November 2015
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Story of the Month - November

Malta: Developing a Green Economy Action Plan

Malta will soon be launching its green economy strategy and action plan. The Minister for Sustainable Development, the Environment, and Climate Change, Leo Brincat, recently opened a public consultation process to engage a wide variety of stakeholders including Government ministries and the private sector. 

According to Minister Brincat, "by stimulating and encouraging initiatives linked to the green economy...we will be carrying out this [economic] model shift and moving in the right direction". The green economy strategy includes 53 proposals in 9 pivotal sectors.  

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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, especially SDG 8. 



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'Introduction to a Green Economy' Training Course for Media in Mongolia

The concept of Green Economy and the best practices to promote the green economic development agenda were discussed by key media agencies, university journalism lecturers, and students at the training course "Introduction to a Green Economy", which took place in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, on October 15.

The Director of Green Development Policy and Strategic Planning, Ms. Bulgan Tumendemberel, underlined that the training course was significant for promoting the implementation of Mongolia's Green Development Policy. 
Chief of UNEP's Economy and Trade Branch Steven Stone reflects on the Sustainable Development Summit in New York and what it means for transitioning toward a green economy. 
"If we truly want to alter course, we must face up squarely to some of the difficult decisions that lay before us, and speak clearly and truthfully to those decisions and to the many who who will carry and bear their consequences for years to come."
PAGE is now accepting applications to become a Partner Country. The PAGE Application Form provides information about the application process and guidance for interested countries.  
A separate document, Planning and Implementing a National PAGE Partnership provides detailed information on planning and implementing PAGE at the national level. 
Country Updates

Green Economy News - Around the Web

Morocco: Minister Delegate for the Environment, Hakima El Haite emphasised the need to generate green investments for Morocco's transition toward a green economy. 

Apple CEO Tim Cook underscores the importance of transitioning to a green economy.

Norway: Prime Minister Erna Solberg extols green economy at the conference 'How can green solutions be good for business?' 

Uruguay: Green economy assessment launched at the opening of the new UNEP sub-regional office to the southern cone in Montevideo. 

Major banks release 'positive impact manifesto' for the transition to a green economy.

UNEP Executive Director Achim Steiner on placing sustainability at the heart of the economic system. 

China plans to invest $315-360 billion to promote green economy.

Peru: America TV highlights the sustainable business of Algarrobos Orgánicos as an example of Peru's transition toward a green economy with PAGE (en espańol).
Upcoming Events
Regional Green Economy Forum for Latin America
2-6 November 2015, Cartagena, Colombia

The forum will support the analysis, dissemination, and exchange of knowledge and experiences, policy instruments, and strategies to promote the adoption of green and inclusive economies in Latin America. 
Regional Forum for Africa
9-13 November 2015, Accra, Ghana

From 9 to 13 November 2015, a Regional Forum for Africa will be held in Accra, Ghana on "Greening industries and green entrepreneurship promotion as a driver of sustainable and inclusive growth in rural Africa"

PAGE Week in Senegal
17-19 November 2015, Dakar, Senegal

On 17-19 November PAGE Week will be held in Dakar, Senegal under the theme "The Transition to a Green Economy in Senegal: political and strategic framework to stimulate action". The event, jointly organised by the Government of Senegal and PAGE, will offer national actors a platform to review progress and share experiences on the transition toward a green economy in Senegal.

SDGs and Green Economy
24-25 November 2015, Seoul, Republic of Korea

Korea Environment Institute (KEI) and PAGE are collaborating on a workshop on the SDGs and Green Economy to be held 24-25 November, in Seoul, Republic of Korea. The workshop will explore the linkages between Green Economy and the 2030 Development Agenda and country experiences in adapting Green Economy approaches as a way of achieving SDGs with a particular focus on Asia. .
1st Global Forum on Green Economy Learning
 16-18 December 2015, Paris, France

The 1st Global Forum on Green Economy Learning will bring together policy-makers, development partners, as well as representatives from education and training institutions, NGOs and business associations to identify opportunities for scaling-up green economy learning.