PAGE 2019 Highlights

2019 was the year of growth and consolidation for PAGE. Partner countries such as, Thailand and Morocco joined PAGE and together, important contributions were made to advance the global sustainability agenda forward.

PAGE results from 2019 can be clustered around support provided for:

Informing global and national agenda setting

PAGE collective efforts emphasised the importance of economic reframing to tackle the climate crisis. The following key events contributed (among others):

  • January: PAGE Ministerial Conference in Cape Town, South Africa
  • July: High Level Political Forum in New York, USA
  • October: Global Academy on Green Economy in Turin, Italy
  • November: World’s Biggest National Green Economy Week, Kyrgyzstan
  • December: A high-level event on Jobs and Climate Change at COP 25 in Madrid, Spain.

Influencing and supporting policy development advancing IGE transitions

PAGE partner countries succeeded in the development of a range of policies, advancing them towards inclusive green economies. Some highlights include:

  • National Green Economy Strategy and National Industrial Policy, Burkina Faso
  • Green State Development Strategy – Vision 2040, Guyana
  • National Green Economy Programme, Kyrgyzstan
  • Public Procurement Law and Action Plan, Mongolia
  • National Construction Sector Policy, Mongolia
  • National Competitiveness and Productivity Policy, Peru
  • Circular Economy and the Law on Waste Management, Uruguay
  • International Award for Green Jobs Policy, Senegal
  • Established Greening of Industrial Parks, Jiangsu Province, China.

Institutionalising capacity building on green economy

With support from a wide range of partners, PAGE developed and delivered on the following capacity building initiatives:

  • New course material for programmes on Sustainable Finance
  • Training sessions on the aspects of green economy transitions and;
  • Integrating green economies topics into university curricula for: civil services academies and bankers’ training institutes.

Financing the Transition

Through working closely with initiatives specialised in finance, PAGE offered tools and resources to:

  • Enable policy development in the public and private sector and;
  • develop plans and strategies for financing the green economy transition.

Building circularity in green economy and private sector engagement:

PAGE advocates for building circularity within the private sector through national circular economy plans, green industrial policy development and greening of industrial parks. Some of the many efforts in 2019 include:

  • National Circular Economy Action Plan, Uruguay
  • The first ever Latin America Circular Economy Awards, Uruguary
  • The Green Jobs Fair, Argentina
  • Good Growth Conference, Peru
  • Sustaining Competitive and Responsible Enterprises (SCORE) work, Mauritius.

PAGE looks forward to collaborating with current partners and expanding our knowledge and influence in 2020.