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Young Latin Americans ask their representatives before the climate summit

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There are just over two weeks to go until the start of the most important conversations that take place every year about the future of the planet. Between November 6 and 18, representatives of more than 190 countries will meet in Egypt to finalize the climate change agreement during the Climate Change Conference known as COP27 in a year marked by the global energy crisis.

Although Latin America and the Caribbean is responsible for only 8.1% of global polluting emissions, it is one of the countries that suffers the most from the effects of global warming. In a virtual event organized by CAF-Development Bank of Latin America and Future America and to be held this Thursday at 3:00 p.m. in Colombia, Mexico, and Peru, 4:00 p.m. in Venezuela, and 5:00 p.m. Argentina, Bolivia and Chile, young people from the region will be able to convey their concerns and questions about the climate crisis to representatives of their governments and experts who will participate in the negotiations.

The virtual event, which will be moderated by the director of America Futura, Lorena Arroyo, will be attended by the manager of Climate Action and Positive Biodiversity of CAF-development bank of Latin America Alicia Montalvo, the director of Climate Change and Management of the Risk of the Ministry of Environment of Colombia, Guillermo Prieto, the advisor on Climate Change of the Ministry of Environment of Panama, Ligia Castro and the director of the Research Program of the Environmental Solutions Initiative of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, MIT, in its acronym in English, Marcela Angel.

All of them will participate in COP 27 and will answer questions from five young Latin Americans: the Colombian Gunna Chaparro, a member of the Arhuaca community of the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, the Panamanians Maria Isabel Villarreal and Robert Watson, the Argentine Sofia Saravia and the Chilean Mauricio Campillay.

The conversation can be followed in America Futura at this same link.

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