WHEN: September 2-4, 2020 from 9h - 13h 

 

Context and agenda

Due to the current pandemic context, the annual LEDS LAC Regional Workshop that takes place every year will be held virtually. This is a joint regional event that brings together the efforts of important initiatives, programs and organizations in the Latin American and Caribbean region that work in promoting climate action and sustainable development in the countries of the region. Organizers for this event are organizations part of LEDS LAC executive board: UNDP, IDB, EUROCLIMA + and LEDS LAC.

This joint event has been called "Climate action in times of crisis: “Promoting sustainable recovery after COVID-19 in Latin America and the Caribbean” and seeks to be a space for meeting, collaboration and learning in three main thematic areas:

  • Design of long-term strategies.
  • Update and raising ambition of the Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs), and 
  • A sectoral component particularly related for transport and sustainable mobility.

UNDP will have a leadership role on component of "Raising NDCs ambition", on which a series of webinars will be organized over the next 3 months. These webinars we will be a continuation of the “Climate Promise in a Nutshell” webinar series but with a wider scope and open audience.

Target audience

  • Authorities of the Ministries of Environment, Finance and Planning
  • Government decision makers
  • NGOs
  • Academy
  • Civil society
  • Private sector

 

 

The inauguration event will be held on September 2, 3 and 4 according to the following agenda:

DAY 1 - September 2, 2020

9:00-10:00 OPENING

EUROCLIMA+ - Felice Zaccheo, Head of Unit Regional Operations Latin America and Caribbean, European Commission.

BID - Raul Delgado, Climate Change Team Lider and coordinator for NDC INVEST, IDB

UNDP - Cassie Flynn, Strategic Advisor on Climate Change & Head of the Climate Promise, Executive Office of the Administrator – UNDP

LEDS LAC - Agustina Besada, Executive Director of Sustentar and representative for LEDS LAC steering committee

10:00 - 11:00 SESSION 1. CLIMATE ACTION FOR GREEN RECOVERY

Patricia Campos, Subdirectora de Cambio Climático, Ministerio de Ambiente y Energía de Costa Rica

Alfonso Galarce, Oficina de Cambio Climático, Ministerio de Medio Ambiente de Chile

Rodrigo Díaz González , Subsecretario de Planeación, Políticas y Regulación en Secretaría de Movilidad de la Ciudad de México

Pablo Lloret, Director Ejecutivo de la Fundación Futuro Latinoamericano
 

11:00 - 11:30 BREAK  
11:30 - 13:00 SESSION 2. RAISGIN NDC AMBITION

CEPAL - “Velocidad de la descarbonización en ALC y la acción climática para una recuperación verde", Joseluis Samaniego, Director de la División de Desarrollo Sostenible y Asentamientos Humanos, CEPAL

UNDP - “Ambición, aceleración y movilización para la implementación de la NDC en LAC”, Lyes Ferroukhi, Director Regional para Latinoamérica y el Caribe del equipo de Naturaleza, Ambiente y Clima de PNUD

 

 

DAY 2 - September 3, 2020

9:00-10:30 SESSION 3. PLANNING THE FUTURE: LONG TERM STRATEGIES

Adrien Vogt-Schilb, Economista Senior de Cambio Climático, BID

11:00 - 11:30 BREAK  
11:30 - 12:45 SESSION 4. SECTORAL ACTION - RESILIENT AND LOW EMISSIONS MOBILITY AND TRANSPORTATION



Carolina Chantrill, Asociación Sustentar

Lorena Saavedra, Asesora en Movilidad Urbana Sostenible, EC+

 

 

DAY 3 - September 4, 2020

 

9:00-10:00

SESSION 5. NDC-LAC: NEW INFORMATION TOOL ABOUT NDCs


Introducción - Silvia Brugger, GIZ/EUROCLIMA+

Presentación y exploración de la herramienta - Maite Cigarán, Libélula

10:00 - 11:00 BREAK  
11:00 - 12:00 SESSION 6. CURRENT PRIORITIES FOR CLIMATE ACTION IN THE REGION


UNFCCC – Carlos Ruiz

Paloma Costa – UN Uouth Council

Steven Petersen, Viceminister of Environment of Ecuador

Roberto Esmeral, Viceminister of Environment of Colombia

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