Fourth Latin American Regional MAIN Dialogue
10.29.12 - 10.31.12
The fourth regional dialogue of the Mitigation Action Implementation Network (MAIN) in Latin America took place from October 29 to 31, 2012 in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. The event was organized by the Center for Clean Air Policy (CCAP), hosted by the Dominican Republic’s National Council for Climate Change and the Clean Development Mechanism (CNCCMDL), and generously supported by Environment Canada as part of the broader MAIN initiative also supported by Germany ICI, the Kingdom of Denmark, and other funders.
More than 60 participants, including inter-ministerial teams from the eight Latin American participant countries (Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, the Dominican Republic, Panama, Peru, and Uruguay), came together to advance ambitious and financeable Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMAs) in accordance with national sustainable-development plans. Experts in waste, renewable energy, energy efficiency, and transportation presented best-practice options for mitigation policies in these sectors. The event also convened representatives of financial institutions (Chilean bank BICE), development banks (CAF, IDB), finance consultants (Brad Johnson) and potential developed-country funders of NAMAs (Germany, Canada, Denmark, UK, European Commission) to discuss available funding for NAMAs and how to incorporate financial engineering in the design of NAMAs.