The Batumi Initiative on Green Economy (BIG-E) is a set of voluntary commitments by interested countries and organisations to undertake green economy actions. BIG-E serves to operationalize the Pan-European Strategic Framework for Greening the Economy over the period 2016-2030. Taken together, the Strategic Framework and BIG-E provide countries and stakeholders from the pan-European region with a road map to speed up the transition to a green economy. In total, over 30 countries and organisations have submitted more than 100 commitments to the BIG-E and pledges will continue to be made until 2018. Using the filters on the right of this page, you can browse through and learn more about each of the voluntary commitments made.
The Ministry of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine commits to develop an action plan on introducing resource efficient and cleaner production into manufacturing and other economic sectors of Ukraine within the Strategy of the Industrial Development.
The Netherlands commits switching to 100 percent emissions-free busses. This commitment will reduce CO2 emission for the whole society including the mobility and the transport sector. The Association of Provincial Authorities and the metropolitan regions have agreed that their tendering procedure for bus concessions will include the requirement that all buses are zero-emissions vehicles. A further requirement is that by no later than 2025, the energy that powers the buses must be generated completely sustainably by solar panels or wind turbines in the region.
UN Environment commits to support countries in the implementation of sustainable public procurement (SPP). Specifically, UN Environment will support countries to promote and implement sustainable public procurement through Ten Year Framework of Programmes (10YFP) on Sustainable Consumption and Production Patterns (SCP), Programme on Sustainable Public Procurement. The 10 Year Framework Programmes (10YFP) is led by UNEP and co-led by Local Governments for Sustainability (ICLEI) and the Korea Environmental Industry & Technology Institute (KEITI).