ECLAC’s Executive Secretary participated in an international conference organized by the Heinrich Böll Stiftung, the Centre for Sustainable Finance at SOAS University of London, and the Boston University Global Development Policy Center.
ECLAC’s Executive Secretary participated in a virtual event on progress towards a circular economy in Latin America and the Caribbean, which was organized by the UN regional commission, the Presidency of COP25 and Euroclima+.
ECLAC’s Executive Secretary, Alicia Bárcena, gave a presentation on a high-level international panel held in the framework of Latin America Energy Week, where she affirmed the urgency of the transition towards renewable energies with full social inclusion.
ECLAC’s Executive Secretary participated today in the presentation of the global report “Cities and Pandemics: Towards a More Just, Green and Healthy Future,” organized by UN-Habitat and the Secretariat of Foreign Affairs of Mexico.
At an event organized by the Regional Office of UNEP and the National College of Mexico, ECLAC’s Executive Secretary urged for changing the development paradigm that has led to overshooting the planet’s limits, with high economic and social costs.
During the celebration of the 5th anniversary of the OECD Programme for the region, Alicia Bárcena reaffirmed the importance of addressing current challenges with renewed partnerships and international cooperation based on common interests.
The meeting, which was postponed in 2020 due to the global health crisis prompted by the COVID-19 pandemic, will be held at ECLAC’s central headquarters in Santiago, Chile using a hybrid model, meaning a mix of in-person and virtual participation.
ECLAC’s Executive Secretary delivered a virtual keynote lecture in the framework of a series entitled Post-2030: Women Leaders for a Sustainable Future, organized by the National Autonomous University of Mexico.
ECLAC’s Executive Secretary spoke before the Parliament of Trinidad and Tobago about the challenges for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in the context of the COVID-19 crisis and the serious financing limitations faced by the Caribbean subregion.
On the day of celebrations organized by ECLAC, the region’s countries reaffirmed the importance of the first regional environmental treaty and their commitment to protecting the planet and the people who defend it.