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20 June 2023

The Director General of the EU Partnerships Koen Doens and the Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) Inger Andersen have agreed to reinforce cooperation through PAGE to achieve an inclusive green economy, with an emphasis on advancing circular economy and ensuring a just transition. Both attended the PAGE 14th Steering Committee held on 20 June in Brussels.

On this occasion, Inger Andersen expressed appreciation for the EU’s commitment to these environmental issues. She highlighted the significance of collaboration and the shared responsibility of guiding the world towards a prosperous and nature-positive future, stressing how “PAGE helps countries create enabling economic conditions for sustainable development”.



UNEP executive director  traveled to Brussels for a series of meeting from 19-20 June at the European Commision (EC). She met the EU Partnership director general on the 20 June during the PAGE steering committee. In the same meeting, the Republic of Korea and Germany also reaffirmed their support to the green economic transformation through PAGE.

The day before ED Inger Andersen met with the European Commissioner for the Environment, Oceans and Fisheries Virginijus Sinkevičius.

“Tackling the triple planetary crisis of climate change, nature and biodiversity loss, and pollution and waste calls for bold leadership to follow through on international and national commitments. The EU’s continued global and domestic leadership on these issues sends a strong signal that there is still hope for our planet. UNEP looks forward to working closely with the Commission,” commented Andersen on the 19 June.

Both UNEP and the European Commission emphasized the importance of urgent action on climate change, biodiversity preservation, ecosystem restoration, green economy, and pollution reduction.

The Partnership for Action on Green Economy (PAGE) has grown into a prominent alliance of five UN agencies, funding partners, and 22 partner countries that work together to transform economies into drivers of sustainability by supporting nations and regions in reframing economic policies and practices around sustainability.

Source: EC environment newsUNEP technical highlight, PAGE

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