Registration Open for Launch Events of 2021 Regional Climate Weeks: 3-4 March/2021
Regional Ministers, UNFCCC Executive Secretary Patricia Espinosa, the Presidents of the UN Climate Change Conferences COP25 and COP26, the High-Level Champions and other high-ranking figures will be among the speakers at the events.
The regional roundtables will kick off the year by providing governments and non-Party stakeholders with the opportunity to highlight their needs and priorities in relation to the three thematic tracks of the regional climate weeks.
These are: Partnering for the whole society engagement in the implementation of the Paris Agreement and the UNFCCC, managing climate risks, and seizing transformational opportunities to green economies and build resilience to the unavoidable impacts of climate change.
The virtual regional roundtables in March will be followed by regional thematic sessions between May and July. The third segment of the 2021 Regional Climate Weeks will be in the form of ministerial sessions between August and September.
The results of the 2021 Regional Climate Weeks will feed into the UN Climate Change Conference COP26 in November.
The regions are the Latin America and Caribbean (LAC) Region, the Africa Region, and the Asia-Pacific Region. The host governments are the Government of Uganda, the Government of Japan and the Government of the Dominican Republic.
About the Regional Climate Weeks
The Regional Climate Weeks provide a platform for representatives of national and subnational governments, cities, the private sector, financial institutions and civil society to jointly discuss how to identify opportunities to deploy ambitious measures to cut greenhouse gas emissions and build resilience to climate change. The core organizing partners, apart from the host Governments, are UN Development Programme, UN Environment Programme, UN Climate Change, and World Bank Group.
Register for the virtual regional roundtables here. (The roundtables for the LAC and Africa regions will have full simultaneous interpretation in Spanish and French respectively.)
Read more on the Regional Climate Weeks here.
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About the UNFCCC
With 197 Parties, the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) has near universal membership and is the parent treaty of the 2015 Paris Climate Change Agreement. The main aim of the Paris Agreement is to keep a global average temperature rise this century well below 2 degrees Celsius and to drive efforts to limit the temperature increase even further to 1.5 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels. The UNFCCC is also the parent treaty of the 1997 Kyoto Protocol. The ultimate objective of all agreements under the UNFCCC is to stabilize greenhouse gas concentrations in the atmosphere at a level that will prevent dangerous human interference with the climate system, in a time frame which allows ecosystems to adapt naturally and enables sustainable development.
22 February 2021