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Wed, Dec 15 2021

  • 11:00 am to 12:30 pm
    The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Sustainable Development Goals underscore the urgent need to reconcile economic growth with greater social inclusion and environmental sustainability. It is therefore essential to make substantial changes in consumption and production patterns, and to move forward with a transition to cleaner energies. The creation of new productive capacities and the adoption of green technologies are two of the main challenges facing developing countries, and particularly the economies of Latin America and the Caribbean. In this context, a set of policies and incentives need to be designed and implemented to address the shortcomings of companies and reconcile changes in consumption and production patterns, fostering the incorporation of green technologies and eco-innovation processes. These will be some of the factors analysed in this panel, in addition to the role of regulation and the creation of regional spaces for the development of sustainable solutions.
  • 12:30 pm to 01:00 pm
  • 01:00 pm to 02:30 pm
    International cooperation and regional integration are vital for the development of science, technology and innovation systems in Latin America and the Caribbean. It is essential to build new spaces for cooperation that enhance the scientific and technological development of countries, favour exchanges of research professionals, promote the flow of knowledge and attract foreign direct investment (FDI) in innovation. There is also high potential in the development, strengthening and interlinking of Latin American and Caribbean capacities, both within the region and with other regions, which foster the creation of centres of excellence in research and development. The panel will address the challenges and opportunities that exist in the regional integration of science, technology and innovation systems, as well as the spaces that can be created to foster international cooperation in this area.
  • 02:30 pm to 02:45 pm