Ambition leaders: Support for AILAC countries in the UNFCCC negotiations
As of: September 2021
Latin America and the Caribbean are particularly affected by the consequences of climate change. The project supports the delegations of the Independent Alliance of Latin America and the Caribbean (AILAC) during and between climate negotiations, by providing technical advice and carrying out logistical tasks. To this end, it is setting up a reliable and efficient structure for the delegations that analyses and prepares complex issues, develops negotiation strategies, establishes effective communication structures and offers negotiation training courses. This will improve the ability of the AILAC negotiators to develop strong positions on complex issues and bring them to the negotiations in a strategic manner. In this way, the AILAC is actively contributing to the development of ambitious mechanisms for climate protection and adaptation to the consequences of climate change within the framework of the negotiations under the UNFCCC.
State of implementation/results
- Expert support and advisory structure for AILAC group set up with a focus on strategic issues of the multilateral climate agenda including Markets and Transparency, Climate Finance, Adaptation and Loss and Damage and Ambition under the Paris Agreement.
- 58 official submissions for United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) process prepared or reviewed by the AILAC support unit and submitted to the UNFCCC to date.
- 582 technical analysis of submissions and proposals of other parties to date.
- Training of 860 delegates of AILAC countries in negotiation skills and technical issues including ambition, climate finance, markets, transparency and adaptation.
- Chile, Peru, Panama, Costa Rica and Colombia submitted their updated Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) during 2020 to the Secretariat of the UNFCCC. The revised NDCs of these AILAC countries resulted in a significant enhancement of their level of ambition, marking emission reduction targets for 2030 that are consistent with the necessary trajectories for a Carbon Neutrality target by 2050.
- AILAC hosted in March 2021 the “Webinar on the transition from the Monitoring, Reporting and Verification (MRV) framework under the UNFCCC to the Enhanced Transparency Framework under the Paris Agreement”, with the purpose to facilitate an exchange between LATAM countries to identify progress, challenges, needs, and steps to follow for the adequate reporting of all the information elements required by the reinforced transparency framework under the Paris Agreement. 74 technical experts from the AILAC countries and the region participated.
- AILAC and GIZ co-organized in February 2021 the “Webinar on the Design of Transformation Projects”. This seminar aimed to star an exchange of views about the transformation to decarbonisation and the resilience of our societies in the face of the climate crisis. 91 technical and policy experts participated.