Our Work on Green Economy

The Partnership for Action on Green Economy (PAGE) seeks to put sustainability at the heart of economic policymaking. Its members include: the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), the International Labour Organization (ILO), the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR), and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).

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.

UNITAR Services under PAGE

UNITAR is one of the founding members of PAGE and joined the partnership with a focus on:

  • Ensuring high quality learning  in all aspects of PAGE implementation;
  • Developing a consolidated green economy training package;
  • Designing and delivering  Green Economy  learning  in PAGE partner countries;
  • Strengthening capacities of research and training institutions in partner countries; and
  • Facilitating methodology development and knowledge sharing

e-Learning Courses

Introduction to Green Economy: In this course, we will go on a journey that introduces us to the basic concepts, policy instruments and international frameworks of inclusive green economies. Our path consists of five modules which are divided into smaller sections. You can start with any module depending on your preference.

Informing Green Economy Policy Making

This 4-minute video provides an introduction to the policy assessment support offered by PAGE, based on concrete examples from Kenya, Mexico, Peru and Mongolia. It presents three different types of assessments (macro-economic assessment, green jobs assessment, and green industry assessment) and how they can inform evidence-based green economy policy-making. It features interviews with representatives from PAGE partners, as well as country counterparts involved in assessments and modelling exercises.

Watch the full video here.

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