The Latin American Carbon Forum was a joint effort of the UNEP/Risø Centre (URC), the Latin American Energy Organization (OLADE), Fundación Bariloche, the Inter-American Development Bank (IADB), the International Emissions Trading Association (IETA), and the Ministry of Environment in Ecuador.

Olade’s participation was part of the regional project OLADE/CIDA/University of Calgary "Energy and Climate Change". This project was sponsored by the Canadian Government.

The participation of UNEP/Risø Centre is part of the capacity building program CD4CDM, sponsored by the Royal Dutch Government.



Ministry of Environment, Ecuador: As the DNA for CDM activities, the Ministry of Environment has adopted a national approval procedure that ensures efficiency end transparency. Actual efforts of the Ministry are directed towards the consolidation of the defined and established legal and institutional framework needed for the CDM. Through the National Climate Committee, other actions have been taken in order to strengthen the CDM in Ecuador. An example is the implementation of the National CDM Promotion Office – CORDELIM.




UNEP Risø Center, URC: UNEP Risoe Centre on Energy, Climate and Sustainable Development (URC) supports the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) in its aim to incorporate environmental aspects into energy planning and policy worldwide, with a special emphasis to assist developing countries.

URC, formerly known as UNEP Collaborating Centre on Energy and Environment (UCCEE), is sponsored by UNEP, the Danish International Development Assistance (Danida) and Risoe National Laboratory.

Reflecting the needs of developing countries to make the CDM operational, the United Nations Environmental Program - UNEP, through the UNEP Risø Centre, is implementing a 4-year project on Capacity Development for the CDM - CD4CDM - with funding from the government of the Netherlands. The overall objective of the CD4CDM is to enable a friendly bussiness & regulatory environment for the CDM in 12 developing countries by establishing & strengthening institutional capacities and by creating human capabilities to approve, formulate, implement and monitor CDM projects in the target countries.



OLADE: OLADE and the University of Calgary are developing the project “Energy and Climate Change”, with the financial support of the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA). The project is aiming to strengthen the capacity building of the Latin American and Caribbean countries to be able to participate in the CDM, through the supply of actual information on CDM procedures and activities; analysis of the activities at both national and regional level; and, technical and institutional strengthening.

WEB: (at the main page go to Projects/Energy and Climate Change/Documents with CIDA support).


Inter-American Development Bank: The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) is the oldest and largest of the world’s regional development banks. It is the main source of multilateral financing for economic, social and institutional development projects as well as trade and regional integration programs in Latin America and the Caribbean. The mission of the IDB is to contribute to the acceleration of the process of economic and social development of the regional developing member countries.



Fundación Bariloche: The Bariloche Foundation (FB) is a private, non-profit, research institution, settled in the cities of San Carlos de Bariloche and Buenos Aires (Argentina). FB is dedicated to research, technical assistance and education & diffusion in issues related particularly to the relationships existing between economy, development, energy and environment. Activities realized through its Associated Programs and Groups, as the Institute for Energy Economics (IDEE/FB) and the Environmental and Development Program (MADE). FB is furthermore the Regional Center designated by UNEP-RISØ for the implementation of the CD4CDM Project in Latin America and The Caribbean. FB are nowadays executing the technical coordination of Argentina's Second National Communication to the UNFCCC and had also developed advisories and contributions in CDM issues not only at the regional but also at international level.



International Emissions Trading Association: The International Emissions Trading Association (IETA) is a non-profit organization created in June 1999 to establish a functional international framework for trading greenhouse gas emission reductions. IETA is dedicated to ensuring that the objectives of the United Nations Convention on Climate Change and ultimately climate protection are met through the establishment of effective systems for trading in greenhouse gas emissions by businesses, in an economically efficient manner while maintaining societal equity and environmental integrity. Our membership includes leading international companies from across the carbon trading cycle. IETA members seek to develop an emissions trading regime that results in real and verifiable greenhouse gas emission reductions, balancing economic efficiency with environmental integrity and social equity. As of November 2005 the IETA comprises more than 110 international companies from OECD and non-OECD countries. IETA has formed several partnerships such as with the World Bank and Eurelectric. IETA Members are part of a proactive group of business organizations that, under the umbrella of the association, will provide their professional and business experience and expertise to global and national dialogues that are developing the key components of the greenhouse gas (GHG) market.


Supported by:


"Program/project/activity undertaken with the financial support of the Government of Canada provided through the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA)"; « Programme/projet/activité réalisé avec l’appui financier du gouvernement du Canada agissant par l’entremise de l'Agence canadienne de développement international (ACDI) »

Canadian Internacional Development Agency: The Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) is the federal government's lead agency for international development. CIDA's mandate is to support sustainable development in developing countries in order to reduce poverty and to contribute to a more secure, equitable and prosperous world. CIDA works in partnership with developing countries, Canadian organizations, institutions and businesses, as well as international organizations and agencies. CIDA sponsors the Sustainable Energy Project being implemented by OLADE and the University of Calgary.



University of Calgary: As the executing agency for the OLADE Sustainable Energy Project, the University combines the best long-established university traditions with the energy and diversity of one of Canada's most vibrant cities. Calgary is home to the head offices of most of Canada's leading energy companies and regulators. The University has close ties with these organizations and regularly draws on their expertise for the development and delivery of specialized energy programs.


Technical support:


National CDM Promotion Office in Ecuador – CORDELIM: CORDELIM is a public – private entity under the Ministry of Environment. The Ministry of Energy and Mining, the National Chambers of Industry, Agriculture and Small Scale Industry and CEDENMA (Umbrella organization of environmentalist NGO’s) are also part of CORDELIM’s directory. The main mission is to provide information and technical assistance on CDM related issues. Thus, capacity building and technical support to project proponents are central activities of CORDELIM’s operation.




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