Background

The Latin American and Caribbean Carbon Forum (LACCF) is a unique, free of charge regional conference and exhibition platform established in 2006 to promote knowledge and information sharing while facilitating business opportunities among main climate finance and emission market stakeholders.

Building on the success of eight previous editions, the 2015 Latin American & Caribbean Carbon Forum (LACCF) will be held from 09-11 Septemberat the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) (Dag Hammarskjold 3477, Santiago, Región Metropolitana) in Santiago de Chile, Chile and hosted by Chile and the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC).

This annual Conference and Exhibition is jointly organized by the World Bank Group, the Latin American Energy Organization (OLADE), the International Emissions Trading Association (IETA), the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) and the UNEP DTU Partnership, the Inter-American Development Bank (IADB), the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) secretariat, the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and CAF, the Development Bank of Latin America.

With over 800 local, regional and international participants from private, public and the financial sectors, including the unique mix of co-organizers, the LACCF is the pre-eminent regional ‘Pulse Taking’ and 'Business to Business' platform in the region. It brings together leading policymakers, thought leaders and organizations in the field to share knowledge and information, discuss new market trends, propose innovative solutions, and identify business opportunities in the rapidly changing climate landscape, with a common vision for low carbon economies and societies.

Objectives

The core objective of the LACCF is to bring together main stakeholders, global and regional, climate finance and emission markets, such as:

  • Designated National Authorities (DNAs), national climate change focal points, investment promotion agencies;

  • Climate change project owners, project developers and potential CDM sectoral institutions;

  • Financial institutions, national and regional development banks, stock exchanges, service providers and intermediary companies.

The LACCF promotes discussions, exchange of ideas, experiences and best practice among these stakeholders while providing participants with the latest developments on carbon pricing action, emission markets, climate finance, low emission development policies and low carbon technology solutions.

The Forum also facilitates debates around the international and national climate change mitigation policies to promote greenhouse gases (GHG) emission reductions and seeks to crowdsource new ideas for increasing the volume of low carbon investments in Latin American and the Caribbean.

The IX Latin American Carbon Forum aims to:

  • Provide an update on the various challenges and opportunities associated with the impacts of climate change in the region;

  • Share the most recent developments on carbon pricing, climate financing and green investments in Latin America and the Caribbean region;

  • Foster discussions on the potential of the carbon markets under the upcoming mitigation efforts to be implemented at international and national levels;

  • Bring together project developers and technical specialists across a wide range of sectors and technologies to share best practices and lessons learned from the implementation of CDM projects and programs in Latin America and the Caribbean region;

  • Promote learning from renowned experts from the public and private sectors on strategies, policies and measures aimed at reducing GHGs in the region;

  • Strengthen participants’ technical and practical understanding of various mitigation instruments, including but not limited to Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMAs), Monitoring Reporting and Verification (MRV) tools and Low Carbon Development Strategies (LEDS);

  • Advance participants’ understanding of new market mechanisms;

  • Host targeted bilateral meetings between national CDM offices, project owners, buyers of carbon credits, etc., during select business sessions; and

  • Offer ample networking opportunities throughout the Forum.

 

 
     

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