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United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC): Based in Bonn, Germany, the UNFCCC secretariat provides organizational support and technical expertise to the negotiations and the institutions of the UNFCCC and its Kyoto Protocol. Included in this mandate is the support to the Executive Board of the clean development mechanism (CDM), through which projects in developing countries can earn saleable credits (CERs) by reducing greenhouse gas emissions. As to 30 November 2012, there were more than 5,200 registered projects in 85 countries, which have reduced 1.1 billion tons of GHGs. The CDM is recognized as a success in spurring investment in climate change mitigation and sustainable development, and as a pioneer mechanism in the carbon markets.

Contact: Fatima-Zahra Taibi, UNFCCC



United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP): The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) is the United Nations’ designated entity for addressing environmental issues at the global and regional level. Its mandate is to coordinate the development of environmental policy consensus by keeping the global environment under review and bringing emerging issues to the attention of governments and the international community for action. UNEP’s work emphasizes strengthening links between environmental sustainability and economic decision-making, an emerging nexus for public policymaking and market development.

In the area of climate change, UNEP focuses on strengthening the ability of countries, particularly developing nations, to integrate climate change responses into national development processes. UNEP collaborates with many partners to strengthen the ability of individuals, organizations and countries to combat climate change.

Contact: John Christensen, UNEP,



UNEP Risø Center (URC): URC is a UNEP Collaborating Centre that focuses on energy, climate change and sustainable development and supports UNEP’s activities in these areas.

The UNEP Risø Centre (URC) is a leading international research and advisory institution on energy, climate and sustainable development. As a United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) Collaborating Centre, URC is an active participant in the planning and implementation of UNEP’s Climate Change Strategy and Energy Programme.

Through in-depth research, policy analysis, and capacity building activities, URC assists developing countries in the transition towards low carbon development paths, supporting integration of climate-resilience in national development. In particular, the Low Carbon Development (LCD) Programme provides institutional and technical capacity building on climate finance and emerging mitigation instruments, such as Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMAs) and the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM). The programme enables URC to support countries by facilitating better access to the carbon markets and various finance options in their quest to fully deploy clean energy technologies and reduce carbon emissions.

URC is an integral part of UNEP’s Division of Technology, Industry and Economics (DTIE) and is organizationally a part of the Technical University of Denmark.

Contact: Miriam Hinostroza, URC
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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 27 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.

8 countries of the Caribbean: Barbados, Belize, 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: Byron Chiliquinga, OLADE - Government of Canada Project


International Emissions Trading Association (IETA): The International Emissions Trading Association (IETA) is a non-profit business organization created in June 1999 to establish a functional international framework for trading in GHG emission reductions. As of April 2010, IETA comprises more than 180 international companies from OECD and non-OECD countries. IETA membership includes leading international companies from across the carbon trading cycle that seek to develop an emissions trading regime which results in real and verifiable GHG emission reductions, while balancing economic efficiency with environmental integrity and social equity. The organization works for the development of an active, global GHG market, consistent across national boundaries. IETA upholds its principles by acting as a think tank, a facilitator of dialogues, an advocate, a market promoter and acting as a body that is able to drive market standards.

IETA has formed several partnerships including, among others, the World Bank, Eurelectric, WBCSD and the California Climate Action Registry, the Edison Electric Institute (EEI), the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) and the San Francisco Carbon Collaborative. With it's headquaters based in Geneva, Switzerland, IETA has offices in Brussels-Belgium, Washington and San Francisco-USA, and in Ottawa-Canada.

Contact: Lisa Spafford, IETA


Inter-American Development Bank (IDB): The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) supports efforts by Latin America and the Caribbean countries to reduce poverty and inequality. We aim to bring about development in a sustainable, climate-friendly way. Established in 1959, we are the largest source of development financing for Latin America and the Caribbean, with a strong commitment to achieve measurable results, increased integrity, transparency and accountability.  Besides loans, we also provide grants, technical assistance and do research. Our shareholders are 48 member countries, including 26 Latin American and Caribbean borrowing members, who have a majority ownership of the IDB.

Support to Carbon Finance in IDB is part of its Sustainable Energy and Climate Change Initiative (SECCI), the goals of which are centered on the provision of comprehensive sustainability options in areas related to the energy, transportation, water and environmental sectors as well as building climate resilience in key priority areas vulnerable to the impacts of climate change. The Initiative consists of four strategic pillars: (i) Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency; (ii) Sustainable Biofuel Development; (iii) Improving Access to Carbon Markets; and (iv) Adaptation to Climate Change.

The SECCI pillar “Improving Access to Carbon Markets” is currently active in four main areas: (a) technical assistance to developers of carbon projects in project identification and the carbon cycle; (b) Capacity building through the Carbon Finance Knowledge Network, with dedicated events and a dynamic webpage launched in 2010; (c) the Planet Banking initiative to increase the role in carbon markets of commercial banks, stock exchanges and national development banks and (d) support to the development of “Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions” (NAMAs) for transport, energy and other sectors.

Contact: Carlos Ludeña, IBD, and Maria Netto, IDB,
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United Nations Development Programme (UNDP): The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) partners with people at all levels of society to help build nations that can withstand crisis, and drive and sustain the kind of growth that improves the quality of life for everyone. On the ground in 177 countries and territories, UNDP offers global perspective and local insight to help empower lives and build resilient nations.

UNDP recognizes the critical need to support developing country governments to build on their existing development strategies and coordination experiences (e.g., National Communications, National Adaptation Plan of Action, National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan, UN Development Assistance Framework, Country Assistance Strategy, Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Action, etc.) to construct comprehensive policy frameworks that integrate climate and development policies, planning, and action across multiple sectors at national, regional and local levels. UNDP’s technical and financial services for preparing Green, Low Emission and Climate Resilient Development Strategies (LECRDS) strengthen the capacity of national and sub-national governments to transform their development path to a low-emission and ecologically sustainable future. At their request, UNDP supports developing countries to access, combine and sequence various sources of financing for LECRDS and guides countries towards effective implementation.

Contact: Mateo Salomon, UNDP, and Carlos Salgado, UNDP, 




The World Bank: The World Bank Group is a vital source of financial and technical assistance to developing countries around the world. The World Bank Group's core mission is to end extreme poverty by decreasing the percentage of people living on less than $1.25 a day to not more than 3% and to promote shared prosperity by fostering the income growth of the bottom 40% for every country. To ensure that countries can access the best global expertise and help generate cutting-edge knowledge, the Bank is constantly seeking to improve the way it shares its knowledge and engages with clients and the public at large.

World Bank Institute: T
he World Bank Institute is a global connector of knowledge, learning and innovation for poverty reduction. The World Bank Institute supports the World Bank’s operational work and its country clients in this rapidly changing landscape by forging new dynamic approaches to capacity development. The Institute offers three areas of support to its developing-country clients: Open Knowledge - connecting them to global knowledge and learning on the “how” of reform; Collaborative Governance - helping them to mobilize for collective action; and Innovative Solutions - scanning and incubating innovations to tackle key development challenges.

Carbon Finance-Assist Program: The Carbon Finance-Assist Program, hosted in the World Bank Institute's Climate Change Practice, provides capacity-building and technical assistance with a focus on three priority areas: Climate Finance Readiness; Low Emissions Development (LED) Policy Instruments and Carbon Pricing; and Cities and Climate Change.

Contact: Marcos Castro, WORLD BANK

Contact: Ms. Alexandra Stefanescu, WORLD BANK



We would like to thank our Sponsors:

CAF is a development bank established in 1970 that currently consists of eighteen countries in Latin America, the Caribbean and Europe, as well as fourteen private banks from the Andean region.

The organization promotes a model of sustainable development through credit operations, grants and technical support, and offers financial structuring to public and private sector projects in Latin America.

Based in Caracas, Venezuela, CAF has offices in Buenos Aires, La Paz, Brasilia, Bogota, Quito, Madrid, Panama City, Lima and Montevideo.








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