Friday, 04 December Time: 11.30 - 13.00 Observer Room 08 (Venue - Le Bourget)

The event is convene by the Latin American Platform on Climate Change (PCL) and organized by FARN (Argentina), Fundación Futuro Latinoamericano (Ecuador), Ceuta (Uruguay) and Fundacion Natura (Bolivia), with the support of Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN). Simultaneous translation.

Panelists will present and discuss the processes developed by members of the PCL in five Latin American countries (Costa Rica, Brazil, Bolivia, Paraguay y Uruguay) to promote multisectorial dialogues and establish communication channels with governments in order to contribute and strength national climate agendas, particularly in relation to the INDC processes.

More information about the project
http://intercambioclimatico.com/es/dialogo.html
Wednesday, 20 May 2015 14:19

Can Latin America Blaze a Trail to Paris?

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Written by Mónica Araya and Guy Edwards

This year marks a watershed for Latin America as governments decide what they are willing to contribute to a new climate agreement in Paris this December. This is not just a question of offers to tackle climate change - how governments define their plans will determine the level of political buy-in from citizens, civil society, and businesses. The implementation of ambitious and solid contributions is more likely if constituencies consider them beneficial, credible, and legitimate.
Monday, 01 December 2014 12:30

Latin America’s Climate Vanguard

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SANTIAGO – Latin America may have weathered the global economic slowdown, but for many, the potential impact of global warming, and the measures required to avoid its worst effects, may undermine the region’s fragile political, economic, and social balance – and roll back years of progress.

peruAs delegates begin to reflect on the limited success of the UN Climate Change negotiations in Warsaw which ended last week, eyes are now turning optimistically to Peru as the incoming president of COP20 in 2014.
Tacloban_Typhoon_Haiyan_Trocaire/ Wikimedia CommonsIn early November, during the meeting at Chatham House in London, Todd Stern, U.S. special envoy for the climate negotiations, expressed once again the refusal of the U.S. to agree on a mechanism of loss and damage  if this was based on the compensation due to the responsibility for historical emissions of developed countries. This same negative was expressed by European countries individually and as a block on the eve of the Conference of the Parties in Warsaw.
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Cop18 Doha : opening session of the United Nations Climate Change A new coalition between the EU and Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) could be just the ticket to rejuvenate the UN climate change negotiations as they enter their third decade next week in Warsaw. This bi-regional partnership can serve as a vehicle to build momentum towards a fair, robust and ambitious agreement. All EU and LAC countries have expressed their will to adopt a new agreement by 2015, and surveys have repeatedly shown that their citizens are very concerned about climate impacts.
SIDE_EVENT2 Information Date: Wednesday 13, 2013 Time: 16:45—18:15 Venue: to be confirmed (room 2) The growing challenge of climate change in Latin American is driving some countries in the region to take steps to address climate change within their nations. The objective of this side event is to share the results of the “State and quality of public policies on climate change and development in Latin America” report, as well as experiences from Mexico, Peru and Brazil, while identifying the challenges and opportunities for the region. Panel Daniel Ryan – PCL/FARN Mariana Castillo – CEMDA, México Isabel Calle – SPDA, Peru Carlos Rittl- de Observatorio do Clima de Brasil
[caption id="attachment_6912" align="aligncenter" width="300"]AFP/Getty Images AFP/Getty Images[/caption] The U.S. has a long history of political resistance to the international climate negotiations which has meant that president Obama has had to learn from trial and error. His strategy has not always been successful and at times has been harshly criticized by both Republicans and environmentalists. However, such battles have led Obama to take an alternative route to tackle climate change through a flexible strategy that offers new possibilities to advance the international climate negotiations.
chile solar In a bid to protect future prosperity from serious climate change impacts, Latin American countries are attempting to balance climate action with economic growth, through domestic policy and at the UN climate talks.
Latin American civil society organizations are backing Peru’s bid to host COP20 in 2014. The launch of the joint declaration coincides with a pending decision about who will host COP20 at the latest meeting of the UNFCCC currently underway in Bonn, Germany.