Project Description


Day: Wednesday June 8th
Time: 9: 00- 10:30 am (CST, time in Costa Rica)
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Introduction. María José Gutiérrez Technical Expert of the Secretariat, LEDS LAC Platform.

Tool to identify and prioritize synergies between adaptation and mitigation (SAM). Claudia Vallejo Rendón. Technical specialist in research synergies between adaptation and mitigation, CATIE.

Framework for prioritizing investments in sustainable agriculture adapted to climate (MP-ASAC). Deissy Martinez Barón. Scientific Officer, CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) Latin America.

About the webinar

Governments and other stakeholders involved in dealing with climate change in Latin America and the Caribbean are increasingly aware of the importance of integrating the mitigation, adaptation and development agendas. The agricultural sector has proven to be one in which the need for this integration occurs more frequently and easily. Moving from intention to action in this issue requires the availability of planning methodologies to identify and prioritize actions that increase productivity while reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and increasing climate change resilience.

This webinar will present two tools developed by organizations from the region with that purpose. The tool on Synergies between Adaptation and Mitigation (MAS), developed by CATIE as part of USAID´s Regional Climate Change Program; and the framework for prioritizing investments in climate compatible sustainable agriculture (MP-ASAC), developed by CCAFS-CIAT. Both presentations will include at least one practical application of the tool in the region.

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

About the speakers

Claudia Vallejo Rendón
Agronomist, graduated from Zamorano Pan-American Agricultural School in Honduras, has an MBA from the Public University of Navarra in Spain. She has more than 5 years of experience in climate change issues through international negotiations and processes such as building national communications and preparation of the REDD+ mechanism at the level of the region. She currently serves on CATIE under investigation of synergies between adaptation and mitigation.

Deissy Martinez Barón
She is an economist and professional in international relations and political studies at the Military University of New Granada in Colombia with emphasis on Rural Development. Her experience includes work in Colombian governmental entities such as the National Planning Department (DNP) and the National Administrative Department of Statistics (DANE) on the analysis of the economic impacts of climate change and environmental national accounts.