by Jani Schulz
Meetings of the United Nations related talks continue today at the Hotel Bougainvillea, Heredia, Costa Rica. The theme of the event is dialogue regarding the opportunities available for Latin American Countries to transition into green economies.
The event is a follow-up meeting for Latin America after the Rio+20 United Nations Conference on sustainable development held this past June in Rio de Janeiro Brazil. The Costa Rica meeting has many goals, but a key point is to discuss and define the different needs of each country in creating green ecomonies. Diaologue includes representation from Government, Educational Institutions, Non-Profit Organizations and the Public/Business sectors.
The purpose of the initiative is to implement opportunities which work jointly to enhance environmental sustainability, social improvement through green economic initiatives and projects.
In addition to live coverage of the event yesterday, Rainforest Radio conducted interviews with Andrew Crosby, Managing Director Stategy and Operations for the International Centre for Trade and Development; Guillermo Valles Galmes representing UNCTAD from Uruguay, and Vivian Mc Kinght Gerente de Mundancas Climaticas e Nova Economia Vale, Brazil.
Countries represented in meetings include: Brazil, Costa Rica, United States, Peru, Colombia, Ecuador, Chile, Dominican Republic, Mexico, Switzerland, Francia, Cuba, Guatamala, Panama, and Nicaragua and the United States.
The sponsors of the event include UNEP, International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development, International Trade Centre, Centro Internacional de Politica Economica Para el Desarrrollo Sostenible.
Today tune in to 960AM Costa Rica or online www.RainforestRadio.com and listen to innovative ideas and dialogue which are directed towards forward movement in creating green economies throughout Latin America.