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 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 developing countries by establishing & strengthening institutional capacities and by creating human capabilities to approve, formulate, implement and monitor CDM projects in the target countries.

Contact: Miriam Hinostroza, URC miriam.hinostroza@risoe.dk
WEB: http://uneprisoe.org/ and http://cd4cdm.org/


Latin American Energy Organization (OLADE): The Latin American Energy Organization (OLADE) is an organization for cooperation, coordination and advisory assistance, having as its fundamental purpose the promotion of integration, development, conservation, rational exploitation and marketing of the energy resources of its 26 Member Countries. Its maximum body is the Meeting of Ministers of its Member Countries who meet annually to draw up policies of the regional energy sector. OLADE works on the following areas: energy integration, rural electrification, climate change, energy markets competition, energy planning, transformation of state-owned energy enterprises, energy efficiency, biofuels, training and energy information. In this regard, together with 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 Clean Development Mechanism, through the supply of updated information on CDM procedures and activities; analysis of the activities at both national and regional level; and, technical and institutional strengthening.

Contact: Eng. Byron Chiliquinga, OLADE bchiliq@olade.org.ec
WEB: www.olade.org (at the main page go to Projects/Energy and Climate Change/Documents with CIDA support).


International Emissions Trading Association (IETA): 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.

Contact: Cathrine Sachweh, IETA sachweh@ieta.org
WEB: www.ieta.org



Contact: Marcos Castro, WORLD BANK  mcastrorodriguez@worldbank.org
WEB: http://www.worldbank.org/

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The National Environmental Council (CONAM): Is the national environmental authority and the Designated National Authority for CDM in Peru. Its purpose is to plan, promote, coordinate, control and watch after the environment and the natural heritage of the Nation. CONAM was created under the Law 26410 and its objective is to promote the conservation of the environment in order to contribute to the development of: a better quality of life for the human being, the fostering balance between socioeconomic development, the sustainable use of natural resources and the conservation of the environment. CONAM is a decentralized public organization which depends of the Council of Ministers.

CONAM has developed a fast procedure that lasts 45 days for evaluating CDM projects whereby project developers obtain the qualification for their projects in accordance with its contribution to sustainable development of the country. To facilitate this process, CONAM has entrusted FONAM the promotion of CDM Peruvian projects.

Contact: Manuel Bernales Alvarado, CONAM meba@conam.gob.pe
WEB: http://www.conam.gob.pe/


The Ministry of Energy and Mines (MEM): Is a central governing body for the Energy and Mining Sector and makes an integral part of the Government of Peru. Its purpose is to formulate and evaluate the national policies for sustainable development of mining and energy activities, in harmony with the general policy and the Government plans. Likewise, it is the competent authority in environmental issues related to mining and energy activities. Its purpose is to promote the integral development of mining and energy activities by regulating and/or supervising their fulfillment, depending of the case; and taking care that the rational use of natural resources is in harmony with the environment.

Contact: Eng. Jorge Aguinaga, MEM jaguinaga@minem.gob.pe
WEB: http://www.minem.gob.pe/


The National Environmental Fund (FONAM): Is a non-profit institution, created under the Law 26793, with public and social interest funded with the objective of promoting public and private investment for the development of environmental projects in Peru. FONAM’s main activities focus on promoting public and private investment to support plans, programmes and projects which aim to enhance environmental quality, sustainable use of natural resources and capacity building for an appropriate environmental management.

FONAM is the organization responsible for promoting the Clean Development Mechanism in the country; FONAM’s task involves promoting and registering potential CDM project on CDM National Project Portfolio, which consists of 71 projects, 61 belonging to the energy sector and 10 to the forestry sector to date. This portfolio represents new investments around US$ 3 millions, GHG emissions reductions of near 11 millions tCO2e and new revenues for exports of around US$ 350 millions (to 2012). FONAM provides technical support to project developers through all CDM project cycle, with the aim to facilitate the application procedure for national projects.

FONAM has promoted Peru’s remarkable position on the global carbon market, being one of the most attractive countries for buying CERs (Point Carbon, 2007) and the Focal Point of the Carbon Finance Unit of the World Bank in Peru.

Contact: Gabriela Fontenla, FONAM jjusto@fonamperu.org
WEB: http://www.fonamperu.org/




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