The EUROCLIMA+ programme took part in a meeting in Bolivia to improve the way climate change is confronted in Andean and Southern Cone countries
The aim of the “Workshop on the prevention and management of hydrometeorological phenomena and climate change adaptation measures” held in Santa Cruz de la Sierra (Bolivia), was to find common priorities relating to climate change among the Andean and Southern Cone countries.
Taking part in this workshop, in a variety of activities, was EUROCLIMA+, the European Union funded programme on adaptation to climate change in Latin America, for which the governance component is managed by FIIAPP.
At the meeting, the specialists attending were able to exchange knowledge on how to improve the joint management of extreme hydrometeorological phenomena, such as floods and droughts. They also discussed their experiences in the area of governance in adapting to climate change and in developing management and planning tools.
As a result, lines of work were identified that the climate governance component of EUROCLIMA+ can support with the help of the different countries. The workshop was also a starting point for joint action in this area, as it also responded to the importance that this topic has for some national contributions to the Paris Agreement from the countries in the region.
The workshop was intended for members of the Ibero-American Meteorological and Hydrological Services Directors Conference (CIMHET), the Ibero-American Water Directors Conference (CODIA) and the Ibero-American Network of Climate Change Offices (RIOCC) of Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay and Venezuela.