Ambition leaders: Support for AILAC countries in the UNFCCC negotiations
As of: August 2019
Objective and activities
The project supports the countries of the Independent Alliance of Latin America and the Caribbean (AILAC), which was formed in 2012, by providing their delegations to the climate negotiations with expert advice and by carrying out logistical tasks. For this purpose, it is building a reliable and efficient support infrastructure which enables it to analyse complex subject matter and summarise this information for the delegations, as well as to develop negotiating strategies and provide training in negotiation skills. This will improve the ability of the AILAC negotiators to develop strong positions on complex issues and to represent these positions at the negotiations in a strategic manner. The project's support will help AILAC contribute to the development of ambitious climate protection mechanisms and measures to adapt to the impacts of climate change through the negotiations under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).
State of implementation/results
- Support structure for AILAC group set up
- 40 official submissions for UNFCCC process prepared or reviewed by the AILAC support unit, approx. 320 technical analysis of submissions and proposals of other parties.
- Training of approx. 146 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