On Thursday, April 7, the Dominican Republic will hold the First Carbon Forum, a space for the exchange of information and knowledge about the tools available in the country for measuring the carbon footprint of companies and institutions. This meeting seeks to encourage Voluntary Emissions Reporting, an initial step for the emergence of the Voluntary Carbon Market.
This Forum is the culminating event of the project “Involving the Private Sector in the Adaptation to Climate Change in the Dominican Republic”, and is organized by the National Council for Climate Change and Clean Development Mechanism, the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources and the Ministry of Economy, Planning and Development. It is supported by the French Development Agency (AFD) and Expertise France, in partnership with the Mexican Carbon Platform (MEXICO2).
This activity will feature keynote speakers such as the Economic Affairs Officer of the Climate Change Unit, Sustainable Development and Human Settlements Division of the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), Luis Miguel Galindo; Ximena Aristizabal, from the Green Climate Fund; Catherine Leining, expert in climate policy from New Zealand; Rodolfo Lacy, from the OECD, and the Vice Minister of International Cooperation of the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources, Milagros De Camps.
The Forum will be held on Thursday, April 7, 2022 from 9:00 A.M. to 3:30 P.M. and is expected to have more than 300 national and international participants. The event will feature presentations by more than 30 experts from 11 countries and will be streamed online at the following address: (https://bit.ly/3x03GZZ).
The Dominican Carbon Forum will provide a space for dialogue and exchange of information, with the aim of raising awareness among different actors on carbon markets, promoting the development of projects with adaptation co-benefits and activating the demand for emission reductions in the Dominican Republic, with a view to further expanding the outstanding climate action in the country.