Sharing regional experiences about resilience and climate change adaptation

2020-11-03 (3)

Sharing regional experiences about resilience and climate change adaptation

ICC in El Salvador together  with the “Department of Space Organization (DOE)” of the Central American “Jose Simeón Cañas” University-UCA (Universidad Centroamericana José Simeon Cañas), developed the virtual seminar “Climate Change: regional experiences to improve the resilience and adaptation capacity from municipal actors ”.

The seminar was held with the objective of strengthening the capacities of strategic actors to address climate change at the municipal level. Different successful experiences in mitigation and adaptation in Latin America from a municipality perspective were presented.

Participants included speakers from the Argentine Network of Municipalities against Climate Change (RAMCC), the DOE of the UCA, representatives of ICC in El Salvador and Guatemala.

The main topics of the event were:

  • Soil management and climate change policies in Latin America / Dra. Marielos Marín- UCA.
  • The climate action work of ICC with municipal actors in Guatemala / Eng. Luis Reyes – ICC.
  • The Argentine Network of Municipalities against Climate Change: scope and achievements for Latin America / Eng. Ricardo Bertolino – RAMCC.
  • Challenges and opportunities for municipalities in El Salvador: Discussion, questions and answers / M.Sc. Francisco Soto – ICC.

The event was broadcasted live on YouTube on October 20 of 2020. View the recording (in Spanish) here.

After the last presentation, a space for questions and answers was opened. The concerns of the participants focused on: a) climate change actions present in public policies of El Salvador for 2021, b) creation of municipal networks and the best way to overcome the challenges of small municipalities in relation to climate action, and c) how the COVID-19 Pandemic has affected climate action from municipalities.

The panellists emphasized the importance of creating partnerships between municipalities and with other actors that help to promote local action.

This is the second activity of a virtual seminar program that the ICC develops together with the UCA in El Salvador. During the next few months, other scheduled topics will include: addressing climate change by the academia, and community-based adaptation.

 

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