03. Dezember 2019

On November 28 and 29, 2019, more than 200 representatives from civil society organisations (CSOs), academics, and environmental activists from Latin America and Europe met at an international Conference in Bogotá to discuss about climate change, climate justice, and international energy and climate policies. The conference was organised by our partner organisation Censat – Agua Viva within the framework of the project “Strengthening civil society participation in climate policy”. UfU also was represented at this event in the capital of Colombia.

In a variety of talks and panels, reasons and solutions for the global climate crisis, and recent developments in climate justice and energy transition in Latin America were presented and discussed. In particular, global debates in the context of the imminent UN Climate Conference (COP 25) in Madrid and their impacts on citizens and their living circumstances in Latin America were a major focus of the conference.

In a panel on “participation of civil society in climate ploicies”, UfU project manager Fabian Stolpe talked about the many years of experience of UfU in the field of citizen participation in environmental issues. Furthermore, he presented first results from a study on participation opportunities of civil society organisations in climate policies in Colombia, Georgia, and Ukraine, that is currently prepared by UfU.

The two-day event closed with the celebrations of the 30th anniversary of Censat – Agua Viva. For this, we express our sincerest congratulations!