Announcement / 20 Nov, 2017
Asia-Pacific Carbon Forum 2017

Asia-Pacific Carbon Forum 2017

'Spurring investment in global climate action'

Bangkok, Thailand
13-15 December 2017


Learn more about Asia-Pacific Climate Week at
http://www.unescap.org/events/2017-asia-pacific-climate-week-apcw
Register for free for APCF2017 and Climate Week at http://www.asiacarbonforum.com

 

The Asia-Pacific Carbon Forum (APCF) is the leading regional conference on investment in climate action through market-based approaches and carbon pricing instruments. The annual event, this year part of the first Asia-Pacific Climate Week, is known for its substantive, comprehensive programme of plenary sessions, workshops, side-events and exhibits aimed at turning climate aspirations into climate action.

Who should attend APCF? Why?

APCF is the best opportunity for market participants, financiers, policymakers, project developers and civil society to share experiences, network and build capacity, on:

  • The Global Climate Action Agenda
  • Finance and investment for climate action
  • Carbon pricing and carbon markets
  • Cooperation in climate action in the context of the Paris Climate Change Agreement

Turning climate aspirations into climate action

Governments, sub-national authorities, businesses and industry, civil society institutions and others are working to turn climate targets and plans into action. They come to APCF for investment-spurring policy solutions, technologies and immediate opportunities.

Thus, APCF is an event where climate aspirations turn into climate action, with:

  • Practical examples of policies, initiatives and actions in Asia and the Pacific
  • Measures to spark climate action in key sectors
  • Financial instruments, regulatory frameworks
  • Means to advance implementation of climate action
  • Opportunities for immediate action in Agriculture, Waste management, Technology, Energy and Transport (land, air and maritime).

Asia-Pacific Climate Week and Paris Agreement

The first Asia-Pacific Climate Week will comprise a High Level Event on Climate Action, APCF2017 and Roundtables on strengthening regional collaboration capacity for negotiators. The High Level Event is meant to help move regional climate dialogue into national, regional and international climate policy. So, the outcomes of APCF 2017 and the Roundtables can help inform and lend momentum to the international response to climate change under the Paris Climate Change Agreement.

The historic Paris Agreement, reached in 2015, is a commitment by the countries to take action on climate change. More than that, the Agreement is an urgent call for Global Climate Action. Success in delivering on the Agreement’s objective of limiting global temperature rise to 2 degrees Celsius or less will take investment, a shift in financial flows to drive climate neutral, sustainable development. There are challenges and tremendous opportunities.

With its focus on spurring investment through markets, market-based mechanisms, economic instruments and climate-aligned finance, APCF deals with the prime challenge in the international response to climate change.

Co-organized by:

Co-organized by: UNFCCC, UNESCAP, UNEP DTU, UN Environment, ADB, IETA, IGES, UNDP