Web Seminaries Cycle: Climate Action and Sustainable Cities.


13/06/2019

Organizers:

•          Avina Foundation

•          Action LAC Initiative

•          Argentine Network of Municipalities in the face of Climate Change
  
The emergence of  serious impacts on a planetary scale such as  greater incidence of extreme weather events (droughts, floods, heat waves, etc.), the alteration of natural systems, the reduction of agricultural and forestry productivity in large areas, the increase in diseases transmitted by some vectors, sea level rise, loss of biodiversity, etc. is predictable, as a climate change consequence.

Nowadays the climate change is known as one of the greatest global challenges for human kind.

To face it, it is necessary to mitigate or reduce the greenhouse gas emissions, responsible of the global warming. But it´s also necessary to work in the adaptation to climate change, taking actions to reduce its negative impact and make the most of the opportunities it generates. These actions involve the rapid generation of specific interventions, aimed primarily at promoting projects, programs, policies and investments that allow the development of the "Climate Action".

In recent times, sub national governments and local institutions have gained prominence in climate action for their direct intervention in the territory and closeness to citizenship. In cities and municipalities, a large part of global greenhouse gas emissions are generated and, on the other hand, the impacts of climate change are more evident. Their knowledge of the problems that affect the community and the possibilities of improvement, make them fundamental actors to transform these challenges in specific actions of mitigation and adaptation.

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) – Agenda 2030 have taken the aforementioned themes and have placed them as part of the 17 SDGs to be met in the coming years.

The SDG 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities; and the SDG 13: Climate Action, highlight these realities, both of the territorial actors framed in the cities, and of the climatic action necessary to accomplish with the clear objectives of adaptation and mitigation, promoting among them a visible and concrete interrelation that also allows cities to develop considering in their planning action that they collaborate in climate action.

This proposal of a Cycle of Web Seminars has the objective to train the Sub national government and their institutions with concrete tools and practices for the design of their local strategies of mitigation and adaptation to climate change, and the collaboration in the design and planning of sustainable cities, projecting the impact and resources necessary for that purpose,starting with the good practices and experiences made by other local governments and institutions, with politic contributions, technical and academic.

The Cycle is made up of 8 Web Seminars where the topics of:

Tuesday, June 25: Sustainable Development Goals of the 2030 Agenda (ODS)
• Guillermo Piovano - National University of La Plata
• Carlos Amanquez – RAMCC

Tuesday July 16: SDG 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities
• Horacio Martino - National University of La Plata
Tuesday August 6: SDG 13: Action for Climate
• Paz González - Alliance for Climate Action – Wild Live Foundation

Tuesday August 27: Adaptation and Mitigation to Climate Change
• Mónica Casanovas - Provincial Agency for Sustainable Development

Local Climate Action Plans (To be defined)
Climate Financing (To be defined)
Disaster Risk Management (To be defined)

Overall objective
To train sub national and institutional managers capable of implementing innovative actions that contribute to Climate Action and the planning of Sustainable Cities within the framework of the Sustainable Development Goals - Agenda 2030.

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Translator: Nair Corey