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LATIN & CARIBBEAN AMERICA CLIMATE WEEK - SALVADOR, BRAZIL (19 - 23 August 2019)

posted Sep 20, 2019, 4:58 AM by Monize Garcia   [ updated Sep 20, 2019, 4:59 AM ]

TB 3.2 OCEAN ECOSYSTEMS AND WATER RESOURCES


Date: Wednesday, 21 August 2019 

Time: 16:00 – 19:00, Venue: SDG 8 

Status: Open to all participants 

Coordinating Organizations: Future Ocean Alliance (FOA), Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) 

Supporting Organizations: Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), UNDP, C2G 




Objectives: 
To promote the exchange of cross-cutting experiences and challenges in oceans and coastal zones, with special focus on the Region of Latin America and Caribbean (LAC), following a knowledge-to-policy dialogue format. The thematic block is organized in two main segments promoting the exchange of experiences by organizations having leading roles in adaptation in the LAC region complemented by exchanges with the audience. The main objectives are: 

1. Raising awareness on the medium and long-term implications of the latest scientific knowledge on the impacts of global warming of 1.5 °C above pre-industrial levels (IPCC, 2018) and needs of adaptation action from a LAC regional perspective. Adaptation action is urgent.


2. Exchanging experiences, success stories, needs and challenges, and recommendations to enhance vulnerability assessments, adaptation measures, national adaptation plans to impacts in ocean and coastal areas, and the UN sustainable development goals, focused on the specificities of the LAC region and its coastal settlements and cities. Approaches to finance climate action and capacity development.


3. Exchanging experiences and advances in how to implement ecosystem-based adaptation in ocean and coastal areas across the LAC region and, how these can contribute to enhance social-economic and ecological resilience with climate co-benefits.


4. Raising awareness for the need of a coherent and coordinated framework to enhance adaptation from local to global levels and within the UNFCCC and UN processes, in order to implement a policy interface for ocean and coast zones in climate action.


5. Eliciting actionable recommendations for raising ambition and building social, environmental and economic resilience through adaptation to climate change in ocean and coastal zones, while seizing opportunities towards climate resilient communities and blue economies, with a particular focus on the LAC region.


You can follow the agenda and meet our speekers in the link bellow.


 

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