Armenia-UNEP Green Economy Advisory Services
"UNEP has worked closely with the government of Armenia in the field of policy development of its agricultural sector. In particular, a study of Armenia’s organic agriculture sector has been completed. The report, Organic Agriculture in Armenia for Transitioning to a Green Economy (2011), finds that organic agriculture, set to expand rapidly in Armenia, can combine the increase of export earnings with sustainable agriculture and thereby re-vitalize the farm sector, create employment along the value chain and increase rural community income, provide business for investors and strengthen the national economy through exports." (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)