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Argentina hosts Latin American summit on climate change

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – In anticipation of the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP 26), held in Glasgow (United Kingdom) in less than two months, Argentina will host a Latin American summit on the subject. It will be held on September 8.

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This event results from a meeting between President Alberto Fernández and John Kerry, Joe Biden’s special envoy for climate change, who discussed the need to organize this meeting at the US level when they met in Rome in May.

, Argentina hosts Latin American summit on climate change
This event is the result of a meeting between President Alberto Fernández and John Kerry, Joe Biden’s special envoy for climate change (Photo internet reproduction)

Barbados, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Panama, and the Dominican Republic will co-host the summit with Argentina. The “High-Level Dialogue on Climate Action in the Americas” will take place on September 8, starting at 10 AM (Argentina time), and broadcast live in three parts.

The Argentine head of state will be joined by the Prime Minister of Barbados, Mia Amor Mottley; the President of Colombia, Iván Duque Márquez; the President of Costa Rica, Carlos Álvarez Quesada; the President of Panama, Laurentino Cortizo; the President of the Dominican Republic, Luis Abinader; and the Chilean Minister of Environment and Chair of COP 25, Carolina Schmidt. John Kerry and United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres will also attend.

Subsequently, from October 31 to November 12, 2021, the Scottish Event Campus (SEC) in Glasgow will host the United Nations Climate Change Conference, organized by the United Kingdom in collaboration with Italy.

This is the meeting of the more than 195 signatories to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), where measures to combat this problem will be discussed at the international level, such as reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

On May 14, President Alberto Fernández met for nearly an hour with John Kerry, the US government’s special envoy for climate change, as part of the high-level diplomatic meetings the head of state held during his trip to Europe. The meeting began alone and was later joined by Felipe Solá, Martín Guzmán and Gustavo Béliz.

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