Events

Microcharlas por el clima - Oct 22, 2020

Cómo los actores no estatales pueden contribuir a aumentar la ambición de las NDC y a acelerar la acción climática en América Latina y el Caribe

Este evento busca identificar barreras, desafíos, buenas prácticas, oportunidades y necesidades, para incrementar la inclusión y participación de los actores no estatales en las acciones encaminadas a la implementación del #AcuerdodeParís en América Latina y el Caribe. Esta sesión es parte del Evento Regional Conjunto 2020 "Acción climática en tiempos de crisis: Potenciando la recuperación sostenible en Latinoamérica y el Caribe" organizado conjuntamente por LEDS LAC, EUROCLIMA+, BID y PNUD, e implementado junto con GIZ, Cepal, SustentAR, Fundación Avina, LEDS GP y Libélula.

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Caribbean Virtual Exchange: NDC Costing & Financing and tracking of Climate Finance - 22 October 2020

The fifth session of the Caribbean Virtual Exchange will focus on Costing and Financing of NDCs and tracking of Climate Finance with the focus on the Caribbean. The event is organized by UNFCCC-RCC/CCMRVH together with AOSIS, NDC Partnership, IaDB in addition to UNDP and will be led by IaDB.

The event targets government representatives together with international and regional organizations and their consultants/technical specialists providing support for NDC revision/implementation.

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Enhance Understanding on the Process and Provisions for NDCs in MENA - Oct. 26 - 28, 2020

The virtual workshop offers interested Parties in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) to discuss the process and provisions regarding the update/new NDCs. The workshop is organized by the UNFCCC-WGEO Regional Collaboration Centre for the Middle East, North Africa and South Asia based in Dubai (RCC Dubai), with support of UNFCCC secretariat, NDC Partnership, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (UNESCWA), and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). READ MORE HERE >>

 

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Fighting Food Waste and Loss with NDCs: Five Pathways for Circular Climate Action

The Paris Agreement on Climate Change offers countries a unique opportunity to adopt transformative food system solutions to reduce food loss and waste.

The blog outlines five pathways to reduce food loss and waste through a circular food systems approach.

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AGUA PERÚ: Cómo usar la neblina para dar agua a quienes defienden la naturaleza en Lima

Pocas megaciudades están asentadas en un desierto. Lima es una de ellas. A diferencia del resto de Perú, aquí el agua es un recurso naturalmente escaso que depende de los glaciares que el cambio climático ya ha derretido en un 51% en este país, según la Autoridad Nacional del Agua.

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Keeping our Promise

At the last UNGA, we promised to support at least 100 countries to improve pledges madue under the Paris Agreement. Today, UNDP's Climate Promise is the world's largest offer to enhance NDCs, with 114 countries working with us toward a greener future. Cassie Flynn, Strategic Advisor on Climate Change & Head of the Climate Promise, UNDP Executive Office of the Administrator, reflects on the first year of the initiative.

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Quality Assurance Checklist for Revising NDCs

The quality assurance checklist is designed to support governments, civil society, and other stakeholders to reflect on the revision processes and outcomes of their Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs). The guiding questions are derived from the Paris Agreement, the IPCC Special Report on Warming of 1.5C, and the WRI-UNDP Guidance on the NDC revision process, as well as UNDP’s experience supporting countries on NDC design, revision and implementation.

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Climate action in times of crisis: LEDS LAC Conference on sustainable recovery - Sept 2-4, 2020

The virtual LEDS LAC event will focus on promoting sustainable recovery after COVID-19 in Latin America and the Caribbean. In particular, we will discuss three main thematic areas (1) Design of long-term strategies, (2) Update and raising ambition of the Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs), and (3) a sectoral component particularly related for transport and sustainable mobility. READ MORE HERE >>

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Caribbean Virtual Exchange Series on NDCs

The webinar series, which was launched in May 2020, offers an exchange of best practices and knowledge on Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) and the processes under the Paris Agreement for the Caribbean Region.CThe series is carried out in partnership with the UNFCCC Secretariat, UNFCCC Regional Collaboration Centre - St George’s, the NDC Partnership, the Inter-American Development Bank (IADB), the Alliance of Small Island States (AOSIS), and the Organisation of African, Caribbean and Pacific States (OACPS).

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NEW WEBINAR SERIES: Climate and Water

The webinar series set out to contribute to strengthen climate and water linkages in national frameworks such as NDCs, NAPs and various investment mechanisms. It aims in particular to highlight climate and water inter-linkages and contribute to improve the coordination across climate and water decision-makers and professionals; provide examples of coordination and implantation mechanisms and introduce the financing landscape of climate and water. The learning objectives of these webinars are to build awareness and understanding on linkages between climate and water; on plans and tools to support implementation of water and climate coordination; and on financing mechanisms on climate ad water coordination

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News and ideas

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The Paris Agreement on Climate Change offers countries a unique opportunity to adopt transformative food system solutions to reduce food loss and waste.

Posted on October 16, 2020

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Pocas megaciudades están asentadas en un desierto. Lima es una de ellas. A diferencia del resto de Perú, aquí el agua es un recurso naturalmente escaso que depende de los glaciares que el cambio climático ya ha derretido en un 51% en este país, según la Autoridad Nacional del Agua.

Posted on October 6, 2020

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Water, as an underlying resource for key economic sectors, needs to be carefully considered when countries review their actions to reduce emissions and adapt to climate change. As countries are currently in the process of revising their national climate plans or Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) under the Paris Climate Agreement, the integration of water and its interactions with other sectors can be better reflected.

Posted on October 2, 2020

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Vanuatu launches solar mini-grid in two communities.

Posted on October 1, 2020

 

Resources

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WWF - UNEP Guide for enhancing NDCs for more sustainable food systems with the goal to reduce food loss and waste.

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Enhanced Nationally Determined Contribution considering the ciruclar mitigation potential of Lao PDR.

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As governments race to take bold action toaddressCOVID-19, the world has an unprecedented opportunity to restructure economies that are equitable, resilient, and climate…

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The quality assurance checklist is designed to support governments, civil society, and other stakeholders to reflect on the revision processes and outcomes of their Nationally Determined Contributions…

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'The Ecosystem of Private Investment in Climate Action' report acts as a resource guide for any stakeholders interested in better understanding the broader ecosystem of private investment and the…

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This Note outlines the core elements, processes, workflows, and outputs of a Climate Change Finance Framework.