Project Description

Climate information for adaptation: advances in Central America

  • Date: Wednesday, August 16th, 2017.
  • Time: 09:00 – 10:30 am (time in Costa Rica)
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Agenda

Introduction. Ana María Majano. Coordinator of the LEDS LAC Secretariat. Tropical Agronomic Center for Research and Higher Education (CATIE).

Centro Clima: the climate information system for the countries of the Central American Integration System (SICA). Ana Deisy López. Coordinator of the Adaptation Component, USAID’s Regional Climate Change Program, CATIE. | Download presentation

Coffee Cloud: climate information to reduce the vulnerability of the coffee sector. Mario Chocooj. Research and Technical Assistance, National Coffee Association (ANACAFE) Guatemala. | Download presentation

ClimaPesca: supporting climate-smart fishing. Jorge López. Clima Pesca technical expert, Central American Fisheries and Aquaculture Organization (OSPESCA). | Download presentation

About the webinar

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) warns that Central America is the most vulnerable hot spot in the world’s tropical regions, since it is highly sensitive to changes in temperature and precipitation patterns, and to increases in intensity and recurrence of extreme hydrometeorological events that are derived from, or enhanced by, climate change.

To deal with the negative effects of this process, rapid and effective actions based on climate information of quality adapted to the needs of the users are necessary. For this reason, Regional Committee on Hydraulic Resources (CRRH), one of the Technical Secretariats of the Central American Integration System, is working in collaboration with several institutional partners and the support of USAID’s Regional Climate Change Program, in the development of Centro Clima, the first regional climate information system for Central America and the Dominican Republic.

This webinar will present Centro Clima and two of its tools for specific sectors: coffee and fishing. The webinar will be held in Spanish. If you have any questions about this event, please contact the Secretariat of the LEDS LAC Platform: info@ledslac.org

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