Payments for environmental services (PES) is a theoretical marvel. Experiences from around the world, however, suggest that PES can be an inappropriate strategy in many countries, and can lead practitioners into a series of intellectual and financial dead-ends.
This report by ECLAC published in March 2012  prior to the Rio+20 Conference offers an analysis of progress made and difficulties encountered in Latin America and the Caribbean in implementing global commitments on sustainable development since 1992. It goes on to propose guidelines for moving towards sustainable development in the region.
The Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN) aims to help decision-makers in developing countries design and deliver climate compatible development. CDKN does this by providing demand-led research and technical assistance, and channeling the best available knowledge on climate change and development to support policy processes at the country level.
Sunday, 20 December 2009 13:37

Columbia - High Level Segment - COP15

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Sunday, 20 December 2009 13:35

Costa Rica - High Level Segment - COP15

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Sunday, 20 December 2009 13:27

Mexico - High Level Segment - COP15

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Coordination is weak between public policies on climate change and development planning in Latin America, said Manuel Rodríguez-Becerra, ex Minister of Environment of Colombia, during the Latin American Platform on Climate (LAPC) side event at the Río+20 Conference.
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Thursday, 21 June 2012 13:39

Daniele Cesano - Sustainable Urban Planning - Brazil

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The Latin American Platform on Climate (LAPC) is preparing a Regional Report on the Status and Quality of Public Policies on Climate Change and Development in Latin America, which will be updated every two years for 10 countries in the region. The preliminary report will be presented at the Rio+20 Conference on Friday 22 June 2012 from 13:00 -14:30 in T-6 (RioCentro).