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June 2017
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Uruguay and Guyana join PAGE

On March 28, 2017, Uruguay and Guyana joined the Partnership for Action on Green Economy. The announcement was made at the PAGE Ministerial Conference  in Berlin attended by more than 430 participants, including 40 Ministers.  Both countries have demonstrated a strong commitment to making the transition to inclusive green economies, reducing pollution and emissions, and achieving Sustainable Development Goals.

On May 4th, 2017, o ver 20 ambassadors and 200 delegates from the permanent missions to the United Nations in Geneva gathered at a high level session titled, "Inclusive and Sustainable Economies: Powering the Sustainable Development Goals," organized under the Partnership for Action on Green Economy (PAGE) and hosted by the International Labour Organization at its headquarters. 

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To ensure inclusive and sustainable development, the Government of Mauritius is developing a Vision 2030, a political strategy with key focus on addressing unemployment, alleviating poverty and fostering sustainable development. Government efforts are supported by the Partnership for Action on Green Economy (PAGE) through advisory and capacity building services. Indeed, relative knowledge and capacities for inclusive green economy (IGE) are needed at all levels of the civil administration to support the implementation of Vision 2030.
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Burkina Faso: Creating a model for joint delivery

On March 30th, 2017, PAGE organized a strategic planning meeting on   Burkina Faso  to assess the country's progress on inclusive green economy and formulate a plan of action for 2017 to 2018. Bringing together representatives from all five PAGE partner agencies along with the designated government focal point for PAGE, Mr. Lamine Ouedraogo, the General Director of Green Economy and Climate Change at the  Ministry of Environment  in Burkina Faso, the meeting served as an opportunity to look back at Burkina Faso's progress over the previous year and to identify opportunities and challenges that lie ahead.  
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Uruguay welcomes PAGE at the 2nd Regional Exchange and Practitioners' Dialogue Forum 

The Second Regional Exchange and Practitioners Dialogue Forum, organized by the Ministry of Housing, Territorial Planning and Environment of Uruguay (MVOTMA) and the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety of Germany (BMUB), and supported by members of the Inter-institutional Working Group on Green and inclusive Economy, took place on April 26th and 27th in Montevideo, Uruguay. The forum was entitled "Putting Inclusive Green Economy into Practice in Latin America and the Caribbean" and gathered representatives from over 140 relevant public institutions, academia, the private sector, civil society, and 9 regional countries including Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Columbia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Mexico, Paraguay and Peru. 

PAGE Events
Gree n Economy, Sustainable Production and Trade
 Opportunities Workshop
28-30 May, 2017 - Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

On May 29-30 2017, Mongolia will host a workshop on Green Economy, Sustainable Production, and Trade Opportunities in Ulaanbaatar. The workshop for policy makers and industry professionals will incorporate learning materials from the 2nd edition of the PAGE e-course on Green Economy and Trade. The training aims to  strengthen institutional capacities to identify and realize opportunities from greening trade. The course moderator, Krishna Heeramun, will serve as co-facilitator, thus sharing ideas and viewpoints from the course in the Mongolian context. By combining global knowledge products with local expertise, the training represents the latest synthesis of global and country-level PAGE support.
Green Trade Workshop
5 June, 2017 - Jiangsu Province, China 

The Green Trade Workshop will be held at Nanjing International EXPO Center of Jiangsu Province on June 5, 2017. The workshop will be co-hosted by the United Nations Environment Programme, Policy Research Center for Environment and Economy of the Ministry of Environmental Protection and Jiangsu International Environmental Development Centre, and is a part of the International Summit of the New Environmental Protection Technology 2017. Discussions will focus on recent trends on trade in environmental technologies at global, national and provincial levels;  opportunities and challenges for Jiangsu's trade with developing countries on environmental technologies; and Jiangsu's   good practices on facilitating trade and investment in environmental goods and services
Trade and I ndustrial Policy  Strategies  Annual For um 
13 June, 2017 - Pretoria, South Africa  

South Africa will present its findings on the
Green Economy Industry and Trade Analysis  (GEITA) at the Trade and Industrial Policy Strategies (TIPS) Annual Forum in Pretoria on June 13. The final GEITA report will be published following the forum on June 30, 2017.
Sustainability Week
13-15 June, 2017 - Pretoria, South Africa
The PAGE programme in South Africa will share the main outcomes since its inception in the country in 2016, and also showcase the global footprint of PAGE at South Africa's largest green economy event, Sustainability Week, which will be held from 13-15 June 2017 at the CSIR International Convention Centre. PAGE reports, videos, and communications materials will be shared with key stakeholders from across the green economy landscape. Sustainability Week seeks to advance the green economy by creating a variety of learning platforms for key stakeholders from across sectors to share knowledge, thought leadership, and experience, and to learn from each other through dialogues, conferences, seminars and a vibrant interactive exhibition space.
Academy on Social and Solidarity Economy
26-30 June 2017 - Seoul, South Korea

PAGE will contribute to the 8th edition of the Academy on Social and Solidarity Economy (SSE) in an elective focusing on Social and Solidarity Economy and the SDGs. The event will  gather practitioners and policy makers from around the world for an inter-regional training event focusing on SSE  ecosystems and the future of work . The main objective of the SSE Academy will be to generate a better understanding of the concept of SSE and its possible contribution to  social innovation.

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The World Bank launches Climate Action Peer Exchange (CAPE) to support green innovation for finance ministries

Over the past four years, the Partnership for Action on Green Economy has witnessed the importance of robust support from finance ministries in creating sustainable green economic policies. From eliminating fossil fuel subsidies, to implementing carbon pricing policies and integrating climate policies in budget processes and national development plans, finance ministries play a critical role in addressing climate change.  In recognition of this vital role, the World Bank and the Morocco COP22 Presidency created the Climate Action Peer Exchange ( CAPE), a new initiative that supports knowledge exchange and innovation among finance ministries on climate action.
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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 - UN Environment, 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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