Latin America and the Caribbean contributes less than 10% of total greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, mostly from the energy sector, agriculture and land use change | Progress towards fulfilment of the Paris Agreement requires decarbonization of the economies | Investment in renewable energies and electromobility are key elements of the environmental big push | The region has great potential in hydroelectric, wind, solar and geothermal energy.
The 6th Council of Ministers of Environmental Sustainability of the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS), was held in Fort-de-France, Martinique, between 15 and 17 May 2019, under the theme “Towards a Sustainable Caribbean Society: Reinforcing Strategic and Durable Partnerships for Advancing Sustainable Development in the Eastern Caribbean.”
In a ceremony led by President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, the Executive Secretary of the UN regional commission, Alicia Bárcena, presented to Mexico a proposal for the El Salvador-Guatemala-Honduras-Mexico Comprehensive Development Plan.
The conference, which will be led by President Andrés Manuel López Obrador and the Executive Secretary of the United Nations regional commission, Alicia Bárcena, will take place next Monday, May 20, at Mexico’s National Palace.
This course is part of the technical assistance and teaching activities that CELADE-Population Division of ECLAC provides to national and international institutions of the region for the use and dissemination of statistics and socio-demographic information from each country.
The Regional Agreement on Access to Information, Public Participation and Justice in Environmental Matters in Latin America and the Caribbean (“Escazú Agreement”) was highlighted on numerous occasions during the Third Forum of the Countries of Latin America and the Caribbean on Sustainable Development, held at ECLAC headquarters in Santiago from 24 to 26 April 2019.