Oxfam, Sustentabilidad Sin Fronteras and La Ruta del Clima organize a dialogue on Loss and Damage during the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change Conference – SB56. This dialogue will explore the importance of centering loss and damage assessments on the agency and rights of local communities.
We invite you to the side event “Latin American Perspectives on Loss and Damage”. Representatives of civil society organizations from Latin America will join us in this participatory dialogue. Loss and damage is a crucial issue for Latin America but one that does not have a common position on the part of the governments of the region.
On April 20-22, 2022, the first meeting of States Parties to the Escazú Agreement (or “COP1” for “Conference of Parties 1”) was held in Santiago, Chile (see details here and some pictures here).
Costa Rica’s runoff election on April 3 will feature a showdown between former President Jose Maria Figueres and ex-Minister of Finance Rodrigo Chaves.
The next president will be tasked with carrying out Costa Rica’s environmental agenda over the next four years, along with the newly-elected Legislative Assembly.
Faced with the climate inaction of world leaders, PASO Verde through its People Who Care (POC) program and La Ruta del Clima with the support of Oxfam; co-organize the virtual event Loss and Damage: Challenges post COP26.
Costa Rica’s environmental agenda is at stake and has been a frequent topic at the debates. Candidates offer varying views on the route toward decarbonization, oil and natural gas extraction, trawling and the ratification of the Escazu Agreement.
In this space we would like to reflect on the ways that art can foster alternative spaces for thinking about and processing our climate changing reality. We hope to present the collective and individual embroidery pieces that have come out of our discussions this past year and probe into the different ways that our audience understands and engages with climate change through creative practice.
Participatory dialogues on the rights of vulnerable communities in Latin America in light of climate change impacts. The events look to position Latin America political demands in the UNFCCC agenda regardinge loss and damage. Furthermore, it is an opportunity to listen to the human rights implications that climate impacts are having in Latin America. These events address the issues of loss and damage, adaptation limits, human mobility, and climate justice.
The event will present the report “Loss and damage at COP26: A Central American perspective”, an analysis of the international response to the adverse impacts generated by climate change and its importance for Central America. We will have the participation of representatives of affected communities and regional NGOs.
Last month, I had the chance to speak with Felipe De León Denegri, the Article 6 negotiator for Costa Rica. De León has represented Costa Rica since the Paris Agreement negotiations.