The Regional Climate Weeks 2021 Ministerial Session for the Asia and the Pacific Region will take place from 6-7 September 2021, hosted by Japan. These Ministerial Sessions are to take stock of discussions held during the Climate Weeks and prepare key inputs for the Regional Climate Weeks wrap-up event to be held at COP26 in November 2021. The sessions will include interactions with civil society.
Regional Climate Weeks are open to all stakeholders as a ‘go-to’ hub to build partnerships and to showcase ground breaking action in the regions. They are also designed to encourage and facilitate the implementation of ambitious Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) under the Paris Agreement, along with the implementation of National Adaptation Plans (NAPs), Long-Term Low greenhouse gas Emission Development Strategies (LT-LEDS), and Global Climate Action and the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals.
In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Regional Climate Weeks in 2021 are planned in different segments and will mainly take place virtually, with the option of some physical meetings if the status of the pandemic allows, with different levels of in-person participation according to the region. The Ministerial Sessions are the third segment of the Climate Weeks.
The Climate Weeks in 2021 are:
- Africa Climate Week 2021 (ACW2021), hosted by the Government of Uganda;
- Asia-Pacific Climate Week 2021 (APCW2021), hosted by the Government of Japan; and
- Latin America and the Caribbean Climate Week 2021 (LACCW2021), hosted by the Government of the Dominican Republic.
The core organizing partners are the UN Development Programme (UNDP), UN Environment Programme (UNEP), UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), and World Bank Group.
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dates: 6-7 September 2021
location: Japan [tentative]