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  • Ricardo Lagos Ricardo Lagos was  President of Chile between 2000 and 2006. Prior to becoming president , he held  …
  • Teresa Ribera Teresa Ribera est directrice de l'Iddri, depuis juillet 2014. Elle était auparavant conseillère sur le changement climatique  …
  • José Luis Samaniego Chief of the Division of Sustainable Development and Human Settlements of the United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America  …

Climate and development: perspectives from Latin America

08th of April 2015, Paris (France)

From 5:00 to 7:00 pm at Sciences Po (Amphi Chapsal)

A conference within the framework of the Make it Work initiative.

Opening by Frédéric Mion, Director, Sciences Po

With: 

  • Ricardo Lagos, former President of Chile (2000-2006), former President of the Club de Madrid
  • José Luis Samaniego, Director of the Sustainable Development and Human Settlements Division of the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC)
  • Teresa Ribera, Director, IDDRI

Latin America is bearing the brunt of climate change. At the same time, although its greenhouse gas emissions remain relatively low, the economic development of the continent means it is increasingly contributing to climate change. However, this economic development, which is largely based on exports of raw materials, is dependent on the prices of these materials and has not always gone hand in hand with a reduction in social inequality.

In this context, could new development paths be developed around ambitious policies for reducing and adapting to climate change? In this continent with its many different countries, what are the best examples in this field?

To answer these questions, as part of the “Paris Climat 2015: Make it Work” initiative, IDDRI is pleased to welcome some leading figures to Sciences Po: Ricardo Lagos, former President of Chile, former UN Special Envoy on Climate Change, and currently member of the Global Commission on the Economy and Climate; José Luis Samaniego, Director of the Sustainable Development and Human Settlements Division of the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), Teresa Ribera, Director of IDDRI and former Secretary of State for climate change in Spain.

The conference will be held in English.

Participation is free but registration is required:

** General registration, please register on that page (column on the right)
** Sciences Po community, please register here 

>> Voir l'interview de José Luis Samaniego

 

>> Voir l'interview de Ricardo Lagos