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The Latin American and Caribbean Carbon Forum is co-organized by a partnership comprising UN agencies, Multilateral Banks, a regional energy organization and a private sector association. These organizations have put their comparative advantages, resources and efforts together in order to provide this annually organized Forum.



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. To date, there are more than 7,500 registered projects and more than 250 registered Programmes of Activities in 100 countries. 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: Luca Brusa, UNFCCC lbrusa@unfccc.int
WEB: http://unfccc.int


UN Environment

The United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment) is the leading global environmental authority that sets the global environmental agenda, promotes the coherent implementation of the environmental dimension of sustainable development within the United Nations system, and serves as an authoritative advocate for the global environment.

Contact: Robert Ondhowe, UN Environment Robert.Ondhowe@unep.org
WEB: www.unep.org

UNEP DTU Partnership (UDP)

UNEP DTU Partnership (UDP), a UN Environment collaborating centre, supports the implementation of UN Environment’s Climate Change Strategy and Programme, through the provision of in-depth research and capacity building across the four main areas Planning and Policy, Transparency and Accountability, Technology and Markets as well as Business Models and Finance, all focusing on achieving the Paris Agreement and the Sustainable Development Goals.

Contact: Miriam Hinostroza, UDP milh@dtu.dk
WEB: http://unepdtu.org

Latin American Energy Organization (OLADE)

OLADE is an organization for cooperation, coordination and consultation, with legal status, whose fundamental purpose is the integration, protection, conservation, rational utilization, marketing and defence of the energy resources of the 27 countries in 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 byron.chiliquinga@olade.org
WEB: http://www.olade.org

The International Emissions Trading Association (IETA)

The International Emissions Trading Association (IETA) is the leading global non-profit business organization created in June 1999 to establish an effective international framework for trading in greenhouse gas emission reductions. Currently comprising of more than 140 leading international companies from OECD and non-OECD countries, IETA¹s membership and outreach covers a broad spectrum of participants from all parts of the emissions trading and climate finance industry in order to make us impartial between sectors, and ideally placed to give a broad view. IETA members seek to develop an emissions trading regime that results in real and verifiable GHG emission reductions, balancing economic efficiency with environmental integrity and social equity. Member companies include some of the world's leading corporations, including global leaders in oil, electricity, cement, aluminium, chemical, paper, and other industrial sectors; as well as leading firms in the data verification and certification, brokering and trading, legal, finance, and consulting industries.

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

Contact: Lisa Spafford, IETA spafford@ieta.org

WEB: http://www.ieta.org


Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)

Established in 1959, the Inter-American Development Bank is devoted to improve lives by providing long-term financing for economic, social and institutional development in Latin America and the Caribbean. The IDB is the leading source of multilateral development finance to the region, and as such conducts cutting-edge research and provides policy advice, technical assistance and training to its public and private sector clients.

With respect to the LAC region’s challenge to develop along a low-emissions, climate-resilient pathway in line with the Paris Agreement, the IDB group set the goal to increase finance to tackle climate change to 30 percent of its approvals by 2020 and made it a priority to provide assistance to countries to implement their commitments on climate action (or NDCs, nationally-determined contributions) by translating them into investments plans and bankable projects. Along these lines, the IDB aims to increase the use of innovative instruments to leverage private sector finance to mainstream adaptation and climate resilience in Bank operations, as well as apply a mechanism to assess and reduce climate-related risk of its development portfolio.

Contact: Susana Cárdenas, IBD, susanac@iadb.org

WEB: http://www.iadb.org/

Blog Let’s Talk Climate Change (http://blogs.iadb.org/cambioclimatico)
Twitter @BIDCambioClima



United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

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.

Through UNDP’s extensive work at global, national and regional levels, we have learned that tackling climate change must be central to efforts to reduce poverty and sustain development. The adoption of the Paris Agreement in 2015 set the world on an ambitious and critical path toward resilient and zero-carbon development.

UNDP works with countries to turn their climate goals into action. At the heart of this is our post-Paris climate commitment and our support for designing and delivering ambitious climate plans, or Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs), that pave the way toward a more sustainable world for all..

Contact: Gabriel Jaramillo, UNDP, gabriel.jaramillo@undp.org

Global site: http://www.undp.org/content/undp/en/home/climate-and-disaster-resilience/climate-change.html

Regional site: http://www.latinamerica.undp.org/content/rblac/en/home/ourwork/climate-and-disaster-resilience/overview.html

The World Bank Group (WBG)

The World Bank Group has set two goals for the world to achieve by 2030: End extreme poverty by decreasing the percentage of people living on less than $1.90 a day to no more than 3%; and Promote shared prosperity by fostering the income growth of the bottom 40% for every country. It is a vital source of financial and technical assistance to developing countries around the world. The World Bank Group has played a pioneering role in engendering the carbon market and promoting carbon mitigation projects around the Americas. The World Bank Group’s participation in the Latin America Carbon Forum and Climate Week is led by the Carbon Pricing Leadership Coalition (CPLC) within the Climate Change department, and it is fully financed by the CF-Assist Trust Fund, a capacity building program implemented by the World Bank Group.

The CPLC is a voluntary partnership of governments, businesses, and civil society organizations that works to catalyze action toward the successful design and implementation of carbon pricing instruments around the world, helping maintain competitiveness, create jobs, encourage innovation, and achieve meaningful emissions reductions. Twenty-five governments, including Mexico, Colombia, and Chile, and 100+ leading businesses and strategic partners have thus far joined the CPLC to contribute to these efforts.

Contact: Mr. Carlos Cordova, ccordova@worldbank.org

WEB: http://www.worldbank.org/en/topic/climatechange


The Development Bank of Latin America (CAF)

CAF, development bank of Latin America, has the mission to promote sustainable development and regional integration by financing projects in the public and private sectors, and provide technical cooperation and other specialized services. Established in 1970 currently with 18 member countries -16 in Latin America and the Caribbean with Spain and Portugal - and 14 private banks, CAF is one of the main sources of multilateral financing and an important creator of knowledge for the region. More information www.caf.com.

Contact: Mr. Camilo Rojas, crojas@caf.com

WEB: http://www.caf.com/



LEDS LAC is a network of over 1500 organizations and individuals working in the promotion, design and implementation of LEDS in Latin America and the Caribbean. LEDS LAC is a meeting space for representatives of a regional network of governments, cooperation agencies, non-governmental organizations, academia and the private sector, who are facilitating the advancement of LEDS in the region, looking to: Open opportunities for coordination, collaboration and synergies among networks; Develop and strengthen capacities promoting learning, exchange of information and best practices; Systematize and disseminate information, tools and resources for LEDS design and implementation.

Our approach:

  • We support national and local processes by building capacities and facilitating learning among peers.
  • We support innovators and early adopters to advance their initiatives and share their experiences to inspire, train and work with others.
  • We build bridges and create connections between topics, sectors, government levels and stakeholders to facilitate the implementation of LEDS.

LEDS LAC is part of the Low Emission Development Strategies Global Parnership (LEDS GP) since 2012.

Contact: Ana María Majano, anamaria.majano@ledslac.org

WEB: http://ledslac.org/en/ledslac-en/





The Latin American and Caribbean Carbon Forum (LACCF) is a unique, free of charge regional conference and exhibition platform established in 2006 to promote knowledge and information sharing while facilitating business opportunities among main climate finance and emission market stakeholders.

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