Country Updates:

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Mauritius: The Report on Tracking of Public Sector Environment Expenditure, aligned with SDG 13, is advancing. The Marshall Plan Against Poverty, which received earlier support from PAGE, has led to the building of a Social Register for families in poverty eligible for financial support. 

Peru: On 24 Oct, a coordination meeting was held with the Autoridad para la Reconstrucción con Cambio (ARCC), the Programme Impulsa Perú, and the Ministry of Work and Job Promotion. The main objective of the meeting was to explore resilience, green jobs and job creation in the construction sector. PAGE was represented at several external events including “the First Panel on Employment and Sustainability for the 2030 Agenda, in the framework of the SDG 8” and “NEXOS 1”, which brings together private sector initiatives, civil society and individuals for sustainability in Peru.

Mongolia: On 17-23 Oct, PAGE conducted a mission to Mongolia on end of life vehicle waste.  A study on end of live vehicle waste management is forthcoming. On 25-26 Oct, a workshop on IGE sub-national development planning was held in Orkhon Aimag, with the Mayor's office and local government representatives. The workshop enhanced participants’ knowledge of green economy and outlined Aimag’s development vision document up to 2025. The vision document will be aligned Mongolia’s Sustainable Development Vision 2030, and with SDGs 3, 4, 8, 11 and 12.

South Africa: The O.R. Tambo Debate on the Green Economy with a focus on Renewable Energy and the National Development Policy (NDP), was held on 16 Oct at the Wits School of Governance. A video of the event can be found here. Position Papers on Renewable Energy and Green Economy were drafted for High-Level Debate. The event engaged a cross-section of South Africans and institutions on the future implementation of the NDP.

Senegal: PAGE is supporting the alignment of the National Employment Policy with the National Strategy on Green Jobs. The national policy, once adopted, will support the achievement of SDG 8, by increasing green job creation. 

Burkina Faso: PAGE is supporting the development of the National Green Growth Strategy, which is aligned with the SDGs 7, 8, 9, 10, 12, 13 and 17. The strategy aims to increase resilience against climate change, through the promotion of sustainable production and consumption, the development of green enterprises and decent green jobs, and through improved green economy governance. PAGE Burkina Faso is initiating a collaboration with the Ministry of Energy to develop joint training and capacity building programs for stakeholders. 

        

FULL COUNTRY UPDATES - OCTOBER 2017

 

OTHER COUNTRIES:

Mexico: A continuous support on green economy initiative has been on-going in Mexico. The next step is the implementation of the green economy modeling, in collaboration with the National Institute for ecology and Climate change (INECC) and Environment Ministry.

AFRICA

Kenya: A Green Economy Strategy and Implementation Plan is in its final stages of development, with a launch expected by the end of October. A green fiscal policy assessment is also underway.

Mozambique: The African Development Bank together with other development partners, namely the World Wide Fund (WWF), the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) published a report: “Transition Towards Green Growth in Mozambique”. This document provides a summary of Mozambique’s green growth policy development as detailed in the GEAP developed by the GoM. Forthcoming in March is a report on economic modeling for the green economy in Mozambique. This report looks at how various  green economy interventions would impact on the national economy and makes recommendations based on the results. 

Rwanda: UNEP has supported the Rwandan Environment Management Agency in the identification of green economy indicators and a measurement framework to support green economy policy-making in the country and to measure progress towards attaining national green economy targets.  The report has been signed off and is in the publication process. 

CARIBBEAN

Haiti: The Agriculture Report focused on the South Department is completed and validated at the sub-regional (south department) and National level by the Environmental and Agricultural Tables. The report includes a chapter on how to scale up the agricultural investment at national level.

Jamaica: A Green Economy Scoping Study for Jamaica and a paper on Vision 2030: Jamaica and Green Economy have been launched during in Kingston on March 22nd 2016, in coordination with the Ministry of Land, Water, Environment and Climate Change. The two studies recommend a series of policies that can improve resource efficiency and adaptability to climate change, create jobs, and attract investment across the economy, spearheading the transition from dependence to resilience. 

Saint Lucia: The Green Economy Scoping Study has been launched on 15 June 2016. The new couples an in-depth  analysis of Saint Lucia’s agriculture and tourism sectors with a more general review of manufacturing, transport and construction, integrating the key elements of energy, water and waste management.

Barbados: A scoping mission  will take place by the end of the year, which will involve meetings with key partner Ministries, planning the inception phase and discussions on priority areas and on the formulation of PAGE National steering committee.

SOUTH AMERICA

Colombia: A national Green Growth Round Table took place gathering over 10 different government institutions and international cooperation agencies, to discuss the initiatives, projects and approaches currently implemented on the ground. The outcome of the round table is a series of meetings and exchanges that will foster further cooperation between participating organizations. 

Ecuador: In Ecuador UNEP is engaged with a TEEB National Study. The objective of the study is to incorporate the strategic role of ecosystems and biodiversity in the “change of the productive matrix”, with particular focus on the use two watersheds on power generation and agriculture.