Multilateralism and Regionalism in challenging times: "Environment and Climate Change"

This second panel is part of a webinar series called "Multilateralism and Regionalism in challenging times: relations between Europe and Latin America and the Caribbean" and will focus on the topic of "Environment and Climate Change".

This panel aims at assessing how these challenges have been framed by the European Union and the Latin America and Caribbean region, and how environmental issues and climate change have been addressed in relations between the two. Therefore, speakers are kindly invited to reflect upon the following queries:

  • How is the European Union addressing climate change? How does the EU articulate its view regarding environmental issues and climate change in multilateral forums? How do environmental issues affect the interaction of the EU with key partners in international affairs?
  • How countries in the LAC region have been affected by climate changes? How do they articulate the need to address environmental issues with economic growth? How have they articulated a common vision regarding climate change at a regional and global level?
  • How are environmental issues and climate change introduced in the EU-LAC partnership? How do the EU and LAC countries manage key challenges in this dimension? Can EU-LAC partnership evolve into a more meaningful and strategic approach to climate change at a global level?

This webinar series is jointly organised by the Regionalism Observatory (San Tiago Dantas Graduate Program in International Relations - UNESP, UNICAMP-SP, PUC-SP, Brazil), Leuven Centre for Global Governance Studies (KU Leuven, Belgium) and the European Studies Section (University of Coimbra, Portugal), and sponsored by the EU-LAC Foundation (international organisation based in Hamburg, Germany), and aims to foster fruitful debates on pressing topics of the bi-regional agenda, thus providing a constructive and reflexive dialogue among politicians, academics and civil society groups involved in EU-LAC relations.

The initiative was selected in the framework of the EU-LAC Foundation's "IV Annual Call for Co-organising Events on topics relevant to the bi-regional partnership between the European Union (EU), Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC)".

More information will be announced in due course.