The program presents results and good practices in Climate Empowerment Action in the Latin American region at the Technical Sessions
The EUROCLIMA+ program has participated in the negotiations within the framework of the SBI (Subsidiary Body for Implementation) of UNFCCC (United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change) for the dialogues and negotiations prior to COP27. Its participation has allowed the project to share the experiences developed in the Action for Climate Empowerment (ACE) line, in which different Latin American countries are being supported to advance in the achievement of the ACE agenda.
One of the technical workshops on ACE was attended by Ina Parvanova, Director of C&E for Climate Change at the United Nations. The panel was composed of organizations such as UNESCO, YOUNGO, MEEZE and Euroclima+. The European project was represented by Mª Elena Oliveiros Palomo, FIIAPP project technician, who presented the main lines of the program in terms of ACE and also the actions that are already being carried out.
Euroclima+ is currently supporting the development of six national ECA strategies: Chile, Uruguay, Panama, Costa Rica, Argentina and Colombia. For this reason, Oliveiros stressed the importance of including CEA in long-term Climate Strategies. He also presented the work that has been developed in diagnostics that allow the identification of weaknesses that can be addressed in the program. In addition, Oliveiros highlighted the role of the ACE Practical Learning Community as a platform for knowledge generation, socialization of good practices and lessons learned.
After the panel, participants have been able to work in groups to further contribute to the two key, challenging questions for moving forward in ACE:
How can non-parties support the implementation of the Glasgow work program in ACE?
How can parties build partnerships with relevant organizations to mobilize expertise, resources and tools to accelerate ACE implementation?
Some of the reflections that emerged from the workshop focused on the following factors: