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15 April 2024

Bangkok, Thailand

PAGE and its partners officially launched the PAGE updated strategy on 15 April in the margins of the World Circular Economy Forum 2024, held in Brussels, Belgium.  The updated strategy introduces a new phase of activities to inspire, inform and enable global economic transformation. Discussions at the gathering focused on innovation, responsiveness, and alumni networks to address green economy challenges and promote best practices globally.



Vera Weick, Programme Management Officer at the PAGE Secretariat, highlighted the PAGE’s objective and focus to shift finance and investment through thematic entry points, such green jobs and just transition, circularity and sustainable finance, and the cross-sectoral entry points at macroeconomic policy levels, such as industry, trade, labour and fiscal policies and policy reforms.

She also introduced the service package, including global analytical work on circular economy transition, policy support to countries upon requests as well as global and regional knowledge sharing activities, advocacy, capacity building and south-south cooperation.

Eight countries will benefit from the reinforced country support mechanism – Brazil will be one of the first beneficiaries of the mechanism.  PAGE also plans to lead diverse thematic sessions in global events such as the One Planet Network Forum, the Summit of the Future, COP29, and G20 Summit, underscoring its commitment to promoting sustainable practices globally.

After successfully informing the development of over 100 policies covering economic, employment, industry, finance and development planning, pioneering a global green recovery programme for COVID-19, as well as enabling capacity-building, time has come to change gear and scale up efforts.

PAGE launched a new phase of activities to inspire, inform and enable global transformational change. The new phase builds on the lessons learned since 2013, on independent evaluations and on the PAGE strategy 2021-2030. The French and English version is available on the PAGE knowledge hub.

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Led by the PAGE management board members, the gathering emphasized PAGE’s commitment to innovation and responsiveness, both within the organization and externally. Discussions focused on enhancing operations and advancing work to address evolving green economy challenges. Participants underscored the importance of alumni networks, emphasizing a shift towards focusing on best practices rather than mere knowledge dissemination.

They highlighted the PAGE model of networking, which aims to integrate smaller, newer countries into the network and facilitate learning from best practices. Participants expressed their eagerness for future opportunities for engagement through the PAGE Steering Committee and Management Board, ensuring that PAGE remains at the forefront of driving sustainable development initiatives worldwide.

PAGE was launched in 2013 as a response to the call at Rio+20 to support countries addressing one of the greatest challenges of our time: building economies that improve human well-being and social equity, while significantly reducing environmental risks and ecological scarcities.

The partnership brings together  five United Nations agencies; UNEP, UNDP, ILO, UNIDO, and UNITAR, whose expertise and support assist and lead partner countries towards their transition to an Inclusive Green Economy (IGE) by providing policy advice, assessments, capacity building and analytical tools outputs.

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