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
Aligning Parliamentary Action to International Frameworks
ParlAmericas promotes the coordination and alignment of parliamentary actions on the environment with existing international frameworks to promote synergy between global and national objectives. ParlAmericas works to build understanding and support the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, Nationally Determined Contributions under the Paris Agreement, and the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction, which offer valuable guidance to parliamentarians for decision making that integrates social, economic, and environmental factors, to shape more sustainable, resilient and equitable societies.
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|Guide on Supporting a Post-COVID-19 Green Economic Recovery||Guide on Green Parliaments: Actions to Promote Sustainable Practices within Parliaments|
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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- What is the Paris Agreement. UNFCCC.
- NDC Synthesis Report. UNFCCC, 2021.
- A review of “Transition Management” strategies: Lessons for advancing the green low-carbon transition. Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), 2018.
- Solidary and Just transition: Silesia Declaration. COP24, 2018.
- Declaration on Children, Youth and Climate Action. UNICEF, 2019.
- Guide for Participation in Democratic Environmental Governance. Westminster Foundation for Democracy (WFD), 2021.
- What is Action for Climate Empowerment. UNFCCC.
During the 5th Gathering of the ParlAmericas Parliamentary Network on Climate Change, elections will be held for the Network’s Executive Committee and for the host parliament of the next gathering. Nominations received can be found below.
- Senator, the Honourable Rosa Galvez (Canada)
- Vice-President - North America
- Senator Raúl Bolaños-Cacho Cué (Mexico)
- Vice-President - South America
Vice-President - Central America
Member of the Legislative Assembly Paola Vega (Costa Rica)
- Vice-President - Caribbean
- Senator Anthony Vieira (Trinidad and Tobago)
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ParlAmericas is an Observer Organization to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change