The green economy cannot be fully achieved without the participation MSMEs. Greening MSMES will enhance MSMEs’ competitiveness and improve their market access, while also reducing carbon emissions. However, most MSMEs in the region are not aware of this issue as many of them still believe that green innovation and technology incurs higher costs and requires inaccessible technical expertise. This project seeks to:
a) organize a self-funded APEC forum and a brainstorming workshop to share knowledge and discuss policy recommendations;
b) develop a digital handbook to disseminate the key outcomes to key stakeholders; and
c) support the APEC Strategy for Green MSMEs as an AAPEC 2016 Peru deliverable. The forum and workshop will take place in June/July 2016 in Bangkok, Thailand.