Partnerships & Exchange

Partnerships, South-South Cooperation & Exchange

Through the power of partnerships and cooperation, PAGE is greater than the sum of its parts. By bringing together the expertise of UN agencies, funding partners, action partners and the wider green economy community, PAGE works to transform economies and financial systems into drivers of sustainability and social equity.

Partnerships

PAGE supports delivery of the 2030 Agenda and the Paris Agreement by building on its initial base of UN partner agencies and its strong collaboration with relevant initiatives within the inclusive green economy community. PAGE’s successful models for cooperation, collaboration and synchronization of activities with other institutions and peer initiatives are based on a strong sense of community, trust, and collaboration.

  • 5 UN Agencies
  • 8 Funding partners
  • 11 Action Partners

South-South cooperation & exchange

South-South cooperation amongst partners both within and outside of PAGE allows for mutual learning from evidence-based solutions and pathways for reaching a resource-efficient, low-carbon and socially inclusive economy.

PAGE supports sharing of experiences and lessons learned for conducting assessments, policy analysis and design, and strategies among its partners.

South-South Exchange Network Initiated in Latin America

In November 2019, a South-South Green Economy Network for Change was set-up by PAGE countries in Latin America, starting with a webinar hosted by Argentina and Uruguay. This initiative is a direct follow-up to the Green Economy Academy in Turin and allows PAGE countries from the region to continue dialogue on experiences, lessons and forward going actions through a series of regional exchanges. Two more webinars are planned in 2020 coordinated by Mato Grosso (Brazil) and Barbados – expanding the reach of the network to the Caribbean region.

Experience-sharing on Just Transition in South Africa

A training workshop focused on Just Transition to low-carbon and climate-resilient economies brought together countries from Southern Africa in October 2019 to Johannesburg. Tripartite delegations from Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho and South Africa were welcomed to this event. Organized by the ILO Country Office in collaboration with the International Training Centre of the ILO and PAGE South Africa, the workshop presented best practices from South Africa’s Just Transition experience, enabling participants to deepen their knowledge on green jobs, Just Transition and social justice.

 

Guyana Invited to Low Carbon Development Training in China

Facilitated by PAGE China, a representative from Guyana was invited by China’s Foreign Environmental Cooperation Centre of the Ministry of Ecology and Environment to attend a two-week training course on Climate Change and Green and Low Carbon Development held in Beijing in December 2019. Through this training and related field visits, a member of staff from the Department of Environment of the Guyana Ministry of the Presidency was able to learn best practices and participate in information exchange with other course participants.

National Coordinators Learn from Country Experience

Back-to-back with the Global Academy on Green Economy in Turin, National Coordinators from most PAGE countries came together for a day-long workshop in October 2019 to share lessons and experiences and address common questions. National coordinators from Guyana, Uruguay and South Africa opened the discussions by sharing examples of how PAGE has supported national policy reforms in their countries, followed by a discussion on different strategies to ensure sustainability beyond PAGE. The workshop strengthened dialogue across countries and identified new opportunities for South-South cooperation among PAGE countries, e.g. between women’s organizations in Burkina Faso and India on the availability of solar pumps for women’s workers.

Mato Grosso & Uruguay Exchange on Circular Economy & Capacity Building

In December 2019, a delegation from PAGE Mato Grosso (Brazil) visited Uruguay for an exchange workshop on capacity building and meetings with national institutions focused on vocational training and circular economy. The delegation had the opportunity to also participate in an event on the Transition to the Circular Economy in Latin America, organised by Chatham House and UNIDO, and meet representatives of initiatives in Uruguay involved in circular economy. This included Plan Ceibal, a technology and education programme engaging in e-waste, as well as BioProA, a university institution focusing on environmental biotechnology processes.

Collaborating partners

Green Growth Knowledge Partnership

Property-Environment Action for Sustainable Development Goals

One Planet: Handle with care

Green Economy Coalition

GIZ