MCR 2030 works with Amazonian municipalities

Source(s): United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction – Regional Office for the Americas and the Caribbean
Barcarena MCR2030

In the Panel 'Adaptation and Resilience in Amazonian cities: the case of Barcarena', Adriana Campelo, coordinator of the Making Cities Resilient 2030 (MCR2030) initiative for the Americas and the Caribbean, presented the benefits of joining MCR2030 to this amazonian municipality.

Renato Ogawa, Mayor of Barcarena, and Patrícia Miranda Menezes, public officer of Bacarena municipality, presented the actions developed by the Prefecture to raise public awareness about the impacts of climate change in the city.  There are around 450 Brazilian Amazon cities in the region and the people in the Amazon cities represent 80% of the population.

The authorities also announced the publication of Decree No. 0576/2022, which creates the Multisectoral Committee responsible for the elaboration and implementation of the Strategy for Risk and Disaster Reduction (RRD) and Resilience of the city. The creation of the committee marked the conclusion of Step A of the Making Cities Resilient 2030 (MCR2030) process.

To reinforce Barcarena's commitment to this agenda, Mayor Ogawa joined the Race to Zero and Race to Resilience initiatives. The panel took place in the framework of the 1st Regional meeting of ICLEI América do Sul in the Amazon, held in Barcarena, from August 1 to 3.

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