ICCO Participates In COP25
ICCO Cooperation and its allies, on behalf of the EUROCLIMA+ project, participated in COP25, the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. COP25 was held in Madrid, Spain, from December 6 to 13.
Natalia Gonzales, Coordinator of Our Land, Our Forests program of ICCO, was one of the panelists in the event ‘Community financing for forests, territories and peace’ held on December 10. She presented successful experiences on how to finance community initiatives aimed at management sustainable forestry.
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EUROCLIMA+ is a program funded by the European Union, which offers a wide range of specialized services that are meant to support the implementation of commitments to the Paris Agreement in the area of climate governance, as well as funding and technical assistance for the execution of projects with the Latin American countries on:
• Forests, biodiversity and ecosystems
• Energy efficiencyy
• Water management with an urban resilience perspective
• Management and reduction of disaster risks
• Urban mobility
• Resilient food production
One of the projects within EUROCLIMA+ is the project “Communities, Forests and Biodiversity: Promoting dialogue, exchange and forest value chains for climate change adaptation and mitigation”. This project, with ICCO as main implementer, aims to strengthen integrated forest management models from the viewpoint of Community Based Organizations (CBOs) and Indigenous Peoples’ Organizations (IPOs) with a territorial management approach as a mechanism for adapting to and mitigating climate change in Honduras, Guatemala, Colombia and El Salvador. Other implementing partners are the Association of Forest Communities of Petén (ACOFOP) in Guatemala, the Federation of Agroforestry Producers of Honduras (FEPROAH), Moskitia Asla Takanka (MASTA) and the Greater Community Council of the Farmer’s Organization of Alto Atrato (COCOMOPOCA) in Colombia. This project is part of the ‘Our Land, Our Forest‘ program of ICCO.