Zone Time: Sharm el-Sheikh
Location: Spanish Pavilion (Area B - Delegation Pavilions 3 - P27)
Organizer:International and Ibero-American Foundation for Administration and Public Policies (FIIAPP)
Spanish Agency for International Cooperation and Development (AECID)
The prevention and management of extreme hydrometeorological events requires adequate climate data and information on current climate and future climate change scenarios. This is essential for hydrological planning and climate change adaptation policies and measures. The Ibero-American networks CIMHET, CODIA and RIOCC, with the support of the cooperation agencies AECID and FIIAPP as well as regional and multilateral organizations and programs, have been working together for several years to identify joint priorities and key actions to be developed at the regional level building bridges between the 3 sectors. In this context, European cooperation has also given relevance and follow-up to the lines of actions identified in the framework of the joint work of the 3 networks, in particular, efforts that are currently materializing will be presented, such as the high resolution climate change scenarios for Central America and the web viewer that has been developed, key tools for the design and implementation of adaptation policies and projects. These regional initiatives and programs show the value of peer-to-peer cooperation between Latin America and Europe, favoring the bi-regional exchange of knowledge and tools, and could be of interest for other regions.