UN PAGE Ministerial Conference 2019

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SEED will be attending the UN PAGE Ministerial Conference 2019 on 10th-11th January - an event that will bring together over 300 leaders from governments, civil society, private sector, development partners, media and the public to explore how our economies and financial markets can be “enablers” for the Sustainable Development Goals and the Paris Agreement.

At the exhibition side event on Friday 11th January from 9:00am, SEED will be exhibiting success stories of SMEs contributing to the Green Economy (including SEED entrepreneurs case study videos) as well as addressing the topic of Optimising Business Development Services for South African green and inclusive SMEs and The new generation of financial instruments for green and inclusive SMEs.

We are also excited to have Pheladi (SEED Replicator participant) and Dave Lello (SEED Award Winner, Ekasi Energy) speak on a panel at on 11th January at 13:00pm.

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About the UN Partnership for Action on Green Economy

Globalisation has created wealth across the world, lifting hundreds of millions out of extreme poverty. But has too much of the wealth ended up in the hands of too few? How can our model for globalisation be reconfigured to promote more equal, stable economies which do not overstretch environmental resources? 

Our current socio-economic system, many argue, is increasing inequalities and accelerating climate change and destruction of the environment. Sustainable Development Goals — the UN’s roadmap to prosperity for all on a healthy planet — will require considerable financial resources. Many experts are now calling for a change to our entire model of doing business, by measuring national prosperity beyond GDP, sharing wealth equitably, and shifting economies to an inclusive, sustainable model. But how can these goals be met, and what are the risks to an increasingly strained global jobs market and the needs of developing nations?

The Partnership for Action on Green Economy (PAGE) was launched in 2013 as a response to the call at Rio+20 to support those countries wishing to embark on greener and more inclusive growth trajectories.

PAGE seeks to put sustainability at the heart of economic policies and practices to advance the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and supports nations and regions in reframing economic policies and practices around sustainability to foster economic growth, create income and jobs, reduce poverty and inequality, and strengthen the ecological foundations of their economies.

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, ensuring coherence and avoiding duplication.

 

Learn more about the UN-PAGE Ministerial Conference here.

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