ParlAmericas supports parliamentary climate action through innovative programs, dialogues, and partnerships designed for parliamentarians of the Americas and the Caribbean to promote the highest political commitments for advancing legislative work on climate change mitigation and adaptation in the hemisphere.
As part of our climate change program, we provide parliamentarians with knowledge resources informed by evidence-based research on climate change and field-based, context-driven learning. We create the spaces to establish direct dialogue with peers, local and international experts, and key stakeholders to advance the Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs), the Sustainable Development Agenda and the adoption of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction in Latin America and the Caribbean. Learn More
Parliamentary Network on Climate Change
The ParlAmericas Parliamentary Network on Climate Change (PNCC) was created in 2016 with the objective of promoting parliamentary diplomacy on climate action within parliaments, aligned with existing international frameworks that work towards combating climate change and achieving sustainable development. The PNCC fosters knowledge exchanges between parliamentarians, expert practitioners, civil society and other stakeholders on effective practices for climate change mitigation and adaptation through workshops, dialogues and the creation of specialized resources. Learn more
Parliamentary Action on Disaster Risk Reduction and Adaptation
ParlAmericas’ Climate Change Program developed in cooperation with the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) a Parliamentary Protocol for Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation for the Americas and the Caribbean. The Protocol serves as a guide for national parliaments in the hemisphere to align disaster risk reduction legislation with the Sendai Framework, and promote an integrated approach that combines disaster risk reduction, climate change adaptation, and sustainable development.
OUR LATEST PUBLICATIONS
|Parliamentary Protocol for Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation||Primer on Climate Financing: Mechanisms and Opportunities for Latin America and the Caribbean|
Nationally Determined Contributions Summary Cards for Parliamentarians: These summary cards provide a quick overview of the main commitments adopted by the governments of the Americas and the Caribbean in the COP21 Paris Agreement. These are living documents that will be periodically updated as different countries report on their progress and new priorities, and with a unique legislative section illustrating best practices or actions by parliaments in the region.
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Keynote address presentation. Ana F. González Guerrero, Co-Founder and Managing Director of Youth Climate Lab
- National Decarbonization Plan. Paola Vega, President of the Special Permanent Commission for the Environment of the Legislative Assembly of the Republic of Costa Rica
- Overcoming the Challenge of Consensus: The Creation of the Green Caucus in Peru. Ana María Choquehuanca, Member of Congress (Peru), coordinator of the multi-party green caucus
- Climate - Activities of DNA - Suriname. Dr. R. Nurmohamed, Member of the National Assembly (Suriname)
- Activities of the Surinamese parliament on climate change and disasters. Grace Watamaleo, Member of the National Assembly (Suriname)
Session 1: Outcomes of COP 24 (Poland) and Preparations for COP25 (Chile)
- . Carlos Fuller, International and Regional Liaison Officer of the CCCCC and Chair of the Alliance of Small Island Nations
- . Iván Flores, President of the Chamber of Deputies (Chile)
Session 2: Taking Climate Action and Building Resilience through the Power of Legislation
- Climate-smart extractive industries. Hon. David M. Wells, Senator (Canada)
- Disaster Risk Reduction. Ana Belén Marín, Member of the National Assembly (Ecuador)
- Ocean and Coastal protection. Dr. Sewnath Naipal (Suriname)
Session 3: Overcoming the Obstacles and Seizing Opportunities for Implementing Carbon Market and Non-Market Mechanisms
- Market and Non-market mechanisms. Carlos Ruiz-Garvia, Regional Coordinator - Regional Collaboration Center, Latin America and Caribbean, UNFCCC
- Fiscal incentives. Hon. Arthur E. Holder, Speaker of the House of Assembly (Barbados)
- Bolivia facing Climate Change. Nelly Lenz Roso, Member of the Chamber of Deputies (Bolivia) (in Spanish)
Session 4: Raising Ambition and Accessing Climate Financing
- Raising Ambition for Climate Action. Hon. Robby Ramlakhan, Ambassador and Advisor to the Cabinet of the President – Coordination Environment (Suriname)
- Perspectives on Climate Financing. Dr. César Falconi, Inter-American Development Bank representative in Suriname
- UNFCCC & PA Finance Opportunities for LAC Countries. Dr. Victor Viñas, Board member representing Latin America and the Caribbean in the Adaptation Fund and Green Climate Fund
- The Katowice climate package: Making The Paris Agreement Work For All. UNFCCC, 2019
- Climate Agenda: Key Topics of Discussion from COP24 to COP25. ParlAmericas, 2019
- COP 25 Chile (web page). Presidency COP25, 2019
- GEO-6: Global Environment Outlook: Regional assessment for Latin America and the Caribbean. UNEP, 2019
- Climate change and health. WHO, 2018
- Parliamentary Protocol for Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation. ParlAmericas, 2019
- What are Market and Non-Market Mechanisms? UNFCCC. n.d.
- Primer on Climate Financing: Mechanisms and Opportunities for Latin America and the Caribbean. ParlAmericas, 2019
During the gathering, elections will be held for certain positions on the Network’s Executive Committee and for the host parliament of the next gathering. The results were the following:
- Vice President - North America
- Senator Rosa Galvez (Canada)
- Vice President - Central America
- Vice President - Caribbean
- Speaker of the House of Assembly Andy Daniel (Saint Lucia)
- Vice President - South America
- Alternate Vice President - South America
- Speaker of the National Assembly Jennifer Simons (Suriname)
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- Bangkok climate talks: key outcomes on the Paris Agreement ‘rulebook’, CarbonBrief: Clear on Climate (2018)
- Benefits of Climate Action: Piloting a Global Approach to Measurement, C40 Cities (2016)
- Loss and Damage: Online Guide, UNFCCC (2017)
- Primer on the United Nations Climate Change Regime, ParlAmericas (2018)
- Primer on Carbon Pricing, ParlAmericas (2017)
- Nationally Determined Contributions Summary Cards for Parliamentarians, ParlAmericas (2017)
- Assessing the impact of disasters: current scenarios and trends in the Americas. Raul Salazar, Chief of the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) Secretariat for the Americas.
- Carbon Pricing in the Americas and the Caribbean. Alexis L. Leroy, CEO, Allcot Group (greenhouse gas emissions management expert).
- Carbon Pricing: A Parliamentarian Perspective. The Honourable Jennifer Simons, Vice president – The South American Parliamentary Network on Climate Change and Speaker of the National Assembly, Suriname.
- Paris Agreement and NDCs. Carlos Garvia, Regional Coordinator, Regional Center of Collaboration, Latin America and Caribbean, United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.
- Subnational climate change adaptation and mitigation: challenges and opportunities for urban settlements. Gian Carlo Delgado Ramos, Member of the Working Group II, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), Mexico.
- Sustaining the fabric of life. Nidya Pesántez, Program specialist, UN Women Ecuador.
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