V Seminar, Mexico 2015

V Seminar, Mexico 2015

He expressed his wish for these discussions to be transformed into results, into tangible achievements, which is why it is also necessary to reiterate the urgency of reaching a binding agreement at COP21 among the nations attending the United Nations Framework Conference on Climate Change in Paris, France, next December. 

He then invited the participants of the 5th  EUROCLIMA  Seminar to attend the COP13 for Biodiversity, to be held in 2016, in Cancun, Quintana Roo, Mexico. 

For his part, Jean-Paul Joulia, Head of Unit for Regional Programmes Latin America and the Caribbean in the European Commission's Directorate for International Cooperation and Development, considered that a good path has been built to achieve concrete impacts in the fight against climate change. 

He emphasised that the support programme represented by EUROCLIMA should be continued in order to translate the work done so far into visible measures, with emphasis on two aspects: political and technical. 

The possibilities of achieving the objectives exist, they just need to be accelerated, because the future of humanity depends to a large extent on combating climate change, he concluded. 

During the meeting, Rosibel Martínez, from the Honduran Secretariat of Natural Resources and Environment, stressed the importance of bringing together the 18 Latin American countries in these events to learn about their progress towards the Conference of the Parties (COP21), as well as to define the strategic lines of the new programme, which in the case of Honduras are energy efficiency and renewable energies. 

For his part, Luis Marka, from the Bolivian Ministry of Environment and Water, mentioned that in his country the indigenous population is the one that is suffering the most from the changes in the climate and for this reason is the one that is currently receiving support from the government through the implementation of infrastructures to facilitate access to drinking water. 

"The aim is to generate greater resilience among farmers, so that they can be prepared for adverse phenomena generated by climate change," Marka said. "For this reason, events such as the 5th EUROCLIMA Seminar become an ideal scenario for exchanging experiences on what other countries are doing and to generate new or greater capacities that will ultimately allow us to develop more accurate proposals at the national level". 

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