Embracing a sustainable recovery in the Chilean context of Covid-19

This morning the webinar “Embracing a sustainable recovery in the Chilean context of Covid-19” was held with presentations by the Dean of the Faculty of Economics and Business of the University of Chile, José de Gregorio, and the Minister of the Environment of Chile and COP25 President, Carolina Schmidt.

The meeting was attended by the University College London professor Mariana Mazzucato, the British economist Lord Nicholas Stern and his colleague Amar Bhattacharya.

The virtual event was closed by the Minister of Energy of Chile, Juan Carlos Jobet.

In her speech, Minister Schmidt referred to the “big challenge in front of us. But, at the same time, we have a unique opportunity to use this crisis to accelerate our transformation to a more inclusive, cleaner, healthier, low carbon and resilient economy for the world´s future.”

“A real sustainable recovery must focus on people needs and foster economic growth with the environment. Boost, as a top priority, investments that can generate in a fast way: large numbers of jobs while, at the same time, accelerate the de-carbonization of our energy matrix, reduce pollution, build clean transport systems, sustainable cities and green infrastructure for the growth of our economies”, he said.

In this link you can see the complete webinar.