We need to direct the world towards a new "rebirth" where the planet and its limits are the essential framework for our political and economic decisions to guarantee the life and well-being of humanity and the wonderful diversity of organisms that make it possible and lasting. For this, Latin American leaders have developed a declaration of principles for a sustainable future for Latin America, in times of pandemic and planetary crisis that emphasizes the need to review the current order and adopt the necessary social contract to sustain peace, dignity, integrity and people's lives with the promise of sustainable and lasting development. In this first webinar the principles proposed for the rebirth of sustainable Latin America will be presented, opening a space for dialogue and reflection with key personalities from the region who will analyze the potential for the effective application of these principles in political, economic, social and environmental.


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Manuel Pulgar Vidal
Rachel Biderman
Carlos Manuel Rodriguez
Yolanda Kakabadse

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This initiative is being promoted by Fundación Futuro Latinoamericano, Fundación Avina, WWF y Sistema B,besides being supported by over 120 Latin American leaders. (More information HERE)

This first webinar seeks to open a space for dialogue and reflection based on the Declaration of Principles for a sustainable future in Latin America, in times of pandemic and planetary crisis and to analyze the potential of the region for the effective application of these principles in political, economic, social and environmental decisions from this crisis. If you have any questions about this event, please contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


1. Brief introduction on the purposes and principles of the Declaration in the context of the current crisis - Yolanda Kakabadse
2. Provocative question for the Panelists: How to put into practice in Latin America the principles proposed in the Declaration? - Yolanda Kakabadse/Panelists
3. Question: If you were the President of your country, where would you start - Yolanda Kakabadse/Panelists
4. Questions from the public
5. Conclusions - Yolanda Kakabadse


Panl1.png Yolanda Kakabadse

Of Ecuadorian nationality, with extensive experience in the field of conservation and sustainable development. He coordinated the participation of civil society organizations in the United Nations Conference for Environment and Development (Earth Summit), held in Rio de Janeiro in 1992. In 1993 he founded the Fundación Futuro Latinoamericano where he served as its Executive President until 2006. She was appointed Minister of Environment of the Republic of Ecuador in 1998. She was also President of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) from 1996 to 2004. She was President of the Board of Directors of WWF International from 2010 to 2017

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Global leader of the Energy and Climate Practice for WWF International and former Minister of Environment of Peru. Peruvian lawyer with more than 30 years of experience in environmental policy. He was Peru's Minister of the Environment from 2011 to 2016. In 2014, he served as president of the United Nations Conference on Climate Change (COP20) that guided the Paris Agreement; since October 2016, he leads the Climate and Energy practice for WWF International.

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Executive Director of the World Resource Institute (WRI) Brazil. A lawyer. Before joining WRI Brazil, in 2011, she acted as deputy coordinator at the Center for Sustainability Studies at the FGV Business School in São Paulo. Between 2004 and 2005, he coordinated the environmental dimension of the Sustainability Index of the Brazilian Stock Exchange (ISE). In the early 2000s, she was co-coordinator of the Brazilian Forum on Climate Change (FBMC), established by President Cardoso in 2001. Rachel has served as a board member of various socio-environmental organizations: Instituto de Defensa del Consumidor (IDEC), Instituto Marina Silva, Fundación Futuro Latino Americano (FFLA) and previously President of Greenpeace Brazil between 2011 and 2013.

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Minister of Environment and Energy of Costa Rica. CEO and President-elect of GEF (Global Environmental Fund). Lawyer. Carlos Manuel has served three times as Minister of Environment and Energy for the Government of Costa Rica, including the current government term. He has pioneered the development of payment for ecosystem services (PES), forest restoration, ocean conservation and decarbonization strategies and is a global expert on environmental policies, multilateral environmental negotiations, and nature conservation finance. During his three terms as Minister of Environment and Energy in Costa Rica, Carlos Manuel was able to double the size of his forests, the electricity sector has become 100% clean and renewable, consolidated a System of National Parks that has positioned the country as a pioneer in ecotourism, and has led the decarbonization process in Costa Rica.