The Latin American Carbon Forum, a knowledge and information sharing partnership between the UNEP Risø Centre (URC), the Latin American Energy Organization (OLADE), the International Emissions Trading Association (IETA), and the World Bank Institute (WBI), brings together the various stakeholders that are active in the regional and global carbon market – project owners and developers, National CDM Offices and Investment Promotion Agencies, CDM governance bodies, as well as carbon market intermediaries and service providers.

The Third Latin American Carbon Forum will be held on October 28, 29 and 30, 2008 at the Sheraton Hotel in Santiago, Chile, and will be co-hosted by the Chilean Trade Commission (PROCHILE), the Chilean Economic Development Agency (CORFO) and the National Commission for the Environment (CONAMA).

Building on the successful run of the Latin American Carbon Forum in 2006 and 2007, more than 600 local, regional and international participants from private and public sectors are expected to attend the 3rd edition of this knowledge sharing forum.

The 2008 edition of the Forum is being organized as part of the Global Conference on Climate Change and Energy, during the last week of October in Santiago. This umbrella event features other international meetings and for a relevant for the carbon market development: CORFO’s 3rd International Renewable Energy and CDM Investments Forum (Oct 30-31) as well as official meetings of UNFCCC CDM bodies, namely the 6th of the CDM Designated National Authorities Forum (Oct 27-28) and the 43rd Meeting of the CDM Executive Board.

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The 2008 Forum will provide an opportunity to:

  • get updated on latest developments in the global carbon market and the international negotiations on a future climate protection regime;

  • discuss with practitioners and experts that are looking beyond the CDM pioneering new strategies & measures to capture the carbon value: inter alia piloting activities under the programmatic CDM, venturing the voluntary carbon market, tapping the North American GHG market;

  • learn from project developers and independent specialists on best practice for and lessons learned from CDM project implementation in Latin America, covering a broad set of mitigation sectors & technologies;

  • participate in in-session workshops on practicalities of CDM project development and management, facilitated by independent auditors and market specialists;

  • meet with National CDM Offices, project owners, carbon buyers and market intermediaries during the matchmaking sessions; and take advantage of multiple networking opportunities throughout the Forum.




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