Villavicencio, July 18 – GGGI, with support of the Norwegian Embassy and the Department of Meta’s Governor Office, carried out the first out of four capacity building workshops on green growth for public and private stakeholders in this Department. This is the first step in the implementation of a subnational strategy on green growth, which aims to promote and identify opportunities and strategic green growth potential projects that are bankable and can be presented to various financiers.
More than 100 participants attended the workshop, representing local communities, representatives of sub-national governments, the private sector, local and national universities, impact investment funds and international cooperation institutions. Roundtable sessions were facilitated among these stakeholders to identify potential projects in Meta that can be structured with GGGI’s support to seek out financing.
GGGI will be working with three sub-national governments in Meta, Nariño and Antioquia to advance the implementation of the green growth policy at the sub-national level and catalyze investments. In this phase of collaboration with government agencies at the sub-national level, GGGI is initiating an expansion of its Colombia Country program mainly to support the transition towards a green growth pathway that is socially inclusive and contributes to Colombia’s medium-term development agenda. The expected impact of this collaboration is an increased capacity to mainstream green growth objectives into regional development planning and investments in priority sectors and regions that are critical for the Department of Meta’s future green growth, particularly in areas that are highly susceptible to increased natural resource degradation and forest cover loss.
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