Annual Report for 2017

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Welcome to the PAGE 2017 Annual Report

The Partnership for Action on Green Economy (PAGE) was established in 2013 to support countries to address one of the greatest challenges of our time, namely; building economies that improve human well-being and social equity, while significantly reducing environmental risks and ecological scarcities. Many countries are up for this challenge, acknowledging that the growth model of the last century has resulted in significant environmental degradation and increasing social inequality. PAGE provides countries with assistance in planning and implementing their transition to a greener and more inclusive economic model.

This annual report showcases PAGE's progress and achievements over 2017 and how its work over the last year has contributed to the achievement to the goals in the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development so far.

We hope that all countries will understand it’s not only the right thing to do, it’s also the smart thing to do because green economy is the economy of the future.
Antonio Guterres, Secretary General, United Nations
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Sustainable Development

PAGE is increasingly recognized as a delivery mechanism for the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). These goals aim to end poverty, hunger and inequality, take action on climate change and the environment, improve access to health and education, build strong institutions and partnerships, and more. 

PAGE coordinates its work to ensure its in-country and global activities and achievements are aligned with the SDGs

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PAGE Vision

Partnership for Action on Green Economy

PAGE aims to put sustainability at the heart of economic policymaking and practices to advance the 2030 Agenda and Paris Agreement on Climate Change through inclusive green economy approaches by bringing together the expertize of five specialized UN agencies (UN Environment, International Labour Organization, UN Development Programme, UN Industrial Development Organization and UN Institute for Training and Research).

PAGE supports nations and regions to achieve:

  • sustainable and green growth
  • create green jobs,
  • address inequality and climate change
  • advance green industrial development
  • and improve skills, knowledge and institutional capacity.

PAGE is currently supporting thirteen countries and provinces/states: Barbados, Brazil (Mato Grosso State), Burkina Faso, China (Jiangsu Province), Ghana, Guyana, Kyrgyz Republic, Mauritius, Mongolia, Peru, Senegal, South Africa and Uruguay and aims to support up to 20 countries over seven years until 2020.

PAGE by numbers

PAGE achievements since 2013 in numbers.

partner countries
funding partners
countries requesting PAGE support
policies supported in 11 countries
National institutions and ministries partnering
Total contributions to PAGE
Initiatives providing co-financing
Collaborating partners
People trained
Consultations and workshops
Knowledge products
Global events
Countries represented at PAGE events
Training packages

About PAGE

The Partnership for Action on Green Economy (PAGE) was conceived in 2012 as a response to the call to action following the Rio +20 Sustainable Development Conference in Brazil. It was then formally established in 2013.

PAGE informs, inspires and enables countries to transform their economies to inclusive green economies; that is, economies that eradicate poverty, increase jobs and social equity and strengthen livelihoods while protecting the environment.

Working at the national and sectoral level, PAGE is a collaborative partnership between five United Nations agencies as well as the national governments in PAGE countries.

The PAGE programme works to build capacity within partner countries so they are able to provide an enabling environment to meet their sustainability commitments, particularly the Sustainable Development Goals, through inclusive green economy approaches.

PAGE provides technical and financial assistance in 13 countries as of 2017.

What is an inclusive green economy?

In its simplest expression, an 'inclusive green economy' is low-carbon, efficient and clean in production and also inclusive in consumption and outcomes; based on sharing, circularity, collaboration, solidarity, resilience, opportunity, and interdependence.

An inclusive green economy is focused on expanding options and choices for national economies, using targeted and appropriate fiscal and social protection policies, and backed up by strong institutions that are specifically geared to safeguarding social and ecological floors. It recognizes that there are many and diverse pathways to environmental sustainability.

Country profiles

PAGE has been working with 11 countries in 2017. It also welcomes 2 new partner countries.

People collecting honey in Mongolia


Mongolia has prioritized environmentally sustainable and socially inclusive development.


Peru has committed itself to undertaking a far-reaching, ambitious green growth development pathway.

Worker in a factory in Senegal


Senegal has demonstrated leadership in transitioning to an inclusive green economy to meet its development challenges.

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Ghana has been embracing inclusive green economy, with better employment outcomes for women.

People fixing fishing nets


Mauritius has instituted a Marshall Plan for achieving inclusive and sustainable growth.

Woman selling goods in a market in Burkina Faso

Burkina Faso

Burkina Faso is committed to develop and adopt ambitious green economy targets and policies.

Chinese workers

China, Jiangsu Province

Green development is at the heart of national development strategies and priorities in China.

South Africa

South Africa is committed to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals through collaboration and coordination.

Banana grower in Brazil

Brazil, Mato Grasso State

Mato Grasso State, Brazil is pursue green economy opportunities in agriculture, renewable energy and eco-tourism.

Kyrgyz Republic

The Kyrgyz Republic is working towards a National Sustainable Development Strategy and Vision 2040.

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Barbados is pursuing green economy opportunities in sustainable manufacturing and green jobs.

Global action

In addition to working in-country, PAGE influences policy in support of inclusive green economy at a global level.

Inform, Inspire, Enable 

PAGE achievements for 2017

Working closely with policymakers and the private sector, PAGE has helped to formulate, adopt, finance and implement economic and sectoral policies and practices. To achieve these objectives, PAGE is delivering results in four outcome areas. Working closely with policymakers and the private sector, PAGE has helped to formulate, adopt, finance and implement economic and sectoral policies and practices. To achieve these objectives, PAGE is delivering results in four outcome areas.