Latin American Carbon Forum 2013 for Knowledge Sharing on Carbon Markets

7 June 2013. As part of global efforts in advancing towards a low emission development, including countries in the Latin American and Caribbean region, it is important to consider knowledge sharing and the exchange of experiences as important catalysts for reaching low carbon goals. In order to carry out these ambitions, and to promote the relevant knowledge and experiences, the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), the UN Environment Programme (UNEP), the UNEP Risø Center, the UN Development Programme (UNDP), the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), the World Bank (WB), the Latin American Energy Organization (OLADE), and the International Emissions Trading Association (IETA) are organising the Latin American and Caribbean Carbon Forum (LACCF) 2013. This event will take place from 28-30 August 2013 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and hopes to gather more than 800 participants.

The LACCF is an annual regional conference and exhibition platform established in 2006 to promote knowledge and information sharing while facilitating business opportunity environments among main carbon market stakeholders. With the hope of hosting over 800 local, regional and international participants from private, public and the financial sectors, and this combination of co-organizers, the LACCF serves as a hub for learning and contact exchanging purposes. The LACCF hopes to bring together individuals and organizations in the field to share knowledge and information, discuss new tendencies, propose solutions, and identify business opportunities in a rapidly changing area towards low carbon economies and societies.

The LACCF aims to promote a discussion and exchange of experiences among the attending stakeholders and provide participants with the latest developments regarding emissions trading schemes, low emission development and the future of the carbon markets. It also aims to facilitate debates around the international and national climate change mitigation policies to promote greenhouse gases (GHG) emission reductions. Moreover, the LACCF also aims to create a space for discussions on low carbon investments in Latin American and the Caribbean region. Participants at the LACCF can expect to:

  • Be updated on the different views of the challenges associated with global climate change, and the most recent developments in the international carbon market;
  • Discuss with project developers and technical specialists of a wide range of sectors and technologies arising from best practices and lessons learned for the implementation of Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) projects and Programmatic CDM in Latin America and the Caribbean region
  • Learn from experts from the public and private sector on strategies and measures aimed to reduce GHG and to promote the benefits of the CDM in the region;
  • Discuss about the potentialities of the carbon markets under the upcoming mitigation efforts to be implemented at international and national levels;
  • Learn on Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMAs) and new market mechanisms;
  • Learn on climate financing and green investments in Latin America and the Caribbean region;
  • Hold bilateral meetings, both as attendance and by virtual means, between the national CDM offices, project owners and buyers of carbon credits during the business sessions; and;
  • Seize opportunities to establish contacts throughout the Forum.

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