UN Joint Initiatives
The UN-REDD Programme is the United Nations Collaborative Initiative on Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation (REDD) in developing countries. The Programme was launched in 2008 to assist developing countries prepare and implement national REDD+ strategies, and builds on the convening power and expertise of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).
The UN-REDD program is working with government, scientists and community representatives to develop strategies and actions which can help to maintain and enhance these forest resources, and leverage expertise and financial resources for investments. These resources are under pressure from environmental change and are also an opportunity to develop their potential through sustainable management.
For further details, visit the programme website: http://reddplus.mn/eng/
Partnership for Action on Green Economy (PAGE)
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 – whose mandates, expertise and networks combined offer integrated and holistic support to countries on inclusive green economy, ensuring coherence and avoiding duplication. PAGE represents a mechanism to coordinate UN action on green economy and to assist countries in achieving and monitoring the emerging Sustainable Development Goals, especially SDG 8: "Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all.”
PAGE has supported Mongolia in advancing its green development agenda with evidence-based policy appraisal using system dynamics modelling, analysis of different options for implementation of the National Green Development Policy, and support for policy development and reform in specific sectors and thematic areas, such as green construction, sustainable public procurement, green economy learning and sustainable finance.
PAGE is currently supporting Mongolia through:
i) Green Economy Modelling and Policy Assessment: Working with the Ministry of Environment and Tourism (MET) and the Ministry of Finance, PAGE is supporting capacity building for long-term macro-economic planning and forecasting through system dynamics modelling linked to the Green Development Policy.
ii) Green Development Indicators: The National Statistics Office of Mongolia and MET, together with PAGE partners are developing and supporting the adoption of green economy indicators and measurements, taking into account the Sustainable Development Goals.
For details, visit the programme website: http://www.un-page.org/countries/page-countries/mongolia