Inclusive and Sustainable Economies Powering the SDGs
Prof Tim Jackson at international ministerial conference of the Partnership for Action on Green Economy (PAGE)
Berlin, 26 March 2017
On 27-28 March, the Partnership for Action on Green Economy (PAGE) is hosting its second international Ministerial conference. The event is taking place in Berlin and will bring together 300 leaders from governments, civil society, private sector and media to discuss how to accelerate the shift to green investments, sustainable lifestyles and an inclusive economy.
CUSP Director Prof Tim Jackson is joining the opening panel at the eve of the conference, convening at the Federal Ministry of Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB). Moderated by Robert Collins, the theme for the evening is ‘Whose prosperity? How can we build inclusive, sustainable economies?’.
Co-panelists are Winnie Byanyima (Executive Director, Oxfam), Esther Byer-Suckoo (Barbados’ Minister of Labour and Social Security), Jürgen Heraeus (Chairman of the Supervisory Board, Heraeus Holding and Chair, B20), and Elliott Harris (UN Assistant Secretary-General and Head of the UNEP New York Office). The discussion is focusing on the general questions: ‘Does globalization promote the wrong sort of growth? Can it be reconfigured to promote stable, more equal economies which do not overstretch environmental resources?’.
The Partnership for Action on Green Economy (PAGE) was launched in 2013 at Rio+20 and “seeks to put sustainability at the heart of economic policies and practices to advance the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development”. Representing a mechanism to coordinate UN action on green economy and to assist countries in achieving and monitoring the emerging SDGs, PAGE brings together five UN agencies – UN Environment, International Labour Organization, UN Development Programme, UN Industrial Development Organization, and UN Institute for Training and Research.
The 2nd PAGE Ministerial Conference is co-hosted with the Ministry for Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB) of Germany and aims to accelerate the shift to green investments, sustainable lifestyles and an inclusive economy.