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National Focal Points for Action for Climate Empowerment - ACE

ACE Focal Points

The pdf-icon Doha work programme on Action for Climate Empowerment invites Parties to designate and provide support, including technical and financial support, and access to information and materials to a national focal point for ACE activities and assign specific responsibilities (15/CP.18, Annex, paragraph 22 (a)), which could include:

• The identification of areas for possible international cooperation and opportunities for strengthening synergies with other conventions; and
• The coordination of the preparation of the ACE chapter in the national communications, ensuring that relevant contact information, including web site addresses, is provided therein.

Procedure to nominate a National Focal Point for Action for Climate Empowerment 

The respective UNFCCC National Focal Point is requested to send a signed letter to the secretariat : with copy to: indicating

• Name
• Title
• Institution
• Contact details (telephone, e-mail, fax, and web address) 

of the nominee. Once the communication is received, the newly nominated National Focal Point for Action for Climate Empowerment will be added to the list below.

List of National Focal Points for Action for Climate Empowerment - ACE


Country Name and Ministry
AFGHANISTAN Rohullah AMIN - National Environmental protection Agency of Afghanistan
ALBANIA Jonila HAXHILLARI - Ministry of Environment, Forestry and Water Administration
ALGERIA Rafik HIAHEMZIZOU - Ministry of Foreign Affairs
ANDORRA Carles Miquel GARCIA - Andorra Government
ANGOLA Lucas Marcolino MIRANDA - Ministry of Urbanism and Environment
ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA Diann BLACK-LAYNE - Ministry of Health and the Environment
ARGENTINA Maria del Valle PERALTA - Secretariat of Environment and Sustainable Development
AUSTRALIA Anna MALLARD - Australian Government, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
BELGIUM Elisabeth ELLEGAARD - Federal Public Service for Public Health, Food Chain Safety and Environment - Climate Change Service
BELIZE Ann GORDON - National Meteorological Service
BENIN Médard Comlan OUINAKONHAN - Ministry of Climate Change Management, Reforestation and Protection of Natural and Forest Resources
BHUTAN Tshering TASHI - National Environment Commission Secretariat
BOLIVIA (Plurinational State of) Cynthia Silva MATURANA - Viceministry of Environment, Biodiversity, Climate Change, and Forest Management
BOTSWANA Chandapiwa P. SEBEELA - Department of Meteorological Services
BRAZIL Mario Henrique MENDES - Ministry of the Environment
BULGARIA Maria YAKIMOVA - Ministry of Environment and Water
BURKINA FASO Monsieur Baro ROGER - Ministry of Environment, Green Economy and Climate Change
CAMBODIA Thy SUM - Ministry of Environment
CANADA Laurence AHOUSSOU - Environment and Climate Change Canada
CHAD Minde NGAKOUGNON - Ministry of Urban and Rural Hydraulics
CHILE Maritza JADRIJEVIC - Ministry of the Environment
COLOMBIA Jairo Neftalí CÁDENAS SAAVEDRA - Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development
COMOROS Mohamed MINDHIRI - Ministry of Agriculture
CONGO Paulette EBINA TARAGANZO - Ministry of Sustainable Development, Forest Economy and Environment
COOK ISLANDS Cook Islands National Environment Service
COSTA RICA Gladys JIMÉNEZ VALVERDE - Ministry of Environment and Energy
CÔTE D'IVOIRE Tiangoua KONE - Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development
CROATIA Sinisa OZIMEC - Ministry of Environmental Protection, Physical Planning and Construction
CUBA Argelia FERNÁNDEZ MÁRQUEZ - Ministry of Science, Technology and Environment
DENMARK Erik RASMUSSEN - Danish Ministry of Energy, Utilities and Climate
DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO Mubilayi KABEYA - Ministry of Sustainable Development, Forest Economy and Environment
DOMINICA Collin GUISTE - Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and the Environment
Lloyd PASCAL - Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and the Environment
DOMINICAN REPUBLIC Ernesto REYNA ALCANTARA - National Council for Climate Change and Clean Development Mechanism
Victor VINAS NICOLAS - National Council for Climate Change and Clean Development Mechanism
EGYPT Lydia Mohamed Kamel ELEWA - Egyptian Environmental Affairs Agency
EL SALVADOR Thirza Verenice RUBALLO RAMOS - Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources
ETHIOPIA Belete Geda TORBI - Environmental Protection Authority
EUROPEAN UNION Laura MAANAVILJA - European Commission
FINLAND Jukka TULIVUORI  - Finnish National Agency for Education
FRANCE Arthur SARAIVA-FERREIRA - Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Development
GABON Georges BAYONNE MBOUMBA - Ministry of Economy, Employment and Sustainable Development
GAMBIA Aji Binta KINTA - Ministry of Forestry and the Environment
GEORGIA Mariam DARCHIASHVILR - Ministry of Environment Protection
GERMANY Division for Environmental Education - Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety
GHANA Emmanuel TACHIE-OBENG - Environmental Protection Agency
GUINEA Mohamed Lamine DOUMBOUYA - National Direction for Environment
GUINEA-BISSAU Seco CASSAMÁ - National Director for Environment
HAITI Raoul VITAL - Ministry of Environment
HONDURAS Rosibel MARTINEZ ARRIAGA - Secretary of Energy, Natural Resources, Environment and Mining
HUNGARY Emese NYITRAI - International and European Climate Policy Unit, Department for Climate Policy, Ministry of National Development
INDONESIA Nur MASRIPATIN - Ministry of the Environment and Forestry
IRAN (ISLAMIC REPUBLIC OF) Seyyed AMIR FATEH VAHDATI - Department of Environment
Mohamad SOLTANIEH - Department of Environment
IRELAND Conor Ó RAGHALLAIGH - Department of the Environment, Heritage and Local Government
ITALY Federica ROLLE - Ministry for the Environment, Land and Sea
Roberta IANNA - Ministry for the Environment, Land and Sea
JORDAN Wafa' DA'BIS - Ministry of Environment
KAZAKHSTAN Gulmira SERGAZINA - Ministry of Energy of the Republic of Kazakhstan
KENYA Charles SUNKULI - Ministry of Environment & Natural Resources
Charles MUTAI - Ministry of Environment & Natural Resources
KIRIBATI Manikaoti TIMEON - Ministry of Environment, Land and Agricultural Development
LATVIA Sofija GRῙNVALDE - Ministry of Environmental Protection and Regional Development
LESOTHO Motebang LEBUSA - Lesotho Meteorological Services
LIBERIA Samuel K. BOAKAI - Environmental Protection Agency
LIBYA Nuri M. R. ALMEZUGHI - Environment General Authority
MADAGASCAR Lantonirina RATOVONJANAHARY - Ministry of Environment and Forest
MALI Ibrahima Abdoulaye MAIGA - Agency of Environment and Sustainable Development
MAURITIUS Dominique Sin Lan Ng Yun WING - Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development
Doolaree BOODHUN- Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development
MEXICO National Institute of Ecology
MONTENEGRO Jelena KRIVOKAPIC - Ministry of Sustainable Development and Tourism
MOROCCO Mustapha BENDEHBI - Secretariat of State for the Environment
MOZAMBIQUE Ivete Joaquim MAIBAZE - Ministry for the Coordination of Environmental Affairs
MYANMAR Thura AUNG - Radanar Ayar Association
THE NETHERLANDS Marcel BEUKEBOOM - Netherlands Enterprise Agency
NIGER Moussa GOUSMANE - National Council of Environment and Sustainable Development
NIGERIA Nyazi Henrietta ALHASSAN - Federal Ministry of Environment
NORWAY Alice GAUSTAD - Norwegian Environment Agency
OMAN Mohamed bin Rashid AL-SINIDI - Ministry of Environment and Climate Affairs
PALESTINE Nedal KATBEH-BADER - Environment Quality Authority
PANAMA Silvano VERGARA - National Environmental Authority
PERU Claudia Elena FIGALLO DE GHERSI - Ministry of Environment
PHILIPPINES Albert ALTAREJOS MAGALANG - Department of Environment and Natural Resources
ROMANIA Climate Action Network Romania
RUSSIAN FEDERATION Valery MIKHEYEV - Russian State Hydrometeorological University
RWANDA Rachael TUSHABE - Rwanda Environment Management Authority
SAINT LUCIA Crispin D'AUVERGNE - Ministry of Physical Development, Environment and Housing
SEYCHELLES Jeanette LARUE - Ministry of Environment and Energy
SIERRA LEONE Alpha BOCKARI - Meteorological Department
SLOVENIA Darja PICIGA - Government Office of Climate Change
SOMALIA Hassan Haji IBRAHIM - Ministry of Fisheries, Marine Resources and Environment
SPAIN Francisco HERAS HERNÁNDEZ - Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Environment  
Isabel GARROTE GONZÁLEZ - Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Environment  
SRI LANKA Jayalath Ranasinghe Wimalasena DISSANAYAKE - Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources
SUDAN Zeinab SALIH MOHAMMED - Ministry of Environment, Natural Resources and Physical Development
SURINAME Theresa CASTILLION-ELDER - Office of the President of the Republic of Suriname
SWAZILAND Hlobsile SIKHOSANA - Ministry of Tourism and Environmental Affairs
SWEDEN Malin MODH - Swedish Environmental Protection Agency
SWITZERLAND Anna WÄLTY - Federal Office for the Environment
TAJIKSTAN Ilhomjon RAJABOV - Climate Change Centre
THAILAND Preeyaporn PROMPITAK - Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment
Worawan NAKBANPOT - Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment
TURKEY Turkey Country Office of Regional Environmental Center for Central & Eastern Europe (REC Turkey)
UGANDA Joseph EPITU - Ministry of Water and Environment
UKRAINE Roman KHARYTONOV - State Environmental Investment Agency
UNITED KINGDOM OF GREAT BRITAIN AND NORTHERN IRELAND Kevin HUNT - Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy
Kate CHALMERS-DEACON - Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy
URUGUAY Gabriela PIGNATARO - Ministry of Housing, Land Planning and Environment
UZBEKISTAN Tatyana OSOSKOVA - National Hydrometeorological  Service
VANUATU Jesse BENJAMIN - National Advisory Board on Climate Change and Disaster Risk Reduction
VENEZUELA (Bolivarian Republic of) Isabel Teresa DI CARLO QUERO - Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Azucena MARTÍNEZ - Ministry of Foreign Affairs
ZIMBABWE Elisha N. MOYO - Ministry of Environment, Water and Climate

List of Organisational Focal Points for Action for Climate Empowerment - ACE

Organisation Name
Regional Environmental Center Mr. Eduardas Kazakevicius

Action for Climate Empowerment Guidelines

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Webinars for ACE National Focal Points

The capacity-building of ACE National Focal Points, as well as the sharing of good practices is fundamental in fostering and underpinning their work and effectiveness in accelerating meaningful climate action within their countries. Three webinars were hosted by the secretariat for Europe, Latin America, and Asia. A main point of discussion was the enhancement and promotion of the ACE Guidelines. More>>

Workshop to Support the Intermediate Review of the Doha Work Programme on ACE

27 May 2016, Bonn, Germany

Participants of the workshop shared good practices, lessons learned and experiences in implementing the Doha work programme on Article 6 of the Convention. The workshop aimed to strengthen the existing skills and capacities of the Action for Climate Empowerment (ACE) national focal points. More>>