MWH, now part of Stantec, has been awarded a service contract by the European Commission to provide technical assistance on EUROCLIMA+, a program that aims to enhance environmental sustainability and climate resiliency across Latin America. Actions that will be carried out in order to accomplish this will include promoting dialogue and exchange, capacity building, knowledge management, and communication and learning within the 18 participating countries of Argentina, Bolivia, Brasil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, México, Nicaragua, Panamá, Paraguay, Perú, Uruguay, and Venezuela.
The intent of this initiative is to build on the successes already seen with EUROCLIMA, by taking it a step further and funding projects which directly address adaptation to and mitigation of climate change in the region.
Our role over the 30 months of implementation will be to provide support for program coordination, communication, and visibility activities. We will operate in cooperation with a selection of EU Member States’ Agencies, CEPAL (Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean) and UNEP (United Nations Environment Programme), with the ultimate goal of facilitating concrete climate change adaptation and mitigation actions.
Christophe Leroy, Operations Director for the Belgian operation, adds, “The EUROCLIMA initiative has already done a lot of good in the Latin American region to combat the challenges that climate change has presented, and we are looking forward to assisting in this fight moving forward.” “Our established presence in the region, coupled with the know-how of our international experts, will be a great asset to this project to ensure its smooth implementation.”