To promote Latin American leadership in the global transition toward development that is low in emissions, inclusive, and resilient by fostering collaborative processes that encourage social and technological innovation.

Collaboration with Opportunities for Impact

The Climate Change team collaborates with Avina’s Opportunities for Impact in order to:

  • Promote, consolidate, and scale innovative policies and practices to address climate change on the local, national, and regional levels.

  • Facilitate the application of climate change science in the policies and practices of multiple sectors, by strengthening capacity, knowledge, and collaboration.

  • Contribute to Latin America's leadership in global efforts to mitigate climate change by placing value on the common interests that are relevant both for the region and the international climate change agenda.


High-level dialogue on climate action at COP20 in Lima, Peru Photo © Domingo Girbaldi
COP 20 promotes first high-level dialogue on climate action

At the 20th Conference of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP20) held in Lima in December 2014, the government of Peru - which presided over the meeting - organized "Climate Action Day," a day of a high-level dialogue to promote the acceleration of climate action and to recognize the many stakeholders committed to mitigating climate change.

Voices from the Field

Manuel Pulgar Vidal

Peruvian Minister of the Environment and COP20 President

James Cameron

Chair of the Board of Overseas Development Institute (ODI) and Non-Executive Chairman of Climate Change Capital

Ramiro Fernández

Head of Avina's Climate Change Tool for Impact

More than 400,000 people and institutions commit to climate action

400,000 citizens representing various age groups, institutions, and businesses have made a commitment in the fight against climate change in Peru through the “Pon de tu parte” ("Do your part") campaign. This came about thanks to a collaborative process of consciousness-raising and demonstrates the will of the country to promote a gradual and sustainable change toward a resilient, low-emissions future.

Estrategia para el Bioma Amazónico
Ciudades Sustentables
Avina at COP20

At the 20th Conference of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP20) held in Lima in December 2014, Avina and its allies contributed to the debate on sustainable development and climate change, both during activities prior to COP20 as well as during the conference.

Principal Allies in 2014

Avina Americas

Avina Americas helped to solidify an alliance with The Mosaic Company Foundation to support the Earth Security Index in 2014.