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Green Economy Strategic Framework

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IISD provided support in the development of a strategic framework for a green economy in the pan-European region that contributes to the achievement of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

This work included the development of priority objectives, goals and actions that the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) Member States could adopt for greening their economies; a map of approaches, tools and instruments to promote sustainable production and consumption; and steps to be taken to enhance cooperation between UNECE member states to green their economies. The strategic framework is intended to support countries in the development and implementation of their policies, strategies and plans for greening the economy and achieving sustainable development. The framework proposes a vision, objectives and focus areas, and equips countries with a menu of voluntary actions, which builds on the policy effort that flowed from Rio+20, as well as on the knowledge base and good practices developed in the region by governmental, intergovernmental and non-governmental actors. It is designed to be flexible enough to be tailored to different national circumstances, and entails an operational agenda that steers countries in their efforts to achieve the Rio+20 objectives and the SDGs.

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