After the UNSDG Festival of Action in March 2021, the Leaders Summit on Climate Change held in the United States, in April 2021, which marked the reintegration of the United States in the Paris Agreement, and the commitment of the country to cut by 50%-52% its carbon emissions by the year 2030, and Earth Day, the IMEDD is on the road to COP26 in Glasgow in November 2021 with a new step the Latin America and Caribbean Climate Week to be held in Dominican Republic in May 2021.
In this context and as part of its commitments with the UNSDG18-C, the IMEDD will do research and information for the United Nations, the European Commission and will share information with the governments of four countries: Monaco, France, Italy and the U.S.A to let them know about the Latin American and Carribean commitments to fight against Climate Change.
Hosted virtually by the Government of the Dominican Republic, the Latin America and Caribbean Climate Week 2021 is co-organized by UN Climate Change, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), and the World Bank Group (WB).
Regional partners include the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (UNECLAC), the CAF–Development Bank of Latin America, and the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB).
The majority of participants expected for the Latin America and Caribbean Climate Week come from the 33 countries in the Latin America and Caribbean region, with a focus on creating a collaborative space for solution-oriented discussion.
During the Latin America and Caribbean Climate Week, three Virtual Thematic Sessions will bring together governments, private sector leaders and civil society to engage in solution-oriented dialogues and showcase climate action, providing valuable regional impetus to the upcoming UN Climate Change Conference COP26 scheduled for November.
The content of these three sessions:
- 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.