Thursday, 17th November 2022, from 9:00 am to 10:30 am (10:00 am to 11:30 local time, UTC+2).

Climate policy has grown exponentially in the last 30 years. Developing robust legislation, disseminating good practices, understanding the impact of climate policy on the private sector and society are key to meeting our globally agreed climate targets in the current context of radical uncertainty, concatenated and interacting crises. A context in which -beyond short-term responses geared towards providing energy security-, countries, citizens and firms can choose to fully embrace the acceleration of the low carbon transition or choose to lock-in high-carbon pathways.  

Live streaming. Spanish Climate Change Office/MITECO YouTube Channel

Hashtag: #SpainCOP27

The EU and LAC have helped advance climate negotiations and action at critical junctures in the past. They contribute to just under a fifth of global GHG emissions. Among these two regions there are disparities in climate ambition, energy mixes and socioeconomic contexts. However, the impacts of climate change both regions will endure, their shared values and strong socioeconomic ties call for strengthening bilateral cooperation and learning in a context of distributed climate leadership with Spain as a bridge-builder in this endeavour through, among other, the RIOCC (Red Iberoamericana de Oficinas de Cambio Climático).  

By bringing together countries with asymmetric levels of ambition and stakeholders that have on the ground experience in the implementation of low carbon solutions, the event seeks to foster bi-directional learning, policy diffusion and ambition.  

The goal of this event is to respond to the following questions with key stakeholders in the EU and LAC region: 

  1. What are the elements of robust climate legislation, where can we see these successfully implemented and why do they succeed? 
  1. What are the impacts of, and reactions to, climate change and climate legislation by the private sector and citizens? 
  1. How have COVID-19 and the Russian invasion of Ukraine affected climate policy? 
  1. How can we strengthen EU-LAC cooperation through Spain in order to further our globally agreed climate goals through distributed climate leadership? 


Welcome and introductory remarks: Lara Lázaro Touza, Senior Analyst, Elcano Royal Institute.

Keynote speech: Alina Averchenkova, Senior Research Fellow, Elcano Royal Institute.

Panel discussion:

  • Inés Dombrowsky, Head of Programme, Environmental Governance. German Institute of Development and Sustainability (IDOS).
  • Sandra Guzmán Luna, CEO and founder, Climate Finance Group of Latin America and the Caribbean (CFGLAC).
  • Flávia Bellaguarda, Manager Institutional Relations, Centro Brasil no Clima.
  • Miguel Muñoz Rodríguez, Head of Climate Policies and Alliances in the Chairman’s Area at Iberdrola
  • David Redoli Morchón, Institutional Relations Coordinator, Solaria.
  • Moderator: Lara Lázaro Touza, Senior Analyst, Elcano Royal Institute

Q&A with the audiences and closing remarks.