Launch of the first three projects of the EUROCLIMA+ risk management component

 

June 24, San José, Costa Rica. The Disaster Risk Reduction and Management: droughts and floods component works in 17 Latin American countries through 7 projects aimed at strengthening institutional and community capacity to address disaster risk management. In addition, through this component EUROCLIMA+ promotes and supports the development of public policies, regulatory and planning frameworks and the development of instruments for risk management. In this way, it contributes to supporting the efforts that countries make in the fight against climate change.

Projects approved for funds from the European Union include:

  • Three regional projects implemented in Central and South America
  • Three binational ones that are executed in Bolivia-Peru, Ecuador-Peru and Brazil-Argentina
  • A unique national project in Cuba

In this regard, most of the projects selected involve a significant number of institutions in different countries and are executed (leading entity) by public authorities of different levels (regional, national, subnational and local. This allows strengthening links between projects and the respective public policies, promoting experience exchanges and facilitating the scaling-up of future results.

In the countries of the Central American region, efforts will be made to promote integrated disaster risk management using a cross-sectoral approach and by increasing resilience and adaptive capacity, in order to reduce socio-economic and environmental vulnerability.

The countries of the Pacific coast of South America, affected by the El Niño Phenomenon, work to reduce the social and economic impacts associated with floods and droughts by strengthening capacities and coordinating the regional, national and local institutions involved in risk management for droughts and floods. Meanwhile, the intervention in the southern cone focuses on the development of drought information systems.

At the binational level, Ecuador-Peru, Peru-Bolivia and Brazil-Argentina, the projects are aimed at increasing prevention capacity, building climate resilience and strengthening the institutional framework to assist the population.

And in Cuba, the project intervenes in the area most affected by Hurricane Irma in the centre of the country, so work will be done to strengthen the surveillance and monitoring system while strengthening the Government's management capacities and key sectors for confronting drought and floods.

See the description of each project

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About the projects of the Disaster Risk management and reduction: droughts and floods component

Through the Risk Management component of the EUROCLIMA+ programme, a total of seven projects will be implemented. For more information about each project visit this link:  http://euroclimaplus.org/en/risk-management

About EUROCLIMA+

EUROCLIMA+ is a programme funded by the European Union to promote environmentally sustainable and climate-resilient development in 18 Latin America countries, particularly for the benefit of the most vulnerable populations. The Programme is implemented under the synergistic work of seven agencies: Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation (AECID), French Development Agency (AFD), Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), German Society for International Cooperation (GIZ), Expertise France (EF), International and Ibero-American Foundation for Administration and Public Policies (FIIAPP), and UN Environment.

Contacts

General press contact for the EUROCLIMA+ programme
Alexandra Cortés. EUROCLIMA+ Programme: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Risk management component contact: Guiby Marcela Vargas Miranda, Head of Communication, Technical Office for Cooperation, Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation (AECID) This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.