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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United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)

UN Environment commits to support countries in the implementation of sustainable public procurement (SPP).

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United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)

UN Environment commits to supporting the transition to a green economy in the Eastern Europe, Caucasus, Central Asia, the Russian Federation.

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Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)

The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) commits to supporting the reform of water policies in Eastern Europe, Caucasus and Central Asia (EECCA) countries. Sound water management is fundamental for the provision of safe water, livelihoods and sustainable energy sources.

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Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) commits to helping EECCA countries to finance green investments.

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Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)

The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) commits to assisting EECCA countries in accelerating policy reforms, including by devising regulatory and economic instruments.

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Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)

The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) commits to advancing the GREEN (Green Economy and Environment) Action Programme.

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Uzbekistan

Uzbekistan commits to adopt the Law on “Alternative Energy Sources”. The draft will be developed by 2017 and the adoption of the law is expected in 2018.  The law aims to assist the further development of scientific research in the field of alternative energy sources.

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Switzerland

Switzerland commits to promote phosphorous recovery and reuse from wastewater.

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Switzerland

Switzerland commits to improve the efficiency of waste treatment plants. It will achieve this through the improvements in the energy efficiency of municipal solid waste incinerators (MSWI).

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Switzerland

Switzerland commits to supporting a National Resource Efficiency Network for small- and medium-sized enterprises. The national resource efficiency network (Reffnet.ch) was established by the Swiss government, private companies, and the scientific community.

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