Azerbaijan-UNEP Green Economy Advisory Services
"UNEP, in close cooperation with the Azerbaijani government, has understaken a Green Economy Scoping Study (GESS) that addresses how to reconcile economic growth from resource use and environmental degradation. Policy reforms and investments will be integrated in sectors that promote both economic growth and environmental sustainability. The result of these investments will be a transition from traditional ‘brown’ economic sectors to more environmentally sustainable/resource-efficient ‘green’ practices that offer long-term economic growth, whilst reducing GHG emissions, improving social conditions, creating jobs and reducing waste. For Azerbaijan, it is essential to develop new green sectors that are based on these economic principles and to transition the" (reference 2)
"UNEP Green Economy Advisory Services consist of policy advice, technical assistance and capacity building that are provided to governments in support of their national and regional initiatives to transform and revitalize their economies. The advisory services include: fostering multi-stakeholder dialogue and consultation on green economy; delivering comprehensive Green Economy Assessments that identify key opportunities and options for a green economy transition at country level; assisting countries in creating Indicators and Measurement Frameworks; identifying and facilitating Policy and Fiscal Instruments that enable and encourage investments in high potential green sectors, while assisting the “greening” of other sectors; supporting Centres of Excellence, enhancing local knowledge and building capacity; mainstreaming green economy into national development strategies and UN Development Assistance Framework; and forging partnerships and alliances with national, regional and global institutions.
At the request of governments, UNEP is partnering with 27 countries in Africa, Asia and the Pacific, Eastern Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean and the Middle East, including the following: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Barbados, Burkina Faso, China, Egypt, Ghana, Indonesia, Jordan, Kenya, Korea, Mali, Mexico, Moldova, Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, Namibia, Nepal, Peru, Philippines, Russian Federation, Rwanda, Senegal, Serbia, South Africa and Ukraine." (reference 1)