Atlantic Council – Road to the Summit: A Green and Equitable Future for the Americas
The COVID-19 pandemic exposed preexisting economic inequality across the Western Hemisphere. The Ninth Summit of the Americas presents an opportunity to galvanize support for sustainable and inclusive economic development for the region. Climate disasters cost the United States roughly $145 billion in 2021, and the price tag of adjusting to climate change in developing countries will rise from $70 billion to up to $500 billion by 2050. The region must take bold steps today to prioritize renewable economic growth, with a focus on the inclusion of vulnerable communities.
With the Ninth Summit of the Americas fast approaching, how can leaders build consensus to support the transformation to environmentally sustainable, inclusive, and resilient economic development? How can greater investment support poor and marginalized communities who experience disproportionate harm from climate change?
As part of a partnership with the US Department of State, the Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center is bringing together regional organizations to advance an inclusive conversation on the future of green and equitable economies in anticipation of the Ninth Summit of the Americas.
Join us to actively participate in a virtual conversation, “Road to the Summit: A green and equitable future for the Americas” on Thursday, March 17 from 12:00 – 1:30 p.m. (ET). Speakers and audience members will share ideas on ways to spur and sustain green and equitable economic growth.