Latin America Net Zero Urban Innovation Challenges and Opportunities

DATE: 16 March, 2021

LOCATION: Online Webinar

START TIME: 3:00 pm END TIME: 5:00 pm

Join us on the 16th March when we will be hearing directly from the Latin American Cities about their Net Zero Challenges

As the host country of COP26 in 2021, and with its ambitious net-zero targets, the UK has the potential to not only transform itself internally but also work together with partners globally to achieve the global climate commitments and tackle the net zero challenges. The recently released Ten Point Plan for Net-Zero Transition is a clear indication of the high importance of this topic and represents an opportunity to partner with Pacific Alliance and broader Latin American cities that seek to accelerate emissions reduction and a shift to renewable energy adoption.   

Connected Places Catapult in partnership with the FCDO and The Business of Cities wants to accelerate the commercialisation of smart cities and transport innovations with a focus on decarbonisation and promotion of global partnerships in these sectors.

Join us on the 16th March at 3pm GMT, when we will be hearing directly from the Latin American Cities about their Net Zero Challenges and discussing how partnerships between UK and local stakeholders are key in solving them. We will be joined by UK academia and SMEs who are currently working on innovative solutions to tackle climate related issues.

If you are an UK SME that has a solution to Net Zero Challenges, Interested In expanding Into Latin America and would like to pitch during the event, then please contact Charlotte.Hutton@cp.catapult.org.uk

Speakers

Dr Amy Hochadel

Director of Global Business Growth

Connected Places Catapult

Fiona Clouder

UK Government’s Regional Ambassador for Latin America and the Caribbean

COP26

Dr Tim Moonen

Director

The Business of Cities

Felipe Harman

Mayor

Mayor of Villavivencio

Nicolás Sepulveda

Executive Director

Creo Antofagasta, Chile

Mario Delannays

Regional Secretary of the Ministry of Environment

Biobío Region, Chile

Moyra Rojas

Regional Secretary to the Ministry of Environment

Tarapacá Region, Chile

Matheus Ortega

C40 – City Adviser

City of Salvador

Rodrigo Perpetuo

Executive Secretary

ICLEI South America

Gonzalo Muñoz

High level champion

United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCC) in Chile

Edson Gomez

IT Adviser

Bucaramanga Mayor Office, Colombia

Raul Pacheco

Secretary of Planning

Mayor’s Office of Santa Marta, Colombia

Agenda

15:00 – 15:10

Welcome and Introduction

  • Dr Amy Hochadel – Director of Global Business Growth – Connected Places Catapult
  • Welcoming Remarks  – Fiona Clouder – UK Government’s Regional Ambassador for Latin America and the Caribbean, COP26
15:10 – 15:20

 Addressing Net-Zero Challenges in Pacific Alliance Cities: Project Findings

  • Dr Tim Moonen – Director – The Business of Cities
15:20 – 16:10

Urban Innovation Challenges in Latin American cities

Part 1: The Challenges in Latin American cities

  • Felipe Harman,Mayor of Villavicencio, Colombia
  • Nicolás Sepulveda,Executive Director of Creo Antofagasta, Chile
  • Mario Delannays, Regional Secretary of the Ministry of Environment, Biobío Region, Chile
  • Moyra Rojas, Regional Secretary to the Ministry of Environment, Tarapacá Region, Chile
  • Edson Gomez, IT Adviser for the Bucaramanga Mayor Office, Colombia
  • Raul Pacheco, Secretary of Planning, Mayor’s Office of Santa Marta, Colombia

Part 2: Welcoming new perspectives

  • Matheus Ortega – C40 – City Adviser for Salvador, Brazil
  • Rodrigo Perpetuo – Executive Secretary of ICLEI South America
16:10 – 16:40

Hearing from UK SMEs

  • EHAB
  • Signal
  • Beringar
  • Connected Energy
16:40 – 16:55

Q&A

16:55 – 17:00

Closing Remarks

  • Gonzalo Muñoz – High level champion for United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCC) in Chile