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CCAP Heads to the 2023 Latin America and the Caribbean Climate Week

Updated: Oct 24

CCAP will host and participate in 3 official Action Hub events at LACCW 2023


WASHINGTON, D.C. – The road to COP28 continues, as CCAP is set to host and participate in three official Action Hub events at the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change’s (UNFCCC) 2023 Latin America and the Caribbean Climate Week (LACCW) taking place from October 23-27 in Panama City, Panama, at the Marriot Panama Hotel. Each of CCAP’s Action Hub events will mark the official launch of three new initiatives, including:

Hosted by the government of Panama, LACCW is a platform for policymakers, practitioners, businesses, academia and civil society to discuss climate solutions, barriers and opportunities presented throughout the region. The event encourages regional contributions from an array of actors to the first Global Stocktake of the Paris Agreement. It will feature virtual components and live online streaming for various activities to allow for broad, inclusive and transparent participation. An estimated 4,000 participants from across the region are expected to gather in Panama City for LACCW.


Representing CCAP in Panama during this week-long event will be Climate Finance and Carbon Markets Director Sebastián Lema, Sr. Climate Finance Associate Adriana Bazán Fuster and Research Analyst Ana Him. CCAP will be engaging with regional LAC stakeholders throughout LACCW, as we invite all in-person and virtual attendees to take part in this opportunity to advance our collective efforts towards the goals of the Paris Agreement and accelerate the transition to a net-zero, climate resilient future.


CCAP Heads to LACCW

CCAP will host and participate in the following official Action Hub events during LACCW. All Action Hub events will take place on-site and will also be livestreamed using the links provided below (coming soon) for virtual attendees to participate. Each Action Hub event is 30 minutes in length, and a full list of the events during LACCW can be found in the official program here.

 

Observatory of Taxonomies in LAC

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Too Good to Waste
  • Title: “Too Good to Waste: Initiative to Mitigate Methane Emissions from the Waste Sector in Latin America and the Caribbean”

  • Date: Tuesday, Oct. 24

  • Time: 1:45 p.m. (GMT-5)

  • Location: Action Hub, Marriot Panama Hotel

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Community of Practice Launch

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Also, during LACCW, CCAP will be participating in the first dialogue on the Enhanced Transparency Framework (ETF) workshop for the countries in the LAC region, which will take place in the Contadora I room from October 26-27. Co-hosted by the Initiative for Climate Action Transparency (ICAT) and the UNFCCC secretariat, the LAC ETF Dialogue will provide a space for in-depth exchanges on transitioning to the ETF and strengthening transparency frameworks to achieve national priorities and advance global objectives. CCAP will co-host a session on “Tracking Climate Finance to Facilitate Mobilization of Necessary Resources for Climate Action,” on the second and final day of the workshop (Friday, October 27).

More on the UNFCCC’s Regional Climate Weeks


 

CCAP’s Road to COP28


The launch of these three new initiatives and our overall involvement during LACCW is pivotal to CCAP’s climate policy ambition, momentum and action as we continue our journey to COP28. CCAP works to create applicable policies, directly implementing actions with governments, communities, the private sector, civil society and public institutions.


Methane mitigation is recognized as the single most effective strategy to reduce global warming in the short term, leading over 150 countries to sign the Global Methane Pledge. CCAP is actively working with country signatories around the world to identify and accelerate methane mitigation projects in the waste sector to help them achieve their methane pledge. This work will also contribute to raising the ambition of waste sector targets in country NDCs.


CCAP is currently advancing policy solutions to accelerate transformative climate finance by mobilizing financial resources from the public and private sector. With the New Collective Quantified Goal (NCQG), CCAP is advocating to operationalize and implement Article 2.1(c) of the Paris Agreement to:


  • Enhance the transparency of public and private finance alignment to the Paris Agreement

  • Accelerate finance for mitigation, adaptation and climate resilience

  • Signal financial market participants to align financial flows toward a shift from brown to green investments.


Additionally, CCAP is advocating for Article 6 of the Paris Agreement by supporting governments and communities in implementing carbon markets to achieve their climate goals and to help improve their NDCs. This includes:


  • Developing a holistic vision of the markets

  • Providing practical solutions about how to address robust accounting

  • Helping to ensure a guarantee that the markets are used as tools for local governance and development to strengthen equity amongst local communities.


Stay Connected


There are numerous ways to stay connected with CCAP. Follow us on Twitter @CCAPolicy and on Facebook & LinkedIn.

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CCAP’s mission is to support every step of climate action, from ambition to implementation. A recognized world leader in climate policy and action, CCAP creates innovative, replicable climate solutions, strengthens capacities, and promotes best practices across the local, national, and international levels to accelerate the transition to a net-zero, climate resilient future. CCAP was founded in 1985 and is based in Washington, DC.



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