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Ambition leaders: Support for AILAC countries in the UNFCCC negotiations

As of: September 2020

Objective and activities

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

  • Support structure for AILAC group set up.
  • 51 official submissions for UNFCCC process prepared or reviewed by the AILAC support unit, 514 technical analysis of submissions and proposals of other parties.
  • Training of 247 delegates of AILAC countries in negotiation skills and technical issues.
  • Promotion of dialogue with civil society through meetings between AILAC and NGOs during climate negotiations.
  • Extensive media outreach, especially using social media platforms.
  • Chile, Costa Rica, Colombia and Peru have communicated a commitment to net-zero CO2 emissions by 2050.
  • During 2020, Chile, Costa Rica, Colombia, Peru y Panama have indicated that they will enhance their NDCs, in accordance with the relevant provisions to the Paris Agreement.

Project data

Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Honduras, Panama, Paraguay, Peru

Implementing organisation:
Economic and Social Research Consortium (CIES) - Peru

Partner institution(s):
  • Ministry of Environment (MINAM) - Peru, Ministry of Environment (MMA) - Chile, Ministry of Environment and Energy (MINAE) - Costa Rica, Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources (MARN) - Guatemala, Ministry of Foreign Affairs - Chile, Ministry of Foreign Affairs - Colombia, Ministry of Foreign Affairs - Guatemala, Ministry of Natural Resources and the Environment - Honduras, National Environmental Authority (Autoridad Nacional del Ambiente) - Panama, Secretary of the Environment (SEAM) - Paraguay
  • Diverse partner institutions (governmental institutions and non-governmental organisations)

BMU grant:
9.380.872,06 €

10/2013  till  12/2022


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