It took place The Latin American and Caribbean Carbon Forum “Climate Action for Sustainable Development: Driving change in Latin America and the Caribbean”

The 12th edition of the Latin American and Caribbean Carbon Forum (LACCF) “Climate Action for Sustainable Development: Driving change in Latin America and the Caribbean”, took place in Montevideo, Uruguay from 20 to 23 August 2018.

This conference platform was organized by Olade jointly with the World Bank Group; the International Emissions Trading Association (IETA); the United Nations Environment Programme and the UNEP DTU Association; the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB); the secretariat of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC); the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP); the Latin American Development Bank (CAF); and the Regional Platform for Low Emission and Resilient Development Strategies (LEDS LAC).

The Executive Secretary of Olade, Alfonso Blanco, in his opening speech to the Forum, mentioned that ” at Olade we are strengthening our commitment to the region to promote and foster a low-carbon development model that is effectively integrated with the sustainable use of the resources that are the heritage of each nation”. Link to Olade’s Executive Secretary’s full speech

This year the Forum was sponsored by the Ministry of Housing, Land Management and Environment of Uruguay.

The Latin American and Caribbean Carbon Forum and the annual Low Emission Development Strategies workshop-LEDS-LAC were held consecutively, making it the region’s largest climate mitigation event in 2018.

Latin America and the Caribbean Carbon Forum (LACCF)

The LACCF is a unique and free regional conference and exhibition platform established in 2006 to promote the exchange of knowledge and information while simultaneously facilitating business opportunities between major stakeholders in climate change financing and the emissions market.

The core objective of the Forum is to bring together the main stakeholders in climate change mitigation and carbon markets, such as:

  • Designated national authorities (DNAs), national climate change focal points, investment promotion agencies.
  • Owners and developers of projects.
  • Financial institutions, national development banks, stock exchanges, service providers and intermediary companies.

The aim of the event is to promote discussion and exchange of experiences among these stakeholders and to provide participants with the latest developments in relation to emissions trading schemes, low-carbon development and the future of carbon markets. The Forum also facilitates discussions on international and national climate change mitigation policies to promote the reduction of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and  to seek new impetus to increase the volume of low-carbon investments in Latin America and the Caribbean.

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