The Green Fiscal Policy Network organizes regional workshops and other events on topics related to the role of fiscal policies in the transition to an inclusive green economy. Information on upcoming, recent and past events organised by the Network, our partners and other organisations can be found below.
South Africa has made great strides in adopting green economy strategies, with the hallmark adoption of the Green Economy Accord in 2011 and National Development Plan in 2012, infusing significant political support to a new, multi-stakeholder approach to a green economy transition. As illustrated in the Green Economy Inventory for South Africa, green economy initiatives are abound and government resources have backed investments in a range of sectors and provinces. Since 2011, eight of the nine provinces in the country have embarked on drafting provincial green economy or related strategies, notably in renewable energy, which would reflect the particularities of a green economy transition in the province, in relation to the national policy context.
PAGE has developed the Academy on Green Economy, which aims to strengthen the capacity of governments and non-state actors to put inclusive green economy principles into practice. PAGE national academies position the learning opportunity at the heart of the national and sub-national development processes and on-going SDG discussions, while offering an opportunity for governmental and non-governmental actors to become familiar with inclusive green economy principles, approaches and tools that PAGE promotes.
The Green Economy Academy in South Africa will be a 4.5 day capacity building event to address a fundamental question: how to achieve inclusive green economies at provincial level in South Africa? By gathering policy-makers and representatives from non-state actors (civil society, trade unions, business associations, and knowledge and research institutes) at provincial level, it provides, in a training and knowledge sharing format, an in-depth overview and understanding of the latest global and national agendas, as well as practical tools and good practices – from assessments, to stakeholder engagement, national and sectoral policy formulation and strategy implementation – that several countries are adopting in their efforts to transition to environmentally viable and socially inclusive economies.
Additional details will be provided in the coming weeks.