The Chilean Minister of Environment will chair the conference on Climate Change. The problem of climate will be addressed through AECID and FIIAPP
The 25th Conference of the Parties (COP), the supreme decision-making body of the United Nations Framework Convention on climate change, is currently being held in Madrid. This conference is held annually to make decisions that encourage the implementation of the Convention and help combat climate change.
With the motto #TimeToAct, COP25 aims to highlight that climate change is a reality right now, not in 50 years’ time. With this in mind, the conference aims to get civil society to fully enter the climate debate.
COP25, organized and chaired by the Government of Chile, has the support and collaboration of the Spanish Government and comes at a decisive moment. The Paris Agreement and the 2030 Agenda mark the global agenda towards sustainable development. The objective is to promote an economic and social transformation within the limits of the planet.
At this edition, the 196 nations plus the European Union (the 197 parties) will seek answers to implement the agreements determined in the Convention, which establishes specific obligations to combat climate change.
With this same objective, the Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation (AECID) and the International and Ibero-American Foundation for Administration and Public Policies (FIIAPP) work, together with other European institutions, on the EUROCLIMA+ project, which will feature prominently at the Conference on climate change.
Aware of the importance of the relationship between development-climate-SDG, Spanish Cooperation wants to contribute to combining efforts to jointly advance in the achievement of the 2030 Agenda and the Paris Agreement. To do this, a series of events has been organized that aims to bring together all of the actors. This activity schedule reflects the effort to connect both agendas.
In the context of the EUROCLIMA+ project, AECID and FIIAPP jointly organize and collaborate on events that deal with issues such as managing hydrometeorological phenomena, climate change mitigation, energy efficiency, drafting climate legislation, risk management and incorporating gender approaches.
EUROCLIMA+ is a programme funded by the European Union that seeks to promote environmentally sustainable development in 18 Latin American countries, in particular for the benefit of the most vulnerable populations. The program is implemented through the work of seven agencies: Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation (AECID), French Development Agency (AFD), Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), Expertise France (EF), International and Ibero-American Foundation for Administration and Public Policies (FIIAPP), German Society for International Cooperation (GIZ) and UN Environment.
One notable objective is to strengthen the capacity of Latin American countries to mitigate and adapt to climate change.