Third annual environmental forum to be held in Merida May 12-14

Environmental Forum 2015 (Photo: Google)

The program was developed to address the concerns of students, professionals and others interested in relevant environmental issues.

For the third edition of the Environmental Forum to be held from May 12 to 14 at the Convention Center Yucatan Siglo XXI, the National Chamber of Commerce, Services and Tourism (Cámara Nacional de Comercio y Servicios Turísticos, CANACO SERVYTUR, in Spanish) of Mérida and the Yucatan Department of Urban Development (Secretaría de Desarrollo Urbano, SEDUMA, in Spanish), have prepared an attractive program of conferences and panels, which will be taught by environmental specialists.

Environmental Forum 2015 (Photo: Google)
Environmental Forum 2015 (Photo: Google)

The president of CANACO in Merida, Juan José Abraham Daguer, said that this program was developed to address the concern of students, professionals and everyone who could be interested in relevant environmental issues, to expand their knowledge about the subject.

The activities will begin on Friday, May 12, at 12 o’clock, with a lecture by Sofía Alarcón Díaz, director of The Carbon Trust Mexico, he said.

He also mentioned, that later at 1 pm there will be a talk “State actions for conservation of Yucatan”, given by the head of SEDUMA, Eduardo Batllori Sampedro; “The role of academic institutions for the training of future environmental leaders”, which will be attended by academic representatives from the universities Marista, Anahuac-Mayab, Valle de México, Autónoma de Yucatán and the Instituto Tecnológico de Mérida.

Also, on Friday May 12, at 5 pm, the panel “The company as a strategic factor to combat climate change” will be held, with the participation of Víctor Guzmán, from the Gamas group; Raúl Monforte, of Engineering and Development of Yucatan; Herbert Moguel, from Logra Financiamientos; Otto Von Bertrad, from the firm Río Secreto, and Erick Ortiz from Grupo La Lupita.

To close the day, a second lecture will be held, by María Isabel Studer Noguez, Executive Director, Mexico and North of Central America, The Nature Conservancy. Finally awards will be given, including to “The Best Yucatán Sustentable environmental initiative”, “The Most Socially Responsible Enterprises of Yucatan 2017” and the award for the winners of the photography contest “Great Peninsula Sustainable 2017”.

Abraham Daguer noted that on Saturday, May 13, the activities will start at 9:00 with the Standardization Course on Environmental Education; At 11 am will be screened the documentary Discovery “Sonic Sea”; at 12 o’clock will be held the panel “Youth for the Environment”; at 1 pm will be presented the panel “The Civil Society Organizations as Environmental Allies”, and to close the day will be delivered the certificates of participation to the participants in the Expo Environmental Forum 2017.

The conferences, panels and talks will be open to the public for free.