The Partnership for Action on Green Economy (PAGE) launched by the five UN agencies – United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), International Labour Organization (ILO), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) – developed a guide to provide practical advice on the evolving concept of Strategic Green Industrial Policy (SGIP) for policy practitioners.
The Practitioner's Guide to Strategic Green Industrial Policy details tools that can be applied to what some industrial policymakers may consider to be relatively under-explored territory. And indeed, some of the changes required for a transition to a green economy imply significant restructuring (if not disruption of technological paths). However, this guide also aims to ease this transition by providing detailed guidance, highlighting a number of changes that are relatively easy to implement. The guide draws on tools and methodologies from disciplines such as industrial ecology and ecological economics, with other tools rooted in systems thinking, theory of change, or other fields of research and practice.
In addition to the Practitioner's Guide to Strategic Green Industrial Policy, a Supplement guide has been developed to provide more detail on several tools and categories of assessment that are useful for developing SGIP.