Webinar for journalists: The role of Latin America to increase climate action towards the COP25

  • Date: Monday, April 27th, 2019.
  • Time: 08:00 – 09:00 Costa Rica time (09:00 hrs Peru /11:00 hrs from Argentina / 16:00 hrs CET)


Welcome and introduction to the guests of the webinar. Francisco Maciel. President of the Steering Committee, LEDS LAC Platform.

Words from Patricia Espinosa. Executive Secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).

Words from Carlos Manuel Rodríguez. Minister, Ministry of Environment and Energy of Costa Rica (MINAE).

Round of questions. Katiana Murillo. Coordinator, LatinClima.

Continues round of questions from the journalists participating in the webinar

About the webinar

2019 is the year of climate action. The increase in the ambition of the Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs), requires significant changes in the development patterns of important sectors of the region, which leads to an involvement of all levels of government, and the incorporation of initiatives and actions of the different non-state actors.

The signatory countries of the Paris Agreement must demonstrate their real commitment to stop global warming at the next conference of the parties (COP25), in which Latin America and the Caribbean will assume the leadership with Costa Rica and Chile in the process of negotiations. It is an opportunity for our region to make a balance of what we have advanced and where we should be beyond 2020, to facilitate even greater climate action. In this sense, journalists and communicators have an important role to put the issue on the agenda.

This webinar, organized jointly by the UNFCCC, LEDS LAC Platform, LatinClima and ConexiónCOP, will be focused on an interview of Latin American journalists to two important leaders of this process, where we are and what role the different actors of the region play in special journalists and communicators, to increase climate action towards the COP25.

The webinar will be held in Spanish. If you have any questions about this event, please contact the LEDS LAC Platform Secretariat: info@ledslac.org.

About the panelists