September 2016
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Story of the Month - September

The United States and China ratify Paris Agreement 


The United States and China announced that they would formally ratify the Paris Climate Agreement, a pivotal step towards reducing global greenhouse gas emissions. The announcement comes on the eve of the G20 summit in Hangzhou, China, after weeks of negotiations between the two countries. UN Environment head Erik Solheim released the following statement in reaction to the joint announcement: "This announcement is hugely important. The leadership of China and the United States is crucial to taking the Paris Agreement forward. They bring significant additional momentum to keeping global warming under 2 degrees. The fight against climate change remains difficult and urgent, but having heavy-hitters like China and the US on your side is extremely heartening." 
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About PAGE

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



 
On 8 September 2016, on Jeju Island (Republic of Korea), PAGE, the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI), and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) will host the high level side event " PAGE, GGGI and UNEP: Working together for country results", within the framework of the Global Green Growth Week (GGGW2016), to showcase their work in transitioning Colombia, Mongolia, and Peru to an inclusive green economy.




 
Twelve organizations gathered at the Vulindlela Academy, Development Bank of Southern Africa, on 30 August 2016 for the national validation workshop of the Green Economy Learning Assessment for South Africa (GELA). The assessment, one of the inception activities of PAGE, seeks to identify the key competencies needed for transitioning to a green economy in South Africa, review existing institutional capacities and highlight priority action areas for education and training interventions.


 
Host of the 2014 FIFA World Cup and 2016 Summer Olympic Games, Brazil has been in the international spotlight over the last couple of years. The world's attention has now shifted from sporting events to sustainable green economy practices, as the Brazilian government embarks on a quest to green their economy through boosting renewable energy, implementing green jobs, and maintaining biodiversity in alignment with the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

Country Updates

Green Economy News - Around the Web
 

World leaders meeting at the G20 Summit in Hangzhou, China, issued a Communiqué recognising the importance of scaling up green finance.

Mauritius Prime Minister states the 2016-2017 budget paves the way to environmentally sustainable economic miracle.

Dubai striving toward green economy with a series of initiatives announced over the past 12 months.

Green bonds - fueling a green economy.
 
UNEP's Cities and Lifestyles Unit released two UNEP/UNESCO publications on sustainable consumption: YouthXchange: Green Skills and Lifestyles Guidebook and YouthXchange Biodiversity & lifestyles guidebook
Upcoming Events
Second Global Academy on the Green Economy 
 October 3-14, 2016 - Turin, Italy

UNEP, ILO, UNIDO, UNITAR and UNDP are pleased to announce that the International Training Centre of the International Labour Organization will host the  second Global Academy on the Green Economy from 3 to 14 October 2016 in Turin , Italy, organized within the framework of PAGE. 
PAGE Ministerial Conference 2017
March 27-28, 2017 - Berlin, Germany
 
How do we achieve prosperity for all on a healthy planet through inclusive green economy approaches? The PAGE Ministerial 2017 aims to raise the awareness of governments and of the public concerning the urgency of advancing towards the Sustainable Development Goals worldwide, and the opportunities presented by the shift to an inclusive and green economy for achieving prosperity for all on a safe planet.    
UNEP FI Global Round Table
October 25-26, 2016 - Dubai, UAE
 
Leaders from the finance industry, civil society, academia, government and the UN Environment Programme meet at the key agenda-setting event for sustainable finance.
Wellbeing Economy in Africa Lab 
 28 Nov - Dec 1, 2016 - Cape Town, South Africa
29 Oct - 2 Nov, 2017 - Pretoria, South Africa
 
The action-research network WE-Africa and the Global Leadership Academy, in partnership with the African Centre for a Green Economy, are launching a  Leadership and Innovation Lab that brings together thought leaders and change agents from different countries and sectors to co-create ideas and  transformative actions for a  wellbeing economy