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Inclusive Green Economy in Practice

Participants and Program Co-Directors in Nyamata, September 2019

This programme strengthens national capacity to create an inclusive green economy (IGE), which is one of the prerequisites for achieving Agenda 2030. The programme educates officials, primarily economists, in government institutions such as environmental and energy ministries, agricultural and natural resource authorities and other central government agencies for IGE in Ethiopia, Kenya and Rwanda. The programme was run 2019-2020 and is running 2020-2021. It is organised by Gothenburg Centre for Sustainable Development (GMV).

In the picture H.E. Ms. Claudine Uwera, Minister of State in charge of Economic Planning in Rwanda, together with participants and Program Co-Directors in Nyamata, Rwanda, September 2019.

What is inclusive green economy?

An inclusive green economy is an economic development that improves human well-being and social equity, while significantly reducing environmental risks and ecological scarcities. This requires economic policies backed up by strong institutions that safeguard social and economic development as well as the environment.

Invitation for applying to the Inclusive Green Economy (IGE) Programme 2020-2021

Information letterApplication form
Last date to apply: October 15, 2020 (cob)

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The IGE programme contributing to the SDGs

This program strengthens national capacity to create an inclusive Green Economy (IGE), which is one of the prerequisites for achieving Agenda 2030. The program covers all the themes of Agenda 2030, with particular focus on Goal 8: Decent working conditionsand economic growth. The main objective of the education program is to strengthen low-income countries' capacity for transformation to an inclusive green economy through increased knowledge and application of economic policy instruments, organizational change, and the building of national systems and transparent institutions.

About

The inclusive Green Economy (IGE) programme, aims to strengthen national capacity to create an inclusive Green Economy which is one of the prerequisites for achieving Agenda 2030. It focuses on training for officials, primarily economists, in government institutions such as environmental and energy ministries, agricultural and natural resource authorities and other central government agencies for IGE in Ethiopia, Kenya and Rwanda during 2019. The programme is organised by Gothenburg Centre for Sustainable Development (GMV).

All the themes of Agenda 2030 are covered in the programme, with particular focus on Goal 8: Decent working conditions and economic growth. The main objective is to strengthen low-income countries' capacity for transformation to an inclusive green economy through increased knowledge and application of economic policy instruments, organizational change, and the building of national systems and transparent institutions.

A focus on the use of economic instruments

The programme is an advanced training and includes some theoretical training within IGE, practical exercises, study visits, project development and support for implementing own change work. The focus is on the use of economic instruments such as environmental taxes, pollution fees, subsidies or subsidy reduction, trading systems and other types of financial incentives for societal development in line with Agenda 2030.

Interactive learning and strengthening professional networks

The programme strives to achieve an active and strong link to the participants’ professional area but also to strengthen the professional exchange between participants, enriching the programme through their different professional and geographical backgrounds. It has a regional focus, aiming to strengthen professional networks both within and between the represented countries.

The organiser of the programme is Gothenburg Centre for Sustainable Development (GMV) at the University of Gothenburg and Chalmers University of Technology together with Global Green Growth Institute Rwanda (GGGI Rwanda). The team of lecturers and mentors include Swedish and international experts with extensive experience in their respective fields. The program is financed by the Swedish Institute.

Organiser

Gothenburg Centre for Environment and Sustainability (GMV) at Chalmers University of Technology and the University of Gothenburgis the organizerof this programme, in collaboration with Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) in Rwanda. Gothenburg Centre for Environment and Sustainability (GMV) in Gothenburg, Sweden is a network organisation maintained by Chalmers University of Technology and the University of Gothenburg, which promotes research, education and capacity building for sustainable development. GMV staff have extensive experience from developing countries in the field of integrated environmental economics. We have a broad international network, and experience stretching 20-30 years in the area of environmental economics in a developing country context, with deep theoretical, conceptual as well as practical knowledge and experiences of Green economy in practice.

Environment for Development Initiative (EfD)
EfD has promoted academic and policy capacity development on environmental economics/green economy during the last 15 years in the proposed program countries. It has successfully managed to build a strong critical mass of green economy researchers and policy advisors that are planned to be used in this programme as lecturers, mentors and advisors. It has created strong collaborative institutional partnerships among academic as well as government organisations (ministries and agencies), within and across the countries in the East Africa region and beyond.

The local partner organisation in the East Africa region, with which University of Gothenburg will principally collaborate with and transfer funds to, is Environment and Climate Research Center (ECRC) in the Policy Studies Institute in Ethiopia. Local implementing partner organisation to UGOT in the East Africa region is the Environment and Climate Research Center (ECRC). It is part of the EfD Initiative and Policy Studies Institute (PSI) of Ethiopia. ECRC supports green and climate-resilient development in Ethiopia as a knowledge backstop. ECRC's core functions include policy oriented research on the economics of climate and environment in Ethiopia, real time impact evaluations of the Climate Resilient Green Economy (CRGE)'s implementation process, and serving as an interaction hub for research-policy interaction. The center also plays an important role in building domestic analytical capacity on climate related issues as well as developing a data and knowledge repository of Ethiopia’s green growth experiences. The center has 16 fulltime professional staff, all capable of addressing a range of topics in the area of inclusive green economy and sustainable development.

Co-organiser 2019

The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) is a treaty-based international, inter-governmental organization dedicated to supporting and promoting strong, inclusive and sustainable economic growth in developing countries and emerging economies.It works across the thematic priorities of sustainable energy, green cities, sustainable landscapes, and water & sanitation, GGGI aims to deliver impact through six strategic outcomes:GHG emission reduction, Creation of green jobs, Increased access to sustainable services, such as, clean affordable energy, sustainable public transport, improved sanitation, and sustainable waste management, Improved air quality, Adequate supply of ecosystem services, and Enhanced adaptation to climate change.

Programme Co-Directors

Emelie César and Anders Ekbom

Emelie César
Project leader GMV Environmental Economics and Policy group and Sida’s Helpdesk for Environment and Climate Change
emelie.cesar@gu.se
+46 766 22 92 06

Anders Ekbom
Deputy director GMV, Project leader GMV Environmental Economics and Policy group and Sida’s Helpdesk for Environment and Climate Change
anders.ekbom@gu.se
+46 766 22 92 02
 

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