International launch of the forthcoming Bogota Summit: “Cities and Climate Change”
The catastrophic floods of 2010 and 2011 were a wake-up call in Colombian society on the climate emergency and the need for its cities to adapt to climate change and reduce their greenhouse gas emissions. The different players involved in Bogota’s urban transformation are seeking to extend the debate to the whole of Latin America in order to promote urban planning based on resilience, low emissions and solidarity.
The Bogota municipality, the French Embassy to Colombia, the French Development Agency, the CAF, the Avina Foundation, the FINDETER Bank and the El Tiempo press group, in partnership with leading Colombian and international institutions, will be holding an International Summit in Bogota on “Cities and Climate Change”, on 19, 20 and 21 November 2012.
The United Nations Rio +20 Conference will host the international launch of the Summit, on 21 June, at a press conference to be held at 18:00 in the French Pavilion.
Side event organised in partnership with: the Bogota Municipality, the French Embassy to Colombia, the CAF, the Avina Foundation, the FINDETER Bank and the El Tiempo press group
- Mr Diego Bravo, special representative of the Mayor of Bogota
- Mr Hector Velasco Perroni, Environment Director, Federal District of Mexico
- Mr. Ricardo Jimenez, Ciudad Humana Foundation
- Mr. Jacques Moineville, Deputy Director, AFD
- Representatives of the CAF, the Avina Foundation and the Findeter Bank