Why an Academy on the Green Economy?
The adoption of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Paris Agreement on climate change propelled sustainability in its three dimensions at the fore of the international development agenda, laying the foundations for systemic changes in the way economies and societies function. The new global policy landscape and the initiatives by countries to shape their national strategies needs to be facilitated by a strong an up-to-date knowledge base for greener and low-carbon economies in the wake of the Sustainable Development Goals.
This 2-week training and learning event aims to solidify current knowledge and foster an exchange of practices in the transition to environmentally sustainable and socially inclusive economies. Participants will increase their capacity to formulate and implement green economy policies and strategies at national level and in key economic sectors, keeping up with new orientations of markets, government policies and social aspirations.
Following the successful implementation of its first edition in 2014, and building on results achieved through national and regional activities of the Partnership for Action on Green Economy (PAGE) over the past two years, this second edition of the Green Economy Academy will boost delivery and knowledge sharing across countries and organisations involved.
Hosted by the ILO International Training Centre (ITCILO) in Turin, Italy, and organized within the framework of PAGE, this Academy brings together technical expertise and practical experience from each of the PAGE partners and countries, as well as from collaborating networks and institutions, such as the Green Economy Coalition (GEC), the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and the Green Growth Knowledge Platform (GGKP).
What is PAGE?
The Partnership for Action on Green Economy (PAGE) is a 7-year programme launched in response to the appeal made at Rio+20 for the UN system to support countries interested in pursuing the transition to a green economy within the context
of sustainable development and poverty eradication. It uses the joint expertise of UN agencies – UNEP, ILO, UNIDO, UNITAR, UNDP and others – to progressively assist a total of 30 countries in their efforts to transition to environmentally viable and socially inclusive economies. PAGE seeks to create enabling conditions in participating countries by: identifying critical bottlenecks, assessing investment options and formulating policies to encourage the creation of a new generation of assets such as clean technologies, resource-efficient infrastructure, well-functioning ecosystems, green skilled labour, job-rich growth, and good governance.
For more information: www.un-page.org