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Side events for today, 2015-12-01

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

Time/room Organizer Title / theme / speakers Attachments
Observer rm 08 (150pax)
Lund University
Ms. Angela Oels
+49 172 1907772
The importance of social science research for understanding climate change induced migration
The social sciences have made a significant contribution to enhancing our understanding of climate change induced migration, both as an empirical and normative phenomenon but also as an object of theorisation. We present the key findings of the EU Cost Action IS1101 „Climate Change and Migration“.

Speakers: Dr. Andrew Baldwin (Durham University) -Prof. Jürgen Scheffran (Hamburg University) -Dr. Angela Oels (LUCSUS) -Dr. Giovanni Bettini (Lancaster University) -Dr. Francois Gemenne (Liége University) -Dr. Koko Warner (United Nations University) -Nnimmo Bassey (Health of Mother Earth Foundation)
Programme [2 Mb]
all slides [2 Mb]
abstracts of presentations [271 kb]
Oels press statement [20 kb]
slides part two [526 kb]
Observer rm 02 (300pax)
Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS)
Ms. Monica Alessi
+32 472 721868
Provisions for market mechanisms in the 2015 agreement
The carbon market, catalysed by a limited number of provisions in the KP, is one of its most visible outcomes. The 2015 agreement emerges as a more heterogeneous system. This event examines the provisions in the 2015 agreement that will allow for carbon pricing continuing to play an important role.
Observer rm 04 (200pax)
Greenhouse Gas Management Institute (GHGMI)
Mr. Michael Gillenwater
+1 202 9973335
It’s Time for Next Generation Standards Collaboration for Climate Neutrality and Resilience
Climate actions need bold next generation standards systems and enhanced stakeholder engagement. We will examine collaboration among standards setting organizations, innovative framework standards, interactive platforms for climate neutrality, resilience and sustainability in support INDCs.

Speakers: Tom Baumann, GHGMI & Chair of ISO TC207 SC7 (Climate Change Standards) Ira Feldman, ISO Adaptation Task Force Bob Page, Chair ISO TC207 Tod Delaney, Chair ISO TMB Climate Change Coordinating Committee Michael Leering, Secretary ISO TMB CCCC Invited: UNFCCC, World Bank, VCS, IETA, Gold Standard and others
GHGMI Brochure [2 Mb]
Climate Change 2015 [1 Mb]
Side Event Brochure [196 kb]
ISO 14080 Briefing Note [643 kb]
Observer rm 03 (200pax)
Union Française de l'Electricité * (UFE)
Mme Hélène Robert
+33 1 58566900
Low-carbon electricity: energy for life, energy for the Earth
The European electricity sector is committed to reduce emissions. Developing low carbon technology, increasing energy efficiency, creating green jobs are crucial for inclusive sustainable development. We will show how electricity enables tackling climate change, promoting digitalisation & innovation

Speakers: Ségolène Royal: French minister of Ecology, Sustainable Development and Energy, Jean-louis Borloo(president of énergie pour l'Afrique), François Brottes (president of RTE), Henri Lachmann (chairman of the supervisory board, Schneider Electric )
programme [376 kb]
Observer rm 10 (500pax)
United Nations (UN)
Ms. Nritya Subramaniam
+1 212 3174738
High-Level Event on Carbon Pricing
This session will focus on the role of carbon pricing in mitigation pledges countries are putting forward for Paris. Experts from the IMF, World Bank, and various country governments will discuss key issues in the design of carbon pricing and lessons learned from experiences to date.
Observer rm 01 (300pax)
United Nations (UN)
Mr. Glenn Dolcemascolo
+1 212 9637358
Delivering the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction: Resilience in Action
Aligning adaptation efforts to the Sendai Framework can deliver practical action and build resilience. Lessons from Parties and the UN Plan of Action on DRR for Resilience are considered. Implementation of sectoral approaches, transboundary and regional cooperation will be addressed as well.
Observer rm 04 (200pax)
Secretariat of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)
Ms. Kay Merce
+49 228 8151507
CDM-EB side event
The CDM and voluntary cancellation for closing the pre-2020 ambition gap
Agenda [88 kb]
Observer rm 02 (300pax)
Secretariat of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)
Ms. Annett Möhner
+49 228 8151117
The Adaptation Committee - Overview of the first three years of work
The Adaptation Committee will present its Overview Report, showcasing its activities and achievements during its initial 3 years of work. The Adaptation Committee will put a special focus on its work on means to incentivize the implementation of adaptation actions, followed by a general discussion.
Observer rm 02 (300pax)
Tebtebba Foundation
Mr. Raymond De Chavez
+63 74 4447703
Strengthening indigenous peoples' adaptation strategies and food security thru direct access to GCF
Sharing of community experiences (Latin America, Africa, Asia) on how indigenous peoples are adapting to climate change and working for food security, using their traditional knowledge and innovations. Direct GCF support should thus be given to indigenous peoples to support their climate resilience.

Speakers: Tarcila Rivera Zea, CHIRAPAQ; Stanley Kimaren Ole Riamit, ILEPA; Adrien Sinafasi, DIPY; Pasang Sherpa, NEFIN; Victoria Tauli-Corpuz, UN Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples
Side Event Poster [157 kb]
Observer rm 08 (150pax)
Stichting Climate Action Network South Asia * (CANSA)
Mr. Sanjay Vashist
+91 99 10096125
Climate Resilience Activities at Sub-national level in South Asian Countries
The Impacts are visible sooner than predicted by IPCC in region; practicners in the region are already undertaking actions. Side event will share lessons learnt by implementing climate agenda at various level of governance through regional cooperation across countries & stakeholder

Speakers: 1. Amb Shafqat Kakakhel, CANSA Board 2. Dr. Ashok Khosla, Development Alternatives 3. Dr. Saleemul Huq, ICCCAD 4. Dr. Ali Taquir Shaikh, LEAD Pakistan 5. Senior Official of EPCO 6. Mr. Ranga Pallawala, Janathakshan 7. Ms. Supriya Singh, IYCN
Observer rm 04 (200pax)
University of Texas at Austin
Ms. Katherine Romanak
+1 512 4716136
Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS): Achievements and Opportunities for Developing Country Involvement
1 year of CCS at Boundary Dam, the world’s first full-scale project on a coal power plant; 19 years of CCS in the North Sea region; CCS policies; EU pilot projects; and new project collaboration opportunities at Boundary Dam and in offshore storage open to developing countries and CTCN.

Speakers: Mike Monea, Saskpower; Philip Ringrose, Statoil; Luke Warren, CCSA; Ton Wildenborg, CO2GeoNet; Katherine Romanak, University of Texas; Jukka Uosukainen, UNEP/CTCN; and Tim Dixon, IEAGHG
CO2GeoNet_brochure_What does CO2 geological storage mean_all [154 kb]
CO2GeoNet_brochure_What does CO2 geological storage mean_English [2 Mb]
CO2GeoNet_brochure_What does CO2 geological storage mean_French [3 Mb]
CO2GeoNet_Newsletter_1_Dec2013 [1 Mb]
CO2GeoNet_Newsletter_2_May2014 [1 Mb]
CO2GeoNet_Newsletter_3_Oct2014 [3 Mb]
CO2GeoNet_Newsletter_4_Apr_2015 [856 kb]
CO2GeoNet_Newsletter_5_June2015 [1 Mb]
CO2GeoNet Newsletter6 Nov 2015 [1 Mb]
CO2GeoNet_Opportunities_for_Co2_Storage_Pilot_Project_across_Europe [1 Mb]
CO2GeoNet_State_of_play_on_CO2_storage_in_28_European_countries [2 Mb]
Observer rm 03 (200pax)
University of Sussex - Sussex Energy Group (SEG)
Mr. Rob Byrne
+44 1273 873217
Mitigation contributions from developing countries: innovation, technology and scenario analysis
The Paris Agreement requires country-level implementation, where institutional capabilities and integrated assessment modelling capacities are needed. With colleagues from Colombia and Kenya we show how collaboration on scenario analysis and work through the Technology Mechanism can contribute.

Speakers: Rob Byrne and Adrian Ely, SPRU, University of Sussex; Cosmas Ochieng, African Centre for Technology Studies; Silvia Calderon, DNP, Colombia; Heleen de Coninck, University of Nijmegen; Ambuj Sagar, Indian Institute of Technology; Matthew Halstead, Energy research Centre of the Netherlands
Observer rm 08 (150pax)
China Association for Science and Technology (CAST)
Ms. Jing Ma
+86 10 62173499
Climate Change and Resilience: Co-design for Urbanization in China
 climate change and its impact on people's livelihood and social development in China  future risks of climate change to sustainable urbanization of China  strategies towards enhancing future social resilience  enhancing social resilience: advances and practices in China

Speakers: 1. Chair: Guoxiong Wu, Inst.of Atmospheric Phys.,CAS 2. X.Du, CAE. 3. R. Mu, Inst.of Policy&Management, CAS 4: J. Pan, Inst. for Urban & Environ. Studies, CASS. 5. L. Huang, National Climate Center, CMA 6. Q.Y, Beijing Normal Univ.
Agenda [136 kb]
Poster [228 kb]
Introduction to Organizers and Speakers [130 kb]
Future Earth Strategic Research Agenda 2014 Chinese Version [780 kb]
International Symposium on Co-design for Urbanization in China and Asia-Pacific Region Outcomes Statement [34 kb]
Special Issue on Advances in Future Earth Research [122 kb]
Observer rm 01 (300pax)
Met Office Hadley Center
Ms. Katherine Carroll
+44 1392 884240
Climate science update: budgets, feedbacks and impacts informing strategies for greater resilience
What changes in climate are expected in response to future carbon budgets? For various scenarios we present mitigation benefits, assess risks and highlight vulnerabilities. We consider strategies for resilient and sustainable human systems, such as food, livelihoods and urban infrastructure.

Speakers: Prof Dame Julia Slingo, Dr Richard Jones, Dr Andy Wiltshire (Met Office Hadley Centre); Prof Ros Cornforth, Dr Ed Hawkins, Dr Peter Dorward (Walker Institute, University of Reading); Dr Justin Ginnetti (Norwegian Refugee Council/Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre)
From carbon budgets to strategies for climate resilience [3 Mb]
Observer rm 04 (200pax)
International Tropical Timber Organization (ITTO)
Mr. Hwan-ok Ma
+81 45 2231110
REDD+ within INDCs: Governance lessons learnt from community forest management in the tropics
REDD+ finds prominent place in the INDCs of many developing countries that face serious governance and tenure issues. This event will share lessons learned from community forest management in Myanmar and elsewhere in tropics and discuss common principles for effective forest governance

Speakers: Nur Masripatin (DG for Climate Change, MoEF, Indonesia); Thaung Naing Oo (Director of FRI, Myanmar); Kimiko Okabe (REDD+ R&D Center, Japan); Melanie Heath (Director, BirdLife Int’l) (TBC); Baku Takahashi (JICA’s REDD+ project in Vietnam); and Charles Barber (Director, World Resources Institute, USA)
Observer rm 02 (300pax)
Asociación Interétnica de Desarrollo de la Selva Peruana (AIDESEP)
Mr. Roberto Espinoza
+51 1 954115888
The GDM-Peru and the access direct of Indigenous Peoples to the Green Climate Fund
Advances, lessons and challenges of GDM or Indigenous-FIP dedicated mechanism of Peru for land rights and forest management as key axes of reducing forest emissions; and the right of direct access of GDM-Peru to Green Climate Fund

Speakers: Indigenous leaders and delegates from donor countries, Goverment of Peru, World Bank, WWF and Green Climate Fund
Observer rm 02 (300pax)
Ms. Gulmira Sergazina
+7 7172 740258
Future Energy Pathway of the Caspian Region in View of the New Climate Regime
The session will explore strategies, programs and technologies aimed at sustainable energy development, consider the issues of energy security and efficiency, as well as planned and implemented adaptation practices in the region.

Speakers: Representatives of the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, the Nazarbayev University (Academia, Kazakhstan) and the Climate Change Coordination Centre (NGO, Kazakhstan)
program & speakers [516 kb]
updated program [465 kb]
Observer rm 04 (200pax)
Secretariat of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)
Mr. Motsomi Maletjane
+49 228 8151324
Work of the LEG in supporting the LDCs on NAPs and NAPAs
The LEG will discuss support to NAPs and NAPAs, focusing on activities in 2015 and will launch its latest outputs. The side event will give updates on the status on NAPAs and NAPs
Observer rm 01 (300pax)
Secretariat of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)
Ms. Kristina Frizen
+49 228815 1737
Synthesis report on the aggregate effect of INDCs
Presentation of the synthesis report as per mandate 1/CP.20 16 (b)
Synthesis Report - Brief Summary [3 Mb]
*Provisionally admitted observer organization

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