The Chile-led project, "Workshop on the Role of Voluntary Initiatives in Sustainable Production, Trade and Consumption Chains" (www.apecvist.cl), was successfully implemented on 26-27 September 2005 in Santiago, Chile.
The objective of the project is to analyze the actual contribution of voluntary initiatives to sustainability in value chains, the comparative implementation in different economies in the region, major trends such as handling the certification or integration of multiple criteria (social and environmental), market barriers, and to elaborate recommendations for action for the government as well as the private sector. The sectors under analysis are mining, tourism, aquaculture and agriculture. Examples of initiatives to be analyzed include ISO 14001, eco-labeling in different sectors, voluntary agreements, and systematic initiatives on corporate social responsibility.
The APEC High-Level Meeting on Sustainable Development was held in Santiago, Chile on 20-21 July 2006. The conclusions and recommendations of the meeting included:
- To encourage APEC Working Groups to coordinate their work on sustainable development through the exchange of information and ongoing cooperation between and among APEC economies.
- To improve the exchange of information between APEC and other international organizations, such as UN-CSD, WTO, OECD, and the World Bank
- To consider civil society participation and dialogue in future work on sustainable development.
Kristin O’GRADY (Ms)
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