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Partnership for Action on Green Economy (PAGE) Jiangsu Province, China (2015-2020)

— sector: Research, education, administration
— theme: Employment and socio-economic policies, Labor based investment programs, Social dialogue, Sustainable Enterprise/Value chain development
— country: China
— type: Discussion Papers

The Partnership for Action on Green Economy (PAGE) was launched in 2013 as a response to the call for action following the Rio +20 Sustainable Development Conference. PAGE brings together the expertise, convening power and networks of five UN agencies – International Labour Organization (ILO), United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) – to support countries in addressing one of the most pressing challenges of the 21st century: transforming their economies and financial system into drivers of sustainability and social equity.

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PAGE seeks to put sustainability at the heart of economic policies and practices to advance the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. It supports nations and regions in reframing economic policies and practices around sustainability to foster economic growth, create income and jobs, reduce poverty and inequality, and strengthen the ecological foundations of their economies.

As the second largest economy in the world, China has positioned itself as a forerunner of sustainable development, guided by the new national development vision known as “Ecological Civilization”. In September 2014, the Chinese Government expressed its interest to join PAGE, starting at the provincial level in Jiangsu, the second richest province in the country.

Jiangsu has demonstrated a strong commitment to green economy in recent years by fostering green and high-tech industries, shifting towards energy saving and resource efficient production and consumption models, redefining the eco-redlines of conservation zones, and enhancing the policy monitoring, coordination and evaluation of green development progress. The latest master development plan, the 13th Five-Year Development Plan (2016-2020) of Jiangsu Province, has formally established these areas as policy priorities.

Since 2015, PAGE has been supporting the province with macro-level green economy policy monitoring and sectoral policy advisory as well as capacity building and exchange activities in the areas of green industrial development, green trade and green jobs. In doing so, PAGE supports China, specifically Jiangsu in their contribution towards SDGs 4, 7, 8, 9, 12, 13 and 17.

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    Status: Phase II

    Project period: Phase I (2011-2012); Phase II (2013-2014)

    Donor: Government of Japan

    Countries/sectors covered: Thailand (hotel industry) and the Philippines (automotive/hotel industry)

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