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Support from the European Union, through its EUROCLIMA+ programme, to Chile in its role as Presidency of COP25, to promote climate action in Latin America and the Caribbean.
Tuesday, 2. November 2021, 14:00 - 15:15
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02 November de 2021, 14:00 to 15:15

Organisers and contacts

Francisca Farías Burgos

International Cooperation Officer

Chilean Ministry of Environment

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Objective of the event

  • Highlight the impact of EUROCLIMA+ support in increasing ambition in the region, through the integration of NDC updating/implementation processes and the development of LTCSs.
  • Encourage continuity of work in the region by highlighting the results of implemented projects.
  • Generate a dialogue among participating institutions on how projects are supporting the implementation of NDC commitments and integrating a long-term perspective into climate action.


The European Union (EU) is a key partner in regional cooperation with Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) on environmental sustainability and climate change. In this framework, the EU's EUROCLIMA+ Programme aims to reduce the impact of climate change and its effects in the region, promoting climate change mitigation and adaptation, resilience, and investment. It implements strategic actions for the fulfilment of the Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) in its 18 partner countries. 

Thanks to the support provided by the EU, through EUROCLIMA+, to Chile in its role as COP25 Presidency, to promote climate action in Chile and LAC, a series of activities were carried out from 2019 and during 2021, open to regional participation. These totalled 30 initiatives, including:

  • LAC regional meetings with representatives of Indigenous Peoples, the world of science and sub-national governments.
  • Technical Dialogues on Gender and Transparency.
  • Studies on the co-benefits of the circular economy in LAC, local plans for a just transition during the retirement of coal-fired power plants, and electromobility.
  • The formation of an Advisory Committee for Climate Action in Chile to contribute to the design and implementation of public policies, instruments, and key actions for the goal of achieving carbon neutrality in Chile by 2050.
  • The Green Hydrogen Summit, to boost its role in the global energy transition and in achieving carbon neutrality.
  • Capacity building of the agricultural sector, in the framework of the LAC Platform for Climate Action in Agriculture (PLACA).
  • Promote the informed participation of LAC youth in international climate change negotiations. 

We believe that making the valuable results obtained from this collaboration visible is key, highlighting the contribution of each of the projects developed to promote climate action in Chile and the region. 






Jolita Butkeviciene 

Director for Latin America and the Caribbean 

DG International Cooperation and Development, EC

Prerecorded video

Carolina Schmidt 

Minister of the Environment of Chile and President of COP25

Chilean Ministry of Environment


Alicia Bárcena

Executive Secretary

Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC)


Jacqueline Álvarez

Director and Regional Representative (LAC Office)

United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)


Gonzalo Muñoz

Champion COP25

COP25 Presidency

Prerecorded video

Leonardo Muñoz 

Head of Science and Government Office

Ministry of Science, Technology, Knowledge and Innovation of Chile


Julio Cordano

Chief Negotiator of Chile before the UNFCCC and current Counsellor at the Chilean Mission to the United Nations.

Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Chile


José Luis Samaniego

Head of the Sustainable Development and Human Settlements Division

Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC)


Agenda of the event



Speaker / panellist / facilitator / other



Mariana Castano


Words of welcome 

Carolina Schmidt

Jolita Butkeviciene Video

Joseluis Samaniego

Jacqueline Álvarez

14:22 – Mariana Castano moderator


The future of the Climate Ambition Agenda in LAC: Race to Zero + Race to Resilience Campaigns.

Gonzalo Muñoz  Video

14:34 - Mariana Castano moderator


Strengthening Climate Negotiation Processes: Young Negotiators and Gender and Climate Change Programme

Julio Cordano


Accelerating the Energy Transition: Green Hydrogen, Electromobility, Circular Economy, Just Transition

Joseluis Samaniego

14:46 Link scientific evidence to support climate policy design. Andrés Couve


Closing Video




Team in charge of communication and attention to the press

Amparo Hernández, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Information about the event on EUROCLIMA + social networks


The European Union - through an alliance of commitment and cooperation of the EUROCLIMA+ programme with 18 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean - will be facilitating the presentation of 43 events in total.

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