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2019 Sustainable Development in Latin America and the Caribbean Conference

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The Conference on Sustainable Development in Latin America and the Caribbean (SDLAC) is a student-led, multicultural learning space for students at the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies (F&ES), and the broader Yale community, with special interest (either originating from, or wishing to learn more, work, or study) in the Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) region. It will facilitate regionally-centred discourse, showcase innovation and talent, and connect students with leaders and visionaries of sustainable development in LAC and the global community.

The inaugural conference was held in 2016 to explore existing and emerging issues relevant to the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda. Each year the Conference grows and structures an exciting program of activities, catering to the experiences and interests of students for an event that is inclusive and filled with learning and networking opportunities.

The 2019 Conference is being hosted by F&ES and the Council on Latin America and Iberian Studies (CLAIS) at the Yale MacMillan Center. The theme for this year's conference is Catalyzing Adaptation and Climate Finance. Topics that will be explored include international finance and microfinance mechanisms, gender-responsive adaptation, finance and disaster risk preparedness, and adaptation in urban and rural environments, with a focus on urban flooding and rural agriculture, forestry and land use.

The conference will take this timely opportunity, given some of the major regional and international events of the climate change regime, to review and to engage adaptation and finance experts on perspectives on progress in the negotiations and decisions of the regime, and on priorities for bridging the adaptation and finance gaps in LAC. Speakers and presenters will hail from throughout the LAC region, as well as from major institutions like the UN and the World Resources Institute (WRI).

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