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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Global Reporting Initiative (GRI)

The Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) commits to support corporate sustainability reporting through The Group of Friends of Paragraph 47 (GoF47) initiative. GoF47 is a government-led initiative formed in 2012.

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International Resource Panel (IRP)

The International Resource Panel (IRP) commits to support the implementation of the Pan-European Strategic Framework for Greening the Economy and contribute to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

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International Persistent Organic Pollutants Elimination Networks (IPEN)

The International Persistent Organic Pollutants Elimination Networks (IPEN) commits to establish multi-stakeholder cooperation at the regional level to implement the obligations under the Stockholm, Basel and Rotterdam Conventions, contributing to the unification of efforts to reduce exposure to

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International Persistent Organic Pollutants Elimination Networks (IPEN)

The International Persistent Organic Pollutants Elimination Networks (IPEN) commits to increase awareness of the hazards of lead paint, especially to health, and the extent of the problem in Easter Europe, Caucasus and Central Asia (EECCA) countries.

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Green Growth Knowledge Platform (GGKP)

The Green Growth Knowledge Platform (GGKP) commits to support implementation of the Pan-European Strategic Framework for Greening the Economy and contribute to achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through a range of knowledge generation and knowledge sharing actions, including 

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European ECO Forum

The European ECO Forum commits to engage with members of civil society in countries of the region to map and monitor green economy-focused activities and progress of BIG-E.

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Citadellarte-Pistoletto Foundation

The Cittadellarte-Pistoletto Foundation commits to bring together socially engaged art practitioners, social entrepreneurs, activists, scientists, journalists, representatives of public institutions, teachers, and other agents of change coming from all possible backgrounds in a three days open te

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Citadellarte-Pistoletto Foundation

The Cittadellarte-Pistoletto Foundation commits to continue its engagement with the Italian National Chamber of Fashion (whose members are major fashion brands) to create a structured path of commitments to sustainable practices in the supply chain of the fashion industry.

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Luxembourg

Luxembourg commits to continue to support the "Pacte Climat Etat – Communes" or “State Climate Pact – Communes”. This pact reinforces the exemplary role of Luxembourg’s communes in the country’s climate policy “Global denken – Lokal Handeln” (i.e. Think Global, Act Local).

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Finland

Finland commits to developing transboundary cooperation with neighbouring countries in order to improve ecosystem services provided by shared water bodies. The commitment will enhance transboundary cooperation, economic growth and reduce flood damages.

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