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Actions aimed at reducing the effects of climate change are being analyzed in Ecuador

13 de Febrero de 2018 - 08:40
This meeting gathered 125 experts and scientists from more than 30 countries that are part of the intergovernmental panel on climate change.
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From February 12 to 16, Ecuador will host the second meeting of leaders for the creation of the Special Report on the Ocean and Cryosphere in a Changing Climate.

Quito, Feb 14 (Andes).- Actions aimed at reducing the effects of climate change are being analyzed in Ecuador at an intergovernmental panel on climate change, informed the Ecuadorian Ministry of Environment.

From February 12 to 16, Ecuador will host the second meeting of leaders for the creation of the Special Report on the Ocean and Cryosphere in a Changing Climate. This meeting gathered 125 experts and scientists from more than 30 countries that are part of the intergovernmental panel on climate change (IPCC).

Tarcisio Granizo, minister of Environment, held a meeting with co-chairmen of the IPCC who welcomed the Ecuadorian government’s commitment. Co-Chair of working group II Debra Roberts stressed out “we need political leaders who support scientific results to take actions that reduce the effects of climate change” and called on “developing countries to continue promoting science and generating meeting spaces.”

Once the bilateral meeting concluded, minister Granizo explained, during the inauguration ceremony, about the work done by the national government to have a new sustainable development model “aimed at generating jobs and wealth, reducing environmental impacts and ensuring the preservation of our natural heritage,” he said.

This week, the IPCC will work on a report on oceans and cryosphere, essential ecosystems in the climate system from which humanity depends on.

For her part, Maria Victoria Chiriboga, deputy secretary of Climate Change, presented the processes focused on investigation and climate change that are being carried out in the country. She highlighted the national commitment to “generate climate actions linked to international agendas like the Sustainable Development Objectives, Sendai Framework (Risk management), the New Urban Agenda (Sustainable cities) and the Paris Agreement (climate change),  taking into account the scientific basis that allows decision-makers to activate the contingent for the design and implementation of public policies that counteract the effects of climate change.”

This meeting will allow developing the contents of the Special Report on the Ocean and Cryosphere in a Changing Climate, which aims at collecting updated scientific information about the behavior of these ecosystems and their relationship with climate change that will be used by governments for them to make decisions based on scientific evidence and optimize resources to tackle the impacts of climate change.

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