The problem of climate change is the central axis of the work realized at the Fundación Biosfera; its members are involved in different projects and organizations, both locally and globally.
Since 1998, the Fundación has been an Observer NGO for the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). It enabled us to take part, among others, in the following events:
- 2nd Annual Sustainable Energy for All Forum (SE4ALL), UN, New York, United Statess
- United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP 20), Lima, Peru
- Launch of the Decade of Sustainable Energy for All Americas (SE4ALL Americas), Santiago, Chile
- Follow-up to the development agenda beyond 2015, Merida, Mexico
- United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development, RIO +20, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
- United Nations Climate Change Conference, COP16, Cancun, Mexico
- United Nations Climate Change Conference, COP 11, Montreal, Canada
- United Nations Climate Change Conference, COP 10, Buenos Aires, Argentina
- United Nations Climate Change Conference, COP 5, Bonn, Germany
- United Nations Climate Change Conference, COP 4, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Climate Action Network
Along with the NGOs Care International, Oxfam, Greenpeace International and WWF International, the Fundación Biosfera was elected to be part of the CAN International Board of Directors, represented by Enrique Maurtua Konstantinidis. CAN is a global network of more than 900 NGOs acting in around a hundred countries and working to limit climate changes from human origin.
Encounter of Environmental Officials of Provinces, States and Regions of Latin America and the Caribbean
In the framework of the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Lima, Peru (COP 20), the Fundación Biosfera launched a series of events to ease exchanges of experiences and practices facing climate change at provincial and regional levels.
The first meeting took place in December 2014 in Lima, Peru, in cooperation with the Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos (Lima, Peru), the Provincial Agency for Sustainable Development (OPDS) and the Metropolitan Municipality of Lima.
The second meeting took place in May 2015 in Buenos Aires, Argentina, in cooperation with the Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos (Lima, Peru), the Provincial Organism for Sustainable Development (OPDS), the Intendancy of Montevideo (Uruguay) and the Universidad Católica Argentina.
As part of the International Day of Climate Action, on October 10, 2010, the Fundación Biosfera joined the call of the international environmental organization 350.org. The purpose of the event was to discuss the actions to be done in adaptation to the effects of climate change and to limit these effects. Throughout the world, there were warning demonstrations about the emission of greenhouse gases to the atmosphere. In La Plata, the project Arte Aéreo de 350 (“Aerial Art of 350”) was sought in the same mindset.
What is 350? According to scientists, it is the maximum limit of safe concentration of carbon dioxide (CO2) in the atmosphere. Studies show that the planet would face disasters in human and natural terms if the atmospheric concentration of CO2 continues to rise to exceed 350 parts per million.