PAGE Week Held in Ghana

Accra, Ghana, 17-18 December 2015 - PAGE Week was held in Accra under the theme "Ghana’s Sustainable Development Agenda: Aligning Policies For Green Economy Transition”. The event, jointly organised by the Government of Ghana and PAGE, offered national actors a platform to review progress and share experiences on the transition toward a green economy in Ghana. The two day event focused on the main achievements in the country’s second year as a PAGE partner and looked at new opportunities to continue on the path towards an inclusive green economy in line with the objectives of the Ghana Shared Growth and Development Agenda (GSGDAII).

 The event was kicked off by UN Resident Coordinator  Mrs. Christine Evans-Klock, where the incredible contribution to COP21 made by Ghana was acknowledged and PAGE was highlighted as a  tool to implement CC mitigation, based on the foundation of solid assessments. The Environment Minister, Hon. Mahama Ayarig, recognised PAGE as an avenue to build on sustainable production and consumption measures, emphasising a need to change regulation and policies, as well as a change of attitude and consciousness. The first day also saw the launch of the Ghana Green Economy Assessment Report.

The second day was devoted to technical discussions covering future actions of PAGE within selected policy areas. Activities for the next 1-2 years were prioritized including: resource efficiency, awareness, capacity building, green jobs and skills, and private sector involvement, among others.