The exhibition “Environment, Conflict and Cooperation”, realized by adelphi and supported by the German Federal Foreign Office, was recently displayed in El Salvador in cooperation with the Central American Commission for Environment and Development (CCAD) as part of the Climate Diplomacy initiative. The exhibition illustrates the dramatic and growing impact of global environmental changes. It was discussed among experts and visitors, continuing to support a broader dialogue on sustainability in Latin America.
The exhibition was 1) presented during the “Integration Week” at the Central American Integration System’s (SICA) premises from 16 to October 20, 2017, and 2) at the José Simeón Cañas Central American University (UCA) from October 23 to 27, 2017.
High-level talk on Central American climate challenges and international cooperation
The first exhibition event was closed on 20 October with a discussion on “Challenges of the SICA member countries in the face of climate change and the support of the international community”. The Minister of the Environment and Natural Resources of El Salvador, Lina Pohl, gave a key note speech and was joined by four panellists. She pointed out that "climate change is a reality and more intense than expected, and we are already affected by more frequent and heavier rainfalls."
The exhibition supports a dialogue on sustainability in Latin America
The touring ECC Exhibition is conceived and realized by adelphi and, as part of the Climate Diplomacy initiative, with the support of the German Federal Foreign Office. It aims to offer a space for reflection and dialogue on sustainability challenges of both the member countries of SICA and other regions. In 2016, it was exhibited at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the National Congress of Chile, as well as in Peru, where it welcomed the former Minister of Environment Manuel Pulgar-Vidal as guest speaker.
The exhibition depicts the impacts of environmental change on societies around the world. The contents concerning Latin America were developed in collaboration with the Fundación Futuro Latinoamericano (FFLA) and the CCAD. The exhibition visited around 20 countries and was displayed at conferences, governmental offices, universities and other public spaces.
Please visit the online version of the exhibition here.