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Resource Efficiency and Climate Change: Emission reduction opportunities in efficient materials management

Resource Efficiency and Climate Change: Emission reduction opportunities in efficient materials management

  • Date: Wednesday, March 18th, 2020.
  • Time: 09:00 – 10:30 am (CST, time in Costa Rica)
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Agenda

Welcome and moderation. Agustina Besada & Karen Tscherning. Resource Efficiency Working Group Coordinators. Asociación SustentAR & GIZ. | Download presentation

Resource Efficiency and Climate Change: Material Efficiency Strategies for a Low-Carbon Future. María José Baptista. Economic Affairs Officer, Secretariat of the International Resource Panel within the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). | Download presentation

Colombia´s Circular Economy National Strategy. Catalina Romano Castañeda. Environmental Sector and Urban Division of the Environment and Sustainable Development Ministry of Colombia. | Download presentation

About the webinar

There is growing global recognition of the importance of resource-efficient strategies as a contribution to reducing greenhouse gas emissions (GHG). The UN’s International Resource Panel (IRP) has recently published the report “Resource Efficiency and Climate Change: Material Efficiency Strategies for a Low-Carbon Future” which assesses the contribution of material efficiency as a strategy to reduce GHG emissions. In this framework, the circular economy appears as one of the strategies being implemented by both governmental and private organizations, to design and redesign systems in order to improve efficiency, reduce pollution and regenerate natural systems.

This webinar is conducted in collaboration with the Office for Latin America and the Caribbean of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). It will present the main results and strategies promoted by the International Resource Panel – UNEP – in the publication of its last report, and the experience of Colombia in the implementation of the Circular Economy National Strategy. The webinar will be held in Spanish. If you have any doubt or question, please write to LEDS LAC Platform at info@ledslac.org.

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Monitoring and Evaluation of Climate Policies in Latin America: Experiences from a Regional Community of Practice

Monitoring and Evaluation of Climate Policies in Latin America: Experiences from a Regional Community of Practice

  • Date: Wednesday, February 26th, 2020.
  • Time: 09:00 – 10:30 am (CST, time in Costa Rica)
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Agenda

Welcome. Ana María Majano. LEDS LAC Platform

About the M&E Community of Practice.  Beatriz García-Pozuelo. Senior Technician Climate Governance Component – EUROCLIMA+, International and Ibero-American Foundation for Administration and Public Policies (FIIAPP).

Lessons from the M&E CoP. Aida Figari. Technical Expert of the LEDS LAC Platform Secretariat, Libelula Peru. | Download presentation

Experiences from practitioners and the link to national processes:

Costa Rica: M&E System for the National Adaptation Policy. Nazareth Porras. Head of Cooperation with the European Union and Environmental Funds, Ministry of National Planning and Economic Policy (MIDEPLAN) | Download presentation

About the webinar

The Community of Practice on Monitoring and Evaluation of Climate Policies (M&E CoP) which is facilitated by the EUROCLIMA+ program through FIIAPP and the LEDS LAC Platform, was launched in 2018 to address the need, identified by Latin American countries, of counting robust, well designed and practical M&E systems for climate policies and action plans. These systems are key parts, both to enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of the adaptation and mitigation processes, by incorporating new information and lessons learnt and to verify and report in a transparent way, the compliance of the commitments in tne United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, the Paris Agreement and other multilateral agreements.

With this in mind, and with the participation of 17 Latin American countries, for the past two years, the M&E CoP has organized online exchange sessions and in-person meetings to exchange experiences and strengthen capacities in priority topics such as the M&E systems governance, the Enhanced Transparency Framework of the Paris Agreement, adaptation metrics, among others. In this process, valuable lessons learnt have been collected and will be shared during this webinar.

The webinar will be held in Spanish. If you have any questions, please write to the LEDS LAC Platform at info@ledslac.org.

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Sustainable Logistics in Latin America: Regional Initiatives and Success Stories

Sustainable Logistics in Latin America: Regional Initiatives and Success Stories

  • Date: Wednesday, November 27th, 2019.
  • Time: 09:00 – 10:30 am (CST, Costa Rican time)
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Agenda

Introduction and moderation. Rodrigo Rodriguez Tornquist. Coordinator of the Transport Working Group, LEDS LAC Platform. | Download presentation

EcoLogistics Initiative: low-emission freight transport for sustainable cities. Camila Chabar. Climate Change Coordinator, ICLEI-Local Governments for Sustainability South America. | Download presentation

Efficient Transportation: Mexico’s experiences with the private sector. Francisco Javier García Osorio. Director of Mobility and Transport, National Commission for the Efficient Use of Energy (CONUEE). | Download presentation

Experience of the company ZARCAM in mitigation actions in the logistics sector. Ernesto Tentori. Head of Integrated Management System, ZARCAM Argentina. | Download presentation

About the webinar

Freight vehicles are a key segment in the global contribution to greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. They are responsible for 2.6 gigatonnes (Gt) of CO2 emissions, i.e. 7% of energy-related emissions (IEA, 2017). 76% of the 165 NDCs presented involve transport as a source of mitigation (SloCat, 2018). Strengthening NDCs will require an effective approach to the sector.

Understanding how different savings measures can be worked on is fundamental to monitoring freight operations and analysing where greater efficiency can be achieved. It is key to increase knowledge and understanding of the importance of the different tools in a holistic manner.

In this sense, three projects will be presented in the thematic area. First, the low-emission freight transport programme, EcoLogistics of the organisation Local Governments for Sustainability (ICLEI) and its initiatives in Colombia and Argentina. Then, the National Commission for the Efficient Use of Energy of Mexico (CONUEE, for its acronym in Spanish) will explain the strategies they are implementing for sustainable logistics programs, pioneers in Latin America. Finally, the measures implemented for fuel saving by the logistics operator Zarcam, founding partner of the Intelligent Transport Program in Argentina, will be presented. The webinar will be held in Spanish language. For additional information, please contact the LEDS LAC Platform Secretariat at info@ledslac.org.

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Circular Economy: Diagnosis Tool and Success Case in Latin America

Circular Economy: Diagnosis Tool and Success Case in Latin America

  • Date: Wednesday, November 20th, 2019.
  • Time: 09:00 – 10:30 am (CST, time in Costa Rica)
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Agenda

Introduction. Agustina Besada, Co-coordinator of the Resource Efficiency Working Group and Executive Director of Asociación Sustentar, and Karen Tscherning, Co-coordinator of the Resource Efficiency Working Group and Advisor of the Initiative Resource Efficiency and Climate Protection & the Initiative Resource Efficiency and Climate Action (GIZ). | Download presentation

Diagnosis Tool for Circular Economy. Ana Muro. Coordinator of the Society and Enterprise Area, Argentine Business Council for Sustainable Development (CEADS). | Download presentation

Case of Circular Economy of a Mass Consumption Company. Catalina Jones. Project Analyst of the Sustainability Management Department, Arcor Group. | Download presentation

About the webinar

In the context of resource efficiency and the need to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, the circular economy appears as a solid alternative for designing and redesigning systems to improve efficiency, reduce pollution and regenerate natural systems.

In the transition from a linear to a circular economy, diagnostic tools are often lacking to analyze the current or initial situation in an objective manner, in order to understand and evaluate the best strategies to implement to achieve greater circularity.

This webinar will present a diagnostic tool for the circular economy developed by the Argentine Business Council for Sustainable Development (CEADS, for its acronym in Spanish) with the support of GIZ, to evaluate business initiatives in an objective and replicable manner in terms of innovation, degree of maturity, impact and scalability of practices, among other aspects. Likewise, the case of Arcor, a Latin American mass consumption company that has successfully adopted circular economy strategies in its operations, will be presented. The webinar will be held in Spanish. If you have any questions about this event, please contact the LAC LEDS Platform Secretariat: info@ledslac.org

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Linking NDCs to long-term strategies in Latin America

Linking NDCs to Long-term Strategies in Latin America

  • Date: Wednesday, November 13th, 2019.
  • Time: 09:00 – 10:30 am (CST, time in Costa Rica)
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Agenda

Welcome. Aida Figari. Technical expert of LEDS LAC Secretariat, Libélula Perú.

Leveraging Nationally Determined Contributions and long-term strategies to implement the Paris Agreement. Juan Carlos Altamirano. Economist, World Resources Institute. | Download presentation

Mexico’s experience increasing climate ambition through the development of long-term low-emission development strategies. Claudia Octaviano. General Coordinator of Climate Change Mitigation, National Institute of Ecology and Climate Change of Mexico (INECC). | Download presentation

The Decarbonization Plan of Costa Rica. Felipe de León Denegri. Advisor, Directorate of Climate Change of the Ministry of Environment and Energy of Costa Rica. | Download presentation

About the webinar

Long-term low emissions development strategies (LTS) are a crucial policy tool that can help place short-term actions in the context of the long-term structural changes needed to transition towards a low-carbon, resilient economy by 2050. Moreover, they can help to explore the consequences of policy choices in terms of integrated socio-economic objectives. These strategies will play an important role in guiding countries toward limiting warming to 1.5-2°C above pre-industrial levels and enhancing of nationally determined contributions (NDCs).

As countries develop their revised NDCs, aligning near-term NDC goals with long-term planning instruments will enable them to avoid short-term investments and decisions that may lock them into undesired pathways (WRI 2017). This webinar will focus specifically on the benefits of aligning short and long-term planning and the specific ways in which partners and member countries have approached this. The webinar will be held in Spanish. If you have any questions, please write to the LEDS LAC Platform at info@ledslac.org.

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Implications of the Paris Agreement on Stranded Assets in Latin America and the Caribbean: The Case of Gas-fired Power Plants and Oil Reserves

Implications of the Paris Agreement on Stranded Assets in Latin America and the Caribbean: The Case of Gas-fired Power Plants and Oil Reserves

  • Date: Wednesday, October 30th, 2019.
  • Time: 09:00 – 10:30 am (Time in Costa Rica, CST)
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Agenda

Welcome. Aida Figari. Technical expert of the LEDS LAC Secretariat, Libélula Peru.

Long-term decarbonization strategies: an instrument to anticipate and avoid stranded assets in the transition to zero net emissions. Adrien Vogt-Schilb. Senior Economist, Inter-American Development Bank.

Implications of climate targets for oil production and tax revenues in Latin America and the Caribbean. Baltazar Solano-Rodriguez. Senior Researcher in Energy Systems Modeling, UCL Energy Institute (University College London). | Download presentation

Committed emissions and the risk of stranded assets in the Latin American and Caribbean electricity sector. Esperanza González-Mahecha. Climate change consultant, Inter-American Development Bank. | Download presentation

About the webinar

A zero-carbon economy is necessary to stabilize the climate. It is worth saying that this economy is technically feasible and comes with opportunities for the development of Latin American countries. However, the energy transition can generate losers and winners, which can make its implementation politically difficult.

For example, several countries in the region depend on oil tax revenues, but demand may be affected by the global transition to electric vehicles, renewable energy and the implementation of the Paris Agreement. A study by the IDB and UCL shows that 66-81% of oil reserves in LAC could remain untapped by 2035, which could cost the region up to $4 trillion in royalties.

Another example is the electricity sector. A second study accounts for the CO2 emissions that will be emitted during the operation of existing and planned power plants during their useful life. This study concludes that 10% to 16% of existing power plants may need to be “abandoned” to meet the goals of the Paris agreement, and that building more gas, oil or coal-fired plants in the region may be inconsistent with these goals.

This webinar will explain how long-term decarbonization strategies can be an instrument to anticipate and avoid stranded assets in the transition to zero net emissions. The webinar will be held in Spanish. If you have any questions about this event, please contact the LAC LEDS Platform Secretariat: info@ledslac.org

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Large-scale CO2 Removal: Governance, Risks and Opportunities for Latin America and the Caribbean

Large-scale CO2 Removal: Governance, Risks and Opportunities for Latin America and the Caribbean

  • Date: Wednesday, October 23rd, 2019.
  • Time: 09:00 – 10:30 am (Time in Costa Rica, CST)
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Agenda

Welcome. Aida Figari. Technical expert of the Secretariat of LEDS LAC, Libélula Perú.

Large-scale CO2 elimination: techniques and governance implications in the context of Low Emission Development Strategies. Thelma Krug. Vice Chair, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). | Download presentation

The state of climate in soils and oceans: a perspective from the IPCC. Paulo Artaxo. Professor of Physics, University of Sao Paulo.

Comments by Manuel Pulgar-Vidal. Climate and Energy Leader, WWF International.

About the webinar

The Paris Agreement aims to hold temperature increase well below 2.0°C – further to 1.5°C. The Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5°C (SR15) by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), refines the message of its 5th assessment report (2014) that large scale carbon removal has to be part of the global effort to balance out emissions left after ambitious reduction efforts to reach net-zero. To stay within 1.5°C, this has to occur within 30 years. Compatible pathways involve a mix of large scale biological and/or technological carbon removal processes (referred to as CDR). The report recognizes that all these techniques still involve uncertainties around feasibility, sustainability, and represent major governance challenges.

The webinar will provide an overview of the main findings of the IPCC in relation to large scale CDR techniques, their governance challenges, all in in relation to Low Emission Development Strategies. 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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Perspectives of Climate Ambition from the Chilean Presidency of COP 25

Perspectives of Climate Ambition from the Chilean Presidency of COP 25

  • Date: Tuesday, October 15th, 2019.
  • Time: 09:00 – 10:30 am (Time in Costa Rica, CST)
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Agenda

Welcome. Aida Figari. Technical expert of the LEDS LAC Secretariat, Libélula Perú.

COP 25 in Chile: increasing ambition. Cristián Retamal. Advisor in negotiation and contents, Chilean Presidency COP 25. Download presentation. 

Incorporation of the concepts of ambition in the NDC: perspectives from Chile. Jenny Mager. Chief of Mitigation and Inventories of Climate Pollutants, Ministry of the Environment of Chile. Download presentation. 

About the webinar

After the September Climate Summit in New York and the pre-COP in Costa Rica, experts from the Chilean Presidency COP 25 will be sharing impressions and different perspectives for the increase of ambition in the UNFCCC regime ahead of the COP in Chile next December.

The first part of the webinar will deal with the reference elements that determine climate ambition and expectations from the incoming COP 25 Presidency to promote greater ambition for 2020 when countries are called upon to renew or update their NDCs.

The second part of the webinar will present the work developed by the Government of Chile to update its NDC with greater ambition. The webinar will be held in Spanish. If you have any questions about this event, please contact the LAC LEDS Platform Secretariat: info@ledslac.org.

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