Asia Pacific Climate Week to be staged in Singapore
Asia Pacific Climate Week (APCW2018) will be convened in Singapore from 11–13 July 2018. The event – which lands two months ahead of both the Global Climate Action Summit in California and New York Climate Week – will be instrumental in demonstrating that there is genuine international support for stepping-up climate action by mobilizing actors across the Asia Pacific region.
APCW2018, which is being organized by the Nairobi Framework Partnership with support from the Singapore Government, will provide a critical stage towards completing the operational guidlines for the Paris Climate Change Agreement at the international climate negotiations at COP24 in Katowice, Poland.
UN Climate Change Executive Secretary, Patricia Espinosa, will participate in the event, alongside the High-Level Climate Champions, H.E. Minister Inia Seruiratu from Fiji and Mr. Tomasz Chruszczow, Special Envoy for Climate Change from Poland, as well as city and business leaders.
The theme of APCW2018 is “Climate Action for Sustainable Development: Driving Change in Asia”. The high-level segment that takes place on Wednesday, 11 July will bring together the business community and focus on areas, such as: visions for NDC enhancement and implementation; challenges and opportunities for cities in the Asia Pacific region; the role of transport for sustainable development and climate action; and climate finance.
Other highlights at the event include the Asia Pacific Carbon Forum and a technical session on the cross-linkages between markets and the Sustainable Development Goals. More details on APCW2018 and its program will shortly be made available via the event website.
APCW2018 will explore strategies for accelerating global climate action, including by realigning finance flows in the Asia Pacific region consistent with a pathway towards low greenhouse gas emission and climate-resilient development for the implementation of the Paris Agreement.
APCW2018 follows Africa Climate Week (ACW2018) hosted in Nairobi earlier this year and on 20-25 August, the Latin America and Caribbean Climate Week will take place in Montevideo, Uruguay.