Latin American Platform on Climate (LAPC)

In January 2009, thanks to support from the AVINA Foundation, the Latin American Platform on Climate (LAPC) was formed by 22 civil-society organizations, from nine countries of the region (Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru and Uruguay), designating the Fundación Futuro Latinoamericano (FFLA) as the LAPC Executive Secretariat. LAPC involves convergence, dialogue and coordination among diverse stakeholders committed to finding answers to the challenges calling for radical changes, which humankind is now facing


Latin America, firmly grounded in its natural and cultural heritage, is leading the construction of a more equitable world that acknowledges the boundaries of Nature, to overcome the threat of climate change and construct new ways of living on this planet.


Generate answers, from and for Latin America, for the global problem of climate change.


Contribute to ensuring that addressing climate change and its effects will be a top-priority for political, environmental, social and economic decision-making, at multiple levels, in both the public and private sector.

Unifying Element of the Platform

The common thrust unifying the strategic action guidelines of the LAPC is contributing to the design, implementation and oversight of public policies on climate change on this continent, at the national or subnational level.

Members of the LAPC:

  • Fundación Ambiente y Recursos Naturales (FARN) – Argentina
  • ECOcom – Bolivia
  • Fundación NATURA – Bolivia
  • Observatorio del Clima – Brasil
  • Sociedade de Pesquisa Em Vida Selvagem e Educação Ambiental – Brazil
  • Fundação Getulio Vargas – Brazil
  • Instituto de Pesquisa Ambiental da Amazônia (IPAM) – Brazil
  • SustentaRSE - Chile
  • Alianzas para la Sostenibilidad (ALISOS) – Colombia
  • Universidad de los Andes – Colombia
  • Foro Nacional Ambiental – Colombia
  • Fundación Gaia Amazonas – Colombia
  • Asociación Empresarial para el desarrollo (AED) – Costa Rica
  • Fundación Moisés Bertoni – Paraguay
  • Sociedad Peruana de Derecho Ambiental (SPDA) – Peru
  • Instituto de Derecho y Economía Ambiental (IDEA) – Paraguay
  • Centro Uruguayo de Tecnologías Apropiadas (CEUTA) – Uruguay
  • Cultura Ambiental - Uruguay
  • AVINA – Argentina
  • Sistema B - Regional
  • Fundación Futuro Latinoamericano – Executive Secretariat of the Latin American Platform on Climate – Ecuador

LAPC’s unique approach

  • A global stakeholder, with a Latin American identity and positioning.
  • Latin American members and partner institutions.
  • Plural, multi-regional, leadership-focused integration.
  • Facilitates, catalyzes and coordinates collective Latin American processes and initiatives, on a continental scope.
  • Public policies as the unifying element.

The LAPC is pursuing the following Strategic Action Guidelines

  1. Promote and facilitate dialogue, coordinating Latin American and global initiatives to build social capital and catalyze consensus-based, duly informed responses to climate change in Latin America.
  2. Generate and gather knowledge, in terms of the Latin American reality, to generate public policies on climate change at the local, national, regional and global level.
  3. Advocate for the generation and implementation of public policies on climate change, installing Latin American proposals at the local, national, and international level.
  4. Generate innovative collective proposals from Latin America with regional relevance.
  5. Spread messages before the public eye on possible transformations and impacts.
In the framework of these strategic activities, the Platform is preparing a Report on the Status and Quality of Public Policies on Climate Change and Development in Latin America. This Report comes out every two years, with support from the Oak Foundation and the AVINA Foundation. It seeks to contribute to improving the quality of public policies about climate change and development (CCD) in the region, to building capacities of policy-makers and civil society to develop CCD policies as regional positions in the international negotiations by identifying common strategies to pursue, on the basis of this document.

The LAPC Blog

The Platform is working to exchange Latin American perspectives, generate debate and receive opinions on these issues with every stakeholder in society. Our blog is regularly updated with the latest and most important issues discussed in the international climate negotiations and presents ongoing analyses regarding climate change in Latin America and the Caribbean by Platform members and guest experts.

This website was co-founded by the Latin American Platform on Climate and Brown University’s Climate and Development Lab in 2010.


Posts to the LAPC blog are the responsibility of their authors and do not represent the opinions or interests of the Latin American Platform on Climate.

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