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Latin American Carbon Forum 2014
September 3-5, 2014Bogota, Colombia

The Latin American and Caribbean Carbon Forum (LACCF) is an annual regional conference and exhibition that promotes knowledge and information sharing about low-carbon development.

Please visit the LACCF website for the latest agenda, registration forms, and additional information.

The 2014 Latin American and Caribbean Carbon Forum (LACCF) will be held Sept. 3-5 at the Compensar Convention Centre in Bogotá, Colombia, hosted by the Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development and CAF, the Development Bank of Latin America.

The Latin American and Caribbean Carbon Forum is a free regional conference and exhibition platform established in 2006 to promote knowledge and information sharing while facilitating business opportunity environments among main carbon market stakeholders. It is jointly organized by the World Bank, the Latin American Energy Organization (OLADE), the International Emissions Trading Association (IETA), the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) and the UNEP DTU Partnership, the Inter-American Development Bank (IADB), the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) secretariat, the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and CAF. 

With over 800 local, regional and international participants from private, public and the financial sectors, the LACCF is a regional "pulse taking" and business-to-business platform. It brings together leading individuals and organizations in the field to share knowledge and information, discuss trends and solutions, and identify business opportunities in a rapidly changing shift toward low-carbon economies.

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. 

Latin American Carbon Forum
  • Dates: September 3-5, 2014
  • Location: Bogota, Colombia


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