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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Portugal

Portugal commits to promote electric mobility by improving the existing charging infrastructure network and increasing by improving the existing charging infrastructure network and increasing the number of charging stations.

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Portugal

Portugal commits to ratifying the Nagoya Protocol and developing national legislation on fair and equitable sharing of the benefits arising from the utilisation of genetic resources in biological diversity conservation.

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Republic of Moldova

The Republic of Moldova commits to strengthen the inter-ministerial and multi-stakeholders working group on sustainable development and green economy in order to develop and implement the Road Map on the promotion of Green Economy.

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Lithuania

Lithuania commits to increasing its forest coverage. The government has adopted The National forestry development programme for 2012-2020 (National Forest Programme).

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Republic of Moldova

The Republic of Moldova commits to develop principles for greening the economy through small and medium enterprises (SMEs) and include these principles into national strategies, policies and action plans.

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Lithuania

Lithuania commits to invest in its waste collection infrastructure in order to improve its National Waste Management System. This will lead to better development of municipal waste collection and treatment systems.

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Lithuania

Lithuania commits to reduce the gap between urban and rural areas of drinking water and wastewater service coverage and quality. The commitment includes the development and renovation of drinking water supply and wastewater treatment infrastructure.

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Latvia

Latvia commits to a review of existing tax policies with the aim to provide fiscal incentives to improve waste management, reduce landfilling, enhance efficient use of resources and transition from natural resources to secondary materials.

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Switzerland

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Uzbekistan

Uzbekistan commits to construct solar power plants with the capacity of 100 megawatt in Samarkand and Navioi Region. Construction of the facility is scheduled to be complete in 2020. The commitment will result in a substantial increase of the share of solar energy in Uzbekistan.

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