Background

The Latin American Carbon and Caribbean Forum (LACCF) is a regional platform established to promote knowledge and information sharing while facilitating business opportunity environments among main carbon market stakeholders. The LACCF is organized on a yearly basis by a partnership among the WB, OLADE, IETA, and the UNEP Risų Centre. This year the IDB and UNCTAD have joined as new members to the LACCF partnership.

The fifth LACCF will be held from October 13-15, 2010 in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, at the Intercontinental - V CENTENARIO SANTO DOMINGO Hotel.

Building on the successful run of the Latin American Carbon Forum in 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2009, more than 600 local, regional and international participants from private and public sectors are expected to attend the V edition of this knowledge sharing forum.
 

Objectives

The core objective of the LACCF is to bring together main actors of the carbon market such as:

·        Project owners, project developers and potential CDM sectoral institutions; 

·        National climate change focal points, national Clean Development Mechanism offices, Investment Promotion Agencies, Designated National Authorities;

·        Service providers, financial institutions and intermediary companies

Gathering the most important actors involved in the CDM development will facilitate participants and organizers to share experiences on the integral process of CDM projects and Programmatic CDM; learn about the latest developments of emission trading schemes and the future of the CDM.  Finally the LACCF focuses on analyzing the international and national  climate change mitigation policies and seeks to facilitate a comprehensive debate about the  negotiation of greenhouse gases (GHG) emission reductions.

Specifically, the V Latin American Carbon Forum aims at:

  • Update 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 CDM projects  and Programmatic CDM in Latin America and the Caribbean region;
  • Learn from the most respected 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;
  • Hold bilateral meetings, both as attendance and by virtual means, between the national CDM offices, project owners, buyers of carbon credits, etc., during the business sessions; and
  • Seize opportunities to establish contacts throughout the Forum.

 

 
     

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