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: January 2020
Objective and activities
The project aims to strengthen the capacity of key actors in public institutions to implement SDGs and NDCs in a more coherent way with the help of Green Economy approaches. (Outcome). Relevant experience will be communicated at the international level and used by other countries in their activities. The project supports existing transformation approaches in the partner countries of Peru, South Africa and Uruguay, in which dialogue is promoted by key actors involved in the implementation of SDGs and NDCs. It complements the activities of PAGE and other IGE initiatives as well as bilateral projects, in particular in the field of climate change. The project links activities at the national level with global expert and policy networks, and in so doing promotes an exchange of knowledge and transformation partnerships. BMUB is supported in assuming a major role in the multilateral and bilateral IGE debate and in positioning Germany as a pioneer and partner.
- 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 has supported both BMU and PAGE with the preparation and rollout of various events, including the third PAGE Ministerial Conference in South Africa in January 2019. This made it possible to establish IGE as a strategy for both SDG and NDC implementation while strengthening Germany's role as a global partner and pioneer.
- Project support for key actors in Argentina, Peru, Uruguay and South Africa, is enabling national green economy approaches to move forward step by step. In Uruguay, for example, a long-term series of workshops empowered diverse public sector officials to get specific projects or measures under way anchoring green economy approaches in their respective institutions. Thanks to established networks and platforms, such as the Green Growth Knowledge Partnership (GGKP), partner countries are also able to share their experience with other actors worldwide.
- The exchange of knowledge and experience via the Green Fiscal Policy Network (GFPN) – a partnership between UN Environment, International Monetary Fund (IMF) and GIZ – has been strengthened and expanded to include experienced knowledge partners, such as the World Bank, UNDP and OECD. Through a series of events at international climate financing conferences, the network has helped the international debate embrace environmental taxes and the reduction of environmentally harmful subsidies (EHS) as a source of climate finance.
- Having actively supported exchanges between, and with, other international institutions in the field of green economy for many years, the project played a significant role in forming the Partners for Inclusive Green Economy. By enabling stakeholders to pool their resources even more effectively, this partnership aims to accelerate economic transformation at the global, na-tional and sub-national levels. To this end, the initiative presented a joint position paper in July 2019 offering guidance for a sustainable structural transition.
- The project is also working with GGKP on a series of webinars for transfrontier information and experience exchange: The first webinar about policy advisory services on green economy took place with about 150 participants in May 2019.
- Projectinformation (Selection):
- Blog: "Empowering agents for change - Continuous support pays out for good governance" – Link: www.greeneconomycoalition.org/…;
- Webinar: "We're Here to Help: Free policy advisory services for a greener economy" – Link: www.greengrowthknowledge.org/…;
- Positionspapier: "Principles, Priorities and Pathways for Inclusive Green Economies" – Link: www.greeneconomycoalition.org/…;
- HLPF-Event-Summary: “Easy to Say, Difficult to Achieve: Experts Dis-cuss Forging a Fair, Green Economy “ – Link: sdg.iisd.org/…