Events Taking Place During Climate Change Week At FUNGLODE

May 14, 2004

The Global Foundation for Democracy and Development (GFDD), and Fundación Global Democracia y Desarrollo (FUNGLODE), will be organizing a week-long series of events concerning climate change. Events will take place May 21-24, 2007 at FUNGLODE’s auditorium. The central theme of the week’s events will be the impacts of climate change and ways in which to mitigate its consequences.


May 21

The week will be kicked-off Monday, May 21 with the
screening of the films “Too Hot To Handle” and “The Great Warming,” at 5:30 pm.  

May 22

On Tuesday, May 22, GFDD and FUNGLODE, in collaboration with the Climate Institute in Washington, D.C., will launch their International Conference on Climate Change: “Understanding the Science and Impacts of Global Warming,” with the  keynote address, “Climate Change: The Challenge of the 21st Century,” presented
by John Topping, President of the Climate Institute. The conference will commence at 7:00 pm.


The second day of the International Conference on Climate Change, Wednesday, May 23, will feature presentations by Dominican and international experts on themes such as: the regional impact of climate change on sea level rise, extreme weather phenomena, human health and epidemics, agriculture and food
and mitigation and adaptation. Presentations will take place between 8:30 am and 6:00 pm.

May 24

On Thursday, GFDD and FUNGLODE will launch their initiative, “From Science to Action,” a program designed to raise awareness of the ways in which the affects of climate change can be alleviated.

For more information regarding Climate Change Week at FUNGLODE, please visit:

or contact Yamile Eusebio

Tel.: 809-685-9966, ext. 2445