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Promoting innovation in the Green Economy in Latin America and the Caribbean by including Quality Infrastructure

Context:
•    Reducing the environmental and social costs of economic growth in Latin America and the Caribbean requires innovative approaches for sustainable businesses.
•    The potential of quality infrastructure to promote sustainable business/Green Economy is not currently exploited in the region.
•    The needs of the Green Economy for QI services and the potential of QI services to foster Green Economy are not fully analyzed and identified.
•    Actors of the Green Economy and Institutions of Quality Infrastructure do not yet maintain continuous communication and cooperation relations.

Project objective:
The conditions for the development of the Green Economy are improved by the inclusion of new and improved services of quality infrastructure.

Approach:
•    Needs assessment of Green Economy for QI services and promotion of communication and cooperation between actors of the Green Economy and Quality Infrastructure Institutions,
•    Development of quality assuring services for the Green Economy, and
•    Testing/trial of quality infrastructure services for the Green Economy

Possible thematic scopes:
•    Private standard setters
•    Waste management/Recycling
•    Smart cities & smart mobility (sustainable transport)
•    Clean production
•    Global value chains
•    Green buildings


Promoting innovation in the Green Economy in Latin America and the Caribbean by including Quality Infrastructure

Source of finance
Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, Germany

Commission value
800.000 EUR

Implementing agency
Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (PTB),
National Metrology Institute, Germany

Duration
2015 - 2018

Contact
Sistema Interamericano de Metrología (SIM)

Comisión Panamericana de Normas Técnicas (COPANT)

InterAmerican Accreditation Cooperation (IAAC)


PTB Project Coordinator
Anna Kruip

Phone: + 49 531 592-8265
Anna.Kruip(at)ptb.de