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By Matilde Mordt, UNDP Resident Representative Ecuador

From August 21 to 24, the city of Guayaquil, Ecuador was the environmental capital of Latin America and the Caribbean. Since 2013 the Latin American Green Awards, have taken place here. This initiative recognizes the best sustainable development projects in the region and...Read more

By Inger Andersen, Executive Director, UN Environment

The Amazon rainforest, this wonder of nature sprawling across nine countries in Latin America, holds a special place on this planet.

Faced with stark climate and biodiversity crises, we cannot afford more damage to it – or to human health from the haze that hangs...Read more

New York, July 2019 - PAGE was cited as a key delivery mechanism of the Sustainable Development Goals in multiple voluntary national reviews (VNRs) submitted by Member States at the high-level political forum held at the UN Headquarters in July. The VNRs of PAGE's member countries--Uruguay, Mauritius, and Guyana, among...Read more

Ouagadougou, 8 July 2019 - Burkina Faso adopted the National Strategy on Green Economy (NSGE) last month, marking a major milestone in the country’s inclusive green economy transition. The Strategy promotes the creation, development and consolidation of a critical mass of competitive, sustainable, value-adding industries and decent jobs providers, primarily in the...Read more

Pretoria, 10 July 2019 - As countries embark on green economy transitions, it is crucial for them to be able to measure and track their progress towards their goals. Accurate information about the effects of past and current policies is an essential component of the policymaking cycle, which helps to ensure...Read more