Webinar: Sustainable Stimuli III: Supporting a sustainable recovery in the Global South

When: 09 July 2020, 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm (CEST)

Where: Online

Apply by: Registration open

Governments around the world negotiate trillion-dollar recovery packages to respond to the economic fallout from the Covid-19 pandemic. The decisions they make determines if the Agenda 2030 Sustainable Development Goals remain within reach. The current social and economic crisis might be our last chance to initiate the deep transitions needed to put humanity on a path that is climate compatible.

With this online discussion series, the LEDS Global Partnership, its Energy Working Group and its regional platforms aspire to change that. Organized by Berlin think tank SD Strategies, leading international experts will discuss how developing countries can advance post-pandemic reform in the energy and transport sectors to the benefit their citizens both in the immediate crisis as well as in the long term.

The third session, co-hosted by the LEDS Latin America and Caribbean Platform (LEDS LAC), focuses on the importance of international cooperation in supporting SDG-oriented recovery in developing countries. Panelists will discuss priorities and challenges for post-Covid international technical and financial assistance, the immediate future of climate policy, and the potential of policy instruments such as the Paris Agreement’s Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) and national development plans towards the 2030 Agenda to stimulate national and regional economies.
The speakers will be asked to address a broad range of essential questions, including: What investment/economic risks and opportunities for developing countries exist in the post-pandemic recovery phase? How will the Covid-induced recession change the dynamics of climate negotiations? What are best-of-class projects to address both immediate needs as well as mid- and long-term objectives such as the NDCs/SDGs? How can sustainable energy and transport investments stimulate sustained development in emerging economies?

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