Who we are?

LEDS LAC is a network of organizations and individuals working in the promotion, design and implementation of LEDS in Latin America and the Caribbean.

LEDS LAC is a community of transformational leaders for a resilient and low emission development in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Open opportunities

for coordination, colaboration and synergies among network.

Develop and strengthen capacities

promoting learning, exchange of information and best practices.

Systematize and disseminate

information, tools and resoruces for LEDS design and implementation.

What are LEDS

Addressing the challenges posed by climate change requires the integration of mitigation and adaptation goals into policies and development strategies. At the same time, the achievement of economic and social aspirations of our countries demands taking into account these challenges.

For this reason in LEDS LAC we promote the formulation and implementation of national, sub-national and sectoral strategies, that simultaneously respond to the triple objective of promoting development, reducing emissions and increasing resilience.

These Resilient and Low Emission Development Strategies (LEDS) allow countries to move towards a sustainable development and meet their climate commitments.

Beyond the implementation of isolated actions of mitigation and adaptation, we are interested in the transformation of the development pattern in the region. This is why we support leaders who are driving change from governments, civil society, private sector and the international community.

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What we do?

LEDS LAC is people-oriented. We believe that all our members are experts who can contribute with their experiences and knowledge while also learn from others. We avoid duplication of efforts and promote collaboration.

We support national and local processes

by building capacities and facilitatting learning among peers.

We support innovators and early adopters

to advance their initiatives and share their experiences to inspire, train and work with others.

We build bridges and create connections

between topics, sectors, goverment levels and stakeholders to facilitate the implementation of LEDS.

To achieve this, we carry out activities that allow us to strengthen and integrate a community of practice through:

Our Steering Committee

The LEDS LAC Platform is coordinated by a Steering Committee, composed of organizations from the public and private sectors, international cooperation agencies, multilateral banks, among others. It has three co-chairs.

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Committee 2017
Committee 2016
Committee 2015
Committee 2014
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Milagros Sandoval

Milagros Sandoval Díaz currently serves as the Director General of Climate Change and Desertification at the Ministry of Environment of Peru. She is a lawyer by profession, having graduated from the Pontifical Catholic University of Peru, and holds a diploma in Environmental Law from the same institution, as well as a master's degree in Forest Resource Conservation from the National Agrarian University La Molina. With 20 years of professional experience in fields related to climate change and the sustainable use of forest and wildlife resources, she has held positions such as Director of Greenhouse Gas Mitigation at the Ministry of Environment, Regional Director of Climate Change at Conservation International, and advisor at the Peruvian Society of Environmental Law, among other public and private institutions.

Carolina Chantrill is the Director of Sustainable Mobility at Asociación Sustentar. In this role, she oversees activities aimed at promoting low-emission strategies, sustainability, and resilience in the transportation and mobility sector, assisting decision-makers, building capacities through knowledge exchange and peer learning spaces, and strengthening networks of professionals and organizations. Additionally, at the beginning of 2021, she joined the Center for Urban Economic Studies at the University of San Martín, coordinating the implementation of consulting projects and applied research. In the past, she served as Provincial Director of Urbanism at the Provincial Organism for Social and Urban Integration of the Province of Buenos Aires, where she coordinated and supervised the work of multidisciplinary teams for the design and implementation of comprehensive interventions in over 15 informal settlements in the Buenos Aires metropolitan area. She has over 10 years of experience working for the private sector, government, and civil society on issues ranging from environmental impact management, pollution remediation services, urban water and sanitation systems, urban waste management, watershed management and planning, urban development projects, informal settlement improvement and integration, urban planning and infrastructure, urban technological innovation, low-emission mobility, and transportation, among others. She holds a degree in Environmental Engineering from the Argentine Catholic University (2009) and a Master's in Urban Planning from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA (2015).

Carolina Chantrill

Fernando Andrade

Fernando is a passionate climate change professional with extensive experience in project management and broad knowledge in strategic planning, climate policies, energy systems, gender integration, mitigation and adaptation strategies, private sector engagement, and climate finance. His professional career has included assignments with governmental, non-governmental, and international organizations in different parts of the world. He first joined UNDP in 2016 as a project management and climate finance specialist for the UNREDD Targeted Support program. He has also served as Country Manager for the NDC Support Programme and the Biodiversity Financing Initiative BIOFIN with UNDP Ecuador. Fernando also held the position of Senior Regional Advisor on Climate Governance and Finance for the EUROCLIMA+ Program in 2019 with GIZ in Colombia, and he currently serves as the Regional Coordinator for the UNDP Climate Promise for Latin America and the Caribbean.

The Steering Committee is comprised of representatives from the following organizations:

UNEP DTU Partnership
Consejo Nacional de Cambio Climático y Mecanismo de Desarrollo Limpio – República Dominicana
Asociación Sustentar
Ministerio de Ambiente de Chile
Banco Mundial

Our Members

The LEDS LAC platform is a network of nearly 1000 members, including organizations, individuals, and governments working on promoting LEDS in Latin America and the Caribbean. Some of them include: