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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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