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Portals2020-09-17T17:50:19-05:00

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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

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).

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