Colombia will host the first regional conference towards COP28

Bogotá, November 4 (Prensa Latina) The Colombian Presidency confirmed today that Colombia will host the first Regional Conference on Human Mobility and Climate Change in Latin America and the Caribbean starting next Tuesday, in preparation for COP28.

He explained that representatives of governments, international organizations, civil society and experts will review, over two days, good practices and challenges for addressing human mobility related to the effects of climate change, based on four main axes.

He added that delegations from 25 countries in the region will exchange experiences in preparation for the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP28), which will be held from November 30 to December 12, 2023 in Dubai (United Arab Emirates).

The Presidency stressed that Colombia is the country chosen by the International Organization for Migration to host this first regional conference for its leadership role in the agenda to combat climate change and for the work of the national government on migration issues related to the environment and climate.

This meeting was held by the Colombian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the International Organization for Migration.

Colombian President Gustavo Petro believes that the democratic solution to the migration problem depends on overcoming the climate crisis and the poverty it causes.

This was expressed on October 22 at the Regional Summit on Migration “Meeting for Fraternal Neighborhood and Prosperity”, held in the Mexican city of Palenque.

Countries in Latin America and the Caribbean are highly vulnerable to a number of threats associated with climate change, including increased frequency and intensity of extreme storms, longer periods of drought, rising sea levels, melting glaciers, and others.

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Human mobility is a key component of Latin America and the Caribbean’s vulnerability and response to this wide range of climate threats.

According to the latest report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), “migration and displacement linked to climate threats are becoming increasingly frequent in Central and South America, and are expected to continue to increase.”

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