PR 9.7 Synergies between adaptation and mitigation: integration of resilience in LEDS in Latin America

Thursday 12 May, 13.45 – 15.30, Penn Room II

Adaptation and mitigation agendas are increasingly gaining importance, yet are generally designed and carried out separately despite multiple potential synergies between them, particularly in the agroforestry and housing sectors. This session aims to show the need for, advantages of and advances in the integration of adaptation and mitigation climate policies in development strategies in Latin America. After two framing presentations including key considerations, advances, and conceptual developments, government representatives from Chile and Colombia will present their experiences. Participants will then be invited to share their experiences and challenges, contributing to an interactive discussion.

Organised by María José Gutierrez Murray, LEDS LAC Platform (Regional Low Emission and Resilient
Development Strategies Platform for Latin America and the Caribbean), Costa Rica
Partners EUROCLIMA programme, European Commission, Belgium
Tropical Agricultural Research and Higher Education Center (CATIE), Costa Rica
Low Carbon Resilient Development Program financed by USAID/USFS
Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)
Chair Aida Figari / María José Gutiérrez, LEDS LAC Platform (Regional Low Emission and Resilient Development Strategies Platform for Latin America and the Caribbean), Costa Rica
Rapporteur Guillermo Dascal, EUROCLIMA programme, European Commission, Belgium
Presentations

Advances in integrating adaptation and mitigation climate policies in Latin America: key considerations
María José Gutierrez Murray, LEDS LAC Platform (Regional Low Emission and Resilient Development Strategies Platform for Latin America and the Caribbean), Costa Rica

Synergies between adaptation and mitigation in the agroforestry sector
Bastiaan Loumar, Centro Agronómico Tropical de Investigación y Enseñanza (CATIE), Costa Rica

Case study from Latin America
Carolina Hernández, LCRD Program Colombia, Representative of the Ministry of Housing, City and Territory, Colombia

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