The Latin America and Caribbean Climate Week (LACCW 2021) is aimed at accelerating collaboration and integrating climate action into the recovery from the global pandemic.

May 10, 2021. Brussels, Belgium. The COVID-19 health crisis highlighted the need for resilience in the face of emerging risks, as well as collaboration to solve the most pressing challenges. The recovery opens an opportunity to address social inequalities and invest in economic development that is good for humanity and nature.

In this context the virtual thematic sessions of LACCW 2021 will be held from May 11-14, hosted by the Government of the Dominican Republic, and organised in collaboration with key partners, the United Nations Development Programme, UN Environment and the World Bank Group. Support comes from regional partners, the Inter-American Development Bank and the Latin American Development Bank.

LACCW 2021 sessions are expected to promote collaboration for:

  • Meeting existing commitments, including information on nationally determined contributions (NDCs) and increased transparency
  • Incorporating risk-based approaches into planning across all sectors, accelerating adaptation planning and resilience-building
  • Providing stakeholders with clarity on low-carbon development pathways for achieving carbon neutrality

LACCW 2021 aims to drive a whole-of-government and society approach that engages governments, the private sector, cities and regions, indigenous communities and civil society around regional climate challenges, and action for achieving the Paris Agreement.

In this scenario, EUROCLIMA+ will have an active participation with the presentation of several events:

In addition, many specialists participating in the EUROCLIMA+ programme have been invited to be panellists in different sessions of Track 3 to present activities carried out with funding from the Programme:

We also invite you to watch the video prepared by the GIZ team in the framework of EUROCLIMA+ that will be presented at the Action HUB of LACCW2021. We will post the respective link in the coming days.

LIVE: you can watch the EUROCLIMA+ events and presentations listed in this agenda at and on our YouTube channel.

We also invite you to register in the LACCW registry:

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About EUROCLIMA+    

EUROCLIMA+ is a programme funded by the European Union to promote environmentally sustainable and climate-resilient development in 18 Latin American countries, particularly for the benefit of the most vulnerable populations. The Programme is implemented under the synergistic work of seven agencies: the Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation (AECID), the French Development Agency (AFD), the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), the German Society for International Cooperation (GIZ), Expertise France (EF), the International and Ibero-America Foundation for Administration and Public Policy (FIIAPP).