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Monday,
03 Dec 2018
15:00—16:30
Bieszczady
Secretariat of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)
Mr. Alejandro Kilpatrick
akilpatrick@unfccc.int
+49 228 8151764
Update on the work of the Paris Committee on Capacity-building
Update on the work of the Paris Committee on Capacity-building. More information: https://unfccc.int/node/183915. Please note - because of the Leader’s summit, COP 24 pass registration on 3 December only starts at 14:00. Participants are encouraged to register earlier, by 2 December at the latest.

Speakers: Marzena Chodor and Rita Mishaan, PCCB Co-Chairs; Jean Pierre Elong Mbassi, UCLG Africa, Faustin Munyazikwiye; Rwanda Environment Management Authority; Robert Bradley, NDC Partnership; Bernd-Markus Liss, GIZ; Rebecca Carman, UNDP NDC Support Programme
Programme [148 kb]
Announcement [855 kb]
PCCB presentation [891 kb]
UNDP NDC Support Programme presentation [907 kb]
Monday,
03 Dec 2018
15:00—16:30
Bug
Secretariat of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)
Mr. Conor Barry
cbarry@unfccc.int
+49 228 8151377
Experience gained and lessons learned from the CDM
This side event gives a unique opportunity to reflect on the broad range of experience gained and lessons learned over the 17 years of the CDM, including the infrastructure developed. In addition, the side-event will also present and discuss the outcomes of the “CDM achievements report”.

Speakers: Arthur Rolle (CDM EB Chair), Piotr Dombrowicki (CDM EB Vice-Chair), Margaret-Ann Splawn (CMIA), Daniel Rossetto (Climate Mundial), Sandra Greiner (Climate Focus), Alexis Leroy (Allcot), Mandy Rambharos (Eskom), Ricardo Esparta (EQAO)
CDM EB side event at COP24 programme [362 kb]
Presentation by Alexis Leroy [558 kb]
Presentation by Daniel Rossetto [338 kb]
Presentation by Ricardo J. Esparta [448 kb]
Presentation by Sandra Greiner [1 Mb]
Monday,
03 Dec 2018
15:00—16:30
Narew
LAYA
Ms. Nafisa Goga DSouza
layarc@gmail.com
+91 891 2735332
South Central India Network for Development Alternatives (SCINDeA)
Ms. Sheila Benjamin
scindea1@gmail.com
+91 4171 245339
Climate Friendly Technologies: Improving adaptive capacity of women and building resilience
The event shall present case studies from developing and LDCs on locally relevant climate friendly technologies beneficial for livelihood needs of vulnerable communities especially women. Barriers and policy recommendations for promoting and scaling up these technologies will be discussed.

Speakers: Civil society practitioners, academicians, researchers and gender experts, mainly from developing and LDCs engaged with climate technologies and livelihoods
 
Monday,
03 Dec 2018
15:00—16:30
Pieniny
Greenhouse Gas Management Institute (GHGMI)
Ms. Molly White
molly.white@ghginstitute.org
+1 406 4063965490
Cooperative Regional Models for GHG MRV
This panel convenes partners from the Caribbean Cooperative MRV Hub to explain how smaller countries can improve their post-Paris success through regionally cooperative models. Topics include climate MRV, institutional arrangements, and transformative change.

Speakers: Mr. Vintura Silva, STG-RCC Mr. Hugh Sealy, WINDREF Mr. Michael Gillenwater, GHGMI Mr. Damiano Borgogno, UNDP Ms. Diane Black Layne, Antigua & Barbuda Mr. Kishan Kumarsingh, Trinidad & Tobago [Tentative Speaker List]
 
Monday,
03 Dec 2018
15:00—16:30
Wisla
African Union Commission (AUC)
Ms. OLAYIDE OLUSHOLA
OlusholaO@africa-union.org
+251 912 659727
Gabon
Ms. Anaëlle Raoumbé Djendja
anaelle.raoumbedjendja@gmail.com
+241 1 741737
Lesotho
Ms. Mabafokeng Mahahabisa
mahahabisa@gmail.com
+266 0 8608
Africa Day High - level side event at COP 24: Implementation of NDCs in support of Agenda 2063
“Operationalization of the Africa NDC Hub: Going further and faster with NDC implementation in support of Agenda 2063”

Speakers: H.E. Ali Bongo Ondimba, President of Gabon & Coordinator, Committee of African Heads of State& Govt. on Climate Change (CAHOSCC)(tbc); Chairperson of AU Commission, H.E. Moussa Faki Mahamat (tbc); President, Afr. Dev. Bank, H.E. Dr. Akinwumi Adesina (tbc); Executive Sec. H.E. Ms. Dr.Vera Songwe (tbc
 
Monday,
03 Dec 2018
18:30—20:00
Bug
Third World Network (TWN)
Mr. Yvonne Miller
ymiller@twngeneva.ch
+41 78 8929203
South Centre
Ms. Mariama Williams
williams@southcentre.int
+41 22 7918050
Equity is the Gateway to Climate Ambition
Developing country delegates will share their views on the issues at COP 24 and greater climate action is only possible with equity between developed and developing countries
side event flyer [14 kb]
TWN update 1 [278 kb]
Monday,
03 Dec 2018
18:30—20:00
Narew
Perspectives Climate Research gGmbH* (PCR)
Ms. Aglaja Espelage
espelage@perspectives.cc
+49 761 76695560
Association tunisienne des changements climatiques et du développement durable (2C2D)
Mr. hlaoui zouhaier
zouhaierhlaoui@yahoo.fr
+216 98 215255
Tunisia
Mr. Mohamed Zmerli
zmerli_mohamed@yahoo.com
+216 98 939485
National engagement for low emission development pathways
The side event presents research and exchanges experience on how governments, regional actors, civil society and the private sector can establish and finance low emission development strategies according to priorities and capacities of each party to the Paris Agreement

Speakers: Ministry of Local Affairs and Environment (Tunisia),NGO: Climate Change and sustainable development organization (Tunisia), GIZ, Researchers from Perspectives, Stockholm Environment Institute and South South North
Flyer [448 kb]
Monday,
03 Dec 2018
18:30—20:00
Pieniny
University College London (UCL)
Mr. Tristan Smith
tristan.smith@ucl.ac.uk
+44 7980 577035
IPIECA Limited (IPIECA)
Mr. Jim Herbertson
jim.herbertson@ipieca.org
+44 0 2076332378
Achieving the IMO GHG Reduction objectives: fossil fuels, climate change and economic development
Achieving the Paris Agreement and the IMO Initial Strategy Objectives will require a rapid shift away from fossil fuel use. This session will discuss options for achieving these objectives, and the implications for economic development, including for vulnerable countries.

Speakers: Ian Parry, Fiscal Affairs Dept. IMF, Dominik Englert, Carbon Pricing Leadership Coalition, Johannah Christensen Global Maritime Forum, Academic, govt, and NGO representatives
 
Monday,
03 Dec 2018
18:30—20:00
Wisla
African Development Bank Group (AfDB)
Ms. Louise Brown
l.brown@afdb.org
+225 20 264258
Sudan
Ms. Hana Hamadalla
menrpd2017@gmail.com
+0 249 0
AFRICA DAY TECHNICAL SEGMENT: SUPPORTING IMPLEMENTATION OF AFRICA’S NDCS
Africa Day at COP24 will provide a platform for African States, development partners, private sector, and civil society to share lessons, explore solutions, and build partnerships to support implementation of African NDCs, presenting the work of the Africa NDC Hub which was launched at COP23.

Speakers: • Representatives of Ministries of Environment of African Union Member States • Two representative of Development Partners / Donors • Two Representatives of Civil society Group • AUC, NEPAD Agency, AfDB, UNECA, PAP and ARC representative
 
Tuesday,
04 Dec 2018
11:30—13:00
Bieszczady
Council on Energy, Environment and Water (CEEW)
Mr. Vaibhav Gupta
vaibhav.gupta@ceew.in
+11 91 9654149342
Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC)
Ms. Ethlyn Valladares
evalladares@caribbeanclimate.bz
+501 822 1104
Paris Agreement Rule-book: Actions, Actors, and Capacity Building for enhanced transparency
In pursuit of enhanced commitments under the Paris agreement regime, we must recognize that the actions and actors have increased, however capacity building has remained a big challenge. At this event, we aim to convene an expert panel to recommend appropriate modalities for enhanced transparency.

Speakers: Ms Jane Ellis (OECD, France); Ms Yamide Dagnet (WRI, United States); Mr Vaibhav Gupta (CEEW, India); Representation from the Caribbean Community
 
Tuesday,
04 Dec 2018
11:30—13:00
Bug
Reevaluation Foundation
Ms. Marijke Wilmans
marijkewilmans@hetnet.nl
+31 50 3122338
Dharma Drum Mountain Buddhist Association (DDMBA)
Ms. Tan Yee Wong
cjis@ddmba.org
+1 914 3309842
Global Peace Initiative of Women (GPIW)
Ms. Marianne Marstrand
marstrandm@gpiw.org
+1 917 4129587
Uniting in our environmental work: The role of women and young people.
The human and ethical dimension of climate change needs a strong focus. Women & young people often lead grassroots environmental movements. At this event we will hear their voices and learn tools to build strong alliances. A real solution to climate change must include all people standing together.

Speakers: Alima Adams, UK Chang Ji , Canada Sister Joan Chittister, USA Liam Geary-Baulch, UK Tiokasin Ghosthorse, Lakota Nation, USA Susanne Langer, Denmark Janet Kabue, Kenya Sraddhalu Ranade, India Violeta Vajda, Hungary
Young People and the EnvironmentChange [421 kb]
The Impact of Climate Change on Women [529 kb]
Uniting in Our Environmental Work [801 kb]
Jednoczenie sie [722 kb]
L'unité dans notre action [777 kb]
Global peace [502 kb]
Tuesday,
04 Dec 2018
11:30—13:00
Narew
Moravian College
Mr. Diane HUSIC
husicd@moravian.edu
+1 610 6257100
Independent University, Bangladesh (IUB)
Mr. M Feisal Rahman
feisal1702@gmail.com
+88 0 1706849030
Washington University
Ms. Beth Martin
martin@wustl.edu
+1 314 4025718
Contributions of the research community to climate action and implementation of the Paris Agreement
Researchers from academia, non-profits and think-tanks are engaged in research, capacity building, and education. This session will highlight evidence-based case studies of such practices that advance climate action and promote the effective and lasting implementation of the Paris Agreement.

Speakers: The RINGO steering committee will again solicit presentation proposals from its broad constituency -- members whose work and students: support party delegations; conduct research on the process or on specific climate actions; and carry the message of the Paris Agreement to their home communities.
RINGOs flyer [52 kb]
Tuesday,
04 Dec 2018
11:30—13:00
Pieniny
Friends of the Earth International (FOEI)
Ms. Sara Shaw
sara.shaw@foe.co.uk
+44 7974 8270
Centre for Environmental Justice (CEJ)
Mr. Hemantha Withanage
hemanthaw@eureka.lk
+94 777 600503
Korean Federation for Environmental Movement (KFEM)
Mr. Jieon Lee
jiean.lee@gmail.com
+82 2 7357067
People Power Now! Transforming our Energy System
Friends of the Earth International will launch People Power Now! – An Energy Manifesto - a set of demands to ensure a just transformation to a people’s energy system. This manifesto is a culmination of years of dialogue, research and movement building, across every continent.

Speakers: Dipti Bhatnagar, Friends of the Earth International (moderator); Abeer Al-Butmeh, Friends of the Earth Palestine; Hemantha Withanage, CEJ Sri Lanka; Mary Church, Friends of the Earth Scotland; Godwin Ojo, Environmental Rights Action Nigeria; Ricardo Navarro, CESTA El Salvador.
 
Tuesday,
04 Dec 2018
11:30—13:00
Warmia
Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI)
Ms. Ingrid Timboe
policy@alliance4water.org
+1 202 8212142
World Water Council (WWC)
Ms. Danielle Gaillard-Picher
d.gaillard@worldwatercouncil.org
+33 4 91994100
Shocks and stressors: Water's essential role in addressing climate change and disaster risk
Disaster risk reduction and recovery efforts are profoundly influenced by climate change, but the DRR and climate communities remain divided. This panel will demonstrate how water can serve as a mechanism to find common ground and take action to confront new threats and reduce long-term risks

Speakers: Henk Ovink, Dutch Rijkswaterstaat; tbd, BMZ; Kenzo Hiroki, UN High Level Experts Panel on Water & Disaster; tbd, Platform on Disaster Displacement; James Dalton, IUCN; Jane Madgwick, Wetlands International; Pilar Bueno, UNFCCC Adaptation Committee; Victor Galaz, SRC; tbd, SEI
White Paper_CCA and DRR [125 kb]
Programme_Final [19 kb]
UNECE_Words into Action Guidelines Implementation Guide for Addressing Water-Related Disasters and Transboundary Cooperation [3 Mb]
Tuesday,
04 Dec 2018
11:30—13:00
Wisla
Rainforest Foundation Norway (RFN)
Ms. Monica Camacho
monica@rainforest.no
+4 7 41009167
Asociación Ambiente y Sociedad (AAS)
Ms. Astrid Milena Bernal Rubio
milena@ambienteysociedad.org.co
+57 1 3124004838
Forests of the World
Ms. Gry Bossen
gbverdensskove@gmail.com
+45 0 30261868
Approaching the Point of No Return. What NDCs of major rainforest countries means for rainforests.
The event will present an analysis of the ambition for ending deforestation and protecting indigenous peoples’ rights in the NDC of six major rainforest countries - Brazil, Indonesia, Peru, Colombia, DRC, Myanmar – and discuss how this ambition can be enhanced.

Speakers: Rainforest Foundation Norway, Asociacion Ambiente y Sociedad (Colombia) Derecho, Ambiente y Recursos Naturales (Peru), Madani (Indonesia), Rede de Cooperação Amazônica (Brazil), Groupe de Travail Climat REDD+ Rénové (DRC), Promoting Indigenous and Nature Together (Myanmar)
 
Tuesday,
04 Dec 2018
13:15—14:45
Bieszczady
United Nations
Mr. Claudio Caponi
ccaponi@wmo.int
The role of water in achieving climate neutrality
Water is key for proactively achieving climate neutrality and meeting people’s needs. Showcasing the most recent tools, approaches and good practices in water management in relation to carbon sources and sinks. Special focus will be set on the interlinkages of water and carbon cycle in the biosphere

Speakers: tbd
Programme and Concept Note [60 kb]
Flyer [329 kb]
Tuesday,
04 Dec 2018
13:15—14:45
Bug
South Africa
Ms. Chinga Mazhetese
MazheteseC@caa.co.za
+2 711 5451365
International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO)
Mr. Tetsuya Tanaka
ttanaka@icao.int
+1 514 9548219
CORSIA:ICAO’s global market-based measure to achieve carbon neutral growth for intl aviation
The Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation (CORSIA) is a global scheme that will complement other mitigation measures taken by ICAO States to meet ICAO’s aspirational goal of carbon neutral growth for international aviation from 2020 onwards.

Speakers: Representatives of ICAO Member States and of the ICAO Secretariat.
 
Tuesday,
04 Dec 2018
13:15—14:45
Narew
Secretariat of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)
Ms. Kusum Lata
klata@unfccc.int
+49 228 8151421
Economic Diversification as a channel for low carbon development and green growth
This side event will provide an overview on drivers for economic diversifications, different support available to countries, showcase examples on how countries are implementing climate policies with the aim of diversifying their economies to ensure low carbon growth and sustainable development.

Speakers: • Elizabeth Press (IRENA) • Daniel Ramos (WTO) • Peter Govindaswamy (Singapore) • Wolfgang Heidung (KAPSARC)
Presentation 2 [2 Mb]
Tuesday,
04 Dec 2018
13:15—14:45
Pieniny
Sri Lanka
Ms. Thamila Dulani
dulani.hnk@gmail.com
+94 71 8517474
Global Water Partnership Organisation (GWPO)
Ms. Anjali Lohani
anjali.lohani@gwp.org
+46 76 6778641
A tropical country response to climate change with integrated water resources Management
To address CC in an effective manner it is important that adaptation measures are stakeholder driven & evidence based. SL has assessed climate risk on which NDC & NAP of SL implement adaptation measures. This side event presents SL's initiatives to adapt climate change in key adaptation sectors.

Speakers: Mr.A Dissanayake – Secretary, Ministry of Mahaweli Development & Environment Dr.S Jayathunga - Director, CC Secretariat Prof.B Marambe - Chairman, Expert Committee on CC Adaptation of SL Ms.V Wijenayake - National Expert, VAM of TNC of SL Ms.D Liyanage- Director, MMD&E
Flyer [2 Mb]
Concept Note [301 kb]
Tuesday,
04 Dec 2018
13:15—14:45
Warmia
Secretariat of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)
Ms. Marenglen Gjonaj
MGjonaj@unfccc.int
+49 228 8151335
2018 Biennial Assessment and Overview of Climate Finance Flows of the Standing Committee on Finance
The event will feature the summary and recommendations, including the key findings with respect to methodological issues relating to MRV of public and private climate finance, overview of climate finance flows in 2015-2016, their assessment, and information relevant to Article 2.1(c), of the PA

Speakers: Opening remarks: Patricia Espinosa, UNFCCC Executive Secretary Speakers: SCF members, and collaborators (tbc).
Provisional programme [293 kb]
Tuesday,
04 Dec 2018
13:15—14:45
Wisla
Inter-American Institute for Global Change Research (IAI)
Ms. Ione Anderson
ianderson@dir.iai.int
+59 8 26060126
Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG)
Ms. Bettina Schmalzbauer
schmalzbauer@dkn-future-earth.de
+49 711 49004240
From science to policy: achieving the SDGs in a 1.5 degree warmer world
Learn about the current state of knowledge from the IPCC Special Report on Global Warming of 1,5°C. We’ll discuss what we know, what cooperative actions are needed to communicate, mitigate, reduce risks to ecosystems, human well-being, and other key issues to achieve Paris Agreement & 2030 Agenda.

Speakers: Thelma Krug (IPCC Vice-Chair), Daniela Jacob (IPCC SR15 Chapter Lead Author), Jean-Pascal van Ypserle (Member of the independent group of scientists of the Global Sustainable Development Report), Douglas Leys (Green Climate Fund, General Counsel), Xiaohua Zhang (UNOSSC).
Flyer [1 Mb]
Tuesday,
04 Dec 2018
15:00—16:30
Bieszczady
Japan Water Forum (JWF)
Mr. Shigenori Asai
asai@waterforum.jp
+81 3 56458040
Neighbour Organization Nepal (NEO-Nepal)
Mr. Padam Hamal
pd.neonepal@gmail.com
+977 1 5551735
Water and Climate: How to Increase Engagement of Private Actors
Private actors’ commitments are the key driver to mitigate social and economic impacts of climate and water-related disasters. This event will discuss the incentives and measures to enhance their engagement/performance, and share good practices from the Asia-Pacific, European and other regions.

Speakers: Representatives from financial institution, private sector’s partnership/initiative, government and NGO/basin committee will be included such as ADB, Development Bank of Japan, UNDESA, UNU, HQ for Water-Cycle Policy, Swedish Water House, Helvetas, KEIDANREN, CDP Water Japan, World Water Council.
Side event program [424 kb]
Tuesday,
04 Dec 2018
15:00—16:30
Bug
European Nuclear Society (ENS)
Ms. Emilia Janisz
emilia.janisz@euronuclear.org
+32 489 971714
Inclusive energy mix – only effective way to reduce carbon emissions
Discussion on why an inclusive technology mix, consisting of every available low-carbon technology including nuclear, is the fastest path for achieving a low carbon energy portfolio. The panel will discuss the role of nuclear energy in counteracting climate change.

Speakers: Academics, NGO’s, representative of energy utilities, Nuclear4Climate
Nuclear4Climate Position Paper [234 kb]
Agenda and Objectives [100 kb]
Tuesday,
04 Dec 2018
15:00—16:30
Narew
International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)
Mr. Alex De Pinto
a.depinto@cgiar.org
+1 213 3217579
Cornell University
Mme Allison Chatrchyan
amc256@cornell.edu
+1 607 2548808
Science and policy must come together to successfully implement counties' NDCs
The successful implementation of the NDCs relies on countries’ capacity to negotiate between long-term objectives and the short-term needs. This session will use experiences in Latin America to explore the information and the type of interactions needed to make sustainable plans

Speakers: Ana Loboguerrero CCAFS Alex De Pinto IFPRI Mariana Rojas Director of Climate Change Ministry of the Environment Colombia Walter Oyhantcabal Director of Agriculture and Climate Change Ministry of Livestock, Agriculture and Fishery Uruguay Angelina Espinoza Oyarzun Ministry of Agriculture Chile
 
Tuesday,
04 Dec 2018
15:00—16:30
Pieniny
Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC)
Ms. Lena Brenn
lena.brenn@nrc.no
+41 0 796035073
Arab Network for Environment and Development (RAED)
Mr. Emad Adly
info@raednetwork.org
+2 2 25161519
Coastal Association for Social Transformation Trust (COAST Trust)
Mr. M Rezaul Karim Chowdhury
reza@coastbd.org
+88 1711 529792
Displacement, human mobility and climate change
2 years later – the event will focus on progress since Paris to better address climate related displacement under the UNFCCC incl. the WIM Task Force on Displacement, discuss synergies with other policy processes outside the UNFCCC and update on new research related to human mobility

Speakers: members from the Advisory Group on Human Mobility consisting of NRC, IDMC, UNHCR, IOM, UNU, RAED, Refugees International and the Hugo Observatory, Platform on Disaster Displacement, and government representatives
Flyer [998 kb]
Tuesday,
04 Dec 2018
15:00—16:30
Warmia
Center for International Environmental Law (CIEL)
Ms. Erika Lennon
elennon@ciel.org
+1 714 3816429
Amnesty International (AI)
Mr. Ashfaq Khalfan
ashfaq.khalfan@amnesty.org
+44 78 99805445
Earthjustice
Mr. Yves Lador
y.lador@bluewin.ch
+41 79 7050617
Realizing the Vision of Paris – Incorporating Rights in the Implementation Guidelines
The Paris Agreement Implementation Guidelines provide an opportunity to ensure that climate action aligns with Parties’ human rights obligations. This event will explore how the guidelines for NDCs, transparency framework, global stocktake, adaptation communications, etc can incorporate rights.

Speakers: Sebastien Duyck (CIEL, TBC), Benjamin Schachter (OHCHR, TBC), Indigenous Peoples representative, Gender expert, others TBC
 
Tuesday,
04 Dec 2018
15:00—16:30
Wisla
German Development Institute (DIE - Bonn)
Mr. Pieter Pauw
p.pauw@fs.de
+49 174 9610295
Free University Amsterdam, Institute for Environmental Studies (IVM-VU)
Mr. Oscar Widerberg
oscar.widerberg@vu.nl
+31 20 5982567
Yale University
Ms. Angel Hsu
angel.hsu@yale.edu
+1 203 4325594
Making climate action more transparent and ambitious: lessons learned from the NDCs
The first round of NDCs lacked sufficient ambition and clarity to provide a pathway for reaching the Paris Agreement’ long term goals. Learning from past experience, the side event presents strategies for improving countries’ next NDCs based on research from several upcoming academic publications.

Speakers: Dr. Pieter Pauw (Frankfurt School of Finance and Management), Prof dr. Niklas Höhne (NewClimate Institute), Dr. Saleemul Huq (ICCCAD and IIED), Dr. Angel Hsu (Yale University), Dr. Clara Brandi (DIE) and Dr. Arunabha Ghosh (CEEW)
 
Tuesday,
04 Dec 2018
16:45—18:15
Bieszczady
Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW)
Mr. Carlo Gallier
carlo.gallier@zew.de
+49 621 1235338
ifo Institute - Leibniz Institute for Economic Research at the University of Munich e.V.
Ms. Karen Pittel
pittel@ifo.de
+49 89 92241384
University of Kassel
Ms. Sonja Zitzelsberger
sonja.zitzelsberger@uni-kassel.de
+49 561 8042009
Monitoring, Reporting and Compliance (MRC) - A multi-stakeholder perspective
The Paris Agreement took an important step towards strengthening compliance in international climate policy. This side-event discusses determinants of and incentives for MRC from a multi-stakeholder perspective by acknowledging the special roles of firms, countries, individuals and civil society.

Speakers: Astrid Dannenberg (Uni Kassel), Martin Kesternich (ZEW), Karen Pittel (ifo Institute), speakers from Research and Innovation Centre Pro-Akademia (Poland) and Germanwatch are invited, speakers from the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) and the OECD will be invited.
Flyer [525 kb]
Tuesday,
04 Dec 2018
16:45—18:15
Bug
Cardiff University
Mr. Stuart Capstick
capsticksb@cardiff.ac.uk
+44 7986 551477
Climate Outreach Information Network (COIN)
Mr. Francis Marshall
george.marshall@climateoutreach.org
+44 1 865403334
University of East Anglia (UEA)
Mr. Asher Minns
a.minns@uea.ac.uk
+44 1603 593900
Public engagement with climate change in the context of COP commitments
We present international research findings on public understanding of climate change. We discuss how policy-makers and scientists can engage effectively and creatively with non-specialists, situating this in the context of commitments made by the Parties to public awareness and participation.

Speakers: Prof Binbin Wang, China Center for Climate Change Communication, Beijing; Dr Stuart Capstick, Cardiff University and Climate Communication Project; Mr Asher Minns, Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research; Dr Sam Illingworth, Manchester Metropolitan University and Climate Communication Project.
 
Tuesday,
04 Dec 2018
16:45—18:15
Narew
Partnership for Observation of the Global Oceans Society (POGO)
Ms. Sophie Seeyave
ssve@pml.ac.uk
+44 1752 633424
An Organization for Socio-Economic Development (AOSED)
Mr. Shamim Arfeen
shamimaosed@gmail.com
+88 41 813584
Enhancing ocean/ climate observing in developing nations with low-cost technology/ capacity building
Organisations working to develop/deploy low-cost technologies & provide professional training for ocean & climate observing in coastal waters of developing nations will share their perspectives & experience. Stakeholders from these nations will be invited to discuss their resource management needs.

Speakers: Sophie Seeyave (CEO, POGO), Karen Wiltshire (Vice Director, Alfred Wegener Institute, Germany), Alessandro Crise (Senior Scientist, OGS, Italy), Kirill Kivva (Head of Laboratory, VNIRO, Russia), Edem Mahu (Senior Lecturer, Ghana)
POGO & AOSED Side Event Agenda [2 Mb]
POGO & AOSED Side Event Flyer [955 kb]
OpenMODs - Open Access Marine Observation Devices [918 kb]
Tuesday,
04 Dec 2018
16:45—18:15
Pieniny
Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA)
Ms. Salote Soqo
ssoqo@uusc.org
+1 707 5086731
NPO Tuvalu Overview (TOV)
Ms. Kyoko Kawajiri
makona.ikalolo@gmail.com
+81 80 54324282
Refugees International
Ms. Alice Thomas
alice@refintl.org
+1 202 5407035
Climate-Forced Displacement(CFD): Progress to Advance Human Rights and Justice Since Paris Agreement
The disproportionate effects of climate change on vulnerable communities is causing severe human rights crises, and forcing many to leave their homes, lands and traditions. This event will explore progress to address CFD through policy and practice, with local contexts from the Arctic to the Pacific

Speakers: Robin Bronen (AIJ) Maina Talia (TANGO) TBC (Puerto Rico) Salote Soqo (UUSC) Alice Thomas (Refugees International)
Concept Note [40 kb]
Tuesday,
04 Dec 2018
16:45—18:15
Warmia
Carbon Market Watch - Centre of Development & Environment (Carbon Market Watch)
Mr. Andrew Coiley
andrew.coiley@carbonmarketwatch.org
+32 483 655078
German NGO Forum on Environment and Development
Ms. Marijana Todorovic
todorovic@forumue.de
+4 30 6781775907
Indigenous Education Network of Turtle Island (IENTI/IEN)
Mr. Alberto Saldamando
alberto@ienearth.org
+1 415 6569198
Transitioning to a new era of flexible mechanisms for increased ambition
In light of the potential impacts of old Kyoto mechanisms on the Paris Agreement, this event will discuss how to transition towards a new system for international transfers under Article 6, and how to ensure these tools contribute to reducing overall emissions and promoting sustainable development.

Speakers: Panel: Sophie Closson (International carbon markets negotiator, Belgium) Alberto Saldamando (Indigenous Environmental Network) Carsten Warnecke (NewClimate Institute) Gilles Dufrasnen (Carbon Market Watch) Moderator: Erika Lennon (Center for international environmental law)
 
Tuesday,
04 Dec 2018
16:45—18:15
Wisla
Asociación Regional de Pueblos Indígenas de la Selva Central (ARPI-SC)
Mr. Roberto Espinoza
ayamtai08@gmail.com
+51 1 954115888
Federación Regional Indígena Shawi de San Martín (FERISHAM)
Mr. MARCO LESCANO
marcolescano@gmail.com
+51 1 995122142
Megadrivers, Climate Funds and Indigenous Peoples: Achievements and Challenges
Contradictions between NDC goals, megadrivers, extractivism,agribusiness. Indigenous achievements in the reorientation of climate funds for their relevance, effectiveness and efficiency. Experiences with the FIP, GDM, ONUREDD, DCI. Challenges for sustainability through local indigenous management

Speakers: Leaders of indigenous peoples, States, Environmentalists, Multilateral Banking and Academics
 
Tuesday,
04 Dec 2018
18:30—20:00
Bieszczady
Secretariat of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)
Mr. Walters Tubua
wtubua@unfccc.int
+49 228 8151034
Innovative Atmospheric observation-based tools to support climate mitigation action
Top down assessment of mitigation action

Speakers: UNFCCC, WMO, Finland
 
Tuesday,
04 Dec 2018
18:30—20:00
Bug
Center for Biological Diversity (CBD)
Ms. Anchun Jean Su
jsu@biologicaldiversity.org
+1 415 7703187
Institute for Policy Studies (IPS)
Mr. Oscar Reyes
oscar@ips-dc.org
+1 202 2022349382
LDC Watch
Mr. Gauri Pradhan
s.rushka@gmail.com
+977 1 9841229346
Reclaiming Power: The People’s Global Movement to Phase Out Fossil Fuels for Real Climate Action
Nowhere in the Paris Agreement mentions fossil fuels, yet the managed decline of coal, oil and gas production is fundamental to achieving the Paris goals. This panel highlights the ongoing efforts of global civil society groups to phase out fossil fuel production.

Speakers: Speakers from NGOs in Africa, Asia, the Americas, Europe, and Australia challenging fossil fuel extraction in those areas.
 
Tuesday,
04 Dec 2018
18:30—20:00
Narew
Secretariat of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)
Mr. Motsomi Maletjane
mmaletjane@unfccc.int
+49 228 8151324
Work of the LEG in supporting the LDCs on adaptation
Adaptation

Speakers: LEG Chair, LEG members, LDC Chair, Parties, GCF, GEF and agencies, regional centres and networks
Programme [491 kb]
LEG Presentation [1 Mb]
GCF Presentation [1 Mb]
Solomon Islands presentation [3 Mb]
Uganda presentation [483 kb]
Tuesday,
04 Dec 2018
18:30—20:00
Pieniny
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Ms. June Hughes
ccodoe@sisterisles.kn
+869 466 8535
Environmental Quality Protection Foundation (EQPF)
Mr. Szu Chi Kao
ted.eqpf@gmail.com
+886 2 23211155
Taiwan Institute for Sustainable Energy (TISE)
Mr. Yuh-Ming Lee
yml@gm.ntpu.edu.tw
+886 886 912212040
Community based adaptation in islands: recycling plastic to mitigate climate change
Coastal areas and ecosystems of islands are highly vulnerable to climate change. This session examines partnership schemes in islands that builds resilience of ecosystems, through a community awareness and livelihood sustainability recycling programme.

Speakers: Dr. Yuh-Ming Lee, Mr. Alex Shyy, Deputy Secretary General of the ICDF.
 
Tuesday,
04 Dec 2018
18:30—20:00
Warmia
The Gold Standard Foundation (GSF)
Ms. Sarah Leugers
sarah.leugers@goldstandard.org
+41 79 8969652
Liechtenstein
Ms. Heike Summer
heike.summer@llv.li
+4 23 2366196
The power of blockchain for climate action under the Paris Agreement
This side event will launch findings from a research project from the Climate Ledger Initiative to help policy makers navigate the opportunities and challenges of using blockchain technology for climate action and implementation of the Paris Agreement.

Speakers: Heike Summer, Office Env, Liecht; Kwon, Sei-joong, DG Climate Change, MOFA Korea; Antonia Sutter, SDC, Switz; Felipe De León, Consult Ministry Env+ Energy, Costa Rica; Alain Patrick Medenou, UNFCCC; Juerg Fuessler, INFRAS; Sven Braden, LIFE Climate Fdn; Nick Beglinger, Cleantech21; Sarah Leugers, GS
 
Tuesday,
04 Dec 2018
18:30—20:00
Wisla
Technical University of Denmark (DTU)
Ms. Mette Annelie Rasmussen
meta@dtu.dk
+45 45 21798883
Dominican Republic
Sr. Victor R. Vinas Nicolas
victorvinas.cnccmdl@gmail.com
+1 829 4716218
Verified Carbon Standard Association (VCSA)
Ms. Victoria Novikova
vnovikova@verra.org
+49 172 4728942
Country experiences with the development of enhanced transparency frameworks
Governments from developing countries will showcase their experiences with establishing MRV systems and testing tools for assessing GHG, SD and transformational impacts of national climate actions and their contribution to achievement of NDCs and SDGs

Speakers: Initiative for Climate Action Transparency (ICAT) developing country partners and International Donor agencies
ICAT Flyer [2 Mb]
Wednesday,
05 Dec 2018
11:30—13:00
Bieszczady
CEE Bankwatch Network (Bankwatch)
Mr. Petr Hlobil
petrh@bankwatch.org
+420 603 154349
The Climate Reality Project
Mr. Ethan Spaner
ethan.spaner@climatereality.com
+1 330 3541674
WWF (WWF)
Ms. Mandy Woods
mwoods@wwfint.org
+49 1511 8854162
Local communities prepare for a post-coal future
Regions could shift from fossil-based energy to renewables, and citizens are making it happen. Learn more about the efforts of local communities towards a just transition of coal regions!

Speakers: Alexandru Mustata (Bankwatch) Marta Anczewska (WWF Poland) Patryk Białas, Katowice City Council Elsa Velichkova, mayor of Bobov Dol, Bulgaria Alojz Vlcko, Prievidza municipality, Slovakia Katarzyna Karpa-Świderek, WWF Poland (moderator for Q&A session)
Publication 'Heroes of Just Transition. Local communities on the frontlines of post-coal futures in central and eastern Europe' [2 Mb]
Wednesday,
05 Dec 2018
11:30—13:00
Bug
ClientEarth (CE)
Ms. Ilona Jedrasik
ijedrasik@clientearth.org
+48 22 3072103
Environmental Law Institute (ELI)
Mr. Carl Bruch
bruch@eli.org
+1 202 9393879
International Court for the Environment Coalition (ICE Coalition)
Ms. Frances Lawson
frances.lawson@6pumpcourt.co.uk
+44 207 7978400
Global Pact for the Environment - how can it help implement the Paris Agreement?
Ensuring a meaningful reduction of global GHG emissions requires stricter environmental norms. How can we fill the enforcement gap and make sure governments are held to account? The proposed Global Pact for the Environment and/or an International Environmental Court can play a leading role in this.

Speakers: Experts in international environmental law: Prof. Maria Magdalena Kenig-Witkowska, University of Warsaw; Stephen Hockman, International Court for the Environment Coalition; Dr Marcin Stoczkiewicz, ClientEarth; Sébastien Duyck, Center for International Environmental Law(CIEL).
THE DRAFT GLOBAL PACT FOR THE ENVIRONMENT and PARIS AGREEMENT - Prof Kenig-Witkowska [815 kb]
Wednesday,
05 Dec 2018
11:30—13:00
Narew
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 de Pueblos Indígenas Kechwas de la Región de San Martín (FEPIKRESAM)
Mr. MARCO LESCANO
marcolescano@gmail.com
+51 1 995122142
Minga NDC and Talanoa Dialogue: Indigenous strategies for climate ambition
Achievements f indigenous strategies for climate ambition to increase the NDC goals. Titling, Management and territorial governance. Redd+Indigenous.Surveillance with ecodrones Containment of deforestation of megadrivers.Knowledge and indigenous woman. Paragraph 135 Paris Agreement. Renowable energy

Speakers: Leaders of indigenous peoples, States, Environmentalists, Multilateral Banking and Academics
 
Wednesday,
05 Dec 2018
11:30—13:00
Pieniny
World Farmers' Organisation (WFO)
Ms. Luisa Volpe
luisa.volpe@wfo-oma.org
+39 6 42741158
Canadian Federation of Agriculture (CFA)
Mr. Frank Annau
envsci@canadian-farmers.ca
+1 613 2363633
International Fertilizer Association (IFA)
Mme Margot Clifford
mclifford@fertilizer.org
+33 75 750465258
A Farmers’ Driven Climate Agenda – the Climate Change Agricultural Alliance
This new bottom-up paradigm puts farmers at the heart of the climate change process. The side event will hear from farmers from across the world and others committed to supporting them including representatives from science, multilateral agencies, civil society and the private sector.

Speakers: Farmers' leader, multi-lateral organisation representative, Government representative, research sector representative, private sector representative
 
Wednesday,
05 Dec 2018
11:30—13:00
Warmia
Corporate Accountability International
Mr. Jesse Bragg
jbragg@stopcorporateabuse.org
+1 617 6952525
Corporate Europe Observatory Foundation (CEO)
Mr. Pascoe Sabido
pascoe@corporateeurope.org
+44 7969 665189
PUSH Sweden
Mr. Adam Leckius
adam.leckius@gmail.com
+46 762 696727
Fork in the road: Just transition & true climate action or dangerous distractions and climate chaos?
Parties face a choice between a global climate response that is meaningful and just or one that promotes profits over people. This event will explore the opportunity posed by Paris implementation, discuss real solutions to the climate crisis, and barriers to their access and implementation.

Speakers: Representatives from Parties, Indigenous Environmental Network, Oil Change International, Corporate Europe Observatory, Corporate Accountability International, and climate justice leaders.
 
Wednesday,
05 Dec 2018
11:30—13:00
Wisla
Rural Development Institute
Ms. Katia Araujo
katiaa@landesa.org
+1 646 2476603
Support for Women in Agriculture and Environment (SWAGEN)
Ms. Gertrude Kabusimbi Kenyangi
ruralwomenug@gmail.com
+256 750 685332
Socio-cultural options to complement technical know-how to secure gender-equal land tenure rights
Gender-equal solutions to climate change including secure tenure rights to land are critical to enhancing community-driven sustainable management of land and forests that is inclusive of indigenous and rural women aiming to reduce the gender gap in the use and control of land and resources.

Speakers: Verona Collantes, UN Women Joan Carling, IPMG Gertrude Kenyangi, SWAGEN Ana Carolina de Lima, Climate Resilient Cities LAC Beth Roberts, LCWLR Katia Araujo, Landesa
Announcement [1 Mb]
Event Description Flyer [1 Mb]
Program [512 kb]
Wednesday,
05 Dec 2018
13:15—14:45
Bieszczady
Secretariat of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)
Ms. Karen Ortega
kortega@unfccc.int
+49 228 8151692
Update on ICA process MRV framework for non-Annex I Parties
Update on ICA process MRV framework for non-Annex I Parties
China_ICA experiences [739 kb]
Togo_ICA experience [2 Mb]
UNFCCC secretariat_ppt [935 kb]
ICA event_flyer [505 kb]
Wednesday,
05 Dec 2018
13:15—14:45
Bug
Green Climate Fund (GCF)
Ms. Andrea Iro
airo@gcfund.org
+220 4 8210745862
GCF Operations update and lessons emerging from ongoing evaluations
This event presents current GCF operations and lessons learnt from evaluations of its portfolio. It will also cover aspects of replenishment, funded activities and support programmes. It presents key highlights of evaluations to trigger institutional learning to help GCF move forward stronger.

Speakers: Programme specialists, policy professionals, representatives of the IEU
 
Wednesday,
05 Dec 2018
13:15—14:45
Narew
Secretariat of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)
Mr. Siddharth Pathak (Director 2050 Pathways Platform)
Siddharth.Pathak@2050pathways.org
+32 492 810273
2050 Strategies - Planning towards a resilient and prosperous future
Long-term strategies are important tools for governments to integrate the Paris Agreement into development planning. The event allows for an exchange among countries to show on-going progress made on long-term strategies in 2018 and help build momentum for countries undertaking long term strategies.

Speakers: tbc
 
Wednesday,
05 Dec 2018
13:15—14:45
Pieniny
Nepal
Mr. Maheshwar Dhakal
maheshwar.dhakal@gmail.com
+977 98511 42405
Institute of Development Studies (IDS)
Mr. Lars Otto Naess
l.naess@ids.ac.uk
+44 1273 915849
Up-scaling Adaptation Actions in LDCs through Innovative Technology, Finance and Capacity Building
Achieving impact at scale of adaptation actions is crucial in LDCs to fill in the growing adaptation gaps. Sustainable, inclusive and cross-sector actions are needed to build resilience. Up-scaling Nepal’s Local Adaptation Plan of Actions through innovative ideas and solutions offer lessons to LDCs

Speakers: Hon. Minister Shakti B. Basnet, Secretary Bishwa Oli and UNFCCC Focal Point person Maheshwar Dhakal from Ministry of Forest and Environment, Nepal; Transformative adaptation technology, finance and policy experts and practitioners from Nepal and UK: M Karki, D Devkota, L O Naes, Prabha Pokhrel.
 
Wednesday,
05 Dec 2018
13:15—14:45
Warmia
United Nations
Ms. Marina Maiero
maierom@who.int
+1 2 3
7 million unacceptable deaths. Special COP24 Health and Climate Change Report.
The event provides a global state of knowledge on the interconnection between climate change and health issues and an overview of the initiatives and tools through which the public health community at country, regional and global level is currently supporting and scaling-up actions to implement PA

Speakers: TBD
Flyer [789 kb]
Report [2 Mb]
Wednesday,
05 Dec 2018
13:15—14:45
Wisla
WMO/UNEP Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)
Mr. Abdalah Mokssit
ipcc-sec@wmo.int
+41 2 7308254
Climate science for policy
This event will examine recent developments in climate science, and how they support policymaking. Speakers will draw on the recently published IPCC Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5 ºC, other recent reports, work on the current state of the climate, and key areas for new research.

Speakers: to be confirmed E. Solheim, P. Taalas, H. Lee; V. Masson-Delmotte, IPCC author (tbd), UN Environment scientist, WMO scientist (tbc).
Provisional Programme [81 kb]
WMO Statement on the State of the Global Climate Preliminary conclusions for 2018 and WMO Greenhouse Bulletin by Dr Elena Manaenkova, Deputy Secretary General, World Meteorological Organization [1 Mb]
Emissions Gap Report 2018 by Dr Jian Liu, UN Environment Chief Scientist [1 Mb]
Global Warming of 1.5°C by Dr Valerie Masson-Delmotte, Working Group I Co-Chair, IPCC [3 Mb]
Wednesday,
05 Dec 2018
15:00—16:30
Bieszczady
European Space Agency (ESA)
Mr. Frank Martin Seifert
frank.martin.seifert@esa.int
+390 6 94180560
Friedrich Schiller University Jena (FSU Jena)
Ms. Veronique De Sy
niki.desy@wur.nl
+31 0 648688397
Remote Sensing Technology Center of Japan (RESTEC)
Mr. Masatoshi Kamei
kamei@restec.or.jp
+81 3 64356782
Transparent Forests – how the Global Forest Observations Initiative supports the REDD+ process
International programmes like REDD+ need transparent information: satellite data can be independent and cost effective tools for MRV systems and early warning to inform mandated organisations and the general public. GFOI coordinates international support to increase knowledge on forest monitoring.

Speakers: Officials from GFOI partners (Australia, Norway, UK, USA, CEOS, ESA, FAO, World Bank) and representatives of developing countries
0_Agenda GFOI Transparent Forests [1 Mb]
1_GFOI_Overview_Ochiai_CEOS [558 kb]
2_Satellites_Seifert_ESA [1 Mb]
3_Improving_Transparency_Herold_WU [3 Mb]
4_Early_Warning_Gibbs_WRI [624 kb]
5_JJ-FAST+Peru_Ochai_JAXA [1 Mb]
6_Cambodia_Leng_MoEnv [551 kb]
Wednesday,
05 Dec 2018
15:00—16:30
Bug
Global Canopy Programme (GCP)
Mr. Alex Morrice
a.morrice@globalcanopy.org
+4 1865 724333
National Wildlife Federation (NWF)
Mr. David Burns
burnsd@nwf.org
+1 202 7976612
How transparency can drive action on climate change commitments
Tropical deforestation is a significant driver of climate change. Two thirds of deforestation is driven by agricultural production. Global Canopy will profile cutting-edge tools and collaborations for greater transparency in commodity supply chains, including the groundbreaking Trase partnership.

Speakers: Helen Bellfield, Global Canopy Ivan Dario Valencia, Colombia David Burns, NWF Moderator: Nathalie Walker, NWF
Event invitation [1 Mb]
Wednesday,
05 Dec 2018
15:00—16:30
Climate Action Room 2
Global Climate Action (GCA)
Ms. Brankica Cerovic
bcerovic@unfccc.int
+49 228 8151559
Youth Training Workshop: Constructive journalism
An open training workshop including youth leaders, young journalists, media professionals and other stakeholders interested on critical thinking and constructive journalism as a way to educate communities and initiate positive changes.

Speakers: See link for speakers and further information: https://unfccc.int/climate-action/global-climate-action-events
 
Wednesday,
05 Dec 2018
15:00—16:30
Narew
Delta Electronics Foundation (DEF)
Ms. Yi Chieh Chan
Yvonne.Chan@Delta-Foundation.org.tw
+886 2 87972088
Renewable Energy Institute
Mr. Yuri Okubo
y.okubo@renewable-ei.org
+81 80 44156097
Decarbonizing the cities and communities through distributed energy resources and transition
Innovative energy efficiency and distributed energy resources empower cities to lead the fight against climate change. The session will focus on relevant urban policies and practices that facilitate decarbonization and resilience in the building and the transport sector.

Speakers: Shan Shan Guo, Delta Electronics Foundation Yuko Nishida, Renewable Energy Institute David Ribeiro, American Council on Energy-Efficient Economy Elizabeth Beardsley, U.S. Green Building Council Emmanuelle Pinault, C40
 
Wednesday,
05 Dec 2018
15:00—16:30
Pieniny
International Centre for Research in Agroforestry (ICRAF)
Mr. Peter Minang
a.minang@cgiar.org
+254 727 492459
International Plant Genetic Resources Institute (Bioversity)
Mr. Christopher Kettle
c.kettle@cgiar.org
+39 6 6118280
Landscape Restoration for climate objectives, synergies and trade-offs across SDGs
Degradation of agricultural and forest landscapes is a major concern worldwide. Restoration can deliver climate change and multiple other SDG benefits. This event explores and discusses opportunities for scaling up productive landscapes restoration, synergies and trade-offs for climate goals.

Speakers: Dr. Lalisa Duguma -ICRAF Dr. Chris Kettle- Bioversity National COP Delegate/ Negotiator -Ethiopia National COP Delegate/ Negotiator (George Wamukoya) –Kenya Discussant Gender Specialist Regional Body Representative (AU/ NEPAD etc) / multilateral Partner
Side event flyer [411 kb]
Policy brief -How Agroforestry Propels Achievement of Nationally Determined Contributions [3 Mb]
Achieving mitigation and adaptation to climate change through sustainable agroforestry practices in Africa [360 kb]
Agroforestry solutions to address food security and climate change challenges in Africa [611 kb]
Prospects for agroforestry in REDD+ landscapes in Africa [232 kb]
Tree genetic resources at risk in South America [1 Mb]
Fine-scale processes shape ecosystem service provision by an Amazonian hyperdominant tree species [1 Mb]
Spatially explicit multi-threat assessment of food tree species in Burkina Faso [999 kb]
Gender lessons for climate initiatives [1 Mb]
Is adaptation to climate change gender neutral? [317 kb]
Wednesday,
05 Dec 2018
15:00—16:30
Warmia
Greenpeace International (GREENPEACE)
Ms. Naomi Goodman
naomi.goodman@greenpeace.org
+31 6 24941044
Climatepolicy.net e.V.
Mr. Markus Hagemann
m.hagemann@newclimate.org
+49 221 99983304
A new understanding of Paris compatible climate action
How do we bring the Paris 1.5°C goal to life? Experts, practitioners and decision-makers will present and discuss Paris-compatible climate action happening today with examples from economic sectors, policies, businesses, law and people

Speakers: Dr Jacob Schewe, Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research Hanna Fekete, NewClimate Institute Heidi Finskas, Vice President CR and CG at KLP Manish Ram, Doctoral Researcher, Solar Economy Group, LUT Happy Khambule, Greenpeace Climate Justice & Liability campaign
Side event concept and speakers, GPI-NCI [57 kb]
Event Flyer GPI-NCI [314 kb]
Wednesday,
05 Dec 2018
15:00—16:30
Wisla
Development Alternatives (DA)
Ms. Shruti Issar
sissar@devalt.org
+91 11 9818623080
Chatham House
Ms. Ruth Quinn
rquinn@chathamhouse.org
+44 7 402757257
International Solid Waste Association (ISWA)
Ms. Aditi Ramola
aramola@iswa.org
+43 676 5942331
Circularity for a Sustainable Future-Case Studies:Solid Waste Management and Low-Carbon Construction
Circular economy practices in W&R management and construction offer huge opportunities to reduce GHG emissions. Recognizing this, almost 70% of low-and middle-income countries consider W&R management in their NDCs. We will discuss opportunities for increased CE action to promote sustainable growth.

Speakers: Felix Preston, Deputy Research Director and Senior Research Fellow, Chatham House Dr. Ashok Khosla, Chairman, Development Alternatives, Representative from GIZ (TBD) Representative from ISWA (TBD)
Background note [441 kb]
Wednesday,
05 Dec 2018
16:45—18:15
Bieszczady
China Green Carbon Foundation (CGCF)
Mr. he yeyun
ayun212@163.com
+86 10 84238154
Antarctic and Southern Ocean Coalition (ASOC)
Ms. Jessica O'Reilly
jessyo@gmail.com
+1 831 4211774
Global Village of Beijing (GVB)
Ms. Xinchao Wang
xinchao@gvbchina.org.cn
+86 0 1381171036
Climate change actions and challenges based on terrestrial ecosystems and polar marine ecosystems
The event will present cases of forestry addressing climate change projects at local level, including mitigation and adaptation combined with multiple benefits and global collaboration in conserving the Antarctic marine ecosystem to facing the climate change challenges.

Speakers: Representatives are invited from non-profit organizations, foundations, local and international CSOs, and researchers and governmental officers from China and the US.
 
Wednesday,
05 Dec 2018
16:45—18:15
Bug
Pomona College
Mr. Richard Worthington
rworthington@pomona.edu
+1 818 3705488
Israel
Ms. Ronnie Cohen Ginat
ronyg@sviva.gov.il
+972 50 6233390
Thriving in a Hotter World: Extreme Heat and How Mediterranean Regions are Moving Forward
Mediterranean regions face extreme heat events and associated impacts on public health. 6 billion people are expected to live in urban areas by 2050. We will hear from climate experts sharing successful tools and measures for confronting heat, water scarcity and urban adaptation.

Speakers: A.Pearson-Social Climate Science and Applications A. Zask-Adapting Israel water sector to climate change Orna Matzner-Heat Impacts on Public Health in Israel B. Mnis-,Cape Town-Heat Impacts on Biodiversity and Land in S Africa B. Norman AU-Extreme Heat in Megacities Laurel Hunt, UCLA-Moderator
 
Wednesday,
05 Dec 2018
16:45—18:15
Narew
Christian Aid (CA)
Ms. Frances Mountford
jmountford@christian-aid.org
+44 2075 232297
Pan African Climate Justice Alliance (PACJA)
Mr. Joseph Mithika
info@pacja.org
+254 20 8075808
Swedish Society for Nature Conservation (SSNC)
Ms. Anna Östergren
anna.ostergren@naturskyddsforeningen.se
+46 11691 4676169548
How can MDBs help countries develop and achieve energy access for all whilst meeting their NDCs?
MDBs invest billions of dollars per year in fossil fuels, yet more than 1 billion people live without modern energy. Shifting investment out of fossil fuels and into to sustainable, renewable energy would increase access to energy, and enable countries to meet their NDCs.

Speakers: Kat Kramer – Global Climate Lead, Christian Aid Representative from Big Shift Global - Alex Doukas or Helena Wright Anna Ostergren - Swedish Society for Nature Conservation Augustine Njamnshi, ACSEA
 
Wednesday,
05 Dec 2018
16:45—18:15
Pieniny
Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation EU-ACP (CTA)
Mr. Oluyede Ajayi
Ajayi@cta.int
+31 317 467100
International Water Management Institute (IWMI)
Mr. Giriraj Amarnath
a.giriraj@cgiar.org
+94 11 2880000
Climate Smart Agriculture: Identifying the best bets
Positive climate outcomes from the agriculture sector require the identification of climate-smart, context specific and investment-ready, opportunities for farmers, investors and policy makers. This event will present cutting edge approaches that have proven successful in over 30+ countries.

Speakers: Martin Van Nieuwkoop Director Agriculture World Bank, Evan Girvetz/Godefroy Grosjean (CIAT), Oluyede Ajayi CTA Michael Hailu CTA Margarita Astralaga IFAD, Atiq Rahman Bangladesh Centre for Advanced Studies, Ethan Budiansky World Cocoa Foundation, Department of Agriculture Philippines rep
 
Wednesday,
05 Dec 2018
16:45—18:15
Warmia
Global Forest Coalition (GFC)
Ms. Simone Lovera
simone@globalforestcoalition.org
+595 981 407375
Brighter Green, Inc.
Ms. Mia MacDonald
macdonald@brightergreen.org
+1 917 6268702
Krasnoyarsk regional public ecological movement "Friends of the Siberian Forests" (FSF)
Mr. Andrey Laletin
laletin3@gmail.com
+7 391 2498404
1.5 degrees from a community perspective
Reaching the global 1.5 degrees target in the land use sector will have significant impacts on the rights, needs and aspirations of Indigenous Peoples, local communities and women on the ground. The event will discuss the impacts of options like BECCS, large-scale biosequestration and shifting diets

Speakers: Edna Kaptoyo, International Alliance of Indigenous and Tribal Peoples of the Tropical Forests, Christoph Thies, Greenpeace International, Dil Raj Khanal, Federation of Community Forest User Groups Nepal and Coraina de la Plaza, Global Forest Coalition
 
Wednesday,
05 Dec 2018
16:45—18:15
Wisla
Munich Climate Insurance Initiative (MCII)
Mr. Michael Zissener
zissener@ehs.unu.edu
+49 228 8150249
Institute for Climate and Sustainable Cities (iCSC). (ICSC)
Mr. Angelo Kairos Dela Cruz
kairos@icsc.ngo
+63 2 7551043
Finance to survive & thrive: The ambitious climate strategies of V20 economies
Recap of recent V20 developments following the V20 Focus Group meetings & G20-V20 Dialogue earlier this year. We will discuss NDC support for the V20’s „100% Renewables“ objective, and ways to mitigate loss & damage by promoting climate risk insurance through NAPs & InsuResilience Global Partnership
MCII-ICSC_Side Event Flyer_COP24 [393 kb]
Wednesday,
05 Dec 2018
18:30—20:00
Bieszczady
Burkina Faso
Mr. Joel KORAHIRÉ
joekorahire@gmail.com
+226 70 720491
Jeunes Volontaires pour l'Environnement (JVE)
Mr. EZE Komigan Credo
credolesaint@gmail.com
+228 90 714281
Towards Constructive Science-Policy Dialogues in West Africa
Policy makers and scientists will reflect on existing impediments to and best practices for science-policy dialogues with examples from NAP processes in West Africa. Topics such as data availability, knowledge brokering and climate services will feed into the discussion.

Speakers: Joël KORAHIRÉ: Ministère de l'Environnement de l'Économie Verte et du Changement Climatique, Burkina Faso Étienne TRAORÉ: UNFCCC Focal Point, Burkina Faso Komigan Credo EZE, JVE Togo Baguette KAIRE, CILSS Inga MENKE: Climate Analytics Sarah D’HAEN: Climate Analytics Representative AFD
 
Wednesday,
05 Dec 2018
18:30—20:00
Bug
United Nations
Mr. David Shropshire
D.Shropshire@iaea.org
+43 1 260022776
Clean and Affordable Energy for Sustainable Urbanization and Development
Reliable access to energy in smart and mega cities requires transitions based on cost-effective, low-carbon pathways. Energy solutions necessary for sustainable development of urban centres must include energy efficiency improvements, growth of e-commerce, and modernization of industrial zones.

Speakers: UN country partners and representatives from cites, including from Asia and Africa, will describe challenges posed by rapid urbanization and the resulting growth in energy demand. UN Agencies will discuss efforts undertaken to bridge SDGs 7 and 11, and the lessons learnt from their work.
Event Description [95 kb]
Wednesday,
05 Dec 2018
18:30—20:00
Narew
Belize
Mr. Lennox Gladden
coord.cc@environment.gov.bz
+501 501 8285962
Foundation of Taiwan Industry Service (FTIS)
Ms. Jean Yeh
jeanyeh@ftis.org.tw
+886 2 27844188
Telecommunication and Transportation Foundation (TTF)
Mr. You-Hsin Chien
eugenechien@gmail.com
+886 886 975776889
Climate Adaptation Technical Assistance Framework
To respond to climate change in Belize a technical assistance framework was developed. This framework was developed to build capacity and incorporate cost effective interventions in the following sectors: Agriculture, Health, Urban Planning and the Marine Environment

Speakers: Brittany Meighan Young Ku Yu-hui Tseng Chris Long Shang Lin Tsai
Side Event Schedule [876 kb]
Wednesday,
05 Dec 2018
18:30—20:00
Pieniny
Secretariat of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)
Ms. Annett Moehner
amoehner@unfccc.int
+49 228 8151476
Launch of the new World Adaptation Science Programme
The new World Adaptation Science Programme focusses on making the adaptation research agenda more policy-relevant and providing sound science to inform sustainable adaptation to current and future climate change so as to bridge the gap between adaptation science and policy.

Speakers: Mr. Ovais Sarmad, UNFCCC Deputy Executive Secretary, Ms. Elena Manaenkova, WMO Deputy Secretary-General, Mr. Abdalah Mokssit, IPCC Secretary and Mr. Pa Ousman Jarju, GCF Country Programming Director
Side event programme [827 kb]
Wednesday,
05 Dec 2018
18:30—20:00
Warmia
Secretariat of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)
Mr. Andrea Camponogara
acamponogara@unfccc.int
+49 228 8151095
Technology Mechanism: 2018 activities and performance
The UNFCCC Technology Mechanism supports countries in developing and transferring climate technologies. The event presents the achievements of its two bodies in 2018: the TEC and the CTCN, updates on the ongoing collaboration with the Financial Mechanism, and launches the latest TEC publications.

Speakers: TEC Chair, CTCN Chair, CTCN Director, GCF secretariat, technology stakeholders (NGOs, private sector, academia
Agenda - TM Side Event [563 kb]
Wednesday,
05 Dec 2018
18:30—20:00
Wisla
United Nations
Ms. Cassandra Pillay
C.Pillay@unido.org
Innovative climate technologies and sustainable maritime transport for a climate resilient industry
The first part of the side event will focus on innovative technologies to power innovation for prosperity in creating climate resilient industries. The second part will focus on the reduction of GHG emissions from international shipping and on climate change adaptation and mitigation for ports.

Speakers: Part A: UNIDO/UPU/representatives from the climate technology industry Part B: IMO/UNCTAD/maritime and port industry representatives
Part I. Agenda [273 kb]
Part 2. Agenda [97 kb]
Part I. Flyer [94 kb]
Thursday,
06 Dec 2018
11:30—13:00
Bieszczady
Green Club
Mr. Tze-Luen Alan Lin
tzeluen@gmail.com
+1 604 3278693
Université Cadi Ayyad de Marrakech (UCA)
Ms. FADOUA EL QORCHI
fadouaelqorchi@gmail.com
+212 691 688992
Multi-Stakeholders’ Adaptation Action to Respond to Climate Vulnerability
Based on currently scientific facts on climate change, the warming and extreme weather is nearly irreversible that climate adaptation shall play critical role to respond to climate vulnerability. This event presents multi-stakeholders who take their lead of bottom-up adaptation at their own position

Speakers: Dr.Tze Luen Lin/Green Club, Dr.Daniela Jacob, Dr.María A. Máñez Costa/Climate Service Center Germany, Dr.Fei-Yu Kuo/International Climate Development Institute, Ms.Pin-Han Huang/Asian Youth Climate Network, TBD/Oxfam, TBD/Delta Electronic Foundation
 
Thursday,
06 Dec 2018
11:30—13:00
Bug
Cooperation Internationale pour le Développement et la Solidarité (CIDSE)
Mr. François Delvaux
delvaux@cidse.org
+56 56 3247423669
College of the Atlantic (COA)
Ms. Doreen Stabinsky
Doreenstabinsky@gmail.com
+1 207 2765284
FERN
Mr. Hanna Aho
hanna@fern.org
+32 1050 3228944694
Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy (IATP)
Ms. Shefali Sharma
ssharma@iatp.org
+49 0 1771469613
Uppsala University
Ms. Laila Mendy
laila.mendy@cemus.uu.se
+46 70 8672210
Missing Pathways to Paris: Land, Equity and Systemic Change
Reaching the Paris Long Term Goal through equity, rights and systems change in the land sector and beyond without relying on geoengineering and negative emissions technologies

Speakers: Doreen Stabinsky – College of the Atlantic Kevin Anderson – Manchester University, Uppsala University) Kelsey Perlman – Fern Shefali Sharma – Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy (IATP) Europe Francois Delvaux – CIDSE
flyer [488 kb]
Thursday,
06 Dec 2018
11:30—13:00
Narew
Fundación Red Colombiana Para la Defensa de los Derechos Humanos, el Medio Ambiente y la Paz (FURECODEMPAZ)
Mr. JEAN CARLOS JIMENEZ FUENTES
redcolder@gmail.com
+57 4 3015719016
Abibimman Foundation (AF)
Mr. Kenneth Amoateng
amoatengken@gmail.com
+233 50 6766466
Human Rights, Climate Change and Post-Conflict in Colombia
A negotiated solution to the conflict in Colombia has created diverse impacts on its environmental structure and has generated a reinterpretation of the processes of Adaptation to Climate Change. This has a variety of impacts on Human Rights and the goals of reducing emissions by 2030

Speakers: Environmental Leaders of Colombia, Social Activist and Human Rights Defenders. International Guests Decision makers and others
 
Thursday,
06 Dec 2018
11:30—13:00
Pieniny
Climate Action Network - Europe (CAN - Europe)
Mr. Eddy de Neef
eddy@caneurope.org
+32 0 491074400
CliMates
Ms. Sofia Kabbej
sofia.kabbej@climates.fr
+33 6 62964825
Foundation for Sustainability
Ms. Insa Ahlers
ahlers@stiftungzukunft.de
+49 30 288835697
Supporting implementation of the Paris Agreement through Climate Litigation and Legislation Reforms
Climate action is rising across the jurisdictions of the world. This event gathers civil society representatives engaged with litigation actions and legislation reforms in Europe to inspire change that promotes equity, inclusion and human rights in the full implementation of the Paris Agreement.

Speakers: Mary Robinson (tbc); Tessa Khan, Co-Director, Climate Litigation Network; Caterina Freytag, Policy Advisor – Climate Litigation, Germanwatch; Sanna Vannar, Plaintiff of People’s Climate Case, the president of Saminourra; Martial Breton, CliMates; Wendel Trio, director, CAN Europe
 
Thursday,
06 Dec 2018
11:30—13:00
Warmia
Emory University
Ms. Eri Saikawa
eri.saikawa@emory.edu
+1 404 7270487
Colorado State University
Ms. gillian bowser
gbowser@colostate.edu
+1 202 4250639
International Youth and Student Movement for the United Nations (ISMUN)
Mr. Oluwole David Oshota
ooshota@hotmail.com
+1 404 4521338
Students and Youth Researching and Advocating for Climate Action, Equity, and Global Justice
We will have an information-sharing session on initiatives to involve faculty, students and staff—from activists to the disengaged to skeptics—in climate actions. A focus will be discussion of strategies in communicating climate change to everyone and engaging them in mitigation/adaptation efforts.

Speakers: Student leaders from 5-6 campuses internationally to explain efforts on their own campuses. Also, two students to lead a Q&A and brainstorming session with the audience.
 
Thursday,
06 Dec 2018
11:30—13:00
Wisla
Fondation BNP Paribas (Fondation BNP Paribas)
Mr. Sylvain Taboni
Sylvain.taboni@bnpparibas.com
+33 1 55773986
BUSINESS & INDUSTRY DAY| One Planet Fellowship
Africa is one of the most vulnerable continents to climate change. This session will demonstrate the urgency for networks and programmes such as the One Planet Fellowship Program that aims to deliver gender responsive climate adaptation solutions for African smallholder farmers.

Speakers: Wanjiru Kamau-Rutenberg, Director, African Women in Agriculture, Kenya Jean-Jacques Goron, Director, BNP Paribas Foundation, France Gareth Phillips, Manager of Climate Change & Environment, AfDB, Cote d'Ivoire Pacifica F. Achieng Ogola, Director of Climate Change, Minister of Environment, Kenya
Invitation [385 kb]
Thursday,
06 Dec 2018
13:00—14:30
Lubelskie Climate Action Room 3
Global Climate Action (GCA)
Ms. Brankica Cerovic
bcerovic@unfccc.int
+49 228 8151559
Intergenerational Inquiry: Youth Stepping Up Climate Action
This high-Level event on “Multi-Stakeholders Engagement for Youth Climate Action in the context of the SDGs and The Paris Agreement” provides a platform for youth and decision-makers to discuss how young people can enhance the implementation of the Paris Agreement and the SDGs.

Speakers: See link for speakers and further information: https://unfccc.int/climate-action/global-climate-action-events
 
Thursday,
06 Dec 2018
13:15—14:45
Bieszczady
Adaptation Fund Board (AFB)
Mr. Matthew Pueschel
mpueschel@adaptation-fund.org
+1 202 4736743
Adaptation Fund: Innovative replicable and scalable adaptation interventions
The Adaptation Fund (AF) will discuss new innovation grants to help advance its often groundbreaking concrete adaptation work for the most vulnerable. AF's contributions and value to serving the Paris Agreement will also be highlighted.

Speakers: AFB Chair Victor Vinas, a UNDP rep, Jessica Troni, UNEP head of adaptation, Antigua and Barbuda/Department of Environment rep, Mohamed Andoshe, Ethiopia Ministry of Environment/Forests/Climate Change, and a Germanwatch AF NGO Network rep
Side Event Agenda [691 kb]
AF Media Event Agenda [679 kb]
Contributor Dialogue Agenda [421 kb]
Thursday,
06 Dec 2018
13:15—14:45
Bug
Ethiopia
Ms. selamawit wubet
selamawit86@gmail.com
+251 913 216636
ECOWAS Regional Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (ECREEE)
Ms. Adeola Adebiyi
aadebiyi@ecreee.org
+238 238 9265619
Geothermal Energy Development in East Africa
Successes and challenges of Geothermal Energy Development in Africa and awareness creation of the Geothermal Risk Mitigation Facility (GRMF)

Speakers: Ministries of Energy - Ethiopia, Djibouti, Kenya and Tanzania, Representative of AUC, Representative of AfDB,
 
Thursday,
06 Dec 2018
13:15—14:45
Narew
Bolivia (Plurinational State of)
Ms. Fany Beatriz Ramos Quispe
fany.ramos@madretierra.gob.bo
+591 2 73092638
Indigenous People of Africa Coordinating Committee (IPACC)
Ms. Dimala Marachealee Wicksteed
ipacc@iafrica.com
+27 21 6743262
The Bolivian experience on Indigenous Peoples engagement for an effective climate action
Bolivia has started an initiative for enhancing the participation of the Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities in the national action for dealing with Climate Change, therefore, the event aims to be a sharing of experiences of Bolivia and others related to the LCIPP implementation

Speakers: Indigenous Peoples Platform of Bolivia representative UN Special Rapporteur for Indigenous Peoples - Ms Vicky Tauli-Corpuz Indigenous Peoples Forum on Climate Change
Merged side event Bolivia-IPACC [18 kb]
Thursday,
06 Dec 2018
13:15—14:45
Pieniny
Secretariat of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)
Ms. Miwa Kato
mkato@unfccc.int
+49 228 8151168
WIM Task Force Recommendations: Integrated Approaches to Avert, Minimize & Address Displacement
Presentations and discussion on the outcomes of the two-year work of the Task Force on Displacement, established under the Warsaw International Mechanism to develop recommendations for integrated approaches to avert, minimize and address displacement related to the adverse impacts of climate change.

Speakers: tbc
 
Thursday,
06 Dec 2018
13:15—14:45
Warmia
Secretariat of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)
Ms. Veronica Colerio
vcolerio@unfccc.int
+49 228 8151675
Actions and support before 2020: where we are. Paving the way for success under the Paris Agreement
The UNFCCC secretariat has prepared a summary report of the third biennial reports submitted by developed countries, which includes information on the progress made towards the achievement of the 2020 targets and the provision of support to developing country Parties.
Key Messages [944 kb]
Concept Note [142 kb]
UNFCCC secretariat presentation [898 kb]
Presentation of Japan [1 Mb]
Thursday,
06 Dec 2018
15:00—16:30
Bieszczady
African Centre for Technology Studies (ACTS)
Mr. Kennedy Liti Mbeva
k.mbeva@acts-net.org
+254 722 361183
Disability and Climate Resilience: A case of Kenya and Bangladesh
We shall discuss findings from research conducted in Kenya and Bangladesh to understand differential impacts of climatic shocks on Persons with Disabilities (PWDs); coping mechanisms by PWDs and how policy and practice can enhance climate resilience for PWDs.

Speakers: 1.Dr Joanes Atela,ACTS 2.Dr Maria Kett,Leonard Cheshire Disability 3.Dr Saleemul Huq, International Centre for Climate Change and Development (ICCAD) 4.Mr Iftekhar Ahmed, Centre for Services and Information on Disability (CSID) 5.Ms Shababa Haque, ICCAD 6. Winnie Khaemba, ACTS
 
Thursday,
06 Dec 2018
15:00—16:30
Bug
ActionAid International
Ms. Teresa Anderson
teresa.anderson@actionaid.org
+44 7984 932655
Comité Catholique contre la Faim et pour le Développement 13 Terre solidaire (CCFD-Terre Solidaire)
Ms. Anne-Laure Sable
a.sable@ccfd-terresolidaire.org
+33 1 44828137
Rights and Resources Institute, Inc. (RRI)
Mr. Alain Frechette
afrechette@rightsandresources.org
+1 514 8047359
Climate Action in the Land Sector: Rights, Food and Ecosystems for a 1.5 Degree Pathway
ActionAid and colleagues in the Climate, Land, Ambition and Rights Alliance (CLARA) will present their report identifying equitable and rights-based potential emission reductions in the land sector to limit warming to 1.5°C, using peer-reviewed science focused on equity and sustainable development.

Speakers: TBD
 
Thursday,
06 Dec 2018
15:00—16:30
Narew
Brahma Kumaris World Spiritual University (BKWSU)
Ms. Sonja Ohlsson
sonja.ohlsson@gmail.com
+45 30 230738
Franciscans International (FI)
Mr. Antonius Tjahjono
b.tjahjono@fiop.org
+41 22 7794010
Friends World Committee for Consultation
Ms. Lindsey Cook
Lfcook@quno.ch
+49 228 9107817
Quaker Earthcare Witness (QEW)
Ms. Shelley Tanenbaum
shelley@quakerearthcare.org
+1 510 9262728
Building a Spirit of Solidarity to overcome the climate crisis
Leading voices will share ideas on how to build solidarity, overcome fears, and take responsible decisions to protect humans from harmful climate change. The speakers and audience will consider key actions to help parties set up effective and fair guidelines to pursue a 1.5C temperature rise limit.

Speakers: Debra Roberts-IPCC Co-Chair Working Group II;Isabel Cavelier Adarve-Principal Advisor Mission2020;Martin Frick-Director Policy & Programs UNFCCC;Jayanti Kirpalani-Director Brahma Kumaris Europe; Hindou Oumarou Ibrahim-Coordinator AFPAT;Archbishop Bernardito Auza-Nuncio of the Holy See to the UN.
Creating a Climate of Change - Brahma Kumaris [3 Mb]
Invitation Side event Building Solidarity [115 kb]
QUONO Government Official Toolkit [852 kb]
Brahma Kumaris Press statement [556 kb]
Thursday,
06 Dec 2018
15:00—16:30
Pieniny
Project Developer Forum Ltd. (PD-Forum)
Mr. Sven Kolmetz
sven.kolmetz@pd-forum.net
+4 171 2798223
Designated Operational Entities and Independent Entities Association (DIA)
Mr. Werner Betzenbichler
Werner.Betzenbichler@bece-experts.com
+49 81617 7223822
International Climate Dialogue e.V. (ICD)
Mr. Björn Dransfeld
bd@international-climate-dialogue.net
+49 176 72856437
Double counting - the million dollar question for the implementation of Article 6 and further issues
After 2020 most of the parties will have national commitments. How can we make sure that cooperative approaches / carbon markets are still possible without conflicting with national targets? In this context, we will not only look at compliance markets but at voluntary markets as well.

Speakers: Dr. S. Kolmetz: Moderator C. Vrolijk: Views from a voluntary market player Dr. S. Greiner: Article 6 pilot Experiences R. Boti-Douayoua: Needs for carbon markets to achieve NDC's J. Swartz: Double counting & NDC; voluntary market after 2020
Abstract and Participants of the joint side event of PD Forum ICD and DIA [472 kb]
Thursday,
06 Dec 2018
15:00—16:30
Warmia
University of Texas at Austin
Ms. Katherine Romanak
katherine.romanak@beg.utexas.edu
+1 512 4716136
Bellona Foundation
Mr. Olav Øye
olav@bellona.no
+47 0 46281210
BHP Billiton SaskPower Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) Knowledge Centre Inc. doing business as International CCS Knowledge Centre*
Mr. Mike Monea
mmonea@ccsknowledge.com
+1 306 5655669
Carbon Capture and Storage Association (CCSA)
Ms. Judith Shapiro
judith.shapiro@ccsassociation.org
+44 20 30318750
Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) for decarbonising industry in developed and developing countries
Countries will determine their most appropriate mitigation actions to update their NDCs. For many industries there is only one option: CCS. This event will highlight developments relevant to rapidly developing economies, Sustainable Development Goals, and industries in transition.

Speakers: Thelma Krug, IPCC Vice-chair; Mark Field, MP UK FCO Minister; Tim Dixon, IEAGHG; Jonas Helseth, Bellona; Manuela Ojan, Heidelberg Cement; Andrew Jupiter, Univ. of the West Indies; Mike Monea, International CCS Knowledge Centre; Brian Kohler, IndustriALL; Katherine Romanak, Univ. of Texas.
Dixon Introduction [1 Mb]
Krug IPCC Report [637 kb]
Heidelberg Cement [1 Mb]
Monea CCS Knowldge Center capture [1 Mb]
Trade Union Just Transition [1 Mb]
Zero Emissions Platform [1 Mb]
Univ of Texas Safe Storage [526 kb]
CCS ion Trinidad and Tobago [2 Mb]
CCS in the SDGs [911 kb]
Dixon Wrap up [490 kb]
CCS KNowledge Centre information [559 kb]
Thursday,
06 Dec 2018
15:00—16:30
Wisla
Association Française des Entreprises pour l'Environnement (EpE)
Mr. David LAURENT
dlaurent@epe-asso.org
+33 0 637170867
BUSINESS & INDUSTRY DAY| Business exploration of carbon neutral pathways at country level
France has committed to reach carbon neutrality by 2050. EpE members carried out a study to propose a full picture of the economy and society compatible with this target.This session aims to highlight the benefits of this collaborative long-term carbon neutrality strategy and related success factors

Speakers: Claire Tutentuit, Managing Director, EpE-France; Emmanuel Normant, Group Chief Sustainability Officer, Saint Gobain-France; Bernhard Schwager, Head of Sustainability, Bosch-Germany; Marie Alix du Laz, Senior Climate Advisor,Total-France; Yvon Slingenberg, Director,DG Climate Action-EU Commission
Invitation [385 kb]
Thursday,
06 Dec 2018
16:30—18:00
Lubelskie Climate Action Room 3
Global Climate Action (GCA)
Ms. Brankica Cerovic
bcerovic@unfccc.int
+49 228 8151559
Yearbook for Global Climate Action -- A discussion on urgency and action
Climate action by non-state actors is rising, and together with national commitments might meet the goals laid down in Paris. The Yearbook for Global Climate Action, a key document of the Marrakesh Partnership Champions provides the food for high-level discussion with urgency and action at the core.

Speakers: See link for speakers and further information: https://unfccc.int/climate-action/global-climate-action-events
 
Thursday,
06 Dec 2018
16:45—18:15
Bieszczady
Overseas Development Institute (ODI)
Mr. Daniel Steinmann
d.steinmann@odi.org.uk
+44 20 2033276589
Humboldt-Viadrina Governance Platform gGmbH*
Ms. Hannah Schindler
hschindler@governance-platform.org
+49 30 20620115
Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI)
Ms. Caroline Ott
cott@rmi.org
+1 978 7665167
Making finance flows consistent with Paris objectives: insights on operationalizing Article 2.1c
Article 2.1c of the Paris Agreement calls for finance flows to be aligned with low emissions and climate-resilient development pathways. This event will explore how this key goal can be operationalized in the Paris architecture, and the role of non-state actors in supporting the shift.

Speakers: Finance negotiators (such as Belize, Colombia, Germany, UK), investor representative (such as Ceres, Investor Agenda), research institute (either ODI, E3G, RMI or WRI).
 
Thursday,
06 Dec 2018
16:45—18:15
Bug
Amazon Environmental Research Institute (IPAM)
Ms. Gabriela Russo Lopes
gabriela.russo@ipam.org.br
+55 61 996489625
Boticário Group Foundation for Nature Protection
Ms. Juliana Ribeiro
jubaladelli@hotmail.com
+55 41 999146046
Institute for Agricultural and Forest Management and Certification (Imaflora)
Ms. Marina Piatto
marina@imaflora.org
+55 19 981770957
Brazil & the Paris Agreement: a second drop off?
Brazil, the world's 7th GHG emitter, just elected a President who vowed to weaken environmental governance and drop off the Paris Agreement. His administration should implement Brazil's NDC 37% emissions reduction goal by 2025, focusng on land use change. How will it be affected by current politics?

Speakers: Ane Alencar (Dir of Science, IPAM) Carlos Rittl (Executive-secretary, Climate Observatory) Marta Gunfaus (Snr researcher, IDDRI) Thelma Krug (Vice-chair, IPCC; snr researcher, INPE) Thiago Mendes (National Climate Change Secretary, Ministry of Environment of Brazil, Michel Temer Admin)
 
Thursday,
06 Dec 2018
16:45—18:15
Narew
Climate Strategies
Ms. Alexandra Carr
alexandra.carr@climatestrategies.org
+44 20 3196659
German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin)
Ms. Olga Zhylenko
ozhylenko@diw.de
+49 30 89789470
Institut du Développement Durable et des Relations Internationales (IDDRI)
Mr. Nicolas Berghmans
nicolas.berghmans@iddri.org
+33 1 45497677
University of Cape Town (UCT)
Ms. Samantha Keen
samantha.keen@uct.ac.za
+2 21 6502831
Feasible Pathways for a Just Coal Transition
The event will present research results on feasible trajectories and policy guidance for coal transitions in 6 major coal-producing countries: India, China, Australia, South Africa, Germany and Poland. It will take into account the declining coal demand and growth of alternative energy options.

Speakers: Researchers from Oliver Sator (IDDRI), Jörn Richstein (DIW), Jesse Burton (University of Cape Town) and Andrzej Blachowicz (Climate Strategies) and other researchers from the project network.
Implementing Coal Transitions - Synthesis Report [1 Mb]
Coal Transitions in Poland [1 Mb]
Coal Transitions in China [1 Mb]
Presentations at CT Side Event - 6 Dec 2018 [2 Mb]
Thursday,
06 Dec 2018
16:45—18:15
Pieniny
Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI)
Ms. Silvia Maciunas
smaciunas@cigionline.org
+1 519 5735301
German Institute for International and Security Affairs (SWP)
Ms. Susanne Droege
susanne.droege@swp-berlin.org
+49 30 88007273
University of Eastern Finland (UEF)
Mr. Harro van Asselt
harro.vanasselt@sei.org
+4 1865 426316
The role of international trade law and policy in implementing and strengthening the Paris Agreement
Trade policy and law can support the successful implementation of the Paris Agreement and enhance ambition. Panelists will discuss how international trade instruments and policy measures can do this and will consider trade related measures in NDCs as well as possible trade barriers to climate action

Speakers: Panelists are from international organizations and Parties acting on the trade and environment relationship, alongside experts from academia and think tanks. Included are Oonagh Fitzgerald (Chair) CIGI ILRP;Susanne Droege, SWP, Harro van Asselt, UEF, Maria Panezi, CIGI.
 
Thursday,
06 Dec 2018
16:45—18:15
Warmia
Association Actions Vitales Pour Le Développement Durable (AVD)
Mr. Jean Paul Brice Affana Affana
jeanpaulaffana@yahoo.fr
+237 237 696324998
Greener Impact International (GII)
Mr. Gawusu-Toure Kassim
k.gawusu@gmail.com
+233 0 244967340
Intergenerational dialogue and Talanoa dialogue: uniting for a successful Paris Agreement's rulebook
The event shares insights on how intergenerational dialogue and Talanoa dialogue unite citizens and policymakers to join forces for enhanced climate action. Discussions will present how this contributes to elaborating a meaningful Paris Agreement rulebook which is expected to be a key COP24 outcome.

Speakers: Speakers will include representatives from youth-led and youth-focused organizations; officials from Parties; young innovators as well as representatives of partner organizations affiliated with the #BonnFiji - Citizen-driven SDGs Action Network and Greener Impact International (GII).
 
Thursday,
06 Dec 2018
16:45—18:15
Wisla
Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA)
Mr. Martin Doe
mdoe@pca-cpa.org
+31 70 3024140
BUSINESS & INDUSTRY DAY | Promoting and protecting climate change investment
This panel discussion will focus on how the dispute resolution procedures in the Paris Agreement and the UNFCCC, including arbitration, could be used by States and business to incentivise compliance with/enable enforcement of the Paris Agreement.

Speakers: Nicola Peart, 3 Crowns, London; Wendy Miles QC, Debevoise & Plimpton, London, Vice-Chair, ICC International Court of Arbitration; Ilona Millar, Baker McKenzie, Sydney; Lourdes Sanchez, Creative Disrupters; Amelia Keene, Team Innovate
Invitation [385 kb]
Thursday,
06 Dec 2018
18:30—20:00
Bieszczady
University of Zurich (UZH)
Ms. Aglaja Espelage
espelage@perspectives.cc
+49 761 76695560
Senegal
Ms. Aglaja Espelage
espelage@perspectives.cc
+49 761 76695560
Linking carbon markets and climate finance in African countries
This side event will present a project to pilot replicable climate financing models in Senegal, Ethiopia and Uganda that are based on the pipeline of activities under the CDM. The government of Senegal will showcase how these activities help implementing the NDC currently under revision.

Speakers: Researchers and practitioners with international carbon market and climate finance experience as well as government representatives
Flyer [649 kb]
Presentation 1 [196 kb]
Presentation 2 [1 Mb]
Presentation 3 [2 Mb]
Presentation 3 [2 Mb]
Thursday,
06 Dec 2018
18:30—20:00
Bug
International Potato Center (CIP)
Ms. Lilia Salinas
l.salinas@cgiar.org
+51 1 3175307
International Center for Living Aquatic Resources Management (WorldFish)
Mr. Dhanush Dinesh
d.dinesh@cgiar.org
+44 0 7474949499
World Economic Forum
Mr. Noam BOUSSIDAN
noam.boussidan@weforum.org
+41 75 4022856
Next generation technologies to tackle climate challenges in agriculture
We will discuss promising technologies: advances in crop breeding for resilience to climate change, pest and disease management; and transformative technologies for food security. Also identify priorities to further develop agricultural knowledge and innovation systems linked to an investment case.

Speakers: Mariam Al Mohair, Food Security Minister, UAE Graham Thiele, Director, RTB-CIP Hugo Campos, Research Director, CIP Sean de Cleene, Food System Initiative, WEF Jacques Wery, DDGR ICARDA Claudia Rössler, Director Chem, Agric, Life Sciences Ind, Microsoft Tobias Baedeker, Agric Econ, World Bank
 
Thursday,
06 Dec 2018
18:30—20:00
Narew
Secretariat of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)
Mr. Vladimir Hecl
vhecl@unfccc.int
+49 228 0
Technology needs assessments and action plans for implementing the Paris Agreement
This side event aims to enhance understanding synergies between the technology needs assessments and the nationally determined contributions, and will highlight implementation experiences of developing countries.

Speakers: UNEP DTU, TEC, CTCN, country practioners, private sector
TNA NDC side event agenda [143 kb]
Thursday,
06 Dec 2018
18:30—20:00
Pieniny
Secretariat of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)
Ms. Annett Moehner
amoehner@unfccc.int
+49 228 8151476
Launching of UN Environment Adaptation GAP report
Presentation of the key findings from the Adaptation Gap Report 2018 and a discussion around progress towards the global goal on adaptation and the adaptation gap in health.

Speakers: Barney Dickson, UNEP & Global Center on Adaptation; Youssef Nassef, UNFCCC Secretariat; Kristie Ebi, University of Washington; Henry Neufeldt, UNEP DTU Partnership; Edith Ofwona, IDRC; Anil Markandya, BC3 and Saleemul Huq, ICCAD
Adaptation Gap Report 2018 flyer [520 kb]
Thursday,
06 Dec 2018
18:30—20:00
Warmia
Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR)
Ms. Levania Santoso
l.santoso@cgiar.org
+62 251 8622622
Wageningen University (WUR)
Ms. Veronique De Sy
niki.desy@wur.nl
+31 0 648688397
What has REDD+ achieved? Empirical evidence for transformational change.
Evidence on the performance of REDD+ & other forestry & land use initiatives is critically needed. CIFOR, the GCF-IEU, and partners will present different approaches for evaluating the impacts of these initiatives. Program implementers will reflect on experiences with real-time impact assessment.

Speakers: Christopher Martius (CIFOR), Karma Tshering (GCF Board Member), Jyotsna Puri (GCF IEU), Amy Duchelle (CIFOR), Martin Herold (Wageningen University), Malgorzata Buszko-Briggs (FAO/UN-REDD), and Arild Angelsen (Norwegian University of Life Sciences).
Side Event Program [838 kb]
Friday,
07 Dec 2018
10:00—13:00
Lubelskie Climate Action Room 3
Global Climate Action (GCA)
Ms. Brankica Cerovic
bcerovic@unfccc.int
+49 228 8151559
MPGCA Human Settlements: Integrated and Multilevel Action to Raise Ambition
The event will consist of three panel discussions: integrated climate action for low-carbon and resilient societies; raising ambition: sectoral progress and achievements, with a special focus on the buildings and construction sector; looking forward: financing multilevel action.

Speakers: See link for speakers and further information: https://unfccc.int/climate-action/marrakech-partnership/events/gca-at-cop24
 
Friday,
07 Dec 2018
10:00—13:00
Pomorze Climate Action Room 1
Global Climate Action (GCA)
Ms. Brankica Cerovic
bcerovic@unfccc.int
+49 228 8151559
MPGCA Industry: Taking climate ambition to the next level - Industry Leadership in Action
The transformation of our economies must urgently accelerate to deliver the Paris Agreement objectives. As engines for growth, jobs, and innovation, the private sector is making investments and aligning strategies to a Paris Agreement-compliant economy, and is supporting Parties to enhance ambition.

Speakers: See link for speakers and further information: https://unfccc.int/climate-action/marrakech-partnership/events/gca-at-cop24
 
Friday,
07 Dec 2018
11:30—13:00
Bieszczady
Climate Alliance (Klima-Bündnis)
Mr. Thomas Brose
t.brose@klimabuendnis.org
+4 69 71713931
Climate Alliance Italy
Mr. Karl-Ludwig Schibel
coordinamento@climatealliance.it
+39 75 8554321
Groupe Energies Renouvelables, Environnement et Solidarités (GERES)
Ms. Clémentine Laratte
c.laratte@geres.eu
+33 0 442186112
Local Climate Action: The Practices Behind the Numbers
Sub-national governments are essential to help turn climate action pledges into concrete action. This side-event will bring together climate experts and political leaders to discuss how locally and regionally determined contributions could be fully recognised and integrated into global processes.

Speakers: Prof. Takeuchi - Nagoya Universtiy Miguel Morcillo - Climate Alliance Karl-Ludwig Schibel - Climate Alliance Italy MyEnergy - Energy Agency Luxembourg Committee of the Regions Clementine Laratte - GERES
Description_Agenda [657 kb]
Input_Talanoa_Climate Alliance [1 Mb]
Friday,
07 Dec 2018
11:30—13:00
Bug
Basque Centre for Climate Change (BC3)
Ms. Ainhoa Azkarate
ainhoa.azkarate@bc3research.org
+34 94 3494401469
Foundation for GAIA* (GAIA)
Ms. Vita DE WAAL
vdw@foundation-for-gaia.org
+44 78 55465138
University Luigi Bocconi, Institute of Energy and Environment Economics and Policy (IEFE)
Ms. Benedetta Lucchitta
benedetta.lucchitta@unibocconi.it
+39 348 1218652
Implementation of non-state climate policies and targets
Regional governments, cities, businesses and others are committing to ambitious climate targets and policies, both in adaptation and mitigation. The challenge is how to implement them effectively and increase ambition. We will discuss recent developments and ways forward in non-state action.

Speakers: A.Markandya,Prof.Basque Centre for Climate Change Mª Cecilia Alvarado,Vice-President of Azuay, Co-Chair of nrg4SD G. Saenz de Miera, Dir. Climate Change Area Iberdrola E. Croci, Research director,IEFE-Bocconi University P.Pelizzaro, Chief Resilience Officer, Milan R.Hall, President of ECOLISE
Side Event Programme [183 kb]
Friday,
07 Dec 2018
11:30—13:00
Narew
Conservation International (CI)
Ms. Erin Beasley
ebeasley@conservation.org
+1 703 3412626
LCIP Platform: a force for transformative change in raising ambition from natural climate solutions
Panelists will share views on the LCIP Platform and approaches to promote inclusivity, transparency and integration of diverse Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities knowledge, practices and innovations into relevant UNFCCC processes, critical to increasing ambition from natural climate solutions.

Speakers: UNFCCC Secretariat; Government of Costa Rica; Dedicated Grant Mechanism for Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities; LCIP Platform Negotiators; Conservation International; World Bank; IUCN CEESP Commission
 
Friday,
07 Dec 2018
11:30—13:00
Pieniny
Reseau International des Organismes de Bassin (RIOB)
Mr. Eric Tardieu
e.tardieu@inbo-news.org
+33 1 44908860
Observatoire du Sahara et du Sahel (OSS)
Mr. Nabil Ben Khatra
nabil.benkhatra@oss.org.tn
+216 71 206633
Partenariat Français pour l'Eau (PFE)
Ms. SOLENE FABREGES
solene.fabreges@partenariat-francais-eau.fr
+33 1 41201773
Water and climate challenges: time to finance actions!
Societies are affected by climate change & extreme weather events via the water cycle (surface & groundwater): droughts, floods & desertification threaten water, food & energy security. We will showcase solutions for adaptation & mitigation in the water sector (information, governance & financing).

Speakers: - Sahara and Sahel Observatory Executive Secretary - UNECE Water Convention Secretary - French Water Partnership President - UNESCO-IHP Secretary - International Network of Basin Organizations World President - Global Alliances for Water and Climate Secretary General
 
Friday,
07 Dec 2018
11:30—13:00
Warmia
Imperial College London
Mr. Neil Jennings
cop@imperial.ac.uk
+44 207 5948452
Carnegie Mellon University (CMU)
Ms. Ines Azevedo
iazevedo@cmu.edu
+1 412 2683754
Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC)
Mr. Stephen Sawyer
steve.sawyer@gwec.net
+31 6 53504715
Renewables and energy storage: An ideal marriage for a low carbon world?
To avoid a 1.5 or 2oC rise in global temperatures a significant scale-up of renewable technologies is likely to be required. This session looks at opportunities for growth in renewables and how energy storage can help address the challenge of variable renewable energy supply.

Speakers: Dr Joeri Rogelj (Imperial College London), Steve Sawyer (Global Wind Energy Council), Rana Adib (REN21), Dr. Michael Whiston (Carnegie Mellon University), Prof. Evelina Trutnevyte (University of Geneva), Chair: Dr Rob Gross (Imperial College London)
Event slides [1 Mb]
Friday,
07 Dec 2018
11:30—13:00
Wisla
Coordinating Body of Indigenous Organizations of the Amazon Basin (COICA)
Mr. Gregorio Mirabal
coica@coica.org.ec
+593 2 3226744
The Woods Hole Research Center (WHRC)
Mr. David McGlinchey
dmcglinchey@whrc.org
+1 508 4441509
Amazon forests’ Carbon dynamics show Indigenous Territories avoiding CO2 emissions
Indigenous Organizations of the Amazon Basin will present their contribution to climate protection and adaptation strategies.

Speakers: Delegates of COICA and its member organizations, delegates of allied organizations
 
Friday,
07 Dec 2018
13:15—14:45
Bieszczady
Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact Foundation (AIPP)
Mr. Lakpa Nuri Sherpa
nuri@aippnet.org
+66 53 343539
Indigenous Peoples’ messages for COP24
tbc

Speakers: tbc
 
Friday,
07 Dec 2018
13:15—14:45
Bug
United Nations
Ms. Alice Hicuburundi
hicuburundi@un.org
+1 212 9635915
Optimising the integration of ocean-related issues in NDCs and NAPs for the achievement of SDG 14
The side event builds on the ongoing discussions under the UNFCCC process on the importance of raising awareness on the role of oceans in climate and climate change, and interlinkages and synergies for action.

Speakers: • Representatives of UN-Oceans member agencies • Country representatives involved in field projects or in the development of NDCs or NAPs • Regional Organizations or partners • Interested stakeholders
Agenda [331 kb]
Agenda updates [331 kb]
Friday,
07 Dec 2018
13:15—14:45
Narew
Secretariat of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)
Mr. Peter Iversen
piversen@unfccc.int
+49 228 8151032
Tackling global deforestation emissions
Insights from the REDD+ MRV process. Status after the first five years of REDD+ MRV.

Speakers: Peter Iversen (UNFCCC), Malgorzata Buszko Briggs (FAO), REDD+ country representatives and LULUCF experts (tbc)
REDD+ brochure [919 kb]
Friday,
07 Dec 2018
13:15—14:45
Pieniny
Secretariat of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)
Mr. Alejandro Kilpatrick
akilpatrick@unfccc.int
+49 228 8151764
Building capacity for integrating human rights into climate action
Building capacity for integrating human rights into climate action – Joint side event of Paris Committee on Capacity-building, Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights and Mary Robinson Foundation – Climate Justice.

Speakers: Jeniffer Hanna, PCCB; Benjamin Schachter, OHCHR; Tara Shine, MRFCJ; Amb. Luis Alfonso De Alba, UN SG Special Envoy for Climate Change; Shamiso Najira, Malawi; Michael Windfuhr, German Institute for Human Rights; Agnes Leina, Illaramatak Community Concerns, Kenya; Sebastien Duyck, CIEL
Announcement [992 kb]
Programme [404 kb]
Mary Robinson Foundation presentation [908 kb]
Friday,
07 Dec 2018
13:15—14:45
Warmia
Sustainable Population Australia Inc. (SPA)
Ms. Jane O'Sullivan
j.osullivan@uq.edu.au
+61 7 33798090
Chad
Mr. Hamid Abakar Souleymane
chogara11@yahoo.fr
+2 35 62000047
Madagascar
Mme Harisoa Rakotondrazafy
hrakotondrazafy@wwf.mg
+261 34 4980370
Uganda
Mr. Bob NATIFU
bob.natifu@gmail.com
+256 0 753666777
Multi-sectoral initiatives for climate resilience, population & sustainable livelihoods in Africa
By connecting environment, livelihoods, health and population, communities can take control of change. From Madagascar, Uganda and Chad, projects feature conservation, energy access, climate early warning systems, diversify livelihoods, women’s enterprises, health, hygiene and family planning.

Speakers: Harisoa Rakotondrazafy, co-chair, Climate Change Thematic Group, Madagascar; Marie Louise Rakotondrafara, Director, National Meteorology Department of Madagascar; Guy Suzon Ramangason, Director, Madagascar National Parks; Charles Kabiswa and Isaac Kabongo, Ecological Christian Organisation, Uganda
Kabiswa presentation PHE Uganda [3 Mb]
Kabongo-PHE advocacy-Uganda [451 kb]
Souleymane-FamilyPlanning-Chad [1 Mb]
HoPE-LVB_Briefing_CreatingLastingChange [2 Mb]
RAKOTONDRAFARA-slides-MeteoMadagascar [3 Mb]
Friday,
07 Dec 2018
13:15—14:45
Wisla
Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS)
Mr. Raoul KOUAME
kokouame@ecowas.int
+234 0 8180136919
Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie (OIF/IFDD)
Mr. Issa BADO
issa.bado@francophonie.org
+1 418 6925727
Union Economique et Monétaire Ouest Africaine (UEMOA)
Mr. christophe deguenon
cdeguenon@uemoa.int
+226 72 194980
Implementation of NDCs in West Africa and Francophone countries: Stocktaking and challenges
As today, almost West Africa and francophone countries have ratified the Paris Agreement and are now implementing the actions defined in their NDCs. Regional and international institutions are therefore working in synergy to supporting them in this process. This event will showcase these actions.

Speakers: 1. ECOWAS Commission Representative; 2. UEMOA Commission Representative; 4. IFDD Representative; 4. CILSS Representative
 
Friday,
07 Dec 2018
15:00—16:30
Bieszczady
Instituto de Ecología y Antropología de Acción (INFOE)
Ms. Elke Falley-Rothkopf
elke@infoe.de
+49 178 1746966
Action Solidarité Tiers-Monde a.s.b.l. (ASTM)
Mr. Dietmar Mirkes
s.lunnebach@climatealliance.org
+49 69 71713932
The powers of water - on the way to the sustainable use of nature's driving force
“Water is the driving force in nature” Da Vinci is quoted, IP such as the Shuar also revere its sacred power. Hydropower is often portrayed as climate friendly energy in line with the SDGs.Yet,negative impacts on climate, biodiversity and communities are neglected.The side event seeks solutions.

Speakers: invited: Mr Juan Carlos Jintiach, Ms Tabea Casique Coronado (COICA), female IP representative Brasil or Peru Mr Thilo Papacek (INFOE) Mr Thomas Brose (Klima-Bündnis) Ms Heike Drillisch (CorA Network for Corporate Accountability)
Description_Agenda [1 Mb]
Sustainable_Hydropower_article [573 kb]
Study on Belo_Monte_Odebrecht_in_German [2 Mb]
10 Reasons against large hydropower [2 Mb]
Friday,
07 Dec 2018
15:00—16:30
Bug
Asian Institute of Technology (AIT)
Mr. Lyan Villacorta
lyan.villacorta@rrcap.ait.ac.th
+66 9 55647889
Bangladesh Centre for Advanced Studies (BCAS)
Mr. Golam Rabbani
golam.rabbani72@gmail.com
+880 1 713248362
Indigo Development and Change
Ms. Bettina Koelle
bettina@indigo-dc.org
+27 27 2181148
Exploring Innovative Approaches to Strengthen Capacity on Direct Access to Climate Finance
To date, direct access projects account for only one-third of the resources committed by the Green Climate Fund. In this side event, let us explore new and innovative approaches to build capacity and empower Direct Access Entities to shift the status quo away from business-as-usual.

Speakers: Saleemul Huq (ICCCAD), Anupa Lamichhane (GCF), Atiq Rahman (BCAS), Tlou Ramaru (Environmental Affairs, South Africa), Mandy Barnett (SANBI), Wayne King (Cook Islands), Stanley Wapot (MSG), Ainun Nishat (BRAC), Lyan Villacorta (AIT), Golam Rabbani (BCAS), Elin Lorimer (Indigo Development and Change)
Promotional flyer [504 kb]
2-Climate Finance Capacity Building [442 kb]
1-Supporting CSO Capacity [1 Mb]
3-CF Transparency Mechanism [2 Mb]
Programme [188 kb]
Friday,
07 Dec 2018
15:00—16:30
Narew
Center for Climate Strategies, Inc. (CCS)
Mr. Thomas Peterson
fzhang@climatestrategies.us
+1 202 5409121
Global Environmental Institute (GEI)
Ms. Lin Ji
linji@geichina.org
+86 10 85325910
China-US Cooperation on Renewable Energy Planning & Implementation in China & South-South Countries
Share and showcase China and US NGO and technical/policy institute cooperation on the co-devel. of low carbon development strategies for subnational implementation of national and intl. goals in China & Southeast Asia via pilots and capacity building programs with special focus on renewable energy.

Speakers: Jiaman Jin (Global Environmental Institute, GEI); Thomas Peterson (Center for Climate Strategies, CCS); Cuiping Liao (Guangzhou Institute of Energy Conversion, Chinese Academy of Science, GIEC), representatives from the Government of China, Myanmar and US.
 
Friday,
07 Dec 2018
15:00—16:30
Pieniny
Georgetown University
Ms. Joanna Lewis
jil9@georgetown.edu
+1 202 6877284
Université de Montréal (UdeM)
Mr. Mark Purdon
mark.purdon@iqcarbone.org
+1 514 4767414
Transnational Transportation Policy Collaboration in North America & Europe
This side event brings together state and non-state actors collaborating to reduce transport emissions at the subnational and international scales. Policies discussed will include carbon policy, fuel economy standards, clean fuel standards, and zero-emission vehicle requirements.

Speakers: Lewis Fulton (UC Davis);Vicki Arroyo (Georgetown Climate Ctr);Rob Klee (Conn.);Taryn Finnessey (Colo.);Matt Rodriguez (Calif.);Lynn Peterson (Oreg.);Kate Blumberg (Int’l Council on Clean Transp.);Gil Tal (Int’l ZEV Policy Council);Mark Purdon (Joint Clean Climate Transp. Research Partnership)
 
Friday,
07 Dec 2018
15:00—16:30
Warmia
International Network for Sustainable Energy (INFORSE)
Mr. Gunnar Boye Olesen
inforse@gmail.com
+45 42 300192
Environnement et Developpement du Tiers-Monde (ENDA-TM)
Ms. Nathalie kOFFI
koffi.nathalie@gmail.com
+221 33 338222496
Integrated Sustainable Energy and Ecological Development Association (INSEDA)
Mr. Raymond Myles
ray.myles06@gmail.com
+91 91 9212014905
Local benefits of large-scale renewables, a guideline, W.Africa. Eco Village Development in N.India
1. Results of West African civil society organisations’ work with stakeholders on how solar- and windpower parks can benefit the local communities, including presentation of resulting guideline. 2. Impact of implementation of Eco Village Development in the Himalayan Sub Region of India.

Speakers: Secou Sarr, ENDA, Senegal Assitan Sanogo, Mali Folkecenter Charles Konseibo, CEAS, Burkina Faso Repr. of Gov.of Mali G.B. Olesen, INFORSE Secr. Raymond.Myles INSEDA/INFORSE South Asia, Zareen Myles, INSEDA/WAFD.
Policy Brief West Africa Renewables Social Dimension ENGLISH [236 kb]
Policy Brief West Africa Renewables Social Dimension FRENCH [247 kb]
PROGRAM Dec 7 INFORSE-ENDA_INSEDA Side Event [165 kb]
Renewable-Energy-Local-Context [888 kb]
Renewable-Energy-local-Context-Burkina-Faso [1 Mb]
Eco-Village-Develop.India [3 Mb]
Eco-Village-Development-Climate-White-Paper [637 kb]
Eco-Village-Development-Climate-White-Paper [637 kb]
Friday,
07 Dec 2018
15:00—16:30
Wisla
Tebtebba Foundation
Mr. Raymond de Chavez
raymond@tebtebba.org
+63 74 4447703
CHIRAPAQ - Centro de Culturas Indígenas del Perú (CHIRAPAQ)
Sra. Tarcila Rivera
ayllu@chirapaq.org.pe
+51 1 4232757
Maximizing support for indigenous peoples' adaptation and mitigation efforts: GCF & climate finance
Discussions to focus on: How can GCF and other climate finance urgently support indigenous peoples' local climate change adaptation and mitigation efforts? What role can the GCF IP Policy, and its effective implementation, play in ensuring this? What lessons can be shared from other climate finance?

Speakers: Victoria Tauli-Corpuz, UNSRRIP; Kimaren Ole Riamit, ILEPA; Tarcila Rivera Zea, UNPFII and Chirapaq; Grace Balawag, Tebtebba; GCF representative
 
Friday,
07 Dec 2018
15:00—18:00
Lubelskie Climate Action Room 3
Global Climate Action (GCA)
Ms. Brankica Cerovic
bcerovic@unfccc.int
+49 228 8151559
MPGCA Transport: Scaling up climate action in the transport sector
While highlighting the scale and range of climate action in the transport sector, this event identifies political, technical, social, and economic barriers, which are preventing the scaling up of climate action and examines how UNFCCC Parties can help address these barriers at the national level.

Speakers: See link for speakers and further information: https://unfccc.int/climate-action/marrakech-partnership/events/gca-at-cop24
 
Friday,
07 Dec 2018
15:00—18:00
Pomorze Climate Action Room 1
Global Climate Action (GCA)
Ms. Brankica Cerovic
bcerovic@unfccc.int
+49 228 8151559
MPGCA Water: Water-wise climate solutions to mitigate, adapt and thrive
Sustainable management of freshwater is essential to achieving our climate goals and creating a resilient future for people and ecosystems. These two sessions highlight water-smart climate solutions for the private sector and Parties looking to strengthen and enhance their NDCs for 2020 and beyond.

Speakers: See link for speakers and further information: https://unfccc.int/climate-action/marrakech-partnership/events/gca-at-cop24
 
Friday,
07 Dec 2018
16:45—18:15
Bieszczady
Organización Regional de la Asociación Inter-Étnica de Desarrollo de la Selva Peruana Ucayali (ORAU)
Mr. MARCO LESCANO
marcolescano@gmail.com
+51 1 995122142
Federación Nativa del Río Madre de Dios y Afluentes (FENAMAD)
Mr. MARCO LESCANO
marcolescano@gmail.com
+51 1 995122142
Indigenous Territorial Surveillance and NDC
Indigenous achievements and challenges in territorial surveillance, forest monitoring and early warning and action systems. MRV-Indigenous. Use of "eco drones". Alliance with states to stop deforestation, degradation and pollution.

Speakers: Leaders of indigenous peoples, States, Environmentalists, Multilateral Banking and Academics
 
Friday,
07 Dec 2018
16:45—18:15
Bug
Centre international de recherche sur l'environnement et le développement (CIRED)
Mr. christophe cassen
cassen@centre-cired.fr
+33 75000 143947362
Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Mines de Paris (Mines ParisTech)
Ms. Sandrine Selosse
sandrine.selosse@mines-paristech.fr
+33 0 614147437
ParisTech (ParisTech)
Ms. Nadia MAÏZI
nadia.maizi@mines-paristech.fr
+33 0 674539235
Redirecting financial flows towards an equitable low carbon transition: sovereign guarantees needed
This event will discuss how to redirect financial flows to achieve a 1°5 C world. It will examine how sovereign guarantees calibrated on a social value of mitigation activities can de-risk low carbon investments and grant access of developing countries to cheap loans, including from bond markets.

Speakers: Nadia Maïzi (Ecole des Mines de Paris, Fr) J.C. Hourcade (Cired-Cnrs, LA IPCC SR 1.5°C, Fr) D. Dasgupta (TERI, India) S. Nafo (advisor -Prime Minister, Mali) H. de Coninck (CLA IPCC SR 1.5°C, Radbout University, Nl) E. La Rovere (COPPE-Univ Rio - Br) B. Poirson (State Secretary for Envt – Fr)
ChairMSD_Prog_Research_2014-2018 [816 kb]
ChaireMPDD_ProgrRech_2014-2018 [679 kb]
ChairMSD_CMA-MINES-ParisTech [3 Mb]
Program [265 kb]
Chair_Publi [232 kb]
Friday,
07 Dec 2018
16:45—18:15
Narew
European Network for Community-Led Initiatives on Climate Change and Sustainability (ECOLISE)
Mr. Robert Hall
robert.hall@ecolise.eu
+46 76 2187369
Karnali Integrated Rural Development and Research Centre* (KIRDARC)
Mr. Abhishek Shrestha
abhishek.shrestha@kirdarc.org
+977 1 5548321
Non-Timber Forest Products-Exchange Programme Incorporated (NTFP-EP)
Mr. Dazzle Labapis
dazzle.labapis@ntfp.org
+63 2 9676127
Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities Leading the Way for Climate Action
The role and contribution of indigenous peoples and local community initiatives for enhanced climate ambition, showcasing transformative change

Speakers: Luca Jahier, President EESC, Andrew Cooper, Rapporteur COR, Meera Ghani, Policy Coordinator ECOLISE, Amelie Krug, Student Researcher, Global Ecovillage Network - Germany, Edna Maguigad, Policy and Governance Advisor, NTFP-EP, Gobinda Shahi, Program Director, KIRDARC, Robert Hall, President ECOLISE
COP24 side event e-flyer [127 kb]
Friday,
07 Dec 2018
16:45—18:15
Pieniny
European Federation for Transport and Environment (T&E)
M. Lucy Gilliam
lucy.gilliam@transportenvironment.org
+31 483 145530
Oeko-Institut (Institute for Applied Ecology e.V.), Berlin
Mr. Martin Cames
m.cames@oeko.de
+49 170 7308070
Contributions of international transport to global climate mitigation
ICAO & IMO have defined GHG targets and are defining steps to reduce emissions from international transport. The side event will present recent developments and explore options for how individual countries and the EU as a bloc can step up climate change action in these sectors.

Speakers: Speakers: Professor Kevin Anderson (Manchester University), Martin Cames (Oeko Institute) Lucy Gilliam and Carlos Calvo Ambel (Transport & environment) with Moderation from Jason Anderson (Climate Works), Jakop Dalunde Member of the European Parliament, The Greens, Sweden
Final agenda [252 kb]
Friday,
07 Dec 2018
16:45—18:15
Warmia
Jubilee South Asia Pacific Movement, Inc. (APMDD-JS)
Ms. Claire Miranda
clairemiranda08@gmail.com
+63 917 5115334
Rural Reconstruction Nepal (RRN)
Mr. Gyan Bahadur Adhikari
gyan.adhikari@rrn.org.np
+977 1 4004976
Transforming Energy Systems: Directing Finance Away From Fossil Fuels Towards Renewable Energy
Transformation of energy systems to 100% Renewable Energy is a fundamental requirement to achieve the Paris goal. A critical part of this transformation is phasing out of investments in fossil fuels, and redirecting finance to hastening the shift to clean and renewable energy systems.

Speakers: Experts and campaigners from the Asian Energy Network, and from African and Latin American organizations working on Energy Finance Issues
 
Friday,
07 Dec 2018
16:45—18:15
Wisla
International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD)
Mr. Cameron Hunter
chunter@iisd.ca
+1 204 9587700
Fundación Ambiente y Recursos Naturales (FARN)
Mr. Enrique Gabriel Maurtua Konstantinidis
enriquemk@farn.org.ar
+54 9221 6137505
New Zealand
Ms. Stephanie Lee
stephanie.lee@mfat.govt.nz
+64 21 847081
Financing the Just transition: Fossil fuel subsidy reform and reinvestment to communities
Opportunity to fund the just energy transition through redirection of public fossil fuel subsidies (USD 425billion) towards households and sustainable energy (renewables, energy efficiency). Launch of the Friends of FFSR Network to support the shift. Positive case studies from countries.

Speakers: Panelists to include Ministers from Friends of Fossil Fuel Subsidy Reform and key countries from the Network (Zambia, Morocco), high level representatives from NGOs, MDB, and the private sector.
 
Friday,
07 Dec 2018
18:30—20:00
Bieszczady
International Work Group for Indigenous Affairs (IWGIA)
Mr. Kathrin Wessendorf
kw@iwgia.org
+45 53 732835
Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact Foundation (AIPP)
Mr. Lakpa Nuri Sherpa
nuri@aippnet.org
+66 53 343539
Servicios en Comunicación Intercultural (SERVINDI)
Mr. Jorge Agurto
bosquesyclimas@gmail.com
+51 1 2720290
Demanding a space: Indigenous women's experience with and role in climate actions.
Indigenous women have long been marginalise, both as members of indigenous communities and as women, and their role in climate change actions has been neglected. However, indigenous women are increasingly taking the stage and voicing their opinions, ideas and concerns, including in this side-event.

Speakers: 5 indigenous women representatives from different regions of the world.
 
Friday,
07 Dec 2018
18:30—20:00
Bug
Secretariat of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)
Mr. Alejandro Kilpatrick
akilpatrick@unfccc.int
+49 228 8151764
Needs-based Finance (NBF) Project
The main objective of the event is to introduce the NBF Project and exchange views the project, including its added value when developing national climate finance strategies, and the existing complementarities when developing and implementing goals outlined in their NDCs and NAPs

Speakers: Representative of Antigua y Barbuda; Representative of Melanesian Spearhead Group (MSG); Representative from Uruguay; Eduardo M. de Freitas, Country Relations Manager, Green Climate Fund; Romeo Bertolini, Support Unit, NDC Partnership; Anika Terton, Project Manager, NAP Global Network
Flyer [2 Mb]
Agenda [287 kb]
Friday,
07 Dec 2018
18:30—20:00
Narew
Asian Development Bank (ADB)
Ms. Amelita de Dios
adedios@adb.org
+63 2 6324444
The Global Battle Against Climate Change will be Won or Lost in Asia and the Pacific
Asia and Pacific region has the largest number of climate-vulnerable people worldwide while being a major and growing source of GHG emissions. The achievement of the Paris Agreement depends on the implementation of progressively more ambitious NDCs, currently insufficient to meet the 2 deg target.

Speakers: Bambang Susantono, Vice-President for Knowledge Management and Sustainable Development, ADB Country reps: PRC, India, Indonesia, Fiji, Bhutan (to be invited) Institutions: World Bank, NDC Partnership, Insuresilience partnership (to be invited)
ADB side event flyer [138 kb]
Friday,
07 Dec 2018
18:30—20:00
Pieniny
International Transport Forum, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (ITF)
Ms. Wei-Shiuen Ng
wei-shiuen.ng@itf-oecd.org
+33 0 145249931
International Association of Public Transport (UITP)
Mr. Philip Turner
philip.turner@uitp.org
+3 477 580655
International Union of Railways (UIC)
Mr. Vincent VU
vu@uic.org
+33 6 9907660
Policy Pathways for Decarbonising Transport
This event will highlight the International Transport Forum’s Decarbonising Transport initiative’s outcomes and serve as a platform to foster an inclusive policy dialogue. Policy pathways that will reduce carbon emissions from urban transport, road freight and maritime transport will be presented.

Speakers: Speakers will represent multiple sectors, such as governments, sectoral associations, intergovernmental organisations, multilateral development banks, and the private sector.
 
Friday,
07 Dec 2018
18:30—20:00
Warmia
University of Groningen (ECOF)
Ms. Marlies Hesselman
m.m.e.hesselman@rug.nl
+31 6 41743880
International Society of Doctors for the Environment (ISDE)
Ms. Cathey Falvo
cathey.falvo@gmail.com
+1 917 3060889
Regional Institute of Health, Medicine and Research (RIHMR)
Mr. Vijay Sharma
rihmr.org@gmail.com
+91 9928015 254
The Right to Health and Climate Change
The right to health in the Paris Agreement legally and practically underpins Member States' responses to and preparation for climate change. This panel explores right-based approaches to climate-resilient health systems & responses (incl. in light of ongoing initiatives as NWP, LAKI & WHO Workplan).

Speakers: Marlies Hesselman (Global Health Law Groningen, Univ. Groningen) Stefania Negri (Prof. Jean Monnet Chair, Univ. Salerno) Dainius Puras (UN SR Right to Health) Benjamin Schachter (OHCHR) Maria Neira (WHO) (tbc) Vijay Sharma (RIHMR) Other NGO representatives tbc.
GHLG Study Right to Health and CC: Legal Perspective [1 Mb]
Background Note & Speakers [719 kb]
Flyer/Programme Side Event [196 kb]
Friday,
07 Dec 2018
18:30—20:00
Wisla
WMO/UNEP Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)
Mr. Abdalah Mokssit
ipcc-sec@wmo.int
+41 2 7308254
2019 Refinement, SLCF Expert Meeting and other IPCC activities
Expert Meeting on SLCF took place last May in Geneva. IPCC is finalizing the “2019 Refinement to the 2006 IPCC Guidelines for National Greenhouse Gas Inventories”. The work to incorporate Tier 2 methods in the software for AFOLU has started, after it had been completed for other sectors.

Speakers: IPCC representative, Representative of UNFCCC Secretariat, TFB and TFI TSU members
Overview and introduction by Andrej Kranjc - Head, TFI Technical Support Unit) [1 Mb]
2019 Refinement to the 2006 IPCC Guidelines for National GHG Inventories by Baasansuren Jamsranjav (TFI TSU) [1 Mb]
Main results of the Expert Meeting on Short-lived Climate Forcers by Yurii Pyrozhenko (TFI TSU) [1 Mb]
IPCC Emission Factor Database - EFDB by Pavel Shermanau (TFI TSU) [2 Mb]
The IPCC Guidance and the New Climate Regime by UNFCCC Secretariat [145 kb]
IPCC Inventory Software by Sekai Ngarize (TFI TSU) [2 Mb]
Agenda [74 kb]
Saturday,
08 Dec 2018
10:00—13:00
Lubelskie Climate Action Room 3
Global Climate Action (GCA)
Ms. Brankica Cerovic
bcerovic@unfccc.int
+49 228 8151559
MPGCA Oceans and Coastal Zones: Oceans and Coastal Zones Action Event
The Oceans and Coastal Zones Action Event highlights the major developments in the Ocean and Coastal Zone Thematic Area in 2018, and provides a vision and directions for the next phase

Speakers: See link for speakers and further information: https://unfccc.int/climate-action/marrakech-partnership/events/gca-at-cop24
 
Saturday,
08 Dec 2018
10:00—13:00
Pomorze Climate Action Room 1
Global Climate Action (GCA)
Ms. Brankica Cerovic
bcerovic@unfccc.int
+49 228 8151559
MPGCA Energy: Enabling change through energy transition
The energy sector is changing at an unparalleled speed and reshaping economies, societies and markets. The momentum is accelerating, but a decisive shift in the energy system is at an early stage. Where are we today, what are the priorities for action, and how we meet those priorities?

Speakers: See link for speakers and further information: https://unfccc.int/climate-action/marrakech-partnership/events/gca-at-cop24
 
Saturday,
08 Dec 2018
11:30—13:00
Bieszczady
Swiss Association for Environmentally Conscious Management (ÖBU)
Ms. Amelie Wachner
a.wachner@southpole.com
+49 1577 6912187
Voluntary Action and Implementing the NDCs: How can the private sector help or hinder?
In the light of NDC accounting, the space for voluntary corporate action needs to be redefined. Aligning national and corporate level commitments requires an open dialogue: How can corporations contribute to the implementation of NDCs?

Speakers: Jeff Swartz, South Pole and Laurence Mortier, Federal Office for the Environment FOEN, Switzerland as well as further private and public sector representatives.
 
Saturday,
08 Dec 2018
11:30—13:00
Narew
Carre Geo & Environnement (CGE)
Mr. Ibrahim Mbamoko
bamoko2001@yahoo.fr
+237 6 99740046
Centre International de droit Comparé de l'Environnement (CIDCE)
Mr. ATTA Kablan Jean-Michel
admin@cidce.org
+33 87000 783428241
Marshall Islands
Mr. Clarence Samuel
clarencesam@gmail.com
+432 4556432 1116924556
Responding to Climate Change (RTCC)
Ms. Nicole Serrij
ns@rtcc.org
+44 20 77992222
Taiwan Research Institute (TRI)
Ms. Wan-ting Yen
tri_unfccc@tri.org.tw
+886 2 880952990
Implementation of Article 8 of the Paris Agreement and Decision 49/CP21
Decision 49/CP21 endorses the establishment of a task force to develop recommendations on population displacement caused by climate change. The event aims to bring to the attention of this working group, the recommendations of civil society on environmental migration

Speakers: Jose Tietzamann (CIDCE), Ibrahim Mbamoko (Carre Geo & Environnement)
 
Saturday,
08 Dec 2018
11:30—13:00
Pieniny
Vasudha Foundation
Mr. Srinivas Krishnaswamy
srinivas@vasudhaindia.org
+91 11 24375680
Gorakhpur Environmental Action Group (GEAG)
Mr. Shiraz Akhtar Wajih
geag@vsnl.com
+91 551 2230004
Mitigation co-benefits of addressing air pollution in subnational regions of developing economies
Will discuss the issue of air quality in select subnational provinces of developing countries that have poor air quality indicators, from a climate mitigation perspective. Primarily, looking at addressing air quality and also resulting in mitigation co-benefits and achieving Paris Agreement goals.

Speakers: Representatives of Civil Society Groups, Think Tanks, Subnational Governments and Policy Makers from across key developing economies such as India, China, Brazil, South Africa
 
Saturday,
08 Dec 2018
11:30—13:00
Wisla
Business Council for Sustainable Energy (BCSE)
Ms. Laura Tierney
ltierney@bcse.org
+1 202 7850507
Alliance to Save Energy (ASE)
Ms. Laura Van Wie McGrory
Lvanwie@ase.org
+1 443 9342779
Corn Refiners Association, Inc. (CRA)
Mr. Ben Gruitt
bgruitt@corn.org
+1 202 3312028
U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC)
Ms. Elizabeth Beardsley
ebeardsley@usgbc.org
+1 202 5953989
Powering Ambition: Energy & Technology Solutions To Build Low-Carbon Economies
The private sector is driving local & national action to help countries improve energy productivity, build a diverse low-carbon electricity portfolio & net zero-carbon buildings, strengthen resilience & develop bio-based products. Hear how smart policy and investments create jobs and grow economies.

Speakers: Dr. Bertrand Piccard, Chairman & Initiator, Solar Impulse Foundation. Speakers: Laura Van Wie McGrory, Alliance to Save Energy; Elizabeth Beardsley, U.S. Green Building Council; Ben Gruitt, Corn Refiners Association; Kevin Rabinovitch, Mars, Inc., Jim Wolf, Jupiter Oxygen Corporation.
Final Program and Speakers [243 kb]
Presentation [3 Mb]
Saturday,
08 Dec 2018
13:15—14:45
Bieszczady
University of Vermont (UVM)
Mr. Asim Zia
Asim.Zia@uvm.edu
+1 802 8250920
Implementing Food-Energy-Water Security Early Warning Systems for Adaptation to Climate Change
This side event will highlight recent developments and outstanding challenges in the design & implementation of food, energy and water security early warning systems in developing countries across Asia, Africa and Latin America that are vulnerable to climate change induced variability & extremes.

Speakers: Confirmed speakers include Dr. Ghulam Rasul (DG, Pakistan Met Department); Dr. Maria del Pilar Cornejo (National Secretary of Risk Management, Ecuador), Dr. Michael H. Glantz (Director, Consortium for Capacity Building), Dr. Asim Zia (Director, Institute for Environmental Diplomacy & Security)
Mainstreaming EWS in Planning & Development [460 kb]
El Nino Ready Nations [1 Mb]
draft program [107 kb]
Final Program [108 kb]
Saturday,
08 Dec 2018
13:15—14:45
Climate Action Room 2
Global Climate Action (GCA)
Ms. Brankica Cerovic
bcerovic@unfccc.int
+49 228 8151559
MPGCA Finance: Mobilizing climate-aligned investment
The institutional investment and banking sectors are essential for the success of the Paris Agreement by ensuring that investment and finance flows are consistent with low-emissions resilient development. How can sectoral opportunities in NDCs for climate aligned investment and finance be realised?

Speakers: See link for speakers and further information: https://unfccc.int/climate-action/marrakech-partnership/events/gca-at-cop24
 
Saturday,
08 Dec 2018
13:15—14:45
Narew
Plymouth Marine Laboratory (PML)
Ms. Thecla Keizer
tke@pml.ac.uk
+44 1752 633437
International Coastal and Ocean Organization (ICO)
Ms. Miriam Balgos
mbalgos@udel.edu
+1 302 7539800
Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC)
Ms. Sylvie Goyet
sylvieg@spc.int
+687 86 4448
Actions on Ocean Acidification - the Other CO2 Problem – Towards Realising Sustainable Development
Ocean acidification, with other climate-related ocean stressors, has widespread effects on marine ecosystems which impact human wellbeing. There is an urgent need for international collaboration to promote mitigation of, and adaptation to these stressors in policy, regulations and funding streams.

Speakers: Chair: G. Harper, Marine Policy, UK Government; Special addresses: Minister Thérèse Coffey, UK; P. Thomson, UN Special Envoy for the Ocean. Panel: C. Turley, PML; H-O. Pörtner, IPCC; M. Barange, FAO; B. Cicin-Sain, ICO/GOF; Sylvia Goyet, SPC; Jennifer Hennessey, Office of Governor Jay Inslee, IACOA
Ocean Acidification and interacting stressors [2 Mb]
Global Ocean Acidification Observing Network [1 Mb]
GOA-ON North East Atlantic Hub [251 kb]
Plymouth Marine Laboratory [3 Mb]
Saturday,
08 Dec 2018
13:15—14:45
Pieniny
Secretariat of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)
Mr. Yolando Velasco
yvelasco@unfccc.int
+49 228 8151427
Needs-based Climate Finance Strategy in Melanesia
The event will present the climate finance needs and priorities of the countries in Melanesian sub-region, including forests. It will also present an overview of the sub-region’s strategy in mobilizing and delivering climate finance to ensure that support is provided to priority projects.

Speakers: Led by the Melanesian Spearhead Group
MSG Programme [138 kb]
Flyer [1 Mb]
Saturday,
08 Dec 2018
13:15—14:45
Wisla
MISEREOR, German Catholic Bishops' Organisation for Development Cooperation (MISEREOR)
Ms. Clara-Luisa Weichelt
clara-luisa.weichelt@misereor.de
+49 241 442174
Centre for Community Economics and Development Consultants Society (CECOEDECON)
Mr. Sharad Joshi
sharad_jp1@sancharnet.in
+91 141 2770330
Human Rights Watch, Inc. (HRW)
Ms. Katharina Rall
rallk@hrw.org
+1 212 2161875
Human-rights based implementation of climate policies
Keeping global warming below 1.5C requires ambitious action. However, climate policies can create additional risks to the most vulnerable. How can governments and non-state actors protect human rights while implementing climate action at the local, national and international level?

Speakers: Mr Ajay K. Jah, CECOEDECON Ms Julieta Perucca, Senior Aide to the UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Housing Ms Dr. Almuth Schauber, Program Manager Urban Poverty and Urban Climate Policies, MISEREOR Ms Katharina Rall, Human Rights Watch
One Pager_Schauber_MISEREOR_Climate Policy in Cities without Forced Evictions [24 kb]
Jah_PAIVRI_Katowice COP-precop booklet [264 kb]
Informal Settlements: Report by UN Special Rapporteur on Adequate Housing [553 kb]
Saturday,
08 Dec 2018
15:00—16:30
Climate Action Room 2
Global Climate Action (GCA)
Ms. Brankica Cerovic
bcerovic@unfccc.int
+49 228 8151559
MPGCA SDG 12: Impacts for a more sustainable and responsible consumption
Focus on how demand-side management for sustainable and responsible consumption is critical to climate action aligned with the long-term goals of the Paris Agreement. Supply policies, technologies, and investments alone cannot deliver the needed reductions in time to meet the 1.5C goal.

Speakers: See link for speakers and further information: https://unfccc.int/climate-action/marrakech-partnership/events/gca-at-cop24
 
Saturday,
08 Dec 2018
15:00—18:00
Lubelskie Climate Action Room 3
Global Climate Action (GCA)
Ms. Brankica Cerovic
bcerovic@unfccc.int
+49 228 8151559
MPGCA Land Use: Building low-carbon and climate resilient landscapes
Land use practices and loss of ecosystems are a major source of emissions, but also key to achieving the Paris Agreement. This event will showcase how conservation, restoration and improved land practices can build low-carbon and resilient landscapes, delivering 30% of the mitigation needed by 2030.

Speakers: See link for speakers and further information: https://unfccc.int/climate-action/marrakech-partnership/events/gca-at-cop24
 
Monday,
10 Dec 2018
11:30—13:00
Bieszczady
Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung e.V. (FES)
Ms. Manuela Matthess
manuela.matthess@fes.de
+49 30 269357407
Coastal Development Partnership (CDPBD)
Mr. Md. Atiqur Rahman Tipu
tipucdp@yahoo.com
+880 1847091 611
PAIRVI Associates (PAIRVI)
Mr. Ajay Kumar Jha
pairvidelhi@rediffmail.com
+91 11 46101652
Ensuring a Just Transition to a Sustainable Future
Reaching the goals of the Paris Agreement and responding to dangerous climate change requires a Just Transition to low carbon economies worldwide. The side event will discuss the implementation of Just Transition principles with a special focus on Global South countries.

Speakers: Manuela Matthess - FES, N.N. - Trade Union Representatives, Jahangir Hasan Masum - CDP Bangladesh, N.N. Civil Society Representatives
 
Monday,
10 Dec 2018
11:30—13:00
Bug
Climate Action Reserve
Mr. Craig Ebert
cebert@climateactionreserve.org
+1 213 2131239
The Climate Registry (TCR)
Ms. Amy Holm
aholm@theclimateregistry.org
+1 213 8916922
Sub-National Strategies in North America for Meeting Paris Commitments
North American leaders are implementing a variety of approaches to reduce GHGs. Session will discuss various policy approaches, such as carbon markets, transport electrification, and how policies can harmonize with other jurisdictions to foster a just transition to clean energy economies.

Speakers: ARB Chair, Mary Nichols, California; Minister Catherine McKenna, Canada; Minister George Heyman, BC, Canada; Dr. Juan Carlos Arredondo, SEMARNAT, Mexico
 
Monday,
10 Dec 2018
11:30—13:00
Climate Action Room 2
Global Climate Action (GCA)
Ms. Brankica Cerovic
bcerovic@unfccc.int
+49 228 8151559
MPGCA SDG 8: Climate action that promotes a just and sustainable transition for all
Transitions to low-emission resilient economies must include just transition policies tailored for local, sectoral and vulnerability contexts with a principle of social dialogue. This event looks at how social inclusion measures and investment decisions assist in a just and sustainable transition.

Speakers: See link for speakers and further information: https://unfccc.int/climate-action/marrakech-partnership/events/gca-at-cop24
 
Monday,
10 Dec 2018
11:30—13:00
Narew
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)
Ms. Lea Duenow
lea.duenow@giz.de
+49 228 44601543
World Federation of Engineering Organizations (WFEO)
Mr. Darrel Danyluk
mrdjd48@gmail.com
+1 403 2380379
Progress and prospects: The implementation challenge of adaptation within the Paris Agreement
This Side Event looks at the status of the implementation of adaptation in the context of the Paris Agreement. By presenting promising country experiences and innovative tools, we will discuss new approaches how to further advance and meet the implementation challenge of adaptation successfully.

Speakers: tbc
 
Monday,
10 Dec 2018
11:30—13:00
Pieniny
International Association for the Advancement of Innovative Approaches to Global Challenges (IAAI)
Mr. Miroslav Polzer
polzer@glocha.info
+43 664 4203648
Climate Chain Coalition & GloCha - Blockchain Technology for Enhanced Climate Action
The Climate Chain Coalition (CCC) is an open global initiative to support multistakeholder collaboration to advance blockchain (distributed ledger technology) and related digital solutions (e.g. IoT, big data) to help mobilize climate finance for enhanced climate action

Speakers: Tom Baumann, Co-chair, CCC Massamba Thioye, Co-chair CCC Miroslav Polzer, Glocha IAAI, CCC Marion Verles, Gold Standard (TBC) Harald Rauter, ClimateKIC (TBC) Harini Manivannan, Provenance Carbon Chain Project (TBC) Deanna MacDonald, BLOC (TBC) Amy Seidman, BFlow, Noble Profit (TBC)
Climate Chain Coalition poster [737 kb]
Goyang City Blockchain Based Urban CDM and Green Space Management [3 Mb]
GloCha: Innovation for the Global Climate Action Agenda [429 kb]
Monday,
10 Dec 2018
11:30—13:00
Warmia
Oil Change International (OCI)
Ms. Hannah McKinnon
hannah@priceofoil.org
+49 173 3832344
Global Witness Limited
Mr. Adam McGibbon
amcgibbon@globalwitness.org
+44 44 4477307644
Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI)
Mr. Michael Lazarus
mlaz@sei.org
+1 206 5474000
Fossil Fuel Phase-Out and an Equitable and Just Transition: A Necessary Step Towards the Paris Goals
A growing number of Parties and non-Party stakeholders are taking action to align fossil fuel production with the Paris Agreement. Panelists will discuss how measures such as extraction limits, transition plans, fossil fuel subsidies reform, and other developments can equitably increase ambition.

Speakers: • Stephanie Lee, New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs & Trade • Monica Araya, Costa Rica Limpia • Azahara Merino Martos, Secretaría Confederal de Medio Ambiente y Movilidad de CCOO • Cleo Verkuijl, Stockholm Environment Institute • Hannah McKinnon, Oil Change International
 
Monday,
10 Dec 2018
11:30—13:00
Wisla
United States Council for International Business (USCIB)
Ms. Norine Kennedy
mlauter@uscib.org
+1 212 7035082
Chamber of Commerce of the United States of America
Mr. Stephen Eule
seule@uschamber.com
+1 202 4635654
Mouvement des entreprises de France * (MEDEF)
Mr. Jean-Baptiste BARONI
jbaroni@medef.fr
+33 6 84578765
Turkish Industry and Business Association (TUSIAD)
Ms. Nursen Numanoglu
numanoglu@tusiad.org
+90 212 2491929
World Steel Association (Worldsteel)
Ms. Åsa Ekdahl
ekdahl@worldsteel.org
+32 485 623666
Business engagement on implementing the Paris Agreement and accelerating transformational change
Implementing the Paris Agreement depends on marshalling business efforts, especially innovation to implement initial NDCS, and, even more, to identify and overcome barriers to accelerate transformational change. We propose establishment of an ongoing business-led platform to promote these efforts.

Speakers: Business representatives from developed and developing countries, academics, and respondents from national delegations.
 
Monday,
10 Dec 2018
13:15—14:45
Bieszczady
Secretariat of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)
Ms. Bhava Dhungana
bdhungana@unfccc.int
+49 228 8151656
Work of the CGE in support the preparation of the NCs and BURs
The Consultative Group of Experts will present its achievements and lessons learned in assisting developing countries on measurement, reporting and verification.
CGE side-event flyer [134 kb]
Presentation_Lebanon [1 Mb]
Presentation_CGE-Chair [512 kb]
Presentation_Kenya [313 kb]
Monday,
10 Dec 2018
13:15—14:45
Bug
United Nations
Mr. Marcus Mayr
marcus.mayr@unhabitat.org
One UN for Climate-Compatible Cities: Resilient cities driving risk-informed sustainable development
The One UN Event on Human Settlements will showcase solutions of catalytic urban climate action reducing risk and vulnerability, and will provide space for discussions on the integration of the 2030 Agenda, the Paris Agreement on Climate Change, the Sendai Framework for DRR and the New Urban Agenda.

Speakers: Speakers will include high level representatives from UN Agencies, National and Local Governments, Academia, Business and Finance Community, NGOs and Civil Society
 
Monday,
10 Dec 2018
13:15—14:45
Climate Action Room 2
Global Climate Action (GCA)
Ms. Brankica Cerovic
bcerovic@unfccc.int
+49 228 8151559
MPGCA: Scaling up investments in resilience to meet the needs of vulnerable people
This cross-cutting roundtable will highlight the need for accelerating action and investment for climate resilience. It will identify the actions that public, private and community actors can take to scale up investments that meet the needs of the most vulnerable people.

Speakers: See link for speakers and further information: https://unfccc.int/climate-action/marrakech-partnership/events/gca-at-cop24
Flier [3 Mb]
Monday,
10 Dec 2018
13:15—14:45
Lubelskie Climate Action Room 3
Global Climate Action (GCA)
Ms. Brankica Cerovic
bcerovic@unfccc.int
+49 228 8151559
Fashion Industry Charter for Climate Action
This event will bring together major fashion brands and associations to launch a groundbreaking collaborative approach - the first-ever Fashion Industry Charter for Climate Action - which has the capacity to mobilize the industry in an unprecedented manner towards climate neutrality.

Speakers: See link for speakers and further information: https://unfccc.int/climate-action/global-climate-action-events
 
Monday,
10 Dec 2018
13:15—14:45
Narew
Switzerland
Mr. Keith Anderson
keith.anderson@bafu.admin.ch
+41 79 4460173
Climate Bonds Initiative (CBI)
Ms. Chiara Soletti
anna.lehmann@climatepolicyadvisory.com
+44 7 904497194
Adaptation of forests to climate change– action and opportunities for innovative finance instruments
Forest adaptive management measures will be presented together with mapping of location specific risks to forests against the risk appetite of capital market providers and explore opportunities for private sector financing instruments such as insurance and bonds for forests.

Speakers: - Panel of forest and finance experts, - Anna Lehmann: Climate Bonds Initiative, Climate Markets Investment Association - Keith Anderson, Federal Office for the Environment, Switzerland - Jose Antonio Prado: Corporacion Nacional Forestal, Chile
 
Monday,
10 Dec 2018
13:15—14:45
Pieniny
United Nations
Ms. Julia Wolf
Julia.Wolf@fao.org
+39 342 9120062
Fighting Climate Change Requires Zero Tolerance on Food Loss and Waste
One-third of food is lost or wasted. This is a missed opportunity for achieving zero hunger and responsible for 8% of GHG emissions. Reducing FLW is a global shared obligation and an opportunity to drive the transformation of food systems and to fight climate change.

Speakers: Food Loss and Waste in a changing climate– viewpoints (UN Environment (tbd, FAO Global Initiative on food loss and waste, UNITAR: building awareness, knowledge and skills for climate action). Opportunities, actions and solutions presented by the private sector, foundations and other stakeholders.
 
Monday,
10 Dec 2018
13:15—14:45
Warmia
Saudi Arabia
Mr. Hamoud AlOtaibi
otaibihr@yahoo.com
+966 50 3862758
Organization of Arab Petroleum Exporting Countries (OAPEC)
Mr. abdulkareem ayed
aayed60@oapecorg.org
+965 2 4959779
Oil & Gas Technology to address Climate Change Challenges
Illustration of Oil & Gas Technologies in Arab Petroleum Exporting Countries (OAPEC) towards combating the effects of Climate Change and raise resilience for Response Measures.

Speakers: will be announced later
 
Monday,
10 Dec 2018
13:15—14:45
Wisla
United States of America
Ms. Hannah Lyons
goldbergca@state.gov
+1 202 6471555
Midwest Research Institute/National Renewable Energy Laboratory (MRI/NREL)
Mr. Ron Benioff
Ron.Benioff@nrel.gov
+1 303 3847504
U.S. Innovative Technologies Spur Economic Dynamism
Promoting innovative approaches

Speakers: TBD
 
Monday,
10 Dec 2018
15:00—16:30
Bieszczady
Institutional Investors Group on Climate Change Ltd. (IIGCC)
Ms. Rachel Ward
rward@iigcc.org
+44 7846 623566
Ceres, Inc.
Mr. Christopher Fox
fox@ceres.org
+1 617 2470700
Investor Group on Climate Change Australia / New Zealand Inc.* (IGCC)
Mr. Michael Mazengarb
michael.mazengarb@igcc.org.au
+61 2 80273503
The Investor Agenda: accelerating action to achieve the Paris Agreement’s goals
The Investor Agenda is a comprehensive agenda for investors to manage climate risks and transition financial capital to low-carbon opportunities, as well as a mechanism to report on their progress. The session will cover: Investment, Corporate Engagement, Investor Disclosure and Policy Advocacy.

Speakers: Sharan Burrows,ITUC; Peter Damgaard Jensen, PKA; Tom DiNapoli, New York State Comptroller; Chris Newton, IFM Investors; Stephanie Pfeifer, IIGCC; Bettina Reinboth, PRI; Nick Robins, Grantham Research Institute; Paul Simpson, CDP; Kirsten Spalding, Ceres; Eric Usher,UNEP-FI; Helena Vines, BNP Paribas
Event flyer [230 kb]
Monday,
10 Dec 2018
15:00—16:30
Climate Action Room 2
Global Climate Action (GCA)
Ms. Brankica Cerovic
bcerovic@unfccc.int
+49 228 8151559
MPGCA: Unlocking resilience using coherent land-energy-water approaches to adaptation & mitigation
A dynamic discussion to identify and understand the trade-offs required for the sustainable management of energy, land use and water to meet mitigation and adaptation goals. Including identifying the potential synergies and co-benefits when managed in a more integrated, robust and flexible manner.

Speakers: See link for speakers and further information: https://unfccc.int/climate-action/marrakech-partnership/events/gca-at-cop24
 
Monday,
10 Dec 2018
15:00—16:30
Narew
Centre for International Sustainable Development Law (CISDL)
Ms. Elizabeth Campion
erac3@cam.ac.uk
+44 7585 321404
Green Economics Institute (GEI)
Mme Miriam Kennet
greeneconomicsinstitute@yahoo.com
+0 44 7990590463
Advances in Climate Law & Governance for Sustainable Development
This expert roundtable provides insight on challenges, trends and collective action in legal, institutional and economic reform to strengthen climate mitigation, resilience and finance, building capacity for climate action for full implementation of the PA and achievement of a 2 tonnes/person target

Speakers: Professor Dr Marie-Claire Cordonier Segger, Ms Miriam Kennet, Maitre Ayman Cherkaoui, Adv. Hafij Khan, Dr Markus Gehring, Maitre Christopher Campbell-Durufle, Professor Michael Mehling, Ms. Maria Fernanda Madi, Professor Maria Madi and Margarita Nieves
Event flyer [385 kb]
Monday,
10 Dec 2018
15:00—16:30
Pieniny
University of Maryland (UMCP)
Ms. Shannon Kennedy
skennedy@umd.edu
+1 585 7270959
Raising Ambition by Linking National with Non-Party Action
A discussion on subnational climate action within the US covering how a new organizing structure focused on collaborative, innovative subnational action can lead to enhanced ambition from a diverse set of actors, bringing the world closer to its climate goals.

Speakers: Niklas Hohne, NewClimate Institute; Mariana Panuncio-Feldman, WWF; Bobbi Plecas, Deputy Minister of Climate Change, B.C.; Nate Hultman, UMD Center for Global Sustainability
 
Monday,
10 Dec 2018
15:00—16:30
Warmia
I4CE - Institute for Climate Economics (I4CE)
Mr. Clement Metivier
clement.metivier@i4ce.org
+33 6 77060131
Demand Response and Smart Grid Coalition (DRSG)
Mr. Dan Delurey
dan.delurey@wedgemere.com
+1 202 4411420
Global Public Policy Institute (GPPi)
Ms. Lieke t Gilde
l.tgilde@climatefocus.com
+31 6 15105324
Getting the message right: how to effectively communicate carbon pricing
Building support and managing risk is critical to the success of carbon pricing policies. This side-event will present key principles and approaches for effective engagement on carbon pricing. It will focus on communication strategies and revenue use

Speakers: Daniel BESLEY (PMR Secretariat, World Bank) ; Darragh CONWAY (Climate Focus) ; Sébastien POSTIC (I4CE – Institute for Climate Economics) ; George HEYMAN (British Columbia) ; Juan Pedro SEARLE (Chile) ; Florent MC ISAAC (French Development Agency) ; Katie SULLIVAN (IETA)
How to effectively communicate carbon pricing-Flyer [636 kb]
Monday,
10 Dec 2018
15:00—16:30
Wisla
ICLEI-Local Governments for Sustainability (ICLEI)
Ms. Jisun Hwang
jisun.hwang@iclei.org
+49 228 97629923
European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)
Mr. Jan-Willem van de Ven
vandevej@ebrd.com
+44 77 25789126
Cities and Regions Talanoa Dialogues: scaling-up NDC implementation and related climate finance
This side event will present the lessons learned from the Cities and Regions Talanoa Dialogues with a view to promoting multilevel governance approaches for raising the ambition of NDCs. In-depth discussions will focus on contributions to NDC implementation and scaling-up related climate finance.

Speakers: High level representatives of governments at all levels who took part in Cities and Regions Talanoa Dialogues (exact names TBC).
Programme [312 kb]
Monday,
10 Dec 2018
16:45—18:15
Bieszczady
Association Climate-KIC
Ms. Felicity Spors
felicity.spors@climate-kic.org
+49 69 1602438638
2° investing initiative (2°ii)
M. Matthieu Bardout
matthieu@2degrees-investing.org
+1 347 3478227623
CDP Worldwide (CDP)
Ms. Jennifer Gleed
jennie.gleed@cdp.net
+44 7769 254171
Innovations in sustainable finance – New tools and decision metrics to transform financial markets
We shall present a range of new innovative decision making tools to support the mainstreaming of climate into financial markets. These tools are designed to aid decision makers maker climate smarter financial decision. We will show case real examples of tools & how they relate to the EC Action Plan

Speakers: Kirsten Dunlop, CEO Climate KIC, Matthieu Bardout,2dii; Paul Simpson, CEO, CDP; Stephen Nolan CEO, Sustainable Nation; David Lunsford, CEO, Carbon Delta;Sandrine Dixson-Declève (AC)
 
Monday,
10 Dec 2018
16:45—18:15
Bug
International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC)
Mr. Bert De Wel
Bert.DeWel@ituc-csi.org
+32 473 820097
Just Transition and Decent Work, the keys to unlocking Climate Ambition
The world is struggling to live up to the ambition of the Paris Agreement. Unions present the Katowice Declaration on Just Transition and Decent Work. We are convinced that the key to climate ambition is to ensure the rights, employment impacts and wellbeing of workers and their communities.

Speakers: Ms. Sharan Burrow, ITUC Env. Minister Canada/Scotland/New Zealand (tbc) Env. Minister developing country (Argentina/South Africa/Indonesia/…) (tbc) International Transport Federation (ITF), IndustriALL ETUC, ITUC Asia-Pacific, Africa, Latin America Just Transition Centre Business rep.
 
Monday,
10 Dec 2018
16:45—18:15
Climate Action Room 2
Global Climate Action (GCA)
Ms. Brankica Cerovic
bcerovic@unfccc.int
+49 228 8151559
MPGCA: Mitigation and Resilience Action Plans for Ports
This event is focused on the linkages among oceans, coastal zones and transport in the form of ports and global maritime networks. It focuses on the role of ports in decarbonising the maritime transport sector, as well as measures that will improve their own resilience in this role.

Speakers: See link for speakers and further information: https://unfccc.int/climate-action/marrakech-partnership/events/gca-at-cop24
 
Monday,
10 Dec 2018
16:45—18:15
Narew
Earth Innovation Institute (EII)
Ms. Claudia Stickler
cstickler@earthinnovation.org
+1 508 3606480
Amigos de la Tierra Asociación Civil (ATAC)
Ms. Laura López
lopeztl_79@yahoo.com.mx
+5 1967 1664508
Pronatura Sur, A. C.*
Mr. Jose Antonio Montero-Solano
josemontero@pronatura-sur.org
+52 967 678500
University of Colorado at Boulder (CU-Boulder)
Ms. Julie Simmonds
julie.simmonds@colorado.edu
+1 619 9902999
The State of Jurisdictional Sustainability: Progress toward Low-Emission Development in the Tropics
Global stakeholder networks representing governments, indigenous peoples & local communities, private sector & civil society review a new assessment of low-emission development in 40 sub-national jurisdictions, discuss the role of networks, and present innovative partnerships driving progress.

Speakers: Gov. Manuel Noriega (San Martin, PE); Sec. Sayda Rodriguez (Yucatan, MX); Kevin Rabinovitch (Mars, Inc.); Rafael Robles (Quintana Roo, MX); Mina Setra (AMAN); Lia Zakkiyah (Lingkar Temu Kabupaten Lestari); Jose Antonio Montero (Pronatura-Sur); Claudia Stickler (EII); Amy Duchelle, (CIFOR)
Link to Earth Innovation Institute's publications [89 kb]
Panelists' bios [137 kb]
Side Event Program [323 kb]
Monday,
10 Dec 2018
16:45—18:15
Pieniny
International Council for Science (ICSU)
Ms. Nora Papp
nora.papp@council.science
+33 1 45255321
C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group (C40)
Ms. Emmanuelle Pinault
epinault@c40.org
+44 7903 222138
The CitiesIPCC Research and Action Agenda for effective urban responses to climate change
The CitiesIPCC Research Agenda presents key knowledge gaps jointly identified by the academic, practitioner and urban policy-making communities. The agenda will direct and stimulate knowledge generation that will underpin effective and efficient urban responses to climate change.

Speakers: Speakers: Debra Roberts, IPCC WGII; Bill Peduto, Mayor of Pittsburgh; Yann Françoise, City of Paris; Shuaib Lwasa, Makerere University; Valérie Masson-Delmotte, IPCC WGI; Marcus Mayr, UN-Habitat; Emmanuelle Pinault, C40. Moderator: Seth Schultz, Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy
Side event flyer [694 kb]
Monday,
10 Dec 2018
16:45—18:15
Warmia
New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO)
Mr. Toru Kozawa
kozawator@nedo.go.jp
+81 44 5205190
International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA)
Ms. Susan Riley
riley@iiasa.ac.at
+43 2236 807536
The Carbon Trust
Ms. Madeleine Bertie
madeleine.bertie@carbontrust.com
+44 20 78324596
ICEF and New Scenario Explorer for IPCC SR1.5: Initiatives showing the way towards zero emissions
1) The IIASA presentation of the IAMC 1.5°C Scenario Explorer, an interactive tool for full access to the scenarios of the IPCC SR on Global Warming of 1.5°C . 2) ICEF features technological and business innovations (incl. direct air capture of carbon dioxide) for achieving net-zero CO2 emissions.

Speakers: David Sandalow (Inaugural Fellow, Columbia University), Volker Krey (Energy Deputy Program Director, IIASA), Tom Delay (Chief Executive, Carbon Trust), Youba Sokona (Vice-Chair of IPCC), Eija-Riitta Korhola,(Adviser in the EU Affairs) and Takashi Omote (Executive Director, NEDO).
Program - ICEF and New Scenario Explorer for IPCC SR1.5: Initiatives showing the way towards net-zero CO2 emissions IIASA, NEDO and Carbon Trust’s Side Event [214 kb]
Monday,
10 Dec 2018
16:45—18:15
Wisla
Climate Action Network Canada (CAN-Rac)
Mr. Christian Holz
cholz@climate.works
+1 613 6184601
Le Centre québécois du droit de l'environnement (CQDE)
Mme Prunelle Thibault-Bédard
info@cqde.org
+1 613 6184601
Pembina Institute for Appropriate Development
Mr. Bora Plumptre
borap@pembina.org
+1 647 4789563
How is equity reflected in the domestic preparations of Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs)
The event disseminates and discusses results of a research project examining domestic decision-making processes in Parties' determination of their NDCs, with presentation of case studies on South Africa, Canada, Kenya and the EU (Parties selected according to where the researchers are based).

Speakers: TBC: Marie Karlberg, Harald Winkler, Christian Holz, Sonja Klinsky, Pieter Pauw or Kennedy Mbeva
 
Monday,
10 Dec 2018
18:30—20:00
Bieszczady
SNV Netherlands Development Organisation (SNV)
Ms. Rianne Teule
rteule@snv.org
+31 6 28833207
CGIAR System Organization
Ms. Lynda Robertson
l.robertson@cgiar.org
+33 4 67043638
Netherlands
Mr. Pieter Terpstra
pieter.terpstra@minbuza.nl
+31 6 52751147
Food systems finance: Leveraging finance to create opportunities for scaled climate action
Join leaders in public and private climate finance to accelerate the transition towards low-carbon and resilient global food systems.

Speakers: Dutch Ministry of Agri., Marjolijn Sonnema,Vice-Minister; WorldBank, Martien Nieuwkoop, Director; SNV, Andre de Jager, Managing Director; BiocarbonFund, Marc Sadler, Advisor; IFAD,Margarita Astralaga, Director; Olam, Sunny Verghese, CEO; Rabobank, Hans Loth, Head; CCAFS
SNV Capability Statement - Climate & Business [390 kb]
SNV Capability Statement - Horticulture [838 kb]
SNV Capability Statement - Livestock & Pastoralism [836 kb]
SNV at COP24 [1 Mb]
Monday,
10 Dec 2018
18:30—20:00
Bug
United Nations
Mr. Benjamin Schachter
bschachter@ohchr.org
Voices from the Climate Frontlines: Protecting the rights of the most vulnerable and furthest behind
The importance of climate actions and policies that respect, promote and protect the human rights of persons, groups and peoples disproportionately affected by climate change, particularly their right to participate, for transformative climate action and the eradication of all forms of poverty.

Speakers: OHCHR, UN Special Rapporteur on environment, other UN Agencies, Voices from the frontlines [i.e. suggestions from UNCTAD, UNDP ILO, and UNICEF], Representatives of civil society [i.e. Women and Gender constituency, International Indigenous Peoples Forum on Climate Change, Trade Unions] (all TBC)
 
Monday,
10 Dec 2018
18:30—20:00
Narew
University of Cambridge
Ms. Sanna Markkanen
sanna.markkanen@cisl.cam.ac.uk
+44 1223 768949
Lebanon
Mr. Vahakn Kabakian
vahakn@moe.gov.lb
+961 3 527679
Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH Zurich)
Mr. Tobias Schmidt
tobiasschmidt@ethz.ch
+41 44 6320486
Financing low-carbon energy projects: the role of long-term policy, de-risking, PPPs and MDBs
This event convenes multiple stakeholders to present the options for attracting private and public private partnership investment in low-carbon energy infrastructure to achieve the SDGs. We discuss the role of long-term policy strategies, de-risking, faster ‘greening’ of MDB portfolios, and the GCF.

Speakers: The University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership; ETH Zurich; Cambridge Centre for Environment, Energy and Natural Resource Governance; Lebanese Ministry of Environment; business leaders; international development agencies / banks; finance sector.
Concept note of the side event [205 kb]
Agenda for the side event [191 kb]
Monday,
10 Dec 2018
18:30—20:00
Pieniny
Secretariat of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)
Mr. Alejandro Kilpatrick
akilpatrick@unfccc.int
+49 228 8151764
Preparing Projects for Raised Ambition.
One of the ways countries are meeting their NDC targets is through developing transformational, low-carbon, climate-resilient projects. By doing so, countries are developing project pipelines, investment plans, and flagship projects, with many of these reflected in NDC Partnership Plans.

Speakers: Ingrid-Gabriela Hoven, Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development of Germany Alzbeta Klein, IFC; Andrea Meza Murillo, Ministry of Environment, Costa Rica; Marilia Telma António Manjate, Mozambique; Coletha Ruhamya, Rwanda Environmental Authority; Hon. David Paul, Minister, Marshall Islands
Flyer [124 kb]
Programme [47 kb]
Monday,
10 Dec 2018
18:30—20:00
Warmia
Fundação Getúlio Vargas (FGV)
Ms. Mariana Nicolletti
mariana.nicolletti@fgv.br
+55 11 37994194
Facultad Latinoamericana de Ciencias Sociales (FLACSO)
Sra. Virginia Scardamaglia
vscardamaglia@flacso.org.ar
+54 11 92389481
Addressing knowledge gaps on Adaptation for Decision Making in Latin America
In the light of the enhancement of ambition, implementation of NAPs, and adaptation needs, this side event will address the knowledge gaps on Adaptation found in a study across 6 LAC countries (Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Costa Rica, Paraguay and Uruguay).

Speakers: Representatives from the Regional Centre for Climate Change and Decission making in Latin america.
 
Monday,
10 Dec 2018
18:30—20:00
Wisla
Finland
Ms. Katariina Kovalainen
katariina.kovalainen@ym.fi
+358 50 4534409
Aleut International Association (AIA)
Mr. John Bennett
bennettandassoc@aol.com
+917 403 9849
Finnish Air Pollution Prevention Society (FAPPS)
Ms. Anu Kousa
anu.kousa@hsy.fi
+358 45 1393954
Curbing black carbon emissions for health and Arctic climate benefits
Reducing emissions of black carbon can help to mitigate climate change globally, but particularly in the Arctic. It also brings considerable health benefits. A discussion on current knowledge on black carbon, its impacts and initiatives to reduce emissions by Arctic Council and other stakeholders.

Speakers: Mr. Kimmo Tiilikainen, Minister of the Environment of Finland; Mr. Henryk Kowalczyk, Minister of the Environment of Poland; Dr. Kaarle Kupiainen, Ministry of the Env.; Dr Raimo Salonen ; Dr. Rodolfo Lacy, OECD; Mr. John Bennett, AIA; Ms. Helena Molin Valdès, CCAC; Mr. Michael Stanley, The World Bank
Flyer [235 kb]
Tuesday,
11 Dec 2018
11:30—13:00
Bieszczady
Stichting Climate Action Network South Asia (CANSA)
Ms. Rushati Das
rushati@cansouthasia.net
+0 91 9874458868
ACT Alliance - Action by Churches Together (ACT Alliance)
Ms. Joanna Patouris
joanna.patouris@actalliance.org
+1 647 9715360
Bread for the World (BfdW)
Ms. Sabine Minninger
sabine.minninger@brot-fuer-die-welt.de
+49 30 652111817
Sustainable Development Policy Institute (SDPI)
Mr. Maryam Shabbir
maryam@sdpi.org
+92 51 2278135
Policy Responses to Avoid, Minimise and Address Climate Induced Migration
South Asia is suffering from frequent and high severity disasters due to change in climate variables. The compromised coping capacity has led to permanent loss and damage to ecosystems and thus causing climate induced migration in the region. The well coordinated policy response is must.

Speakers: - Harjeet Singh, ActionAid International - Sabine Minninger, BftW - Abid Sulheri, SDPI - Sanjay Vashist, CANSA - Policy Makers from South Asian Countries
 
Tuesday,
11 Dec 2018
11:30—13:00
Bug
BusinessEurope
Ms. Jessica Britte
j.britte@businesseurope.eu
+32 2 2376543
European Union
Ms. Marie Bondu
marie.bondu@ec.europa.eu
+32 2 2984591
How to mobilise more private finance alongside public finance to implement the Paris Agreement?
Implementing and strengthening the Paris Agreement will depend significantly on the joint effort of governments and businesses to finance the shift to a world well below 2 degrees. This requires a strategic discussion what business needs from policymakers to leverage investments and vice versa.

Speakers: Mr Mauro Petriccione, European Commission; Mr Olivier Imbault, BusinessEurope/Air Liquide; Ms Sandrine Dixson-Declève, The Club of Rome; Ms Helena Vines Fiestas,BNP Paribas; Ms Tytti Peltonen, Metsä Group; Mr Pascal Chalvon, Solvay; Moderator: Mr Nick Campbell, International Chamber of Commerce.
2018-12-11 COP24 side event agenda - unlocking private finance final [112 kb]
Tuesday,
11 Dec 2018
11:30—13:00
Narew
Earth Day Network (EDN)
Ms. Kathleen Rogers
rogers@earthday.org
+1 202 5180044
Fondation Mohammed VI pour la protection de l'environnement (FM6E)
Ms. Fatima-Zahra Lahlali
f.lahlali@fm6e.org
+212 6 61881741
Earth Day and Citizen Science Aiding in the Success of the Paris Agreement
Earth Day and Citizen Science Aiding in the Success of the Paris Agreement We will discuss Earth Challenge 2020, a global citizen science project and the results of a symposium on action for climate empowerment held by African civil society groups.

Speakers: Valeria Merino, Vice President for Global Earth Day, Earth Day Network and Kenza Khallafi Chargée de Programme Education Environnementale, Fondation Mohammed VI pour la Protection de l’Environnement.
 
Tuesday,
11 Dec 2018
11:30—13:00
Pieniny
World Bioenergy Association (WBA)
Mr. Bharadwaj Kummamuru
bharadwaj.v.kummamuru@worldbioenergy.org
+46 8441 7084
International Hydropower Association (IHA)
Mr. Mathis Rogner
mathis.rogner@hydropower.org
+44 208 86525290
International Solar Energy Society e.V. (ISES)
Ms. Jennifer McIntosh
director@ises.org
+49 761 4590645
World Wind Energy Association (WWEA)
Mr. Stefan Gsaenger
sg@wwindea.org
+49 228 3694080
Stronger Together: Showcasing Success of Renewable Energy Technologies Working Together
Renewable energies (solar, wind, biomass, hydro & geothermal) are a real and ready solution to combat dangerous climate change facing the world today. They also provide jobs, improve health and support local economic development. This event will showcase strength of renewables working together.

Speakers: Speakers will be representatives of the leading international renewable energy associations and experts working at different geographical levels in renewable energy deployment. Following the presentations, the panelists will discuss how to replicate and scale up these best practice cases.
REN Alliance Side Event Agenda [1 Mb]
Tuesday,
11 Dec 2018
11:30—13:00
Pomorze Climate Action Room 1
Global Climate Action (GCA)
Ms. Brankica Cerovic
bcerovic@unfccc.int
+49 228 8151559
Sports for Climate Action
This event will bring together sports governing bodies, federations, leagues, clubs and athletes to launch Sports for Climate Action, a collaborative framework aimed at aligning sports with the goals of Paris Agreement and leveraging the power of sports to influence society at large.

Speakers: See link for speakers and further information: https://unfccc.int/climate-action/global-climate-action-events
 
Tuesday,
11 Dec 2018
11:30—13:00
Warmia
Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung - Gesellschaftsanalye und politische Bildung e.V. (RLS)
Mr. Till Bender
till.bender@rosalux.org
+49 30 44310523
GenderCC - Women for Climate Justice e.V. (GenderCC)
Ms. Patricia Bohland
secretariat@gendercc.net
+49 30 21980088
LIFE e.V.
Ms. Nanna Birk
birk@life-online.de
+49 30 30879845
From local approaches to (inter)national policy: Gender Just Transition and Decent Work
Just Transition needs to promote rapid decarbonisation, challenge social inequalities and overcome a green growth agenda. We need to question the predominant idea of work, power relations and consider intersectional issues (gender, human rights) and the participation of indigenous/local communities.

Speakers: Avril De Torres (CEED) Patricia Bohland (GenderCC) Jaron Browne (Grassroots Global Justice) Dunja Krause (UNRISD) Facilitation: Nadja Charaby (RLS)
 
Tuesday,
11 Dec 2018
11:30—13:00
Wisla
World Resources Institute (WRI)
Ms. Kelsey Lopez
klopez@wri.org
+1 202 7297955
UNICA - Brazilian Sugarcane Industry Association (UNICA)
Sra. Julia Tauszig
julia.tauszig@unica.com.br
+55 11 998238851
Implementing and Enhancing NDCs with a Long-Term Perspective in Mind
Implementing NDCs and enhancing them by 2020 requires keeping the long-term clearly in view –including taking near-term action in line with long-term goals, achieving the SDGs, and aligning financial flows. This event will explore these issues and provide country examples of effective approaches.

Speakers: Experts from WRI and country representatives
 
Tuesday,
11 Dec 2018
13:15—14:45
Bieszczady
Global Environment Facility (GEF)
Ms. Monica Fernandes
mfernandes@thegef.org
+1 703 3047264
Transformational changes required for a 1.5°C World
This event will open with a presentation from IPCC, to set the stage of what is needed for landscapes and cities to be compatible with the 1.5°C goal.The event will host a moderated panel of 4 high-level speakers, including 2 Ministers from developing countries, a City Mayor & a private sector CEO.

Speakers: GEF CEO and Senior Management Team
 
Tuesday,
11 Dec 2018
13:15—14:45
Bug
Rainforest Nations Conservation Alliance (RNCA)
Mr. Paul Chung
phc1941@gmail.com
+1 917 5759358
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Ms. martine badibanga kamunga
martinebk@yahoo.co.uk
+32 4 87263950
REDD+ and the Private Sector: Building a Catalytic REDD+ Fund, a REDD+ Registry and Exchange
This event will inform the COP 24 audience on the efforts of the Coalition for Rainforest Nations to build a Catalytic Fund, a Registry and a trading platform for REDD+

Speakers: Ambassador Kevin Conrad Ms. Veerle Vandeweerd Minister Amy Ambatobe Nyongolo
 
Tuesday,
11 Dec 2018
13:15—14:45
Lubelskie Climate Action Room 3
Global Climate Action (GCA)
Ms. Brankica Cerovic
bcerovic@unfccc.int
+49 228 8151559
Climate Action in the Travel & Tourism Sector
In collaboration with the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC), this session will highlight the actions being taken both individually and collectively by Travel & Tourism companies to address climate change.

Speakers: See link for speakers and further information: https://unfccc.int/climate-action/global-climate-action-events
 
Tuesday,
11 Dec 2018
13:15—14:45
Narew
Secretariat of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)
Mr. Marlan Pillay
mpillay@unfccc.int
+49 228 8151265
Enhancing the preparedness of developing countries to implement the Enhanced Transparency Framework
MRV, Transparency Framework This joint-side event focuses on the provision of support (financial, technical, and capacity-building) to developing countries for the existing MRV arrangements under the Convention and the transparency framework under the Paris Agreement.

Speakers: UNEP-DTU, UNEP/UNDP GSP, GEF, GGGI and GIZ.
11 Dec 13:15 MRV Transparency SE [140 kb]
GEF CBIT [333 kb]
GGGI [358 kb]
GIZ [1 Mb]
GSP [507 kb]
UNEP DTU 1 [932 kb]
UNEP DTU 2 [1 Mb]
Tuesday,
11 Dec 2018
13:15—14:45
Pieniny
Secretariat of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)
Ms. Katia Simeonova
ksimeonova@unfccc.int
+49 228 8151411
2018 UNEP Gap report
UNFCCC and UNEP: Presentation of UNEP 2018 Emissions gap report The report, one of UN Environment's flagship products, is a scientific assessment of the so-called 'emissions gap' – the gap between anticipated emission levels in 2030, compared to levels consistent with a 2°C / 1.5° target.

Speakers: UNFCCC-UNEP joint event
Flyer [310 kb]
Tuesday,
11 Dec 2018
13:15—14:45
Warmia
United Nations
Ms. Mariam Traore Chazalnoel
mchazalnoel@iom.int
Climate-induced human mobility: taking stock of 3 years of discussions under the UNFCCC
Three years post COP21- taking stock of climate/mobility discussions under the UNFCC: Key achievements/ main challenges encountered? Moving forward, how to connect discussions with regional/global policy fora and leverage the work conducted under the Convention, inc. Taskforce on Displacement?

Speakers: ILO, IOM, NRC, OHCHR, PDD, UNECA, UNHCR
 
Tuesday,
11 Dec 2018
13:15—14:45
Wisla
London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)
Ms. Alina Averchenkova
a.averchenkova@lse.ac.uk
+44 779 9657954
Chile
Mr. Julio Cordano
jcordano@minrel.gob.cl
+56 2 28274200
Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU)
Ms. Isabel Obadiaru
sdg@ipu.org
+41 22 9194150
Legislating on climate change: An assessment of experiences and impacts of climate and energy laws
To aid implementation of national climate policies this event will feature new studies on the impact of climate laws in Mexico and the UK and share the experiences from Latin America and other regions in designing and implementing climate and energy transition legislation.

Speakers: Dr. Alina Averchenkova will present new studies by the Grantham Research Institute, LSE on impacts of climate laws. This will be followed by a panel discussion with senior IPU representatives and parliamentarians, negotiators and policy experts from developed and developing countries.
Programme [88 kb]
Tuesday,
11 Dec 2018
15:00—16:30
Bieszczady
Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES)
Mr. Junichi Fujino
fujino@iges.or.jp
+81 90 26254682
National Institute for Environmental Studies (NIES)
Mr. Junichi Fujino
int-unfccc@nies.go.jp
+81 90 26254682
University of Technology Malaysia (UTM)
Mr. Loon Wai Chau
lwchau@utm.my
+60 12 2986302
City Champions from Asia: China-Japan-Korea Joint Climate Research Initiative towards Zero Carbon
China, Japan and Korea Environmental Ministers agreed on promoting the joint research on cities towards decarbonization as well as carbon pricing. This side event seeks to chart the way forward for “science to action” implementation of future inclusive Asian zero carbon cities.

Speakers: Minister of the Environment Japan (tbc), Minister of Ecology and Environment, The People’s Republic of China (tbc), Ministry of Environment Korea (tbc), President of GGGI (tbc), President of IGES, President of NCSC (tbc), President of KEI (tbc), President of GTCK (tbc), Vice Chancellor of UTM
tentative agenda of side event [101 kb]
Tuesday,
11 Dec 2018
15:00—16:30
Bug
Asheville-Buncombe Sustainable Community Initiatives, Inc. (The Collider)
Ms. Sara Venturini
s.venturini@acclimatise.uk.com
+44 7478 695132
European Investment Bank (EIB)
Ms. Christelle Jolivet
jolivet@eib.org
+352 4379 84272
Stichting Global Reporting Initiative (GRI)
Mme Charlotte Portier
portier@globalreporting.org
+31 20 5310069
Adaptation Finance and TCFD Recommendations: practices and perspectives from IFIs and policy makers
Policies and investors play a key role in building climate resilience, including through climate-related financial disclosures. The event explores promising practices of national and capital market policies enhancing corporate reporting on climate action, and IFIs’ reporting on adaptation finance.

Speakers: • Ms Monica Scatasta, EIB • Mr Craig Davies, EBRD • Ms Amal Lee-Amin, IDB • Representative of UNEP FI • Mr Francesco La Camera, Director General of the Italian Ministry of Environment • Ms Teresa Fogelberg, Deputy Chief Executive of GRI • Mr John Firth, CEO of Acclimatise
 
Tuesday,
11 Dec 2018
15:00—16:30
Climate Action Room 2
Global Climate Action (GCA)
Ms. Brankica Cerovic
bcerovic@unfccc.int
+49 228 8151559
MPGCA SDG 9: Sustainable innovative infrastructure and industrialization for climate-friendly growth
Infrastructure and industrialization decisions made today will have a significant impact on the mutual success of the Paris Agreement and the SDGs. Sustainable, resilient and innovative infrastructure and processes must be rapidly deployed to improve livelihoods and safeguard the climate

Speakers: See link for speakers and further information: https://unfccc.int/climate-action/marrakech-partnership/events/gca-at-cop24
 
Tuesday,
11 Dec 2018
15:00—16:30
Narew
Plant for the Planet Foundation (Plant for the Planet)
Mr. Chiagozie Udeh
zenithofzest@gmail.com
+234 0 7064601098
Global Marshall Plan Foundation
Mr. Sagar Aryal
sagar@aryal.me
+1 646 4700133
Climate neutral by 2022 – Private sector accelerating climate action
70 companies will go carbon neutral by 2022 under a ZNU - program. This can be achieved through a smart combination of emission reduction and tree planting, with all its numerous co-benefits. We will showcase how climate neutrality can be achieved and how it can be a competitive advantage.

Speakers: Udeh Chiagozie Louis Motaal Sagar Aryal Felix Finkbeiner Paulina Sanchez
 
Tuesday,
11 Dec 2018
15:00—16:30
Pieniny
Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK)
Mr. Ottmar Edenhofer
susanne.stundner@pik-potsdam.de
+49 331 2882651
Stiftung Mercator Foundation
Mr. Jan Minx
minx@mcc-berlin.net
+49 1620 1868963
Planetary Boundaries and Global Commons - managing risks and solutions
Weather extremes, food security, migration: people's livelihoods depend on climate stabilization. A safe operating space for humanity within Planetary Boundaries and the sustainable use of Global Commons like the atmosphere are concepts combining natural and social sciences to safeguard our future.

Speakers: Johan Rockström, PIK, Ottmar Edenhofer, PIK/MCC, Jan Minx, MCC, Naoko Ishii, Global Environment Facility, Joanna Maćkowiak Pandera, Forum Energii, Simon Sharpe, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS)
Side Event Flyer [117 kb]
Tuesday,
11 Dec 2018
15:00—16:30
Warmia
British Columbia Council for International Cooperation (BCCIC)
Mr. Colton Kasteel
colton@bccic.ca
+1 778 8475545
One Sky - Canadian Insitute of Sustainable Living (ONE SKY)
Mr. William Orme
liamgorme@gmail.com
+1 778 3862565
Young Women Leading on Climate: A Canadian Panel Discussion
A unique panel comprised of Canada’s foremost young female leaders driving progress on climate change, across Canada and globally. Through a Talanoa-inspired panel discussion, these leaders will share stories of leading climate-focused initiatives and building communities, through a gender lens.

Speakers: Veronika Bylicki, Co-Founder, CityHive; Marina Melanidis, Co-Founder, Climate Guides; Alice Guo, Youth Delegate, BCCIC; Caroline Merner, Co-Founder Climate Guides; Dominique Souris, Executive Director, Youth Climate Lab; Helen Watts, Director Partnerships, Student Energy
 
Tuesday,
11 Dec 2018
15:00—16:30
Wisla
Harvard University
Mr. Robert Stowe
robert_stowe@hks.harvard.edu
+1 617 4964265
Fondazione Centro Studi Enel
Mr. Mariano Morazzo
mariano.morazzo@enel.com
+39 338 2217436
Elaborating and Implementing Article 6 of the Paris Agreement
Speakers will consider progress in elaborating Article 6 and what remains to be done, with reference to the potential of Article 6 to enhance ambition. Discussion will be based on practical experience with market mechanisms, academic research, and a close reading of the Paris-Agreement negotiations.

Speakers: Kelley Kizzier, Article 6 Co-Chair; Michael Mehling, MIT; Daniele Agostini, Enel; Robert Stavins, Harvard Kennedy School; others TBD
Mehling paper Art. 6.2 background for side event [838 kb]
Mehling paper summary [266 kb]
Enel Foundation Knowledge Platform [412 kb]
Mehling presentation [392 kb]
Tuesday,
11 Dec 2018
16:45—18:15
Bieszczady
CARE International (CI)
Mr. Sven Harmeling
sharmeling@careclimatechange.org
+4 177 6136431
Centre for Science and Environment (CSE)
Ms. Vijeta Rattani
vijeta@cseindia.org
+91 7 9818859987
The Global Adaptation Goal and the Importance of Gender Transformative Resilience Finance
Discussions on global goal on adaptation (GGA) need to progress esp. with regard to assessing needs and priorities and upscale funding. The gap in adaptation funding furthermore undermines women’s resilience. This event will discuss ideas on the GGA and channelling funding for gender equality

Speakers: Provisional list of speakers (tbc): - Minister C. McKenna (Canada); Mr. Xolisa Ngwadla (Africa) - Speakers from CARE: Partners for Resilience; Mr. Chandra Bhushan, CSE, Harjeet Singh (Action Aid)
 
Tuesday,
11 Dec 2018
16:45—18:15
Bug
Sustainable Energy for All Association for sustainable Energy (SE4ALL Association)
Mr. Ross Blackwell
cop@seforall.org
+43 676 846727200
Understanding the Landscape:Finance flows for electrification and clean cooking in HIC
The event will feature the key messages from the Understanding the Landscape report, which will include updated figures on finance flows for the 2015-16 period, as well as a deep dive into flows for clean fuels in Indonesia, and electrification in India.

Speakers: Speakers: Shegun BAKARI, Advisor to President of the Togolese Republic; Barbara K BUCHNER, Executive Director, CPI; Abyd KARMALI, Managing Director, Climate Finance, Bank of America; Hubert Ruzibiza, CEO, Rwanda Green Fund; K S POPLI, Chairman/Director, Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency
Agenda SEforALL [428 kb]
Tuesday,
11 Dec 2018
16:45—18:15
Narew
ClimateWorks Foundation
Ms. Ruth Sego
ruth.sego@climateworks.org
+1 415 2307302
Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Environment and Energy
Mr. Lukas Hermwille
lukas.hermwille@wupperinst.org
+49 42103 4920224922
In Formation: Laying the foundation for an inclusive Global Stocktake. A Joint CWF/Wuppertal event
The event will take on the theme of an ideation and presentation session. Speakers will confront the big questions which are essential building blocks for a robust Global Stocktake. The expert panel consists of organizations that continue to address questions pertinent to the design of the Stocktake

Speakers: Jason Anderson, ClimateWorks Foundation; Lukas Hermwille, Wuppertal Institute; Louise Jeffery Potsdam Institute; Nate Hultman, University of Maryland CGS; Sivan Kartha, Stockholm Environment Institute; Ruth Sego, ClimateWorks Foundation
 
Tuesday,
11 Dec 2018
16:45—18:15
Pieniny
Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Partnership (REEEP)
Mr. Lukas Baumhauer
lukas.baumhauer@reeep.org
+43 1 260263425
International Center for Environmental Technology Transfer (ICETT)
Ms. Maria van Veldhuizen
maria.veldhuizen@reeep.org
+43 1 260263643
Nordic Environment Finance Corporation (NEFCO)
Ms. Tina Nyberg
tina.nyberg@nefco.fi
+358 41 5304950
Mobilising Investment for Off-Grid Energy Solutions in African Countries
Energy access is key to building prosperity and resilience. Governments need to deploy public funding in a smart way to mobilise private finance and develop services for the poor. Beyond the Grid Fund Africa achieves this through blended finance, data analytics, capacity building and policy support.

Speakers: Government Representatives of Zambia; Mr. Lars Ronnås, Swedish Ambassador for Climate Change; Mr. Martin Hiller, Director General, REEEP; Ms. Helle Lindegaard, Vice President, Head of Trust Funds and Climate, NEFCO.
Presentation - Mr. Lars Ronnås, Climate Ambassador, Sweden [1 Mb]
Presentation - Ms. Harriet Zulu - Ministry of Energy, Zambia [2 Mb]
Presentation - Mr. Martin Hiller, REEEP [2 Mb]
Presentation - Ms. Helle Lindegaard, NEFCO [1 Mb]
Tuesday,
11 Dec 2018
16:45—18:15
Warmia
Asian Pacific Resource and Resource Centre for Women (ARROW)
Ms. Hwei Mian Lim
hweimian@arrow.org.my
+6 3 22739913
Margaret Pyke Trust, with the Population & Sustainability Network (MPT/ PSN)
Mr. David Johnson
dj@populationandsustainability.org
+44 20 33175486
The Danish Family Planning Association (DFPA)
Ms. Ida Klockmann
ik@sexogsamfund.dk
+45 33 25393001
Launch of the Women & Earth Initiative - WORTH
The Innovative Advocacy Lab builds the capacity of advocates from across the spheres of gender, sexual and reproductive health and climate change/environmental sustainability, while the fund makes the best innovative ideas become reality. The launch will inform participants about the Lab and Fund.

Speakers: Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Asia Pacific Resource and Research Centre for Women (ARROW), Danish Family Planning Association (DFPA), Population Health and Environment Ethiopia Consortium, and WWF.
Brief on Women's Health and Climate Change [563 kb]
Brief on Sex, Rights, Gender in the Age of Climate Change [552 kb]
Brief on Raising the Bar on Asian Women's SRHR in the Age of Climate Change [1 Mb]
Tuesday,
11 Dec 2018
16:45—18:15
Wisla
International Solar Alliance * (ISA)
Ms. Cécile Martin-Phipps
cecile.martinphipps@isolaralliance.org
+33 632 954153
Solar Investment: ISA - The Trillion Dollar Opportunity
Discussion on ISA’s strategy to mobilise USD 1000billion investments to finance 1000GW of global solar capacity by 2030. Topics will include the creation of common risk mitigation mechanisms for bankable solar projects on and off-grid.

Speakers: CHAIR: •H.E. Brune Poirson, Minister of State, attached to Minister of Ecological and Inclusive Transition, France •H.E. Marc Dèdèriwè Abli-Bidamon, Minister of Mines and Energy,Togo •H.E. Patrick Eyogo Edzang,Minister of Water and Energy,Gabon •H.E. R.K. Singh, Minister Renewable Energy,India
ISA Journey [440 kb]
Agenda + emails [349 kb]
FLyer [476 kb]
Tuesday,
11 Dec 2018
18:00—20:00
Lubelskie Climate Action Room 3
Global Climate Action (GCA)
Ms. Brankica Cerovic
bcerovic@unfccc.int
+49 228 8151559
GCA Wrap-up event and Momentum for Change Showcase event
A celebration to mark the Global Climate Action activities at COP 24, and recognize 15 winners of the 2018 Momentum for Change Award. This event is expected to be one of the most dynamic and exciting events at COP 24, with inspiring speakers, videos, photography, and a musical performance

Speakers: See link for speakers and further information: https://unfccc.int/climate-action/marrakech-partnership/events/gca-at-cop24
 
Tuesday,
11 Dec 2018
18:30—20:00
Bieszczady
Southern African Confederation of Agricultural Unions (SACAU)
Mr. ISHMAEL SUNGA
info@sacau.org
+27 72 3836747
Centro Internacional de Agricultura Tropical (CIAT)
Ms. Carolina Jaramillo
c.jaramillo@cgiar.org
+57 2 4450075
Soils advantage: Transforming agriculture by recarbonizing the earth’s soil
Investment to put carbon back into soil help increase agricultural productivity and contribute to climate change mitigation. Will soil be the silver bullet to meet food security and climate change goals? We will present latest scientific evidence and discuss business cases on soil carbon enhancement

Speakers: Lini Wollenberg, Flagship Leader CCAFS Dalma Somogyi, Manager CSA WBCSD Rolf Sommer, Leader CGIAR WLE Paul Luu, Exec Sec 4p1000 Initiative Lucy W. Ng'ang'a, Min. of Agric Kenya Ishmael Sunga, CEO SACAU Viridiana A. Cervantes, Officer BLE Sonja Vermeulen, Global Lead Food Scientist WWF
 
Tuesday,
11 Dec 2018
18:30—20:00
Bug
Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP)
Ms. Nanette Woonton
nanettew@sprep.org
+68 5 21929
Micronesia (Federated States of)
Mr. Andrew Yatilman
climate@mail.fm
+0 691 3208814
Tonga
Mr. Sione Fulivai
sionetfulivai@gmail.com
+676 676 8413494
Living in the face of climate change: From the Pacific islands to the world.
Pacific Islanders, as SIDS, are amongst the most vulnerable to the impacts of climate change, on this path that the whole world is on. The Pacific islands are taking climate action, making a positive difference in the face of these challenges with financial support from th

Speakers: A wide range of speakers from across the Pacific islands that provide the Pacific voice, representing different sectors and groups.
 
Tuesday,
11 Dec 2018
18:30—20:00
Narew
Austria
Mr. Matthias Jurek
matthias.jurek@unvienna.org
+43 650 2482698
Albania
Ms. Valmira Bozgo
vbozgo@gmail.com
+3 55 693597114
Consorcio para el Desarrollo Sostenible de la Ecorregión Andina (CONDESAN)
Sra. María Arguello
maria.arguello@condesan.org
+593 2 2248491
International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD)
Mr. Bhaskar Singh Karky
bkarky@icimod.org
+97 7 9851072991
Permanent Secretariat of the Alpine Convention (PSAC)
Ms. Nathalie Morelle
nathalie.morelle@alpconv.org
+43 512 58858939
International Mountain Day - Mountain adaptation: Vulnerable peaks and people
The world’s mountain regions are facing similar challenges, which provides opportunities for cooperation and knowledge exchange. The high-level event gathers representatives of mountain regions from across the world and feature the launch of two reports incl the global state of mountain adaptation.

Speakers: - Erik Solheim, Executive Director of UN Environment - HE Minister Elisabeth Köstinger, tbc - HE SG Markus Reiterer - high level representatives from Poland (Carpathians), Georgia (Caucasus), Bhutan (HKH), Albania (Balkan), Uganda/Ruanda (Africa, Chile/Colombia (Andes) etc tbc
 
Tuesday,
11 Dec 2018
18:30—20:00
Pieniny
United Nations
Ms. Erica Carroll
ecarroll@imf.org
+1 202294 3899
The Roles of Fiscal Policy, Financial Markets and Trade in Implementing the Paris Agreement
In the context of NDCs, the panel will discuss: (i) carbon pricing and other mitigation policies; (ii) the role of trade and markets in promoting enabling conditions; (iii) mobilizing climate finance, and developing new risk management instruments and processes to build smallholders' resilience.

Speakers: Tomasz Chruszczow, Special Climate Change Envoy, Poland; Erik Solheim, Executive Director, UN Environment; Tao Zhang, Deputy Managing Director, IMF; Isabelle Durant, Deputy Secretary General, UNCTAD; Margarita Astralaga, Director, IFAD; Aik Hoe Lim, Director, Trade and Environment, WTO
 
Tuesday,
11 Dec 2018
18:30—20:00
Warmia
United Nations
Ms. Verona Collantes
verona.collantes@unwomen.org
Gender mainstreaming in adaptation and mitigation: A nexus approach
The side-event will showcase the nexus between gender mainstreaming in adaptation and mitigation actions and gender-responsive agriculture, food security, nutrition, health, energy. It will showcase synergies through education, women’s human rights and labor rights and gender-responsive NDCs

Speakers: Sigrid Kaag, Minister for Foreign Trade and Dev. Cooperation, The Netherlands, Carolina Schmidt, Minister of the Environment, Chile, Maria Helena Semedo, FAO; Claire Harasty, ILO; Fwilane Banda, Project Luangwa, Zambia; representatives from youth, women constituencies, UN Women, OHCHR
Agenda/Key messages [655 kb]
Tuesday,
11 Dec 2018
18:30—20:00
Wisla
Secretariat of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)
Mr. Florin Vladu
fvladu@unfccc.int
+49 228 8151422
Climate information for decision making: Science, Research and Innovation for PA implementation
A joint event by UNFCCC, EC, WMO and IPCC

Speakers: Petteri Taalas, WMO; Patrick Child, European Commission; Hoesung Lee, IPCC; Festus Luboyera, Ugandan National Meteorological Authority; Ryuzo Sugimoto, Ministry of the Environment, Japan; Pa Ousman Jarju, GCF
Agenda [21 kb]
Wednesday,
12 Dec 2018
11:00—12:00
Pomorze Climate Action Room 1
Global Climate Action (GCA)
Ms. Brankica Cerovic
bcerovic@unfccc.int
+49 228 8151559
State and non-state actors joining forces for sustainable and climate-neutral development
Announcement of an initiative spearheaded by the German Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, in collaboration with UNFCCC's Climate Neutral Now initiative: measure, reduce and offset for development and climate.

Speakers: See link for speakers and further information: https://unfccc.int/climate-action/global-climate-action-events
 
Wednesday,
12 Dec 2018
11:30—13:00
Bieszczady
Women's Earth and Climate Caucus (WECC)
Ms. Wyolah Garden
wgarden@ix.netcom.com
+415 722 2083
Amazon Watch
Ms. Wyolah Garden
wgarden@ix.netcom.com
+415 722 2083
California College of the Arts (CCA)
Ms. Wyolah Garden
wgarden@ix.netcom.com
+415 722 2083
Ithaca College
Ms. Wyolah Garden
wgarden@ix.netcom.com
+415 722 2083
Women for Climate Justice Leading Solutions on the Frontlines of Climate Change
Grassroots and Indigenous women leaders, and representatives of international organizations, will address solutions based in a climate justice framework, including forest and biodiversity protection, Indigenous rights, agro-ecology, fossil fuel resistance, and protection of women land defenders.

Speakers: Carmen Capriles (Bolivia); Ruth Nyambura (Kenya); India Logan-Riley (Ngāti Kahungunu ki Heretaunga, Aotearoa/New Zealand); Elaine Colligan (USA); and others, to be announced.
WECAN Call for Justice and Immediate Action [741 kb]
Wednesday,
12 Dec 2018
11:30—13:00
Bug
University of Exeter
Ms. Alissa Haward
a.b.haward@exeter.ac.uk
+44 1392 726747
Met Office Hadley Center
Mr. Jamie Mitchell
knowledge.integration@metoffice.gov.uk
+44 1392 884240
University of Leeds
Ms. Shona Smith
climate@leeds.ac.uk
+44 113 3430563
What if we miss the target?
We will present and discuss new research findings on the impacts of climate change at global warming of 1.5C, 2C, 3C and 4C, at both global scales and in selected countries. Focus impacts will include water availability, river and coastal flooding, food insecurity and human heat stress

Speakers: Speakers: Prof Richard Betts (Met Office Hadley Centre and University of Exeter). Dr Katy Richardson (Met Office Hadley Centre). Other speaker tbc Chair: Leo Hickman (Carbon Brief)
 
Wednesday,
12 Dec 2018
11:30—13:00
Narew
International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements (IFOAM)
Ms. Federica Varini
f.varini@ifoam.bio
+49 228 9265014
Biovision - Foundation for Ecological Development (BV)
Mr. Lukas Zürcher
l.zuercher@biovision.ch
+756 8005 4144512584
Organic Consumers Association (OCA)
Ms. Rachel Kastner
Rachel@regenerationinternational.org
+521 415 1491797
Shinji Shumeikai (Shumei)
Ms. Brianne Chai-Onn
chaionnb@shumei-international.org
+1 917 2576662
Speed Up the Cool Down: Scaling up Regenerative Solutions to Climate Change
This event showcases concrete solutions and frameworks to accelerate carbon sequestration, food sovereignty and biodiversity preservation. It includes scaling up agroecology, consumer campaigns, true cost accounting and policy change to create resilient communities and ecosystems.

Speakers: Andre Leu, Regeneration Intl.,Ronnie Cummins, Organic Consumers Association, Shamika Mone, Organic Farming Association,India Barbara Hachipuka Banda, Natural Agriculture Dev. Program Zambia, Ercilia Sahores, Via Organica, Hans Herren, Biovision, Ruth Richardson, Global Alliance for Future of Food
 
Wednesday,
12 Dec 2018
11:30—13:00
Pieniny
Ecologic Institute
Mr. Matthias Duwe
unfccc@ecologic.eu
+49 30 86880100
Association négaWatt
Mme Charline DUFOURNET
charline.dufournet@negawatt.org
+250 250 3375036307
Energiaklub Climate Policy Institute and Applied Communications Association (Energiaklub)
Mr. istvan bart
bart@energiaklub.hu
+36 30 9482246
Update on 2050 strategies in Europe
This event will explore experience with national long-term climate strategies in Europe. A panel of government officials will recount their respective experiences (Estonia, Germany, Portugal), paired with insights from recent research

Speakers: * ESTONIA: G. Denks, Head of Climate Department, Min. of Environment * GERMANY: I. Wagner, Dep. Head of Del. UNFCCC, Min. of Environment * PORTUGAL: E. Santos, Director of CC Dept, Environment Agency * CR2050 insights: M. Duwe, Ecologic Institute * Moderator: I. Bart, Energiaklub
Side Event Programme - 2050 strategies in Europe [736 kb]
Briefing Paper - State of Play on 2050 strategies in the EU [750 kb]
Background: essential characteristics of Long-term strategies (Presentation) [3 Mb]
Wednesday,
12 Dec 2018
11:30—13:00
Warmia
International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA)
Mr. Toshiaki Nagata
toshingt18@gmail.com
+971 54 45
Climate Action Network International (CAN International)
Ms. Marianne Toftgaard
mtoftgaard@climatenetwork.org
+45 61 141742
Stepping up NDC ambition and bringing socio-economic benefits through enhanced deployment of RE
Participants from climate vulnerable countries will discuss how they can achieve energy decarbonisation through enhanced deployment of renewables and what socio-economic benefits the deployment can bring to these countries.

Speakers: Speakers will be Ministers and senior Government officials from climate vulnerable countries such as the Marshall Islands, the Philippines, Costa Rica and Ethiopia. (to be confirmed)
 
Wednesday,
12 Dec 2018
11:30—13:00
Wisla
United Nations
Mr. Florian Eisele
florian.eisele@un-redd.org
+35 269 1588863
Forests first - from 10 years REDD+ to the full scope of nature-based climate solutions
Building on a decade of working on REDD+, the event will bring together diverse stakeholders for an engaging discussion and practical examples of transformative partnerships, new technological approaches and innovative financial instruments which are key for scaling up forest-based climate action.

Speakers: Fabiola Muñoz, Minister Environment, Peru; Ola Elvestuen, Minister Climate and Environment, Norway; Roselyn F. Adjeh, Director Climate Change, Forestry Commission, Ghana; Pierre Rousseau, Senior Advisor Sustainable Business, BNP Paribas; David Saah, Director Geospatial Analysis Lab, USFCA
Side event flyer [1 Mb]
Wednesday,
12 Dec 2018
12:00—13:00
Climate Action Room 2
Global Climate Action (GCA)
Ms. Brankica Cerovic
bcerovic@unfccc.int
+49 228 8151559
Climate action at global level: international organizations commit to climate neutrality
A group of international and intergovernmental organizations will announce their commitment to achieve climate neutrality in their operations, and will share what they are doing to reduce GHG emissions.

Speakers: See link for speakers and further information: https://unfccc.int/climate-action/global-climate-action-events
 
Wednesday,
12 Dec 2018
13:15—14:45
Bieszczady
Secretariat of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)
Mr. Motsomi Maletjane
mmaletjane@unfccc.int
+49 228 8151324
NAP Champions Event on Advancing National Adaptation Plans
Adaptation

Speakers: NAP Champions, Parties, LEG
 
Wednesday,
12 Dec 2018
13:15—14:45
Bug
Peru
Sra. Jenny Chimayco Ortega
jchimayco@minam.gob.pe
+51 1 975680760
International Environmental Communication Association (IECA)
Mr. Gregg Walker
gwalker@oregonstate.edu
+1 541 7404050
Mediators Beyond Borders International (MBBI)
Mr. Gregg Walker
walkprof@gmail.com
+1 541 7404050
DIALOGUEMOS: Participatory processes for the implementation of the Paris Agreement
Peru’s Talanoa Dialogue seeks to build a participatory and socialization process to reinforce climate change whole of country management and to incorporate all inputs from a gender balanced, multi-cultural, and cross-generational perspectives.

Speakers: Public sector, private sector, indigenous populations, non-governmental organizations (NGO’s), international cooperation agencies, grassroots or community-based organizations, academy and civil society.
Program [18 kb]
Save the date [1 Mb]
Wednesday,
12 Dec 2018
13:15—14:45
Lubelskie Climate Action Room 3
Global Climate Action (GCA)
Ms. Brankica Cerovic
bcerovic@unfccc.int
+49 228 8151559
Planetary Health: Food Systems Event
This event, jointly organized by EAT and the UN Climate Change secretariat, will raise awareness of the role of food systems in addressing climate change and the SDGs through a high-level panel discussion with food-related experts.

Speakers: See link for speakers and further information: https://unfccc.int/climate-action/global-climate-action-events
 
Wednesday,
12 Dec 2018
13:15—14:45
Narew
Japan
Ms. kayo ozawa
ozawa-kayo@meti.go.jp
+81 3 35011711
Global Industrial and Social Progress Research Institute (GISPRI)
Mr. Takeo Asakawa
t-asakawa@gispri.or.jp
+81 3 36632500
Keidanren
Mr. Kiyoshi Tanigawa
followup@keidanren.or.jp
+81 3 67410608
Progressive practice on quantifying the avoided emissions
Visualization of contributions to reducing GHGs emissions is the first step to assess the extent of impact for mitigation of global warming. Each of METI and ADEME has published guidelines on quantifying the avoided emissions. We will introduce them and have discussions on how to promote practices.

Speakers: Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry of Japan(METI), Japan Business Federation (KEIDANREN), French Environment and Energy Management Agency (ADEME), Japanese private company, European private company
 
Wednesday,
12 Dec 2018
13:15—14:45
Pieniny
Secretariat of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)
Mr. Marlan Pillay
mpillay@unfccc.int
+49 228 8151265
GHG baselines and monitoring methodologies and tools to support MRV at national level
The side event covers the development of a compendium of tools that developing countries may find useful to analyze the GHG impact of their mitigation options and to make policy decisions regarding which mitigation actions to implement.

Speakers: GIZ and UNFCCC secretariat
GIZ [1 Mb]
UNFCCC [1 Mb]
Wednesday,
12 Dec 2018
13:15—14:45
Warmia
Global Environment Facility (GEF)
Ms. Monica Fernandes
mfernandes@thegef.org
+1 703 3047264
Adaptation: Moving from Today’s Lessons to Tomorrow’s Transformation
Adaptation to climate change needs urgent action, at an unprecedented scale to meet Paris climate adaptation goals. Join to hear from Ministers and thought leaders as they deliberate on ideas of integrated adaption, role of private sector, stronger climate governance involving local decision makers.

Speakers: GEF CEO and Senior Management Team
 
Wednesday,
12 Dec 2018
13:15—14:45
Wisla
International Energy Agency (IEA)
Ms. Caroline Lee
caroline.lee@iea.org
+33 1 40576533
Denmark
Mr. Asger Garnak
asga@efkm.dk
+45 41 729130
Accelerating clean energy transitions and mobilizing investment to implement Paris Agreement goals
This event will showcase how countries, in partnership with international organizations, financial institutions and private sector, are accelerating clean energy transitions. One important means is by shifting and scaling up investments towards low-carbon energy.

Speakers: High-level representatives of governments, MDBs, international organizations, and private sector.
 
Wednesday,
12 Dec 2018
15:00—16:30
Bieszczady
Energies 2050 (Energies 2050)
Mr. Stephane POUFFARY
contact@energies2050.org
+33 6 80319189
Association Climate Chance*
Mr. Romain Crouzet
association@climate-chance.org
+33 6 656666167
Conseil des Communes et Régions d'Europe (CCRE / CEMR)
Ms. Eva Baños de Guisasola
eva.banosdeguisasola@ccre-cemr.org
+32 2 2138699
Structuring and enhancing climate action in African territories to support the implementation of NDC
UCLG Africa’s Climate Change Task Force, Covenant of Mayors in Sub-Saharan Africa and Climate Chance as tools for the implementation

Speakers: Tomasz CHRUZCZOW High Level Climate Champion Jean Pierre ELONG MBASSI UCLG Africa -Seyni NAFO African Climate Negotiators & Mohamed SEFIANI Mayor of Chefchaouen (UCLG Africa Climate Change Task Force co-Presidents) – ENERGIES 2050 – Climate Chance –Mayors and CSO CoMSSA –European Parliament– UNFCCC
Programme en français [513 kb]
Program_English [504 kb]
Wednesday,
12 Dec 2018
15:00—16:30
Bug
International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)
Mr. Sandeep Sengupta
sandeep.sengupta@iucn.org
+41 22 9990000
Rare
Ms. Ariane Steinsmeier
asteinsmeier@rare.org
+49 177 2063949
The Nature Conservancy (TNC)
Mr. Joshua Lee
joshua.lee@tnc.org
+1 703 8417429
Wetlands International
Ms. Leorita APPULO
lea.appulo@wetlands.org
+32 496 31996
Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS)
Ms. Stephanie Wang
swang@wcs.org
+1 415 7945231
Raising the bar on nature-based solutions in NDCs
A number of UNFCCC Parties have included various ecosystem-based mitigation and adaptation measures within their current NDCs. This event will take stock of these and present key recommendations to help strengthen these nature-based solutions further in the next round of NDCs.

Speakers: Speakers: Sandeep Sengupta (IUCN), Nathalie Seddon (Oxford University), Tom Evans (WCS),Tatiana Minayeva (Wetlands Int.), Taufiq Alimi (Rare), Emily Landis (TNC) and Alexis Bonnel (AFD)
Side-event flyer [223 kb]
Wednesday,
12 Dec 2018
15:00—16:30
Narew
Rock Environment and Energy Institute* (REEI)
Mr. JIAQIAO LIN
linjiaqiao@reei.org.cn
+86 10 61438032
All China Environment Federation (ACEF)
Mr. Yao Ni
ny123321@sina.com
+86 10 1391185351
Innovation Center for Energy and Transportation (iCET)
Ms. Lucia Green-Weiskel
luciagreenweiskel@gmail.com
+11 917 2878297
Promoting green investment of the BRI through green finance in line with Paris Agreement
The event will discuss innovative ways to minimize the climate and environmental risks and promote the green investment under the “Belt and Road” Initiative through green finance, based on case studies and experience sharing from MDBs and financial institutions to align BRI investments with PA.

Speakers: Experts from MDBs, financial institutions, government, think tanks, and NGOs in developing countries relevant to “The Belt and Road” Initiative.
 
Wednesday,
12 Dec 2018
15:00—16:30
Pieniny
Environmental Defense Fund (EDF)
Ms. Kristin Qui
kqui@edf.org
+1 202 5723506
International Emissions Trading Association (IETA)
Ms. Stephanie Olegario
olegario@ieta.org
+1 647 4555504
Harnessing carbon markets under Article 6 to increase ambition: Lessons from research and practice
This event presents new research on how carbon market cooperation can help countries achieve the mitigation and finance goals of the PA. Experts will discuss operationalizing Article 6 and the rules needed to harness the power of markets to increase innovation and investment, and decrease emissions.

Speakers: Speakers will include representatives from governments, business, and civil society, and will highlight cooperation initiatives across jurisdictions.
Flyer [408 kb]
Wednesday,
12 Dec 2018
15:00—16:30
Warmia
World Energy Council (WEC)
Ms. Sandra Winkler
winkler@worldenergy.org
+1 647 9234635
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
Mr. Thomas Kiley
tkiley@mit.edu
+1 617 5157851
Pathways to Paris: Policy, environmental, & technological innovations to balance the energy trilemma
What roles are national and local policy, technological, and environmental innovations playing in balancing energy for prosperity with ambitious NDCs? This session will highlight the broader landscape of innovation factors that are triggering and accelerating new energy solutions.

Speakers: Sir Philip Lowe (WEC), Hon James Shaw (New Zealand), H.E. Dr Matar Al Neyadi (UAE), Hon. George Heyman (B.C., Canada), Dr. Sergey Paltsev (MIT), Claude Nahon (EDF)
 
Wednesday,
12 Dec 2018
15:00—16:30
Wisla
Nordic Council of Ministers (NCM)
Mr. Bo Storrank
bo.storrank@ym.fi
+358 50 5142283
Nordic Investment Bank (NIB)
Mr. Arild Moen
arild.moen@nib.int
+358 50 5680420
De-risking climate finance – lessons for scaling-up climate friendly investments
The session presents new instruments to de-risk climate-friendly investment, such as public-private partnership funds that attract corporate and institutional capital for clean energy and land use action. The panel will discuss reasons for success and ways to deploy successful instruments at scale.

Speakers: Barbara Buchner, Climate Policy Initiative; Michael Schlup, &Green Fund; Hanna-Mari Ahonen, Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Finland; Ayaan Adam, Green Climate Fund; Marc Sadler, BiocarbonFund
Nordic de-risking event 12 December [3 Mb]
Wednesday,
12 Dec 2018
16:45—18:15
Bieszczady
Asociación La Ruta del Clima
Sra. Rosa Elena Vásquez Rodríguez
rosa.vasquez@climate4change.org
+49 176 29930183
Fundación TierraVida
Ms. Maria Luz Falivene Fernández
lfalivene@fundaciontierravida.org
+549 2657 15246835
Unión de Industriales para Saneamiento Cuencas Matanza Riachuelo y Reconquista (UISCUMARR)
Mr. Adrian Martinez Blanco
adrian.martinezblanco@gmail.com
+49 176 79968477
Public Participation in Climate Decision Making
Public Participation in Environmental Decisions is a Human Right that has been included in the PA and as such it has to be considered when implementing climate actions. Participation of the public enhances the decision-making process by providing inputs, solutions and fresh perspectives.

Speakers: Luz Falivene - Córdoba Argentina SSF Adrián Martinez - La Ruta del Clima (AvH Fellow) Andrea Meza - Rep. Costa Rica - 5C Patrick Toussaint - IASS Potsdam Nanna Birk - Womens Constituency Benjamin Schachter - OHCHR
 
Wednesday,
12 Dec 2018
16:45—18:15
Bug
International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC)
Ms. Carina Bachofen
bachofen@climatecentre.org
+1 202 3099206
International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED)
Ms. Clair Grant-Salmon
clair.grant-salmon@iied.org
+44 20 34637399
Near East Foundation* (NEF)
Ms. Jennifer Abdella
jabdella@neareast.org
+1 301 4810811
2050 pathways for resilience: What mechanisms deliver adaptation and resilience at scale for LDCs?
The LDC Group is launching an initiative on effective Adaptation and Resilience at COP24. We will discuss successful mechanisms that have built national and local institutions, collaboration and capabilities to deliver climate resilience at scale, gathering evidence to inform ambitious leadership

Speakers: Gebru Jember, Chair LDC Group; Sarshen Scorgie Conservation South Africa on combining watershed protection & social protection; TBC, on shock responsive mechanisms & forecast based financing; TBC, on financial aggregation enabling SME innovation; TBC, on community investment for landscape resilience
Higher ambition for lower temperatures: what LDCs could achieve at COP24 [99 kb]
LDCs moment to shape an exclusive transparency framework [113 kb]
Harnessing long-term strategies for low-carbon climate-resilient LDC development [120 kb]
Concept Note [159 kb]
Wednesday,
12 Dec 2018
16:45—18:15
Narew
International Cryosphere Climate Initiative (ICCI)
Ms. Pam Pearson
pam@iccinet.org
+46 70 5752257
Climate Analytics gGmbH
Ms. Ela Smith
ela.smith@climateanalytics.org
+49 30 259229530
Climate Policy Center (CPC)
Ms. Pamela Pearson
pampearson44@yahoo.com
+1 802 4880991
The 1.5 Degree Report and the Cryosphere: Reasons and Pathways for Both High Urgency and Ambition
The IPCC SR on 1.5 Degrees outlined the few pathways remaining to minimize growing loss and damage from sea-level rise and other global feedbacks driven by polar and mountain regions. We discuss needed 2020 commitments to prevent irreversible cryosphere change with appropriate urgency and ambition.

Speakers: IPCC lead authors of the SR 1.5 Degrees and cryosphere scientists; representatives of national governments and US Climate Alliance; the Club of Rome; Arctic Council; WWF and other civil society
Current Programme and Speakers [86 kb]
Presentations [48 kb]
Wednesday,
12 Dec 2018
16:45—18:15
Pieniny
China New Energy Chamber of Commerce (CNECC)
Ms. Yali Zhao
zhaoyali@sino-carbon.cn
+86 10 1381083297
China South Low Carbon Academy (CSLCA)
Mr. KAI LIU
ZYL0227@163.COM
+86 10 1391124491
Research Centre for Sustainable Development (RCSD)
Ms. Xiang Yu
sophie.yu.xiang@gmail.com
+86 10 59868162
China new policy and action of low carbon emmision for Paris Agreement commitment
1.China latest development of carbon market construction,development and plan;2.China 13th five-year plan is a new plan and commitment to face global climate change;3.China Green Industry development;4.Carbon financial products is a new development strength for low carbon industry

Speakers: 1.Speaker from NDRC 2.Speaker from Tsinghua University 3.Speaker from RCSD 4.Speaker from MIIT 5.Speaker from China South Low Carbon Academy 6.Speaker from China New Energy Chamber of Commerce (CNECC) 7.Speaker from SCII 8.Speakers from enterprises of low carbon industry
 
Wednesday,
12 Dec 2018
16:45—18:15
Warmia
Renewable Energy Policy Network (REN21)
Ms. Laura Williamson
laura.williamson@ren21.net
+33 1 44375099
Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies (IASS)
Ms. Laura Nagel
laura.nagel@iass-potsdam.de
+49 331 28822431
Stiftung World Future Council (WFC)
Mr. Rob van Riet
wfc.21@worldfuturecouncil.org
+44 0 7983265979
Delivering Renewables at Scale: A must to meet the Paris Agreement
Join a lively exchange about delivering renewables at scale. How can we ensure effective investment of the $52 trillion needed to meet 2030 climate objectives? How can the co-benefits of renewable energy drive an ambitious climate agenda? How are Agenda 2030, the NDCs and achieving 100%RE linked?

Speakers: Leonardo Dicaprio Foundation; University of Technology Sydney; R20; WFC; IASS, REN21; Senior government officials from India, Mexico, South Africa and Tanzania
Activating Co-Benefits in COP24 decisions [694 kb]
100%RE to Achieve the SDGs [2 Mb]
Financing 100%RE in Tanzania [1 Mb]
Wednesday,
12 Dec 2018
16:45—18:15
Wisla
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
Ms. Nassera Belkhiter
nassera.belkhiter@oecd.org
+33 1 85554582
UNEP - Finance Initiative (UNEP FI)
Mr. Remco Fischer
kai.fischer@un.org
+41 22 9178685
Aligning finance with the goals of the Paris Agreement
Governments and financial institutions increasingly recognise the risks and opportunities of climate change. This high-level panel explores the role of finance in achieving the Paris Agreement and ensuring the transition towards a low-emission, resilient future, as envisioned by Article 2.1.c.

Speakers: Angel Gurría, OECD Secretary-General; Satya S. Tripathi, Assistant Secretary-General, UN Environment; high-level representative from World Bank Group; ministers; CEOs of financial institutions.
OECD-UNEPFI Flyer side-event [426 kb]
Wednesday,
12 Dec 2018
18:30—20:00
Bieszczady
United Nations
Mr. Moustapha Kamal Gueye
gueye@ilo.org
A just transition towards climate-resilient economies and societies for all
This event will demonstrate that climate action can be a driver for inclusive growth, job creation, human rights protection, and social justice. It will showcase country experiences on just transition planning and policies for all, through inclusive decision-making and international cooperation.

Speakers: •Representatives of governments and COP Presidency, business, Indigenous peoples, researchers and think tans, •Sharan Burrow, General Secretary, and International Trade Union Confederation •Guy Ryder, Director-General, International Labour Organization •Michael Stanley, Lead Mining Specialist
Draft agenda and Invited Speakers [362 kb]
Greening with Jobs - ILO WESO Report [2 Mb]
Wednesday,
12 Dec 2018
18:30—20:00
Bug
Fundación Avina (AVINA)
Sra. Andrea Rodriguez Osuna
andrea.rodriguez@avina.net
+52 155 55019972
Argentina
Mr. Martin Rabbia
cambioclimatico@ambiente.gob.ar
+54 11 52773034
Strengthening multi-stakeholder participation to access finance and implement NDCs in Latin America
A successful implementation of NDCs requires participation, articulation and engagement of different levels of governments and sectors. Enabling conditions to leverage climate finance and capacities among stakeholders to implement successful climate action need to be in place.

Speakers: Fundación Avina will present results from studies about multi-stakeholder participation in NDCs in Latin America; the government of Argentina and other governments will share experiences to mobilize climate finance and leverage opportunities for effective NDC implementation at multiple levels.
Agenda side event [630 kb]
Wednesday,
12 Dec 2018
18:30—20:00
Narew
Rwanda
Ms. Faustin Munyazikwiye
sophieloran@gmail.com
+250 7 88462012
Basel Agency for Sustainable Energy (BASE)
Ms. Jasmine Neve
jasmine.neve@energy-base.org
+41 61 2740480
Showcasing Fast Action on the Kigali Amendment to the Montreal Protocol
The Kigali Amendment to the Montreal Protocol will help protect the climate by phasing down high global warming potential gasses used in refrigerators and air conditioners.

Speakers: Minister for Environment, Rwanda, CEO, Sustainable Energy for All, Minister of Environment and Natural Resources, Dominican Republic, Director, Children’s Investment Fund Foundation and CEO, Mabe and UN Environment Executive Director.
 
Wednesday,
12 Dec 2018
18:30—20:00
Pieniny
Green Climate Fund (GCF)
Ms. Andrea Iro
airo@gcfund.org
+220 4 8210745862
GCF high-level side-event: Successful start. Ambitious future.
This event provides a snapshot of the Fund’s performance and priorities to accelerate climate finance to match the ambition and urgency needed to meet the climate challenge. It focuses on GCF’s role in mobilizing resources and driving impact for the successful implementation of the Paris Agreement.

Speakers: High-level government representatives, accredited entities, and private sector.
Outline and programme [200 kb]
Wednesday,
12 Dec 2018
18:30—20:00
Warmia
Hungary
Mr. Andras Huszar
istvan.laszlo.bart@gmail.com
+36 1 7951700
Joanneum Research (JR)
Mr. Andreas Tuerk
andreas.tuerk@joanneum.at
+43 8010 4331687613
EU Effort Sharing Flexibility Mechanisms: intra-Member State transactions and green investments
The EU has approved its Member State level non-ETS targets until 2030. A key compliance mechanism is the trading of allocations between Member States. We will discuss implementation of trading, especially the EBRD's ESRGIS project that develops guidelines for Member States that help trading.

Speakers: Barbara Botos (Hungary); Jan-Willem van de Ven (EBRD); Istvan Bart (Climate Strategy 2050 Institute); Jakob Graichen; Wolfgang Diernhofer (Kommunalkredit Public Consulting); Hannu Lamp (Estonia); Gabriela Fischerová (Slovak Republic)
Bart presentation [345 kb]
J Graichen pres [234 kb]
background screens [115 kb]
Side event agenda [62 kb]
Wednesday,
12 Dec 2018
18:30—20:00
Wisla
Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)
Sra. Catalina Aguiar Parera
catalinaa@iadb.org
+1 202 6233997
Banque Ouest Africaine de Developpement (BOAD)
Ms. Audrey Rojkoff
rojkoffa@afd.fr
+33 1 53443131
Climate Policy Initiative, Inc (CPI)
Ms. Caroline Dreyer
caroline.dreyer@cpiclimatefinance.org
+44 20 34570760
France
Mr. Damien Navizet
navizetd@afd.fr
+33 6 12917607
KfW
Mr. Alexander von Kap-herr
Alexander.Kap-herr@kfw.de
+49 174 2430361
Driving trillions: Making the most of the opportunity to align finance with the Paris Agreement
A core objective of the PA is to make financial flows consistent with a development pathway that is low in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and climate-resilient. This event will discuss the status of this goal as well as bold and innovative approaches to drive finance for sustainable development
 
Thursday,
13 Dec 2018
11:30—13:00
Bieszczady
NFD Centre for Environment Education (CEE)
Ms. Rixa Schwarz
rixa.schwarz@ceegermany.org
+91 999 8572902
Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and the Environment (ATREE)
Mr. Kartik Shanker
shoibalc@atree.org
+91 80 23635555
Climate Education and Capacity Building for Students and Local Communities
Climate literacy is crucial. India’s NDCs has emphasized the role of education and capacity building for achieving climate targets. This Side Event will share experiences of engaging and empowering local communities and students in India and other developing countries.

Speakers: Rahul Chopra, TROP ICSU David Wilgenbus, OCE Amir Delju, WMO Kartikeya Sarabhai, CEE Kirtiman Awasthi, GIZ Adriana Valenzuela, UNFCCC
 
Thursday,
13 Dec 2018
11:30—13:00
Bug
Global Ecovillage Network (GEN - International)
Ms. Yvette Dzakpasu
yvette.dzakpasu@ecovillage.org
+44 7944 614888
International National Trusts Organisation (INTO)
Mr. Oliver Maurice
olmaurice@aol.com
+33 475 506469
Nordic Folkecenter for Renewable Energy (NFVE)
Mr. Daniele Pagani
dp@folkecenter.dk
+39 345 4499450
Essential Climate Solutions: Community-led Development, Renewable Energy and Cultural Heritage
A Talanoa Dialogue style roundtable illustrating how community-led development and cultural heritage provide solutions addressing challenges created by climate change and energy transitions, implement the Paris Agreement and SDGs, while fostering resilient, diverse and regenerative communities

Speakers: Kosha Joubert (Global Ecovillage Network, South Africa/Scotland), Sonita Mbah (Betterworld Cameroon), Luc Lutala (Espoir Pour Tous, DRC), Catherine Leonard (INTO, UK), Oliver Maurice (INTO, UK), Daniele Pagani (Nordic Folkecenter, Denmark), Leire Gorroño (Aalborg University, Denmark)
Event Flyer [3 Mb]
Gianyar Declaration on Climate Change and Cultural Heritage [207 kb]
Heritage Conservation and the SDGs [3 Mb]
What is INTO? [113 kb]
Thursday,
13 Dec 2018
11:30—13:00
Narew
LINGO e.V.*
Mr. Kjell Kühne
kjell.kuehne@gmail.com
+52 967 6316349
Movimiento Ciudadano frente al Cambio Climático (MOCICC)
Mr. Antonio Zambrano Allende
azambrano83@gmail.com
+51 1 4424478
United Kingdom Youth Climate Coalition Limited (UKYCC)
Ms. Naomi Kreitman
naomi.kreitman@ukycc.org
+44 7 410880588
No room for Fossil Gas in a 1.5° world
Gas is promoted as energy solution and answer to the coal phase-out, but our communities and climate cannot handle a new generation of fossil infrastructure. We will share the latest methane science, updates from the frontlines and dispel myths industry uses to lobby for this dangerous distraction.

Speakers: Prof. Robert Howarth, Cornell University, US Carol Coll Marquès, Plataforma Resposta al MidCat, Catalonia Roscoe Blevins, Anti-fracking activist, UK May Boeve, 350.org, US Antonio Zambrano, Movimiento Ciudadano frente al Cambio Climático, Peru
COP24 Flyer Gastivists [1 Mb]
Thursday,
13 Dec 2018
11:30—13:00
Pieniny
China Association for Science and Technology (CAST)
Mr. Lei Lin
lzulinlei@126.com
+86 756 3668221
Asociacion para la Naturaleza y Desarrollo Sostenible (ANDES)
Mr. Alejandro Argumedo
alejandro@andes.org.pe
+51 84 245021
Institute of Environment and Sustainable Development in Agriculture, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Science (IESEA CAAS)
Ms. Yingchun Li
liyingchun@caas.cn
+86 10 82105985
“Future Earth” in China
1. "Future Earth" in China 2. Chinese efforts in address climate change 3. The impact of global warming below 1.5℃/2.0℃

Speakers: Dahe Qin (male, co-chair of IPCC AR5 WGI). Xuemei Shao (female, lead author of IPCC AR5). Hua Zhang (female, lead author of IPCC AR5). Wenjie Dong (male, Sun Yat-Sen University). Tianjun Zhou (male, Institute of Atmospheric Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences).
agenda [1 Mb]
Thursday,
13 Dec 2018
11:30—13:00
Warmia
Green Course*
Ms. Ifat Zur
animals@green.org.il
+972 50 9559025
Humane Society International (HSI)
Ms. Nicola Beynon
nicola@hsi.org.au
+61 2 99731728
Life and Environment (L&E)
Ms. lidia mordvinkin
Ifatzy@gmail.com
+972 52 3703544
The mitigation potential of plant-based diets: from science to policy
Animal agriculture has a massive environmental burden, including being a major greenhouse gas emitter. Hence, food choices have a significant influence on climate change. This event will provide a toolkit of policy ideas to encourage a dietary shift towards more plant-based diets.

Speakers: Florent Marcellesi [European Parliament], Dr. Doru-Leonard Irimie [European Commission], Dr. Cristina Tirado [Loyola Marymount University], Marie Persson [Nordic Food Policy Lab], Dr. Marco Springmann [University of Oxford], Jenny Chandler [Forward Food, FAO Special Ambassador for Pulses 2016]
Invite [206 kb]
speakers' publications [14 kb]
Thursday,
13 Dec 2018
11:30—13:00
Wisla
United Nations
Ms. Julia Wolf
Julia.Wolf@fao.org
+39 342 9120062
We can still end hunger by 2030 if we take ambitious climate action
The agricultural sectors are fundamental to achieving climate and development goals. In the context of the 2019 Climate Summit, the review of NDCs and the global stocktake, the discussion will focus on the actions required to end hunger and achieve food and nutrition security for all by 2030.

Speakers: - Jose Graziano da Silva, FAO Director General (tbc) - Achim Steiner, UNDP Administrator (tbc) - Hoesung Lee, IPCC chair (tbc) - 1- 2 Ministers from Africa/Asia/LAC/SIDS/LAC - 1 Representative from NGO or Farmer organization from Africa/Asia/LAC/SIDS (OHCHR)
 
Thursday,
13 Dec 2018
13:00—14:30
Lubelskie Climate Action Room 3
Global Climate Action (GCA)
Ms. Adriana Valenzuela
ace@unfccc.int
+49 228 8151594
High-Level Event: Stepping Up Climate Education
Accelerating the Implementation of the Paris Agreement and the Sustainable Development Goals. This high-level panel with ministers of environment and education will discuss how education can accelerate the implementation of the Paris Agreement and the Sustainable Development Goals.

Speakers: See link for speakers and further information: https://unfccc.int/climate-action/global-climate-action-events
Concept Note_Agenda [499 kb]
Thursday,
13 Dec 2018
13:15—14:45
Bieszczady
Nigeria
Ms. Sa'adatu Gambo Madaki
saadatgam90@yahoo.com 
+234 234 2348060502
Climate Markets and Investment Association Limited (CMIA)
Ms. Margaret-Ann Splawn
margaret.splawn@cmia.net
+44 7971 678011
Leveraging domestic and international finance for Nigeria’s NDC implementation
EXPLORING ALTERNATIVE SOURCES OF FUNDING CLIMATE CHANGE INITIATIVE:SOVEREIGN GREEN BONDS & ROLE OF CLIMATE FINANCE ACCELERATOR, ENERGY SECTOR NDC & COST OF DIFFERENT TECHNOLOGY

Speakers: Hon. Mr. Ibrahim Usman Jibril, Mr. Chris Dodwell or Mrs. Margaret-Ann Splawn, Dr. Peter Y. Tarfa, Mrs. Feyi Ajayi, Mrs. Justine Leigh-Bell, Mr. Hans Verolme,Mrs. Maria Yetano, Mrs. Kemi Yusuf Mrs. Uzo Egbuche,
Invitation [635 kb]
Thursday,
13 Dec 2018
13:15—14:45
Bug
Secretariat of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)
Mr. Conor Barry
cbarry@unfccc.int
+49 228 8151377
International support for the design and implementation of carbon pricing instruments
International support for the design and implementation of carbon pricing instruments The main objective of the event is to providing an exciting update on the most recent developments in the carbon pricing arena globally and stimulate a lively discussion.

Speakers: H.E. Minister George Heyman (British Columbia), Constanze Haug (ICAP), Daniel James Besley (World Bank), Maoshang Duan (China), Olga Yukhymchuk (Ukraine), Federico Grullon (Dominican Republic), Irfan Tariq (Pakistan), Madeleine Diouf (Senegal), Thomas Forth (Germany), Conor Barry (UNFCCC).
International support for the design and implementation of carbon pricing instruments [273 kb]
Thursday,
13 Dec 2018
13:15—14:45
Narew
Russian Federation
Mr. Maxim Yakovenko
dmtanya@mail.ru
+7 499 7952088
NGO Center for Environmental Innovation (NGO CEI)
Mr. Georgy SAFONOV
gvsafonov@gmail.com
+7 903 7791161
Russian investments for a transition to the low GHG emission development
Approaches to elaborating of LEDS in Russia. Humanitarian investments into low GHG emission development: experience of nuclear industry. Role of methane, hydrogen, hydroenergy in ensuring low emission development. Rusal's low GHG emission production, etc

Speakers: Representatives of Russian authorities, business, scientific community and non-governmental organizations
Agenda_RU [28 kb]
Agenda_ENG [26 kb]
Thursday,
13 Dec 2018
13:15—14:45
Pieniny
Secretariat of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)
Mr. Paul Desanker
pdesanker@unfccc.int
+49 228 8151362
SDGs and Climate change: Challenges and Opportunities for landlocked developing countries
Joint UNFCCC-OHRLLS event that will cover the following issues: (1) An overview of UNFCCC support to Vienna Programme of Action for landlocked developing countries (VPoA for LLDCs);

Speakers: UN-OHRLLS, Parties, selected experts
 
Thursday,
13 Dec 2018
13:15—14:45
Warmia
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Mr. Archie Young
Archie.Young@beis.gov.uk
+44 3000 685832
Third Generation Environmentalism (E3G)
Ms. Jennifer Tollmann
jennifer.tollmann@e3g.org
+49 151 72019723
Powering Past Coal Alliance: Accelerating the Global Coal Transition
An event hosted by the UK and Canadian Governments and E3G, to highlight growing international momentum around the transition from coal following the launch of the Powering Past Coal Alliance at COP23. The event will also showcase workstreams and initiatives being taken forward through the Alliance.

Speakers: Claire Perry, Minister of State for Energy and Clean Growth, UK Government Catherine McKenna, Minister of Environment and Climate Change, Canada Further potential speakers might include representatives from: Canadian Just Transition Task Force, E3G, World Bank
 
Thursday,
13 Dec 2018
13:15—14:45
Wisla
ClimateNet
Mr. Michel Köhler
mk@thegreenwerk.net
+49 176 72856437
Seychelles
Mr. Theodore Marguerite
theomarguerite@yahoo.co.uk
+248 2 822265
Harnessing international support for 100% Renewable energies in SIDS
This side event will discuss opportunities and challenges for supporting energy transition in SIDS through international support, with the case of the Seychelles

Speakers: Representatives of the Government of the Seychelles, ClimateNet, Academia and International Donors
 
Thursday,
13 Dec 2018
15:00—16:30
Bieszczady
Italian Climate Network (ICN)
Ms. Rachele Rizzo
rachele.rizzo@italiaclima.org
+39 327 7804492
Viracao Educommunication
Ms. Elisa Calliari
elisa.calliari@gmail.com
+39 340 4968017
Climate change impacts and the human right to water
Climate change has affected water availability bringing forward the topics of water access and distribution. The right to water concerns local populations’ rights, energy production and agriculture. It’s an example of competing interests on a scarce resource and the need to manage a common good.

Speakers: Marirosa Iannelli (Water Grabbing Observatory), Shaila Shaid (ICCCAD), Costanza Burstin (CliMates), Chiara Soletti and Rachele Rizzo (Italian Climate NEtwork)
Overview and agenda [410 kb]
Thursday,
13 Dec 2018
15:00—16:30
Bug
Corporación Andina de Fomento (CAF)
Ms. Carolina Cortes
acortes@caf.com
+593 2 3988437
Derecho Ambiente y Recursos Naturales (DAR)
Sra. Iris Olivera
iolivera@dar.org.pe
+51 1 985722759
Climate Finance for Developing Sustainable Infrastructure in Latin America
Public and private financial access to develop reliable, sustainable, resilient and quality infrastructures, including regional and cross-border infrastructures, to support economic development and human well-being, with special emphasis on affordable and equitable access for all.

Speakers: Representatives from national and local governments from Latin America and from financial institutions
Agenda Financiamiento Climático para desarrollar infraestructura sostenible en América Latina y el Caribe [152 kb]
Agenda Climate Financing for sustainable infraestructure development in Latin America and the Caribbean [94 kb]
Thursday,
13 Dec 2018
15:00—16:30
Narew
South Asia Co-operative Environment Programme (SACEP)
Ms. Chamina Priyankari Alexander
priyankari.alexander@sacep.org
+94 11 2552761
Bangladesh
Mr. Shawkat Shawkat Ali
mirzasa1@yahoo.com
+88 2 1720222363
Network of Regional Governments for Sustainable Development (nrg4SD)
Ms. Sara Kupka
skupka@nrg4sd.org
+49 172 6784738
Integrating adaptation and the SDGs- The potential of multi -level governance
The event will discuss the potential of integrating adaptation and sustainable development on different governance levels. It will showcase cooperation between national and subnational governments in order to aligning the goals of the Paris Agreement and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

Speakers: Ministers of Environment from national and regional governments(tbc), Selected expert from a SACEP member country, Director General of SACEP,Secretary General of nrg4SD.
 
Thursday,
13 Dec 2018
15:00—16:30
Pieniny
OXFAM International (OI)
Mr. Simon Bradshaw
simonbradshaw@oxfam.org.au
+61 404 859806
Promoting inclusive governance and accountability of climate action + finance in Vanuatu and beyond
This event will showcase inspiring examples from Vanuatu and other countries of how civil society is partnering with governments to enhance the inclusiveness and social accountability of national climate action plans, and in particular to increase the flow of climate finance to those most in need.

Speakers: -Dr Jale Samuwai, Climate Finance Advisor, Oxfam in the Pacific -Genevieve Jiva, Coordinator, Pacific Islands Climate Action Network -Daniel Morchain, Senior Advisor, Resilience and Climate Change Adaptation, Oxfam GB -Moderator: Professor Kristen Hite
 
Thursday,
13 Dec 2018
15:00—16:30
Warmia
Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI)
Mr. YOON SUK CHOI
yoon.choi@gggi.org
+82 10 95301149
Seoul International Law Academy (SILA)
Mr. Suh-Yong Chung
csdlap@naver.com
+82 0 1047568646
The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI)
Ms. Noemie Leprince Ringuet
noemie.leprinceringuet@teri.res.in
+91 99 53040858
Transparency preparation @ LDCs + INDC Implementation
An assessment of national measurement, reporting and verification systems and transparency infrastructure of LDCs to support the fulfilment of their obligations under the UNFCCC and Paris Agreement and support their INDC implementation through enhanced MRV systems.

Speakers: GGGI, Lao PDR, Myanmar, Ethiopia
GGGI at a Glance [2 Mb]
Thursday,
13 Dec 2018
15:00—16:30
Wisla
Earth Island Institute, Inc. (EII)
Mr. Christian Holz
cholz@climate.works
+1 613 6184601
Academy for Mountain Environics (AME)
Mr. Sreedhar Ramamurthi
environics@gmail.com
+91 11 29531814
Environmental Defence Canada Inc.
Mr. Dale Marshall
dmarshall@environmentaldefence.ca
+1 613 8689917
Equiterre
Mr. Christian Holz
cholz@climate.works
+1 613 6184601
Equity After Paris – Equity and the Ambition Challenge, seriously this time
What will it take to avoid global warming above 1.5°C? Can the Paris Agreement's mechanism to raise ambition function if it does not take an equitable approach? What's the relationship between global inequality and international inequity? Join us for a cutting-edge conversation on these questions.

Speakers: Alison Doig (Christian Aid), Sivan Kartha (Stockholm Environment Institute), Lidy Nacpil (Asian Peoples Movement on Debt and Development), Mithika Mwenda (Pan-African Climate Justice Alliance), Bert de Wel (International Trade Union Confederation), Brandon Wu (ActionAid)
Slide Event Flyer [280 kb]
CSO Equity Review Report 2018 [641 kb]
Previous Reports and documents [57 kb]
Thursday,
13 Dec 2018
16:45—18:15
Bieszczady
University of Oxford
Ms. Anne L Ryan
administrator_crl@ouce.ox.ac.uk
+44 1865 285181
Victoria University Wellington (VUW)
Mr. Adrian Macey
adrian.macey@vuw.ac.nz
+64 21 970770
Achieving Net Zero: Metrics and Policies aligning Energy, Industry and Agriculture with 1.5 Degrees
Achieving ambitious mitigation goals requires clear, fair and transparent metrics and incentives for different greenhouse gases. Unlike CO2, methane does not accumulate in the atmosphere, confounding traditional “CO2-equivalence.” Incentivising greenhouse gas removal also requires policy innovation

Speakers: Speakers: Hon James Shaw, New Zealand Minister for Climate Change; Michelle Cain, U Oxford, UK; Tim Kruger, U Oxford, UK; Panellist: R. Bonney, BenchMark Holdings, UK, Agricultural Practitioner. Chair: Adrian Macey, Victoria U Wellington, NZ
Achieving Net Zero: Metrics and Policies Aligning Energy, Industry and Agriculture with 1.5 Degrees [155 kb]
Thursday,
13 Dec 2018
16:45—18:15
Bug
Heinrich Böll Foundation (HBF)
Mr. Björn Ecklundt
ecklundt@boell.de
+49 30 28534315
ETC Group (Action Group on Erosion, Technology and Concentration) (ETC Group)
Ms. Trudi Zundel
trudi@etcgroup.org
+226 979 993
Health of Mother Earth Foundation (HOMEF)
Mr. Nnimmo Bassey
nnimmo@gmail.com
+234 803 7274395
Fuel to the Fire – drivers, profiteers and losers of geoengineering
Most scenarios limiting warming to 1.5°C involve deployment of risky and unproven technologies. Fossil fuel companies are potential profiteers and proponents of geoengineering. Support for those technologies, e.g in the land sector, could in the future also be sought from climate finance channels.

Speakers: Carroll Muffett, CEO of CIEL Silvia Ribeiro, Latin America Director of the ETC Group Liane Schalatek, Deputy Director of the Heinrich Böll Foundation North America Lili Fuhr, Head of Environmental Policy Division of the Heinrich Böll Foundation
Flyer Fuel to the Fire [462 kb]
Thursday,
13 Dec 2018
16:45—18:15
Narew
Brazilian Business Council for Sustainable Development (CEBDS)
Sra. Ana Carolina Szklo
anacarolina@cebds.org
+55 21 987172971
Sustainable Amazonas Foundation (FAS)
Ms. Gabriela Sampaio
gabriela.sampaio@fas-amazonas.org
+55 92 992350035
Rising the ambition: long term strategies in Brazil. Business and society engaged.
Brazil is developing its LTS, which is an opportunity to make it ambitious economically, environmentally and socially considering civil society, academia and business engagement. It is essential that all business sectors are engaged and the implementation methods reflect businesses’ ambitious.

Speakers: Brazilian Business Council for Sustainable Development – TBD Brazilian Climate Change Forum – TBC Brazilian Coalition on Climate Change Forests and Agriculture – TBD Ministry of Environment and of Foreign Affairs – TBC World Business Council for Sustainable Development – TBC
 
Thursday,
13 Dec 2018
16:45—18:15
Pieniny
International Tropical Timber Organization (ITTO)
Mr. Hwan-ok Ma
ma@itto.int
+81 45 2231110
Forestry and Forest Products Research Institute (FFPRI)
Mr. Tamotsu Sato
climate@ffpri.affrc.go.jp
+81 29 8298110
Restoring degraded tropical forests: Reconciling carbon, biodiversity and community resilience
Carbon losses from forest degradation are estimated to be higher than form deforestation. Restoring degraded tropical forest landscapes is a big opportunity ahead. Policy changes incentivizing such restoration, and good practices are needed to reconcile carbon, biodiversity and community resilience.

Speakers: Dr G. Dieterle (ITTO), Dr T. Sato (FFPRI, Japan), Ms D. Ahoussi (President of MALEBI Women Association, Côte d’Ivoire), Ms M. Buszko-Briggs (FAO), Opening remarks: Mr K. Hongo (Forestry Agency, Japan), Moderator: Ms S. Satkuru (ITTO)
ITTO-FFPRI side event [725 kb]
Thursday,
13 Dec 2018
16:45—18:15
Warmia
Resources for the Future (RFF)
Ms. Reyna Askew
askew@rff.org
+1 202 3285149
Duke University
Ms. Kate Cobb
kate.cobb@duke.edu
+1 919 6138730
Research Institute of Innovative Technology for the Earth (RITE)
Mr. Haruo Kanaboshi
kanaboshi@rite.or.jp
+81 774 752302
Mitigation Policy Choices and Levels of Effort
This side event will present new modeling insights from international research institutions examining NDC mitigation policies that can lower the cost of action and thereby increase ambition. Results will be presented for major emitters’ NDCs.

Speakers: Keigo Akimoto: Group Leader/Chief Researcher, Systems Analysis Group, RITE, Japan William Pizer: Professor, Duke University, USA Carolyn Fischer: Professor of environmental economics, VU-Amsterdam
 
Thursday,
13 Dec 2018
16:45—18:15
Wisla
Pacific Islands Development Forum* (PIDF)
Mr. Mark Borg
mark.borg@pidf.int
+679 9907633 6799907633
Technological Transfer in Transport Sector for Pacific Clean Transport implementation
The session will discuss ways the Pacific can overcome technological limitations in cleaning transport to ensure they do their utmost in ensuring they contribute to the global effort to limit temperature rise to the 1.5 degree celsius mark. Modalities for technological transfer will be explored.

Speakers: Hon Hilda Heine, President of the Marshall Islands Francois Martel, Secretary General of the Pacific Islands Development Forum Holger Dalkmann, Director General of SLoCaT Dr Tristan Smith, University College London Alison Newell, Micronesian Centre for Sustainable Transport
 
Thursday,
13 Dec 2018
18:00—19:30
Climate Action Room 2
United Nations
Ms. Julia Heiss
J.Heiss@unesco.org
Quality Education: Climate Change Education for All
Education is the thread tying together the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and climate change action. Panel discussion about how partnerships on education can accelerate the implementation of the Paris Climate Change Agreement and the SDGs. Engaging citizens for climate-resilient cities

Speakers: TBC: Ministers, International organizations and non-Party stakeholders
 
Thursday,
13 Dec 2018
18:30—20:00
Bieszczady
National Institute of Public Health and the Environment (RIVM)
Ms. Heleen van Soest
heleen.vansoest@pbl.nl
+31 6 15255582
Centro de Transporte Sustentable de México Asociacion Civil (CTS Embarq México)
Ms. Adriana de Almeida Lobo
adriana.lobo@wri.org
+52 55 30965742
NDC and LTS modelling: opportunities, lessons learnt and roadmaps for Brazil, Indonesia, Mexico
Scenario analyses from collaborative modelling projects show ways to achieve NDCs and mid-century strategies, and opportunities to increase ambition. Cases from Brazil, Indonesia, Mexico and other G20 countries are presented, and lessons learnt about the process of developing a mid-century strategy.

Speakers: 3 delegates (TBD) from Brazil, Indonesia and Mexico; Andres Flores Montalvo (WRI); Viviane Romeiro; Arief Wijaya; Juan Carlos Altamirano; COMMIT and CD-LINKS project partners from G20 countries; speaker from Council on Energy, Environment and Water (CEEW, India)
Flyer 13 December side event long-term strategies modelling [561 kb]
Thursday,
13 Dec 2018
18:30—20:00
Bug
Estonia
Ms. Annela Anger-Kraavi
Annela.Anger-Kraavi@Envir.ee
+44 78 25338465
Climate Leadership Council
Mr. Jouni Keronen
sari@clonet.fi
+358 0 504534881
Sports and arts as a way of engaging and empowering citizens to climate actions
Sports and arts are a significant way to influence a big audience by introducing climate friendly ways of conduct. We look at climate change impacts on our favourite sports and how athletes and artists can help with fight against climate change. We look into climate friendly materials for sports.

Speakers: Mr Tiilikainen: Minister of Environment, Energy and Housing (FI), Mr Kiisler: Environment Minister (EE), Mr Keronen: CLC, Mr Pedersen: MINC, Ms Sambrook: University of Leeds, Mr Raamat and Ms Anger-Kraavi: Environment Ministry (EE), Mr Lättemägi; Advanced Sports Installations, athletes and artists
Agenda [120 kb]
Thursday,
13 Dec 2018
18:30—20:00
Narew
Viet Nam
Mr. Huy Luong Quang
huylq98@gmail.com
+84 24 37759384
Overseas Environmental Cooperation Center, Japan (OECC)
Ms. Yuriko KOYANAGI
koyanagi@oecc.or.jp
+81 3 68034291
Revising NDCs: stakeholder participation, capacity building and climate finance for implementation
Revising NDCs requires an inclusive approach to strengthen ownership and enable participation of stakeholders. The event will showcase progress so far of Viet Nam reviewing and updating its NDC. It will also highlight good practices that leveraged self-sustainable investment through climate finance.

Speakers: Viet Nam: Tran Thuc (Vice Chairman of National Committee on Climate Change, NCCC); Tang The Cuong (DCC - MONRE); Huynh Thi Lan Huong (IMHEN); OECC: Makoto Kato (Board Member in OECC); Yuriko Koyanagi (Researcher and JCM outreach)
Event flyer [726 kb]
Photos of presenters [56 kb]
Thursday,
13 Dec 2018
18:30—20:00
Warmia
Germany
Ms. Cristina Urrutia
cristina.urrutia@bmu.bund.de
+49 30 183052367
German Advisory Council on Global Change (WBGU)
Ms. Astrid Schulz
astrid.schulz@wbgu.de
+49 30 2639480
Germanwatch
Mr. Maik Winges
winges@germanwatch.org
+49 228 6049244
Climate Policy: Just, in time and people-centred
The effective implementation of NDCs and leveraging increased ambition to achieve the long term goals of the Paris Agreement requires an integrated policy perspective that considers those transittioning to a climate friendly economy and those affected by climate impacts.

Speakers: Federal Ministry for the Environment; J. Schellnhuber, PIK; D. Messner, UNU-Institute for Environment and Human Security; M. Goepel, German Advisory Council on Global Change (WBGU); P. Nzioki, Transparency International Kenya; C. Bals, Germanwatch
Flyer [610 kb]
Thursday,
13 Dec 2018
18:30—20:00
Wisla
Mauritius
Mr. Nazir Soobratty
fpenvironment@govmu.org
+230 203 59456250
Commonwealth Secretariat (COMSEC)
Ms. Sharon Ngetich
s.ngetich@commonwealth.int
+44 20 77476353
Strengthening synergies between climate change and disaster risk reduction actions
Interlinkages between Climate Change and Disaster Risk Reduction actions are being recognised to strengthen the overall policy actions. However, the increasing frequency and intensity of climate related disasters calls for stronger links between them and need to explore synergies.

Speakers: The Rt Hon Patricia Scotland QC,Commonwealth SG;The Rt Hon. Claire Perry MP,UK;Amb.Kheswar Jankee,Mauritius;Mr. Harsen Nyambe,Africa Union Commission;Mr Tumasie Blair,Antigua and Barbuda;Mr Paula Ma’u,Tonga;Dr Nurul Quadir,Bangladesh;Koko Warner PhD,UNFCCC;Dr. Saleemul Huq,ICCCAD;Dr. Pendo Maro,ACP.
Agenda Commonwealth, Mauritius, Africa Union Side Event 1 [200 kb]
Side Event Flyer [368 kb]
Friday,
14 Dec 2018
11:30—13:00
Bieszczady
Prakriti Resources Centre* (PRC)
Mr. Raju Pandit Chhetri
raju@prc.org.np
+977 0 9841184488
Climate Justice Program (ACJP)
Ms. Julie-Anne Richards
jar@jarclimate.net
+44 0 7500747674
Financing Loss and Damage in LDCs
Loss and damage from extreme climate events and slow onset events are already causing huge loss of lives and property. We will look at examples of L&D; the action that least developed countries and communities are taking; and the finance needed. We will consider how to provide finance equitably.

Speakers: Raju Pandit Chhetri (PRC Nepal); Julie-Anne Richards (Climate Damages Tax); Adao Soares Barbosa (Timor Leste); Sumaya Zakieldeen (Sudan); Harjeet Singh (Action Aid International); Sunil Acharya (Practical Action Nepal); Representative from the Small Island State.
 
Friday,
14 Dec 2018
11:30—13:00
Pieniny
Stichting Wageningen Research (WR)
Mr. Floor Brouwer
floor.brouwer@wur.nl
+31 70 3358127
Greece
Ms. Chrysi Laspidou
laspidou@uth.gr
+30 697 2621998
The Paris Agreement and the Nexus of water, energy and food: Policy coherence and serious games
How could climate action be supported through Serious Games? Our panel focuses on examples of climate action in the domains of energy and food policies and related linkages to land use, and addresses the potential for learning from Serious Games.

Speakers: Floor Brouwer (WUR, NL) A Nexus approach for climate action. Why and how does a Nexus approach support climate action? Maria Witmer (PBL,NL) Policy coherence as governance pillar of a nexus approach across sectors and scales. Chrysi Laspidou (UTH, GR) Nexus policies through serious gaming
 
Friday,
14 Dec 2018
11:30—13:00
Warmia
International Organization for Standardization (ISO)
Ms. Ana-Maria Tomlinson
ana-maria.tomlinson@csagroup.org
+1 416 9198135
International Accreditation Forum Inc. (IAF)
Ms. Chikako Makino
Chikako.Makino@jab.or.jp
+81 3 368235736
The Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment* (IEMA)
Mr. Nick Blyth
n.blyth@iema.net
+44 1522 540069
Using International Standards for driving action, performance and transition on climate change
International Standards driving change by organisations. Use and benefits in mainstreaming, in transition and innovation. Latest ISO standards on adaptation and GHGs. Examples in renewable energy, technology, aviation, shipping. Importance of accreditation and capacity building also discussed.

Speakers: Intro A. Tomlinson, MS Standards M. Baxter, ISO GHG quantification R. Poivet / D. Pernigotti, ICAO CORSIA video, Accredited Verification D. Pernigotti, Climate Action &Sendai Framework N. Wardojo, Adaptation L. Wilson, New Standards W. Kahlenborn/J. Shideler, Capacity Building N. Blyth
 
Friday,
14 Dec 2018
11:30—13:00
Wisla
Union of Public Organizations "Russian Environmental Congress" (REC)
Mr. Anton Galenovich
galenovich@ipci.io
+7 926 9477805
Coalition for Our Common Future (COCF)
Mr. Sang-Hyup Kim
coalition4@ourfuture.kr
+82 2 34789194
Small and Medium Scale Entrepreneurship Fundamentals Foundation (SMEFUNDS)
Mr. Femi Oye
coachxx@gmail.com
+234 803 7080251
Blockchain Climate Institute: Decentralized Integrity for Climate Finance and Carbon Markets
Using Public Blockchain to increase climate ambition & accelerate implementation of the Paris Agreement: principles and live cases relating to climate finance & carbon markets for policy makers, civil society, communities & business. Hosts: BCI, DAO IPCI with COCF (Korea) & SMEFUNDS (Nigeria).

Speakers: James Close (BCI), Anton Galenovich (DAO IPCI), Katherine Foster (BCI/BLOC), Alastair Marke (BCI), Sang-Hyup Kim (COCF), Femi Oye (SMEFUNDS), Alexey Shadrin (BloCS), Sergey Lonshakov (Chain’M), Martin Clermont (Solutions Will), Theresa Carbonneau (The Carbon Fund), live cases leaders
Blockchain for Climate [221 kb]
DAO IPCI [361 kb]
Friday,
14 Dec 2018
13:15—14:45
Bieszczady
Universitetet i Bergen (UiB)
Mr. Tore Furevik
tore@gfi.uib.no
+47 98 677226
From the Arctic to the Pacific – Ocean and Climate Connections (Norway's official side event)
The side event will address and discuss the importance of ocean, climate and cryosphere interactions. Science-policy interfaces and people’s perspectives in climate change and sustainable development will be highlighted, bridging the climate frontline regions of the Arctic and the Pacific.

Speakers: HE Ola Elvestuen (Minister Climate and Environment, Norway), Cristelle Pratt (Pacific Islands Forum), Taholo Kami (COP23 Presidency), Morgan Wairiu (Univ. the South Pacific), Tore Furevik (Bjerknes Centre), Mari Hasle Einang (Norw. Children and Youth Council), Edvard Hviding (Univ. Bergen)
 
Friday,
14 Dec 2018
13:15—14:45
Bug
HATOF Foundation
Mr. Samuel Confidence Dotse
atenviron@hotmail.com
+233 20 7360517
Ghana
Ms. MaryJane Enchill
mjane.enchill@gmail.com
+233 24 6346698
Ghana’s Premier Emission Reduction Agenda: Cocoa Forest REDD+ Programme and Electric Bus Project
To showcase Ghana’s Electric Bus Pilot project and the Cocoa Forest REDD+ Programme (GCFRP) aim at reducing carbon emissions resulting from transport and cocoa expansion into forest areas through the promotion of appropriate climate smart cocoa production systems and facilitate technology transfer

Speakers: - Ministers for Lands, Transport, Energy, and Environment - Ofori-Poku, GH Daewoo - John Allotey – Deputy CEO, Forestry Commission - Emmanuel Opoku - ED, Cocoa Health and Extension Division - Roselyn Fosuah Adjei – Ag. Director, CCD, Forestry Commission - Samuel Dotse, HATOF
 
Friday,
14 Dec 2018
13:15—14:45
Narew
University of Freiburg, Institute of Forest and Environmental Policy (IFP)
Ms. Sabine Reinecke
sabine.reinecke@ifp.uni-freiburg.de
+49 761 2033717
Morocco
Ms. Aglaja Espelage
espelage@perspectives.cc
+49 761 76695560
Underpinning ambitious NDCs –policy instruments compatible with a 1.5°C emissions pathway
To reach an emissions path compatible with the 1.5° target, NDCs need to build on ambitious mitigation policies. The side event discusses the design of different policy instruments at national and international levels that take into account feasibility, efficiency and long-term robustness.

Speakers: Government representatives and researchers
Flyer [466 kb]
Friday,
14 Dec 2018
13:15—14:45
Pieniny
Solomon Islands
Mr. Chanel Iroi Iroi
c.iroi@met.gov.sb
+0 677 7389872
Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI)
Mr. Wen-Cheng Hu
vincenthu@itri.org.tw
+886 3 5913770
Leveraging innovative technology RD&D for mobilizing international resources towards Talanoa pledges
This event will discuss methods for RD&D innovation and practices in low GHG emission development with integrated supports. It will look at opportunities for key elements to scale up the ambition with best practices learned toward a sustainable future, in order to meet the Paris Agreement goal

Speakers: Dr. Melchior Mataki Dr. Morgan Wairiu
 
Friday,
14 Dec 2018
13:15—14:45
Warmia
Armenia
Mr. Mikhail Vartanyan
mv@spherical.pm
+49 228 52264932
ICLEI-Local Governments for Sustainability (ICLEI)
Ms. Jisun Hwang
jisun.hwang@iclei.org
+49 228 97629923
Data management pain points in building national MRV systems and ways to address them with software
Better data management can lead to more transparency, engagement and trust, and help overcome capacity barriers to the implementation of the ETF. As we transition to the implementation of Paris Rulebook at COP24, it's time to share and discuss these ideas.

Speakers: Mikhail Vartanyan (Armenia / Spherical), Katerina Sokolskaya (JetStyle), Maryke van Staden (ICLEI)
Data management pain points in building national MRV systems and ways to address them with software - Spherical slides [937 kb]
MRV Processes - ICLEI slides [1 Mb]
Friday,
14 Dec 2018
13:15—14:45
Wisla
Ecological Youth of Angola (JEA)
Mr. António Manuel
tonyarmando2000@yahoo.fr
+244 0 912529713
Angola
Ms. CARLA SILVA
carla.silva.pompilio@gmail.com
+244 0 924718930
PRESENTATION OF THE ANGOLA NATIONAL CLIMATE CHANGE STRATEGY
ENVOLVEMENT OF CIVIL SOCIETY IN IMPLEMENTING THE ANGOLA NATIONAL CLIMATE CHANGE STRATEGY

Speakers: ANTÓNIO ARMANDO - JEA GENERAL SECRETARY AND FOCAL POINT
 
*Provisionally admitted observer organization