Third ArticuLAC face-to-face workshop held in the Dominican Republic

Members of the ArticuLAC Community of Practice met in the Dominican Republic from 25 to 27 July.

San José, Costa Rica, 3 August 2022. Thirty members of the Community of Practice on Public-Private Articulation for Climate Action in Latin America (ArticuLAC), participated in an in-person workshop that took place from 25-27 July in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.  In a highly interactive space, participants had the opportunity to exchange experiences, strengthen capacities and interact with their peers in the host country.

ArticuLAC is a joint initiative of the EUROCLIMA+ Programme through the German Society for International Cooperation (GIZ) GmbH, the LEDS LAC Regional Platform y el Latin American Centre for Competitiveness and Sustainable Development (CLACDS) of the INCAE Business School. 

The Community was launched in 2018 with the objective of promoting the creation and consolidation of spaces and mechanisms for the systematic participation of the private sector in the formulation and implementation of climate policies in the countries of the region, and the alignment of business climate action with national strategies and goals.   

According to Pablo Rojas, Senior Regional Advisor of GIZ/EUROCLIMA+, "the active involvement and participation of the private sector is fundamental to accelerating and increasing climate ambition at national and regional level. That is why the EUROCLIMA+ Programme and GIZ support different initiatives to promote better inter-sectoral articulation and coordination between multiple actors of the Society."

Currently, ArticuLAC is made up of 40 public and private organisations from 12 Latin American countries, whose representatives participate in virtual and face-to-face activities for exchange, training and generation of knowledge products. The Community has been very active virtually, but this is the first time that members have met face-to-face since 2019. "I have been participating in the community of practice since 2018, I have seen ArticuLAC grow and become more robust. Each face-to-face exchange session we have held has surpassed the previous one and that attests to the work of all members" said Carlos Adrianzen, Sustainability Manager of UNACEM, Peru.

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The training and discussion sessions developed during the workshop focused on opportunities in carbon markets, sectoral approaches to meeting climate targets, business targets and metrics, inclusion of adaptation considerations in business strategies, and strengthening negotiation skills. In each theme, emphasis was placed on opportunities and challenges for greater articulation between the public and private sectors. In addition, a panel was organised to learn about the experience of the Platform for the Articulation of Private Sector Climate Action in the Dominican Republic and an open session to share with Dominican stakeholders the lessons learned by ArticuLAC and its member organisations.  Finally, the members of the Community identified topics and modalities for the future work of the Community, as well as opportunities to disseminate the knowledge generated.

Ana María Majano, coordinator of ArticuLAC, commented that by strengthening the individual capacities of the participants, the aim is to contribute to the work of their institutions in order to advance in an articulated manner with other actors towards resilient and low-emission development. In this regard, Valeria Cadena, Director of Production and Sustainable Development of the Ministry of Environment, Water and Ecological Transition of Ecuador, said that "this space was a catalyst for synergies between public and private actors to enhance climate action in the region" and highlighted the commitment of those who participated in replicating and applying the lessons learned from their respective roles. Likewise, Fernando Mora, ALIARSE's Director of Environmental Projects in Costa Rica, mentioned that "for us as an organisation this has a high value, as it allows us to find lessons learned, challenges and best practices for the promotion of public-private partnerships for development".

If you have any queries about ArticuLAC or this activity, please contact Pablo Rojas This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Ana María Majano This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  You can also visit the CoP website  here and here.

About EUROCLIMA+

EUROCLIMA+ is a programme funded by the European Union and co-financed by the German federal government through the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), as well as by the governments of France and Spain through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, European Union and Cooperation. 

The Programme's mission is to reduce the impact of climate change and its effects in 18 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean, promoting mitigation, adaptation, resilience and climate investment. It is implemented according to the "Spirit of Team Europe" under the synergistic work of seven agencies: the Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation (AECID), the AFD Group: the French Development Agency (AFD)/ Expertise France (EF), the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), the International and Ibero-America Foundation for Administration and Public Policy (FIIAPP), the German Society for International Cooperation (GIZ) GmbH, and the UN Environment Programme (UNEP).

EUROCLIMA letra blanca peqEUROCLIMA+ is the European Union's flagship programme on environmental sustainability and climate change with Latin America. It aims to reduce the impact of climate change and its effects in Latin America by promoting climate change mitigation and adaptation through resilience and investment. 
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