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Climate action to boost economic growth in Argentina: Key priorities toward 2050

November 16, 2022

Join the conversation to learn more about the main findings of the Argentina Country Climate and Development Report (CCDR) and explore opportunities for the country to address climate change challenges, strengthen resilience, and boost economic growth by transitioning to a low-carbon economy.

  • World Bank Vice President, Latin America and Caribbean

    Carlos Felipe Jaramillo is the World Bank Vice President for the Latin America and the Caribbean Region, overseeing Bank relations with 31 countries and a portfolio of ongoing projects, technical assistance and grants of almost US$32 billion. Under his leadership, the Bank’s operations in the region focus on fueling growth, reducing poverty, supporting equality and protecting the environment.

    Jaramillo was previously the World Bank country director for Kenya, Rwanda, Somalia and Uganda, based in Nairobi. There he managed an operational portfolio of more than 80 projects representing a total investment of more than US$12 billion to help countries share and apply innovative knowledge and solutions to the challenges they face.

  • Jordan Schwartz
    World Bank Director for Argentina, Paraguay and Uruguay

    Jordan Schwartz has worked in economic development since 1991, focusing on infrastructure economics, finance, regulation, connectivity, logistics, and sustainability. He has been at the World Bank since 1998 and is the Director for Argentina, Paraguay and Uruguay, based in Buenos Aires. From 2017 to 2019, he served as Director of the Infrastructure Finance, PPPs & Guarantees (IPG) Group.

    From 2014 to 2017, Jordan was based in Singapore where he was the Director of the World Bank’s Infrastructure & Urban Development Hub, a center of operational and analytical activity covering the sectors of water, transport, ICT, energy and extractives, urban, trade, and infrastructure finance. In his prior capacity, Jordan served as the Head of the Global Infrastructure Facility, as the World Bank’s Manager for Infrastructure Policy, and, before that, as Lead Economist in the Sustainable Development Department of the World Bank’s Latin America and the Caribbean Region.

  • Marco Lavagna
    Secretary of International Economic and Financial Affairs of Argentina

    Marco Lavagna is Argentina's Secretary of International Economic and Financial Affairs and Director of the National Institute of Statistics and Census (INDEC).  He holds a degree in economics from the Universidad Católica Argentina (UCA). In 2015 he was elected national representative for the City of Buenos Aires, in which role he served as second vice-chairman of the Budget and Finance Committee and of the Bicameral Committee for Tax Reform.

    He is a specialist in the design of strategic plans and programs for private companies and public agencies. He was director of several companies in sectors related to plant breeding, laboratories and professional services. He has advised public and private companies in macro and microeconomic analysis, agro-industrial production complexes, investment projects, as well as in sectorial economic studies and impact evaluation of public policies. He also taught econometrics at the Universidad del Salvador and the UCA.

  • Cecilia Nicolini
    Secretary of Climate Change, Sustainable Development and Innovation of Argentina

    Cecilia Nicoloni is Argentina's Secretary of Climate Change, Sustainable Development and Innovation. Prior to assuming her position in February 2022, she served as a presidential advisor. Outside of her work in the public sector, she is an international consultant with more than 13 years of experience working with governments, politicians, and organizations worldwide. She has managed a presidential campaign, advised governors and mayors, and run an election for an international organization.

    Nicolini holds a master in public administration from Harvard’s Kennedy School of government, a master’s in political communication, a bachelor’s in political science, and an MBA from the IE Business School. She speaks five languages and she is an advocate for social justice and gender equality.