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Financing Circular Economy in LATAM

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When:
August 17, 2022 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm UTC Timezone
2022-08-17T13:00:00+00:00
2022-08-17T14:00:00+00:00

This is a bilingual webinar (English and Spanish).

Latin America and Caribbean countries generate over 200 million tons of waste annually, of which 27% is disposed of in open dumpsites, and less than 10% of the waste is utilised. Circular economy can improve waste management systems and public health, reduce GHG emissions, and promote efficient manufacturing while generating over 4.8 million new jobs by 2030. Achieving the circular economy goals requires easy access to preferential capital. The webinar gives an insight into innovative finance instruments and case studies for financing circular economy projects in LATAM.

(Español)
América Latina y el Carribe genera aproximadamente 200 millones de toneladas anualmente de cuál 27% está dispuesto en botadero a cielo abierto y menos de 10% está aprovechado. La economía circular puede mejorar la gestión de residuos sólidos, salud pública, reducción de GEI, promover la eficiencia de la manufactura generando alrededor de 4.8 millones de empleos para el 2030. Para cumplir con las metas, se requiere fácil acceso al capital preferencial. El webinar da una introducción a los instrumentos financieros y casos de estudios para la financiación de proyectos enfocados en la economía circular en LATAM.

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SPEAKERS

Valeria Dagnino Contreras, LatAm Programme Analyst @Climate Bonds Initiative

Valeria is the Programme Analyst for the Climate Bonds Initiative’s LatAm team and is based in Mexico City. She is responsible for supporting the delivery of key activities under the Latam programme and supporting the efforts to drive the development of the Green Finance market in the region. She is currently supporting the execution of Green Finance Programmes through technical assistance, capacity building, podcasts and webinars. She has experience working with sustainable development projects, liaising with stakeholders as well as analyzing barriers and opportunities in the local market for leveraging green financial products.

Valeria has a dual bachelor’s degree in Political Science and in International Relations
from Yonsei University in South Korea.

Valeria es la analista de programas del equipo de América Latina para Climate Bonds Initiative y está basada en la Ciudad de México. Es responsable de apoyar el desarrollo de actividades clave en el marco del programa LatAm y de apoyar los esfuerzos para impulsar el desarrollo del mercado de Finanzas Verdes en la región. 

Actualmente apoya la ejecución de los programas de finanzas verdes a través de la
asistencia técnica, el desarrollo de capacidades, los podcasts y los webinars. Tiene
experiencia en proyectos de desarrollo sostenible, en la relación con diferentes agentes
de interés y en el análisis de los obstáculos y oportunidades en el mercado local para
aprovechar los productos financieros verdes.

Valeria tiene una doble licenciatura en Ciencias Políticas y en Relaciones
Internacionales por la Universidad de Yonsei en Corea del Sur.

Andrea Corzo, Director of Environmental, Sectoral and Urban Affairs @Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development, Colombia

Andrea is a lawyer with a specialization in environmental consultancy and a master’s degree in environment, human dimensions, and socioeconomics. She has experience in the management of environmental policies and models of development, management and evaluation related to collective rights and the environment. She has led the development of local, sustainable policies and administrative rules for the Protection of natural resources. Andrea has experience in sustainability management systems, instruments environmental protection, environmental taxation, and tools for territorial analysis of the environment. She also has a high competition in the formulation of policies, plans and programs in waste management, post management consumption, plastic, circular economy, urban environmental management, and implementation of sustainability in productive activities at the national level, such as agriculture, mining, energy, hydrocarbons, construction, infrastructure, and mobile sources.

Dirección a mi cargo de la implementación de la Estrategia Nacional de Economía Circular para Colombia, Plan Nacional para la Gestión de Plásticos de un solo Uso, formulación, coordinación e implementación de las políticas, planes y programas para la gestión ambiental sectorial, gestión ambiental de residuos, adopción de tecnologías limpias y reconversión tecnológica, así como la implementación de políticas y programas ambientales para el desarrollo urbano, con énfasis en biodivercuidades.

MODERATOR

Vishwas Vidyaranya, Founder, Ambire Environmental Engineering Solutions

Vishwas is the co-founder of Ambire, a company focused on consulting and digital solutions in circular economy and climate change. He has over 10 years of international experience in circular economy, waste and water management, financial analysis, climate change resilience and sustainable cities. He holds a master´s degree in Sanitary Engineering and waste management from Leibniz Universität Hannover, Germany and is based out of Bogotá, Colombia.

Vishwas has implemented over 4.000 tonnes per annum capacity of decentralized waste recycling systems and designed over 150.000 tonnes per annum of centralized waste treatment systems This includes five material recovery facilities ranging from 20 TPD to 250 TPD capacities.

He is actively involved in professional organizations like ISWA and its Young Professionals Group (YPG). He is also a member of ISWA’s working group on landfills. He has several publications and a US Patent on the energy management system to his credit.

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