Antecedentes y Justificación
The objective of this technical cooperation is to promote the development and transfer of environmentally sound technologies (EST) in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC), in order to contribute to the ultimate goal of reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and reducing the vulnerability to climate change in specific sectors in LAC.
Fin del proyecto
The project’s strategy is to build national capacities to identify, assess, develop and transfer EST, focusing on: (i) the promotion of and support to regional collaborative efforts; (ii) the support to planning and policy-making processes at national and sectoral levels; (iii) the demonstration of policies and enabling mechanisms; and (iv) the mobilization of private and public financial and human resources. The project will pilot institutional frameworks and mechanisms to enhance the development and transfer of EST, taking into consideration and contributing directly to key design features of the Technology Mechanism (TM) agreed under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).
In order to maximize the project’s global and local environmental benefits, its activities will focus on priority sectors for climate change mitigation and adaptation in LAC: renewable energy, energy efficiency, transport, forestry and agriculture. The project includes specific criteria to promote a broad and diverse participation by countries in LAC, including small island developing states in the Caribbean that will benefit from mitigation and adaptation activities. During the project’s first year, activities will focus on engaging regional stakeholders to identify priority sector-specific areas of work, build and strengthen thematic networks and offer examples of analytical work on enabling policies and mechanisms for the development and transfer of EST.
The project will be executed around four interlinked components. The first component will address the policy and regulatory barriers, improving the capacity of policy-makers to identify and assess EST needs and opportunities, and to formulate policies and plans to promote the adoption of priority EST. Component two of the project will facilitate the access to regional expertise, thus reducing the cost and time associated to the implementation of EST related initiatives and therefore contributing to the removal of information, technical and capacity barriers. Component three will draw from the expertise linked through component two and produce recommendations on actions, mechanisms and policies for the adoption of EST, in particular for those EST identified as a priority under component one. Component three will contribute to removing policy and regulatory barriers to the deployment of EST by supporting stakeholders evaluate and adopt enabling policies and mechanisms for the deployment of EST. Component four will promote investments in the adoption of EST by means of producing feasibility, technology and cost-benefit assessments, market studies and financial models, and financing proposals for investments in EST.
Component 1. Development of national policy and institutional capacities.
Component 2. Strengthen technology networks and centers.
Component 3. Pilot technology transfer mechanisms.
Component 4. Leverage private and public investments.
Actividades y Metodología
Approved work plans for the first year of project activities are included in the following links: INECC, Bariloche, WRI, CATIE, and IDB/FONTAGRO. The work plans describe the activities to be undertaken and the products to be delivered by each PEA under every component. Work plans for subsequent years will be prepared by PEAs and approved by the IDB during project execution.
The project does not generate negative environmental and/or social impacts. Its outputs will lead to positive environmental impacts. The project has been classified as category “C” per the Environment and Safeguards Compliance Policy (OP-703) (see the Safeguard Policy Filter Report and Safeguard Classification Form).
7.2 The project will address gender issues during the planning and execution of activities, including, inter alia, the assessment of gender-specific impacts and challenges from the adoption of EST. The project monitoring and evaluation will assess gender-specific impacts.