LACCW 2022 SIDE EVENT: Improving climate adaptation and urban resilience in cities in Latin America and the Caribbean
19 Jul 2022, 11:00am
International Organization for Migration (IOM) and C40-MCC Global Mayors Task Force on Climate and Migration
Venue: Room Gran Embajador III at El Embajador, a Royal Hideaway Hotel in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
The International Organization for Migration (IOM) and the C40-MCC Global Mayors Task Force on Climate and Migration are inviting you to their Latin America and the Caribbean Climate Week side event on improving climate adaptation and urban resilience in cities across the LAC region. Through bringing together international, regional, and local policymakers to discuss the impacts of climate change on cities in the region and how these impacts affect human mobility, this event will identify gaps and needs at the level of local authorities to manage the effects of climate-related migration and elevate the role of civil society in advancing migrant integration and disaster risk prevention. The event will also serve to localize discussions of global forums, including the International Migration Review Forum, the Conference of the Parties to the UNFCCC, the Global Platform on Disaster Risk Reduction and the New Urban Agenda at the local level in cities in Latin America and the Caribbean.
Moderator: Pablo Escribano, Regional Specialist on Migration, Environment and Climate Change, International Organization for Migration
Opening Remarks: Opening Video Messages by a Representative of Miguel Romero Sotelo, the Mayor of Lima, Peru; and by a Representative from São Paolo (TBC)
Arch. Mayobanex Suazo, Director of Urban Planning at the Mayor’s Office of the National District, Dominican Republic
Claudia Hernández Fernández, General Director of Coordination of Policies and Environmental Culture, Secretariat of the Environment, Government of Mexico City, Mexico (TBC)
Representative of the Mayor’s Office of Bogotá (TBC)
Carlos Uribe, Program Management Officer, UNDRR
Adriana Vázquez Rodríguez, Administrative Director, the Climate Route
Camila Fernández, Engagement Lead for Latin America, UN Climate Champions
Closing Remarks: Graham Watkins, Head of Climate Change and Sustainability Division, Inter-American Development Bank (TBC)
This event will be held in Spanish and no simultaneous interpretation will be provided.