The Regional Climate Weeks organised by a number of organisations, including development banks, UN Climate Change, as well as the the Marrakech Partnership for Global Climate Action are a collaborative platform bringing together governments and non-Party stakeholders as an opportunity to discuss climate action, key vulnerabilities and challenges from a distinct perspective of different regions of the world. This year, the Regional Climate Weeks are organised in support for a strong outcome of the UN Climate Action Summit 2019 taking place on 23 September in New York.
After the African Climate Week in March this year, the next will be the Latin American and Caribbean Climate Week taking place from 19 to 23 August in Salvador, Brazil, followed by the Asia-Pacific Climate Weeks to take place from 2 to 6 September in Bangkok, Thailand. Registrations for both weeks are still open and can be done here.
The Latin America and Caribbean Climate Week (LACCW) will consist of technical days, thematic dialogues and high-level dialogues with events of different formats, such as plenary sessions, workshops and capacity-building events, civil society track and transformational areas. The transformational areas or thematic blocks will address the following topics in line with the thematic track of the UN Climate Action Summit: i) Industry transition; ii) Infrastructure, cities and local areas ii) Nature-based solutions; and iv) Energy transitions. The thematic blocks are meant to gather policymakers and other stakeholders to engage in in-depth discussions to consolidate the Latin American region’s contribution to the UN Climate Action Summit.
Regions4 will support the thematic block Infrastructure, cities and local areas – Urban areas and informal settlements taking place on 21 August and coordinated by WWF-GABC and also supported by GcoM, CAF, SloCaT, WMO and ICLEIW, as well as one of the NDC Dialogues on Collaborative Strategies for the Implementation of NDCs coordinated by the Marrakech Partnership and taking place on 20 August.
We encourage especially our Latin American members to take this valuable opportunity to come to the LACC and participate in our sessions. Please contact us for further information and opportunities at email@example.com.