In the framework of the work of LEDS LAC and LEDS GP, Communities of Practice (CoP) are a collaborative space for groups of experts who meet virtually or face-to-face to exchange knowledge and strengthen capacities around a specific subject matter.
Currently, these are our seven communities:
The Community of Practice (CoP) for Monitoring and Evaluation of Climate Policies is an initiative of the Climate Governance Component of the EUROCLIMA+ Programme, the International and Ibero-American Foundation for Administration and Public Policies (FIIAPP; in Spanish) and the Regional Platform for Latin America and the Caribbean for Resilient and Low Emission Development Strategies (LEDS LAC).
A group of experts from ministries of environment, planning, finance and other government bodies in the Latin American and Caribbean region exchange experiences and knowledge, successes and challenges, with regard to the monitoring and evaluation of climate policies. CoP members actively participate in virtual and face-to-face sessions, share materials by means ranging from email to mobile phone messaging, and access documentation of success stories identified in the region. Specific topics covered include the definition of targets and indicators, national-territorial articulation for climate policy M&E, and monitoring and evaluation of climate change adaptation.
The Bioenergy Community of Practice is a joint initiative of LEDS LAC and the LEDS GP Energy Working Group. It was launched in 2016, with the aim of promoting the sustainable use of bioenergy in Latin America and the Caribbean through the exchange of experiences, capacity building and the provision of technical assistance. Experts from governmental organizations, NGOs and private companies from 13 countries in the region have participated in the activities developed during its 4 years of operation. The main language for the exchange activities is English.
The Community of Practice on the Private Sector is an initiative of EUROCLIMA+ through GIZ, LEDS LAC and the Latin American Center for Competitiveness and Sustainable Development (CLACDS) of INCAE Business School. It began operations in 2018, with the aim of promoting the creation of spaces for the systematic participation of the private sector in the development and implementation of climate policies. It is integrated by national teams made up of representatives of public and private organizations from countries of the EUROCLIMA+ Programme.
The Transport Working Group (TWG), in partnership with the LEDS GP Regional Platforms, is building a resilient, low emission transport community at a global level, supporting champions and innovators, linking networks of low emission transport experts and exploring opportunities for collaboration at a local and regional level.
The TWG coordinated by the Regional Platform for Latin America and the Caribbean (LEDS LAC) has been working since 2014, providing support for capacity building, and improving the design and implementation of the NDCs in the region, on the priority issues identified by its members, through its two Communities of Practice (CoP)
Resource management has a major impact on greenhouse emissions at every stage of the resource life cycle. This is why there is a great opportunity to work with businesses, governments and other stakeholders to understand the impact and possible reductions related to a more efficient management of their resources.
Es una comunidad conformada por gobiernos estatales y regionales interesados en aprender cómo desarrollar un proceso transformacional o “trayectoria” que permita reducir emisiones. El enfoque de trayectoria les da a los miembros participantes la posibilidad de elegir, de manera informada, la mejor opción de reducir emisiones mientras respaldan su desarrollo económico y social.