FES Conference on Sustainable Development in Latin America
Latin America is poised to play a vital role in the global economic and geopolitical order, as recent events have made clear. It is a region with huge social and biological diversity as well as one the key producers of commodities. The ample variety of landscapes and economies makes Latin American region a lab for global efforts on Sustainable development.
In this context, we will host Yale’s first Conference on Sustainable Development in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC), which will bring a regional perspective of the challenges and opportunities related to implementing sustainable development. This conference will be the first of its kind at Yale University, providing students the opportunity to participate in a current discussion in a rapidly developing region. Organized by F&ES students and members of Yale College and Jackson Institute, this conference will be framed in light of the post-2015 Agenda and results from the COP21 agreement.
12:00 Registration & Lunch
1:00 Opening and Keynote Speaker. “Sustainable Development in Latin America - past, present and future” Jessica Faieta , UN Assistant Secretary-General and UNDP Regional Director for Latin America and the Caribbean
2:00 Panel Discussion - “Challenges and Opportunities for Sustainable Development Implementation” Guy Edwards, Co-Director of the Climate and Development Lab at Brown University; Carlos Gómez-Restrepo, President of La Salle University Colombia and founder of Utopia Project; and Oliver Azuara, Economics Specialist at the Inter-American Development Bank
3:30 Coffee break
4:00 Closing Remarks - “How will Latin America and the Caribbean achieve the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030?” Rueanna Haynes, lead negotiator Trinidad and Tobago UN mission
5:00 Closing Cocktail and Networking Event