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Green Growth in a Decade: Opportunities for Latin America
Michelle Bachelet, President, Government of Chile
Hans Schulz, Vice President, Private Sector and Non-Sovereign Guaranteed Operation, Inter-American Development Bank
Jesper Fersløv Andersen, Danish Ambassador to Chile
Visions from Latin America’s Leaders – Making the Case for Green Growth
Visions and aspirations of top-leaders from government and the private sector for inclusive green growth.
The economic opportunity of going green is believed to be worth trillions of dollars. This session will make the case for the opportunities embedded in the green transition and the economics of green growth. Links to regional green growth priorities such as energy, land use and cities as drivers of green growth will be central to the discussion as will the role of public-private partnerships to delivering on the Sustainable Development Goals. Stakeholders and initiatives spanning international and regional contexts will come together to provide new perspectives and insights and explore collaborative partnerships for innovative green growth solutions in the LAC region.
Moderator: Hans Schulz, Vice President, Private Sector and Non-Sovereign Guaranteed Operation, Inter-American Development Bank
Pablo Badenier Martínez, Minister of Environment, Government of Chile
Ricardo Lagos, President, Fundación Democracia y Desarrollo, Chile
Soledad Teixidó, Executive President, PROhumana, Chile
Francisco Ruiz-Tagle, CEO, CMPC Forestal Mininco SA, Chile
Cities as Drivers of Green Growth: Getting Urbanization Right
Cities are the engines of economic growth, hubs of innovation, at the front line of climate action and key to improving the livelihoods for citizens. This session will provide real-world examples, from the world’s most urbanized region, of how to achieve better patterns of urbanization including transportation, waste and recycling management. It will aim to highlight how cities can grow their economies while reducing greenhouse gas emissions and ensuring continuous improvements in human development and well-being.
Moderator: Manuel Olivera, Regional Director for Latin America, C40
Marcelo Mena, Vice Minister of Environment, Government of Chile
Michael Berkowitz, President, 100 Resilient Cities, Rockefeller Foundation, USA
Sergio Villalon Antunano, CEO, Philips Latin America and Caribbean, Mexico
Sebastián Navarro, Executive Director, C24 (Consejo de Ciudades Capitales ante el Cambio Climático), Argentina
Gonzalo Muñoz, Co-Founder, TriCiclos (Collective Recycling Project), Chile
Ellis Juan, Coordinator, Emerging and Sustainable Cities Initative, Inter-American Development Bank
Transformation of Urban and Rural Areas in Latin America and the Caribbean – Presentation of Opportunities for Collaborative partnerships to Advance Green Growth.
Thematic Sessions: Latin America’s Hot Spots
The Future of Clean Energy in LAC: Mobilizing Financing for energy efficiency and renewable energy
The LAC region has a huge potential for renewable energy and energy efficiency. The session will discuss experience from the region with mobilizing financing to realize this potential. In addition to showcasing innovative finance for clean energy, the session will consider market design and grid integration that enable increased investment.
Moderator: Rubi Hernandez, Latin America Regional Director, UNEP Finance Initiative
Pedro Gamio, Ex-Vice Minister of Energy, Peru
Juan Andrés Camus, Co-Founder and
CEO, Valhalla, Chile
Cristina Gamboa, Executive Director, Columbia Green Building Council, Columbia
Doris Arevalo, Director of Business Intelligence, Bancoldex, Columbia
Ariel Yépez, Chief of Energy Division, Inter-American Development Bank
Leveraging LACs Natural Assets: The Opportunity of a Century
Rich in Natural Capital, this session will discuss opportunities in the LAC region for decoupling growth from the overall environmental footprint through sustainable business strategies and systemic change.
Moderator: Mathis Wackernagel, President, Global Footprint Network, USA
Aarón Cavieres Cancino, Executive Director, Corporación Nacional Forestal (CONAF), Chile
Alejandro Lopez Moriena, Chief Sustainability Officer, Adecoagro, Argentina
Luca Eufemia, Market Transformation and Policy Manager, World Wildlife Fund, Paraguay
Sara Lara, Latin American Projects, Permian Global, USA
Roger Loyola Gonzales, General Director, Ministry of Environment, Government of Peru
Partnership Sessions - Global & Local Public-Private Collaborations for Green Growth
Work sessions engaging global, regional and national actors focusing on scaling green growth solutions.
An interactive session to build momentum around a Latin American based multi stakeholder partnership to assist in the restoration process of 20 million hectares of degraded land by 2020and to explore additional opportunities for land restoration, with a focus on mobilising financing.
Moderator: Walter Vergara, Senior Fellow, World Resources Institute
Claudio Ternicier, Deputy Minister of Agriculture, Chile
Rodrigo Judice, Secretary, State of Espiritu Santo, Brazil
Ronnie De Camino, President of the Board of Directors, Red Iberoamericana de Bosques Modelo, Costa Rica
Eric Poncon, President, NicaFrance Outgrower, Nicaragua
José Joaquín Campos, Director General, CATIE, Costa Rica
Jorge Rucks, Director, Nacional de Medio Ambiente de Uruguay, Uruguay
Marcus da Silva Alves, Director, Brasilian Forest Service, Brazil
Hernán Mladinic, Director, Tompkins Conservation Chile, Chile
Diego Valbuena, Researcher, CIAT Research Team on Soils, CIAT, Colombia
A partnership led by The Nature Conservancy to finance systems designed to support the maintenance of clean water sources, enhance natural ecosystems, and support community economic development with a focus at 3GF LAC on how to bring water funds to scale with transformational impacts on conservation and people.
Moderator: Aurelio Ramos, Conservation Director Latin America, The Nature Conservancy
Fernando Momiy Hada, President, ADERASA / SUNASS, Peru
Jordi Valls, General Manager, Aquas Andinas, Chile
Henry Moreno, Principal Specialist, Water and Sanitation, Inter-American Development Bank
Maryann Ramirez Calisto, Conservation Manager Southern Andes, The Nature Conservatory
Marina Santa Rosa, Coordinator Water Workings Group, Brazilian Business Council for Sustainable Development, Brazil
A partnership session to explore the potential of collaborative partnerships to accelerate the transition to an inclusive green economy and explore how these collaborations can move beyond pilots and individual activities to push green growth towards large-scale impact and widespread adoption.
Moderator To be announced
Clay Nesler, Vice President of Corporate Sustainability, Johnson Controls, USA
David Wilk, Acting Chief and Lead Climate Change Specialist, Climate Change and Sustainability Division, IDB
Lisbeth Jespersen, Head of Department, 3GF, Denmark
Carolina Jaramillo, Country Representative, GGGI, Colombia
Cesar Fonseca, Country Representative, 2030 Water Resources Group, Peru
Ana Maria Majano, Associate Director, Latin American Center for Competitiveness & Sustainable Development, INCAE Business School, Costa Rica
Ingrid Jegou, Senior Manager, International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Management
Market Place for Partnerships Ideas
Opportunity space to explore new green growth partnership ideas and connect with potential global, regional and local partners.