Developing and emerging countries around the world are seeking new strategies to decouple environmental degradation from economic growth. In Latin America, numerous countries have operationalised green economy principles in public policy with the aim of improving forest conservation, preserving watershed services, and promoting green building development and renewable energy uptake. This Guide describes the general principles of the green economy and how it can be implemented through careful management of natural resources, with a particular focus on the type of financial incentives used, including how and where they work. Drawing on case studies from across the region, the Guide also explores the principle factors behind the success of initiatives in Latin America in order to provide lessons that will be useful to other regions.
Anon. ELLA Guide: Pursuing a Green Economy: Growth Alongside Environmental Sustainability in Latin America. ELLA, Practical Action Consulting, Lima, Peru 12 pp.
Published 17 February 2014