Colombia and Peru are countries rich in natural resources, particularly those in the forest sector. The region has experienced considerable economic growth over the past decade, driven by mining, agriculture and other export commodities, resulting in a significant decrease in poverty. However growth has come at the cost of natural capital erosion and environmental degradation, impacting local livelihoods. To help countries find ways to turn risks into green growth opportunities, the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) has launched their Green Growth Potential Assessment (GGPA) tool.
On 1 November 2016 (3:00 PM CEST), the GGKP held webinar to learn more about this new tool and the ways in which it has been applied to unlock green growth potential in Colombia and Peru. Webinar participants learnt about the tool itself and discovered cases studies on how it has been used to assist governments in preparing long-term national green growth strategies. Experts from the Colombian government and from UN Environment commented more broadly on the usefulness of tools and data in helping to inform green growth policy.
Moderator: Derek Eaton, Independent Consultant