UNFCCC Post-COP27 Virtual Events

November 17th, 2022

UNFCCC Post-COP27 Virtual Events

Takeaway Messages for the Americas / December, 2022

The Inter-American Institute for Global Change Research (IAI) is inviting you to three Post-COP27 webinars for the Americas. The goal of the sessions is to discuss among scientists, government representatives, journalists, and civil society, among others, the takeaway messages, and the challenges and opportunities offered by COP27 to the Americas. 

English-Spanish interpretation will be provided.


Event #1

“Key outcomes of COP27 and implications for the Americas”

December 1, 2022, 13:00 UYT

This panel convenes government representatives, scientists, and journalists from the Americas to discuss key takeaway messages from the UNFCCC COP27, and its implications for the region. The discussion will center on the results of negotiations during COP27 and the information countries need to know to develop adaptation and mitigation strategies, and increase resilience to climate change. 

Moderator: Maria del Carmen Villarreal - Latinoamérica21 


  • David Smith, Jamaica - Director, Centre for Environmental Management - Coordinator, Institute for Sustainable Development - University of the West Indies
  • Brigitte Baptiste, Colombia - Universidad EAN
  • Graciela Raga, Mexico - UNAM - PLOS Climate Section Editor for Atmospheric Science & Climatology 

Event co-organized by the Inter-American Institute for Global Change Research, PLOS Climate and Latinoamérica21. 

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Event #2: 

"Climate change adaptation financing for the Americas"

December 6, 2022, 13:00 UYT

This session will convene government officials at the forefront of climate change negotiations in the Americas. The discussion will provide an overview of the financial needs and opportunities for adaptation from the perspective of governments, focusing on how climate change impacts the region and how climate finance can enhance adaptation and mitigation strategies. 

Moderator: Ana María Loboguerrero - CGIAR - PLOS Climate


  • Carol Franco - Virginia Tech
  • Nathalie Flores - Dominican Republic
  • Nora Lambrecht - IDB Invest
  • Elena Pereira - United Nations Environment Program - UNEP

Event co-organized by the Inter-American Institute for Global Change Research, PLOS Climate and United Nations Environment Program

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Event # 3

IPCC AR7 - The role of the IPCC in science-policy processes

December 8, 2022, 13:00 UYT 

The IPCC is finishing its Sixth Assessment cycle and starting the pathway toward the Seventh Assessment Report (AR7). Based on the three working groups – WG1: The Physical Science Basis, WG2: Impacts, Adaptation, and Vulnerability, and WG3: Mitigation of Climate Change, the IPCC provides policymakers with rigorous and relevant science-based information related to climate change. This session will focus on providing information governments need to know to nominate authors and take part in the discussions, so that they can better understand how the IPCC engages in science-policy processes and the importance of addressing underrepresentation in IPCC authors (by region and gender)  

  • Explain IPCC processes
  • Describe the problem - underrepresentation in the global south and gender imbalance
  • Explain how governments and scientists can participate in the process

Moderator: Mercy Borbor, Ecuador - Escuela Superior Politécnica del Litoral - ESPOL


  • Paola Andrea Arias Gomez, Colombia -  Universidad de Antioquia - ANDEX 
  • Sherilee Harper, Canada - University of Alberta - PLOS Climate

Event co-organized by the Inter-American Institute for Global Change Research and PLOS Climate. 

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