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Technical Guidelines for Data Management in National GHG Inventories: Results of the ICAT Project in Ecuador

Date: Thursday, August 26th, 2021.

Time: 09:00 – 10:00 am (Hour in Quito)

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Agenda

Welcome. Alicia Medina, Libélula Perú.

Welcome and opening message. Karina Barrera. Undersecretary of Climate Change, Ministry of Environment, Water and Ecological Transition of Ecuador.

Context presentation: “How to continuously improve data quality for a correct implementation of the Paris Agreement’s enhanced transparency framework”. Fernando Farias. UNEP DTU Partnership. |Download presentation |

Presentation of results: “Outcomes of the ICAT Project in Ecuador and Development of sectoral technical guidelines that define procedures and methodology to improve the collection and management of useful data for the preparation of Ecuador’s national GHG inventories”. |Download presentation |

Results of the ICAT Ecuador Project. Daysy Cárdenas, Climate Change Mitigation Specialist at the Ministry of Environment, Water and Ecological Transition of Ecuador

Contents of the Sectoral Guidelines of the ICAT Ecuador Project. Andrés Sarzosa, National ICAT Coordinator in Ecuador

About the webinar

This webinar will present the main outcomes if the ICAT Project in Ecuador, focusing on the development of a set of sectoral technical guidelines that define procedures and the methodology to improve the collection and management of useful data for the preparation of national GHG inventories in its Energy (Fuel Burning in Manufacturing and Construction Industry category), IPPU (Minerals Industry Category), Agriculture and Waste sectors according to the 2006 IPCC Guidelines.

This set of guidelines were developed by the Government of Ecuador with the support of the Climate Action Transparency Initiative (ICAT) project, focusing on engaging and strengthening the capacities of organizations that generate or manage data and information for the main categories described above, which coincidentally tend to be the main categories in most GHG inventories in the countries of the region.

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.

Organic Waste Management Experiences in Latin American Municipalities: Challenges and Opportunities

Date: Wednesday, July 28th, 2021.

Time: 08:00 – 9:00 am (Costa Rican Time, CST)

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Agenda

Welcome. Agustina Besada. Resource Efficiency Working Group Coordinator, LEDS LAC and Executive Director, Asociación Sustentar.

Introduction to Organic Waste Management. Nadia Mazzeo. Chair of Ecology, Faculty of Agronomy, University of Buenos Aires. |Download presentation|

Presentation of the problems of the municipality of Villa la Angostura, Argentina. Daniel Meier. Environment Department, Municipality of Villa la Angostura.

Presentation of the Technical Assistance provided to the Municipality of Villa la Angostura. Roberto Tallarico. Hidrocomp Company. |Download presentation|

About the webinar

The Municipal Solid Waste Management (MSWM) is a huge challenge faced by the municipalities of the region. The organic fraction represents on average 50% of the municipal waste generated. Despite being the waste with the highest generation, it is the fraction that is least managed (UN, 2018). Inadequate management of the organic fraction of waste causes the generation of greenhouse gases (GHG), a product of both transportation and the anaerobic degradation that occurs once it is disposed into landfills. In this sense, it is necessary to make this problem visible and provide different tools to address the complexity of organic waste and improve the MSWM.

This webinar will introduce the problem of organic waste management and present the experience of the Municipality of Villa La Angostura, beneficiary of a Technical Assistance provided by LEDS LAC. The difficulties and challenges of the municipality’s reality will be shared, as well as the lessons learned and recommendations resulting from the support provided. There will be a space for exchange and questions from the audience, where the experts in charge of the Technical Assistance will be able to provide some general recommendations on the topic 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.

 

Additional Resources

Integrating electric mobility and renewable energy: Identifying and implementing effective pathways for power and transport sector coupling

Agenda

Alexander Ochs. LEDS EWG & SD Strategies (co-moderator). Introduction of the seminar & key findings from the report Roadmap for the Integration of Sustainable Energy and Transport in Small Islands

Angela Enriquez. LEDS TWG & SLOCAT. Avoid-Shift-Improve (ASI) and Sustainable Mobility Plans for Islands (SMPIs)

Tobias Rieper. Reiner Lemoine Institut (RLI)
Multi-criteria analysis (MCA) for defining the right low-carbon energy & transport development path

Natalie Rona. Libélula. Local implementation of NDC: Solar energy and electromobility in Arequipa

Carolina Chantrill. LEDS TWG & Asociación Sustentar. Planning the transition to electromobility: Lessons learned from the BRT System in Mexico City

About the webinar

The burning of fossil fuels for the supply of energy and transport services pollutes local environments, endangers the health of citizens, and contributes to climate change. It also prevents innovative technical advancements. Today, alternatives to socially, economically, and environmentally unsustainable energy and mobility systems exist: Recent years have seen enormous improvements in energy efficiency, unparalleled growth in renewable energy (RE), and breathtaking innovations in the transport sector, including the market-penetration of electric vehicles (EVs). Communities around the world have demonstrated how energy and transportation systems can be integrated based on renewable energies and a high degree of efficiency to make both sectors reliable, affordable, and sustainable.

This public online seminar will highlight the economic, social, and environmental benefits that energy and transport sector-coupling and a transition towards efficient EV- and RE-based systems can create. Panelists will present a recently published roadmap that lays out the broad menu of sustainable mobility solutions. They will discuss a concrete and practical process that allows local stakeholders and community leaders to jointly identify the best possible development pathway for advancing both sectors through their integration. The presenters will also discuss how they plan to further advance their work – and how the implementation of the new strategy in concrete island, city, and national contexts will look like.

Examples from Peru and Mexico will showcase concrete achievements and lessons learned in this issue area which will be essential for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals in Latin America and worldwide.

Supported by:

Integrating bioenergy in national energy and climate policy: the experience of Honduras

Online presentation in the framework of the Bioenergy Community of Practice (BioE CoP)

Agenda

  • Welcome and objectives of the session. Ana María Majano, Bio-E CoP Coordinator, LEDS LAC Secretariat – Download presentation

  • The process of integrating bioenergy into the new energy policy and the NDC in Honduras – Download presentation

    • Jorge Cárcamo, Energy Specialist, Energy Secretariat , Honduras

    • Cristian Irias, Renewable Energy Analyst, Energy Secretariat, Honduras

  • Open discussion with participants in the session

About the presentation

Honduras is currently building its first long term energy policy, through a participatory process that has engaged more than 700 specialists and experts on different topics related to the Honduran energy sector.  This process coincides with the update and strengthening of the country´s NDC and the development of the national decarbonization plan.   Bioenergy has a key role in this new energy and climate policy framework, due to its potential to improve living conditions for Honduran households and to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Among the actions related to this topic, the Energy Secretariat (SEN) is working on the construction of a National Biogas Program and the promotion of sustainable use of fuelwood. 

In this session, Cristian Irías and Jorge Cárcamo, energy sector specialists fromm Honduras, will present details on the country´s bioenergy potential and how the national energy policy considers fostering sustainable bioenergy production and use. The presentation will be in Spanish with simultaneous translation to English. Participants will be able to ask questions and make comments in any of those languages. If you need additional information, please contact  Katherine Bocanegra kbocanegra@libelula.org.pe.

Speakers

Jorge Cárcamo is an Engineer in Socioeconomic Development and Environment obtained from the University of El Zamorano, Honduras; Master in Integrated Management of Hydrographic Basins obtained at CATIE, Costa Rica and Doctor in Agricultural Sciences with an emphasis in agricultural economics obtained at the University of Göttingen, Germany. He has more than 15 years of professional experience, his main areas of experience being applied research, econometrics, statistics, economic valuation of the environment, payment for ecosystem services, climate change, sustainable agricultural development, geographic information systems and renewable energies, obtained in various countries, such as Honduras, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Chile and Germany, among others. He has developed various publications of national and international interest, such as: strategies for payments for ecosystem services, quantification of carbon stored in natural forests, role of risk and ambiguity in the adoption of improved technologies focused on small agricultural producers, development of econometric models for construction of baselines and identification of impacts obtained. Currently, he works as an Energy Specialist at the Ministry of Energy. Where, together with his colleagues from the National Directorate of Planning and Sector Energy Policy, they have published National Energy Balances from 2017 – 2019. In addition, they are working on the 2020 Energy Balance, update of the National Energy Prospective, Estimation of Effect Gases Greenhouse of the Energy Sector and Construction of a Sectorial Energy Policy.

Cristian Irias is an Industrial Production Engineer from the Technological University of Honduras and a master’s degree in Renewable Energy Management from the Central American Technological University. He has more than 10 years of experience in the agricultural sector and renewable energies. In this period of time he has managed various pilot projects of renewable energy for community development in Honduras, from initiatives of micro hydroelectric power plants for rural communities and solar energy microgrids, he has also been National Coordinator of Programs for the Transfer of Appropriate Technologies for small and medium producers. He is currently a Renewable Energy Analyst for the Secretary of State in the Energy Office (SEN) and facilitates geothermal and biogas issues as a focal point. He is also a delegate from the Government of Honduras to the Geosciences Technical Group (GTG) of the Central American Integration System (SICA).

The Importance of Developing National Urban Mobility Policies for the Sustainable Development of Cities: Introduction to the NUMP Concept and Guidebook

Date: Wednesday, April 14th, 2021.

Time: 08:00 – 10:00 am CST (Time in Costa Rica)

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Agenda

Welcome. Carolina Chantrill. Coordinator of the Transport Working Group of LEDS LAC, Asociación Sustentar. | Download presentation

NUMPs and urban mobility. Andrea Palma. Technical advisor of the urban mobility program EUROCLIMA+, GIZ. | Download presentation

The process of preparation of a NUMP. Mateo Gomez Jattin. Junior Consultant of the global secretariat, MobiliseYourCity. | Download presentation

The experience of Ecuador in the preparation of the NUMP. Juan Pablo Torres. Railway regulation and normative specialist, Ministry of Transport and Public Works of Ecuador. | Download presentation

Uruguay’s experience in the elaboration of the NUMP. Antonella Tambasco. Engineer at the demand, access and energy efficiency area of the National Directorate of Energy, Ministry of Industry, Energy and Mining of Uruguay. | Download presentation

About the webinar

This webinar is co-organized by the Transport Working Group of the LEDS LAC Regional Platform and the Community of Practice “Sustainable Urban Mobility Platform in Latin America” of EUROCLIMA+ / MobiliseYourCity. This event is organized with the intention of making visible the concept of National Urban Mobility Policies and Investment Programs (NUMPs) giving the necessary elements for their development and promoting the experiences of countries in the region advanced in such policies.

NUMPs are action-oriented strategic frameworks for urban mobility developed by national governments to improve the capacity of cities to plan, finance and implement projects and measures designed to meet the mobility needs of people and businesses in and around cities in a sustainable manner.

This webinar will introduce the general concept of NUMPs, the rationale for why their development is necessary, and the MobiliseYourCity initiative’s core methodology document on how to develop them. In addition, the experiences of two countries in the region that are in the process of developing their NUMPs will be shared.

The webinar is aimed at all parties interested in the concept, especially members of national governments interested in developing NUMPs in their countries, and members of local governments interested in articulating national policies with local sustainable mobility plans.

The webinar will be held in Spanish language. Upon registration you will receive an email with the link to log in on the day of the webinar. If you have any questions, please contact the LEDS LAC Platform Secretariat at info@ledslac.org.

About the panelists

Andrea Palma

Technical advisor to the EUROCLIMA+ Urban Mobility Program supporting the development of a NUMP in Chile and collaborates with the National E-mobility Strategy in Uruguay. She is also currently participating in the Advancing Climate Transportation Strategies Project (TraCS) supporting transparency and MRV in the transportation sector in Colombia and the Dominican Republic. She is an architect from the Universidad de Valparaíso and holds a master’s degree in International Relations from the Richmond International University of London. She has collaborated in different areas of the Municipality of Coquimbo, in the urban development project in Kunming, China and project management in London.

Mateo Gómez

Junior Advisor at the MobiliseYourCity Secretariat. His main areas of work include the development of the methodological framework and activities related to MobiliseYourCity's global capacity building. Mateo has gained previous work experience in the transport sector, in the areas of sustainable urban mobility and in the development of impact monitoring systems for international cooperation projects.

Juan Pablo Torres

Railway Regulation and Standards Specialist at the Ministry of Transport and Public Works of Ecuador. He is a Mechanical Engineer, master’s in environmental and Energy Management in Organizations and Master in Renewable Energies and Energy Sustainability. He has extensive experience in the energy sector, from thermoelectric generation to railroads and rail transport.

Antonella Tambasco

Advisor to the Ministry of Industry, Energy and Mining of Uruguay in the area of Energy Demand, Access and Efficiency. She is part of several projects related to sustainable mobility and is part of the working team for the development of NUMP in the country. Antonella is a Chemical Engineer and a candidate for a master’s degree in Energy Engineering at the University of the Republic.

Additional Resources

MobiliseYourCity Global Alliance: https://www.mobiliseyourcity.net/

National Urban Mobility Policies and Investment Programs – A Practitioner’s Guide: https://www.mobiliseyourcity.net/politicas-y-programas-de-inversion-nacionales-de-movilidad-urbana-guia-para-profesionales

Webinar co-organized with:

Transformational Change and Sustainable Development: ICAT Methodologies for Monitoring Progress towards Global Goals

For those interested, there will be an in-depth session on the subject. In the following form you can express your interest in participating: https://forms.gle/bygXp3dymXtopK4p9

 

Date: Thursday, March 25th, 2021.

Time: 08:00 – 09:00 am CST (Costa Rica Time)

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Agenda

Welcome. Aída Figari. LEDS LAC Secretariat Coordinator, Libélula Peru.

ICAT methodologies for transformational change and sustainable development: monitoring progress towards global goals. Mirko Dal Maso, UNEP DTU Partnership. | Download presentation

Transformational change and sustainable development: The experiences with ICAT methodologies.

Case of Argentina. Stefanía D’Annibali. CBIT Argentina Project Coordinator, National Directorate of Climate Change of the Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development of Argentina. | Download presentation

Case of Costa Rica. Ana Lucía Moya. CBIT Project Coordinator, Climate Change Directorate of the Ministry of Environment and Energy of Costa Rica. | Download presentation

About the webinar

In this webinar two of the Initiative for Climate Action Transparency (ICAT) methodologies will be introduced: transformational change and sustainable development. They form a set of guidelines for assessing the impacts of policies and actions on greenhouse gas emissions (GHG), sustainable development and transformation in an integrated and comprehensive manner at all levels of governance.

The methodologies provide assistance to policy makers and other users in assessing the impacts of countries’ climate policies and actions. They can play a critical role in providing the information needed for effective policy making, for the implementation of Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) and for reporting under the Paris Agreement’s enhanced transparency framework and on progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

The webinar will be held in Spanish. Upon registration you will receive an email with the link to enter the day of the webinar. For more information contact the LEDS LAC Platform Secretariat at info@ledslac.org.

Additional resources

Key messages report

ICAT website: https://climateactiontransparency.org/

Methodology for sustainable development: https://climateactiontransparency.org/icat-toolbox/policy-assessment-guides/sustainable-development/

Methodology for transformational change: https://climateactiontransparency.org/icat-toolbox/policy-assessment-guides/transformational-change

Policy evaluation guidelines: https://climateactiontransparency.org/icat-toolbox/policy-assessment-guides/

Inter-institutional coordination for sustainable bioenergy development: The case of Ecuador

Online presentation in the framework of the Bioenergy Community of Practice (BioE CoP)

Agenda

Welcome and objectives of the session. Ana María Majano, Bio-E CoP Coordinator, LEDS LAC Secretariat

Interinstitutional Bioenergy Table in Ecuador:

  • Ana María Guevara, Ministry of  Energy and Nonrenewable Natural Resources (MERNNR)
  • Verónica Guayanlema, Ministry of Environment and Water (MAEE)/ United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
  • Paúl Melo, Ministry of Environment and Water (MAAE)

Open discussion with participants in the session

About the presentation

In the framework of the preparation of Ecuador´s First Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC), the opportunity of promoting and supporting the production of bioenergy using organic waste was identified.  Taking into account the need to coordinate actions from several public policy-making areas,  an Inter-institutional Bioenergy Table has been formed, in order to identify and implement measures that allow the development of productive activities related to bioenergy, promoting the creation of new value chains and having a positive impact on the country’s trade balance, with a sustainable development approach. 

In this session presentación, Ana María Guevara, Verónica Guayanlema y Paúl Melo, experts from the organizations leading the Inter-Institutional Table, will present details of the functions and operation of this mechanism, as well as advances and lessons learned. The presentation will be in Spanish with simultaneous translation to English. Participants will be able to ask questions and make comments in any of those languages. If you need additional information, please contact  Katherine Bocanegra kbocanegra@libelula.org.pe.

About the speakers

Ana María Guevara is an Environmental Management Engineer with experience in the management and analysis of strategic energy sector information for environmental management and the development of energy efficiency plans and projects. She is the focal point of the Ministry of Energy and Non-Renewable Natural Resources for the construction of the NDC and its Implementation Plan, as well as the development of public policy and management instruments for Climate Change mitigation and adaptation in the energy sector.

Verónica Guayanlema is an energy specialist, with a Chemical Engineering degree from Ecuador´s Central University and a Master’s degree in Renewable Energies and Energy Sustainability from Universitat de Barcelona. She worked as a researcher at the National Institute for Energy Efficiency, currently Institute for Geological Energetic Research, in the area of energy planning, energy balances and energy efficiency. Currently, is Energy Specialist for the Ministry of Environment, with support from the United Nations Development Programme´s (UNDP).

Paúl Melo is an Agro Industrial Engineer, with experience in the field of sustainable energy. Currently, he is a Climate Change Mitigation Specialist at Ecuador’s Ministry of Environment and Water, where he supports the implementation of emission reduction mechanisms, actions and measures  in the energy sector. He is the national focal point for the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) and a member of the negotiation team in front of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).

Overview of Process and Provisions for Nationally Determined Contributions and Enhanced Transparency Framework

Agenda

Introduction. Eduardo Jose Sanchez Sierra. Coordinator of the Secretariat, LEDS LAC Platform.

Introduction to the Nationally Determined Contributions revision and update process. Vintura Silva. Regional Lead, UNFCCC Regional Collaboration Centre St. George´s. | Download presentation

Overview of process and key provisions for the Nationally Determined Contributions. Bernd Hackmann. Programme Officer, United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). | Download presentation |

Overview of key provisions and modalities for the Enhanced Transparency Framework. Tugba Icmeli. Programme Officer, UNFCCC. | Download presentation |

About the webinar

In 2020, governments will communicate new/updated Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) which will become the basis for the global climate action under the Paris Agreement. This is closely related to other aspects of the Paris Agreement: The Enhanced Transparency Framework (ETF) and the Global Stocktake (GST).

The ETF aims to provide a clear understanding of climate action, including clarity and tracking progress towards achieving Parties’ NDCs and adaptation actions, to inform the GST. The ETF applies to all Parties with flexibility to those developing country Parties that need it in the light of their capacities. The ETF includes reporting of the information through Biennial Transparency Reports (BTRs), technical expert review of the BTRs and the facilitative multilateral consideration of progress. The first BTRs are to be submitted by 2024 and the first GST will be held in 2023.

At COP 24 in Katowice, Parties agreed on further guidance on NDCs, including elaborated guidance on the information to facilitate clarity, transparency and understanding (ICTU). This guidance, voluntary for the 2020 NDCs but mandatory for all Parties as of 2025, provides clarification on the information that Parties need to provide in their NDCs.

This webinar will provide an overview of the process and key provisions related with the NDCs and ETF. The webinar will be held in English. If you have any questions about this event, please contact the LEDS LAC Platform Secretariat: info@ledslac.org.

About the panelists

Vintura Silva

He is the head the UNFCCC Regional office for the Caribbean based in Grenada. The Centre is engaged in providing technical support to countries on updating and implementing NDCs and facilitate access to Climate finance. He is also a member of the Caribbean Corporative MRV hub team, supporting enhancement of GHG inventories and reporting in Caribbean countries.

Bernd Hackmann

Programme Officer with the Transparency Division at the UNFCCC Secretariat. He is responsible for working with governments from developing countries on their preparation for the ETF and the preparation/communication of their NDCs.

Tugba Icmeli

Programme officer in the Transparency Division of the UNFCCC Secretariat, where she provides support and technical assistance to developing countries on MRV, NDCs and ETF related issues.

Additional Material

Handbook on Measurement, Reporting, and Verification for Developing Country Parties

Technical Handbook for Developing Country Parties on Preparing for Implementation of the Enhanced Transparency Framework under the Paris Agreement

Handbook on Institutional Arrangements to Support MRV/Transparency of Climate Action and Support

Decision 4/CMA.1 Further guidance in relation to the mitigation section of decision 1/CP.21

Decision 18/CMA.1 Modalities, procedures and guidelines for the transparency framework for action and support referred to in Article 13 of the Paris Agreement

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