Caribbean Green Economy Conference 2015 

Caribbean Green Economy Conference 2015, 23-24 February 2015, Kingston, Jamaica

Held on 23-24 February 2015, the Conference brought together policymakers, civil society, academia and the private sector to discuss cross-fertilization of ideas, experiences and institutional innovations to transition to a green economy at the national and regional levels and how these efforts can help in implementing the SAMOA Pathway.

The Green Economy Conference 2015 was hosted by the Government of Jamaica, in collaboration with the United Nations Environment Programme and with the financial support of the European Union. The Conference is part of the project “Advancing Caribbean States’ Sustainable Development through Green Economy”.

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T21 Technical workshop 

Technical Workshop on Green Economy Modelling: Improving the T21 Model 16-17 September 2014, Geneva

In September 2014, UNEP, together with other partners in the Partnership for Action on Green Economy (PAGE) and experts from different research institutions, held a technical workshop on improving the T21 model for the purpose of Green Economy policy analysis. A 1 year project was started aimed at making improvements to the T21 model and its interface with other modelling techniques.

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EGSS Technical Workshop 

Measuring Progress on “Greening” the Economy: Policies and Practices An International Technical Workshop UNEP-Eurostat-EEA-ILO, Geneva, 14-15 May 2014

This workshop, co-organised by UNEP, Eurostat, the European Environment Agency (EEA) and the International Labour Organization (ILO), will bring together statisticians, analysts and policymakers from agencies and countries involved in measuring Environmental Goods and Services Sector (EGSS) to take stock of recent experiences. The workshop, made possible by the generous support of the European Commission and the International Climate Initiative of the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety, is aimed at motivating widespread application of the EGSS measurement framework.

Measuring progress on greening is an important pathway to sustainable development. The two priority areas for green economy indicator development are those that assess the “greening” of conventional economic activities and those that assess the growing share of “green” or environment-related sectors.

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Fossil Fuel Workshop 

Reforming Fossil Fuel Subsidies for an Inclusive Green Economy, Nairobi, Kenya, 28 and 29 April 2014

UNEP, in partnership with the IMF, GIZ and the Global Subsidies Initiative, is organizing a technical workshop on “Reforming Fossil Fuel Subsidies for an Inclusive Green Economy”. The workshop is scheduled to take place on 28-29 April 2014 at UNEP headquarters in Nairobi.

The purpose of this workshop is to provide a better understanding of the policies that support the production and use of fossil fuels, share countries’ experiences with subsidy reform, and identify remaining knowledge gaps in terms of data, methodology and policy guidance.

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Global South-South Development Exposition

Global South-South Development Expo 2013 - 28 October - 01 November 2013, Nairobi, Kenya

Organized by the UN Office of South-South Cooperation and hosted by UNEP under the theme "Building inclusive green economies," the Global South-South Development Expo is the world's biggest stage for development solutions created in the South for the South.

High level participants include former President of Tanzania Benjamin Mkapa, Vice-Minister of Environmental Protection of China Wu Xiaoqing, Vice-President of the High-Level Committee of the UN General Assembly on South-South Cooperation and Deputy Permanent Representative of Hungary to the UN Zsolt Hetesy, Ambassador of Brazil to Kenya and Permanent Representative to UNON, UNEP and UN-Habitat Marcela Maria Nicodemos, Chairman of the Development Assistance Committee of OECD Erik Solheim and UN Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson.

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Green Economy Week

Green Economy Week, November 4 -7 2013, Geneva, Switzerland

The Green Economy Week was designed to take stock of the major products generated by UNEP and its partners over the last year. The Week brought together experts in related fields to advise UNEP and its partners on the strengths and weaknesses of our analytical approaches, how to improve delivery at the country level, and how to take major streams of work such as green economy indicators to the next level.

This day-and-half workshop has brought about 30 experts in the field of indices and indicators (such as ecological footprint, global competitiveness index, green development index, HDI, inclusive growth index, Better Life Index, etc.) to help assess the technical feasibility as well as policy implications of developing an inclusive green economy index.

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Green Economy Tools Workshop 

Technical Workshop on Tools and Measures to Inform Inclusive Green Economy Policies, Nairobi, Kenya, 2-4 July 2013

The purpose of the workshop was to share country experiences from Africa and other regions on inclusive, green economy tools, measures and methodologies. The workshop brought together policymakers from ministries of finance, planning and environment, as well as selected UN agencies, development partners and civil society to review experience and identify ways forward where international agencies can provide support.

This Technical Workshop was one of a series of regional and global events co-organised through a UNEP-DESA-UNDP Green Economy Joint Programme funded by the Government of the Netherlands, and in collaboration with the European Commission Africa Green Economy Programme, as a contribution to Rio+20 and post-Rio follow-up by facilitating knowledge exchange of inclusive green economy experiences within and across regions.

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