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October 2016
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Sweden: A Model for Green Economy for the Rest of the World

Sweden's excellence in green economy is evident in its national policies, goals and investments. In the last few years, the current coalition government of the country has established an ambitious program which aims to lead the transition towards a green economy in Europe and in the world. This year, Sweden has again reached the top rank of Dual Citizen's Global Green Economy Index (GGEI), highlighting the country's commitment to environmental conservation, climate resilience, inclusive job creation and gender equality.

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PAGE News
Green Economy Academy kicked off in Turin

The second global Academy on the Green Economy has kicked off in Turin at the International Training Centre of the International Labour Organisation, attended by over 150 participants, including policy makers, technical staff and stakeholders from civil  society organizations, trade unions, private sector, in  addition  to UN agencies and partners.
Mongolia and PAGE turn Crisis into Opportunity

The last five years have been a rocky ride for Mongolia. The country's economy grew by 17 per cent in 2011, riding high on the wave of a commodities boom, but suffered when commodity prices crashed and neighbouring China's economy started to cool.  In the midst of crisis, however, Mongolia's government saw opportunity, committing itself to exploring options for alternative economic growth based on environmental sustainability and social inclusiveness.
E-Learning Course: Green Economy and Trade 

Do you know about the benefits of greening trade? Or how trade in environmental goods and services can drive the transition to an inclusive green economy? The new e-learning course 'Green Economy and Trade', organized by UN Environment and UNITAR, starts on 7 November 2016.

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Upcoming Events
PAGE Ministerial Conference 2017
27-28 March, 2017 - Berlin, Germany

How do we achieve prosperity for all on a healthy planet? The PAGE Ministerial 2017 will represent a moment in time to rethink and reframe financial and economic policies for delivering on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the Paris Agreement. 

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UNEP FI Global Roundtable 2016
25-26 October, 2016 - Dubai, UAE

Hosted by the UAE's Ministry of Climate Change and Environment, with the support of the UAE's Central Bank, the event will provide an opportunity to answer some of the most pressing questions and identify ways the finance sector can become a catalyst for sustainable, climate-resilient development.

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Green Economy News - Around the Web

  • UAE strengthens its green economy initiatives through 15 innovative ideas adoption by the Road and Transport Authority.
  • GGGI and Norwegian Government assist Indonesia to foster green economy for next 3 years.
  • Guyana's forests and its potential for boosting the country's green economy growth.
  • Increasing demand of South Africa's renewable energy, boosting the country's green economy growth.
  • Ethiopia: building climate resilient green economy for sustainable development.
  • DEWA to invite global funds to invest in $27bn Dubai Green Fund.
About PAGE

The 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. 

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