EUROCLIMA+ promotes Peer Exchanges

EUROCLIMA + promotes South-South and North-South cooperation to strengthen Climate Action in Latin America.

Santiago, Chile, June 14, 2019. Promoting and facilitating cooperation and experience exchanges in the implementation of NDCs among Latin American countries and with the European Union is one of the objectives of the "Peer Dialogue to Enhance NDC implementation", promoted by the EUROCLIMA+ Programme under the Climate Governance component, and developed through the strategic alliance between the German Society for International Development Cooperation(GIZ) and the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), with the support of the AVINA Foundation.

In order to advance the fulfilment of this objective, on December 21, 2018, the initiative began the process known as "peer exchanges", in which organisations and entities from the 18 Latin American countries partnering with the EUROCLIMA+ programme can participate. The main focus is on capacity building for NDC implementation.

In the framework of this process, 11 (eleven) proposals for exchanges from 7 (seven) different countries were selected. Next, details of the selected exchanges are presented:

Beneficiary country

Proposing Entity

Brief description of
the exchange

Participating country and/or origin of the ‘offer’

El Salvador

Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources

Diagnosis and support for implementing the Enhanced Transparency Framework of the Paris Agreement

Spain

Paraguay

Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development / National Directorate of Climate Change of the

Advice for the modelling of the mitigation scenarios

Colombia

Chile

Ministry of the Environment / Office of Climate Change

Exchange of experience and knowledge of technical and political scope, for effective implementation of the AdP. In particular for the design and implementation of NDCs that are fair and ambitious, in the context of the long-term objectives of the AdP and the recommendations of science.

Spain

Argentina

National Directorate of Climate Change – Secretariat of the Environment and Sustainable Development

Regional Training Workshop on Climate Legislation

Chile

Ecuador

Secretariat of Water

Dialogue of policies and joint learning processes, through workshops focused on water management and planning with a future climate vision

Chile

Venezuela

Ministry of Popular Power for Eco-socialism

Capacity Building for the NDC, with the objective of strengthening the country’s capacities in terms of means of implementation to meet the goals established by Venezuela

Cuba

Bolivia

Plurinational Authority of Mother Earth

Generate an incremental dialogue process among peers that beings strengthening the national processes developed by Bolivia and Peru, that promotes exchanges between the two and that projects a regional incidence articulated with the regional process carried out by the Fund for the Development of the Indigenous Peoples of Latin America and the Caribbean (FILAC)

Peru

Chile

NGO Adapt-Chile

Exchange between Chile and Argentina, regarding the contributions of the local action of sub-national governments to NDC  implementation

Argentina

Ecuador

Ministry of Energy and Non-renewable Natural Resources

Training on the use of the computer tool “Long-term Energy Planning System – LEAP” and its application for the planning and analysis of NDC-type policies

Argentina

Bolivia

Plurinational Authority of Mother Earth

Explore and make operational criteria for Climate Justice from the Bolivian perspective through the development of instruments for the report of the first NDC and the construction of guidelines for the second

Spain

Paraguay

Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development (MADES)

International Congress on Environmental Services as a means of implementation for NDCs

To be defined

The exchange process began its implementation during the month of May 2019 and will last until the end of next July. If you want to know more details about this process, you can contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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