ENVIRONMENTAL GOVERNANCE PROGRAMME

The Environmental Governance Programme develops methodologies, facilitates research, and provides project support and training to reinforce capacities for governmental and non-governmental stakeholders in environmental policymaking and execution.

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In Focus


22 - 23 February 2014, Oran, Algeria - Speaking in front of more than 1000 participants and some 30 Ministers from African countries, UNITAR Executive Director Ms. Sally Fegan-Wyles emphasized opportunities for collaborative learning to advance a green economy at the Opening of the High Level African Conference on Green Economy, 22-23 February 2013 in Oran, Algeria.

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24 January 2014, Geneva, Switzerland. The concept of a green economy enjoys increasing international attention, as countries explore new patterns of development taking into account economic, social and environmental considerations. To address this challenge, UNITAR is working with UNEP, ILO and UNIDO in a new Partnership for Action on Green Economy (PAGE), focusing on national capacity development. Together with PAGE partners, UNITAR is delivering the e-learning course “Introduction to a Green Economy: Concepts and Applications”, from 13 April -06 June 2014.

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Government and civil society representatives from more than 15 countries in the Caribbean Region convened from 16-17 September 2013 in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, at a regional workshop to advance the implementation of Principle 10 of the Rio Declaration and the 2011 UNEP Bali Guidelines.  The two agreements promote access to information, public participation and access to justice in environmental matters. Responding to country requests, UNEP and UNITAR have launched a joint global capacity development initiative.

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The Rio+20 sustainable development conference endorsed the concept of a green economy, creating a challenge how to integrate green economy considerations into development cooperation progammes and projects. Two training courses organized by the European Commission in June and September 2013 with support of UNITAR and in collaboration with UNEP and ILO are focusing on this issue.
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The concept of a green economy enjoys increasing international attention, as countries explore new patterns of development taking into account economic, social and environmental sustainability considerations. To address this challenge, UNITAR is working closely with UNEP, ILO and UNIDO in a new Partnership for Action on Green Economy (PAGE), focusing on national capacity development. Together with PAGE partners, UNITAR is delivering the e-learning course “Introduction to a Green Economy: Concepts and Applications”, from 21 October to 13 December 2013.

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