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VI Regional Workshop

VI REGIONAL LEDS LAC WORKSHOP

  • Date: 16 to 18 October, 2017
  • Place: Mexico City
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The sixth edition of the Regional Workshop will focus on “Governance for a resilient and low emission development: linking actors, sectors and government level” to advance in the implementation of the NDCs.

This event will provide a forum for government officials, international organizations, NGOs and other actors working in the promotion of climate compatible development, to share experiences and best practices, identify common challenges, strengthen capacities and establish collaborative links.The agenda is designed to maximize the interaction among participants, who will have 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.

The agenda will be available soon.

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If you have questions about the workshop, please write to the LEDS LAC Secretariat at talleres@ledslac.org.

Climate information for adaptation: advances in Central America

Climate information for adaptation: advances in Central America

  • Date: Wednesday, August 16th, 2017.
  • Time: 09:00 – 10:30 am (time in Costa Rica)
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Agenda

Introduction. Ana María Majano. Coordinator of the LEDS LAC Secretariat. Tropical Agronomic Center for Research and Higher Education (CATIE).

Centro Clima: the climate information system for the countries of the Central American Integration System (SICA). Ana Deisy López. Coordinator of the Adaptation Component, USAID’s Regional Climate Change Program, CATIE. | Download presentation

Coffee Cloud: climate information to reduce the vulnerability of the coffee sector. Mario Chocooj. Research and Technical Assistance, National Coffee Association (ANACAFE) Guatemala. | Download presentation

ClimaPesca: supporting climate-smart fishing. Jorge López. Clima Pesca technical expert, Central American Fisheries and Aquaculture Organization (OSPESCA). | Download presentation

About the webinar

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) warns that Central America is the most vulnerable hot spot in the world’s tropical regions, since it is highly sensitive to changes in temperature and precipitation patterns, and to increases in intensity and recurrence of extreme hydrometeorological events that are derived from, or enhanced by, climate change.

To deal with the negative effects of this process, rapid and effective actions based on climate information of quality adapted to the needs of the users are necessary. For this reason, Regional Committee on Hydraulic Resources (CRRH), one of the Technical Secretariats of the Central American Integration System, is working in collaboration with several institutional partners and the support of USAID’s Regional Climate Change Program, in the development of Centro Clima, the first regional climate information system for Central America and the Dominican Republic.

This webinar will present Centro Clima and two of its tools for specific sectors: coffee and fishing. The webinar will be held in Spanish. If you have any questions about this event, please contact the Secretariat of the LEDS LAC Platform: info@ledslac.org

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Additional Resources

Governance for Resilient and Low Emission Development

Governance for Resilient and Low Emission Development

  • Day: Wednesday July 26th, 2017.
  • Time: 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 Peru.

 Main results of the working document Interagency Coordination Mechanisms for an Effective Climate Policy in Latin America and the Caribbean. María José Gutiérrez Murray. Technical expert of the Secretariat, LEDS LAC Platform. |  Download presentation

Presentation of the report Forging low-emission development trajectories in Latin America and the Caribbean: Multi-level dynamics in the most urbanized region in the world.

Scott Müller. Coordinator of the National-Subnational Integration Working Group, Low Emission Development Strategies Global Partnership (LEDS GP). |  Download presentation

Jordan Harris. National Director, Adapt Chile. |  Download presentation

Promoting multilevel governance in Ecuador. Wilson Lechón. Consortium of Provincial Governments of Ecuador (CONGOPE) |  Download presentation

 About the webinar

For LEDS LAC Platform, an effective climate policy is one that promotes the transformation of a country’s development patterns based on its specific objectives of mitigation and / or adaptation to climate change, which requires new forms of governance. The IPCC defines climate governance as “certain mechanisms and measures that aim to direct social systems towards the prevention, mitigation or adaptation of risks posed by climate change” (IPCC, 2014 citing Jagers and Stripple, 2003).

Taking into account the importance of interinstitutional coordination mechanisms to move away from the traditional sectoral planning scheme to a more inclusive one, in the process of preparing the LEDSenLAC 2016 report, the LEDS LAC Secretariat, with the support of the World Bank, prepared a Work Document that characterizes mechanisms of inter-institutional coordination existing in 16 countries of Latin America and the Caribbean. In a complementary way, the Working Group on National-Subnational Integration of LEDS GP, in collaboration with Adapt Chile, developed a study on multi-level governance dynamics in the region.

This webinar will present the findings of both studies and will report on the progress of the support being given to the development of multilevel governance mechanisms in Ecuador, in collaboration with the Consortium of Provincial Governments and other partners. The webinar will be held in Spanish. If you have any questions about this event, please contact LEDS LAC Platform Secretariat: info@ledslac.org.

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Aditional resources

Climate aligned Crowd-funding and Crowd-investing in Latin America and Caribbean

Climate aligned Crowd-funding and Crowd-investing in Latin America and Caribbean

  • Day: Thursday July 13th, 2017.
  • Time: 08:00 – 10:00 am (time in Costa Rica)
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Agenda

Introduction.

Ana María Majano. Coordinator of LEDS LAC Secretariat, Tropical Agriculture Research and Higher Education Center (CATIE).

Maria Laura Vinuela. Team Lead, Regional Collaboration Center Panamá and St. George’s.

Daniel Galvan. Technical Officer, Regional Collaboration Center Panamá

Can crowd based finance and lending contribute to the long-term objective of the Paris Agreement? Grant Kirkman. Team Lead, United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Secretariat. |  Download presentation

Raising project finance the alternative way. Markus Schwaninger. CFO, Ecoligo. |  Download presentation

Financing mitigation projects in South America and Africa. Johanna Lesk. Project Manager, Bettervest. |  Download presentation

Innovative Climate Finance Partnerships. Alexandra Soezer. Climate Change Technical Advisor, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). |  Download presentation

About the webinar

In order to finance climate change mitigation and green growth, both developed and developing countries will be required to seek out a combination of financial sources, including but not limited to carbon pricing. The financial risks and rewards connected to renewable energy projects in developing countries need to be shared across a larger number of financial institutions, individual investors, and public entities both in developing and developed countries to respond to a reality where a wealth of projects in developing countries contributing to mitigation and green and sustainable growth fails to attract the investments they need. Crowd-funding can be part of a new and emerging set of solution, but they need to get to scale.

The webinar aims at raising awareness among project developers and the private sector on how crowd-investing and crowd-funding platforms can represent a source of finance that catalyzes the implementation climate change mitigation projects, including the CDM, in the Latin American and Caribbean regions. The webinar will be held in English. If you have any questions about this event, please contact the Secretariat of the LEDS LAC Platform: info@ledslac.org.

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Advances in the operation of the Green Climate Fund

Advances in the operation of the Green Climate Fund

  • Day: Wednesday, July 5, 2017.
  • Time: 09:00 – 10:30 am (time in Costa Rica)
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Agenda

Introduction. Ana María Majano. Coordinator of LEDS LAC Secretariat, Tropical Agriculture Research and Higher Education Center (CATIE).

Advances in the Operation of the Green Climate Fund. Carmen Arguello López. Regional Adviser for Latin America, Eastern Europe and Central Asia, Green Climate Fund. |  Download presentation

About the webinar

The Green Climate Fund (GCF) was created to canalize resources from developed countries to developing countries to finance their actions in climate change mitigation and adaptation. The GCF is expected to become the main fund to finance the fight against climate change, with the mobilization of 100 billion USD by 2020.

In order to access this Fund, countries must have the capacity to plan financing as well as to monitor, report and verify the financial costs associated with climate change. For this, there is a readiness support program with the objective of improving the domestic appropriation and the access to the GCF by means of the strengthening of institutional capacities.

In this webinar the participants will learn the recent advances in the operation of the GCF the preparation of the LAC countries to access funding from it, and will have the opportunity ask questions in a segment specially designed to clarify doubts and guide the search for additional information. The webinar will be held in Spanish. If you have any questions about this event, please contact the Secretariat of the LEDS LAC Platform: info@ledslac.org.

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Incorporating a Gender Approach to Climate Action in Peru

Incorporating a Gender Approach to Climate Action in Peru

  • Day: Wednesday, June 21st, 2017.
  • Time: 09:00 – 10:30 am (time in Costa Rica)
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Agenda

Introduction. Ana María Majano. Coordinator of LEDS LAC Secretariat, Tropical Agriculture Research and Higher Education Center (CATIE).

Gender and Climate Change Action Plan: National goals, progress and challenges. Jessica Huertas. Specialist in vulnerable populations and gender of the Climate Change and Desertification General Directorate, Ministry of the Environment of Peru (MINAM). |  Download presentation

Experience of Community Forestry Management “Granja Porcón” in Cajamarca, work with women, results, challenges and lessons learned. Kely Alfaro. Specialist of the Academic Direction of Social Responsibility, Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú. |  Download presentation

Watershed project experience with a gender focus. Mariela Rodríguez. Gender Specialist, Partnering for Adaptation and Resilience – Agua (PARA – Agua) Project AECOM International Development |  Download presentation

About the webinar

There is an increasing international recognition that climate change has differential impacts on men and women, and that gender inequalities negatively affect women’s ability to cope. This led to the formulation and subsequent approval of the Gender and Climate Change Action Plan of Peru (PAGCC).

The PAGCC, approved by decree No. 012-2016-MINAM in 2016, links national policy and international agreements and promotes the participation of sectors, regions and public institutions in general, in relation to the adaptation and management of emissions of greenhouse gases, with a gender focus.

This webinar will present the objectives, advances and challenges of the PAGCC, followed by the experiences of two community initiatives that have incorporated the gender approach in initiatives related to mitigation and adaptation to Climate Change. The webinar will be held in Spanish. If you have any questions about this event, please contact the Secretariat of the LEDS LAC Platform: info@ledslac.org.

Transport Toolkit

This toolkit developed by LEDS GP’s Transport Working Group aims to support development planners, technical experts, and decision-makers at national and local levels to plan and implement low emission transport systems that support economic growth. The toolkit helps users navigate a variety of resources to identify the most effective tools to build and implement low emission development strategies for the transport sector.

Forest governance and sustainable development: the experience of the Ibero-American Model Forest Network

Forest governance and sustainable development: the experience of the Ibero-American Model Forest Network

  • Day: Wednesday, June 7th, 2017.
  • Time: 09:00 – 10:30 am (time in Costa Rica)
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Agenda

Introduction. Aída Figari. Technical exper, LEDS LAC Secretariat, Libélula Peru.

The Ibero-American Model Forest Network: promoting territorial management of forest landscapes. Fernando Carrera. Manager, Ibero-American Model Forest Network. |  Download presentation

The Risaralda Model Forest in Colombia. John Mario Rodríguez. Coordinator, Technical Secretariat Risaralda Model Forest. |  Download presentation

The Reventazón Model Forest in Costa Rica. Roger Villalobos. Academic Coordinator of the Master in Management and Conservation of Tropical Forests and Biodiversity, Tropical Agricultural Research and Higher Education Center (CATIE). |  Download presentation

About the webinar

In 1992, during the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development in Rio de Janeiro, Canada invited countries to implement the Model Forest as a new approach to land management and created the International Model Forest Network. The Model Forest is a concept for landscape management that focuses on people working in partnerships, with a common vision of sustainable human development, in large territories with different uses and values of land, where the forest ecosystem plays an important role

At that time different regional networks were born, including the Ibero-American Model Forest Network (RIABM), which nowadays links 32 territories in 15 countries across Central America, South America, the Caribbean and Spain, totaling more than 31 million hectares. The RIABM supports its members through the dissemination and transfer of best practices and activities about responsible forestry and natural resource management, ensuring financial sustainability and contributing to processes that drive the formulation, implementation and evaluation of public policies related to sustainable development.

In this webinar we will share the experience of the RIABM and two of its members in strengthening governance for the sustainable management of forest landscapes. The webinar will be held in Spanish. If you have any questions about this event, please contact the Secretariat of the LEDS LAC Platform: info@ledslac.org.

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