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T he Partnership for Action on Green Economy (PAGE) seeks to put sustainability at the heart of economic policy and practice.

The Partnership supports nations and regions in reframing economic policies and practices around sustainability to foster economic growth, create income and jobs, reduce poverty and inequality, and strengthen the ecological foundations of their economies.

 

PAGE is a direct response to the Rio+20 Declaration, The Future We Want, which called upon the United Nations System and the international community to provide assistance to interested countries in developing, adopting, and implementing green economy policies and strategies.


 

Bringing together the expertise of five UN agencies - UNEP, ILO, UNIDO, UNDP, and UNITAR - and working closely with national governments, PAGE offers a comprehensive and coordinated package of technical assistance and capacity building services. 


 

PAGE represents a mechanism to coordinate UN action on green economy and to assist countries in achieving and monitoring the emerging Sustainable Development Goals, especially SDG 8. 

 

 

 
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PAGE News

More than 100 individuals from over 60 institutions gathered in Paris from 16 to 18 December at the  1st Global Forum on Green Economy Learning  to discuss global and national approaches to green economy learning and explore opportunities to exchange knowledge and collaborate with the goals of up-scaling green economy learning.
 
PAGE Week was held from 17 to 18 December 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.

 
On 16 December the awards ceremony for the First National "Journalist in Green Growth" Contest in Peru was held. During the event the five winners, who will be trained in Turin, Italy, by agencies of the United Nations, on issues related to green growth were announced.
 

 
On 9 December, PAGE launched the study "Peru: the Transition to Green Industry: Perspectives from the manufacturing industry" in Lima. The report provides an analysis of the potential to support and expand green industries in Peru and includes inputs from a variety of sectors.

 
Mongolia has adopted a Green Development Policy setting out an ambitious vision for inclusive economic growth while safeguarding the sustainability of ecosystem services. The question of how to measure progress towards achieving the objectives of GDP growth and the SDGs was at the heart of the discussions at a workshop organized by the National Statistical Office of Mongolia with support from PAGE on 30 November, entitled "A Road to Sustainable and Green Development: Policy, Planning and Measurement".
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Green Economy News - Around the Web

Finance Minister Chris Sinckler thinks  Barbados can be the first green economy in the west. 

Australia's Foreign Affairs Minister Julie Bishop speaks out for "sustainable, green, economic growth, for the prosperity and the environmental health of our region, and beyond".

Devex highlights how Kazakhstan is transitioning to a greener economy.

Doha Bank Group CEO Dr. Raghavan Seetharaman stressed how building green economies is the solution for sustainable growth.

UNDP marks  Belarus' step toward a green economy through energy efficient housing.

The efforts of Tanzania's Green Business Council were were acknowledged at COP21.

Anthony Nyong of the African Development Bank appeals for Africa to adopt green economy.

Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei calls for expanding the green economy.