Latin America and Caribbean Climate Week

Discussing climate solutions for the Latin America and Caribbean regions ahead of COP28

  • Date
    23.10.23 > 27.10.23
  • Time
    06:00 am > 09:59 pm UTC-05:00
  • Location
  • Registration

The government of Panama will host the Latin America and Caribbean Climate Week 2023 in Panama City from 23-27 October 2023. 

Both the Latin America and Caribbean Climate Week and CGIAR share common goals related to addressing climate change and its impacts on agriculture, food security, and sustainable development in the Latin-America and Caribbean regions. Climate resilience, sustainable agricultural practices, adaptation strategies, capacity building, and policy advocacy are among them.

The Latin America and Caribbean Climate Week is one of four Regional Climate Weeks that will be held this year to build momentum ahead of the UN Climate Change Conference COP28 in Dubai and the conclusion of the first global stocktake, designed to chart the way for fulfilling the Paris Agreement’s key goals.

Side Events






October 23 09:30 am – 10:30 am Room: Contadora III – Marriott Panama Hotel
Resilient Actions to counter fight climate shocks and impacts in the LAC region

This event will showcase how LAC is combatting climate vulnerability with Build Change’s resilient housing, IDF’s climate risk insurance, Scale for Resilience’s climate solution financing, and DARAJA’s early warning systems.

  • Deissy Martínez Barón, CGIAR
October 23 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm Room: Amador II – Marriott Panama Hotel
Ensuring climate-resilience food systems through ecosystem-based adaptation
The event intends to bring attention to various projects under the Global EbA Fund and their promising practices in the field of agriculture and EbA.
  • Deissy Martínez Barón, CGIAR
October 24 10:45 am – 11:45 am Action Hub
Climate Smart Data for Adaptive Agriculture, Resilient Land Use, and Food Systems

This event will explore how to leverage climate-smart data to enhance adaptive agriculture, bolster land use resilience, and optimize food systems, promoting sustainability and food security amidst climate challenges.

  • Carlos Navarro, CGIAR, CIAT
October 24 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm Room: Ancon II – Marriott Panama Hotel
Carbon Finance Masterclass: Building Inclusive Supply and Demand in Latin America

This masterclass delves into harnessing carbon finance in Latin America, focusing on building inclusive supply and demand, facilitating climate solutions and sustainable development in the region.

  • Ciniro Acosta, the Alliance of Bioversity International & CIAT
October 25 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm Room: Contadora IV – Marriott Panama Hotel
Pathways to sustainable land use and food systems in the LAC region
This session explores the nexus of sustainable land management, food security, and climate change, focusing on opportunities for transformative adaptation and long-term resilience in the LAC region.
  • Armando Martinez, CGIAR
October 25 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Room: Amador II – Marriott Panama Hotel
Shifting the paradigm: Embracing Locally-led Adaptation (LLA) for Effective Climate Action

This event will explore the transition to Locally-led Adaptation, focusing on grassroots solutions for enhanced, effective climate action, empowering communities to lead sustainable, resilient development in the LAC regions.

  • Jesus David Martinez, CGIAR
October 26 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Room: Ancon II – Marriott Panama Hotel

This event’s focus are pioneering sustainable solutions, with a focus on reducing carbon footprints, enhancing efficiency, and promoting biodiversity.

  • Deissy Martínez Barón, CGIAR


Webinar Series

This event will also feature a webinar series exploring various Latin American and Caribbean (LAC) regions, offering deep insights and discussions on their unique challenges and opportunities. Register Here.




Area Specific Event


October 23 11:00 am – 12:30 pm Online: Webinar LAC: Cultivating resilience: building a sustainable and competitive future for agrifood system

This event addresses the enhancement of resilience in agri-food systems within the Latin America and Caribbean region, focusing on sustainable practices and competitive advancements amid the evolving challenges of climate change.

  • Alliance of Bioversity and CIAT
  • IDB,
  • FAO – Technical Secretariat of PLACA
October 24 11:00 am – 12:30 pm Online: Webinar

Central America: Migration, youth, climate resilient local food systems

This event explores the intersections of migration, youth involvement, and climate-resilient local food systems in Central America, aiming to foster discussions and strategies for addressing challenges and opportunities within these interconnected themes.

  • Alliance of Bioversity and CIAT
  • CAC
  • OIM
  • PLACA – MoA Guatemala
October 25 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

Caribe: Opportunities for small islands for resilient agrifood systems

This event focuses on identifying and discussing opportunities for small islands in the Caribbean to develop and strengthen resilient agri-food systems, addressing the unique challenges and leveraging the inherent strengths of island environments.

  • Alliance of Bioversity and CIAT
  • WMO
  • YAPU
  • PLACA – MoA Bahamas
October 26 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

Andean region: Climate resilience through dialogue between scientific knowledge and traditional farming  practice

This Andes-focused event emphasizes the fusion of scientific knowledge and traditional farming practices. It aims to encourage dialogue, collaboration, and innovation for enhancing climate resilience within the unique environmental context of the Andean region.

  • Alliance of Bioversity and CIAT
  • CIP
  • Helvetas
October 27 11:00 am – 12:30 pm Online: Webinar

Southern cone: Scaling of sustainable livestock, mitigation goals and water management

The event concerned with the Southern Cone will address the scaling of sustainable livestock, focusing on achieving mitigation goals and effective water management. Experts will discuss strategies for balancing agricultural productivity and environmental sustainability in the region.

  • Alliance of Bioversity and CIAT
  • GRA
  • PLACA – MoA Argentina/Uruguay