The core objective of the LACCF is to bring together main stakeholders of the climate change mitigation arena and the carbon markets such as:
• Designated National Authorities (DNAs), national climate change focal points, investment promotion agencies;
• Project owners, project developers and potential CDM sectoral institutions;
• Financial institutions, national development banks, stock exchanges, service providers and intermediary companies.
The LACCF promotes a discussion and exchange of experiences among these stakeholders and provide participants with the latest developments regarding emissions trading schemes, low emission development and the future of the carbon markets.
The Forum also facilitates debates around the international and national climate change mitigation policies to promote greenhouse gases (GHG) emission reductions. Finally the LACCF seeks new impulses for increasing a higher volume of low carbon investments in Latin American and the Caribbean.
Specifically, the Latin American Carbon Forum 2014 aims to:
• Update participants on the challenges associated with global climate change and recent developments in the international carbon market;
• Facilitate discussions of technologies arising from best practices and lessons learned for the implementation of CDM projects and Programmatic CDM in Latin America and the Caribbean region;
• Provide opportunities to learn from the respected experts about strategies and measures aimed to reduce GHG and to promote the benefits of the CDM in the region;
• Discuss the potentialities of the carbon markets under the upcoming mitigation efforts to be implemented at international and national levels;
• Develop understanding of NAMAs and and Low Carbon Development Strategies;
• Advance understanding of new market mechanisms;
• Provide opportunities to learn about climate financing and green investments in Latin America and the Caribbean;
• Establish contacts.