PAGE eCourse - Introduction to Green Economy

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Partnership for Action on Green Economy (PAGE)

This course, Introduction to Green Economy, introduces people to the basic concepts, policy instruments, and international frameworks of inclusive green economies. The course is self-paced, with ten hours of materials. The syllabus can be found here

After completing the course, learners will be able to:

  • Describe the rationale and core concepts for realizing an inclusive green economy against business-as-usual practices
  • Identify enabling conditions for greening national economies
  • Outline principal opportunities and challenges in key sectors
  • Provide examples of national strategies and plans to advance an inclusive green economy
  • Distinguish international frameworks and initiatives in support of an inclusive green economy

The course is structured into five modules:

  1. Understanding where we are – The rationale for advancing an inclusive green economy
  2. Focusing on the instruments – Enabling conditions for structural change
  3. Sighting the destination – Key sectors with high greening potential
  4. Devising a pathway – Strategies and planning for reaching policy objectives
  5. A helping environment – International frameworks and initiatives to support an inclusive green economy

This e-course has been developed under the umbrella of the Partnership for Action on Green Economy (PAGE). PAGE brings together five UN agencies – UN EnvironmentInternational Labour OrganizationUN Development ProgrammeUN Industrial Development Organization, and UN Institute for Training and Research – whose mandates, expertises, and networks combined can offer integrated and holistic support to countries on inclusive green economy. The course is hosted on UN CC:e-Learn

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