CVF Regional Workshop, April 2014, San Jose, Costa Rica; Source: Foreign Ministry of Costa Rica

Central America & Caribbean Regional Meeting

CVF Regional Meeting: Central America & Caribbean

Special focus on: Climate Vulnerability in Coastal Zones

San José, Costa Rica – 23-25 April 2014

Objectives

CVF Regional Workshop, April 2014, San Jose, Costa Rica; Source: Foreign Ministry of Costa Rica

CVF Regional Workshop, April 2014, San Jose, Costa Rica; Source: Foreign Ministry of Costa Rica

    • Consult on regional progress on vulnerability in the coastal marine area, including adaptive measures that have been implemented to minimize impacts.
    • Pool the expertise of specialists on climate change vulnerability in marine coastal zone ecosystems from government institutions of Caribbean basin countries.
    • Identify possibilities for enhanced regional cooperation to address climate change vulnerability and potential adaptation measures.
    • Presentation of the outcomes of the regional workshop to subsequent global Forum sessions.

Meeting Report
Workshop Facilitator’s Summary Report – Spanish (0.6 mb, pdf)

Belize

Costa Rica

Dominican Republic

El Salvador

Guatemala

Honduras

Panama

Topic: Presentation of the Workshop Agenda – download Spanish (large file: 11mb, pdf)
Meeting Facilitator: Lenin Corrales, Climate Change and Watershed Program, CATIE

Opening Statement:  Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs of Costa Rica, H.E. Mr. Luis Fernando Salazar – download Spanish (0.1mb, pdf)

Topic: Notes on climate vulnerability on the international agenda – download English (0.1mb, pdf) and Español (0.1mb, pdf)
Presenter: H.E. Manuel Dengo, Permanent Representative of Costa Rica to the United Nations Office and other international organizations at Geneva

Topic: Central America and the Caribbean in the context of the latest IPCC scenarios – download Spanish (large file: 40mb, pdf)
Presenter: Lenin Corrales, Climate Change and Watershed Program, CATIE

Topic: Vulnerability and bioclimatic scenarios of marine coastal systems in Central America – download Spanish (large file 66mb, pdf)
Presenter: Lenin Corrales, Climate Change and Watershed Program, CATIE

Topic: Adaptive capacity of the communities located in the Central American Caribbean – download English (6.7mb, pdf)
Presenter: Claudia Borouncle, Climate Change and Watershed Program, CATIE

Topic: Adaptation strategies in marine-coastal areas against the climate change impacts in the Caribbean of Belize, Guatemala and Honduras – download Spanish (9.1mb, pdf)
Presenter: Juan Carlos Villagran, MAREA-USAID Project

Topic: Environmental zoning of the marine-coastal strip of El Salvador – download Spanish (large file: 18.5mb, pdf)
Presenter: Guillermo Navarrete Lopez, Environmental Planning Management, Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources, El Salvador

Topic: The vulnerability of the Kuna Yala region to sea level rise in Panama – download Spanish (large file: 13.6mb, pdf)
Presenter: Mirta E. Benitez, Division for Development of Environmental Culture, National Environmental Authority, Panama

Topic: Sea level rise and the Livingston community in Guatemala – download Spanish (large file: 13.5mb, pdf)
Presenter: Jose Luis Rivera Castillo, Coordinator, Climate Change Unit, Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources, Guatemala

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