green Economy’s (PAGE) new course on Green Industrial Policy could not be timelier. Developed by UNEP, UNIDO, and UNITAR, the course forms part of PAGE’s “Learning for a Green Recovery” initiative, and is available on UNITAR’s flagship UN CC:e-Learn platform. Learn 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.

See more on PAGE and SDGs