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Second Webinar Series on Low Emissions Development Strategies (LEDS) Available

The World Bank (WB) and Regional Secretariat of the Low Emissions Development Strategies (LEDS) Global Partnership (LEDS GP) Platform for Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) organized the second series of webinars on critical  topics relating to low emissions development strategies (known as ‘LEDS’) to promote South-South knowledge exchange and capacity building in national LEDS strategies. This Part II series was a continuation of the first set of webinars successfully launched in 2013 in preparation for the Second Regional Workshop held in Lima, Peru in late 2013.

This second webinar series prioritized four focal points that emerged from Lima: Monitoring, Reporting and Verification, LEDS in the Urban Waste sector, National and Subnational LEDS, and Financing LEDS. This second webinar series was an opportunity to address these salient issues in the region as countries pursue low emissions development.

The webinar series initiative was also a strategic opportunity to launch concerted collaborations with the various thematic Working Groups of the LEDS Global Partnership.

About: The webinar series is an opportunity to enhance understanding of concepts, processes, practical know-how, and challenges related to Low Emissions Development Strategies. One of the goals is to augment the capacity of national experts and practitioners who will be involved with LEDS, sustainable development and climate-resilience activities in their countries and foster knowledge and experience sharing among countries in the LAC region by showcasing best practices and sharing relevant LEDS information. This webinar series was an imperative opportunity to continue the momentum and knowledge sharing on the capacity building in the LAC region after the Second LEDS LAC Regional Workshop which took place in Lima, Peru from December 4-6, 2013.

Agenda: The webinar series was conducted in Spanish and organized into four sessions, two in March and two in April. Each webinar featured a regional perspective on the LEDS topic from a member of the LAC LEDS GP and also a member from a collaborating LEDS GP Working Group, followed by a feature on national experiences from a relevant expert in the related field.

This series targeted an audience comprising of regional members from the LEDS GP, including practitioners, government representatives, international and regional expert institutions, and relevant practitioners from the LAC region who are part of the WB global network.

1st Webinar:

“Figures, documents and processes: main challenges for the development of integrated Monitoring, Reporting and Verification (MRV) systems”
Wednesday, March 12, 2014
10:30 am EDT

This first webinar of the series featured a discussion around monitoring, reporting and verification (MRV) as a central component of the implementation and follow up of policies, programs and actions to mitigate climate change. This webinar aimed to present the functions and key components of MRV at different levels, as inputs to articulate opportunities for coordination and integration of different MRV systems.
The speakers reviewed the shared experiences and key messages of the Latin American Regional Workshop on Monitoring, Reporting and Verification (MRV) of NAMAs, held on March 6-8th, in Mexico organized by the PMR and the MRV Partnership. The presentations included case studies on experiences in the development of national MRV systems in Latin American countries.

This webinar was co -organized with the Partnership for Market Readiness (PMR) and the International Partnership on Mitigation and MRV (MRV Partnership).

March 12 webinars: II Webinar Series LEDS LAC PLATFORM Mexican MRV PlatformPrincipales retos para el desarrollo de sistemas integrados de MRV (Spanish) |  Monitoreo, Reporte y Verificacion (MRV) de NAMAs como elemento clave de sistemas nacionales de MRV (Spanish) 

2nd Webinar:

“Mitigation opportunities in urban waste management”
Wednesday, March 26, 2014
10:30 am EDT

This second webinar addressed how Latin America and the Caribbean face a challenge in the management of municipal solid waste and its impacts on economic, environmental and social sustainability of such services. The solid waste management sector offers immediate, cost-effective opportunities to substantially reduce GHG emissions. Strategic and well-planned solid waste management will also generate significant economic and social co-benefits that are a suitable means for reducing GHG emissions.

The webinar aimed to show the contribution of the solid waste sector in advancing towards low emission development strategies, the approaches, innovative technologies, and development impacts of mitigation measures in this sector. Cases of waste sector NAMAs were presented that the Governments of Chile and Colombia are leading as examples of how LEDS can help the effective management of solid waste.

This webinar was developed in collaboration with the LEDS Global Partnership Waste Management Working Group

March 26 webinarsNAMA de Residuos Sólidos (Spanish) |  Oportunidades de mitigación del cambio climático en la gestión de residuos (Spanish) |  Acciones de mitigación apropiadas a nivel nacional (Spanish)

3rd Webinar:

“Best practices in the integration of national and sub-national governments for LEDS implementation”
Wednesday, April 9, 2014
10:30 am EDT

The third webinar examined actions at national and local levels which are key to the implementation of low emission development strategies. Frameworks at national level may provide guidance and public policy for the development of measures to combat climate change, but most of the implementation should be done at the subnational level.

This webinar aimed to share experiences, best practices and mechanisms for leveraging the strengths of national and subnational governments to move towards LEDS more effectively at all levels. The content of this webinar focused on both the vertical collaboration between national and local governments, as well as the exchange of knowledge between subnational LEDS (horizontal collaboration). The results of two studies that describe the initiatives that are taking place in large metropolitan areas in Latin America in terms of adaptation and mitigation to climate change were presented and how they are related to initiatives nationwide. A case study of the Climate Change Node of the Insular Caribbean region of Colombia was also presented.

This webinar has been developed in collaboration with LEDS Global Partnership subnational integration Working Group.

April 9 webinarsLEDS LAC Webinar “Vinculación de gobiernos nacionales y subnacionales en LEDS” (Spanish) |  Nodo Regional de cambio climático Caribe e Insular (Spanish) |  “La integración de estrategias de desarrollo bajo en carbono y resiliente entre gobiernos nacionales y sub-nacionales” (Spanish)

4th Webinar:

“National climate change financial strategies”
Wednesday, April 23, 2014
10:30 am EDT

In this last webinar, E3G presented about National Strategic Approaches for Climate Financing, including the idea of routes and strategies for climate finance as a way to unravel this complex scenario by defining a national vision that interconnects Initiatives in mitigation and adaptation at sectoral and regional levels with short-, medium- and long-term visions to help define a portfolio of programs and projects for funding, and an enabling environment for financing with national and international resources from both public and private players.

This webinar aimed to present the concept of National Strategic Approaches for Climate Finance, principles and diagnostic tools, and share the results presented in the recent publication on the current context in relation to LEDS and climate resilience in Chile, Colombia and Peru.

This webinar was organized in collaboration with E3G and the Working Group on Financing of LEDS Global Partnership.

April 23 webinarsEstrategias Nacionales de Financiamiento Climático (Spanish) |  LEDS GP 2014 – Grupo de Trabajo Finanzas (Spanish) |  Financiamiento climático en Perú (Spanish) 

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