The head of government of the City of Buenos Aires, Horacio Rodríguez Larreta, held meetings with authorities of the World Bank and Inter-American Development Bank (BID) in Washington, within the framework of its official tour in the United States, which the Buenos Aires Executive called the “international relaunch of the City of Buenos Aires.”
Rodríguez Larreta also met with Argentine residents in Washington this Friday night, to whom he presented the City’s Future Plan and the international projection strategy to recover tourists and international students, digital nomads and promote investments in the sectors of innovation and knowledge, informed sources of the Buenosairean government.
More than 40 Argentines who live and work or are studying in Washington participated in the meeting, such as Soledad Planes, Germán Sturzenegger and Axel Radics (IDB), Horacio Terraza and Estefanía Campaniello (World Bank), Giuliana Daga (Georgetown University) and Andrés Vinelli (American Progress).
Earlier, the mayor of Buenos Aires met with authorities from the World Bank and the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) in Washington. Both conclaves revolved around how climate change policies should be inserted into a development strategy for countries and cities, with special focus on how cities can promote clean industries with high added value and talent density, and on projects of urban transformation that contribute to reducing emissions.
Within the framework of these meetings, Rodríguez Larreta invited the representatives of both organizations to participate in the C40 Mayors Summit to be held in Buenos Aires in 2022, and pointed out that the conference will seek to be a platform for climate policies for cities at the regional level. and global.
In the first place, the head of government of the City of Buenos Aires was received by Felipe Jaramillo, Vice President of the World Bank for Latin America and the Caribbean. He also met with Mauricio Claver-Clarone, president of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), with whom he discussed the city’s climate change agenda. Previously, he also held a hearing with John Kerry, the United States Special Envoy for Climate Change, with whom he agreed to work to increase the ambition of cities on emission reduction targets.