The incorporation of environmental issues in land management requires the application of the concept of sustainable development as a matrix for the implementation of policies and tools that focus on reducing the negative impacts of human activity on the planet and its ecosystems.
The International Roundtable aims at contributing to the Rio +20 closing statements from a perspective that values the urban practices of public, private and community sectors, from the comparison of experiences in Latin America and other regions. We seek to promote an in depth reflection and share lessons learned in the region to enrich the decision making process in public policy.
Thus INTA, in partnership with the United Nations Centre for Regional Development (UNCRD-LAC), the Peruvian NGO Ciudad Saludable and the Regional Government of Piura, joined forces to organize a seminar on reflections and contrasting experiences on sustainable development policies for the transition of Latin American cities to a green economy. The results of this joint reflection will serve as a contribution to the global reflection of Rio +20, by drafting a document that consolidates the findings and the main points developed in each round table.
We propose to address sustainable development through 5 priority sectors where recent experiences can offer practical, concrete, achievable and affordable solutions for everyone. The priority sectors are:
- Local networks of power generation.
- Sustainable management of waste.
- Housing policies and habitat.
- Transportation systems and their role in balanced regional development.
- The implementation of local partnerships as a key factor in the transition to a "green economy".