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.

Promoting climate action on the ground in Latin America - Regional Collaboration Centre established in Panama City
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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Final report on the nationally determined contributions survey available now!
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 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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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.
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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.
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Non-State actor dialogue on Article 6 of the Paris Agreement - Summary report 
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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 UNs Clean Development Mechanism to do so.
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