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In early September the “Second International Conference on Climate Change and Receding Glaciers ” was held in the national Sajama Park in Bolivia. The Conference also included participants from other Andean National Parks such as the Lauca Park in Chile and the Vilacota Park in Peru. Participants worked in groups focused on different topics and drafted a Declaration...... Read More


 
 
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International Meeting demands solutions to the impacts of climate change on Andean glaciers

La Paz, October 2nd  ( AGUA SUSTENTABLE ) In early September the "Second International Conference on Climate Change and Receding Glaciers " was held in the national Sajama Park in Bolivia. The Conference also included participants from other Andean National Parks such as the Lauca Park in Chile and the Vilacota Park in Peru. Participants worked in groups focused on different topics and drafted a Declaration that requires the authorities of the three countries to find opportunities for dialogue, oriented to take concrete actions to address the impacts caused by climate change, mainly in Glaciers.

It was principally the people from the National Sajama Park who organized the meeting, assisted by government agencies, international organizations, groups of indigenous and farmers and environmental organizations such as Agua Sustentable.

It was also them who participated actively, analyzing the strategies and actions to adapt to climate change applicable in the Andean region of Bolivia, Chile and Peru, and finally generated alternatives and/or complementary proposals for joint action to implement the agreement of the World Summit Tiquipaya .

The work was separated into four thematic groups: Biodiversity , Climate Change , Ecotourism, and Food Security and Sovereignty. This resulted in five documents - one for each group and one general, focusing on the problems of these areas.

Among the most significant agreements are: the promotion of family, organic and traditional agriculture, the establishment of ties of cooperation to promote food security and sovereignty; generating guidelines for the development of sustainable tourism in the three National Parks; policy advocacy to conserve biodiversity, among others.


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