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Eco-innovation, the energy transition and sustainable production

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.
Session |
Wed, 15/12/2021 - 11:00 to 12:30

Moderator: Joseluis Samaniego, Chief of the Sustainable Development and Human Settlements Division of ECLAC
Introductory remarks: René Kemp, Professor of Innovation and Sustainable Development at the University of Maastricht (Netherlands)

  • Diego Hurtado, Secretary for Planning and Policies on Science, Technology and Innovation of the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation of Argentina
  • Geoffrey Wever, Minister of Economic Affairs, Communications and Sustainable Development of Aruba
  • Armando Rodríguez Batista, Deputy Minister for Science, Technology and the Environment of Cuba
  • Benjamín Marticorena Castillo, Presidente del Consejo Nacional de Ciencia, Tecnología e Innovación Tecnológica (CONCYTEC) del Perú
  • Carlos Eduardo Pereira, Director of Operations of the Brazilian Enterprise for Industrial Research and Innovation (EMBRAPII)
  • Claudio Maggi, Regional Advisor of the International Labour Organization (ILO)
  • Mónica Luz, international expert in eco-innovation and sustainability

Discussion and statements by the countries