On the final day of the United States mission, the governor of Rio Grande do Sul talks about the environment and sustainability at a technology event

On the final day of the United States mission, the governor of Rio Grande do Sul talks about the environment and sustainability at a technology event

Participation in the South by Southwest was the final official agenda of the International Mission in the United States. (Photo: Macon Henriksen / Palacio Piratini)

The most anticipated point of the international mission to the United States, Governor Eduardo Leite’s lecture at South by Southwest (SXSW) this Saturday morning (12), took place in Austin, Texas. One of the largest fairs in the world in music, cinema and technology, it is decentralized – it takes place in several places at the same time, covering the entire city.

Moderated by Seth Garfield, a professor of history at the University of Texas, the panel titled ‘ESG: Pathways to Sustainable Economic Development’ lasted about an hour. Leite was invited to talk about the financial adjustments made in Rio Grande do Sul and the actions the state has to take to cope with the coronavirus pandemic. In addition, he replied about the drought affecting RS and the innovation and inclusion strategies developed by the government.

“SXSW’s panel was an opportunity to talk about ESG, the concept that dominates investment and finds a place in government action, guiding the actions of a whole society focused on sustainability: better governance, groups in the economy. The inclusion and inclusion of and, of course, respect for the environment, sustainability. We also talked about what we did in RS and how we did it, strongly, to change reality, but with a desire for dialogue and solutions It is a global demand that democracies are presenting, the ability to live with differences and, at the same time, deliver results for the society”, the Governor elaborated.

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The participation in SXSW follows the state government’s effort to transform Rio Grande do Sul in terms of innovation and technology. In May, Rio Grande do Sul will host the South Summit, which will take place in Porto Alegre from May 4 to 6.

“For us to create an environment that invites innovation, we need to place the people and talents that are being trained at our universities. They want to be there, they want to work there and we are in the state. In this environment, we are investing in creating security, highways, education and opportunities.

SXSW was the final official agenda of the International Mission in the United States. During this Saturday, the governor also participated in a few panels, such as “Brazilian favelas: Innovators of Communities”, delivered by Edu Lyra, CEO and founder of Gerando Falcos, a high-tech initiative to turn Brazilian favelas into laboratories. using devices. innovation. At the end of the panel, Leight took the opportunity to talk to Lyra.

This Sunday (13) the governor begins to return to Brazil.