Pacific Alliance has potential to boost green growth

PUERTO VARAS, CHILE- JULIO 1. Presidente Ollanta Humala durante el discurso final  XI Cumbre de la Alianza del Pacífico. Foto: ANDINA/Juan Carlos Guzmán

12:27 | Lima, Jul. 3.

Pacific Alliance (PA) member-countries could employ a bloc-approach to environmental policies, which goes beyond borders and allows them to comprehensively tackle problems, United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) Regional Director Leo Heileman affirmed.

PA's initiative, aimed at shaping a Green Growth Platform (GGKP), has the potential to become an essential tool and thus boost sustainable economic development in the region.

GGKP is a global network of international organizations and expertsthat identifies and addresses major knowledge gaps in green growth theory and practice.

By encouraging widespread collaboration and world-class research, it offers practitioners and policymakers the policy guidance, good practices, tools, and data necessary to support the transition to a green economy.

In this sense, the UNEP officer reaffirmed his commitment to continuing supporting PA member-countries' national initiatives, as well as the proposal for a new platform.

UNEP currently provides support to PA members for sectors: sustainable consumption and production, sustainable public procurement and development indicators, among others.

The organization works with Peru in the development of a national green economy strategy and quantitative studies, thanks to the support of the Partnership for Action on Green Economy (PAGE).

Mr. Leo Heileman participated in the Carbon Pricing Leadership's Pacific Alliance Dialogue held in Chile within framework of PA's 11th Presidential Summit.

At the event, CPL convened a dialogue with bloc's governments and business leaders on the implementation of carbon pricing policies in the region as a green growth strategy.


Published: 7/3/2016