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Accelerating and financing the implementation of local Climate Action Plans in Latin America
Monday, 8. November 2021, 17:30 - 18:45
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Date, time:

8 November 17:30 to 18:45

Organisers and contacts

Elise Abbes, Expert for Latin America, GCoM Americas, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Bianca Cantoni – ICLEI South America – This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Objective of the event

The objective of this session is to discuss different experiences facilitated by the GCoM and ICLEI to contribute to the implementation of the Climate Action Plans of Latin American cities, through diagnostic and financing instruments. The aim is to create a space for exchange to highlight experiences put into practice, and opportunities that may be relevant to materialising the ambitious commitments of Latin American cities in the framework of COP26.

Description

The Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy (GCoM) is the world's largest alliance of cities and municipalities leading the fight against climate change, supported by municipal networks and other key actors.

ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability is a global network of more than 2,500 local and regional governments committed to sustainable urban development. Active in more than 125 countries, it advocates for sustainability policies and drives local action for sustainable urban development.

By joining the GCoM, cities commit to develop Climate Action Plans within a maximum of three years, following the requirements set forth in the GCoM's Common Reporting Framework (CRF), and to track their progress in a transparent manner through reporting platforms. Although more and more cities have action plans in place, the main challenge remains to move to action for their implementation.

Sustainable financing is also part of a new paradigm, whose innovative and more effective instruments are urgently needed to mobilise capital mainly for less developed regions and local contexts.

The session will present tools and methodologies focused on strengthening local climate action plans and facilitating their implementation, resulting from a pilot process carried out in collaboration with the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC). It will also provide answers from the sustainable finance approach on how to unlock their potential, bringing examples of partnerships between financial bodies at regional and international level with cities and networks of local and regional governments.

The event will also build a dialogue based on the results of the previous event "Closing the financing gap for local climate action: solutions for the development of bankable projects and suitable financial vehicles", organised by AFD and GIZ at the EUROCLIMA+ pavilion, in order to generate continuous discourse between the two bodies.

 

Speakers

Name

Position

Institution

In-person/virtual

Stephanie Horel

Programme Officer

European Union

Virtual

Jorge Muñoz Wells 

Mayor

Metropolitan Municipality of Lima, Peru

Virtual

Jordan Harris

Programme Coordinator

GcoM Americas

Virtual

Estefani Rondón Toro

Consultant-Researcher

ECLAC

Virtual

Bruno Lana

Economic Affairs Officer

ECLAC

Virtual

Emperatriz Ordeñana

Head of the Department of Environmental Services

Municipality of San José, Costa Rica

Virtual

Ana Karen Mendivil Valenzuela     

Deputy Director of Climate Change

Secretariat of the Environment, Mexico City

Virtual

Jean François Habeau

Executive Director 

Global Fund for Cities Development, (FMDV)

TBC

Elise Abbes

Latin America expert

GCoM Americas 

Virtual

Giulia Macagno

Head of City Climate Finance Gap Fund

European Investment Bank (EIB)

In-person

Gustavo Montezano

President

National Development Bank of Brazil (BNDES)

In-person

Martha Castillo

Chief Executive

CAF

TBC

Pedro Palacios Ullauri

Mayor

Cuenca, Ecuador

TBC

Isabella de Roldão

Deputy Mayor 

Recife, Brazil

In-person

Camila Merino

Mayor

Vitacura, Chile 

In-person

Braulio Díaz

Regional Manager of Institutional Relations and Advocacy

ICLEI-SAMS

In-person

Diego Aulestia

Head of the Human Settlements Unit of the Sustainable Development and Human Settlements Division of ECLAC

ECLAC

Virtual


Agenda of the event

Time

Topic

Speaker / panellist / facilitator / other

17:30       

Opening Remarks

Welcome: Carles Puigmartí, Unión Europea

Facilitator: Jordan Harris, GCoM Americas

Exhibitor: Stephanie Horel, European Union

Exhibitor: Jorge Muñoz Wells, Mayor of Lima

17:45

PANEL 1: AcelerAcción - Pilot project to prioritise mitigation and adaptation measures to accelerate the implementation of the Climate Action Plans of GCoM signatory cities in Latin America.

Facilitator: Elise Abbes, GCoM Americas

Exhibitor: Estefani Rondón, ECLAC

Panellist:

Bruno Lana, ECLAC
Empress Ordeñana Ayerdis, San José, Costa Rica
MTRA Leticia Gutiérrez Lorandi, Mexico City

18:10

PANEL 2: Crossing perspectives to accelerate the implementation of Local Climate Action Plans in Latin America

Panellist:

  • Auguso Acosa, EIB
  • Carlos de Freitas, FMDV Advisor
  • Júlio Leite, BNDES
  • Renzo Morosi, Environmental Protection Agency, Government of Buenos Aires
  • Pedro Palacios, Mayor of Cuenca
  • Axel Grael, Mayor of Niteroi, Brazil

Conclusions: Paulo Cámara, State of Pernanbuco

18:35

Closing remarks and conclusions

Facilitator: Bianca Cantoni, ICLEI-SAMS

Panellist: Diego Aulestia, Head of the Human Settlements Unit of the Sustainable Development and Human Settlements Division of ECLAC


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