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Comprehensive analysis of the market for solar water heaters in six Latin American and Caribbean countries

Comprehensive analysis of the market for solar water heaters in six Latin American and Caribbean countries

  • Day: Wednesday August 8th, 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.

Context of the Project: Climate Technology Transfer Mechanisms and Networks in Latin America and the Caribbean. Renato Oña Pólit. Renewable Energy Coordinator. Bariloche Foundation. | Download presentation

Case studies of quality standards, verification procedures and consumer information tools for solar water heaters in Latin American and Caribbean countries.” Luis Christian Navntoft. President, Solarmate S.A. | Download presentation

Context analysis and review of the conclusions of the study”. Federico Yonar. Professional of Normalization, Argentinean Institute of Normalization and Certification (IRAM).

About the webinar

The energy requirements of Latin American countries increase year by year. In order to meet sustainable development goals and climate goals, countries must produce energy in a sustainable manner. In this area, the so-called “non-conventional renewable energies”, among which are solar energy, have great potential in several countries of Latin America and the Caribbean.

Solar heating technology has reached a maturity, not only technological but also price, which today allows developing national and regional strategies to promote water heating with solar energy. In this webinar we will show a study on the analysis of information related to the market of solar water heaters in Barbados, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Mexico and Uruguay, namely. In addition, some conclusions obtained from the information analyzed will be mentioned and it is expected that this will be useful for any locality that decides to carry out a policy of promotion of solar thermal energy.

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 Blockchain technology is driving Global Climate Action in Latin America

How Blockchain technology is driving Global Climate Action in Latin America

  • Date: Wednesday, July 11, 2018.
  • Time: 09:00 – 10:30 am (time in Costa Rica)
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Agenda

Introducción

Pia Zevallos. Creation and Development Manager, Libélula Perú.

Carlos Ruiz. Coordinator, Regional Collaboration Center Panama (UNFCCC-CAF Development Bank of Latin America) and St. George’s (UNFCCC-WINDREF).

Blockchain and carbon pricing. Andrés Schuschny. Director of Studies, Projects and Information, Latin American Energy Organization (OLADE). | Download presentation

Bitlumens promoting financial inclusion and facilitating access to renewable energy through the use of sensors and blockchain technology. Veronica Garcia. Founder, BITLUMENS. | Download presentation

SolarCoin: how to encourage the generation of solar electricity globally. Daniel Fernández and Francois Sonnet. Founders, The SolarCoin Foundation. | Download presentation

About the webinar

The Paris climate agreement codified the pressure on countries to reduce their emissions and companies are increasingly under the same focus of attention from investors, shareholders, employees and customers to reduce their carbon footprint, demonstrating that their business models are aligned with the low carbon provision. In addition, many consumers in Latin America want to buy greener products and invest in sustainable projects. But until now, despite enormous advances in technology, monitoring and reducing our impact on the planet has been difficult.

Blockchain is the name of a digital book in which transactions (often made with “tokens” or a cryptocurrency) are recorded chronologically and publicly. This technology can help finance, develop, monitor, report and verify climate actions. For example, blockchain technology can be applied to carbon credits to create a “carbon currency”, because they are based on data, depend on multiple approval steps and exist separately to the physical impacts with which they correlate.

This webinar will present an overview of Blockchain including cryptocurrencies and Smart Contracts, as tools to finance, develop, monitor, report and verify climate change projects. 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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Blue Carbon: state of the art and experiences in LAC

Blue Carbon: state of the art and experiences in LAC

  • Date: Wednesday, June 27th, 2018.
  • Time: 10:00 – 11:30 am (time in Costa Rica)
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Agenda

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

Development and state of the art of blue carbon initiatives: from global to national level. Tania E. Romero G. Researcher, Ramsar Regional Center for Training and Research on Wetlands in the Western Hemisphere (CREHO), and Environment Specialist, United Nations Development Program (UNDP) in the REDD program of Panama. | Download presentation

Experiences of Colombia in the methodological development of REDD+ type projects in mangrove ecosystems. Paula Cristina Sierra-Correa. Head of Research and Information for Marine and Costal Management, Institute of Marine and Coastal Research (INVEMAR), Colombia. | Download presentation

About the webinar

The term Blue Carbon refers to the carbon stored in marine-coastal ecosystems. It is estimated that these ecosystems sequester up to five times more carbon than terrestrial forests, so their proper management is an important measure to mitigate climate change, with benefits also associated with adaptation, biodiversity conservation and food security, among many other topics. The measurement of blue carbon reserves is a fundamental element for the development of policies and projects aimed at linking the sustainable management of mangroves and other marine-coastal ecosystems to global mitigation efforts, taking advantage of opportunities to channel resources from mechanisms such as REDD+ and carbon markets.

In this webinar, an overview of the state of the art of blue carbon initiatives at an international and national level, its actors and genesis will be presented, as well as two experiences of the Latin American region in the development of projects in this field. the case of INVEMAR in Colombia, which has developed methodologies for REDD + projects in mangrove ecosystems and the work of CREHO in conjunction with national and international partners in the Bay of Jiquilisco and the Jaltepeque estuary in El Salvador, where a strengthening process was developed of national capacities to estimate carbon stocks and fluxes at the ecosystem level and landscapes in mangrove swamps and land coverings near the lower Lempa.

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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VII LEDS LAC Regional Workshop

Articulating national and sub-national climate action for the implementation of National Contributions

  • Date: August 2th – 3rd, 2018
  • Place: Santiago de Chile, Chile

The Ministry of Environment of Chile (MMA) and the LEDS LAC Regional Platform announce the VII LEDS LAC Regional Workshop “Articulating national and sub-national climate action for NDC implementation”, to be held in Santiago de Chile, on August 2nd and 3rd,  with the support from the International and Ibero-American Foundation for Administration and Public Policies (FIIAPP) and GIZ (who implement the Climate Governance Component of Euroclima+ Programme), IDB, ECLAC, Fundación Avina and other partners.

In the coming weeks we will send detailed information about the agenda and the venue of the event. If you are interested in participating mark the date in your calendar and complete this form:

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Monitoring and evaluation of climate policies: progress and challenges in Latin America

Monitoring and evaluation of climate policies: progress and challenges in Latin America

  • Date: Wednesday May 9th, 2018.
  • Time: 9: 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.

Results of the Regional Exchange Workshop on Monitoring and Evaluation of Climate Policies. Beatriz García-Pozuelo. Senior Project Technician of the Euroclima+ Program Climate Governance Component, International and Ibero-American Foundation for Public Administration Policies (FIIAPP). | Download presentation

Advances of the Latin American countries in the institutional arrangements for the monitoring and evaluation of climate policies:

  • Marco Heredia Fragoso. General Climate Change Coordinator for the Evaluation of Mitigation and Adaptation Policies, National Institute of Ecology and Climate Change of Mexico (INECC). | Download presentation
  • Ethel Estigarribia. Director of the National Directorate of Climate Change, Secretariat of the Environment of Paraguay. | Download presentation

About the webinar

During the regional meeting of the Euroclima+ Program, held in Chile, from October 11 to 13, 2017, representatives of Latin American governments that participate in this program expressed the need for robust, well-constructed and practical systems for monitoring and evaluation of climate policies and their action plans. These systems are key pieces, both to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of adaptation and mitigation processes, incorporating new information and lessons learned, and to transparently verify and report compliance with the commitments assumed under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, the Paris Agreement and other multilateral agreements.

In view of this need, FIIAPP, as one of the executing agencies of the Climate Governance Component of Euroclima+, with support from the Secretariat of Environment and Natural Resources of Mexico (SEMARNAT), the National Institute for Ecology and Climate Change (INECC) and the LEDS LAC Platform Secretariat, organized a Regional Workshop in Mexico City, from April 16 to 18 of this year, as a space to exchange experiences, promote inter-institutional coordination and strengthen communication channels, between representatives of institutions in charge of climate policy and those responsible for monitoring and evaluating public policies in general, from 17 Latin American countries.

This webinar will present the main results of the exchange that took place within the framework of the mentioned Workshop and the progress of Mexico and Paraguay in the structuring of institutional arrangements and development of tools for the monitoring and evaluation of their mitigation and adaptation policies, plans and projects. 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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Overcoming barriers to electric mobility: advances in Costa Rica and Colombia

Overcoming barriers to electric mobility: advances in Costa Rica and Colombia

  • Date: Wednesday May 2nd, 2018.
  • Time: 9:00-10:30 am (CST, time in Costa Rica)
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Agenda

Introduction. Laura Camila Cruz. Coordinator of the Electric Transportation Community of Practice, LEDS LAC Platform. | Download presentation

MOVE initiative. Esteban Bermúdez Forn. Electric Transportation and sustainable Energy Specialist, ONU Environment. | Download presentation

Electric Transportation Bill in Costa Rica. Jesús Valverde. Associate, Costa Rican Electric Mobility Association of Costa Rica (ASOMOVE). | Download presentation

Electric Transportation Project of EPM, Medellin (Colombia). Jorge Ramírez Orrego. Professional of the Transaction, Transmission and Energy Distribution Unit | Download presentation

About the webinar

According to the projections of the International Transport Forum the share of emissions resulting from transport in developing regions is expected to increase as result of growing economies and an increased demand for transport (ITF 2017). As part of their Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC), the countries of the Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) Region have identified electric mobility as a key measure to achieving their goals.

Taking this into account, the LEDS LAC Platform and the LEDS GP Transport Working Group, together with several partners, are launching the community of practice on electric mobility, a space for ongoing collaboration to allow peer-to-peer learning and to provide a deeper understanding of the options available to overcome barriers. This webinar we present UN Environment´s MOVE initiative and the experiences of City of Medellin (Colombia) and Costa Rica, regarding barriers to electric mobility and they approaches they are using to overcome them.

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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Multisolving action: Health and Climate Intersections

Multisolving action: Health and Climate Intersections

  • Date: Wednesday April 18th, 2018.
  • Time: 9:00 am- 10:30 am (time in Costa Rica)
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Agenda

Introduction. María José Gutiérrez. Technical expert, LEDS LAC Secretariat.

Introduction to multisolving in climate and health, concept and conclusions. Shanna Edberg. Project Specialist, Climate Interactive. | Download presentation

 Case Studies in LAC

  • Bogotá Ciclovía. Oscar Ruiz. Recreation area chief, District Institute for Recreation and Sport (IDRD). Bogotá, Colombia. | Download presentation
  • PROAIRE. Patricia Camacho Rodriguez. Inventory and Modelling Subdirection, Environment Secretariat (SEDEMA), Mexico City. | Download presentation

About the webinar

This webinar presents the concepts and conclusions about multi-solving actions in health and climate, with reference to a recently published report called “Multisolving at the Intersection of Health and Climate”, by Climate Interactive. This report exposes 10 case studies worldwide that successfully reduced greenhouse gas emissions while also improving people’s health and often increasing social equity and saving money. It offers an open window and examples for other institutions and governments for creating and sustaining projects and policies that impact both health and climate, demonstrating that it is possible to take action in both areas resulting in other co-benefits.

Two case studies will be presented: Ciclovia Bogotá and PROAIRE Mexico, illustrating how these types of initiatives were led by different stakeholders including health specialists, large corporations and local governments, but were accomplished by collaborative efforts that spanned disciplines, jurisdictions, and issue areas.

The webinar will be held in Spanish. For questions about this webinar, please contact the LEDS LAC Platform: info@ledslac.org.

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Landscape restoration: an option for low-emission resilient rural development

Landscape restoration: an option for low-emission resilient rural development

  • Date: Wednesday March 4th, 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.

Landscape restauration: context and advances in Central America. Mario Escobedo. Coordinator of the Sustainable Landscapes Component of the USAID Regional Climate Change Program, Tropical Agricultural Research and Higher Education Center (CATIE). | Download presentation

Economic analysis of restoration. Leander Raes. Forest Economics Specialist of the Regional Office of Costa Rica, International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN). | Download presentation

Governance for the Restoration. Vicente Martínez. Member of the National Bureau of Forest Restoration of Guatemala, University of San Carlos de Guatemala. | Download presentation

About the webinar

Landscape restoration is a process of policies and instruments undertaken as an option for rural development, to recover the productive capacity of degraded or deforested lands that are largely underutilized. This improves agricultural production, generates timber, and non-timber forest products, and increases the offer of ecosystem services such as water quality, erosion control, cultural values, climate regulation, vulnerability reduction, and others. The member countries of the Central American Integration System (SICA) are developing restoration initiatives which have been declared a priority in the Regional Forestry Program -PERFOR-.

The objectives of landscape restoration are aligned with the national objectives of rural development and are compatible with other national or international initiatives which countries have joined. This is the case of Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) under the Paris Agreement, the preparation process to Reduce Deforestation and Forest Degradation REDD+; Strategies to reduce illegal logging activity (FLEGT), and actions to adapt to climate change, among others.

This webinar will explain the context and advances in landscape restoration in Central America, as well as the costs, benefits and co-benefits. The case of forest restoration in Guatemala will be presented. 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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