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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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 was established by the Swiss government, private companies, and the scientific community.

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Sweden

Sweden commits to make visible the values of ecosystem services. The Swedish government in 2014 adopted a national milestone target on the importance of biodiversity and the value of ecosystem services.

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Sweden

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.

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Romania

Romania commits to develop a National Action Plan on sustainable consumption and production (SCP). The plan will be developed by national authorities and relevant stakeholders and approved by a government decision.

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Netherlands

The Netherlands commits switching to 100 percent emissions-free busses.

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Poland

Poland commits to reduce CO2 emissions from fossil fuels’ combustion by co-financing the construction of agricultural biogas plants using renewable resources.

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Poland

Poland commits to reducing carbon dioxide emission through co-financing projects that aim to improve the energy-efficiency of street lighting systems under the Green Investment Scheme. The commitment will result in an improvement of quality of life and safety for residences.

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Poland

Poland commits to provide support for local governments, businesses, housing communities and individuals in the field of energy efficiency and renewable resources.

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