This online event will convene representatives from Fisheries and Aquaculture Undersecretariat (SUBPESCA), Ministry of Environment and United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) to discuss learning and opportunities for climatic change adaptation in artisanal fishing and small-scale aquaculture in Chile. Outstanding researchers and beneficiaries of an important adaptation initiative implemented in four coves of the country will also present in this seminar.
Next Tuesday, June 15th, “Learning and opportunities for climatic change adaptation” virtual seminar, convened by FAO, will be held. The event will be broadcast live on the FAO channel at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ckNOxnMQdWw, from 09:30 hours.
The activity is part of the closing phase of “Strengthening Chilean fishing and aquaculture sector adaptation capacity to climatic change” project, which is executed by SUBPESCA and Ministry of Environment, and implemented by FAO, with funding from the Global Environment Facility (GEF).
During the meeting, authorities, specialists and project participants will explain why it is important for artisanal fishing and small-scale aquaculture to adapt to climatic change and concrete progress will be presented in designed public policies and instruments context to face this situation at a local level.
The meeting will discuss results of the project implemented in Chile and existing opportunities for its continuity. In addition, adaptation learnings from artisanal fishermen and small-scale aquaculturists will be presented and regional and community authorities from the localities involved in the initiative will intervene.
The seminar will include presentations on the threats and risks of climatic change impacts, national efforts in public policy for adaptation and its link with the ocean, fisheries and aquaculture. In addition, beneficiaries and members of the pilot coves where the project was carried out testimonial videos will be presented.
The activity will feature Fisheries and Aquaculture Undersecretary , Alicia Gallardo Lagno, participation ; Javier Naranjo , Environment Undersecretary , and FAO Representative in Chile, Eve Crowley.
The opening talk will be given by Doris Soto, Interdisciplinary Center for Aquaculture Research (INCAR)researcher. At the international level will present, José Zavala, Coastal Marine Adaptation Project coordinator of Peru,.
About the interinstitutional project
The project “Strengthening Chilean fisheries and aquaculture sector to climatic change adaptation capacity” began operations in 2017 and is expected to end during June 2021. Its main objective is to reduce vulnerability and increase climatic change adaptation capacity, climatic change from artisanal fisheries and small-scale aquaculture. For this, adaptation activities were carried out in four pilot coves: Riquelme (Tarapacá Region), Tongoy (Coquimbo Region), Coliumo (Biobío Region) and El Manzano-Hualaihué (Los Lagos Region).
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