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Green Economy Transformation in Cooperation with the Partnership for Action on Green Economy (PAGE) – Synergies between Low-carbon Pathways and Sustainable Development Goals (SDG)

As of: September 2020

Objective and activities

Green economy approaches promote a competitive, environmentally friendly and socially responsible economy through sustainable agriculture, for example, renewable energies and green fiscal policies. Such approaches can contribute significantly to the coherent implementation of NDCs and SDGs. To achieve these goals, the project strengthens the competence of key stakeholders in public institutions, enabling them to use these approaches. To this end, dialogue structures are being supported and existing transformation approaches strengthened at the international level and in the partner countries of Peru, South Africa, Argentina, Costa Rica, Indonesia and Uruguay. The project complements the Partnership for Action on Green Economy (PAGE) and links national efforts with global policy networks. It also supports the Federal German Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU) in its adoption of a strong role in the multilateral and bilateral IGE discussions and in positioning Germany as a pioneer and a partner.
Predecessor project(s)
Enhancing low-carbon development by greening the economy: policy dialogue, advisory services, tracking progress Enhancing low-carbon development by greening the economy in cooperation with the Partnership for Action on Green Economy (PAGE)

State of implementation/results

  • The project supported the BMU as well as PAGE in the preparation and implementation of various events; for example the third PAGE Ministerial Conference in January 2019 in South Africa. On the one hand, this enabled Inclusive Green Economy (IGE) to be further established as a strategy for achieving both SDGs and NDCs. On the other hand, Germany's role as a global partner and pioneer was strengthened. Through the support of key actors in Argentina, Peru, Uruguay and South Africa, national green economy approaches are gradually being advanced. In Uruguay, for example, a long-term workshop series enabled employees and representatives of public institutions to advance concrete projects or measures and thus to anchor green economy approaches in their respective organisations. Thanks to established networks and platforms, such as the Green Growth Knowledge Partnership (GGKP), the partner countries can also share their experience with other actors worldwide.
  • The exchange of knowledge and experience on green fiscal policy in the "Green Fiscal Policy Network", a partnership between UN Environment, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and GIZ, was strengthened. The network has been expanded to include experienced knowledge partners such as the World Bank, UNDP and OECD. With a series of events in the course of international climate financing conferences, the network positioned environmental taxes and the reduction of environmentally harmful subsidies as an important climate financing approach in the international debate.
  • The project has been actively supporting the exchange between and with other international institutions in the field of green economy for years. In doing so, it has contributed significantly to the emergence of the "Partners for Inclusive Green Economy". The aim of the partnership is to bundle its resources even better in order to accelerate economic transformation at the global, national and sub-national levels. To this end, the partners presented a joint position paper in July 2019, which provides orientation for sustainable structural change (…). Furthermore, on June 5 2020, the partners presented their 10 priority options for a green recovery from COVID-19 (…).
  • In addition, the project is working together with GGKP on a series of webinars for cross-border exchange of information and experience.

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Project data

Argentina, Costa Rica, Indonesia, Peru, South Africa, Uruguay

Implementing organisation:
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH

Partner institution(s):
  • Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA) - South Africa, Ministry of Environment (MINAM) - Peru," Ministry of Housing, Territorial Planning and Environment (MVOTMA) - Uruguay"
  • International Monetary Fund (IMF),The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD),United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment) - Kenya

BMU grant:
6.000.000,00 €

01/2018  till  07/2021

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