On September 14, 2023, Carmen Aristegui, journalist for CNN en Español, interviewed Philipp Schönrock, Executive Director of Cepei, on how Latin America is advancing towards sustainable development and what opportunities and challenges the SDG Summit in New York (United States) will have to accelerate it.
Seven years away from achieving the 2030 Agenda, Schönrock warned about the global development crisis in its three dimensions: economic, social and environmental. As mentioned in the Cepei Flagship Report, the region is only meeting 48 of the 169 goals to which the signatory countries committed. Schönrock thus called on the countries to agree on and implement shock policies to fulfill the commitment to achieve a sustainable future.
“We are not seeing state policies, nor a regional agenda. We are yet to see if the regional leadership of countries such as Brazil in the G20 and the Climate Change Summit in 2025, or Cuba, which is currently chairing the G77 group, can push for reforms at the multilateral level and thus generate change,” he said.