The Dominican Republic and the Kingdom of Morocco began talks to search for South-South Cooperation mechanisms to improve the adaptation and resilience of both countries to the effects of climate change.
This was informed by the executive vice president of the National Council for Climate Change and Clean Development Mechanism, Max Puig, while participating in the Seminar “Kingdom of Morocco – Parlacen: Exchange of Experiences and Good Practices for a Sustainable Environment and the Fight against the Effects of Climate Change”, held in the Aula Magna of the Institute of Higher Education in Diplomatic and Consular Training “Dr. Eduardo Latorre Rodríguez” (INESDYC), of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
“This event in which we are participating not only opens the doors to better understand the efforts of a country like Morocco to initiate direct climate cooperation with the Dominican Republic, but also offers the opportunity to bring that cooperation and the strengths that we generate, both to the Central American and Caribbean region, as well as to North Africa,” he said.
Puig recalled that the Dominican Republic will also host this year’s Regional Climate Week for Latin America and the Caribbean, to be held from July 19 to 22 of this year, for the first time in person, after the COVID-19 pandemic, an occasion that will also serve to underpin the country’s climate cooperation with other nations of the continent.
He also stressed that the Regional Climate Week is the main preparatory event for Asia, the Middle East and North Africa, as well as Latin America and the Caribbean, in preparation for the negotiations of the twenty-seventh United Nations Conference of the Parties on Climate Change (COP 27), which this year will be held in the city of Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt, from November 7 to 18 of this year.
The Seminar “Kingdom of Morocco – Parlacen: Exchange of Experiences and Good Practices for a Sustainable Environment and the Fight against the Effects of Climate Change” was organized by the Dominican parliamentary group in the Central American Parliament and the Embassy of Morocco in the country.