UN Climate Change News, 5 July 2019— From 19 to 23 August, Salvador Hall events centre will be turned into a “Climate City” to host the Latin America and Caribbean Climate Week 2019 (LACCW) which is set to boost the region’s response to the current climate emergency.
Hosted by the Federal Government of Brazil, the LACCW is organized by a partnership of international and regional organizations and by the City of Salvador da Bahía.
The results of the LACCW will feed into the outcome of the Climate Action Summit organized by the UN Secretary-General on 23 September in New York with the ultimate objective of boosting ambition and accelerating the implementation of the Paris Agreement and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
The agenda of the LACCW is published online and will showcase a dynamic schedule of activities that will demonstrate increasing climate ambition across the region, from technical discussions to thematic dialogues.
Registration for the Latin America and Caribbean Climate Week 2019 is open here.
Located in Patamares, an eastern district of Salvador da Bahía, Salvador Hall is 10 minutes away from Salvador International Airport and can be accessed directly from the city centre by metro and public bus.
All logistical information about the LACCW, including details about the venue Salvador Hall, is available in English, Spanish and Portuguese here.
Opportunities to showcase action in the region
In parallel to the agenda of events, climate actors from around the region are invited to showcase groundbreaking climate solutions through the following possibilities of engagement:
- Side Events provide opportunities for organizations to conduct a session on topics aligned with the agenda of the 2019 LACCW. Deadline for applications is 14 July.
- Action Hub provides a platform to showcase innovative climate action and ideas in 15-30 minutes on a stage in the centre of the exhibition space. Deadline for applications is 21 July.
- Exhibition Booths provide opportunities for organizations to showcase their work throughout the LACCW. Deadline for applications on a commercial basis is 11 August.
- The Knowledge Corner provides NGOs, youth organizations and educational institutions with a shared booth to exhibit their work. Deadline for applications is 21 July.
Interested organizations can apply here.
ABOUT THE REGIONAL CLIMATE WEEKS
Organized every year in Africa, Latin America & Caribbean, and Asia-Pacific, the Regional Climate Weeks are unique collaborative platforms for government and non-Party stakeholders to address the width of climate issues under one umbrella and unity of purpose. Bringing together diverse stakeholders in the public and private sectors around a common goal of addressing climate change is the main goal of the Regional Climate Weeks.
Hosted by the Federal Government of Brazil with the support of the City of Salvador, Bahia, the Latin America and Caribbean Climate Week 2019 and is co-organized by UN Climate Change, Marrakech Partnership for Global Climate Action, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), UNEP DTU Partnership, World Bank Group (WB), Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), Regional Platform for Low Emission Resilient Development Strategies (LEDS LAC), the Latin American Energy Organization (Olade), CAF-Development Bank of Latin America and International Emissions Trading Association (IETA).
- For media enquiries, contact the UN Climate Change’s secretariat at email@example.com
- To learn more, visit www.regionalclimateweeks.org (available in English, Spanish, Portuguese and French).
- For further questions on how to get involved, contact the climate week team at Climate-Week@unfccc.int
- Join the conversation on social media using the hashtag #ClimateWeekLAC
- Registration for the Asia-Pacific Climate Week (Bangkok, 2-6 September) is also open here.
This announcement is available in Portuguese here.