Environment Weeks Revealed for Latin America and the Caribbean, and Asia-Pacific

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UN Environment Modification News, 23 April, Bonn– Dates and areas for 2 significant occasions on the 2019 worldwide environment modification calendar have actually been validated today: Latin America & Caribbean Environment Week will happen from 19 to 23 August in Salvador, Brazil; while Asia-Pacific Environment Week will be held from 2 to 6 September in Bangkok, Thailand.

These occasions will be happening ahead of the UN Environment Action Top in New York City City on 23 September, developed to support efforts to make sure fast application of the Paris Environment Modification Contract, to speed up environment action in all locations of society and to increase environment aspiration ahead of the upgrade of nationwide environment action strategies (” Nationally Identified Contributions” or “NDCs”) in2020

For the Top, UN Secretary-General António Guterres has actually picked the 6 essential portfolios which have high capacity to introduce a zero-carbon and more climate-resilient economy. These essential styles are likewise forming the programs of the local environment weeks.

Both environment weeks follow last month’s Africa Environment Week in Accra, which led to essential takeaways to the September Environment Action Top and at which African policymakers concentrated on the chances of their nations’ Nationally Identified Contributions.

The conference in Ghana happened in the consequences of Cyclone Idai, which ravaged neighborhoods in Mozambique, Zimbabwe, and Malawi, impacting more than 2 million individuals.

The cyclone offered a poignant background for the 4,000 delegates in participation, who had actually likewise collected in the Ghanaian capital to check out how the continent can best react to the effects of environment modification.

Considered that they remain in the very same area, the very first of the freshly revealed occasions– Latin America & Caribbean Environment Week– will assist to set the tone both for the September Environment Top in New York City and for the December UN Environment Modification Conference POLICE25 in Santiago, Chile. The Federal government of Brazil and the City of Salvador– who are assembling the occasion– have actually selected Itaipava Arena Fonte Nova as the location.

A comprehensive program will be published on www.regionalclimateweeks.org soon, however the Top-level sector has actually been validated for Thursday, 22 August and will include ministers, policymakers, economic sector leaders. The occasion will likewise display on-the-ground examples of environment services in the area that are cutting emissions and assisting neighborhoods adjust to the altering environment.

To sign up for both occasions, follow these links:.

The Regional Environment Weeks are being arranged by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP), Asian Advancement Bank (ADB), Latin American Energy Company (Olade), Inter-American Advancement Bank (IDB), Low Emissions Advancement Methods (LEDS), Institute for Global Environmental Methods (IGES), Banco de Desarrollo de América Latina (CAF), UN Environment Modification, Marrakech Collaboration for Global Environment Action, the World Bank Group (WB), CTCN, United Nations Environment Program (UNEP), UNEP DTU Collaboration, United Nations Advancement Program (UNDP) and International Emissions Trading Association (IETA).

For media queries, please contact Matthew Phillips, Communications Officer, UN Environment Modification secretariat, at MPhillips@unfccc.int

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