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Partnership for Action on Green Economy (PAGE)

The Partnership for Action on Green Economy (PAGE) has emerged as one of the United Nations Systems’ principal responses to the call at Rio+20 call for the international community to assist interested countries in developing, adopting and implementing inclusive green economy (IGE) policies and strategies. PAGE deploys the expertise and broad convening power of five UN agencies – International Labour Organization (ILO), United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) – whose mandates, expertise and networks combined can offer integrated and holistic support to countries on greener and more inclusive growth trajectories, ensuring coherence and avoiding duplication.

UNIDO’s contribution to PAGE focuses on industrial policy advice and its implementation through industry engagement, industry-related training and its building of public-private partnerships.

Under PAGE UNIDO has been providing a wide range of services and developed strong tools, including a practitioner’s guide for development of Strategic Green Industrial Policy; publications on policies for supporting Green Industry in PAGE’s countries providing an overview of policy instruments; and Green Industry and Trade Assessments identifying the greening potential in country’s industry. Capitalizing on its experience and comparative advantages as a specialized agency of the United Nations, UNIDO will further support – at the global level – the development of training modules based on the mentioned tools, and - at the national level – an update of countries’ industrial policies to include a green dimension.

To date the following countries have been selected to be officially included in the Partnership as PAGE countries: Barbados, Brazil, Burkina Faso, China, Ghana, Guyana, Kyrgyz Republic, Mauritius, Mongolia, Peru, Senegal, South Africa and Uruguay.

The primary goal of PAGE is to assist countries in creating enabling policy conditions, incentives, business models and partnerships to catalyse greater action and investment in green technologies, and natural, human and social capital. By catalysing policy processes, decisions and investments that will drive socioeconomic development, sustainability and creation of jobs, PAGE represents a key means for advancing the emerging post-2015 development agenda and helping to achieve prosperity for all on a healthy planet. Building on evidence-based analysis, the work in selected PAGE partner countries is targeted towards key sectors or thematic policy areas with a high potential to drive a green economy transition.

PAGE and Sustainable Development Goals

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: Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all.

As a result of UNIDO's contribution, PAGE is supporting governments and industry in the implementation of the SDG 9 on Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure, SDG 7 on Affordable, Reliable and Modern Energy, and SDG 12 on Responsible Consumption and Production.

For more information, please visit PAGE's official website here.

Contribution to the Sustainable Development Goals


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