Anna Wellenstein, Director of the World Bank’s Latin America and the Caribbean, Sustainable Development Group, has said Uruguay was an example of turning its productions towards a market that will seek environmental guidelines met.The executive made those remarks during a virtual appearance which was printed by Asunción’s Última Hora newspaper. She also insisted on the importance of economic, environmental and social factors being analyzed together.
Wellenstein has more than 20 years of experience in urban development and infrastructure. As regional director of the World Bank, she is responsible for agriculture, climate, disaster risk management, environment, land, social, urban and water issues. The example in agriculture is Uruguay. She also praised the country for investing in monitoring systems to verify products that stem from an environmentally-conscious manufacturer because markets are ready to pay more for those articles. In that regard, she also stressed the importance of governments helping people adopt to the necessary changes.