Climate Chatter: Spotlight on the Latin American Climate Journey and Carbon Pricing

September 24, 2020 Online
2020-09-24 00:00:00 2020-09-24 00:00:00 America/Mexico_City Climate Chatter: Spotlight on the Latin American Climate Journey and Carbon Pricing Online

Date: 24th September

11:00am - 12:00pm CDT (Mexico City)

Latin American countries have been actively engaged in climate negotiations, and have committed to ambitious mitigation targets, with carbon pricing at the core of the measures proposed for reaching those goals.

In this webinar, we will discuss the latest developments for carbon pricing policies in the region, as well as opportunities for corporates in LatAm for international markets, including Article 6 and CORSIA.

Worth noting is the turbulent period for climate action and carbon pricing due COVID-19 pandemic has put to test many efforts for authorities and companies, we will discuss the potential paths for green recovery for corporates with a presence in Latin America.


Mireille Meneses (South Pole, Consultant, London)

Mireille is an experienced climate change advisor and consultant, currently working for South Pole as a consultant on climate policy. She has several years of experience working with the public sector supporting capacity building and identifying opportunities for triangular cooperation in Latin America, to assist countries with technology transfer and designing strategies to achieve their emissions reduction goals. She also supported the Ministry of Environment in Mexico as a climate finance negotiator in the UNFCCC process for the Paris Agreement Work Program.

Victor Escalona (South Pole, Senior Managing Consultant, Mexico)

Victor is a Senior Consultant, Climate Policy and Carbon Pricing at South Pole with more than 12 years of experience in climate change, carbon pricing and energy with an emphasis on policy-making, climate change mitigation, energy-efficiency strategies, and the design of economic instruments. Prior to joining South Pole, Victor worked as ETS Coordinator in Mexico. In that role, he coordinated the design and implementation of the ETS in Mexico. More specifically, he spearheaded the implementation of the Mexican ETS' pilot phase, co-authored the regulation of the country's ETS, was a contributor for several publications regarding climate policy and carbon markets. He also has worked as an adviser for GHG inventories at the national and local levels within the UNFCCC framework.

Miguel Chavarria (South Pole, Regional Lead LatAm)

Miguel is a chemical engineer and a professional in the field of sustainability solutions with approximately 10 years of experience. He has developed projects under different internationally recognised emissions reduction certification schemes. His experience spans sectors such as renewable energy, energy industries, manufacturing industries, and waste handling and disposal. His expertise also pertains to the outline, design and development of a portfolio of Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMAs).

Due to his previous work within the private sector in Mexico, he was able to develop analytical skills for the assessment of different country-level pledges focused on climate change mitigation and law initiatives which have served as input for the development of comments and recommendations from the private sector to the public sector.

Additionally, Miguel has worked on greenhouse gas (GHG) accounting and reporting projects, based primarily on the GHG Protocol and encompassing Scope 1, 2 and 3 emissions. In line with this area of expertise, Miguel has been involved in the modeling of science-based targets (SBTs) for the corporate sector and low carbon development roadmaps for the public sector.

Paula García (América Móvil)

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