Green economy can serve as a vehicle to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and advance the transition to low-carbon, resource-efficient and inclusive economies. Since an increasing number of countries have started to engage in green economy policy practices, it is crucial to provide a framework for countries to implement and monitor their progress towards the SDGs and green economy targets. Funded by the EU, the project Inclusive Green Economy Policy Making for SDGs: From Implementation to Evaluation aims to achieve this objective through two main components:
Development and implementation of an ‘Inclusive Green Economy Policy Review’ (IGEPR) methodology for analyzing countries’ experiences with the implementation of green economy policies and their existing frameworks for selected SDGs. The IGEPR will focus on assessing the progress of both key sectors and selected cross-sectoral policies and will be piloted in three countries.
Further development and application of an Integrated Green Economy Modelling (IGEM) tool for elevating countries' understanding of the cross-sectoral impacts of inclusive green economy policies. This work stream will pilot-test and adjust the modelling tool to a selected country's specific context and sectoral focus.
Together, these two tools will help facilitate the assessment, monitoring and evaluation of inclusive green economy policies that have been adopted at the country level. Specifically, they will: a) enable policymakers to systematically assess and improve the impacts of existing policies; b) inform the conception, design, and implementation of future inclusive green economy policies; and c) support countries to achieve the SDGs through a green economy pathway.