LEDS LAC webinar: The Paris agreement and the development of Latin America and the Caribbean
Date: Wednesday 20th January 2016
Time: 9.00- 11.00 am (CST/Costa Rica time)
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About the webinar
A product of COP21, the Paris agreement marks a milestone in the global negotiations on climate change, posing a common goal of not exceeding a 2° C increase in average global temperature. Keeping the principle of common but differentiated responsibilities and acknowledging the capabilities of each country, the Agreement establishes the foundations for progress collectively towards a resilient and low emissions development.
In this webinar, three high level technical and political experts will share their views on the implications of the Paris agreement for Latin America and the Caribbean, with special attention to the challenges and opportunities for the making of national, subnational and sector level economic and social development policies and strategies.
Introduction from Ana Maria Majano, Coordinator of the LEDS LAC Secretariat, Tropical Agricultural Research and Higher Education Center (CATIE).
High-level panel: Implications of the Paris agreement for the development of the region
- Joseluis Samaniego, Director of the Division for Sustainable Development and Human Settlements, Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC)
- Dra. Maria Amparo Martinez Arroyo, General Director, National Institute of Ecology and Climate Change of Mexico (INECC)
- Andrea Meza, Climate Change Director, Ministry of Environment and Energy of Costa Rica (MINAE)
Discussion: questions from participants, moderated by Ana Maria Majano
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