• Date: October 12-13, 2015
  • Place: Hotel Melia Caribe Tropical (Punta Cana, Dominican Republic)


Access the results from our IV Regional Workshop here: (Spanish only)

The IV Regional Workshop had as central theme “Building Bridges for the implementation of low- emission climate resilient development strategies”, approach applied not only to the link that can be generated among people working in the field but also about the importance of to link and generate synergies between different sectors, government levels, actors and approaches to address issues of low emission development. This time it gave special attention to the link between mitigation of GHG emissions and adaptation to climate change and the challenges this presents in the region.

As in previous workshops, discussions were held to build knowledge about “how to” move forwards the implementation of low emission and climate resilient development strategies and mitigation actions associated with these strategies.

The workshop provided a forum for officials of the Latin America and the Caribbean, international organizations, technical experts and other stakeholders who shared experiences and best practices, participated in training, built bridges of cooperation and work, and found innovative ways to progress in the implementation of LEDS that are also resilient to the impacts of climate change.

The workshop was organized by the National Council for Climate Change and Clean Development Mechanism of Dominican Republic and LEDS LAC Platform, along with CAF Development Bank of Latin America ande the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). It had the support of the World Bank and the European Union through the EUROCLIMA program.


  • 146 participants
  • 33 countries (South America 30%, North America 25%, Center America 19%, Caribbean 14%, Other regions 12%)
  • 40 panelists and speakers
  • 24 iniciatives presented at the Marketplace
  • 73 virtual participants
With the Workshop we seek:

  • Promote the implementation of strategies for low emission and climate resilient development through the exchange of approaches, experiences, knowledge and good practices between experts of the LAC region and the world, related to the topics prioritized by the platform.
  • Socialize and strengthen ongoing initiatives related to the implementation of low emission and climate resilient development strategies, through the exchange and learning between projects and professionals (peers) and promoting networking spaces.
  • Promote the services of the platform, take advantage of the offers of specialized services from the global working groups and seek synergies with other initiatives.
  • Start the process of defining work priorities for LEDS LAC during 2016.
Day 1. Progress in the implementation of LEDS in Latin America and the Caribbean: overview and success stories

  • Overview of the LEDS in Latin America and the Caribbean
  • Integrating resilience in LEDS
  • LEDS in Dominican Republic
  • Training sessions:
    • Cost and Benefits Assessment, and Economic Impacts Assessment of LEDS Strategies
    • Guide for Designing Mandatory Greenhouse Gas Reporting Programs
    • Climate and Disaster Risk Screening: tools for enabling resilient development
    • The Green Climate Fund as a catalyst for public-private partnerships
  • Marketplace (market-like space for participants to share with other participants their projects, initiatives and ideas.)

Day 2. Implementing LEDS: private sector involvement and innovative financial and economic instruments

  • Promoting private sector participation in the formulation and implementation of LEDS
  • Economic and financial instruments for the implementation of LEDS
  • Linking levels and sectors to implement LEDS (urban transport, urban planning / development, housing)
  • Open space. Sessions convened by participating organizations
  • Knowledge sharing clinics
  • Identification of priorities for LEDS LAC for 2016.

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Welcoming remarks:
Ana María Majano – Coordinator of the LEDS LAC Platform Secretariat

  • Omar Ramírez-Tejada, Chair of the LEDS LAC Platform Steering Committee and Executive Vice-President of the National Council for Climate Change and Clean Development Mechanism (NCCC-CDM), Dominican Republic
  • Neeraj Prasad, Co-Chair LEDS Global Partnership, World Bank
  • Ligia Castro, Director of Environment and Climate Change, CAF


Updates from LEDS GP and LEDS LAC


High Level Panel: LEDS in Dominican Republic

  • Moderator: Susana Cárdenas, Senior Specialist, Climate Change and Sustainability Division, IDBMoisés Álvarez – Director of Clean Development Mechanisms and Climate Change, NCCC-CDM. Download presentation
  • Delio Rincón – Manager of the Climate Change and Environment Unit, Ministry of Economy, Planning and Development.  Download presentation


Plenary Discussion 1

  • Resilience and LEDS: Integrating mitigation, adaptation and development agendas
    Moderator: Guillermo Dascal, EUROCLIMA
  • María José Gutiérrez, LEDS LAC Secretariat. Download presentation
  • Angelina Espinoza, Ministry of Agriculture, Chile. Download presentation

Plenary Session
Balance of LEDS in LAC
Moderator: Pablo Benítez, World Bank


Session A
Cost Benefit and Economic Assessment Strategies: Using LEDS Action Planning and Analysis Tools and Techniques to Create Jobs, Improve Wealth, and Promote Country Goals

Organized by: Center for Climate Strategies

  • Tom Peterson, President and CEO, Center for Climate Strategies; Scott Williamson, Program Management Officer, Center for Climate Strategies; Loretta Bauer, Policy Analyst, Center for Climate Strategies. Download presentation

Session B
How MRV supports mitigation policies? The Role of Greenhouse Gas Reporting Programs.

Organized by: World Bank, Partnership for Market Readiness and World Resources Institute.
Facilitator: Pablo Benitez. Sr. Economist, CF-Assist Program Manager. World Bank Group. 
Instructor: Viviane Roberto Da Silva Romeiro. Climate Policy Associate. World Resources Institute

  • Iris Jiménez,Natoinal Institute for Ecology and Climate Change (INECC) – Mexico; Margoth Espinoza.Ministry of Environment, Perú. Download presentation

Session C
Climate and Disaster Risk Screening tools for enabling resilient development

Organized by: World Bank 
Facilitator: Borja García Serna. Climate Change Consultant. World Bank Group
Instructor: Ana Elisa Bucher. Climate Change Specialist. World Bank Group. Download presentation

Ricardo Sanchez Lang. Planning Specialist. Office of Public Investment, Ministry of Finance, Nicaragua. Download presentation

Session D
How to mobilize private sector investment into low emission infrastructure, and the Green Climate Fund as a catalyst

Organized by: ECN/Finance WG Facilitador: Donald Pols. Senior Manager, ECN 
Instructor: James Falzon. Policy Advisor, ECN. Download presentation

Facilitator: Donald Pols. Senior Manager, ECN
Instructor: James Falzon. Policy Advisor, ECN

Carmen Arguello, Green Climate Fund. Download presentation




Plenary Discussion 2
Private sector: Strengthening spaces for its participation in the formulation and implementation of LEDS 
Moderator: María Paz Cigarán – Libélula

  • Rafael Berigüete, Plan DECC Project Coordinator, GIZ-Dominican Republic. Download presentation
  • Belén Ruz, Manager of the Sustainability Program, I+D Consorcio Vinos de Chile

Plenary Discussion 3

Financial instruments: Linking actions and investments for low emission and climate resilient development 
Moderator: Gabriela Moya – E3G. Download presentation

Green bonds, Pablo Benítez, World Bank. Download presentation

Performance Based Climate Finance in the waste sector of Ecuador – Alejandro Miranda, CAF. Download presentation

Barbados Smart Fund – Susana Cárdenas, IDB. Download presentation


  • Reducing Short Lived Climate Pollutants: Opportunities for Latin America and the Caribbean Organized by: CCAC
  • Regional Dialogue on sustainable transport actions to mitigate climate change. Organized by: SLoCaT
  • Florentino Márquez – Ministry of Transport, Colombia. Download presentation

Ramón Cruz – IDTP. Download presentation

Hilda Martínez – SLOCAT. Download presentation

Pablo Salgado Poehlmann – Ministry of Transport and Telecommunications, Chile. Download presentation


National-subnational integration: Articulating among levels and sectors to advance LEDS.

SESSION A: Sustainable Urban Transport
Organized by: Transport and Subnational-National Integration Working Groups 
Moderator: Benoit Lefevre, World Resources Institute. Download presentation

Challenges and opportunities of national-subnational articulation in the implementation of sustainable urban transport action in Latin América. Rodrigo Rodríguez, Asociación SustentAr. Download presentation

SESSION B: Urban Planning and Development
Organized by: ICLEI 
Moderator: Jussara Lima, ICLEI 
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  • Adjusting the Master Plan of Recife for the creation of low carbon economic zones – Inamara Melo, Environment Manager of the City of Recife

SESSION C: Housing
Organized by: IDB 
Moderator: Susana Cárdenas, IDB

  • Experiences from the renewable energy and energy efficiency program for social housing in Argentina – Alberto Levy, Lead Specialist, Energy Division, IDB. Download presentation

The ECOCasa experience – Ernesto Infante Barbosa. Under Director of Mortgage Market Infrastructure and Relations with International Financing Organisms, Sociedad Hipotecaria Federal, Mexico. Download presentation

SESSION D: Biomass
Organized by: LEDS LAC 
Moderator: Ana María Majano

  • Biomass situation in the Caribbean – Kevin de Cuba, Worldwatch Institute
  • National Strategy for the Sustainable Use of Wood in Guatemala – Luis Carlos Orellana, National Program for Competitivity of Guatemala


Next steps for bridge building in LAC

  • Report of key finding of the workshop
  • Priority setting for LEDS LAC

Closing Remarks

  • Omar Ramírez-Tejada, Chair of the LEDS LAC Platform Steering Committee and Executive Vice-President of the NCCC-CDM, Dominican Republic. Download presentation
  • Neeraj Prasad, Co-Chair LEDS Global Partnership, World Bank

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With support from:

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Previous workshops

Since 2012, LEDS LAC organize a regional workshops every year. To access the information, materials and results of our regional workshops in past years, you visit the following links:

III Regional Workshop (Santiago-Chile, 2014).

II Regional Workshop (Lima, Peru, 2013).

For more information, send us and e-mail: secretaria@ledslac.org