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Greener Decision-Making (Result 1)

 

‌‌‌Lead partners: UNEP (Green economy) and UNECE (Strategic Environmental Assessment and Environmental Impact Assessment)

ObjectiveFurther align knowledge, decision-making, and stakeholder interaction mechanisms with environmental imperatives and make political leaders, civil supportive of green growth.

Expected outcome: Mechanisms strengthened for ensuring integrated environmentally-friendly decision-making at all levels and environmental awareness of economic decision-makers raised.

 

OUTPUTS

  • 1.1. Green economy ownership, policy coherence & cross-sectorial coordination (UNEP)
  • 1.2.  Sectoral investment planning & comparative analysis of costs and benefits (UNEP)
  • 1.3. Strategic Environmental Assessment and Environmental Impact Assessment (UNECE)
  • 1.4. Awareness, education and public acceptance of the Green Economy transition (UNEP)

 

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Circular Economy and New Growth Opportunities (Result 2)

 

‌‌‌Lead partners: UNEP (Sustainable Public Procurement) and UNIDO (Resource Efficient and Cleaner Production)

ObjectiveScale-up public and private action on circular economy and sustainable production and lifestyles.

Expected outcome: Incentives strengthened and capacity raised for sustaining positive trends in resource and energy efficiency.

 

OUTPUTS

  • 1.1. Resource Efficient & Cleaner Production and eco-innovation among SMEs (UNIDO)
  • 1.2. Concept and tools of the EU Single Market for Green Products initiative (UNIDO)
  • 1.3. Green Public Procurement and complementary tools (UNEP)
  • 1.4. Use of strategic approaches on waste management (UNEP)
  • 1.5. Reforms in priority green economy sectors (UNEP)
  • 1.6. Ecological value-chain and product innovation (UNEP)

 

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Environmental Level Playing Field (Result 3)

 

‌‌‌Lead partners: OECD

ObjectiveImprove incentives and governance mechanisms that aim at correcting market failures related to the environment thus ensuring a level playing field in the context of intensified economic exchange with the EU.

Expected outcome: Distortions of the level playing field for businesses corrected or prevented and administrative capacity improved in the environmental sector with a focus on environmental enforcement, accountability, and better management of public finances related to the environmental sector.

 

OUTPUTS

  • 3.1. “Smart” regulation of environmental impacts  (OECD)
  • 3.2. Environmental compliance assurance and environmental liability regimes (OECD)
  • 3.3. Domestic public finance, subsidy reforms, public-private partnerships and private finance for green investment (OECD)
  • 3.4. Administrative capacity for environmental management (OECD)

 

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Ecosystem Services and Livelihoods (Result 4)

 

‌‌‌Lead partners: the World Bank

ObjectiveImprove resilience through the preservation of ecosystem services, with a focus on forests and protected areas.

Expected outcome: Countries' natural capital better conserved and more resilient livelihoods ensured.

 

OUTPUTS

  • 4.1. A shared network of protected areas involving EU and neighbouring countries (World Bank)
  • 4.2. Community action on ecosystem services (World Bank)
  • 4.3. Illegal logging and related cross-border trade limited and legal trade (World Bank)
  • 4.4. Effective strategies for funding natural capital conservation (World Bank)

 

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Knowledge Sharing and Coordination (Result 5)

 

‌‌‌Lead partners: OECD

ObjectiveFacilitate regional knowledge sharing and coordination, monitor progress towards green economy.

Expected outcome: Innovative policies and practices diffused through regional interaction; improved metrics and monitoring of green economy and policy reform.

 

OUTPUTS

  • 5.1. Action visibility and strategic communication (OECD)
  • 5.2. Regional coordination and oversight (OECD)
  • 5.3. Monitoring of progress at the economy-environment nexus (OECD)

 

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