Panama to be the Headquarters for the IV Latin-American Forum on Carbon
Co-organized by the National Authority on the Environment, the event will be held in the El Panama Hotel from the 24th to the 26th.
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
The general objective of the Latin-American Forum on Carbon (FLAC) is to bring together all the actors of the carbon market: project owners and developers; the National Offices for the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM), Investment Promotion Agencies; Appointed National Authorities (DNAs); intermediary businesses; and corporate service providers. The purposes of the event include sharing experiences regarding the comprehensive processes for CDM projects, understanding the business mechanisms of emissions and the future of the CDM, analyzing national and international politics regarding mitigation and adaptation to climatic change, and facilitating negotiations regarding emissions.
Eleven companies have shown their interest in participating in the local carbon credit market, which still lacks clear rules.
The Latin American Carbon Forum (FLAC in Spanish) promotes the exchange of knowledge and information, creating business opportunities between those involved in the carbon market.
The companies Eco ressources and Anaconda Carbon are exploring the creation of a certified carbon credit market in the country.
The hub will be located in the City of Knowledge, a business, scientific and Technological Park, with the objective of promoting the sale of carbon credits.
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