The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) commits to advancing the GREEN (Green Economy and Environment) Action Programme. The mission of the GREEN Action Programme is to assist governments and civil societies from Eastern Europe, Caucasus, and Central Asia (EECCA) in implementing policies that are economically efficient, environmentally sustainable and socially acceptable. The GREEN Action Programme will build on the work of the OECD EAP Task Force that since 1993 has guided improvement of environmental policies in transition economies of the EECCA region by promoting the integration of environmental considerations into the processes of economic, social and political reform.
The GREEN Action Programme will assist countries in strengthening institutional frameworks and capacity to accelerate the transition to green growth and help the EECCA countries identify and implement practical policy tools at the national level and facilitate investment needed for greener growth. At the same time, the GREEN Action Programme will provide regional fora to exchange country experiences, best practices and lessons learned with relevant OECD and non-OECD countries. Finally, the GREEN Action Programme will also reinforce efforts to maximise synergies and coherent coordination of work by the OECD countries, the European Union, UN agencies and bilateral, regional and multilateral organisations.
The commitment falls under focus areas 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9 to improve the measurement and valuation of natural capital; promote the internalization of negative externalities and the sustainable use of natural capital; Enhance ecosystems and ecosystem services as part of ecological infrastructure; shift consumer behaviours towards sustainable consumption patterns; develop clean physical capital for sustainable production patterns; promote green and fair trade; increase green and decent jobs, while developing the necessary human capital; improve access to services, healthy living and well-being; and promote public participation and education for sustainable development.
Implementing partners will include governments of the EECCA countries, UNECE, UNEP, EEA and other interested partners.
This commitment is relevant to SDGs 2, 3, 6, 7, 8, 9, 11, 12, 13, and 15.