In an effort to bring the benefits of the Kyoto Protocol's clean development mechanism (CDM) to currently underrepresented countries in Latin America, the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) secretariat has joined with the development bank of Latin America (CAF) to establish a CDM regional collaboration centre (RCC) in Bogot, Colombia.
Countries supported: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay.
Final report on the nationally determined contributions survey available now! Download the report >>
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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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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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.
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