15 June 2018, Tegucigalpa, Honduras
The Secretariat of Natural Resources and Environment of Honduras and the Inter-American Institute for Global Change Research (IAI) have organized the event “Challenges of global and climatic changes and its impacts in Honduras and in the Americas”, held on June 15, 2018 in the Marriott Hotel, Boulevard Juan Pablo Segundo, in Tegucigalpa. More than 50 participants among authorities, representatives from the academia, scientific community, press, and international cooperation agencies attended the event.
The purpose of the event was to introduce the Inter-American Institute for Global Change Research (IAI) to Honduran institutions and to share information on important global change related issues, such as climate change and adaptation, biodiversity and environmental services, and how IAI’s work has assisted national and international institutions in the implementation of sustainable policies and actions for the development of several countries in the region.
The IAI is an intergovernmental organization composed by 19 countries: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Ecuador, Dominican Republic, Guatemala, Jamaica, Mexico, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, United States of America and Venezuela. The Institute’s mission is to develop the capacity to understand the integrated impacts of past, present and future global environmental changes in the regional and continental environments of the Americas and to promote cooperative and well-informed actions at all levels. The IAI is an intergovernmental instrument that allows decision makers, scientists, academics and other professionals from the countries of the American continent to jointly address critical issues associated with the processes and impacts of global change for the benefit of society.
In this context, the event sought to promote an initial dialogue on the objectives of sustainable development among several key institutions in Honduras and the IAI, as well as the country’s participation in the work of the IAI and opportunities for future collaboration.