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Side events for today, 2015-11-30

Adaptation and related issues
Mitigation and related issues
Cross-cutting issues

Time/room Organizer Title / theme / speakers Attachments
Observer rm 10 (500pax)
Third World Network (TWN)
Mr. Yvonne Miller
+41 78 8929203
COP 21: The Key Issues
The event will feature speakers from developing countries who will provide insights on issues of importance for COP 21 to resolve.
Flyer [13 kb]
Observer rm 03 (200pax)
Nordic Council of Ministers (NCM)
Ms. Outi Leskelä
+358 2952 50161
Sustainable transformation - Nordic experiences of NAMAs as building blocks for INDCs
The side event provides practical insights on how NAMA development helps achieve sustainable impact and contribute to sector wide transformation, build the foundation for calculations and implementation of INDCs and national targets. Focus on Nordic financed NAMAs in Asia, Latin America and Africa.

Speakers: Alberto Galante (Perspectives Climate Change), Ash Sharma / chair (Nordic Environment Finance Corporation), Peer Stiansen (Ministry of Environment, Norway), Sudhir Sharma (UNEP DTU Partnership), Luu Linh Huong (Ministry of Construction, Vietnam), Martina Jägerhorn (Nordic Development Fund)
Programme [1 Mb]
Fact sheet: Cement Sector NAMA Readiness Program in Vietnam [223 kb]
Fact sheet: Nordic Partnership Initiative on Up-scaled Mitigation Action [252 kb]
Observer rm 02 (300pax)
Global Environment Facility (GEF)
Ms. Camila Florez Bossio
+1 202 6029202
Investing in Resilience - Responding to the Adaptation Needs of the Most Vulnerable
The LDCF and the SCCF have financed US$1.3 billion in projects, addressing adaptation concerns in vulnerable developing countries. The event highlights key outcomes and lessons learned, and discusses the way ahead to continue to support urgent and immediate needs.

Speakers: GEF CEO and high level representatives.
Observer rm 04 (200pax)
Secretariat of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)
Ms. Kay Merce
+49 228 8151507
JISC side event
The potential for crediting mitigation actions across countries with different types of INDCs
Agenda [151 kb]
Three lessons from the experience with the design and operation of Joint Implementation [832 kb]
Examples of German JI experience [680 kb]
Observer rm 04 (200pax)
Association Française Pour les Nations Unies - Aix-en-Provence (AFNU-Aix)
+33 6 22188796
REDD+ at the interface of biodiversity, climate change and human rights
Interactions between the UNFCCC and the Biodiversity Convention and current challenges to address the need of a better synergistic approach of these issues, in particular in view of the adoption of the Paris agreement

Speakers: A. Soumaré, M. Wemaere, J. Dellaux, A. Orsini, M. Andriamanjato, B. Ramamonjisoa, E. Morgera, J.A. Razanamiharisoa, M. Leroy, S. Guéneau, M. Djama, S. Lavallée
Programme [345 kb]
Présentation [2 Mb]
Observer rm 01 (300pax)
Climate Action Network International (CAN International)
Mr. Siddharth Pathak
+0 91 9560844848
The Paris Agreement: A Springboard for transformative change
The Paris Agreement needs to kickstart transformative change of economic systems In this side event, CAN will outline the key components for achieving this trasnformation and provide an outlook on how the Agreement can form the springboard for transformative change that the world needs.

Speakers: Policy experts from Climate Action Network and representatives from key governments
Observer rm 02 (300pax)
Coordinating Body of Indigenous Organizations of the Amazon Basin (COICA)
Mr. Jorge Furagaro
+593 9 81510953
Impacts and Indigenous Adaptation Strategies from the Amazon and Canada
The Indigenous Amazonian Fund aimes at effective Mitigation-Adaptation, through the Titling and Governance of Indigenous Territories and Indigenous REDD+.

Speakers: Indigenous leaders and delegates from donor countries, amazonian governments and environmental organizations
Observer rm 04 (200pax)
Asia Pacific Forum on Women, Law and Development (APWLD)
Ms. Camille Risler
+66 53 284527
Women at the front line of climate change take action for system change
There’s no sign that the Paris outcome will deliver systems change needed to resolve the interlocking crises of climate and inequality. Civil society is using their collective power to shape a sustainable future, and explore options for addressing gender dimensions at local & national level.

Speakers: Kate Lappin (APWLD), Tetet Lauron (Ibon International), Gotelind Alber (GenderCC), Ulrike Roehr (LIFE e.V.), representatives from Constituencies, the UNFCCC Secretariat and Member States.
Observer rm 03 (200pax)
China Green Carbon Foundation (CGCF)
Mr. Jinhong Yuan
+86 10 84238191
China’s Forestry Actions & Creative Risk Management Methods for Climate Change
China's forestry sector makes extremely efforts to combat climate change.Scientific climate risk management tools have been developed. It's forestry practices combating climate change will be presented, and the latest risk work and a climate risk and opportunity indicator will be discussed.

Speakers: Dr.Li Nuyun and Dr.An Fengjie, from State Forestry Administration of China; Prof. Pan Jiahua and Prof. Zhuang Guiyang from RCSD; David King from the UK Foreign Office; Bill Hare, climate Analytics; Dennis Pamlin, from the Global Challenges Foundation; Prof Patrick McSharry Smith, from University of Oxford.
Event Discription [214 kb]
Observer rm 02 (300pax)
Ms. Lisa Junghans
+49 228 6049244
Achieving a paradigm shift with the Green Climate Fund: The critical role of civil society
The Green Climate Fund is expected to support a fundamental paradigm shift towards low-carbon and climate-resilient development. The event will discuss the critical and constructive role of civil society at various levels to improve renewable energy & adaptation impact and how it can be strengthened

Speakers: Alpha Kaloga (Germanwatch), Emmanuel Seck (ENDA), Red Constantino (iCSC), Oscar Reyes (IPS), Adaptation Fund Secretariat, Green Climate Fund Secretariat
Observer rm 01 (300pax)
African Centre of Meteorological Application for Development (ACMAD)
Mr. Adama Alhassane DIALLO
+227 55 2272073499
ClimateChange: An opportunity to accelerate integration and development for Africa
Given the large scale nature of high impact climate events, commonalities on vulnerability profiles and adaptation solutions so far documented among African countries, formulation and implementation of integrated programmes are suited to better address climate change challenges.

Observer rm 04 (200pax)
Mr. Timothy Damon
+1 330 2067553
Justice and Future Generations: Achieving Intergenerational Equity in Paris and Beyond
Young experts from around the world will share their work and perspectives on the topic of Intergenerational Equity in the context of climate change, discussing what outcomes from Paris and broader changes in policy outside the UNFCCC are needed to sustain a livable planet for future generations.

Speakers: Speakers will include youth experts on the legal, economic, and policy dimensions of Intergenerational Equity. Confirmed speakers include: Timothy Damon (SustainUS) and Rene Kieselhorst (FRFG), with a variety of others TBD.
Observer rm 10 (500pax)
WMO/UNEP Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)
Mr. Carlos Martin-Novella
+41 22 7308254
From science to solutions: uses and strategies of IPCC communications for a climate-changing world
With increasing calls for the IPCC to make its work more accessible, this side event will look at possibilities for the IPCC, working alone or with partners,to reach stakeholders from business to adaptation practitioners in LDCs more effectively while maintaining its scientific rigor and objectivity

Speakers: IPCC Chair, others tbd
Concept and programme [114 kb]
Observer rm 03 (200pax)
Secretariat of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)
Mr. Alexander Saier
+49 228 8151509
Results of World Wide Views on Climate and Energy
What is the role and value of citizen participation in climate change negotiations and future global policy making? Results are presented from the largest ever global citizen consultation involving 10,000 citizens in 76 countries on key issues in the climate negotiations.
*Provisionally admitted observer organization

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