1 June 2012, Cologne, Germany. In order to share knowledge and experience on the development of carbon markets, the World Bank in collaboration with the International Emissions Trading Association (IETA) and Koelnmesse organized the ninth edition of Carbon Expo, from 30 May – 1 June 2012, in Cologne, Germany. The three-day-event was attended by more than 2,000 participants from 95 countries, with over 200 exhibitors from more than 60 countries. UN CC:Learn was featured at a Carbon and Climate Finance Knowledge Corner.
The Carbon and Climate Finance Knowledge Corner, was organized by the World Bank Institute Climate Change Practice's (WBICC) Carbon Finance Assist (CF-A) Program in partnership with the Inter-American Development Bank (IADB), the Fundación Torcuato Di Tella, the Greenhouse Gas Management Institute (GHGMI), Climate Finance Options/UN Development Programme (UNDP) and the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR)/UN CC:Learn. Visitors had the possibility to learn about the activities of the co-organizers in the area of climate change finance, participate in a quiz, and explore online platforms, including the UN CC:Learn Knowledge-sharing platform.
The Carbon Expo was structured around the latest knowledge needs on carbon finance and climate change mitigation. Participants had the opportunity to promote their carbon and climate finance products to potential investors while learning about project types and business approaches. Apart from the exhibition there were more than 34 conference plenary sessions and workshops, moderated by a panel of experts on the climate change mitigation agenda. Many of the sessions were focused on future market instruments and the relevance of these instruments in climate financing. The next Expo will take place from 29 – 31 May 2013 in Barcelona, Spain.
UN CC:Learn is a One UN Initiative which supports Member States in designing and implementing results-based and sustainable learning to address climate change through collaboration involving UN agencies and international development partners. The 2011-2013 Pilot Phase covers five country pilot projects including Benin, the Dominican Republic, Indonesia, Malawi and Uganda. UN CC:Learn is included in the ‘One UN Climate Change Action Framework’ of the UN System Chief Executives Board for Coordination (CEB) through the High Level Committee on Programmes (HLCP). To date, 32 multilateral organizations are collaborating in UN CC:Learn. The Secretariat for the initiative is provided by UNITAR.
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