Argentina has a great wealth of diverse natural resources. With support from scientific, productive, and distributive policies, these resources could become the lever for development. Fostering innovation based on natural resources could help diversify the productive matrix and promote exports of knowledge-intensive products.
To take advantage of the full potential of these resources, Argentina needs clear medium- and long-term strategies led by the public sector in coordination with private stakeholders and the science and technology system. Regulation is vital: misuse of natural resources can damage the environment and jeopardize human health. Improving the governance of natural resources is key.
What does this mean in practice? Making the most of Argentina’s huge diversity in natural resources to empower each region and their local communities by promoting income distribution from a federal perspective. Through this approach, planning, monitoring, and technological development can contribute to this process while promoting care for the environment and climate change mitigation.
Our work seeks to improve the governance of natural resources. How? We are developing policies to add value and regulate the use of resources, care for the environment, distribute benefits, and promote coordination among different stakeholders.
Natural resources are the driver for innovation that Argentina needs to grow and develop.