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Latin American and Caribbean Carbon Forum to Show the Way on Climate Action

The VIII Latin American and Caribbean Carbon Forum (LACCF) will be held on September 3 to 5 at the Compensar Convention Center in Bogota, Colombia.

This edition will feature the latest progress on international, regional and country-specific climate change adaptation and mitigation opportunities, and discuss topics such as climate finance and policy options, including the need to put a price on carbon and the roles played by the public and the private sectors for concerted climate change action. 

The 8th LACCF takes place at an important time for international climate change agenda, shortly before the UN Climate Summit in New York in September, COP20 in Lima, Peru later this year, and COP21 in Paris, France in 2015, where the framework for post-2020 climate change action is expected to be decided. The event will chart the way forward for business, governments and other stakeholders on the direction carbon markets and other carbon pricing measures are taking and what is needed to boost their uptake and success in advance of a new climate agreement.

Luis Victor Traverso, CAF's Director Representative in Colombia, pointed out: “CAF, as a development bank of Latin America, sees "green" financing as an opportunity for the region to continue on the path of sustainable development and, consequently, 22.9 percent (USD 2.77 billion) of its approval in 2013 included this component. This is one of the central topics of the Forum, framed in 'Climate Finance' and the role of banks in catalyzing these resources.”

This conference and fair is organized by the World Bank Group, the Latin American Energy Organization (OLADE), the International Emissions Trading Association (IETA), the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the UNEP DTU Partnership(formerly knows as UNEP Risø ) the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), the CAF, Development Bank of Latin America, and the Colombian Ministry of the Environment and Sustainable Development (Mads, for its acronym in Spanish).

Free registration at: www.latincarbon.com/2014. Capacity is limited.