The process of preparing Panama's ENACE begins.

Euroclima+ visit to the Ministry of Environment of Panama, to initiate the development of the "National Action Strategy for Climate Empowerment" (ENACE).

In the framework of the Country Action Plan, with the support of the Euroclima+ programme, the Climate Change Directorate was visited this week by the team from the International and Ibero-American Foundation for Administration and Public Policy (FIIAPP), to initiate Action 3: "Development of the National Climate Empowerment Strategy with a gender, intergenerational and human rights approach, towards a low-carbon and resilient society", known as ENACE Panama. A strategy aimed at the inclusion of society in the objectives of reducing greenhouse gas emissions and resilience to the effects of climate change, and which has six fundamental elements: education, training, access to information, participation, social awareness and international cooperation.

From 22 to 25 March, five planning and training workshops on ACE were held with Ministry of Environment officials from different directorates, including an exclusive session on 23 March with the Directorate of Environmental Culture of MiAmbiente and the Directorate of Environmental Education of MEDUCA.

The development of these workshops are part of an itinerary designed between MiAmbiente and FIIAPP for the development of the ENACE Strategy. In this first stage, we are in the process of identifying opportunities, strengths and challenges of Panama's Climate Change policy in terms of ACE, called the State of the ARTE of ACE in Panama. Therefore, the workshops have aimed to share institutional progress and learn about initiatives and instruments already underway in terms of ACE in Panama, as well as to analyse gaps and opportunities for climate action by groups/actors, which will include youth, the private sector, local governments, academia, NGOs, indigenous peoples and the public sector. The workshops have been able to count on ACE experts Yayo Herrero and Pamela Poo, who as consultants are working on the preparation of the State of the ARTE.

The next steps will be, on the one hand, to advance in this diagnosis with the development of a social perception study of Climate Change in Panama and the promotion of a broad and plural participatory process with civil society.


EUROCLIMA+ is a programme funded by the European Union and co-financed by the German federal government through the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), as well as by the governments of France and Spain through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, European Union and Cooperation.

The Programme's mission is to reduce the impact of climate change and its effects in 18 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean, promoting mitigation, adaptation, resilience and climate investment. It is implemented according to the "Spirit of Team Europe" under the synergistic work of seven agencies: the Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation (AECID), the French Development Agency (AFD), the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), Expertise France (EF), the International and Ibero-America Foundation for Administration and Public Policy (FIIAPP), the German Society for International Cooperation (GIZ) GmbH, and the UN Environment Programme (UNEP).


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