A historic opportunity to lead a
Sustainable Economic Recovery
In Latin America and the Caribbean
Is the COVID-19 economic recovery building a sustainable future?
State of play in Latin America and the Caribbean: May – September 2021
Recovery Tracker for Latin America and the Caribbean
TOTAL SPENDING (POST COVID-19)
Green recovery spending
Where are countries heading in their post-COVID19 recovery?
The COVID-19 Recovery Tracker provides a live snapshot on COVID-19 spending in the LAC region. This tool weekly tracks COVID-19 related fiscal spending policies announced by the 33 LAC countries.
Learn more about where the funds are going and their potential impact on the economy, the environment, and people’s well-being.
Seizing the opportunities of a Green Recovery for Latin America and the Caribbean
Why investing in a Green Recovery?
The recovery packages announced in LAC will define the future of the region. LAC governments can link today´s recovery efforts to guide sustainable development that stimulates economic growth, creates employment opportunities, ensures competitiveness, and promotes innovation.
Learn more about how countries in LAC are investing in green economic sectors while experiencing higher economic growth, delivering more quality jobs, generating a cleaner living environment, and improving social well-being in the short, medium, and long term.
Latin America and the Caribbean: A historic opportunity to lead a sustainable recovery
Is the COVID-19 Economic Recovery Building a Sustainable Future?
Bridgetown Declaration: A Regional Commitment for a Sustainable Economic Recovery post COVID-19
The Ministers of Environment from Latin America and the Caribbean commit to a sustainable and inclusive recovery.
During the XXII Meeting of the Forum of Ministers of Environment of Latin America and the Caribbean (Barbados, February 2021), the Ministers stressed the need to integrate ambitious climate mitigation and adaptation measures at the heart of the region’s COVID-19 economic recovery strategies.
An economic recovery aligned with the Paris Agreement on climate change would enable countries to build back better, with low-emissions and climate-resilience investments driving economic growth, job creation, and significant environmental and social benefits. Therefore, the Ministers requested UNEP, as Secretariat of the Forum, to support LAC countries in developing COVID-19 recovery response measures aligned with low-emission climate-resilience and economies that leave no one behind.
To support this request, UNEP has launched the LAC Green Recovery Platform to track and measure how countries are allocating COVID-19 economic recovery spending, and showcase the benefits from sound green recovery packages. The two flagship products are: