Partnership for Action on Green Economy

High level political forum side event: Recalibrating market forces: how greener and more inclusive economies and finance are delivering on the sustainable development goals

The side-event led by PAGE and the government of Finland will explore innovations that countries are leading to advance the 2030 agenda and to transform economies in ways that advance social wellbeing and ensure effective management of natural resources.

Guy Ryder, Director-General of the ILO, will be participating to the side-event titled “Recalibrating Market Forces: How Greener and more Inclusive Economies and Finance are Delivering on the Sustainable Development Goals” led by the Partnership for Action on Green Economy (PAGE) and the government of Finland, that will take place during the High-level Political Forum. The forum is the central platform of the United Nations to follow-up and review the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Sustainable Development Goals. The theme of the High Level Political Forum is "Eradicating poverty and promoting prosperity in a changing world".

The side-event will approach and highlight the innovations developed to transform economies in ways that improve social wellbeing whilst ensuring effective management of natural resources. Those will be illustrated through examples of best practices and opportunities to fundamentally shift development models to foster a prosperous, more inclusive, and more secure world.

Because the transition toward greener societies raises diverse and cross-cutting challenges, the mandate of the ILO is to continue strengthening its role as unique policy reference on the connections between climate change, low-carbon and resource efficient strategies, on the one hand, and employment, social protection, equality and social dialogue on the other. Decent work approaches and social dialogue are indispensable for truly transformative change towards an environmentally sustainable economy. In this context labour market policies are critical to ensure that employment effects issued from the shift toward climate-resilient economies are positive for everyone .

The ILO Green Jobs Programme is part of the PAGE since 2013. The partnership brings together five UN agencies, the ILO, UN Environment, UN Development Programme, UN Industrial Development Organization, and UN Institute for Training and Research.

Please find more information on the PAGE Website and register here.