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Tuesday,
02 Nov 2021
14:30—16:00
The Pavilion of France
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
Ms. Elodie Prata-Leal
elodie.prata-leal@oecd.org
+33 1 85554963
France
Ms. Nina Chini
nina.chini@developpement-durable.gouv.fr
+33 1 763126825
IPAC: Supporting countries' progress to a Net Zero, climate-resilient future
This high-level event will showcase how the OECD is actively collaborating with countries on translating climate ambitions into action through the initial deliverables from IPAC, supported by other key work across the OECD on climate and economic resilience.

Speakers: The OECD SG: Mathias Cormann and the French Minister of Environment: Barbara Pompili and others TBC
 
Wednesday,
03 Nov 2021
10:00—11:30
Climate Action Room 2
Germany
Ms. Lisa Schmid
IKIII6@bmu.bund.de
+49 30 183052369
Lund University
Mr. Stefan Lechtenböhmer
stefan.lechtenbohmer@miljo.lth.se
+49 178 1837505
Targeting net-zero: Leveraging a just transformation of the global steel sector
A just transformation of the global steel sector towards net zero emissions requires that governments, private companies, industry associations and other civil society organizations identify and facilitate the necessary levers for reducing emissions quickly.

Speakers: Sharan Burrow, General Secretary ITUC; Aditya Mittal, CEO ArcelorMittal; Bernhard Osburg, CEO thyssenkrupp Steel Europe; Anne-Claire Howard, CEO ResponsibleSteel; Andrew Purvis, Director Safety,Environment&Technology worldsteel; Jochen Flasbarth, State Secretary German Ministry for the Environment
Updated agenda [474 kb]
Wednesday,
03 Nov 2021
11:30—12:45
Glen Affric (Multimedia Studio 3)
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
Ms. Sameera Savarala
sameera.savarala@undp.org
UNDP: Ambition from the Frontlines: Recognizing Champions with the Climate Promise
Join UN partners in celebrating over a year of support and recognition of countries that have developed ambitious, high-quality, and inclusive NDCs. In addition, this event will present the next chapter of the Climate Promise– from Pledge to Impact with a focus on implementation. Hear stories of...

Speakers: Lead organization: UNDP. Supporting organization: UNFCCC, EOSG, UNEP.
 
Wednesday,
03 Nov 2021
11:30—12:45
Loch Lomond (144 pax)
South Asia Co-operative Environment Programme (SACEP)
Ms. Priyankari Alexander
priyankari.alexander@sacep.org
+94 11 2552761
Sri Lanka
Ms. Ishara Jayawardena
isharajayawardena@gmail.com
+94 10300 703300475
Good Practices in NDC update process and implementation in South Asia: Challenges/lessons learned
In this event SACEP member countries (Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka) will share good practices, challenges and lessons learned from their NDC update process in order to achieve the long-term goals of the Paris Agreement.

Speakers: Ministers of Environment and selected High-Level Experts from SACEP member countries, Director General of SACEP.
 
Wednesday,
03 Nov 2021
11:30—12:45
Skomer (Multimedia Studio 2)
Global Ecovillage Network (GEN - International)
Mr. Rob Wheeler
RobWheeler22@gmail.com
+1 717 3577617
BBC Media Action
Ms. Lisa Robinson
Lisa.Robinson@bbc.co.uk
+44 303 810781
Danish Society of Engineers
Mr. Pernille Hagedorn-Rasmussen
phr@ida.dk
+45 20 185810
Nordic Folkecenter for Renewable Energy (NFVE)
Mr. Daniele Pagani
dp@folkecenter.dk
+39 345 4499450
The Institution of Chemical Engineers
Ms. Alana Collis
energy@icheme.org
+44 7584 505195
Unexpected Collaborations: Climate Action, Resiliency and Future Climate Solutions
The Climate change fight requires different actors to work together. We will discuss new engineering solutions, experiences achieved through ecovillage development, practical renewable energy planning, and the role of media & communication. And we will consider how such different perspectives can co

Speakers: Colin Spurway (moderator) BBC Media Action, Country Director North Africa; Anna Kovasna, Education Director, Global Ecovillage Network; Daniele Pagani, Capacity Building Coordinator, Nordic Folkecenter; Alana Collis, Learned Society and Policy Manager, IChemE; Stefaan Simons, Emeritus Professor of E
 
Wednesday,
03 Nov 2021
11:30—12:45
South Downs (Multimedia Studio 1)
Office International de la Viande (IMS)
Mr. Hsin Huang
Hsin.Huang@meat-ims.org
+33 1 44936020
International Dairy Federation (FIL-IDF)
Ms. Caroline Emond
dg@fil-idf.org
+3 2 491712499
Accelerating climate action in the livestock sector: opportunities across different systems
Mainstreaming solutions to climate change (recently released reports) 1.Technical guidance to assess methane emissions 2.Global report on soil carbon stocks in grasslands 3.FAO hosted Livestock Environmental Assessment and Performance (LEAP) Catalogue of Applications: solutions to climate change

Speakers: Minister of Agriculture, tbc Camillo DeCamillis FAO or Tim McAllister LEAP Chair Hsin Huang IMS Global Caroline Emond IDF Global Shirley Tarawali GASL Global Michelle Cain Cranfield University U.K.
Draft Concept Note 1 November [21 kb]
Wednesday,
03 Nov 2021
11:30—12:45
Strangford Lough (175 pax)
Secretariat of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)
Mr. Chad Tudenggongbu
CTudenggongbu@unfccc.int
UNFCCC:Achievements of the Facilitative Working Group of the Local Communities and Indigenous People
The FWG will showcase milestones and achievements in the LCIPP initial two-year workplan. Stakeholders will learn about the knowledge, capacity for engagement and engagement of indigenous peoples and local communities in climate policymaking, geared towards the exchange of experiences on adaptat...
 
Wednesday,
03 Nov 2021
12:00—14:45
Climate Action Room 1
Secretariat of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)
Ms. Ildiko Pesch
globalclimateaction@unfccc.int
+49 228 1999
MPGCA:Finance Action Event
“Financing a Resilient Net Zero Future” will highlight how leaders across the global financial system are taking bold action towards net zero by 2050 consistent with 1.5C. The sessions will feature tangible, near-term actions from the Glasgow Financial Alliance for Net Zero chaired by Mark Carney...
 
Wednesday,
03 Nov 2021
13:15—14:30
Derwentwater (44 pax)
International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC)
Mr. Bert De Wel
Bert.DeWel@ituc-csi.org
+32 473 820097
Blue Green Alliance Foundation (BGAF)
Ms. Kelly Connolly
kconnolly@bluegreenalliance.org
+1 612 5328103
IndustriALL Global Union
Ms. Diana Junquera-Curiel
djunquera@industriall-union.org
+41 79 9077994
Norwegian Confederation of Trade Unions (LO)
Ms. Anne-Beth Skrede
anne-beth.skrede@lo.no
+47 0 90747698
The imperative of a Just Transition for the workforce to save our climate, lessons from the unions.
2021 is the year for governments to align climate, economic, social and labour demands. Putting Just Transition at the heart of climate policies is the only way to raise ambition. With workers and their unions at the table we can deliver good jobs and an integrated economic recovery from COVID-19.

Speakers: Ms. Sharan Burrow (ITUC) Ms. Patricia Espinosa (UNFCCC) Ms. Frances O’Grady (TUC) Ms. Liz Shuler (President AFL-CIO) Ms. Barbara Figueroa (TUCA) Ms. Peggy Hessen Følsvik (LO N) Ms. Samantha Smith (JTC) Ms. Diana Junquera Curiel (Industriall Global) Mr. Jason Walsh (BGA)
PROGRAM 'The imperative of a Just Transition' [291 kb]
Wednesday,
03 Nov 2021
13:15—14:30
Glen Affric (Multimedia Studio 3)
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
Mr. Zitouni Ould-Dada
zitouni.oulddada@fao.org
FAO: Accelerating the implementation of the PA through innovative climate resilient agri-food systems
The event will showcase the importance of technological innovation in achieving climate resilient agri-food systems that provide affordable and healthy diets for all, tackle climate change, increase resilience for the most vulnerable, and revert loss of nature and biodiversity.

Speakers: Lead organizations: FAO. Supporting organizations: WFP, IFAD, WMI, UNICEF, UNDP, UNEP, UNHCR, CEPAL. Non State-Stakeholders: World Farmers’ Organisation, Indigenous Peoples’ Organizations, Private Sector. Science and Research: Galway University, Wageningen University, CCAFS
 
Wednesday,
03 Nov 2021
13:15—14:30
Loch Lomond (144 pax)
Secretariat of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)
Mr. Motsomi Maletjane
MMaletjane@unfccc.int
UNFCCC, Adaptation: Achievements of the Adaptation Committee (AC) from 2017–2021
The AC will showcase milestones and achievements since its last review in 2016. Stakeholders will learn about the broad range of topics on the AC’s portfolio, geared towards promoting the implementation of enhanced action on adaptation in a coherent manner under the Convention, supporting all...
 
Wednesday,
03 Nov 2021
13:15—14:30
Skomer (Multimedia Studio 2)
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Ms. Sharon Rattan
psrattan.ec@gmail.com
+1 869 4671045
Green Club
Mr. Liangyi Chang
changliangyi@gmail.com
+886 0 910218999
Enhancing dialogue between native inhabitant and scientific personnel in the aspects of climate risk
How do people measure climate risks in their lives, promote dialogue between inhabitant and scientific personnel
 
Wednesday,
03 Nov 2021
13:15—14:30
South Downs (Multimedia Studio 1)
Center for Sustainable Rural Development (SRD)
Ms. Hop Vu Thi Bich
info@srd.org.vn
+84 0 123459694
CARE International (CI)
Mr. Sven Harmeling
sharmeling@careclimatechange.org
+49 177 6136431
ClimateNet
Mr. Björn Dransfeld
bd@thegreenwerk.net
+49 176 72856437
Family Health International (FHI 360)
Ms. Thu-Ba Huynh
tba@fhi360.org
+61 4 20512446
Margaret Pyke Trust, with the Population & Sustainability Network (MPT/ PSN)
Mr. David Johnson
david@margaretpyke.org
+44 20 33175486
No pot of gold for community adaptation and system resilience
Evidence, innovative solutions, and multi-sectoral partnerships to facilitate access to international and domestic climate finance for ambitious resilience and adaptation: integrating gender-just, reproductive health, loss and damage actions in Africa and Asia Pacific

Speakers: 1.Representative from SRD, CCWG Vietnam, CARE, Margaret Trust, FHI360, ClimateNet and CSOs. 2.GOV representatives from V20 countries, African Group of Negotiators, Nepal, Vietnam, and PNG 3.Representatives multilateral/bilateral funding agencies; private sectors and/or Project Developers/GCF DAEs
https://bit.ly/Nopotofgold [1 Mb]
Wednesday,
03 Nov 2021
13:15—14:30
Strangford Lough (175 pax)
Secretariat of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)
Ms. Mary Katherine Laekemaeker
mlaekemaeker@unfccc.int
UNFCCC: SCF Side event
SCF Side event: Launching event of the fourth (2020) Biennial Assessment and Overview of Climate Finance Flows and the first report on the determination of the needs of developing country Parties related to implementing the Convention and the Paris Agreement

Speakers: The Standing Committee on Finance will launch its two flagship products, the 4th Biennial Assessment and Overview of Climate Finance Flows and the first report on the determination of the needs of developing country Parties
Provisional Programme [211 kb]
Wednesday,
03 Nov 2021
15:00—16:15
Derwentwater (44 pax)
Jubilee South Asia Pacific Movement, Inc. (APMDD)
Ms. Lidy Nacpil
apmdd.js@gmail.com
+63 2 2834234
Environmental Defence Canada Inc.
Mr. Dale Marshall
dmarshall@environmentaldefence.ca 
+1 416 3239521
Environnement Jeunesse (ENJEU)
Mme Catherine  Gauthier
infoenjeu@enjeu.qc.ca
+1 514 2523016
Civil Society Equity Review of Fossil Fuel Extraction and Assessing Canadian Oil & Gas Climate Plans
Two report releases: Civil Society Equity Review of equity and justice issues facing countries and communities in the context of phasing down fossil fuel extraction (including NDC assessment update). An assessment of Canadian oil and gas companies’ climate plans, following on Big Oil Reality Check.

Speakers: Civil society experts (TBC) presentations of the results of the study (5-10 mins each) framing the problem and possible solutions; then a panel discussion and questions and comments from the audience.
 
Wednesday,
03 Nov 2021
15:00—16:15
Glen Affric (Multimedia Studio 3)
Fundación Amigos de la Naturaleza (FAN Bolivia)
Mr. Natalia Calderon
ncalderon@fan-bo.org
+591 7 6845978
Forests of the World
Ms. Karina Freimanis Sørensen
kaf@verdensskove.org
+45 1456 61110451
FOREST, FIRES , VULNERABLE COMMUNITIES AND THE FUTURE AT RISK
Conserving ecosystem-based carbon stocks including forests is central to achieving climate mitigation and adaptations goals, identifiying non-carbon benefits (NCBs) is key. Despite their importance, forests and its future are at risk due to land use change and forest fires.

Speakers: 1. Amazonia under threat: Land use change and forest fires (RAISG) 2. Identifying non-carbon benefits (NCBs) (Bosques del Mundo) 3. Community fire management initiative (FAN) 4. Local initiatives from indigenous peoples to tackle climate change (APCOB)
 
Wednesday,
03 Nov 2021
15:00—16:15
Loch Lomond (144 pax)
The National Farmers Union (NFU)
Ms. Kate Adams
kate.adams@nfu.org.uk
+44 7917 492234
Agricord vzw
Ms. Gabriela Quiroga Gilardoni
gabriela.quiroga@agricord.org
+0 0 3247177489
Canadian Federation of Agriculture (CFA)
Mr. Frank Annau
frank@canadian-farmers.ca
+1 613 2971138
German Farmers' Organization e.V. (DBV)
Mr. Robert Kero
r.kero@bauernverband.net
+49 30 31904230
Agriculture’s Ambition – delivering food security, resilience and mitigation in a changing climate
Practical solutions are required for mitigation, resilience and food security driven by farmers’ organisations accompanied by technical and financial support. Speakers ambitious to play their part will share their different perspectives which reflect national and local circumstances.

Speakers: Farmer leaders from north and south America, Africa, Asia and Europe together with speakers from a development alliance supporting farmers organisations in the Global South.
 
Wednesday,
03 Nov 2021
15:00—16:15
Skomer (Multimedia Studio 2)
Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR)
Mr. Eoghan Griffin
eoghan@scar.org
+44 7734 955798
Antarctic and Southern Ocean Coalition (ASOC)
Ms. Jessica O'Reilly
jessyo@gmail.com
+1 831 4211774
Climate Policy Center (CPC)
Ms. Pamela Pearson
pampearson44@yahoo.com
+46 70 5752257
International Cryosphere Climate Initiative (ICCI)
Ms. Heidi Sevestre
heidi@iccinet.org
+44 7765 165387
Antarctica and Overshoot Scenarios: Risks of Irreversible Sea-level Rise
Recent published research shows the danger of massive, potentially irreversible, global sea-level rise within the next couple of centuries should temperatures overshoot 2°C. SCAR and IPCC scientists provide a clear-eyed look at risks from Antarctica and implications for SIDS and future generations.

Speakers: SCAR Scientific Research Programme leaders (including IPCC SROCC, SR1.5 and AR6 lead authors on Antarctic ice loss and committed sea level rise even with later CDR), representatives of SIDS nations and Youth constituencies, 1.5 emissions pathways experts.
SCAR Infographic 2021 [3 Mb]
Event details [704 kb]
Wednesday,
03 Nov 2021
15:00—16:15
South Downs (Multimedia Studio 1)
Smart Energy for Europe Platform (SEFEP) gGmbH
Ms. Lidia Wojtal
lidia.wojtal@agora-energiewende.de
+49 0 4917522731
Institute for Climate and Sustainable Cities (iCSC). (ICSC)
Mr. Angelo Kairos Dela Cruz
kairos@icsc.ngo
+63 917 8015820
Energy Transition in practice: insights by International Network of Energy Transition Think Tanks
The event will showcase the work and ways in which organisations gathered in the International Network of Energy Transition Think Tanks (INETTT) influence the decision-making processes in their countries and contribute, in practical terms, to the achievement of the goals of the Paris Agreement.

Speakers: Lidia Wojtal (INETTT/Agora Energiewende, Germany/Poland) Denise Fontanilla (ICSC, Philippines) Ngo Thi To Nhien (VIET, Vietnam) Mika Ohbayashi (REI, Japan) Ayşe Ceren Sari (SHURA, Turkey) Emilio Matsumura (E+, Brazil) Tracy Ledger (PARI, South Africa)
 
Wednesday,
03 Nov 2021
15:00—16:15
Strangford Lough (175 pax)
Italian Climate Network (ICN)
Mr. Jacopo Bencini
jacopo.bencini@italiaclima.org
+39 376 546181
Greener Impact International (GII)
Mr. Gawusu-Toure Kassim
k.gawusu@gmail.com
+233 0 244967340
United Kingdom Youth Climate Coalition Limited (UKYCC)
Ms. Serena Bashal
Serena.bashal@ukycc.org
+44 44 4479567877
Youth voices for climate justice: climactivists from the world rewriting COP26’s agenda
After a two-year break and stalemate on many negotiation topics, climate justice policies need a fresh restart. ICN, together with other youth-led climate organizations, launches a possible alternative agenda for global negotiators, with a focus on the growing needs of the global South.

Speakers: European Climate Pact Ambassador TBC; Jacopo Bencini ICN; Hajar Khamlichi, MYCN; Serena Mashal UKYCC; Gawusu T. Kassim, GII; others TBC
 
Wednesday,
03 Nov 2021
16:45—18:00
Derwentwater (44 pax)
Institute for Agricultural and Forest Management and Certification (Imaflora)
Ms. Marina Piatto Garcia
marina@imaflora.org
+55 19 981770957
SOS Atlantic Forest Foundation
Mr. Luis Pinto
luisfernando@sosma.org.br
+55 19 999097080
Vitae Civilis Institute for Development, Environment and Peace (Vitae Civilis)
Ms. Cintya Chaves
cintya@climaesociedade.org
+55 11 973970635
Brazil’s emissions: how low can you go?
The biggest GHG emitter in the Southern Hemisphere, Brazil was called out by UNEP for being the only G20 country to submit a new NDC that leads to a growth in emissions. This side event will present the country’s emissions and how much can Brazil increase ambition in the context of a green recovery.

Speakers: Tasso Azevedo - Observatório do Clima/MapBiomas Luis Fernando Guedes Pinto - Fundação SOS Mata Atlântica Izabella Teixeira - UN International Resource Panel, former Environment minister
 
Wednesday,
03 Nov 2021
16:45—18:00
Glen Affric (Multimedia Studio 3)
Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie (OIF/IFDD)
M. Issa BADO
issa.bado@francophonie.org
+1 581 9897000
Comité permanent inter-états de lutte contre la sécheresse au Sahel (CILSS)
Mr. Maguette KAIRE
maguette.kaire@cilss.int
+227 92 255978
Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS)
Mr. Raoul KOUAME
kokouame@ecowas.int
+234 818 136919
Union Economique et Monétaire Ouest Africaine (UEMOA)
Mr. Christophe Deguenon
cdeguenon@uemoa.int
+226 25 425161
Avancement des processus nationaux de révision des CDNs
Les États sont engagés dans des processus nationaux de révision de leurs contributions nationales. L'évènement fera l'état de la mise en œuvre et de la révision des CDNs. Il sera le cadre de partage de bonnes pratiques, d'outils et de connaissances.

Speakers: Représentant (e) CEDEAO, Représentant (e) CILSS, Représentant (e) UEMOA, Représentant (e) OIF, M. Tosi Mpanu Mpanu, Président du SBSTTA, Mme Catherine Stewart, PF, Canada, Mme Madeleine Diouf, PF Sénégal.
 
Wednesday,
03 Nov 2021
16:45—18:00
Loch Lomond (144 pax)
World Farmers' Organisation (WFO)
Ms. Ambra Raggi
ambra.raggi@wfo-oma.org
+39 6 421291
International Fertilizer Association (IFA)
Mme Margot Clifford Laguette
mclifford@fertilizer.org
+33 1 53930535
The Climakers: Presenting the Toolkit for a Farmer - Driven Implementation of NDCs
3 years after the launch at COP24, this event will retrace The Climakers steps until COP26 and present the “NDCs toolkit” in which the farmers’ needs and solutions to climate change, collected via The Climakers, will be the base to address climate change looking at the angle of agriculture in NDcs.

Speakers: Farmers' leaders, partners of the Climakers Alliance, private sector representatives, civil society and multi-lateral organisation representatives, Government representatives, research sector representatives.
 
Wednesday,
03 Nov 2021
16:45—18:00
Skomer (Multimedia Studio 2)
King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Center (KAPSARC)
Mr. Mohamad Hejazi
mohamad.hejazi@kapsarc.org
+966 11 2903069
Institute of Energy Economics, Japan (IEEJ)
Mr. Takahiko Tagami
tagami@tky.ieej.or.jp
+81 3 55470231
Toward net-zero emission pathways using the circular carbon economy framework
The circular carbon economy (CCE) is a holistic approach to managing emissions that takes an inclusive view to all mitigation options & seeks cost-effective solutions that also enable creating value from carbon. The event will explore the role of models/metrics in supporting countries implement CCEs

Speakers: Dr. Mohamad Hejazi (KAPSARC), Ms. Yukari Yamashita (IEEJ), Dr. Mari Luomi (KAPSARC) and other speakers/panelists from several regions to provide international perspective on this important topic.
Agenda [151 kb]
Wednesday,
03 Nov 2021
16:45—18:00
South Downs (Multimedia Studio 1)
China Association for Science and Technology (CAST)
Ms. Xin Zhou
zhouxin0120@outlook.com
+86 756 1562697711
Institute of Environment and Sustainable Development in Agriculture, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Science (IESEA CAAS)
Ms. Yingchun Li
liyingchun@caas.cn
+86 10 82105985
The Path to Regional and Global Carbon Neutrality
1. climate change and the needs for global carbon neutrality 2. energy- and nature-based solutions to climate change 3. strategies towards carbon neutrality and sustainable development goals 4. implications to social, economic, and political development among nations

Speakers: Wenjie Dong(host), Dahe Qin, Guoxiong Wu, Xiangwan Du, Bojie Fu, Yongjiu Dai, Yonglong Lu, Kejun Jiang, Panmao Zhai, Tong Zhu, Cunde Xiao, Tianjun Zhou
 
Wednesday,
03 Nov 2021
16:45—18:00
Strangford Lough (175 pax)
Earth Day Network (EDN)
Ms. Susan Bass
bass@earthday.org
+1 202 5180044
Earth Child Institute (ECI)
Ms. Donna Goodman
donnagoodman111@gmail.com
+1 203 3769177
Fondation Mohammed VI pour la Protection de l'Environnement (FM6E)
Mr. Ismail Farjia
i.farjia@fm6e.org
+212 696 473940
Rotary International (RI)
Mr. Tariq Durrani
tsdurrani@gmail.com
+44 7971 885508
Climate Education and Youth Empowerment: The key to meeting our climate and environmental goals
World leaders and youth voices discuss urgent reasons and benefits for universal access to climate education and outline potential implementation strategies and innovative solutions (including values-based knowledge, skills and traditional practices) and funding options.

Speakers: K. Rogers, EARTHDAY.ORG, H. Holst, Education International, A. Al Mudahka, Qatar Foundation, D. Goodman, Earth Child Institute, I. Farja, Foundation Mohammed VI, N. Nyamweya, Malala Fund, K. Hossaiin, World Organization of the Scout Movement.
 
Wednesday,
03 Nov 2021
16:45—18:15
Climate Action Room 1
Secretariat of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)
Ms. Ildiko Pesch
globalclimateaction@unfccc.int
+49 228 1999
Futures Lab: Transformational Economics meets Transformational Leadership
This event will strengthen the case for new economic thinking and underline the urgent need for radical and transformational leadership. Transformation is feasible(and exciting!:in ninety minutes we will encourage participants to explore the pathways and solutions necessary to achieve an equitabl
 
Wednesday,
03 Nov 2021
17:30—18:45
Climate Action Room 2
Secretariat of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)
Mr. Massamba Thioye
Mthioye@unfccc.int
UNFCCC: The role of stock exchanges and data in joining up corporate and investor action on climate
Stock exchanges can help support the adoption of TCFD and good practice climate reporting by preparing issuers for the growing demand for disclosure. The purpose of the event is to drive consistency of climate risk disclosure and enable investors globally to better assess risks and opportunities.
 
Wednesday,
03 Nov 2021
18:30—19:45
Derwentwater (44 pax)
Climate Strategies
Ms. Julie-Anne Hogbin
julie-anne.hogbin@climatestrategies.org
+44 7539 552147
Asian Institute of Technology (AIT)
Ms. Julie-Anne Hogbin
julie-anne.hogbin@climatestrategies.org
+44 7539 552147
Estonia
Ms. Kädi Ristkok
kadi.ristkok@envir.ee
+372 15172 6260753
Accelerating implementation of the Paris Agreement: Ambition and Just Transitions
The event explores Climate Ambition and Just Transitions (JT) through national lenses: Estonia’s experiences of implementing ambitious climate policies leaving no one behind; and Indonesian, Ghanaian and Columbian experiences of applying Just Transitions principles in a developing country context.

Speakers: Kristi Klaas, Deputy Secretary General or Kädi Ristok, Head of Climate Department, Estonian Ministry of the Environment (tbc) Annela-Anger Kraavi, EERC Joyashree Roy, Asian Institute of Technology Aidy Halimanjaya, Dala Institute Kwabena Asomanin Anaman, University of Ghana
 
Wednesday,
03 Nov 2021
18:30—19:45
Glen Affric (Multimedia Studio 3)
World Conference of Religions for Peace (WCRP)
Ms. Deepika Singh
dsingh@rfp.org
+1 646 4218844
Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the USA
Ms. Lynnaia Main
lmain@episcopalchurch.org
+1 646 3238664
World Council of Churches (WCC)
Mr. Henrik Grape
hgr@wcc-coe.org
+46 73 9905505
Making Peace with Nature: Heeding the Call of Indigenous Peoples
Religious leaders are acting with increasing urgency to recognize the rights and spiritualities of indigenous peoples from the Artic to the Equator to achieve the goals of the Paris Agreement. This event highlights powerful new coalitions of religious and indigenous leaders from diverse traditions

Speakers: Distinguished global and religious leaders representing Religions for Peace,the World Council of Churches,the Anglican Communion & the Episcopal Church;Indigenous representatives from North to South;representative of the Government of Norway & the United Kingdom. Moderation: UNEP
 
Wednesday,
03 Nov 2021
18:30—19:45
Loch Lomond (144 pax)
The Fairtrade Foundation
Mr. Timothy Aldred
tim.aldred@fairtrade.org.uk
+44 77 74002919
Fairtrade Labelling Organizations International e.V. (FLO e.V.)
Mr. Juan Pablo Solis
jp.solis@fairtrade.net
+49 157 39385514
Putting farmers first for fair resilience in cocoa -a debate with industry, farmers and activists
Cocoa farmers in Cote d'Ivoire are amongst the poorest in the world, so farmer-focused investment is needed to meet deforestation and resilience challenges. Farmers, business and campaigners debate the new trends transforming the cocoa industry with a fair and just transition.

Speakers: Fairtrade International board-Mary Kinyua (Kenya); Dr Emmanuel Opoko, Goverment of Ghana Cocoa Board; Bismark Kpabitey Cocoa producer, Ghana; Tony Simons, CIFOR-ICRAF; Steven Murrells, CEO Co-operative Group (UK retailer); Melissa Duncan (CEO Fairtrade International)
Fairtrade Producer COP Letter [1 Mb]
Fairtrade COP26 Business Pledge [107 kb]
Fairtrade International COP26 Policy Paper [295 kb]
Fairtrade and Climate Change [2 Mb]
Further information on Sankofa Project [855 kb]
Acknowledgements and further information [405 kb]
Wednesday,
03 Nov 2021
18:30—19:45
Skomer (Multimedia Studio 2)
Stichting Climate Action Network South Asia (CANSA)
Ms. Rushati Das
rushati@cansouthasia.net
+91 98744 58868
Center for Natural Resource Studies (CNRS)
Mr. Nakul Sharma
nakul@cansouthasia.net
+91 971 6647408
Eficor (EFICOR)
Mr. Nakul Sharma
nakul@cansouthasia.net
+91 971 6647408
JWALA Trust (JWALA)
Mr. Nakul Sharma
nakul@cansouthasia.net
+91 971 6647408
Protecting Urban Poor through Resilience Practices
Rapid urbanization & impacts of climate change on communities is causing huge migration in South Asia. Over-populated cities, lack of policies ensuring equity and inclusive urban planning are making the lives of urban poor more miserable. Climate resilient inclusive urban development is much needed

Speakers: ·Moderator: Dr Abid Qaiyum Suleri, SDPI Pakistan. ·Raiz Fatyana (Member of Parliament) Pakistan ·M. Mokhlesur Rahman, CNRS ·Anika Schroeder, Misereor ·Kuki Rokhum, EFICOR ·Nakul Sharma, CAN South Asia ·Kabir Mohan Sethy, Utkal University
Panel Discussion Poster [591 kb]
Wednesday,
03 Nov 2021
18:30—19:45
South Downs (Multimedia Studio 1)
Michigan Technological University (Michigan Tech)
Ms. Sarah Green
sgreen@mtu.edu
+1 906 4872048
Colorado State University
Ms. Julia Klein
julia.klein@colostate.edu
+1 970 2141358
Ecological Society of America (ESA)
Ms. Pamela Templer
ptempler@bu.edu
+11 617 2720100
International Youth and Student Movement for the United Nations (ISMUN)
Mr. Oluwole D Oshota
davidoshota@gmail.com
+1 404 4521338
University of Connecticut (UConn)
Mr. Mark Urban
mark.urban@uconn.edu
+1 860 4866113
Catalyzing communities of future leaders: collaboration, research, and action for a better world
The Youth Environmental Alliance in Higher Education empowers students to deliver innovative solutions to global challenges. YEAH celebrates diverse voices and open exchange of ideas, tools, and passion. Emerging change agents gain practical and collaborative skills to find solutions together.

Speakers: University students and allies from multiple disciplines and institutions will speak. Participants will be drawn from youth organizations worldwide.
 
Wednesday,
03 Nov 2021
18:30—19:45
Strangford Lough (175 pax)
Secretariat of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)
Ms. Michaela Ritter
mritter@unfccc.int
UNFCCC: 15 years of PoA
As per CMP1 decision (2005), multiple project activities, if coordinated, may be registered as a programme of activities (PoA). This programmatic approach has many benefits for less developed countries or regions. This side event explores benefits of PoA and success stories from different regions.
Agenda [32 kb]
Biographies [284 kb]
PPT Hari Gadde [508 kb]
PPT Marco Magini [2 Mb]
PPT Florian Eickhold [2 Mb]
Thursday,
04 Nov 2021
10:00—11:45
Climate Action Room 1
World Tourism Organization (UNWTO)
Ms. Virginia Fernandez-Trapa
vftrapa@unwto.org
+34 6 20810596
Launch of the Glasgow Declaration: A commitment to a decade of climate action in tourism
Description: UNWTO, in collaboration with UNEP’s One Planet Network, Tourism Declares a Climate Emergency, the Adventure Travel Trade Association (ATTA), and other partners, is launching the “Glasgow Declaration” and having its first signatories announced. This is a commitment to net zero in the tou

Speakers: Speakers: UNWTO’s Secretary General; UNFCCC secretariat’s Deputy Executive Secretary; President of the Federated States of Micronesia; Minister of Tourism of Panama; CEO of the World Travel and Tourism Organization; Deputy Director General, Environment, European Commission; Tourism Declares a Climat
Programme [201 kb]
Thursday,
04 Nov 2021
11:30—12:45
Derwentwater (44 pax)
Planète Amazone
Mr. Gert-Peter Bruch
info@planeteamazone.org
+33 7 81239291
International Rivers Network (IRN)
Mr. Joshua Klemm
jklemm@internationalrivers.org
+1 202 4928904
Alternatives to hydropower and nature-based solutions to protect the climate and Indigenous Peoples
Presenters will expose hydropower and market-based approaches to deforestation as detrimental to climate change that harm communities, particularly Indigenous Peoples. Speakers will offer innovative solutions for the energy transition that can best meet the needs of ecosystems, peoples, and climate.

Speakers: -Indigenous Peoples representatives -Energy experts working on sustainable energy solutions (UC Santa Barbara) -INGO expert on hydro, deforestation and climate change -Global South rep on climate impacts on energy security
 
Thursday,
04 Nov 2021
11:30—12:45
Loch Lomond (144 pax)
Climate Alliance (Klima-Bündnis)
Mr. Thomas Brose
t.brose@klimabuendnis.org
+49 69 71713931
Climate Alliance Italy
Mr. Karl-Ludwig Schibel
coordinamento@climatealliance.it
+39 347 3487805
GenderCC - Women for Climate Justice e.V. (GenderCC)
Ms. Gotelind Alber
secretariat@gendercc.net
+49 30 21980088
Life and Environment (L&E)
Mr. Nir Giron
climate@sviva.net
+972 55 6652903
Engaging citizens in urban climate action for inclusive just transition programs
Climate Action needs the active involvement of all citizens to succeed. The event will look at how to get citizens on board that are part of vulnerable groups, often threatened by energy poverty or health risks and gives recommendations on gender responsive and inclusive actions in cities.

Speakers: Florin Vondung (Wuppertal Institute), Gotelind Alber (Gender CC), Gillian Dick (City Council Glasgow), Karl-Ludwig Schibel (Climate Alliance Italy), Kalyani Raj (All India Women's Conference), Rony Erez(Heschel Center)
Program - Engaging Citizens [327 kb]
Thursday,
04 Nov 2021
11:30—12:45
Skomer (Multimedia Studio 2)
Global Dairy Platform, Inc (GDP)
Mr. Fabio Niespolo
fabio@emergingag.com
+39 333 4257163
Uruguay
Sra. Adriana Lupinacci
alupinacci@mgap.gub.uy
+598 92 919056
Raising ambitions on climate action in the global dairy sector to achieve the Paris Agreement
The dairy sector is committed to reducing GHG emissions while continuing to deliver high-quality nutrition and support the livelihoods of 1 billion people. The event introduces the Pathways to Dairy Net Zero initiative, providing a platform to dairy stakeholders to support the sector's ambition.

Speakers: 5 min Welcome: Host (Uruguay)-10 min Commitment by dairy company CEO’s (videos)-10 min Overview: Pathways to Dairy Net Zero: GDP -40 min Panel Discussion: (all TBC) USA, Kenya, Costa Rica, New Zealand, GRA (GDP Global Research Alliance on Agricultural GHGs), FAO, ILRI-20 min Q&A -5 min Closing: Host
 
Thursday,
04 Nov 2021
11:30—12:45
South Downs (Multimedia Studio 1)
Secretariat of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)
Ms. Fatin Tawfig
FTawfig@unfccc.int
UNFCCC, Adaptation: Launch of the 2021 UN Environment Programme’s Adaptation Gap Report
Presentation of the key findings from the 2021 Adaptation Gap Report and a discussion around implications for the UNFCCC process with UNEP’s ED
 
Thursday,
04 Nov 2021
11:30—12:45
Strangford Lough (175 pax)
Coordinating Body of Indigenous Organizations of the Amazon Basin (COICA)
Mr. Harol Rincón
cambioclimatico@coicamazonia.org
+593 9 85944650
DRIS/Desarrollo Rural Sustentable (DRIS)
Ms. Paola Sanchez
Psanchez@anecapperu.org
+51 1 992716305
Ejecutor de Contrato de Administración de la Reserva Comunal Amarakaeri (ECA - RCA)
Mr. Walter Quertehuari
walter@amarakaeri.org
+51 1 992716305
Indigenous Territories of the Amazon: community and nature based climate solutions.
The Indigneous Peoples from the Amazon will present climate solutions from their territories, also advances in Indigenous REDD+. More topics to be defined.

Speakers: Indigenous leaders and NGO, members oo Ministries of Amazon countries. To be defined.
 
Thursday,
04 Nov 2021
12:00—14:45
Climate Action Room 1
Secretariat of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)
Ms. Ildiko Pesch
globalclimateaction@unfccc.int
+49 228 1999
MPGCA: Energy Action Event
This event will showcase the Energy Climate Action Pathway, highlight initiatives and innovations driving the energy transition, and explore approaches for overcoming the barriers to deliver the 2030 milestones and ‘net-zero by 2050 or sooner’ vision.
 
Thursday,
04 Nov 2021
13:15—14:30
Derwentwater (44 pax)
Secretariat of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)
Ms. Bhava Dhungana
bdhungana@unfccc.int
UNFCCC: Consultative Group of Experts-achievements in 2020&2021 and engagement with national experts
The event will showcase opportunities for technical support and advice available with the Consultative Group of Experts to developing country Parties to implement the existing MRV arrangements under the Convention and transition to the ETF under the Paris Agreement...
Flyer CGE side-event at COP 26 [1 Mb]
Thursday,
04 Nov 2021
13:15—14:30
Glen Affric (Multimedia Studio 3)
Fundación Fondo Centroamericano de Mujeres (FCAM)
Ms. Maria Esteli González
mesteli@fcmujeres.org
+39 347 6122624
Centre for 21st Century Issues (C21st)
Ms. Titilope Akosa
titiakosa@gmail.com
+234 1 8023047678
Heinrich Böll Foundation (HBF)
Ms. Kristin Funke
kristin.funke@boell.de
+49 30 28534304
Gender-just climate finance: from barriers to actionable solutions
With gender-responsiveness a work in progress, current climate funds are hardly accessible for women-led community based organisations. While these groups lack access to finance and decision-making, they already lead bold holistic gender-just climate solutions and initiatives worth funding support.

Speakers: Gender and climate finance experts and practitioners, including local women, CSOs, the Global Alliance on Green and Gender Action, climate funds, implementers and national governments, will discuss urgent and actionable solutions for local gender-just climate finance provision (speakers TBA)
 
Thursday,
04 Nov 2021
13:15—14:30
Loch Lomond (144 pax)
United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE)
Ms. Gulnara Roll
gulnara.roll@un.org
+41 76 2384597
Climate-neutral housing - Decarbonizing the housing stock in an inclusive and affordable way
The side event will showcase the UNECE-Housing Europe-UN-Habitat #Housing2030 Toolkit on affordable climate-neutral sustainable housing to demonstrate its use in mitigating potential negative social impacts of decarbonization strategies on vulnerable sections of society, particularly young people.

Speakers: Lead organizations: UNECE. Supporting organizations: UN-Habitat, UNEP, OHCHR.
Draft programme of the event [158 kb]
Thursday,
04 Nov 2021
13:15—14:30
Skomer (Multimedia Studio 2)
Cooperation Internationale pour le Développement et la Solidarité (CIDSE)
Ms. Lydia Machaka
Machaka@cidse.org
+56 32 222307722
Centre for Community Economics and Development Consultants Society (CECOEDECON)
Ms. Vibhuti Joshi
cecoedecon@gmail.com
+91 800 3093207
Maryknoll Sisters of Saint Dominic Inc.
Ms. Marvelous Misolas
mmisolas@mksisters.org
+11 914 4065141
MISEREOR, German Catholic Bishops' Organisation for Development Cooperation (MISEREOR)
Ms. Anika Schroeder
anika.schroeder@misereor.de
+49 52076 4924144219
Transforming climate finance to radically transform societies: the case of GCF funding
Access to international climate finance for CSOs is key to unlock bottom-up transformation of societies and food systems to limit and adapt to climate change. We discuss the role of the GCF in encouraging such transformation, like enhancing agroecology, nature conservation and social welfare.

Speakers: Thomas Hirsch (Climate and Development Advice), Colin Anderson (Vermont University, a representative from the Civil Society Network on Climate Change (CISONECC-Malawi), Vibhuti Joshi (CECOEDECON), GCF Representative, and Fr Pedro Walpole (Institute of Environmental Science for Social Change).
Side-event Flyer [132 kb]
Thursday,
04 Nov 2021
13:15—14:30
South Downs (Multimedia Studio 1)
Ecuador
Sra. Karina Barrera
karina.barrera@ambiente.gob.ec
+593 98 7001849
Fundación Avina (AVINA)
Sra. Paula Ellinger da Fonseca
paula.ellinger@avina.net
+54 911 40606934
Helvetas Swiss Intercooperation
Ms. Claudia Greco
claudia.greco@helvetas.org
+41 31 3851060
TENMYA 21
Mr. Hamadi Gharbi
hamgh74@yahoo.fr
+216 98 250727
"Financing as a means to climate justice at leaves no one behind".
Accelerating the adaptation of the poorest in vulnerable ecosystems requires breaking asymmetries in access to opportunities and services to reduce their climate risks. The session will discuss affirmative public policy actions and collaboration schemes to enable financing and services to this end.

Speakers: High-level representatives of the governments of Bolivia, Ecuador, Peru and Bangladesh Representatives of local and indigenous organizations of above Representatives of financial organisations IFAD (LAC Regional Director tbc) and GCF (tbd) Pres of Alliance2015, network of European INGOs
Main messages financing local solutions [717 kb]
Invitation Side Event [315 kb]
Thursday,
04 Nov 2021
13:15—14:30
Strangford Lough (175 pax)
Secretariat of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)
Ms. Miwa Kato
MKato@unfccc.int
UNFCCC: Moving forward: presenting the work of the WIM ExCom and its five expert groups
The Warsaw International Mechanism for Loss and Damage (WIM) is the main vehicle under the UNFCCC to promote the implementation of approaches to avert, minimize and address loss and damage associated with climate change impacts, including extreme events and slow onset events, in developing countr...
ExCom side event webpage [44 kb]
Youtube video [48 kb]
Thursday,
04 Nov 2021
15:00—16:15
Derwentwater (44 pax)
Baltic and International Maritime Council (BIMCO)
Ms. Bev Mackenzie
bm@bimco.org
+44 7500 81306
International Association of Oil and Gas Producers (IOGP)
Ms. Sureiya Pochee
sp@iogp.org
+44 0 7734488670
International Chamber of Shipping (ICS)
Mr. Nelson Mojarro
nelson.mojarro@ics-shipping.org
+44 0 7904687040
Managing Biofouling – A Win-Win Solution to Help Curb Climate Change and Preserve Ocean Biodiversity
Biofouling on ships’ hulls leads to higher fuel consumption and more greenhouse gases emitted. Best management practices and innovative technological solutions are readily available to support in part the IMO GHG reduction targets that have been set out for the shipping industry to achieve by 2050.

Speakers: Speakers will come from specialist agencies of the UN (IMO and UNDP) and the GloFouling Project. Other speakers will represent Small Island Developing States (Tonga), industry (shipping and offshore oil and gas) and the scientific research community. In person and online speakers are expected.
PDF Programme [650 kb]
Thursday,
04 Nov 2021
15:00—16:15
Glen Affric (Multimedia Studio 3)
Zoological Society of London (ZSL)
Mr. Matthew Lowton
matthew.lowton@zsl.org
+826 20 4496590
Comité 21 / Club France Développement Durable
Mme Sarah Dayan
dayan@comite21.org
+33 1 55347529
Plateforme Océan et Climat (POC)
Ms. Marine Lecerf
policy@ocean-climate.org
+33 6 81880368
Ensuring biodiversity benefits from Nature-based Solutions (NbS)
NbS can provide significant climate change mitigation and adaptation, but biodiversity benefits must be ensured. This event will convene marine, terrestrial and urban experts from multiple sectors to explore how NbS can deliver an integrated approach to tackle the climate and biodiversity crises.

Speakers: Speakers will include scientists and practitioners from ZSL; Plateforme Océan et Climat; Comité 21; Wildlife Conservation Society; Wildlife and Countryside Link; France Ville Durable; The Pacific Community; WWF; Conservation International; French, UK and/or Costa Rica government officials.
 
Thursday,
04 Nov 2021
15:00—16:15
Loch Lomond (144 pax)
SouthSouthNorth Projects Africa (SSN Africa)
Ms. Emma Baker
emma@southsouthnorth.org
+27 21 4470211
Fundación Futuro Latinoamericano (FFLA)
Ms. Gabriela Villamarin
gabriela.villamarin@ffla.net
+593 9 99841546
Building capacity and tracking climate action to empower women and girls
To achieve gender equality under the Paris Agreement: 1.Climate actions must intentionally empower women. 2.Diverse actors need capacity building to apply gender approaches. 3.MEL systems must capture the impacts for different social groups. We share tools and experience from CDKN on how to do this.

Speakers: Ms Shehnaaz Moosa, SouthSouthNorth (SSN) Ms Mairi Dupar and Ms Patricia Velasco, Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN) Mr Pablo Lloret or Ms Gabriela Villamarin, Fundacion Futuro Latinoamericano (FFLA) Ms Beza Tesfaye, Mercy Corps Mr Harko Koster, SNV
Guide to strengthening gender integration into climate finance projects [2 Mb]
Advancing gender equality and climate action: A practical guide to setting targets and monitoring progress [3 Mb]
Thursday,
04 Nov 2021
15:00—16:15
Skomer (Multimedia Studio 2)
European Investment Bank (EIB)
Ms. Christelle Jolivet
jolivet@eib.org
+352 621 362505
I4CE - Institute for Climate Economics (I4CE)
Mr. Ian Cochran
ian.cochran@I4CE.org
+33 0 648317550
Stichting Global Reporting Initiative (GRI)
Ms. Tina Nybo Jensen
jensen@globalreporting.org
+31 0 642235113
Aligning financial chains with the Paris goals – supporting the private sector in transition
The alignment of corporates and the financial sector remains a key challenge to achieving the low-carbon and adaptation Paris Agreement goals. Public and private financial institutions, research and standard-setting organisations, all have a role in driving alignment in the entire financial chain.

Speakers: -Mainstreaming Climate in Financial Institutions, Moderator -High level opening remarks by representatives of EIB, AfD, GRI -Practitioner roundtable: Developing and developed country banks, corporates; UNEP FI, asset owners; Representatives of the central banks/finance ministries (eg. NGFS)
 
Thursday,
04 Nov 2021
15:00—16:15
South Downs (Multimedia Studio 1)
International Centre for Research in Agroforestry (ICRAF)
Mr. Peter Minang
p.minang@cgiar.org
+254 20 7224264
Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and the Environment (ATREE)
Ms. Karishma Shelar
karishma.shelar@atree.org
+91 0 9819493364
Watershed Organisation Trust (WOTR)
Mr. Arjuna Srinidhi
arjuna.srinidhi@wotr.org.in
+91 0 7276677295
Scaling and Financing Ecosystem-based Adaptation
Ecosystem-based adaptation is emerging as an inclusive and just approach to address adaptation needs, boost emission sinks and address the livelihood challenges of vulnerable communities. This session presents scaling and financing mechanisms based on experiences from Africa and India.

Speakers: Dr. Malanding Jaiteh, gov. of Gambia Dr. Lalisa Duguma, CIFOR-ICRAF Mr. Arjuna Srinidhi, WOTR Ms. Namita Vikas, auctusESG LLP Dr. Andreas Reumann, GCF Dr. Serah Kiragu-Wissler, Kenya Programme Manager Dr. Nitin Pandit, ATREE Ms. Jessica Troni, UNEP
Title: Scaling and Financing Ecosystem-based Adaptation [87 kb]
Thursday,
04 Nov 2021
15:00—16:15
Strangford Lough (175 pax)
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
Federación Regional Indígena Shawi de San Martín (FERISHAM)
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
Indigenous territorial governance, NDC and payment for results
The strategic contribution of the collective territorial governance of indigenous peoples and "ingenous jurisdictions" to contain deforestation in the Amazon, meet and increase the NDC goals and achieve efficiency, equity and interculturality in the processes and funds of payment for results

Speakers: indigenous leaders, provider and donors governments, academics
 
Thursday,
04 Nov 2021
15:00—16:30
Climate Action Room 1
Secretariat of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)
Ms. Ildiko Pesch
globalclimateaction@unfccc.int
+49 228 1999
Futures Lab: Climate Smart Healthcare for a Healthier Planet
We envisage a future of universally accessible climate-smart healthcare,with lowered emissions from the healthcare sector and improved quality and delivery of health.To build this,we need multilateral sharing,learning and collaboration to further enhance innovation and technology.
 
Thursday,
04 Nov 2021
16:45—18:00
Derwentwater (44 pax)
International Coastal and Ocean Organization (ICO)
Ms. Miriam Balgos
mbalgos@globaloceanforum.com
+1 302 7539800
Partnership for Observation of the Global Ocean (POGO)
Ms. Fiona Beckman
fbe@pml.ac.uk
+44 7958 601122
Plymouth Marine Laboratory (PML)
Ms. Thecla Keizer
tke@pml.ac.uk
+44 1752 633437
Sasakawa Peace Foundation (OPRI-SPF)
Ms. Miko Maekawa
maekawa@spf.or.jp
+81 3 51575236
World Ocean Network (WON)
Ms. Iwona GIN
secretariat@worldoceannetwork.org
+33 3 21309999
Ocean solutions: Coordination and collaboration for ocean-based mitigation and adaptation
This event will showcase how action-driven trans-disciplinary science and cross-sectoral collaboration can help stakeholders adapt to the climate-induced challenges placed on the ocean and thus improve sustainable development, limiting warming to 1.5 °C, enhancing NDCs, and helping achieve Net Zero.

Speakers: J. Laverick, Youth4Ocean Forum; J. Post, UNFCCC; F. Manoni, Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat; M. Martinez, Foreign Affairs, Chile; T. Pitta e Cunha, Oceano Azul Foundation; P. Campostrini, CORILA, Italy; S. Soleille, BNP Paribas; M. Leinen, Scripps Institution of Oceanography; H. Findlay, GOA-ON
Why the ocean matters in climate negotiations [2 Mb]
Thursday,
04 Nov 2021
16:45—18:00
Glen Affric (Multimedia Studio 3)
University of Zurich (UZH)
Mr. Cathrin Arenz
arenz@perspectives.cc
+4 761 59033823
Abibimman Foundation (AF)
Mr. Kenneth Nana Amoateng
Kamoateng@gmail.com
+233 24 244023651
Both ENDS Foundation (Both ENDS)
Mr. Daan Robben
d.robben@bothends.org
+31 6 44207373
Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH Zurich)
Mr. Bjarne Steffen
bjarne.steffen@gess.ethz.ch
+41 78 2210367
Zurich University of Applied Sciences (ZHAW)
Ms. Paula Castro
paula.castro@zhaw.ch
+41 76 7202166
Aligning export finance with the Paris Agreement: high time to phase out fossil fuels
Contrary to Art. 2.1c of the Paris Agreement, many countries heavily support fossil fuel investments abroad contributing to carbon lock-in. Highlighting the impacts caused by export finance in the global South, this side event will provide concrete recommendations to decarbonize export finance.

Speakers: Axel Michaelowa, Univ. of Zurich; Kate DeAngelis, Friends Of the Earth US; Bjarne Steffen, ETH Zurich; Laila Darouich,Perspectives Climate Research; Ayumi Fukakusa, Friends Of the Earth Japan; Kenneth Nana Amoateng, Abibimman Foundation; Julio Bichehe, UPC Mozambique; Karin Wessman, EKN Sweden (TBC)
ECA Event_Final Agenda [15 kb]
1. Axel Michaelowa- Aligning export finance with the Paris Agreement - High time to phase out fossil fuels [459 kb]
3. Bjarne Steffen- Lessons learned from Paris Alignment of multilateral development banks [1 Mb]
4. Laila Darouich- Assessing the Paris Alignment of ECAs Methodology and case studies [360 kb]
5. Ayumi Fukakusa- Main laggard among ECAs [105 kb]
6. Richard Matey- A Just Energy Transition for Africa [852 kb]
7. Denmark EKF [458 kb]
Thursday,
04 Nov 2021
16:45—18:00
Loch Lomond (144 pax)
Care About Climate, Inc
Ms. Sydney Welter
sydney@careaboutclimate.org
+1 614 3619614
Global Marshall Plan Foundation
Mr. Chiagozie Udeh
chiagozie.udeh@plant-for-the-planet.org
+234 70 64601098
Ambition on Gender & Climate Action: Global Young Feminists on Gender in the NDCs
Nationally Determined Contributions reflect emissions reductions targets, and intersecting climate action needs, based on country circumstances. This panel discussion will explore the work of young feminists around the world in analyzing and advocating on gender intersections in the NDCs.

Speakers: Renata Koch Alvarenga, Annabel Rice, Mayumi Suzukisato, Aatika Patel, Sydney Welter, partners at Plan International
 
Thursday,
04 Nov 2021
16:45—18:00
Skomer (Multimedia Studio 2)
University of Cape Town (UCT)
Mr. Andrew Marquard
andrew.marquard@uct.ac.za
+27 21 6502518
Climate Action Network Canada (CAN-Rac)
Mr. Eddy Perez
eddy@climateactionnetwork.ca
+1 855 2546638
Climate Equity Reference Project Canada (CERP)
M. Christian Holz
cholz@climate.works
+1 613 6184601
Equity in (and beyond) the Global Stocktake
This event presents the results of a year-long series of engagements among university thinkers, think tanks, and civil society organizations on the most salient equity issues arising across the themes of the global stocktake and those that are beyond its formal scope.

Speakers: Presentations of equity issues across the GST themes (adaptation, finance, mitigation, loss and damage) (TBC, 5-10 mins each) plus equity issues outside the GST scope and how to deal with them; then a panel discussion and questions and comments from the audience.
Side Event Recording [95 bytes]
Side Event Slides [436 kb]
Thursday,
04 Nov 2021
16:45—18:00
Strangford Lough (175 pax)
Assembly of First Nations (AFN)
Mr. Graeme Reed
greed@afn.ca
+1 514 9158382
Canada
Mr. Thomas Cameron
thomas.cameron@ec.gc.ca
+1 873 3541107
Indigenous Renewable Energy Microgrids for Energy Transition ‘Just Climate Energy’
Strengthen global networking to accelerate a just, clean energy transition through Renewable Energy Microgrids (REMs) in Indigenous communities; emphasize reducing fossil fuel reliance with national and sub-national strategies to finance REMs at scale through community and energy sector partnerships

Speakers: Indigenous clean energy community members Chris Henderson and Terri Lynn Morrison; Canadian Ministers: Honorable Karina Gould; Honorable Jonathan Wilkinson, Honorable Seamus O'Regan, Kluane Adamek, Assembly of First Nations (Canada); Chief Dana Tizya-Tramm, Vuntut Gwitchin Government (Canada)
 
Thursday,
04 Nov 2021
18:30—19:45
Derwentwater (44 pax)
International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO)
Mr. Lorenzo Gavilli
LGavilli@icao.int
ICAO: Inspiring a Green Flying Future
This side event on the theme of Innovation, International Aviation, and Climate Change aims at showcasing the ICAO’s developments on innovation for international aviation and climate change, in close coordination with States, aviation industry and innovators, NGO and other stakeholders.

Speakers: Lead organization: ICAO Supporting organizations: International organizations representing the aviation industry and civil society such as ICSA, IATA, ATAG and ACI.
Programme [307 kb]
Thursday,
04 Nov 2021
18:30—19:45
Glen Affric (Multimedia Studio 3)
Pew Charitable Trusts (PCT)
Ms. Courtney Durham
cdurham@pewtrusts.org
+1 202 2816521
Seychelles
Mr. Will Agricole
w.agricole@env.gov.sc
+0 248 2714419
BLUE CARBON PROTECTIONS IN NDCS – ENHANCING AMBITION THROUGH NATURE-BASED SOLUTIONS
Moderated Ministerial panel of countries who have included coastal wetland (mangrove, seagrass and saltmarsh) protections in their updated NDCs. Discussion on NDC development/implementation and how these efforts can speak to other potential nature-based solutions. Co-hosted by Pew and Seychelles

Speakers: Ministerial representatives from Seychelles, Belize, Costa Rica, Chile and UK (and others – tbc), plus international experts and partners involved in NDC development. Moderated by Pew
 
Thursday,
04 Nov 2021
18:30—19:45
Loch Lomond (144 pax)
Secretariat of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)
Mr. Andrea Camponogara
acamponogara@unfccc.int
Technology Mechanism: Fostering technology uptake to support NDC implementation and greater ambition
TEC and CTCN will present the findings from their joint publication on technology and NDC, and discuss different approaches to overcoming technical, financial, institutional and social challenges that arise in taking up technologies with a view to increasing ambitions and enhancing climate actions.
Agenda and webcast link [346 kb]
Thursday,
04 Nov 2021
18:30—19:45
Skomer (Multimedia Studio 2)
Tunisia
Mr. Mohamed Zmerli
zmerli_mohamed@yahoo.com
+809 216 98939485
Association tunisienne des changements climatiques et du développement durable (2C2D)
Mr. HLAOUI zouhaier
zouhaierhlaoui@yahoo.fr
+216 98 215255
Raise the ambitions to reach carbon neutrality in 2050
how to pave the way to reach carbon neutrality in 2050 in developing countries. The vision of Tunisia towards carbon neutrality will be presented as a case study. Governments, NGOs and climate experts will discuss the approach to be adopted in the different mitigation sectors

Speakers: Ministry of Local Affairs and Environment (Tunisia) GIZ
 
Thursday,
04 Nov 2021
18:30—19:45
South Downs (Multimedia Studio 1)
Karnali Integrated Rural Development and Research Centre (KIRDARC)
Ms. Geeta Pandey
fren.gp@gmail.com
+977 1 9841541591
Association of Sustainable Ecological Engineering Development (ASEED)
Mr. Jerome Shih
jerome@jwprocess.com.tw
+886 9 65023230
University of Vermont (UVM)
Mr. Asim Zia
asim.zia@uvm.edu
+1 802 8250920
Building Resilience of Communities from Highlands to Ocean in the Face of Climate Crisis.
This side event will highlight findings from recent science, civic diplomacy ,technology and community interventions and provide an opportunity for stakeholders across the HKH river basins to come together on a common platform for building resilience against CC induced water risks.

Speakers: Geeta Pandey, Asim Zia, Caitlin Waddick ,Clive Lipchin, Maria del Pilar Cornejo, Ashutosh Mohanty, Jui-Wen Chen
Agenda [18 kb]
PPTs [972 kb]
PPTs [972 kb]
PPTs [2 Mb]
PPTs [904 kb]
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PPTs [2 Mb]
Thursday,
04 Nov 2021
18:30—19:45
Strangford Lough (175 pax)
Tebtebba Foundation
Mr. Raymond de Chavez
raymond@tebtebba.org
+63 74 9175072789
CHIRAPAQ - Centro de Culturas Indígenas del Perú (CHIRAPAQ)
Sra. Tarcila Rivera
warmi@chirapaq.org.pe
+52 1 4232757
Indigenous Education Network of Turtle Island (IENTI/IEN)
Mr. Alberto Saldamando
Albertosaldamando@gmail.com
+1 415 6569198
Making the Paris Agreement work: Addressing Indigenous Peoples' Rights in Art 6 and Climate Finance
The event will discuss the imperative of recognizing and respecting indigenous peoples' rights, perspectives and priorities in Article 6 and in climate finance and ensuring support for climate resilient communities.

Speakers: Kimaren Ole Riamit Alberto Saldamando Grace Balawag Speakers from Elatia, IEN, Green Climate Fund, Nia Tero
 
Thursday,
04 Nov 2021
19:15—20:00
Climate Action Room 2
Secretariat of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)
Mr. Bernd Hackmann
BHackmann@unfccc.int
UNFCCC side event on the NDC Synthesis Report
The main objective of this event is to provide information on the key findings of the NDC synthesis report, including an update in the findings reflecting the most recent NDC submissions

Speakers: Daniele Violetti (Senior Director, Programmes Coordination), Sergey Kononov (Manager), Tugba Icmeli (Programme Officer), Bernd Hackmann (Programme Officer); UNFCCC secretariat
 
Friday,
05 Nov 2021
11:30—12:45
Derwentwater (44 pax)
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 33182701
Imperial College London
Ms. Alyssa Gilbert
a.gilbert@imperial.ac.uk
+44 0 7867524730
Oro Verde - Tropical Forest Foundation (OroVerde)
Ms. Ineke Naendrup
inaendrup@oroverde.de
+49 228 2429078
Sociedade Pesquisa em Vida Salvagem e Educacao Ambiental (SPVS)
Mr. Ricardo Aguiar Borges
ricardo.borges@spvs.org.br
+55 41 995527460
Multi-level action for biodiversity and climate: Planetary challenge & lessons from Latin America
This multi-stakeholder event focuses on strengthening biodiversity and climate linkages through joint research, policy and action. Research is presented that tracks practitioners' experience in nature protection with examples of Ecosystem-based Adaptation finance and green recovery in Latin America.

Speakers: Idil Boran, YorkU; Sander Chan, Global Center on Adaptation; Andy Purvis, Natural History Museum & Imperial College London; Alexandra Deprez, IDDRI; Ricardo Aguiar Borges, SPVS; Anke Manuela Salzmann, Boticário Group Foundation; Ineke Naendrup, OroVerde; Heidy Garcia, Defensores de la Naturaleza.
Multi-Level Joint Action for Climate and Biodiversity_COP26 Side Event Programme [2 Mb]
Atlantic Forest Great Reserve - Brochure COP26 [2 Mb]
Friday,
05 Nov 2021
11:30—12:45
Glen Affric (Multimedia Studio 3)
Environmental Defense Fund (EDF)
Ms. Nicole Cooper
ncooper@edf.org
+1 301 7929056
Conservation International (CI)
Ms. Kiryssa Kasprzyk
kkasprzyk@conservation.org
+1 727 7768069
Earth Innovation Institute (EII)
Sra. Monica Julissa De Los Rios de Leal
mdelosrios@earthinnovation.org
+55 68 999571767
Tropical Forest Protection – How to Determine What Good Looks Like for Carbon Credits
This event will explore how ensuring high quality in tropical forest credits, including through establishing REDD+ jurisdictional and nested systems, can mobilize finance to protect and restore forests at scale, while supporting and respecting the rights of indigenous peoples and local communities.

Speakers: Ruben Lubowski (Environmental Defense Fund); Juan Carlos Jintiach (Coord. of Indigenous Organizations of the Amazon River Basin); Hon Princ Sec Dr Chris Kiptoo (Govt of Kenya); Daniel Nepstad (Earth Innovation Institute); Fernando Sampaio (PCI Institute); Christina Ender (Conservation International)
Description of Side Event [1 Mb]
Friday,
05 Nov 2021
11:30—12:45
Loch Lomond (144 pax)
International Network for Sustainable Energy (INFORSE)
Ms. Judit Szoleczky
ove@inforse.org
+45 42 300192
Integrated Sustainable Energy and Ecological Development Association (INSEDA)
Mr. Sanjiv Nathan
sanjivnathan@inseda.org
+91 11 45623055
Sustainable Environmental Development Watch (SusWatch)
Mr. Frank Msafiri Kairura
frankmsafiri46@gmail.com
+254 100 721344707
SustainableEnergy (SE)
Mr. Gunnar Boye Olesen
gbo@ve.dk
+45 24 269933
Local Climate Solutions & Eco-Village Development, 100% RE in NDCs, East Africa, South Asia, Europe
Policy proposals for local solutions in NDCs & Global Stocktake. Launch catalogues of climate solutions in East Africa (Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda), eco-village development in South Asia (Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Sri Lanka), for energy access & gender equality, 100 % renewables: Europe, Kenya, Uganda.

Speakers: G.B.Olesen, J.Szoleczky INFORSE; N.Nyandire, SusWatch Kenya; R.Kimbowa, UCSD Uganda; M.Swai, TaTEDO Tanzania & INFORSE-East Africa; N.Shrestha, CRT Nepal; D.Herath, IDEA Sri Lanka; S.Ahmed, Grameen Shakti Bangladesh; S.Nathan, INSEDA India & INFORSE-South Asia. P.Allen, Centre for Alt. Techn., UK
INFORSE Side Event Leaflet Nov 5 - 11.30 Loch Lomond [270 kb]
Intro INFORSE COP26 side event Nov 5 2021 [894 kb]
Local Solutions in East Africa -Catalogue TaTEDO Tanzania [1 Mb]
INFORSE-East Africa Position to COP26 UCSD Uganda [1 Mb]
100 % Renewables Scenarios Kenya SusWatch [542 kb]
100 % Renewables Scenarios Europe [591 kb]
ZeroCarbonBritain CAT [1 Mb]
Eco-Village Development in South Asia INSEDA India [3 Mb]
Planning eco-village development in Nepal CRTN [3 Mb]
Integrating eco-village development in national plans, example from Sri Lanka IDEA [1 Mb]
Eco-village development as key climate solutions, also in NDCs Bangladesh GrameenShakti [2 Mb]
Friday,
05 Nov 2021
11:30—12:45
Skomer (Multimedia Studio 2)
Climate Action Network Australia (CANA)
M. Julie-Anne Richards
julieanne@cana.net.au
+61 0 499907747
Australian Conservation Foundation (ACF)
Ms. Suzanne Harter
suzanne.harter@acf.org.au
+61 4 412550470
Climate and Health Alliance Inc. (CAHA)
Ms. Fiona Armstrong
fiona.armstrong@caha.org.au
+61 4 38900005
The Australia Institute Ltd.
Ms. Polly Hemming
polly@australiainstitute.org.au
+61 4 400562491
University of Melbourne
Ms. Jacqueline Peel
j.peel@unimelb.edu.au
+61 3 83441115
Transforming Australia: from laggard to leader
This event will explore the reasons behind the shortfall in the Australian Government’s climate and energy commitments, the impacts of this shortfall on domestic and global action, and the role that non-state actor leadership is playing in Australia.

Speakers: Univeristy of Melbourne, Prof. Don Henry The Australia Institute, Richie Merzian Lowitja Institute, Ms. Janine Mohamed University of Melbourne, Ms. Jacqueline Peel Australian Conservation Foundation (ACF), Mr Gavan McFadzean Indigenous Peoples' Organisation-Australia (IPO), Dr Virginia Marshall
 
Friday,
05 Nov 2021
11:30—12:45
South Downs (Multimedia Studio 1)
International Association for the Advancement of Innovative Approaches to Global Challenges (IAAI)
Mr. Miroslav Polzer
polzer@glocha.info
+43 664 4203648
CliMates
Mr. Viktor Jósa
viktorjosa@gmail.com
+36 30 3132043
Global Youth Development Institute, Inc. (GYDI)
Mr. Timothy Damon
tdamon12@gmail.com
+1 330 2067553
University of Saskatchewan
Ms. Marcia McKenzie
marcia.mckenzie@usask.ca
+1 306 2801307
Rethinking and Reorganizing Action for Climate Empowerment (ACE) & the COP26 Future of ACE Decision
ACE is a unique global climate action governance innovation space, holding great potentials for all of society climate action empowerment. ACE_AT and MECCE project partners, ECOS members and youth leaders will present views on the future of ACE incl. focus on NPS, youth, indigenous people & Africa

Speakers: Talieh Wögerbauer, ACE_AT, Tim Damon GYDI & ACE YF, Danae Espinosa ECOS, Marcia McKenzie MECCE, Alex Wilson USaskatchewan, Kartikeya Sarabhai CEE, Marianne Karlsen, Yunus Arikan ICLEI, Salka Sigurdardottir, UK COP26 presidency, Emmanuel Tachie-Obeng, Ghana, Roberta Ianna, Italy, Viktor Josa CliMates
ACE_AT & IAAI GloCha ResMob4ACE presentation [1 Mb]
Friday,
05 Nov 2021
11:30—12:45
Strangford Lough (175 pax)
McGill University
Mr. Sebastien Jodoin-Pilon
sebastien.jodoin-pilon@mcgill.ca
+1 514 9061740
Human Rights Watch, Inc. (HRW)
Ms. Katharina Rall
rallk@hrw.org
+33 766 318048
League of Women Voters of the United States (LWVUS)
Ms. Robin Tokmakian
trillerud@mindspring.com
+1 831 2386136
Disability-Inclusive Climate Action: Rights and Obligations
This side-event will review the challenges, opportunities,& pathways for promoting disability-inclusive climate action at the international,national,& local levels and the rights of people with disabilities in making climate mitigation and adaptation policies more effective, accessible,& equitable

Speakers: His Excellency Mr. Jan Wahlberg, Ambassador for Climate Change at the MFA of Finland; Katherine Lofts, McGill University; Susie Fitton, Inclusion SCT; Pratima Gurung, Indigenous Persons w. Disabilities Global Net; Cara Schulte, HRW; Jose Viera, World Blind Union; Sue Swenson, Inclusion International
Event flyer (PDF) [704 kb]
Flyer (accessible version) [488 kb]
Friday,
05 Nov 2021
11:30—14:15
Climate Action Room 1
Secretariat of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)
Ms. Ildiko Pesch
globalclimateaction@unfccc.int
+49 228 1999
MPGCA: Water Action Event
We envisage a future of universally accessible climate-smart healthcare, with lowered emissions from the healthcare sector and improved quality and delivery of health. To build this, we need multilateral sharing, learning and collaboration to further enhance innovation and technology.
 
Friday,
05 Nov 2021
13:15—14:30
Derwentwater (44 pax)
North Macedonia
Ms. Frosina Antonovska
frosina.ant@gmail.com
+389 70 913193
International Environmental Communication Association (IECA)
Mr. Gregg Walker
gwalker@oregonstate.edu
+1 541 7404050
SeaTrust Institute
Ms. Lynn Wilson
lwilson@seatrustinstitute.org
+1 360 9613363
Solving the Climate Crisis Together
Relevant Goal from the agenda of COP 26: Work together to deliver: acceleration of action to tackle the climate crisis through collaboration between governments, businesses and civil society (Ensuring a transparent and inclusive climate decision-making process, leaving no one behind).

Speakers: The session will bring together leading experts on effective participation of civil society in environmental policy making and will aim to discuss ways how to design functioning collaboration model between international bodies, governments, businesses and civil society.
Event Flyer and Speaker List [868 kb]
Friday,
05 Nov 2021
13:15—14:30
Glen Affric (Multimedia Studio 3)
Rural Development Institute
Ms. Breanna Murrin
breannam@landesa.org
+1 98119 2066592193
Canadian Foodgrains Bank Association Inc.
Ms. Adella Mueni Mutinda
mmutinda@foodgrainsbank.ca
+1 204 9449230
Women’s Land Rights as a Tool for Building Climate Resilient Food Systems
Panelists will discuss the role of climate-resilient food systems and women’s land rights as critical tools to addressing the climate crisis, gender inequality, and food insecurity.

Speakers: • Rachel McMonagle, Landesa • Mueni Mutinda, Canadian Foodgrains Bank • Veronica Ndetu, Ministry of Agriculture, Kenya • Sara Omi Casama, Mesoamerican Alliance of Peoples and Forests (AMPB)
 
Friday,
05 Nov 2021
13:15—14:30
Loch Lomond (144 pax)
Secretariat of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)
Mr. Dirk Nemitz
dnemitz@unfccc.int
UNFCCC, Transparency: Curtail deforestation: how to measure progress? REDD+ tools and methodologies
The coordination of initiatives to incentivize the forest sector to contribute towards global net zero by mid-century requires robust national forest monitoring systems and transparent reporting. This side event will explore the experience with tools and methodologies for national REDD+ reporting.

Speakers: Speakers from the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, the Global Forest Observation Initiative, the Coalition for Rainforest Nations and the UNFCCC secretariat will present on tools and methodologies used in national REDD+ reporting.
Concept note & agenda [197 kb]
Friday,
05 Nov 2021
13:15—14:30
Skomer (Multimedia Studio 2)
Tearfund
Ms. Sue Willsher
sue.willsher@tearfund.org
+44 7903 383599
Climate Action Network International (CAN International)
Ms. Sophie Richmond
srichmond@climatenetwork.org
+44 0 7989944234
The Catholic Agency for Overseas Development (CAFOD)
Mr. Robin Mace-Snaith
rmace-snaith@cafod.org.uk
+44 7814 252952
Powering past gas - the role of public finance for a just energy transition for all
Renewables are the cheapest & best option for providing electricity to the 750 million people who go without. Yet public finance for fossil fuels exceeds that of renewables. Hear how the UK Government is tackling this & from African voices on why gas isn’t the answer to access & poverty reduction.

Speakers: Jackie Kimeu- Access Coalition; John Murton - COP26 Envoy, UK Govt; Promise Salawu-Tearfund Nigeria/Big Shift; Lucile Dufour - IISD; Paul Kunert - Energy specialist & Elizabeth Wanja - Kenya Climate change Working Group
 
Friday,
05 Nov 2021
13:15—14:30
South Downs (Multimedia Studio 1)
Côte d'Ivoire
Mr. Eric-Michel Assamoi
eric_michel_assamoi@yahoo.fr
+225 0 788360300
Association Française des Entreprises pour l'Environnement (EpE)
Mr. David LAURENT
dlaurent@epe-asso.org
+33 1 49709852
Accelerating climate action via circular economy, a holistic approach to the long-term global goal
Building on the findings of the global consultations on circular economy, convened by UNIDO in May 2021, the side event will discuss how best we can put the concept of circular economy into practice, with a focus on accelerating climate action and achieving the long-term global goal.

Speakers: The event will feature a panel of dignitaries, including Ministers and Heads of Organizations as well as representatives from the private sector and academia
Flyer [1 Mb]
Information note [239 kb]
Friday,
05 Nov 2021
13:15—14:30
Strangford Lough (175 pax)
Secretariat of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)
Mr. Grant Kirkman
GKirkman@unfccc.int
UNFCCC, Means of Implementation: High Level Event on the Needs of Developing Countries
The purpose of this high-level event is to provide an update of support provided and progress in facilitating the access and mobilization of climate finance for the implementation of priority mitigation and adaptation needs identified by developing countries...

Speakers: Patricia Espinosa, UNFCCC Executive Secretary Minister Yeshey Penjor, Bhutan, (LDC Group Chairmanship) Minister Aminath Shauna, Maldives Minister Houmed Msaidie, Comoros Deputy Minister Milagros De Camps, Dominican Republic Minister Molwyn M. Joseph, Antigua and Barbuda
 
Friday,
05 Nov 2021
14:00—15:30
Climate Action Room 2
United Nations
Ms. Esther Agbarakwe
esther.agbarakwe@un.org
The UNSG’s Youth Advisory Group and Post COP26 Youth-led Climate Action
With the announcement by the UN Secretary General at UNGA76 of the new ambitious agenda for youth and future generations, leading by example on youth-climate nexus is part of the top priorities at the UN.

Speakers: 1. All seven YAG Members 2. Special Adviser of the Secretary-General on Climate Action
 
Friday,
05 Nov 2021
14:30—17:15
Climate Action Room 1
Secretariat of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)
Ms. Ildiko Pesch
globalclimateaction@unfccc.int
+49 228 1999
MPGCA: Ocean & Coastal Zones Action Event
This High Level Meeting will be the main multi-stakeholder ocean meeting at COP26, gathering Heads of States, local communities, business leaders, UN organisations, scientific institutions and NGO leaders.
 
Friday,
05 Nov 2021
15:00—16:15
Derwentwater (44 pax)
International Network of Basin Organizations (INBO)
Mr. Edouard BOINET
e.boinet@inbo-news.org
+33 6 9958274
Observatoire du Sahara et du Sahel (OSS)
Mme Khaoula Jaoui
boc@oss.org.tn
+216 71 206633
From incubation to financing for adaptation: developing 100 water & climate projects for Africa
Greater frequency and intensity of floods, droughts, unpredictable rainfall patterns… Africa is one of the regions most vulnerable to the impacts of climate change on the water cycle. This session will focus on how to boost the development of projects of adaptation to climate changes in the basins o

Speakers: Mrs. Sonia Abassi, Sahara and Sahel Observatory (OSS) Mr. Mikko Ollikainen, Manager, Adaptation Fund Mrs. Stéphanie Laronde, International Network of Basin Organizations Mr. Ahmed Diane Semega, Organization for the Development of the Senegal River, Mrs. Wambui Gichuri, African Development Bank
Final program [918 kb]
Friday,
05 Nov 2021
15:00—16:15
Glen Affric (Multimedia Studio 3)
International Union of Architects (UIA)
Mr. MD.ISHTIAQUE ZAHIR
ishtiaque@hotmail.com
+880 1912 888003
International Network for Bamboo and Rattan (INBAR)
Mr. BORJA DE LA PEÑA ESCARDO
bescardo@inbar.int
+86 0 1381144520
Built Environment Professionals Towards the Bio Based design implementation.
The real projects will depict, how globally architects and engineers can integrate carbon neutrality in to the built environment design process. It will encompass the climate friendly resilient construction process with Bamboo, its lifecycle analysis, standards,& the engineered bamboo structure

Speakers: (3 architects & 3 Engineers) - 1. Saif Ul Haque (M), Bangladesh, 2. Mette Ramsgaard Thomsen (F), Denmark, 3. Ekongo Modogo (F), Congo, 4. Edwin Escamilla Zea (M), Switzerland, 5. Kent Harries (M), USA, 6. Johnson Zhang (M), UK
 
Friday,
05 Nov 2021
15:00—16:15
Loch Lomond (144 pax)
CEE Bankwatch Network (Bankwatch)
Ms. Miłosława Stępień
miloslawa.stepien@bankwatch.org
+48 607 491322
The Climate Reality Project
Mr. Ethan Spaner
ethan.spaner@climatereality.com
+1 330 3541674
From Katowice to Glasgow - progress on Just Transition pathway in Central and East Europe
A Just Transition is a crucial element in the global path towards climate neutrality. The progress made in CEE since COP24 has led to greater climate ambition. Let’s look at both the challenges & opportunities that are specific to CEE and see how these lessons learned can be used by other regions.

Speakers: Richard Filcak, Slovak Academy of Sciences; Špela Bandelj, Climate Reality Europe; Patryk Bialas, BoMiasto; Joanna Flisowska, Greenpeace; Victoria Shevchuk, CEE Bankwatch; Dr Miłosława Stępień, CEE Bankwatch
 
Friday,
05 Nov 2021
15:00—16:15
Skomer (Multimedia Studio 2)
World Nuclear Association (WNA)
Mr. Jonathan Cobb
jonathan.cobb@world-nuclear.org
+44 20 74511536
Canadian Nuclear Association (CNA)
Mr. John Gorman
cliffordj@cna.ca
+1 613 2374262
International Youth Nuclear Congress (IYNC)
Ms. Kelsy Green
tmkgreen@umich.edu
+1 916 2202344
Nuclear Energy Institute (NEI)
Ms. Carol Berrigan
clb@nei.org
+1 202 4976935
Delivering a just transition to a clean energy future and supporting the UN SDGs
Nuclear technologies will help meet many of the UN Sustainable Development Goals, and, alongside other clean energy technologies, will enable communities and nations to preserve jobs and support economies in a just transition to a resilient carbon-free future.

Speakers: Speakers representing: Clean Energy Ministerial NICE Future Labour Union IAEA Indigenous Communities Industry National Government Nuclear Industry and Research Renewables Industry and Research Subnational government Young Generation Network
 
Friday,
05 Nov 2021
15:00—16:15
South Downs (Multimedia Studio 1)
Woodwell Climate Research Center (WHRC)
Mr. David McGlinchey
dmcglinchey@woodwellclimate.org
+1 508 5243205
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI)
Ms. Laura Jones
ljones@whoi.edu
+1 508 2375383
Refreeze The Arctic: Increasing our ambition to maintain a safe and stable climate
A stable Arctic is critical to maintaining a safe and stable global climate. The degradation of biophysical systems in the Arctic threatens to severely impact carbon budgets, weather systems, and sea levels everywhere. We will discuss appropriate climate ambition to keep these systems intact.

Speakers: Dr. Susan Natali Dr. Jennifer Francis Dr. Sarah Das Dr. Richard Camilli
Navigating the Changing Arctic [457 kb]
Epic Arctic Mission Ends [424 kb]
Greenland Ice Sheet Melt [326 kb]
Press release [293 kb]
Friday,
05 Nov 2021
16:45—18:00
Derwentwater (44 pax)
European Nuclear Society (ENS)
Ms. Emilia Janisz
emilia.janisz@euronuclear.org
+32 2 489971714
American Nuclear Society (ANS)
Ms. Aubrey Whittington
awhittington@ans.org
+1 281 9100324
Forum Atomique Européen (FORATOM)
Ms. Jessica Johnson
jessica.johnson@foratom.org
+32 496 127466
Japan Atomic Industrial Forum, Inc. (JAIF)
Mr. Daniel Liu
dyc-liu@jaif.or.jp
+81 3 62569310
A Path Towards Affordable Zero Carbon Technologies
Nuclear for Climate, supported globally by over 120 nuclear science-led organisations, wishes to discuss Net Zero pathways using all available low-carbon technologies. The event will explore the role of renewables, nuclear and hydrogen in decarbonising the energy, transport and hard to abate sectors

Speakers: Sebastian Richet from Saving our Climate Valerie Faudon, Co-Founder of Nuclear for Climate Princess Mthombeni – Africa for Nuclear John Gorman, President and CEO of the Canadian Nuclear Association Dr Diane Cameron - OECD/NEA Emilia Janisz, European Nuclear Society
Invitation [3 Mb]
ENS High Scientific Council Paper [176 kb]
Friday,
05 Nov 2021
16:45—18:00
Glen Affric (Multimedia Studio 3)
International Organization for Standardization (ISO)
Mr. Jose Alcorta
alcorta@iso.org
+41 79 3077964
Consumers International (CI)
Ms. Bethan Laughlin
blaughlin@consint.org
+44 20 7463018822
International Accreditation Forum Inc. (IAF)
Ms. Chikako Makino
Chikako.Makino@jab.or.jp
+81 3 68235736
The Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment (IEMA)
Mr. Nicholas Blyth
n.blyth@iema.net
+44 7521 827931
Building back a net-zero resilient economy through Governance, Policy, Standards, Skills & Inclusion
The climate emergency requires an economy wide approach to integrate net zero and resilience. Linking the real economy through standards and aligning through governance, consumers and skills. We will showcase requirements and explore the role for standards to help fast track and embed transition.

Speakers: UK Government speaker. Scott Steedman, ISO Vice-President / BSI Director-General. Victoria Hurth, ISO/TC309 - Governance. Sarah Mukherjee, CEO of IEMA - Skills. Peter Young, Chair ISO/TC322 - Sustainable Finance. Helena Leurent - Director General of Consumers International.
Presenters Biography and session [665 kb]
Friday,
05 Nov 2021
16:45—18:00
Loch Lomond (144 pax)
Secretariat of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD)
Ms. Miriam Medel
MMedel@unccd.int
UNCCD: Down to Earth: Enhancing ecosystem and community resilience to drought and floods
Catastrophic drought & flooding are linked to the changing climate and sub-optimal land use planning and management. This side event will highlight the pivotal role of land in regulating water (reducing scarcity and limiting surplus), improving food and water security and enhancing biodiversity.

Speakers: Lead organization: UNCCD Supporting organizations:UNCCD, WMO, UNDRR, FAO and UNESCO
 
Friday,
05 Nov 2021
16:45—18:00
Skomer (Multimedia Studio 2)
Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung - Gesellschaftsanalye und politische Bildung e.V. (RLS)
Mr. Till Bender
till.bender@rosalux.org
+49 30 44310523
LIFE e.V.
Ms. Greta Pallaver
pallaver@life-online.de
+49 12347 1577106781
Uncovering justice gaps in Just Transitions – why technological solutions won’t solve the crises
There are justice gaps in just transitions! Looking at local and national transition debates and initiatives, we will showcase justice implications of different visions and narratives for low-carbon mobility and sustainability transitions and uncover justice gaps in technology-driven approaches.

Speakers: Speakers to be confirmed: Ndivile Mokoena (Gender CC / South Africa), Dunja Krause (UNRISD), representative of ETC Group, representative of Life e.V. // Moderated by representative of Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung
 
Friday,
05 Nov 2021
16:45—18:00
South Downs (Multimedia Studio 1)
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
Mr. Greg Sixt
sixt@mit.edu
+1 617 7152598
American University of Beirut (AUB-IFI)
Mr. Ammar Olabi
fafs.dean@aub.edu.lb
+961 1 343002
Columbia University
Ms. Alison Rose
arose@iri.columbia.edu
+1 347 2623517
Bridging the Science-Policy Gap for Impactful, Demand-Driven Food Systems Innovation
This event will seek to raise the bar for more collaborative, action-oriented research and innovation for food systems, driving transformations for people, nature and climate, in line with the Presidency’s campaigns.

Speakers: Maria Zuber, MIT; Charlotte Watts, FCDO; Theo de Jager, World Farmers’ Organization; Diane Holdorf, WBCSD; John Furlow, Columbia University; Pete Smith, Aberdeen University and Food and Climate Systems Transformation (FACT) Alliance
Background and Agenda [247 kb]
Speaker Biographies [353 kb]
Friday,
05 Nov 2021
16:45—18:00
Strangford Lough (175 pax)
Commonwealth Secretariat (COMSEC)
Mr. Unnikrishnan Nair
u.nair@commonwealth.int
+44 20 77476220
Namibia
Ms. Bernadette Shalumbu
bn.shalumbu@gmail.com
+264 81 2964043
Zambia
Mr. Ephraim Shitima
emshitima40@gmail.com
+961 7893961 2609778939
Accelerating Climate Finance for Nature-based Solutions - Climate, Land and Biodiversity Targets
This high-level event will identify gaps, challenges and solutions for advancing sustainable financing mechanisms around Nature based solutions (NbS) for climate action, contributing to country NDCs implementation and achievement of their three Rio Conventions targets, through global partnerships.

Speakers: Secretary General of the Commonwealth, Prime Minister of Australia, Green Climate Fund, World Wildlife Fund, Caribbean Biodiversity Fund, African Development Bank, International Union for Conservation of Nature, Government of Zambia, Rwanda, Kenya, Namibia, Antigua and Barbuda, Seychelles, Tonga.
Concept Note [188 kb]
Friday,
05 Nov 2021
18:30—19:45
Derwentwater (44 pax)
Bolivia (Plurinational State of)
Mr. Christian Villarreal
elqamaqe@gmail.com
+591 7 8994602
Human Impacts Institute, Inc. (HII)
Ms. Tara DePorte
Tara@HumanImpactsInstitute.org
+1 917 7279761
"Listening to the call of Mother Earth: Voices of governments, indigenous peoples, women and youth".
An event amplifying the voices of global indigenous women and youth climate leaders, alongside these voices, we presents and discusses the Bolivia proposal to the UNFCCC:"Urgent and equitable call to stop climate collapse and restore balance with our Mother Earth."

Speakers: David Choquehuanca Céspedes (Vice President Plurinational State). Diego Pacheco (Head of Delegation Bolivia). Angelica Ponce (Director of the Plurinational Authority of Mother Earth). Indigenous women and youth (civil society - Human Impacts Institute)
 
Friday,
05 Nov 2021
18:30—19:45
Glen Affric (Multimedia Studio 3)
Black Sea Trade and Development Bank (BSTDB)
Mr. Mircea Cojocaru
mcojocaru@bstdb.org
+30 2310 290585
Corporación Andina de Fomento (CAF)
Mr. Ubaldo Elizondo
uelizondo@caf.com
+598 96 471782
Public Development Banks: maximizing their potential to boost a sustainable recovery
IDFC, MDBs and FICS will share and debate tools, incentives and instruments that Public Development Banks can use to accelerate the implementation of low-carbon and resilient development.

Speakers: Rémy RIOUX – Chairman of IDFC Group and CEO of the French Development Agency (AFD) Members IDFC: Cassa depositi e prestiti (organizers FiCS 2), DBSA, KfW, CAF, CABEI MDBs: tbc PDBs: tbc Private Sector: tbc Civil Society: tbc
 
Friday,
05 Nov 2021
18:30—19:45
Loch Lomond (144 pax)
Secretariat of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)
Ms. Julie Amoroso-Garbin
JAmoroso-Garbin@unfccc.int
UNFCCC, Adaptation: Work of the LEG in supporting the LDCs on adaptation.
The LEG organizes side events at each session of the SBI to provide an update on its work, share experiences and challenges faced by the LDCs on adaptation, and to discuss the support provided to the LDCs.
Event Flyer [65 kb]
LEG presentation [2 Mb]
Friday,
05 Nov 2021
18:30—19:45
Skomer (Multimedia Studio 2)
Asociación Civil Oikos (OIKOS)
Ms. Allison Bozzi
Allison.Bozzi@fao.org
+39 6 57051971
Pakistan
Ms. Antonella Sorrentino
antonella.sorrentino@fao.org
+39 6 57054264
Sustainable mountain tourism and food systems to support recovery from COVID-19 in mountains
The role of sustainable tourism and natural resources management for climate change adaptation in mountain regions, with concrete experiences of mountain communities’ recovery from the Covid-19 crisis, and recommendations for long term sustainability of recovery.

Speakers: Mette Wilkie; FAO Julia Klein; CSU Jorge Recharte; Instituto de Montaña Anna Boneta; Gov. of Andorra Ioseb Kinkladze; Gov. of Georgia Irakli Megrelidze; Gov. of Georgia Marisa Young; Fundaciòn Agreste Eric Fongoh; International Centre for Environmental Education and Community Development
Agenda [3 Mb]
Friday,
05 Nov 2021
18:30—19:45
South Downs (Multimedia Studio 1)
The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI)
Mr. Abhishek Kaushik
abhishek.kaushik@teri.res.in
+91 11 9810399656
International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA)
Mr. Bas Van Ruijven
vruijven@iiasa.ac.at
+43 223 6807288
National Institute of Public Health and the Environment (RIVM)
Ms. Heleen van Soest
heleen.vansoest@pbl.nl
+31 6 15255582
New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO)
Mr. Yutaka Kondo
kondoytk@nedo.go.jp
+81 80 33598578
Transitioning towards low-carbon and climate resilient pathways by 2050
We will showcase different pathways for achieving a just, low-carbon, and climate-resilient transition by 2050. This will include key considerations for addressing mitigation and adaptation challenges, such as technology innovations, energy use, and emissions to ratchet up climate ambitions

Speakers: Representatives from TERI, ENGAGE consortium, NEDO, and national experts (TBD)
 
Saturday,
06 Nov 2021
10:00—11:30
Climate Action Room 1
Secretariat of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)
Ms. Ildiko Pesch
globalclimateaction@unfccc.int
+49 228 1999
Futures Lab: Just climate Action - ‘The Great Recovery’
This Talanoa dialogue envisions a future that crosses traditional boundaries to bring about global climate justice. We will encourage discussions between generations and genders, between employees and CEOs, and across regions to imagine and plan for a just, resilient and climate neutral future.
 
Saturday,
06 Nov 2021
11:30—12:45
Derwentwater (44 pax)
Polish Ecological Club (PEC)
Ms. Zuzanna Borowska
zuzana.borowska@gmail.com
+48 66 70033395
Association Femmes Bladi pour le Développement et le Tourisme (FBDT)
Mme samia el baouchi
femmesbladidt@yahoo.fr
+0 212 657220201
Elizka Relief Foundation (Elizka)
Mr. Kofi Kankam
eri@eri.kabissa.org
+233 247 661440
Giving Life Nature Volunteer (GILINAVO)
Mr. Eric Komla Amedjakou
gilinavoghana2000@gmail.com
+233 24 9468306
REScoop.eu vzw
Ms. Sara Tachelet
sara.tachelet@rescoop.eu
+32 4 3249340093
Saving Our Planet (SOP)
Mr. Stephan Savarese
StephanS@SavingOurPlanet.net
+33 6 78858597
Raise your voice, join the conversation! Open Dialogues on Climate Change
A summary event of the international Open Dialogues on Climate Change project. Presenting the outcomes of our events from all around the world, sharing policy recommendations, and explaining the idea of open dialogues as a tool to engage all stakeholders and reach specific solutions.

Speakers: The speakers will represent both the international and national dimensions of the Open Dialogues on Climate Change. Inclusion of people with different gender, national, and cultural backgrounds will be ensured.
Side event flyer Open Dialogues [330 kb]
Saturday,
06 Nov 2021
11:30—12:45
Glen Affric (Multimedia Studio 3)
Munich Climate Insurance Initiative (MCII)
Mr. Michael Zissener
zissener@ehs.unu.edu
+49 228 8150249
Munich Re Foundation (MRF)
Mr. Christian Barthelt
cbarthelt@munichre-foundation.org
+49 89 38914229
Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat (PIFS)
Mr. Karlos Lee Moresi
karlosm@forumsec.org
+679 0 7788600
Closing the climate risk protection gap: Lessons learnt from different levels of governance
Countries need to employ a mix of well-balanced climate risk protection measures – from risk insurance to climate-sensitive social protection – to cater to the front line needs of people. The event collects stories, case studies and policy guidance from sub-national, national and regional levels.

Speakers: a) representative of Government of Fiji (tbd) b) representative of BAPPENAS Indonesia (tbd) c) UNFCCC-MRF-UNU-EHS Summer Academy Ambassador (2x)(tbd) d) Pacific Insurance and Climate Adaptation Programme e) Pacific Island Forum Secretariat (PIFS)
 
Saturday,
06 Nov 2021
11:30—12:45
Loch Lomond (144 pax)
Rare
Mr. Frederik Stapke
fstapke@rare.org
+49 0 1609512845
Australia
Ms. Claudia Cooney
claudia.cooney@environment.gov.au
+61 2 62742483
Fiji
Mr. Kushaal Raj
kushaal.raj@economy.gov.fj
+679 9 881122
Mobilizing ocean-climate action at all levels for increased climate ambition
Healthy oceans and coastal areas are a critical part of the climate solution. COP26 presents an opportunity to mobilize ocean-climate ambition at all levels. We will discuss national and community-led solutions, focusing on pathways for increased ocean climate action at COP and on the ground.

Speakers: High-level representatives from the Friends of Ocean and Climate group, including from the governments of Chile, Costa Rica, Fiji, Norway, Sweden, United Kingdom, and United States, and local leaders from coastal communities.
Event_Flyer [477 kb]
Saturday,
06 Nov 2021
11:30—12:45
Skomer (Multimedia Studio 2)
Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs Inc. (CCEIA)
Mr. Kai Uwe Schmidt
ahassan@c2g2.net
+1 202 3750664
CO2GeoNet - The European Network of Excellence on Geological Storage of CO2 (CO2GeoNet)
Ms. Ceri Vincent
info@co2geonet.com
+44 115 9363318
Accelerating along the pathway to Net-Zero with large scale carbon dioxide removal and storage
We need to take rapid & drastic action to reduce emissions and tackle climate change. Large scale CO2 removal and storage has a key role to play in achieving net-zero and net-negative emissions. Effective governance is needed to realise the SDGs and ensure a just transition to a sustainable future.

Speakers: High-level experts (IPCC, Norway, Dalberg Africa) and Q&A to engage audience: science on need for removals and storage to reach Net-Zero through cooperation between multiple actors; CCS feasibility & success stories; governance to identify opportunities, risks and incentives to scale-up removals.
Concept note [147 kb]
Saturday,
06 Nov 2021
11:30—12:45
South Downs (Multimedia Studio 1)
urgewald e.V.
Ms. Katrin Ganswindt
katrin@urgewald.org
+49 176 32411130
Kiko Network
Mr. Evan Gach
gach@kikonet.org
+81 90 38376323
Channeling finance from coal to clean in OECD by 2030 and in Asia by 2040
What are the necessary means for OECD countries to achieve a coal phase-out by 2030 and for Asian countries to end the reliance on coal? Speakers will discuss the unique challenges and obstacles faced in each country and on the role of diverting finance from coal to a just energy transition.

Speakers: Kimiko Hirata (Kikonet/Japan Beyond Coal, Japan), Bernadette Victorio (FairFinanceAsia, Cambodia), Kathrin Gutmann (Europe Beyond Coal), Pius Ginting (AEER, Indonesia), Gerry Arances (CEED, Philippines); Facilitation: Katrin Ganswindt (urgewald, Germany)
 
Saturday,
06 Nov 2021
11:30—12:45
Strangford Lough (175 pax)
Centre for International Sustainable Development Law (CISDL)
Mr. Freedom-Kai Phillips
fkphillips@cisdl.org
+1 519 6150052
Asociación Ambiente y Sociedad (AAS)
Ms. Maria Aguilar
maguilar@ambienteysociedad.org.co
+57 1 2865285
Centro Alexander von Humboldt
Mr. Alejandro Aleman
milenio@humboldt.org.ni
+505 505 88267474
Institute for Climate Protection, Energy and Mobility - Law, Economics and Policy e.V. (IKEM)
Ms. Kathryn McKenzie
kate.mckenzie@strath.ac.uk
+44 7908 380405
Net Zero Climate Law & Governance - Advance Ambition & Action for Paris Agreement NAPs/NDCs & SDGs
Interactive, online roundtable highlighting net zero climate law & governance innovations to strengthen PA ambition, markets, transparency & compliance, celebrate new research/capacity/practice/stakeholder partnerships & global leaders awards to implement Paris Agreement NAP/NDCs & advance key SDGs.

Speakers: Keynotes & dialogue w senior counsel/experts from IGOs/climate funds & PA compliance committee, climate law, leading institutes/univs of Africa, Asia, Americas & Europe, also intl practice networks/assocs, inc 'accelerator' Net Zero Lawyers Alliance, CLGI, CISDL, IKEM, CAN-LA, AAS & Centro AvHumbolt
 
Saturday,
06 Nov 2021
11:45—13:15
Climate Action Room 1
Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD)
Ms. Jyoti Mathur-Filipp
jyoti.mathur-filipp@cbd.int
CBD COP15: Strengthening Synergies through the Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework
This high-level event will showcase how the post-2020 global biodiversity framework to be adopted at CBD COP15 can strengthen synergies to successfully address the connected challenges of climate change, biodiversity loss, desertification and health.

Speakers: UNEP ED, CBD ES, UNFCCC ES (tbc), MEE of the PRC and Pres of CBD COP 15, Vice Minister of Env. Colombia, Permanent Secretary DEFRA of UK, Ministry of Env. of India, Director-General for Env EU, GEF CEO, Ramsar SG, Secretary CNRA, IIFB Co-Chair, DG WWF, MD of Dalmia Cement, UNDP Director
 
Saturday,
06 Nov 2021
13:15—14:30
Derwentwater (44 pax)
International Center for Living Aquatic Resources Management (WorldFish)
Mr. Essam Mohammed
e.mohammed@cgiar.org
+60 4 6286888
Climate and Sustainable Development Network of Nigeria (CSDevNet)
Mr. Atayi Opaluwah
atayibabs@csdevnet.org
+234 80 32494999
Towards a shared blue prosperity under changing climate
In this side event, we will share a novel framework and evidence to realise a shared blue prosperity through aquatic food systems under changing climate.

Speakers: Gareth Johnstone, WorldFish Essam Yassin Mohammed, WorldFish Shakuntala Thilsted, WorldFish Torsten Thiele, Founder, Global Ocean Trust Hajia Halima Bawa-Bwari, Ministry of Environment, Nigeria Mithika Mwenda, PACJA Sam Jinadu, CSDevNet
 
Saturday,
06 Nov 2021
13:15—14:30
Glen Affric (Multimedia Studio 3)
Climate Change Center (CCC)
Mr. Roswin Valenzuela
roswinv@climatechangecenter.kr
+82 2 7664353
Observatoire pour la Protection de l'Environnement et des Monuments Historiques de Tanger (OPEMH)
Ms. Hajar Khamlichi
hajarkhamlichiperso@gmail.com
+212 0 661485363
Building Stronger REDD+ Cooperation under the Article 6 of the Paris Agreement
Sharing knowledge on REDD+ under the Paris Agreement to encourage government cooperation and private sector engagement. It will discuss the demand for REDD+ and how these programs can be funded, and strategies to overcome challenges in forest ecosystems and wetlands.

Speakers: Young Sook YOO (Former Korea Environment Minister); Raehyun KIM (Republic of Korea); Ms. Federica Bietta (Coalition for Rainforest Nations); Regan Pairojmahakij (RECOFTC); Khalid Charki (Kingdom of Morocco); Hajar Khamlichi (Member of the Executive Board of OPEMH and AMCDD)
Program [114 kb]
Saturday,
06 Nov 2021
13:15—14:30
Loch Lomond (144 pax)
Secretariat of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)
Ms. Tugba Icmeli
tuicmeli@unfccc.int
UNFCCC: Support opportunities available to developing country Parties for implementing MRV and ETF
The GEF and other international partners showcase the financial, technical and capacity-building support opportunities available to developing country Parties for implementing the MRV arrangements under the Convention and transitioning to the enhanced transparency framework under the Paris Agreement

Speakers: GEF, GSP, IPCC, ICAT, CCMRVH
 
Saturday,
06 Nov 2021
13:15—14:30
Skomer (Multimedia Studio 2)
Congo
Mme Florantine Mapeine ONOTIANG
florantinef2bc@gmail.com
+237 237 699139079
Association des Enseignants des Sciences de la Vie et de la Terre (AESVT)
Mr. Said CHAKRI
said.chakri5@gmail.com
+212 661 259714
Association Jeunesse Verte du Cameroun (AJVC)
Ms. TAMOIFO NKOM MARIE
tamoifo@gmail.com
+0 237 699846113
Fonds Bleu pour le Bassin du Congo
Le Fonds Bleu pour le Bassin du Congo: un outil novateur de coopération régionale pour le financement climatique

Speakers: Représentants des gouvernements, des missions diplomatiques, de la société civile, des populations autochtones, du secteur privé, des partenaires techniques et financiers, de bailleurs de fonds, des investisseurs...
 
Saturday,
06 Nov 2021
13:15—14:30
South Downs (Multimedia Studio 1)
Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC)
Ms. Nina M Birkeland
nina.birkeland@nrc.no
+41 79 7979439
An Organization for Socio-Economic Development (AOSED)
Mr. Shamim Arfeen
shamimaosed@yahoo.com
+88 2 44110711
Arab Network for Environment and Development (RAED)
Ms. Emad Adly
ghada_ahmadein@yahoo.com
+2 2 1001437405
Coastal Association for Social Transformation Trust (COAST Trust)
Mr. Syed Aminul Hoque
aminul.coast@gmail.com
+88 1 713328815
Climate Displacement: Towards a Pragmatic Global Response
Taking stock of progress made on addressing climate change-related displacement,presenting effective practices and perspectives across sectors,actors, and vulnerable regions including Asia,Pacific and the Arab region.Discussing the progress of the UNFCCC WIM Task Force on Displacement and way ahead.

Speakers: Dr. Emad Adly,RAED;Ambassador Shahira Wahbi, League of Arab States;Anare Leweniqila,Fiji;Atle Solberg, PDD;Nacanieli Bolo,IDMC; Shamim Arfeen, AOSED;Prof. Md. Mustafa Saroar, KUET; Habibun Nahar, Bangladesh;Barrister Shamim Haider, Bangladesh;Ghada Ahmadein, RAED;Samah Hadid, NRC and international.
Concept note incl speakers [584 kb]
Flyer [584 kb]
Saturday,
06 Nov 2021
13:15—14:30
Strangford Lough (175 pax)
Secretariat of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)
Ms. Luisa Rodriguez
LRodriguez@unfccc.int
UNFCCC: The Paris Agreement Implementation and Compliance Committee
PAICC is a central building block of the architecture of the Paris Agreement. It aims to enhance the effectiveness of the Agreement´s implementation and compliance, as well as to ensure accountability of Parties for their performance.

Speakers: Ms. Christina Voigt (Co-Chair of the PAICC), Mr. Haseeb Gohar (Co-Chair of the PAICC), Mr. Felix Ross (Director of the Legal Affairs Division, UNFCCC). Ms. Jimena Nieto, Professor of international environmental law, members and alternate members of the PAICC.
Agenda and Concept Note [31 kb]
Saturday,
06 Nov 2021
13:30—14:45
Climate Action Room 2
United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)
Ms. Katie Tuck
katie.tuck@un.org
Strengthening NDC ambition through circular economy: the path for 1.5 degrees
The purpose of this event is to highlight the why and how for integrating SCP and circular economy measures and perspectives into NDCs and LT-LEDS and share the experiences of countries that have been exploring how circular economy policies and actions can enhance GHG emission reductions and incre..

Speakers: Moderator: Mr. Rodrigo Rodriguez Tornquist, Secretary of Climate Change, Sustainable Development and Innovation, Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development of Argentina (tbc)
 
Saturday,
06 Nov 2021
13:30—16:15
Climate Action Room 1
Secretariat of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)
Ms. Ildiko Pesch
globalclimateaction@unfccc.int
+49 228 1999
MPGCA: Land Use Action Event
The event will provide a vision of the land use sector that enhances resilience, strengthens adaptation, halves emissions and reverses biodiversity loss by 2030; it will also present concrete actions and pledges by diverse voices contributing to the implementation of the Paris Agreement.
 
Saturday,
06 Nov 2021
15:00—16:15
Derwentwater (44 pax)
Fondation Prince Albert II de Monaco (FPA2)
Ms. Sylvie Goyet
sgoyet@fpa2.org
+377 98 984444
Fondation BNP Paribas (Fondation BNP Paribas)
Ms. Nathalie Andriamamonjy
nathalie.andriamamonjy@bnpparibas.com
+33 6 37315387
Future Earth International
Mr. Clément Brousse
clement.brousse@futureearth.org
+250 75000 3364258844
Universitetet i Bergen (UiB)
Ms. Camilla Borrevik
camilla.borrevik@uib.no
+47 990 37977
World Ocean Council (WOC)
Mr. Paul Holthus
paul.holthus@oceancouncil.org
+1 808 2779008
Carbon conservation and sequestration in ocean: nature based solutions and other marine processes
Many coastal blue carbon ecosystems have been recently lost or badly degraded. There is a need to improve protection and consider restoration wherever practicable, through the design of novel and smart, cross-sectorial and multi-regulatory responses.

Speakers: HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco, Denis Allemand/Nathalie Hilmi - Centre Scientifique de Monaco, Paul Holthus - World Ocean Council, Perre Masque - IAEA, Lisa Levin - Scripps, Ralph Chami - IMF, Patricia Morales - Fondation Meri, Jason Hall Spencer / Ana Queiros - Plymouth Univ, Sandra Cassotta
Invitation [251 kb]
Saturday,
06 Nov 2021
15:00—16:15
Glen Affric (Multimedia Studio 3)
HATOF Foundation
Mr. Samuel Confidence Dotse
samuel.dotse@hotmail.com
+233 50 6679055
Ghana
Mr. Daniel Tutu Benefoh
dbenefor2000@gmail.com
+233 50 1301475
Mobilizing Green Finance to catalyze Climate Action: Lessons from multilateral and bilateral funds
Showcasing Ghana’s efforts and challenges in mobilizing green finance at scale and lessons learnt from vertical climate trust funds, carbon finance, national budget and bilateral funds in promoting eco-innovation and climate change adaptation and mitigation solutions.

Speakers: - Ministry of Finance, Ghana - Prof Kirk Semple–Lancaster University, UK - Dr Akanimo Odon –Lancaster University, UK - Ministry of Environment & STI, Ghana - Environmental Protection Agency - Forestry Commission, Ghana - Samuel Dotse–CEO, HATOF Foundation - CCAC
 
Saturday,
06 Nov 2021
15:00—16:15
Loch Lomond (144 pax)
Secretariat of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)
Mr. David Koranyi
david.koranyi@un.org
CPF High-level Dialogue: Upscaling Actions to Turn the Tide on Deforestation
The event will bring together the heads of the participating CPF member organizations to build momentum on forest-based climate actions and further explore options for a UN-system wide and CPF response to halt deforestation, building on the existing globally agreed strategies and goals on forests.

Speakers: Liu Zhenmin, UN USG; Qu Dongyu, FAO DG; Patricia Espinosa, UNFCCC ES (tbc); Carlos Manuel Rodriguez, GEF CEO/Chair (tbc); Elizabeth Mrema, CBD ES (tbc); Inger Andersen, UNEP ED (tbc); Tony Simons, CIFOR-ICRAF ED/ICRAF DG; Mette Wilkie, CPF Chair (moderator)
 
Saturday,
06 Nov 2021
15:00—16:15
Skomer (Multimedia Studio 2)
CGIAR System Organization
Ms. Lynda Robertson
l.robertson@cgiar.org
+33 0 683799568
International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA)
Mr. James Pursey
j.pursey@cgiar.org
+20 105 255664
Taking Action for a Brighter Future: Transforming Food, Land and Water Systems in a Climate Crisis
Research and innovation in food, land and water systems are crucial for achieving global climate goals. Diverse stakeholders will shed light on challenges and opportunities for climate adaption and resilience in those systems, particularly in Africa and dry areas, and present innovative solutions.

Speakers: Claudia Sadoff (CGIAR), Aly Abousabaa (ICARDA – CGIAR), Ana Maria Loboguerrero (Alliance – CGIAR), Akinwumi Adesina (AfDB), Martin Fregene (AfDB). Country, farmer and private sector representatives TBA.
COP26 CGIAR Official Side Event Concept [29 kb]
Saturday,
06 Nov 2021
15:00—16:15
South Downs (Multimedia Studio 1)
Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS)
Ms. Rachel Cleetus
rcleetus@ucsusa.org
+1 617 7990051
Asociación Interamericana para la Defensa del Ambiente (AIDA)
Ms. Florencia Ortuzar
fortuzar@aida-americas.org
+56 9 73353135
University of Eastern Finland (UEF)
Ms. Annalisa Savaresi
annalisa.savaresi@uef.fi
+44 7436 997720
Litigation, fair share, and the climate responsibilities of governments and fossil fuel companies
Climate responsibility is increasingly being addressed through litigation. In May a Dutch court ruled that Shell must cut emissions pursuant to the Paris Agreement. How should science, ethics, and the law inform government and corporate climate accountability and fair shares of emissions reductions?

Speakers: Danilo Farias, L. Delta Merner, Florencia Ortúzar, Lavanya Rajamani, Annalisa Savaresi, and Dennis van Berkel
Event Programme [743 kb]
Final programme [230 kb]
Saturday,
06 Nov 2021
15:00—16:15
Strangford Lough (175 pax)
U.S. Climate Action Network (USCAN)
Ms. Carrie Clayton
cclayton@usclimatenetwork.org
+1 541 2184587
Women's Environment and Development Organization (WEDO)
Ms. Bridget Burns
bridget@wedo.org
+1 914 3103270
Loss and Damage and Climate Reparations: A call for solidarity
This event will be focused on elevating the issue of loss and damage, its importance to the climate negotiations and the necessity of addressing loss and damage globally for climate justice. We will also discuss clim

Speakers: Bridget Burns, Rachel Cleetus, Colette Pichon-Battle, James Woodley, Kelly Stone
 
Saturday,
06 Nov 2021
16:45—18:00
Derwentwater (44 pax)
Asociación La Ruta del Clima
Mr. Adrian Martínez Blanco
adrian.martinezblanco@gmail.com
+506 8561 852
Centro Mexicano de Derecho Ambiental (CEMDA)
Ms. Anaid Velasco
avelasco@cemda.org.mx
+52 55 528643323
Climate Action Network - Latin America (CAN-LA)
Mr. Alejandro Aleman
canlacanal@gmail.com
+505 505 88267474
Corporación Fiscalía del Medio Ambiente (FIMA)
Sra. Gabriela Burdiles
burdiles@fima.cl
+56 2 965888173
Unión de Industriales para Saneamiento Cuencas Matanza Riachuelo y Reconquista (UISCUMARR)
Mr. Adrian Martinez Blanco
adrian.martinezblanco@gmail.com
+506 8561 852
Human Rights and Climate Impacts in Latin America
An interactive dialogue that facilitates the exchange of experiences and concerns. This event addresses the issues of adaptation limits, human mobility, CBDR and climate justice regarding climate impacts taking place in Latin America.

Speakers: Short interventions from adaptation and loss and damage experts, NGO observers, party delegates and grassroots advocates from Latin America. The event will strive to maintain a gender balance. Participants from CANLA, CAN Intl, La Ruta del Clima, Heinrich Boll Foundation and others.
Book Daños y Pérdidas: Una introducción al Párrafo 51 y la compensación [3 Mb]
Policy Brief: Loss and Damage at COP26: A Central American Perspective [327 kb]
Pérdidas y daños en la COP26: 2021 Una perspectiva cetroamericana [347 kb]
COP26: El Ultimo Tren hacia el 1,5°C [512 kb]
COP26: The Last Train to 1.5°C [546 kb]
Saturday,
06 Nov 2021
16:45—18:00
Glen Affric (Multimedia Studio 3)
Bangladesh Environmental Lawyers Association (BELA)
Ms. Syeda Rizwana Hasan
rizwana1968@gmail.com
+880 17 11526066
Korean Federation for Environmental Movement (KFEM)
Mr. Jieon Lee
jiean.lee@gmail.com
+82 10 99639818
The future of climate change litigation after Milieudefensie v Royal Dutch Shell
In May, a Dutch court passed a landmark ruling in the case Milieudefensie v Royal Dutch Shell. This is the first judgment in which a multinational corporation is held responsible for its contribution to climate change. This event will explore the impact of the verdict on climate change litigation

Speakers: Donald Pols Sara Shaw Isabelle Geuskens someone frm FoE APAC who is working on climate litigation
 
Saturday,
06 Nov 2021
16:45—18:00
Loch Lomond (144 pax)
Global Water Partnership Organisation (GWPO)
Ms. Dani Gaillard-Picher
dani.gaillard@gwp.org
+46 76 6778636
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Mr. Andrew Roby
andrew.roby@fcdo.gov.uk
+44 7414 832983
World Water Council (WWC)
Ms. Chiara Christina Colombo
c.colombo@worldwatercouncil.org
+33 4 91994111
Building progress from complex ingredients: Climate, water, finance, focus on Africa
How can we better manage water resources politically, technically, and financially to face climate change? The economies and societies of African countries are particularly vulnerable to climate change. Ensuring sustainable access to water depends on information, political will & investment.

Speakers: Mr. FAUCHON, WWC President HE Kikwete, Chair, GWP SAf HE THIAM, Min. WatSan, Senegal HE AMARA, Min. of Equip., Morocco Government representatives from the Adaptation Action Coalition (UK, Egypt, Netherlands, Malawi, Costa Rica, Indonesia, Bangladesh, St Lucia) African Group of Negotiators
Programme [16 kb]
Saturday,
06 Nov 2021
16:45—18:00
Skomer (Multimedia Studio 2)
World Federation of Engineering Organizations (WFEO)
Ms. Katie Momber
katie.momber@hotmail.co.uk
+44 7 5453371555
Engineering Institute of Canada - Institut Canadien des ingenieurs (EIC-ICI)
Mr. DARREL DANYLUK
mrdjd48@gmail.com
+1 403 6890379
International Network of Women Engineers and Scientists (INWES)
Ms. Wai Yie Leong
waiyie@gmail.com
+6 14 2233711
Increased climate action, building resilience and lowering emissions: Lessons learned
Showcasing the experiences and lessons learned from the engagement of women and young engineers, and the worldwide engineering profession, for increased climate action on reducing emissions and building the climate resilience of cities and communities with an eye to the future.

Speakers: Davide Stronati, NDA & Chair of the WFEO CEE; Prof. Jianping Wu, Tsinghua University; Milda Pladaite, Leader, WFEO Young Engineers WG on SDG13; Darrel Danyluk, EIC; Dawn Bonfield, Past President of Women’s Engineering Society; Wai Yie Leong & Gail Mattson, INWES
 
Saturday,
06 Nov 2021
16:45—18:00
South Downs (Multimedia Studio 1)
TERI SCHOOL OF ADVANCED STUDIES (TERISAS)
Mr. Manish Shrivastava
manish.shrivastava@terisas.ac.in
+91 98918 84894
Ecologic Institute
Mr. Matthias Duwe
matthias.duwe@ecologic.eu
+4 30 86880185
German Advisory Council on Global Change (WBGU)
Mr. Jan Siegmeier
jan.siegmeier@wbgu.de
+49 30 26394818
WiseEuropa -The Warsaw Institute for Economic and European Studies Foundation (WiseEuropa)
Mr. Aleksander Sniegocki
aleksander.sniegocki@wise-europa.eu
+48 792 733596
Beyond Climate Neutrality: Using LTS to Chart an Equitable Path for a Resilient Planet
Long-term strategies (LTS) and equity considerations are crucial to raise ambition in short-term climate policy, finance and to reach climate stabilization. We discuss their role in sustainability governance, core topics such as energy & transport, ecosystem stewardship, CO2 removal and adaptation.

Speakers: Vibha Dhawan, DG,TERI; Indian Delegation Representative;Shailly Kedia,Associate Director,TERI; Karen Pittel, Chair,WBGU; Mahendra Singhi, CEO, Dalmia Cement (Bharat) Ltd; RR Rashmi, Distinguished Fellow,TERI; Aleksander Sniegocki,WISE Europa;Marta Torres-Gunfaus, IDDRI; Eklabya Sharma, VC,TERI SAS
Final Agenda [314 kb]
Saturday,
06 Nov 2021
16:45—18:00
Strangford Lough (175 pax)
Universidad Politécnica de Cataluña (UPC)
Ms. Olga Alcaraz
olga.alcaraz@upc.edu
+34 93 2968123
Asociación Proteger (PAC)
Mr. richard siren
richard@makeplacer.com
+358 40 8706599
EarthAction
Mr. Ronald Israel
roncisrael@gmail.com
+1 617 9134623
STRATEGIES TO BOOST A FAIR CLIMATE ACTION IN THE 2020-2030 DECADE
The Group of Governance of Climate Change presents an equity-based analysis of the current NDCs. The Climate Scorecard reports on efforts to reduce emissions by 50% by 2030. Asociación Proteger explain real cases of community driven improvement of housing and schools, based on locally resources.

Speakers: Josep Xercavins (chair). Group of Governance of Climate Change: Albert Turon and Olga Alcaraz. Climate Scorecard: Ron Israel and Pablo David Necoechea. Asociación proteger: Liliana Alvarez, Sol García Acevedo, Carolina Diaz, Vivian Lis Pinero, Richard Siren.
Draft agenda [125 kb]
1. Equity based study of the current NDCs (GGCC) [502 kb]
Saturday,
06 Nov 2021
17:00—18:30
Climate Action Room 1
Secretariat of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)
Ms. Hayley Walker
hayley.walker@cemune.org
Negotiating the Paris Agreement: The Insider Stories
What were the driving forces behind the adoption of the Paris Agreement, and what can be learnt from this in terms of facilitating more effective negotiations in future? Key insiders share the “behind closed doors” story of the Paris negotiations and discuss the future of climate diplomacy...

Speakers: Lead organization: The Centre for Multilateral Negotiations (CEMUNE)
 
Saturday,
06 Nov 2021
18:30—19:45
Derwentwater (44 pax)
Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR)
Mr. Benjamin Schachter
bschachter@ohchr.org
OHCHR: Advancing a human rights based approach to climate action for people and planet
Transparency, inclusiveness and accountability lie at the core of a rights-based approach to climate action. Rights-holders must be empowered to participate and hold duty-bearers accountable. This event explores entry points and good practices for rights-based action aligned with the SDGs.

Speakers: Michelle Bachelet,High Commissioner for Human Rights, Nicky Becker, Escazu Youth Champion, Ghazali Ohorella, Representative IIFPCC, Nisreen Elsaim, Chair of UN Secretary General's Youth Advisory Group on Climate Change, Patrick Rondeau, FTQ, Emtithal Mahmoud, slam poet and UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador
 
Saturday,
06 Nov 2021
18:30—19:45
Glen Affric (Multimedia Studio 3)
Secretariat of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)
Ms. Annegret Brauss
abrauss@intracen.org
OHRLLS, ITC: Climate finance and trade to build resilience to climate change
While frequently overlooked in multilateral processes, trade is an integral part to building resilience and achieving the SDGs. Trade can simultaneously contribute to the wealth and resilience of the most vulnerable nations and promote a systemic shift towards sustainable production and consumption

Speakers: Lead organizations: OHRLLS and ITC Supporting organizations:   WTO, UNCTAD, UNECA
 
Saturday,
06 Nov 2021
18:30—19:45
Loch Lomond (144 pax)
Adaptation Fund Board (AFB)
Mr. Matthew Pueschel
mpueschel@adaptation-fund.org
+1 202 4736743
Adaptation Fund: Adapting to Climate Change through Locally-Led Actions
AF projects are country-focused and targeted at empowering the most vulnerable communities to adapt to climate change. Many projects utilize nature based solutions and innovative localized approaches that foster effective solutions while creating scalable models.

Speakers: AF, implementing partners & CSOs to showcase concrete examples of locally led adaptation actions from field. Expanded and innovative finance modalities such as Enhanced Direct Access, project scale-up and innovation grants will be discussed, as well as building broader resilience amid the pandemic.
 
Saturday,
06 Nov 2021
18:30—19:45
Skomer (Multimedia Studio 2)
Corporate Accountability International
Ms. Rachel Rose Jackson
rrjackson@corporateaccountability.org
+44 0 7445351503
Corporate Europe Observatory Foundation (CEO)
Mr. Pascoe Sabido
pascoe@corporateeurope.org
+4 7969 665189
ETC Group (Action Group on Erosion, Technology and Concentration) (ETC Group)
Ms. Silvia Ribeiro
silvia@etcgroup.org
+52 55 26533330
Friends of the Earth International (FOEI)
Ms. Sara Shaw
sara.shaw@foe.co.uk
+44 7974 8270
Global Forest Coalition (GFC)
Ms. Simone Lovera
simone@globalforestcoalition.org
+595 981 407375
Health of Mother Earth Foundation (HOMEF)
Mr. Nnimmo Bassey
nnimmo@homef.org
+234 803 7274395
Why Big Polluters are “Net Zero” ‘s Biggest Champion
A panel of CSOs, IPOs, movement leaders and activists explain why Big Polluters are all launching their own “net zero” pledges, what is behind these market-based announcements and the implications for frontline communities across the world and the UN process.

Speakers: Tom BK Goldtooth Rachel Rose Jackson Nnimmo Bassey Sara Shaw or Dipti Bhatnagar Pascoe Sabido [someone from Glasgow Calls Out Polluters] Souparna Lahiri
 
Saturday,
06 Nov 2021
18:30—19:45
South Downs (Multimedia Studio 1)
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)
Mr. Bernd-Markus Liss
bernd-markus.liss@giz.de
+49 228 44601959
C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group (C40)
Ms. Agathe Cavicchioli
acavicchioli@c40.org
+44 0 7727852002
Localising NDCs & supporting city action for a green and just recovery towards an 1.5 degree world.
National policies and targeted finance are crucial to deliver local climate action. National governments should place cities and local governments at the heart of their plans to increase resilience, reduce emissions and generate green jobs, thus creating a more sustainable and equitable future.

Speakers: National government representatives / Ministries; Mayors and/or other representatives from cities; city networks (Global Covenant of Mayors, C40 Cities, ICLEI); finance sector (MDBs/RDBs/NDBs); local experts/think tanks (all tbc)
 
Saturday,
06 Nov 2021
18:30—19:45
Strangford Lough (175 pax)
Climate Action Network - Europe (CAN - Europe)
Ms. Harriet Mackaill
Harriet@caneurope.org
+32 0 484742254
A Sud Ecology and Cooperation - Onlus (A Sud)
Ms. lucie greyl
lucie.cdca@gmail.com
+39 345 1017232
ClientEarth (CE)
Ms. Ilona Jędrasik
ajlona@gmail.com
+48 518 845790
Conseil de la Jeunesse de la Communauté Française de Belgique (CJCF)
Ms. Thissen Rebecca
rebecca.thissen@cncd.be
+32 4 84308188
Climate litigation worldwide - holding decision makers accountable
Decision-makers are facing a rising tide of climate litigation cases worldwide. Courts are pushing governments to step up climate action to protect citizens and their rights and to hold States accountable for not following international obligations and responsibilities under the Paris Agreement.

Speakers: S. Youn, SFOC; M. Jonker-Argueta, Greenpeace International; J. Buszkowski, ClientEarth PL; R. Thissen, CNCD; L. Göldner, Greenpeace DE; L. Greyl, A Sud; H. Mackaill-Hill, CAN Europe
 
Monday,
08 Nov 2021
10:00—11:30
Climate Action Room 1
Secretariat of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)
Ms. Ildiko Pesch
globalclimateaction@unfccc.int
+49 228 1999
MPGCA: Resilience Action Event
This event brings together the MPGCS and Race to Resilience partners to show what adaptation and resilience means in practice for different sectors and how we can achieve the Race to Resilience Goal of making 4 billion people resilient to climate shocks and stresses by 2030.
 
Monday,
08 Nov 2021
11:30—12:45
Derwentwater (44 pax)
Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA)
Ms. Salote Soqo
ssoqo@uusc.org
+1 707 5086731
Islamic Relief Worldwide
Ms. Ulfat Ashraf
shahin.ashraf@irworldwide.org
+44 7779 358131
Université de Liège (ULg)
Mme Caroline Zickgraf
caroline.zickgraf@uliege.be
+32 477 572785
Intersectionality at the Nexus of Climate, Human Mobility, Loss and Damage: Regional Perspectives
This event takes stock of recent scientific and policy progress made, the various perspectives of how these intersectional issues are playing out on the ground, and the required policy responses which are grounded in equity, justice and human rights.

Speakers: Representatives from Hugo Observatory, ULG; Islamic Relief Worldwide; Unitarian Universalist Service Committee; Government of Maldives; UN Special Rapporteur (TBD) and Community Leaders from Tuvalu, The Bahamas, USA, Guatemala and Pakistan.
 
Monday,
08 Nov 2021
11:30—12:45
Glen Affric (Multimedia Studio 3)
Clean Air Initiative for Asian Cities Center, Inc. (CAI - Asia Center)
Mr. Oliver Lah
oliver.lah@urban-pathways.org
+49 157 33181562
Delta Electronics Foundation (DEF)
Ms. Yi Chieh Chan
Yvonne.Chan@Delta-foundation.org.tw
+886 2 87972088
Freie Universität Berlin (FUB)
Ms. Lisa Graaf
lisa.graaf@tu-berlin.de
+49 30 288745816
The Transformative Power of Urban Living Labs
Urban Living Labs can help illustrating the potential of innovative local climate actions. This session provides insights from the co-development process from projects such as SOLUTIONSplus, Urban Pathways and SESA with perspectives from local authorities, academics and businesses.

Speakers: Andre Dzikus, Chief, UBSS, UN-Habitat; Vice president of Delta Electronics Foundation, Ms. Shan Shan Guo Dagmawit Moges, Minister of Transport of Ethiopia; Ngang Tran, CEO QiQ Vietnam; Eveline Prado Trevisan, BHTrans, Belo Horizonte, Brazil
Banner_Agenda [769 kb]
Monday,
08 Nov 2021
11:30—12:45
Loch Lomond (144 pax)
Secretariat of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)
Ms. Zinta Zommers
zommers@un.org
OCHA, UNDRR, WMO: Getting ahead of climatic disasters: Know, Predict, Warn, Act
To address the intensifying impact of climate change, acting ahead of disasters and extreme events is an imperative. The event will profile transformative solutions for addressing underlying risk drivers, early warning systems, and anticipatory action to save lives and assets, and build resilience.

Speakers: Lead organizations: OCHA, UNDDR, WMO. Supporting organizations: 1. FAO 2. IOM 3. ITU 4. UN Climate Action Team 5. UN Women 6. UNDP 7. UNEP 8. UNFCCC 9. UNHABITAT 10. UNOHRLLS 11. UN-Water 12. WFP
 
Monday,
08 Nov 2021
11:30—12:45
Skomer (Multimedia Studio 2)
Thanal Trust
Mr. Sanjay Vashist
sanjay@cansouthasia.net
+91 99100 96125
Bangladesh Resource Centre for Indigenous Knowledge (BARCIK)
Mr. Santosh Patnaik
santosh@cansouthasia.net
+91 833 8988556
Centre for Ecology Development and Research (CEDAR)
Mr. Santosh Kumar Patnaik
santosh@cansouthasia.net
+91 833 8988556
Centre for Environment and Development (CED)
Mr. Santosh Kumar Patnaik
santosh@cansouthasia.net
+91 833 8988556
Energy Transition - Defining Equity and Justice for communities
Energy Transition is at doorsteps but this is also an opportunity to create opportunities for all in terms of livelihoods and equitable energy access. The event will make an attempt to define equity and justice in Energy Transition for communities at forefront.

Speakers: - Sanjay Vashist, CAN South Asia - Chandra Bhushan, IFOREST - Nithi Nesudurai, CANSEA - Tasneem Essop, CAN International - Zareen Myles, INSSEDA
 
Monday,
08 Nov 2021
11:30—12:45
South Downs (Multimedia Studio 1)
Secretariat of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)
Mr. Curt Garrigan
curt.garrigan@un.org
ESCAP & UNEP: Is 1.5 degrees within reach for Asia Pacific region?
Current NDC pledges of the Asia-Pacific member States are very cautious and need to be drastically enhanced to close the gap between a devastating BAU scenario, and a carbon neutrality in the decade 2050-2060. The side event will create a dialogue with regional member States and stakeholders.

Speakers: Leading organization: ESCAP & UNEP Supporting organization:Members of the Issue-Based Coalition on Climate Change Mitigation and Air Pollution (UNDP, UN-Women, ILO, UNICEF
 
Monday,
08 Nov 2021
11:30—12:45
Strangford Lough (175 pax)
Greenpeace International (GREENPEACE)
Ms. Naomi Goodman
naomi.goodman@greenpeace.org
+31 6 24941044
Amnesty International (AI)
Ms. Chiara LIGUORI
chiara.liguori@amnesty.org
+4 7956 868404
Global Witness
Ms. Alice Harrison
aharrison@globalwitness.org
+44 7766 317886
Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy (IATP)
Ms. Karen Hansen-Kuhn
khansenkuhn@iatp.org
+1 202 4139533
Net Zero smoke and mirrors, a story of betrayal: making the case against carbon market offsetting
Net Zero climate targets and plans to expand carbon markets under Art. 6 present dangerous loopholes for fossil fuel actors to delay climate action, threatening land, ecosystems and human rights including of environmental defenders. Instead, action is urgently needed to bring GHGs down to Real Zero.

Speakers: Teresa Anderson - ActionAid International Seema Joshi - Global Witness Shefali Sharma - Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy (IATP) Europe Agnès Callamard - Amnesty International Sônia Guajajara - Articulação dos Povos Indígenas do Brasil (APIB) Jennifer Morgan - Greenpeace International
Net Zero Smoke and Mirrors - Side event Flyer [1 Mb]
Monday,
08 Nov 2021
13:00—14:15
Climate Action Room 1
Secretariat of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)
Ms. Ildiko Pesch
globalclimateaction@unfccc.int
+49 228 1999
MPGCA: Resilience Action Event
This event brings together the MPGCS and Race to Resilience partners to show what adaptation and resilience means in practice for different sectors and how we can achieve the Race to Resilience Goal of making 4 billion people resilient to climate shocks and stresses by 2030.
 
Monday,
08 Nov 2021
13:15—14:30
Derwentwater (44 pax)
Secretariat of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)
Mr. Alexandre Gellert Paris
AGellertParis@unfccc.int
UNFCCC: Climate crises and role of philanthropies
There is a significant space for philanthropies in enabling climate solutions, as showcased at the Climate Dialogues special event “Climate Change, Green Recovery and the Role of Philanthropies”...
 
Monday,
08 Nov 2021
13:15—14:30
Glen Affric (Multimedia Studio 3)
Center for Biological Diversity (CBD)
Mr. Benjamin Goloff
bgoloff@biologicaldiversity.org
+1 917 8280473
Institute for Policy Studies (IPS)
Mr. Oscar Reyes
oscar@ips-dc.org
+1 202 2349382
Stand
Mr. Michael Poland
michaelbpoland@gmail.com
+61 419 581748
People Not Polluters: Winning the Grassroots Movement to End the Era of Fossil Fuels
This high-level event will showcase how the post-2020 global biodiversity framework to be adopted at CBD COP15 in Kunming may enable actors across governments, the UN system, private sector, civil society and others to strengthen synergies to successfully address the connected challenges of climate

Speakers: Panelists will include Nobel Peace Laureate Jody Williams, Gregorio Mirabal, Coordinator of Indigenous Organizations of the Amazon Basin, Mitzi Tan, Fridays For Future Philippines, and Indigenous and community leaders from the Americas, Africa, Asia, and Europe challenging fossil fuel extraction.
 
Monday,
08 Nov 2021
13:15—14:30
Loch Lomond (144 pax)
Palau
Mr. Xavier Matsutaro
xavier.matsutaro@gmail.com
+1 680 7753007
Foundation of Taiwan Industry Service (FTIS)
Ms. Chen-Yu Yeh
jeanyeh@ftis.org.tw
+886 2 27844188
Mom Loves Taiwan Association
Mr. How Chang Wang
tom884815@gmail.com
+886 2 28732323
Civil Society Actions for Campaign to Be Carbon Neutral by 2050
Theme: Islands countries often encounter dilemmas between economic development and environmental conservation. Palau is famous for its pristine marine e nvironment and ancient culture. Palau’s Nationally determined Contribution set up an aggressive national carbon-neutral goal.

Speakers: 1.Charlene Mersai, National Environmental Coordinator 2.Thomas How Chang Wang
 
Monday,
08 Nov 2021
13:15—14:30
Skomer (Multimedia Studio 2)
International Solid Waste Association (ISWA)
Ms. Aditi Ramola
aramola@iswa.org
+91 93535 11912
Emory University
Ms. Eri Saikawa
eri.saikawa@emory.edu
+1 404 7270487
Regional Institute of Health, Medicine and Research (RIHMR)
Mr. Vijay Sharma
Rihmr.org@gmail.com
+91 141 4019159
A wasted opportunity: open burning of waste causes a climate and health calamity
Climate emissions from open burning of waste are double that of aviation but rarely acknowledged, while health impacts are deadly. To eliminate open burning, governments and investors need an agreed methodology to quantify emissions and address it in NDCs. Global leaders will discuss solutions.

Speakers: Carlos Silva Filho, Dr Ruth Boumphrey, Dr Vijay Sharma Dr. Premakumara Jagath Dickella Gamaralalage, Johannes Paul, Zoë Lenkiewicz, Sandra Mazo-Nix, Eri Saikawa, Professor Desta Mebratu, Dr Andriannah Mbandi
 
Monday,
08 Nov 2021
13:15—14:30
South Downs (Multimedia Studio 1)
Women's Earth and Climate Action Network (WECAN)
Ms. Wyolah Garden
wyolah@wecaninternational.org
+1 415 7222083
California College of the Arts (CCA)
Mr. David Meckel
wyolah@wecaninternational.org
+1 415 7222083
Ithaca College
Mr. Tom Shevory
wyolah@wecaninternational.org
+1 415 7222083
The Gaia Foundation
Ms. Fiona Wilton
wyolah@wecaninternational.org
+1 415 7222083
Women for Climate Justice Leading Solutions on the Frontlines of Climate Change
Grassroots, WOC 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: Sonia Guajajara (Brazil), Casey Camp-Horinek (USA), Helena Gualinga (Ecuador), Sostine Namanya (Uganda), Eriel Deranger (Canada), Osprey Orielle Lake (USA)
About Women's Earth and Climate Action Network (WECAN) [139 kb]
Monday,
08 Nov 2021
13:15—14:30
Strangford Lough (175 pax)
Peru
Sra. Jenny Chimayco
jchimayco@minam.gob.pe
+0 51 975680760
Libélula Instituto para el Cambio Global
Ms. Maite Cigaran
maite.cigaran@libelula.com.pe
+51 1 994267865
Building a long-term vision in Latin America for Climate Action
Show and share the construction progress and good practices of a long-term, resilient and low-carbon development vision in Latin America, based on experiences of the Peruvian Government and partner countries for the implementation of climate action, through multi-level, multiactor and multisector

Speakers: 1. Minister of the Environment of Peru Representatives of the: 2. Ministry of the Environment of Costa Rica 3. National Planning Directorate of Colombia 4. Subnational Government of Peru 5. Private sector of Chile 6. Financial sector of Colombia 7. The IADB
 
Monday,
08 Nov 2021
14:30—16:00
Climate Action Room 1
Secretariat of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)
Ms. Ildiko Pesch
globalclimateaction@unfccc.int
+49 228 1999
Futures Lab:  Governance - Choose your own Adventure
From the boardroom to the council chamber, and beyond, governance shapes the decisions that affect us all. This session explores the way in which decisions need to be made in the future, and the consequences for people and planet.
 
Monday,
08 Nov 2021
15:00—16:15
Derwentwater (44 pax)
International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF)
Ms. Raffaela Dattler
rdattler@ippf.org
+44 207 9398283
Asian Pacific Resource and Resource Centre for Women (ARROW)
Ms. Deepa Chandra
deepa@arrow.org.my
+60 19 2826898
The Danish Family Planning Association (DFPA)
Ms. Johanne Arnoldi Zilmer
jaz@sexogsamfund.dk
+45 45 61707535
Advancing sexual and reproductive health and rights for climate change adaptation and resilience
Building bridges between the sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) and climate change debates, including through innovative approaches, is critical for advancing gender equality and for strengthening individual and community resilience and capacity to adapt to the climate crisis.

Speakers: Climate and gender justice activists and organizations, youth networks and SRHR experts from countries heavily impacted by the climate crisis will make the case for inclusion of SRHR as an essential element of inclusive, human rights-based, and gender-transformative climate action.
 
Monday,
08 Nov 2021
15:00—16:15
Glen Affric (Multimedia Studio 3)
Georgetown University
Ms. Joanna Lewis
Joanna.Lewis@georgetown.edu
+1 202 6877284
Rural Women Energy Security Ltd/Gte (RUWES)
Ms. Nafisat Abubakar
nabubakar@ruwes.org.ng
+234 803 6003580
Support for Women in Agriculture and Environment (SWAGEN)
Ms. Gertrude Kenyangi
ruralwomenug@gmail.com
+256 772 685332
United Arab Emirates
Mr. Dane McQueen
d_mcqueen@mofaic.gov.ae
+1 631 3539031
Sustainability, Equality, Peace: Integrating the Climate Change & Women, Peace and Security Agendas
This panel will examine the gender-climate-security nexus, the role of women peacebuilders on the frontlines, and strategies for advancing an inclusive approach to climate frameworks. Speakers will address how policies, investments, and local interventions can accelerate climate action.

Speakers: Pekka Haavisto, Minister Foreign & European Affairs Finland; Lana Nusseibeh, UAE Permanent Rep the UN; Ann Cairns, Mastercard; Gertrude Kenyangi, Support for Women in Agriculture & Envt Uganda; Nafisah Abubakar, Rural Women Energy Security Nigeria; Zonibel Woods, ADB; Melanne Verveer, Georgetown
 
Monday,
08 Nov 2021
15:00—16:15
Loch Lomond (144 pax)
Secretariat of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD)
Ms. Miriam Medel
MMedel@unccd.int
Great Green Wall : Promoting Transformational Change to accelerate the implementation
Global leaders have called for new momentum in the GGW to address climate and environmental degradation challenges. This high-level interactive panel discussion will present the results achieved in the last years and the vision on how best to leverage the international community.

Speakers: Lead organizations: GCF, GEF, UNCCD Supporting organizations: Ministers from Senegal, Mauritania, Ethiopia, Ireland, IFAD UNEP, Pan-African Great Green Wall Agency (PAGGWA), UNSG
 
Monday,
08 Nov 2021
15:00—16:15
Skomer (Multimedia Studio 2)
Earth Island Institute, Inc. (EII)
M. Tom Athanasiou
toma@ecoequity.org
+1 510 3844864
College of the Atlantic (COA)
Ms. Doreen Stabinsky
dstabinsky@coa.edu
+1 207 2885015
International Forum on Globalization Inc. (IFG)
Mr. Victor Menotti
vmenotti@ifg.org
+1 415 3518065
Climate Justice and Fair Shares - the United States’ Moral Obligations in the Climate Emergency
As the biggest historical emitter and wealthiest country in the world, the USA must make an outsized contribution to address the climate emergency. This includes climate justice at home and abroad and doing its fair share of the global effort. The event will discuss how this must look in practice.

Speakers: 3-4 speakers from US environmental justice and civil society organizations (TBC, 5-10 mins each) sharing salient issues in US climate justice discourse and presenting US Fair Share NDC; then a panel discussion and questions and comments from the audience.
 
Monday,
08 Nov 2021
15:00—16:15
South Downs (Multimedia Studio 1)
Renewable Energy Policy Network (REN21)
Ms. Laura Williamson
laura.williamson@ren21.net
+33 1 44374292
Sustainable Energy Africa (SEA)
Mr. Josh Dippenaar
josh@sustainable.org.za
+27 76 5456688
World Future Council (WFC)
Ms. Anna Skowron
anna.skowron@worldfuturecouncil.org
+49 176 69346129
Build Back Better: What will it take to achieve a zero-carbon, sustainable African economy?
Population growth and rising energy demand are opportunities for local and national governments in Africa to advance economic development. Renewables can ensure that this development is clean and sustainable. But the continent faces another challenge: poor grid infrastructure and network management.

Speakers: Join us to discuss what a renewable energy future in Africa looks like and what policies, investments, infrastructure and technical capacity are needed to make this happen. Speakers: African City officials and network operators, Global Renewables Congress, REN21, WFC and Sustainable Energy Africa
 
Monday,
08 Nov 2021
15:00—16:15
Strangford Lough (175 pax)
CDP Worldwide (CDP)
Ms. Jennifer Gleed
jennie.gleed@cdp.net
+44 7840 52718
Business for Social Responsibility (BSR)
Ms. Samantha Harris
sharris@bsr.org
+1 617 2838854
World Economic Forum
Ms. Kija Kummer Brown
kija.kummerbrown@weforum.org
+41 0 754033461
Transform to Net Zero: Accelerating Non-Party Stakeholder Action for 1.5°C
Ambition & leadership of real economy actors is critical to achieve an inclusive, net zero economy by 2050. Corporate alignment to 1.5 via robust long-term and interim targets & strategies reduces supply chain emissions, defends climate equity & strengthens global momentum to accelerate action.

Speakers: Speakers will include key industry leaders from Transform to Net Zero; World Economic Forum; & the Business Ambition for 1.5 Campaign. The event will feature a panel & Q&A, with virtual and physical set-up, & ensure geographical diversity & gender parity.
 
Monday,
08 Nov 2021
16:45—18:00
Derwentwater (44 pax)
Stichting Hivos (Humanistisch Instituut voor Ontwikkelingssamenwerking) (Hivos)
Ms. Carolina Zambrano-Barragan
czambrano@hivos.org
+593 99 7375007
Centro de Planificación y Estudio Social (CEPLAES)
Ms. Lourdes Barragan
lourdes.barragan.alvarado@gmail.com
+593 99 9825288
PUSH Sweden
Ms. Sara Nyberg
sara.nyberg@pushsverige.se
+46 70 4357506
TakingITGlobal (TIG)
Mr. Liam O'Doherty
liam@takingitglobal.org
+1 647 7173447
RESHAPING CLIMATE NARRATIVES: PUTTING JUSTICE AT THE CENTER OF CLIMATE ACTION
Addressing climate change is a social justice matter. Youth, women, Indigenous and black people, and entrepreneurs from the Global South will showcase rights-based initiatives that redistribute power, address inequality, and put most affected communities at the center of climate action.

Speakers: Speakers include leaders, creatives and activists from Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean (including the Amazon), who lead climate action at local and regional levels. They will share examples from the ground and address innovative ways to promote collective action and narrative change.
 
Monday,
08 Nov 2021
16:45—18:00
Glen Affric (Multimedia Studio 3)
International Council for Sustainable Energy (ICSE)
Ms. Laura Tierney
ltierney@bcse.org
+1 202 4893436
European Business Council for Sustainable Energy (e5)
Mr. Kolja Kuse
kolja.kuse@e5.org
+49 177 9330369
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Ms. Karen McCabe
k.mccabe@ieee.org
+1 908 2394041
Actions for Clean Energy, Clean Materials & Energy Efficiency to Advance Ambitions & Solutions
Clean energy, clean materials & energy efficiency solutions can deliver emissions reductions, enhanced resilience & help build back better. Private sector partnerships, in response to ambitious NDCs, will find practical engineering solutions & leverage more investment in this critical decade.

Speakers: Global business executives & experts from engineering, energy, buildings, and industrial sectors.
e5 Banner [2 Mb]
Focus on Clean Building Materials [706 kb]
Monday,
08 Nov 2021
16:45—18:00
Loch Lomond (144 pax)
University of Cambridge
Ms. Annabelle Roblin
annabelle.roblin@cisl.cam.ac.uk
+44 0 1223768874
BirdLife International (BLI)
Mr. Julie Hammer-Monart
julie.hammer-monart@birdlife.org
+33 6 667350851
Building forward better: A blueprint and tools to meet global goals for climate, nature and people.
Showcase opportunities and approaches for a green and just recovery and climate action, from nature-based solutions and safeguards to addressing financial risks from nature loss, highlighting the need for collaboration across financial flows, donor/recipient countries, sectors and policy processes.

Speakers: Nina Seega, University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership; Emily Shuckburgh, University of Cambridge; Melanie Heath, BirdLife International; Hon. Min. Chief Sharon Ikeazor, Nigerian Government; Stefano Signore, European Commission; Xiaohong Yang, Asian Development Bank.
 
Monday,
08 Nov 2021
16:45—18:00
Skomer (Multimedia Studio 2)
C Team
Mr. Qi Gao
gaoqi@cteam.org
+86 185 15081533
All China Environment Federation (ACEF)
Mr. Yao Ni
ny123321@sina.com
+86 10 1391185351
China New Energy Chamber of Commerce (CNECC)
Ms. DAN WU
wudan@cnecc.org.cn
+86 10 63107499
Society of Entrepreneurs and Ecology Foundation (SEE Foundation)
Mr. Qi Gao
info@cteam.org
+86 185 15081533
Bottom-Up Approach To Realize Carbon Neutrality At A Large Scale Existing Community in Coastal China
Exchanging best practices in pursuing sustainability of the built environment, focusing on a pioneer program of multi-party collaboration that turns a coastal corporate headquarter and the neighborhood with 30000 residents & 10 million tourists per year into a demonstrative carbon-neutral community.

Speakers: Wang Shi, founder, Vanke Group; Lily Sun, Chair, Society of Entrepreneurs & Ecology; Johannes Kreissig, CEO, German Sustainable Building Council; Zhenguo Li, President, LONGi; Lei Zhang, CEO, Envision; Representatives from Architecture 2030, Climate Reality & Global Resilience Partnership
 
Monday,
08 Nov 2021
16:45—18:00
South Downs (Multimedia Studio 1)
Food, Agriculture and Natural Resources Policy Analysis Network (FANRPAN)
Mr. Tshilidzi Madzivhandila
policy@fanrpan.org
+27 12 8042966
CAB International (CABI)
Mr. Jonathan Casey
j.casey@cabi.org
+44 0 7952543486
Developing climate resilient food systems pathways - approaches from sub-Saharan Africa
The overarching aim of the side event is to showcase innovative approaches to strengthen the African food system's resilience. The event will highlight the importance of participatory governance of agriculture and food systems and approaches ready for scale-up to ensure the sustainability of food s

Speakers: Ms Sithembile Mwamakamba, FANRPAN Dr Nkulumo Zinyengere World Bank Dr. Stephen Whitfield, University of Leeds Ms Chikondi Chabvuta, CARE International Mr. Simon Valakazi, Economic Justice Network Dr Christian Thierfelder, CIMMYT Ms Edith Tibawa, COMESA
 
Monday,
08 Nov 2021
16:45—18:00
Strangford Lough (175 pax)
Women Engage for a Common Future (WECF)
Ms. Anne Barre
anne.barre@wecf.org
+49 89 232393818
Federation of American Women's Clubs Overseas, Inc. (FAWCO)
Ms. Laurie Richardson
unliaison@fawco.org
+43 676 9724939
Solar Cookers International (SCI)
Mr. Alan Bigelow
alan.bigelow@solarcookers.org
+1 916 4554499
Sustainable Population Australia Inc. (SPA)
Ms. Jane O'Sullivan
j.osullivan@uq.edu.au
+61 7 33798090
Women Environmental Programme (WEP)
Ms. Anne-Marie Abaagu
info@wepnigeria.net
+234 9 8055232549
On the road to a just transition: lessons from local gender-just climate solutions
Gender just, local initiatives ensure women’s rights while contributing to ambitious global climate action. We will showcase exemplary Gender Just Climate Solutions and policies,leading climate-resilient and transformative development models, bringing multiple co-benefits for a just transition.

Speakers: Ms Anne Barre, WECF Ms Halima Bawa, NGCFP- Min. of Environment of Nigeria Ms Jamila Idbourrous, UFCA, Morocco Ms Fatou Ndoye, ENDA Graf, Senegal Mr Clive Chibule, GLM, Zambia Mr Bill Ryerson, Population Media Mr Alan Bigelow, Solar Cookers Int.
 
Monday,
08 Nov 2021
18:30—19:45
Derwentwater (44 pax)
Malawi
Mr. Evans Njewa
evansnjewa@gmail.com
+265 0 888853245
Stop Climate Chaos Scotland (SCCS)
Ms. Rebecca Kenton-Lake
becky@stopclimatechaos.scot
+44 7957 755336
Hearing & Responding to Southern Priorities & Needs - Cleaner Cooking & Glasgow Climate Dialogues
Join Scotland and Malawi in recognising the importance of prioritising locally led climate action and hear how Malawi’s successful, home-grown initiative that is part of its NDC, with climate collaboration, will result in universal access to cleaner cooking energy.

Speakers: Nicola Sturgeon, First Minister of Scotland, Hon. Nancy Tembo, Minister of Malawi Gov; Màiri McAllan MSP, Minister of Scottish Gov; Lucy Ssendi, Tanzania Gov; Saleemul Huq, ICCCAD; Priyadarshini Karve, Cleaner Cooking Coalition; & Chad Frischmann, Project Drawdown. Alistair Dutton, SCIAF.
 
Monday,
08 Nov 2021
18:30—19:45
Glen Affric (Multimedia Studio 3)
Instituto Global Attitude (IGA)
Mr. Rodrigo Reis
rodrigo@globalattitude.org.br
+55 11 983070708
Centre International de droit Comparé de l'Environnement (CIDCE)
Mr. Michel Prieur
michel.prieur@unilim.fr
+33 33 607730751
The role of youth and civil society for effective law in the face of climate change and pandemic
The side-event will discuss the norms that support public policies to fight and adapt to Climate Change, in light of the current pandemic affecting environmental access rights, especially for youth. It is necessary to hear the youth’s voices as they are the ones responsible for taking action.

Speakers: Alessandra Lehmen (CIDCE/Brazilian Bar/LACLIMA), Biloa Parfait Devis (CIDCE), Alfredo Pena-Vega (Global Youth Climate Pact) and Rodrigo Reis (IGA)
 
Monday,
08 Nov 2021
18:30—19:45
Loch Lomond (144 pax)
Secretariat of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)
Mr. Kusum Lata
klata@unfccc.int
UNFCCC:Use of modelling tool to assess impacts of response measures:case study from Kenya & Senegal
The use of quantitative modelling tools to assess impacts of response measures is one of the key areas of capacity building needs specifically for developing countries. At this event, results/experience of pilot studies undertaken for Senegal/Kenya using modelling tools, will be shared.
 
Monday,
08 Nov 2021
18:30—19:45
Skomer (Multimedia Studio 2)
ICLEI-Local Governments for Sustainability (ICLEI)
Mr. Yunus Arikan
yunus.arikan@iclei.org
+49 151 50750004
Basque Centre for Climate Change (BC3)
Ms. Ainhoa Azkarate
ainhoa.azkarate@bc3research.org
+34 94 4014690
Conseil des Communes et Régions d'Europe (CCRE / CEMR)
Ms. Eva banos de guisasola
eva.banosdeguisasola@ccre-cemr.org
+32 495 364011
Regions4 for Sustainable Development (Regions4)
Ms. Heloise Chicou
climate@regions4.org
+44 7729 389051
United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG)
Ms. Emilia Saiz
esaiz@uclg.org
+34 673 855900
Time4MultilevelAction; 2030 Agenda of cities and regions to enhance ambition & accelerate action
Paris Agreement acknowledged the importance of engagement of all levels of governments. Through numerous 2nd NDC experiences, the LGMA Constituency aims to make sure multilevel collaboration becomes the new normal for transformative, holistic and inclusive action in the era of climate emergency.

Speakers: - leaders of cities and regions in the LGMA Constituency committed to ambitious climate action - national governments who have raised their climate ambitions by incorporating local and regional governments in their 2nd NDCs - UN agencies and other partners of local and urban climate action
 
Monday,
08 Nov 2021
18:30—19:45
South Downs (Multimedia Studio 1)
International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC)
Ms. Elaine Angeles
elaine.angeles@ifrc.org
+1 917 5367845
Mercy Corps
Ms. Adrianna Hardaway
ahardaway@mercycorps.org
+44 20 7307030308
Humanitarians at the forefront: Scaling up climate action and finance flows to frontline communities
This session will focus on the humanitarian response to the climate and environmental crises. It will highlight opportunities for collective climate action and bring attention to gaps and challenges around protecting the most vulnerable, locally led adaptation and climate finance.

Speakers: Moderator: Lizzy Whitehead, Zurich Flood Resilience Alliance Opening Remarks: Patrick Youssef, ICRC Panel Discussion: Hansjoerg Strohmeyer, UN OCHA Tilly Alcayna, Futureproof- Ideas Jill Debourg, Trinidad and Tobago Red Cross Tiziana Bonzon, IFRC
 
Monday,
08 Nov 2021
18:30—19:45
Strangford Lough (175 pax)
Belize
Mr. Lennox Gladden
coord.cc@environment.gov.bz
+501 82 85962
Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI)
Mr. Chen-An Lien
CALien@itri.org.tw
+886 937 182786
Accelerating Innovation Transition and Raising Low-Carbon Strategies Towards Net-Zero Perspectives
Exploration of decarbonization solutions and share experiences for achieving net-zero perspectives. Insight discussions with practical strategies will lead to green transition actions and scale up ambitions to meet the 1.5C goals for a resilient society.
 
Tuesday,
09 Nov 2021
10:00—11:15
Climate Action Room 2
WMO/UNEP Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)
Mr. Abdalah Mokssit
ipcc-sec@wmo.int
+41 22 7308254
IPCC scientific assessments in a pandemic world
IPCC scientists discuss the challenges of preparing assessments during the pandemic while ensuring they remain inclusive and policy-relevant.

Speakers: IPCC authors and Bureau members
Final Programme [126 kb]
Flyer [2 Mb]
Tuesday,
09 Nov 2021
11:30—12:45
Derwentwater (44 pax)
SNV Netherlands Development Organisation (SNV)
Ms. Rianne Teule
rteule@snv.org
+31 6 28833207
Biovision - Foundation for Ecological Development (BV)
Mr. Martin Herren
m.herren@biovision.ch
+825 8000 4179569164
International Plant Genetic Resources Institute (Bioversity)
Ms. Ana Maria Loboguerrero
a.m.loboguerrero@cgiar.org
+5 7 3202085947
International Rice Research Institute (IRRI)
Mr. Martijn Pakker
m.pakker@irri.org
+63 917 8544852
International Water Management Institute (IWMI)
Ms. Rachael McDonnell
r.mcdonnell@cgiar.org
+39 349 5047362
Pan African Climate Justice Alliance (PACJA)
Mr. Eugene Nforngwa
eugene@pacja.org
+237 6 75114396
Addressing financial and capacity barriers for climate resilience in Low-to-Middle Income Countries
LMIC countries, on the frontline of climate impacts, have inherent strengths, vast adaptive capacity and opportunities for climate-resilient development. Effective adaptation actions require collective mindsets, investments at scale and the adoption of proven, locally led, inclusive approaches.

Speakers: By SNV, Netherlands, NDC Partnership, GA, PACJA & CGIAR, with Simon O’Connell (SNV) as moderator. Speakers: Kitty vd Heijden (Netherlands Govt), Irene Chekwoti (Uganda Govt), Jahan Chowdhury (NDC Partnership), Evan Girvetz (CGIAR), Patty Fong (GA), Denis Karema (Sokofresh), Mithika Mwenda (PACJA).
Session programme [125 kb]
Speakers bios [867 kb]
Tuesday,
09 Nov 2021
11:30—12:45
Glen Affric (Multimedia Studio 3)
Ateneo de Manila University (ADMU)
Mr. Nataniel Warszawski
Nataniel.Warszawski@wri.org
+1 856 4497898
Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC)
Ms. Ethlyn Valladares
evalladares@caribbeanclimate.bz
+501 822 1104
Independent University, Bangladesh (IUB)
Mr. Md Fahad Hossain
fahad.hossain@icccad.org
+880 1988 306106
How the COP26 Package can drive ambition and resilience with solidarity and justice?
The Ateneo de Manila University and its partners will discuss what the COP26 package must include to drive ambition, enhance resilience with solidarity and justice. Presenters and participants will examine key elements of potential COP decisions that should emerge from the climate negotiations.

Speakers: Directors from the consortium Allied for Climate Transformation by 2025 (ACT2025) and ministers from vulnerable countries.
 
Tuesday,
09 Nov 2021
11:30—12:45
Loch Lomond (144 pax)
Centro Internacional de Agricultura Tropical (CIAT)
Mr. Dhanush Dinesh
d.dinesh@cgiar.org
+31 0 634329733
International Potato Center (CIP)
Mr. Oscar Ortiz
cip-ddg-research@cgiar.org
+51 1 3175307
Southern African Confederation of Agricultural Unions (SACAU)
Ms. Dorita Swart
info@sacau.org
+27 71 4717772
ClimateShot: A Mission to Transform Agriculture
New partnerships, business models and approaches are essential to increase the pace and scale of delivery of innovation to meet SDGs related to food and climate. This event will showcase a Global Action Agenda to catalyse a step change in agricultural innovation for people, nature and climate.

Speakers: Andy Jarvis, Alliance of Bioversity International and CIAT; Graham Thiele, International Potato Center; UK Government representative; Brazilian Government representative; Lisa Sweet, World Economic Forum; Ishmael Sunga, Southern African Confederation of Agricultural Unions
 
Tuesday,
09 Nov 2021
11:30—12:45
Skomer (Multimedia Studio 2)
Secretariat of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)
Mr. David Koranyi
david.koranyi@un.org
UN-Energy:Accelerating the implementation of SDG 7 in support of the 2030 Agenda and the PA...
Ensuring universal access to clean energy is vital to sustainable development and climate action. This side-event will highlight key outcomes of the UN High-level Dialogue on Energy with a focus on necessary short-, medium-, and long-term actions to build societal resilience that leave no one behind

Speakers: Lead organizations: UN-Energy (Lead: UN-Energy secretariat at UN DESA, IAEA, UNITAR, WMO, UNECE, UNESCAP). Supporting organizations: All UN-Energy members: FAO, IAEA, IFAD, World Bank, UNFCCC, UNCDF, UNCTAD, UN DESA, UNDP, UN ESCAP, UN ECA, UN ECE, UN ECLAC, UNEP, UN ESCWA UNESCO, UNFPA, UN-HABITAT
 
Tuesday,
09 Nov 2021
11:30—12:45
South Downs (Multimedia Studio 1)
Asociación de Comunidades Forestales de Petén (ACOFOP)
Mr. Sergio Alejandro Guzmán Barrios
guatecarbon@acofop.org
+502 4505 5623
Fundación Defensores de la Naturaleza (FDN)
Mr. Oseas Obed Hoil Bertruy
obedhoil@defensores.org.gt
+0 502 59224208
Developing multi-stakeholder mechanisms to face climate change
Young people and woman are nowadays more involved in the conservation of forests for climate mitigation. And also, multiple mechanisms should be promoted in order to have an impact In the sustainable development in the Maya Biosphere Reserve Guatemala

Speakers: Sergio Guzmán, Luis Guillermo Ramírez (ACOFOP) Torsten Klimpel y Carlos Estrada (FDN)
 
Tuesday,
09 Nov 2021
11:30—12:45
Strangford Lough (175 pax)
International Transport Forum, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (ITF)
Ms. Wei-Shiuen Ng
wei-shiuen.ng@itf-oecd.org
+33 1 73312547
FIA Foundation (FIA Foundation)
Ms. Sheila Watson
S.Watson@fiafoundation.org
+44 7879 893222
Decarbonising Transport: Driving Implementation Actions and Turning Targets into a Transformation
This event will highlight success stories of strategic and innovative ways to decarbonise and transform transport, focusing on vehicles and hard-to-abate sectors. It will identify challenges and synergies in developing and developed countries, and the support necessary for the global transformation.

Speakers: Sheila Watson, Deputy Director, FIA Foundation; Young Tae Kim, Secretary General, ITF; Nigel Topping, UK Climate Champion; Rachel Muncrief, Deputy Director, International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT), countries, including Argentina, Costa Rica, Kenya, Norway, and Ukraine, and companies.
Final Programme [782 kb]
Tuesday,
09 Nov 2021
11:30—14:15
Climate Action Room 1
Secretariat of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)
Ms. Ildiko Pesch
globalclimateaction@unfccc.int
+49 228 1999
MPGCA: Industry Action Event
The event will reinforce the momentum shown by industry players towards greater ambition to deliver net-zero by 2050 and to build industry resilience; showcase proven collaborations and commitments; amplify campaigns to drive industry commitment, and highlight regulatory and policy frameworks needed
 
Tuesday,
09 Nov 2021
13:00—13:30
Action Hub
Secretariat of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)
Ms. Sarah Marchildon
momentum@unfccc.int
Climate Leaders Special Event
This event focuses on transformational efforts by governments at every level (national, provincial, state, city, town) that are moving the needle on climate change. It will showcase the three winning projects of the 2021 UN Global Climate Action Awards, under the Climate Leaders focus area.

Speakers: City of Paris (France), Samsø (Denmark), Metropolitan Area of Guadalajara (Mexico)
 
Tuesday,
09 Nov 2021
13:15—14:30
Derwentwater (44 pax)
United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-HABITAT)
Mr. Bernhard Barth
bernhard.barth@un.org
UN-Habitat: Cities at the crossroads – The UN System helping cities to accelerate climate
This side event will showcase “One UN” action in the following focus areas: Mainstreaming urban climate action into national policies and building local capacities for informed climate action.

Speakers: Ms. Natalie Pareja Dr. Diana Ürge-Vorsatz Dr. Zita Sebesvari Mayor Errick Simmons Dr. Marcelo Marcos Morales Dr. Hak Mao Ms. Jakuta Imširović
 
Tuesday,
09 Nov 2021
13:15—14:30
Glen Affric (Multimedia Studio 3)
Switzerland
Ms. Lydie-Line Paroz
lydie-line.paroz@bafu.admin.ch
+41 79 7498250
The Gold Standard Foundation (GSF)
Ms. Sarah Leugers
sarah.leugers@goldstandard.org
+41 79 8969652
Pioneering cooperative approaches of Peru, Switzerland and Gold Standard under Article 6.2
Article 6 of the Paris Agreement enables new&innovative approaches to market-based cooperation.In 2020,Switzerland and Peru concluded the first bilateral agreement on Article 6.2 cooperation,while last month Gold Standard launched new procedures to manage mitigation outcomes transferred under Art 6.

Speakers: The event will be opened by Alfredo Mamani Salani, Peruvian Vice-Minister for Environment. Representatives from Switzerland, Peru and Gold Standard will then present recent developments, followed by a panel discussion involving the KliK Foundation, Coop, WWF International and atmosfair.
 
Tuesday,
09 Nov 2021
13:15—14:30
Loch Lomond (144 pax)
Secretariat of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)
Ms. Anne Olhoff
olho@dtu.dk
+45 61 396286
UNFCCC, UNEP, Ambition: The Emissions Gap Report 2021
This joint UNFCCC and UNEP side event features key findings of the Emissions Gap Report 2021 and a high-level panel debate on opportunities for enhancing ambition and accelerating action, the imperative of aligning NDCs for 2030 with net-zero emissions by mid-century, the role of markets, and more.
Event's programme [218 kb]
Presentation [2 Mb]
Tuesday,
09 Nov 2021
13:15—14:30
South Downs (Multimedia Studio 1)
Bahamas
Mr. Nikita Charles Hamilton
chamilton@depp.gov.bs
+1 242 3979355
The Nature Conservancy (TNC)
Mr. John Verdieck
john.verdieck@tnc.org
+1 303 8839350
Hurricane Dorian/Analysis-to-Action: Mobilising nature-based solutions & partnerships for resilience
Nature-based solutions can support building resilience in countries in the face of climate change while offering cost-effective approaches & co-benefits. TNC and The Bahamas will share lessons from our work to maximize this potential solution along with our experiences post-Hurricane Dorian.

Speakers: Dr. Adelle Thomas Senior Research Associate, Climate Analytics & University of Bahamas, N. Charles Hamilton Climate Change Project Manager, The Department of Environmental Planning and Protection ,Shenique Albury-Smith Northern Caribbean Program Director, TNC,Katharine Hayhoe - Chief Scientist,TNC
 
Tuesday,
09 Nov 2021
13:15—14:30
Strangford Lough (175 pax)
International Work Group for Indigenous Affairs (IWGIA)
Mr. Stefan Thorsell
st@iwgia.org
+45 53 732842
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
+97 1 9851069718
A battle for peoples and planet – Indigenous Peoples’ rights in climate action under threat
The Paris Agreement cemented universal consensus to respect Indigenous Peoples’ rights in climate action. The IPCC has called for securing land rights as key to mitigate climate change. Despite this, Indigenous Peoples’ rights are currently undermined both in the negotiations rooms and on the ground

Speakers: This event will present a panel of Indigenous women, men and youth from Asia, Africa, North America and Latin America as well as a representative from the IPCC or another representative scientific body.
Power point v3 [1 Mb]
Tuesday,
09 Nov 2021
13:15—14:45
Climate Action Room 2
Secretariat of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)
Ms. Zofia Piwowarek
Zofia.Piwowarek@ungc.org.pl
Global climate education and urgent need for sustainable world
There is no doubt that climate education in schools needs to be updated. The young generation will have to face challenges and opportunities of the climate crisis in their lives...

Speakers: Anna Moskwa, Minister of Climate & Environment Poland, Maria Budzowska, Fridays for the Future, Martha Selwyn, Zofia Piwowarek, Kamil Wyszkowski, Steve Kenzie UN Global Compact, Olga Malinkiewicz, Saule Technologies.
Global climate education and urgent need for a sustainable world There is no doubt that climate education in schools needs to be updated. The young generation will have to face challenges and opportunities of the climate crisis in their lives. Bearing th [625 kb]
The Agenda of the Panel [292 kb]
Tuesday,
09 Nov 2021
15:00—16:15
Derwentwater (44 pax)
Asian Development Bank (ADB)
Ms. Anna Liza Cinco
acinco@adb.org
+63 2 86324444
National Institute for Environmental Studies (NIES)
Mr. Atsuhiko Yoshimura
int-unfccc@nies.go.jp
+81 29 8502132
The Carbon Trust
Mr. Simon Retallack
events@carbontrust.com
+44 44 7769142167
Financing a Green, Resilient and Inclusive COVID-19 Recovery in Asia and the Pacific
This dialogue will discuss innovations in financing and fiscal incentives that have the potential to support green recovery in Asia and the Pacific. It will explore the role of fiscal policy, collaboration and creating an enabling environment for the private sector to support building back better.

Speakers: The event will be opened by Mr. Bambang Susantono, Vice President for Knowledge Management and Sustainable Development, ADB. Representatives from ADB, NIES, the Carbon Trust, Government of Armenia and SE4All will join a panel discussion to be moderated by Ms. Helen Mountford, Vice President of WRI.
 
Tuesday,
09 Nov 2021
15:00—16:15
Glen Affric (Multimedia Studio 3)
Nordic Council of Ministers (NCM)
Mr. Aaron Tuckey
aaron.tuckey@swedishepa.se
+46 7 32031956
Nordic Development Fund (NDF)
Ms. Aleksandra Reskalenko
aleksandra.reskalenko@ndf.int
+358 50 4760703
SINTEF Foundation (SINTEF)
Mr. Anne Steenstrup-Duch
anne.steenstrup-duch@sintef.no
+47 900 96295
Nordic Climate Neutrality and Market Mechanisms
All Nordic countries aim for carbon neutrality, which requires relevant climate policies. The event discusses the role of carbon pricing and Paris Agreement’s Article 6 in Nordic climate policy and considers the private sector’s role in market mechanisms and implications of voluntary compensation.

Speakers: Mary Gestrin, Nordic Council of Ministers Marie Karlberg, Nordic Council of Ministers Nils Røkke, SINTEF Hanna-Mari Ahonen, Perspectives Climate Group Kari Hämekoski, NEFCO Brad Schallert, WWF Jakop Dalunde, Member of the European Parliament
Presentation for Hanna-Mari Ahonen [623 kb]
Presentation for Kari Hämekoski [3 Mb]
Tuesday,
09 Nov 2021
15:00—16:15
Loch Lomond (144 pax)
International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED)
Ms. Anne Schulthess
anne.schulthess@iied.org
+44 20 34637399
Ford Foundation
Mr. Kevin Currey
k.currey@fordfoundation.org
+1 310 2453015
Fundación Programa Salvadoreño de Investigación sobre Desarrollo y Medio Ambiente (PRISMA)
Mr. Nelson Cuellar
n.cuellar@prisma.org.sv
+503 0 78549384
Rainforest Foundation Norway (RFN)
Mr. Anders Larsen
andershl@rainforest.no
+47 932 17626
Rights and Resources Institute, Inc. (RRI)
Mr. Alain Frechette
afrechette@rightsandresources.org
+1 514 8047359
Recognition, rights, and finance for locally led pathways towards just and equitable resilience
IPLCs are widely recognized as critical for climate change mitigation and resilience. Yet, their rights and the recognition of their knowledge are not always respected, and most funding efforts have not reached local levels. This event will propose pathways forward to these challenges

Speakers: Speakers from IPLCs as well as organisations engaged in research efforts on rights-based approaches, locally-led action and climate finance. These speakers will delve into practical solutions for locally-led-action in ways that merit more recognition, rights, and enhanced access to climate finance.
Policy Brief_RRI_Significance of Community-Held Territories [3 Mb]
IIED_LLA principles [1 Mb]
Tuesday,
09 Nov 2021
15:00—16:15
Skomer (Multimedia Studio 2)
Business Council for Sustainable Energy (BCSE)
Ms. Laura Tierney
ltierney@bcse.org
+1 202 4893436
Corn Refiners Association, Inc. (CRA)
Mr. Justin Maroccia
jmaroccia@corn.org
+1 202 5343507
Demand Response and Smart Grid Coalition (DRSG)
Mr. Dan Delurey
delureydan@gmail.com
+1 202 4411420
U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC)
Ms. Elizabeth Beardsley
ebeardsley@usgbc.org
+1 571 9707916
Powering Forward in the Critical Decade: Business Leaders in Energy, Building & Circular Economy
Ambitious NDCs send market signals that can advance economic recovery and redirect climate-smart investments into infrastructure, energy systems and the circular economy. Partnerships with the private sector can deliver GHG reductions, increase resilience and expand health & economic benefits.

Speakers: Business executives & experts from energy, buildings, bioeconomy and agriculture sectors.
 
Tuesday,
09 Nov 2021
15:00—16:15
South Downs (Multimedia Studio 1)
Instituto Ethos de Empresas e Responsabilidade Social (Ethos)
Sra. Marina Esteves Vergueiro de Almeida
mesteves@ethos.org.br
+55 11 988076725
Center of Life Institute (ICV)
Ms. Alice Thuault
alice@icv.org.br
+55 65 993122491
Raising brazilian NDC ambition and decarbonization paths for Brazil
This event aims to conduct a multistakeholder approach to implement brazilian's NDC, address recommendations to the public and private sector, showcase commitments on climate ambition and credible paths into decarbonization by 2030, including the adhesion to initiatives such as SBTi and Race to Zero

Speakers: Caio Magri-Ethos Institute Marina Marçal-Instituto Clima e Sociedade Natalie Unterstell-Instituto Talanoa Elisa Badziack-Rede Brasil do Pacto Global Dominic Schmal-EDP Brasil Domingos Campos-Hydro Denise Hills - Natura & CO; Francisco Razzolini - Klabin. Maya Colombani - L'oreal Brasil
 
Tuesday,
09 Nov 2021
15:00—16:15
Strangford Lough (175 pax)
International Association of Public Transport (UITP)
Mr. Philip Turner
philip.turner@uitp.org
+32 477 580655
Asociación Civil Sustentar para el Desarrollo Sostenible (Sustentar)
Ms. Carolina Chantrill
cchantrill@asociacionsustentar.org
+54 911 36692186
International Union of Railways (UIC)
Mr. Vincent VU
vu@uic.org
+33 1 44492140
Stichting Partnership on Sustainable, Low Carbon Transport (SLoCaT) Foundation (SLoCaT)
Mr. Christopher Dekki
chris.dekki@slocatpartnership.org
+1 347 2494813
Mobilising sustainable transport for global climate action and a resilient just recovery
Sustainable transport stakeholders will discuss success factors and strategies needed to scale up ambition to move from concept to implementation of integrated and innovative low/zero carbon transport solutions needed for a resilient recovery that leaves no one behind.

Speakers: Representatives from international institutions, national and municipal transport undertakings and the private sector responsible for setting and implementing policies in the sustainable transport sector on low carbon transport. Speakers will represent diverse voices with a gender balanced panel
Outcome Document - Quotes & Ideas [147 kb]
Tuesday,
09 Nov 2021
15:00—16:30
Climate Action Room 1
Secretariat of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)
Ms. Sarah Marchildon
momentum@unfccc.int
Special Event for 2020 Winning Activities
This event is an opportunity for the 2020 winners of the UN Global Climate Action Awards to participate in COP26 and present their innovative climate solutions to the world. Due to the fact that COP 26 was postponed, this is the first opportunity for them bring their solutions in-person.

Speakers: Signify; Interface; Dallas Fort Worth International Airport; C40 Cities Finance Facility; RISE2030; Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort; Health in Harmony; Nature-Based Solutions to Increase Urban Adaptability; Global Himalayan Expedition
 
Tuesday,
09 Nov 2021
16:30—18:00
Climate Action Room 1
Secretariat of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)
Ms. Ildiko Pesch
globalclimateaction@unfccc.int
+49 228 1999
Futures Lab: Reimagining Carbon Removals
In this session we envision a future where, in parallel with rapid reductions, we are taking CO2 out of the air at the scale needed in an effective, affordable and equitable way and start reversing CC. We then work back from the future to identify the challenges we must tackle now to get there.
 
Tuesday,
09 Nov 2021
16:45—18:00
Derwentwater (44 pax)
African Union Commission (AUC)
Ms. Leah Wanambwa
WanambwaL@africa-union.org
+251 912 628644
African Development Bank Group (AfDB)
Mr. Arona Soumare
a.soumare@afdb.org
+225 5 75753270
Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA)
Mr. Mclay Kanyangarara
Mkanyangarara@comesa.int
+101 96 3674434
Climate Action in Africa to Build Forward Better and Greener
The side event will take stock of global commitments to Climate Action - including effective and adequate means of implementation of the Paris Agreement, and the potential for African countries to sustainably attain their national development agenda.

Speakers: President of the Democratic Republic of Congo and Chairperson of the AU; Chairperson of the African Union Commission; Chair of the African Ministerial Conference on Environment; African Group of Negotiators; Pan African Parliament; Civil Society Organisation
 
Tuesday,
09 Nov 2021
16:45—18:00
Glen Affric (Multimedia Studio 3)
Nordic Environment Finance Corporation (NEFCO)
Ms. Lia Oker-Blom
lia.oker-blom@nefco.int
+358 10 6180671
Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Partnership (REEEP)
Ms. Erin Stewart
erin.stewart@reeep.org
+43 660 1299971
Mobilising private sector finance in Africa to achieve SDG7
Off-grid solutions have played a key role in extending energy access to millions of people. The Beyond the Grid Fund for Africa (BGFA) incentivises the private sector to offer affordable and clean energy access to people in rural areas, in Sub-Saharan African countries.

Speakers: Per Olsson Fridh, Minister for International Development Cooperation of Sweden, Tomas Anker Christensen, Climate Ambassador, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark, Koen Peters, Executive Director, GOGLA, Peter Storey, Director of Investment and Strategy, REEEP, Ash Sharma, Head of the BGFA, Nefco
BGFA Programme Overview Fact Sheet [1 Mb]
BGFA Event and Viewing Links [260 kb]
Tuesday,
09 Nov 2021
16:45—18:00
Loch Lomond (144 pax)
Carbon Market Watch (CMW)
Mr. Gilles Dufrasne
gilles.dufrasne@carbonmarketwatch.org
+32 491 916070
German NGO Forum on Environment and Development
Mr. Ramona Bruck
bruck@forumue.de
+49 30 6781775910
Janvikas
Mr. Mahesh Pandya
paryavaranmitra@yahoo.com
+91 79 26851321
Can carbon markets benefit developing countries?
Least developed countries have barely benefitted from UNFCCC flexible mechanisms. This side event will focus on solutions for the UNFCCC and voluntary carbon markets to ensure that any use of these systems can benefit the most vulnerable nations.

Speakers: Robi Redda (Director, SouthSouthNorth), Kishan Kumarsingh (Head of the Multilateral Environmental Agreements Units, Trinidad and Tobago) (TBC), Mahesh Pandya (Director, Paryavaran Mitra), Eftimiya Salo (Sustainability Specialist, Compensate). Moderator: Gilles Dufrasne (Carbon Market Watch)
 
Tuesday,
09 Nov 2021
16:45—18:00
Skomer (Multimedia Studio 2)
Brighter Green, Inc.
Ms. Mia MacDonald
macdonald@brightergreen.org
+1 917 6268702
Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation
Mr. Chien-Cheng Yang
jimmy_yang@tzuchi.us
+1 626 5860522
Compassion in World Farming International (CIWF)
Mr. Nick Palmer
nickmp1@aol.com
+44 7767 755255
Global Feedback Ltd
Ms. Megan Romania
megan@feedbackglobal.org
+44 20 30518633
Humane Society International (HSI)
Ms. Stefanie McNerney
smcnerney@hsi.org
+1 202 5702326
International Society for Ecological Economics (ISEE)
Mr. Charles Gregoire
cbgregoire9@gmail.com
+1 613 8637182
ProVeg Deutschland e.V.
Mr. Raphael Podselver
raphael.podselver@proveg.com
+49 30 1765687977
The Vegan Society
Ms. Sabrina Ahmed
sabrina.ahmed@vegansociety.com
+44 7929 151279
No More Omissions: Addressing the Ambition & Scale of Change Required in Global Food Systems
Food systems, especially meat, fish and feed, haven't gotten the attention they should in climate COPs, despite huge GHG emissions. The panel will present perspectives from health, culture & science and bold policy & financing recommendations to forestall further catastrophic emissions and omissions

Speakers: Panelists from the global South and North, with a focus on women and underrepresented groups and could include Mia MacDonald, Brighter Green; Jian Yi, Good Food Fund; Sabrina Ahmed, Vegan Society; Philip Lymbery, CIWF; Debra Boudreaux, Tzu Chi; Merel van der Mark, Sinerga; moderator and respondent/s
 
Tuesday,
09 Nov 2021
16:45—18:00
South Downs (Multimedia Studio 1)
Plan International (Plan)
Ms. Jessica Cooke
jessica.cooke@plan-international.org
+44 7 545475533
Save the Children International
Mr. Christophe Belperron
christophe.belperron@savethechildren.org
+44 0 7490134277
Importance of quality education in advancing climate justice and youth leadership
This side event will explore the role of education in advancing other agendas under the Paris Agreement, such as adaptation, mitigation, gender, loss and damage and financing, and the importance of centring a rights-based, gender-just approach to tackling the climate crisis. It will also highlight p

Speakers: Moderator: Ines Yabar, Youth Activist, Transform Education David Boyd, UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights and Environment Umesh Balal Magar, Network Coordinator Nepalese Youth for Climate Action Amy Wickham, Climate and Energy Specialist, UNICEF Harjeet Singh, Senior Advisor CAN Interna
 
Tuesday,
09 Nov 2021
16:45—18:00
Strangford Lough (175 pax)
Pronatura Sur, A. C.
Ms. Silvia Llamas
sllamas@pronatura-sur.org
+52 961 1557593
Governors' Climate and Forests Fund
Ms. Michelle Siqueira
michelle.siqueira@gcftaskforce.org
+1 347 3228291
The Manaus Action Plan: A New Pathway for Forests, People, and Economies in a Post-Covid World
The GCF Task Force and Pronatura Sur will discuss the Manaus Action Plan, a plan for subnational leadership to reduce tropical deforestation, create forest-based economies, and protect the rights of Indigenous Peoples and local communities in 1/3 of the world’s tropical forest states and provinces.

Speakers: Governor Helder Barbalho, Governor Gladson Cameli, Governor Marcos Rocha, Secretary Sergio Graf and GCFTF Peru Leader Fabiola Munoz
 
Tuesday,
09 Nov 2021
18:15—19:45
Climate Action Room 1
Secretariat of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)
Ms. Ildiko Pesch
globalclimateaction@unfccc.int
+49 228 1999
Futures Lab: Looking at the Law - Window of Opportunity
A deep dive into how we might harness the power of the law to bring about a more regenerative, just world. We’ll explore the future potential of judicial decision-making, community-led litigation, and negotiation and developments in business and human rights.
 
Tuesday,
09 Nov 2021
18:30—19:45
Derwentwater (44 pax)
Morocco
Mr. Rachid Tahiri
r_tahiri@yahoo.fr
+212 612 921817
University of Regina
Ms. Margot Hurlbert
abg961@uregina.ca
+1 306 2093660
Adaptation Metrics: challenges and perspectives
International institutions and alliances that are working on the development of adaptation metrics will debate on how to try to converge efforts for the identification of a common vision of metrics, and a focus will be brought on the needs of the financial sector and the civil society for mapping...

Speakers: • IPCC • Morocco • IPAM • ARA • IDDRI/GAP-Track • CGIAR • OECD • AfDB • IsDB • WBG • FM6E • UNEP DTU • University of Regina • BC government•
 
Tuesday,
09 Nov 2021
18:30—19:45
Glen Affric (Multimedia Studio 3)
Brazil
Ms. Ana Stival
ana.stival@mctic.gov.br
+55 61 983465587
Center for Management and Strategic Studies (CGEE)
Mr. Marco Aurelio Lobo Junior
mlobo@cgee.org.br
+55 61 981627372
Rwanda
Ms. Elsa Lefevre
elsa.lefevre@un.org
+33 6 83297163
UrbanShift: Transforming cities for people and planet through multi-level governance
Organised by Brazil, Rwanda, CGEE & UrbanShift (UNEP, C40, ICLEI and WRI), the event will showcase the importance of multi-level governance in enabling ambitious actions to shift towards net zero, resource-efficient, nature positive & socially equitable cities. More info at: https://bit.ly/3nvYS88.

Speakers: Marcelo Morales, Secretary for Research and Scientific Formation, MCTI, Brazil; João Campos, Mayor of Recife; Faustin Munyazikwiye, Deputy Director General, REMA, Rwanda; Aaditya Thackeray, Maharashtra Environment
Agenda [301 kb]
Tuesday,
09 Nov 2021
18:30—19:45
Loch Lomond (144 pax)
Climate Alliance Austria (CAA)
Mr. Thomas Brose
t.brose@climatealliance.org
+49 69 71713931
Action Solidarité Tiers-Monde a.s.b.l. (ASTM)
Ms. Birgit Engel
birgit.engel@astm.lu
+35 661 711409
Instituto de Ecología y Antropología de Acción (INFOE)
Sra. Elke Falley-Rothkopf
elke@infoe.de
+49 178 1746966
Global climate justice: indigenous rights and territories
Indigenous territories in the Amazon region provide important ecosystem services: 220 million ha of rainforest that avoid millions of tons of emissions. The session will discuss the importance of traditional knowledge to maintain not only carbon but also several other environmental services.

Speakers: Harol Rincón Ipuchima, Coordinator for Climate Change and Biodiversity,COICA, Mirian Liduvina Cisneros, Ecuadorian Representative of the Andean Parliament, Kichwa from Sarayaku, Ecuador Mr. Cris Panerio, MASIPAG National Coordinator, Philippines Silke Lunnebach, Climate Alliance
Agenda_Event [223 kb]
Climate Justice flyer [1 Mb]
Tuesday,
09 Nov 2021
18:30—19:45
Skomer (Multimedia Studio 2)
Forest Stewardship Council (FSC)
Ms. Pina Gervassi
p.gervassi@fsc.org
+51 1 984715021
Madagascar
Mme Harisoa Rakotondrazafy
hrakotondrazafy@wwf.mg
+0 261 344980370
Reforestamos Mexico (RM)
Ms. Raquel Jiménez Acosta
raquel@reforestamos.org
+52 55 55148670
Co-creating forest based solutions to enhance social and ecological resilience with shared value
In this event we will have an open dialogue with key sectors that benefit from, promote, support and invest on sustainable forest management, forest conservation and restoration and the need to co - create tools that help them ensure positive social, environmental and economic impacts

Speakers: The speakers in this event are organizations that represent the Climate investment sector, corporate sector, ecological and social perspectives, including the views of indigenous peoples and local communities co - creating nature based solutions against climate change
save the date flyer [194 kb]
Tuesday,
09 Nov 2021
18:30—19:45
South Downs (Multimedia Studio 1)
International Climate Dialogue e.V. (ICD)
Mr. Cathrin Arenz
arenz@perspectives.cc
+4 761 59033823
Senegal
Ms. Cathrin Arenz
arenz@perspectives.cc
+49 761 59033823
Harnessing synergies between carbon markets and climate finance for achieving ambitious NDCs
Senegal has mobilized the combined support from the Green Climate Fund and the Carbon Initiative for Development to achieve large-scale rural electrification. Senegal showcases how these activities support in achieving NDC and SDG targets as well as preparations for Article 6 carbon markets.

Speakers: Stephan Hoch (Perspectives/ICD), German Environment Ministry (Moderator) Madeleine Diouf Sarr (Head, Climate Change Division (DECC) Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development, Senegal) Keynote Ousmane Fall Sarr (ASER Senegal/West African Alliance) Sandra Greiner (Climate Focus)
1. Stephan Hoch- Harnessing synergies between carbon markets and climate finance for achieving ambitious NDCs [639 kb]
2. Madeleine Diouf SARR- National Determined Contribution on climate change of Senegal [618 kb]
Tuesday,
09 Nov 2021
18:30—19:45
Strangford Lough (175 pax)
World Health Organization (WHO)
Ms. Marina Maiero
maierom@who.int
WHO: The Health Argument of Climate Action: The COP26 Health Programme
The objective of this event is to raise awareness and support for wider COP26 Health Programme. Health has been chosen as a COP26 science priority area. The COP26 Health Programme has been established to bring stronger health focus and ambition to COP26. The key health priorities for COP26...

Speakers: Lead organization: WHO. Supporting organizations: OHCHR – IOM - UNECE - UNDRR – UNHABITAT- UNICEF- WMO (to make connections with human rights/migration/air pollution/urban health/children and risk reduction/ met services)
 
Wednesday,
10 Nov 2021
10:00—11:15
Climate Action Room 1
Secretariat of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)
Mr. Miguel Naranjo
mnaranjogonzalez@unfccc.int
+49 1 724402064
Dialogue of National GHG Management Programs for Climate Action
Ten national initiatives and the UNFCCC secretariat’s Climate Neutral Now come together to share their experience in engaging the private sector in support of their climate targets. This event helps set the stage for collaboration among the Latin American initiatives.
 
Wednesday,
10 Nov 2021
11:30—12:45
Climate Action Room 1
United Nations University (UNU)
Ms. Arianna Flores-Corral
flores-corral@vie.unu.edu
Arts & Science: The new inspiration couple?
UNU-EHS, UNCCD, UN Biodiversity & UNFCCC are joining forces with Oscar-award winner director Dirk Wilutzky & BAFTA-winning director Sarah Macdonald to discuss new ways of communicating climate science to reach more people and inspire action.

Speakers: Filmmakers Dirk Wilutzky and Sarah Macdonald, Louise Baker, UNCCD, Shinobu Yume Yamaguchi, UNU-IAS. Welcome remarks by Shen Xiaomeng, UNU-EHS. Closing remarks by Youssef Nassef, UNFCCC. Moderator: David Ainsworth, UN Biodiversity
 
Wednesday,
10 Nov 2021
11:30—12:45
Derwentwater (44 pax)
Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES)
Mr. Kentaro Takahashi
k-takahashi@iges.or.jp
+81 46 8269593
University of Technology Malaysia (UTM)
Mr. Loon Wai Chau
lwchau@utm.my
+60 12 2986302
Call for an integrative approach: Climate, biodiversity, disaster risk reduction and SDGs
It is important to rethink the concentration of finance and resources in major cities and practice new ways that take advantage of natural environment. This event will offer an opportunity to redesign the future society with an integrated approach for achieving Paris Agreement, CBD and SDGs goal.

Speakers: UNEP, UNDP, UNDESA, IGES and relevant stakeholders
 
Wednesday,
10 Nov 2021
11:30—12:45
Glen Affric (Multimedia Studio 3)
University of Exeter
Ms. Alissa Haward
a.b.haward@exeter.ac.uk
+44 1392 726747
Center for International Climate and Environmental Research (CICERO)
Mr. Glen Peters
glen.peters@cicero.oslo.no
+47 928 91638
Met Office Hadley Center
Ms. Knowledge Integration
knowledge.integration@metoffice.gov.uk
+44 7514 906936
University of Leeds
Ms. Debbie Rosen
d.z.rosen@leeds.ac.uk
+44 7887 515528
University of Reading
Ms. Rosalind Cornforth
climateeducation@reading.ac.uk
+44 7956 115652
1.5°C: where are we now, where are we headed, what are the risks?
We present the 2021 rebound in carbon emissions from the Global Carbon Project and consider: What does this mean for 1.5°C ambition? What are the impacts and risks of continued warming? How can we build greater resilience to those risks?

Speakers: Scientists and stakeholders from the CONSTRAIN consortium, Global Carbon Project, UK Met Office, and Universities of Exeter and Reading, plus panellists including science-policy experts from countries in climate hotspots, representatives of NGOs, and science media experts.
 
Wednesday,
10 Nov 2021
11:30—12:45
Loch Lomond (144 pax)
Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf)
Mr. Stanley Maphosa
stanley@assaf.org.za
+27 73 8254188
The Royal Society
Ms. Frances Bird
frances.bird@royalsociety.org
+44 20 74512591
Climate action to protect and promote health: sharing knowledge among regions to focus on solutions
A transdisciplinary project of science academies explores perspectives from Africa, Asia, the Americas and Europe for mitigation and adaptation. Discussion will explore how scientific evidence can be better used to inform policy making for health, integrated at local, regional, and global levels.

Speakers: Introduced by ASSAf and RS with Volker ter Meulen and Andy Haines (project co-chairs) and speakers/discussants from regional working groups in Africa, Asia, Americas, and Europe (expected to be combined virtual and physical event)
Event Flyer [195 kb]
Wednesday,
10 Nov 2021
11:30—12:45
Skomer (Multimedia Studio 2)
Stanford University
Ms. Patricia Hines
phines@stanford.edu
+1 650 7362357
Institute for Sustainable Development and Research (ISDR,India)
Ms. Kalpana Chaudhari
isdrklc@hotmail.com
+91 22 9930281646
Accelerating Climate Solutions Through Collaboration Across Sectors.
The Panel aims to discuss the issues in building Sustainable cities, greener cities linking SDGs and promoting mutual knowledge for effective and economic and environment friendly Sustainable urban transformation through public participation.

Speakers: Moderator: Dr.Kalpana Chaud; SAKEC Dr. Mario Losasso,Professor of Architectural Technology Ms. Somita Chaudhari, Vidyalankar Institute of Technology Dr. Maria Cerreta, Professor, University of Naples Dr. Pasquale De Toro, Director, University of Naples
COP26: Toward National Adaptation Planning [1 Mb]
Dr.Maria Cerreta [2 Mb]
Somita Chaudhari [385 kb]
Dr.kalpana Chaudhari [928 kb]
Dr.Mario Losasso -Presentation [1 Mb]
UN Climate Change Conference November 2021 (COP 26) official Side Event [15 kb]
Dr Pasquale De Toro [885 kb]
Wednesday,
10 Nov 2021
11:30—12:45
South Downs (Multimedia Studio 1)
Germanwatch
Mr. Martin Voss
voss@germanwatch.org
+49 228 6049253
Christian Commission for Development in Bangladesh (CCDB)
Mr. MD Foezullah Talukder
foezullah@ccdbbd.org
+880 1715 170683
LAYA
Mr. Myron Mendes
myron.mendes@laya.org.in
+91 0 9892396302
Climate Resilience Principles for Inclusive and Sustainable Infrastructure
In the decisive decade until 2030, MDBs like the AIIB must focus on supporting the core purpose of the PA’s adaptation goal while closing the investment gap. The populations most vulnerable to climate change impacts should benefit most from principled finance in infrastructure to support the SDGs.

Speakers: Speakers would include those involved with action-oriented research, academicians, policy advocates and industry representatives. Keeping in mind inclusivity and gender balance.
 
Wednesday,
10 Nov 2021
11:30—12:45
Strangford Lough (175 pax)
Chatham House
Ms. Ludivine Rebet
eer@chathamhouse.org
+44 7 480957885
Climate Central, Inc.
Ms. Karen Florini
kflorini@climatecentral.org
+1 609 6131127
International Science Council (ISC)
Mme Anne-Sophie Stevance
anne-sophie.stevance@council.science
+33 603 362927
Averting planetary peril: convening scientists and policymakers to tackle systemic climate risks
Climate change, extreme weather, environmental degradation and socio-economic vulnerabilities present a frightening picture of planetary risks. We share new insights, tools and imagery on risks, from systemic to specific, and explore engagement between scientists and policymakers to tackle them.

Speakers: Mami Mizutori, UN SRSG for Disaster Risk Reduction; Prof TENG Fei, Tsinghua University; Jana Sillmann, Center for International Climate Research; Dr Benjamin Strauss, Climate Central; Prof Tim Benton, Chatham House
 
Wednesday,
10 Nov 2021
13:00—15:45
Climate Action Room 1
Secretariat of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)
Ms. Ildiko Pesch
globalclimateaction@unfccc.int
+49 228 1999
MPGCA: Transport Action Event
The event will review ambitions and climate actions in the transport sector capable of delivering a transition to zero carbon that is sustainable, resilient, healthy and inclusive. It will address priority actions and highlight successful examples where climate targets have been met.
 
Wednesday,
10 Nov 2021
13:15—14:30
Derwentwater (44 pax)
Secretariat of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)
Mr. Luca Brusa
lbrusa@unfccc.int
UNFCCC, Mitigation: High-Level event of the Regional Climate Weeks 2021 and 2022
Regional Climate Weeks 2021 brought together more than 15,000 participants from Latin America, Caribbean, Africa, Asia and the Pacific to showcase climate action, explore challenges and opportunities, and partner for ambitious solutions...
 
Wednesday,
10 Nov 2021
13:15—14:30
Glen Affric (Multimedia Studio 3)
New Zealand
Ms. Nina Opacic
nina.opacic@mpi.govt.nz
+64 0 220117024
International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI)
Ms. Polly Ericksen
p.ericksen@cgiar.org
+254 0 700120155
Stichting Wageningen Research (WR)
Mr. Tim Van Hattum
tim.vanhattum@wur.nl
+31 317 483441
Towards Sustainable Livestock Systems
Sustainable livestock systems are crucial to achieving many global goals. There is great diversity in livestock systems and no easy solutions. Though many actions have been identified, how can we improve implementation? This event shares lessons from different countries and varied livestock systems.

Speakers: New Zealand Minister of Agriculture; Netherlands Minister of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality; Kenya (tbc); Colombia (tbc); Wageningen University and Research; New Zealand Agricultural Greenhouse Gas Research Centre; Farmer participants; and Facilitator x 2
Invitation [489 kb]
Draft Research Paper [464 kb]
Wednesday,
10 Nov 2021
13:15—14:30
Loch Lomond (144 pax)
Center for Participatory Research and Development (CPRD)
Mr. Nakul Sharma
nakul@cansouthasia.net
+91 971 6647408
Shariatpur Development Society (SDS)
Ms. Rushati Das
rushati@cansouthasia.net
+91 987 4458868
Sustainable Development Policy Institute (SDPI)
Ms. Divyanshi Yadav
divyanshi@cansouthasia.net
+91 9999 709745
Young Power in Social Action (YPSA)
Ms. Rushati Das
rushati@cansouthasia.net
+91 987 4458868
Climate Induced Migration in South Asia - impact of loss and damage
Climate Induced Migration has been a phenomenon that is affecting millions in South Asian countries with respect to loss of livelihoods and thus resulting into distress migration. The event show case research outcomes that co-relates Climate Change with Loss and Damage and thus displacement.

Speakers: 1. Md. Shamsuddoha ( CPRD) 2. Mohammad Shahjahan (YPSA) 3. Suruchi Bhadwal ( TERI) 4. Rebeya Begum (SDS) 5. Rushati Das ( CANSA) Moderator, Harjeet Singh (CAN International)
Event Poster [689 kb]
Wednesday,
10 Nov 2021
13:15—14:30
Skomer (Multimedia Studio 2)
Israel
Ms. AYELET ROSEN
ayeletr@sviva.gov.il
+972 50 6233299
Keren Kayemet LeIsrael/The Jewish National Fund (KKL-JNF)
Ms. Karine Bolton
karineb@kkl.org.il
+972 50 7255737
Nature Based Solutions – Application in Semi Arid Climates
Nature Based Solutions are challenging in semi arid climates eg restoration and protection of wetlands and streams; cultivating resilient and biodiversity sensitive forests, where water is scarce or promoting solar energy together with agriculture, creating urban nature sites, where land is scarce

Speakers: Mr Alon Zask Senior Deputy Director General, Israel Ministry of Environmental Protection Ms Tamar Raviv, Head, Biodiversity, Israel Ministry of Environmental Protection Dr. Doron Markel, Chief Scientist, KKL–JNF Dr. Gilad Ostrovsky, Chief Forester and Director of the Forestry Department
 
Wednesday,
10 Nov 2021
13:15—14:30
South Downs (Multimedia Studio 1)
Overseas Development Institute (ODI)
Ms. Emily Wilkinson
e.wilkinson@odi.org.uk
+44 734 2994519
Dominica
Mr. Edgar Hunter
huntere@dominica.gov.dm
+1 767 2250572
Spain
Mr. Guillermo Bezzina
gbezzina@sgtep.caib.es
+34 695 432970
Raising Resilience Ambition: Leadership from Small Islands
Showcase leadership from small islands in developing adaptation goals, setting ambitious targets, and mainstreaming adaptation and resilience across ministries and sectoral activities. Panellists will describe the financing gap and pinpoint types of support needed to achieve these ambitious goals.

Speakers: Dr Emily Wilkinson (ODI), Hon Cozier Frederick (Dominica), Mr Courtenay Rattray (UN-HORLLS), Hon Juan Pedro Yllanes (Spain), Ambassador Walton Webson (Antigua and Barbuda), Ambassador Francine Baron (CREAD, Dominica), Ms. Elena Jinámar Tomás Ribot (Spain), Dr. Richard Kozul-Wright (UNCTAD).
Concept note [18 kb]
Wednesday,
10 Nov 2021
13:15—14:30
Strangford Lough (175 pax)
Perspectives Climate Research gGmbH (PCR)
Mr. Cathrin Arenz
arenz@perspectives.cc
+49 761 59033823
Viet Nam
Ms. Jennifer Mora
mora@perspectives.cc
+33 0 649920878
Article 6 readiness and CDM transition – key pillars of NDC implementation
Rapid transition of CDM is important to prevent a ‘valley of death’ before Art. 6 cooperation can start. Moreover, capacity building is key to generate Article 6 readiness, particularly in the context of NDC implementation plans. The event discusses forward-looking approaches

Speakers: Hanna-Mari Ahonen, PCR: Moderation; Dr Tang The Cuong, Government of Vietnam: The role of Article 6 in Vietnam’s NDC implementation strategy; Aglaja Espelage, PCR: A framework for Article 6 readiness in NDC implementation; Two stage panel discussion
Axel Michaelowa- Introduction and setting the scene [361 kb]
2. Regina Betz- The Carbon Market Challenge: Preventing Abuse Through Effective Governance [480 kb]
3. Stephan Hoch- Promoting transformational change through carbon markets [336 kb]
4. Philipp Censkowsky- Analysis of CER trading in the Kyoto era: Lessons for the Paris Agreement [266 kb]
5. Nguyen Thanh Cong- Development of Vietnam’s carbon market: experiences and roadmap [762 kb]
6. Karen Holm Olsen- Capacity building for a dynamic baseline study in Vietnam [599 kb]
Wednesday,
10 Nov 2021
15:00—16:15
Derwentwater (44 pax)
International Maritime Organization (IMO)
Mr. Camille Bourgeon
CBourgeo@imo.org
IMO:Seizing opportunities for developing countries in providing zero-carbon fuels to global shipping
Decarbonization of international shipping requires a rapid shift from today’s predominant use of fossil fuels to zero-carbon alternatives. This side event explores the opportunities for developing countries in producing and supplying zero-carbon marine fuels to ships in their ports.

Speakers: J. Matheickal,IMO I. Durant,UNCTAD B. Reja, World Bank J. Cristensen,Global Maritime Forum B. Dias Araujo, Min.Maritime & Investment,Indonesia N. Wakarime Karigithu,State Dept. Maritime & Shipping,Kenya J. Koseff, S.Africa C. Avilés Arias,Min. of Energy, Chile A. Rodriguez, Panama Canal
Flyer [1 Mb]
Wednesday,
10 Nov 2021
15:00—16:15
Glen Affric (Multimedia Studio 3)
Architecture 2030 Inc.
Ms. Erin McDade
mcdade@architecture2030.org
+1 425 4055032
American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers, Inc. (ASHRAE)
Ms. Erin McGee
emcgee@ashrae.org
+1 678 5391110
65% by 2030 / ZERO by 2040: Top 200 Global Firms and Organizations Lead With 1.5°C Climate Actions
By showing what's possible, we’ll embolden governments to do the same. Top 200 firms responsible for a significant portion of construction worldwide will present the bold actions they are taking to decarbonize the built world in order to meet the Paris Agreement’s 1.5°C carbon budget.

Speakers: Speakers will be a select group of dynamic senior leaders from the signatories of the COP26 Communiqué. The signatories include the largest firms and organizations in the architecture/engineering/planning sector from around the world; this sector is acting on the urgency of the climate crisis.
 
Wednesday,
10 Nov 2021
15:00—16:15
Loch Lomond (144 pax)
Drexel University
Mr. Franco Montalto
alz26@drexel.edu
+1 267 8442844
The University of British Columbia (UBC)
Ms. Molly Henry
molly.henry@ubc.ca
+1 604 4186722
Washington University
Ms. Beth Martin
martin@wustl.edu
+1 314 9354136
Scaling Up: Case Studies in Collaborations between Cities and Higher Education Institutions
The event seeks to profile:a) case studies showing how universities and cities have developed actionable knowledge together, b how climate considerations are being incorporated into higher education, c)best practices for scaling up

Speakers: Speakers from Urban Climate Change Research Network, University Climate Change Coalition, including diversity in regional expertise (United States, Mexico, France, Italy, Canada, Brazil, South Africa, Australia and Singapore)
Logistics for remote [35 kb]
Reattaching file with names and emails [35 kb]
Wednesday,
10 Nov 2021
15:00—16:15
Skomer (Multimedia Studio 2)
Institutional Investors Group on Climate Change Ltd. (IIGCC)
Ms. Evagelia Emelia Holdaway
eholdaway@iigcc.org
+44 7554 65083
Ceres, Inc.
Mr. Chris Fox
fox@ceres.org
+1 617 3124774
Investor Group on Climate Change Australia / New Zealand Inc. (IGCC)
Ms. Amy Quinton
amy.quinton@igcc.org.au
+61 423 874923
PRI Association (PRI)
Mr. Jack Balsdon
jack.balsdon@unpri.org
+44 20 37143205
The Investor Agenda: Accelerating global investor actions for a net-zero emissions economy
A record number of investors are setting net zero goals, developing climate action plans, engaging companies on transition planning and calling on policymakers to deliver robust policies in line with 1.5°C. Investors with $41 trillion AUM have signed the Global Investor Statement to Governments.

Speakers: The final speakers will ensure geographical/gender diversity. Betty Yee, California State Controller. Deanne Stewart, CEO, Aware Super. Fabio Alperowitch, Co-Founder, Fama Investimentos. Hidenao Makiuchi, Managing Director, Dai-Ichi Life. Jon Johnsen, CEO, PKA.
 
Wednesday,
10 Nov 2021
15:00—16:15
South Downs (Multimedia Studio 1)
Rainforest Alliance (RA)
Ms. Leila Yassine
lyassine@ra.org
+31 6 27516856
International Union of Forest Research Organizations (IUFRO)
Ms. Pia Katila
pia.katila@luke.fi
+358 50 3572190
Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS)
Ms. Stephanie Wang
swang@wcs.org
+1 415 7945231
Thriving together: how strong alliances achieve climate resilient landscapes.
Multisector alliances are key in achieving climate resilient landscapes and livelihoods. We discuss the role and tools applied and challenges experienced by different stakeholders and bring examples from the field where these have been applied successfully in tandem and are now being scaled up.

Speakers: - Dr Abdul-Razak Saeed, Global Lead Climate Change, Rainforest Alliance - Dr Wil de Jong, Emeritus Professor at Kyoto University. - Dr Houria Djoudi, Senior Scientist, CIFOR-ICRAF - Dr Silvia Alvarez, Colombia’s Sustainable Landscapes Coordinator, WCS
IUFRO Logo [670 kb]
RA logo [17 kb]
CIFOR logo [8 kb]
WFSE [41 kb]
Wednesday,
10 Nov 2021
15:00—16:15
Strangford Lough (175 pax)
Technical University of Denmark (DTU)
Mr. Karen Holm Olsen
kaol@dtu.dk
+45 0 93513495
Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI)
Mr. Yoon Suk Choi
yoon.choi@gggi.org
+82 10 95301149
Launch of capacity building program for Article 6 approaches for high ambition NDC implementation
Private sector engagement in NDC implementation enabled by cost-efficient, high integrity carbon markets with SDG impacts based on transformative design of A6 pilots for ITMO transactions, taking a research-based approach to facilitate a high ambition community of practice regionally and globally

Speakers: 1. Susanne Pedersen, Director, UNEP DTU Partnership 2. Fenella Aouane. Dep.Director and Head of Carbon Pricing Unit, GGGI 3. Silke Karcher, Head, IK II 5, BMU, Germany 4. Mohammad Irfan Tariq, DG, Min. of Climate Change, Pakistan 5. Ndashe L. Yumba, PS, Min. of Environmental Protection, Zambia
Agenda [475 kb]
Introducing SPAR6C [741 kb]
Wednesday,
10 Nov 2021
15:00—16:30
Climate Action Room 2
Secretariat of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)
Mr. Miguel Naranjo
mnaranjogonzalez@unfccc.int
+49 1 724402064
Launch of the Event Industry’s “Net Zero Carbon Events” Pledge
The events industry comes together to present a program to decarbonize their operations in line with science. Listen to representatives of major companies and associations, small players and corporate event organizers, on why they joined the Net Zero Carbon Events Pledge.
 
Wednesday,
10 Nov 2021
16:00—17:15
Climate Action Room 1
The Kenya Climate Change Working Group Association (KCCWGA)
Ms. Elizabeth Wanja
ewanja53@yahoo.com
+254 728 923695
World Biogas Association (WBA)
Ms. Giulia Ceccarelli
gceccarelli@worldbiogasassociation.org
+44 75 51005377
Integrating Short-Lived Climate Pollutants into Climate Action
The session will focus on the importance of integrating Short-Lived Climate Pollutants in the implementation of the Paris Agreement and SDGs. In particular, the phasedown of black carbon and reducing methane by 45% to stay on a safe path to achieving 1.5⁰C.

Speakers: H.E. Rachel Ruto, Second Lady, Republic of Kenya/H.E. Second Lady, Republic of Ghana John Kioli, Chaiman, KCCWG Ruth Sego, Climate Works Foundation Dr. Charles Kigen, SLCPs Project High level representatives from World Biogas Association, Clean Air Taskforce, UNEP (ED), Joyful Women
 
Wednesday,
10 Nov 2021
16:45—18:00
Derwentwater (44 pax)
Comisión Centroamericana de Ambiente y Desarrollo (CCAD)
Mr. Jair Urriola Quiroz
seccad@sica.int
+503 0 22488843
Guatemala
Mr. Jenny Vásquez
jvasquez@marn.gob.gt
+502 502 42252911
Honduras
Sra. Rosibel Martinez Arriaga
rmarriaga.miambiente@gmail.com
+504 504 99700309
Building Resilience in the Central American Region: AFOLU 2040 Initiative.
By 2030, the SICA region (Central America and Dominican Republic) aims to establish and manage ten million hectares of sustainable productive landscapes that are resilient to climate change,and achieve carbon neutrality by 2040.

Speakers: Ministers of Environment and Agriculture from Central America and Dominican Republic, FAO, UNEP, GIZ.
 
Wednesday,
10 Nov 2021
16:45—18:00
Glen Affric (Multimedia Studio 3)
Overseas Environmental Cooperation Center, Japan (OECC)
Mr. Jun Watanabe
watanabe@oecc.or.jp
+81 80 33448582
Alliance for Responsible Atmospheric Policy
Mr. Kevin Fay
tiy.chung@gmail.com
+33 0 626717981
Institute for Governance and Sustainable Development (IGSD)
Ms. Trina Thorbjornsen
tthorbjornsen@igsd.org
+1 202 3381300
Japan
Mr. Tsuyoshi Kitamoto
chikyu_kokusai@env.go.jp
+81 3 55218330
Sustainable and Efficient Cooling for a Warming Planet: Challenges, Opportunities and Solutions
As the planet warms the need for sustainable cooling for all is growing. This event examines how the cooling sector can improve climate outcomes through end-of-life disposal of hydrofluorocarbons, improved efficiency, and increased speed and ambition to phase out high global warming refrigerants.

Speakers: Ministers (or similarly high level) from: Japan, France, Moldova, Vietnam, Rwanda High level Organization representatives from: Institute for Governance and Sustainable Development, UN Environment Programme (ED), GREE (CEO), ClimateWorks Foundation.
Flyer [417 kb]
Speakers Biographies [279 kb]
Resource Book for the Life Cycle Management of Fluorocarbons [1 Mb]
Infographic Lifecycle Management of Refrigerants [843 kb]
Wednesday,
10 Nov 2021
16:45—18:00
Loch Lomond (144 pax)
Climatepolicy.net e.V.
Ms. Marie-Jeanne Kurdziel
m.kurdziel@newclimate.org
+276 50678 4917624896
Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies (IASS)
Ms. Laura Nagel
laura.nagel@iass-potsdam.de
+49 14467 4933128822
Raising the bar for climate action: New insights on how co-benefits can fuel NDC ambition
Development-driven NDC implementation is key for achieving domestic climate targets. New tools to assess the co-benefits of mitigation action can support ambitious sector pathways. This event showcases experiences from countries and launches the NDC Update Report and Co-benefits Factsheet Series.

Speakers: NewClimate Institute; IASS; IRENA; Governments; NGOs; sector stakeholders
 
Wednesday,
10 Nov 2021
16:45—18:00
South Downs (Multimedia Studio 1)
ParisTech (ParisTech)
Mme Nadia Maizi
nadia.maizi@mines-paristech.fr
+33 0 497157079
Centre International de Recherche sur l'Environnement et le Développement (CIRED)
Mr. Christophe Cassen
cassen@centre-cired.fr
+33 33 686539152
Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Mines de Paris (Mines ParisTech)
Mme Sandrine Selosse
sandrine.selosse@mines-paristech.fr
+33 0 493678917
100% renewable energy system: a credible target?
Achieving the carbon neutrality objectives of the energy system requires urgent transformations on a global and national scale over the century. This side event will address the enabling technico-economic and political conditions for a 100% renewable energy system, crossing North/South perspectives

Speakers: Nadia MAÏZI, (CMA, MINES ParisTech, PSL University, France; Lead author IPCC) Stefan LECHTEMBÖHMER (Wuppertal) Heleen DE CONINCK (Eindhoven University of Technology, Coordinating Lead Author IPCC) Jean Charles HOURCADE (CIRED; Lead author IPCC)
COP26_ParisTech-MINES-CIRED_Side-event_Program [106 kb]
Wednesday,
10 Nov 2021
16:45—18:00
Strangford Lough (175 pax)
Harvard University
Mr. Robert Stowe
robert_stowe@hks.harvard.edu
+1 802 9892004
Fondazione Centro Studi Enel
Mr. Mariano Morazzo
mariano.morazzo@enel.com
+39 338 2217436
Foundation Environment - Law Society (FURG)
Mr. Michael Mehling
mehling@celm.de
+1 202 5509077
Securing Climate Ambition with Cooperative Approaches: Options under Article 6
Persistent divisions have prevented agreement on how to operationalize Article 6. Building on recent research results, this event will facilitate a discussion of options to overcome gridlock while ensuring climate ambition is enhanced by cooperative approaches.

Speakers: Kelley Kizzier, Environmental Defense Fund; Michael Mehling, MIT; Robert Stavins, Harvard University; others to be invited, including researchers and/or negotiators from non-Annex-I Parties. The event will ensure 50/50 gender balance.
Mehling background paper [1 Mb]
Wednesday,
10 Nov 2021
18:00—19:30
Action Hub
Secretariat of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)
Ms. Sarah Marchildon
momentum@unfccc.int
2021 UN Global Climate Action Award Ceremony
This marquee event is a moment of celebration at COP26 to recognize the exceptional 11 winners of the 2021 UN Global Climate Action Awards and is expected to be one of the most dynamic and exciting events at COP 26.

Speakers: A combination of inspiring speakers, videos, photography, and a musical performance.
 
Wednesday,
10 Nov 2021
18:30—19:45
Derwentwater (44 pax)
Ethiopia
Mr. Muluneh Hedeto
mefc.ethiopia@gmail.com
+251 251 912499802
Beijing Greenovation Hub for Public Welfare Development (G:HUB)
Ms. Hongyu Guo
hongyu@ghub.org
+86 10 84477697
Boston University
Ms. Xinyue Ma
xma@bu.edu
+1 202 3619455
Trustees of Tufts College (Tufts University)
Ms. Mieke van der Wansem
mieke.wansem@tufts.edu
+1 617 8728099
Cooperation for Net-Zero and Climate resilience
Climate change adaptation and resilience

Speakers: H.E. Prof. Fekadu Beyene, Commissioner, Environment, Forest and Climate change Commission of Ethiopia Ministry of Agriculture
Agenda and Event Info [512 kb]
Chinese Overseas Investment Policy: Implications for Climate Change [1 Mb]
Banking on Coal [463 kb]
CPL Climate Policy Databases [184 kb]
Wednesday,
10 Nov 2021
18:30—19:45
Glen Affric (Multimedia Studio 3)
University of Waterloo
Mr. Simon Glauser
simon.glauser@uwaterloo.ca
+1 519 8884567
Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI)
Ms. Liliana Araujo
laraujo@cigionline.org
+1 519 8852444
Business in the Anthropocene: Accelerating sustainability transformations in small businesses
The climate crisis has brought a new era of systemic risk, and solutions are required to accelerate progress towards climate goals while enhancing social and ecological resilience. We explore sustainability transformations in small businesses, considering the crucial role they play in communities.

Speakers: Speakers will include researchers from contributing institutions (University of Waterloo, ARISE, University of Melbourne, Lund University, Vancouver Economic Commission, and a Sustainable Small Business partner).
Logistical Information for Side Event [34 kb]
Wednesday,
10 Nov 2021
18:30—19:45
Loch Lomond (144 pax)
London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)
Ms. Alina Averchenkova
a.averchenkova@lse.ac.uk
+44 7799 657954
Centre for Policy Research (CPR)
Mr. Navroz Dubash
ndubash@gmail.com
+91 0 9811805438
Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU)
Ms. Aleksandra Blagojevic
climate@ipu.org
+41 22 9194183
From pledges to action: Governance for the effective implementation of the Paris agreement
The event features new research on the credibility of the NDCs in the G20 and how national institutions should be structured to deliver on targets and policies. Institutions enable strategy, coordination, and consensus building. We examine eight country cases to illuminate what works and where.

Speakers: Presentations by Prof. Navroz K. Dubash, Centre for Policy Research, India and Dr. Alina Averchenkova, GRI, LSE followed by a panel discussion with legislators, policy makers and civil society members from developing and developed countries. Keynote speech by Lord Nicholas Stern, GRI, LSE.
Event programme [202 kb]
Wednesday,
10 Nov 2021
18:30—19:45
Skomer (Multimedia Studio 2)
Climate Policy Initiative, Inc (CPI)
Ms. Caroline Dreyer
caroline.dreyer@cpiglobal.org
+44 7397 311042
2° investing initiative (2°ii)
Mr. Thibaut Ghirardi
thibaut@2degrees-investing.org
+250 33 783540635
UNEP - Finance Initiative (UNEP FI)
Mr. Oliver Wagg
oliver.wagg@un.org
+44 1962 807896
Driving Net Zero Finance Integrity
This proposed side event will bring together leading experts in the net zero finance space to discuss what is needed to align all finance flows and portfolios with Paris Agreement goals, including: how to strengthen net zero commitments to avoid “greenwashing”; and addressing data gaps.

Speakers: Pierre Ducret,Caisse des Dépôts Group Guido Fürer,Swiss Re & UN-convened Net-Zero Asset Owner SG Thibaut Ghirardi, 2DII Raphaël Lebel, Sustainable Finance Observator Tracey McDermott, Chair,UN-convened Net-Zero Banking Alliance & Standard Chartered Bella Tonkonogy,CPI Eric Usher, UNEP FI
Session Description [159 kb]
Wednesday,
10 Nov 2021
18:30—19:45
South Downs (Multimedia Studio 1)
Portugal
Sra. Catarina Sousa
catarina.sousa@sgambiente.gov.pt
+351 21 3231543
EURONATURA - Centre for Environmental Law and Sustainable Development
Ms. Rita Sousa
ritamsousa@gmail.com
+351 918 792848
Sao Tome and Principe
Mr. José Luiz Onofre
limaonofre@gmail.com
+0 239 9810023
International cooperation as a pathway to climate action: Roadmap of Principe Island
Portugal, through its well-succeeded experience in climate action and aware of the importance of international cooperation, is supporting Principe Island in carrying out a Roadmap for Carbon Sustainability, which aims to be used as a tool for the definition of its sustainable development strategy.

Speakers: Minister of Environment and Climate Action of Portugal,Minister of Natural Resources and Public Work of Sao Tome and Principe, President of Autonomous Region of Principe.Regional Secretary of Environment and Sustainable Development ARP,General Secretary of MECA-Portugal Implementing Coordinators
 
Wednesday,
10 Nov 2021
18:30—19:45
Strangford Lough (175 pax)
Cardiff University
Mr. Stuart Capstick
capsticksb@cardiff.ac.uk
+44 7986 551477
Simon Fraser University (SFU)
Mr. Robin Prest
rjprest@sfu.ca
+124 41 1604369394
The University of Manchester
Ms. Amrita Sidhu
tyndallmanchester@manchester.ac.uk
+44 161 5293744
University of East Anglia (UEA)
Mr. Asher Minns
a.minns@uea.ac.uk
+0 44 7880547843
Tackling climate change needs civil society: insights on public engagement for climate action
Effective climate action requires the participation and support of citizens. How can governments and citizens co-create movements for transformative change? This interactive session considers how citizens and other stakeholders can contribute to decision-making and drive change in their communities

Speakers: Robin Priest, Simon Fraser Univ., Canada; Purnamita Dasgupta, ICIMOD, India; Mark Bynoe, Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre, Belize; Minsoss Sapiel-Bobadilla & Rob Venderbos, Reevaluation Foundation; Stuart Capstick, Cardiff Univ., UK; Carly McLachlan, Manchester Univ., UK.
 
Thursday,
11 Nov 2021
10:00—11:30
Climate Action Room 2
Secretariat of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)
Ms. Cristina Bueti
cristina.bueti@itu.int
Unlocking Net Zero in Cities Through Sustainable Digital Transformation and Innovative Solutions
The objective of this event is to: highlight the enabling role of digital technologies and innovative solutions in driving carbon net zero efforts in different sectors of cities; and demonstrate how the ICT sector can achieve a sustainable digital transformation.

Speakers: Lead organizations: ITU, IEA, UNFCCC and UNIDO Supporting organizations: UN Habitat
Event's Programme [173 kb]
Thursday,
11 Nov 2021
10:30—13:15
Climate Action Room 1
Secretariat of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)
Ms. Ildiko Pesch
globalclimateaction@unfccc.int
+49 228 1999
MPGCA: Cities, Regions & Built Environment Day Action Event
This event will explore how human settlements can inspire changes for people to lead lives compatible with a 1.5o C lifestyle, via the pillars of the Human Settlements pathway. It will demonstrate the key enablers and market drivers to influence innovative action and circular economy.
 
Thursday,
11 Nov 2021
11:00—11:30
Action Hub
Secretariat of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)
Ms. Sarah Marchildon
momentum@unfccc.int
Financing for Climate Friendly Investment Special Event
This event will recognize how innovation is playing a key role in unlocking financial resources, resulting in greater institutional capacity to fund activities that promote low-carbon growth and highly resilient communities.

Speakers: SunFunder (Africa), Global Innovation Lab for Climate Finance (Multi-regional), Energise Africa (Africa), Self-reliance & Solar in the West Bank & Gaza (State of Palestine)
 
Thursday,
11 Nov 2021
11:30—12:45
Derwentwater (44 pax)
Green Economics Institute (GEI)
Ms. Miriam Kennet
greeneconomicsinstitute@yahoo.com
+44 7990 590463
Federation of Young European Greens (FYEG)
Sra. Cinta Gonzalez Sentis
cinta.gonzalezsentis@europeangreens.eu
+32 0 456337303
Global Greens (Verts Mondiaux) (Global Greens)
Mr. Bob Hale
secretary@globalgreens.org
+61 3 400550140
Green European Foundation (GEF)
Mr. Luka Gudek
info@gef.eu
+32 2 3290050
Technology Education Research and Rehabilitation for Environment Policy Centre (TERRE Policy Centre)
Mme Vinita Apte
aptevh@gmail.com
+91 98220 91537
Faster Climate Ambition 1.5 degrees: Alternative Gendered Diverse Voices to save the climate
Fires,storms,floods, landslides; we are drowning! Critical realist voices for climate ambition. All hands on deck. Leadership perspectives from Indigenous, feminist,Inclusive,diverse,accesible,sustainable gendered intersectional energy transitions.

Speakers: DrEnkhbayar ERINA PanAsian Renewable SmartGrid Japan/AsiaMohammed Sudan Dorothy NulabegaFarmer Uganda Indigenous peoples from Kenya & Sweden, Metal Miners from Chile, Macedonia, The DR Congo, AMshalbwala Actionaid Nigeria, JeanLambert, Natalie Bennett,Feminist Climate Ambassadors
 
Thursday,
11 Nov 2021
11:30—12:45
Glen Affric (Multimedia Studio 3)
Secretariat of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)
Mr. Charles Muraya
murayac@un.org
ILO, UNECA, UNU:Achieving a JT towards Net Zero: Challenges and opportunities with a focus on Africa
A just transition (JT) is a whole-of-society approach that links climate action to social justice. The ILO JT Guidelines is a roadmap for governments to sustainable future which leaves no-one behind. This session focuses on the JT framework, countries experiences and business insights in bite-size..

Speakers: Lead organizations: ILO, UNECA, UNU. Supporting organizations: UN Members States UNDP UN Women UNEP UNFCCC UN Executive Office ESCWA ESCAP International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) International Organisation of Employers (IOE) YOUNGO (Children and Youth Constituency for UN FCCC).
 
Thursday,
11 Nov 2021
11:30—12:45
Loch Lomond (144 pax)
Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR)
Ms. Levania Santoso
l.santoso@cgiar.org
+62 251 8622622
Oeko-Institut e.V. Institute for Applied Ecology
Ms. Anne Siemons
a.siemons@oeko.de
+49 761 45295290
University of Helsinki (UH)
Ms. Maria Brockhaus
Maria.brockhaus@helsinki.fi
+358 50 3199670
Wageningen University (WUR)
Ms. Martin Herold
martin.herold@wur.nl
+31 317 481276
Fair and equitable REDD+ finance and benefit sharing mechanisms for climate goals and justice
With the emphasis on REDD+ results-based finance, transparency and accountability become important. This event discusses opportunities and challenges that enable and hinder an effective, efficient and equitable implementation of REDD+, with particular focus on finance and benefit-sharing schemes.

Speakers: M.Brockhaus (Helsinki Uni), S.Atmadja (CIFOR), Ntirumenyerwa-Mihigo (Kinshasa Uni), S.Donofrio (Forest Trends), L.Schneider (OEKO)
Event programme [237 kb]
Thursday,
11 Nov 2021
11:30—12:45
Skomer (Multimedia Studio 2)
University of Texas at Austin
Ms. Katherine Romanak
katherine.romanak@beg.utexas.edu
+1 512 5653762
Bellona Foundation
Mr. Mark Preston Aragonès
mark@bellona.org
+0 32 486738206
BHP Billiton SaskPower Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) Knowledge Centre Inc. doing business as International CCS Knowledge Centre
Ms. Catherine Beth Valiaho
bvaliaho@ccsknowledge.com
+1 306 5198332
Carbon Capture and Storage Association (CCSA)
Ms. Judith Shapiro
judith.shapiro@ccsassociation.org
+44 7719 763133
Carbon Capture and Storage – Decarbonisation of Industries in Non-Annex 1 and Annex 1 Countries
Decarbonising industries in the UK, US, Canada and Nigeria.

Speakers: Jennifer Wilcox, US DOE Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary; Victor Richard Osu, Office of the Vice President of Nigeria; Tim Dixon, IEAGHG; Katherine Romanak, University of Texas; Beth Valiaho, ICCSKC; Ruth Herbert CCSA; Jonas Helseth, Bellona
 
Thursday,
11 Nov 2021
11:30—12:45
South Downs (Multimedia Studio 1)
Stiftung Mercator Foundation
Ms. Lina Puerto
puertochaves@mcc-berlin.net
+49 0 1763686175
University of Potsdam
Ms. Anna Fünfgeld
fuenfgeld@uni-potsdam.de
+49 176 23848044
The political economy of coal and its implications for clean energy transitions.
Based on lessons from countries phasing out coal, established coal users, countries phasing in coal, and coal exporters, this session will explore entry points to design politically feasible, climate compatible, and socially fair coal phase-out policies across a variety of contexts.

Speakers: Policy makers, representatives from the private sector, unions, or the civil society from the countries relevant to the global coal phase-out discussion, as well as researchers and practitioners from international organizations
 
Thursday,
11 Nov 2021
11:30—12:45
Strangford Lough (175 pax)
Secretariat of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)
Mr. Cristina Rekakavas
Cristina.REKAKAVAS@unitar.org
UNITAR&UNCDF:Enhancing climate resilience for LDCs & SIDS through space data, finance mechanisms...
The event will explore how space data, participatory planning tools, and innovative finance mechanisms can provide innovative solutions for LDCs, SIDS and African nations to build and implement climate adaption plans that meet the needs of vulnerable communities.

Speakers: H.E. Nancy Tembo, Minister for Forestry and Natural Resources in Malawi Mr. David Jackson, Director, Local Transformative Finance Practice, UNCDF Dr. Einar Bjørgo, Director of UN Satellite Centre (UNOSAT), United Nations Institute Training and Research (UNITAR) Ms. Fruzsina Straus, UN-Habitat...
 
Thursday,
11 Nov 2021
12:00—13:00
Climate Action Room 2
Konrad-Adenauer-Foundation (KAS)
Mr. Ashok Sridharan
buero.sridharan@busse-miessen.de
+49 228 9839148
Sustainability and Resilience of Cities in the Climate Crisis and during the COVID Pandemic
The COVID-19 pandemic has revealed the current city development’s weak points and has shown that future city development not only has to provide solutions to the implications of urbanisation, globalisation, and climate change but also has to include unexpected and sudden events in its planning.
 
Thursday,
11 Nov 2021
13:00—13:30
Action Hub
Secretariat of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)
Ms. Sarah Marchildon
momentum@unfccc.int
Climate Neutral Now Special Event
This event will recognize efforts by companies that are achieving real results in transitioning to climate neutrality. Here, we will showcase four of the 2021 UN Global Climate Action Awards winners, under the Climate Neutral Now focus area.

Speakers: Microsoft (Global), Taylors of Harrogate (United Kingdom), ICA Gruppen (Sweden), House of Baukjen (United Kingdom)
 
Thursday,
11 Nov 2021
13:15—14:30
Derwentwater (44 pax)
Sustainable Amazonas Foundation (FAS)
Ms. Gabriela Sampaio
gabriela.sampaio@fas-amazonas.org
+55 92 992350035
University of Colorado at Boulder (CU-Boulder)
Mr. Michelle Siqueira
michelle.siqueira@colorado.edu
+1 347 3228291
A new opportunity for REDD+ in the Amazon: pathways to channel resources for sustainable development
Despite several challenges, there is a new opportunity for REDD+ in Brazil. Private sector, decision-makers, specialists and indigenous leaders will provide high-level discussion on moving forward to sustainable development in the Amazon, addressing climate change, lack of governance and poverty.

Speakers: Representative-Brazilian REDD+ Alliance; Marcelo Ramos-Congressman; Marina Grossi-President of the Brazilian Business Council for Sustainable Development;Mauren Lazzaretti-Secretary of Environment of Mato Grosso; Representative-KfW; Representative-indigenous leader Virgilio Viana-CEO FAS
 
Thursday,
11 Nov 2021
13:15—14:30
Glen Affric (Multimedia Studio 3)
Nepal
Ms. Srijana Shrestha
srijanastha2041@gmail.com
+977 1 4211586
Clean Energy Nepal (CEN)
Mr. Lalmani Wagle
wlalmani@gmail.com
+977 984 1851824
Consorcio para el Desarrollo Sostenible de la Ecorregión Andina (CONDESAN)
Ms. Rosalaura Romeo
rosalaura.romeo@fao.org
+39 6 57055961
The Mountain Institute, Inc. (TMI)
Ms. Julia Klein
mountainsentinels@gmail.com
+1 970 2141358
Climate Change, Mountains and Future of Humanity
The event, organized by Nepal in collaboration with the Mountain Partnership, will focus on post-COVID green recovery in the Mountains. It will focus on the role of multi-stakeholder fora established by government and non-governments to address issues of climate change in the mountains.

Speakers: There will be two presentations from the Government followed by a panel discussion comprising of a representative each from the Ministry of Forests and Environment, Nepal; Moutain Partnership; COP26 Presidency; ICIMOD; and the CONDESAN
Agenda [3 Mb]
Thursday,
11 Nov 2021
13:15—14:30
Loch Lomond (144 pax)
Nigeria
Ms. Asmau Jibril
asmaujibril@yahoo.com
+234 803 3451616
Chad
Mr. MAHAMAT ABDOULAYE ISSA
mai_toufa@yahoo.fr
+235 66 811217
Griha Council
Mr. Abhishek Kaushik
abhishek.kaushik@teri.res.in
+91 11 9810399656
Strengthening climate action through NDC and enhanced transparency initiative
NDC is a milestone to achieving country's set commitments towards low carbon trajectory. Effective transparency framework makes it achievable. The event will explore best practices and lessons learnt.

Speakers: Dr. Henning Wuester, Director, ICAT H.E. Chief Sharon Olive Ikeazor Mrs. Halima Bawa-Bwari H.E. Mahamat Ahmat Lazina H.E. Andrea Meza Murillo Mr. R R Rashmi Mr. Nobert Gorissen Mr. Justin Johnson
Updated Agenda [652 kb]
Thursday,
11 Nov 2021
13:15—14:30
Skomer (Multimedia Studio 2)
Grassroots Global Justice Alliance (GGJ)
Mr. Adrien Salazar
adrien@ggjalliance.org
+1 408 3483941
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)
Ms. Jacqueline Patterson
jacqui@thechisholmlegacyproject.org
+1 443 2263773
Race, Labor, and Climate Justice: emerging frontline struggles for a Just Transition
Reversing climate chaos will take undoing systemic injustice, racism, & militarism at the root of expansive extraction. Black and Indigenous leaders, workers, migrants, women, & climate-impacted peoples are leading political and economic programs to advance a Just Transition to an equitable economy

Speakers: Lisa Hamilton (author of our Black Labor Initiative Just Transition report), Payton Wilkins (Coalition of Black Trade Unionists' Education Center), Darryl Jordan (East Michigan Environmental Action Center), Sheila Babauta (Micronesia Climate Change Alliance), moderated by Adrien Salazar (GGJ)
 
Thursday,
11 Nov 2021
13:15—14:30
South Downs (Multimedia Studio 1)
Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung e.V. (FES)
Ms. Yvonne Blos
Yvonne.Blos@fes.de
+49 30 269357470
Climate Action Network South-East Asia (CANSEA)
Mr. Nithiyananthan Nesadurai
nithiya@pc.jaring.asia
+60 17 7079313
Coastal Development Partnership (CDPBD)
Mr. Md. Atiqur Rahman Tipu
tipucdp@yahoo.com
+880 1847 91611
Just Transition - a multi-sectoral perspective to achieve ambitious climate policies
Ambitious NDCs are best achieved if they focus on just transition principles developed jointly with civil society. In this event, we will explore how a just transition can promote the implementation of ambitious climate policies in key sectors in different regions in the Global North and South.

Speakers: Yvonne Blos/Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung, Nithi Nesadurai/Climate Action Network Southeast Asia, Christiane Beuermann/Wuppertal Institute, Hamza Oudghiri/Climate Action Network Arab World, NN/European Economic and Social Committee
FES_Outline Side Event [92 kb]
Publication_Just Transition in national climate plans [318 kb]
Thursday,
11 Nov 2021
13:15—14:30
Strangford Lough (175 pax)
United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)
Ms. Amy Wickham
awickham@unicef.org
UNICEF: The Climate Crisis: A Child Rights Crisis
"This event will: 1. Provide a platform for youth to vocalise their views and demands at COP26; 2. Enable countries to formally acknowledge the centrality of children to the climate crisis through their alignment to the Declaration on Children, Youth and Climate Action or other means...

Speakers: Lead organization: UNICEF. Supporting organizations: UNFCCC - YOUNGO, OHCHR, UNITAR, FAO, UNECLAC / CEPAL, UNDP.
Event flyer [438 kb]
Thursday,
11 Nov 2021
13:30—15:00
Climate Action Room 2
Secretariat of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)
Mr. Miguel Naranjo
mnaranjogonzalez@unfccc.int
+49 1 724402064
Launch of the Green Events Tool
UNFCCC secretariat, UN Environment, and the Gulf Organization for Research and Development (GORD) present the Green Events Tool to help plan more sustainable events, assess their carbon footprint, provide good practices for climate mitigation and sustainability, and more

Speakers: UNFCCC secretariat, GORD; UN Environment; Fundación Real Betis Balompié, Spain
 
Thursday,
11 Nov 2021
15:00—16:15
Derwentwater (44 pax)
Amazon Watch
Mr. Andrew Miller
andrew@amazonwatch.org
+1 202 4234828
Federación Nativa del Río Madre de Dios y Afluentes (FENAMAD)
Ms. Claudia GalvezDurand
claudia.galvezdurand@gmail.com
+51 1 997314342
To stop a climate collapse, we need to save the Amazon
Strengthen the defense of the Amazon by discussing what we can do to address climate change in terms of consumption, exploitation of natural resources, commodities trade, investments, self-governance, international relations and how to change our relationship with nature by recognizing its rights.

Speakers: COICA: Gregorio Mirabal, General Coordinator FENAMAD: Julio Cusurichi, President REPAM: Cardinal Pedro Barreto, President FOSPA: Nilde Souza Amazon Watch: Leila Salazar, Executive Director
 
Thursday,
11 Nov 2021
15:00—16:15
Glen Affric (Multimedia Studio 3)
Oil Change International (OCI)
Mr. Romain Ioualalen
romain@priceofoil.org
+33 6 59104231
Human Rights Foundation of Aotearoa New Zealand (HRF)
Mr. David Tong
hi@davidtong.co.nz
+6 21 2506375
Rainforest Action Network (RAN)
Mr. Jason Disterhoft
jason@ran.org
+1 312 4028075
SustainUS
Ms. Aneesa Khan
aneesa.khan@sustainus.org
+44 0 7307985755
Planning a just and equitable phase out of fossil fuel production to limit warming to 1.5°C
This event will present the case for a managed decline of the oil and gas industry, highlighting the case for governments to align the production of fossil fuels with the 1.5°C limit and highlighting local, national and international initiatives to end fossil fuel expansion.

Speakers: - Ploy Achakulwisut, Stockholm Environment Institute - Romain Ioualalen, Oil Change International - Nikki Reisch, CIEL - Rainforest Action Network - Representatives from the Danish and Costa Rican governments - Greg Muttit, IISD - Indigenous and frontline activists
Updated agenda [32 kb]
Thursday,
11 Nov 2021
15:00—16:15
Loch Lomond (144 pax)
Rainforest Nations Conservation Alliance (RNCA)
Mr. Paul Chung
phc1941@gmail.com
+1 917 5759358
Papua New Guinea
Ms. Gwendoline Sissiou
gsissiou@gmail.com
+675 675 71591005
Paris Agreement Verified REDD+ Rainforest Carbon Credits: A Buyer's Guide [Side event cancelled]
Rainforest countries may now trade carbon credits, derived from their forests and verified by the UNFCCC on the REDD.plus platform.

Speakers: H.E. Wera Mori, Minister of Environment, Papua New Guinea H.E. Lee White, Minister of Environment, Gabon Ambassador Kevin Conrad, Coalition for Rainforest Nations, Executive Director
 
Thursday,
11 Nov 2021
15:00—16:15
Skomer (Multimedia Studio 2)
Climate Chance Association
Ms. Eva Radek
eva.radek@climate-chance.org
+33 6 59356254
Environnement et Developpement du Tiers-Monde (ENDA-TM)
Mr. Emmanuel SECK
ssombel@yahoo.fr
+221 33 8222496
Story behind the figures: how non-state actors bolstered climate action through pandemic times
Based on Climate Chance's 2021 Global Synthesis report on climate action by sector, throwback to the key trends of action driving change in the main GHG emitting sectors across the world. We will showcase Covid impact, how non-state actors drive inclusive transition and can support ambitious NDCs.

Speakers: Ronan Dantec,Climate Chance Association, Antoine Gillod,Climate Chance Observatory, Frédéric Vallier,Council of European Municipalities and Regions Alexia Yangni N’Da,Michelin Foundation Emmanuel Seck,Enda Energie Madeleine Diouf,UNFCCC National FP,Senegal
Side event agenda [819 kb]
Thursday,
11 Nov 2021
15:00—16:15
South Downs (Multimedia Studio 1)
Climate Action Reserve
Mr. Craig Ebert
cebert@climateactionreserve.org
+1 202 2762054
The Climate Registry (TCR)
Ms. Amy Holm
aholm@theclimateregistry.org
+1 213 8916922
North American Climate Leadership and Strategies on the Road to Net Zero
Sub-national action is essential to decarbonize the global economy and meet the Paris Agreement goals. Innovative leaders from the U.S. and Mexico will highlight policies, practices and partnerships that are driving results on the road to net zero.

Speakers: Governor David Y. Ige, Hawaii; Liane Randolph, Chair, California Air Resources Board; Sofía Hernández Morales, Executive Director of Transversality and Territorial Governance, Jalisco, Mexico; Katie Theoharides, Secretary of Energy and Environmental Affairs, Massachusetts.
 
Thursday,
11 Nov 2021
15:00—16:15
Strangford Lough (175 pax)
European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)
Mr. Jan-Willem VAN DE VEN
vandevej@ebrd.com
+44 20 73387821
Climate Markets and Investment Association Limited (CMIA)
Ms. Margaret-Ann Splawn
margaret.splawn@cmia.net
+44 7971 678011
International Energy Agency (IEA)
Ms. Jinsun Lim
jinsun.lim@iea.org
+33 6 40415667
Financing a green transition: The role of Long Term Strategies on market developments
Long-term strategies (LTSs) are key to meeting the Paris Agreement objectives. This event will explore: How to address the challenge of mobilizing investment to support clean transitions; How LTSs can inform market developments for the private sector; Tools available to set LTSs

Speakers: - Margaret-Ann Splawn, Executive Director, Climate Markets & Investment Association - Harry Boyd-Carpenter, Managing Director, Green Economy & Climate Action, EBRD - Mary Burce Warlick, Deputy Executive Director, IEA
 
Thursday,
11 Nov 2021
16:45—18:00
Derwentwater (44 pax)
Amazon Environmental Research Institute (IPAM)
Ms. Gabriela Savian
gabriela.savian@ipam.org.br
+55 61 996854938
Brazilian Business Council for Sustainable Development (CEBDS)
Ms. Isabella Mondino
isabella.mondino@cebds.org
+55 21 999992553
Climate Neutrality in Brazil: ending the Amazon deforestation and action of business sector
The Brazilian business sector is mobilizing to achieve climate neutrality agenda and net-zero targets until 2050. And, a new private mechanism, called CONSERV, has the potential to avoid deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon. Both iniciatives aims a real change in the country climate role.

Speakers: André Guimarães (IPAM/Woodwell Climate Research Center), Representative from the Norwegian Government, Representative from the Government of the Netherlands (TBC), Representative of the Legal Amazon States Consortium, Representative of Agribusiness Sector (TBC).
 
Thursday,
11 Nov 2021
16:45—18:00
Glen Affric (Multimedia Studio 3)
WWF (WWF)
Ms. Karolina Piotrowska
kpiotrowska@wwf.org.uk
+44 1483 412323
Climate Analytics GmbH
Ms. Mavis Mainu
mavis.mainu@climateanalytics.org
+49 0 1768563940
Keeping 1.5°C alive How can we pull back from the brink?
The goal of keeping warming to 1.5°C has captured hearts and minds but could slip from our grasp. To thrive in an equitable and just way, we need to keep the goal alive. We will set out the current state of play and what is needed on key fronts: NDCs, finance, nature, energy and non-state actors.

Speakers: Moderator: Leo Hickman, Carbon Brief; Speakers:Dr Carl-Friedrich Schleussner, Climate Analytics, Dr. Stephen Cornelius, WWF, Laura Williamson, REN21, Vanessa Pérez-Cirera, WWF
 
Thursday,
11 Nov 2021
16:45—18:00
Loch Lomond (144 pax)
Practical Action
Mr. Colin McQuistan
colin.mcquistan@practicalaction.org.uk
+44 7523 355435
OXFAM International (OI)
Ms. Nafkote Dabi
nafkote.dabi@oxfam.org
+44 7 444702427
Prakriti Resources Centre (PRC)
Mr. Raju Pandit
raju@prc.org.np
+977 0 9841184488
How vulnerable countries are responding to loss and damage and what support they need.
A presentation of case studies on national preparedness for loss and damage. What are the challenges and opportunities for developing countries, local governments and communities as loss and damage impacts accelerate? The session will highlight the mechanisms required to strengthen global solidarity

Speakers: Speakers: Reinhard Mechler (IIASA), Sunil Acharya, Afsari Begum (Practical Action), Asim Saqlain (Oxfam Pakistan), Dr. Yiqing Song (Nanning Green Seeds Poverty Alleviation Service Centre), Speaker(Prakriti Resources Centre) and Speaker (Government of Nepal).
 
Thursday,
11 Nov 2021
16:45—18:00
Skomer (Multimedia Studio 2)
ClimateWorks Foundation
Mr. Francis-Casey Cronin
casey.cronin@climateworks.org
+1 415 2025993
Réseau Action Climat - France (RAC-F)
Mme Marine Pouget
marine.pouget@reseauactionclimat.org
+33 3 632102570
University of Maryland (UMCP)
Ms. Shannon Kennedy
skennedy@umd.edu
+1 585 7270959
Building an inclusive Global Stocktake: How civil society can help assess climate progress
The Global Stocktake is a key mechanism to raise ambition across mitigation, adaptation, and finance, and in light of equity and the best available science. Non-party inputs can help build up the political momentum within the GST to trigger nationally enhanced ambition.

Speakers: University of Maryland, Council on Energy, Environment and Water, UNEP DTU Partnership, Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad, Overseas Development Institute, Imperial College, University of Cape Town, Climate Equity Reference Project, World Resources Institute, Iniciativa Climática De México
Building an inclusive Global Stocktake: How can civil society help assess climate progress? [213 kb]
Thursday,
11 Nov 2021
16:45—18:00
South Downs (Multimedia Studio 1)
Secretariat of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)
Ms. Joanna Post
jpost@unfccc.int
UN-Oceans: Ocean Action = Climate Action
Ocean-based mitigation and adaptation solutions are essential to the achievement of the Paris Agreement. This side event will showcase efforts that nations are taking, with the support of the UN, to enhance these solutions for ecosystems and societies.

Speakers: Lead organization: UN-Oceans Supporting organizations: FAO, IAEA, IMO, IOC-UNESCO, UN/DOALOS, UNEP-CMS, UNESCO, UNCTAD, UNFCCC, WMO
Agenda - UN-Oceans: Ocean Action = Climate Action [137 kb]
Thursday,
11 Nov 2021
16:45—18:00
Strangford Lough (175 pax)
Interchurch Organization for Development Cooperation (ICCO)
Ms. Linda lap
lap@fairclimatefund.nl
+31 30 2348210
Women Organizing for Change in Agriculture and Natural Resource Management (WOCAN)
Ms. Jeannette Gurung
jeannettegurung@wocan.org
+1 808 4641703
A Fair Race to Net-Zero: scaling fair, inclusive and gender-focused voluntary carbon markets
Building on the UNFCCC Race to Zero campaign, NGOs such as ICCO/Cordaid, Fairtrade and WOCAN advocate for a Fair Race to Net-Zero. We aim to ensure that a transition to a net zero carbon economy is fair, inclusive and gender-focused and doesn't overlook people living in most vulnerable regions.

Speakers: Heleen de Coninck Eindhoven University of Technology, Gert Crielaard, Marcel Spaas, on behalf of FairClimateFund, ICCO/Cordaid; Juan Pablo Solis, Fairtrade; Jeannette Gurung, W+ Standard and project developers.
Flyer Side Event: A Fair Race to Net Zero [407 kb]
Thursday,
11 Nov 2021
18:30—19:45
Derwentwater (44 pax)
Russian Federation
Ms. Tatiana Dmitrieva
dmtanya@mail.ru
+7 910 4728785
NGO Center for Environmental Innovation (NGO CEI)
Mr. Georgy Safonov
gvsafonov@gmail.com
+7 903 7791161
Low-Carbon Development Pathways: The Role and Approaches of Russia
Russia plays an important role in the international efforts to combat climate change. The Paris Agreement determines ambitious mitigation and adaptation targets which would require extensive efforts of the the world community. Russia contributes a lot to these efforts.

Speakers: Representatives of the Ministry of Economy, Ministry of Energy, World Energy Council, Rosatom, RUSAL, Sberbank, NGO CEI
Russian Side-Event Programm [25 kb]
Программа российского параллельного мероприятия [26 kb]
Thursday,
11 Nov 2021
18:30—19:45
Glen Affric (Multimedia Studio 3)
United States Council for International Business (USCIB)
Ms. Norine Kennedy
nkennedy@uscib.org
+1 917 3990533
Confederación Española de Organizaciones Empresariales (CEOE)
Sra. Nerea Sánchez
nsanchez@ceoe.es
+34 28006 915663441
United States Chamber of Commerce
Mr. Dan Byers
dbyers@uschamber.com
+1 202 2558780
World Steel Association (Worldsteel)
Ms. Åsa Ekdahl
ekdahl@worldsteel.org
+32 485 623666
Business engagement and action on the Paris Agreement for a sustainable resilient recovery
Implementing the Paris Agreement and advancing a sustainable resilient recovery depends on marshalling business to strengthen NDCs, and, even more, to identify and overcome barriers to accelerate transformational change

Speakers: Business representatives from developed and developing countries, academics, and respondents from national delegations
 
Thursday,
11 Nov 2021
18:30—19:45
Loch Lomond (144 pax)
ACT Alliance - Action by Churches Together (ACT Alliance)
Ms. Marianna Leite
marianna.leite@actalliance.org
+351 915 202532
Friends World Committee for Consultation
Ms. Lindsey Cook
Lfcook@quno.ch
+49 1578 6865903
Quaker Earthcare Witness (QEW)
Ms. Shelley Tanenbaum
shelley@quakerearthcare.org
+1 510 9262728
A moral call to conscience – fair share in finance for people affected by loss and damage
What do we mean by ‘fair share’ in loss and damage? This event will explore effective and human rights-based responses to loss and damage, and in particular how loss and damage can be addressed in a post-2025 finance agreement.

Speakers: - Dr. Radha Wagle, Ministry of Forest and Environment, Nepal - Mr. Mattias Söderberg - DanChurchAid - A Negotiator - Denmark - Tunga B. Rai - Nepal Federation of Indigenous Nationalities - Olivia Hanks -Quakers in Britain - Dr. Cornelia Füllkrug-Weitzel (moderator) - ACT Alliance
Poster - A Moral Call to Conscience [617 kb]
Thursday,
11 Nov 2021
18:30—19:45
Skomer (Multimedia Studio 2)
International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)
Mr. Sandeep Sengupta
sandeep.sengupta@iucn.org
+41 22 9990105
Colombia
Ms. Angela Patricia Rivera Galvis
arivera@minambiente.gov.co
+57 1 3006006562
Building Ambition and Rigour on Nature-based Solutions to Climate Change
This session will present the latest state-of-the-art on Nature-based Solutions and their role in delivering the goals of the Paris Agreement. It will assess both the opportunities and challenges that exist, including by drawing on national experiences, and offer recommendations on the way forward.

Speakers: Speakers will include high-level leaders and experts on Nature-based Solutions, including from IUCN State and NGO members
Flyer - IUCN & Colombia side event on Nature-based Solutions [600 kb]
Thursday,
11 Nov 2021
18:30—19:45
South Downs (Multimedia Studio 1)
Association Actions Vitales Pour Le Développement Durable (AVD)
Mr. Jean Paul Brice Affana Affana
jeanpaulaffana@yahoo.fr
+237 237 696324998
Strengthening Nature-based Solutions (NbS) in National Climate Commitments (NDCs)
The side event provides an ideal stage to amplify the understanding and solidify the science and practice of NbS in designing and implementing effective National Climate Commitments. Key best practices will be shared on what can be done to harness the full potential of NbS in current and future NDCs

Speakers: Mrs Pulchérie Otsili (ADYL & AVD), Ms Mireine Larousse Fangmeni (AVD), Mr Serge Edgard Sono Akpe (AVD), Representatives from other Youth NGOs, Experts from Global Standard for NbS of International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), Representatives from National Governments and NDCs Taskforces
 
Thursday,
11 Nov 2021
18:30—19:45
Strangford Lough (175 pax)
Universal Versatile Society (UV Society)
Ms. Shruti Chopra
shruti.chopra@ucalgary.ca
+1 403 9182961
Simple Steps to Creating Awareness for Climate Change and the Environment: A Minimalistic Approach
The interactive material educates & inspires audiences regarding how they can create environmental & climate change awareness on a daily basis. UVS's work is shared as an example of how people can simplistically become agents of change. A minimalistic approach is often optimal & goes a long way.

Speakers: Shruti Chopra - Lead News Anchor at Universal Versatile Society
 
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