March 2016
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Story of the Month - March

Climate Innovation Center to Jumpstart Ghana's Green Economy

Accra - The World Bank Group announced the upcoming launch of a new Climate Innovation Center (CIC) in Accra to support Ghana's green growth strategy . The CIC will support Ghana's National Climate Change Policy (NCCP), spearheaded by the Ministry of Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation, and will be financed through a US$17.2 million grant package recently approved by the World Bank Group.
PAGE also supports the NCCP through resource efficiency in agro-industries, GE public advocacy and social dialogue, GE training/capacity building and GE Knowledge Sharing.
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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South Africa joined the PAGE programme in 2015, and the inception of key country programme activities is now in full swing.
With the support of national partners, a Green Economy National Inventory for South Africa, Green Economy Learning Assessment, and South Africa Green Industry and Trade Sector Analysis has been initiated in February 2016. These activities are foundational to the implementation of the programme in the country. 

China has been a country of unprecedented growth. During the past three decades, China has not only lifted millions of citizens out of poverty with its double-digit growth rate, but has also been playing an increasing role in contributing to the world economy. For example, China's GDP in 2014 reached US$10.35 trillion, but at the same time the country has invested significant resources in its transition to an inclusive green economy.

The Ministry of Environment, Green Development and Tourism and the Ministry of Finance of Mongolia, in collaboration with PAGE, are hosting a high-level meeting to mobilize commitment and financing from international and national sources for implementation of the National Long Term Sustainable Development Vision and the Green Development Policy. 

Peru: expert workshop on modelling green growth policies held in Lima

A consultation workshop with Peru's key ministries and planning institutions was held in Lima from 8 to 12 February 2016, under the auspices of the Green Growth Assessment, supported by PAGE and led by "La Universidad del Pacífico". Participants discussed policy proposals for g reening agriculture, transportation and the forestry sectors.

Mauritius: training workshop on Industrial Waste Characterisation
A training workshop on Industrial Waste Characterization took place from the 22nd  to the 23rd of February, organised by the Ministry of Industry, Commerce and Consumer protection. The event provided an overview of environmental legislation in Mauritius; opportunities for industrial symbiosis; waste process flow and its analysis in waste management; assessment of data on waste generated by industrial sectors; and recycling and energy recovery practices in Mauritius.
Country Updates

Green Economy News - Around the Web
International experts suggest that Nepal should promote and implement a Green Economy to graduate from a Least Developed Countries (LDC) to a Developing Country.

Rwanda is promoting the green economy concept under its medium-term development blueprint to encourage resource conservation.

The green building industry generated US$23.45 billion in gross domestic product in Canada during the last decade and represented nearly 300,000 jobs across the country in 2014. 

Indonesia's Finance Ministry has adopted green economy approach as part of the effort to support the government's climate change prevention.

Norway's biggest oil and gas producer plans US$200 million investment in renewables.

attracted record US$329 billion of investment in 2015.

Kazakhstan increased the electricity generation from renewable resources by 22 per cent in 2015 compared to 2014.

Upcoming Events
Launch event of two GE reports
 March 22, 2016 - Kingston, Jamaica

On March 22 in Kingston, Jamaica, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) will launch two new reports - the "Green Economy Scoping Study for Jamaica" and the "Vision 2030 Jamaica and Green Economy", produced by UNEP through the project Advancing Caribbean States' Sustainable Development Through Green Economy (ACSSD-GE).
PAGE high level side event during UNEA-2
 May 25, 2016 - Nairobi, Kenya

On May 25  in Nairobi, Kenya, PAGE will host a high level side event during the United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA-2), in partnership with the UNDP-UNEP Poverty and Environment Initiative (PEI), and the S ecretariat of the 10-Year Framework of Programmes on Sustainable Consumption and Production (10YFP).
Launch of two PAGE publications 
in Mongolia

PAGE will launch two new publications - the " Green Development Policy Indicators" report and the "Employment in the Environmental Sector and Green Jobs in Mongolia" study, produced by UNEP, ILO, the Ministry of Environment, Green Development and Tourism of Mongolia (MEGDT) and the National Statistical Office of Mongolia (NSO).