Fostering South-South Learning: The collaboration between Cuba, Chile, and Panama under the CBIT-Global Support Programme 

8 December, 2023 16:45 - 8 December, 2023 17:45

The Capacity-building Initiative for Transparency – Global Support Programme (CBIT-GSP) is a global climate transparency project supporting developing countries in the transition to the Enhanced Transparency Framework (ETF) of the Paris Agreement. The project is funded by the Global Environment Facility (GEF) through CBIT, implemented by UNEP, and executed by the UNEP Copenhagen Climate Centre. 

The CBIT-GSP project includes various support modalities, notably its ten Transparency Networks, through which support to countries is provided at the regional and national levels. Through its Transparency Network of the Spanish-speaking Latin America and the Caribbean Region (SSLAC) and Network Coordinator, CBIT-GSP has forged a south-south learning collaboration between the network countries of Cuba, Chile, and Panama. 

This cooperation is based on a support request by Cuba, which is currently implementing a national CBIT project to strengthen institutional and technical capacities in the Agriculture, Forestry, and Other Land Use (AFOLU) sector and requires further learning in the area of AFOLU methodologies and inventory management more broadly. The country is also commencing a new inventory cycle as part of its first Biennial Transparency Report under the new Enhanced Transparency Framework (ETF) and, therefore, requires further enhancement of its technical capacities to be able to respond to the new ETF reporting requirements. Cuba has requested support under the CBIT-GSP for the exchange of experiences and lessons learned with other countries in the region, especially with Chile and Panama. 


Chizuru Aoki, Lead Environment Specialist and CBIT Manager, USA

Fatima-Zahra Taibi, CBIT-GSP Global Coordinator, UNEP Copenhagen Climate Centre, Denmark

Esteban Bermudez Forn, Climate Change Specialist, GEF, USA

Kevin Basoa (virtual participation), Coordinator of the National Inventory System, Climate Change Division, Ministry of Environment, Chile

Melani Acosta, GHG Inventory Coordinator,  Department of Mitigation, Climate Change Division, Ministry of Environment, Panama

Wenceslao Carrera, Mitigation Expert, Center for Information Management and Energy Development (CUBAENERGÍA), Cuba

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