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Story of the Month - August

Saint Lucia: inspiring green economy transitions among SIDS and in the Caribbean region

The Government of Saint Lucia has taken significant steps to ensure that the transition towards a green economy, in alignment with the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, is a major focus of its national development strategy. Saint Lucia is a Small Island Developing State (SIDS) with limited human, natural, and institutional resource bases, however the country is overcoming these challenges with a concerted effort to green its tourism industry, diversify agriculture for food security, and transform its energy sector. By embracing an economic model that is more sustainable, green, and socially inclusive, Saint Lucia is serving as a model for other SIDS pursuing the 2030 Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals.
In This Issue


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 developed this guide to provide practical advice on the evolving concept of Strategic Green Industrial Policy (SGIP) for policy practitioners. The guide draws on tools and methodologies from disciplines such as i ndustrial ecology and e cological economics, with other tools rooted in systems thinking, theory of change, or other fields of research and practice.

The Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) of the People's Republic of China released the " Industrial Green Development Plan (2016-2020)" with the aim of implementing China's Thirteenth Five-Year Plan for National Economic and Social Development, accelerating ecological progress and promoting industrial green development.

Forty-eight participants gathered at Environment House, Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA) for a workshop which presented the key findings of the Green Economy Inventory for South Africa (GEISA). The Inventory is one of the inception activities of PAGE in South Africa and is expected to map and capture baseline information that can be used to track progress in the country's transition to a green economy.  

Country Updates

Green Economy News - Around the Web

European Commission sets new emission targets to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 40% by 2030. 

Trade plays influential role in raising country standards and lifting populations out of poverty. 

14 Pacific islands consider world's first international treaty that bans or phases-out fossil fuels. 

Haiti releases a study on the agriculture sector and greening the economy.

UNEP report finds that developing nations are at the forefront of green finance.

Kangaroo Island in Australia considers switch to 100% renewable energy. 
Upcoming Events
PAGE - UNEP - GGGI side event
Global Green Growth Week 2016 
 September 8, 2016 - Jeju Island, Republic of Korea 

The Partnership for Action on Green Economy (PAGE), the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) will organize a side event on 8 September in Jeju Island, Republic of Korea, on the theme "working together for country results" during the Global Green Growth Week 2016 - GGGW2016 (5-9 September 2016, Jeju Island, Republic of Korea). 
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. 
Second PAGE Ministerial Conference
March 27-28, 2017 - Berlin, Germany
Following on the  First Global PAGE Conference held in Dubai in 2014, this Second PAGE Ministerial aims to raise the awareness of governments and of the public concerning the urgency of  advancing towards the SDGs worldwide , and the opportunities presented by the shift to an  inclusive and green economy for achieving prosperity for all on a safe planet.  
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