Regional Dialogue on Sustainable Transport Actions to Mitigate Climate Change in Latin America

EVENT INFORMATION

This event was held on the framework of the 4th Latin-American Low Emission Development Strategies (LEDS LAC) Annual Workshop, as part of the Paris Process on Mobility and Climate (PPMC) which was initiated by the Partnership on Sustainable, Low Carbon Transport (SLoCaT) and Michelin Challenge Bibendum, which combines over 200 organizations.

The aim of the side event was to establish a dialogue with the transport community of the Region before COP21, by covering primary topic areas as related to sustainable transport, like raising pre-2020 level of ambition through the development of NAMAs, the establishment of LEDS and defining post-2020 targets (i.e. via INDCs).

This dialogue seeks the countries of Latin America to raise their levels of ambition pre -2020 through the development of NAMAs and the establishment of LEDS and include the sector in the post-2020 goals mitigation, through the dissemination of knowledge and establishing dialogue between them and transport experts.

To do this, a group of countries in the region presented the actions they are taking on these issues and share their experiences and challenges in coordinating different levels of government (national, regional and local) in order to maximize interaction and exchange of knowledge among peers.

As part of its activities, the Carbon Community Transport Finance Platform is hosted a live broadcast of the regional dialogue on Tuesday, October 13, from 11:30 to 13:00 (time of Dominican Republic, UTC -4) for the annual workshop of the PlatformLEDS LAC to be held at the Hotel Melia, Punta Cana. Speakers for the event were:

  • Pablo Salgado, Ministerio de Transporte y Telecomunicaciones, Chile
  • Juan Carlos Florentino Márquez, Ministerio de Transporte, Colombia
  • Manuel Moro, Minusterio de Ambiente, Guatemala

People who are interested in the live broadcast can participate from any computer or mobile device connected to the Internet.

To view the agenda, go here.

A brief Report on Sustainable Transport Actions to Mitigate Climate Change in Latin America is also now available.

The SLoCat Partnership will ensure that the outcomes and possible recommendations of this dialogue land through the PPMC in Paris.

Date:

October 13, 2015

Time:

11:30am to 13:00pm

Venue:

Latin America Low Emission Development Strategies (LEDS LAC) Annual Workshop at Hotel Melia, Punta Cana

Organizers:


Contact Person

Ramon Cruz (ramon.cruz@itdp.org), Hilda Martínez (hildakimx99@gmail.com)