COP 25

2 to 13, Dec, Madrid, Spain

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Local Action for Paris Accords Implementation: the Vision of Local Governments in Latin America
Monday 09 December 2019, 10:45am - 12:15pm

Organiser(s)

Ministry of Environment of Chile, European Union Delegation in Chile, ECLAC, ICLEI, C40, FLACMA, Mercociudades, CC35, Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy, Presidency COP25

 

Contact person

Jordan Harris

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Person(s) in charge of dissemination

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Objective

To highlight the vision of local governments in Latin America, highlighting the commitments and proposals for climate action put forth by the authorities and local governments networks in the region, projecting the challenges and priorities for the implementation of the Paris Agreement in Latin America during 2020 and beyond.

 

Presentation

The proposals of the Regional Agenda of Sub-National Governments of Latin America, developed with inputs from a series of events held throughout 2019, including the FLACMA Congress in Santiago de Chile, Latin American Climate Change Week in Salvador de Bahia, the Steering Committee meeting of the Covenant of Mayors in Cartagena, and the Pre-COP25 developed in Costa Rica, will be announced. A dialogue will be generated among the participants on contingent issues in the region in the context of the main challenges, commitments and priorities of local governments in Latin America: financing for local action, ambition and local commitments, NDC implementation at the local level, and capacity building for local climate management, among other issues.

 

Words of welcome 

  • Stephanie Horel, European Commission

 

Moderator:

Bernie Valerio, Mayor of San Rafael, Representative of FLACMA

 

Presentation on the Agenda for Action of the Local Governments of Latin America for the climate crisis:

Karen Porras, National Union of Local Governments of Costa Rica/FLACMA

Rodrigo Arias, Chilean Association of Municipalities/FLACMA 

 

Panel of Mayors:

  • Jorge Muñoz Wells, Metropolitan Township of Lima, Representative for Latin America for the Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy (GCoM/C40/CC35/ICLEI); 
  • Gerardo Julio de Mello Filho, Mayor of Recife, President of the ICLEI Executive Committee of South America (ICLEI/FNP);
  • Catalina Coghi, Mayor of Oreamuno, Costa Rica, Host Country for Pre-COP25 (ICLEI/UNGL)
  • Lisa Morris-Julian, Mayor of Arima, Trinidad and Tobago, Central America (GCoM)
  • Gonzalo Durán, Mayor of Independencia, Chile (GCoM) 
  • Renán Barrera Concha, Mayor of Mérida, Mexico (ICLEI)

 

Final reflections:

Joseluis Samaniego (Director Sustainable Development and Human Settlements Division, ECLAC)

 

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Agenda

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Time

Topic

Speaker / panellist / facilitator / other

10:45

Words of welcome

Stephanie Horel, EU (TBC)

10:55

The moderator will open the session and call the panellist Mayors to the table

Bernie Valerio (Mayor of San Rafael, Costa Rica)

11:00

Presentation Agenda for Regional Action of Sub-National Governments of Latin America

Karen Porras (UNGL) 

Rodrigo Arias (ACHM) 

11:10

The moderator will make the first round of individual questions to the Mayors about how the experiences in their cities can inspire other cities of the region on key issues (5 minutes per Mayor)

Bernie Valerio (San Rafael township, Costa Rica) - Moderator

 

Panellists:

Jorge Muñoz Wells, Metropolitan Township of Lima, Peru

Gerardo Julio de Mello Filho, Mayor of Recife, Brazil

Catalina Coghi, Mayor of Oreamuno, Costa Rica

Lisa Morris-Julian, Mayor of Arima, Trinidad and Tobago

Gonzalo Durán, Mayor of Independencia, Chile 

Renán Barrera Concha, Mayor of Mérida, Mexico

Nesry (Tito) Asfura, Mayor of Tegucigalpa, Honduras 

11:45

The moderator will invite the panellists to a brief final general reflection: What would make you proudest to announce that we have achieved together on behalf of the cities by the time we reach COP26 (2020)? And COP31(2025)? (3 minutes per Mayor)

Idem. 

12:05

Final reflections and Closure –Regional Agenda in 2020

Joseluis Samaniego (Director Sustainable Development and Human Settlements Division, ECLAC.) 

 

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