San José, Costa Rica, was the site of two events of the EUROCLIMA+ programme, the purpose of which is to fight climate change.
San José, Costa Rica, hosted 75 representatives of the European Union, Latin America and various European cooperation agencies for three days for the purpose of coordinating the new phase of EUROCLIMA, an international cooperation programme between the European Union and Latin America on climate change.
The objective of the EUROCLIMA programme is to include mitigation and adaptation strategies for addressing climate change in the public policies for development in Latin America.
One of the events held during these three days was the IV EUROCLIMA Seminar, in which the results of the programme to date were analysed. These results include the training of more than 3,000 officials of national and local governments, more than 100 studies to facilitate government decisions, and the strengthening of knowledge sharing between the countries of the region.
The other event held was the EUROCLIMA+ Seminar, in which the priorities for the upcoming phase were established. These priorities were implementation of policies resulting from the Paris agreements during latest climate summit, the creation of climatically intelligent cities, management of disaster risk, management of water in urban contexts, energy efficiency and renewable energies, and the production of resilient foods.
The EUROCLIMA + programme has an initial allocation of €40 million and will be implemented by several European partners: GIZ (Germany); Expertise France and AFD (France); and AECID and FIIAPP (Spain). FIIAPP joins this second phase of the programme in a key role, that of accompanying the countries of the region in the design and improvement of their policies to fight climate change.