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20.07.2018

Inside the SWITCH side-event at High Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development

The EU SWITCH programme: A contribution to SDG12 and the Implementation of the 10YFP Organised by the SWITCH to Green Facility, in collaboration with three SWITCH partner countries (Uganda, Thailand and Jordan), the SWITCH Regional Programmes (Asia, Mediterranean and Africa), and the One Planet Network, the event discussed the importance of Sustainable Consumption and Production […]

05.07.2018

New SECTOR INDICATOR GUIDANCE on Green Economy

The publication has been developed by DEVCO Unit 05 “Results and Business Processes” jointly with DEVCO Thematic Units. Aimed at all colleagues involved in the preparation of action documents and project documents it offers a handy tool to develop solid logical framework matrices. It identifies clear and measurable results statements that are in line with […]

04.07.2018

Side event: GLOBAL CIRCULAR ECONOMY FOR AN INCLUSIVE AND SUSTAINABLE FUTURE

16 July 2018, 1:15 – 2:30 pm UNHQ Conference Room 5   SAVE THE DATE   The EU is actively implementing its Circular Economy Action Plan, with a new set of measures adopted in 2018, including a Europe-wide Strategy for Plastics, while also highlighting the international dimension of the circular economy. The 2017 European Consensus […]

29.06.2018

SWITCH side-event at High Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development

In collaboration with three SWITCH partner countries (Uganda, Kingdom of Thailand and Jordan), the SWITCH Africa Green, SWITCH-Asia, and SwitchMed programmes, and the One Planet Network/10YFP Secretariat, the EU SWITCH to Green Facility is organising the event “The SWITCH programmes: A global contribution to SDG12 on Sustainable Consumption & Production and the implementation of the […]

01.06.2018

EDD 2018 Project Lab – Invitation & agenda announcement 31/05/2018

  Invitation to the Lab Debate on Women Empowerment in Green Business              Development By exploring ways of empowering women as drivers of sustainable growth and job creation, and                                            […]

24.05.2018

EDD 2018 Project Lab

  SAVE THE DATE – Project Lab at EDD 2018 on Wednesday June 6 at 13:00 – Room S4 on Women Empowerment in Green Business Development  The session presents stories of women entrepreneurs from around the world who have been agents of change driving the green economy transition and creating jobs. It builds on the […]

15.12.2017

21st European Forum on Eco-innovation, Sofia, Bulgaria, 5-6 February 2018.

The Forum will examine eco-innovative solutions for improving air quality. It will bring together companies and public authorities that have already succeeded in developing and deploying effective new technologies, or innovative business and governance models, with those who are looking for such solutions and practices. In particular, air pollution originating from energy use, transport and […]

15.12.2017

New Chatham House Briefing | The Circular Economy in Developing Countries

A Wider Circle? The Circular Economy in Developing Countries. Lower-income countries are in many ways more ‘circular’ than their developed-economy counterparts – the question is how to turn this into a development opportunity. Full publication here.

17.11.2017

World Forum on Natural Capital, Edinburgh, 27-28 November 2017

BETTER DECISIONS FOR A BETTER WORLD Business leaders, government representatives and environmental experts from around the world will gather in Edinburgh this November for the third World Forum on Natural Capital. Visit https://naturalcapitalforum.com/

18.10.2017

GEC Global Meeting 2017

01.11.2017 – 03.11.2017 | All day For the transition to green economies to to to scale it needs to be owned and driven by small entrepreneurs and local businesses. Yet governments and institutions find it notoriously difficult to reach smaller enterprises.  For its 2017 Global Meeting, the Green Economy Coalition (GEC) is pleased to be partnering […]

25.08.2017

Green Growth and Sustainable Development Forum (GGSD Forum)

21.11.2017 – 22.11.2017 | All day This year’s Green Growth and Sustainable Development Forum (GGSD Forum) will focus on investment, innovation and employment aspects of the fast-growing ocean-based industries, together with policies to protect and sustainably use marine and ocean resources and ecosystems. It will explore how the economic development and conservation needs can be […]

25.08.2017

Global Green Growth Week 2017

17.10.2017 – 20.10.2017 | All day The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) will hold Global Green Growth Week 2017: Unlocking Africa’s Green Growth Potential (GGGWeek2017) at the United Nations Conference Centre (UNCC), in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Read more:

10.08.2017

Africa Forum Private Sector Inclusive Green Growth and Job Creation

06.09.2017 – 08.09.2017 | All day The Zambia Green Jobs Programme (ZGJP), the Government of Zambia and the Government of Finland, in collaboration with the International Training Centre of the ILO and the ILO’s Green Centenary Initiative are pleased to announce the upcoming Africa Forum on Private Sector Inclusive Green Growth and Job Creation that […]

10.08.2017

6-17 Nov 2017, Bonn COP23

06.11.2017 – 17.11.2017 | All day At the UN Climate Change Conference this year (COP23, from 6 to 17 November) nations of the world will meet to advance the aims and ambitions of the Paris Agreement and achieve progress on its implementation guidelines. Read more here.

17.07.2017

PAGE Academy on the Green Economy enhancing institutional capacities for transformative change

03.10.2016 – 10.10.2016 | All day The Academy is a two-week capacity building event, which seeks to address the fundamental question: how to achieve inclusive green economies? It thus provides a full in-depth overview and understanding of latest global agendas, as well as practical tools and good practices – from assessments, to stakeholder engagement, policy […]

17.07.2017

International Conference: Unlocking Private Finance for Energy Efficiency and Greener, Low-Carbon Growth in the Eastern Partnership and Central Asia Countries

29.06.2017 – 30.06.2017 | 0:00 The Conference will identify key challenges and ways forward to better align financial mechanisms with policy reforms to speed and scale up green investments in support of energy efficient and low-carbon growth, new business opportunities and green jobs in the Eastern Partnership countries (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, Ukraine) and […]

17.07.2017

European Development Days (EDD)

07.06.2017 – 08.06.2017 | All day Organised by the European Commission, the European Development Days (EDD) bring the development community together each year to share ideas and experiences in ways that inspire new partnerships and innovative solutions to the world’s most pressing challenges. Read more here.

17.07.2017

DG ENV Green Week 2017

30.05.2017 – 02.06.2017 | 0:00 EU Green Week is an annual opportunity to debate and discuss European environmental policy. Organised by the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Environment, this key event in the environment policy calendar attracts policymakers, leading environmentalists, stakeholders and other interested parties from across Europe and the globe. EU Green Week 2017 takes place from 29 […]

17.07.2017

DEVCO Environment Week 2017

06.02.2017 – 08.02.2017 | All day The week will comprise two seminars: Thematic Seminar on Environment – “Implementing the Environmental Dimension of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development”(6-8 FebruarThematic Seminar – “Conservation, Development and Security: Implementing the external dimension of EU biodiversity policies”(9-10 February) Read more here.

17.07.2017

PAGE Ministerial Conference 2017 – Inclusive and sustainable economies powering the Sustainable Development Goals

27.03.2017 – 28.03.2017 | 0:00 This Second Partnership for Action on Green Economy Ministerial Conference brought together over 300 leaders from governments, civil society, private sector, development partners, media and the public to explore how our economies and financial markets can be “enablers” for the Sustainable Development Goals and the Paris Agreement. It gathered first […]

17.07.2017

12th APRSCP: Call for Action – “Acting Together for our Future Sustainability”

12.07.2016 – 13.07.2016 | All day The 12th Asia Pacific Roundtable for Sustainable Consumption and Production (12th APRSCP) will be held at the Apsara Angkor Hotel in Siem Reap, Cambodia on 12 and 13 July 2016 with back-to-back events on 14 July 2016. The meeting is organized by the Asia Pacific Roundtable on Sustainable Consumption […]

17.07.2017

Fourth Green Growth Knowledge Platform Annual Conference

06.09.2016 – 07.09.2016 | All day The Fourth Green Growth Knowledge Platform (GGKP) Annual Conference is taking place on the theme of “Transforming Development through Inclusive Green Growth” during 6-7 September 2016 at the International Convention Center on Jeju Island, Republic of Korea. Read more here.

17.07.2017

Fifth Green Growth Knowledge Platform Annual Conference (2017)

27.11.2017 – 28.11.2017 | All day The Fifth Green Growth Knowledge Platform (GGKP) Annual Conference will be hosted by the World Bank on the topic of sustainable infrastructure. The Conference will take place at the World Bank in Washington DC, USA, November 27 – 28, 2017. Infrastructure includes water supply and sanitation, flood protection, roads […]

17.07.2017

HIGH-LEVEL POLITICAL FORUM 2017

10.07.2017 – 19.07.2017 | All day The meeting of the high-level political forum on sustainable development in 2017 convened under the auspices of the Economic and Social Council, will be held from Monday, 10 July, to Wednesday, 19 July 2017; including the three-day ministerial meeting of the forum from Monday, 17 July, to Wednesday, 19 […]

17.07.2017

13th Asia Pacific Roundtable On Sustainable Consumption & Production

24.10.2017 – 26.10.2017 | All day The 13th Asia Pacific Roundtable on Sustainable Consumption and Production (13th APRSCP) is themed ‘Enabling Sustainable Consumption and Production Towards Achieving Green Growth’. It is co-hosted by the Asia Paci.ic Roundtable for Sustainable Consumption and Production and ENSEARCH and will be held on 24-26 October 2017 in Melaka. The […]

11.07.2017

World Circular Economy Forum 2017 and Switch-Asia Side Event

05.06.2017 – 06.06.2017 | All day This ground-breaking event presents the world’s best circular economy solutions and gathers together the most recognised experts and decision makers in the field. 1,500 key people from more than 100 countries shared ideas in Helsinki, Finland, on 5-7 June 2017, at the first ever World Circular Economy Forum. Read […]

01.06.2017

Come and meet artisans associated to the EU Switch projects in the Global Village at EDD 2017

  Visit the SWITCH exhibition stand (# 12) – Building a global community of sustainable enterprises improving livelihoods. Discover what we want to tell you during our pitch session, a new formula where exhibitors are invited to highlight in 2 minutes and 4 narrative visuals their best practices.

31.05.2017

Project lab at EDD 2017

Building on the experience of the SWITCH programmes in Asia, Africa and the Mediterranean region, the session invites actors from the field to come and share their experience on how their partnership with the private sector has helped to shift their company’s behavior and practice towards Sustainable Production & Consumption patterns. With their on-going involvement […]

26.05.2017

Uganda Inclusive Green Economy Workshop (24-27 April 2017)

  At the invitation of the European Union Delegation in Uganda, the SWITCH to Green facility organised a four-day training programme on the Inclusive Green Economy (IGE). The training was creatively designed as an interactive seminar, building on local and international case studies, and linking content to EU and national IGE policies and practices. Delivery […]

14.02.2017

SWITCH-Africa Green: new call for proposals

The European Commission is launching a new call for proposals to select projects under SWITCH Africa Green. EUR 15 500 000 are allocated to this call for proposals. Grants ranging from EUR 600 000 to EUR 1 200 000 will be awarded to deliver the following programme result: MSMEs and business service providers are better […]

02.02.2017

Launch of Green Economy and Trade e-course (2nd edition) – Fellowships available – Application deadline 20 February

UNITAR and UN Environment will deliver the 2nd edition of the PAGE e-course ‘Green Economy and Trade’ (in English) between 13 March – 21 April 2017. The course introduces various concepts, policy instruments and enabling conditions to identify, assess and harness benefits of sustainable trade in the context of the 2030 Development Agenda. Fellowships are available to […]

11.01.2017

Call for Applications for the 2017 SAG-SEED Awards

Eco-inclusive Start-up Enterprises can Submit Their Candidacy by 08 March 2017.

11.01.2017

10YFP SPP Programme: Request for Proposals

Development of the metadata for SDG target 12.7

08.01.2017

SWITCH–Asia II Programme : New call for proposals

SWITCH-Asia II launches its second call for proposals with a total budget of €19 600 000 funding grants ranging from €800 000 up to €2 500 000.

24.10.2016

2016 Coordination Meeting Report

Summary and main conclusions of the SWITCH to Green Coordination Meeting available

18.10.2016

SwitchMed Connect 19-20 0ctober 2016

Barcelona hosts the second edition of the SwitchMed Connect, an annual gathering that brings together leaders in the field of eco and social innovation in the Mediterranean countries.

17.10.2016

PAGE – Open call for applications

An open call for applications for new countries to join PAGE was launched on 14/10 at the concluding session of the Green Economy Academy in Turin. More details and application pack are  available at http://www.un-page.org/page-launches-call-applications-2016. PAGE Secretariat will be happy to provide additional information and support to countries in completing the application, as needed.

30.09.2016

SWITCH-Asia event at Sri Lanka Next – A Blue Green Era

Organised in cooperation with the SWITCH-Asia Policy Support Component for Sri Lanka during the conference and exhibition Sri Lanka Next – A Blue-Green Era, the SWITCH-Asia event, planned for October 18, will feature selected case studies on climate change adaptation and mitigation from SWITCH-Asia projects.

30.09.2016

SWITCH to Green Coordination Meeting

26.09.2016 – 27.09.2016 | 0:00 Its main objectives are: To provide participants with a better understanding of the work implemented by complementary initiatives supported by the EU on green economy and SCP, thus helping them identify commonalities and build synergies; To encourage participants contribution to cross-cutting EU initiatives (i.e. development of an interactive map on EU funded initiatives on green economy, thematic evaluation of EU support to SCP); To debate priorities to scale […]

06.09.2016

The United States and China ratify Paris Climate Agreement

The United States and China announced that they would formally ratify the Paris Climate Agreement, a pivotal step towards reducing global greenhouse gas emissions. The announcement comes on the eve of the G20 summit in Hangzhou, China, after weeks of negotiations between the two countries.

02.09.2016

Empowering women garment workers across Myanmar and Bangladesh

In July the EU-funded SMART Myanmar II project organized a study mission in Dhaka, Bangladesh, to meet women's community organizations and garment industry affiliates.

26.08.2016

A milestone for Palestine: Assessment report on SCP policies now ready

Palestine has closely assessed the status of Sustainable Consumption and Production in its country. Now the report has been published.

11.07.2016

Training – Inclusive Green Economy

22.06.2016 – 23.06.2016| All day Introductory training to Inclusive Green Economy, complemented by a module on Strategic Environmental Assessment and site visits. This regional training is aimed at EU development cooperation staff and representatives from partner governments and organisations.





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