15 February 2017, Bridgetown, Barbados – The Minister of Environment and Drainage of Barbados, Dr. Dennis Lowe, highlighted the impact that the green economy has had on the country, “moving from a fringe concept on the environment to a widely embraced approach for economic prosperity, and a key building block for...Read more


Blog by Andrew Norton - Director, International Institute ​for Environment and Development

13 February 2017
 - Following the landmark global agreements on sustainable development sealed in 2015, including the Sustainable Development Goals

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Blog by Steven Stone - Chief, Economics and Trade Branch, Green Economy Initiative, UN Environment

Geneva, 06 March 2016 - A lot has been said about the surprise results coming in from recent elections and referendums across the globe, and many point to the same thing: growing dissatisfaction and disenchantment with the...Read more


Bishkek, 8 February 2017 - 
Under the leadership of the Ministry of Economy, 70 stakeholders gathered in Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic, to discuss the preliminary findings of a green economy stocktaking exercise that kicks off activities of the Partnership for Action on Green Economy (PAGE) in Kyrgyz Republic. Representatives...Read more

Over 350 ministers, heads of UN Agencies, business and thought leaders, representatives from civil society and development partners will gather at the PAGE Ministerial Conference 2017 (Berlin, March 27-28) to discuss what it takes to further a “just transition” to economies which are more inclusive, stable and sustainable.

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Geneva, 19 January 2017 - What are the benefits of greening trade? How can trade drive the transition to an inclusive green economy in environmental goods and services? 

Geared towards policymakers and other stakeholders globally, the new e-learning course ‘Green Economy and Trade’, organized by UN Environment and UN Institute for Training and...Read more