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LEDS GP events at COP24

The 24th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP24) has started in Katowice, Poland.

During COP24, the Polish Presidency plans to focus its attention on three key topics: Technology, to show that there are climate-friendly modern solutions, such as electromobility allowing for sustainable urban development, clean air and an opportunity for modern jobs. Human, emphasizing the need to lead change together with people through solidarity and fair transformation of regions and industrial sectors. And nature, including multifunctional and sustainable forest management as part of climate neutrality and the role of forests as greenhouse gas sinks, and support for a synergic view of the three UN key conventions on climate, on biodiversity and on desertification.

There are several events happening at COP24 in which LEDS GP is either hosting or speaking at. In this special issue newsletter, we bring these events to your attention.

We look forward to seeing you at COP24.

LEDS GP events at COP24

Improving Governance Frameworks for Climate Transparency and Unlocking Ambition across All Levels

Date: 3rd December, 5-6.15pm
Location: NDC Partnership Pavilion
Hosts: WRI, UNDP, LEDS GP, LEDS LAC, NDC Cluster, GIZ, ICAT

This event will highlight how national government and non-state and subnational action mutually reinforce each other and operate as part of a single system. Participants will share country experience to improve integration of state and non-state actors in establishing transparency frameworks for LEDS and NDCs. The event will also explore how regional Communities of Practice can facilitate the sharing of lessons and experience and what capacity-building initiatives are doing to advance the understanding of non-state and subnational mitigation actions.

2050 Strategies – Planning Towards a Resilient and Prosperous Future

Date: 5th December, 1.15-2.45pm
Location: Room 4 (Narew)
Hosts: UNFCCC, NDC Partnership, 2050 Pathways Platform, LEDS GP, UNDP, WRI

This event will provide a platform to countries that are leading the way in developing and implementing long-term strategies for low emission development to demonstrate how these can help advance the goals of the Paris Agreement and Agenda 2030, as well as be a vehicle for shorter-term climate ambition through NDCs. Panelists will also discuss the role long-term strategies need to play in the key international moments in 2019 and how actors beyond the state are supporting such strategies.

Driving NDC Implementation – the Role of Global Initiatives and Networks

Date: 7th December, 12-1:30pm
Location: German Pavilion
Host: Support for the Implementation of the Paris Agreement (SPA) Program

This side event brings together high-level political actors from national, multilateral and non-governmental institutions to examine current trends and emerging opportunities for financing and implementing increasingly ambitious NDCs. They will discuss the value of global initiatives and networks (including the NDC Partnership), the impact of large donor programs (including the UNDP NDC Support Program), and the ability to share and build upon experience (including through the IKI Cluster projects). Key topics include governance, alignment, finance (including private sector), and transparency. The format of the event will be an expert-moderated talk show that provides a critical debate that is both reflective and inspiring. The LEDS GP is pleased to participate as a panelist to share lessons on the value of networks in enabling peer-to-peer learning to advance NDC implementation.

Transport Solutions for a Transition to Low Carbon Economies in Africa

Date: 8th December, 2.30-4pm
Location: African Development Bank (AfDB) Pavilion
Hosts: AfDB- PICU 2

This side event will present the results of the study on transport emission mapping and capacity building in five cities in Africa as well as methods to capture data. The event will provide an opportunity for discussions on how low carbon infrastructure can boost social and economic development. LEDS GP is pleased to be a presenter at this event highlighting opportunities for sustainable transport solutions for Africa.

Civil Engagement for NDC Implementation: communities of practice to support scalable NDC-related interventions

Date: 10th December, 2.30-4.00pm
Location: African Development Bank Pavilion
Hosts: Africa LEDS Partnership (AfLP) and the Pan African Climate Justice Alliance (PACJA)

Communities of Practice offer a means of sharing information on best practices for creating an enabling environment for the implementation of NDC-related interventions to meet international climate commitments. This event will highlight the importance of communities of practice in meeting electrification targets in Africa, using the example of the Africa Mini-grids Community of Practice. It will discuss the viability of using these communities to plan, implement and fast-track scalable NDC-related targets. This event will seek to increase awareness and encourage participation of African countries in these high-impact communities for achieving NDC and development goals.

Sustained Cross-Country Learning and Collaboration through Regional Communities of Practice for NDC Implementation

Date: 10th December, 5-6.15pm
Location: NDC Partnership Pavilion
Hosts: Government of Vietnam, LEDS GP, Asia LEDS Partnership, NDC Partnership, LEDS LAC

At this side event, the Governments of Vietnam will showcase recent lessons in taking forward its NDC targets. The event will offer insights into the LEDS Global Partnership and the NDC Partnership available services and resources to support developing countries in achieving NDC goals. It will also highlight the success of LEDS GP Communities of Practice in fostering peer-to-peer learning amongst developing countries to achieve NDC goals. This event will feature distinguished representatives from government and non-governmental sectors from various countries working on policies and programs that are resulting from these communities.

LEDS GP events at COP24

Dear colleagues,

The 24th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP24) has started to take place in Katowice, Poland.

During COP24, the Polish Presidency plans to focus its attention on three key topics: Technology, to show that there are climate-friendly modern solutions, such as electromobility allowing for sustainable urban development, clean air and an opportunity for modern jobs. Human, emphasizing the need to lead change together with people through solidarity and fair transformation of regions and industrial sectors. And nature, including multifunctional and sustainable forest management as part of climate neutrality and the role of forests as greenhouse gas sinks, and support for a synergic view of the three UN key conventions on climate, on biodiversity and on desertification.

There are several events happening at COP24 in which LEDS GP is either hosting or speaking at. In this special issue newsletter, we bring these events to your attention.

We look forward to seeing you at COP24.

LEDS GP events at COP24

Improving Governance Frameworks for Climate Transparency and Unlocking Ambition across All Levels

Date: 3rd December, 5-6.15pm
Location: NDC Partnership Pavilion
Hosts: WRI, UNDP, LEDS GP, LEDS LAC, NDC Cluster, GIZ, ICAT

This event will highlight how national government and non-state and subnational action mutually reinforce each other and operate as part of a single system. Participants will share country experience to improve integration of state and non-state actors in establishing transparency frameworks for LEDS and NDCs. The event will also explore how regional Communities of Practice can facilitate the sharing of lessons and experience and what capacity-building initiatives are doing to advance the understanding of non-state and subnational mitigation actions.

2050 Strategies – Planning Towards a Resilient and Prosperous Future

Date: 5th December, 1.15-2.45pm
Location: Room 4 (Narew)
Hosts: UNFCCC, NDC Partnership, 2050 Pathways Platform, LEDS GP, UNDP, WRI

This event will provide a platform to countries that are leading the way in developing and implementing long-term strategies for low emission development to demonstrate how these can help advance the goals of the Paris Agreement and Agenda 2030, as well as be a vehicle for shorter-term climate ambition through NDCs. Panelists will also discuss the role long-term strategies need to play in the key international moments in 2019 and how actors beyond the state are supporting such strategies.

Driving NDC Implementation – the Role of Global Initiatives and Networks

Date: 7th December, 12-1:30pm
Location: German Pavilion
Host: Support for the Implementation of the Paris Agreement (SPA) Program

This side event brings together high-level political actors from national, multilateral and non-governmental institutions to examine current trends and emerging opportunities for financing and implementing increasingly ambitious NDCs. They will discuss the value of global initiatives and networks (including the NDC Partnership), the impact of large donor programs (including the UNDP NDC Support Program), and the ability to share and build upon experience (including through the IKI Cluster projects). Key topics include governance, alignment, finance (including private sector), and transparency. The format of the event will be an expert-moderated talk show that provides a critical debate that is both reflective and inspiring. The LEDS GP is pleased to participate as a panelist to share lessons on the value of networks in enabling peer-to-peer learning to advance NDC implementation.

Transport Solutions for a Transition to Low Carbon Economies in Africa

Date: 8th December, 2.30-4pm
Location: African Development Bank (AfDB) Pavilion
Hosts: AfDB- PICU 2

This side event will present the results of the study on transport emission mapping and capacity building in five cities in Africa as well as methods to capture data. The event will provide an opportunity for discussions on how low carbon infrastructure can boost social and economic development. LEDS GP is pleased to be a presenter at this event highlighting opportunities for sustainable transport solutions for Africa.

Civil Engagement for NDC Implementation: communities of practice to support scalable NDC-related interventions

Date: 10th December, 2.30-4.00pm
Location: African Development Bank Pavilion
Hosts: Africa LEDS Partnership (AfLP) and the Pan African Climate Justice Alliance (PACJA)

Communities of Practice offer a means of sharing information on best practices for creating an enabling environment for the implementation of NDC-related interventions to meet international climate commitments. This event will highlight the importance of communities of practice in meeting electrification targets in Africa, using the example of the Africa Mini-grids Community of Practice. It will discuss the viability of using these communities to plan, implement and fast-track scalable NDC-related targets. This event will seek to increase awareness and encourage participation of African countries in these high-impact communities for achieving NDC and development goals.

Sustained Cross-Country Learning and Collaboration through Regional Communities of Practice for NDC Implementation

Date: 10th December, 5-6.15pm
Location: NDC Partnership Pavilion
Hosts: Government of Vietnam, LEDS GP, Asia LEDS Partnership, NDC Partnership

At this side event, the Governments of Vietnam will showcase recent lessons in taking forward its NDC targets. The event will offer insights into the LEDS Global Partnership and the NDC Partnership available services and resources to support developing countries in achieving NDC goals. It will also highlight the success of LEDS GP Communities of Practice in fostering peer-to-peer learning amongst developing countries to achieve NDC goals. This event will feature distinguished representatives from government and non-governmental sectors from various countries working on policies and programs that are resulting from these communities.

Sectoral commitments for NDC implementation

Sectoral commitments for NDC implementation

  • Day: Wednesday, November 21st, 2018.
  • Time: 09:00 – 10:30 am (time in Costa Rica)
  • Check the time according to your location: http://bit.ly/2PqWilw

Agenda

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

Advances and gaps in compliance with NDCs in Latin America and the Caribbean: the challenge of sectoral commitments. Joseluis Samaniego. Director of the Division of Sustainable Development and Human Settlements, ECLAC. | Download presentation

Methodology of work for the elaboration of sectoral objectives of the First NDC of Uruguay and monitoring implementation. Virginia Sena. Adviser in Climate Change of the Climate Change Division, Ministry of Housing, Territorial Planning and Environment of Uruguay (MVOTMA). | Download presentation

About the webinar

The countries of Latin America and the Caribbean, as signatories of the Paris Agreement, have adopted commitments to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions by the year 2030. The fulfillment of the targets established in the Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) requires significant changes in the development patterns of important sectors, such as energy, transport, agriculture, among others, which in turn implies sector commitments to reduce emissions.

In this webinar we will present the results of studies of the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), on the gaps foreseen in the fulfillment of the NDCs of the countries of the region taking into account the current course of action, and the needs to increase efforts in some sectors. The experience of Uruguay will also be presented in the search for agreements on sectoral goals for the fulfillment of its climate commitments. 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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International Cooperation among Regions and States: The Under2 Coalition

International Cooperation among Regions and States: The Under2 Coalition

  • Day: Wednesday, November 14th, 2018.
  • Time: 09:00 – 10:30 am (time in Costa Rica)
  • Check the time according to your location: http://bit.ly/2CQJjCc

Agenda

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

Introduction to the Under2 Coalition. Sarah Duffy. Manager of Government Relations for the Americas for the Under2 Coalition, The Climate Group. | Download presentation

Experiences of Latin American members of the Coalition:

  • Jalisco, Mexico. Arturo Javier Palero Castro. Director of Cross-cutting Climate Change Management. Secretariat of Environment and Territorial Development of the State of Jalisco. | Download presentation
  • Santa Fe, Argentina. Veronica Geese. State Secretary of Energy, Government of the Province of Santa Fe. | Download presentation
  • Yucatan, Mexico. Roberto Vallejo Molina. Director of Planning and Policies for Sustainability, Secretariat of Urban Development and Environment of the State of Yucatan. | Download presentation 

About the webinar

State and regional governments are in a unique position to accelerate climate action. They work at a level that allows for quicker action and greater experimentation than national governments. They can support national governments to meet their climate targets and give them confidence to go further and faster. For business, the commitment of states and regions gives them the certainty they need to make investments and the combined result is an ultimate shift in narrative, that shows the transition to a low carbon economy is not only possible, but already happening.

This webinar will provide an introduction to the Under2 Coalition, which is a group of subnational governments committed to limiting global temperature growth by well below 2C. The coalition brings together more than 220 governments, who represent over 1.3 billion people and 43% of the global economy The Climate Group is the Coalition’s secretariat and is responsible for managing the activities of the Coalition and carrying out its three areas of work: Roads to 2050, Transparency, and Policy. In addition, we will hear three examples of governments that are very active in the Coalition and will share their experiences in being part of the Coalition.

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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Experiences in the management for a more efficient clean urban transport

Experiences in the management for a more efficient clean urban transport

  • Date: Wednesday October 17th, 2018.
  • Hour: 09:00 – 10:30 am (time in Costa Rica)
  • Check the time according to your location: http://bit.ly/2CwVwg5

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. | Download presentation

Experience in the implementation of DPF filters in the Transantiago transport system. Nancy Manríquez. Manager of Mobile Sources, Ministry of the Environment of Chile. | Download presentation

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

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.

About the panelists

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This webinar is co-organized with:

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)
  • Check the time according to your location: http://bit.ly/2xKUWHq

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

About the panelists

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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)
  • Check the time according to your location: http://bit.ly/2oMhgLY

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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This webinar is co-organized with:

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)
  • Check the time according to your location: http://bit.ly/2PM9MVp

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.

About the panelists

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