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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

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  • 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).

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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International Initiatives and Success Stories in the Adoption of Electric Buses for Public Passenger Transport in LAC

International Initiatives and Success Stories in the Adoption of Electric Buses for Public Passenger Transport in LAC

  • Date: Wednesday, October 9th, 2019.
  • Time: 09:00 – 10:30 am (Time in Costa Rica, CST)
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Agenda

Welcome. Rodriguez Tornquist. Coordinator of the Transport Working Group of the LEDS LAC Platform, Asociación Civil Sustentar.

The Action towards Climate-friendly Transport (ACT) initiative. Maruxa Cardama. Secretary General, SLoCaT Partnership on Sustainable Low Carbon. | Download presentation

Supporting Urban Reductions in GHG Emissions (SURGE). Vladimir Sosa. Electric Mobility Manager for Latin America at WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities, World Resources Institute (WRI). | Download presentation

The process of adopting electric buses in the transport system of Santiago de Chile. Fernando Saka. Director of Metropolitan Mobility of Santiago de Chile, Ministry of Transport of Chile. | Download presentation

About the webinar

Mitigation in the transport sector is key to the implementation of NDCs and the adoption of electric buses offers a unique opportunity for climate action. At the recent UN Climate Change Summit, governments, businessmen and NGOs raised the call for greater action to combat climate change, presenting the Action towards Climate-friendly Transport (ACT) initiative, a global coalition to decarbonize transport and  the Supporting Urban Reductions in GHG Emissions (SURGE) initiative, a multi-regional platform that seeks to accelerate the adoption of electric buses. Also, the city of Santiago de Chile represents a concrete case in the lead towards the incorporation of electric bus fleet in its public transport systems.

The webinar aims to share the initiatives with decision makers and experts in the region, in order to encourage new cities to start a path of developing electric mobility in their public transport systems. 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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Including financial entities in the implementation of NDCs for increased climate ambition

Including Financial Entities in the Implementation of NDCs for Increased Climate Ambition

  • Date: Wednesday, October 2nd, 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.

Strengthening private sector transparency for more ambitious climate action. Lauro Marins. Executive Director for Latin America, Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP). Download presentation. 

Herencia Colombia: including the financial sector and civil society in nature-based solutions. Clara Sofía Gómez Botero. Specialist in finance and climate change and coordinator of the Area of Collective Action and Innovation, World Wildlife Fund (WWF). Download presentation. 

Financial instruments and public policies for climate finance: experiences in Colombia. Laura Marcela Ruiz. Advisor, Ministry of Finance and Public Credit of Colombia. Download presentation. 

About the webinar

We are at a key moment for countries to take action towards increased ambition in their Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs). According to the Paris Agreement, countries will have until 2020 to re-evaluate their climate plans and commit to a level of ambition that will prevent global warming above 1.5°C.

This webinar, co-organized by LEDS LAC Platform and the NDC Partnership, is the fourth in a series of six webinars focused on reviewing and increasing the ambition of the climate commitments. This time, we will focus on sharing experiences with specialists working at the intersection between the private sector, civil society and government to learn about the different approaches that can be taken to integrate financial institutions into climate action.

We know that countries in the region will require resources for the implementation of their NDCs. Considering how limited these resources are and the urgent need for climate action, it’s increasingly important to seek creative ways to support these efforts, including through the creation of non-traditional partnerships with the private sector. This webinar will provide an opportunity for countries in the region to learn about efforts made by regional entities to establish partnerships and financing mechanisms that contribute to climate action in Latin America. 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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Management, energy efficiency and safe use of refrigerant gases: experiences of Costa Rica

Management, energy efficiency and safe use of refrigerant gases: experiences of Costa Rica

  • Date: Wednesday, September 25th, 2019.
  • Time: 09:00 – 10:30 am (time in Costa Rica)
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Agenda

Welcome. María José Gutiérrez Murray. Technical expert of the Secretariat, LEDS LAC Platform.

Introduction to the basics of refrigerants, their global impact and alternatives to conventional refrigerants. Sofia Nuernberger. PROKLIMA International Adviser, German Development Cooperation (GIZ). Download presentation. 

Experiences and challenges in the Refrigeration and Air Conditioning (RAC) sector in Costa Rica. Pilar Alfaro. Institutional Strengthening Coordinator of the Ozone Technical Office, Directorate of Environmental Quality Management (DIGECA). Download presentation. 

How to reduce the carbon footprint by emissions of refrigerant gases? Mitigation, energy saving and waste management measures: the case of Costa Rica. Rodolfo Elizondo. Advisor, Directorate of Environmental Quality Management (DIGECA) Download presentation. 

Measurement of the carbon footprint by refrigerant emissions and mitigation and management measures, the Monteverde case. Katy VanDusen. Coordinator, Commission for Resilience to Climate Change of Monteverde (CORCLIMA). Download presentation. 

About the webinar

In this webinar some of the biggest environmental problems caused by refrigerant gases with global warming potential will be known; as well as experiences and challenges. As part of the effort to address these problems, the Kigali Amendment has been signed, which establishes the gradual elimination of hydrofluorocarbon (HCF) refrigerant gases, which have a very high contribution to global warming, an agreement that Costa Rica has ratified and published as Law No. 9522 on March 19th, 2018.

In Costa Rica, several projects of the German Development Cooperation, GIZ, support the development of actions for climate protection, becoming a low-emission development model (decarbonization) and practical cases useful for the countries of the region.

Information on Costa Rica’s experience will be shared on the webinar to address the problem of refrigerant gases in the face of climate change and promote good management practices, including preventive maintenance and proper equipment disposal; as well as promoting energy efficiency in the air conditioning and refrigeration (RAC) sector, and the experience of the Monteverde community 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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Adaptation in the NDCs: approaches to increase ambition

Adaptation in the Nationally Determined Contributions: approaches to increase ambition

  • Date: Wednesday, September 4th, 2019.
  • Time: 09:00 – 10:30 am (CST, time in Costa Rica)
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Agenda

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

Introduction: regional advances in adaptation to climate change. Daniel Morchain. Associate, Resilience Program, NAP Global Network & International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD).

Adaptation and Transparency Framework of the Paris Agreement: the case of the Dominican Republic. Jeniffer Hanna Collado. Manager of Planning and Development, National Climate Change Council and CDM of the Dominican Republic. | Download presentation

Strategies to link the private sector in climate change adaptation actions. María Margarita Gutiérrez. Deputy Director for the Tropical Andes of North and South-Central America (NASCA), The Nature Conservancy. | Download presentation

About the webinar

We are at a key moment for countries to take action towards increasing the ambition of their Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs). As established by the Paris Agreement, the countries will have until 2020 to reassess their climate plans and commit to a level of ambition that prevents global warming above 1.5 ° C. We know that even by implementing the NDCs, the world expects a global temperature increase that will lead to significant impacts for the population. Therefore, it is important to consider the ways in which countries can adapt to the new circumstances, both at the governmental level through the development of public policies and monitoring and implementation of the Transparency Framework of the Paris Agreement, and through the establishment of Non-traditional alliances with the private sector.

This webinar, co-organized by LEDS LAC, and NDC Partnership, is the third in a series of six webinars focused on reviewing and increasing the ambition of acquired climate commitments. This time, we focus on analyzing, taking into account various perspectives, the role of adaptation in increasing the ambition of the NDCs. We begin with an introduction to regional advances in adaptation issues. We will then discuss the experience of countries and experts in the region on the different approaches that can be taken to increase ambition in national climate action through integration of adaptation.

This webinar will provide the opportunity for the countries of the region to learn about the efforts carried out by regional actors to contribute to climate change adaptation in Latin America. 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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Climate Week Webinar

Latin America & Caribbean Climate Week 2019 – What to Expect?

Webinar for journalists

  • Date: Tuesday, 13 August 2019.
  • Time: 07:00 – 07:45 am (Time in Costa Rica), 1-1:45 pm (GMT)
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About the webinar

Amidst growing calls for stronger and faster climate action, the upcoming Latin America and Caribbean Climate Week 2019 (LACCW) is set to boost the region’s response to the current climate emergency. The LACCW will take place in Salvador da Bahia, Brazil, from 19 to 23 August 2019. The results of the LACCW will feed into the outcome of the Climate Action Summit organized by the UN Secretary-General on 23 September in New York.

UN Climate Change experts will explain what is the Latin America and Caribbean Climate Week and what to expect from this event. This webinar will be in English and another one will be held in Spanish immediately after. Questions for experts will be received in advance up to 24 hours before the webinar. Please send your questions to the email press@unfccc.int).

For more information about LAC Climate Week click here.

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Strengthening of National Monitoring, Reporting and Verification Systems towards more Ambitious Climate Commitments

Strengthening of National Monitoring, Reporting and Verification Systems towards more Ambitious Climate Commitments

  • Date: Wednesday, August 7th, 2019.
  • Time: 09:00 – 10:30 am (time in Costa Rica)
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Agenda

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

Katowice Climate Package: Modalities, Procedures and Guidelines for the Implementation of the Transparency Framework. Lucio Santos. Forestry Officer – REDD + LAC Coordinator, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), and Gabriela Alonso. Consultant, World Bank. | Download presentation

Monitoring, Reporting and Verification (MRV): Challenges of the Paris Agreement for Developing Countries. María José Sanz Sánchez. Scientific Director, BC3 Basque Center for Climate Change. | Download presentation

An Integrated MRV Compatible with Market Mechanisms for Chile. Jenny Mager. Mitigation Coordinator, Ministry of Environment of Chile (MMA). | Download presentation

About the Webinar

We are at a key moment for countries to take action towards increasing the ambition of their Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs). As established by the Paris Agreement, countries will have until 2020 to reassess their climate plans and commit to a level of ambition that avoids global warming above 1.5 ° C.

This webinar, co-organized by LEDS LAC and the NDC Partnership, is the second in a series of six webinars focused on reviewing and increasing the ambition of acquired climate commitments. We will discuss country experiences to identify the links between the NDC cycle and the continuous improvement of national MRV systems for greenhouse gas emissions and removals.

The objective of the webinar is to provide a better understanding of the Katowice Climate Package and the communication and reporting obligations of the Parties under the Paris Agreement. It will also open a space to share information on the modalities, procedures and guidelines for the implementation of the Transparency Framework. We will explore some of the challenges developing countries are facing and learn about Chile’s experience developing its national greenhouse gas inventory. 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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