Caribbean: The global summit on climate change COP26, which is scheduled to be held in Glasgow, Scotland, from November 1 to 12, 2021, and in an aim to encourage greater regional & global action to combat climate change impacts, the nations of Latin America & the Caribbean will host a regional Summit on September 8, 2021.
The meeting would bring together political leaders across the Latin American and the Caribbean region, global & regional development banks and organisations, technical experts and climate change specialists.
Argentina, Colombia, Chile, Barbados, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, and Panama governments are co-organising the high-level Dialogue on Climate Action in the Americas region. The event would consist of 3 segments: a high-level debate, technical discussions, and a ministerial roundtable.
Especially guest speakers in this session would include the United States Special Envoy for Climate, John Kerry – the United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, and COP 26 President Alok Sharma of the United Kingdom. Kristalina Georgieva – the President of the International Monetary Fund, is also expected to address participants.
Prime Minister of Barbados – Mia Amor Mottley is likely to advocate for the risks & the vulnerabilities of small island developing nations to be prioritised in the global agenda and multilateral system.
The second assembly of the day would be comprised of the five panels. The first one will be entitled ‘Innovative mechanisms for means of implementation’, which would be led by the Secretary of Strategic Affairs of Argentina – Gustavo Béliz.
The second panel is entitled ‘Accelerating climate action through regional cooperation,’ which would be moderated by the Climate and Foreign Policy Advisor of the Office of the US Special Envoy for Climate – Jonathan Pershing.
The remaining three panels – ‘Engaging the private sector in climate action,’ would be led by – the Minister of Environment and Sustainable Development of Colombia – Carlos Eduardo Correa, while the penultimate panel – ‘Building coastal-marine resilience to climate vulnerability, would be moderated by the – Executive Vice President of the National Climate Change Council of the Dominican Republic – Max Puig.
The Minister of Environment and Energy of Costa Rica – Andrea Meza Murrillo, moderate the fifth panel, titled ‘Nature and climate: transformative approaches for adaptation and climate action.’