Regional Dialogue on NDCs for Latin America and Caribbean

JULY 19 - 21, 2016| San Jose, Costa Rica




This Regional Dialogue on (Intended) Nationally Determined Contributions, (I)NDCs, held in San Jose, Costa Rica, was organised by UNDP, the UNFCCC Secretariat, the International Partnership for Mitigation & MRV, and the Partnership for Market Readiness (World Bank Group). The dialogue was part of the series of joint UNDP-UNFCCC regional dialogues funded by many donors and was hosted by the Government of Costa Rica. It brought together government representatives from the Latin America & Caribbean region, developed country representatives, and international organizations/experts involved in the (I)NDC process.

The dialogue was attended by over 90 participants, including representatives from 26 countries from the region, as well as other countries and organizations.



  • Take stock of submitted (I)NDCs from the region, related provisions in the Paris Agreement, and implications for national implementation;
  • Discuss next steps in preparing for NDC implementation at the national level, including possible guidance and tools;
  • Provide a forum for exchanging country experiences and perspectives on planning for NDC implementation, including envisioned challenges & support
  • Discuss key technical and institutional issues related to NDC implementation (strengthening institutional arrangements, designing implementation plans, developing systems to monitor progress toward NDC goals, mobilizing resources, etc.) in plenary sessions and through smaller breakout sessions.

Event Information

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Where:    San Jose, Costa Rica

When:     July 19 - 21, 2016



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When:    21 - 23 February 2017


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When:    21 - 23 February 2017



Allison Towle

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