The 2030 Agenda and the emerging bioeconomy: making room for policy coherence at the crossroads

Daniel Vicente Ortega Pacheco, Director of the Public Policy Development Center of ESPOL Polytechnic University and former Minister of Environment in Ecuador, features Ecuador's approaches on sustainable bioeconomy and policy coherence for sustainable development.


2030 Agenda
Breaking the silos
SDG17: Partnerships for the goals
SDG 17: Systemic Issues
2030 Agenda
policy coherence for sustainable development

Ecuador has created an innovative policy arrangement aimed at promoting biodiversity at the centre stage of efforts to achieve long-term economic performance that allow moving away from the middle-income trap and oil-dependence. These policies range from environmental, science and technology, and industrial policies to incentive-based institutions (e.g., fiscal and monetary policy). This view follows previous research arguing that models of development must move away from narrow concern with macroeconomic imbalances and poverty-alleviation safety nets to confront head-on the structural inequalities while addressing sustainability. Read Daniel Vicente Ortega Pacheco’s piece which brings features Ecuador’s strategies for bioeconomy and policy coherence for sustainable development.