Regional INDC Dialogue for Latin America & the Carribean
NOV 10 - 12, 2014 | Mexico City, Mexico
The second Regional Technical Dialogue on Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDCs) in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) brought together country representatives, developed-country representatives, multilateral and bilateral agencies, and regional organizations, as well as other experts.
- Share country experiences in the design and preparation of their INDCs;
- Share information on challenges being faced and identify lessons learned and best practices to address these challenges;
- Address issues related to the underlying technical basis required to prepare robust, realistic, and achievable contributions;
- Identify support needed to reach domestic agreement on contributions and follow-up actions; and
- Provide an update on the process of preparing INDCs and share newly identified challenges.
November 10 - 12, 2014
Mexico City, Mexico
Monday, 10 November
Day 1 of the dialogue provided participants with an update on the UNFCCC climate negotiations and takeaways from the first round of Regional Technical Dialogues on INDCs in Latin America, Africa, and Asia. A session on national processes to inform INDCs allowed participants to discuss institutional arrangements, securing ministerial mandates for INDCs, and stakeholder engagement. Other discussions focused on design options for INDCs (targets, policy packages, etc.) and financial support and cost analyses related to INDCs. Sessions included overview presentations followed by country case studies and discussion, allowing participants to share their national experiences and lessons learned in preparing contributions.
- Brief Update on ADP Process
Claudio Forner, UNFCCC Secretariat
- Objectives of the Workshop & Takeaways from the First Round of INDC Technical Dialogues
Yamil Bonduki, Programme Manager, Low Emission Capacity Building Programme, UNDP
- Developing Country Progress on INDC Preparation since Bogota: Colombia
Santiago Briceño, Colombia
- Developed-Country Progress on INDC Preparation since Bogota: the European Union
Ariane Labat, European Commission
Country Case Studies
- Chile Case Study | Eduardo Sanhueza, Chile
- Peru Case Study | Giannina Ibarra, Peru
- St. Lucia Case Study | Annette Rattigan-Leo, St. Lucia
- Dominican Republic Case Study | Moisés Álvarez, Dominican Republic
Financial Support for INDCs; Cost Analyses
Tuesday, November 11
The morning of Day 2 was dedicated to presentations, country case studies, and discussion on data and analysis for INDCs. Countries discussed how they have used greenhouse gas (GHG) inventories and other existing data to inform INDCs, how they are reconciling top-down and bottom-up approaches to preparing contributions, and options for assessing the ambition of INDCs. In the afternoon of Day 2, dialogue participants divided into sectoral breakout groups (energy, agriculture/forestry, and transport) to discuss how sectoral priorities can be reflected in INDCs to secure political support, how to communicate GHG reductions in the sector, key sectoral data, and how to overcome data gaps. The final session of the day allowed participants to discuss whether/how countries intend to include adaptation in their INDCs in a meaningful way.
Data and Analysis
Country Case Studies
- Costa Rica Case Study | María Virginia Cajiao, Costa Rica
- Mexico Case Study | Daniel Buira, Mexico
- Chile Case Study | José Antonio Prado, Chile
- United States Case Study | Reed Schuler, United States
Wednesday, 12 November
Day 3 of the dialogue focused on possible upfront information to facilitate clarity, transparency, and understanding of contributions when communicating them to the UNFCCC. This information will also be important in assessing whether countries’ INDCs are collectively sufficient to meet the global two-degree goal. Countries also took part in a sub-regional strategy session (dividing between the Caribbean and Latin America) to discuss priorities for INDC-related collaboration and identify specific types of support that could help facilitate regional collaboration. The final session of the dialogue was a panel discussion to brainstorm the way forward on INDCs, including: key post-2015 issues, potential capacity-building needs of developing countries, and possible areas where international support could help fulfill these needs.
Country Case Studies