ONLINE EVENT: Findings of Task Force on Climate Adaptation in the Northern Triangle


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As the impacts of climate change mount worldwide, the countries of Central America’s Northern Triangle (El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras) face disproportionate exposure to catastrophic storms and other threats such as drought and food insecurity. This vulnerability is contributing to a growing humanitarian crisis in a region already wracked by poverty, inequality, corruption, and violence and is exacerbating these drivers of migration within and from the region, including to the United States. In response to this challenging context, the Inter-American Dialogue convened a Task Force on Climate Change in the Northern Triangle, representing a diverse set of perspectives, to inform a series of policy reports. These publications outline the effects of climate change on key sectors and vulnerable communities and provide recommendations for US assistance to support sustainable, locally led climate adaptation in the region.

A presentation of the findings of the three reports will be followed by a panel discussion with task force members.We invite participants to submit questions through the Q&A function in Zoom. For more information, see the agenda below.

This event will be held in English and Spanish with simultaneous interpretation.


11:00am – 11:05am


Opening Remarks




Rebecca Bill Chavez, President & CEO, Inter-American Dialogue


11:05am – 11:20am


Presentation of Project Findings




MK Vereen, Program Assistant, Energy, Climate Change & Extractive Industries, Inter-American Dialogue




Lisa Viscidi, Non-Resident Senior Fellow and Former Program Director, Energy, Climate Change & Extractive Industries, Inter-American Dialogue; Senior Manager, Government and Public Services Practice, Deloitte Consulting


11:20am – 12:00pm


Panel Discussion with task force members



Graciela Coy, President and Legal Representative, Ak’ Tenamit Association



José Daniel Madrigal, Public Relations Director and Founding Member, Sustenta Honduras



Leyla Zelaya, National Coordinator, CityAdapt San Salvador



Nate Graham, Interim Program Director, Energy, Climate Change & Extractive Industries, Inter-American Dialogue





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