Registration is now open for the Latin American and Caribbean Carbon Forum (LACCF), the last major carbon market forum before the UN Climate Change Conference in Paris in December (COP 21). Experts from governments and the public and private sectors across Latin America will gather at this year’s event, which will take place from 9 to 11 September in Santiago de Chile.
This year’s LACCF comes only three months before the UN Climate Change Conference in Paris. It is therefore an important opportunity for stakeholders to discuss the region’s climate ambition and its contribution towards the Paris agreement, along with exchanging ideas, experiences and best practices for climate action.
Meet in Santiago to Learn, Share and Connect
Experts will also discuss ways to move towards carbon neutral economies. The LACCF will provide a collaborative platform at a time when Parties are submitting their climate action plans (known as Intended Nationally Determined Contributions - INDCs) and explore options to increase the ambition of their INDCs.
Topics of particular importance for participants will include:
- Carbon pricing and markets;
- Flexible mechanisms such as the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM);
- Monitoring, Reporting and Verification (MRV) tools;
- Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMAs);
- Climate finance;
- Low emission development policies; and
- Low carbon technology solutions.
The LACCF 2015 will assist the LAC region in understanding global markets and accessing green investment through a comprehensive and substantive programme in plenaries, parallel thematic streams and training sessions, building on the success of last year’s forum in Bogotá, Colombia. The exhibition part of the LACCF will provide opportunities to network and reach out to supporting agencies, cooperation organizations, potential investors and service providers. In addition, forum participants will have the opportunity to liaise with senior UNFCCC officials and with representatives of the Latin American and the Carribean Regional Collaboration centres.
The forum, which will take place at the at the United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (UNECLAC), is organized by the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) along with the UNEP-DTU Partnership, the Latin American Energy Organization (Olade), the International Emissions Trading Association (IETA), the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the World Bank Group (WBG), and the Development Bank of Latin America (CAF).