LEDS LAC webinar: How to make green growth inclusive in Latin America and the Caribbean

Speakers: Aída Figari, Tamaro Kane, Carter Brandon, Matias Gallardo and Alex Kasterine
Location: GoToWebinar
Partners: green-growth-knowledge-platform-ggkp, latin-america-and-the-caribbean-leds-platform-leds-lac

The Latin America and Caribbean Region (LAC) has served as a laboratory for inclusive green growth, having implemented clean, efficient, resilient and socially inclusive innovations, such as a low emission energy matrix, the first regional catastrophic risk insurance facility, Payments for Environmental Services and the world’s most extensive use of Bus Rapid Transit (BRT). However, converting these sparks of innovation into mainstream policies and widespread practices is a key challenge that lies ahead for the LAC region.

The aim of this webinar is to stimulate an in-depth discussion on how to leverage collective action towards inclusive green growth. With a panel of leading experts, the webinar provides discussion and debate on the key opportunities and challenges, and regional examples of where the pro-poor and inclusive approach is being implemented, lessons learnt, and critical knowledge gaps where further collective action is required.

The webinar will be held in Spanish. For more information about the webinar, click here. If you have any questions about this event, please contact the LEDS LAC Secretariat: info@ledslac.org

This webinar is being held in the run-up to the Green Growth Knowledge Platform (GGKP)’s Fourth Annual Conference which will also focus of the topic of inclusiveness with an overarching theme of “Transforming Development through Inclusive Green Growth”. Learn more at: www.greengrowthknowledge.org/event/conference2016



Aída Figari, technical expert of LEDS LAC Secretariat, Libelula
Tamaro Kane, Green Growth Knowledge Platform (GGKP) Coordinator, World Bank


The World Bank approach to inclusive green growth in LAC: Carter Brandon, Lead Economist, World Bank

The UNEP approach to inclusive green growth in LAC: Matias Gallardo, Green Economy, United Nations Environment Programme Finance Initiative (UNEP FI)

Inclusive green growth in action: Aid for Trade and Trade in Quinoa: Alex Kasterine, Head of the Trade and Environment Programme, International Trade Centre (UN/WTO)

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The Regional Platform for Latin America and the Caribbean (LEDS LAC) is a community of practice that brings together leaders in the area of low emission and climate resilient development in the region. LEDS LAC is part of the Low Emission Development Strategies Global Partnership (LEDS GP) founded in 2011. LAC LEDS is a platform for exchanging experiences, best practices and lessons learned; capacity building; and coordination and collaboration in the formulation and implementation of LEDS.

About the GGKP

The Green Growth Knowledge Platform (GGKP) is a global partnership of international organisations and experts that identifies and addresses major knowledge gaps in green growth theory and practice. Founded by the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI), the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the World Bank, the GGKP draws together over 45 partners organisations.

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