Bridgetown, Feb 2 Ministers of Environment of Latin America and the Caribbean are addressing on Tuesday the region’s challenges and the necessary actions to be implemented to build a sustainable future.
The exchanges, started on Monday, are being developed today, as part of the 22nd Meeting of the Forum, organized virtually by the Government of Barbados due to Covid-19.
‘The pandemic has proved that the equilibrium of our ecosystems is impacted by the way we use our natural resources. We can still build a sustainable future for Latin America and the Caribbean,’ Adrian Forde, Minister of Environment and National Beautification of Barbados, said.
This meeting was also organized by the Regional Office for Latin America and the Caribbean of the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP).
Issues such as the transition to a circular economy, the agenda on the closure of open dumpsites, air pollution, climate action, environmental justice and governance are in the agenda of the meeting.
Gender and environment, the sustainable development of Small Island Developing States, and the importance of building back better and greener in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, are also in the list.
The Forum of Ministers of Environment of Latin America and the Caribbean was established in 1982 and is the oldest and most relevant cooperation body for environmental authorities in the region.