Environment will Lead Session on Climate Change at Rio

Susana Muhamad, Secretary of Environment, will be in charge of moderating the parallel session of the Second Commemoration of the Rio + 20 High-Level Dialogues. This space will serve to exchange experiences around mitigation and adaptation measures in several territories of different latitudes that are prepared in the face of climate change.

“With this expert dialogue, we hope to analyze experiences such as the TACC (Territorial Approach to Climate Change) pilot models, which have been promoted by the United Nations in different parts of the world, in order to strengthen the capacity of local and regional governments and establish territories that confront the challenges of climate change, “said Muhamad.

This Second Commemoration of the Rio + 20 High-Level Dialogues has high-level dialogues, parallel sessions and special sessions, and will take place on August 10, 11 and 12. It is expected the presence of 40 representatives of High Level, more than 150 national and international experts and 1,500 attendees.

“The participants will be able to get to know one of the biggest international platforms that the Colombian capital has had on issues of urban sustainability,” said Secretary of Environment.

This panel, which will be held in the Water Pavilion of the Plaza de Los Artesanos, will have the participation of national and international experts such as Javier Eduardo Mendoza, UNDP / IDEAM consultant; Essam Hassan Mohamed AHMED, lead author of the study “Climate Change and Sustainable Development”.

Francisco Canal, advisor to the Aqueduct Company of Bogotz Jerry Yan, executive director of the Applied Energy Innovation Institute, Royal Institute of Technology; Youba Sokona, co-chair of the Mitigation Working Group (WG-III), Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and Javier Pava, Director of the District Institute of Risk Management and Climate Change of Bogota.

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