ACTO Secretary General participates in the 6th Korea-LAC Business Summit

Sep 27, 2022Climate change, News

ACTO Secretary General, Alexandra Moreira, took part this Thursday, September 29, in the 6th Korea-LAC Business Summit. This event seeks to expand and strengthen commercial bonds among Korea and Latin American and Caribbean countries and to improve understanding of investment and trade opportunities.

Alexandra Moreira was panelist in session III of the plenary: “Facing Climate Change: Coordinated Response to the Crisis”. In her presentation, she highlighted how the Amazon Region has been integrating the issue of climate change into the work agenda of ACTO.

In her presentation, Moreira stated that climate change in the Amazon region poses even more serious problem in terms of temperature increase, which is reflected in the retraction of Amazonian tropical glaciers, the reduction in the local water supply, and changes in the frequency and seasonality of floods and droughts that affect territorial management planning, food production and energy generation.

“We must urgently include climate change in all our actions, and with a great need to adapt actions and information to a territory, whose potential and attributes are continuously being discovered. Besides, its 44 million inhabitants are directly acquainted with the concept and are regrettably experiencing the impacts of climate change”, emphasized Moreira.

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) estimates that the global average temperature value is 1.1 °C, with the highest value in the Amazon Region, reaching more than 1.2 °C. In addition, there are scientists who indicate that 1.5 °C is already being experienced in the region.

Organized by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), the Korean Ministry of Economy and Finance (MOEF), the Export-Import Bank of Korea (Korea Eximbank) and the Korea Trade and Investment Promotion Agency, the 6th Korea-LAC Business Summit is taking place on September 29-30 in Seoul, South Korea.

Watch the full speech of ACTO Secretary General at the 6th Korea-LAC Business Summit here



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