Projects - International Climate Initiative (IKI)

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As of: October 2016

Ambition Leaders: Supporting the AILAC countries at the climate negotiations

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 both during negotiations and in the periods between sessions. For this purpose, it is building a reliable and efficient support infrastructure which will enable it to analyse complex subject matter and summarise this information for the delegations, as well as to develop negotiating strategies, establish effective communication structures 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 Ad Hoc Working Group on the Durban Platform for Enhanced Action of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).

State of implementation/results

  • Support structure for AILAC group set up
  • 11 official  submissions for UNFCCC process prepared or reviewed by the AILAC support unit, approx. 250 technical analysis of submissions and proposals of other parties.
  • Training of approx. 95 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.

Project data

Central and South America, Caribbean supraregional: Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Honduras, Panama, Paraguay, Peru

Partner institution:

Chile: Ministry of the Environment (MMA) and Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MINREL); Costa Rica: Ministry of Environment and Energy (MINAE) and Ministry of Foreign and Religious Affairs (RREE); Guatemala: Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources (MARN); Honduras: Ministry for Energy, Natural Resources, Nature and Mining (Secretaría de Energía, Recursos Naturales, Ambiente y Minas (MIAMBIENTE)); Colombia: Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development (MINAMBIENTE) and Ministry of Foreign Affairs; Panama: National Environment Authority (ANAM); Peru: Ministry of the Environment (MINAM) and Ministry of Foreign Relations (RREE)

Implementing organisation:

Consorcio de Investigación Económica y Social (CIES)

BMUB grant:
€ 6,465,627.06

10/2013 till 12/2018

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