30, November, 2015
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Development strategies of Latin American and Caribbean countries and the green economy approach

This publication explores the commonalities between the existing and proposed paradigms and approaches to development that ensures well-being and respect for nature. It also analyses and the concept of green economy in the context of sustainable development and poverty eradication.

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The UN-led global debate on green economy in the context of sustainable development and poverty eradication, culminating at the Rio+20 Summit, presented a unique opportunity for nations to examine different development models, highlight their successes and learn from their neighbours

Following a series of open dialogues between UNEP and selected countries from Latin America and the Caribbean – specifically Argentina, Bolivia, Cuba, Ecuador, Nicaragua and Venezuela – an in-depth study was undertaken to understand the commonalities between the existing and proposed paradigms and approaches to a development that ensures well-being and respect for nature, and the concept of green economy in the context of sustainable development and poverty eradication. Building upon the multiplicity of innovative and path-breaking initiatives in the region, the study then explores how policies promoting a low-carbon, resource efficient and inclusive economy could potentially enhance these national efforts to eradicate poverty, reduce social inequality and improve human well-being. The study, Development strategies of selected Latin American and Caribbean countries and the green economy approach: A comparative analysis, is intended to expand the conversation on how a green economy can contribute to the different approaches being used in the region to promote sustainable development.

• Author(s): UNEP (United Nations Environment Programme)
• Original Publication Date: 2013
• Publisher: UNEP

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