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Urban NAMAs and Carbon Market Mechanisms in Latin America -Concept Note and Agenda

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WHERE: Compensar Convention Centre, Bogotá, Colombia
DATE: Thursday 4 September 2014
TIME: 10:45 – 14:00

 

Background

Climate protection at the urban level will be the topic of a Climate Technology Initiative (CTI) Workshop Side-Event held during the Latin American and Caribbean Carbon Forum (LACCF). Hosted by the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB), the event will take place in Bogotá, Colombia, on 4 September 2014.
With the CTI Workshop series, the BMUB advances the discussions on climate protection in the building sector and at the urban level with a focus on market instruments. In the past years, the role of New Market Mechanisms (NMM), Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMAs) and the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) and their role for a more climate-friendly building sector have been topics throughout all CTI Workshop activities. Not only in the annual CTI Workshop but also in the quarterly CTI Workshop Newsletter circulated among the CTI Workshop Community, experiences and lessons learnt around these subjects are presented and discussed. In the past, the community of policy- and decision-makers, building sector practitioners, academics and representatives of financing institutions has engaged in a fruitful exchange on the question of how to accelerate the growth of the green building sector worldwide with the support of market mechanisms.
In 2014, the CTI Workshop discussions around climate protection in the building sector are linked even closer to those of the international carbon market community. In May 2014, two side-events took place during the Carbon Expo in Cologne, Germany focusing on developments around climate protection in buildings in Russia, China and Latin America. Due to the success of the event and a great interest in the developments in Latin America, the BMUB now takes the discussions to the LACCF.
NAMAs offer a promising international financing option that can be used for more climate protection in the building sector and at the city level. Generally, a national climate policy that is applied in the building sector, could link international climate financing mechanisms such as NAMAs and the carbon market with national activities, programmes and regulatory schemes. First approaches of this type are currently being developed in Costa Rica, Colombia and Mexico. Other countries in Latin America are also in the process of developing policy initiatives to strengthen climate protection at the building as well as the city level. During the Side-Event at the LACCF, experts from the respective countries will present experiences with NAMAs at the urban level, share best practices and discuss lessons learnt.
The event is implemented by adelphi, a think tank for policy analysis and strategy consulting that has been organising the CTI Workshops as implementing partner since 2012 on behalf of the BMUB. adelphi is also responsible for the networking activities, i.e. the development and circulation of the CTI Workshop Newsletter.

10:45 – 10:50 Opening & Welcome
Thomas Forth, Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB), Germany
11:00 – 11:15 Urban NAMA for the Metropolitan Area San José
Sergio Musmanni Sobrado, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), Costa Rica
11:15 – 11:30 Urban Components of the Colombian Transit-NAMA
Sandra Bejarano, Financiera de Desarrollo Territorial (FINDETER), Colombia
11:30 – 11:45 Uruguay’s Solar Thermal NAMA in the Urban Context
Paola Visca, Ministerio de Vivienda, Ordenamiento Territorial y Medio Ambiente (MVOTMA), Uruguay
11:45 – 11:50 Closing Remarks
Thomas Forth, Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB), Germany

Networking Lunch (participation by invitation only)

13:00 – 14:00 Discussion: Opportunities for Development and Support of Urban NAMAs in Latin American and the Caribbean and Perspectives of Bilateral Co-operation