Yesterday Mr. Ottavio Novelli, Head of Climate Change Department at AESA and Project Manager Mattia Epifani took part to the side event "Building Climate Resilience in ACP Countries" during #COP25Madrid (2019 United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change). This event was co-organized with the INTRA-ACP GCCA+ PROGRAMME.
The debate focused on the necessity of a trusting relationship between indigenous people and scientists, regarding climate change. Furthermore, indigenous people should have access to a community-based early warning system so they can control the relevant information on their own.
AESA is responsible of the technical assistance to ACP SECRETARIAT for the INTRA-ACP GCCA+ PROGRAMME and climate support facility management. The Programme’s objective is to strengthen the ACP countries’ capacity to build resilience to climate change, mitigate its effects, and adapt at the national and regional levels. It also supports the ACP region and countries to achieve the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in the context of a changing climate.