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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Finland

Finland commits to develop national roadmap for the transition to green and circular economy. The objective of the roadmap is to identify potential changes in legislation and policies to create steps to promote circular economy. The roadmap will be published in 2016. 

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Kyrgyzstan

Kyrgyzstan commits to developing the legal framework that will define the country’s green economy priorities. The Government will promote the green economy, especially among small- and medium-sized businesses.

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Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan commits to improving the welfare of the population and the quality of the environment through cost-effective measures that mitigate pressure on the environment.

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Poland

Poland commits to increasing carbon storage in its forests. This commitment will contribute to the stabilisation of CO2 concentrations in the atmosphere. Poland aims to achieve this commitment through the possible establishment of a national market system for carbon credits.

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United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE)

The UN Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) commits to promote the use of tools that reduce negative externalities.

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United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE)

The UN Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) commits to promoting the use of guidance documents on best available techniques to ensure the implementation of clean air technologies in various economic sectors.

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United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE)

The UN Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) commits to foster resource efficiency by supporting assessments of the water-food-energy-ecosystem nexus in transboundary basins.

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United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE)

The UN Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) commits to promoting water recycling and safe reuse. UNECE will do this by fostering the exchange of experiences in the pan-European region and identifying policy and technical measures.

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United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE)

The UN Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) commits to increasing access to water and sanitation services for low-income and vulnerable groups in the pan-European region.

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United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE)

The UN Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) commits to promoting inclusive public participation for the transition to a green economy.

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