Webinar Series: Latin America

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Webinar Series: Latin America

Date: April 20, 2022

The International E-waste Management Network (IEMN) held its third webinar of the 2022 IEMN Regional Webinar series on 20 April 2022. The theme of this webinar was waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) policy and practice in Latin America. The agenda included welcoming remarks from US EPA, an introduction to IEMN, and 5 presentations highlighting the current and future status of WEE policy in four Latin American countries including Colombia (given by Diego Escobar of the Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development of Colombia), Chile (from Tomas Saieg Paez of the Ministry of Environment of Chile) Argentina (given by Candela Nassi, of Argentina’s Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development), and Costa Rica (given by Eugenio Androvetto of Costa Rica’s Ministry of Health), as well as a presentaion by Alfredo Cueva of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) including an overview and lessons learned from the PREAL Project, which seeks to pave a path for circularity and sustainability in e-waste management across Latin America. The meeting had 111 attendees from North and South America, Asia, and Oceania.

 

The webinar can be viewed here.

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