Past Event

Sustainable Development: Investing in Nature and Sustainable Economies in the Global South

September 21, 2023
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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International Affairs Building (6th Floor), Columbia University, 420 West 118th Street, New York

Event Description

Recognizing the urgency to protect biodiversity for the planet's health, well-being, and economic stability, the panel will explore the significance of investing in nature as emphasized by the Glasgow Climate Pact and the recently approved Kunming-Montreal Global Biodiversity Framework (GBF). These international agreements call for transformative action to halt and reverse biodiversity loss within this decade.

The panel will shed light on the challenges faced by local partners, including communities and indigenous peoples, in their efforts to protect nature. Moreover, the discussion will delve into the implications of sustainable economic development in Latin America and the Caribbean, examining the role of public financing. The panel will explore the collaboration between the public and private sectors, such as debt-for-nature swaps and blended finance, which are crucial for addressing the climate and biodiversity crises and ensuring long-term sustainable development. This panel promises to offer invaluable insights into the intersection of nature conservation, economic growth, and societal well-being. Join to explore the potential for transformative action and collaborative solutions to protect biodiversity and build sustainable economies in the Global South.

Event Information

Free and open to the public; registration required. Please visit the event webpage for additional information. Please email [email protected] with any questions. Hosted by the Institute of Latin American Studies at Columbia University.