As part of PAGE activities, UNDP together with the RCO conducted a workshop on Green Finance to generate local initiatives, promote and facilitate future dialogues between the local government and its most relevant actors on the subject. In the framework of PAGE Argentina, the workshop “Local Dialogue on Just Transition and Sustainable Finance” looked at the characteristics of green finance, good practices and lessons learned at the national and local level.
In the dialogue, participants highlighted the importance of sustainable finance to address environmental challenges and its link with the global sustainability agenda, the importance of financing and the combination of public-private investment mechanisms, the relevance in promoting green jobs, to accompany the just transition to a lower emissions economy and the work done to reach this instance of dialogue, among other aspects.
The event was attended by Sonia Castiglione, Minister of Production and Environment of the province, Monica Erpen, Director of the National Securities Commission, Fulvia Farinelli on behalf of the Office of the United Nations Resident Coordinator (OCR), Maria Eugenia Di Paola, UNDP Programme Coordinator, Paola Bohorquez, UNDP Inclusive Development Coordinator and Nicolas Xanthopoulos from the Biofin UNDP initiative, Francisco Salas from the UNDP Inclusive Development area and Ana Corbi, UNDP-PAGE team, among other authorities and personalities interested in the subject.
The PAGE initiative supports nations and regions to reframe economic policies and practices around sustainability to foster economic growth, create income and jobs, reduce poverty and inequality, and strengthen the ecological foundations of their societies.
Argentina joined PAGE in 2018. PAGE brings together UNEP, UNDP, ILO, UNIDO and UNITAR to reframe economic policies around sustainability and leaving no one behind.
Aligning with the goals of the country, PAGE work aims to support SDGs 4 (Quality Education), 8 (Decent Work and Economic Growth), 9 (Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure), 12 (Responsible Consumption and Production), 13 (Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts), and 17 (Partnerships for the Goals) in Argentina.