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14-11-2014 Cop20 news

Young audience followed climate change debate during the second day of the COP20 Week in Piura

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Piura, November 14.- Engagement of young people in Piura. For the second consecutive day, hundreds of students and youngsters of this Northern city filled the facilities of the University of Piura to participate with great expectation in the second day of the COP20 Week, within the framework of the Twentieth Conference of Parties to the UN Convention on Climate Change, to be held in Lima from December 1 to 12.

The COP20 week is an effort of the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung Foundation, the Ministry of the Environment, COP20 and the European Union.

During this second day, called “Example of Change and the Power of Communications”, Guillermo Marigoda of the San Lorenzo Board of Users, Alex Herrera Seminario of the Banana Technical Working Group, and Alex More of Nature and Culture International gave their presentations.

They explained their work and regional projects with an impact from communications. Alex More explained his experience on La Foca Island, progress and challenges to preserve a singular area of the Peruvian sea, sustainable management of fishing and threat control.
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Alex Herrera explained the early warning system in territories vulnerable to climate change in the agricultural sector, and explained the implementation of training workshops for producers on phytosanitary surveillance and integrated pest management.

Marcel Velásquez, from the COP20 Communication team, explained several basic climate change concepts, such as greenhouse gas emissions; what mitigation, adaptation and resilience are; and the relation of CC and health, gender, inequality, development, water and energy.

For her part, Mariana Vega, responsible of the COP20 Press Area, presented several guidelines on how to inform and get informed about this important Climate Summit.

Furthermore, she explained how the COP20 Working team is formed, the climate negotiations, social network information, e-Newsletters, computer applications to follow the impacts of this great World Climate Summit, and the roles of Peru in this global event.

She informed about the features of the COP20 venue and the space of the “Voices for Climate” dialogue, which will have a huge fish tank, an indigenous maloca, as well as seminars, cultural activities, conferences, theater plays and concerts, among others.

The third and last day of the COP20 Week in Piura will take place tomorrow, and it will be dedicated to journalists, aiming at training them on the issues of the World Climate Summit to be held in Lima, and it will address several subjects such as Climate Change concepts, the role of regions, examples of journalist application, and information resources to cover the COP from Piura: practical data.

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