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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24 June 2014, Geneva, Switzerland - The e-learning course “Introduction to SCP in Asia” will take place from 01 September -24 October 2014. The course is developed jointly by UNEP and UNITAR, under the framework of the SWITCH-Asia Programme. It aims to provide policy makers and other stakeholders from government, business, civil society and academia with an introduction to the SCP concepts and applications. Limited number of fellowships are available. Registration until 25 July at: https://www.unitar.org/event/introduction-sustainable-consumption-and-pr...
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Ulaanbaatar, 15 May 2014. The 2014 National Implementation Workshop to Advance a Green Economy and Green Development in Mongolia took place on 15 -16 May in Ulaanbaatar.  It brought together more than 100 participants from ministries and government departments, UN agencies, universities, research centers, international organizations, as well as representatives from the private sector. The workshop was organized by the Government of Mongolia and the Partnership for Action on Green Economy (PAGE), a joint initiative between UNEP, ILO, UNIDO, UNITAR, and UNDP.

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Ulaanbaatar, 14 May 2014. Representatives of some 30 Mongolian education and training institutions met to share information and discuss opportunities for advancing a strategic approach to green development learning in Mongolia. The meeting took place in advance of the National 2014 PAGE Implementation Workshop in Mongolia, 15-16 of May, and responded to direct request by the Government of Mongolia for more attention to awareness-raising and learning in support of Mongolia’s efforts towards green development

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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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