Mr. Edna Barreto
Side Events at Rio+20
Green economy Practices/Policies/Initiatives in Cape Verde
- Consolidation of Cape Verde protected Areas
A System of Protected Areas, where none existed before, is in development in a close partnership with the government and the UNDP to have long-term solutions to conserve the biodiversity of Cape Verde.
- Education and sustainable development
Increase and expand the existing long-term sustainability impacts and cater the existing sustainable development in general through education.
- Financing Sustainable Development on Cape Verde
From a perspective of sustainable growth and development, Cape Verde intends to diversify its revenue sources as it has been recommended by the IMF.
- Sustainable Tourism Development
Sustainable tourism is one of the founding axes of the Cape Verde Tourism Master Plan.
Background papers/Position papers
Cape Verde. An Emerging Nation. UN Report
Cape Verde is an emerging nation with a truly
transformational development agenda. Since achieving
independence in 1975, it has evolved into a stable
democracy, making considerable progress in terms of
growth of gross domestic product (GDP) and income per
capita, as well as on human development indicators. At
the end of 2007, the country graduated from the UN�s
Least-Developed Country (LDC) Group, and in 2008 it
acceded to the World Trade Organization (WTO).
II National Environmental Action Plan (PANA II
In order to facilitate coordination among environmental protection projects and capitalize synergies from the Rio Conventions, the Government of Cape Verde has drafted and is implementing its second National Environmental Action Plan (PANA II), which is an environmental management tool that embodies the country�s environmental policy. The overall objective of PANA II is to define strategic guidelines to address natural resources use and sustainable management of economic activities. More specifically, the objectives of PANA II are as follows: (i) define the main environmental and natural resources management policy guidelines; (ii) identify development prospects and priorities; (iii) identify the most efficient and efficacious means of using natural resources; (iv) define the institutional design and the cross-sectoral coordination mechanisms; (v) encourage the incorporation of environmental concerns in planning economic and social development; (vi) promote better livelihood for the populations.
National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan
The National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan is intended to define the current status of biodiversity, the threats leading to its degradation and the strategies and priority actions to ensure its conservation and sustainable use within the framework of the socio-economic development of the country.