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 intergovernmental agency, created via the formalization of the Lima Convention on November 2, 1973, and ratified by 26 countries of Latin America and the Caribbean:

12 countries of South America: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Guyana, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Uruguay, and Venezuela.

7 countries of the Caribbean: Barbados, 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.


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 regionís integration, sustainable development and energy security, advising and promoting cooperation and coordination among its member countries.

Contact: Eng. Byron Chiliquinga, OLADE byron.chiliquinga@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 June 2008 the IETA comprises more than 180 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: Edwin Aalders, IETA aalders@ieta.org
WEB: www.ieta.org



The World Bank: The World Bank's mission is to help developing countries and their people reach the goals of poverty alleviation and sustainable development by working with our partners. The World Bank Group concentrates on building the climate for investment, jobs and sustainable growth, paying special attention to investing in and empowering poor people to participate in development. Addressing global climate change through market development is an important component of the overall mission. The World Bank has played a pioneering role in engendering the carbon market, and so far has utilized over $2 billion in promoting carbon mitigation projects, including in the Latin America and the Caribbean region.

Capacity building and technical assistance to developing countries is an important endeavor of the World Bank, which complements its carbon finance activities. Carbon Finance Assist (CF-Assist) is the World Bank's flagship capacity building program implemented by the World Bank Institute (www.cfassist.org). The basic objective of CF-Assist is to ensure that developing countries are able to fully participate in the flexible mechanisms defined under the Kyoto Protocol. It responds to a high demand from Bank client countries to build capacity at national and local levels, disseminate lessons learned from carbon business operations, and build a broad pipeline of projects that address countries? sustainable development objectives.

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

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The National Commission for the Environment (CONAMA): The National Commission for the Environment (CONAMA) is the State institution whose mission is to oversee fulfillment of people's right to live in a pollution- free environment, as well as promoting the protection of the environment, the preservation of nature and the conservation of the environmental heritage. CONAMA depends on the Minister President of Environment, who fixes the institutional policies, and one of its functions is to coordinate the environmental management within the different services of the State.

Designed National Authority of the Clean Development Mechanism (DNA): The Governing Council of CONAMA has assumed the DNA function in Chile and has delegated operational functions to an Executive Committee presided by the Executive Director of CONAMA and further composed of representatives of CONAMA, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Agriculture, National Energy Commission, National Clean Production Council and, as appropriate, the Ministry or Service with competence in the relevant project in analysis.

Contact: Constance Nalegach, CONAMA  and-≠chile@conama.cl
WEB: http://www.conama.cl/


ProChile: ProChile, The Chilean Trade Commission, is an agency under the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. It works to promote exports of goods and services by providing support to the export industry. ProChile has access to innovative export promotion tools such as:

1) Conducting studies and developing methods to guide and train entrepreneurs in the use of new information technologies;
2) Organizing international trade fairs and business missions;
3) Developing programs to help SMEs enter the global marketplace;
4) Conducting national calls for proposals for export promotion programs.

At present, the support of a global network is a major advantage for conducting business in the world market. Because of its global presence, ProChile is a major asset to Chilean exporters for doing business in the global marketplace through its trade bureaus in five continents and throughout Chile.

Global Network: ProChile's trade offices -strategically located in 56 markets- are run by specialized teams that use their expertise to help Chilean exporters conduct international operations.

Among many other services, the network provides market data and makes it easier to establish business contacts.

National Network: Through its 13 regional offices and head office in Santiago, ProChile encourages development of the range of export goods produced by national producers. Regional offices provide guidance and important, up-to-date information on international markets. In addition, they offer the strategic technical assistance needed to prepare and implement export promotion programs and other necessary actions for trade.

Contacto: Paola Conca, PROCHILE  pconca@prochile.cl
WEB: http://www.prochile.cl/



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