The Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) will participate in diverse initiatives to promote sustainable and inclusive growth and the financing of actions aimed at combating global warming in the context of the 21st Conference of the Parties (COP21) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, which is taking place from November 30 to December 11 in Paris, France.
On Saturday, December 5, at 6:30 p.m. local time, ECLAC will participate in the European Pavilion, located at the COP21’s official venue, during the launch of the new cooperation program of the European Commission on climate change for the period 2016-2020, financed with 40 million euros. This will be in an event entitled Towards Better Climate Action in Latin America: Present and Future Regional Cooperation on Climate Change.
This initiative will follow and expand upon EUROCLIMA, the program that has been in force since 2014 with the participation of 18 Latin American countries and in which ECLAC has been in charge of the socioeconomic component. Its objective has been to facilitate the integration of mitigation and adaptation strategies and measures in the face of climate change, in the region’s policies and its public development plans.
On Monday, December 7, at 1:15 p.m. in the Blue Zone (Observer Room 02), an event on Food Security Under a Changing Climate will take place. It is being held by the Central American Agricultural Council (CAC), with the participation of different United Nations organizations, including ECLAC.
An inclusive alliance for green growth in collaboration with Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI), an international organization established in 2012 and headquartered in Seoul, will be launched that same Monday at 3:30 p.m. in the Korea Pavilion. With the signing of a joint declaration, ECLAC, along with three other regional commissions of the United Nations and four regional banks, will commit to working for green and inclusive growth.
On Tuesday, December 8, at 1:15 p.m. in the Blue Zone (Observer Room 03), ECLAC will participate with other UN organizations in an event called Exploring Co-benefits of Climate Finance for Development: Building on Successes for post-2015 Action, where it will share the results of its last publication on climate finance in Latin America.
Also on December 8, at 1:30 p.m. in the Wider Caribbean Pavilion, ECLAC will present its proposal on debt relief for Caribbean countries and on the creation of a regional resilience fund to face global warming impacts, with a presentation by Daniel Titelman, Chief of the Economic Development Division.
That same day at 6:30 p.m. in the Blue Zone (Observer Room 04), Joseluis Samaniego, ECLAC’s Director of the Sustainable Development and Human Settlements Division, will take part in a gathering on One UN Solutions for Cities and Climate Change: The New Climate Agreement and the New Urban Agenda.
Finally, on Thursday, December 10, in the Blue Zone (Observer Room 12), the Dominican Republic will hold a meeting entitled Harnessing investment for low emissions development and INDCs, where the country will present its Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDCs), the analysis of which was supported by ECLAC.