Both meetings are important to advance in the fight against climate change and innovation in the decision-making of climate change and sustainable development policies.

Thus, on November 4 and 5, a regional workshop on "Long Term Strategies" was held in Madrid. These strategies are one of the main instruments for combating climate change in the countries established in the Paris Agreement that must be sent to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change in 2020, as established in the Agreement itself.

Thus, the workshop in Madrid discussed both the process and the tools that can facilitate the development of these strategies. Spain has made available to countries the models used for the identification and implementation of mitigation measures in the various socio-economic sectors in the medium and long term.

In addition, other relevant aspects related to adaptation to the impacts of climate change, the quantification of the necessary investments and the co-benefits generated (health, employment), the role of agricultural and forestry sinks, the fair transition, issues have been addressed. related to gender and examples of initiatives to mobilize citizens.

Likewise, the XVI Annual Meeting of the RIOCC in Andorra la Vella is taking place between yesterday and today. Andorra, as Secretary Pro Tempore, in the context of the preparation of the XXVII Ibero-American Summit of Heads of State and Government, under the slogan "Innovation for sustainable development – Objective 2030", is reinforcing the theme of environment and climate change , hosting various related events and with the firm will to convene the Ibero-American Conference of Ministers of the Environment in 2020.

Decision making aligned with science

Ministry for Ecological TransitionTaking into account this motto of the next Summit, the Annual Meeting of the RIOCC has focused on the important role that observatories and research and innovation centers play in the decision-making of climate change policies and opportunities for regional cooperation and cross-border in this area. Thus, results and experiences of the work of centers and observatories that are working in diverse ecosystems (terrestrial, including mountainous, marine, coastal, etc.) and in social sectors such as health have been presented.

These events have been attended by around 40 participants, including the participation of 18 countries of the Ibero-American region, with the support of the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) and with the participation of the Ibero-American General Secretariat ( SGIB), the Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation (AECID), the International and Ibero-American Foundation for Administration and Public Policies (FIIAPP), through the EUROCLIMA + Program, and the Conference of Directors of Ibero-American Meteorological and Hydrological Services ( CIMHET).

Spain's announcement to host COP25, under the Chilean presidency, is framed in the context of Spain's willingness to facilitate a space that allows Chile and the Ibero-American region to capitalize on its commitment to multilateralism and the immense effort it has been making from the beginning of the preparation of the summit, thus reinforcing the strong regional cooperation that already exists in the field of environment and climate change. This week, meetings of the "Network of Committees and Biosphere Reserves of Latin America and the Caribbean" and the "Ibero-American Conference of Water Directors" are also held.

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