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