Costa Rica to lead discussion on climate change

Filed Under: EARTH News
Date: November 23rd, 2012

On November 16 and 17, at the XXII Latin American Summit of Heads of State and Government held in Cadiz, Spain, an initiative was approved by the Costa Rican government, EARTH University, and the Latin-American General Secretariat (SEGIB). The initiative aims to bring together Latin American policy makers, in April 2014 at EARTH-La Flor, to sponsor a conversation on climate change between two generations, the current decision-makers and Latin America’s young leaders.

Costa Rican President Laura Chinchilla presented the initiative, called ECOin (Gathering for Intergenerational Joint-Responsibility for Climate Change, in English). The President stated that “Latin America has led global efforts in favor of the environment, such as the summits in Rio (Brazil) and Mexico, and now it will fall to Costa Rica to host a meeting to find solutions to one of the biggest current problems: the impact of climate change.”

ECOin seeks to promote “intergenerational joint-responsibility” as an innovative strategy to strengthen the impact and sustainability of the main global responses to climate change that are being developed or currently implemented, and that involve Latin American countries.

November 27 will mark the project’s official presentation in Costa Rica. The event will take place at the Presidential Palace with the participation of various international organizations and representatives of several Latin American countries.

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