2017 Asia-Pacific Climate Week
The Asia-Pacific Climate Week (APCW) is part of series of annual events organized in each region under the Nairobi Framework Partnership (NFP), which is serviced by the UNFCCC. The aim is to increase the prominence and scope of these events, and to make them key events on climate for each region.
APCW 2017 in Bangkok is designed to advance regional climate action through the promotion of market-based actions, economic instruments and climate-aligned finance. The ultimate aim is to support implementation of countries’ Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) under the Paris Agreement. APCW 2017 is co-organised by the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), the UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP), the Asian Development Bank (ADB), International Emissions Trading Association (IETA), the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES), UNDP, UN Environment, and the UNEP DTU Partnership.
The Asia Pacific Climate Week 2017 will be an umbrella for a series of events held in Bangkok during 13-15 December 2017. APCW 17 will be the first major post-COP23 event, and as such it will provide an opportunity to take stock of the COP23 outcomes and what they mean for the Asia-Pacific region.
The series of events provides an excellent platform for the exchange of knowledge and best practices across the region regarding implementing the NDCs, the role of carbon markets and economic instruments to achieve cost-effective mitigation and adaptation and scaled-up ambition and the role of capital markets to finance the NDCs. The agenda will include dedicated sessions on topics such as carbon finance and climate/sustainable finance; overview of carbon trading systems including the Chinese national emissions trading system; sector discussions covering energy, agriculture, maritime, aviation, waste-to-energy, etc.
Events held during APCW 2017 will include:
• Asia-Pacific Carbon Forum 2017, covering topics such as Global Climate Action, sectoral discussions on climate action, MRV and transparency, updates on carbon markets, and finance and investment for climate (13-14 December)
• Roundtables on a variety of related topics including the use of CDM in the future mechanism, government procurement programs, strengthening regional collaboration capacity for negotiators (13-14 December)
• High Level Event on Climate Action (15 December)
We welcome everyone to save the dates, join, and register to participate in the APCW, to move the climate discussion into action!
To find out more: http://asiacarbonforum.com/
To register: www.conferencemanager.dk/asiacarbon
Please note that the page will be updated with more information on the programme shortly.