December 2016
Story of the month
The times they are a-changin' in Mongolia?

Mongolia is known for its pristine nature, clear lakes and rolling hills. On a Thursday morning in November this beauty seems far away. Ulaanbaatar city is covered in smog; people crossing the street wear masks. Concentrations of fine particulate matter reach 645 μg/m3 - 25 times higher than what the World Health Organization qualifies as acceptable. 80% of the winter air pollution is attributed to the burning of coal. 

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In partnership with five UN agencies,  Brazil launched today  the Partnership for Action on Green Economy (PAGE)  to promote inclusive green economy in the state of Mato Grosso.

Burkina Faso to host the next National Green Economy Academy

PAGE partner country Burkina Faso will be hosting its first Green Economy Academy in Ouagadougou from December 14 to December 16 2016. The Academy will bring together stakeholders from government, the private sector and civil society to learn about and advance the Green Economy agenda in Burkina Faso.
COP22: Focus on Finance

Finance was a major focus of the 22nd round UN Climate Change Conferences (COP22) in Marrakech this month. The conference built on the hard-won agreement last year in Paris to curb carbon emissions to limit the effects of climate change.
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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Burkina Faso Green Economy Academy
14-16 December, 2016 - Ouagadougou

The transition to a green economy is a major strategic tool to achieving the sustainable development goals in Burkina Faso.
The Burkina Faso Green Economy Academy will introduce the participants to the different concepts around a transition to a l ow carbon, resource efficient and socially inclusive economy, as well as the  challenges and opportunities this transition may give rise to within specific sectors of the economy.

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Online Learning - Greening the Economy: Lessons from Scandinavia

How can we live a good life on one planet with over seven billion people? 

This course will explore greening the economy on four levels - individual, business, city, and nation. We will look at the relationships between these levels and give many practical examples of the complexities and solutions across the levels. Scandinavia, a pioneering place advancing sustainability and combating climate change, is a unique starting point for learning about greening the economy.  

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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. 

Partnership for Action on Green Economy | PAGE@unep.org | www.un-page.org