Institutional arrangements for Monitoring and Evaluation of Climate Policies in Latin America

15th virtual exchange session of the Community of Practice on Climate Policy Monitoring

and Evaluation

Last Thursday, May 14th, the 15th virtual exchange session of the Community of Practice on Monitoring and Evaluation of Climate Policies (CofP M&E), took place, facilitated by the EUROCLIMA+ Programme, through the FIIAPP Foundation, and the LEDS LAC Platform

This initiative was born in 2018 to address the need, identified in the countries of the Region, for robust, well-constructed and practical systems for the monitoring and evaluation of climate policies and their action plans. These systems are key to improving the effectiveness and efficiency of adaptation and mitigation processes, incorporating new information and lessons learned, and to verifying and reporting transparently on compliance with the commitments made under the United Nations Framework Convention on Clmate Change, the Paris Agreement and other multilateral agreements.

The session focused on institutional arrangements for the monitoring and evaluation of climate policies in the region. As an input for the dialogue, an introductory presentation was made by Beatriz García-Pozuelo from FIIAPP/EUROCLIMA+, who reflected on the main findings regarding governance issues in M&E systems that arise from the support provided to four countries in the region on designing or strengthening climate policy monitoring systems: Costa Rica (National Adaptation Policy), El Salvador (Monitoring System for its first NDC), Uruguay (Monitoring System of the Health and Tourism Sectors) and Chile (System of Indicators for its PANCC).

In addition, two perspectives from countries in the region were provided on issues of institutional arrangements for climate policy monitoring systems: Nico Kohlhas of the Chilean Ministry of the Environment, and Sioux Melo of the Colombian National Planning Directorate.

During the session, which was attended by 35 members of the community of practice with different functions in the Ministries of the Environment of several countries in the Region, developed a space for participation that allowed the participants to intervene with contributions from their respective experiences in the area of Climate Policy M&E that have served to nourish the experience exchanges.

Based on what was exposed and discussed, it was possible to conclude that, although there are many efforts to develop and implement climate policy M&E systems, there is still a need to involve and appropriate the multiple institutions, sectors and levels, that participate in climate monitoring exercises.

More information about the Community of Practice on Monitoring and Evaluation of Climate Policies.


EUROCLIMA+ is a programme financed by the European Union to promote environmentally sustainable and climate-resilient development in 18 Latin American countries, particularly for the benefit of the most vulnerable populations. The Programme is implemented under the synergistic work of seven agencies: the Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation (AECID), the French Development Agency (AFD), Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), the German Society for International Cooperation (GIZ), Expertise France (EF), International and Ibero-American Foundation for Administration and Public Policy (FIIAPP), and UN Environment.


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