In October, the Institute of the Americas published its landmark report “Nationally Determined Contributions Across the Americas: A Hemispheric Comparison.” The report, in English and Spanish, aimed to further assess progress achieved by countries across the Western Hemisphere towards delivering on their climate pledges. The report was launched as the world convened in Glasgow, Scotland for the United Nation’s Climate Change Conference of the Parties 26 (COP26) and as nations made further commitments to climate action and emissions reduction.
The report contains 16 country-specific profiles, regional infographics, case-studies on four regional climate hot-spots, and other pertinent materials, all translated to Spanish. The report highlights the serious funding gaps faced by countries in Latin America and the Caribbean to be able to deliver on their pledges. On the heels of COP-26, implementation and funding of climate goals are more important than ever. Our timely analysis offers a concise snapshot of the situation facing these 16 different nations, which together represent 90% of the population and 98% of the aggregate GDP of the Western Hemisphere.
The webinar we held to present the original report with author and EC2 Director Tania Miranda and four regional experts is also available for download.