SICA Member Countries Promote Public Policy for Sustainable Development and Climate Change Education
10 July 2017, San Jose, Costa Rica - With the aim to build the capacity in the formulation, development and management of climate change learning policies, as well as to strengthen the relationship and collaboration among Central American Integration System (SICA) member countries, all 8 members participated in a 3-day workshop, held at the Secretariat of the Earth Charter in San Jose, Costa Rica, from June 12th to 15th.
This event was held as part of the regional UN CC:Learn Programme “Scaling-Up Climate Change Education, Training and Awareness-Raising in the SICA”. During the opening, Ernesto Reyna Alcántara, Executive Vice-President of the National Council for Climate Change and Clean Development Mechanism (CNCCMDL) of the Government of the Dominican Republic, highlighted that “the goal is to reach a high impact in our territories, as we contribute to strengthening of this agenda at the international level”. Participants to the workshop included technical experts from ministries of environment and education of Nicaragua, Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Costa Rica, Panama, Belize and Dominican Republic.
The event provided a space for participants to enhance their networks, deepen their knowledge and exchange their good practices in the design and implementation of policies to face the impacts of climate change at the regional and national levels.
A video concerning climate change vulnerability of the SICA Region, produced by the UN CC:Learn Regional Hub in the Dominican Republic with the support of all countries of Central America, was launched during the event.
About UN CC:Learn
UN CC:Learn is a partnership of more than 30 multilateral organizations supporting countries to design and implement systematic, recurrent and results-oriented climate change learning. At the global level, the partnership supports knowledge-sharing, promotes the development of common climate change learning materials, and coordinates learning interventions through a collaboration of UN agencies and other partners. At the national level, UN CC:Learn supports countries in developing and implementing national climate change learning strategies. Through its engagement at the national and global levels, UN CC:Learn contributes to the implementation of Article 6 of the UNFCCC on training, education and public awareness-raising, and the 2012-2020 Doha Work Programme. Funding for UN CC:Learn is provided by the Swiss Government and UN partners. The Secretariat for UN CC:Learn is hosted by the UN Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR).
Photo 1: SICA Member Countries Participants.