To launch and prepare the ground for the 2021 edition of the Regional Climate Weeks, the virtual round tables on March 3 and 4, announced by UN Climate, opened registrations for those interested.
Regional ministers, UN Climate Executive Secretary Patricia Espinosa, presidents of the UN climate change conferences COP 25 and COP 26, high level champions and other high ranking personalities will be among the speakers of these events.
The regional round tables will kick off the year by giving governments and non-stakeholder stakeholders the opportunity to highlight their needs and priorities in relation to the three thematic strands of the regional weeks of the climate.
These are The engagement of the whole society in the implementation of the Paris Agreement and the UNFCCC, the management of climate risks, and the seizing of transformation opportunities to make economies greener and build resilience to the inevitable impacts of climate change.
The virtual regional round tables in March will be followed by regional thematic sessions between May and July. The third segment of Regional Climate Weeks 2021 will take the form of ministerial sessions between August and September, and the results of Regional Climate Weeks 2021 will feed into the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP 26) in November.
The regions concerned are Latin America and the Caribbean, Africa and Asia-Pacific. The host governments are the government of Uganda, the government of Japan and the government of the Dominican Republic.
As a reminder, the Regional Climate Weeks provide a platform for representatives of national and subnational governments, cities, the private sector, financial institutions and civil society to discuss together how to identify opportunities for deploy ambitious measures to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and strengthen resilience to climate change.
The organization’s main partners, in addition to host governments, are the United Nations Development Program, the United Nations Environment Program, the United Nations Climate Change Program and the United Nations Climate Change Group. World Bank.
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