COP 25

2 to 13, Dec, Madrid, Spain

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Managing risks associated with climate change
Friday 06 December 2019, 12:00pm - 01:30pm



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Head of Communications TCO Costa Rica

Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation (AECID)


To promote dialogue and discussion among experts from the countries and EUROCLIMA+-approved projects, on the relationship between climate and extreme hydro-meteorological phenomena and disasters, capitalising on all the knowledge regarding drought and flood management, providing solutions, instruments and alternatives, from different interventions and approaches.


As climate change becomes more apparent, the Latin American region is gradually facing more frequent episodes of extreme rainfall and water scarcity, and as a result the vulnerability of water supply sources, production infrastructure and systems, and populations living in at-risk areas is increasing.

In this context, from the EUROCLIMA+ programme of the European Union (EU), the Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation (AECID) and the French Development Agency (AFD) launched a call for project funding in 2017 that has allowed the approval of interventions focused on disaster risk management due to droughts and floods.

A total of seven approved projects allow a comprehensive and innovative approach to address the management of droughts and floods in a context of climate change, promoting the development of regulatory and planning frameworks, the development of climate prediction and analysis instruments, early warning mechanisms and alternatives for financing risk management.


Speakers / panellists

Valerie Hickey, World Bank Group
Juan Enrique García. Responsable de Programas. Oficina de la AECID en Costa Rica
Raúl Artigas, Responsable de Proyecto CCAD
Claudia Herrera. Secretaria Ejecutiva de CEPREDENAC
David Stevens. Senior Programme Management Officer y jefe de la Oficina de UNDRR Office in Bonn
Juan José Nieto. Director encargado CIFEEN
Jimy Ferrer, Oficial de Asuntos Económicos de la División de Desarrollo Sostenible y Asentamientos Humanos, CEPAL
Berta Olmedo, Secretaria Ejecutiva CRRH-SICA
Fredy Geovanny Feijó Uday. Director Binacional Proyecto EUROCLIMA+ GRSF, EC - PE.

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Introduction to the objective of the event and the context of the EUROCLIMA+ programme


5 min



Context of the projects approved in the risk management component: Global vision of the outcomes to be achieved, the actors involved, the geographic scope.


10 min



Progress on the international agenda for climate-associated risk management 

UNDRR. David Stevens

10 min



Challenges for climate risk management in Central America

CCAD Salvador Nieto/Raúl Artigas

10 min


Panel of experts: 

Mainstreaming risk management in public policies for development.

Risk management at the local level: resilience of ecosystems and communities.

Funding mechanisms for climate risk management.

Moderator: CEPREDENAC / Claudia Herrera



CIIFEN: Juan José Nieto

Piura/Loja: Fredy G. Feijó


ECLAC. Jimmy Ferrer

CRRH: Berta Olmedo


Dynamic: Brief presentation on the dynamic for the panel and the panellists (5’), followed by presentations from each panellist (25’) and space for questions (25’) 

55 min


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