Guyana recognises SMEs as a key pathway in its transition to a green state


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GEORGETOWN, Guyana — Caribbean governments are recognising the importance of small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in the transition to green-blue economies that are more environmentally sustainable, inclusive and resilient. Guyana has now outlined its bold plans for becoming a green state by 2040.

This was the focus of the recent “Green Guyana International Small business Expo and Summit” held in Georgetown between October 18 and 20. Guyana will soon finalise its “Green State Development Strategy,” a national development plan which will provide long-term vision and guidance for the country’s economic, social and environmental development. SMEs are seen as a key pathway to becoming a green state in a way that is fair and inclusive.

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