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29 September 2023

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The greening of industry could help economies striving for a more sustainable pathway of growth, by undertaking green public investments and implementing public policy initiatives that encourage environmentally responsible private investments.  It includes policymaking, improved industrial production processes and resource-efficient productivity.

Under the PAGE programme, UNIDO’s activities focus on engagement and policy coordination in the industrial sector. The organisation provides guidance to policymakers and practitioners on green industrial transformation and provide an up-to-date overview of the debate on green industrial policy.

Here we bring together three key pieces centered around the circular economy and  the efforts towards a green industry.

To inform policymakers, researchers and practitioners, PAGE with the support of UNIDO has developed a series of publication on Green Industrial Policy or “Green Industrial Policy Trilogy”.

The publications provide guidance to policymakers and green economy professionals in the use of policy options, so they can be a driver for a green economy transformation and highlights the social, environmental and economic co-benefits of green industrial policy.

Christophe Yvetot, UNIDO Representative to the European Union, tells us more about the green transition in the industry sector and the collaboration between PAGE and UNIDO.

Greening the Industry – Christophe Yvetot Interview

PAGE has launched The Green Renaissance: How to Rebuild the Global Economy – a  podcast series on the green recovery. It unpacked the complex policy questions that determine the fate of our economies, our societies, and our planet for decades to come.

As well as providing policy and decision-makers with new ideas and impulses for taking action, the episodes also targeted other key stakeholders shaping public policy debates – mixing voices from government, business, civil society and youth groups to increase awareness and demand for a green recovery.

In Episode 5, titled “From Lines to Loops for a Circular Economy “, Miranda Schnitger (Ellen MacArthur Foundation), Nilgun Tas (United Nations Industrial Development Organization) and Paula Iharur (CTplas – Plastics Technology Centre) discuss the shift from from a linear to a circular economy.

Amid the urgency of climate change and resource depletion, PAGE emerges as a leading contributor to the transition to a Circular Economy. Through partnerships and collaborations, PAGE brings together governments, businesses, and civil society to drive the just transition to a circular, green, and equitable economy aligning with SDG 12, among other SDGs.

The Circular Economy is a framework and economic model that promises to sustainably redesign the way we produce, consume, and dispose of goods. The focus is to have products and consumer goods become fully circular and to reduce individuals, countries, and corporation’s carbon footprint.

Circular approaches are essential to delivering on every multilateral agreement, from the Sustainable Development Goals to the Paris Agreement to the post-2020 global biodiversity framework. That is why we must look beyond the linear economic model that we use today and forward towards a more Circular and Green Economy.

Exploring the Circular Economy with PAGE

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