Digging Deeper: CCAP’s Fifth Latin American Regional MAIN Dialogue focused on NAMA opportunities in waste and energy

ccap-fifth-latin-american-dialogueBuilding on the momentum of the Center for Clean Air Policy’s (CCAP) Global NAMA Financing Summit held in Copenhagen and the recently opened Germany/United Kingdom International NAMA Facility, CCAP hosted the Fifth Latin American Regional Dialogue of the Mitigation Action Implementation Network (MAIN) in Lima, Peru in July. Bringing together 80 senior policy-makers from developing and developed countries, financial and sectoral experts, private-sector representatives and financial institution representatives, CCAP is on the ground building a pipeline of transformational, finance-ready NAMAs. With the generous support of both the Danish Ministry for Climate, Energy and Building and the German International Climate Initiative (ICI) and co-hosted by the Peruvian Ministry of Environment, CCAP’s MAIN members, which include Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Panama, Peru and Uruguay, had the opportunity to learn from their peers, discuss best practices and collaborate on climate policy.

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CCAP Honors a Legacy and Welcomes New Leadership

Madison, WI – The Center for Clean Air Policy (CCAP) held a banquet on June 22 to honor Governor Tony Earl’s tenure as its board chairman. Governor Earl founded CCAP and has headed its board of directors for 28 years. He will remain active on CCAP’s executive committee as chairman emeritus.

Founded by a small group of state governors and led by Earl since 1985, CCAP began as an organization known for implementing cost-effective air quality solutions and expanded to work on climate change. The glue that held it all together, Earl dedicated his professional and personal life to climate policy and the conservation of natural resources.

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CCAP Global Conference on NAMA Finance

Bringing finance to the forefront of the NAMA framework discussion, the Center for Clean Air Policy (CCAP) and the Danish Ministry of Climate, Energy and Building hosted the Global NAMA Financing Summit this month in Copenhagen, Denmark.  The Summit provided an opportunity to advance promising nationally appropriate mitigation action (NAMA) proposals toward implementation and to explore potential opportunities for contributing-country support of and private-sector investment in these NAMAs. The event was attended by high-level government officials – including Ministers and Vice Ministers – from a dozen Asian and Latin American countries (Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Panama, Uruguay, Malaysia, Pakistan, Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam) and key contributing countries, as well as private-sector chief executives and other financial institution representatives.

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