Salvador de Bahia, Brazil, August 20, 2019. With the objective of strengthening the transparency of climate action in Latin America and the Caribbean, and in line with the Enhanced Transparency Framework of the Paris Agreement, the workshop “Opportunities for South-South peer exchange on priority issues” was held in Salvador de Bahia.
The event took place within the framework of the Climate Week of Latin America and the Caribbean. It was organised by the UN Environment Transparency Center and the UNEP DTU Partnership in coordination with the Climate Action Transparency Initiative (ICAT). The meeting was attended by eight countries in the region including Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Mexico, Panama and the Dominican Republic.
The workshop generated the first approaches to South-South cooperation and developed a common agenda. It also allowed the drafting of a road map for the region so that the countries can implement the Enhanced Transparency Framework of the Paris Agreement.
The workshop’s methodology facilitated the exchange of experiences and lessons learned from other CBIT projects. Thus, it allowed countries to address and share these based on the priority areas in which countries identified opportunities for cooperation. Those priorities are:
- Development of Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) indicators.
- Development of Long-Term Strategies to achieve zero economies net greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.
- Development of national systems for training in transparency issues.
The countries of Latin America and the Caribbean are precursors in the development of transparency systems. Peru, Chile, Costa Rica and Argentina are some of the countries in the region that have advanced in the implementation of the Enhanced Transparency Framework through the technical support of the Transparency Center, ICAT and the Capacity Building Initiatives for Transparency (CBIT).
Three countries are in the process of starting their implementation, and three others are in the formulation stage of their CBIT projects. All of the projects face the same challenges in monitoring, reporting and verifying their climate actions. Hence, the South-South cooperation is an essential opportunity to facilitate the process in the countries by communicating the experiences and lessons learned.
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Communication Unit for Latin America and the Caribbean, UN Environment: email@example.com +507 305-3182.