LatAm Countries To Discuss Climate Actions

(Governmenf of Panama, 20.Aug.2021) — The Governments of Argentina, Barbados, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, the Dominican Republic and Panama will co-organize the “High-Level Dialogue on Climate Action in the Americas”, on 8 September 2021. The event will bring together representatives of governments, private and financial sector, multilateral financial institutions , academic sector and civil society organizations, to collectively address climate ambition, innovative means of implementation, and measures to enhance adaptation and resilience in the countries of the continent.

Climate change is an existential threat that requires increased ambition, urgent action and fraternal collaboration from all international actors. The countries of the Americas are highly vulnerable to the impacts of climate change, as evidenced by the worrying increase in the frequency and intensity of droughts, forest fires, floods, hurricanes, among other extreme and slow-evolving climatic events that put at risk the ways of life of our communities.

According to the guidelines consolidated in the Paris Agreement, the virtual event will promote a political and technical exchange to express a highly relevant political message in the Americas, that will allow effective climate action in the continent, promote ambition and boost a resilient and sustainable post-pandemic recovery.

The dialogue, which will be broadcasted live and be open to the general public, will consist of three segments that include a high-level debate, technical discussions and a ministerial round table. The meeting will address enhancing climate ambition on the road to COP26 in
Glasgow, designing innovative mechanisms for means of implementation, and strengthening adaptation and resilience while reducing vulnerability to the impacts of climate change.