The Regional Climate Weeks 2021 will kick-off with “Virtual Regional Roundtables” for all regions holding climate weeks in 2021, that is, Africa, Asia-Pacific and Latin America and the Caribbean. These roundtables will set the scene in terms of regional priorities, challenges and opportunities for climate action.
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 Virtual Regional Roundtables are the first 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: 3-4 March 2021