The Peer-to-Peer Workshop on Climate Advisory Institutions was co-organized by UNEP-Copenhagen Climate Centre (UNEP-CCC), the UNEP Regional Office for Latin America and the Caribbean (UNEP LACO) and the Costa Rican project team of the Capacity Building Initiative for Transparency (CBIT Costa Rica) at UN-City Copenhagen, Denmark. The sessions were split during three days from the 7th till the 9th of September, where 12 delegates from different institutions gathered. The main purpose of the peer-to-peer workshop was to provide parties with the opportunity to share and discuss best practices for establishing and operating a climate advisory institution within two main areas. First, the institutional arrangements as they pertain both to how, where, and when the climate advisory institutions interact with the policy cycle, and how governmental actors engage with various stakeholder groups. Second, the advice provided is based on tools and the available data. Thus, the Peer-to-Peer Workshop aimed to create an open and constructive forum where parties can present how they are currently working with within these two areas and discuss and exchange insights to critically assess what constitutes a successful climate institution.
The main topics touched upon in the two sessions of the Peer-to-Peer workshops related to the following operational components behind think tanks and commissions: (1) Outreach activities, (2) institutional legitimacy, (3) political impartiality, (4) financial stability and (5) institutional longevity.
Attached one presentation held during the workshop by William Holness (CBIT Regional Portfolio Manager) about the "Regional overview of how LAC countries address data-based decision making based on the priorities set forth in their CBIT projects."