Executive Secretary of ECLAC to speak on climate emergency in Latin America

01 February, 2021

We are delighted to welcome Alicia Bárcena, Executive Secretary of the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), to deliver the latest lecture in our Climate Change and the Challenges of Development series, on 5 February.

Ms Bárcena will speak on 'The Climate Emergency in LAC: threats and opportunities for sustainable development'.

Ms Bárcena assumed office as the Executive Secretary of the ECLAC on 1 July 2008. She had previously served as the Under-Secretary-General for Management at United Nations Headquarters in New York, Chef de Cabinet and Deputy Chef de Cabinet to the former Secretary-General, Kofi Annan.

Prior to her time at ECLAC, Ms Bárcena served as Co-ordinator of the Latin American and Caribbean Sustainable Development Programme of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), responsible for the Environmental Citizenship Project at the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).

She was the Founding Director of the Earth Council in Costa Rica, a nongovernmental organisation in charge of follow-up to the agreements reached at the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED) held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in 1992.

The lecture will take place at 5pm UK time.

Register here: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_GL5w67HbTGmqTZZ9dkygIA