Join us in-person or virtually for a Latin America and the Caribbean Climate Week Side Event: “Unleashing clean air funding for climate and health benefits”

Co-hosted by Environmental Defense Fund, World Bank, Climate and Clean Air Coalition and the United Nations Environment Programme

Where: Panama City, Marriott Hotel, Room Contadora IV and online via Teams link, available above.
When: October 23rd, 2023, 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm (CST)

Description: A panel of climate leaders representing high-profile donors, civil society, and government in LAC will convene to discuss and strategize ways to significantly escalate funding efforts for clean air actions in the Latin American and the Caribbean Region. Speakers will highlight specific funding sources available, innovative funding mechanisms, and financing strategies to advance transformation in key sectors at a regional scale, such as the development of an international framework for addressing wildfires caused by agricultural burning, the harmonization of vehicle emission standards and the deployment of sustainable transportation systems.

Featured speakers:

  • Adalberto Maluf, Secretary of Urban Environment and Environmental Quality, Ministry of Environment and Climate Change, Brazil
  • Martina Otto, Head of the Secretariat, Climate and Clean Air Coalition
  • Genevieve Connors, Practice Manager for Environment, Natural Resources, and the Blue Economy, Latin America and Caribbean, World Bank
  • Moderated by Sergio Sánchez, Senior Policy Director for Global Clean Air, Environmental Defense Fund

Registration for this even has closed. To virtually attend without registering, click this link to view the livestream at the time listed above. In-person participants must register for LAC Climate Week through the UNICO portal below. For more information, please contact Sergio Sánchez, Senior Policy Director, Global Clean Air, and Melanie Potter,

A reception for in-person attendees will be held after the side event at a nearby restaurant. Details will be emailed to in-person registrants.