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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Uzbekistan

Uzbekistan commits to develop a strategy for the municipal solid waste management. The strategy will follow a thorough assessment of the current situation. The development of the draft is scheduled for 2017 and the adoption of the strategy is scheduled in 2018.

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Portugal

Portugal commits to improving the quality of public transport services and reducing the use of individual motorised transport.

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Lithuania

Lithuania commits to enhance its protected areas by supporting the maintenance of protected areas, cultural and natural heritage sites. The commitment also includes the installation of outdoor information systems and modernization of visitor and nature education centres.

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Lithuania

Lithuania commits to further support energy efficiency in its housing sector. In 2013, Lithuania revamped its programme of renovation for multi-apartment buildings. The overall aim of the commitment is to increase the energy efficiency in the housing sector by providing long-term loan financing.

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Latvia

Latvia commits to developing green public procurement procedures.

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Latvia

Latvia commits to creating a strategy that defines the goals and activities for the nation’s transition to low carbon development. The strategy will provide long-term incentives for businesses, municipalities and the general public to change production, lifestyle and consumption patterns.

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Italy

Italy commits to set up a Natural Capital Committee (NCC) at the Ministry of Environment. The commitment is by decree of the President of the Council of Ministers and was proposed by the Minister of Environment.

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Portugal

Portugal commits to promote electric mobility 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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