The Euroclima+ and Support for the implementation of the 2030 Agenda in Paraguay programs have participated in the following activities
On the occasion of the International Day against Climate Change, the Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development of Paraguay (MADES) has organized a week different initiatives to raise awareness and sensitize about this global problem in the country in the Paraguay Climate Week.
The Euroclima+ and Support for the implementation of the 2030 Agenda in Paraguay programs have participated in the activities, which have counted with the participation of the Embassy of the European Union in Paraguay and the United Nations Development Program. The meeting has included the launch of the Circular Economy Roadmap and several panel discussions that have analyzed topics such as Article 6 of the Paris Agreement, the Climate Scenario Viewer in Paraguay or the conceptualization of loss and damage in the country. The objective of these activities is to raise awareness and warn all sectors of the country about the consequences and risks of climate change.
The programs also participated in the “Pathways for Climate Action” activity. This was a conversation developed together with the ECODES Foundation and the non-governmental organization association Decidamos Paraguay. The event brought together various actors and institutions involved in climate action, with the aim of gathering experiences and concerns in the fight against climate change, analyzing lessons learned in the region on strategies, methodologies and more effective instruments for climate action. In addition, the main actions carried out in the field of climate action in civil society have been identified.
Another activity proposed as part of Climate Action Week was “Let’s Walk the Park,” a circuit that promoted the historical, environmental, social and architectural value of Asunción’s Bernardino Caballero Park. This park is one of Asunción’s historic public spaces, a symbol of democracy and citizen participation. During this urban tour, the park’s leading role in environmental, historical, social, geographical, urban and architectural terms was discussed.
Similarly, the program to support the implementation of the 2030 Agenda in Paraguay screened the documentary Chaco Ra’anga, which recounts the experience of a group of travelers through the Gran Chaco territory, the second largest forested region in South America. The purpose of this documentary is to show the richness of the region and the challenges it faces. In charge of the presentation were Eloisa Vaello, director of the Juan Salazar Cultural Center of the Network of Cultural Centers of the AECID, and Laura Mesa, current coordinator of the European Program to Support the Implementation of the 2030 Agenda in Paraguay, led by the FIIAPP.
With this dialogue, the different organizations have been able to establish links and project joint actions with more efficient strategies to the Paraguayan context.