The Covid-19 pandemic has once more demonstrated the fragility of Latin American regional and subregional organizations, and the reasons for it: the weaknesses of domestic institutions, the lack of shared interests and values, and the dependence on foreign powers. It is not too late to turn the pandemic into an opportunity to acknowledge the existence of common interests, and the value of pursuing them collectively.
Alicia Bárcena, executive secretary of the ECLAC, has co-authored and published a new book titled La emergencia del cambio climático en América Latina y el Caribe ¿Seguimos esperando la catástrofe o pasamos a la acción? or “The Climate Change Emergency in Latin America and the Caribbean: Are We Still Waiting for the Catastrophe or Do We Take Action?”
ECLAC’s Executive Secretary and Dialogue Board Member Alicia Bárcena gave an overview of the challenges facing the region.