Peru is one of the first countries to develop “green economy”

Peru will be one of the first countries in the world to adopt the initiative Partnership for Action on Green Economy (PAGE), announced the Andean nation’s Labor and Employment Promotion Ministry.

The head of the sector, Ana Jara, said PAGE seeks to contribute to the transformation of national economic structures in developing countries with the aim to achieve environmental sustainability, create decent jobs, reduce poverty, and improve human well-being.

The Environment Minister Manuel Pulgar- Vidal, and Minister Jara signed the Lima Declaration formalizing the launch of the initiative PAGE in Peru.

“This initiative will allow to move towards a green economy that involves creating new jobs as well as having green skilled labour”, said Minister Jara.

In 2013, Peru was selected as the second country in the world to receive the support of this initiative, following a request from the Ollanta’s Humala administration aimed at achieving a green economy to meet the growing demands and challenges of the 21st century.

The PAGE initiative was created last year by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), the International Labour Organization (ILO), the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR), in response to this call for action.

PAGE aims to extend its support to a total of 30 countries by 2020.

Source | Andina