Central American Integration System Initiative (SICA)


Name of initiative Central American Integration System Initiative (SICA)
LPAA initiative No
NAZCA Initiative Yes
Website address https://www.sica.int/sica/vista_en.aspx
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Starting year 2019
End year
Secretariat Final Bulevar Cancillería, Distrito el Espino, Edificio de la Secretaría General del SICA, Ciudad Merliot Antiguo Cuscatlán, Jair Urriola Quiroz, Executive Secretary CCAD


Organisational structure Central American Commission on Environment and Development (CCAD) of Central American Integration System (SICA) in Headquater San Salvador, El Salvador.

The initiative is carried out in the countries belonging to the Central American Integration System, which includes Belize, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama and the Dominican Republic.

Geographical coverage
Name of lead organisation SICA
Type of lead organisation Network/Consortium/Partnership
Location/Nationality of lead organisation El Salvador


Description This initiative, Building Resilience in the Central American Region Under a Synergistic Approach Between Mitigation and Adaptation focusing on the Agriculture, Forestry and other Land Use Sector (AFOLU) Central American Integration System (SICA) Initiative, is a proposal of all 8 Central American Integration System (SICA) countries recognizing the advantages of a significant contribution to the global goal of 1.5˚C and the benefits of collective and non-isolated action.

Components of the initiative include: 1) Conservation of forests and forest ecosystems; 2) Conservation of the main forest areas of the region and their ecological connectivity; 3)Transformation of agricultural production systems, moving towards a low-carbon and resilient agriculture and livestock management. 4) Integration and promotion of sustainable practices in sugarcane, pineapple, oil palm, cocoa and coffee with inolvement of the private sector. 5) Develop an expanded monitoring, reporting and verification (MRV) system, which includes agriculture - for both mitigation and adaptation.

Objectives By 2030, the SICA region will establish and manage 10 million hectares of "sustainable productive landscapes that are resilient to climate change", preliminarily, with the idea of increasing ambition, with a goal of achieving Carbon Neutrality in the AFOLU sector by 2040.
Activities i. Formation of an inter-secretariat Technical Working Group (SE-CAC and SE-CCAD) and start-up of the process.

ii. Establishment and activation of the Interagency Support Group for the Initiative (GIA-AFOLU2040). iii. Establish a baseline of the management status of the AFOLU sector in the 8 countries of the SICA region. iv. Information and coordination sessions of the Technical Committees on Climate Change of the ACC and the CCAD. v. Facilitate national dialogue between the Environment and Agriculture sectors on AFOLU issues and establishment of AFOLU 2040 Roundtables. vi. Establish AFOLU 2040 Agenda at the national level as an enabling framework for the Regional Initiative. vii. Formulation and initial implementation of a Regional Program for the development and strengthening of capacities in AFOLU sector management. viii. Conceptual harmonization of the AFOLU sector and regional agreement on the typology and criteria to be met by current and future projects that will be added to the Regional Initiative. ix. Formulate a project to design and establish a Regional Measurement, Reporting and Verification System (MRV) for the AFOLU Sector. x. Process evaluation.

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Monitoring and Impacts

Function of initiative Technical dialogue, Funding
Activity of initiative Knowledge production and innovation, Knowledge dissemination and exchange, Financing
Goals By 2030, the SICA region will restore and conserve ten million hectares of degraded lands and ecosystems, preliminarily, with the idea of increasing ambition, with a target of achieving Carbon Neutrality in the AFOLU sector by 2040.
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Participants Number Names
Members 20  
Companies 0
Business organisations 0
Research and educational organisations 0
Non-governmental organisations 12 AECID (Spain),  CATIE (Costa Rica),  CCAFS - CIAT (Colombia),  CEPAL (Chile),  CRS (Nicaragua),  EEAS (Costa Rica),  IICA (Costa Rica),  JICA (El Salvador),  United Nations Foundation (USA),  WCS (Costa Rica),  World Resources Institute (USA).
National states 8 Belize,  Guatemala,  El Salvador,  Honduras,  Nicaragua,  Costa Rica,  Panama,  Dominican Republic.
Governmental actors 0
Regional / state / county actors 0
City / municipal actors 0
Intergovernmental organisations 0
Financial Institutions 0
Faith based organisations 0
Other members 0
Supporting partners 0
Number of members in the years
Have only national states as participators No


Transport Agriculture Forestry Business Financial institutions Buildings Industry Waste Cities and subnational governments Short Term Pollutants International maritime transport Energy Supply Fluorinated gases Energy efficiency Renewable energy Supply chain emission reductions Adaptation Other Resilience Innovation Energy Access and Efficiency Private Finance
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Last update: 10 March 2022 10:17:14

Not only have national states as participators