Latin America & Caribbean Regional Resilience Hub

The COP27 Latin America and Caribbean Regional Resilience Hub (LAC Resilience Hub) is led by Fundación Avina. The LAC Resilience Hub is delivering a programme of virtual workshops to engage different stakeholders in the region during September and October 2022.

The Regional Resilience Hubs play a crucial role of ensuring the voices and perspectives of traditionally under-represented communities are amplified and heard. They play a central role in illuminating and communicating regional priorities, actions, solutions and challenges on the global stage at COP27.

Programme of Events

The workshops will address topics of relevance for the region and each workshop will be co-led by Avina and partner organizations of great trajectory and will be held with the objectives of:

  • Identify key messages to position Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC)’s priorities at COP27 in relation to resilience and adaptation to climate change.
  • Create a space for multi-stakeholder dialogue that will highlight the vision of Latin America and the Caribbean.

Although the region faces many threats due to climate change, 7 thematic workshops were defined to be the focus of the discussions. Fundación Avina’s co-leads are included in the topics below.

The events are designed to be highly participatory and as such attendance is limited. If you would like to attend any of the events below, please RSVP by email to the indicated contact person.

Agenda

DateTitleStart timeEnd timeTimezoneSpeakersSummaryContact nameContact emailContact email w/ link
27th September, 2022América Latina y el Caribe resiliente hacia la COP27: una oportunidad para alzar la voz de la región y realizar aportes para la resiliencia y adaptación de los sistemas de agricultura familiar11:0013:00GMT-3Moderator: Paz GonzalezThe United Nations has declared the decade between 2019 and 2028 the United Nations Decade for Family Farming with a special focus on 7 pillars: political environment, youth and generational sustainability, gender equity and women’s leadership, Strengthening organizations, socio-economic inclusion, food systems resilient to climate change and multidimensionality.

The Global Plan of Action for Family Farming recognizes that agriculture is at a crossroads, between pressure to provide sufficient, accessible and nutritious food to a growing population, while dealing with climate change and its impacts in terms of soil and natural resource degradation, water scarcity, soil depletion and biodiversity loss.

In Latin America, and in particular in the Andean region, this is in addition to glacier retreat and effects on water sources, unfavourable socio-economic situations and poverty in the family agriculture sector, which at the same time create a high vulnerability to the adverse effects of climate change on the sector. Therefore, the implementation of adaptation measures is an urgent need. This dialogue raises a reflection on these issues.
Paz Gonzalezpaz.gonzelez@avexternos.orgpaz.gonzelez@avexternos.org
6th October, 2022Camino hacia la COP 27 – América Latina y el Caribe resiliente: Potenciando los enfoques basados en naturaleza como herramienta para la adaptación al cambio climático.
10:0012:00GMT-5Manuel Pulgar Vidal (Líder global de la práctica de energía y clima en WWF Internacional), Paula Ellinger (Directora de Acción Climática de Fundación Avina), Gabriel Quijandría (Director Regional de UICN SUR), Mirella Gallardo (Co-Directora del Instituto de Montaña), Dr. Anita F. Tzec (Coordinadora del Programa de Pueblos Indígenas y Conservación de la UICN)Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) is a highly exposed and vulnerable region to climate change, a situation which is amplified by its socio-economic conditions, changes in land use -in particular deforestation, with the consequent loss of biodiversity-, soil degradation and economies being highly dependent on natural resources.

Nature plays a crucial role in increasing resilience to climate impacts; responses such as nature-based solutions (NbS) harness the functional powers of ecosystems and ecosystem services, providing a triple solution that addresses climate change, biodiversity and human development. While implementing these solutions in LAC is an attractive strategy, there are still challenges and structural barriers to overcome.

This workshop will discuss adaptation priorities, successful solutions, and enabling conditions for effective implementation, with stakeholders working on nature solutions in LAC.
Maria Gracia Aguilarmaria.graciaaguilar@avexternos.orgmaria.graciaaguilar@avexternos.org
6th October, 2022Alzando la Voz en las ciudades de la Región: América Latina y el Caribe resiliente hacia la COP2712:0013:15GMT-5Marcela Modina (Directora de Ciudades en Fundación Avina), Eugene Zapata (Directora Global de Alianzas Estratégicas y Directora de América Latina y el Caribe), Florencia Rojas (Coordinadora Programática en Ciudades Sustentables, Fundación Avina), Cristina Huidobro (Primera Oficial contra el Calor Extremo de LAC, Resilient Cities Network), Gastón Kremer (Coordinador Programático de World Transforming Technologies WTT)The third session of Cities on the Frontline Latin America, organized jointly by the AVINA Foundation and the Resilient Cities Network, with the support of CEMEX, the World Bank and MCR2030, is focused on conducting a virtual multi-stakeholder dialogue to begin raising key voices in the region that will inform the future of our cities.
During this event we will have interventions and conversations about some of the most important issues for climate resilience in Latin America and the Caribbean, including food security and urban agriculture; extreme heat; and migration due to climate change. In this space we will identify key messages focused on priorities, solutions that require expansion and scale, and gaps the region must overcome to accelerate urban resilience.
Maria Gracia Aguilarmaria.graciaaguilar@avexternos.orgmaria.graciaaguilar@avexternos.org
7th October, 2022Las necesidades de financiamiento para adaptarse al cambio climático: una visión desde las comunidades indígenas9:0010:00GMT-5Belén Páez, Executive Director, Cuencas Sagradas
Fabiana Menna, President, Fundación Gran Chaco
Paulo Galvao, young brazilian activist

To discuss the needs that exist to increase financing for climate change adaptation from the perspective of indigenous communities.
Identify key messages, gaps, challenges, opportunities and lessons learned to position Latin American and Caribbean priorities at COP27 in relation to financing to adapt to climate change.

To generate proposals that will make it possible to increase funding for adaptation in order to meet and advance the guarantee of human rights, especially those of indigenous peoples.

Create a space for multistakeholder dialogue that allows us to highlight the vision of Latin America and the Caribbean.
Andrés Mogroandres.mogro@avina.net
11th October, 2022América Latina y el Caribe resiliente hacia la COP27: una oportunidad para alzar las voces locales y realizar aportes para la resiliencia de la región.15:0017:00GMT-3tbcIdentificar mensajes claves que permitan posicionar las prioridades y el rol de las voces de los actores territoriales de la región chaqueña y el amazonas en la COP27 en relación a las conversaciones vinculadas a la resiliencia.
Crear un espacio de diálogo multiactor participativo que nos permita relevar la visión de la región chaqueña y amazonas.
Paz Gonzalezpaz.gonzelez@avexternos.orgpaz.gonzelez@avexternos.org
12th October, 2022América Latina y el Caribe resiliente hacia la COP27: una oportunidad para alzar la voz de la región y realizar aportes para el Global Stocktake12:0013:00GMT-3Representative of AVINA Resilience Hub: Andrés Mogro
Moderator: Enrique Maurtua Konstantinidis, Coordinator in iGST Latin America and the Carribean Regional Hub
Speaker 1: Tania Guillén / María del Pilar Bueno Rubial (tbc)
The Global Stocktake (GST) is a transparency mechanism that collects the implementation of the Paris Agreement. It was created in 2015 as a way to assess the collective progress of the world towards achieving the purpose of the Agreement and its long-term objectives (Article 14). In this way, it is sought that such progress is reviewed and reported publicly and regularly. This process involves countries as well as subnational governments, the private sector and civil society organizations; allowing all actors to have the necessary information to increase ambition with respect to their climate commitments and to ensure that their actions are consistent with the main objectives of the Paris Agreement.Andrés Mogroandres.mogro@avina.netandres.mogro@avina.net
13th October, 2022América Latina y el Caribe resiliente hacia la COP27: una oportunidad para alzar la voz de la región y realizar aportes para la resiliencia y adaptación de los Recursos Hídricos
11:0012:30GMT-3Fundación Avina: Andrés Mogro and Telma Rocha
Fundación Futuro Latinoamericano: Pablo Lloret
Moderator: Paz González – Fundación Avina
Identificar mensajes claves que permitan posicionar las prioridades y el rol de las voces de los actores territoriales de la región chaqueña y el amazonas en la COP27 en relación a las conversaciones vinculadas a la resiliencia.
Crear un espacio de diálogo multiactor participativo que nos permita relevar la visión de la región chaqueña y amazonas.
Paz Gonzalezpaz.gonzelez@avexternos.orgpaz.gonzelez@avexternos.org