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Book Event with President Duque - Our Future: A Green Manifesto for Latin America and the Caribbean

Date & Time

Wednesday
Jul. 17, 2024
10:00am – 11:00am ET

Location

6th Floor Flom Auditorium, Woodrow Wilson Center
and Online

Overview

The world is facing an unprecedented environmental crisis: we have lost more than 70% of wildlife in the last fifty years; with the current rate of deforestation, the Amazon will become a net emitter of greenhouse gases in less than a decade; rising sea levels threaten entire cities; and frequent natural disasters, resulting from extreme weather events, indiscriminately annihilate lives.

Latin America and the Caribbean play a predominant role in mitigating this crisis, as they possess the highest concentration of biodiversity on the planet, the main sources of freshwater, the Amazon biome (a natural CO2 capture machine), and an incalculable wealth of coral reefs, among other assets.

Aware of this reality, Iván Duque outlines in his latest book, Our Future, a roadmap for the countries of the region — with realistic, fundable, replicable, scalable, and sustainable strategies — to join efforts to enable short, medium, and long-term solutions.

To learn more, join us in a conversation about the strategies that Latin American countries must undertake to save the planet and take concrete actions to begin implementing them.

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