Documents & Tools


Zero Carbon Latin America

Nota orientativa sobre la incorporación de los contaminantes climáticos de corta vida en las contribuciones previstas determinadas a nivel nacional (INDCs)

July 2015

Las últimas evaluaciones científicas llevadas a cabo por el Programa de las Naciones Unidas para el Medio Ambiente (PNUMA) identificaron una serie de medidas, beneficiosas para todas las partes, para la protección del clima a corto plazo y la mejora de la calidad del aire.

Inventarios de emisiones de gases de efecto invernadero: un análisis para Chile, El Salvador, México y el Uruguay

Crecimiento bajo en carbono: políticas en Bolivia (Estado Plurinacional de), Colombia, Nicaragua y el Perú

December 2014

Reflexiones metodológicas del análisis del cambio climático: una visión desde América Latina

December 2014


December 2013

It profiles 26 countries in the region and evaluates their ability to attract capital for low-carbon energy sources while building a greener economy.

The Climate and Development Challenge for Latin America and the Caribbean

April 2013

Options for climate-resilient, low-carbon development

Climate Change Decision Making Tools

February 2013

The report at hand summarizes and analyses twenty-six climate change decision-making tools,! existing and in process of development, including some that use multiple criteria in the analysis.A descriptive table for each tool is presented, showing the type of tool, year of launch and author, scale and focus, level of complexity,time and cost for applying the tools, type of information that is generated and its use,among others.

Estilos de desarrollo, heterogeneidad estructural y cambio climático en América Latina

December 2015

Global Carbon Atlas

The Global Carbon Atlas is a platform to explore and visualize the most up-to-date data on carbon fluxes resulting from human activities and natural processes.

Informe sobre la disparidad en las emisiones 2012

What level of “ambition”, in terms of collective emission reductions, is needed to protect global climate?

The Emissions Gap Report 2014

December 2014

Medidas de adaptación y mitigación frente al cambio climático en América Latina y el Caribe: Una revisión general

December 2015

World Energy Outlook Special Report 2013: Redrawing the Energy Climate Map

June 2013

Zero Carbon LAC Executive Summary

UNEP has developed the “Zero Carbon Latin America and the Caribbean: the opportunity, cost and benefits of the coupled decarbonization of the power and transport sectors” report as a follow up to an earlier analysis released at COP 21 (December 2015) on a pathway for full decarbonization of the regional economy in Latin America (UNEP Zero Carbon Latin America, 2015). The report will be followed by an analysis on land use options and oceans as a central anchor for decarbonization strategies in Latin America and the Caribbean, scheduled to be completed by COP 26 (December 2020). The objective of this report is to illustrate the opportunity, costs and benefits of the coupled decarbonization of the power and transport sectors in the Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) region by mid-century. The report also presents on the ground examples, from successful policies to business models, which signal a potential coupled decarbonization transition. If escalated, would put the region in a virtuous scenario, raising the ambition of the next generation of Nationally Determined Contributions to the Paris Agreement (NDCs).

Download the executive summary