The Regional Gateway for Technology Transfer and Climate Change Action for Latin America and the Caribbean “REGATTA” aims to strengthen capacities and promote and exchange knowledge on climate change technologies and experiences in the area of mitigation and adaptation for the Latin American and the Caribbean region. The design and creation of REGATTA are aligned with the international negotiations on climate change in the context of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, following the Cancun Agreements at the sixteenth Conference of the Parties (COP16), where a Technology Mechanism was established. 

In the same way, REGATTA has received recognition from the Forum of Ministers of Environment of Latin America and the Caribbean, who during the XX Meeting of High Level of the Forum, reached a generalized consensus in taking advantage of the opportunity represented by the existence of climate change platforms that already have funding and a track record of work on climate change, such as REGATTA or EUROCLIMA, for the implementation of the work plan of a Regional Platform on Climate Change whose objective is to create a space for South-South exchange, learning and cooperation in three main areas of intervention: (i) policy dialogue, (ii) climate action (adaptation and mitigation), and (iii) financing and other means of implementation.

In terms of adaptation, REGATTA provides support to countries in terms of access to financing to formulate and implement adaptation actions at the national and regional levels, and in promoting strengthening and capacity building at the technical and institutional levels.

The National Adaptation Plan Global Support Programme (NAP-GSP), established jointly by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment), helps least developed and developing countries to identify the technical, institutional and financial needs to integrate climate change adaptation into national intermediate and long-term planning and financing. The programme supports the process for formulating and implementing National Adaptation Plans under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). In doing so, NAP-GSP works with partners to implement Nationally Determined Contributions and promote ambitious climate action in line with the Sustainable Development Goals.

Practical Action is an international NGO that promotes the use of technology for poverty reduction in more than 45 countries around the world.

We foster an international movement that demands rethinking the meaning of technological innovation. We work together with poor communities to build practical and sustainable solutions based on their skills and knowledge.

Our operations in Latin America began in 1985 with our regional office based in Lima, Peru. In 2007, the country office in Bolivia was founded.

As a regional office, we have developed projects, consultancies and research in more than 20 countries.

We work for: sustainable agriculture; fair access to markets; access to safe water; development and access to renewable energy; communities resilient to climate change; and more equitable social, political and economic conditions between men and women.

The Spanish Cooperation is the sum of all those people, institutions, resources and capacities that Spain makes available to developing countries in order to contribute to human development, the eradication of poverty and the full exercise of rights.

It is based on a broad political and social consensus at national level according to the following principles: The recognition of human beings in their individual and collective dimensions, as protagonists and ultimate recipients of development cooperation policy; the defence and promotion of human rights and fundamental freedoms, peace, democracy and equal citizen participation for women and men and, in general, non-discrimination on grounds of sex, race, culture or religion, and respect for diversity; the need to foster global, interdependent, participatory, sustainable and gender-equitable human development in all nations, striving for the application of the principle of co-responsibility among States, in order to ensure and enhance the effectiveness and coherence of development cooperation policies in their objective of eradicating world poverty; the encouragement of lasting and sustainable economic growth for countries accompanied by measures to promote an equitable redistribution of wealth in order to improve living conditions and access to health, educational and cultural services, along with the well-being of their populations; the respect for the commitments made within international bodies.

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