The Latin American and Caribbean Carbon Forum (LACCF)

The 7th Latin American and Caribbean Carbon Forum (LACCF) will take place on 25 – 27 March 2013 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.  This event is the leading carbon trading and finance conference and trade fair in the region.  It is expected to attract a wide range of government officials, business experts, major international investors and local financial institutions to share experiences on low carbon project development, and to explore opportunities on new and emerging global carbon markets and innovative climate financing.  


Besides providing a platform for knowledge sharing and discussion of innovations and trends, the LACCF provides opportunities for making business connections – including with government representatives, private sector firms, financial institutions, national development banks (NDBs), and opinion-leaders.  

While the focus is on LAC, the agenda will also take stock of the global climate policy and market developments. Occurring three months after the adoption of UN’s Doha Climate Gateway decisions which launched a second commitment period for the Kyoto Protocol.  In addition, the “Gateway” includes a work programme to develop a new market mechanism that could be made operational in the coming years.  At the Forum, participants will be able to exchange views on the Doha decisions potential for simulating new business opportunities in the region.  

As business approaches the threshold of a new phase in global climate policy, LACCF will continue to bring participants the latest news, first hand practical information, in depth analysis on current issues and trends, and expertise from the region and around the world.  

As in previous editions, there will be visibility opportunities for exhibitors and sponsors.  

Note to journalists:

For further information, please contact Outreach and Information Officers:

Lisa Spafford, IETA – [email protected]  

Mette Annelie Rasmussen, UNEP Risoe Centre – [email protected]  

Janaina Guoulart, Inter-American Development Bank – [email protected]  

Read more about the event here.