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.
Themes within these proposals include policy assessments for fiscal support to green businesses; assessing and developing policy strategies to support sustainable consumption and production practices; green economy educational development and awareness-raising among youth; and technical support to create enabling environments for high potential SMEs in the sustainable agro-processing industry.
Funding support for green recovery through PAGE was first announced in June at the High Level Political Forum, as a further contribution from long-time PAGE partner, Germany, through the Federal Ministry of the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety.
The process for developing these proposals has engaged across five UN agencies along with UN Resident Coordinators and government ministries. All proposals have been developed with country-specific needs at the forefront, targeting actions that will fuel green and inclusive recoveries from the impacts of COVID-19.