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14 October 2019 - 18 October 2019

Global Academy on the Green Economy

14 October 2019 - 18 October 2019

Global Academy on the Green Economy

Global Academy on the Green Economy

Course Information

14 October 2019 - 18 October 2019

English - French - Spanish

Turin Centre

Code: A9011215

Spanish French English

Enrolment deadline: 31 August 2019

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Description

Description

Organized in conjunction with the Partnership for Action on Green Economy (PAGE), this learning event is designed to build capacities for the promotion of inclusive green economies that create income and jobs, reduce poverty and inequality, and protect the environment. Learning sessions are designed to equip policy-makers, technical staff and practitioners with the knowledge and skills needed to reframe policies and practices around sustainability. They also stimulate sharing of experiences on reforms, incentives, business models, and partnerships that catalyse green economy actions at country and institutional level.

Target audience

Target audience

Representatives of governments; social partners; national and international development agencies; the private sector; development finance institutions; civil society organizations and academics working on/interested in the green economy and related fields.

Background

Background

Why an Academy on the Green Economy?

Over half the countries in the world have committed towards transitioning to greener economies.

The adoption of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Paris Agreement on climate change propelled sustainability to 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 and up-to-date knowledge base for greener and low-carbon economies in the wake of the Sustainable Development Goals. 

This 1-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 the first two editions of the Academy, in 2014 and 2016, and building on results achieved through national and regional activities of the Partnership for Action on Green Economy (PAGE), this third 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) and the Green Growth Knowledge Platform (GGKP).

What is PAGE?

What is PAGE?

The Partnership for Action on Green Economy (PAGE) is an inter-agency UN 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 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.

Content

Content

The Academy will be structured around PAGE’s approach in supporting the formulation, adoption and implementation of inclusive green economy policies and strategies. In complementarity to PAGE’s national institutional capacity building strategies, this event, with global outreach, will also focus on the sharing of practices at all levels – national, policy, sectoral, value chain and enterprise – in order to offer participants fact-based learning in the following areas:

  • How to harness green economy as a means for social inclusion
  • New tools and methods to mainstream green economy in national policy, including
    • green jobs assessments
    • indicators for green economy policymaking
    • fiscal policy instruments
    • green industry and trade assessments
    • learning assessments and skills anticipation
  • New approaches to promoting a just transition to environmental sustainability
  • Facilitating multi-stakeholder engagement
  • Strategies to engage business and private sector in the green economy

Objectives

Objectives

What is the learning objective of the Academy?

By attending the Academy, participants will have an increased capacity to identify and build on opportunities for the promotion of a socially inclusive green economy. They will have gained in-depth understanding of suitable approaches, tested tools and best practices for interventions in key economic sectors that will contribute to achieving long term impacts in the framework of national sustainable development strategies.

The learning approach used by the ITCILO seeks to develop human resources and institutional capabilities, by encouraging participants to:

  • Customize learning experience according to individual and organizational needs;
  • Share knowledge and experience with a large international community of practitioners;
  • Establish networks with other national, regional or global organizations and centres of excellence

Format and Methodology

Format and Methodology

How is the Academy structured?

Learning sessions are designed to equip policy-makers, technical staff and practitioners with the knowledge and skills needed to reframe policies and practices around sustainability. They also stimulate sharing of experiences on reforms, incentives, business models, and partnerships that catalyse green economy actions at country and institutional level. 

  • The Academy includes a global debate which will delve into the complexity of energy transitions globally
  • A high-level opening panel bringing the voices of senior representatives from governments, youth, business, workers and civil society to interrogate the urgency of action for sustainability
  • A knowledge fair to provide participants with an opportunity to showcase and discuss tools and practices from country initiatives
  • Six elective courses with a practical learning focus covering topics such as green policymaking, finance, social dialogue, skills development and the greening of industries 

How to apply

How to apply

What are the application requirements?

To apply for the Academy, please fill in the on-line registration form (containing CV, personal and professional details and motivation as mandatory fields):

Course code: A9011215

Candidates must also provide the following supporting mandatory documents:

  • Official nomination letter from the appointing institution and signed by the candidate’s supervisor (the letter should state the institutional motivation in taking this training opportunity, potential use of knowledge in the professional setting and confirm name and position of the selected delegate);
  • Scanned copy of valid national passport;
  • VISA for Italy, if applicable

Please note that it is the responsibility of participants to apply for their visas in time to be able to attend the Academy.

Registration closes on 31 August 2019.

The ITCILO Green Jobs Team will be pleased to respond to your queries. Please do not hesitate to get in touch by writing to   

Faculty

Faculty

The faculty, representative of the collective experience of PAGE partners, national stakeholders and collaborating agencies, will consist of: international experts, trainers, practitioners and policy-makers from different regions.

Language requirements

Language requirements

The Academy is offered in English, French and Spanish.

Costs

Tuition cost: 1615

Subsistence cost: 635

Total cost: 2250

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