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ECLAC Will Host Regional Carbon Forum With an Eye Towards the Climate Conference in Paris

8 September 2015|Announcement

The Minister of Environment of Chile, Pablo Badenier, will offer a speech at the opening of the meeting.


Fotografía de archivo de 22 de agosto de 2008 de La Oroya (Perú), considerado como el municipio más contaminado de América. Latinoamérica, que alberga ocho de los 17 países que atesoran hasta un 70% de la diversidad biológica del planeta.
Photo: Paolo Aguilar/EFE.

The Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) and the Government of Chile will host the 9th Latin American and Caribbean Carbon Forum (LACCF 2015) in Santiago de Chile from September 9-11. The conference will cover the latest developments in market-based mechanisms to address climate change, carbon trading, climate finance, and low-emission development.

The Minister of Environment of Chile, Pablo Badenier, will offer a speech at the opening of the meeting, at 9.00 am. on September 9.

Coming just months before the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Paris, where countries are to adopt a new, universal climate agreement, the LACCF 2015 is an important opportunity for private and public-sector representatives to leverage market and finance opportunities for ambitious and effective climate action in the region.

Different mechanisms and sources that help to support low carbon development goals, provide access to climate finance, and to promote innovation and policies addressing climate change mitigation and adaptation will be discussed. Participants will also explore ways to leverage and scale up private investment in the region and business leaders will learn how to incorporate environmental considerations into their business planning while preparing for future "clean" opportunities.

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