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How to make Green Recovery work? Experiences from Latin America and the Caribbean and the role of international partnerships
Monday, 8. November 2021, 11:00 - 12:00
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NDC Pavilion

Date, time:

Monday, 8 November 2021 (11:00-12:00 UK Time)

Organised by:

EUROCLIMA+ Programme (GIZ) and NDC Partnership Support Unit

Venue:

NDC Partnership Pavilion at COP26 in Glasgow  

Abstract

In light of the severe impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, countries around the world are embarking on unprecedented recovery programmes to revive their economies. In Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC), for example, the COVID-19 pandemic pushed 4.7 million people out of the middle class and into vulnerability or poverty last year, and countries mobilised significant fiscal resources in response to the pandemic, with a total of around USD 485 billion across 26 countries with the average package in the region represented approximately 8.5% of GDP.

Key decisionmakers and civil society stakeholders from around the world advocate for a “Green Recovery” through a package of measures that go beyond short-term relief and set the course for long-term structural reforms and a transformative shift towards sustainability, biodiversity protection, resilience and climate neutrality.

Green Recovery has become a buzzword to tackle the health, environmental and socioeconomic crises in an integrated manner. But how realistic is this and can the Green Recovery approach really turn the crisis into an opportunity for structural transformation? What have been some of the lessons learnt from the practical experiences in the Latin American and Caribbean region?

The side event aims at discussing what has been achieved so far and what role international partnerships can play to help make Green Recovery a reality. Some of the questions that will be raised include: What have we learnt so far from initiatives such as the NDC Partnership Economic Advisory Support that aim at supporting governments in their efforts to integrate climate considerations into their recovery planning? What are the key challenges and trade-offs including donor coordination and conflicting agendas between different ministries? And what are the main practical needs of middle- and lower-income countries to really make a difference?

Audience

Climate, finance and economy experts; investors; policy makers in national and local governments; civil society and private sector

Time  Topic 
 Welcome and introduction (5 min.)  Stefano Signore, Head of Unit - Climate Change and Sustainable Energy; Nuclear Safety - DG INTPA, European Commission
 Keynote presentation (10 min.)  where do we stand on green recovery in LAC:
Niklas Hagelberg, Coordinator of UN Environment's subprogramme on Climate Change
 Panel discussion (40 min.)  

moderator: Pablo Vieira, Global Director, NDC Partnership Support Unit
panellists:

Santiago Aparicio, Director Técnico, Departamento Nacional de Planeación, Colombia

Rodrigo Rodriguez Tornquist, Climate Change Secretary, Argentina 

Ingrid Hoven, Managing Director at GIZ
 Wrap up & looking ahead (5 minutes)  Moderator: Pablo Vieira


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