NEWSLETTER
MARCH 2018
South Africa's national academy on green economy fosters change

Stepen Barrow, a consultant at the South African Organic Sector Organisation (SAOSA), was among 100 people who took part in the country's national academy on green economy.

"This has been an amazing opportunity to expand our horizons and interact with folk from different sectors of the green economy," Barrow said.
NEWS
How green fiscal reform could influence country policies towards more sustainable natural resource management practices

Mr. Martin van Brakel currently works at the  WorldFish Bangladesh & South Asia  office as a Fisheries Scientist. He is leading the efforts to improve livelihoods of communities that rely on the hilsa shad (ilish fish) for the Enhanced Coastal Fisheries in Bangladesh (ECOFISH) project. Occasionally, he works as a consultant to assess aquatic resource-based livelihoods practices and ecotourism development, including recreational fisheries in other countries in the South Asia region. 
Building the future leaders of green and inclusive development in Mongolia

What do you think is the most popular couse among architecture students at the Mongolian University of Science and Technology (MUST)? It's a course on green buildings.

"Even former students are asking us if they can take the course," says B. Munkhbayar, a senior lecturer at MUST.
Laying the foundations for green economic growth in Guyana

The Partnership for Action on Green Economy held a mission to Guyana, which joined PAGE in March 2017, to support the country’s efforts to transition to an inclusive green economy through the creation of a Green State Development Policy (GSDP). 
COUNTRY UPDATES
Burkina Faso : Burkina Faso has submitted a request to PAGE to receive training on Green Economy modelling to help inform the impacts of its National Green Economy Strategy.

South Africa : PAGE has published its analysis of the trade opportunities that are most promising for South Africa, the Green Industry and Trade Assessment South Africa. The report is available online here.
PAGE continues to help governments turn their economies into drivers of sustainability and social equity. To see updates from all of our partner countries, please click press the button
UPCOMING EVENTS
Transforming our economies and lifestyles:
Greener and fairer for future generations
16 July 2018 | 17.00 - 20.00 | New York City, USA
This year, as world leaders gather for the United Nations'  High Level Political Forum , PAGE will host an event that brings ministers, thought leaders, CEOs, celebrities, young people and heads of UN Agencies together inspire and inform fundamental shifts in how we meet our needs and aspirations through our innovation, production, consumption, and investment choices. Find out more .
Resilient Cities 2018: The 9th Global Forum on Urban Resilience and Adaptation
26-28 April 2018 - Bonn, Germany

Resilient Cities is a milestone event connecting local government leaders and climate adaptation experts to discuss adaptation challenges facing urban environments around the globe.
World Environment Day 2018: Beat Plastic Pollution
5 June 2018 - Worldwide

This World Environment Day, discover the many ways that you can help to combat plastic pollution.
LEARNING & SHARING OPPORTUNITIES
Green Fiscal Reform E-Course
09 April - 01 June 2018 | Online | Registration closes 04 Aril 2018
Green Public Employment Programmes and the Future of Work
09-13 April 2018 | Cape Town, South Africa
Financing water: Investing in sustainable growth
09 April 2018 | Online | 16.00-17.00 CET
Climate and sutainable energy finance: Summer Academy
18-22 June 2018 | Frankfurt am Main, Germany
WHAT WE'RE READING
Michael Grunwald | Politico

The earth is excellent. It's the only planet with Netflix, Coca-Cola and my kids. I worry about how we're broiling it with greenhouse gases, how its ice caps are melting and it coral reefs are dying. I''m freaked out that we're damaging it ability to sustain us, and that this might be the only thing that future generations remember about us.

And yet ... meat is also excellent. I eat a lot of it, even though every bite makes climate change a bit worse.
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ABOUT PAGE
Since its inception in 2013, the Partnership for Action on Green Economy (PAGE) has grown into a prominent alliance of five UN agencies , eight funding partners and thirteen countries that work together to transform economies into drivers of sustainability by addressing pollution, unemployment, stagnated growth, and socio-economic inequalities.

Thanks to this integrated approach and support of a wide range of partners , PAGE is increasingly recognized as a model to deliver coordinated support to countries for achieving Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and targets of the Paris Agreement .

PAGE has developed a set of services and tools , capacity building portfolio and partnerships to: