COP 25

2 to 13, Dec, Madrid, Spain

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Ibero-American cooperation networks in meteorology, water and climate change
Thursday 05 December 2019, 02:00pm - 03:30pm

Organiser(s)

EUROCLIMA+, AECID – FIIAPP

Contact person(s) 

Sara Covaleda  (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )

Person(s) in charge of dissemination

Daniel Fernandez  (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )

Objective 

The side event will allow:

  • Sharing how certain countries face the challenges involved in the prevention and management of extreme hydrometeorological phenomena.
  • Presenting the initiatives supported by the EUROCLIMA+ programme and, in particular, to learn about the added value of the coordination work of the three Ibero-American networks (CIMHET, CODIA, RIOCC).
  • Presenting the state of the art on the project "Generation of regionalised climate change scenarios for Central America" (Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica and Panama) supported by EUROCLIMA+ with the participation of the meteorological services of the 6 countries, mobilising experts from AEMET and WMO.

 

Presentation

The prevention and management of extreme hydrometeorological phenomena requires adequate climate data and information on current and future climate change scenarios. This is essential for hydrological planning and climate change adaptation measures. The Ibero-American networks CIMHET, CODIA and RIOCC, with support from the cooperation agencies AECID and FIIAPP, have organised intersectoral workshops that have made it possible to identify key actions to be developed at the regional level and to pave the way for building bridges between sectors.

In this context, EUROCLIMA+ has accompanied the implementation of the project "Generation of regionalised climate change scenarios in Central America", the results of which will be presented and the web viewer developed. This cooperation action is emblematic as it shows the value of cooperation between Latin America and Europe, favouring the bi-regional exchange of knowledge and tools.

 

Speakers / panellists (indicating name, position, institution)

RIOCC Representatives:

  • Valvanera Ulargui, Director General, Spanish Office for Climate Change, Ministry for Ecological Transition (Spain)
  • Ignacio Lorenzo, Director of Climate Change, Ministry of Housing, Territorial Planning and the Environment (Uruguay) 

 

CODIA Representatives:

  • Andrea Meza, Climate Change Director, Ministry of Environment and Energy (Costa Rica)
  • Manuel Menéndez, Director General of Water, Ministry of Ecological Transition (Spain)

 

CIMHET Representatives:

  • Miguel Ángel López, President, State Meteorology Agency (Spain) 
  • Luz Graciela de Calzadilla, Director, Directorate of Hydrometeorology, ETESA (Panama)
  • Jorge Tamayo, Territorial Delegate, State Meteorology Agency (Spain) 

 

CRRH-SICA Representative:

  • Berta Olmedo, Executive Secretary, Regional Committee for Hydraulic resources of the Central American Integration System (CRRH-SICA)

 

Spanish Cooperation Representatives:

  • Carmen Castiella, Director of Cooperation with Latin America and the Carribbean, Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation 
  • Maite Martín-Crespo Muro, Head of the Environment and Climate Change Area, Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation 
  • Inmaculada Zamora, General Secretary, International and Ibero American Foundation for Administration and Public Policies 
  • Sara Covaleda, Programme Officer EUROCLIMA+, International and Ibero American Foundation for Administration and Public Policies 
  • Estibaliz Morras, Technical specialist, International and Ibero American Foundation for Administration and Public Policies 

 

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Agenda

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IBERO-AMERICAN COOPERATION NETWORKS IN METEOROLOGY, WATER AND CLIMATE CHANGE

 

Topic

Speaker

14:00-14:05

Inauguration

Inmaculada Zamora, General Secretary of FIIAPP- Spain

14:05-14:15

Introduction: the role of Spanish Cooperation as facilitator and bridge between Latin America and Europe on climate change: opportunities for increasing climate ambition.

 

Maite Martín-Crespo, Head of the Environment and Climate Change Area, AECID- Spain 

14:15-14:50

Conversation about collaborative spaces for the three networks. Moderator: FIIAPP

QUESTIONS:

  • To the countries of Latin America and the Caribbean: How can intersectoral dialogue with the other networks help you achieve your own objectives more efficiently (identifying priorities, tools, etc.)?

 

  • To the technical secretariats: How has the intersectoral space created had an impact on the work of each network?

RIOCC Representatives:

·       Ignacio Lorenzo, Director of Climate Change, MVOTMA- Uruguay 

·       Valvanera Ulargui, Director General, Spanish Climate Change Office, MITECO-Spain

 

CODIA  Representative

·      Andrea Meza, Climate Change Director, Ministry of Environment and Energy (Costa Rica)

·       Manuel Menéndez, Director General of Water, MITECO – Spain 

CIHMET Representative

·       Luz Graciela de Calzadilla, Director, Hydrometeorology Directorate, ETESA -Panama

·       Miguel Ángel López, President of AEMET - Spain

14:50-15:10

Practical results from the intersectoral dialogue of the Ibero-American networks for water, meteorology and climate change for Spanish Cooperation:

The importance of regional climate observation platforms: Virtual Severe Climate Centre.

The Central American Network for lightning detection. 

The generation of climate change scenarios in Central America. 

 

Berta Olmedo, Executive Secretary, CRRH-SICA

 

Jorge Tamayo, Territorial Delegate, AEMET- Spain

15:10-15-25

Debate and conclusions

Sara Covaleda, Estibaliz Morras, Technicians for EUROCLIMA+, FIIAPP- Spain

15.25-15.30

Closure

Carmen Castiella, Director of Cooperation with Latin America and the Carribbean, Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation 

 

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