This collaborative process involves national governments, networks of local governments, multilateral networks, universities, civil society organizations, and private companies.
The countries of Latin America are recognized for their climate action innovation and leadership, and they exceed their Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) in alliance with all sectors of society.
Shared goals include expanded capacity to implement climate change and NDCs; climate action plans created through multi-sector and multi-level input; local governments implement fully-funded climate plans; long-term low-carbon strategies are developed; innovative climate solutions are implemented and scaled; science-based policies make adaptation measures effective; and high-quality information is available for decision-making and citizen oversight.
• In terms of social innovation, the energy scenarios’ methodology was implemented; a regional approach to accelerate climate action was solidified (ActionLAC
platform); and a method for improving household energy efficiency was applied.
• In terms of technological innovation, a methodology for estimating emissions was developed (SEEG); a national, highly precise system for identifying changes
in land use was activated (MAPBIOMAS); a zero-emission maritime transport startup was launched (Sail Cargo); solar power was used to expand access to water.
• In terms of financial innovation, public-private partnerships were set up at the municipal level to access climate finance (RAMCC).
Global climate governance involving non-state actors was strengthened (Lima-Paris Action Agenda); dialogue among Latin American governments was deepened; renewable energy laws were passed in Argentina, Chile, and Uruguay; local climate change plans increased in number.