C2GTalk: How can the UN Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean help create governance for climate-altering approaches? with Alicia Bárcena

Dec 13, 2021

A global and regional discussion is needed to learn about and create governance for climate-altering approaches like solar radiation modification, says Alicia Bárcena, executive secretary of the United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), during a "C2GTalk" interview. The UN's regional commissions, including ECLAC, can play an important role in bringing together a diverse range of actors in this discussion, including public and private experts in environment, energy, finance, economy, and planning.

This interview was recorded on August 6, 2021 and is available with interpretation into 中文, Español, and Français.

A global and regional discussion is needed to learn about and create governance for climate-altering approaches like solar radiation modification, says Alicia Bárcena, executive secretary of the United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), during a C2GTalk interview.

The UN's regional commissions, including ECLAC, can play an important role in bringing together a diverse range of actors in this discussion, including public and private experts in environment, energy, finance, economy, and planning.

At the end of this C2GTalk, Bárcena said “And someday we will have to pay tribute to Maurice Strong . . . I think of him quite a lot.  I believe that he was really anticipating so many of these things. So hopefully someday we and C2G can do something about it”. On behalf of Bárcena and Janos Pasztor this C2GTalk is dedicated to the memory of Maurice Strong.

Alicia Bárcena assumed office as the executive secretary of the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) on July 1, 2008. She had previously served as the under-secretary-general for management at United Nations Headquarters in New York, chef de cabinet, and deputy chef de cabinet to the former secretary-general, Kofi Annan.

For more, including an edited transcript, please go to C2G's website.

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