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Uruguay

Official name: 

Eastern Republic of Uruguay

Region: 
Country income: 
High-income economies
UNFCCC Annex 1 status: 
Non Annex 1 Party to the Convention

Uruguay (2012)

Energy profile
  • Uraguay coast

    Development of technology tools for the assessment of impacts, vulnerability and adaptation to climate change in the coastal zones of Uruguay

    Type: 
    Technical Assistance
    Date of submission: 
    Wednesday 25 November 2015
    Phase: 
    Implementation
    Countries: 
    Objective: 
    Sectors: 
    Cross-sectoral enabler: 

    This Technology Transfer Advances Uruguay's

    • Nationally Determined Contribution to develop new integrated climate services and information systems, for continuous monitoring and risk mapping. Furthermore, by 2030, have developed new early warning systems and new hydrometeorological insurances, within the disaster risk reduction framework for the agricultural, coastal and health sectors, and for flood sensitive urban areas, infrastructure and other vulnerable regions. 

    Context

  • Development of a national roadmap for the use of low-temperature geothermal power in thermal conditioning in residential, industrial and commercial sectors

    Type: 
    Technical Assistance
    Date of submission: 
    Thursday 26 July 2018
    Phase: 
    Design
    Countries: 
    Objective: 

    Context

    Uruguay has already embarked on a path towards a diversified electricity/energy matrix with a strong domestic renewable energy component. It is necessary to build local capacities in relation to new non-conventional renewable energies (NCREs) and electricity storage technologies, taking into account future scenarios in which it is not only possible to store surplus in the region but local demand has also developed in sectors prone to consuming more electricity.

  • CTCN Regional Forum for Latin America and the Caribbean

    Type: 
    Forum
    Date and time: 
    20 August 2018
    Country: 

    CTCN organized its Regional Forum for Nationally Designated Entities of Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) on August 20, 2018, in Montevideo, Uruguay, as part of the LAC Climate Week (August 20-23, 2018). Thirty-six participants from 21 countries attended the Forum. CTCN invited NDEs from LAC countries and selected network members. It also supported NDEs to participate in the LAC Climate Week for the full week.

  • INDC of Uruguay

    Type: 
    National Plan
    Type of National plan: 
    Country: 

    Uruguay's INDC covers both mitigation and adaptation components.The mitigation component of Uruguay's INDC is sorted by gases and covers 9 quantitative contributions that can be met with domestic resources and with additional means of implementation, all to be achieved by 2030. The adaptation component of Uruguay's INDC outlines 10 adaptation actions that Uruguay expects to accomplish by 2030, with the support of external means of implementation.See the INDC for more information.

  • Climate-smart agriculture in Uruguay

    Type: 
    Publication
    Publication date: 
    Thursday 1 January 2015
    Objective: 
    Approach: 

    In recent years, farmers have been affected by increased climatic variability, reflected in periods of excessive precipitation and flooding and more intensive and frequent drought. Uruguay has long been considered on the forefront of natural resource management and conservation,  particularly soils.

  • Mainstreaming climate change responses in economic development of Uruguay

    Type: 
    Publication
    Publication date: 
    Thursday 1 January 2004
    Objective: 

    This paper assess Uruguay’s greenhouse gas emissions and economic performance, in addition to reviewing policies, plans and regulations which have resulted in land use changes and new forested areas with significant implications for climate change. The paper also explores programs that can result in both socioeconomic development and an increased ability to mitigate climate change.The author stresses that the real opportunities for mainstreaming responses to climate change in national planning lie within the context of sectoral, environmental and economic policies.

  • Sustainable Management of Natural Resources and Climate Change

    Type: 
    Publication
    Publication date: 
    Thursday 17 November 2011
    Sectors: 

    The development objective of the Sustainable Management of Natural Resources and Climate Change Project is to support Uruguay’s efforts to promote farmer adoption of improved environmentally sustainable agricultural and livestock practices that are climate smart. The project development objective or PDO remains unchanged and there is no substantial modification to project design and components. The changes to the results framework, specifically the indicators and targets for the PDO and for the project components, serve to improve the results-capture, i.e.

  • Estado del Arte y Novedades de la Bioenergia en el Uruguay

    Type: 
    Publication
    Publication date: 
    Tuesday 11 January 2011
    Objective: 

    This report describes the situation of biofuels in Uruguay. It presents an analysis of the current situation of the energy sector, the energy matrix, energy policy and regulatory framework and the use of biofuels for electricity system and transport system. The report also presents some evaluations of environmental and economic impacts for biodiesel, biomass and bioethanol production.

  • Opciones para la Adaptacion al Cambio Climatico en el Sector Agropecuario del Uruguay

    Type: 
    Publication
    Publication date: 
    Tuesday 1 January 2008
    Objective: 

    The main objective of this paper is to provide inputs to guide a discussion at a national level on policies and actions needed to improve resilience to climate change in the agricultural sector of Uruguay.

  • Uruguayan Solar Map

    Type: 
    Publication
    Publication date: 
    Tuesday 1 January 2008
    Objective: 

    This atlas shows daily irradiation values in kWh/m2 for the territory of Uruguay for each moth. The values __are based on data sets of daily irradiation for different periods and locations and data Heliophany for the period 2000-2008.

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