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Latin American and Caribbean Carbon Forum to Advance Paris Agreement

26 Sep 2016 3:26 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

Panama, September 26  - The Latin American and Caribbean Carbon Forum (LACCF, 28 to 30 September) is set to kick off on Wednesday this week, bringing together for the tenth consecutive year key players from the private and public sectors to discuss ways to speed up the Nationally Determined Contributions, and reach out to cooperation agencies, potential investors and service providers.

The meeting follows last year’s historic Paris Agreement on Climate Change that embodies the commitment of countries around the world to move forward together to address climate change, and is taking place around six weeks ahead of the next major UN Climate Change in Marrakech in November.

Governments, businesses, civil society institutions and other stakeholders are focused on turning targets and plans into climate action, also with the help of key regional meetings.

The event in Panama will provide a platform for discussions and experience sharing on challenges and opportunities in line with the Paris Agreement such as:

  • Implementing Nationally Determined Contributions
  • Leveraging public and private finance for climate action
  • Carbon pricing mechanisms and carbon markets
  • Sustainable development and transformational change
  • Public-private partnerships
  • Innovative business models to fight climate change

The Forum will also feature the latest advances and resources on:

  • Sustainable cities
  • Agroindustry
  • Energy
  • Extractive industries
  • Forests
  • Transport

LACCF’s comprehensive and substantive program consists of plenaries, parallel thematic discussions and training sessions. The LACCF exhibition space is ideal to identify business opportunities and connect with supporting organizations, cooperation agencies, potential investors and service providers.

For the first time this year, the LACCF and the annual workshop of the Low Emission Development Strategies-LAC platform will be held back-to-back, becoming the largest climate event of the region: the 2016 Latin America and Caribbean Climate Week.

An opening press conference will take place at the forum at Wednesday September 28th between 10 and 10.45 a.m.

This annual Conference and Exhibition is jointly organised by the World Bank Group, the Latin American Energy Organisation (OLADE), the International Emissions Trading Association (IETA), the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) and the UNEP DTU Partnership, the Inter-American Development Bank (IADB), the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) secretariat, the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and CAF, the Development Bank of Latin America.

The Forum will take place at Hotel Sortis in Panama City, Calle 56 Este, Panamá. For more information, see http://www.latincarbon.com/

Media contact:
Alessandro Vitelli
IETA communications
+44 7710 402060

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