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2019 Page Ministerial Conference

The challenge: How can we lift millions out of poverty, create 600+ million jobs, reduce inequalities, protect the environment and grow the economy?

Where we stand: We have a plan for propelling the world towards a future where human and environmental health are protected, where poverty and hunger are alleviated, where peace and prosperity can flourish. Three years safter the adoption of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, it is time now for action.

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THEMATIC STREAMS

Our parallel sessions

GREEN FINANCE - HOW DO WE UNLOCK GREEN FINANCE?

Greening the green, making the financial system work for the future

STRATEGIES AND POLICIES FOR A GREEN ECONOMY

Smoothing the way towards a sustainable future through policies and strategies that promote green economies

ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL INCLUSION

Finding solutions that work for all and empower the most vulnerable

SUSTAINABLE CONSUMPTION AND PRODUCTION – CIRCULAR ECONOMY

Exploring opportunities and barriers to accelerating a system-wide change based on circular economy and SCP

SCHEDULE

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09:00 - 09:10
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Welcome remarks: Setting the Scene

Ms Nardos Békélé -Thomas, UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative in South Africa (confirmed) Mr Erik Solheim, Head, UN Environment on behalf of PAGE partners (confirmed) Mr Derek Hanekom, Acting Minister of Environment, South Africa (confirmed)
09:15 - 09:25

Official Opening

H.E. Cyril Ramaphosa, President of the Republic of South Africa (invited)
9:25 - 9:35

Keynote Addresses

Ms. Amina Mohammed, UN Deputy Secretary-General (invited)
09:35 - 10:35
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High-level Panel: Green Economy at a Turning Point, followed by Press Statements

Moderator: Ms Nozipho Mbanjwa (confirmed) Speakers: Mr Derek Hanekom, Minister of Environment, South Africa (Acting) (confirmed) H.E. Bambang Brodjonegoro, Ministry of National Development Planning Agency (BAPPENAS), Indonesia (confirmed) H.E. Svenja Schulze, Minister of Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety, Germany (confirmed) Mr Nikhil Seth, Executive Director, UN Institute for ...
10:35 - 11:00

Coffee Break

Media engagement and walkabout during tea-time
11:00 - 12:00
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Keynote Conversation on Economic and Social Inclusion

Ms Nozipho Mbanjwa (confirmed) H.E. Carolina Cosse, Minister of Industry, Energy and Mining, Uruguay Mr Li Yong, Director General, UNIDO Ms Winnie Byanyima, Executive Director, Oxfam International Ms Carin Jämtin, Director General, Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida)
12:00 - 13:00
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Parallel Sessions – Finance

Enabling environments for sustainable finance Moderator: Mr Nick Robins, Professor in Practice – Sustainable Finance, Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment, London School of Economics (invited) Speakers: Mr Pierre Venter, General Manager, Banking Association of South Africa (confirmed) Mr Edi Setijawan, Sustainable Finance Director, Strategic Committee ...
12:00 - 13:00
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Parallel Sessions – Circular Economy

Policies and strategies for sustainable consumption and production Moderator: Ms. Ligia Noronha, Director, Economy Division, UN Environment (invited) Spearkers: H.E. Kimmo Tiilikainen, Minister of the Environment, Energy and Housing, Finland (confirmed) H.E. Nestor Batio Bassiere, Minister of the Environment, Green Economy and Climate Change (confirmed) H.E. Ch. Khurelbaatar, Minister ...
12:00 - 13:00

Parallel Sessions – Inclusion

What is inclusion? Moderator: Mr. Joni Musabayana, Director, ILO Pretoria Office (confirmed) Prof. Thomas Piketty, School for Advanced Studies in the Social Sciences (invited) H.E. Mame Thierno Dieng, Minister of Environment and Sustainable Development, Senegal (invited) Mr Thobile Lamati, Director General, Department of Labour, South Africa (invited) Prof. Emmanuel ...
12:00 - 13:00
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Parallel Sessions – Strategies

Setting an overarching framework for policy reform Moderator: Ms Leena Srivastava, Vice Chancellor and Professor, TERI University (confirmed) Speakers: H.E. Ebrahim Patel, Minister of Economic Development, South Africa (invited) Prof Linda Godfrey, Manager, Waste RDI Roadmap Implementation Unit, DST, Principal Scientist, Waste for Development, CSIR (confirmed) Ms Carin Jämtin, ...
14:15 - 15:15

Keynote Conversation on the Future of Work in a Green Economy

Invited speakers: H.E. Dante Sica, Minister of Production and Labor, Argentina (invited) Mr Moussa Oumarou, ILO’s Deputy Director-General for Field Operations & Partnerships (confirmed) Ms Sharan Burrow, General Secretary, International Trade Unions Confederations (invited) Mr Roberto Suárez Santos, Secretary-General of the International Organization of Employers (confirmed)  
15:30 - 16:30
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Parallel Sessions – Finance

Finance: Growth in sustainable banking, insurance and investment Moderator: Ms Vanessa Otto-Mentz, Head, Group Strategy, Santam (confirmed) Speakers: H.E. Julio Hector Estrada, Minister of Public Finance, Guatemala (confirmed) Mr Peter Moyo, CEO, Old Mutual Emerging Markets (invited) Ms Lilowtee Rajmun Joosery, Director, Mauritius Export Association (MEXA) (confirmed) Ms Namita ...
15:30 - 16:30
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Parallel Sessions – Strategies

Mainstreaming natural capital in policies and strategies Moderator: Mr Mark Swilling, Professor and Programme Coordinator, Sustainable Development, School of Public Leadership, University of Stellenbosch and Academic Director of the Sustainability Institute (invited) Speakers: Mr Kanat Aldabergenovich Bozumbaev, Minister of Energy, Kazakhstan (invited) Mr Christopher Yaluma, Minister of Energy, Zambia ...
15:30 - 16:30
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Parallel Sessions: Inclusion

What role do small- and medium-sized enterprises play in promoting inclusion? Moderator: Mr Vic Van Vuuren, Director, Enterprises Department, ILO (confirmed) Speakers: H.E. Soomilduth Bholah, Minister of Business, Enterprise and Cooperatives, Mauritius (confirmed) H.E. Mhangaliso Ndlovu, Minister of Industry and Commerce, Zimbabwe (confirmed) Ms Lamia Kamal-Chaoui, Director, OECD Centre ...
15:30 - 16:30
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Parallel Sessions – Circular Economy

Innovations and solutions for sustainable consumption and production Moderator: Mr Stephan Sicars, Director of Department of Environment, United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) (confirmed) Speakers: H.E. Fabiola Martha Muñoz Dodero, Minister, Ministry of Environment, Peru (confirmed) Ellen Mac Arthur Foundation (invited) Mr Jeff Seabright, Chief Sustainability Officer, Unilever (invited) ...
16:30 - 17:15

Moving from Reflection to Action

Moderator: Prof Adil Najam, Professor of International Relations and Earth & Environment, Boston University (invited) H.E. Ch. Khurelbaatar, Minister of Finance, Mongolia (confirmed) Federal Councillor of the Environment, Transport, Energy and Communications, Switzerland Mr Pavan Sukhdev, President of WWF International’s Board (invited)
9:15 - 10:15
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High-level Panel

Moderator: Mr. Satya S. Tripathi, Assistant Secretary General and Head of the UN Environment Office in New York (invited) Speakers: H.E. Winston Jordan, Minister of Finance, Guyana (confirmed) H.E. Kimmo Tiilikainen, Minister of the Environment, Energy and Housing, Finland (confirmed) Mr Frank Rijsberman, Director-General, Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) (confirmed) ...
10:15 - 11:15
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Keynote Conversation on Sustainable Economy

Moderator: Ms Joanne Yawitch, CEO, National Business Initiative (NBI), South Africa (confirmed) Speakers: H.E. Harsh Vardhan, Minister for Environment, Forest & Climate Change, India (confirmed) H.E. Ola Elvestuen, Minister of Climate and Environment, Norway (invited) Mr. Bertrand Piccard, Chairman, co-pilot, The Solar Impulse Project (invited) Mr. Yunhu Gao, Director ...
12:00 - 13:00
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Parallel Sessions – Finance

Partnerships for financing a resilient, sustainable economy Moderator: Mr Jonathan Ramayia, GIZ (confirmed) Speakers: H.E. Trevor Prescod, Minister of Environment and National Beautification, Barbados (invited) Ms Reshma Sheoraj, Director of Insurance, National Treasury, South Africa (invited) Ms Aisha Al Abdooli, Director of Green Development and Environmental Affairs, United Arab ...
12:00 - 13:00
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Parallel Sessions – Strategies

Greening small- and medium-sized enterprises Moderator: Ms Nardos Békélé -Thomas, UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative in South Africa (confirmed) Speakers: H.E. Nestor Batio Bassiere, Minister of the Environment, Green Economy and Climate Change, Burkina Faso (confirmed) H.E. Ernesto Max Elias Tonela, Minister of Industry and Trade, Mozambique ...
12:00 - 13:00
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Parallel Sessions – Inclusion

What policies can support economic empowerment of women and youth? Moderator: Ms Heba Aly, Director, IRIN (invited) Speakers: H.E. Oleg Pankratov, Minister of Economy, Kyrgyz Republic (confirmed) Ms Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, Executive Director, UN Woman (invited) Ms Vore Gana Seck, Advisor, Economic, Social and Environmental Council, Senegal (invited) Ms. Dorah ...
12:00 - 13:00

Parallel Sessions – Circular Economy

Finance and investment for sustainable consumption and production Moderator: Mr Simon Zadek, Advisor to UN Secretary General (invited) Speakers: H.E. Hon. Patricia Appiagyei, Deputy Minister of Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation, Ghana (invited) Ms Naoko Ishii, CEO, Global Environment Facility (GEF) (invited) Mr. Jyrki Katainen, Vice-President, Jobs, Growth, Investments, ...
13:00 - 13:45

Insights and awards ceremony

Recognition of excellence in sustainability: Presentation of awardees for entrepreneurship in sustainable development Moderator: Ms. Nozipho Mbanjwa  
13:45 - 14:15

Conference closing and outcomes

Mr Derek Hanekom, Minister of Environment, South Africa (Acting) (confirmed) Welcoming new PAGE countries by Management Board Announcement of next PAGE Ministerial conference AWARD ON THE GREENING OF THE 2019 PAGE MINISTERIAL CONFERENCE Conference Closing by South Africa  

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ICC – International Convention Centre | Convention Square, 1 Lower Long Street, Cape Town, 8001, South Africa.

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Hosted by the Department of Environmental Affairs of South Africa and organized by the Partnership for Action on Green Economy