Talking the Untalkable is a set of short inspiring talks followed by a panel of diverse stakeholders who will share their views and experiences to incentivize meaningful conversations amongst participants us to envision possible long-term solutions.
Conversations will be focused on the following topics:
Talking the Untalkable will take place on
Talking the Untalkable
According to the UN “World population prospects” report, it is expected that by 2030 the global population grows to around 8.5billion and to 9.7 billion by 2050. Estimates of UN Habitat, in the next 15 years a new metropolis will emerge every two weeks. Latin America is the world’s most urbanized region with more than 81% of its population living in cities. And according to the OECD, water demand is expected to increase about 50% by 2050.
In addition, according to the monitoring statistics associated with SDGs, only 75% of the population of Latin America have access to safely managed water and sanitation services. And globally, the InterAmerican Development Bank estimates that if we continue a “business-as-usual” scenario, only 81% and 67% of the world’s population will have access to safely managed water and sanitation services, respectively, by 2030.
To add to the complexity of the panorama, the IPCC report has pointed out that between 3.3. to 3.6billion people live in contexts that are highly vulnerable to climate change and it has become clear that human and ecosystem vulnerability are interdependent.
It is clear that we need to pursue disruptive changes and to identify these solutions, we want to host a set of challenging and thought-provoking conversations that intend to tackle some of the dilemmas we face.
Detailed program will be announced soon!
Due to the nature of these conversations, we will limit the number of participants so we can ensure that everyone can have meaningful experience and be able to share their views and ideas, therefore, we encourage you to reserve your place as soon as possible.