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 region’s 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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National Environmental Authority (ANAM):

"To build with the Panamanian society a country characterized by a healthy environment and a culture of sustainability, helping to achieve a high level of human development."

What we do: We lead, facilitate, monitor and manage environmental management for sustainable development.

For What we do it: We do so with the aim to preserve, protect, restore, recover and improve the environment and natural resources base by promoting the competitive advantages of environmental Panama.

By what we do it:
   •Leading and coordinating institutions and agencies with environmental responsibilities.
   •Proposing policies, laws, rules and instruments for environmental management.
   •Providing environmental information.
   •Fostering a culture of sustainability and develop skills.
   •Orienting and promoting new styles of development.
   •Providing advice regarding the best use of resources.
   •Following up, monitoring and inspecting.
   •Encouraging or sanctioned.

For whom we do it: For the benefit of the State, society and ecosystems of Panama.

RESPECT: We appreciate and tolerate the diversity of people and ideas.
HONESTY: carry out our activities in accordance with the moral, ethical and institutional principles.
RESPONSABILITY: We met with courage and efficiency the functions and tasks which corresponds to us.
COMMITMENT: We identify with the principles, policies, plans and objectives of the institution and comply with perseverance and positive attitude.
SOLIDARITY: Our actions and attitudes are guided by the sensitivity and support to others in the areas of competence.

Contact: Rosilena Lindo, ANAM  r.lindo@anam.gob.pa
WEB: http://www.anam.gob.pa/




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