Venezuela Plans First National Symposium on Climate Change

On November 28 and 29 of this year, Venezuela will hold its First National Symposium on Climate Change, an event that will be held at the Central University (UCV) in Caracas.

Topics slated to be addressed at the Symposium are the following: energy and climate change; the impacts of climate change in Venezuela; biogeochemical cycles; impacts of climate change on biodiversity; hydrological resources; food security; the human dimensions of climate change; health and climate change; and international cooperation.

According to a press release on the website of the Simón Bolívar University (USB), the activity will be an opportunity for researchers to share their work on a national level so that the impact that climate change is having on the country can be made known.

The Scientific Committee that is directing the Symposium is comprised of UCV Professors Eduardo Buroz, José Duque, Griselda Ferrara, Rafael Lariet, Antonio Machado-Alisson; and UCB Professors Lelys Bravo and Alicia Villamizar.

Venezuela is one of few countries in the world taht has a national plan for the protection of biodiversity, and in recent years it has played an important leadership role in the group of developing countries during the annual United Nations Conferences on Climate Change.

Source | Press-Venezuelan Embassy to the US

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