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


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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  • Roger-Mark De Souza

    Global Fellow and Advisor
    Former Director of Population, Environmental Security, and Resilience


  • Guy Edwards

    Co-director of the Climate and Development Lab, Brown University
  • Amal-Lee Amin

    Division Chief, Climate Change Division, Inter-American Development Bank
  • Lisa Viscidi

    Program Director, Energy, Climate Change & Extractive Industries, Inter-American Dialogue
  • Walter Vergara

    Senior Fellow, World Resources Institute