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The Big Push for Sustainability for a dynamic, inclusive and resilient recovery

Side event

Session |
Thu, 18/03/2021 - 12:30 to 14:00

Organized by Costa Rica, in its capacity as chair and ECLAC

Objetive: This activity aims to pursue an economic recovery and reactivation focused on the low carbon economic sectors that can generate, at the same time, jobs and environmental resilience, strengthening the human capacity to create prosperity, based on evidence.

12.30h. - 12:40h.    Welcome
Remarks: Alicia Bárcena, Executive Secretary. Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean.
Introduction of participants and moderation: Mario Cimoli, Deputy Executive Secretary, ECLAC

12: 40h.- 12:50h.  “The Big Push for Sustainability as a contribution to the 2030 Agenda”.
• José Luis Samaniego, Director of the Sustainable Development and Human Settlements Division

12:50h.- 13:50h.   Dialogue with panelists
Moderator: Mario Cimoli, Deputy Executive Secretary, ECLAC.

13:50h. – 14:00h.   Closing remarks
• Mario Cimoli, Deputy Executive Secretary, ECLAC



  • Andrea Meza, Minister of Environment and Energy, Costa Rica
  • Gabriel Quijandría, Minister of Environment, Peru.
  • Honourable Orlando Habet, Minister of Sustainable Development, Climate Change and Disaster Risk Management of Belize.
  • Florencia Gómez, Secretary of Environmental Policy in Natural Resources, Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development, Argentina.
  • Jonathan Pershing, Foreign Policy and Climate Advisor, United States of America.
  • Luis Felipe López Calva, Regional Representative of the United Nations Development Program.