The Latin American and Caribbean Carbon Forum is co-organized by a partnership comprising UN agencies, Multilateral Banks, a regional energy organization and a private sector association. These organizations have put their comparative advantages, resources and efforts together in order to provide this annually organized Forum.
Based in Bonn, Germany, the UNFCCC secretariat provides organizational support and technical expertise to the negotiations and the institutions of the UNFCCC and its Kyoto Protocol. Included in this mandate is the support to the Executive Board of the clean development mechanism (CDM), through which projects in developing countries can earn saleable credits (CERs) by reducing greenhouse gas emissions. To date, there are more than 7,500 registered projects and more than 250 registered Programmes of Activities in 100 countries. The CDM is recognized as a success in spurring investment in climate change mitigation and sustainable development, and as a pioneer mechanism in the carbon markets.
The United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment) is the leading global environmental authority that sets the global environmental agenda, promotes the coherent implementation of the environmental dimension of sustainable development within the United Nations system, and serves as an authoritative advocate for the global environment.
UNEP DTU Partnership (UDP), a UN Environment collaborating centre, supports the implementation of UN Environment’s Climate Change Strategy and Programme, through the provision of in-depth research and capacity building across the four main areas Planning and Policy, Transparency and Accountability, Technology and Markets as well as Business Models and Finance, all focusing on achieving the Paris Agreement and the Sustainable Development Goals.
OLADE is an organization for cooperation, coordination and consultation, with legal status, whose fundamental purpose is the integration, protection, conservation, rational utilization, marketing and defence of the energy resources of the 27 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean:
12 countries of South America: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Guyana, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Uruguay, and Venezuela.
8 countries of the Caribbean: Barbados, Belize, Cuba, Grenada, Haiti, Jamaica, Trinidad & Tobago, and the Dominican Republic.
6 countries of Central America: Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, and Panama.
1 country of North America: Mexico;
and 1 participating country: Algeria.
OLADE’S VISION AND MISSION
VISION: OLADE is the political and technical support Organization through which its Member States make joint efforts towards regional and subregional energy integration.
MISSION: To contribute to the region’s integration, sustainable development and energy security, advising and promoting cooperation and coordination among its member countries.
The International Emissions Trading Association (IETA) is the leading global non-profit business organization created in June 1999 to establish an effective international framework for trading in greenhouse gas emission reductions. Currently comprising of more than 140 leading international companies from OECD and non-OECD countries, IETA¹s membership and outreach covers a broad spectrum of participants from all parts of the emissions trading and climate finance industry in order to make us impartial between sectors, and ideally placed to give a broad view. IETA members seek to develop an emissions trading regime that results in real and verifiable GHG emission reductions, balancing economic efficiency with environmental integrity and social equity. Member companies include some of the world's leading corporations, including global leaders in oil, electricity, cement, aluminium, chemical, paper, and other industrial sectors; as well as leading firms in the data verification and certification, brokering and trading, legal, finance, and consulting industries.
IETA has formed several partnerships including, among others, the World Bank Group, Eurelectric, WBCSD, California Action Registry, Edison Electric Institute (EEI), the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) .
With it's headquaters based in Geneva, Switzerland, IETA has offices in Brussels-Belgium, Washington and San Francisco-USA, and in Toronto-Canada, Melbourne-Australia, Seoul-Korea.
Established in 1959, the Inter-American Development Bank is devoted to improve lives by providing long-term financing for economic, social and institutional development in Latin America and the Caribbean. The IDB is the leading source of multilateral development finance to the region, and as such conducts cutting-edge research and provides policy advice, technical assistance and training to its public and private sector clients.
With respect to the LAC region’s challenge to develop along a low-emissions, climate-resilient pathway in line with the Paris Agreement, the IDB group set the goal to increase finance to tackle climate change to 30 percent of its approvals by 2020 and made it a priority to provide assistance to countries to implement their commitments on climate action (or NDCs, nationally-determined contributions) by translating them into investments plans and bankable projects. Along these lines, the IDB aims to increase the use of innovative instruments to leverage private sector finance to mainstream adaptation and climate resilience in Bank operations, as well as apply a mechanism to assess and reduce climate-related risk of its development portfolio.
Blog Let’s Talk Climate Change (http://blogs.iadb.org/cambioclimatico)
UNDP partners with people at all levels of society to help build nations that can withstand crisis, and drive and sustain the kind of growth that improves the quality of life for everyone. On the ground in 177 countries and territories, UNDP offers global perspective and local insight to help empower lives and build resilient nations.
Through UNDP’s extensive work at global, national and regional levels, we have learned that tackling climate change must be central to efforts to reduce poverty and sustain development. The adoption of the Paris Agreement in 2015 set the world on an ambitious and critical path toward resilient and zero-carbon development.
UNDP works with countries to turn their climate goals into action. At the heart of this is our post-Paris climate commitment and our support for designing and delivering ambitious climate plans, or Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs), that pave the way toward a more sustainable world for all..
Contact: Gabriel Jaramillo, UNDP, firstname.lastname@example.org
The World Bank Group’s mission is to end poverty and boost shared prosperity, doing so in ways that promote environmental, social, and fiscal sustainability. It sees climate change as a fundamental threat to development in our lifetime and is helping to scale up climate-friendly policies and finance instruments.
The World Bank Group’s participation in the Latin America Carbon Forum is led by the Carbon Pricing Leadership Coalition (CPLC) within the Climate Change department, and it is fully financed by the CF-Assist Trust Fund, a capacity building program implemented by the World Bank Group.
The CPLC is a voluntary partnership of governments, businesses, and civil society organizations that works to catalyze action toward the successful design and implementation of carbon pricing instruments around the world, helping maintain competitiveness, create jobs, encourage innovation, and achieve meaningful emissions reductions. Twenty-five governments, including Mexico, Colombia, and Chile, and 100+ leading businesses and strategic partners have thus far joined the CPLC to contribute to these efforts.
The CF-Assist Trust Fund supports capacity development in client countries to identify and prioritize low-emission development opportunities, advance on national low emission development strategies and develop investment proposals to attract international climate finance. This program is being financed by the governments of Spain and Switzerland.
CAF, development bank of Latin America, has the mission to promote sustainable development and regional integration by financing projects in the public and private sectors, and provide technical cooperation and other specialized services. Established in 1970 currently with 18 member countries -16 in Latin America and the Caribbean with Spain and Portugal - and 14 private banks, CAF is one of the main sources of multilateral financing and an important creator of knowledge for the region. More information www.caf.com.
Contact: Mr. Camilo Rojas, email@example.com
LEDS LAC is a network of organizations and individuals working in the promotion, design and implementation of LEDS in Latin America and the Caribbean.