Building Sustainable Cities and Lifestyles in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) – WRF LAC 2016 & International Sustainable Building Congress (ISBC) 2016 meeting report
Authors: Bas de Leeuw, Xaver Edelmann, María Lucía Híjar, Cecilia Matasci, Mathias Schluep, Sonia Valdivia, Angel Versetti and Adriana Zacarías
Publication date: 2016
The conference was organized under coordinated efforts of WRF Secretariat, UNEP, the International Resource Panel (IRP) Secretariat and the Green Building Council Costa Rica (GBC-CR). The event drew over 260 participants coming from about 30 countries and international organizations attended and actively contributed to this conference, held in San Jose, Costa Rica, on 17 – 20 October 2016.
Participants, representing governments, businesses, think tanks, scientific communities and civil societies, as well as students and young researchers, debated and exchanged their views on how to build sustainable cities and lifestyles in the LAC region, invest in sustainable businesses, ensure education and decrease the socio-environmental footprint of current consumption and production patterns in the region. Participants actively proposed strategies for action taking and presented recommendations to achieve the much-needed transition.