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Scaling up Nature-Based Solutions in Latin American and Caribbean public policies
Wednesday, 10. November 2021, 14:00 - 15:15
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Day, time: 

10 November from 14:00 to 15:15

Organisers and contacts

Mauricio Luna Rodríguez

GIZ

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Objective of the event

Highlight the importance of Nature-Based Solutions for the successful implementation of the updated NDCs in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Nature-based Solutions (NbS) are a powerful approach to mitigate and adapt to climate change and sustain rural, coastal, and urban livelihoods. Research shows that they can provide about one-third of the cost-effective mitigation actions needed by 2030 to keep warming below 2°C. NbS, and especially Ecosystem-based Adaptation (EbA) measures, offer protection against the immediate and long-term damaging impacts of climate change, while providing multiple benefits such as water and food security.
Brief description

The session will start with short presentations of high-level policy ideas and a novel analysis of the NbS approach in the updated NDCs of Latin America and the Caribbean, followed by field experiences from the region. A panel discussion among participants will allow for interactive interventions from the audience. 

To support the effective implementation of Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs), a novel analysis will be presented to categorise climate commitments with an NbS approach in the updated NDCs of the LAC region, complemented by specific examples of NbS actions on the ground, through which the EUROCLIMA+ Programme supports climate action in different economic sectors and in various ecosystems.

The panellists will share their perspectives on the opportunities and challenges of NbS in policies, processes, and action, and discuss with the audience concrete experiences and needs to create the enabling conditions and implement NbS in diverse contexts on the ground. The discussion segment will facilitate an exchange on how to create the right environment at the policy level and how to incorporate local actors/indigenous knowledge in the implementation of NbS that supports positive biodiversity outcomes and other multiple benefits.

Speakers

Name

position

Institution

In-person/virtual

Ricardo Ulate

Costa Rica Delegation Advisor. On behalf of the Minister of Environment and Energy of Costa Rica

Ministry of Environment and Energy of Costa Rica

In-person

Nicolás Galarza Sánchez
Deputy Minister of Environmental Planning of the Territory

Ministry of the Environment and Sustainable Development

In-person

Volker Oel

Deputy Director-General for Latin America and the Caribbean

BMZ

Virtual 

Alejandra Tenorio

Project Coordinator

Pronatura, Mexico

Virtual 

Natalia Gonzalez

Forests & Climate Coordinator

ICCO, Colombia

In-person

Luis Arteaga

Project Coordinator 

ACEAA, Bolivia

Virtual 

Mauricio Luna R.

Regional Advisor

GIZ

Virtual 

Thora Amend 

Consultant/Facilitator

GIZ

Virtual


Agenda for the event

Time Item Participant / Facilitator
14:00 Welcoming words
Carles Puigmarti, EU-INTPA   
14:05  
Scene-setting
Mr. Volker Oel - Deputy Director-General for Latin America and the Caribbean, BMZ  
14:12  
Country experience: Champion incorporation of NbS for climate action in the updated NDC  

Ricardo Ulate, on behalf of the Minister of Environment and Energy of

Costa Rica

14:22 Presentation: The NbS approach in the updated NDCs of LAC Mauricio Luna R. – GIZ Regional Advisor
14:32 Panel discussion

Nicolás Galarza Sánchez, Vice Minister of Environmental Planning of the Territory, Colombia

Alejandra Tenorio, Pronatura, MEX

Natalia Gonzalez, ICCO, COL

Luis Arteaga, ACEAA, BOL

15:02 Q&A 
Thora Amend, Facilitator   
15:10  
Closing remarks  
EF / GIZ representative (TbC)  
15:15  
Event ends   
Michel Schlaifer - EF

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Opening presentation

Mauricio Luna

Team in charge of communication and attention to the press

Maite Cigarán , Communication and Visibility, Forests, Biodiversity and Ecosystems Sector 

EUROCLIMA+ Programme

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