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Environmental Leadership: Latin American Perspectives on the Climate Crisis

Date & Time

Apr. 12, 2021
1:00pm – 2:30pm ET

Environmental Leadership: Latin American Perspectives on the Climate Crisis

Next week, the White House will host the Leaders Summit on Climate, a virtual meeting taking place on April 22 and 23 involving high-level discussions on how new and deeper global partnerships can help urgently address the climate crisis. Of the 40 world leaders invited to the summit, eight represent countries that are based in the Western Hemisphere.

In anticipation of a newly ambitious multilateral agenda in the United States, the Wilson Center’s Latin American Program is hosting a discussion on the importance of environmental leadership and international cooperation in addressing climate change, with U.S. and Latin American government officials.

How have these nations addressed domestic obstacles and major challenges concerning sustainable development? Will ambitious climate policy speed up post-pandemic economic recovery? How should leaders in Latin America and other developing regions best partner with the new U.S. administration, including in the run-up to COP 26, the UN Climate Conference taking place this November in Glasgow?

Please join us on Monday, April 12 from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. ET for a high-profile discussion of these and other issues with senior government officials responsible for formulating climate and environmental policy.

*Minister Juan Cabandié will be presenting in Spanish, without simultaneous interpretation.

Hosted By

Latin American Program

The Wilson Center’s prestigious Latin American Program provides non-partisan expertise to a broad community of decision makers in the United States and Latin America on critical policy issues facing the Hemisphere. The Program provides insightful and actionable research for policymakers, private sector leaders, journalists, and public intellectuals in the United States and Latin America. To bridge the gap between scholarship and policy action, it fosters new inquiry, sponsors high-level public and private meetings among multiple stakeholders, and explores policy options to improve outcomes for citizens throughout the Americas. Drawing on the Wilson Center’s strength as the nation’s key non-partisan forum, the Program serves as a trusted source of analysis and a vital point of contact between the worlds of scholarship and action.  Read more

Argentina Project

The Argentina Project is the premier institution for policy-relevant research on politics and economics in Argentina.   Read more

Environmental Change and Security Program

The Environmental Change and Security Program (ECSP) explores the connections between environmental change, health, and population dynamics and their links to conflict, human insecurity, and foreign policy.  Read more

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