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We have agreed, will you? BiodiverCities for Transformative action. Scaling it up in Latin America and the Caribbean!

The BiodiverCities by 2030 is a joint initiative of the World Economic Forum and the Alexander von Humboldt Institute, championed by the Government of Colombia. The new impetus to achieve BiodiverCities by 2030 is led by the CAF -Development Bank of Latin America and more than 50 City Mayors in Latin America and the Caribbean who have committed to mainstream biodiversity into urban development projects.

Emil Rodriguez Garabot

Moderator

date

Wednesday, June 29, 2022

16:30-18:00

place
ICC: Voices from Cities Room B
organization
CAF - Development Bank of Latin America, Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development of Colombia, Alexander von Humboldt Institute, World Economic Forum, Industrial and Port District of Barranquilla, Municipality of Loja, and Municipality of Lujan
country
Global
language
Polish, Spanish, English, French + CART
theme
Greener Urban Futures
Reference: 
VC-B 12

Summary

This event will bring together representatives from global, regional, national and sub-national organizations committed to achieve BiodiverCities by 2030. Special focus will be placed on City Mayors from Latin America and the Caribbean who will share how their cities are bringing nature at the core of urban development through different initiatives. Furthermore, session speakers will reflect on the best strategy to consolidate the newly promoted Network of BiodiverCities of Latin America and the Caribbean led by the CAF -Development Bank of Latin America. 

Further information:

Objectives

  • To identify key enabling environments to achieve BiodiverCities in the context of Latin America and the Caribbean. 
  • To exchange ideas and proposals to make biodiversity protection compatible with urban economic growth and social inclusion.
  • To present experiences of Latin American and Caribbean cities that can turn into a reference for other cities, within our region and in other regions.

Session speakers

Speaker
Role
Organization
Country
Mr. Angel Cardenas
General Manager of Urban Development and Creative Economies
CAF - Development Banks of Latin America
Mr. Juan Nicolás Galarza
Vice-Minister
Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development of Colombia
Ms. TBC TBC
TBC
World Economic Forum
Ms. TBC TBC
BiodiverCities by 2030 Initiative
Alexander von Humboldt Institute
Mr. Jaime Pumarejo
Mayor of Barranquilla
Special, Industrial and Port District of Barranquilla
Ms. Patricia Picoita
Mayor of Loja
Municipality of Loja
Mr. Leonardo Boto
Mayor of Lujan
Municipality of Lujan