Background on Green Transitions: The green transition is key to safeguard our planet’s future allowing us to turn the fossil-fuel dependent economy to a green economy, in a new sustainable paradigm that drives sustainable development and peace. It is an integral part of the 2030 Agenda and directly contributes to the achievement of most of the SDG targets. The Ukraine crisis has seriously affected the Europe and Central Asia region including exacerbating the energy crisis, increased pollutants, biodiversity loss and climate change. During this time, it is important to support member  states of the region to turn environmental and climate challenges into opportunities and to make the Green Transition just and inclusive for all. The success of this transition depends on strong regional coordination, involving local authorities, state-owned enterprises, the private sector, civil society, research and education institutions, youth, the financial sector, and the development community.

Purpose of Training Programme: In response to the request by Resident Coordinators, UN Country Teams (UNCTs) and the Development Coordination Office, in 2022 the Issue-based Coalition developed and offered the Training Programme on Green Transitions, dedicated to Resident Coordinator Offices (RCOs) and UNCTs in Europe and Central Asia. The work was led by UNDP, UNECE, UNEP and UNESCO and facilitated by IISD, with contributions from the other IBC organizations and external experts. The objective of the Training Programme was to further build UNCTs’ capacities to support countries in their effort to design strategies and action plans for the green transition. The Training Programme was also designed to contribute to addressing financing for development needs.


Workshop 1: Finance

Workshop 2: Energy

Workshop 3: Circular Economy

Workshop 4: Plastics

Workshop 5: Enabling policies and strategic frameworks