Awareness creation workshop to maximize the positive and minimize the negative impacts of implementation of response measures organized by the UNFCCC secretariat and ILO
Venue: Santiago, Chile
Date: 22-24 May 2019

Agenda and presentations:

Day 1 sessions




Opening remarks

Ms. Carolina Valdivia, Undersecretary of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Chile

Mr. William Kojo Agyemang-Bonsu, Manager, UNFCCC

Mr. Fabio Bertranou, ILO Country Director, ILO

Mr. José Javier Gómez, Official Sustainable Development Division, ECLAC



Session 1: Understanding the impacts of the implementation of response measures

Moderated by: Eduardo Calvo, Peru

This session aims to create awareness about impacts of implementation of response measures. It will provide an introduction to the topic and progress made till date under the Convention and its related instruments, including outcomes of negotiations at COP 24. It is expected that participants will be more informed about response measures negotiations, the ongoing work of the forum, its importance and relevance to LAC region.

Moderated Discussion


Coffee break


Session 2: Work programme areas to address the impacts of implementation of response measures

Moderated by: Angelica Romero, Chile

This session will elaborate on the current work programme areas of the forum on impact of implementation of response measures (i.e. the economic diversification and transformation and just transition of work force and quality jobs) and understanding of role of “methodologies and tools” for assessment and analysis of impacts of response measures.

Moderated Discussion


Lunch break


Session 3 (Part 1): Impacts of response measures in context of LAC region

Moderated by: Tomasz Chruszczow, Poland

This session provides an opportunity to understand key sectors in LAC region that has potential to be impacted and share experience and learn from different initiatives to identify, assess and report impacts of climate change response measures.


Moderated discussion

14:30–15:30 Moderated discussion

Session 4: Impact assessment and reporting of response measures Moderated by Vintura Silva, UNFCCC


This session provides an opportunity to introduce existing guidance, tools and methodologies for assessment of impacts of implementation of response measures.


Moderated discussion
17:00 Wrap up of the day
Day 2 sessions


Session 5: Economic Diversification and Transformation

Moderated by: Sebastián Herreros, ECLAC

Moderated discussion


Coffee break


Session 6: Case studies on assessing and managing economic impacts of response measures

Moderated by: William Kojo Agyemang-Bonsu, UNFCCC

This session will further look at some of the tools to support economic diversification and transformation efforts and case studies of economic diversification in the LAC region to understand lessons and challenges

Moderated discussion


Session 6 (Part 2) – cont.

Moderated by: William Kojo Agyemang-Bonsu



Moderated discussion


Lunch break


Session 7: Understanding Just transition, decent work and green Jobs

Moderated by: Marek Harsdorff, ILO


This session is designed to introduce ILO led modules related to promoting a just transition to low carbon and climate resilient development, green jobs for sustainable development: concepts and practices, green jobs in the energy, construction and waste sector. This session will showcase key modules of ILO led training programs with a view to raising awareness about the programmes and to create opportunity for enhancing the capacities of Parties

Moderated discussion


Session 7 (Part 2) – cont.

Moderated by: Marek Harsdorff, ILO


Moderated discussion


Coffee break



Session 8: Sharing of experience: Just Transition

Moderated by: Marcos Costela, Chile

This session will further look at experiences of just transition in developed and developing country contexts to learn the challenges


Moderated discussion


Wrap up of the day

Day 3 sessions


Session 9: Break-out Group work on key sectors for LAC and potential impact from response measures and follow up actions

Moderated by: Tomasz Chruszczow, Poland

This session will be held in break out groups for participants to further discuss on the key sectors identified and the potential impacts from response measures on those sectors, stakeholder engagement in assessing the impacts of response measures. Also, further work to be carried out on these topics by the improved forum on response measures including collaboration opportunities on the actions.


Knowledge review and reflection by Participants – Kusum Lata, UNFCCC


Introductory presentation on stakeholder engagement for impact analysis – UNEP DTU


Breakout group work explanation – Marek Harsdoff, ILO


The breakout groups will select rapporteurs to present the outcomes in a world café style.


Break-out group discussions


Coffee break and networking



Break-out Group Discussions (continuation)

Break – out group reporting back


Summing up the outcomes and closing remarks

ILO, UNFCCC and Chile