Latin America and Caribbean Climate Week 11-14 May 2021
The Regional Climate Week 2021 Virtual Thematic Sessions for the Latin American and the Caribbean Region will take place from 11-13 May 2021. The virtual thematic sessions take the pulse of climate action in the region, explore climate challenges and opportunities, and showcase ambitious solutions. This is a platform for regional stakeholders to have their voice heard and contribute to COP26.
Originally scheduled to take place in 2020, the year when countries were expected to increase the ambition of their NDCs under the Paris Agreement, the event, hosted by the Government of the Dominican Republic, will seek to facilitate NDC implementation and help deliver on the SDGs. The event will also inter alia seek to strengthen resilience to climate change at the regional level, especially in the Caribbean island States.
The Regional Climate Week is open to all stakeholders as a ‘go-to’ hub to build partnerships and to showcase ground-breaking actions in the regions. It is also designed to encourage and facilitate the implementation of ambitious Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) along with the implementation of National Adaptation Plans (NAPs), Long-Term Low greenhouse gas Emission Development Strategies (LT-LEDS), and Global Climate Action and the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals.
The Virtual Thematic Sessions will focus on three themes, namely:
National actions and economy-wide approaches – Discussion on ambitious action in key sectors and how these actions can integrate in national planning and economic packages to enable COVID-19 recovery and support the Paris Agreement.
Integrated approaches for climate-resilient development – Collaboration to discuss the climate risks facing Latin America and the Caribbean, develop low-carbon solutions and seek partnerships for risk-based approaches to adaptation and resilience building.
Seizing transformation opportunities – A platform to explore breakthrough solutions to deliver climate action at a scale that puts Latin America on a low-emission and highly resilient development pathway, with focus on key sectors of the economy that need deep transformation.
The OACPS is working in close collaboration with the Caribbean region to strengthen resilience and adaptation to climate change under the Caribbean Intra-ACP GCCA+ Programme
Date: from 11 to 14 May 2021
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