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Seventh MAIN Latin America (LAC) Regional Dialogue

CCAP hosted the seventh Latin America Regional Dialogue of the Mitigation Action Implementation Network (MAIN) from February 10-12, 2016 in Mexico City, Mexico. The LAC Dialogue convened a targeted group of high-level developing country policy makers from LAC countries to participate along with representatives of developed countries and funding agencies. The Dialogue continued the momentum coming out of Paris by promoting the need to convert Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) into tangible and ambitious Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMAs) and programs and by highlighting key considerations for the mobilization of financing, including from the GCF.

Participants at the Seventh MAIN LAC Dialogue in Mexico City


  • Foster knowledge exchange on key issues arising from the Paris Agreement, and best practices underway to accelerate NDC conversion into implementable policies, measures and finance-ready investment plans.

  • Showcase the implementation strategies for NDCs at different stages of the process looking at key issues related to conversion of NDCs, including costing, evaluation of benefits, and effective use of domestic and international funding sources.

  • Present opportunities for financing and technical support for NAMA and NDC implementation, allowing for collaborative discussion between potential funding sources and developing country participants.

CCAP Presentations

  • Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs), the Role of NAMAs, and the Paris Outcome- Opening Remarks by Ned Helme

  • INDCs as Drivers of Renewable Energy Investment – Bill Tyndall

  • Next Steps for Converting INDCs – Laurence Blandford

  • Towards a Framework for Sharing Costs Between Funders and Participants – Laurence Blandford

  • Fossil Fuel Subsidy Reform – Steve Winkelman

  • Public Budget Allocation for Climate Change Mitigation – Steve Winkelman

Day 1 Presentations

  • Energy Transformation in Mexico – Efrain Villanueva, SENER, Mexico

  • Road to Implementing INDCs – Ubaldo Inclan, INECC, Mexico

  • The Paris Outcome and the Way Ahead – Jan Peter Schemmel, IKI, Germany

  • The Green Climate Fund as a Source of Financing to Implement INDCs – Eduardo Freitas, GCF

  • Role of MDBs in financing of countries NDCs – Amal-Lee Amin, IDB

  • Peru’s INDC and the Way Forward – Maria Paz Cigarán, Libelula, Peru

  • Costa Rica’s INDC: Challenges and Opportunities – Pascal Girot, Costa Rica

  • Converting INDCs into Policies, Measures and Investment Strategies – Cesar Contreras Guzman, SENER, Mexico

  • Assisting Countries with Access to International Climate Finance – Amal-Lee Amin and Gloria Visconti, IDB

Day 2 Presentations

  • Climate Finance and the Private Sector – Ubaldo Elizondo, CAF

  • Institutionality and Self Supply Namas – Fernando Farias, Sofia Aroca, Chile

  • Mobilizing Private Sector Investment – Alejandro Miranda, CAF

  • Energy Transformation in Uruguay – Alicia Torres, Cecilia San Roman, MIEM, Uruguay

  • Canada’s Continued Engagement to Reduce Short-Lived Climate Pollutants – Franck Portalupi, Canada

  • IKI and the NAMA Facility – Jan Peter Schemmel, Germany

Related Resources

  • Agenda: Seventh MAIN LAC Dialogue

  • Paper: Converting Intended Nationally Determined Contributions into Action – by Laurence Blandford and Hannah Pitt

  • Blog: Fulfilling the Promise of the Paris Agreement – by Bill Tyndall


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