Towards inclusive green economies in India
The Partnership for Action on Green Economy (PAGE) responds to paragraph 66 of the Rio+20 outcome document "The Future We Want", which calls upon the UN system to support countries interested in pursuing green economy policies. India has become of member of PAGE in 2018. PAGE sets out—as one of its inception activities—to undertake a stocktaking study and series of consultations as a beginning of the PAGE partnership in India for establishing a baseline which will seek to inform future initiatives.
- United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)
- International Labour Organization (ILO)
- United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO)
- United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR)
- United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
India became of member of PAGE in 2018. Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change is the agency from the Government of India.
Implementing agency for the stocktaking study
- The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI)
Indian government's expectations from PAGE
The Indian government which became a member of the Partnership for Action on Green Economy (PAGE) in 2018, expects the following benefits from PAGE:
- Knowledge partnership for fostering an inclusive green economy. To support studies, visioning processes, stakeholder engagement, dissemination of knowledge and best practices and capacity building.
- Support for development of national plan on 10YFP for sustainable consumption and production. Provide technical assistance to support market based approaches and policy instruments such as eco-labelling to enhance sustainable consumption and production and resource efficiency.
- Solutions for the micro, small and medium enterprises who are typically at a disadvantage to implement environmental friendly practices due to unfavourable economies of scale, gaps in skills and financing.
- Conduct secondary research and stakeholder engagement through workshops and questionnaire to identify inclusive green economy challenges and opportunities in India from a learning and knowledge partnership perspective.
- Identify policy gaps and capacity development needs that could be addressed with PAGE support to ensure a just transition to for inclusive green economy.
- Take stock of existing green economy initiatives in the country in twelve thematic areas which include:
- forestry, biodiversity and ecosystems
- pollution abatement and waste management
- sustainable energy
- public sector consumption
- water and sanitation