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Government of Belize to host Placencia Ambition Forum on Climate Change

Belize will be hosting the Placencia Ambition Forum next week.  The forum will be online and will see major players in climate change negotiations around the central theme of increasing ambition and safeguarding the Paris Agreement.  Prime Minister Dean Barrow will be the keynote speaker at the High-Level Opening Session of the virtual Forum, which will also include inter alia, high-level messages from the President of COP25, the Secretary-General of the United Nations, and the UNFCCC Executive Secretary. 

Belize will be hosting the Placencia Ambition Forum next week.  The forum will be online and will see major players in climate change negotiations around the central theme of increasing ambition and safeguarding the Paris Agreement.  Prime Minister Dean Barrow will be the keynote speaker at the High-Level Opening Session of the virtual Forum, which will also include inter alia, high-level messages from the President of COP25, the Secretary-General of the United Nations, and the UNFCCC Executive Secretary.  During the forum, the participants will engage in discussions on opportunities for ambitious low-carbon development and adaptation in the areas of energy, transport, adaptation and resilience building, and finance. It will span multiple time zones and regions, with participants from governments, international organizations, NGOs, academia, indigenous groups, and the private sector. The Forum is organized in partnership with the Government of the United Kingdom, Climate Analytics, NDC Partnership, Climate Ambition Support Alliance, Wilton Park, and Independent Diplomat.  The closing of the Forum on April 22, 2020, will coincide with Earth Day and will feature inter alia, messages from Omar Figueroa, Minister of Fisheries, Forestry, the Environment and Sustainable, and the President of COP26.