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Scheduled Time/Location Organizer Title / theme / speakers Type of events Attachments
Monday,
02 Dec 2019
13:15—14:45
Room 1
Secretariat of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)
Mr. Nicolas Muller
nmuller@unfccc.int
The role of CDM in decarbonizing cities and its co-benefits
This side event provides a unique opportunity to showcase CDM projects implemented in cities. The side-event will also highlight the potential for implementing mitigation project in cities as well as the co-benefits which can be achieved from such projects

Speakers: -
 
Monday,
02 Dec 2019
13:15—14:45
Room 2
Jubilee South Asia Pacific Movement, Inc. (APMDD)
Ms. Mary Claire Miranda
clairemiranda08@gmail.com
+63 917 5115334
Grassroots Global Justice Alliance (GGJ)
Mr. Jaron Browne
jaron.ggj@gmail.com
+1 415 3772822
Climate Emergency: Reclaim Power and the End of Fossil Fuels
Event is aimed at gathering CJ groups to share stories of struggles, impactful strategies and successful fights against coal and fossil fuel energy. It will highlight role of peoples movements towards rapid energy revolution based on equity, reparations and climate justice.
 
Monday,
02 Dec 2019
13:15—14:45
Room 3
Derecho Ambiente y Recursos Naturales (DAR)
Sra. Iris Olivera Gomez
iolivera@dar.org.pe
+51 1 985722759
Civicus World Alliance for Citizen Participation (Civicus)
Mr. Natalia Gomez
natalia.gomez.pena@civicus.org
+1 301 3004713
Corporación Fiscalía del Medio Ambiente (FIMA)
Ms. Gabriela Burdiles
burdiles@fima.cl
+56 2 26644468
Avanzar en los objetivos del Acuerdo de París a través de la democracia ambiental en América Latina
El evento discute cómo el Acuerdo de Escazú sobre Acceso a la Información, Participación y Justicia en asuntos ambientales en ALC apoya la implementación del Acuerdo de París y asegura que las políticas climáticas sean moldeadas y beneficien a los más afectados por el cambio climático.

Speakers: Carole Excell, WRI; Alicia Bárcena, Secretaria Ejecutiva, CEPAL de las Naciones Unidas; Lucía Ruiz, Ministra, Ministerio de Medio Ambiente Perú; Enrique Maurtua, FARN, Gabriela Burdiles, FIMA, Natalia Gómez, Civicus, Aida Gamboa, DAR
 
Monday,
02 Dec 2019
13:15—14:45
Room 5
CEE Bankwatch Network (Bankwatch)
Mr. Petr Hlobil
petrh@bankwatch.org
+420 603 154349
Climate Action Network - Europe (CAN - Europe)
Mr. Tom Boyle
tom@caneurope.org
+3 2 8944676
NGO Centre of Environmental Initiatives "Ecoaction" * (NGO "Ecoaction")
Ms. Yevheniia Zasiadko
zasiadko@ecoact.org.ua
+380 44 3537841
Just transition at the grassroots: preparing for the coal phase out
Monoindustrial communities understand best the need for a just transition from coal to the low carbon economy. Each region is unique, but what they have in common is a great potential to grow. What can be learned from ambitious regions? How can just transition be integrated in global climate action?

Speakers: Alexandru Mustata (CEE Bankwatch, Romania), Konstyantyn Krynytskyi (Ecoaction, Ukraine), speakers from South Africa and South America (to be confirmed)
 
Monday,
02 Dec 2019
13:15—14:45
Room 6
Climate Alliance Austria (CAA)
Mr. Markus Hafner-Auinger
markus.hafner-auinger@klimabuendnis.at
+43 650 4302479
Action Solidarité Tiers-Monde a.s.b.l. (ASTM)
Ms. Silke Lunnebach
s.lunnebach@climatealliance.org
+49 69 71713932
Instituto de Ecología y Antropología de Acción (INFOE)
Sra. Elke Falley-Rothkopf
elke@infoe.de
+49 178 1746966
Global climate action: Indigenous rights, territories and resources
A strong global partnership to fight climate change and promote climate justice is needed. Climate Alliance build bridges between indigenous communities and European municipalities. Towards a common but differentiated responsibility – for the global climate protecting the Amazon rainforests.

Speakers: Representative of FOIRN, Rio Negro, Brazil Representative of Instituto Socioambiental, Brazil Representative of Climate Alliance Austria
 
Monday,
02 Dec 2019
15:00—16:30
Room 1
Center for Biological Diversity (CBD)
Ms. Anchun Jean Su
jsu@biologicaldiversity.org
+1 202 8498399
European Federation for Transport and Environment (T&E)
Mr. Andrew Murphy
andrew.murphy@transportenvironment.org
+32 485 1214
Institute for Policy Studies (IPS)
Mr. Basav Sen
basav@ips-dc.org
+1 202 7875215
Transportation & Oil: Phasing Out Diesel Engines and the Fuel They Use to Meet the Paris Agreement
Reform of the fossil-fuel dependent transportation sector is an essential, achievable goal to meet the Paris Agreement goals. This panel highlights the successful efforts of governments and civil society, including those in Europe, Asia, and North America, to phase out fossil fuels and vehicles.

Speakers: Government officials and civil society groups from Europe, Asia, and North America who have worked on electric vehicle and oil extraction phase-out policies.
 
Monday,
02 Dec 2019
15:00—16:30
Room 2
Carre Geo & Environnement (CGE)
Mr. Ibrahim Mbamoko
ibamoko@gmail.com
+0 33 758779973
Bangladesh Centre for Advanced Studies (BCAS)
Mr. Md Golam Rabbani
golam.rabbani72@gmail.com
+88 0 1713248362
Political issues of environmental migration
the event aims to build alliances strategies to meet the challenges of environmental migration
 
Monday,
02 Dec 2019
15:00—16:30
Room 5
Energies 2050 (Energies 2050)
Mr. Stéphane POUFFARY
stephane.pouffary@energies2050.org
+33 6 80319189
Conseil des Communes et Régions d'Europe (CCRE / CEMR)
Ms. eva banos de guisasola
eva.banosdeguisasola@ccre-cemr.org
+100 1000 3249536401
Territorial Determined Climate Contributions for Africa to enhance NDC ambition and implementation
This event will highlight and demonstrate the need to develop pathways for combining a bottom-up and a top-down approaches between national and sub-national governments in the implementation and the revision of NDCs. UCLGA Climate Change Task Force as well as exemplary initiatives will be presented.

Speakers: ENERGIES 2050, United Cities and Local Governments of Africa (UCLG Africa), ICLEI Africa, COP24 Climate Champion COP24 & COP25 (tbc), UNFCCC, Covenant of Mayors in Sub-Saharan Africa, African Climate Negotiators Group, Ministers or Mayors from the 5 African Regions, UCLGA Climate Task Force members
 
Monday,
02 Dec 2019
15:00—16:30
Room 6
Center for Management and Strategic Studies (CGEE)
Mr. Marcelo Poppe
mpoppe@cgee.org.br
+55 61 999740111
International Network for Bamboo and Rattan (INBAR)
Mr. Borja de la Pena Escardo
bescardo@inbar.int
+86 0 1381144520
Achieving NDC targets through bioeconomy and South-South and triangular cooperation
This side event showcases how bioeconomy and successful South-South & triangular cooperation contributes to the achievement of NDC targets in developing countries. The new joint flagship publication by UNOSSC and CGEE on this topic will be launched and distributed at the event

Speakers: To be confirmed: Thelma Krug - IPCC Vice-Chair; Jorge Chediek - UNOSSC Director and Envoy of the UN Secretary-General on South-South Cooperation; Ali Mchumo - INBAR Director-General, representatives of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Brazil and of other developing countries
 
Monday,
02 Dec 2019
16:45—18:15
Room 1
Michael Succow Foundation for the Protection of Nature (MSF)
Mr. Jan Peters
jan.peters@succow-stiftung.de
+49 3834 8354217
Global Environment Centre (GEC)
Ms. SIEW YAN LEW
serena@gec.org.my
+60 3 79572007
Japan International Forestry Promotion and Cooperation Center (JIFPRO)
Ms. Emiko Sano
emiko@jifpro.or.jp
+81 3 56893450
Avoiding loss of high-carbon soils through peatland mapping and monitoring for climate action
Peatlands hold the largest terrestrial soil organic carbon stock. To avoid rapid decrease of carbon storage by peatland drainage, it is essential to know their location in advanced national peatland maps. These serve as solid base for policy frameworks (NDCs), land use planning and status monitoring

Speakers: Ministry of Environment and Forestry of Indonesia; Democratic Republic of the Congo; Ministry of Environment of Peru; FAO; Greifswald Mire Centre; JICA and Hokkaido University; UN Environment
 
Monday,
02 Dec 2019
16:45—18:15
Room 2
Water Safety Initiative Foundation (WASIF)
Mr. Unyime Robinson
watersafetyng@gmail.com
+234 70 65731470
Delta Electronics Foundation (DEF)
Ms. Yi Chieh Chan
Yvonne.Chan@Delta-Foundation.org.tw
+88 2 8797208850
Water & Climate change: private actors engagement and community mobilization to promote low carbon
Water & Climate change: the engagement of private actors, water partnership, promoting low carbon and resilient development through community mobilization and Advocacy

Speakers: Unyime Robinson, Executive Director, Water Safety Initiative Foundation, Kai Zimmerman, President, Zenega Foundation, Ms. Shan Shan Guo,Vice President of Delta Electronics Foundation, Representative of International Water Association (TBD) and the Representative of Groundwater (TBD
 
Monday,
02 Dec 2019
16:45—18:15
Room 3
Fundación Defensores de la Naturaleza (FDN)
Mr. Javier Marquez
jmarquez@defensores.org.gt
+502 5 3232764
Oro Verde - Tropical Forest Foundation (OroVerde)
Ms. Anique Hillbrand
ahillbrand@oroverde.de
+49 160 96911351
Rainforest Alliance (RA)
Mr. Martin Noponen
mnoponen@ra.org
+44 1653 648057
Forest & landscape restoration: achieving climate action through vision, policy and financing.
Productive forest landscape restoration PFLR in Guatemalan protected areas buffer zones reduces human pressure over natural forests and enhancing positive effect on SFM.  PFLR using agroforestry systems linked with value chains increase local income and promote sustainability by including youth.

Speakers: Andrea Aguilar – FDN aaguilar@defensores.org.gt Sergio Guzman ACOFOP saguzmanb@gmail.com Elke Manigel ORO VERDE emannigel@oroverde.de Anique Hillbrand ORO VERDE ahillbrand@oroverde.de Martin Noponen RA mnoponen@ra.org Genoveva Martínez RA gbmartinez@ra.org
 
Monday,
02 Dec 2019
16:45—18:15
Room 5
Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation
Mr. Chien-Cheng Yang
jimmy_yang@tzuchi.us
+1 626 5860522
Brighter Green, Inc.
Ms. Mia MacDonald
macdonald@brightergreen.org
+1 917 6268702
Global Forest Coalition (GFC)
Ms. Coraina De la Plaza
coraina.delaplaza@globalforestcoalition.org
+31 6 26290703
ProVeg Deutschland e.V.*
Mr. Raphael Podselver
raphael.podselver@proveg.com
+49 176 56879772
Transformative Climate Resilient Pathways for Sustainable and Healthy Food Systems and Diets
Representatives from civil society, UN, countries, interfaith, and academia discuss transformative pathways to promote sustainable and healthy food systems and diets while ensuring the conservation of forests, ecosystems, cultural heritage, and spiritual values.

Speakers: Dr. Cristina Tirado-- UCLA Institute of Environment & Sustainability; Dr. Ming Nan Lin--Tzu Chi Dalin Hospital; Raphael Podselver--ProVeg International; Mia MacDonald--Brighter Green; Coraina De la Plaza--Global Forest Coalition
 
Monday,
02 Dec 2019
16:45—18:15
Room 6
Innovation Center for Energy and Transportation (iCET)
Ms. Lucia Green-Weiskel
luciagreenweiskel@gmail.com
+1 917 2878297
Ca' Foscari University, Venice (UNIVE)
Ms. Enrica De Cian
martina.marian@unive.it
+39 41 2346060
Renmin University of China (RUC)
Mr. Ke Wang
wangkert@ruc.edu.cn
+86 10 62511042
Società Italiana per le Scienze del Clima (SISC)
Ms. Martina Gambaro
segreteria@sisclima.it
+39 41 2346066
Green Cooling: Progress and Potential
To what extent will adaptation strategies involve energy? This panel will focus on the energy uses of adaptation and, in particular, those related to space cooling. Speakers will share experiences on national green cooling policy, cold chain, green finance and new approaches to address green cooling

Speakers: YANG Fuqiang/NRDC, Dan Hamza-Goodacre/K-CEP, Glenn Pearce-Oroz/Sustainable Energy for All, An Feng/iCET, M.Davide and E.De Cian/UNIVE and CMCC, S. Pachauri/IIASA, J. Dulac/IEA, S. Hallegatte/ WB, R. Roesch, IRENA
 
Monday,
02 Dec 2019
18:30—20:00
Room 1
Secretariat of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)
Ms. Andrea Camponogara
acamponogara@unfccc.int
+0 0 1095
Technology mechanism: key themes and achievement of TEC and CTCN in 2019.
The Technology Framework (TF) adopted in Katowice provides overarching guidance to the Technology Mechanism in promoting enhanced action on technology development and transfer. The side event presents activities undertaken by the TEC and CTCN to implement the TF in support of the Paris Agreement.)

Speakers: Dinara Gershinkova – TEC Chair, Orly Jacob – CTCN AB Chair, Rose Mwebaza – CTCN Director, NDEs, NGOs
 
Monday,
02 Dec 2019
18:30—20:00
Room 3
Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung - Gesellschaftsanalye und politische Bildung e.V. (RLS)
Mr. Till Bender
till.bender@rosalux.org
+49 30 44310523
ActionAid International
Mr. Harjeet Singh
harjeet.singh@actionaid.org
+91 98100 36864
Coastal Association for Social Transformation Trust (COAST Trust)
Mr. Syed Aminul Hoque
aminul.coast@gmail.com
+88 17 13328815
Federation of American Women's Clubs Overseas, Inc. (FAWCO)
Ms. Laurie Richardson
unliaison@fawco.org
+43 676 9724939
Beyond Labels, Beyond Borders: Advancing rights-based protection of climate-induced migrants
Climate change increases the displacement of communities, but migrants often fall through the cracks of refugee and migration policies. How can the UNFCCC and other international frameworks go beyond symptomatic responses and advance a rights-based and transformative protection agenda?

Speakers: Teresa Anderson, ActionAid / Nadja Charaby, Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung / M. Hafijul Islam Khan, LDC Group / Tetet Lauron, Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung / Sabine Minninger, Bread for the World / Titi Soentoro, Asia Pacific Forum on Women, Law & Development
 
Monday,
02 Dec 2019
18:30—20:00
Room 5
LIFE e.V.
Ms. Patricia Bohland
climatejustice@life-online.de
+49 30 30879831
Indigenous Education Network of Turtle Island (IENTI/IEN)
Mr. Alberto Saldamando
albertosaldamando@gmail.com
+1 415 6569198
Women Organizing for Change in Agriculture and Natural Resource Management (WOCAN)
Ms. Jeannette Gurung
jeannettegurung@wocan.org
+1 808 4641703
Making Art. 6 work for gender equality & indigenous peoples‘ rights-learning from local experiences
Sharing experiences of the W+ Standard, certifying women’s empowerment in climate projects, and indigenous peoples’ & local experiences with projects (CDM, REDD+ etc) highlighting dos or don'ts for Article 6. Human rights safeguards, participation, grievance redress and SD targets lead to ambition.

Speakers: Casey Camp-Horinek, Ponka City Oklahoma, Erika Lennon (CIEL), Jeannette Gurung (WOCAN), N.N. (impacted community representative) Moderation Patricia Bohland (WGC/ LIFE e.V.)
 
Monday,
02 Dec 2019
18:30—20:00
Room 6
Pew Charitable Trusts (PCT)
Ms. Courtney Durham
cdurham@pewtrusts.org
+1 202 2816521
Seychelles
Mr. Ronald Jumeau
seychellesmission@sycun.org
+1 212 9721785
The Nature Conservancy (TNC)
Ms. Pathanchali Premachandra
p.premachandra@tnc.org
+1 703 8415693
Nature-Based Solutions: Integrating Coastal Ecosystems in 2020 NDCs
Approaches to include protection of seagrass, mangroves and/or saltmarshes – ecosystems with multiple co-benefits and IPCC guidelines for measuring mitigation value - in 2020 NDCs will be discussed. This event will serve as a contribution to the broader dialogue on role of nature-based solutions.

Speakers: High-level representatives from Seychelles, Belize, Costa Rica. Other potential country representatives include Australia, Fiji and UK as well as the Blue Carbon Initiative. Facilitated by globally acknowledged expert on blue carbon – tbc.
 
Tuesday,
03 Dec 2019
11:30—13:00
Room 1
International Rice Research Institute* (IRRI)
Ms. Ria Anna Vicente
r.dimapilis@irri.org
+63 917 5096739
International Fertilizer Association (IFA)
Mme Margot CLIFFORD
mclifford@fertilizer.org
+33 1 53930535
Earth, Air, Fire & Water Elements for Sustainability
Contributing up to 8,4% of GHG globally, new approaches to agriculture have a key role to play in slowing down the effects of climate change by adopting innovations and evidence-based good practice. This session will explore options for farmers to address the biggest challenge of the 21st century

Speakers: Representatives from IRRI, IFA, WFO, GCF
 
Tuesday,
03 Dec 2019
11:30—13:00
Room 2
Fundación Natura Bolivia (FUNABO)
Ms. Camille Medema
camille.medema@gmail.com
+591 3 71031179
Watershared since Paris COP21: Local and regional contributions to adaptation and mitigation goals
Watershared is an alliance of 200 Andean local governments that are conserving water-producing forests by providing their owners with alternative development tools. Regional leaders will analyze lessons learned about mitigation and adaptation since the program was initiated at the Paris COP21.

Speakers: Representatives from: Fundación Natura, Bolivia FORAGUA Regional Water Fund, Ecuador Autonomous Government of Tarija, Bolivia Naturaleza y Cultura, Peru Corporacion Valle de Cauca, Colombia Autonomous Indigenous Government of Charagua Iyambae, Bolivia
 
Tuesday,
03 Dec 2019
11:30—13:00
Room 3
Corporate Accountability International
Mr. Sriram Madhusoodanan
rrjackson@corporateaccountability.org
+0 44 7445351503
College of the Atlantic (COA)
Ms. Doreen Stabinsky
doreenstabinsky@gmail.com
+1 207 5188330
Real ambition, Real zero, Real solutions- A people-centered approach to addressing climate change
Explore the potential for Article 6.8 to ensure deep emission cuts and people-centered, community and land based real solutions with adequate safeguards, respect for human rights and gender responsive policies. We will discuss barriers to progress and opportunities for financing these solutions.

Speakers: Speakers will include diverse representatives from ENGO, Women and Gender constituency, Indigenous People’s Caucus, climate justice movements, Latin American civil society, as well as human rights, legal, and scientific experts.
 
Tuesday,
03 Dec 2019
11:30—13:00
Room 4
Zurich University of Applied Sciences (ZHAW)
Ms. Raphaela Kotsch
kots@zhaw.ch
+49 0 1609197181
Foundation Environment - Law Society (FURG)
Mr. Michael Mehling
mehling@celm.de
+1 202 5509077
University of Zurich (UZH)
Ms. Paula Castro
castro@pw.uzh.ch
+41 0 767202166
Generating trust in carbon markets: Insights from academic research
The side event will present research on the principles that should guide an international carbon market. Based on experiences with the Kyoto mechanisms and regional ETS, the event explores approaches to generate trust and to guard the integrity of the market mechanism under the Paris Agreement.

Speakers: Prof. Dr. Michael Mehling (MIT), Beatriz Yordi (EC, Director DG CLIMA) TBC, Prof. Dr. Regina Betz (Zurich University of Applied Sciences), Dr. Axel Michaelowa (University of Zurich and Perspectives), moderation: Gilles Dufrasne (Carbon Market Watch)
 
Tuesday,
03 Dec 2019
11:30—13:00
Room 5
Colorado State University
Ms. gillian bowser
gbowser@colostate.edu
+1 202 4250639
Clark University
Ms. Elisabeth Gilmore
gilmore@clarku.edu
+1 412 3529006
Ecological Society of America* (ESA)
Ms. gillian bowser
kijikb@gmail.com
+1 202 4250639
International Youth and Student Movement for the United Nations (ISMUN)
Mr. Oluwole D. Oshota
ooshota@hotmail.com
+1 404 4521338
Michigan Technological University * (Michigan Tech)
Ms. Sarah Green
sgreen@mtu.edu
+1 906 3692131
Monash University
Ms. Susie Ho
susie.ho@monash.edu
+61 402 353470
University of Connecticut (UConn)
Mr. Mark Urban
mark.urban@uconn.edu
+1 860 4866113
SDGS for the SDGS: Students Doing Goal-Oriented Science for Sustainable Development Goals
Student leaders from different academic institutions will present case studies from their campuses that address SDGs. Students will discuss how universities could incorporate SDGs throughout the curriculum and encourage youth-led action. They will propose toolkits for campus and community engagement

Speakers: Student leaders from 5-6 campuses internationally to explain efforts on their own campuses. Also, two students to lead a Q&A and brainstorming session with the audience.
 
Tuesday,
03 Dec 2019
13:15—14:45
Room 2
Secretariat of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)
Ms. Bhava Dhungana
bdhungana@unfccc.int
+49 228 8151656
Existing measurement, reporting and verification arrangements under the Convention:
The CGE will present its achievements under its work plan in 2019. In addition, Costa Rica, Papua New Guinea, and South Sudan will share their success stories, including experiences and lessons learned in preparing and submitting national communications and/or biennial update reports.

Speakers: CGE, 2-3 developing countries
 
Tuesday,
03 Dec 2019
13:15—14:45
Room 3
Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI)
Ms. Cleo Verkuijl
cleo.verkuijl@sei.org
+44 1865 426316
Center for International Climate and Environmental Research (CICERO)
Mr. Astrid Arnslett
astrid.arnslett@cicero.oslo.no
+47 1397 4793286460
Free University Amsterdam (VU)
Mr. Oscar Widerberg
oscar.widerberg@vu.nl
+31 20 5982567
University of Eastern Finland (UEF)
Mr. Harro van Asselt
harro.vanasselt@uef.fi
+31 6 38385413
University of Waterloo
Ms. Natalie Heldsinger
nheldsin@uwaterloo.ca
+1 519 4984809
Bridging the Fossil Fuel Production Gap: a key opportunity for enhanced ambition
A new Fossil Fuel Production Gap Report highlights the discrepancy between plans for coal, oil, and gas production and levels consistent with Paris goals and provides a resource for closing this gap. A panel will explore findings, policy opportunities, and leadership in winding down production.

Speakers: Speakers will include researchers from contributing institutions (SEI, UEF, CICERO, IISD, ODI, VU, and others) as well as officials from governments and MDBs that are taking steps to address fossil fuel supply.
 
Tuesday,
03 Dec 2019
13:15—14:45
Room 4
Centro Internacional de Agricultura Tropical (CIAT)
Ms. Carolina Jaramillo
c.jaramillo@cgiar.org
+57 2 4450075
International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI)
Mr. Wiebe Smit
w.smit@cgiar.org
+31 17 483127
International Plant Genetic Resources Institute (Bioversity)
Ms. Ana Maria Loboguerrero
a.m.loboguerrero@cgiar.org
+57 2 4450000
Raising ambition for climate action in Latin America through transformation of food systems
Responding to the COP theme ‘time for action’, this event will catalyse a transformation across food systems in Latin America, based on the Food Transform XI report, thereby enhancing ambition for adaptation and mitigation across the continent’s food systems.

Speakers: Maisa Rojas Corradi, Universidad de Chile; Andy Jarvis, CIAT; Ana Maria Loboguerrero, CCAFS; Javier Aliaga, CLAC; Margarita Astrálaga, IFAD, Juan Lucas Restrepo, Bioversity International; Mauricio Chacón, Minister of Agriculture, Costa Rica
 
Tuesday,
03 Dec 2019
13:15—14:45
Room 5
Frankfurt School of Finance and Management gGmbH
Mr. Frederic Bettini
f.bettini@fs.de
+49 69 154008899
I4CE - Institute for Climate Economics (I4CE)
Mr. Michel Cardona
michel.cardona@i4ce.org
+33 7 84421277
Finance fit for Paris (3fP) – enabling transformation by financial regulation A global perspective
Financial regulation can support the Paris goals through shifting billions toward a low-carbon and climate-resilient economy. The 3fP – Tracker tool provides transparency across jurisdictions, and helps define the global knowledge frontier, including for non-state actors.

Speakers: • Michel Cardona (I4CE) • Manal Bernoussi (Casablanca Finance City - tbc) • Débora Masulo de Goes (SITAWI - tbc) • Karsten Löffler (Frankfurt School of Finance & Management)
 
Tuesday,
03 Dec 2019
13:15—14:45
Room 6
United Nations
Ms. Cassandra Pillay
c.pillay@unido.org
+0 0 4312602639
Driving innovation for low carbon industrialization via digital technologies, partnerships
Innovation is at the crux of decarbonizing industries and boosting climate ambition. Manoeuvring the innovation race via digital technologies, partnerships and new business models is key to the transition to a low-emission climate-resilient world.

Speakers: UN/government/energy/industry/finance/youth representatives will share insights on the opportunities from digital technologies, its challenges, the role of partnerships, along with the types of new business models required for a transition towards low-emission climate –resilient industrialization.
 
Tuesday,
03 Dec 2019
15:00—16:30
Room 1
International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD)
Mr. Cameron Hunter
chunter@iisd.ca
+1 204 9587700
Grenada
Mr. Trevor Thompson
trevort_lud@yahoo.com
+473 440 2708
How National Adaptation Plan processes can be leveraged for implementation of the Paris Agreement
This event will focus on how developing countries’ NAP processes can be leveraged to address multiple commitments under the Paris Agreement, including NDC enhancement and Adaptation Communications. Links to other parts of the 2030 agenda will also be explored.

Speakers: -Dr. Spencer Thomas, Government of Grenada -Mr. Trevor Thompson, Government of Grenada -Further representatives from developing countries engaged in NAP processes; -Ms. Anne Hammill, Director, NAP Global Network Secretariat -Representative from a bilateral development agency
 
Tuesday,
03 Dec 2019
15:00—16:30
Room 2
International Cryosphere Climate Initiative (ICCI)
Ms. Pam Pearson
pam@iccinet.org
+46 70 5752257
Climate Policy Center (CPC)
Ms. Pamela Pearson
pampearson44@yahoo.com
+1 802 4880991
Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR)
Mr. Eoghan Griffin
eoghan@scar.org
+44 1223 336556
Cryosphere and the 1.5 Degree Goal
Cryosphere is a key focus of the COP-25 Presidency, because these dynamics as defined in the SROCC – especially long-term impacts beyond 2100 – make 1.5° an upper safety limit. What emissions reductions, as outlined by the SR1.5 are compatible to this challenge? And are any countries on this path?

Speakers: IPCC SR1.5 and SROCC authors, Climate Analytics, ministers and stakeholders from Chile and other polar/mountain countries
 
Tuesday,
03 Dec 2019
15:00—16:30
Room 3
Institut du Développement Durable et des Relations Internationales (IDDRI)
Ms. Lola Vallejo
lola.vallejo@iddri.org
+33 7 82891644
Climatepolicy.net e.V.
Mr. Niklas Höhne
n.hoehne@newclimate.org
+49 173 4917371522
Informing the revision of NDCs: What can long-term strategies brings to NDCs?
This session seeks to review how long-term strategies (LTS) inform NDCs and influence near-term measures and investments consistent with a deep decarbonisation of the economy. Many transformative measures require early investments and policy planning.

Speakers: IDDRI 2050 Pathways Platform NDC Partnership Country representative
 
Tuesday,
03 Dec 2019
15:00—16:30
Room 5
Moravian College
Ms. Diane Husic
husicd@moravian.edu
+1 610 6257100
Emory University
Ms. Eri Saikawa
eri.saikawa@emory.edu
+1 404 7270487
Vanderbilt University*
Ms. LEAH DUNDON
leah.a.dundon@vanderbilt.edu
+1 615 4280643
Contributions of higher education to climate action and implementation of the Paris Agreement
Universities have an important role in enhancing sub-national and national action on climate change, through applied and scalable research, modeling and supporting best practices within communities, and educating the next generation. This event will showcase such climate leadership and its impact.

Speakers: Confirmed: Dr. D. Husic, Dean, Moravian College, Dr. J. Tiefenthaler, President, Colorado College, Dr. LA Dundon Director, Vanderbilt Climate Change Initiative. The RINGO steering committee will solicit additional case studies and presenters from our broad international constituency membership.
 
Tuesday,
03 Dec 2019
15:00—16:30
Room 6
University of Exeter
Ms. Alissa Haward
a.b.haward@exeter.ac.uk
+4 1392 726747
Met Office Hadley Center
M. Knowledge Integration
knowledge.integration@metoffice.gov.uk
+44 1392 885680
University of Reading
Ms. Rosalind Cornforth
r.j.cornforth@reading.ac.uk
+4 7956 115652
What if we miss the target? Climate change and socioeconomic risks at global warming of 1.5°C - 4°C.
Presenting the latest research findings on the impacts of global warming of 1.5°C, 2°C, and 4°C, at global scales and in South America. Focusing on changes in extreme weather and impacts on water availability, flooding, food insecurity and human heat stress; and the human/socio-economic dimension.

Speakers: •Prof Richard Betts,Met Office Hadley Centre and University of Exeter •Representative from INPE,Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas Espaciais •Dr Grady Walker,Walker Institute, University of Reading •Representative from CATHALAC, Water Centre for the Humid Tropics of Latin America and the Caribbean
 
Tuesday,
03 Dec 2019
16:45—18:15
Room 1
Friends World Committee for Consultation
Ms. Lindsey Cook
Lfcook@quno.ch
+49 1578 6865903
Brahma Kumaris World Spiritual University (BKWSU)
Ms. Sonja Ohlsson
sonja.ohlsson@gmail.com
+45 30 230738
Franciscans International (FI)
Mr. Antonius Tjahjono
b.tjahjono@fiop.org
+41 22 7794010
Quaker Earthcare Witness (QEW)
Ms. Shelley Tanenbaum
shelley@quakerearthcare.org
+1 510 9262728
World Council of Churches (WCC)
Mr. Elias Abramides
eliasabramides@fibertel.com.ar
+54 11 47950741
Inspiring Courage to Act and Adapt in a Climate Emergency
Implementing the Paris Agreement in solidarity, compassion, and with policies that respect and protect rights, including human rights and Indigenous Peoples rights. Explore ways to transform lives, communities, politics, and economics in our global efforts to mitigate, adapt and foster resilience.

Speakers: Debra Roberts - IPCC Co-Chair of WGII, AR6 Bishop Philip Huggins-World Council of Churches Rev Chebon Kernell - World Council of Churches Sister Jayanti -European Leader, Brahma Kumaris Professor Mark Lawrence, Director, IASS Ben Schachter OHCHR
 
Tuesday,
03 Dec 2019
16:45—18:15
Room 2
All China Environment Federation (ACEF)
Mr. Yao Ni
ny123321@sina.com
+86 10 1391185351
Peace Boat Disaster Relief Volunteer Center (PBV)
Ms. Emilie McGlone
emilie@peaceboat-us.org
+1 347 9771632
Ecological Protection and Renewable Energy Transition in the Belt & Road
Share solutions for land & ocean to simultaneously promote renewable energy transition & ecological protection, like solar for solar mode, flagship for renewable energy & marine protection. Concrete cases in Belt & Road countries (eg Pakistan, Indonesia) and an action roadmap will be included.

Speakers: Speakers from Ministry of Environment, international think tanks, local NGOs and hi-tech renewable energy companies will join the discussion. Representatives are mainly coming from China, US, Japan and several Belt & Road countries.
 
Tuesday,
03 Dec 2019
16:45—18:15
Room 3
ClimateWorks Foundation
Mr. Francis-Casey Cronin
casey.cronin@climateworks.org
+1 415 2025993
Humboldt-Viadrina Governance Platform gGmbH
Mr. Sebastian Wegner
swegner@governance-platform.org
+49 30 20620115
Building an Inclusive Global Stocktake: Independent and transparent assessments for greater ambition
Transformative partnerships must strengthen agency for ambitious climate action. The session will 1) bring together NGOs from G20 countries, 2) discuss trends and new strategies for strengthening ambition, and 3) discuss the need for a robust Global Stocktake and independent input into the process

Speakers: Partners from Climate Transparency partnership, Dr. Gerd Leipold (Climate Transparency), representatives of the Government of Germany and Indonesia (tbc.), others to be confirmed
 
Tuesday,
03 Dec 2019
16:45—18:15
Room 4
Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research (FhG ISI)
Mr. Jakob Wachsmuth
jakob.wachsmuth@isi.fraunhofer.de
+49 721 6809632
Renewable Energy Institute
Ms. Yuri Okubo
y.okubo@renewable-ei.org
+41 76 2953601
Accelerating energy transitions and raising ambition based on decreasing costs of renewables
The event will present new analyses of energy transitions towards decarbonisation and raising ambition of NDCs based on lower renewable costs, including case studies for countries in East Asia and Latin America. Implications will be discussed with practitioners from the case study countries.

Speakers: - case study presentations by NewClimate Institute and Fraunhofer ISI - input by Renewable Energy Institute, - panel discussion with energy and climate policy experts from Indonesia and Japan as well as country representatives from Argentina and Mexico (tbc)
 
Tuesday,
03 Dec 2019
16:45—18:15
Room 5
University of Maryland (UMCP)
Ms. Shannon Kennedy
skennedy@umd.edu
+1 585 7270959
Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS)
Mr. Alden Meyer
ameyer@ucsusa.org
+1 202 3788619
Washington University
Ms. Beth Martin
martin@wustl.edu
+1 314 4025718
Collaborative Action for Higher Ambition: Linking Government, Non-Party Actors, & Analysis
Sound analysis for raising ambition through collaboration between non-Party actors, governments, & civil society. Participants from globally diverse countries and backgrounds will share a range of analytically-informed equitable approaches & policy solutions for economy-wide deep decarbonization

Speakers: Lord Nick Stern, Grantham Institute; Jiankun He, Tsinghua University; Viviane Romeiro, WRI Brazil; Coleen Vogel, Global Change Institute; Shannon McDaniel, GCoM; Laura Tierney, Business Council for Sustainable Development
 
Tuesday,
03 Dec 2019
16:45—18:15
Room 6
York University
Ms. Idil Boran
iboran@yorku.ca
+1 416 5229609
Boticário Group Foundation for Nature Protection
Ms. Juliana Ribeiro
ribeiroj@grupoboticario.com.br
+55 41 999146046
Sociedade Pesquisa em Vida Salvagem e Educacao Ambiental (SPVS)
Ms. Miriam Garcia
miriam.garcia@spvs.org.br
+55 11 984951640
University Luigi Bocconi, Institute of Energy and Environment Economics and Policy (IEFE)
Ms. Tania Molteni
tania.molteni@unibocconi.it
+39 2 58363814
Nature-based solutions and Global Climate Action - strengthening synergies beyond 2020
Nature-based solutions play a key role in taking Global Climate Action beyond 2020. Successful solutions from high value biodiversity areas are featured. Nature-based entrepreneurship initiatives share best practices and discuss strengthening and expanding Global Climate Action within the UNFCCC.

Speakers: Organizers from York Univ. and German Development Institute; speakers from SPVS; Univ. of São Paulo; Boticário Foundation; Univ. Bocconi IEFE, UNFCCC; Convention for Biological Diversity; IPCC Special Report 2019 on Land; initiatives for nature-based climate and SDGs actions.
 
Tuesday,
03 Dec 2019
18:30—20:00
Room 1
United Nations
Ms. Marina Maiero
maierom@who.int
+0 0 4179213430
Invest in climate action for Health: cut emissions, clean our air, save lives
This event will present key health initiatives/commitments from the UNSG Climate Summit to accelerate the implementation of the Paris Climate Agreement. Special attention will be given to concrete ongoing actions to (1) save lives, cut carbon emissions, clean our air; and (2) increase investment

Speakers: "MOE and MOH Chile WHO DG CCAC R20 DFID Alliance for Climate, Health and WASH UNU Others
 
Tuesday,
03 Dec 2019
18:30—20:00
Room 2
Buildings Performance Institute Europe A.S.B.L. (BPIE)
Mr. Oliver Rapf
oliver.rapf@bpie.eu
+32 491 372679
NGO Ukrainian Ecological Club "Green Wave"* (Green Wave)
Mr. Mykola Shlapak
m.shlapak.ua@gmail.com
+380 66 9529735
University College London (UCL)
Mr. Ian Hamilton
i.hamilton@ucl.ac.uk
+44 203 1085982
Moving towards zero carbon buildings – Solutions, tools and progress from around the world
Buildings are responsible for 39% of global energy related CO2 emissions. We will present innovative policies and tools from various regions to reduce CO2 emissions and will discuss solutions and networks of support for policy makers, speeding up the transformation of the built environment.

Speakers: Mr P. Graham, Global Buildings Performance Network Mrs C. Hageneder, GIZ Mr O. Rapf, Buildings Performance Institute Europe Mrs M. Otto, Global Alliance for Buildings & Construction Energy Secretariat (MEX) Sec. for Env. & Sust. Dev. (ARG) Min. of Housing and Urban Policy (MAR)
 
Tuesday,
03 Dec 2019
18:30—20:00
Room 3
Secretariat of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)
Mr. Motsomi Maletjane
mmaletjane@unfccc.int
+0 0 2288151324
Work of the LEG in supporting the LDCs on adaptation
To discuss the experiences and progress made by the least developed countries in addressing adaptation, and the support provided to them

Speakers: LEG Chair and members; LDC Parties; GCF and GEF and their related entities and agencies
 
Tuesday,
03 Dec 2019
18:30—20:00
Room 4
Secretariat of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)
Ms. Miwa Kato
mkato@unfccc.int
+0 0 2288151168
Moving forward together: the second phase of the Task Force on Displacement
Showcasing the launching of the second phase of the Task Force on Displacement of the Warsaw International Mechanism for Loss and Damage

Speakers: IOM, UNHCR, PDD, civil society such as YOUNGO, country representatives (TBC)
 
Tuesday,
03 Dec 2019
18:30—20:00
Room 5
Cornell University
Mme Allison Chatrchyan
amc256@cornell.edu
+1 607 2548808
Center for Carbon Removal (CCR)
Ms. Giana Amador
giana@carbon180.org
+1 209 6486455
Global Engagement with Universities, Countries, and NGO Partners to Enhance Climate Ambition
Cornell and other universities are supporting enhanced ambition by engaging students, researchers and policymakers on projects with developing countries and NGOs. Partners gain access to research by motivated and highly-capable students, and students gain incredible skills through engaged learning.

Speakers: Speakers will include experts from Cornell, other universities, and partnering organizations, including Armenia, Tonga, Zambia, the World Bank, and GACSA.
 
Tuesday,
03 Dec 2019
18:30—20:00
Room 6
University of Western Sydney (UWS)
Ms. Fiona Cameron
f.cameron@westernsydney.edu.au
+61 2 96859600
University of California
Mr. Richard Widick
rwidick@ucsb.edu
+1 805 6987493
Enhancing the Paris Ambition: Universities and Science, Humanities and Arts Interfaces 4 Future Life
Creating alternative, visionary transdisciplinary solutions for knowledge production, climate justice education and engagement to work with, enhance, and accelerate the Paris ambition. The Knowledge, Culture, Climate Action COP25 Interface Symposium and the UC-CSU NXTerra platform and HSS 4 Future.

Speakers: Dr Fiona Cameron, ICS, UWS, Assoc. Prof. Juan Salazar, ICS, UWS, Assoc. Prof. Maisa Rojas, Director, CR2, UC, Professor John Foran, Sociology, UCSB, Dr Michael K. Dorsey, Club of Rome / Sunrise co-founder, Professor Elisabeth Weber, German Comp. Lit. UCSB.
 
Wednesday,
04 Dec 2019
11:30—13:00
Room 1
Oil Change International (OCI)
Mr. Nathan Lemphers
nathan@priceofoil.org
+1 613 2225747
Christian Aid (CA)
Ms. Jo Mountford
jmountford@christian-aid.org
+44 7963 428567
Earthworks
Mr. Ethan Buckner
ebuckner@earthworksaction.org
+1 202 8871872
MDBs and the IEA: charting a path away from oil and gas and towards a more sustainable 1.5C world
We explore what a 1.5C limit means for the oil and gas industry, particularly in the Permian (US) and Vaca Muerta (Argentina) Basins and in Bolivia. The case will be made for how the International Energy Agency and multilateral development banks are risking our ability to meet the Paris goals.

Speakers: Speaker from Oil Change International (OCI); Maria Marta di Paola, Fundación Ambiente y Recursos Naturales (FARN), Ethan Buckner (Earthworks), speakers from NGOs and impacted communities in Argentina, Bolivia and the US.
 
Wednesday,
04 Dec 2019
11:30—13:00
Room 2
Friends of the Earth International (FOEI)
Ms. Sara Shaw
sara.shaw@foe.co.uk
+44 7974 8270
Centre for Environmental Justice (CEJ)
Mr. Hemantha Withanage
hemanthaw@eureka.lk
+94 777 600503
Korean Federation for Environmental Movement (KFEM)
Mr. Jieon Lee
jiean.lee@gmail.com
+82 2 7357067
Only system change, not technofixes, can solve the climate crisis
Only drastic transformation of energy, food, land and economic systems can stop climate breakdown. But governments and corporations still push market-based solutions and unproven technofixes, and right-wing climate-denying populism is rising. How do we fight false solutions and change the system?

Speakers: TBC
 
Wednesday,
04 Dec 2019
11:30—13:00
Room 3
International Transport Forum, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (ITF)
Ms. Wei-Shiuen Ng
wei-shiuen.ng@itf-oecd.org
+33 0 677850200
International Association of Public Transport (UITP)
Mr. Philip Turner
philip.turner@uitp.org
+3 477 580655
International Union of Railways (UIC)
Mr. Vincent VU
vu@uic.org
+33 1 44492140
Transport Mitigation Actions in Cities
Low carbon transport options need to be integrated into existing transport and climate action plans. This session will focus on effective ways to decarbonise urban passenger and freight transport based on changes in technology and behaviour.

Speakers: Speakers will represent international organisations, governments and the private sector.
 
Wednesday,
04 Dec 2019
11:30—13:00
Room 4
ETC Group (Action Group on Erosion, Technology and Concentration) (ETC Group)
Mr. Simon Chénier
simon@etcgroup.org
+1 514 7995501
Coordinadora de Organizaciones de Agricutores y Ganaderos (COAG)
Mr. Juan Reardon
juan.reardon@viacampesina.org
+54 911 21824509
Health of Mother Earth Foundation (HOMEF)
Mr. Nnimmo Bassey
nnimmo@homef.org
+234 803 8037274395
Movement Strategy Center (MSC)
Ms. Marion Gee
jaronbrowne@gmail.com
+1 949 3785253
The Right to Climate Justice: Collective Convergence for Just Solutions and Against Geoengineering
Climate crisis requires a transformative shift away from fossil fuels in the production and consumption of everything. Grassroots social movements and organizations are making this shift through rights-based proposals that stand in stark contrast to geoengineering proposals and other false solution

Speakers: Representatives of the Hands Off Mother Earth (HOME) Campaign, La Via Campesina, HOMEF Foundation, Nigeria, Indigenous Environmental Network, Climate Justice Alliance
 
Wednesday,
04 Dec 2019
11:30—13:00
Room 5
World Farmers' Organisation (WFO)
Ms. Luisa Volpe
luisa.volpe@wfo-oma.org
+3 345 9067085
International Center for Living Aquatic Resources Management (WorldFish)
Ms. Alexandra Krendelsberger
a.krendelsberger@cgiar.org
+31 6 83777684
Transforming Food Systems with a Farmers Driven Climate Agenda - The Climakers
This event brings together farmers, researchers and cooperative visions for climate smart agriculture and sustainable food chains. Sharing an implementing perspective on the recent IPCC report on land, and examples of action on the ground.

Speakers: Speakers include farmers, researchers, private sector associations, Government representatives and civil society.
 
Wednesday,
04 Dec 2019
11:30—13:00
Room 6
Coordinating Body of Indigenous Organizations of the Amazon Basin (COICA)
Ms. Barbel Henneberger
coica@coica.org.ec
+593 2 3226744
The Woods Hole Research Center (WHRC)
Mr. David McGlinchey
dmcglinchey@whrc.org
+1 508 5243205
Contribution of Amazon Indigenous People for Climate Protection
Contribution of Amazon Indigenous People for Climate Protection

Speakers: Delegates of COICa and allies, names to be confirmed
 
Wednesday,
04 Dec 2019
13:15—14:45
Room 1
Nigeria
Ms. Saadatu Gambo Madaki
saadatgam90@gmail.com
+234 234 8060502080
Environmental Defense Fund (EDF)
Mr. Alex Hanafi
ncooper@edf.org
+202 572 3566
German Climate Association (DKK)
Ms. Kathleen Anne Mar
kathleen.mar@iass-potsdam.de
+49 152 37313229
Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies (IASS)
Ms. Kathleen Anne Mar
kathleen.mar@iass-potsdam.de
+49 152 37313229
Strengthening climate promises:near-term mitigation via joint action on NDC provisions & air qualit
Global mitigation commitments are far from sufficient. How can integrated actions on air quality and climate be used to enhance climate ambition and provide additional benefits? This event showcases national and local actors who are jointly tackling climate and air quality challenges.

Speakers: Dr. Peter Tarfa, UNFCCC Focal Point, Nigeria; Diana Karin Guzmán Torres, Director of Climate Change Mitigation Policies, Mexican Federal Government; Dr. Mark Lawrence, Scientific Director, IASS; Nathan Borgford-Parnell, Climate and Clean Air Coalition
 
Wednesday,
04 Dec 2019
13:15—14:45
Room 2
Global Environment Facility (GEF)
Ms. Monica Fernandes
mfernandes@thegef.org
+1 703 3047264
Scaling up Climate Change Adaptation in Vulnerable Countries-GEF’s Experience Through LDCF and SCCF
The Global Environment Facility (GEF) supports adaptation in climate vulnerable developing countries primarily through the Least Developed Countries Fund (LDCF) and the Special Climate Change Fund (SCCF). This side event will bring together ministers, multilaterals, private sector and civil society

Speakers: GEF CEO, Senior Management, Partners and Stakeholders
 
Wednesday,
04 Dec 2019
13:15—14:45
Room 3
United Nations
Mr. Filipe Lúcio
flucio@wmo.int
Science and innovation  in support of climate action for the poor and the vulnerable
Bringing together both implementing and funding organizations, the side event will discuss how science and innovation can go hand in hand to achieve greater resilience, improve adaptation and development outcomes and, ultimately, reduce poverty through risk-informed actions at country level.

Speakers: "P. Taalas, Secretary General WMO High-level representative from Chile M. Ollikainen, Manager of the Adaptation Fund Board Secretariat J. Hansen, Senior Research Scientist CCAFS Y. Glemarec, Executive Director GCF L. Melo, Director of WFP Country Office Guatemala GEF, WBG, FAO, OHCHR, ILO
 
Wednesday,
04 Dec 2019
13:15—14:45
Room 4
Secretariat of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)
Ms. Veronica Colerio
vcolerio@unfccc.int
+0 0 2288151675
Moving Towards the Enhanced Transparency Framework.
The event will highlight success stories from developed and developing countries in enhancing their MRV system for climate action and support; The secretariat will present the ETF manual and will elaborate on the requirements for the reporting under the ETF and the way forward from the current MR

Speakers: TBC
 
Wednesday,
04 Dec 2019
13:15—14:45
Room 5
WMO/UNEP Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)
Mr. Abdalah Mokssit
ipcc-sec@wmo.int
+41 22 7308254
Science for Policymaking
The IPCC assesses thousands of scientific papers in its reports. How does it ensure that the reports are a correct reflection of the scientific research and usable tools for sound policy development. IPCC representatives will discuss the added value that IPCC brings to the science it assesses.

Speakers: to be confirmed
 
Wednesday,
04 Dec 2019
15:00—16:30
Room 1
Integrated Carbon Observation System European Research Infrastructure Consortium * (ICOS ERIC)
Mr. Emmanuel Salmon
emmanuel.salmon@icos-ri.eu
+358 50 4218166
Standardized observations are the base of all climate science
Best available science requires high-quality monitoring of GHGs. High-precision, sustained, interoperable and freely accessible data is a prerequisite for relevant climate policies. Research Infrastructures cooperate globally to provide standardized observations and contribute to enhanced MRV.

Speakers: Werner Kutsch, Director General, ICOS, Carolin Richter, Director, GCOS Secretariat, Corinne Le Quéré, Research Professor, Univ.of East Anglia, Oksana Tarasova, Chief, Global Atmosphere Watch, Arlyn Andrews, Research Scientist, NOAA, Xiubo Yu, Secretary General, Chinese Ecosystem Research Network
 
Wednesday,
04 Dec 2019
15:00—16:30
Room 2
Heinrich Böll Foundation (HBF)
Ms. Kristin Funke
funke@boell.de
+49 30 28534310
Both ENDS Foundation (Both ENDS)
Mr. Daan Robben
d.robben@bothends.org
+31 20 6600
Can the GCF Catalyze Inclusive, Gender-Responsive Local Climate Action Globally & in Latin America?
As the GCF ramps up its investments, including in the Cono Sur and Latin America where it funds a diverse set of climate actions, it is time to discuss what kind of GCF investments are needed to support a catalytic, inclusive and gender-responsive climate transformation globally and in the region.

Speakers: Speakers (TBC): Representative, GCF Secretariat; Members, GCF Board (f.ex. from Chile or Uruguay); Indigenous Peoples Representative; Representative, Global Forest Coalition; Florencia Ortuzar, AIDA; Liane Schalatek, Heinrich Böll Foundation Washington, DC; Daan Robben, Both Ends
 
Wednesday,
04 Dec 2019
15:00—16:30
Room 3
MISEREOR, German Catholic Bishops' Organisation for Development Cooperation (MISEREOR)
Ms. Anika Schroeder
anika.schroeder@misereor.de
+49 52076 17620600
Habitat International Coalition* (HIC)
Mr. Alvaro Puertas
hic.general.secretary@hic-net.org
+0 34 620798121
Human Settlements and Climate Change – Human-rights based solutions and challenges
Climate change is increasing human rights violations for the most disadvantaged communities in human settlements. Based on HR and the concept of the “right to the city”, communities, CSOs and local governments will present solutions to mitigation and adaptation on housing, water and energy supply.

Speakers: Leilani Farha, UN Special Rapporteur on Right to Adequate Housing; Clara-Luisa Weichelt, MISEREOR; Habitat International Coalition (HIC); Global Platform for the Right to the City, Pólis; DESCO (Perú),FUNDASAL (El Salvador), SUR (Chile); United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG, tbc)
 
Wednesday,
04 Dec 2019
15:00—16:30
Room 4
European Nuclear Society (ENS)
Ms. Emilia Janisz
emilia.janisz@euronuclear.org
+32 1000 489971714
Forum Atomique Européen (FORATOM)
Mr. Witold Strzelecki
witold.strzelecki@foratom.org
+32 489 583909
Japan Atomic Industrial Forum, Inc. (JAIF)
Mr. Daniel Liu
dyc-liu@jaif.or.jp
+81 3 62569395
No Time to Lose - Why the World Needs All Low-Carbon Energy Sources to Achieve its Climate Goals
During the event we will discuss the current status of fulfilling the Paris Agreement's objectives.Objective is to show that the world must use all low-carbon sources if it wants to limit climate change before it’s too late, while still meeting its development goals.

Speakers: speakers from NGOs,climatologists and researchers
 
Wednesday,
04 Dec 2019
15:00—16:30
Room 5
CGIAR System Organization
Mr. Dhanush Dinesh
d.dinesh@cgiar.org
+4 0 7474949499
Southern African Confederation of Agricultural Unions (SACAU)
Mr. Ishmael Sunga
ishmael.sunga@sacau.org
+27 12 6440808
University of Copenhagen
Ms. Sophie Rosendal
soro@plen.ku.dk
+45 35 333522
University of Vermont (UVM)
Ms. Eva Wollenberg
Lini.wollenberg@uvm.edu
+1 802 9855381
Raising ambition for climate action: transformative actions for a food secure future
This event will present and discuss 11 best bet science-based solutions to transform food systems under climate change, and launch a new global initiative to scale these solutions to around 200 million small-scale farmers.

Speakers: Achim Steiner, UNDP; Ana Maria Loboguerrero, CCAFS; Izabella Koziell, WLE/IWMI; Elwyn Grainger Jones, CGIAR System Organization; Juan Lucas Restrepo, Bioversity International; Ishmael Sunga, SACAU; Angela Falconer, CPI
 
Wednesday,
04 Dec 2019
16:45—18:15
Room 1
International Organization for Standardization (ISO)
Ms. Ana-Maria Tomlinson
ana-maria.tomlinson@csagroup.org
+1 416 7474140
Costa Rica
Ms. Laura Mora Mora
lauramora207@gmail.com
+506 832 15775
International Accreditation Forum Inc. (IAF)
Ms. Chikako Makino
Chikako.Makino@jab.or.jp
+81 3 68239586
The Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment (IEMA)
Mr. Nicholas Blyth
n.blyth@iema.net
+931 1827931 7521827931
Carbon Neutral Transitions and Standards as a Measure, Reduce, Compensate Toolkit
The event explores carbon neutrality commitments, with a keynote on Costa Rica’s leadership and supporting examples via UNFCCC Climate Neutral Now. Diverse approaches, profession-based considerations and the role of international (ISO) standards in neutrality and transition are all discussed.

Speakers: Laura Mora, Costa Rica – Costa Rica’s Carbon Neutrality Commitment; Miguel Alejandro Naranjo Gonzalez, UNFCCC – Climate Neutral Now; IAF/ICAO (TBD) Multi-lateral action – Aviation using Accreditation; ISO CCC TF (TBD) – International Standards Toolkit; Nick Blyth, IEMA – Future Developments
 
Wednesday,
04 Dec 2019
16:45—18:15
Room 2
OXFAM International (OI)
Ms. Nafkote Dabi
nafkote.dabi@oxfam.org
+44 7 444702427
Justice for communities on the front lines of climate change: Cases from the Amazon & Caribbean
Indigenous peoples and farming communities are defending land/territories against deforestation from agribusiness expansion and other extractive activities, adapting to climate change and building resilience through DRR and agroecological practices: challenges and lessons from the Amazon & Caribbean

Speakers: Oxfam and CSO representatives from Bolivia, Cuba and Peru
 
Wednesday,
04 Dec 2019
16:45—18:15
Room 3
Carbon Market Watch - Centre of Development & Environment (Carbon Market Watch)
Mr. Andrew Coiley
andrew.coiley@carbonmarketwatch.org
+43 664 1429417
German NGO Forum on Environment and Development
Ms. Ramona Bruck
bruck@forumue.de
+49 30 6781775910
Janvikas
Mr. Mahesh Pandya
maheshrpandya@gmail.com
+91 79 26851321
Robust accounting under Article 6 of the Paris Agreement: lessons for the future
Significant challenges remain to account for the transfer of emission reductions under article 6. At this event new analysis will be presented on the risk of spreading hot air throughout the Paris Agreement, as well as suggested ways to ensure that all emission reductions are properly accounted for.

Speakers: Experts from research institutes, government and civil society
 
Wednesday,
04 Dec 2019
16:45—18:15
Room 4
University of Texas at Austin
Ms. Katherine Romanak
katherine.romanak@beg.utexas.edu
+1 512 5653762
Bellona Foundation
Ms. Ana Serdoner
anaserdoner@gmail.com
+32 487 798419
BHP Billiton SaskPower Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) Knowledge Centre Inc. doing business as International CCS Knowledge Centre
Mr. Michael Monea
mmonea@ccsknowledge.com
+1 306 5655669
Carbon Capture and Storage Association (CCSA)
Ms. Judith Shapiro
judith.shapiro@ccsassociation.org
+44 20 30318750
Carbon Removal and Return – Can CCS Decarbonise Industry in South America and help the oceans?
IPCC SR on Oceans and Cryosphere, Ocean acidification and CO2 removal; CO2 removal, recycling and return with CCS; Project learnings to decarbonize cement; Opportunities for tech transfer; Chile’s policy on CCS on power; sustainable jobs from BECCS in South America, Direct air capture with CCS.

Speakers: C. Turley, PML UK; P. Segrais, Brazil; A. Jupiter, Trinidad and Tobago; T. Dixon, IEAGHG; K. Romanak, Univ. of Texas USA; M. Monea, International CCS Knowledge Centre, Canada; J. Helspeth, Bellona EU; P. Patrizio, IIASA; J. Wilcox, Worcester Polytechnic, USA; T. Sundset, Gassnova, Norway; tbc Chile
 
Wednesday,
04 Dec 2019
16:45—18:15
Room 5
Stanford University
Ms. Patricia Hines
phines@stanford.edu
+1 650 7362357
University of Leeds
Ms. Debbie Rosen
d.z.rosen@leeds.ac.uk
+44 7887 515528
The Global Carbon Budget 2019
We will present new data for carbon emissions by industrial sector, fuel source, and nation/region. We will emphasize trends over the last two decades in particular, updated with preliminary estimates for 2019.

Speakers: ● Prof. Robert B. Jackson, Global Carbon Project and Stanford University, CA, USA ● Dr. Josep Canadell, Global Carbon Project and CSIRO, Canberra, Australia
 
Wednesday,
04 Dec 2019
16:45—18:15
Room 6
International Work Group for Indigenous Affairs (IWGIA)
Ms. Kathrin Wessendorf
kw@iwgia.org
+45 53 732835
Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact Foundation (AIPP)
Mr. Lakpa Nuri Sherpa
nuri@aippnet.org
+66 53 343539
Nepal Federation of Indigenous Nationalities (NEFIN)
Mr. Tunga Bhadra Rai
tungarai@hotmail.com
+977 1 9851069718
Indigenous Women: Frontline Defenders in the Fight Against Climate Change
Indigenous women have an intrinsic and important knowledge of sustainable resources use and are at the front-line of defending the environment. They will share their important roles and contributions in the transfer of Indigenous Knowledge as well in defending, managing and conserving their forests.

Speakers: Indigenous women from Africa, Asia, Latin America and Russia.
 
Wednesday,
04 Dec 2019
18:30—20:00
Room 1
Liechtenstein
Ms. Heike Summer
heike.summer@llv.li
+42 3799 6196
Climate Strategies
Mr. Adrian Lauer
adrian.lauer@climatestrategies.org
+44 7547 790789
Emerging questions on Negative Emission Technologies
The event will examine Negative Emissions Technologies (NETs) from multiple dimensions: the technologies, governance and policy options, enabling conditions, competing perspectives and the need for stakeholders’ dialogue. We aim to advance understanding of opportunities, challenges and risks of NETs

Speakers: Speakers from Liechtenstein, Perspectives Climate Research, Climate Strategies network, researchers from specialised institutions and NETs stakeholders
 
Wednesday,
04 Dec 2019
18:30—20:00
Room 2
Tuvalu
Ms. Pepetua E Latasi
pepetua@gmail.com
+688 20 517
Foundation of Taiwan Industry Service (FTIS)
Ms. Jean Yeh
jeanyeh@ftis.org.tw
+886 2 77045156
Taiwan Institute for Sustainable Energy (TISE)
Mr. Yuh Ming Lee
yml@mail.ntpu.edu.tw
+886 2 27698968
Up-Cycling of Plastic Waste to Reduce Environmental Burden and Fishery Resources Restoration
This event will highlight a focus on the SDG 14 "Life below Water" by introducing the measures on upcycling of marine plastic waste and the project on the breeding of fish species in response to the impact of coral bleaching caused by the ocean acidification and global warming.
 
Wednesday,
04 Dec 2019
18:30—20:00
Room 3
Secretariat of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)
Ms. Annett Moehner
amoehner@unfccc.int
+0 0 4922881514
Adaptation Committee: Overview of adaptation under the UNFCCC
The AC convening a meeting with all constituted bodies involved, on how adaptation has evolved under the UNFCCC and the kind of support available to Parties, including launching the AC state of adaptation report (Adaptation

Speakers: Co-Chairs of the AC, possibly Chairs of other C/Bodies and reps from other orgs
 
Wednesday,
04 Dec 2019
18:30—20:00
Room 5
Pan African Climate Justice Alliance (PACJA)
Ms. Fathiya Abdulmajid
fathiya@pacja.org
+254 0 722756855
Vasudha Foundation
Mr. Srinivas Krishnaswamy
srinivas@vasudhaindia.org
+91 11 24372680
Africa readying for Paris Agreement: NDCs Index for countries, challenges and opportunities
- Fast-tracking the implementation of NDC's in Africa

Speakers: Moderator: Augustine Njamnshi Speakers: Mithika Mwenda (PACJA), Mohammed Nasr (AGN Chair), Governments (Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique), UNECA, Private Sector
 
Wednesday,
04 Dec 2019
18:30—20:00
Room 6
Global Peace Initiative of Women (GPIW)
Ms. Marianne Marstrand
marstrandm@gpiw.org
+1 917 4129587
Dharma Drum Mountain Buddhist Association (DDMBA)
Ms. Tan Yee Wong
cjis@ddmba.org
+1 914 3309842
Reevaluation Foundation
Ms. Diane Shisk
sal@rc.org
+1 206 2760759
Reclaiming A Sacred Earth: Women & Youth Fostering Restoration and Healing
Momentum is building in civil society, especially among women and young people, to take major steps to address climate change and heal the grief, fear & frustration many experience. A change in consciousness is needed to awaken deeper care and respect and help us see the sacredness of the Earth.

Speakers: Tiokasin Ghosthorse,Ven.Chang Ji, Iliria Unzueta, Swami Atmarupananda, Nancy Callañaupa, Daniel Vela, Juan Pablo Restrepo, Ricardo Toledo
 
Thursday,
05 Dec 2019
11:30—13:00
Room 1
CARE International (CI)
Mr. Sven Harmeling
sharmeling@careclimatechange.org
+49 177 6136431
Fundación Ambiente y Recursos Naturales (FARN)
Sra. Jazmín Elisa Rocco Predassi
jrpredassi@farn.org.ar
+54 911 56537224
Climate Justice in Latin America: paving the way for increased climate ambition
The event will focus on climate justice as a requisite for climate ambition. Speakers will discuss mechanisms to fully address impacts on the most vulnerable and scale up climate finance, and highlight the need for gender mainstreaming in climate action. It will showcase regional good practices

Speakers: - Loss and Damage in the LAC Context: Locally-led solutions and international support (CARE International) - Climate justice and financing, how far is LAC (IDB) - Sustainable land use (RECMURIC / COICA) - Gender as a tool to strengthen for ambition in NDC (Government of Ecuador)
 
Thursday,
05 Dec 2019
11:30—13:00
Room 2
World Union of Small and Medium Enterprises (WUSME)
Ms. Maria Valeria Pasquini
info@wusme.org
+378 549 991277
Griffith University (Griffith)
Mr. Edward Morgan
ed.morgan@griffith.edu.au
+61 7 37359248
Climate Goals: the contribution of SMEs and Nature Based solutions.
Innovative approaches and paths that will enable SMEs to contribute to climate goals. If Nature Based action is to provide part of the climate solution, it must do it by reducing emissions, integrating biodiversity, protecting the ecosystem and supporting the livelihoods.

Speakers: Prof.Norbert Knoll,WUSME Dogad Dogoui, WUSME Virginia Young, Griffith University Prof William Moomaw, Tufts University
 
Thursday,
05 Dec 2019
11:30—13:00
Room 3
Fundación Avina (AVINA)
Mr. Andrea Rodriguez Osuna
andrea.rodriguez@avina.net
+52 55 55019972
Argentina
Ms. Mariana Corvaro
mtcorvaro@ambiente.gob.ar
+54 11 22925538
Mobilizing Climate finance and support for NDC implementation
2020 is a critical year for scaling up climate finance to respond to climate priorities and needs of developing countries. This side event will present different governments and international organizations in their efforts to implement their NDCs and catalyze climate finance.

Speakers: Government Representatives including Argentina and others. TBA Implementing agencies/organizations working on NDC finance and support. TBA Academia representatives. TBA
 
Thursday,
05 Dec 2019
11:30—13:00
Room 4
World Future Council (WFC)
Ms. Anna Sophie Skowron
anna.skowron@worldfuturecouncil.org
+49 176 69346129
Asociación La Ruta del Clima
Mr. Adrian Martinez Blanco
adrian.martinez@climate4change.org
+506 0 85610852
Coastal Development Partnership (CDPBD)
Mr. Md. Atiqur Rahman Tipu
tipucdp@yahoo.com
+88 1847 91611
Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung e.V. (FES)
Ms. Manuela Matthess
manuela.matthess@fes.de
+49 30 269357408
100% Renewable Energy for All through a Just Transition in Climate Vulnerable Countries
International agreements signal political will for necessary transformations. Main gaps lie in insufficient national action. This event unveils how science-based roadmaps, developed through participatory policy dialogues, can overcome this and Bangladesh

Speakers: Jahangir Masum, Coastal Development Partnership Bangladesh; Anna Skowron, World Future Council; Adrian Martinez, La Ruta del Clima; Andrea Meza, Government of Costa Rica; Government of Bangladesh; Manuela Matthes, FES Sven Teske, Institute for Sustainable Futures; Bread for the World
 
Thursday,
05 Dec 2019
11:30—13:00
Room 5
Care About Climate, Inc
Ms. Renata Koch Alvarenga
renatakoch9@gmail.com
+55 51 996822071
Translating Policy into Action: the role of young women of the Global South for Climate Justice
Have a conversation around gender and climate justice among youth, with a specific focus on youth solutions from the developing world (eg: Latin America/Middle East). The goal is to explore climate policy tools for gender equity and discuss ways to implement them in our own communities.

Speakers: Renata Koch Alvarenga - EmpoderaClima (Care About Climate) Nouhad Awwad - Arab Youth Climate Movement - Lebanon Isadora Cardoso - GenderCC Ana González Guerrero - Youth Climate Lab Alvaro Alfaro - Conference of Youth Chile
 
Thursday,
05 Dec 2019
11:30—13:00
Room 6
Human Rights Watch, Inc. (HRW)
Ms. Katharina Rall
rallk@hrw.org
+33 766 318048
McGill University
Mr. Sebastien Jodoin
sebastien.jodoin-pilon@mcgill.ca
+1 514 9061740
Rural Development Institute
Ms. Beth Roberts
bethr@landesa.org
+1 206 2450434
Human Rights and Climate Action
Marginalized communities around the world bear the brunt of climate change impacts. This event will discuss how governments can respect, protect and fulfill their human rights obligations in climate action.

Speakers: TBD
 
Thursday,
05 Dec 2019
13:15—14:45
Room 1
WMO/UNEP Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)
Mr. Abdalah Mokssit
ipcc-sec@wmo.int
+41 22 7308254
2019 Refinement, SLCF Inventory methodology and other IPCC TFI activities
“2019 Refinement to the 2006 IPCC Guidelines for National Greenhouse Gas Inventories” as adopted/accepted on 49th session of the IPCC (May 2019) Advances on the “Short-Lived Climate Forcers” preparatory work. Updates on the work on IPCC TFI tools (EFDB, IPCC Inventory software).

Speakers: IPCC representative, TFI TFB and TSU members
 
Thursday,
05 Dec 2019
13:15—14:45
Room 2
Third World Network (TWN)
Mr. Yvonne Miller
ymiller@twngeneva.ch
+41 78 8929203
Equity in implementation of the Convention and its Paris Agreement
Developing country delegates will share their views on COP 25 and equity for enhanced climate action
 
Thursday,
05 Dec 2019
13:15—14:45
Room 3
Inuit Circumpolar Conference (ICC)
Ms. Joanna MacDonald
jmacdonald@inuitcircumpolar.com
+1 613 5632642
David Suzuki Foundation (DSF)
Mr. Yannick Beaudoin
ybeaudoin@davidsuzuki.org
+1 647 2223329
From the Boreal to Arctic: Indigenous knowledge and leadership for climate mitigation and adaptation
Indigenous peoples experience some of the most severe impacts of climate change on the planet. The necessity for adaptation has led to innovative, Indigenous-led actions including the stewardship of carbon rich peatlands. Indigenous leaders and youth will share their experiences with climate action.

Speakers: Dalee Sambo Dorough (Inuit Circumpolar Council), Inuit youth from Alaska and Canada, First Nation representatives from Thaidene Nene Dalee Sambo Dorough (Inuit Circumpolar Council), Inuit youth from Alaska and Canada, First Nation representatives from Thaidene Nene
 
Thursday,
05 Dec 2019
13:15—14:45
Room 4
Secretariat of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)
Mr. Marlan Pillay
mpillay@unfccc.int
+0 0 288151265
Moving towards more permanent institutional arrangements for reporting (NC, BUR, BTR, NDC)
Support providers will talk support provided to enable developing countries to establish institutional arrangements. 2 countries will share their experience

Speakers: GEF,ICAT, GSP, 2 country representatives, GGGI
 
Thursday,
05 Dec 2019
13:15—14:45
Room 5
Bolivia (Plurinational State of)
Mr. Ivan Zambrana Flores
fany.ramos@madretierra.gob.bo
+591 2 73092638
Association Actions Vitales Pour Le Développement Durable (AVD)
Mr. Jean Paul Brice Affana
jeanpaulaffana@yahoo.fr
+237 237 696324998
Uniting Behind Science and Justice Through Youth Engagement in Climate Action, Advocacy and Policy
The event showcases young people's contributions to climate action under the Paris Agreement through mass mobilization, social media activism, arts, advocacy, and direct participation in decision making, uniting behind the science of the IPCC and UNFCCC and intergenerational climate justice

Speakers: Greta Thunberg & Luisa Neubauer (#FridaysForFuture), Jeppe Bijker & Clara von Glasow (Sail to the COP), Young negotiators of the Plurinantional State of Bolivia, Millennials Energy, Commonwealth Youth Climate Change Network (CYCN) and other youth-led networks and movements
 
Thursday,
05 Dec 2019
13:15—14:45
Room 6
Secretariat of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)
Mr. Massamba Thioye
mthioye@unfccc.int
+0 0 1554
How digital technologies can support climate action
The combination of IoT, AI, and DLTs is critical to the mobilization of the full potential of climate policy making. It enables the measurement and attribution of scope 3 climate contribution as well as climate contribution arising from enhancing the circularity of a business
 
Thursday,
05 Dec 2019
15:00—16:30
Room 1
Mexico
Ms. Stephanie La Hoz Theuer
stephanie.lahoztheuer@icapcarbonaction.com
+49 1577 7063540
Corporación Andina de Fomento (CAF)
Mr. Ubaldo Elizondo
uelizondo@caf.com
+57 1 7437387
The road to carbon pricing in emerging economies: issues and challenges
This side event will provide an overview of carbon pricing in emerging economies (e.g. Mexico, China, Colombia, South Africa); aspects of policy choice between ETSs and carbon taxes; options to address competitiveness concerns; and discussions on how to create domestic support for carbon pricing.

Speakers: - Government representative from Mexico - Government representatives from Colombia, China, South Africa, Chile (TBC) - Ubaldo Elizondo, CAF - Constanze Haug, ICAP - Representative from academia (TBC)
 
Thursday,
05 Dec 2019
15:00—16:30
Room 2
Adaptation Fund Board (AFB)
Ms. Cristina Dengel
cdengel@adaptation-fund.org
+1 202 6443848
Bridging the gaps between Climate Finance Access and Building Resilience on the ground
Climate Finance Access and project development

Speakers: AF Manager AFB Chair Developing country representatives
 
Thursday,
05 Dec 2019
15:00—16:30
Room 3
Fundación Amigos de la Naturaleza (FAN Bolivia)
Mr. Natalia Calderon Angeleri
ncalderon@fan-bo.org
+591 3 33556800
Fundación Ecuatoriana de Estudios Ecológicos - EcoCiencia* (Fundación EcoCiencia)
Ms. Carmen Josse
carmenjosse@ecociencia.org
+593 99 8141061
Amazonia under pressure: Degradation, land use change and forest fires
The event will focus on sharing cutting edge information on degradation, land use change and forest fires in the Amazonia.We will also share experience from the ground from Ecuador and Bolivia.

Speakers: Carmen Josse, ECOCIENCIA Wayne Walker, WHRC Natalia Calderon, FAN Veronica Ibarnegaray, FAN
 
Thursday,
05 Dec 2019
15:00—16:30
Room 5
Université Sorbonne Paris Cité (USPC)
Ms. Anneliese Depoux
anneliese.depoux@uspc.fr
+33 6 61820817
International Federation of Medical Students' Associations (IFMSA)
Ms. Omnia Elomrani
omniaelomrani0@gmail.com
+20 12 531288
Health impacts of climate change. A new challenge for physicians
The health impacts of CC put additional stress on many health systems and have already been inducing significant additional mortality. This event will address how physicians can prepare for this challenge, and how health systems can be adapted, on the basis of the results from the Lancet Countdown.

Speakers: Dr Anneliese Depoux, Director Centre Virchow-Villermé USPC;Dr Nick Watts, Executive director, Lancet Countdown;Dr Maria Neira,WHO Director;Prof.Linda P. Fried, Global Consortium on Climate and Health Education,Dean of the Mailman School of Public Health Columbia University;Prof. Robert Barouki, USPC
 
Thursday,
05 Dec 2019
15:00—16:30
Room 6
International Water Management Institute (IWMI)
Ms. Rachael McDonnell
r.mcdonnell@cgiar.org
+39 349 5047362
World Water Council (WWC)
Ms. Danielle Gaillard-Picher
d.gaillard@worldwatercouncil.org
+33 4 91994100
Action for Adaptation: How We Manage Water for Climate Change Resilience
The recent calls to action demand a new narrative on water management. This event will help catalyze the revolution by highlighting how climate-resilient water management delivers critical adaptation solutions for: food systems, cities, finance, infrastructure, NBS, and local action

Speakers: Claudia Sadoff IWMI, Representative of the WWC, John Matthews AGWA, CGIAR, World Bank, C40cities, Global Infrastructure Basel, IWMI, Practical Action
 
Thursday,
05 Dec 2019
16:45—18:15
Room 1
U.S. Climate Action Network (USCAN)
Ms. Carrie Clayton
cclayton@usclimatenetwork.org
+1 541 2184587
Cooperation Internationale pour le Développement et la Solidarité (CIDSE)
Mr. François Delvaux
delvaux@cidse.org
+56 56 22333754
Grassroots Community Solutions - Amplifying the voices of front line communities
To center the voices of marginalized communities who are suffering as a result of False solutions. Highlighting their struggles and amplifying their grassroots solutions to the global community.

Speakers: The impacts of climate change disproportionately hurt the most vulnerable communities, including youth, women, communities of color, income-challenged communities. Panel from these demographics. Moderator -intro 5 min. Speakers - 40 min presentations and then solution vision 30 min. Q&A 15 minutes.
 
Thursday,
05 Dec 2019
16:45—18:15
Room 2
European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)
Mr. Johannes van de Ven
vandevej@ebrd.com
+44 77 25789126
Implementing Paris Agreement by International Financing Institutions
The Paris Agreement translates into implementation; here IFIs / MDBs are leading developments in i) Paris Agreement Alignment, ii) NDC support, iii) markets and co-operative approaches (just transition), leading to an acceleration and scaling-up of climate action (adaptation/mitigation).

Speakers: Representatives of recipient countries, MDBs, development agencies, climate funds and private sector / market operators.
 
Thursday,
05 Dec 2019
16:45—18:15
Room 3
Climate Alliance (Klima-Bündnis)
Ms. Silke Lunnebach
s.lunnebach@climatealliance.org
+49 177 4727539
Climate Alliance Italy
Mr. Karl-Ludwig Schibel
coordinamento@climatealliance.it
+39 75 8506489
Nature-based adaptation to climate change in cities
How to measure the impact of NBS not only on climate change adaptation, but also on its multiple benefits health and well-being, social cohesion and sustainable economic development will be discussed. The event will draw on the experience of practitioners, recent research and co-creation processes.

Speakers: Climate Alliance Europe (City Network) – Dr. Andreas Kress Climate Alliance Italy (City Network) Ecologic Institute (Research) – Sandra Naumann tbc Trinity College Dublin (Research) – Siobhan McQuaid tbc Adapt Chile (NGO), tbc
 
Thursday,
05 Dec 2019
16:45—18:15
Room 4
International Peatland Society (IPS)
Ms. Susann Warnecke
susann.warnecke@peatlands.org
+358 40 404184075
Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC)
Mr. Brendan Guy
bguy@nrdc.org
+44 754 9191894
Peatlands as a NBS, accelerating action and impact through MEA collaboration and synergy
Peatlands are a priority ecosystem for climate change and provide a diverse set of ecosystem services while contributing to multiple MEAs. Exploring synergies will help accelerate action and impact. GPI partners and key MEAs will share plans to prioritize peatlands in line with UNEA4 resolution.

Speakers: Gilbert Ludwig, Secretary General, International Peatland Society Dianna Kopansky, Global Peatlands Coordinator, UNEP Martha Rojas Urrego, Secretary General, Ramsar Convention on Wetlands Representatives of Secretariats of other MEAs: UNFCCC, UNCBD, CMS, Water Convention, UNCCD
 
Thursday,
05 Dec 2019
16:45—18:15
Room 5
Plan International (Plan)
Ms. Jessica Cooke
jessica.cooke@plan-international.org
+44 44 7545475533
Save the Children International
Mr. Christophe Belperron
christophe.belperron@savethechildren.org
+44 74 90134277
World Vision International (WVI)
Ms. Manyara Angeline Munzara
angeline_munzara@wvi.org
+27 11 724448657
A climate just future for all children
The Children in a Changing Climate Coalition organised event will highlight solutions to understand how placing child rights at the centre of climate action is essential in the fight against the climate crisis. The event will focus on raising the voice of the most marginalised, with solutions.

Speakers: • Representatives of Children in a Changing Climate Coalition organisations • Child/Youth representatives (tbc) • Government representative(s) (tbc) • Representative for ‘future generations’
 
Thursday,
05 Dec 2019
16:45—18:15
Room 6
Project Developer Forum Ltd. (PD-Forum)
Mr. Sven Kolmetz
sven.kolmetz@pd-forum.net
+49 171 2798223
Center for Clean Air Policy (CCAP)
Ms. Allison Bender Corbett
abender@ccap.org
+1 202 4089260
The impact of flexible mechanisms in LATAM economies and the implications of Article 6
The the side event will discuss the impact of using offsets in the economy. A study will be presented analysing all CDM projects of Brazil, Mexico, Colombia and Chile, their annual issuances, investments, etc. and drawing conclusions.

Speakers: Sven Kolmetz (PD-Forum,Moderator) Christian Patrickson (Stratcarbon) Eduaro Lopez (Economist) Philipp Hauser (Agora Energiewende) Jorge Caceres (Sofofa Chile)
 
Thursday,
05 Dec 2019
18:30—20:00
Room 1
United Nations
Mr. Moustapha Kamal Gueye
gueye@ilo.org
+0 0 4179593132
Just transition towards an inclusive green economy: A Driver for ambitious climate action and SDGs
This event will demonstrate that ambitious climate action can be a driver for inclusive green growth, job creation, rights and social justice. It will showcase successful experiences of just transition policies involving governments, the private sector, communities and international cooperation.

Speakers: Ministers and senior government officials, senior business representatives, civil society organizations, youth representatives, senior UN officials
 
Thursday,
05 Dec 2019
18:30—20:00
Room 2
Secretariat of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)
Mr. Chad Tudenggongbu
CTudenggongbu@unfccc.int
+0 0 1527
Resilience Frontiers: Health & Habitat
TBC

Speakers: TBC
 
Thursday,
05 Dec 2019
18:30—20:00
Room 3
Liberia
Mr. Benjamin Karmorh Jr
benkarmorh@yahoo.com
+231 88 6518928
Burkina Faso
Mr. OUEDRAOGO Thierry Rolland Nongebzanga
thierrola@hotmail.com
+226 226 76582556
Fauna & Flora International (FFI)
Mr. Christopher Smith
chris.smith@fauna-flora.org
+44 7752 244639
Implementing safeguards and the step-wise implementation of REDD+: Experience in West Africa
Discussion & questions on 1) Liberia’s completed REDD+ Safeguard Information System & grassroots-developed Grievance Redress Mechanism, as well as the pilot implementation experience in Wonegizi; 2) Burkina Faso’s lessons learnt from implementing their approach to REDD+ for scale-up.

Speakers: Liberia: Hon. Nathaniel Blama,Executive Director EPA; Saah David,REDD+Implementation Unit FDA; Danise Dennis,Communications Specialist, EPA. FFI: Joseph Flomo;Chris Smith. Burkina Faso: Sibiri KABORE,National Coordinator; Sawadogo Boukary,Land Expert; TOUGMA Bernard,Geographic System Expert
 
Thursday,
05 Dec 2019
18:30—20:00
Room 4
Secretariat of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)
Mr. Monique Nardi
mnardi@unfccc.int
+49 1520 5247387
Building countries confidence in adopting carbon pricing instruments: the role of regional platforms
There is a clear strong interest in establishing alliances and networks on carbon pricing at the regional level, for better alignment and knowledge sharing. The event will present benefits of regional collaboration and identify potential needs and opportunities for accelerating action on the ground
 
Thursday,
05 Dec 2019
18:30—20:00
Room 5
Fondation Mohammed VI pour la Protection de l'Environnement (FM6E)
Mr. Ismail Farjia
i.farjia@fm6e.org
+212 0 666232625
Providing Concrete Support and highlighting Youth needs and expertise for Climate Action
The African Youth Climate Hub is an initiative that acknowledges and celebrates the central role Youth plays, all over the world, to tackle local, regional and global challenges, including when it comes to addressing Climate Change.

Speakers: - UN Special envoy on youth, Jayathma Wickramanayake - AU special envoy on youth, Aya Chebi - Representation from the Youth and Public Mobilization track of the Climat”e Action Summit - African Youth Representatives including AYICC representative, Kassim - Partners of the initiative
 
Thursday,
05 Dec 2019
18:30—20:00
Room 6
Tunisia
Mr. Mohamed Zmerli
zmerli_mohamed@yahoo.com
+216 8090 2169893948
Perspectives Climate Research gGmbH (PCR)
Ms. Hanna Jenne
jenne@perspectives.cc
+46 761 59033823
Achieving the NDCs through energy transition acceleration
The event aims to shed light on pilot and innovative approach to adress issues of energy transition in the world. the side event will show case studies from different countries for the deployment of renewable energy, eco-dry clearing and energy efficiency

Speakers: Perpective, Tunisia, Germany, University of Cote d'Azur (France)
 
Friday,
06 Dec 2019
11:30—13:00
Room 1
European Space Agency (ESA)
Mr. Frank Martin Seifert
frank.martin.seifert@esa.int
+390 6 94180560
National Institute for Environmental Studies (NIES)
Ms. Airi SHIINA
int-unfccc@nies.go.jp
+81 29 8502132
Remote Sensing Technology Center of Japan (RESTEC)
Mr. Masatoshi Kamei
ceos-restec@restec.or.jp
+81 3 64356782
Wageningen University (WUR)
Mr. Martin Herold
martin.herold@wur.nl
+31 317 481276
Satellites in support of national Green House Gas (GHG) reporting and Global Stocktake
Systematic observations from satellites allow the monitoring of GHG emission and absorption. We will present recent advances from IPCC 2019 GHG refinement and new estimates and prospects for global GHG emission and large area forest biomass estimation to support global stocktake.

Speakers: from space agencies, IPCC, GFOI, FAO and developing countries
 
Friday,
06 Dec 2019
11:30—13:00
Room 2
Business Council for Sustainable Energy (BCSE)
Ms. Laura Tierney
ltierney@bcse.org
+1 202 7850507
Alliance to Save Energy (ASE)
Ms. Laura Van Wie McGrory
Lvanwie@ase.org
+1 443 9342279
Corn Refiners Association, Inc. (CRA)
Mr. Justin Maroccia
jmaroccia@corn.org
+1 202 5343507
U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC)
Ms. Elizabeth Beardsley
ebeardsley@usgbc.org
+1 202 5953989
Powering Results Across Sectors: Energy, Buildings, Agriculture, Transportation
Businesses are delivering results towards sustainability, mitigation and resilience goals. By powering impactful change in the energy transition, choices in land & urban development, and structure of supply chains and the bio- and circular economies – the private sector enables greater ambition.

Speakers: Global private sector executives, experts from the bio & circular economies, built environment, energy efficiency/productivity, clean energy to include: ACR, Alliance to Save Energy, ICA, Ingersoll Rand, Johnson Controls, Mars, Plant Based Products Council, Schneider Electric, Signify and USGBC.
 
Friday,
06 Dec 2019
11:30—13:00
Room 3
University of Helsinki (UH)
Ms. Maria Brockhaus
maria.brockhaus@helsinki.fi
+358 2941 57979
Friedrich Schiller University Jena (FSU Jena)
Mr. Martin Herold
martin.herold@wur.nl
+31 317 481276
Ensuring permanence of efforts to halt deforestation: the power of numbers under changing politics
Major political changes and related business interests facilitate deforestation across the Global South and jeopardise permanence of efforts to halt tropical deforestation (e.g. REDD+). We will assess the role of monitoring and transparency as part of accountability in enabling permanence.

Speakers: tbd
 
Friday,
06 Dec 2019
11:30—13:00
Room 4
Earth Day Network (EDN)
Ms. Susan Bass
bass@earthday.org
+1 202 5180044
Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE)
Ms. Kristina Madsen
kristina@fee.global
+45 6124 8087
Action for Climate Empowerment: Connecting the global climate crisis, biodiversity and ecosystems
This event will explore the connections between climate change, ecosystems, biodiversity and the role of environmental education as a tool to promote a wider and better understanding of the key actions (individual, policy, technological etc) to address the crisis.

Speakers: Kathleen Rogers, President Earth Day Network; Kenza Khallafi, Environmental Education Mohammed Vi Foundation for Environmental Protection; Mark Spalding, President Ocean Foundation; and Tiahoga Ruge, Presidente Amigos de la Biosfera A.C.
 
Friday,
06 Dec 2019
13:15—14:45
Room 1
Green Climate Fund (GCF)
Mr. Martin Rabbia
mrabbia@gcfund.org
+10 4458 6446
Strengthening GCF’s effectiveness and efficiency
This event provides a report on GCF’s current operations, and presents measures being undertaken to improve access to GCF resources in line with the principle of country ownership and the goal of driving transformational change.

Speakers: TBD
 
Friday,
06 Dec 2019
13:15—14:45
Room 2
International Chamber of Commerce (ICC)
Ms. Clare Birmingham
clare.birmingham@iccwbo.org
+33 6 12476193
ICC Public Private Dialogue: Business as a key enabler to achieve the Paris Agreement goals
2019 is a critical year for climate action, as we approach the 2020 milestone. The aim of the ICC Dialogue event is to bring together key stakeholders to take stock of the main challenges lying ahead and discuss how business can contribute to further ramp up the ambition of countries’ NDCs.

Speakers: Among the guest speakers will be: High-Level Climate Champions, government representatives leading the UN negotiation process; and business leaders from small, medium-sized and multi-national enterprises representing different sectors and jurisdictions.
 
Friday,
06 Dec 2019
13:15—14:45
Room 3
Global Environment Facility (GEF)
Ms. Monica Fernandes
mfernandes@thegef.org
+1 703 3047264
GEF Experience in Mitigation-Promoting Urban Sustainability Through the Scaling of Electric Mobility
The transport sector is currently responsible for about one quarter of all energy-related CO2 emissions.The side event will bring together high level policy makers,city administrators and private sector to highlight best available solutions for cities to promote zero emission transportation sectors.

Speakers: GEF CEO, Senior Management, partners and stakeholders
 
Friday,
06 Dec 2019
13:15—14:45
Room 4
Adaptation Fund Board (AFB)
Ms. Cristina Dengel
cdengel@adaptation-fund.org
+1 202 6443848
Adaptation Fund Fosters Innovation for Vulnerable Countries and Private Sector
Adaptation Fund (AF) projects are making tangible differences in enhancing vulnerable communities across the world. Often they are the first adaptation projects on the ground in many vulnerable places and are creating scalable models. Speakers include AF and business leaders, and CSOs.

Speakers: Through its pioneering Direct Access modality, AF empowers countries to build their own capacities to respond to climate change. AF’s strategic pillars of Action, Innovation and Learning & Sharing are aligned with serving the Paris Agreement and SDGs.
 
Friday,
06 Dec 2019
13:15—14:45
Room 5
Madagascar
Mme Liliane Parany
liliane_cco@mnparks.mg
+261 32 940035
Sustainable Population Australia Inc. (SPA)
Ms. Jane O'Sullivan
j.osullivan@uq.edu.au
+61 7 33798090
Linking NDCs to multi-sectoral development for community and biodiversity in Africa
Environmental outcomes and biodiversity loss are enhanced by partnering with communities to link conservation, adaptation and climate information with energy access, tourism, education, fishing, women’s enterprises, health and family planning. We showcase projects in Madagascar and Uganda.

Speakers: Viktor Jósa, Moderator : UNFCCC ECOS Group Hanitra Andrianantenaina : Adaptation Group, Madagascar Dr Mamy Rakotoarijaona & PARANY Liliane : Madagascar National Parks Rakotomavo Zo Andrianina, National Meteorology Department, Madagascar Isaac Kabongo : Ecological Christian Organisation, Uganda
 
Friday,
06 Dec 2019
13:15—14:45
Room 6
Chile
Ms. Gabriela Soto Nilo
gsoton@odepa.gob.cl
+56 2 223973054
The Enhanced Transparency Framework: Transition from BUR to BTR and information beyond mitigation
Non-Annex I parties, even those high climate vulnerability, are prioritizing GHG inventories and NDC mitigation tracking in their efforts to implement the ETF. The experience acquired from the BUR elaboration has been highly important for the identification of the capacity building requirements for

Speakers: 1) Senior expert climate action transparency: Chile 2) Senior national expert climate action transparency country 2 3) Expert, the UNEP DTU Partnership 4) Expert from the private sector Potential countries presenting (TBC): Dominican Republic, Peru, Colombia, Kenya
 
Friday,
06 Dec 2019
15:00—16:30
Room 1
Global Ecovillage Network (GEN - International)
Ms. Kenza Isnasni
kenza.isnasni@ecovillage.org
+44 1309 2126488624
International National Trusts Organisation (INTO)
Mr. Andrew Potts
andrew.potts@icomos.org
+1 202 2150993
The Power of Culture, Nature and Community-led Development in response to the Climate Emergency
Join us to learn how ecovillages and heritage trust organizations can and are helping to scale up ambition, achieve the Paris agreement, preserve natural and cultural heritage, protect the rights of nature, restore degraded ecosystems, sequester carbon, and lead to healthier thriving communities.

Speakers: Kosha Joubert (Executive Director, Global Ecovillage Network GEN, Scotland); Jennifer Trujillo (GEN President, Colombia); Gabriel Siqueira (GEN Communications Director, Brazil); Andrew Potts, INTO & Climate Heritage Network; Elia Nakoro, Archaeologist, Fiji Museum; Sarah Sutton, Sustainable Museums
 
Friday,
06 Dec 2019
15:00—16:30
Room 2
Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI)
Mr. Steven Rose
srose@epri.com
+1 202 2577053
International Emissions Trading Association (IETA)
Ms. Stephanie Olegario
olegario@ieta.org
+1 416 8188783
THE VALUE OF ARTICLE 6: LESSONS FROM RESEARCH AND PRACTICE
This side event aims to build momentum for the adoption of guidance for Article 6 at COP25. It will do so by highlighting the crucial contribution that Article 6 could make towards the goals of the Paris Agreement, as well as discuss issues important to consider.

Speakers: Speakers will include government and private sector and civil society representatives who are familiar with the technical and political aspects of the negotiations and who are involved in economic research related to potential benefits and issues for Article 6.
 
Friday,
06 Dec 2019
15:00—16:30
Room 3
Southern African Development Community (SADC)
Ms. Sibongile Mavimbela
smavimbela@sadc.int
+27 12 9972059
Accelerating NDC implementation in SADC through improved access to finance
Accelerating implementation of the Paris Agreement Category: Enhancing ambition: pre-2020 action; any issues that help increase ambition

Speakers: UN Environment (UNEP), African Union Commission (AUC), Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA), African Development Bank (AfDB), Environment Investment Fund of Namibia (EIF), European Union (EU), UNFCCC Secretariat
 
Friday,
06 Dec 2019
15:00—16:30
Room 4
Plymouth Marine Laboratory (PML)
Ms. Thecla Keizer
tke@pml.ac.uk
+44 1752 633437
International Coastal and Ocean Organization (ICO)
Ms. Alexis Maxwell
amaxwell@udel.edu
+1 302 7435205
Nordic Council of Ministers (NCM)
Mr. Bo Storrank
bo.storrank@ym.fi
+358 50 5142283
Sasakawa Peace Foundation (OPRI-SPF)
Ms. Miko Maekawa
oceanpolicy@spf.or.jp
+81 3 51575230
Connection oceans, science, society & UNFCCC - raising ambition on climate mitigation & adaptation
Climate-related ocean stressors, have widespread effects on marine ecosystems which impact human wellbeing. There is an urgent need for international collaboration to promote mitigation of, and adaptation to these stressors in policy, regulations and funding streams.

Speakers: V. Ryabinin IOC/UNESCO; H.E. Z. Goldsmith, Defra UK; H. E. J. Cordano, Min. Foreign Affairs, Chile; Nordic Council of Ministers; H.E. P. Thomson, UNSG Special Envoy for the Ocean; C. Turley, PML; B. Cicin-Sain, GOF; S. Goyet, Pacific Community; M. Maekawa, OPRI-SPF; T. Kami, Sp.Repr.Ocean, Gov.Fiji
 
Friday,
06 Dec 2019
15:00—16:30
Room 5
Asian Pacific Resource and Resource Centre for Women (ARROW)
Ms. Hwei Mian Lim
hweimian@arrow.org.my
+6 3 22739913
Environmental Quality Protection Foundation (EQPF)
Mr. Ying-Shih Hsieh
yshsieh@gmail.com
+886 2 23211155
Green Club
Mr. Tze-Luen Alan Lin
tzeluen@gmail.com
+1 604 3278693
Multi-stakeholder Solutions for Community Resilience and Climate Action in Asia.
This side event focuses on the local solutions by women, indigenous people, young people and private sector in Asia to achieve resilience and sustainability, which is in line with the Paris Agreement and SDGs.

Speakers: Moderator: Prof. Alan Tze Luen Lin (Green Club); Speakers: Mr. Steven Ko (Hair O’right Int’l. Corp.); Ms. Begona Su (Asian Indigenous Women’s Network); Ms. Pin-Han Huang (Asian Youth Climate Network); Ms. Hwei Mian Lim (Asian-Pacific Resource and Research Centre for Women)
 
Friday,
06 Dec 2019
16:45—18:15
Room 1
Indigo Development and Change
Ms. Elin Lorimer
elin@indigo-dc.org
+27 83 3998332
Adelphi Research (AR)
Mr. Dennis Taenzler
taenzler@adelphi.de
+49 179 6460271
Development Alternatives (DA)
Ms. Gitika Goswami
info@devalt.org
+91 11 26544100
Germanwatch
Ms. Julia Grimm
grimm@germanwatch.org
+49 228 6049211
How to effectively channel adaptation finance to those most vulnerable to climate change
Different stakeholders from civil society will present best practices and challenges for effectively chanelling resources to communities most vulnerable to climate change. The AF NGO Network will provide recommendations on how to overcome existing barriers in the adaptation finance landscape.

Speakers: CSOs from Africa, Asia and Latin America representing the AF NGO Network, AF Secretariat
 
Friday,
06 Dec 2019
16:45—18:15
Room 2
World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD)
Mr. Karl Vella
vella@wbcsd.org
+41 79 8392116
Business Climate Resilience - navigating the risks and opportunities (BINGO DAY event)
Climate impacts are already being felt: extreme weather events are affecting company operations and competitiveness. Business must prepare for physical climate impacts as well as the transitional risks on the path towards a carbon neutral global economy.

Speakers: High-level speakers from business, investors, government and civil society. See examples below: Business - Suez / Olam Finance - Bloomberg / S&P Global Govt. - Brazil / Indonesia / Marrakech Civil Society - Global Center on Adaptation / WWF
 
Friday,
06 Dec 2019
16:45—18:15
Room 3
International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas* (ICARDA)
Mr. vinay nangia
v.nangia@cgiar.org
+212 6 68853777
National Council for Climate Change, Sustainable Development and Public Leadership (NCCSD)
Mr. Dr kirit Shelat
drkiritshelat@gmail.com
+91 79 26421580
Building a research-for-development partnership for thriving drylands in a changing climate
The DryArc is a CGIAR Initiative in the making for dry areas stretching from Morocco to China. This event brings together potential donors, stakeholders and partners to discuss transformative avenues to maximize synergies and minimize trade-offs towards delivering the 2030 Agenda.

Speakers: Presentations ICARDA Director General World Bank (Mr Voegele) [TENTATIVE] FAO GACSA FAO-China SSC office [TENTATIVE] FAMU Panel World Bank FAO SSC office (Ms. Takara) CAAS (Ms. Liu Shen) IWMI (Ms. Claudia Sadoff) ICARDA Kundu (India) ICAR Director General (Mr. Mohapatra)
 
Friday,
06 Dec 2019
16:45—18:15
Room 5
CliMates
Ms. Sarah Siemers
s.siemers@climatesaustria.org
+43 676 4267648
Global Youth Development Institute, Inc.* (GYDI)
Mr. Timothy Damon
timothy.damon@globalyouthdev.org
+1 330 2067553
Youth as important stakeholders in the enhancement of the NDCs
This event aims to showcase examples of Youth pushing for concrete actions and measures to enhance the ambition of NDCs within different sectors, ranging from education to transport decarbonisation.

Speakers: Sarah Siemers (CliMates), Jeppe Bijker (Sail to the COP), Viktor Josa (CliMates), Talieh Wögerbauer (ACE NFP Austria), Pramod Kumar Sharma (Foundation for Environmental Education), Timothy Damon (Global Youth Development Institute)
 
Friday,
06 Dec 2019
18:30—20:00
Room 3
Secretariat of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)
Ms. Debapriya Roy
droy@unfccc.int
SCF side event on workplan
SCF side event on workplan

Speakers: TBC
 
Friday,
06 Dec 2019
18:30—20:00
Room 4
Renewable Energy Policy Network (REN21)
Ms. Laura Williamson
laura.williamson@ren21.net
+33 1 44375099
Clean Air Initiative for Asian Cities Center, Inc. (CAI - Asia Center)
Mr. Oliver Lah
oliver.lah@uemi.net
+49 157 33181562
Climate Action Network International (CAN International)
Ms. Nouhad Awwad
awwad.nouhad@gmail.com
+961 3 47744
Advancing Sustainable Cities: Renewables as the key to the climate, energy and mobility transition
Developing integrated approaches around renewable energy (RE) can help cities address climate, energy and sustainable development. These approaches can decarbonise urban mobility and buildings, drive urban economic activity and improve the environment; all key to achieving the Paris Agreement.

Speakers: Speakers will share experiences from around the world and discuss how to align policies across national, sub-national and city levels to support sustainable cities and the uptake of RE. Speakers: CAN International; REN21; Clean Air Initiative & representatives from an Arab country and LATAM city.
 
Friday,
06 Dec 2019
18:30—20:00
Room 5
Secretariat of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)
Mr. Peter Iversen
piversen@unfccc.int
+0 0 1032
REDD+ Results
MRV and REDD+ results and results-based payments)

Speakers: UNFCCC secretariat, GCF secretariat, REDD+ countries
 
Friday,
06 Dec 2019
18:30—20:00
Room 6
Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS)
Mr. Raoul KOUAME
kokouame@ecowas.int
+234 0 8180136919
Climate and Sustainable Development Network of Nigeria (CSDevNet)
Mr. Atayi Babs
atayibabs@yahoo.com
+234 80 32494999
Comité permanent inter-états de lutte contre la sécheresse au Sahel (CILSS)
Mr. Philippe ZOUNGRANA
philippe.zoungrana@cilss.int
+226 226 70264015
ECOWAS Regional Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (ECREEE)
Ms. Adeola Adebiyi
aadebiyi@ecreee.org
+238 926 5619
Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie (OIF/IFDD)
Mr. Issa BADO
issa.bado@francophonie.org
+1 581 9897000
Mobilising climate finance for NDCs implementation in WA & Francophonie : challenges and prospect
For the implementation of the commitments made by countries through their NDCs under the Paris Agreement, one of the major challenges is the mobilisation of related financial resources despite the existence of several climate funds. The experience will be shared during this side event

Speakers: 1. Dr. Johnson Boanuh, Director Environment, ECOWAS 2. Dr Souleymane Ouedraogo, Director General, AGRHYMET 3. Mr. Christophe Deguenon, Director Environment, UEMOA 4. Mr. Jean-Pierre NDOUTOUM, Director IFDD
 
Saturday,
07 Dec 2019
11:30—13:00
Room 1
Movimiento Ciudadano frente al Cambio Climático (MOCICC)
Mr. Antonio Zambrano Allende
azambrano83@gmail.com
+51 1 944816468
Centro Alexander von Humboldt
Mr. Víctor Manuel Campos Cubas
milenio@humboldt.org.ni
+505 505 88267474
Climate Action Network - Latin America (CAN-LA)
Mr. Alejandro Alemán Treminio
canlacanal@gmail.com
+505 505 22510151
Where is the ambition in Latin America?: the National Determined Contributions already out of time.
Several states have already presented their NDCs, however they are not being clear enough on how they plan to achieve their ambition. The purpose of this side event is to demonstrate that we have to increase our ambitions and identify mitigation measures with specifics details (timelines and budget)

Speakers: Richard O'Diana Rocca (MOCICC - Peru). Flavia Liberona (Terram - Chile). Alejandro Aleman (Humboldt - Nicaragua). Anaid Velasco (CEMDA - Mexico).
 
Saturday,
07 Dec 2019
11:30—13:00
Room 2
China New Energy Chamber of Commerce (CNECC)
Mr. Hao Li
lihao@cnecc.org.cn
+86 10 63108007
China South Low Carbon Academy (CSLCA)
Ms. Weihong Li
liweihong@sino-carbon.cn
+86 10 1346675429
Fighting Climate Change-Chinese New Energy Enterprises in Action
China has gained great progress in new and renewable energy industry, impressive to the world.The side event will discuss the overviews of various new energy sectors and representative new energy enterprises fighting climate change, mainly focusing on China fighting climate change in terms of polic

Speakers: Prof. Zeng Shaojun, Academic Vice Chairman and Secretary General of China New Energy Chamber of Commerce Zhang Jianyu, Chief Representative of EDF China Program Tang Renhu, General Manager of SinoCarbon Li Zhenguo, President of LONGi Green Energy Dr. Song Weining, Chairman of Green Carbon
 
Saturday,
07 Dec 2019
11:30—13:00
Room 3
urgewald e.V.
Ms. Katrin Ganswindt
katrin@urgewald.org
+49 176 32411130
Rainforest Action Network (RAN)
Mr. Patrick McCully
patrick@ran.org
+1 510 2131441
Sustainable Markets Foundation - 350.org (350.org)
Ms. Cansin Leylim Ilgaz
cansin@350.org
+90 532 5479043
Ensuring Paris Agreement Implementation through limiting finance for fossil fuels.
Banks, insurers and investors have a key role in ensuring the implementation of the PA, especially article 2.1c. The event will explore which measures are necessary to divert funds from the fossil industry to the energy transition and low carbon development.

Speakers: Preleminary List: Heffa Schuecking, urgewald (GER) Patrick McCully, Rainforest Action Network (USA) Lise Masson, BankTrack (NL) Alexandru Mustață, BankWatch (ROM) Cansin Leylim Ilgaz (350.org) Maria Marta di Paola, FARN (ARG)
 
Saturday,
07 Dec 2019
11:30—13:00
Room 4
Centre de Coopération Internationale en Recherche Agronomique pour le Développement (CIRAD)
Mr. Julien Demenois
julien.demenois@cirad.fr
+33 0 467615560
Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique (INRA)
Ms. Claire Weill
claire.weill@inra.fr
+33 6 15764734
Instituto Interamericano de Cooperación para la Agricultura (IICA)
Sra. Karen Montiel
karen.montiel@iica.int
+506 0 22160181
Nature Based Solutions for negative emissions:landscape restoration in Amazonia and Carribean region
Carbon dioxide removal can be obtained from nature- and technology-based solutions. Their co-benefits, adverse effects, cost, technical potential, enabling conditions will be presented. Implementation of landscapes restoration will be discussed based on case studies in Amazonia and Caribbean region.

Speakers: JF Soussana (INRA) L Blanc (Cirad) J Fletcher (IICA)/M Ibrahim (CATIE) + panel of national delegates - V Dermaux (France), W Oyhantçabal (Uruguay), Lamine Diatta (Senegal)
 
Saturday,
07 Dec 2019
11:30—13:00
Room 6
United Nations
Mr. Andrew Losos
alosos@worldbank.org
+1 202 4736169
Raising Ambition on Climate and the Oceans
The oceans face specific challenges reducing GHG emissions and adapting to a warming climate. On mitigation, we will explore ocean governance including new efforts to decarbonise shipping. On adaptation, we will look at challenges in coastal areas including food production, particularly for SIDS.

Speakers: "- UN Oceans (1 person) - UNCTAD (1 person) - World Bank (Regional Director/Global Director) - IMO (Director or similar) or shipping industry representative (1 person) - SIDS representative (1 person) - Civil society representative"
 
Saturday,
07 Dec 2019
13:15—14:45
Room 1
Belize
Mr. Lennox Gladden
coord.cc@environment.gov.bz
+501 82 85962
Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI)
Mr. Wen-Cheng Hu
vincenthu@itri.org.tw
+886 3 5913770
Confronting Climate Emergency: Innovative Low-Carbon Strategies to Achieve Green Transition
Identifying decarbonization solutions and governance policies for achieving the long-term low carbon strategies through green transition to meet the challenges of Paris Agreement and leverage the opportunities for a carbon neutral future
 
Saturday,
07 Dec 2019
13:15—14:45
Room 2
International Network of Basin Organizations (INBO)
Mr. Edouard Boinet
e.boinet@inbo-news.org
+33 1 44908861
Helvetas Swiss Intercooperation
Ms. Rupa Mukerji
claudia.greco@helvetas.org
+41 31 313851060
Partenariat Français pour l'Eau (PFE)
Mme Jennifer Fernando
jennifer.fernando@partenariat-francais-eau.fr
+33 1 41201773
“Ecosystem-based adaptation in the water sector: when green and grey make blue!”
Ecosystem-based Adaptation in the water sector mobilizes “no-regret” Nature-based Solutions incl. resilient land & forest management that best deliver at the scale of the basins of lakes, rivers and aquifers. Discover case studies from around the world (Andean, East Asian & African regions)!

Speakers: Mr. Eric Tardieu, Secretary General, INBO Mr. HU Zuoliang, Hai river commission, China Ms. Judith Enaw, Congo river International Commission, Mr. Cyrille Barnerias, French biodiversity agency Mr. Franciso Medina, Helvetas Peru Mr. Marc Dumas-Johansen, GCF Mr. Jean-Launay, PFE
 
Saturday,
07 Dec 2019
13:15—14:45
Room 3
Secretariat of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)
Ms. Tanvi Mani
tmani@unfccc.int
+0 0 1765808837
Enhancing Ambition through International Instruments & Innovations from the Paris Agreement & Beyond
Leading legal experts & judges highlight opportunities for enhancing Paris Agreement compliance & innovation through International and domestic law reform. A briefing on ecosystems-based solutions & ocean governance; and on how market-based instruments, financial regulations & investment laws

Speakers: include legal experts, practitioners and Parties with experience implementing the Paris Agreement, oceans treaties, and investment accords
 
Saturday,
07 Dec 2019
13:15—14:45
Room 6
Secretariat of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)
Mr. Bernd Hackmann
bhackmann@unfccc.int
Lessons learned in preparing new/updated NDCs by 2020 – experiences, lessons learned and support
TBC

Speakers: Speakers: UNFCCC, Country speakers tbc Moderator: UNDP
 
Saturday,
07 Dec 2019
15:00—16:30
Room 1
Centre International de droit Comparé de l'Environnement (CIDCE)
Mr. Kablan Jean-michel ATTA
admin@cidce.org
+33 87 782157485
An Organization for Socio-Economic Development (AOSED)
Mr. Shamim Arfeen
shamimaosed@yahoo.com
+88 41 813574
Climatic loss and damage and environmentally displaced persons
Discussion on the legal instruments for reinforcing human rights of displaced persons through the existing tools and on the urgency to initiate negotiations with a view to adopting an international convention recognizing a legal status for environmentally-displaced persons.

Speakers: Marta TORRE-SCHAUB: Les migrations climatiques: généralités; Agnès MICHELOT: Droits de l'homme et déplacés environnementaux; Michel PRIEUR: Pour une convention internationale sur les déplacés environnementaux; Jose antonio TIETZMANN: Loss and damage and environmentally displaced persons
 
Saturday,
07 Dec 2019
15:00—16:30
Room 2
DRIS/Desarrollo Rural Sustentable (DRIS)
Mr. Renato Rios
renato.rios@drisperu.org
+51 0 993484484
Ejecutor de Contrato de Administración de la Reserva Comunal Amarakaeri (ECA - RCA)
Mr. walter quertehuari
wquertehuari@gmail.com
+51 0 982600746
Stichting Hivos (Humanistisch Instituut voor Ontwikkelingssamenwerking) (Hivos)
Ms. Carolina Zambrano
czambrano@hivos.org
+593 99 7375007
NATURED-BASED SOLUTIONS, RIGHTS-BASED DECISIONS: AMAZON INDIGENOUS REDD+ & IPs LAND DEFENSE ACTION
Indigenous leaders from the Amazon will share their contributions to climate action & NDCs, from initiatives of co-management of communal reserves to the co-creation of technology and innovations for land defense. Government and civil society will analyze how to better incorporate IPs role in NDCs.

Speakers: Fermín Chimatani, Renato Ríos, Walter Quertehuari, a representative of the Peruvian state, a representative of COICA. Carolina Zambrano, Emily Jacobi, Nemo Nenquimo
 
Saturday,
07 Dec 2019
15:00—16:30
Room 3
Mediators Beyond Borders International (MBBI)
Mr. Gregg Walker
commwalk@gmail.com
+1 541 7404050
International Environmental Communication Association (IECA)
Mr. Gregg Walker
gwalker@oregonstate.edu
+1 541 7404050
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
Ms. Emily Dahl
edahl@mit.edu
+1 978 3943506
Enacting ACE and Building Capacity: Communication, Conflict Management, and Public Participation
This side event addresses ACE and capacity building by focusing on communication, participation, and conflict management. The side event includes roundtable presentations about education and training needs, opportunities, and tools. A discussion with audience members follows the roundtable talks.

Speakers: Barb Willard USA Etsuko Kinefuchi Japan Eloise Loose Brazil Gregg Walker USA Joseph Siegal USA
 
Saturday,
07 Dec 2019
15:00—16:30
Room 4
Climate Justice Program (ACJP)
Mr. Stephen Leonard
stephen.v.leonard@gmail.com
+62 812 88313552
Foundation for Sustainability
Ms. Roxana Baldrich
baldrich@germanwatch.org
+49 228 6049257
Climate Justice and Law in a Climate Emergency
The international movement for climate justice is building, with new legal cases being pursued on a regular basis. We will highlight grass roots movements in developing countries turning to litigation seeking climate justice in response to the climate emergency.

Speakers: Representatives from developing countries, seeking climate justice through the use of the law
 
Saturday,
07 Dec 2019
16:45—18:15
Room 1
Stichting Climate Action Network South Asia (CANSA)
Ms. Rushati Das
rushati@cansouthasia.net
+9 987 4458868
Center for Participatory Research and Development* (CPRD)
Mr. Md Shamsuddoha
doha_shams@hotmail.com
+8 8172 9259491
Sustainable Development Policy Institute (SDPI)
Mr. Sanjay Vashist
sanjayvashist@gmail.com
+9 199100 96125
Watershed Organisation Trust (WOTR)
Mr. Dipak Zade
dipak.zade@wotr.org.in
+9 19822 957535
Responses to protect rights of climate migrants in South Asia
Loss and Damage of ecosystems and livelihoods has triggered migration of vulnerable communities in the region. Such migrants need to be protected through policy response. The Side event will list down hotspots in South Asia and example of policies to protect rights of these migrants.

Speakers: - Dr. Abid Suleri - Sanjay Vashist - Harjeet Singh - Sabine Minninger - Rushati Das
 
Saturday,
07 Dec 2019
16:45—18:15
Room 2
Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs Inc. (CCEIA)
Mr. Joel Rosenthal
ndecoopman@c2g2.net
+1 212 8384120
Governing Emerging Marine Climate Altering Technologies
This event will feature discussion about emerging marine climate altering technologies, how they are dealt with by the IPCC, existing and proposed research, near-term impacts on climate policy and negotiations, how various actors are engaging or can engage to ensure proper governance.

Speakers: Speakers committed from Government of Fiji, Government of Indonesia, IUCN, UN-ESCAP, Climate Action Network International, Pan African Climate Justice Alliance and C2G. We will seek speakers from GESAMP and an author from the IPCC Special Report “The Ocean and Cryosphere in a Changing Climate.”
 
Saturday,
07 Dec 2019
16:45—18:15
Room 3
Secretariat of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)
Mr. Massamba Thioye
mthioye@unfccc.int
+0 0 1554
Measurement and attribution of climate contribution to financier
To shift from incremental improvements to transformational changes in climate actions, financiers should be incentivized to conduct green investments. This requires the measurement and attribution of their scope 3 climate contribution, a complex task that raise several new and challenging issues)

Speakers: TBC
 
Monday,
09 Dec 2019
11:30—13:00
Room 1
International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)
Mr. Sandeep Sengupta
sandeep.sengupta@iucn.org
+41 22 9990000
Convention on Wetlands of International Importance especially as Waterfowl Habitat (Ramsar Convention)
Mr. Francisco Rilla
rilla@ramsar.org
+41 22 9990170
Climate-proofing our Oceans and Coasts through Nature-based Solutions (NbS)
The effects of climate change on oceans continue to adversely impact economies, societies and biodiversity. Yet, the potential of coastal and marine NbS to support global mitigation and adaptation efforts remains underutilised. New science and successful NbS projects will be presented and discussed.

Speakers: High-level representatives from IUCN State and NGO members and partners
 
Monday,
09 Dec 2019
11:30—13:00
Room 2
China Green Carbon Foundation (CGCF)
Mr. Yeyun He
ayun212@163.com
+86 10 84238154
China Association for NGO Cooperation (CANGO)
Ms. XIAJIE LI
LIXIAJIE@CANGO.ORG
+86 10 64097888
Global Collaborations of Nature Based Solution Demonstration and Knowledge Exchange for the future
The side event will summarize the tools, methods and experiences gained from NBS previous work, try to discuss and build up a global collaboration and fundraising platform to support next step NBS actions, especially in underdeveloped countries.

Speakers: Speakers, panelists and representatives will be invited from think tanks , foundations, research institutes, academies and international CSOs those have NBS research and onsite projects implementation experiences.
 
Monday,
09 Dec 2019
11:30—13:00
Room 3
Harvard University
Mr. Robert Stowe
robert_stowe@hks.harvard.edu
+802 989 2004
Fondazione Centro Studi Enel
Mr. Mariano Morazzo
mariano.morazzo@enel.com
+39 338 2217436
Tsinghua University, Global Climate Change Institute (GCCI)
Ms. Alun Gu
gal@tsinghua.edu.cn
+86 10 1361128387
Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions through Carbon Pricing: Recent Research, Analysis, and Experience
Speakers will present recent research and analysis of carbon-pricing policy to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions, including comparisons of carbon-tax and cap-and-trade systems. The panel will give some attention to experience and prospects in South America and to China’s emerging national system.

Speakers: Joseph Aldy, Harvard University; Simone Mori, Enel; Robert Stavins, Harvard University; representatives of the governments of Chile and Colombia; others to be invited
 
Monday,
09 Dec 2019
11:30—13:00
Room 4
HATOF Foundation
Mr. Samuel Confidence Dotse
samuel.dotse@hotmail.com
+233 50 6679055
Ghana
Ms. MaryJane Enchill
mjane.enchill@gmail.com
+233 24 6346698
Accelerating implementation of the Paris Agreement through Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency
To showcase the CO2 savings made by government of Ghana in the renewable and energy efficiency sector for partnerships and an enhance collaboration, as well as showcase the collaborative effort of private sector and government of Ghana in the energy sector

Speakers: TBC, Energy Commission, Ghana, Ministry of Energy etc
 
Monday,
09 Dec 2019
11:30—13:00
Room 5
ICLEI-Local Governments for Sustainability (ICLEI)
Mr. Yunus Arikan
yunus.arikan@iclei.org
+49 228 97629920
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)
Ms. Lea Duenow
lea.duenow@giz.de
+49 228 44601543
From NDCs to Climate Emergency – multilevel and collaborative action accelerating global ambition
Hundreds of municipal councils adopted climate emergency declarations as a response to their citizens and science. Collaborative urban climate policies are essential to deliver these commitments and raise the ambitions of NDCs to reach long term climate-neutrality goal of the Paris Agreement.

Speakers: Political and senior representatives of local and regional governments that adopted or committed to adopt climate emergency declarations, together with their national, regional and global partners.
 
Monday,
09 Dec 2019
11:30—13:00
Room 6
Association Climate-KIC
Ms. Felicity Spors
felicity.spors@climate-kic.org
+49 160 2438638
Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF)
Ms. Nur A'in A Razak
nurain.arazak@asef.org
+65 6874 9751
Turning commitments into actions: Catalyzing systems transformation to mitigate plastic related GHGs
Global plastics production has reached 400 million tons of plastics/year. If this continues, GHG emissions from plastics could reach 15% of the global carbon budget by 2050. EIT Climate KIC and ASEF will present EU and Asian case studies illustrating different public/private GHG mitigation methods.

Speakers: K. Dunlop – CEO CKIC; P. Bürgi - South Pole; N. Piccolrovazzi – Dow Chemical; Dr N. hinh, Director General, ISPONRE, Min. of Natural Resources and Environment, Vietnam, Lao Government Representative TBC, Grazyna Pulawska, ASEF
 
Monday,
09 Dec 2019
13:15—14:45
Room 1
Chile
Ms. Gabriela Soto Nilo
gsoton@odepa.gob.cl
+56 2 223973054
Centre International de droit Comparé de l'Environnement (CIDCE)
Mr. Kablan Jean-michel ATTA
admin@cidce.org
+33 87 782157485
Global ocean governance for enhancing the ambition of national commitments on oceans
There is a challenge between national commitments (NDC) and the characteristics of the ocean, which goes beyond that logic. In that sense, a conversation related to addressing the challenge (i.e. of the Pacific Ocean) in an integrated/coordinated manner including: integrated information, measures of integrated adaptation, integrated governance, etc.

Speakers: • Natalya Gallo, Scripps UC San Diego. • Hugues Hellio, CIDCE. • Pilar Moraga, Center for Climate and Resilience Research, Chile. • Julio Cordano, Ministry Foreign Affairs, Chile. • Agnes Michelot, Sociedad Francesa por el Derecho Ambiental.
 
Monday,
09 Dec 2019
13:15—14:45
Room 2
International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC)
Mr. Bert De Wel
Bert.DeWel@ituc-csi.org
+32 473 820097
A Just Transition for Climate Ambition
At the UN Climate Summit and in the Silesia Just Transition Declaration parties committed to take into account the impact of climate change and climate policies on workers and their families in the preparation of new NDCs. Involving workers and their unions is crucial to step up climate ambition.

Speakers: Trade union leaders from the global South and North discuss with parties and other stakeholders the challenges and opportunities of introducing social and employment effects of new climate plans.
 
Monday,
09 Dec 2019
13:15—14:45
Room 3
London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)
Ms. Alina Averchenkova
a.averchenkova@lse.ac.uk
+44 779 9657954
Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU)
Ms. Aleksandra Blagojevic
ab@ipu.org
+41 22 9194183
Sierra Leone
Mr. Gabriel Kpaka
gabrielkpaka@gmail.com
+232 79 667742
Global trends in climate legislation and litigation: Enhancing resilience and adaptation
This event will focus on the annual review of the global trends on climate change legislation and present new analysis exploring the role of national laws for local flood resilience and the interplay between adaptation laws and disaster risk reduction and management.

Speakers: Panel discussion featuring speakers from the IPU and the national parliaments, policy makers and civil society experts from developing and developed countries will explore challenges and opportunities with legislating on adaptation and share lessons learnt going forward.
 
Monday,
09 Dec 2019
13:15—14:45
Room 4
Côte d'Ivoire
Mr. Ange-Benjamin Brida
coalitionclimat.ci@gmail.com
+225 0 57135075
Imperial College London
Ms. Lottie Butler
c.butler@imperial.ac.uk
+44 7738 618555
Network for Environment and Sustainable Development in Africa (NESDA)
Mr. Nicolas BROU
n.brou@afdb.org
+225 0 20265825
Togo
Mr. Boulewoue SANKOUTCHA
b.sankoutcha@yahoo.com
+22 90 304483
How can considering public health and air pollution issues raise ambition on climate change?
Mitigation: Enhancing Ambition. This event will discuss how countries from around the world can integrate actions to mitigate climate change with solutions to public health challenges, like air pollution, in ways that will simultaneously boost NDC ambition and achieve public health goals.

Speakers: • Helena Molin Valdes, CCAC (female) • SEI, TBC • Ange Benjam Brida, Cote d’Ivoire (male) • Laura Gallardo, Center for Climate and Resilience Research, Chile (female) • Paolo Vineis, Imperial College London (male) • George Thurston, NYU School of Medicine (male) • Katie Ross, WRI
 
Monday,
09 Dec 2019
13:15—14:45
Room 5
CDP Worldwide (CDP)
Ms. Jennifer Gleed
jennie.gleed@cdp.net
+44 7870 515275
C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group (C40)
Ms. Agathe Cavicchioli
acavicchioli@c40.org
+44 77 27852002
Ambition and action for 1.5 degrees: non-Party stakeholders and Paris Agreement implementation
Ambition, innovation and leadership by non-Party stakeholders is critical for accelerating the transition to a low carbon economy. This event features key initiatives that demonstrate progress towards Paris goals, present action-oriented case studies and how to overcome barriers to action.

Speakers: Paul Simpson, CEO of CDP & high-level representatives from business, investors, national & subnational governments.
 
Monday,
09 Dec 2019
13:15—14:45
Room 6
Secretariat of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)
Mr. David Oehmen
doehmen@unfccc.int
+0 0 4922881513
Enhancing the engagement of the private sector in adaptation planning and implementation
TBC

Speakers: AC Members and rep from NAP Global Network, Private Sector reps
 
Monday,
09 Dec 2019
15:00—16:30
Room 1
Wetlands International
Ms. Leorita Appulo
lea.appulo@wetlands.org
+32 496 31996
BirdLife International (BLI)
Mr. Ashton Berry
ashton.berry@birdlife.org
+44 7895 652859
Averting the climate and biodiversity crises: natural solutions pivotal in delivering NDC ambitions
Wetlands, peatlands, mangroves, forests, and other primary ecosystems retain massive carbon stocks and improve resilience. Biodiversity underpins carbon storage and sequestration. Harnessing and mapping linkages between nature-rich and carbon-rich areas will catalyse higher ambition for NDCs

Speakers: Wetlands International; Greifswald University; GIZ; Ramsar Convention; AGWA; IUCN;Global Peat Initiative; UNEP; BirdLife; RSPB; Point Blue Conservation Science;Government of the People’s Republic of China; SDSN
 
Monday,
09 Dec 2019
15:00—16:30
Room 2
Women Engage for a Common Future (WECF)
Ms. Anne Barre
anne.barre@wecf.org
+4 89 232393818
All India Women's Conference (AIWC)
Ms. Kalyani Raj
raj.kalyani@gmail.com
+91 11 9810053728
Women's Environment and Development Organization (WEDO)
Ms. Bridget Burns
bridget@wedo.org
+1 914 3103270
Gender Just Climate Solution Awards 2019!
Showcase gender responsive climate initiatives that are already implemented on the ground, supported and up-scaled in national climate strategies (NDCs) and within the international climate policy process (UNFCCC). The event counts with the confirmed participation of Carolina Schmidt & Svenja Schulz

Speakers: Carolina Schmidt - President of COP 25 and Minister of the Environment in Chile Svenja Schulze - Federal Minister for Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety in Germany Anne Barre – Women Engage for a Common Future Ndivile Mokoena – Gender CC Li Yong – UNIDO Award Winners 2019
 
Monday,
09 Dec 2019
15:00—16:30
Room 3
Asia Pacific Forum on Women, Law and Development (APWLD)
Ms. Kavita Naidu
kavita@apwld.org
+66 53 284527
Transparency International (TI)
Ms. Dana Schran
dschran@transparency.org
+49 162 2626965
Women's International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF)
Ms. Line Favre
secretariat@wilpf.org
+41 0 229197080
A feminist attempt connecting the dots: climate crisis, corporate power, and climate finance
Critical analysis on the corporate influence over climate change, climate policy and climate finance; political redirection of climate discourse centered around human rights and people’s sovereignty, historical responsibility of the polluters and advance just and equitable climate solutions.

Speakers: Speakers will include diverse representatives from Women and Gender constituency, climate justice movements, as well as human rights, legal experts including the UN Independent Expert on foreign debt.
 
Monday,
09 Dec 2019
15:00—16:30
Room 5
Regions4 for Sustainable Development (Regions4)
Ms. Sara Kupka
skupka@regions4.org
+4 172 6784738
Basque Centre for Climate Change (BC3)
Mr. Ainhoa Azkarate
ainhoa.azkarate@bc3research.org
+34 94 4014690
Munich Climate Insurance Initiative (MCII)
Mr. Michael Zissener
zissener@ehs.unu.edu
+49 228 8150249
Climate Change Adaptation in a Multi-Level Governance Context
National institutions can support adaptation risk reduction processes, but many of the policies involved in climate adaptation are decided at subnational scales. The event will present findings and experiences on adaptation, as well as disaster risk financing as a multi-level governance challenge.

Speakers: Representatives from national and subnational governments, as well as representatives from: - Basque Centre for Climate Change (BC3) - LSE Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment - iisd NAP Global Network - Munich Climate Insurance Initiative (MCII)
 
Monday,
09 Dec 2019
15:00—16:30
Room 6
Inter-American Institute for Global Change Research (IAI)
Ms. Ione Anderson
ianderson@dir.iai.int
+59 8 26060126
Managing urban spaces for climate action: how cities in the South are addressing climate change
What can we learn from best practices of how cities design and implement policies and programs to better equip and manage urban spaces under a changing climate? Join scientists and city authorities for a conversation of these experiences in megacities of the global South.

Speakers: High-level representatives from cities in Latin America, Africa and/or Asia, Representative from Ministry of Environment of Chile, IAI Director, UNOSSC Director Mr. Jorge Chediek, Dr. Laura Gallardo Klenner, Center for Climate and Resilience Research, ICLEI Regional Director
 
Monday,
09 Dec 2019
16:45—18:15
Room 2
Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR)
Ms. Levania Santoso
l.santoso@cgiar.org
+62 251 8622622
International Centre for Research in Agroforestry (ICRAF)
Mr. Peter Minang
a.minang@cgiar.org
+254 20 722464
Regional Community Forestry Training Center for Asia and the Pacific (RECOFTC)
Ms. Jenna Jadin
jenna.jadin@recoftc.org
+66 92 2480717
What is the role of finance and technology in catalyzing sustainable and gender-equitable change?
This event will discuss if, how and under what conditions climate finance and technology can help catalyze transformative and sustainable social change in forest landscapes.

Speakers: Houria Djoudi, CIFOR; Nancy Saichs, European Investment Bank; Gabriella Richardson Temm, GEF; Jenna Jadin, RECOFTC; Local community/civil society rep (tbd); Gov. of Indonesia reps (tbc); Markus Ihalainen, CIFOR (moderator)
 
Monday,
09 Dec 2019
16:45—18:15
Room 3
Fundação Getúlio Vargas (FGV)
Ms. Mariana Nicolletti
mariana.nicolletti@fgv.br
+55 11 37994192
Facultad Latinoamericana de Ciencias Sociales (FLACSO)
Sra. Virginia Scardamaglia
vscardamaglia@gmail.com
+54 911 61576600
Addressing Adaptation knowledge gaps in the Latin American Region
In this side event representatives from the Regional Network for Climate Change and Decision Making will show how academia made a concrete contribution to closing the knowledge gaps on Adaptation identified in 6 countries of the Latin America and Caribbean Region through the LAtinoAdapta project.

Speakers: Members of the Regional Network for Climate Change and Decision Making, Fundación Avina, IDRC.
 
Monday,
09 Dec 2019
16:45—18:15
Room 4
Chinese Renewable Energy Industry Association (CREIA)
Ms. NAN LI
linan@creia.net
+86 10 68003698
Trustees of Tufts College (Tufts University)
Ms. Mieke van der Wansem
mieke.wansem@tufts.edu
+1 617 8728099
Promote Renewable Energy Deployment——Take Action for The Paris Agreement
Time to Action: As a responsible developing country, China is willing to share its experiences in and achievements on renewable energy development with other developing countries. The platform of south-south cooperation can be used to advance renewable energy deployment globally.

Speakers: Xie Zhenhua, China Special Representative on Climate Change;Francesco La Camera, General Director, IRENA;Li Junfeng, First Director of National Center for Climate Change Strategy and International Cooperation;Wang Weiquan, Deputy Secretary General of Chinese Renewable Energy Industries Association
 
Monday,
09 Dec 2019
16:45—18:15
Room 5
Climate Action Reserve
Mr. Craig Ebert
cebert@climateactionreserve.org
+1 213 2131239
The Climate Registry (TCR)
Ms. Alexandra Lilienfeld
alilienfeld@theclimateregistry.org
+1 818 5211049
Sub-National Strategies in North America for Meeting Paris Commitments
Recent US sub-national delegations in Bonn/Katowice show US commitments to Paris, including action across North America. North American officials will discuss various policy approaches, including which sectors to target and extent to which policies should be harmonized with other jurisdictions.

Speakers: Gavin Newsom, Governor, California, USA; Catherine McKenna, Minister of Environment, Canada; Katya Puga, SEMARNAT, Mexico; Jay Inslee, Governor, Washington, USA; Benoit Charette, Minister of the Environment and the Fight Against Climate Change, Quebec, Canada
 
Monday,
09 Dec 2019
16:45—18:15
Room 6
Technical University of Denmark (DTU)
Mr. Gerardo Sanchez Martinez
gsama@dtu.dk
+45 0 45335249
Oeko-Institut (Institute for Applied Ecology e.V.), Berlin
Mr. Lambert Schneider
l.schneider@oeko.de
+49 160 5333352
The Enhanced Transparency Framework: implementing beyond mitigation and structured reporting
Several parties are struggling to implement the ETF, particularly in adaptation and support needed/received, and considering which information to include in relevant reports. This side event highlights non-mitigation transparency actions, and how countries can report progress in structured summaries

Speakers: 1)Carolina Urmeneta, Head of Climate Change, Chile Ministry of Environment 2)Senior expert climate transparency country 2 3)John Christensen, UNEP DTU Partnership, Copenhagen, Denmark 4)Lambert Schneider & Lorenz Moosmann, Oeko-Institut, Berlin, Germany 5)Additional party speaker TBD
 
Monday,
09 Dec 2019
18:30—20:00
Room 1
United Nations
Mr. Nigel Crawhall
n.crawhall@unesco.org
+0 0 3377001039
Nature-Based Solutions on the ground (SDG15): UN support to people and landscapes
Faced with the need for greater NDC ambition, UN agencies and partners show how land is a key to nature-based solutions with a mitigation potential of 1/3 of the gap. UN partners, including indigenous peoples, share experiences of protecting and restoring diverse biomes, like mountains and forests.

Speakers: Hindou Oumarou Ibrahim (Chad) – indigenous climate research on pastoralism in African drylands; Jose Cassandro (tbc) (São Tome & Principe) – role of Biosphere Reserves, Norma Kassi (Canada), Canadian Mountain Network, Vuntut Gwich’in First Nation; Ministers from UNREDD partner and donor countries
 
Monday,
09 Dec 2019
18:30—20:00
Room 2
Governors' Climate and Forests Fund
Mr. Luke Pritchard
michelle.siqueira@gcftaskforce.org
+1 347 3228291
Pronatura Sur, A. C.
Sra. Silvia Llamas
sllamas @pronatura-sur.org
+52 961 1557593
This is What Innovation Looks Like: Implementing Subnational Forest and Climate Strategies
The panel focuses on subnational leaders from across the tropics who are implementing innovative strategies for low emissions development in tropical forest regions. It will include new announcements and focus on political leadership, innovative finance instruments and bold, high-impact approaches

Speakers: Colleen Scanlan Lyons - Moderator, GCF TF; Vedis Vik - Government of Norway; Petra Tanos – TFA; Governor Helder Barbalho – Para, Brazil; Governor Luis Hidalgo Okimura - Madre de Dios, Peru; Silvia Llamas – Pronatura Sur, Mexico; Governor Isran Noor – East Kalimantan, Indonesia; Tim Clairs - UNDP
 
Monday,
09 Dec 2019
18:30—20:00
Room 3
Institutional Investors Group on Climate Change Ltd. (IIGCC)
Ms. Rachel Ward
rward@iigcc.org
+44 207 520934
Ceres, Inc.
Mr. Christopher Fox
fox@ceres.org
+1 617 2470700
Denmark
Ms. Sarah Overby Ridha
sorid@kefm.dk
+45 45 24984029
Investor Group on Climate Change Australia / New Zealand Inc. (IGCC)
Ms. Madeleine Hill
madeleine.hill@igcc.org.au
+61 2 80273540
The Investor Agenda: Investors, companies and Governments stepping up climate ambition for 2020
Recognising the growing urgency for action, a record number of investors have mobilised to ask Governments for clear policy signals to catalyse GHG reductions in the real economy and achieve a 1.5°C world.

Speakers: All speakers TBC. The final list will seek to ensure geographical and gender diversity, as well as a mix of asset owners, asset managers and investor networks. Tom DiNapoli – New York State Peter Damgaard Jensen – PKA Stephanie Maier – HSBC AM Betty Yee – California State James Bevan - CCLA
 
Monday,
09 Dec 2019
18:30—20:00
Room 4
Secretariat of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)
Mr. Chad Tudenggongbu
CTudenggongbu@unfccc.int
+0 0 1527
Resilience Frontiers: Regenerative Agriculture
TBC

Speakers: TBC
 
Monday,
09 Dec 2019
18:30—20:00
Room 5
United Nations
Mr. Marcus Mayr
marcus.mayr@un.org
+0 0 2547236975
City Climate Action! Activating the potential of cities for low-carbon and resilient development.
The UN and World Bank event will discuss emerging opportunities and showcase solutions of transformative urban climate action - from enabling policies, to new partnerships and business models to scale up innovative solutions within and across levels and sectors, e.g. mobility, buildings and energy.

Speakers: Speakers will include high level representatives from UN Agencies, The World Bank, National and Local Governments, Academia, the Business and Finance Community, NGOs and Civil Society.
 
Monday,
09 Dec 2019
18:30—20:00
Room 6
United Nations
Mr. Benjamin Schachter
bschachter@ohchr.org
+41 0 78744548
Realizing the right to participate: empowering people as agents of more effective climate action
The role of people on the frontlines, such as children, youth, women, workers, including those in the informal economy, and indigenous peoples in driving ambitious climate action that ensures ecosystem integrity, and their empowerment through the fulfilment of the human right to participate.

Speakers: Representatives of CSOs, private sector, workers and indigenous peoples, child and youth participants, senior government officials, and UN officials including the High Commissioner for Human Rights. Speakers may address Article 6, Escazu, Aarhus, ACE, AIM, children’s rights, social dialogue, etc.
 
Tuesday,
10 Dec 2019
11:30—13:00
Room 1
European Union
Ms. Marie Bondu
Marie.Bondu@ec.europa.eu
+32 2 2984591
University of Cambridge
Ms. Sanna Markkanen
sanna.markkanen@cisl.cam.ac.uk
+44 1223 376949
From Policy to Action: how business and investors can reach climate neutrality
Presenting the EU’s long-term climate strategy, the event brings together policy-makers, leading businesses and investors to discuss their commitments to climate neutrality and the policies required to deliver the profound transition in Europe, and reflects on similar processes in Latin America.

Speakers: High-level representatives from the European Commission, industry sectors, investors and other relevant stakeholders.
 
Tuesday,
10 Dec 2019
11:30—13:00
Room 2
Observatoire du Sahara et du Sahel (OSS)
Ms. Sonia Abassi
boc@oss.org.tn
+216 71 206636
Transboundary groundwaters : a Climate Change mitigation and adaptation solution for Africa
In Africa, the availability and access to groundwater is recording disparities. In the sub-Sahara, a paradox is noted between the ground and surface water while countries focus on mobilizing surface water affected by CC. We will highlight the role that transboundary groundwaters play in adaptation.

Speakers: African institutions and stakeholders from water sector
 
Tuesday,
10 Dec 2019
11:30—13:00
Room 3
Commonwealth Secretariat (COMSEC)
Ms. Sharon Ngetich
s.ngetich@commonwealth.int
+44 20 77476353
Unlocking Climate Finance – Perspectives from Small and Other Vulnerable States
Many developing countries that are vulnerable to climate change unsuccessful in accessing the magnitude of finance required to turn their climate targets into action. This side event will focus on supporting improved access to climate finance.

Speakers: Government of Mauritius (TBC) Government of Jamaica (TBC) Africa Adaptation Initiative (TBC) Commonwealth Secretariat (TBC) Rocky Mountain Institute (TBC)
 
Tuesday,
10 Dec 2019
11:30—13:00
Room 5
Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA)
Mr. MCLAY KANYANGARARA
mkanyangarara@comesa.int
+260 211 963674434
Amid increasing climate and disaster risks, how is Africa building its resilience?
Building resilience to natural and human induced hazards have gainedsignificant momentum on the continent. The African Union Commission (AUC) and Regional Economic Communities (RECs) alongside African states have instituted normative frameworks to build resilience of African nations.

Speakers: • AU Member States • RECs • Global Resilience community • Academia COMESA
 
Tuesday,
10 Dec 2019
11:30—13:00
Room 6
International Energy Agency (IEA)
Ms. Jinsun Lim
jinsun.lim@iea.org
+33 1 40576632
The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI)
Mr. Karan Mangotra
karan.mangotra@teri.res.in
+91 11 8447612435
Clean Energy Transition Pathways and Tracking Progress with Paris Agreement Implementation
The IEA-TERI joint event highlights progress and trends in the clean energy transition and long-term pathways to meet Paris Agreement goals. The event draws on latest IEA data for tracking energy transitions, presenting scenarios and sectoral opportunities to deliver ambition in the energy sector.

Speakers: Mr. Fatih Birol, Executive Director, International Energy Agency (tbc); Mr. RR Rashmi, Distinguished Fellow, TERI; High-level delegates from governments and/or international organisations
 
Tuesday,
10 Dec 2019
13:15—14:45
Room 1
Chile
Ms. Alma Delgadillo Rangel
adelgadillorangel@unfccc.int

Germany
Ms. Anne-Lise Koch Lavisse
ikiii6@bmu.bund.de
+49 30 183054827
Towards ambitious and gender inclusive climate action
A high-level event on gender justice for climate change and biodiversity recognizing the importance of gender considerations in national and international policy and action and the key role women play as agents of change.

Speakers: Mutiple ministers of environment and leaders
 
Tuesday,
10 Dec 2019
13:15—14:45
Room 2
France
Ms. Clarisse Durand
Clarisse.DURAND@developpement-durable.gouv.fr
+33 0 760940154
Institute for Governance and Sustainable Development (IGSD)
Ms. Giselle Gonzalez
ggonzalez@igsd.org
+1 202 9572034
Doubling the Climate Benefits of Kigali by improving energy efficiency in the cooling sector
Panel to discuss opportunities and initatives working to catalyze ambitious measures to improve energy efficiency in the cooling sector while transitioning out of HCFC and HFC refrigerants. Pannelists will showcase concrete actions and financing opportunities to deliver multiple benefits.

Speakers: • Helena molin Valdes, CCAC (female) • France (female) • Japan (male/female) • Durwood Zaelke, IGSD (male) • Cool Coalition (male/female)
 
Tuesday,
10 Dec 2019
13:15—14:45
Room 3
Switzerland
Ms. Lydie-Line Paroz
lydie-line.paroz@bafu.admin.ch
+41 79 7498250
Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH Zurich)
Ms. Anna Stunzi
stuenzia@ethz.ch
New Perspectives on Climate Finance - How to implement Article 2.1.c
Alignment of the financial sector and climate finance obligations constitute challenges for both countries with large financial centres and recipient countries. The discussion covers regulatory approaches to shift and mobilise finance but also strategies to overcome unintended side effects.

Speakers: - Janine Felson, Belize delegation / AOSIS climate finance coordinator - Stefan Schwager, Switzerland lead negotiator on climate finance - Christoph Bals, Policy Director GermanWatch - Senior staff member, BlackRock (tbd) - Senior staff member, KfW (tbd) - Senior member of UK Department for B
 
Tuesday,
10 Dec 2019
13:15—14:45
Room 6
Secretariat of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)
Ms. Katia Simenova
ksimenova@unfccc.int
+0 0 1411
The Emissions Gap Report 2019: Key Findings and Ways Forward
Key findings from the Emissions Gap Report 2019 are presented, followed by a debate on opportunities to enhance mitigation ambition of the new and updated NDCs in 2020, and to accelerate action.)

Speakers: TBC
 
Tuesday,
10 Dec 2019
15:00—16:30
Room 1
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Mr. Archie Young
archie.young@beis.gov.uk
+44 300 685832
World Resources Institute (WRI)
Mr. Timothy Constien
tim.constien@wri.org
+1 202 7530886
Going Net Zero: in long-term strategies and the ambitious NDCs and robust governance to get us there
An event to highlight growing international momentum around net zero targets, how this can drive more ambitious NDCs and sharing experience in setting the domestic legislation and governance arrangements to support this.

Speakers: Claire Perry, COP26 President presumptive, or Andrea Leadsom, Secretary of State, UK Govt. Ministers from countries with net zero commitments or legislation similar to UK Climate Change Act. Other speakers from organisations supporting development of LTSs e.g. WRI, 2050 Pathways Platform and UNFCCC.
 
Tuesday,
10 Dec 2019
15:00—16:30
Room 2
The Mountain Institute, Inc. (TMI)
Ms. Erin Gleeson
egleeson@mountain.org
+1 202 2344050
International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED)
Ms. Anne Schulthess
anne.schulthess@iied.org
+44 20 34637399
International Potato Center (CIP)
Ms. Sara Manuelli
sara.manuelli@fao.org
+39 6 57056516
Driving adaptation in mountains through economic innovation and ecosystem-based approaches
Ecosystem-based approaches that help people adapt to climate change and simultaneously reduce poverty and protect or restore biodiversity and ecosystems are particularly promising in mountain regions. This event will explore such approaches to both promote implementation and enhance ambition.

Speakers: Panel including government representatives (policy and finance mechanisms to promote economically innovative ecosystem-based approaches), researchers (case studies, evidence of success), student leaders and practitioners (on-the-ground examples, lessons learned).
 
Tuesday,
10 Dec 2019
15:00—16:30
Room 3
Peru
Ms. Jenny Chimayco Ortega
jchimayco@minam.gob.pe
+51 1 975680760
Libélula Instituto para el Cambio Global
Sra. Pía Zevallos
pzevallos@libelula.org.pe
+51 1 4800078
Ambition to action: Multi-level articulation to update peruvian NDC
Through 5 lines of action, the government of Peru has contemplated increasing the ambition of our NDC. One of those lines of action is Multilevel Implementation, which aims to transform subnational action into adaptation and mitigation measures with concrete results for 2030.

Speakers: Minister of the Environment, Fabiola Muñoz Regional Government Representatives Minister of Energy and Mines, Juan Carlos Liu Minister of Agriculture and Irrigation, Jorge Montenegro
 
Tuesday,
10 Dec 2019
15:00—16:30
Room 4
Russian Federation
Mr. Tatiana Dmitrieva
dmtanya@mail.ru
+7 910 4728785
Wetlands International
Ms. Tatiana Minayeva
tatiana.minayeva@wetlands.org
+49 1573 8679180
Realities of cryosphere changes and risks for people
Realities of cryosphere changes (glaciers, ice sheets, snow, sea ice, permafrost) and risks for people. Vision of the Russian scientists of what changes of the ice we observe on the Planet including the key scientific outcomes of the Lake Vostok drilling in the Antarctic.

Speakers: Stanislav Kutuzov, Russian Academy of Sciences Vladimir Lipenkov, Arctic and Antarctic Research Institute of Roshydromet Tatiana Minayeva, Wetlands International
 
Tuesday,
10 Dec 2019
15:00—16:30
Room 5
Greenpeace International (GREENPEACE)
Ms. Naomi Goodman
naomi.goodman@greenpeace.org
+31 6 24941044
Climate Analytics GmbH
Ms. Ela Smith
ela.smith@climateanalytics.org
+49 30 259229530
Momentum for change: sectoral approaches for accelerating ambition towards 1.5oC
In the context of the latest climate science, massive global citizen mobilisation and UNSG Summit outcomes, we call on countries to show greater ambition both in and out of negotiations, unlocking potential across energy and land use sectors for improved NDCs and international cooperation efforts

Speakers: To be confirmed
 
Tuesday,
10 Dec 2019
15:00—16:30
Room 6
Winrock International (WI)
Ms. Lara Murray
lmurray@winrock.org
+1 703 3056509
Viet Nam
Ms. Huong Chu Thanh
chuthanhhuong@gmail.com
+84 4 946543030
Financing NAP Processes: Strategies and Case Studies for Engaging the Private Sector
Panelists from developing countries and implementation partners will present strategies for and lessons learned from engaging the private sector in the development, financing, and implementation of their National Adaptation Plans (NAPs).

Speakers: Dr. Tran Thi Thanh Nga, Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, Vietnam; Mr. Michael Cote, PIER Program, Winrock, USA; Ms. Anne Hammill, Director of Resilience, IISD, Canada; Mr. John Firth, CEO, Acclimatise, UK; Antwi-Boasiako Amoah, Environmental Protection Agency, Ghana
 
Tuesday,
10 Dec 2019
16:45—18:15
Room 1
United Nations
Mr. Claudio Caponi
ccaponi@wmo.int
+0 0 4179408528
Climate-resilient water management approaches
Climate change is inextricably linked to water- for adaptation and mitigation- and there are significant co-benefits to managing climate and water in a more coordinated and sustainable manner. The event will present approaches, methodologies and climate action for negotiations and implementation.

Speakers: TBD
 
Tuesday,
10 Dec 2019
16:45—18:15
Room 2
Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC)
Ms. Melanie Farman
melanief@spc.int
+687 26 952
Assessing the impact of climate change and sea level rise on Pacific islands maritime boundaries
Whilst the settlement of maritime boundaries is an urgent action for Pacific islands, UNCLOS does not provide absolute certainty over ocean space in the face of climate change. Evaluating the legal and social implications of destabilising maritime zones is paramount for Pacific islands countries.

Speakers: Hon. Afioga Fiame Naomi Mataafa, Deputy Prime Minister, Samoa (Mrs.) Dr. Audrey Aumua, Deputy Director General Pacific Community (Mrs.) Mrs. Robyn Frost, Australia DFAT Mr. Taholo Kami, Special Rep. Oceans Fiji Maritime lawyer (TBC) Mr. Peni Baselala Suveinakama
 
Tuesday,
10 Dec 2019
16:45—18:15
Room 3
Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Partnership (REEEP)
Ms. Maria van Veldhuizen
maria.veldhuizen@reeep.org
+43 1 260263643
International Center for Environmental Technology Transfer (ICETT)
Ms. Maria van Veldhuizen
maria.veldhuizen@reeep.org
+43 1 260263643
Nordic Environment Finance Corporation (NEFCO)
Ms. Tina Nyberg
tina.nyberg@nefco.fi
+358 41 5304950
Mobilising Investment for Off-Grid Energy Solutions in African Countries
This event will present the Beyond the Grid Fund for Africa, which builds on the work of the award-winning pilot in Zambia to incentivise the private sector to provide affordable clean energy access to millions of people living beyond the grid in Burkina Faso, Liberia, Mozambique and Zambia.

Speakers: Representatives of the Governments of Burkina Faso, Liberia, Mozambique, and Zambia, as well as from Sweden as the funder, NEFCO as facility manager and REEEP as programme implementation manager.
 
Tuesday,
10 Dec 2019
16:45—18:15
Room 4
Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK)
Mr. Christoph Gornott
gornott@pik-potsdam.de
+49 14412 4933128826
African Centre of Meteorological Application for Development (ACMAD)
Mr. ANDRE FOAMOUHOUE KAMGA
dgacmad@acmad.org
+227 20 723627
Climate impact assessments as climate services to support adaptation policy and planning
At this side event we identify best practices for evidence-based adaptation policy-making at different scales. We present specific assessment approaches, with a focus on Sub-Sahara Africa, and seek to foster a discussion on effective uptake of climate risk assessments for adaptation implementation.

Speakers: Representative from German BMZ and GIZ; Ethiopian Environment and Forest Research Institute; African Development Bank; Red Cross Red Crescent Climate Centre; Climate Analytics; Representative from Government Ethiopia/Ghana, from NDC Partnership, from PIK; (speakers tbc)
 
Tuesday,
10 Dec 2019
16:45—18:15
Room 5
Luxembourg
Ms. Cherryl Dentzer
cherryl.dentzer@mev.etat.lu
+35 2 621133397
Center for International Environmental Law (CIEL)
Mr. Sébastien Duyck
sduyck@ciel.org
+41 78 6966362
Human rights in the implementing of the Convention & the Paris Agreement – Progress and Path Forward
Human rights-based climate responses contribute to more effective climate action and ensure synergies with social policies. We take stock of progress achieved under the UNFCCC/Paris Agreement & consider opportunities to strengthen this work under the UNFCCC/Paris Agreement and at the national level.

Speakers: Representatives from the governments of Costa Rica and Luxembourg, Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights and the Environment, Center for International Environmental Law
 
Tuesday,
10 Dec 2019
16:45—18:15
Room 6
Secretariat of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)
Ms. Claribelle Poujol
cpoujol@unfccc.int
+0 0 1945
RMP-IKEA
Climate Positive across the value chain – a shift towards scalable and sustainable solution. Multi-stakeholder dialogue on the climate positive charter and a clearly time-lined strategy on how to achieve "climate positive", which involves not only the reduction of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions but

Speakers: tbc
 
Tuesday,
10 Dec 2019
18:30—20:00
Room 1
Australia
Ms. Zoe Sinclair
zoe.sinclair@environment.gov.au
+61 2 61597546
Conservation International (CI)
Ms. Carly Siege
csiege@conservation.org
+1 347 6239107
Integrating Coastal Blue Carbon in NDCs
There is potential for coastal blue carbon to support countries’ NDCs. This event will highlight practical actions underway, and launch new guidelines for countries considering including these ecosystems in NDCs and GHG inventories.

Speakers: Representatives from the following governments: Australia, Costa Rica, Indonesia, Fiji, PNG; and international NGOs/intergovernmental organisations: the Blue Carbon Initiative and partners (CI, IUCN, IOC-UNESCO, IPBC, Pew, TNC, and others)
 
Tuesday,
10 Dec 2019
18:30—20:00
Room 2
Rainforest Nations Conservation Alliance (RNCA)
Mr. Paul Chung
phc1941@gmail.com
+1 917 9175759358
Papua New Guinea
Ms. Gwendoline Sissiou
gsissiou@gmail.com
+675 7159 1005
REDD+ and Market-Based Approaches: A REDD+ Registry and Trading Platform
Developing countries are now earning credits from REDD+ activities, verified by the UNFCCC. This side event will detail recent efforts to provide an outlet for these REDD+ mitigation outcomes.

Speakers: H.E. Mr. Kevin Conrad H.E. Carlos Manuel H.E. Lee White Lord Nicholas Stern Ms. Kathy Benini, IHS Markit Ms. Federica Bietta Ms. Gwen Sissiou
 
Tuesday,
10 Dec 2019
18:30—20:00
Room 3
African Union Commission (AUC)
Ms. Pamela Levira
levirap@africa-union.org
+251 11 901097278
South Africa
Mr. Maesela Kekana
mjkekana2@gmail.com
+27 11 3999180
Africa Day
Attaining the Africa we want: Africa demands concerted global action on Climate Change

Speakers: 1. Chairperson African Union 2. Commissioner of Rural Economy and Agriculture 3. A representative from the African Development Bank 4. Representative from ECCAS 5. President AMCEN 6. Representative from ECOWAS 7. Representative from NEPAD 8. Representative from WWF
 
Tuesday,
10 Dec 2019
18:30—20:00
Room 4
Overseas Environmental Cooperation Center, Japan (OECC)
Mr. Jun WATANABE
watanabe@oecc.or.jp
+81 3 54720144
Mongolia
Ms. Otgontsetseg Luvsandash
jcmmongolia@gmail.com
+976 11 99197985
How the JCM can contribute to NDC implementation and sustainable development
Article 6 of the PA offers opportunities for Parties to voluntarily cooperate to promote NDC implementation and sustainable development. The JCM has been delivering GHG emission reductions and co-benefits for SD. Progress of the JCM and potential for contributing to SD will be shared & discussed.

Speakers: Ministry of the Environment, Japan(MOEJ), Representatives from JCM partner countries, Overseas Environmental Cooperation Center, Japan (OECC)
 
Tuesday,
10 Dec 2019
18:30—20:00
Room 5
Secretariat of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)
Ms. Alexandra Kriegsheim
AKriegsheim@unfccc.int
Climate resilient transport infrastructure for sustainable trade, tourism and development in SIDS
With coastal hazards for SIDS critical transport infrastructure projected to increase significantly under climate change, the event will highlight the important nexus between climate, transport, trade, tourism and sustainable development and propose concrete actionable measures to address the challe

Speakers: Policymakers from SIDS (Caribbean, Indian Ocean, Pacific), technical experts (OECS Comm., CCCCC), Germany, UNCTAD, UNEP, UNFCCC, keynote speaker Lord N. Stern, TBC.
 
Tuesday,
10 Dec 2019
18:30—20:00
Room 6
SNV Netherlands Development Organisation (SNV)
Ms. Rianne Teule
rteule@snv.org
+31 6 28833207
Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation EU-ACP (CTA)
Mr. Oluyede Ajayi
Ajayi@cta.int
+31 31 7467108
Business opportunities in climate action
Accelerated investments are needed to close the gap in adaptation and mitigation financing. This event presents successful business cases in climate action, to stimulate private sector and blended financing and innovation in inclusive development, to increase resilience while minimising emissions.

Speakers: We will show examples to lever (co-)investments in ecosystem-based adaptation, climate-smart agriculture, energy access and water infrastructure. Mr. Andrew Johnstone, Climate Fund Managers Ms. Susan Cantella, SNV Mr. Olu Ajayi, CCAFS-CTA Representative WWF (F) Representative FMO
 
Wednesday,
11 Dec 2019
11:30—13:00
Room 1
Asian Development Bank (ADB)
Ms. Amelita de Dios
adedios@adb.org
+2 63 6324444
Community Resilience Partnership Program: Scaling up Investments in Local Adaptation
Introduce the Community Resilience Partnership Program, aimed at supporting governments in Asia-Pacific region to scale up investments in adaptation through pro-poor development approaches.

Speakers: Representatives from •ADB •Government representatives •International Institute for Environment and Development, and •Global Center on Adaptation
 
Wednesday,
11 Dec 2019
11:30—13:00
Room 2
Fundación Fondo Centroamericano de Mujeres (FCAM)
Ms. Claudia Samcam
claudia@fcmujeres.org
+591 78 762077
Global South women and young feminist meet the climate crisis: alternatives, solutions and narrative
Diverse Global South women and young feminists face the climate crisis with alternatives, solutions, and narratives that lead towards a systemic change based on equity and justice. The session will share how intersectionality deepens the common visions for environmental and social justice.

Speakers: Speakers are women and young feminists who are members of women organizations and journalists who with diverse approaches and areas, work in community-led solutions and initiatives to address the impacts of climate change, with a perspective of systemic change and gender justice.
 
Wednesday,
11 Dec 2019
11:30—13:00
Room 3
Women's Earth and Climate Caucus (WECC)
Ms. Wyolah Garden
wyolah@wecaninternational.org
+1 415 7222083
California College of the Arts (CCA)
Ms. Wyolah Garden
wyolah@wecaninternational.org
+1 415 2083
Ithaca College
Ms. Wyolah Garden
wyolah@wecaninternational.org
+1 415 7222083
The Gaia Foundation
Ms. Wyolah Garden
wyolah@wecaninternational.org
+1 415 7222083
Women for Climate Justice Leading Solutions on the Frontlines of Climate Change
Grassroots and Indigenous women leaders, and representatives of international organizations, will address solutions based in a climate justice framework, including forest and biodiversity protection, Indigenous rights, agro-ecology, fossil fuel resistance, and protection of women land defenders.

Speakers: Sônia Guajajara (Brazil); Carmen Capriles (Bolivia); Ruth Nyambura (Kenya); Indigenous representative from Mujeres Amazónicas Defensoras de la Selva (Ecuador); Osprey Orielle Lake (USA); and others to be announced.
 
Wednesday,
11 Dec 2019
11:30—13:00
Room 4
Sustainable Amazonas Foundation (FAS)
Sra. Gabriela Passos Sampaio
gabriela.sampaio@fas-amazonas.org
+55 92 992350035
Institute for Conservation and Sustainable Development of Amazonas (IDESAM)
Mr. Pedro Soares
pedro.soares@idesam.org.br
+55 92 991612160
Environmental services in practice: lessons learned and perspectives from the state of Amazonas
The event aims to present the strategies developed by the Amazonas state in contributing to achieving the Brazilian NDC, such as its REDD+ system program, that aims to establish public and private partnerships, including carbon markets to leveraging investments for forests and local communities.

Speakers: Eduardo Taveira – State Secretary of Environment of Amazonas/Brazil, Virgilio Viana – General Director of Sustainable Amazonas Foundation, Pedro Soares – Manager of Climate Change and REDD+ - Idesam, Rosana Della Mea – representative of Althelia Climate Fund, Representative – KfW development
 
Wednesday,
11 Dec 2019
11:30—13:00
Room 5
International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA)
Ms. Claire Kiss
ckiss@irena.org
+49 1 611325751
NDCs in the Time of Energy Transition
The session will discuss successful examples of renewable energy strategies that meet climate objectives aligned with the 1.5°C pathway.

Speakers: Combination of governments and private and public sectors.
 
Wednesday,
11 Dec 2019
11:30—13:00
Room 6
International Tropical Timber Organization (ITTO)
Mr. Hwan-ok Ma
ma@itto.int
+81 45 2231110
Forestry and Forest Products Research Institute (FFPRI)
Mr. Tamotsu Sato
climate@ffpri.affrc.go.jp
+81 29 8298222
Global Green Supply Chains as a forest-based solution to CC and biodiversity in the tropics
Incentive mechanisms to promote global green supply chains in the tropics are critical to increase forest-based solutions in CC mitigation and adaptation. Sustainable supply of goods and ecosystem services provided by tropical forests are essential to economic development and to the environment.

Speakers: Dr G. Dieterle (Executive Director, ITTO, Japan), FAO (tbc), Dr T. Sato (FFPRI, Japan), Dr J. Blaser (Bern Univ, Switzerland), Mr C. Alberto Pineda (Vice Minister, MoE, Honduras) Mrs I. Namikawa (forest sustainability at Klabin, Brazil), Mr J. Armas (ED, AIDER, Peru), IUCN (tbc)
 
Wednesday,
11 Dec 2019
13:15—14:45
Room 1
Cabo Verde
Mr. Antonio Palazuelos Prieto
apalazue2@gmail.com
+238 976 3895
Commission de l'ocean Indien (COI)
Ms. Gina Bonne
gina.bonne@coi-ioc.org
+230 5 9194835
Sao Tome and Principe
Mr. Dynka Amorim dos Santos
dynkaamorim@gmail.com
+351 926 7149
World Ocean Council (WOC)
Mr. Paul Holthus
paul.holthus@oceancouncil.org
+1 808 2779008
SIDS leadership on ocean, climate and SDGs, advancing adaptation and private sector engagement
Global Action for Climate Change Adaptation

Speakers: 1. Josefa Sacko, Commissioner, African Union 2. African SIDS ministers: Cabo Verde, Comoros, Guinea-Bissau, Mauritius, Seychelles, S. Tome & Principe 3. Shamila Nair-bedouelle, Assistant Director General UNESCO 4. ECOWAS Representative 5. GCF Representative 6. African Development Bank 7. UN
 
Wednesday,
11 Dec 2019
13:15—14:45
Room 2
International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC)
Mr. Emanuel Boscardin
emanuel.boscardin@ifrc.org
+41 79 5597086
Bringing together COP 25 and the 33rd International Conference of the Red Cross and Red Crescent
The humanitarian impacts of climate change call for stronger exchange between the climate and humanitarian communities. The temporal overlap of COP25 and the 33rd International Conference of the Red Cross and Red Crescent offers a key opportunity to foster this dialogue and promote mutual learning.

Speakers: Maarten Van Aalst, RCRC Climate Centre (possible moderator in GVA) Pablo Suarez, RCRC Climate Centre (possible Moderator in Chile) IFRC SG / President (in Switzerland) Government Representatives both in Geneva and Santiago Representatives of RCRC National Societies
 
Wednesday,
11 Dec 2019
13:15—14:45
Room 3
GenderCC - Women for Climate Justice e.V. (GenderCC)
Ms. Sarah Louis Montgomery
s.louismontgomery@gendercc.net
+49 30 21980088
Equidad de Género Ciudadanía Trabajo y Familia (Equidad)
Ms. LUISA EMILIA REYES ZUNIGA
emilia@equidad.org.mx
+52 55 54109398
Fundación Despacio
Ms. Marina Moscoso
marina@despacio.org
+57 1 7443153
Gender-responsive urban climate policies and NDCs
The event will present lessons-learnt from assessing the gender responsiveness of climate change policies and discuss recommendations, both for the local/urban and national levels (NDCs). We will focus on Mexico and present cases of partner organisations from India, Indonesia and South Africa.

Speakers: Emilia Reyes (Mexico, Equidad de Genero), Representative (Mexican National Government), Gotelind Alber (Germany, GenderCC), Kalyani Raj (India, All India Womens Conference), Ndivile Mokoena (South Africa, GenderCC), Marina Moscoso (Women In Motion Initiative).
 
Wednesday,
11 Dec 2019
13:15—14:45
Room 4
Secretariat of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)
Mr. Vladimir Hecl
vhecl@unfccc.int
+0 0 1393
Technology Needs Assessments linkages with Nationally Determined Contributions
TBC

Speakers: TBC
 
Wednesday,
11 Dec 2019
13:15—14:45
Room 5
United Nations
Ms. Nadine Salame
salame1@un.org
+0 0 1646251970
Accelerating the energy transformation in support of sustainable development and the Paris Agreement
This high-level side event will focus on initiatives and action platforms that could have a significant impact towards achieving SDG7 goals and helps close the access gap in a sustainable way, with special regard to innovative technological solutions.

Speakers: "Mr. Liu Zhenmin, Under-Secretary-General, UN DESA. Mr. Achim Steiner, Administrator, UNDP Ms. Inger Andersen, Executive Director, UN Environment Programme and Under-Secretary-General, United Nations Mr Li Yong, Director General, UNIDO Director General, IAEA Fang Liu, Secretary General
 
Wednesday,
11 Dec 2019
15:00—16:30
Room 1
Green Climate Fund (GCF)
Mr. Martin Rabbia
mrabbia@gcfund.org
+10 4458 6446
GCF-1: Raising Ambition, Empowering Action
This event presents the outcomes of the first GCF replenishment process, alongside its goals and programming strategy as it enters the GCF-1 period. GCF will share how it intends to leverage the resources pledged to support developing countries in raising their ambition for climate action.

Speakers: Yannick Glemarec (GCF ED); Patricia Espinosa (UNFCCC Executive Secretary-TBC); Carolina Schmidt (Chile COP 25 President-TBC); and ministers
 
Wednesday,
11 Dec 2019
15:00—16:30
Room 2
Global Water Partnership Organisation (GWPO)
Ms. Anjali Lohani
anjali.lohani@gwp.org
+46 76 6778641
Increasing Ambition for Water in NAP implementation and NDC delivery: Accessing Climate Finance
What can countries do – better, faster, with broader ownership – to build resilience via water? In 2018-2019, 77 countries in Africa, Asia, Med, LAC shared experiences and explored opportunities for preparing water projects supported by GCF and other climate funds. We discuss insights and lessons.

Speakers: GCF National Designated Authorities, GCF regional and national accredited entities, UNFCCC focal points, Water Ministries, Continental Partner Organizations
 
Wednesday,
11 Dec 2019
15:00—16:30
Room 3
United Nations
Ms. Verona Collantes
verona.collantes@unwomen.org
+1 1 9172393559
Gender equality initiative at the SG’s Climate Action Summit:Examples and evidence of implementation
Evidence and examples, including existing good practices, implementing the gender equality initiative presented at the SG’s Climate Action Summit.

Speakers: Governments (Chile, Spain, Peru, Costa Rica, Finland, etc.); Representatives from beneficiaries of programmes supported by UN entities; youth; financial mechanisms; civil society organizations
 
Wednesday,
11 Dec 2019
15:00—16:30
Room 5
El Salvador
Ms. Jessica Laguardia
jlaguardia@marn.gob.sv
+503 7922 1725
Comisión Centroamericana de Ambiente y Desarrollo (CCAD)
Mr. Salvador Ernesto Nieto Carcamo
snieto@sica.int
+503 503 22488843
Strategic Framework and Action Plan of SICA Region for achieving its AFOLU carbon neutrality goal
The strategic alignment of all regional plans and initiatives in the AFOLU sector, to enhance its regional mitigation and adaptation ambition, towards a carbon neutrality in this sector, by 2040. This includes the presentation of the MRV System to monitor the progress and fulfillment of the goal.

Speakers: Ministers of Environment of the SICA Region
 
Wednesday,
11 Dec 2019
15:00—16:30
Room 6
Secretariat of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)
Ms. Claribelle Poujol
cpoujol@unfccc.int
+0 0 1945
RMP Food and Climate Nexus The Planetary Health Diet
The Planetary Health Diet and current solutions for 1.5C compatible diets.A presentation of the EAT-Lancet Commission Report and the Planetary Health Diet.
 
Wednesday,
11 Dec 2019
16:45—18:15
Room 1
Andorra
Ms. rosalaura romeo
rosalaura.romeo@fao.org
+39 6 57055961
Asociación Civil Oikos (OIKOS)
Mr. Eric Chavez
echavez@oikos.pe
+52 33 16369202
Georgia
Ms. antonella sorrentino
antonella.sorrentino@fao.org
+39 6 57055961
Jamaica
Mr. giorgio grussu
giorgio.grussu@fao.org
+39 6 57055961
Building resilience of mountain communities: data and science for policy action
On International Mountain Day the event will focus on scientific evidence about the risks and opportunities facing people living in mountainous regions. Participants will discuss findings and how to translate data and science into specific policies, strategies, and actions.

Speakers: Representatives from governments, international agencies and major groups that are members of Mountain Partnership. Country delegates, scientists, practitioners, and other stakeholders will present solutions and mechanisms to address shared priorities under UNFCCC and other international processes
 
Wednesday,
11 Dec 2019
16:45—18:15
Room 2
Practical Action
Mr. Sunil Acharya
Sunil.Acharya@practicalaction.org.np
+977 1 4423632
Clean Energy Nepal (CEN)
Mr. Shankar Sharma
shankar@cen.org.np
+977 1 5538660
Nepal
Mr. Maheshwar Dhakal
maheshwar.dhakal@gmail.com
+977 9851 142405
Prakriti Resources Centre (PRC)
Mr. Raju Pandit Chhetri
raju@prc.org.np
+977 0 9841184488
Loss and Damage in South Asia: Towards an Inclusive Assessment and Action
South Asia is extremely vulnerable to climate change and resulting loss and damage. The session will bring together practitioners and scientists from across the region to deliberate ongoing examples of inclusive assessment methodology and approaches and actions to address loss and damage.

Speakers: Speakers will include representatives from parties, experts and practitioners Ms. Vositha Wijenayake, SlyCAN Trust, Sri Lanka Mr. Raju Chhetri, PRC, Nepal Mr. Colin McQuistan, Practical Action, UK
 
Wednesday,
11 Dec 2019
16:45—18:15
Room 3
Asociación Interamericana para la Defensa del Ambiente (AIDA)
Sra. Florencia Ortuzar
fortuzar@aida-americas.org
+56 9 733353135
LINGO e.V.
Mr. Kjell Kühne
kjell.kuehne@gmail.com
+52 967 1053425
Decarbonization in Latinamerica – from extraction to burning
Many countries still depend on coal because of the economic relevance of the mining industry or because of its burning for energy. Such are the cases of Colombia and Chile, respectively. This event will present a regional view of the problem, presenting alternative paths towards a just transition.

Speakers: Gabriela Burdiles-FIMA: coal & human rights; Cristina Lux -Defensoría Ambiental: burning coal in Chile; Rosa Mateus-CAJAR: extraction of coal in Colombia; Josefina Correa-Greenpeace: the path to a just transition. Moderator: Astrid Puentes -AIDA
 
Wednesday,
11 Dec 2019
16:45—18:15
Room 4
UNEP - Finance Initiative (UNEP FI)
Mr. Kai Remco Fischer
kai.fischer@un.org
+41 76 5063059
Climate Policy Initiative, Inc (CPI)
Ms. Elysha Davila
elysha@cpisf.org
+1 415 7283613
Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI)
Ms. Denali Hussin
dhussin@rmi.org
+1 413 6587897
Aligning Financial Systems with the Paris Agreement – The Pathway to 1.5C
Convened by UNEP FI and partners leading banks and investors are targeting net-zero emissions by 2050, striving for a 1.5C world and driving GHG emissions reductions in the real economy. But what will it take - from private and public actors alike - for such leadership to become a new normal?

Speakers: Senior representatives of: - Financial regulators and ministries - UN Environment - Banks and institutional investors committed to aligning with the Paris Agreement - Civil society partners from 2di, WWF, and M2020
 
Wednesday,
11 Dec 2019
16:45—18:15
Room 5
Guatemala
Ms. Jenny Vásquez
jvasquez@marn.gob.gt
+502 502 24230500
Mom Loves Taiwan Association
Mr. How chang Wang
tom884815@gmail.com
+886 0 953260269
Acciones climáticas de Guatemala para el cumplimiento del Acuerdo de París -NDC- y su actualización
Guatemala presentará los avances que ha realizado en materia de su Contribución Nacionalmente Determinada y los proyectos que han aportado al país para el cumplimiento ante la CMNUCC

Speakers: Sr. Alfonso Alonzo, Ministro de MARN Sr. Carlos Ramos, Viceministro de MARN Sra. Silvia Zuñiga, Directora de CC
 
Wednesday,
11 Dec 2019
16:45—18:15
Room 6
Norway
Ms. Elise Christensen
Elise.Christensen@kld.dep.no
+47 22 245875
Colombia
Ms. Maria Lemos
maria.lemos@cancilleria.gov.co
+57 1 3814000
WWF (WWF)
Ms. Mandy Jean Woods
mwoods@wwfint.org
+49 1511 8854162
Colombia, Germany, Norway and the UK strengthen coalition to tackle deforestation in Colombia
Colombia, Germany, Norway and UK will announce the renewal of their commitments in support of Colombia's efforts to combat deforestation, showing the vital role of forests to reach the goals of the Paris agreement and the importance of implementing ambitious policies and international partnerships.

Speakers: Ricardo José Lozano, Minister of Environment, Colombia, Svenja Schulze, Minister of Environment and Nature Conservation, Germany, Ola Elvestuen, Minister of Climate and Environment, Norway, Lord Ian Duncan, Minister of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, UK and Manuel Pulgar Vidal, WWF
 
Wednesday,
11 Dec 2019
18:30—20:00
Room 1
Secretariat of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)
Ms. Selamawit Wubet
swubet@unfccc.int
+0 0 1386
High-level forum on climate finance involving ministers/senior officials from regions involved in ne
TBC

Speakers: TBC -5-
 
Wednesday,
11 Dec 2019
18:30—20:00
Room 2
Austria
Mr. Matthias Jurek
matthias.jurek@unvienna.org
+43 699 14594326
International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD)
Mr. Bhaskar Singh Karky
bkarky@icimod.org
+977 9 851072991
Permanent Secretariat of the Alpine Convention (Alpine Convention)
Ms. Nathalie Morelle
nathalie.morelle@alpconv.org
+43 512 58858939
From Andes to Alps and other mountains: Elevating regional cooperation on monitoring and cca
The world’s mountain regions are facing similar challenges in terms of monitoring and adaptation action, which provides opportunities for cooperation and knowledge exchange.This event gathers representatives of various mountains and will feature the launch of the SDCfunded global mountain programme.

Speakers: - Representative of Andes: Chile/ Ecuador - Representative of Caucasus - Representative of East Africa - Representative of Himalayas: Nepal - Representative of Alpine region: Austria/Alpine Climate Board - Representative of Carpathian Keynotes by SDC, MRI and UNEP
 
Wednesday,
11 Dec 2019
18:30—20:00
Room 3
United Nations
Ms. Julia Wolf
Julia.Wolf@fao.org
+0 0 3906570520
SDG 12: Enhancing Climate Solutions through Sustainable Food Systems
The transformation of global food systems is key towards achieving Sustainable Development Goals. The Panel discussion will focus on holistic diagnostic approaches, building effective partnerships and example of practical solutions, to spin the transformative wheel of sustainable food systems.

Speakers: "• UN entities key speakers (DG or deputy DG) • Government (Prime Ministers or Ministers of Agriculture) • Private sector representatives (CEO or CSR team leaders) • Civil society representatives (Head of the organisation) Sector associations or chambers of commerce (Head of the organization)
 
Wednesday,
11 Dec 2019
18:30—20:00
Room 4
Secretariat of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)
Mr. Alejandro Kilpatrick
akilpatrick@unfccc.int
+0 0 1764
Support initiative for climate action enhancement - CAEP
The NDC Partnership launched the Climate Action Enhancement Package (CAEP) as an initiative to support climate action enhancement

Speakers: TBC
 
Wednesday,
11 Dec 2019
18:30—20:00
Room 6
New Zealand
Ms. Tatiana Kondruchina
tatiana.kondruchina@mail.ru
+7 933 9922931
Centro Agronómico Tropical de Investigación y Enseñanza (CATIE)
Mr. Muhammad Ibrahim
dgcatie@catie.ac.cr
+201 5582201 5062558220
Advancing climate action in agriculture and food
Launch of a new paper promoting ambitious & directed inclusion of agriculture and food systems in enhanced NDCs. High-level speakers (state, IGOs & NGOs) will stress that resilient, efficient and productive food systems create multiple benefits over the long-term, incl. for adaptation & mitigation

Speakers: Climate and Clean Air Coalition (female) WRI (female) Oxfam (male) Nigeria (female) New Zealand (female) Costa Rica (female) FAO (male) Uruguay (male)
 
Thursday,
12 Dec 2019
11:30—13:00
Room 1
Asociación Ambiente y Sociedad (AAS)
Sra. Angelica Beltran Guerrero
angelica.beltran@ambienteysociedad.org.co
+57 1 3144454166
National Wildlife Federation (NWF)
Mr. David Burns
burnsd@nwf.org
+1 202 7976612
Rainforest Foundation Norway (RFN)
Mr. Torbjørn Gjefsen
torbjorn@rainforest.no
+47 0 97016842
Transparency and ambition in NDCs. A view from AFOLU and Bioenergy.
AFOLU sector presents great opportunities to increase NDC ambition. NGOs from Indonesia and Peru present proposals. Transparency on NDCs is approached by researches on the impact of change of deforestation baseline in Colombia and the impact of use of biomass energy and missing emissions globally

Speakers: Monica Camacho: RainForest Norway Anggalia Putri Permatasari: Yayasan Madani Berkelanjutan.(Indonesia) Jason Funk PhD:Land Use & Climate Knowledge Initiative (USA) Rocio Jara: Derecho Ambiente y Recursos Naturales (Perú) Angelica Beltran: Asociación Ambiente y Sociedad (Colombia
 
Thursday,
12 Dec 2019
11:30—13:00
Room 2
United Nations
Ms. Julia Wolf
Julia.Wolf@fao.org
+0 0 3906570520
Linking the Science and Climate Change Actions for a World Free of Hunger, Malnutrition and Poverty
IPCC SR highlights climate change impacts on food security and poverty. This event will showcase biodiversity-friendly examples of the adaptation, resilience and risk-reduction responses that can be undertaken to address climate change for a world free of hunger, malnutrition and poverty.

Speakers: Heads of RBA, Country Ministers, IPCC
 
Thursday,
12 Dec 2019
11:30—13:00
Room 3
PUSH Sweden
Mr. Adam Leckius
internationell@pushsverige.se
Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights, Gender and Climate Change Resilience
Through universal access to sexual and reproductive health and rights, climate-resilient health systems, better data on vulnerability and improved emergency preparedness and response, the Programme of Action of the International Conference on Population and Development advances climate resilience.

Speakers: Representatives of: Government of the Seychelles, Government of Malawi Youth representative, Government of Switzerland [or other global north country], UNFPA high level official Academic expert on sexual and reproductive health, health systems and climate change
 
Thursday,
12 Dec 2019
11:30—13:00
Room 4
Plant for the Planet Foundation (Plant for the Planet)
Mr. Chiagozie Udeh
chiagozie.udeh94@gmail.com
+234 706 4601098
Global Marshall Plan Foundation
Ms. Yugratna Srivastava
yugratna@gmail.com
+91 78605 71707
Plant-for-the-Planet
Trees: Planting a Trillion with Plant-for-the-Planet App Plant-for-the-Planet App is a simple & fun way to plant trees. It's a solution put forward by the UN Environment to solve the climate crisis as a part of UN Decade of Ecosystem Restoration.The App redefines transparency of planting projects

Speakers: Executive Director of the UN Environment or Tim Christophersen US Parliamentarian (TBC) Greta Thunberg (TBC) Japan (TBC) Australia (TBC)
 
Thursday,
12 Dec 2019
11:30—13:00
Room 5
Office International de la Viande (IMS)
Mr. Hsin Huang
hsin.huang@meat-ims.org
+33 0 614681936
International Dairy Federation (FIL-IDF)
Ms. Caroline Emond
dg@fil-idf.org
+32 2 3256740
Livestock Environmental Assessment and Performance Partnership (FAO LEAP) Approach for NDCs
LEAP builds consensus on technical assessment of environmental performance of feed and livestock supply chains, e.g. water scarcity footprint, productivity & management. LEAP can be used to meet NDCs. Stakeholders: private sector, governments, NGOs/CSOs. FAO is the convenor hosting the Secretariat.

Speakers: Camillo de Camillis, FAO LEAP Manager Caroline Emond,Director General, IDF Alexandra de Athayde, Executive Director IFIF Fernando Gil, INAC, Uruguay Xin Yu, WWF China Pierre Barrucand, Actalia, France Natalia Jones, Consorcio Lechero, Chile Pablo Frere, Coordinator Pastoamerica
 
Thursday,
12 Dec 2019
11:30—13:00
Room 6
Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB)
Mr. Romain Weikmans
romain.weikmans@ulb.ac.be
+32 476 449791
Brown University - Watson Institute
Ms. Danielle Falzon
danielle.falzon@gmail.com
+1 516 2325158
Environmental Management for Livelihood Improvement Bwaise Facility (EMLI Bwaise Facility)
Mr. Robert Bakiika
bakiika@gmail.com
+256 78 2643315
Climate finance: Where are we ten years after the Copenhagen pledges?
This side event will take stock of the first ten years of international climate finance for mitigation and adaptation in developing countries after the Copenhagen US$ 100 billion promise. It will also outline future perspectives for climate finance.

Speakers: - Carola Klöck (Sciences Po Paris, France) (TBC) - Danielle Falzon (Brown University, United States of America) - Mizan Khan (ICCCAD, Bangladesh) (TBC) - Romain Weikmans (Université Libre de Bruxelles / Free University of Brussels, Belgium) - Rebecca Thissen (CNCD-11.11.11, Belgium) (TBC)
 
Thursday,
12 Dec 2019
13:15—14:45
Room 1
United Nations
Ms. Nadine Salame
salame1@un.org
+0 0 1646251970
Strengthening Synergies, Accelerating Ambition
The high-level side event will focus on how best to leverage policies, programmes, multi-stakeholder action and partnerships to advance the SDGs, Paris Agreement, Sendai Framework for DRR and other global frameworks to maximize co-benefits and leave no one behind.

Speakers: Representatives from UN system, goverments and others including: Under-Secretary-General, UN DESA; Deputy Executive Secretary, UNFCCC; Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Disas-ter Risk Reduction, UNDRR; Government representatives; Multi-stakeholder representatives
 
Thursday,
12 Dec 2019
13:15—14:45
Room 2
Global Environmental Institute (GEI)
Ms. Lin Ji
linji@geichina.org
+86 10 85325910
Nature-based Solutions-Mangrove Conservation and Zero Deforestation Agricultural Production as Cases
Policy and practice sharing on mangrove conservation and zero deforestation agricultural & forestry supply chain as cases of providing nature-based climate solutions; promoting dialogues between interest parties and seeking methods and cooperation in promoting NBS among China, Latin America and EU.

Speakers: The event will invite key policymakers, research institutions, private sector and CSOs from China, Latin America and EU. Speakers may include: China's Special Representative on Climate Change, UK Government, COFCO International, Brazilian Coalition on Climate, Forests and Agriculture, etc.
 
Thursday,
12 Dec 2019
13:15—14:45
Room 4
Institute de Recherche pour le Développement (IRD)
Ms. Nathalie Benarrosh
nathalie.benarrosh@ird.fr
+33 6 645364905
Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS)
Ms. AGATHE EUZEN
Agathe.EUZEN@cnrs-dir.fr
+33 6 635387569
Chile
Ms. Gabriela Soto Nilo
gsoton@odepa.gob.cl
+56 2 223973054
Science and Territories : which synergies to combat climate change
The side event will present local initiatives involving researchers and local actors to design and evaluate adaptation solutions in Europe, Africa and Latin America facing climate change impacts, with a focus on approaches, methodologies and tools to identify vulnerabilities of territories

Speakers: Jhan Carlo Espinoza, IRD, review editor in IPCC SR on Land Use Agathe Euzen, CNRS,Deputy director at Institute of Ecology and Environment Valeria Hernandez, IRD, IRD task force on climate Benjamin Sultan, IRD, co chair IRD task force on climate Carolina Vera; UBA, Vice-Chair, IPCC WG
 
Thursday,
12 Dec 2019
13:15—14:45
Room 5
Federación Regional Indígena Shawi de San Martín (FERISHAM)
Mr. Marco Lescano
marcolescano@gmail.com
+51 1 995122142
Federación de Pueblos Indígenas Kechwas de la Región de San Martín (FEPIKRESAM)
Mr. Marco Lescano
marcolescano@gmail.com
+51 1 995122142
Amazonian destruction and indigenous climate ambition to increase NDCs
Stop Amazonian destruction, with the indigenous climatic ambition of Titling, Economy with the forest, Full Life Plan, Redd + Indigenous, Women and Adaptation, Indigenous Climate Platform, Minga NDC, for greater reduction of greenhouse gases and improve the ER-PD and its false "Green agribusiness"

Speakers: Amazonian indigenous leaders, academics, specialized media, government of Peru, donor countries, environmentalists and UN and multilateral agencies
 
Thursday,
12 Dec 2019
13:15—14:45
Room 6
United States of America
Ms. Hannah Lyons
lyonshj2@state.gov
+1 202 6471555
Midwest Research Institute/National Renewable Energy Laboratory (MRI/NREL)
Mr. Ron Benioff
ron.benioff@nrel.gov
+1 303 9083849
U.S. Side Event
U.S. Side Event

Speakers: TBD
 
Thursday,
12 Dec 2019
15:00—16:30
Room 1
International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements (IFOAM)
Mr. Gábor Figeczky
g.figeczky@ifoam.bio
+49 1575 6925021
Biovision - Foundation for Ecological Development (BV)
Mr. Martin Herren
m.herren@biovision.ch
+8 8000 4179569164
Regeneration International* (RI)
Ms. Ercilia Sahores
ercilia@regenerationinternational.org
+52 55 62577901
Shinji Shumeikai (Shumei)
Ms. Brianne Chai-Onn
bchaionn@yahoo.com
+1 917 2576662
Transforming Our Food System to Support Natural Carbon Sinks
Transforming our food system is key to increasing soil carbon and reducing ocean acidification to combat climate change. Learn how farmers, pastoralists, marine biologists, scientists and food advocates are collaborating in new ways to regenerate ecosystems to meet the Paris Agreement and the SDGs.

Speakers: Baron Orr, UNCCD; Precious Phirri, Regeneration International; Martin Herren, Biovision; Daniela Ibarra, Savory Institute; Barbara Hachipuka Banda, Zambia Natural Agriculture Project; Gábor Figeczky, IFOAM - Organics International, Cristina Tirado, IUNS; Francisco Cornejo Soms, Chilean farmer
 
Thursday,
12 Dec 2019
15:00—16:30
Room 2
Georgetown University
Ms. Joanna Lewis
jil9@georgetown.edu
+1 202 6877284
Université de Montréal (UdeM)
Mr. Mark Purdon
mark.purdon@iqcarbone.org
+1 514 4767414
Subnational Efforts to Reduce Transportation Emissions in North America
Approaches by U.S. states and Canadian provinces to reduce transportation emissions. Speakers are from states and provinces such as Calif., New York, Maryland, Mass. and Quebec, and regional initiatives such as the Transportation & Climate Initiative and the Western Climate Initiative.

Speakers: Vicki Arroyo (Georgetown Climate Center); Christine Kirby (Massachusetts); Basil Seggos/Jared Snyder (New York); Mary Nichols (California); Ben Grumbles (Maryland); and Chris Davis (Washington); Mark Purdon (IQCarbone).
 
Thursday,
12 Dec 2019
15:00—16:30
Room 3
German Development Institute (DIE - Bonn)
Mr. Alexander Knabe
alexander.knabe@die-gdi.de
+49 228 94927301
ACT Alliance - Action by Churches Together (ACT Alliance)
Mr. Isaiah Toroitich
ikt@actalliance.org
+41 798 257899
Bread for the World (BfdW)
Ms. Sabine Minninger
sabine.minninger@brot-fuer-die-welt.de
+49 30 652111817
Breaking new ground: Advancing Loss and Damage governance and finance mechanisms
This event will provide a unique opportunity to explore pathways to advance existing Loss and Damage governance and finance mechanisms. Participants will further discuss linkages between loss and damage policy choices and the long-term goals of the Paris Agreement and the 2030 Agenda.

Speakers: Alpha Kalonga (WIM ExCom, Guinea)(tbc); Ariadna Anisimov (IDDRI); Christoph von Stechow (WIM ExCom & BMZ, Germany)(tbc); Le-Anne Roper (WIM ExCom, Jamaica)(tbc); Mariya Aleksandrova (DIE); Reinhard Mechler (IIASA) (tbc); Rudelmar Bueno de Faria (ACT Alliance); Sabine Minninger (Bread for the World)
 
Thursday,
12 Dec 2019
15:00—16:30
Room 4
Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC)
Ms. Nina M Birkeland
nina.birkeland@nrc.no
+41 79 7579439
Arab Network for Environment and Development (RAED)
Mr. Emad Adly
info@raednetwork.org
+2 100 1437405
Oxford Climate Policy
Mr. Benito Mueller
benito.mueller@philosophy.ox.ac.uk
+0 44 7876566975
Université de Liège (ULg)
Ms. Caroline Zickgraf
caroline.zickgraf@uliege.be
+32 477 572785
Displacement, human mobility and climate change
The event will focus on progress since Paris to better address climate related displacement: • Work under the UNFCCC, including the WIM Task Force on Displacement and its recommendations adopted at COP24 • From global commitments to action • Synergies with other processes

Speakers: Representatives from France, Bangladesh and Fiji, Platform on Disaster Displacement, UNMGCY, NRC, RAED, Hugo Obervatory. NRC
 
Thursday,
12 Dec 2019
15:00—16:30
Room 5
Instituto Ethos de Empresas e Responsabilidade Social (Ethos)
Ms. Flávia Resende
fresende@ethos.org.br
+55 11 989816730
Brazil
Ms. LIGIA LEITE SOARES
ligial@itaipu.gov.br
+55 45 35205891
CBMC: A Brazilian Coalition for Climate Action
Engaging Brazilian private and public sectors in adaptation and mitigation actions is crucial to achieve the Paris Agreement goals, especially considering current challenges in Brazil. This side event will present Recife's Declaration which reinforces "we are still in" in the Paris Agreement

Speakers: Caio Magri (President at Ethos Institute), Alfredo Sirkis (President at Centro Brasil no Clima), Inamara Melo (State of Pernambuco), Mauricio Voivodic (Director at WWF Brazil) and Cassia Moraes (Youth Climate Leaders)
 
Thursday,
12 Dec 2019
16:45—18:15
Room 1
Green Economics Institute (GEI)
Ms. Miriam Kennet
Greeneconomicsinstitute@yahoo.com
+4 1189 845194
Amazónicos por la Amazonía Association (AMPA)
Sra. Rosa Karina Pinasco Vela
kpinasco@gmail.com
+51 0 995306796
Fondation BNP Paribas (Fondation BNP Paribas)
Ms. Emilie Chen
emilie.chen@bnpparibas.com
+33 33 664193277
Freie Universität Berlin (FUB)
Mr. Oliver Lah
oliver.lah@fu-berlin.de
+4 157 33181562
titled "Our house is burning. Scientific effective targeting to put out the fire"
This side event explores the causes and causers of climate change and spots the most important aspects to enhance ambition not just to mitigate but to stop the rot and put out the fires. Exposing the worst practises and examining the best most likely to put out the fires.

Speakers: Saving the arctic agneta granstroem indigenous sami Saving africa anjikwi mschalbwana nigeria Saving the amazon prof maria madi brazil Saving economics miriam kennet Saving india prof abassi Saving the world michelle gale Saving chile mark driver
 
Thursday,
12 Dec 2019
16:45—18:15
Room 2
Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES)
Mr. Tomohiko Hattori
hattori@iges.or.jp
+81 46 8747604
Greenhouse Gas Management Institute (GHGMI)
Ms. Molly White
molly.white@ghginstitute.org
+1 406 4063965490
Enhancing the transparency framework by linking multiple approaches and actors
Capacity building is crucial for enhancing the transparency framework, thus requires multiple approaches and actors. The event presents several of diverse initiatives and discusses how they can be linked and complement each other to support the overall capacity building of developing countries.

Speakers: Prof. Kazuhiko Takeuchi (IGES President), Kentaro Tamura, Tomohiko Hattori (IGES researcher), Representative of Ministry of the Environment, Japan, Representatives of developing countries, GIZ [Tentative speakers list]
 
Thursday,
12 Dec 2019
16:45—18:15
Room 3
Nordic Folkecenter for Renewable Energy (NFVE)
Mr. Daniele Pagani
dp@folkecenter.dk
+39 345 4499450
Abibimman Foundation (AF)
Mr. Kenneth Amoateng
kamoateng@gmail.com
+233 244 244023651
Climate Change Center (CCC)
Ms. Hyeji Shin
shinhj@climatechangecenter.kr
+82 2 7664352
Green Technology, green business, education and local ownership: the road to achieving the SDGs
From clean cooking stoves to solar powered schools: a journey through three continents to show what can the combination of education, local ownership, renewable energy and sustainable business achieve, both for developing countries and for the industrialized world.

Speakers: Speakers will be experts with years/decades of experience in the field of sustainable energy, community development, education and business. Asia, Africa and Europe will be represented in the event, where a special attention on gender balance will be put.
 
Thursday,
12 Dec 2019
16:45—18:15
Room 4
Duke University
Mr. Kate Cobb
kate.cobb@duke.edu
+1 919 6138730
Research Institute of Innovative Technology for the Earth (RITE)
Mr. Haruo Kanaboshi
kanaboshi@rite.or.jp
+81 774 752302
Resources for the Future (RFF)
Ms. Kristin Hayes
hayes@rff.org
+1 202 3285033
Global Climate Change Policy
With the Katowice rulebook in place, transparency will inform the global stocktake. This will require analyses of countries’ policies and pledges. We will present new analyses relevant to the stocktake.

Speakers: Keigo Akimoto: RITE, Japan Joe Aldy: Harvard University, USA Max Tavoni: EIEE, Italy Billy Pizer: Duke University
 
Thursday,
12 Dec 2019
16:45—18:15
Room 5
Amazon Environmental Research Institute (IPAM)
Ms. Gabriela Savian
gabriela.savian@ipam.org.br
+55 61 996854938
The Future of the Brazilian Amazon: current scenarios and required policy shifts in a climate crisis
Deforestation and fires in the Amazon have attracted international attention in 2019. We will discuss the impacts of the Brazilian recent policies on its NDC, showing that the country needs significant changes towards a truly low-carbon economy, connected to conservation and economic development.

Speakers: Marina Piatto (IMAFLORA), Tasso Azevedo (Climate Observatory), Brenda Brito (Imazon), André Guimarães (Ipam), Brazilian Congress representative from the External Commission on Environmental Policies (TBC), Amazon Region Subnational government representative (TBC), Private Sector Representative (TBC)
 
Thursday,
12 Dec 2019
16:45—18:15
Room 6
International Solar Energy Society e.V. (ISES)
Ms. Jennifer McIntosh
mcintosh@ises.org
+49 761 4590645
International Hydropower Association (IHA)
Mr. Mathis Rogner
mathis.rogner@hydropower.org
+44 7827 334541
World Bioenergy Association (WBA)
Mr. Bharadwaj Kummamuru Venkata
bharadwaj.v.kummamuru@worldbioenergy.org
+4 76 7159785
World Wind Energy Association (WWEA)
Mr. Stefan Gsaenger
sg@wwindea.org
+49 228 24269800
Stronger Together: Showcasing Success of Renewable Energy Technologies Working Together
There is an urgency for all countries to develop more ambitious commitments in order to achieve the Paris goals. Renewables – solar, wind, biomass, hydro & geothermal – working together can strengthen national commitments to achieve a just and equitable transformation to a renewable energy future.

Speakers: Speakers will be representatives of the leading international renewable energy associations and experts working at different geographical levels in renewable energy deployment. Following the presentations, the panelists will discuss how to replicate and scale up these best practice cases.
 
Thursday,
12 Dec 2019
18:30—20:00
Room 1
National University of Singapore (NUS)
Ms. Melissa Low
esimlyx@nus.edu.sg
+65 0 65163080
Asian Institute of Technology (AIT)
Mr. Jonathan Brenes
jonathan@rrcap.ait.ac.th
+66 2 5246233
Guangzhou County Yuexiu District Climate and Environmental Protection Center * (CYCAN)
Mr. Jasper Zhang
zhanghaoran@cycan.org.cn
+86 10 64610203
TakingITGlobal (TIG)
Mr. Liam O'Doherty
liam@takingitglobal.org
+1 647 7173447
Increasing Climate Ambition through Capacity Building Among Youth and Educators
Climate change education is increasingly important in many countries. This side event is an opportunity to inspire and empower youth and educators to increase climate ambition at local and national levels through case studies from Singapore, China, the US and more.

Speakers: National University of Singapore; Oregon State University; Asia-Europe Environment Forum; The Centre for Global Education; TakingITGlobal Youth Association; Global Alliance of Universities on Climate; Tsinghua University; and China Youth Climate Action Network
 
Thursday,
12 Dec 2019
18:30—20:00
Room 2
United Nations
Mr. Ricci Symons
r.symons@ifad.org
+39 32 71826492
Finance for adaptation and its effective delivery in rural areas
This side event seeks to debate the future of climate finance in agriculture, including innovative ways to mobilise the required funds also for efficient use of the resources made available, and to highlight the potential of innovative risk financing mechanisms in building climate resilience

Speakers: Ministers, MDBs, RBA heads, finance specialists, private sector
 
Thursday,
12 Dec 2019
18:30—20:00
Room 3
United Nations
Mr. Abdoul Wahab Coulibaly
aw.coulibaly@unesco.org
+33 0 776751680
Learning for Climate Action: Implementing the Paris Agreement through Education, Training and Skills
This event discusses how a comprehensive approach to climate change education supports the implementation of the Paris Agreement, exploring good practices at all levels of learning and through climate-resilient education systems from around the world. It focuses on transformative action

Speakers: Representatives of Parties, UN Agencies and development partners; climate change education experts and practitioners; youth
 
Thursday,
12 Dec 2019
18:30—20:00
Room 4
United Nations
Ms. Isabelle Michal
michal@unhcr.org
+0 0 3361253075
Climate change and human mobility: responding to displacement and migration challenges
With increasing recognition of the importance of strengthening responses to displacement and human mobility related to the adverse effects of climate change, what effective, coordinated action by UN actors and their partners?

Speakers: ILO, IOM, OHCHR, PDD (tbd), UNHCR, UNU, WFP, WMO, Youth organization (tbd), Government representative from the Caribbean region (tbd)
 
Thursday,
12 Dec 2019
18:30—20:00
Room 5
Federación Nativa del Río Madre de Dios y Afluentes (FENAMAD)
Mr. Claudia Galvez Durand
claudia.galvezdurand@gmail.com
+51 1 997314342
Asociación Regional de Pueblos Indígenas de la Selva Central (ARPI-SC)
Mr. Roberto Espinoza
ayamtai08@gmail.com
+51 1 954115888
Amazon: Destruction and Indigenous Climate Ambition
Indigenous Peoples contribute to minimize the effects of climate change, through an strategy for strengthening governance based on Full Life Plans, Territory Surveillance and sustainable indigenous economy towards forest conservation.

Speakers: FENAMAD and ARPI Leaders and technical team. ONU REDD, RFN, WWF, RFUK.
 
Thursday,
12 Dec 2019
18:30—20:00
Room 6
ParisTech (ParisTech)
Ms. Nadia Maizi
nadia.maizi@mines-paristech.fr
+0 33 674539235
Centre International de Recherche sur l'Environnement et le Développement (CIRED)
Mr. christophe cassen
cassen@centre-cired.fr
+152 75020 3368653915
Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Mines de Paris (Mines ParisTech)
Ms. Sandrine Selosse
sandrine.selosse@mines-paristech.fr
+0 33 614147437
Considering social acceptance in the energy transition of states
Long-term modeling of energy-climate issues will be discussed under the prism of the social acceptance of energy project. A special attention will be paid to how developed and developing countries can envisage the future of their energy and economic systems in the Paris Agreement context.

Speakers: N. MAÏZI (ParisTech; IPCC lead author), J- C. HOURCADE (CIRED; IPCC lead author), H. de CONINCK (Radbout University), E. ASOUMOU (PSL Research University), S. SELOSSE (MINES ParisTech), M. TESSIER (MINES ParisTech) [RINGO] / F. DEVAUX (TOTAL-tbc) [BINGO] / A. BEN YOUSSEF [Tunisia, PARTY]
 
Friday,
13 Dec 2019
11:30—13:00
Room 1
International Network of Women Engineers and Scientists* (INWES)
Ms. Yvette RAMOS
yvette.ramos@swissengineering-ge.ch
+33 6 64366164
Universidad Politécnica de Cataluña (UPC)
Ms. Olga Alcaraz Sendra
olga.alcaraz@upc.edu
+34 93 4137544
enhancing ambition in a modern society: challenges and opportunities
Women and men, engineers and scientists, together lead technological programmes and projects around the world. Innovation, strategic planning and modernization of the infrastructure are key success factors for enhancing an ambitious climate action plan.

Speakers: o Yvette Ramos, Switzerland o Lylian Coelho, Brazil/France o Betty Bonnardel, UK o Olga Alcaraz Sendra, Spain o Denisse Salas, Bolivia
 
Friday,
13 Dec 2019
11:30—13:00
Room 2
C Team *
Ms. Xiaozhu Zhou
zhouxiaozhu@cteam.org
+86 10 62561869
Society of Entrepreneurs and Ecology Foundation (SEE Foundation)
Mr. Qi Gao
gaoqi@cteam.org
+86 10 62561869
Low Carbon & Sustainable Living Led by Corporate Climate Actions
The business sector plays a vital role in both mitigation and adaptation action. At this side event we will showcase the best corpoate practices utilizing renewables and technologies to tackle climate change. Sectors featured include clothing, food, housing and transportation.

Speakers: Wang Shi, Chairman of Vanke Foundation; Luming Ai, President of SEE Foundation; Liang Pei, Chairman of China Chain Store & Francise Association; representatives from China Textile and Apparel Industry Council, Manture, Xibei, Broad Group, BYD, and Didi.
 
Friday,
13 Dec 2019
11:30—13:00
Room 3
Institute for Climate Protection, Energy and Mobility - Law, Economics and Policy e.V.* (IKEM)
Mr. José Mercado
jose.mercado@ikem.de
+49 30 408187010
Ecologic Institute
Mr. Matthias Duwe
matthias.duwe@ecologic.eu
+4 30 8688000
Responding to Climate Change (RTCC)
Ms. Nicole Serrij
ns@rtcc.org
+44 207 7992222
Taiwan Research Institute (TRI)
Ms. Wan-Ting Yen
wanting.yen@tri.org.tw
+88 6 933445204
Carbon pricing: concepts, regional developments, and future governance
Effective carbon pricing is crucial to reach global carbon mitigation goals. This side event examines carbon-pricing options, such as emissions trading and carbon taxes. Experts from different continents discuss lessons learned and strategies for national and supra-national governance.

Speakers: Prof. J. Aldy – Harvard Kennedy School Prof. M. Rodi – University of Greifswald and IKEM Dr. Young Ku – Vice President of TRI Dr. C. Bausch – EcoLogic Institute Prof. M. Rolim – Brazilian Institute of Energy Law Dr. S. Muller – LEDS Global Partnership
 
Friday,
13 Dec 2019
11:30—13:00
Room 4
Centre for 21st Century Issues (C21st)
Ms. Titilope Akosa
titiakosa@gmail.com
+234 1 8023047678
SeaTrust Institute
Ms. Lynn Wilson
lwilson@seatrustinstitute.org
+1 360 9613363
Mainstreaming Health Adaptation Into Nationally Determined Contributions
Climate change will continue to affect the health risk for human infectious diseases.Best Practices and options for mainstreaming climate adaptations into Nationally Determined Contributions will be showcased to deepen global climate policy.

Speakers: Professor Akin Abayomi, Titilope Ngozi Akosa , Dotun Babadoye and
 
Friday,
13 Dec 2019
11:30—13:00
Room 5
International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA)
Mr. Sergey Sizov
sizov@iiasa.ac.at
+43 676 83807388
National Institute of Public Health and the Environment (RIVM)
Ms. Heleen van Soest
heleen.vansoest@pbl.nl
+31 6 15255582
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
Ms. Dominique Haleva
dominique.haleva@oecd.org
+33 0 145248283
Increasing mitigation efforts while reaching the Sustainable Development Goals
More than 20 national institutions from various countries worldwide have collaborated to identify national policies to ratchet up climate ambitions consistent with the Paris climate targets. We present the resulting long-term, low-emission pathways and show how mitigation interacts with the SDGs.

Speakers: Representative from CD-LINKS, COMMIT and ENGAGE projects: Keywan Riahi or Bas van Ruijven (IIASA), Detlef van Vuuren or Michel den Elzen (PBL), Chai Qimin (NCSC), Fu Sha (China Energy Foundation), Roberto Schaefer (COPPE)
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Friday,
13 Dec 2019
11:30—13:00
Room 6
Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI)
Ms. Rita Roy Choudhury
rita.roychoudhury@ficci.com
+91 11 23325110
Institute for Transportation and Development Policy (ITDP)
Mr. Ramon Cruz
ramon.cruz@itdp.org
+1 646 2506671
Stichting Partnership on Sustainable, Low Carbon Transport (SLoCaT) Foundation (SLoCaT)
Ms. Alice Yiu
alice.yiu@slocatpartnership.org
+886 0 968908428
Implications of Sustainable Mobility ecosystem in global climate action
The theme will highlight the need for building on the existing work and knowledge in the sustainable mobility space to develop a collective and integrated perspective nationally and globally. This event will showcase examples of sustainable and low carbon mobility roadmaps from different countries.

Speakers: Mr Nicolas Beaumont, Senior VP, Michelin; Dr Patrick Oliva, Co-founder, PPMC; Mr Kolluru Krishan, Chairman, CVC; Mr Mahesh Babu, CEO, Mahindra Electric; Mr Prasanna Patwardhan; President, BOCI; Mr Karthick A, Head, EV & eMobility Solutions, Ashok Leyland; Dr T S Panwar, Director, WWF India
 
Friday,
13 Dec 2019
13:15—14:45
Room 1
New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO)
Mr. Toru Kozawa
kozawator@nedo.go.jp
+81 80 41039127
Griha Council
Mr. Karan Mangotra
karan.mangotra@teri.res.in
+91 11 8447612435
The Carbon Trust
Ms. Ainslie MacLeod
ainslie.macleod@carbontrust.com
+44 20 78324708
Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Environment and Energy
Mr. Nicolas Kreibich
nico.kreibich@wupperinst.org
+49 202 2492194
Acceleration of innovation for reducing CO2 emissions
For global CO2 emissions reduction, accelerating innovation that benefits each country by adapting the advanced decarbonize technologies respectively is crucial and to be beneficial for not only climate change mitigation but also multiple SDGs. This side event considers issues on such co-innovation.

Speakers: David Sandalow-University of Columbia Tom Delay-Carbon Trust Nebojsa Nakicenovic-IIASA Dolf Gielen-IRENA Mari Yoshitaka-Mitsubishi UFJ Morgan Stanley Securities Laurence Tubiana-European Climate Foundation Sally M.Benson-Stanford University TBD-Developing country Parties/organizations
 
Friday,
13 Dec 2019
13:15—14:45
Room 2
Institute for Biodiversity Network e.V.* (ibn)
Mr. Axel Paulsch
paulsch@biodiv.de
+49 941 38132462
Association of Sustainable Ecological Engineering Development (ASEED)
Mr. JuiWen Chen
jerome@jwprocess.com.tw
+886 2 26884738
Water management/flood risk reduction/JW-Eco-Technology as adaptation strategies in Africa/Asia
JW Eco-Technology provides climate solutions by detaining rain for reuse through permeable pavement. Projects under the German funding program Client II present adapted research and innovations on climate change adaptation through water management and flood risk reduction in Africa and Vietnam.

Speakers: Jui-wen Chen, chair of ASEED Yvonne Walz, project CLIMAFRI Mathias Garschagen, project DECIDER Sajjad Tabatabaei, project RAIN Vera Stercken, German Federal Ministry for Education and Research
 
Friday,
13 Dec 2019
13:15—14:45
Room 3
Earth Innovation Institute (EII)
Ms. Constance Visser
cvisser@earthinnovation.org
+1 415 4499900
Jurisdictional Sustainability Strategies: Progress toward Low-Emission Development in the Tropics
Together with civil society partners, 35 sub-national governments have developed comprehensive jurisdiction-wide strategies for low-emission development. We review the potential impact of these strategies on global emissions mitigation. Panelists discuss the design process underlying the plans.

Speakers: TBD - will include government representatives of a subset of the governments and civil society partners
 
Friday,
13 Dec 2019
13:15—14:45
Room 4
Asociación Interétnica de Desarrollo de la Selva Peruana (AIDESEP)
Mr. Roberto Espinoza
ayamtai08@gmail.com
+51 1 954115888
Coordinadora de Desarrollo y Defensa de los Pueblos Indígenas de la Región San Martín (CODEPISAM)
Mr. Marco Lescano
marcolescano@gmail.com
+51 1 995122142
Organización Regional de la Asociación Inter-Étnica de Desarrollo de la Selva Peruana Ucayali (ORAU)
Mr. Roberto Espinoza
ayamtai08@gmail.com
+51 1 954115888
Global impact of the infrastructure and tragedy of dredging in the nascent Amazon and peatlands
Amazon in Crisis. Evaluation of the climate impact (NDC) of Peru's infrastructure plan and the dredging of 2684 km in 3 rivers that originate the Amazon basin.Indigenous alternatives about the errors of public and private actions.Strategic peatlands to carbon and climatic and precautionary principle

Speakers: Amazonian indigenous leaders, academics, environmentalists, governments of Peru, Norway, Holland, China, UN agencies and companies involved and specialized media
 
Friday,
13 Dec 2019
13:15—14:45
Room 5
ClimateNet
Ms. Johanna Christensen
christensen@perspectives.cc
+49 167 59033823
Seoul International Law Academy (SILA)
Ms. Yeojin Seo
garam@csdlap.org
+82 0 1047568646
The role of carbon markets and climate finance for NDC implentation in developing countries
The event presents key lessons learned and recommendations from research on how future carbon markets can be designed and blended with climate finance in order to mobilize finance for NDC implementation in developing countries and LDCs.

Speakers: Mbaye Diagne (Lead Negotiator AGN on Art. 6; AEE) Ousmane Fall Sarr (ASER Senegal/West African Alliance) Dr. Axel Michaelowa (Perspectives) Dr. Sandra Greiner (Climate Focus)
 
Friday,
13 Dec 2019
13:15—14:45
Room 6
International Network for Sustainable Energy (INFORSE)
Mr. Gunnar Boye Olesen
inforse@gmail.com
+45 42 300192
Christian Commission for Development in Bangladesh (CCDB)
Mr. MD Foezullah Talukder
foezullah@ccdbbd.org
+880 1715 170683
Integrated Sustainable Energy and Ecological Development Association (INSEDA)
Mr. Raymod Myles
limasangla@inseda.org
+91 11 8750555212
Sustainable Environmental Development Watch (SusWatch)
Mr. Frank Msafiri Kairura
frankmsafiri46@gmail.com
+254 2 721344707
SustainableEnergy (SE)
Mr. Gunnar Olesen
gbo@ve.dk
+45 86 227000
Local solutions with poverty reduction in NDCs. Experiences from East Africa, South Asia, L. America
Poverty reduction and low-emission developments can be combined using local, sustainable solutions. We will showcase and propose local sustainable energy and climate actions that should be pillars in the updated NDCs. We present catalogue of solutions, national & local mitigation + adaptation plans.

Speakers: • Richard Kimbowa, Uganda Coalition for Sust. Dev. /INFORSE-E.Africa • Nobert Nyandire, Suswatch Kenya /INFORSE-E.Africa • Sohel Ahmed, GrameenShakti, Bangladesh/INFORSE-S.Asia • Roque Pedace INFORSE L.America • M. Hasan, CCDB Bangladesh • Kalyani Raj, AIWC, India • G.Olesen. M: J.Szoleczky
 
*Provisionally admitted observer organization