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Launch of Climate Practitioner Network in Latin America

Low-emissions development strategies and climate mitigation action are the core strategies of the new network that will bring together national expert teams from six initial countries: Argentina, Colombia, Costa Rica, Chile, Panama, Peru.

Through South-South knowledge exchanges, the network will help climate practitioners to better understand  concepts, opportunities and challenges related to Low-Emissions Development strategies (LEDs), Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMAs) and related climate finance.

The Mitigation Action Implementation Network (MAIN) will foster knowledge and experience sharing amongst countries, showcase  best practice and ultimately, enhance the capacity of national experts that are or will be involved with low-carbon development planning and/or NAMA design in their countries.

The World Bank Institute (WBI) partners for the MAIN initiative with the Center for Clean Air Policy (CCAP) and the Costa Rica-based INCAE Business School. The MAIN initiative is supported by the International Climate Initiative (ICI) of the German Ministry of the Environment and WBI's CF-Assist program.

The kick-off event will be a regional seminar at the INCAE’s campus in Alajuela, Costa Rica on March 21-24, 2011, with policy-makers & expert teams from the six countries.