Barbara Ward Lecture 2021: Outstanding Woman in Development

Event Date: 
December 6, 2021

Join us in person and online for a lecture by Rebeca Grynspan, the secretary-general of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD). Rebeca Grynspan is an economist with three decades of ministerial and UN experience, who has championed finance for development and women's leadership.

At the 2021 Barbara Ward Lecture she will discuss:

Costa Rica’s journey to global climate leadership – what can we learn from a good example?

As International Institute for Environment and Development’s latest Outstanding Woman in Development, Ms Grynspan’s lecture will reveal how her time in government in Costa Rica – working on environment and climate policies – helped lay the groundwork for Costa Rica’s ambitious climate change agenda, eventually winning the small South American country many accolades, including this year’s Earthshot ‘Protect and Restore Nature’ prize announced at COP26. Ms. Grynspan will outline the major challenges in realising these important global goals and the lessons for others pursuing similar aims.

When: December 6, 2021 from 1:30 - 3:30 p.m. ET

Where: IET London: Savoy Place OR online

For more information and to register, click here.

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