Jelle Prins, a Piedroba Consulting Group’s (PCG) partner, led a webinar with some 200 public officials from various Latin American nations and port authorities, focused on Marine Project Environmental Sustainability. PCG teamed with the Organization of American States’ Inter-American Committee on Ports (OAS-CIP) team to discuss the key factors in ensuring marine projects are delivered in an environmentally friendly manner. The webinar also addressed methods in aligning port development with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDG).
SDGs, also known as the Global Goals, were adopted by the United Nations in 2015 as a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity by 2030. The 17 SDGs are integrated and recognize that action in one area will affect outcomes in others, and that development must balance social, economic, and environmental sustainability.
The webinar included a PCG presentation followed by a rich discussion where participants asked questions via the host’s chat platform. CIP’s Chief, Mr. Jorge Duran, guided the interactive session.
Piedroba Consulting Group provides risk management services throughout the Americas, specializing in representing marine infrastructure project owners. PCG serves cruise destinations, commercial ports, financial, and public sector markets.
The OAS Inter-American Committee on Ports (CIP) is the only permanent Inter-American government forum that brings together the National Port Authorities of all OAS Member States for the promotion of the development of competitive, safe, sustainable, and inclusive ports in the Americas with the active participation of the private sector.