Climate Change and Latin America: The outlook for COP 20 and beyond

Thursday, November 6, 2014 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM

Climate Change and Latin America: The outlook for COP 20 and beyond

The Inter-American Dialogue will hold a forum on climate change policy in Latin America from 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM on Thursday, November 6th, in Washington, DC (1211 Connecticut Ave NW, Suite 510).

In December world leaders will travel to Lima, Peru to participate in United Nations COP 20 talks – the first major climate change summit to be held in Latin America since Mexico hosted the annual negotiations in 2010. Many countries in the region rank among the most vulnerable to rising global temperatures. Yet Latin American governments remain deeply divided in climate negotiations. What role will the region play in upcoming talks? And what are the prospects for more comprehensive measures to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, curb deforestation, and improve energy efficiency in Latin America?


Augusto de la Torre
Chief Economist for Latin America and the Caribbean, World Bank

Jorge Gastelumendi
Senior Advisor on International Climate Policy, The Nature Conservancy

Gloria Visconti
Lead Climate Change Specialist, Inter-American Development Bank

John Fialka (moderator)
Editor, ClimateWire

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Lisa Viscidi
Program Director | Energy, Climate Change & Extractive Industries

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Nov 06 2014


09:00 - 09:00
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