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Case Studies2020-09-17T17:50:20-05:00

CASE STUDIES

Carbon Dioxide Removal: Why Analyse its Governance Now?

Agenda

Introduction. Eduardo José Sánchez Sierra. Coordinator of the Secretariat, LEDS LAC Platform.

The role of Carbon Dioxide Removal (CDR) and how it fits into the full range of climate change response options. Thelma Krug. Vice Chair, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).

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Presentation of Carbon Dioxide Removal (CDR) approaches and governance considerations. Natalia Rubiano. PhD candidate in Sustainability Sciences, University of Lund (Sweden).

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About the webinar

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) 1.5°C Special Report on Global Warming indicates that large-scale removal of carbon dioxide must be part of the international strategy to keep the temperature increase well below 2°C to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050. The pathways proposed in the Special Report involve a combination of biological and technological approaches to large-scale Carbon Dioxide Removal (CDR). While the use of CDR has been incorporated in the IPCC pathways, the Report emphasises that all these approaches still involve uncertainties regarding feasibility and sustainability and represent significant governance challenges.

The webinar will provide an overview of the main findings of the IPCC regarding large-scale CDR approaches and will present the scope of some of the main CDR techniques, both biological and technological. It will also give participants an overview of the potential benefits and risks that these approaches could bring to biodiversity, air, groundwater, soil and food sovereignty, as well as the governance challenges associated with the large-scale deployment of these techniques.

The webinar will be held in Spanish with simultaneous translation in English. If you have any questions about this event, please contact the LEDS LAC Platform Secretariat: info@ledslac.org.

About the panelists

Senior researcher at the National Institute for Space Research of Brazil, and one of the three vice-presidents of the IPCC since 2015. For over 15 years she represented Brazil in the negotiations of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), particularly on issues related to land use, land use change and forestry (USCUSS), research and systematic observation and reporting guidelines. He has several publications related to climate change and forests and has been involved in the development of innovative methodologies for afforestation/reforestation under the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM).
Natalia Rubiano has worked on issues related to development and sustainability throughout her career, mainly with the United Nations Development Programme. She was part of the C2G team as Outreach Officer and is currently a PhD candidate at the University of Lund (Sweden). Her research project focuses on the political, social and economic implications of negative emission technologies.

Decarbonizing Transport in an Emerging Economy in times of Covid-19: initial ideas of the Argentinean case

Agenda

Introduction. Carolina Chantrill. Coordinator of the LEDS LAC Transport Working Group and Pedro Scarpinelli. Coordinator of the Clean Logistics Community of Practice, Sustentar Association.

Decarbonizing Transport in Emerging Economies Project in Argentina. Joshua Patermina Blanco. Research Official, International Transport Forum (ITF).

Francisco Furtado. Modeler Analyst, International Transport Forum (ITF).

About the webinar

The transport sector accounts for 23% of the total emissions of carbon dioxide related to energy. According to a SLoCaT report, the freight segment has suffered an increment of 75% of its emissions between 2000 and 2015, and it is expected to continue growing. The covid-19 pandemic has highlighted the importance of transport strengthening growing trends of the e-commerce demand.

In this webinar, progress of the project of Decarbonizing Transport in Emerging Economies (DTEE) in Argentina. The DTEE project is a joint effort between the International Transport Forum (ITF) and the Wuppertal Institute (WI), which objective is helping governments and stakeholders to identify measures in transport and define the means to reduce emissions and comply with the Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC).

In July 2020, a virtual conference will be held to continue conversations on road freight, railways, inland waterways, among others. This dialogue will focus on strategies that allow for building resiliency and re activating the economy in the context of covid-19 impacts. The webinar will be held in Spanish. For more information click here. If you have any questions, please contact the LEDS LAC Platform at info@ledslac.org.

About the panelists

Joshua Patermina Blanco

Joshua is Research Official at the International Transport Forum (ITF-OECD). His work at ITF is centered in sustainability and mobility at the urban and interurban scales, particularly under the framework of the ITF Decarbonizing Transport initiative (DTi). Previous to ITF, Joshua worked over three year on social development, environmental sustainability and urban sustainable mobility. He has a BSc in Political Sciences from SciencePo, France. He also holds an MSc in Urban Policy from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), United Kingdom, and a professional specialization in Smart Mobility from the École des Ponts ParisTech.

Francisco Furtado

Francisco is a modeler/analyst at the International Transport Forum (ITF) in the OECD and Argentina, lead for the Decarbonizing Transport in Emerging Economies project. He has worked on shared mobility, decarbonizing transport and freight modelling. Recently he launched a book on “The Railways in Portugal: Past, present and future”. He is a civil engineer with experience in planning and management of major civil construction projects, including transport infrastructure. He has a PhD and Master’s in Transportation Systems from Instituto Superior Técnico in the MIT Portugal program.

Public Transport and Urban Mobility in Times of COVID-19: Challenges and Opportunities for Low Emission Mobility

Public Transport and Urban Mobility in Times of COVID-19: Challenges and Opportunities for Low Emission Mobility

  • Date: Wednesday, May 27, 2020.
  • Time: 09:00 – 10:30 am (CST, time in Costa Rica)
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Agenda

Introduction. Carolina Chantrill. Coordinator of the LEDS LAC Transport Working Group and Pedro Scarpinelli. Coordinator of the LEDS LAC Electric Mobility Community of Practice, Sustentar Association.

Affordable transportation services for all in COVID-19 (and post COVID-19) times. María Eugenia Rivas. Transport Economist, Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). | Download presentation

Challenges of public policy for mobility in the face of health emergencies. Álvaro Guzmán. Consultant, Cercana. | Download presentation

Layers of urban mobility. Juan Palacio. Country Manager for Latin America, Moovit. | Download presentation

About the webinar

In the face of the global pandemic caused by COVID-19, the transport sector faces new challenges in ensuring basic essential services and a safe way to travel. In this context, this webinar aims to analyze the impact of the health emergency on public transport and urban mobility, as a trigger for the identification of future challenges and opportunities for low emission mobility.

The webinar aims to be a space for dialogue in which, from three different and complementary perspectives, the effects of COVID-19 on public transport and urban mobility are analyzed and their implications for the future are reflected upon. To this end, the situation will be analyzed from the economic approach to transport, the conception and development of public urban mobility policies and from the private technology and transport sector as a driving force for innovation.

Finally, there will be a space for exchange with participants to reflect on the impacts, challenges and potential opportunities after the pandemic to develop clean, sustainable and safe urban mobility.  The webinar will be held in Spanish. If you have any questions, please contact the LEDS LAC Platform at info@ledslac.org.

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Webinar for practitioners in Latin America and the Caribbean

Agenda

Introduction. Eduardo José Sánchez Sierra. Coordinator of the Secretariat, LEDS LAC Platform.

Climate change and public policies in Latin America and the Caribbean: Challenges for compliance with the Paris Agreement. Joseluis Samaniego. Chief of the Sustainable Development and Human Settlements Division, Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC). | Download presentation

Using the EN-ROADS simulator to reach the objectives of the Paris Agreement. Eduardo Fracassi. Ambassador, Climate Interactive.

Closing remarks. Alia Hassan. Outreach Officer, Carnegie Climate Governance Initiative (C2G).

About the webinar

In its Special Report on the impacts of global warming of 1.5°C, the IPCC incorporated Carbon Dioxide Removal (CDR) into its emissions pathways. As discussions about climate-altering technologies and their governance gain ground in climate change negotiation spaces, it is important that practitioners in the region gather sufficient information to defend their position in these discussions.

In this context, ECLAC, in the framework of the EUROCLIMA+ Programme, the LEDS LAC Platform and C2G are developing a series of webinars aiming to strengthen regional capacities about these technologies, to understand the risks and benefits they entail, the impact that they could have on achieving the SDGs and the challenges associated with their governance.

To kick-off this series, this first webinar will address the current challenges in the region for meeting its objectives under the Paris Agreement. In addition, we will be presenting the EN-ROADS climate policy simulator developed by Climate Interactive, Ventana Systems and MIT Sloan. Through the use of this simulator, climate change practitioners will create public policy scenarios to achieve the objectives of the Paris Agreement.

This workshop will be available in both English and Spanish. If you have any doubts or queries, please write to the LEDS LAC Platform at info@ledslac.org.

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PREPARACIÓN PARA LA PLANIFICACIÓN

EN-ROADS

More information: https://www.c2g2.net/publications/

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Public Policy on Low Emissions and Electric Mobility in Bogota, Colombia

Public Policy on Low Emissions and Electric Mobility in Bogota, Colombia

  • Date: Wednesday, April 29th, 2020.
  • Time: 09:00 – 10:30 am (CST, time in Costa Rica)
  • Check the time of the webinar according to your location: https://bit.ly/3cHXMiG

Agenda

Welcome. Carolina Chantrill and Pedro Scarpinelli. Coordinators of the Community of Practice on Electric Mobility of the LEDS LAC Platform, Sustentar Association.

Public policy on low emission urban mobility. Lina Marcela Quiñones Sánchez. Director of Intelligence for Mobility, District Secretariat of Mobility of Bogotá. |Download presentation

Implementation of Infrastructure and Electric Fleet Actions in the Transmillenio System. Sofia Zarama. Head of Planning, Transmilenio S.A. |Download presentation

Implementation of Projects and Challenges to Massify Electric Mobility. Mauricio Miranda Ojeda. Director of Electrical Mobility, Enel Codensa. |Download presentation

About the webinar

This webinar aims to share the development and progress of the Zero and Low Emission Mobility Public Policy in the city of Bogota, Colombia. As a consequence of the increased use of motor vehicles in Bogotá, there are high concentrations of particulate matter and greenhouse gas emissions, generating deterioration of air quality and increased risks for respiratory diseases. Likewise, it reinforces the path contrary to Colombia’s commitment to the fulfillment of the Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG).

Achieving a public policy requires specific strategies and actions that are articulated and designed jointly by the co-responsible entities and that are aligned with the strategies for mobility of zero and low emission technologies proposed at the global and national level. This webinar presents to the District Secretary of Mobility, who directs the development of this public policy, the actions implemented in public transport through the presentation of Transmilenio, and finally, how these two articulate their actions with the energy sector, through a presentation of ENEL CODENSA. The webinar will be in Spanish. If you have any doubts or queries, please write to the LEDS LAC Platform at info@ledslac.org.

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