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Experiences in the management for a more efficient clean urban transport

Experiences in the management for a more efficient clean urban transport

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  • Date: Wednesday October 17th, 2018.
  • Hour: 09:00 – 10:30 am (time in Costa Rica)
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Agenda

Introduction. Aída Figari. Technical expert of the LEDS LAC Secretariat, Libélula Perú.

The Climate and Clean Air Program in Cities of Latin America (CALAC +). Jon Bickel. Director, Swisscontact.

Experience in the implementation of DPF filters in the Transantiago transport system. Marcelo Fernández. Head of the Air Quality Division, Ministry of the Environment of Chile.

Implementation of Euro VI buses on the La Reforma route in Mexico City. César Gálvez Hernández. Subdirector of sustainable transport promotion, SEDEMA.

About the webinar

Health problems caused by air pollution cost billions of dollars a year in medical expenses and lost productivity. The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) estimates that more than 100 million people in Latin American cities are exposed to air pollution levels that exceed recommended standards. In many cases, air pollution and traditional greenhouse gases have the same sources, which means that mitigation technologies or policies that work for one can be effective for the elimination of the other.

The Climate and Clean Air Program in Cities of Latin America (CALAC +) is a Swiss Cooperation initiative (SDC) executed by Swisscontact that seeks to promote the efficiency and speed of the reduction of air pollutants that are harmful to human health and mitigate climate change through the application of diesel engine particle filters (DPF). The program works in four cities (Bogotá, Mexico City, Lima and Santiago de Chile) supporting the implementation of measures to reduce emissions of soot, air pollutants and greenhouse gases in urban transport and construction machinery. During the previous phase, different initiatives were supported for an urban transport that is less intensive in carbon emissions.

This Webinar will present two experiences for the reduction of emissions of soot in Latin America, the first is the implementation of particle filters in urban transport in the city of Santiago de Chile and the second is the introduction of transport buses Euro VI in Mexico City. The webinar will be held in Spanish. If you have any questions about this event, please contact the LEDS LAC Platform Secretariat: info@ledslac.org.

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The International Blue Carbon Initiative: lessons from experiences in Latin America and the Caribbean

The International Blue Carbon Initiative: lessons from experiences in Latin America and the Caribbean

  • Date: Wednesday, October 3, 2018.
  • Time: 09:00 – 10:30 am (time in Costa Rica)
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Agenda

Introduction. Ana María Majano. Coordinator of the Secretariat, LEDS LAC Platform.

The International Blue Carbon Initiative. Jorge Ramos. Oceans and Climate Manager of the Center for the Oceans, International Conservation. | Download presentation

Blue solutions for Mesoamerica. Miguel Cifuentes Jara. Research Professor, Tropical Agronomic Center for Research and Teaching (CATIE). | Download presentation

Blue Carbon in Colombia: An opportunity for the long-term conservation and restoration of marine-coastal ecosystems. María Claudia Diazgranados. Marine and conservation incentives program Director, Conservation Internacional- Colombia. | Download presentation

About the webinar

Mangroves, marshes and seagrasses sequester and store significant amounts of carbon from the atmosphere and the ocean. Therefore, they are an essential piece of the solution to climate change. In addition, they provide essential ecosystem services, such as coastal protection against storms and fish hatcheries.

The Blue Carbon International Initiative is a coordinated global program focused on the mitigation of climate change through the conservation and restoration of coastal and marine ecosystems. To support this work, the Initiative is coordinating the International Blue Carbon Working Group and the International Blue Carbon Policy Working Group, which provides guidance for the necessary research, project implementation and policy priorities.

In this webinar we will learn the lessons learned from your work in the Latin America and the Caribbean region. The webinar will be held in Spanish. If you have any questions about this event, please contact the LEDS LAC Platform Secretariat: info@ledslac.org

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Comparative analysis of regulatory and commercial frameworks for the adoption of photovoltaic solar energy in Brazil, Chile and Mexico

Comparative analysis of regulatory and commercial frameworks for the adoption of photovoltaic solar energy in Brazil, Chile and Mexico

  • Date: Wednesday, September 19th, 2018.
  • Time: 09:00 – 10:30 am (CST, time in Costa Rica)
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Agenda

Introduction. Ana María Majano. Coordinator of the Secretariat, LEDS LAC Platform.

Renato Oña Pólit. Coordinator of Renewable Energies, Bariloche Foundation. | Download presentation

Project Context: Comparative analysis of regulatory and commercial frameworks for the adoption of photovoltaic solar energy for commercial, residential, industrial and public buildings in Brazil, Chile and Mexico. Dafna Siegert. Leader of Power and Utilities LATAM North – Partner EY. | Download presentation

Case study of the regulatory and commercial framework for the adoption of photovoltaic solar roofs. Mauricio Gómez. Expert in Renewable Energy and Regulation of the electricity sector, EY.

Final comments. Eduardo Rosero Rhea. President, Ecuadorian Association of Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency. | Download presentation

About the webinar

This is the second webinar organized in collaboration with Fundacion Bariloche in the framework of the project “Mechanisms and networks of technology transfer related to climate change in Latin America and the Caribbean” of the IDB. The objective of this project is to promote the development and transfer of environmentally sound technologies (ESTs) in countries of Latin America and the Caribbean, in order to contribute to the final goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions and vulnerability to effects of climate change in specific sectors of the region.

This time the webinar will present a comparative analysis of regulatory frameworks and existing commercial schemes for the adoption of photovoltaic solar energy for residential, commercial and industrial buildings in Brazil, Chile and Mexico, which was developed by the consulting firm EY. We will discuss the results of the study, highlights from the countries analyzed, best practices and recommendations for the adoption of photovoltaic solar roofs.

The webinar will be held in Spanish. If you have any questions about this event, please contact the LEDS LAC Platform Secretariat: info@ledslac.org.

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How can social protection make green tax reforms, environmental taxes, and energy subsidy reform sustainable

How can social protection make green tax reforms, environmental taxes, and energy subsidy reform sustainable

  • Day: Wednesday, September 5th, 2018.
  • Time: 09:00 – 10:30 am (time in Costa Rica)
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Agenda 

Introduction. Ana María Majano. Coordinator of the Secretariat, LEDS LAC Platform.

International experience in subsidy reforms: some lessons learned. Lourdes Sánchez. Public Policy Advisor, International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) / Global Subsidies Initiative (GSI). | Download presentation

How much can social protection compensate poor and middle-class households for an increase in energy prices. Adrien Vogt-Schilb. Economist, Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) – Climate Change Division. | Download presentation

About the webinar

Energy subsidies have been criticized because of their economic inefficiency and because they encourage energy wastage and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. On the contrary, environmental taxes are advocated as efficient policy instruments. However, eliminating subsidies and raising the price of energy can be politically difficult because vulnerable households depend on low energy prices.

This webinar will present the lessons learned internationally by the Global Subsidies Initiative (GSI, for its acronym in English) GSI and the results of quantitative analysis of the IDB, seeking to answer the question: How can governments eliminate subsidies to the energy in a socially acceptable way?

Among the lessons learned gathered by the GSI, there are five good practices to reform energy prices: reflect the correct price, analyze the impacts of the price increase, manage these impacts by implementing mitigation and compensation measures, create support for the reform of through appropriate communication and monitoring campaigns, and adjust the measures based on the results.

How affordable would it be to compensate poor and vulnerable households for an increase in the price of energy? The IDB study shows that every $1 transferred to households in the poorest quintile using energy subsidies costs Latin American and Caribbean governments $12. Extending the cash transfers that exist in the countries could be up to six times cheaper.

The webinar will be held in Spanish. If you have any questions about this event, please contact the LEDS LAC Platform Secretariat: info@ledslac.org.

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Participation of the private sector in climate policy processes: progress and challenges

Participation of the private sector in climate policy processes: progress and challenges

  • Date: Tuesday, August 28th, 2018.
  • Time: 09:00 – 10:30 am (time in Costa Rica)
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Agenda

Introduction. Ana María Majano. Coordinator of the Secretariat, LEDS LAC Platform.

Silvia Brugger. GIZ Advisor for Climate Governance Component, EUROCLIMA +. | Download presentation

Results of the Community of Practice Workshop on Involvement of the Private Sector in Climate Policy Processes in Latin America. Ronald Arce. Researcher, Latin American Center for Competitiveness and Sustainable Development (CLACDS- INCAE). | Download presentation

The role of clean production agreements and watershed agreements between the public and private sector in the implementation of climate policy in Chile. Ismael Diaz. Head of Studies, Agency for Sustainability and Climate Change, Chile. | Download presentation

The perspective of the private sector: good practices and needs for improvement. Pablo Rojas. Director of Environmental Dimension, Entrepreneurial Association for Development (AED), Costa Rica. | Download presentation

About the webinar

The participation of the private sector in the design and implementation of resilient and low emission development strategies has been one of the thematic priorities of LEDS LAC from its inception. At the end of 2017, the climate governance component of the EUROCLIMA+ Program carried out a reflection process with its partner countries to focus cooperation efforts, with emphasis on the implementation of Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC). Among the identified challenges, those related to this same topic stand out, among them the creation of dialogue spaces between the private and public sectors for the analysis and shared design of policies and instruments with the sectors.

Taking into account this challenge and the coincidence in terms of priorities, EUROCLIMA+ through GIZ as one of the implementing agencies of the Climate Governance Component, is collaborating with the LEDS LAC Secretariat and the CLACDS of INCAE Business School, in the facilitation of a Community of Practice, in which representatives of government, private sector, and other actors of 9 Latin American countries participate to exchange experiences and strengthen capacities on the creation of mechanisms to articulate the participation of the private sector in the formulation and implementation of climate policies.

This webinar will present the results of the kick-off workshop of the Community of Practice, held in Chile at the end of July, as well as Chile’s experience in the use of public private agreements for the implementation of its climate policy instruments, and the perspective of AED on the importance and challenges associated with the creation of spaces for dialogue and collaboration between the government and the private sector throughout the process of formulating and executing climate policies.

The webinar will be held in Spanish. If you have any questions about this event, please contact the LEDS LAC Platform Secretariat: info@ledslac.org

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