Latin American and Caribbean Carbon Forum (LACCF)
The Latin American and Caribbean Carbon Forum (LACCF) is a free of charge regional conference and exhibition platform established in 2006 to promote knowledge and information sharing while facilitating business opportunity environments among main carbon market stakeholders.
Building on the success of six previous editions, the 2013 Latin American & Caribbean Carbon Forum (LACCF) will be held on 28-30 August, at the Windsor Barra Hotel, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
This annual Conference and Exhibition is jointly organized by the World Bank, the Latin American Energy Organization (OLADE), the International Emissions Trading Association (IETA), the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) and its UNEP Risø Centre, the Inter-American Development Bank (IADB), the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) secretariat and the United Nations Development Program (UNDP).
With over 800 local, regional and international participants from private, public and the financial sectors and this unique mix of co-organizers, the LACCF is the pre-eminent regional ‘Pulse Taking’ and 'Business to Business' platform. It brings together leading individuals and organizations in the field to share knowledge and information, discuss new tendencies, propose solutions, and identify business opportunities in a rapidly changing area towards low carbon economies and societies.
Worldwatch Climate and Energy Director, Alexander Ochs, will be participating on a panel:
Derisking Renewable Energy Investments in LAC
The key challenge for policymakers to accelerate the transformation of the energy matrix is to create the conditions to make renewable energy attractive to investors and utilities without jeopardizing the attainment of other equally important development goals or placing an inequitable share of the cost burden on ratepayers. Policymakers in LAC have been exploring a broad spectrum of different policies, incentives and support mechanisms to improve the risk-reward profile of renewable energy technologies, either through reducing risks or increasing rewards. The panelist of this session will share their views and experience on efficient mechanisms that can be put in place to accelerate the investments in renewable energies and leverage the US$430 billion which are required to sustain the energy demand in LAC until 2030.