The Sustainable Road to Prosperity in Latin America: Utilizing Business as Agents of Change

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Date and place

March 1, 2016 at Crystal Pavilion, Pan Pacific Hotel

Description

Businesses as agents of change. Sustainability for a prosperous future.

The growing interest in clean energy sector of Latin America is reflected in the significant growth in investments, and it is supported by price advantages and signs of an improved framework for renewable energy projects.

In view of this untapped potential in the Latin American region, ExpoPlaza Latina (EPL) in partnership with GLOBE 2016 hosted a seminar with keynote speakers in relation to sustainable practices and the thriving clean tech industry, followed by a business networking session with government and consular officials. Also, Latin American consulates and the BC government presented a summary of their initiatives and exclusive business opportunities arising from the challenge of meeting the commitment signed under the United Nations General Assembly resolution "Transforming our world: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development" (Paris 2015).

Speakers and moderator

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The Paris Agreement: Implications for Latin America Edna Aguiñaga, Sustainability Advisor, Travesia Partners

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Sustainable solutions in Canada and Latin America Walter Merida, PPhys., PEng., Director of Clean Energy Research Centre at UBC

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Renewable energies: The Canadian expertise and the LATAM markets. Lucas de Haro, CEO of Sorgent.e Hydro Canada Corporation

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The future of renewable energy in Latin America Carlos St. James, Board member of the Latin American & Caribbean Council on Renewable Energy

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Moderator: Debora Barros Leal Farias, Postdoctoral Research Fellow at UBC

Networking event speakers

1.  Harbs Bains, Senior Manager at the Ministry of International Trade, Technology & Innovation, BC

2. Consular officers  of Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador and Mexico

Topics

1.  Main implications of the Paris Agreement for Latin America

2. Sustainable technologies

3. Renewable energy

4. Investment opportunities for sustainable development in Latin America

Photos


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