Sweden commits to supporting the UN Partnership on Action for a Green Economy (PAGE). PAGE is a UN initiative that seeks to put sustainability at the heart of economic policymaking. The Partnership supports nations and regions in reframing economic policies and practices around sustainability to foster economic growth, create income and jobs, reduce poverty and inequality, and strengthen the ecological foundations of their economies.Through relevant partners, PAGE reaches out to national ministries of planning, labour, environment, transport, agriculture, industry, and education, among others. Similarly, PAGE reaches a broad segment of the private sector and civil society through the networks and constituencies of the multiple governmental partners involved. Sweden contributes to the PAGE initiative through UN Environment by financing and engaging the PAGE Steering Committee.
The commitment falls under focus areas 1, 2, 5, and 7 of the Batumi Initiative to improve the measurement and valuation of natural capital; promote the internalization of negative externalities and the sustainable use of natural capital; and develop clean physical capital for sustainable production patterns and Increase green and decent jobs, while developing the necessary human capital.
Implementing partners include lead UN organisations including UN Environment, UNIDO, UNITAR, UNDP and ILO; Steering Committee and Donors including Germany, South Korea, Switzerland, Norway, Finland, Sweden, and EU Commission; and partner countries including Burkina Faso, Senegal, Ghana, South Africa, province in China, Peru, Mongolia, and Mauritius.
The commitment is relevant to SDGs 1, 7, 8, 9, 12, 13, 14 and 15.