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Policy session: Pressing environmental problems in Latin America: Knowledge gaps and research needs to inform better policymaking

The session will provide a forum in which researchers and policy-makers will be able to have a dialogue about the most important environmental problems that Latin America currently faces. More importantly, it will provide an opportunity to identify knowledge gaps as well as to discuss ways in which policy-makers and researchers can interact in order to achieve the implementation of evidence-based environmental policies in the region. Finally, this session will be a perfect opportunity to present the recently created Latin American Association of Environmental and Resource Economists (LAERE) to a broad audience. One of LAERE’s objectives is precisely to foster the collaboration between policy-makers and researchers in Latin America to design better environmental policies.

Organizer(s): Alejandro Lopez-Feldman, Chair, Department of Economics, Centro de Estudios y Docencia Económicas (CIDE), Mexico City, Mexico

Chair: Alejandro Lopez-Feldman, Chair, Department of Economics, Centro de Estudios y Docencia Económicas (CIDE), Mexico City, Mexico

Panelists: Alejandro Lopez-Feldman, Chair, Department of Economics, Centro de Estudios y Docencia Económicas (CIDE), Mexico City, Mexico;
Francisco Alpizar, EfD Central America at CATIE;
Rodrigo Arriagada, Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile;
Allen Blackman, Inter-American Development Bank;
Carlos Chavez, Universidad de Talca;
Santiago Guerrero, OECD;
José Luis Samaniego, CEPAL;
María Alejandra Vélez, Universidad de los Andes