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Is the Transition to a Low-Emission and Resilient Economy in Latin America Possible?

Date & Time

Jul. 19, 2016
3:00pm – 4:30pm ET


5th Floor, Woodrow Wilson Center
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The adoption of the Paris climate agreement represents a historic effort to reconcile the pursuit of prosperity with the reality of global warming. Latin American countries played a key role in securing the agreement and have offered potential solutions on coping with global warming. Achieving the Paris Agreement’s ambitious goals and advancing the transition to a low-emission and resilient future present considerable opportunities and challenges for the region. How are Latin American countries confronting climate change? What are the prospects for the implementation of the Paris Agreement in Latin America? What are the main factors which might speed up or undermine the transition to low-emission and resilient economies in the region? 

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Latin America Program

The Wilson Center’s prestigious Latin America 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 policy 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

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