Santiago hosts Latin American and Caribbean Carbon Forum in September

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 Sept. 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.

“As countries are busy preparing and making public their intended contributions to a new universal climate change agreement to be adopted in Paris in December, the Forum offers a golden opportunity to explore the use of market-based mechanisms and approaches to increase emission reduction ambition and stimulate sustainable development now and over the years and decades to come,” Christiana Figueres, executive secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, a co-organizer of LACCF 2015, said.

An effective response to climate change requires strong interlinkages between politics, finance, technology and execution strategies. Thus, it will cover the latest in climate policy, low carbon technology solutions, carbon pricing and climate finance options throughout eight plenaries, twelve thematic workshops and four side-events.

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).