Acción por el Empoderamiento Climático: visiones y aprendizajes desde América Latina
Where: EROCLIMA + Pavilion (Blue Zone · IFEMA)
Organized by: FIIAPP and Ministry of Environment of Chile
Climate change education is strongly led by the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change as a fundamental part of the "Climate Empowerment Action (ACE)" agenda. Within this framework, the Doha Work Program (2012-2020) was launched in 2012 to articulate and guide countries in the ACE agenda at international and national levels. Latin American countries are no stranger to these challenges and all are developing actions linked to climate change and, even, some of them are developing various instruments putting education and citizen participation in a central place of action.
With this background context, the state of the art on ACE in Latin America will be presented at the regional level, as well as the situations and challenges facing the region in the subject. Likewise, Chile, Uruguay and Spain will present how they face the challenges posed by action for climate empowerment. These presentations will be followed by a group discussion with different key actors (Universities, Youth, NGOs) in the implementation of ACE.
- Adriana Valenzuela (UNFCCC Secretariat) will present advances and future challenges of the Doha Work Program on ACE.
- Isabel Kreisler (EUROCLIMA + / FIIAPP): will present the preliminary conclusions of the study “State of the Art of Action for Climate Empowerment in Latin America”.
- Gabriela Pignataro: ACE's focal point in the government of Uruguay.
- Francisco Heras: ACE's focal point in the government of Spain.
- Maritza Jadrijevic: ACE's focal point in the Chilean government.
- Representative of the Latin American Network of Environmental Education TBC.
- Representatives of the governments of Colombia, Cuba, Costa Rica and the Dominican Republic
- Other ACE drivers in Latin America.