World Bank Supports Green Growth Program in Macedonia

14 October 2011: The World Bank has launched a Green Growth and Climate Change Analytic and Advisory Support Program in Macedonia, with the objective of supporting Macedonia in assessing the economic costs and benefits of a shift to greener growth, taking into account projected climate change, and prioritizing actions identified by the National Strategy for Sustainable Development (NSSD).

This umbrella program of analytic work and non-lending technical assistance is also supported by the Governments of Sweden and Norway. It focuses on jobs creation, inclusive growth, adaptation to climate change, mitigation of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, and policy reforms and public investments through studies, analyses, technical assistance and training. The program further aims to facilitate Macedonia's compliance with EU accession requirements. [Program Website]