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COP26 and beyond: EU and Latin American perspectives on Climate Change

29 de November de 2021 - 1 de December de 2021

COP26 and beyond: EU and Latin American perspectives on Climate Change

November 29, 30 and December 1


Climate change has become a key challenge to countries and societies, but policy reaction has been unequal. The necessity and urgency to allocate resources has been politicized, and climate change denials have gained support worldwide.

The main objectives of the second International Conference of the Jean Monnet Network ‘Crisis-Equity-Democracy for Europe and Latin America’ are to discuss policies strategies and political effects related to climate change and the economic transformations towards lower carbon economies. It will bring together experts, academics, students, activist and governmental representatives to reflect upon challenges to deal with climate change in the short and long term.

The conference is structured in three panels, which will focus on: 1) EU and LAC countries strategies and the achievements of the COP26; 2) incentives for climate- and environment-friendly agricultural practices and food security; 3) opportunities and pitfalls of recent initiatives launched to tackle Climate Change, and ways to foster EU-LAC cooperation.


Panel 1)  Taking stock of COP-26: EU and Latin American perspectives | 29/11 (10-12h BRT/GMT-3)

Chair: Monica Herz (PUC-Rio)

  • Dep.Fed. Alessandro Molon (Brazilian Chamber of Deputies)
  • Oriol Costa Fernandéz  (Institut Barcelona Estudis Internacionals – IBEI)
  • Ana Toni (Instituto Clima e Sociedade – ICS)
  • MEP Javier Lopez (European Parliament – to be confirmed)


Panel 2) Climate change, agricultural practices and food security in the EU and LAC | 30/11 (10-12h BRT/GMT-3)

Chair: Paulo Esteves (PUC-Rio)

  • Guillermo Orjuela Ramírez (Universidad Javeriana de Cali, Colombia)
  • Alexandra Teixeira (Consultant at International Fund for Agricultural Development – IFAD)
  • Yannis Doukas (National and Kapodistrian University of Athens)

Panel 3) ‘New’ solutions to climate change: causes for optimism? Fostering EU-LAC cooperation | 01/12 (10-12h BRT/GMT-3)

Chair: Andrea Ribeiro Hoffmann (PUC-Rio)

  • Michel de Kemmeter (Flemish Free University of Brussels, Club of Brussels)
  • Maureen Santos (FASE/ Plataforma Socioambiental do BRICS Policy Center)
  • Paula Sandrin (Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro – PUC-Rio)
  • Federico Castiglioni (Istituto Affari Internazionalli – IAI)


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29 de November de 2021
1 de December de 2021
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