USPC Provides Key Support at PAGE Ministerial Conference

Mar 27, 2017

Korean Deputy Minister of Environment, Mr. Min Ho Lee, with UNDP Seoul Policy Centre staff at the Second PAGE Ministerial Conference

The UNDP Seoul Policy Centre (USPC) supported the organization of the Second Partnership for Action on Green Economy (PAGE) Ministerial Conference in Berlin on 27-28 March 2017. Along with participation at the donor steering committee meetings of PAGE, USPC staff served as resource person at a session on Inclusive Growth.

This second PAGE Ministerial Conference in Berlin, following the First Global Conference in Dubai in 2014, focused on the themes of green investments, sustainable lifestyles and inclusive growth and brought together over 300 leaders from governments, civil society, private sector, development partners, media and the public to explore how economies and financial markets can be “enablers” for the Sustainable Development Goals and the Paris Agreement. Co-hosted with the Ministry for Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB) of Germany, the PAGE Ministerial Conference worked to accelerate the shift to green investments, sustainable lifestyles and inclusive growth by widening existing partnerships and initiatives that are uncovering pathways to greener and more inclusive economies – economies capable of powering the Sustainable Development Goals.

UNDP is one of the five UN agency partners of PAGE, and USPC staff serves as a UNDP member of the PAGE Technical Team. The Republic of Korea, as a PAGE donor country, participated in the Berlin conference at the Deputy Ministerial level.