BIG-E

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.

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Hungary

Hungary commits to conserve the rate of public transport use by revising relevant policies and reevaluate national budget for planning and implementation, development of public transport services and devices, alignment of intelligent transport systems (ITSs),reinforcement of information campaigns

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Hungary
Hungary commits to developing, reconstructing and remodelling of buildings for agriculture, local and national government, and non-profit organisations with energy efficiency developments and shifting towards renewable energy use.
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Hungary

Hungary commits to organise short supply chains and farmers’ markets for agricultural products.

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Estonia

Estonia commits 111 million Euros in investment for more resource-efficient solutions in small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), primarily focusing on the manufacturing industry. This commitment is given in the context of the Multiannual Financial Framework 2014-2020.

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Croatia

Croatia commits to improve and promote the voluntary participation of organisations in the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) environmental management standards and the eco-management and audit scheme (EMAS).

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Croatia

Croatia commits to improving the existing National Register for Pollutant Release and Transfer by developing more relevant, validated and up-to-date data and by making the register more publicly accessible.

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Croatia

Croatia commits to implementing and promoting a national “Environment Friendly” label and EU Ecolabel for sustainable goods and services. The commitment will inform producers about benefits of ecolabels and sensitise the public to buying sustainable goods and services.

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Croatia

Croatia commits to establishing an online platform that allows coordination including training and exchange of information among procurement stakeholders by the end of 2016.

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Azerbaijan

Azerbaijan commits to strengthening the implementation and reporting of environmental dimensions of the Sustainable Development Goals in the country.

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Austria

The “Growth in Transition” initiative brings together transformation activists and decision makers from politics, science, the economy and civil society and promotes dialogue and exchange on growth, prosperity and quality of life.

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