Environmental Leadership: Latin American Perspectives on the Climate Crisis

12 April 2021
13:00 - 14:30 hrs. Eastern Time

Ahead of the Leaders Summit on Climate, a virtual meeting on April 22 and 23 involving high-level discussions on how new and deeper global partnerships can help urgently address the climate crisis, the Wilson Center’s Latin American Program is hosting a discussion on the importance of environmental leadership and international cooperation in addressing climate change, with U.S. and Latin American government officials.

This in anticipation of a newly ambitious multilateral agenda in the United States, where, of the 40 world leaders invited to the summit, eight represent countries that are based in the Western Hemisphere.

How have these nations addressed domestic obstacles and major challenges concerning sustainable development? Will ambitious climate policy speed up post-pandemic economic recovery? How should leaders in Latin America and other developing regions best partner with the new U.S. administration, including in the run-up to COP 26, the UN Climate Conference taking place this November in Glasgow?


  • Trigg Talley, Director, Office of Global Change, U.S. Department of State
  • Dona Bertarelli, UNCTAD Special Adviser for the Blue Economy
  • Moderated by Cynthia J. Arnson, Director, Latin American Program
Join the discussion on Monday, April 12 from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. ET for a high-profile discussion of these and other issues with senior government officials responsible for formulating climate and environmental policy.


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