South America

Cities Collaborating Towards Circularity: Latin American and European Experiences

Event type
c40

c40

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Start date
America/Argentina/Buenos_Aires
End date
America/Argentina/Buenos_Aires
Description

Context: In the framework of the C40 Mayors Summit to be held in Buenos Aires from October 19-21, the United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), together with the Government of the City of Buenos Aires and Enel, is holding the side event entitled: "Cities Collaborating Towards Circularity: Latin American and European Experiences".

The role of cities in guiding the transition to the circular economy has grown considerably, as has the need for collaboration among them to establish common goals. In particular, two initiatives stand out: the Declaration of Circular Cities of Latin America and the Caribbean and the European Circular City Declaration, with the aim of providing a common framework and promoting collaboration and synergies.

The objective of the event is to bring these actors together and value the contribution in the development of strategies and initiatives for circular city development models, while addressing the inevitable challenges and obstacles on this path.

 

Objectives:

Consolidate the exchange in a face-to-face meeting with the signatory cities of the Declaration of Circular Cities of Latin America and the Caribbean and especially inviting cities and institutions that are addressing the issue.

The event consists of two panels of 30 minutes each. The first will be the vision of stakeholders and institutions on how to support the transition to a circular model in cities. The second will address case studies of cities to learn how cities that have signed the Declaration and those invited to participate in the C40 are addressing the issue today.

 

The United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), together with the Government of the City of Buenos Aires, C40 and ENEL, organized the side event "Cities Collaborating Towards Circularity: Latin American and European Experiences", in the framework of the C40 World Summit of Mayors, held in the City of Buenos Aires, Argentina, from October 19 to 21, 2022.

As part of a space for the exchange of experiences and ideas, the side event "Collaboration of cities towards circularity: Latin American and European experiences", promoted collaboration and coo

On March 29 and 30, an event entitled "The circular economy: a cross-sectoral strategy for sustainable development" was held as part of the project "Inclusive, sustainable and smart cities in the framework of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in Latin America and the Caribbean", a cooperation program between the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ).

The circular economy has been gaining increasing rel

Octubre Urbano - Sustainable cities, housing and public transportation: Visions from Latin America and Asia

Event type
Portada

Portada

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Start date
America/Santiago
End date
America/Santiago
Event type
Modality
Virtual
Description

A sustainable future with social, environmental and economic opportunities requires important efforts in which cities play a fundamental role. Articulated public policies on urban connectivity have great potential to drive this shift towards sustainability. To this end, it is urgent to recover and strengthen the link between urban connectivity and land and housing. In this virtual meeting, Latin America and the Caribbean through the voices of ECLAC / Sustainable Development and Human Settlements Division and its Asian counterpart ESCAP / Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific, together with Latin American government authorities will share their views, experiences and challenges in this common challenge.  

Moderated and supported by the ECLAC-BMZ/giz cooperation program through its Smart, Inclusive and Sustainable Cities program in the framework of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in Latin America and the Caribbean.