V LEDS LAC REGIONAL WORKSHOP – “MOVING TOWARDS A RESILIENT AND LOW EMISSION DEVELOPMENT: IMPLEMENTING THE PARIS AGREEMENT”

  • Date: 26, 27 y 28 september 2016
  • Place: Panama City
Following the approval of the Paris Agreement during COP21, the fifth edition of the LEDS LAC Regional Workshop focused on the implementation of the Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) and other commitments adopted by countries in the region, as key elements for the transformation of their development patterns.

This year we celebrated the workshop jointly with the Latin American Carbon Forum 2016 (FFLAC) during the first Latin America and the Caribbean Climate Week.

The workshop provided a forum for nearly 170 participants among them government officials, international organizations, NGOs and other actors working in the promotion of climate compatible development, that shared experiences and best practices, identified common challenges, strengthened capacities and established collaborative links.

It was organized with the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), CAF – Development Bank of Latin America- and the European Union through the EUROCLIMA Programme as strategic partners, and sponsored by the Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN), the World Bank, and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).

The agenda was designed to maximize the interaction among participants, who had the opportunity to:

  • Know the results of recent studies, planning tools and case studies of the participating countries.
  • Express their opinions and share their experiences in plenary and group discussions.
  • Participate in training sessions organized by LEDS LAC´s partner organizations.
  • Share the results of their projects with colleagues from across the region in the marketplace.
  • Extend their network of contacts and identify opportunities for collaboration.
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Download Report (in Spanish)

Presentations

DAY 1. SEPTEMBER 26

OPENING SESSION

Welcome: Ana María Majano – LEDS LAC Secretariat Coordinator, Tropical Agriculture Research and Higher
Education Center (CATIE)

Opening remarks Omar Ramirez-Tejada, Dominican Republic´s Advisor to the Executive Power in Environmental Matters,
Chair of the LEDS LAC Steering Committee

Strategic partners representatives:

  • Ligia Castro de Doens, Corporate Director of Environment and Climate Change, CAF – Latin America´s Development Bank
  • Giovanni Di Girolamo, Deputy Head of Delegation, European Union. Delegation to Nicaragua and Panama
  • Susana Cárdenas, Senior Operation Specialist, Climate Change Division, Climate Change and Sustainable Development Sector, Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)
  • Mirei Endara, Minister of Environment of Panama

GROUP DYNAMIC FOR PARTICIPANT INTRODUCTIONS
Facilitator: Hernán Blanco

UPDATES FROM LEDS GP AND LEDS LAC

  • Caroline Uriarte, LEDS GP Secretariat, National Renewable Energy Lab (NREL)
  • Aida Figari, LEDS LAC Secretariat, Libélula Download presentation

INITIAL PLENARY SESSION
Panama: Linking the country´s NDC and the development strategies.
Moderator: Alejandro Miranda, CAF
Panelist: Rosilena Lindo, Climate Change Director, Ministry of Environment Download presentation

LEDSinLAC 2016: ANNUAL PROGRESS REPORT
Panelist: Ana María Majano, LEDS LAC Secretariat Download presentation

PLENARY DISCUSSION SESSION
Links between NDCs and development strategies in LAC.
Moderator: Cayetano Casado, UNDP
Panelists:

  • Alexis Echevarría, Support to Climate Change Management (Gestión CC) Project, Peru Download presentation
  • Iris Jiménez, National Institute for Ecology and Climate Change (INECC), Mexico

MARKETPLACE
This year’s Marketplace provided a space for 25 participants to exhibit materials and provide information about their projects and initiatives.

 

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See the marketplace photos here

 

PLENARY DISCUSSION SESSION
Advances and challenges in integrating mitigation and adaptation.
Moderator: Guillermo Dascal, EUROCLIMA
Context presentations:

Fishbowl panel: Countries’ needs and advances.

  • Lía Nicholson, Department of Environment, Antigua and Barbuda Download presentation
  • Mauricio Chacón, Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock, Costa Rica

PARALLEL SESSIONS ON CROSS-CUTTING THEMES

MRV and its role in NDCs implementation
Co-organizers: UNEP DTU Partnership (UDP), World Bank
Moderator: Miriam Hinostroza, UDP Download presentation
Panelists:

Financing NDC implementation
Co-organizers: Inter American Development Bank (IDB), UNEP DTU Partnership (UDP), Climate Finance Group
for Latin America and the Caribbean (GFLAC)
Moderator: Rodrigo Rodríguez, Asociación Sustentar, Argentina
Panelists:

Participation of private sector in the design and implementation of LEDS and NDCs
Co-organizers: CDKN and Libélula
Moderator: Marcelo Iezzi, PWC Argentina
Fishbowl style panel

Technology Transfer for low emission resilient development
Co-organizers: Climate Technology Center & Network (CTCN)
Moderator: Marta Moneo, CTCN
Panelists:

  • Nathalie Flores, Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources, Dominican Republic
  • Ericka Lucero, Ministerio de Medio Ambiente y Recursos Naturales, Guatemala

DAY 2. SEPTEMBER 27

PLENARY DISCUSSION SESSION
Integrating sectors and stakeholders for resilient and low emission urban development
Co-organizers: IDB and Sub national-National Integration Working Group (SNI WG)
Moderator: Daniela Carrera, IDB Download presentation
Discussion panel facilitated by Scott Muller, SNI WG

  • Raisa Banfield, Deputy Mayor, Panama
  • Francisco Maciel, Inter-municipal Consortium of Sao Paulo´s Western Metropolitan Region (CIOESTE), Brazil Download presentation
  • Carola Mejía, City Footprint Project, SASA, Bolivia Download presentation
  • Jennifer Herrera, Ministry of Transport, Colombia

PARALLEL SESSIONS ABOUT RESILIENT AND LOW EMISSION RURAL DEVELOPMENT

Coordination of stakeholders and sectors to take advantage of biomass energetic potential
Co-organizers: Energy Working Group of LEDS GP (Energy WG)
Moderator: Alejandra Granados Solís, LEDS LAC Secretariat
Bioelectricity Community of Practice Progress. Ana María Majano, LEDS LAC Secretariat and Energy WG
Clinic facilitated by Marina Solana: challenges in the stakeholders and sector articulation for the bioelectricity progress – Betsy Bandy, Jamaica. Download presentation

Progress and challenges in promoting climate-smart agriculture
Co-organizers: Latin American CCAFS
Moderator: Deissy Martínez Barón, Latin American CCAFS Download presentation
Panelists

  • Manuel Jiménez, Secretariat of the Central American Agricultural Council (CAC), Costa Rica
  • Katherine Ovalle, Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development of Colombia Download presentation

Watch video: Understanding climate-smart agriculture

Linking REDD+ and LED strategies
Co-organizers: AFOLU Working Group of LEDS GP (AFOLU WG) and CATIE/USAID Regional Climate Change
Program (RCCP)
Moderator: Aída Figari, LEDS LAC Secretariat
Panelists:

DYNAMIC DISCUSSION OF PRIORITIES FOR 2017. COLLECTIVE REFLECTION

  • Brief report on workshop findings
  • Setting priorities for LEDS LAC in 2017

OPEN SPACE
Workshop participants proposed topics for an open discussion in parallel tables, and invited other participants to join the discussion on this subject.
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Space A:
Parallel Discussion Tables. You or any participant may propose topics to be addressed and an input for discussion in parallel tables.
Registered topics include:

  • Estimation of Ex-Post Impacts of Mitigation Actions carried out by SMEs, National Council of Clean Production, Chile
  • Guide on the involvement of stakeholders in the preparative process towards the implementation of NDCs, International Partnership for Mitigation and MRV
  • The online CLEER tool for estimating GHG reductions from clean energy activities, ICF International
  • Resources for LEDS Finance: An initiative from the LEDS GP Finance Working Group

Space B: Introduction to the Mitigation Action Assessment Protocol (MAAP), World Bank.

Space C: Consultation on Technological Needs for the NDCs, CTCN.

Space D: Youth for a resilient and low emission development in LAC, IDB and Generación +1.

See the Open Space photos here

DAY 3. SEPTEMBER 28

TRAINING SESSIONS

Session A
Climate Change Gender Action Plans: Tools for the gender perspective
inclusion in LEDS and National Communications
Organized by: IUCN and UNDP

Session B
Supporting the Implementation of Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC) with the NDC Toolkit
Organized by: ICF International – RALI Project, USAID

Session C
Benefits beyond emission reduction: Assessing sustainable development benefits and integrating them in low emission development strategies
Organized by: Co-Benefits Working Group (ECN/ODI) in collaboration with Energy and Subnational National Integration Working Groups of LEDS GP, and UNEP DTU

Session D
Results based climate financing – From theory to practice
Organized by: World Bank

Exchange and collaboration session between knowledge platforms
Organized by: Climate Knowledge Brokers, CDKN LAC, FFLA and LEDS LAC Secretariat

See the training session photos here

Photo Gallery

DAY 1. SEPTEMBER 26

DAY 2. SEPTEMBER 27

DAY 3. SEPTEMBER 28

Watch all the photos categorized by day and session

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Co-organized by:

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Sponsored by:

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The LEDS LAC secretariat is operated by:

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The event was hold in the Sortis Hotel.
Address: Calle 56 Este, Panama
Website: http://www.sortishotel.com/
For further information about the workshop, please write to the LEDS LAC Secretariat at talleres@ledslac.org