Institutions establish Dominican Forum on Climate Change
It marks the beginning of a project that involves social sectors to respond to the consequences of global warming in society.
Santo Domingo.- The National Chapter of Transparency International and nonpartisan civic movement, Citizen participation, Along the Instituto Tecnológico de Santo Domingo (INTEC) and the Future South Foundation, presented the Dominican Forum on Climate Change, as part of a strategic alliance that seeks to promote a space de dialogue active among all sectors of the civil society that allows the identification, informed discussion y consent about policies, strategies y priority actions to respond to the effects generated by the climate change.
This initiative has been united 28 institutions non-governmental organizations and private sector, committed to knowing the actions they carry out in mitigation and adaptation to climate change; promote the alliances private public to support the implementation of response programs at all levels; and promote the improvement of capacities to face directly its impact on society, among other guidelines.
“Climate change is one of the greatest challenges of our time, it is a challenge that requires strong actions, from now on. This is the time to act together, since the fight against climate change requires the integration of all sectors of the country, ”said the executive director of Participación Ciudadana, Carlos Pimentel.
El Forum It will serve as a stage to discuss the impacts of the climate and the measures to face them; the national agenda on climate change; the projects that are being carried out, the existing policies; and make possible solutions that civil society can influence.
The organizations reported that from this act of commitment, the proposal is to develop recurring activities, provide follow-up and support, train the different partner institutions through workshops, courses and other tools that contribute to the effective involvement of these actors in the responses to climate change.
The event, held at the Sheraton Hotel, was attended by Dr. Jorge González, Director of Earth Sciences and Environmental Sustainability (ESES) and professor at the City College of New York (CCNY), who gave a keynote address on "Dominican Republic and its challenges in the face of Climate Change"; Also present were doctors Michela Izzo and Laura Rathe, and doctor Alejandro Herrera, who took part in the panel "Climate change and a resilient future" where they addressed the country's climate patterns, risk management and climate resilience, among others. themes.
As representatives of the other founding institutions, they were Victor Gomez-Valenzuela, Vice-Rector for Research at INTEC, and Melba Segura de Grullón, president of the Sur Futuro Foundation.