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Regional Collaboration Centres

The Regional Collaboration Centres (RCCs) support national climate action through capacity-building, technical assistance and strategic networking – sourcing know how and resources to drive clean development.

They were established to spread the benefits of the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM), which spurs investment in sustainable development by rewarding projects that reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Since adoption of the Paris Climate Change Agreement in December 2015, the RCCs have had the broader task of supporting implementation of countries’ Nationally Determined Contributions under that agreement.


Latest News
Promoting climate action on the ground in Latin America - Regional Collaboration Centre established in Panama City

 Image 31 March 2017 - The Regional Collaboration Centre in Panama City, to be operated by the UNFCCC secretariat in partnership with CAF, opened today. The centre will strengthen support given to countries in Latin America to help them with the implementation of the Paris Climate Change Agreement and has moved to Panama City from its previous location in Bogota.

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 Other News

Final report on the nationally determined contributions survey available now!

 Image Developing Countries Urgently Need Finance to Green Power Sectors

Countries in Asia, Africa and Latin America and the Caribbean urgently need financial support to green their power sectors and thereby implement their national climate action plans under the pdf-icon Paris Climate Change Agreement. This is a key finding of a report on the nationally determined contributions survey conducted by the Nairobi Framework Partnership in 2016.

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pdf-icon Download the report >> (6208 kB)



Mongolia Focuses Efforts to Achieve Paris Goals - CDM Used to Increase Transparency

Mongolia is laying the groundwork for climate action by tallying its business-as-usual emissions to better focus its efforts to curb greenhouse gases and to measure the corresponding results. The country is using methodologies developed under the UN’s Clean Development Mechanism to do so.

Read more on the UNFCCC Newsroom >>


Paris Agreement’s Economic Instruments Can Spur National Action, Ambition – Regional Dialogues

Reports just released from five regional meetings reveal the views of non-State actors in developing countries on the Paris Agreement’s provisions for (1) transferring mitigation outcomes, essentially emissions trading; (2) a new Sustainable Development Mechanism; and (3) a framework for non-market approaches. All three of the economic instruments are described in Article 6 of the Paris Agreement.

Read the story on the UNFCCC Newsroom >> Eng  Fr  Sp

pdf-icon Synthesis report >>

Non-State actor dialogue on Article 6 of the Paris Agreement - Summary report 
pdf-icon Asia-Pacific
pdf-icon Caribbean
pdf-icon East and Southern African
Latin-American (pdf-icon Eng) (pdf-icon Sp)
West and Central Africa (pdf-icon Eng) (pdf-icon Fr)

Image  Honduras Reducing Emissions with Help of UN Mechanism

In the wake of the Paris Climate Change Agreement, Honduras is stepping up its efforts to measure and curb greenhouse gas emissions, making use of the UN’s Clean Development Mechanism to do so.

Read more on the UNFCCC Newsroom >>
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Partner Organizations

Links to our Regional Collaboration Centres
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About RCCs
RCC Brochure
pdf-icon English (462 kB)
pdf-icon French (451 kB)
pdf-icon Spanish (444 kB)  

RCC brochure: pdf-icon Collaborative instruments for ambitious climate action (562 kB)

pdf-icon Regional non-State actor dialogue on Article 6 of the Paris Agreenment - Synthesis report (907 kB)

pdf-icon Report on the nationally determined contributions survey conducted by Regional Collaboration Centres in 2016 (6208 kB)

For resources specific to each RCC, please refer to the respective RCC webpage

Resources prior to 2016


 Africa Carbon Forum 2016ImageRead about the 2016 Africa Carbon Forum on our website >> 

Opening press release
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Closing press release:
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Latin American and Caribbean Carbon Forum 2016
ImageRead about the LACCF 2016 on the UNFCCC Newsroom >> Eng Fr Sp

Contact us

RCC Bangkok
IGES Institute for Global Environment Strategies
604 SG Tower 6F
161/1 Soi Mahadlek Luang 3
Rajdamri Road,
10330 Thailand

Tel.: +66 2 651 8794,8795, 8797, 8799
Fax:  +66 651 8798

RCC Kampala 
East African Development Bank (EADB)
4 Nile Avenue
P.O. Box 7128, Kampala, Uganda

Tel.: +256 417 112900
Fax: +256 414 253 585

RCC Lomé
Banque Ouest Africaine de Développement (BOAD)
68, Av. de la Libération
B.P. 1172

Tel.: +228 22 23 27 79
Fax: +228 (22232590)

RCC Panama
RCC Panama
CAF Banco de Desarrollo de América Latina
Boulevard Pacifica
P.H. Oceania Business Plaza
Tower 2000, Floor 27
Punto Pacifica
Panama City


RCC St. George's
Department of Public Health and Preventive Medicine
St. George's University
Windward Islands Research and Education Foundation (WINDREF)
P.O. Box 7 Grenada, West Indies

Tel: + 1 473 439 2000 Ext.3020
Fax: + 1 473 444 1219