Global Academy on the Green Economy

Academy on the Green Economy

Global Academy on the Green Economy

10–21 Maggio 2021
Il corso è disponibile in English, Français, Español
Introduction to the academy

The Academy on the Green Economy gathers policymakers, UN agencies and non-state actors to share country efforts and experiences towards a more sustainable, inclusive and green recovery. Many governments have pledged to include green recovery measures in their policies to recover from the COVID-19 crisis. But what is really happening on the ground? What challenges do governments encounter in their efforts to build back better? What are the ways have they found to overcome the obstacles? The 4th edition of the Green Economy Academy, organized with the Partnership for Action on Green Economy (PAGE), aims to support the global transition to environmentally sustainable and socially inclusive economies during and after the COVID-19 crisis.

Who attends this academy?

The 4th version of the Green Economy Academy is specifically targeting: - Policymakers, decision-makers, and technical staff from civil society organizations, trade unions, employers' organizations, businesses, and research institutions - Staff and practitioners from PAGE partner agencies, collaborating agencies, and funding partners

What topics does the Academy cover?

This Academy engages key experts and country representatives to share their knowledge and experiences on the following topics:

  • What is Green Recovery: Recovery plans, stimulus packages, principles and different phases of the green recovery cycle         
  • How “green” are recovery plans worldwide and what can we learn from the best in class?
  • Nationally determined contributions as entry points for green recovery: Experiences and challenges
  • Green recovery and just transition: Employment, equality and leave no one behind      
  • Financing tools and mechanisms for green recovery
  • Budgeting and tax policy tools for green recovery
  • Examples of green recovery measures in different sectors: Renewable energy, energy efficiency, circular economy, agriculture, ecosystems, transport
  • Greening industries and enterprises
What will I learn?

This Academy equips participants with the knowledge and skills they need to promote a green and inclusive recovery.

  • How to go about the green recovery in your country: Policy cycles, policy dialogue and the role of civil society     
  • Who is who and who to work with: International frameworks, partnerships, coalitions and mechanisms
  • What new tools and methods to use to mainstream the green economy in national policymaking, including green jobs assessments and green economy indicators
  • How to ensure that the interests of women and vulnerable groups are taken into account in green recovery strategies
  • How to catalyze united efforts, engaging different stakeholders in achieving an inclusive green recovery

During the two weeks of the Academy, participants will have the chance to participate in:

  • Master Classes on key topics related to a green recovery
  • Elective session on topics of interest to a smaller group of participants offered in each language
  • Self-guided modules on a series of related topics, such as:
    • Green economy and sustainable development
    • Green jobs and just transition
    • Green industries and enterprise development
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The Partnership on Green Economy (PAGE)

PAGE is a partnership of 5 UN Agencies (UNEP, ILO, UNDP, UNIDO, and UNITAR) launched after the RIO+20 meeting to support countries in various stages of policy development and growth to move towards a green development combined with inclusive growth.

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Green Growth Knowledge Partnership (GGKP)

The Green Growth Knowledge Partnership (GGKP) is a global community of organizations and experts from the policy, business, and finance communities committed to collaboratively generating, managing, and sharing green growth knowledge and data to mobilize a sustainable future.

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Green Economy Coalition (GEC)

The Green Economy Coalition (GEC) is a network of civil society organisations from around the world, united by a shared mission to accelerate the transition to a green and fair economic future. The Coalition exists to build social movements and develop credible policies that deliver meaningful change.


The Academy is offered in English, French and Spanish. Plenary sessions will be supported by simultaneous translation, while elective courses on green economy measure in different countries will be offered in the three languages separately.

Information and registration

To pre-enrol, please express your interest online before 30 April 2021.

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