Organization: Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH
- Juliane Dammann, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH
- Alonso Brenes, Secretaría General de la Facultad Latinoamericana de Ciencias Sociales
Date: Monday, May 14, 11:00am – 1:00pm
Many of the public investments in Latin America are exposed to considerable climatic risks. Political decision-makers and technical personnel are urged to evaluate climate risks during the entire life-cycle of a public investment. The ministries of economics, finance and planning of Peru, Colombia and Brazil have made first advances in this respect as part of the project ‘Public Investment and Adaptation to Climate Change in Latin America’ (IPACC II). The project is supported by the German development cooperation implemented by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, which is financed by the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU). The national experiences and the IPACC initiative will be presented by representatives of the three governments and experts in the field of disaster risk reduction in public investments. Being an ally of the project, the Latin American Faculty of Social Sciences (FLACSO) will share a comprehensive overview of advances in the region.