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   The Green Growth and Climate Change Analytic and Advisory Support Program was launched in 2011, with funding support from the World Bank and the Governments of Norway and Sweden. The Program builds on the Macedonian National Strategy for Sustainable Development (formally adopted in 2010) and commitments towards EU accession. The focus of the program is on jobs creation, inclusive growth, adaptation to climate change, mitigation of greenhouse gas emissions, and policy reforms and public investments. The Green Growth program is an umbrella effort which includes studies, analyses, technical assistance and training. To learn more about individual sectors involved in the Program, please the sector menu on the bottom of this page. 

   Representatives of the World Bank participated in the fourth meeting of the National Council for Sustainable Development on November 12, 2012. The team briefed the Chair of the Council, Deputy Prime Minister of Economic Affairs, Mr. Pesevski, and the Council’s members, on recent progress of the Green Growth Program. Extensive as well as short summaries of technical analysis in each sector were delivered to the Government prior to the meeting.


  During the meeting, taking place on November 12, 2012, at the premises of the Government, Task Team Leader of the Program, Dr. Erika Jorgensen,
made a presentation on the analysis and recommendations for each sector.As the analytic part of the Program is being finalized, the World Bank team sought guidance on the Government’s preferences for the next steps,that is, technical assistance and formulating an action plan for the implementation of a green growth strategy in Macedonia.  

The NCSD meeting was followed by a press conference, and the event was highlighted on several national media outlets (Macedonian TV, Sitel TV, 24 vesti, Utrinski vesnik, etc).


  In order to further the awareness raising activities, the World Bank team is using every opportunity to engage in discussions on the topic with the public. On November 13, 2012, the Task Team Leader of the Program visited the Faculty of Economy of the Ss. Cyril and Methodius University in Skopje to deliver a presentation on the Program and to interact with the future leaders of the country.

On November 14, 2012, the World Bank organized an event at the premises of the European Union Delegation to present the Program’s results to a wider audience – governmental agencies, international community, academia, civil society.














 The audience listened to presentations by Ms. Darinka

Jantinska from the Ministry of Environment and Physical Planning, Mr. Joseph Lessard representing USAID, Ms. Anita Kodzoman from UNDP, and Erika Jorgensen, the Task Team Leader of the Program.



The presentations were followed by a discussion.

The Task Team Leader of the Program responded to the questions from the media.


The event started with an award ceremony for the photo competition launched as a part of communications and awareness raising activities of the Green Growth Program. Mr. Ilijanco Gagovski, President of the Rotary Club Kamen Most Skopje,
  the sponsor of the competition, handed over prizes and certificates to the authors of the three highest ranked photographs of the competition, as well as the authors of further extraordinary images.











Please visit a gallery of the selected pictures here.

EU Delegation will host the exposition of the finalists’ photographs which will be open to the public until November 23, 2012.







Urban Issues 






Air pollution

Air pollution





Social Dimenssion of Green Growth 

Macroeconomic Analyses and Modeling



Overview of the Program

Events marking the first year of the Program 

Launch Seminar in March 2011 

Factsheet about the Program 

Green Growth Q&A 

Useful Links & Resources 












Sustainable Cities in Macedonia: How to make your city a better place to live in?

A Greener Skopje with Cleaner Air?- E. Jorgensen

The World is Going Green, and Macedonia Should Too- E. Jorgensen










Winners of the Photo Competition 

Essay Winners Announcement

Video interview with the winners








To learn more about Climage Change in the Europe and Central Asia Region, please visit this website 

Green Growth Knowledge Platform




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