Former U.S. president William Jefferson “Bill” Clinton is set to visit Escazú, Costa Rica to give the keynote address of the second annual Sustainability and Environment Business Forum scheduled for May 8 and 9.
The environmental forum, organized by Terra Partners and the Grupo Nación, aims to create a dialogue on sustainable development for the entire world. During the same event last year, the keynote address was given by Clinton’s former Vice-President Al Gore, in which he praised and emphasized Costa Rica’s commitment to improving its sustainability.
Clinton will no doubt extend Gore’s message as he takes center stage on May 9th at 7pm at the Hotel Real Intercontinental in Escazú. Clinton’s presentation, titled “Embracing our Common Humanity”, is expected to last for about an hour to an hour and twenty minutes.
Javier del Campo, director of forum co-organizer Terra Partners, said that a goal made while planning the annual forum was to bring in “high level” speakers “to represent different zones, cultures, and ideas of the world.”
“I think we succeeded,” del Campo added.
Other notable speakers are Brazil’s ex-Environment Minister and former presidential candidate Marina Silva and Bhutan’s Director of the Center for Bhutanese Studies Dasho Karma Ura. Silva is scheduled to give her address on May 8th, while Ura will speak on the morning of May 9th.
Registration for the two-day forum costs $750 USD with discounts given for group registrations.