National Contributions: Challenges for the Implementation and Monitoring of INDCs - Latin America & the Caribbean (July 2015)

The objective of regional workshop was to gather policy-makers and technical experts from ten countries to share experiences and challenges in the development of their national contributions to the Paris Agreement. The workshop provided a platform for peer-to-peer discussions on issues related to challenges in management of information and monitoringsystems of an INDC as well as priorities identified in relation to the analysis of measures and instruments to support the implementation of an INDC.
Jul 14 - 16, 2015
Cartagena, Colombia
Day 1: July 14, 2015
8:30 Registration
1. Welcoming Address and Inauguration
Gonçalo Cavalheiro, CAOS Sustentabilidade
INDCs: Why it is the Way Forward and How it Successful
10:30 Break
2. Progress and Remaining Challenges for the Formulation of INDCs
Facilitator: Marcos Castro, PMR Secretariat
Daniela Boos, MRV Partnership / GIZ
Procesos tecnicos y politicos de formulation de una INDC
Mónica Echegoyen, SEMARNAT, Mexico
Mexico: INDC 2020-2030
Jenny Mager, Ministry of Environment, Chile
Chile: Cambio Climatico y Proceso de Elaboracion del INDC
12:30 Lunch
3. Objectives, Approaches, and Considerations for the Monitoring of INDCs
Moderator: Verena Bruer, MRV Partnership/GIZ
Alexa Kleysteuber, AILAC
Objetivos, enfoques y consideraciones para el monitoreo del INDCs
Moisés Álvarez, National Council on Climate Change, Dominican Republic
Dominican Republic: Objetivos, enfoques y consideraciones para el monitoreo de INDCs desde la Perspectiva Nacional
Macarena Moreira, Secretariat of Environment and Sustainable Development, Argentina
Argentina: Proceso de Elaboracion de las INDCs
15:00 Break
Group Exercise 1: Gap Analysis for the Formulation and/or Implementation of INDCs
Group Exercise 2: Gap Analysis for the Tracking of INDCs on the Basis of a National MRV Systems
17:00 Wrap up
19:00 Dinner
End of Day 1
Day 2: July 15, 2015
Facilitator: Marcos Castro, PMR Secretariat
4. INDCs and Long-term Vision
Adrien Vogt-Schilb, World Bank
Decarbonizing Development: Three Steps to a Zero-Carbon Future
Thomas Kansy, Vivid Economics
10:30 Break
5. INDCs: Milestones of Long-term deep Decarbonisation Pathways
Moderator: Mónica Echegoyen, SEMARNAT
Adrien Vogt-Schilb, World Bank
Regina Ortega, Ministry of Environment, Peru
Peru: INDCs - Hitos a lo Largo de Senderos de Desarrollo Soisteinible Bajo en Carbono a Largo Plazo
William Alpízar, Ministry of Environment and Energy, Costa Rica
Costa Rica: Contribuciones Nacionales en Mitigacion
12:30 Lunch
6. Enabling Instruments and Measures for the Implementation of an INDC
Moderator: María Elena Gutiérrez, PlanCC Peru
Thomas Kansy, Vivid Economics
Katherine Ovalle, Ministry of Environment, Colombia
Colombia: Formulacion de la INDC
Patricio Bofill, Ministry of Energy, Chile
Chile: Cambio Climatico y Sector Energia
15:00 Break
Group Exercise 1: From an INDC to an Implementation Strategy: case study of short-term prioritization versus long-term objectives
Group Exercise 2: Analysis and Selection of a Policy Instrument Package: case study of the development and design of instruments that facilitate the implementation of mitigation targets of an INDC
Group Exercise 3: Enabling Environment for the Implementation of an INDC: case study of the management of the political economy to facilitate the transition
17:00 Wrap up
End of Day 2
Day 3: July 16, 2015
Facilitator: Marcos Castro, PMR Secretariat
7. Accounting of INDCs: New Challenges and Old Obstacles in the International and National Context
Anke Herold, Oeko Institut
Contabilidad de INDCs: Nuevos Retos y Viejos Desafios en el Contexto Internacional y Nacional
10:30 Break
8. GHG Accounting: Experiences, Approaches, and Challenges at the National Level
Moderator: Daniel Blank, GIZ
Sebastian Carranza, Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development, Colombia
Colombia: Sistema de MRV
Saúl Pereyra García, SEMARNAT, Mexico
Mexico: Fundamentos del Registro Nacional de Emissiones
Walter Oyhantcabal, Ministry of Agriculture, Territorial Planning and Environment, Uruguay
Uruguay: Contabilidad de GEI
12:30 Lunch
9. GHG Accounting for the “tracking” of INDCs.
Group Exercise 1: Tracking of Economy-wide/Results-based INDCs
Group Exercise 2: Tracking of INDCs Comprised of Sectoral Activities
Group Exercise 3: Special Considerations for the AFOLU Sector
Group Exercise 4: International Transfer of Emission Reduction Units and Implications for Accounting at the National Level
15:00 Break
15:30 Feedback and Wrap up
End of workshop