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ECLAC Attends EUROCLIMA Meeting at COP 22 in Marrakech

12 November 2016|News

The regional commission presented a compilation of thirty publications and four videos dealing with climate change in the region.

The Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) presented a compilation of thirty publications and four videos on climate change in the region at an event held this Saturday as part of COP 22, which is taking place from 7 to 18 November in Marrakech, Morocco. The meeting was held under the aegis of EUROCLIMA, a European Union cooperation programme.

The Head of the Climate Change Unit of the ECLAC Sustainable Development and Human Settlements Division, Luis Miguel Galindo, attended the EUROCLIMA+: Perspectives and challenges for EU regional climate change cooperation with Latin America meeting, which was organized as a side event at the 22nd Conference of the Parties (COP) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).

The meeting examined challenges and priorities for the adaptation and mitigation measures demanded by climate change in Latin America, and it also studied new paths forward for further cooperation between the European Union and Latin America in addressing the climate change phenomenon.

EUROCLIMA is a EU-funded cooperation programme within which ECLAC has been in charge of designing and establishing public-policy measures for adaptation and mitigation. A new phase in the existence of EUROCLIMA is to begin in January, as a result of which its name will change to EUROCLIMA+. During this new phase, it will continue to receive support from ECLAC in its capacity as one of the executing agencies.

The programme aims to build active support for the inclusion of climate action in national and regional public policies in order to encourage economic growth and social development in tandem with environmental protection and climate resilience.

The thirty publications produced to date by ECLAC as part of the EUROCLIMA programme include studies dealing with such topics as the paradoxes and challenges of sustainable development, inventories of greenhouse-gas emissions, financing for climate change, proposals for green fiscal reform and the distributive effects of public policies for mitigating climate change.

In addition, ECLAC also presented four videos dealing with the economics of climate change in Latin America and the Caribbean, the paradoxes of climate change and consumption patterns, adapting to climate change in the agricultural sector and climate change and green fiscal reform. These are all available on the commission’s YouTube channel.