Plans and policies

Strengthening of institutions, plans and policies linked to the development and advancement of national climate change targets.

Policies, plans and institutions linked to the climate

As in all regions, institutional and policy changes must be made in Latin America and the Caribbean to facilitate compliance with the commitments agreed in the Paris Agreement and national climate change policies. Taking action to manage climate change, considering the particular needs of the countries in the region, requires adapting and updating policies and regulations, reviewing and updating UNFCCC commitments, as well as strengthening institutions.

The health crisis generated by COVID-19 and its economic and social effects have exacerbated the region's vulnerability, but at the same time they are an opportunity where climate-related policies, plans and institutions are particularly important in the context of a sustainable, resilient and inclusive post-pandemic recovery.

The different actions that this EU programme has implemented and continues to promote in synergy with the countries are presented below:

Actions

Inserting the climate dimension into territorial development planning in Cuba
National Strategies for Electric Mobility in Colombia, Argentina, Paraguay and Panama
Generate policy dialogue and scientific knowledge in the region on Ecosystem-based Adaptation (EbA) in urban areas- Regional
Program to support post-COVID19 economic recovery in line with the Paris Agreement - Regional
Scaling up nature-based solutions, mainly those oriented towards Eco-RRD - Colombia
Development of Local Plans for Sustainable Urban Mobility

Development of Local Plans for Sustainable Urban Mobility

Support for the formulation of a long-term sectoral programme on energy efficiency (industrial) - Colombia

Support for the formulation of a long-term sectoral programme on energy efficiency (industrial) - Colombia

Strengthening the governance of environmental agencies in the Amazon in sustainable forest management - Brazil

Strengthening the governance of environmental agencies in the Amazon in sustainable forest management - Brazil

Development of the Low Carbon Economic and Social Development Strategy of the Republic of Panama to 2050
Development of integrated actions for the design and implementation of Nature-based Solutions in the framework of the country commitments set forth in the Panama NDC1.
Support to the design and evaluation of public policies for compliance with the Paris Agreement and the promotion of green post-pandemic recovery within the framework of a just transition · Multi-country
Support to the preparation of a Long-Term Strategy for Low Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Climate Resilient Development in Uruguay
Organisation and promotion of high-level policy dialogues to promote climate action - Regional

Organisation and promotion of high-level policy dialogues to promote climate action - Regional

Electric Mobility Master Plan for Urban Public Transport and Logistics in Paraguay

Electric Mobility Master Plan for Urban Public Transport and Logistics in Paraguay

Energy Component of Ecuador's NDC

Energy Component of Ecuador's NDC

Generate actions for the fulfilment of deforestation control goals in the Amazon region and join efforts in the national climate change goals - Colombia

Generate actions for the fulfilment of deforestation control goals in the Amazon region and join efforts in the national climate change goals - Colombia

Analysis of the contribution of Nature-based Climate Action Solutions (NbCAS) to the implementation of Mexico's climate targets
Integration of ecological planning, territorial planning and urban development programs in a single instrument - Mexico

Integration of ecological planning, territorial planning and urban development programs in a single instrument - Mexico

Design of H2V measures suitable for each PARCC and consistent with the national Green Hydrogen strategy - Chile

Design of H2V measures suitable for each PARCC and consistent with the national Green Hydrogen strategy - Chile

Develop regional Climate Change Action Plans for Antofagasta and Magallanes - Chile

Develop regional Climate Change Action Plans for Antofagasta and Magallanes - Chile

Preparation of a Plan for the Reduction of Greenhouse Gas Emissions (GHG) in the livestock sector of Salta province · Argentina - Argentina
High-level policy dialogue and regional cooperation on electric mobility · Regional
Regional collaboration for transparency and completion of the NDCs and generation of Long-Term Climate Strategies - Multi-country
Innovative risk management tools to improve the resilience of smallholder farmers in the agricultural sector of Brazil
Support to the ECDBCAR of Colombia
Promotion of resilient low carbon agri-food production with a focus on gender and social inclusion Costa Rica
Policy scenarios for a just energy transition - Argentina

Policy scenarios for a just energy transition - Argentina

Strengthen the instruments for the integrated management of climate change in Colombia's environmental sector

Strengthen the instruments for the integrated management of climate change in Colombia's environmental sector

Capacity building for the implementation of Costa Rica's National Adaptation Policy at the sub-national level

Capacity building for the implementation of Costa Rica's National Adaptation Policy at the sub-national level

Support for the implementation of the Leticia Pact Action Plan
Support to climate change negotiators for the implementation of the Paris Agreement · Regional
Support in the development of legislative and regulatory frameworks for electric mobility · Regional
Promoting the efficient use of biomass in Paraguay
Development of regulations on energy efficiency in light-duty vehicles and vehicle labelling - Colombia
Development of climate change adaptation planning in Paraguay
Support in the preparation of the National Strategy for Decarbonisation and Climate Resilience of Honduras (ENDRCH) 2020-2050
ENMA - National Active Mobility Strategy with a gender and differential approach

ENMA - National Active Mobility Strategy with a gender and differential approach

Sustainable use of energy infrastructure in cities and energy transition - Brazil

Sustainable use of energy infrastructure in cities and energy transition - Brazil

Development of a National System for the registration and quantification of adverse impacts of climate change - Uruguay
Formulation of the draft Framework Law on Climate Change and updating of Panama's National Climate Change Policy to 2050
Development of a National System for the registration and quantification of adverse impacts of climate change - Uruguay
Support to the formulation of Chile's long-term climate strategy · Chile
“Energy Big Push 2.0” - Driving innovation for the energy transition in Brazil

“Energy Big Push 2.0” - Driving innovation for the energy transition in Brazil

Support for the design of the Climate Change Law - Chile
Strengthening the management of adaptation to climate change in the Water Heritage sector in Ecuador
Strengthening political dialogue and regional cooperation on adaptation for the implementation of the "Strategic Agenda for Adaptation to Climate Change in the Andes"
Accompanying the formulation of El Salvador's 2050 Low Emission and Resilient Development Strategy (ED 2050)
Development of secondary regulations under the framework of the Organic Environmental Code (COA) and capacity building · Ecuador
Strengthening Ecuador’s National Institute of Meteorology and Hydrology for its efficient management and service provision adjusted to users’ needs - Ecuador
Strengthening the formulation and planning process of Nationally Determined Contributions for adaptation in Ecuador
Construction of a national and regional strategy for the development and adoption of sustainable technologies - Brazil

Construction of a national and regional strategy for the development and adoption of sustainable technologies - Brazil

Development of regulations for climate change management in Ecuador
Promotion and granting of green patents as a mechanism for addressing Brazil's commitments under the Paris Agreement (NDC) - Brazil
Integration of ecological planning, territorial planning and urban development programs in a single instrument - Mexico

Integration of ecological planning, territorial planning and urban development programs in a single instrument - Mexico

Inserting the climate dimension into territorial development planning in Cuba
Formulation of the draft Framework Law on Climate Change and updating of Panama's National Climate Change Policy to 2050
Development of a National System for the registration and quantification of adverse impacts of climate change - Uruguay
National Strategies for Electric Mobility in Colombia, Argentina, Paraguay and Panama
Generate policy dialogue and scientific knowledge in the region on Ecosystem-based Adaptation (EbA) in urban areas- Regional
Program to support post-COVID19 economic recovery in line with the Paris Agreement - Regional
Scaling up nature-based solutions, mainly those oriented towards Eco-RRD - Colombia
Development of Local Plans for Sustainable Urban Mobility

Development of Local Plans for Sustainable Urban Mobility

Support in the methodological design and prioritisation of NDC strategic targets in the energy sector of Guatemala.
Support for the formulation of a long-term sectoral programme on energy efficiency (industrial)

Support for the formulation of a long-term sectoral programme on energy efficiency (industrial)

Strengthening the governance of environmental agencies in the Amazon in sustainable forest management

Strengthening the governance of environmental agencies in the Amazon in sustainable forest management

Development of the Low Carbon Economic and Social Development Strategy of the Republic of Panama to 2050
“Energy Big Push 2.0” - Driving innovation for the energy transition in Brazil

“Energy Big Push 2.0” - Driving innovation for the energy transition in Brazil

Integration of ecological planning, territorial planning and urban development programs in a single instrument - Mexico

Integration of ecological planning, territorial planning and urban development programs in a single instrument - Mexico

Support for the design of the Climate Change Law - Chile
Strengthening the management of adaptation to climate change in the Water Heritage sector in Ecuador
Support to the design and evaluation of public policies for compliance with the Paris Agreement and the promotion of green post-pandemic recovery within the framework of a just transition · Multi-country
Strengthening political dialogue and regional cooperation on adaptation for the implementation of the "Strategic Agenda for Adaptation to Climate Change in the Andes"
Support to the formulation of Chile's long-term climate strategy · Chile
Support to the preparation of a Long-Term Strategy for Low Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Climate Resilient Development in Uruguay
Organisation and promotion of high-level policy dialogues to promote climate action - Regional

Organisation and promotion of high-level policy dialogues to promote climate action - Regional

Electric Mobility Master Plan for Urban Public Transport and Logistics in Paraguay

Electric Mobility Master Plan for Urban Public Transport and Logistics in Paraguay

Accompanying the formulation of El Salvador's 2050 Low Emission and Resilient Development Strategy (ED 2050)
Energy Component of Ecuador's NDC

Energy Component of Ecuador's NDC

Generate actions for the fulfilment of deforestation control goals in the Amazon region and join efforts in the national climate change goals - Colombia

Generate actions for the fulfilment of deforestation control goals in the Amazon region and join efforts in the national climate change goals - Colombia

Analysis of the contribution of Nature-based Climate Action Solutions (NbCAS) to the implementation of Mexico's climate targets
Support for the implementation of the Leticia Pact Action Plan
Construction of a national and regional strategy for the development and adoption of sustainable technologies - Brazil

Construction of a national and regional strategy for the development and adoption of sustainable technologies - Brazil

Development of secondary regulations under the framework of the Organic Environmental Code (COA) and capacity building · Ecuador
Preparation of a Plan for the Reduction of Greenhouse Gas Emissions (GHG) in the livestock sector of Salta province · Argentina - Argentina
Strengthening Ecuador’s National Institute of Meteorology and Hydrology for its efficient management and service provision adjusted to users’ needs - Ecuador
High-level policy dialogue and regional cooperation on electric mobility · Regional
Strengthening the formulation and planning process of Nationally Determined Contributions for adaptation in Ecuador
Regional collaboration for transparency and completion of the NDCs and generation of Long-Term Climate Strategies - Multi-country
Innovative risk management tools to improve the resilience of smallholder farmers in the agricultural sector of Brazil
Support to the ECDBCAR of Colombia
Strengthening of institutional capacities for the promotion and development of organic agricultural production with a gender and vulnerability approach · Costa Rica
Policy scenarios for a just energy transition - Argentina

Policy scenarios for a just energy transition - Argentina

Strengthen the instruments for the integrated management of climate change in Colombia's environmental sector

Strengthen the instruments for the integrated management of climate change in Colombia's environmental sector

Capacity building for the implementation of Costa Rica's National Adaptation Policy at the sub-national level

Capacity building for the implementation of Costa Rica's National Adaptation Policy at the sub-national level

Design of H2V measures suitable for each PARCC and consistent with the national Green Hydrogen strategy - Chile

Design of H2V measures suitable for each PARCC and consistent with the national Green Hydrogen strategy - Chile

Development of regulations for climate change management in Ecuador
Promotion and granting of green patents as a mechanism for addressing Brazil's commitments under the Paris Agreement (NDC) - Brazil
Support to climate change negotiators for the implementation of the Paris Agreement · Regional
Support in the development of legislative and regulatory frameworks for electric mobility · Regional
Promoting the efficient use of biomass in Paraguay
Development of regulations on energy efficiency in light-duty vehicles and vehicle labelling - Colombia
Development of climate change adaptation planning in Paraguay
Support in the preparation of the National Strategy for Decarbonisation and Climate Resilience of Honduras (ENDRCH) 2020-2050
ENMA - National Active Mobility Strategy with a gender and differential approach

ENMA - National Active Mobility Strategy with a gender and differential approach

Sustainable use of energy infrastructure in cities and energy transition - Brazil

Sustainable use of energy infrastructure in cities and energy transition - Brazil

Development of a National System for the registration and quantification of adverse impacts of climate change in Uruguay
Development of integrated actions for the design and implementation of Nature-based Solutions in the framework of the country commitments set forth in the Panama NDC1.
Develop regional Climate Change Action Plans for Antofagasta and Magallanes - Chile

Develop regional Climate Change Action Plans for Antofagasta and Magallanes - Chile

What can EUROCLIMA+ contribute?

  • Raising awareness of NDCs at the ministerial level, in local government, and in the private sector and the general public in countries in the process of obtaining national approval of their NDCs.
  • Creating capacities to develop roadmaps and manage NDCs, strengthening inter-ministerial coordination.
  • The development of NDC implementation plans, prioritising actions for mitigation and adaptation of the sector (transport, energy, industry, waste, agriculture, livestock, forestry, land use, etc.).
  • The development of strategies to mobilise public, private and international resources for the implementation process.
  • Design and implementation of mitigation and adaptation measures for the sector, including measures to remove barriers to implementation.
  • The development of monitoring and verification systems, data collection and transparent reporting on NDC objectives and international commitments.
  • The review, updating and creation of legal and regulatory frameworks for NDCs in Latin American countries.
  • The development of strategies, plans, and instruments to support the integration of climate change and the development of capacities in the portfolios of energy, green jobs, health, tourism, biodiversity, coastal and marine environments and food security.
  • The design and implementation of strategies, plans, and instruments for collateral benefits between the climate change agenda and the fight against poverty and inequality, with special emphasis on synergies between the Paris Agreement and the Agenda for the Sustainable Development Goals.
  • Strengthening and coordination of climate policy monitoring and evaluation systems (mitigation and adaptation) under the Transparency Framework of the Paris Agreement and the 2030 Agenda.
  • Analysis of climate change risks and vulnerabilities to strengthen national level adaptation measures.
  • The integration of different sectoral ministries and decentralised governmental agencies in actions that will be carried out to implement and comply with the countries' climate agenda, promoting better coordination aimed at ensuring that efforts are guided and coherent.

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