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2021 Annual Report

In recent years, Uruguay has integrated sustainable, inclusive and green development into its core pillars of economic development, setting ambitious goals for equality, environment and a diversified economy. To drive this progress Uruguay strengthened policy frameworks with, for example, the preparation of a National Development Strategy — Uruguay 2050, and the National Environmental Plan for Sustainable Development. 

When Uruguay joined PAGE in 2017, work initially focused on strengthening the capacity of policymakers to assess environmental policies and use macroeconomic models, enhancing public-private collaboration, and broadening engagement and awareness on Inclusive Green Economy. The country has more recently focused attention on the concept of circular economy, given its potential to generate new businesses and green jobs. In line with these objectives, PAGE has contributed at the aggregate level to the design of national green economy policies, including the national development plan and national plans for circular economy, employment and waste management. 

Following the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, PAGE is also implementing targeted support for green recovery efforts, focusing on the circular economy, the generation of green employment and support to SMEs, particularly in the food sector.

  • Green Recovery

    Uruguay promotes green recovery of the food and food services sectors through a better enabling environment for sustainable consumption and production in food system SMEs. […]

  • PAGE launched the Circular Economy Laboratory (LabEC) – an inter-institutional initiative which aims to promote implementation […]

  • Now in its third edition, the Uruguay Circular 2021 Award recipients were announced in a ceremony held on 27 October. The Award […]

  • As part of the Sustainable Entrepreneurship Training programme developed with PAGE, GIZ and the youth foundation DESEM, […]

  • PAGE Uruguay, with the Ministry of Labor and Social Security (MTSS) and the ILO, is building capacities in the areas of green jobs […]

  • Uruguay’s new National Waste Management Plan was publicly launched on 7 October 2021, to reduce waste streams destined for […]

  • A six-week pilot green jobs training of trainers from disability centres was completed in Uruguay through the Faculty of Agricultural […]

  • During the months of September and October 2021, the course “Promoting Green and Inclusive Economy at the local level” was conducted […]

  • Jointly with the National Agency for Research and Innovation and IADBLab, PAGE developed and set up a ‘Research and Innovation […]

  • With the support of PAGE and in coordination with the Office of Planning and Budget, the first nationwide measurement of the green economy was carried out[…]

  • PAGE activities in Uruguay are contributing towards the achievement of SDGs 8 (Decent Work and Economic Growth), 11 (Sustainable Cities and Communities), 12 (Responsible Consumption and Production), 13 (Climate Action) and 17 (Partnerships for the Goals), as well as Uruguay’s Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) to the Paris Agreement. PAGE was also selected as an example of action on SDG 17 as part of Uruguay’s Voluntary National Review (VNR) presented at the High-Level Political Forum (HLPF) in July 2019. 

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