43 events selected for the EUROCLIMA+ / COP26 Pavilion

The 26th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change will be held from 1 to 12 November in Glasgow, Scotland.

5 October 2021. Brussels, Belgium. For the second time EUROCLIMA+, the European Union's flagship programme on climate change, will have a more proactive participation during COP26 as the Programme Pavilion has been confirmed within the blue zone, where representatives of organisations, agencies and countries will meet to carry out exchanges, share experiences and hold multilateral meetings.

In this context, the European Union - through an alliance of commitment and cooperation of the EUROCLIMA+ programme with 18 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean - will be facilitating the presentation of 43 events in total.

"With EUROCLIMA+ we aim to generate enabling conditions and drive processes for sustainable transformation through the implementation and updating of the NDCs, which is why we are convinced that by facilitating spaces for conversation, analysis and reflection - such as the one we will have during COP26 - we are also contributing to this objective we have", says Felice Zaccheo, Head of Unit of the European Union's Directorate-General for International Partnerships.

A total of 150 proposals were received from different organisations, agencies and partner countries to participate with events within the EUROCLIMA+ Pavilion. All were systematised and reviewed by a technical team within the Programme, which analysed and contacted those responsible for each one. After a detailed review process, and taking into account the priorities of the region and the objectives of the Programme, 43 proposals were selected.

It should be noted that several of the events finally admitted were the result of the merger of various proposals received. In this way, an attempt was made to integrate most of the requests received from the entire Latin American and Caribbean region.

In line with the diversity that characterises Latin America and the Caribbean, the activities that will take place in the EUROCLIMA+ Pavilion will address some of the most relevant challenges for the region and will have the perspective of different strategic sectors for climate action.

As was achieved at the previous COP, this year the EUROCLIMA+ Pavilion is expected to become the "House of Latin America and the Caribbean" and to be the meeting place for representatives of national governments, local authorities, cooperation agencies, academia and non-governmental organisations.

More details of the agenda will be available in the next few days on the website that has been developed for this pavilion: https://cop26.euroclimaplus.org/

Events in hybrid form (face-to-face and virtual)

    1. Social inclusion in water and risk management. EUROCLIMA+/Citizen participation. French Development Agency (AFD) and the Spanish Agency for International Cooperation (AECID) // Centro Alexander von Humboldt (Nicaragua), Asociación para la Educación y el Desarrollo (Guatemala), Asociacion Unidad Ecologica Salvdoreña (El Salvador), Centro de Desarrollo Humano (Honduras).
    2. Financing for a climate-resilient transformation of the agricultural sector in Latin America. EUROCLIMA+/Expertise France // Centro Agronómico Tropical de Investigación y Enseñanza (CATIE), Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ).
    3. Climate information viewers for climate change adaptation. EUROCLIMA+/International and Ibero-America Foundation for Administration and Public Policy (FIIAPP), State Meteorological Agency of Spain, AECID, Higher Council for Scientific Research of the Spanish Climate Change Office, Regional Committee for Hydraulic Resources of the Central American Integration System.
    4. Long-term climate strategies: Experiences and perspectives in Latin America. EUROCLIMA+/FIIAPP, Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), the German Society for International Cooperation (GIZ), and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).
    5. Energy efficiency in LAC for climate change adaptation and mitigation in the framework of the Paris Agreement. EUROCLIMA+/AECID and AFD.
    6. Scaling up nature-based solutions in public policies of Latin America and the Caribbean. EUROCLIMA+/GIZ, Expertise France, Pronatura (Mexico), ICCO (Netherlands), Bolivian Association for the investigation and conservation of Andean-Amazon ecosystems, and FIIAPP.
    7. Accelerating private sector climate ambition in Latin America: opportunities and challenges of sectoral decarbonisation roadmaps. EUROCLIMA+/Community of Practice on Public-Private Articulation for Climate Action (joint initiative of EUROCLIMA+ through GIZ, the LEDS LAC Platform and CLACDS of the INCAE Business School), FIIAPP, Climate Change Directorate of the Ministry of Environment and Energy of Costa Rica, NDC Action (UNEP-DTU Partnership), Climate Action (GIZ Costa Rica), Business Alliance for Development, Ministry of Economy of Brazil (tbc), WRI Brazil (tbc), CNI Brazil (tbc).
    8. Principle of inclusivity and indigenous peoples. EUROCLIMA+/FIIAPP, AECID, ECLAC, Ministry of Environment, Peru.
    9. Closing the climate finance gap in the territory: solutions for the development of bankable projects and compatible financial instruments. EUROCLIMA+/AFD, GIZ, Development Bank of Minas Gerais (Brazil).
    10. Empowering for Climate Action: visions and lessons learned. EUROCLIMA+/FIIAPP, Ministries of Environment of Chile, Uruguay, Argentina, Costa Rica, and Colombia, United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), ECLAC, UNEP.
    11. Climate action in the transport and urban mobility sector. EUROCLIMA+/GIZ, Sustentar - LEDS LAC, move2change // EUROCLIMA+ programme, Movilidad Urbana (GIZ, UNEP).
    12. The global route to green hydrogen competitiveness. Delegation of the European Union to Chile and the following Chilean entities: Ministry of Energy, Ministry of Environment, Corporation for Production Development, Chile PRO, Chilean Hydrogen Association, and GIZ in Chile.
    13. Support from the European Union, through the EUROCLIMA+ programme, to Chile in its role as COP25 Presidency to promote climate action in Chile, Latin America, and the Caribbean. COP25 Presidency, Delegation of the European Union in Chile, EUROCLIMA+, ECLAC, UNEP and the following Chilean entities: Ministry of Environment, Ministry of Science, Technology, Knowledge and Innovation; Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
    14. Climate ambition: new national commitments in LAC. ECLAC, GIZ-Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)-United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).
    15. Carbon pricing instruments, applications in LAC and their importance for economic and low-carbon recovery. EUROCLIMA+/ECLAC, Network of National Public Investment Systems in Latin America and the Caribbean, Carbon Pricing Platform in the Americas.
    16. The Three Gaps Model: the big push for sustainability. ECLAC, Conservation International (tbc); Getulio Vargas Foundation (tbc).
    17. The financing we need for the future we want: a discussion with financial actors leading the transformation towards a sustainable and climate-neutral economy in the LAC region. UNEP, European Commission, Ministry of Environment and Energy of Costa Rica (President of the Forum of Ministers of Environment of Latin America and the Caribbean), Ministry of Environment of Chile, (COP25 Presidency) and Ministry of Environment of Panama.
    18. The role of youth for ambitious climate action. Youth UNESCO Climate Action Network (YoU-CAN), EUROCLIMA+, European Commission.
    19. CONSERV: mobilising funding to promote conservation and agricultural production on Amazonian farms. Instituto de Pesquisa Ambiental da Amazonia (Amazon Environmental Research Institute IPAM), Woodwell Climate Research Centre, Environmental Defence Fund.
    20. Five Great Forests of Mesoamerica: A Regional Initiative for Climate, Biodiversity and People. Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS).
    21. Successful cases of vertical integration between local and national levels during adaptation planning processes in LATAM and the Caribbean. Ministry of Environment and Energy of Costa Rica, United Nations Environment Programme - Latin America, International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD).
    22. Leading Latin American parliaments: announcement of the Parliamentary Observatory for Just Transition. Environmental Commission of the Federal Senate of Brazil, Environmental Commissions of parliaments: Senate of the Nation of Argentina, Senate of the Republic of Chile, Legislative Assembly of the Republic of Costa Rica, European Parliament, Senate of Spain, Bundestag of Germany, and ECLAC.
    23. Legislative power and climate change: how do we bring a just transition to parliaments? Alexander von Humboldt Stiftung, Instituto Clima e Sociedade (Climate and Society Institute-iCS).
    24. Research and education networks in the service of Climate Action: impacts of academic digital infrastructure on climate policy. Latin American Cooperation of Advanced Networks, GEANT (pan-European network interconnecting European national research and education networks (NRENs).
    25. Healthy NDC. Global Climate and Health Alliance, Member organisations of the Latin American Climate and Health Network.
    26. The role of green finance in meeting the targets of the Paris Agreement and the Sustainable Development Goals. Chilean Ministry of Energy.
    27. Experiences in Latin America in the framework of the LCBA programme to accelerate the transition to neutrality. Low Carbon and Circular Economy Business Action (LCBA) in Argentina, Brazil, Chile and Colombia.
    28. Ecosystem protection with a focus on gender and vulnerable communities. Derecho, Ambiente y Recursos Naturales (Law, Environment and Natural Resources - DAR-Peru), Federación Nativa del Río Madre de Dios y Afluentes (Native Federation of the Madre de Dios River and Affluents - FENAMAD-Peru), Organización Nacional de los Pueblos Indígenas de la Amazonía Colombiana (National Organisation of the Indigenous Peoples of the Colombian Amazon - OPIAC-Colombia), Colombia - Fundación para la Conservación y Desarrollo Sostenible (Foundation for Conservation and Sustainable Development -FCDS), Brazil - GT Infra - Infraestructura y Justicia Socioambiental // Fundación Plurales, Fondo de Mujeres del Sur; GAGGA; Colectivo Casa; Plataforma Feminista por la Tierra // Grupo Biosfera - Think Tank on Sustainable Futures Research, Centro Bartolomé de Las Casas (CBC Cusco), Estudio Javier Valle Riestra & Munar, Abogados; Universidad Antonio Nariño - UAN (Bogotá, Colombia), IPCC, IUCN Academy of Environmental Law, Andean Parliament, Terre des Hommes Deutschland - tdh A / Regional Office for Latin America - ORLA, others.
    29. Building Resilience in Central America. Central American Commission for Environment and Development (CCAD), Coordination Centre for Disaster Prevention in Central America and the Dominican Republic (CEPREDENAC) and Regional Water Resources Committee (CRRH).
    30. Climate finance and agricultural policies. Honduran Coffee Institute, Tropical Research Centre, National Coffee Council (CONACAFE), Hanns Neumann Foundation (HRNS), Presidential Climate Change Office (CLIMA+) // Netherlands Development Cooperation Service (SNV), Presidential Climate Change Office Honduras // ICCO COOPERATION in Latin America, FairClimate Fund // Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources of Guatemala and other institutions of the state of Guatemala.
    31. Climate actions in the Caribbean and South America. Ministry of Science, Technology and Environment of Cuba, Institute of Geophysics and Astronomy // National Directorate of Climate Change/ Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development - Paraguay and EUROCLIMA+.
    32. Implementation of Action Plans and climate finance at the local level. Regional Secretariat for Latin America of the Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy (GCoM), European Union, ECLAC, European Investment Bank, Metropolitan Municipality of Lima (Peru), Municipality of San José (Costa Rica), Municipality of Mexico City (Mexico), Municipality of Cuenca (Ecuador) // ICLEI South America and GCoM, Subnational Development Bank Alliance for Latin America, Global Fund for Cities Development (tbc) and Development Bank of Minas Gerais.
    33. Local government networks and climate change. Climate Group- Under2 Coalition, Government of Queretaro and Sao Paulo // National Association of Municipal Environment Agencies - Anamma Brazil, Institute MarBrasil // Argentine Network of Municipalities against Climate Change (RAMCC) and national and international strategic partners: Argentinean local governments, ADENE, Agency for Energy Portugal.
    34. Financial incentives to boost nature-based solutions in LAC. Tropical Agricultural Research and Higher Education Centre (CATIE) and World Resources Institute.
    35. MoveToZero: Latin America and the Caribbean, the best untold story in electric mobility. EUROCLIMA+/UNEP, Ministry of Transport of Argentina, Mayor's Office of Bogotá Colombia, Ministry of Environment and Energy of Costa Rica.
    36. Governors for Climate: Brazilian states leading the NDC implementation. Centro Brasil no Clima (CBC), Instituto Clima e Sociedade (iCS), Strategic Partnerships for the Implementation of the Paris Agreement (SPIPA).

Virtual Events

The following events will only be held virtually:

    1. The role of international urban and regional cooperation in the creation of climate policies aimed at reducing emissions, adapting to climate change and/or protecting natural habitats (case studies of Barranquilla (CO), Belo Horizonte (BS), Hermosillo (MX)). International Urban and Regional Cooperation Programme - Latin America Region.
    2. Community based Climate Action Labs. ClimateLabs - Erasmus+ Project, University of Caldas, Ashoka Foundation, 2811 Social Change Platform, Lorraine University, University of Valencia.
    3. The role of regional territorial planning towards the definition of instruments to promote resilience against climate change: Manabí, Ecuador experience. The Government of the Manabí Province, United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat)
    4. Challenges and contributions of indigenous peoples in Latin America in confronting climate change. International Secretariat for Water, Guarani Mariscal Community, Mcal. Estigarribia, Boqueron de Paraguay (Boqueron, Paraguay); Indigenous Ethnic Zenú Community of Nuevo Caribia of the municipality of Necoclí, Antioquia - Colombia; Delegate Municipality of Millpo, Ayacucho, Peru; Indigenous Community of Minas Gerais, Brazil; Indigenous Community of Quintana Roo, Mexican Indigenous Network (Mexico Indigenous Network).
    5. Transforming food systems to be more than carbon neutral. Ibero-American Observatory "La Rábida" on Climate Change and Sustainable Development, Ibero-American General Secretariat (SEGIB), Costa Rica Regenerativa, SARAS Institute, Universidad Americana (UAM), FIClima.
    6. Contributions to the Carbon Neutrality of Argentina's AFOLU sector. Strategic Partnership for the Implementation of the Paris Agreement (SPIPA).
    7. Biodiversity mainstreaming as a tool in addressing climate change. German Cooperation for Sustainable Development in Mexico GIZ IKI IBA, Directorate General for Policy, Prospecting and Climate Change SADER Mexico.

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The implementation of EUROCLIMA+, funded by the European Union, and co-financed by the German federal government through the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), the governments of France and Spain through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, European Union and Cooperation, is carried out according to the "Spirit of Team Europe" under the synergistic work of seven agencies: the Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation (AECID), the French Development Agency (AFD), the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), the German Society for International Cooperation (GIZ), Expertise France (EF), the International and Ibero-America Foundation for Administration and Public Policy (FIIAPP), and the UN Environment Programme.

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