The Annual Sustainable Development in Latin America and the Caribbean Conference is proud to announce its seventh installment. The student-run conference reflects growing interest in environmental leadership and knowledge that comes from and is needed in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC).
The LAC region faces numerous interrelated challenges, from climate change and biodiversity loss to political and economic crises, all while navigating the COVID-19 pandemic. Despite significant progress, leaders and innovators at all levels continually strive to capture opportunities and synergies toward the region’s sustainable development goals.
Communities in the region are confronting environmental, social, and economic challenges by shifting towards inclusive and resilient growth, leveraging natural resources, and harnessing cultural and geographic diversity. At the same time, business leaders, financial institutions, and government counterparts are building mechanisms to support green solutions to protect biodiversity, maximize carbon capture, improve resource management, and bring wealth to the LAC region’s economies. Their range of approaches – tailored to landscapes from the high deserts of Bolivia to the coasts of Belize – inspire cross-country collaboration and knowledge sharing unique to this part of the world.
In line with this, the theme of the 2022 Conference is “Resistance and Resilience: Building a Sustainable Future in Latin America and the Caribbean ”