PAGE Launches Call for Applications - 2016

Turin, 14 October 2016 –
The Partnership for Action on Green Economy (PAGE) launched an open call for applications for new partner countries at the concluding session of the Green Economy Academy in Turin. The application must be submitted by 31 December 2016.

PAGE provides partner countries with financial and technical support to reframe economic policies around sustainability to foster economic growth, create income and jobs, reduce poverty and inequality, and strengthen the natural environments that their economies depend on. Countries join PAGE through a demand-driven and criteria-based selection process.

Governments and PAGE partners work together through shared commitment to achieve sustainable development for all. The programme places an emphasis on country ownership and therefore engagement is shaped and driven by key national ministries, in cooperation with national stakeholders.

Since its launch in 2014, eleven countries across four continents have partnered with PAGE and by 2020, the programme aims to catalyze the transformation process of 20 countries’ economies by shifting investment and policies towards the creation of a new generation of assets: clean technology, well-functioning ecosystems, and a skilled labour force with green jobs driven by strong institutions and good governance.

Recently, PAGE's has brought together key stakeholders from government, industry, academia and civil society in Burkina Faso to create a network for collaboration to work towards organizing the National Academy on Green Economy, and developing a National Strategy and Action Plan. In Jiangsu Province, China, knowledge and information sharing events have catalyzed interest in other provinces in the country to embrace the green economy model implemented in Jiangsu through the PAGE programme. To read about more recent and ongoing developments in PAGE countries, click here.

Leaders around the world today realize that countries need a new economic paradigm that reflects their ambition as they work to achieve the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and to advance their Nationally Determined Contributions for the Paris Agreement on Climate Change.

Edna Molewa, Minister for Environmental Affairs in South Africa, a PAGE country, confirmed at a recent event the importance of greening the country’s economy, seeing it as “an opportunity to transition to a green, sustainable development pathway that prioritizes climate change responses.”

The new countries will be chosen taking into account the PAGE selection criteria described in the PAGE Application Form, in particular the criterion to demonstrate strong country ownership and a commitment to work across different ministries in approaching policy reform. It is foreseen that up-scaling to 20 partner countries will inspire change in their regions, in other parts of the world, and across different types of economies.

Information on applying to the Partnership for Action on Green Economy can be found here: