Green Economy News
New e-learning Course on Green Economy & Trade, 13 March - 21 April 2017
What are the benefits of greening trade? How can trade drive the transition to an inclusive green economy in environmental goods and services?  Geared towards policymakers and other stakeholders globally, the new e-learning course ‘Green Economy... Read more ...

Burkina Faso talks trade & more at its first ever National Academy for Green Economy
Ouagadougou, 14-16 December 2016 - The Government of Burkina Faso hosted its first ever National Academy for Green Economy with support from the Partnership for Action on Green Economy (PAGE), the Poverty and Environment Initiative, Switch Africa Green... Read more ...

PAGE Supports Identification of Green Trade Opportunities in South Africa
Pretoria, 22 November 2016 - On 22 November 2016, thirty stakeholders participated in a Development Dialogue Seminar, Green Industrial Development in South Africa, which was hosted by Trade and Industrial Policy Strategies (TIPS), a national... Read more ...

Workshop in Bangkok discusses fiscal reforms in the extractive sector for sustainable development
Bangkok, 7-8 December 2016 - Representatives from national governments, international and regional organizations, industry, civil society, and other experts gathered in Bangkok to discuss and share experiences with fiscal frameworks in the extractive sector... Read more ...

Focus turns to environmental goods for Least Developed Countries at WTO
Geneva, 29 November 2016 - UN Environment's Environment and Trade Hub held a discussion with member states of the Least Developed Countries (LDCs) Group, an official negotiating coalition of the World Trade Organization, on the “The... Read more ...

Stakeholders meet to promote energy efficiency and renewable energy technology in ASEAN region
Bangkok, 29 November 2016 - The second regional stakeholders’ consultation meeting on regional policy recommendations for energy efficiency and renewable energy in ASEAN kicked off Tuesday in Bangkok. The workshop, organized by UN Environment's... Read more ...

Trade experts gather to discuss the future of sustainable trade in Geneva
Geneva, 14-15 November 2016 - The World Trade Organization (WTO) held its second Committee on Trade and the Environment meeting of 2016 this week in Geneva, focused on promoting sustainable development through trade. UN Environment participated as an... Read more ...

COP22 - Marrakesh UN side event “Decent work and economic growth: A just transition towards a low-carbon and inclusive green economy”
​Marrakesh, 17 November 2016 - The side event on Sustainable Development Goal 8: “Decent work and economic growth: A just transition towards a low-carbon and inclusive green economy”, took place at the UN Climate Change Conference COP22 in... Read more ...

The Partnership for Action on Green Economy launched in Brazil
Mato Grosso, Brazil, 10 November 2016 - In partnership with UN agencies, Brazil launched today a new program to promote inclusive green economy in the state of Mato Grosso. The Partnership for Action on Green Economy, a global... Read more ...

World must urgently up action to cut a further 25% from predicted 2030 emissions, says UN Environment report
London, 3 November 2016 - The world must urgently and dramatically increase its ambition to cut roughly a further quarter off predicted 2030 global greenhouse emissions and have any chance of minimizing dangerous climate change, UN Environment said today as it... Read more ...

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