Socio-environmental challenges of the climate emergency are the focus of a series of actions in Rio

From local to global: how to address these challenges was discussed by Plataforma CIPÓ, LabJaca, and Club de Madrid on November 17 in various activities throughout Rio de Janeiro.

The day began with a tour of the region known as “Little Africa”, a historical place of the Afro-Brazilian community located in the port zone of the city. O passeio incluiu passagens pela Pedra do Sal, pelo The tour included visits to Pedra do Sal, Cais do Valongo, and the Pretos Novos Institute.

Following that, a roundtable discussion featured federal deputy Benedita da Silva, Club de Madrid President Danilo Türk, and Municipal Secretary of Environment and Climate Tainá de Paula. Local leaders of Rio, from Casa Fluminense and Data Labe, were also present. Subsequently, the group was received by Mayor Eduardo Paes at the City Palace.

The main goal of these actions was to identify practical solutions to face the related challenges at all levels, from local to global.

CIPÓ’s Program Director, Mariana Rondon, emphasized that progress in development and social inclusion cannot be neglected. “If we seek a more suitable future for people and the planet, we must make our societies fairer and more sustainable – and this should be a priority on our agenda.”

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