The year 2020 is of great importance for climate action because, consistent with the Paris Agreement, it is up to the parties to update their Nationally Determined

Contributions (NDC), a process that involves reviewing each country's climate targets.

July 6, 2020. La Paz, Bolivia. The year 2020 is of great importance for climate action, since, consistent with the Paris Agreement, it is up to the parties to update their Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC), a process that involves reviewing each country's climate targets, and designing and projecting new measures, in order to advance global objectives and comply with the call of science to keep the global temperature below 2°C and continue efforts to increase ambition towards the 1.5°C target by 2050.

In this context, Bolivia’s Ministry of Development Planning (MPD), the Ministry of Environment and Water (MMAyA), and the Plurinational Authority of Mother Earth (MPMT), with support from the German Society for International Cooperation (GIZ), and the European Union (EU) through the EUROCLIMA+ Programme, carried out a series of webinars to present an analysis of the current status and progress made in implementing the country's climate goals, and to propose, based on a series of recommendations, guidelines for updating Bolivia's commitments and greater climate ambition, making visible the need for greater participation by the private sector, academia and civil society.

The virtual meetings led by the Bolivian authorities were attended by experts from the European Union and the EUROCLIMA+ programme, GIZ, IDB, GCF and other countries in the region, who shared the experience and knowledge developed through inter-institutional collaboration and the various international cooperation mechanisms that have contributed to the advancement and development of Latin American climate action.

From these exchange sessions, a series of publications were generated that aim to contribute to the discussion and NDC updating process in Bolivia. These documents and videos are available at the following links:

   

 

About EUROCLIMA+  

EUROCLIMA+ is a programme financed by the European Union to promote environmentally sustainable and climate-resilient development in 18 Latin American countries, particularly for the benefit of the most vulnerable populations. The Programme is implemented under the synergistic work of seven agencies: the Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation (AECID), the French Development Agency (AFD), Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), the German Society for International Cooperation (GIZ), Expertise France (EF), the International and Ibero-American Foundation for Administration and Public Policy (FIIAPP), and UN Environment.