Skip to main content
Available in EnglishEspañol

ECLAC Devotes One Week in September to Reflect on Climate Change

31 August 2015|News

Three months ahead of the global agreement expected to be reached during the COP21 in Paris, various meetings will be held with an emphasis on taxation and development styles.


Varias personas caminan hoy, lunes 13 de diciembre de 2010, por las calles inundadas de Santa Lucía (Colombia), tras el desbordamiento del Canal del Dique.
Photo: Ricardo Maldonado/EFE.

The Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) will devote one week to climate change with several meetings taking place from September 7-11 that will focus on the discussion of fiscal instruments and development styles, in light of negotiations on a global warming agreement that is expected to be approved in December in Paris.

On September 7, authorities and experts will analyze the use of economic and fiscal instruments to comply with the Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDC) that each country must present with a view to the agreement foreseen during the Conference of the Parties (COP21) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.

Additionally, participants will analyze experiences of applying these tools in the region’s countries, and a network to promote exchange on these practices will be unveiled. This will take place during the International Seminar on Climate Change and Environmental Taxation in Latin America and the Caribbean, organized by ECLAC’s Sustainable Development and Human Settlements Division, in conjunction with German cooperation.

Meanwhile, on September 8, some experiences with the public policies used to promote more sustainable development will be presented during the Economic Forum Europe-Latin America: Climate Change and Development Styles in Latin America and the Caribbean, organized by ECLAC and cooperation organizations from Germany and France.

From September 9-11, ECLAC will host the ninth session of the Latin American Carbon Forum, where the latest news will be shared on issues such as the setting of carbon prices, emissions trading, climate funding and low-carbon technological solutions.

This meeting is organized by the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), the World Bank, the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP), the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), CAF-Development Bank of Latin America, the Latin American Energy Organization (OLADE) and the International Emissions Trading Association (IETA).


What: Climate Change Week at ECLAC.

Who: Representatives from international organizations, officials from the region’s governments, and experts in topics of taxation and climate change.

When: September 7-11, 2015.

Where: ECLAC’s Headquarters. Avenue Dag Hammarskjöld, 3477. Vitacura, Santiago, Chile.