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Monday,
06 Nov 2017
10:30—12:00
Cities and Regions (ICLEI) Pavilion
International Water Association (IWA)
Ms. Eva Promes
eva.promes@iwahq.org
+31 6 46762453
Japan Water Forum * (JWF)
Mr. Shigenori Asai
asai@waterforum.jp
+81 3 56458040
A low carbon, low energy water sector: scaling up from project to programmatic approaches
The urban water sector can make a significant contribution to meet the NDCs. Experiences of LMIC Utilities following the WaCCliM roadmap towards carbon neutrality can be leveraged towards upscaling this holistic approach into programmes balancing policy and regulatory, capacity and economic aspects.

Speakers: • Corinne Trommsdorff, IWA • Astrid Michels, GIZ • Ricardo Cedepeda, C40 • TBD, Water Authority Jordan • TBD, Water Management Authority Thailand • TBD, Conagua, Mexico • TBD, Ministry of Housing, Construction and Sanitation, Peru
Programme_A Low Carbon, Low Energy Water Sector [391 kb]
WaCCliM factsheet [704 kb]
Monday,
06 Nov 2017
11:30—13:00
Meeting Room 4
Moravian College
Ms. Diane Husic
husicd@moravian.edu
+1 610 6257100
Trocaire (Trocaire)
Ms. Cliona Sharkey
cliona.sharkey@trocaire.org
+353 1 5053284
Community-based Adaptation: Research, Practice and Partnerships For Resilience-Building
Increasingly, innovative examples of adaptation are being implemented at the community level to address food and water security and to build socioeconomic and ecological resilience. Examples of CBA research, practice and collaborations, including south-south cooperation, will be highlighted.

Speakers: Diane W. Husic, Moravian College/RINGOs; Xiaoting Hou-Jones, IIED; Japheth Muli, Trócaire; Johannes Förster, UFZ; Christopher P. Dunn, Cornell Botanical Gardens; Ruth Zenaida Buendía Mestoquiari, CARE Central Ashaninka del Río Ene; Nicola Tollin, RECNET, RESURBE; Sidat Yaffa, Univ. of The Gambia
Panel Description [1 Mb]
Side event powerpoint_outcomes I [1 Mb]
Side event powerpoint_outcomes II [2 Mb]
Side event powerpoint_outcomes III [1 Mb]
Side event powerpoint_outcomes IV [1 Mb]
Monday,
06 Nov 2017
11:30—13:00
Meeting Room 7
Third World Network (TWN)
Mme Yvonne Miller
ymiller@twngeneva.ch
+41 78 89292903
South Centre
Ms. Mariama Willîams
williams@southcentre.int
+41 22 7918050
What to expect at COP 23
The event will feature key negotiators from developing countries and organisations on what they expect as key outcomes at COP 23.
Flyer side event [47 kb]
Monday,
06 Nov 2017
12:00—13:30
Cities and Regions (ICLEI) Pavilion
China Association for Science and Technology (CAST)
Mr. Lei Lin
linlei3@mail.sysu.edu.cn
+86 20 1353896892
China New Energy Chamber of Commerce (CNECC)
Ms. Yan Feng
liweihong@sino-carbon.cn
+86 10 84186145
China South Low Carbon Academy * (CSLCA)
Ms. Weihong Li
cscla2015@163.com
+86 10 84186535
Future Climate and Environmental Change along the Millennium Silk Road
Research on climate change and environmental issues along the Silk Road. Identifying and quantifying gaps between the formulation and realization of the carbon emissions reduction target plan from economic development. Extreme weather and natural disasters influenced by climate change.

Speakers: 1. Dahe Qin, male, cochair of IPCC AR5 WGI. 2. Guoxiong Wu, male, vice-president of future earth China. 3. Wenjie Dong, male, lead author of IPCC SP1.5. 4. Tianjun Zhou, male, SSC member of SPARC. 5 Xuemei Shao, female, lead author of IPCC AR5. 6 Hua Zhang, female, member of IRC.
Agenda [191 kb]
Monday,
06 Nov 2017
13:15—14:45
Meeting Room 7
Climate Action Network International (CAN International)
Ms. Gillian Nelson
gnelson@climatenetwork.org
+33 6 699438344
Asociación La Ruta del Clima *
Mr. Adrian Martinez Blanco
adrian.martinez@climate4change.org
+54 911 28616353
China Association for NGO Cooperation (CANGO)
Ms. xiajie li
lixiajie@cango.org
+86 10 64097888
Climate Action Network: Yardsticks for Success at COP 23
This event will consider key markers of progress for COP 23: Paris Agreement delivers on its full potential: concrete steps towards a comprehensive rulebook to raise ambition to stay below 1.5ºC, participatory process and a robust framework for climate impacts through adaptation and loss & damage

Speakers: Experts from the network will share views and engage with country representatives on their views, including on: specific features of a robust rulebook; engaging with civil society, what COP 23 can achieve for MOI, fostering greater ambition through the global stocktake, and adaptation and L&D
COP 23 Yardsticks Invitation [3 Mb]
Monday,
06 Nov 2017
13:15—14:45
Meeting Room 9
Secretariat of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)
Mr. Niclas Svenningsen
nsvenningsen@unfccc.int
+49 228 81551982
CDM: Driving mitigation and sustainable development now and beyond 2020
The side event will explore how the CDM can drive investment in further mitigation and sustainable development immediately and beyond 2020, based on its 15 years of experience with governments, investors, and developers in all regions.

Speakers: Frank Wolke (Chair of the CDM Executive Board), Daniel Rosseto (ClimateMundial), Peer Stiansen (Norway), Minyoung Kim (Republic of Korea), Niclas Svenningsen (Moderator)
ClimateMundial presentation [448 kb]
Offset Mechanism in KETS [423 kb]
Concept Note [48 kb]
Monday,
06 Nov 2017
13:15—14:45
Meeting Room 4
Secretariat of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)
Mr. Alejandro Kilpatrick
akilpatrick@unfccc.int
+49 228 8151764
Work of the Paris Committee on Capacity-building in implementing its rolling workplan 2017-2019
The Paris Committee on Capacity-building (PCCB) will introduce its rolling workplan 2017-2019 and provide an update on its work, including the further enhancement of the capacity-building portal. This event will offer the opportunity for interested stakeholders to actively engage with the PCCB.

Speakers: Mohamed Nbou,PCCB Co-Chair,Matti Nummelin,PCCB Co-Chair,Vladimir Hecl,FTC,UNFCCC secretariat,Tosi Mpanu-Mpanu,Representative of the LDCs (tbc),Saleem Huq, Int. Centre for Climate Change and Development (ICCCAD) (tbc),Tara Shine,Representative of Mary Robinson Foundation,Sara Lærke Meltofte Trærup
 
Monday,
06 Nov 2017
13:15—14:45
Meeting Room 12
La Via Campesina (LVC)
Mr. Juan Reardon
juan.reardon@viacampesina.org
+54 15 21824509
Secours Catholique - Caritas France (SCCF)
Ms. Sara Lickel
sara.lickel@secours-catholique.org
+33 0 671006976
Peasant Agroecology Feeds the People and Cools the Planet
As part of La Via Campesina, millions of peasants around the world are practicing agroecology, feeding families healthy food, and cooling the planet. Join us to discuss the vital links between Food Sovereignty and Climate Justice.

Speakers: As an international movement made up of nearly 200 different organizations, La Via Campesina's four (04) speakers will include at least one person from each of the following: Africa, Asia, the Americas, and Europe. Age and gender balance will be respected.
 
Monday,
06 Nov 2017
13:15—14:45
Meeting Room 11
Arctic Council (AC)
Mr. Thomas Fries
tom@arctic-council.org
+47 911 20370
Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Programme (AMAP)
Mr. Jon L. Fuglestad
jon.fuglestad@amap.no
+47 21 21080480
Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna (CAFF)
Mr. Tom Barry
tom@caff.is
+354 0 8619824
The global implications of a rapidly-changing Arctic
The Arctic is a key component of the global climate system. How fast is the Arctic melting, and what are implications for the rest of the world? How can we adapt to this inevitable change? Hear the best current knowledge on climate change in the Arctic. Full info at http://bit.ly/cop23-arctic

Speakers: Petteri Taalas, Secretary-General, World Meteorological Organization | Okalik Eegeesiak, Chair, Inuit Circumpolar Council | David Barber, U. of Manitoba (CA) | Monica Tennberg, U. of Lapland (FI) | Paul Wassmann, U. of Tromsø (NO) | Jason Box, Nat’l Geological Survey of Greenland and Denmark
Adaptation Actions for a Changing Arctic: Barents Region [2 Mb]
Adaptation Actions for a Changing Arctic: Baffin Bay / Davis Strait [3 Mb]
Adaptation Actions for a Changing Arctic: Bering / Chukchi / Beaufort [2 Mb]
Monday,
06 Nov 2017
13:15—14:45
Meeting Room 10
United Nations (UN)
Ms. Carolin Richter
crichter@wmo.int
+41 22 7308275
Importance of science in supporting adaptation and mitigation under the Paris Agreement
Science can significantly enhance climate action at different levels and supporting governments through different examples, such as the global stocktake and climate services. Special emphasis will be on the role of science in supporting adaptation efforts of vulnerable, food insecure populations.

Speakers: Moderator:Prof. G. Brasseur, WCRP; Speakers: State of the Climate: Prof. P. Taalas, WMO; Strengthening Systematic Observations: Prof. S. Briggs, GCOS; Coming assessment reports from IPCC: Dr. J. Fuglestvedt, IPCC WG I; Applying science to combat hunger: Dr T Osejo,WFP
UN Science Poster [551 kb]
Monday,
06 Nov 2017
13:30—15:00
Cities and Regions (ICLEI) Pavilion
International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD)
Ms. Ingrid Jegou
bdupong@ictsd.ch
+41 22 9178792
Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES)
Mr. Kentaro Takahashi
k-takahashi@iges.or.jp
+81 46 8269593
National Institute for Environmental Studies (NIES)
Mr. Junichi Fujino
int-unfccc@nies.go.jp
+81 29 8502504
University of Technology Malaysia (UTM)
Mr. Loon Wai Chau
lwchau@utm.my
+60 12 2986302
Implementation of Article 6 of the Paris Agreement and the Role of Cities Towards Decarbonization
This side event will focus on two issues, (i) progress and challenges towards implementing Article 6 of the Paris Agreement, and (ii) theory and practices towards decarbonization and sustainable development by City Champions.

Speakers: Martin Hession (EC), MJ Mace (AOSIS), Mbaye Diagne (Senegal), Andrei Marcu (ICTSD), Yuji Mizuno (IGES), Constanze Haug (ICAP), Mohamed Khaled Nordin (Johor State), Toshiyuki Yamazoe (Toyama), Yeo Boon Hai (Kota Kinabalu), Ismail Ibrahim (IRDA), Ho Chin Siong (UTM) and Junichi Fujino (NIES/IGES)
Agenda - Article 6 event [273 kb]
Monday,
06 Nov 2017
15:00—16:30
Meeting Room 7
Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG)
Ms. Christiane Joerk
christiane.joerk@dfg.de
+49 53227 4922888524
African Centre for Technology Studies (ACTS)
Mr. Kennedy Mbeva
K.Mbeva@acts-net.org
+254 722 361183
German Development Institute (DIE - Bonn)
Ms. Clara Brandi
clara.brandi@die-gdi.de
+49 228 94927175
Inter-American Institute for Global Change Research (IAI)
Ms. Ione Anderson
ianderson@dir.iai.int
+59 8 26039558
Catalysing Climate Action, Realizing the SDGs: Science, Interconnections & Implementation
To realize global sustainability and climate action, system-thinking and interconnections between Agenda 2030 and the Paris Agreement are essential. Science and innovation are key to understanding and supporting integrated implementation of SDGs and climate actions across the global North and South.

Speakers: Prof. Dr. Martin Visbeck (GEOMAR & German Committee Future Earth), Dr. Asun St. Clair (DNV GL), Dr. Leena Shrivastava (TERI), Mr. Charles Tonui (ACTS), Dr. Maria Amparo Martinez Arroyo (IAI-INECC-Mexico), Mrs. Edith Adera (IDRC). Moderator Dr. Imme Scholz (DIE).
Climate and SDGs Side Event Flyer [714 kb]
Monday,
06 Nov 2017
15:00—16:30
Meeting Room 9
International Solar Energy Society e.V. (ISES)
Ms. Joanna Costello
costello@ises.org
+49 761 7614590653
International Hydropower Association (IHA)
Mme Gill McDonnell
gm@hydropower.org
+44 208 5625290
World Bioenergy Association (WBA)
Mr. Bharadwaj Kummamuru
bharadwaj.v.kummamuru@worldbioenergy.org
+46 76 7159785
World Wind Energy Association (WWEA)
Mr. Stefan Gsänger
sg@wwindea.org
+49 228 3694080
Renewables Working Together: Staying below 1.5°C with Renewable Energy
Solar, wind, bioenergy, hydro & geothermal offer real and ready solutions to combat climate change and are key tools in reducing effects of climate change. The side event will showcase examples of the strengths of renewable energies and how they can be deployed in order to stay below 1.5°C increase

Speakers: Speakers and panelists will be representatives of the different renewable energy sectors and experts working at different geographical levels in renewable energy deployment. Following the presentations the panelist will discuss how to replicate and scale up these best practice cases.
IHA_Rogner_RENAllianceCOP23 [1 Mb]
Side Event Flyer [567 kb]
Presentation - World Bioenergy Association [1 Mb]
Global Renewable Energy Solutions Showcase programme [620 kb]
GRESS Presentations [3 Mb]
Gsaenger Presentation [1 Mb]
Monday,
06 Nov 2017
15:00—16:30
Meeting Room 12
Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK)
Mr. Elmar Kriegler
kriegler@pik-potsdam.de
+49 331 2882616
Euro-Mediterranean Center on Climate Change (CMCC)
Ms. Giulia Galluccio
giulia.galluccio@cmcc.it
+39 2 43986856
Società Italiana per le Scienze del Clima (SISC)
Mr. Carlo Barbante
martina.marian@sisclima.it
+39 41 2700431
Climate & Development Links: National decarbonization pathways toward 1.5 & 2°C and impacts on SDGs
Based on a collaborative project of 19 institutes from Europe, Asia and the Americas (CD-LINKS), we present latest findings on ratcheting up the NDCs toward the 1.5 and 2°C goals and implications for sustainable development. We compare strategies for key countries like the EU, China, Brazil, India.

Speakers: Keywan Riahi, IIASA Elmar Kriegler, PIK Volker Krey, IIASA Ritu Mathur, TERI Zoi Vrontisi, ICCS/E3Mlab Sha Fu, NCSC
Event Announcement [346 kb]
Agenda [151 kb]
CD-LINKS flyer [3 Mb]
CD-LINKS Project Poster [1 Mb]
Monday,
06 Nov 2017
15:00—16:30
Meeting Room 4
Griha Council
Mr. Manish Shrivastava
mshrivas@teri.res.in
+91 11 24682100
University of Sussex - Sussex Energy Group (SEG)
Ms. Jenny Lieu
j.lieu@sussex.ac.uk
+44 1273 873480
Implementing NDCs: Diversity of Actors and Actions
To understand, interpret and implement the ‘Paris Agreement’ it is essential to understand the diversity of actors and their actions. This will have bearing upon the governance structures, implementation models and MRV structures. This event will dwell upon these issues and possible solutions.

Speakers: Representatives from TERI, Sussex Energy Group, DTU, WRI, CCAC, WBCSD, World Bank, etc.
 
Monday,
06 Nov 2017
15:00—16:30
Meeting Room 10
Global Ecovillage Network Europe (GEN Europe)
Ms. Nontokozo Charity Sabic
nontys@gmail.com
+34 0 695565092
Espoir Pour Tous (EPT ASBL)
Mr. Luc Lutala Kyad'i
lutalaky@gmail.com
+243 0 815203199
Green Releaf (Green Releaf)
Ms. Sarah Marisse Queblatin
sarah.greenreleaf@gmail.com
+63 995 3517983
Ecovillages for Climate Action:Opportunities for Europe,inspired by Asia,Africa and Latin America
This session draws on how ecovillages provide a plethora of ways to meet the SDGs to help implement the Paris Agreement. The panel of speakers will showcase a range of regenerative design solutions from around the world illustrating how ecovillages can reverse climate change.

Speakers: Kosha Joubert, Global Ecovillage Network, Executive Director Yvette Dzakpasu, Global Ecovillage Network, Advocacy Director, Brigitta Spälti,GEN Europe Sarah Queblatin, GEN Oceania and Asia, Green Releaf, Co-Founder
 
Monday,
06 Nov 2017
16:45—18:15
Meeting Room 10
Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI)
Ms. Maggie White
maggie.white@siwi.org
+46 720 506061
Partenariat Français pour l'Eau* (PFE)
Ms. SOLENE FABREGES
solene.fabreges@partenariat-francais-eau.fr
+33 1 41201773
Imagine our world with +4°C: coping with the impacts of climate change on water for SDG 6, 11 & 14
Through +4°C scenarios, this event will show why the +2°C goal is vital for water, the main medium through which climate impacts are felt (scarcity, pollution and extreme weather, sea level rise) but also mitigated. Strong efforts need to be undertaken to interlink SDG Water ­6, Cities 11 & Ocean 14

Speakers: Mr Hulot, Minister of Environment, France/Ms. Skog, Minister of Environment, Sweden/Mrs Masson Delmotte, IPCC/Mrs Rigaud, World Bank/Representative of Fidji islands/Mrs Enaw, CICOS Delta Alliance/Mr Berthoumieu, Aquitaine, France/Representative of the city of Manilla/Representative of UNFCCC
Agenda of SIWI-FWP side event [478 kb]
Agenda of SIWI-FWP side event [478 kb]
Monday,
06 Nov 2017
16:45—18:15
Meeting Room 12
Greenhouse Gas Management Institute (GHGMI)
Ms. Molly White
molly.white@ghginstitute.org
+1 202 3509047
Tropical Forest Group (TFG)
Mr. Patrick Cage
patrick.cage@carboninstitute.org
+1 619 2067836
Paris Agreement-style capacity building: Balancing International Standards & National Context
Leading carbon academics from 5 countries discuss customizing internationally standardized curriculum to fit national needs. This capacity-building approach mirrors the flexibility of the Agreement, while promoting best practices, ensuring the strongest outcomes for each national context.

Speakers: Mr. John O Niles, The Carbon Institute, US / Mr. Rizaldi Boer, Director, CCROM, Indonesia / Mr. Gao Xianlian, Division Director, FCAMC, China / Ms. Sun Zhongqiu, AFIP, China / Mr. Joseph Badevokila, UNFCCC Focal Point, Congo / Mr. Francois Hiol, Director, CRESA, Cameroon
GHGMI Side-Event [1 Mb]
Updated flyer for side event [2 Mb]
Monday,
06 Nov 2017
16:45—18:15
Meeting Room 7
Liechtenstein
Mr. Sven Braden
sven.braden@llv.li
+42 3236 7451
INFRAS (INFRAS)
Mr. Juerg Fuessler
juerg.fuessler@infras.ch
+41 44 2059537
Climate Ledger Initiative (CLI): Research & Innovation at the intersection of Climate & Blockchain
International Experts from the Climate and IT world will discuss opportunities of using distributed ledger technology in order to accelerate PA implementation. The discussion will feature a mapping of current global research activities as well as a demonstration of the first concrete CLI use cases.

Speakers: Nick Beglinger (C21), Sven Braden (LIE), Juerg Fuessler (INFRAS), representatives of CLI Research and Innovation Partners
 
Monday,
06 Nov 2017
16:45—18:15
Meeting Room 9
WWF (WWF)
Ms. mandy jean woods
mwoods@wwfint.org
+49 1511 8854162
Earth Island Institute, Inc. (EII)
Mr. Christian Holz
cholz@climateactionnetwork.ca
+1 613 6184601
Role of Women as Guardians of the Ocean at the Frontlines of the Climate-Development-Nature Nexus
Women are leaders in ocean management and agents for building resilient communities – and their valuable work bridges across climate action, sustainable development and nature protection. This event highlights the different roles women play in community resilience building and ocean sustainability.

Speakers: 1 community leader: Ms. Penina Moce, WWF Climate Witness, Fiji (TBC) 1 activist: (TBC) 1 academic: Professor Elisabeth Holland, University of the South Pacific (TBC) 1 southern gvt reps: (TBC) 1 northern gvt reps: (TBC) Chair: WWF or Fiji Govt
Invitation [508 kb]
Tuesday,
07 Nov 2017
09:00—18:00
Lau Group
Tunisia
Ms. WAFA HMADI
wafa.hmadi@raj-tunisie.org
+216 52 124296
Tunisia (RAJ Tunisia)
TBC

Speakers: TBC
 
Tuesday,
07 Nov 2017
09:00—18:00
Rotuma Island
E.A.A. Economical Airport Architecture Consulting (E.A.A.GmbH)
Mr. George Fuisz
eaa.airportconsult@t-online.de
+49 5031 16050
EAATHINKTANK TBC
EAATHINKTANK TBC

Speakers: EAATHINKTANK TBC
 
Tuesday,
07 Nov 2017
11:30—13:00
Meeting Room 2
University of Texas at Austin
Ms. Katherine Romanak
katherine.romanak@beg.utexas.edu
+1 512 5653762
Bellona Foundation
Mr. Olav Øye
olav@bellona.no
+47 0 46281210
Carbon Capture and Storage Association (CCSA)
Ms. Judith Shapiro
judith.shapiro@ccsassociation.org
+44 20 2030318750
CCS developments towards a 1.5 world; will they help the oceans and Small Island Developing States?
Ocean acidification and the need for CO2 reduction-London Convention’s response, project updates from SECARB and opportunities for tech transfer,CCS on industry including biomass, CCS supporting renewables, CCS infrastructure to achieve 1.5C, how green politicians see the societal case for CCS.

Speakers: Tim Dixon, IEAGHG; Katherine Romanak, University of Texas; David Alexander, Trinidad and Tobago; Geir Lippestad, City of Oslo; Jonas Helseth, Bellona; Carol Turley, PML; Michael Monea, ICKC Canada; Clara Heuberger, Imperial College UK
Side event: Welcome, introduction and context setting – Tim Dixon IEAGHG [2 Mb]
Side event: Ocean acidification and the need for CO2 reduction – Carol Turley, PML [3 Mb]
Side event: London Convention’s response – Tim Dixon IEAGHG [1 Mb]
Side event: The Potential for CCS in Trinidad and Tobago – David Alexander The University of Trinidad and Tobago [2 Mb]
Side event: Project updates from SECARB and Offshore - Katherine Romanak, University of Texas [1 Mb]
Side event: Knowledge Sharing from the International CCS Knowledge Centre - Mike Monea, [1 Mb]
Side event: Building a shared CO2 infrastructure to achieve 1.5C, Bellona [2 Mb]
Side event: CCS supporting renewables - Clara Heuberger, Imperial College [947 kb]
Boundary Dam CCS facility virtual tour link [11 kb]
Tuesday,
07 Nov 2017
11:30—13:00
Meeting Room 10
Jubilee South Asia Pacific Movement, Inc. (APMDD-JS)
Ms. Lidy Nacpil
lnacpil@gmail.com
+63 917 8800410
Academy for Mountain Environics (AME)
Mr. Sreedhar Ramamurthi
environics@gmail.com
+91 11 29531814
Asia Pacific Forum on Women, Law and Development (APWLD)
Ms. Camille Risler
camille@apwld.org
+66 53 284527
Fair Shares and Ambition in the Post-Paris Regime
Based on the 2015 report “Fair Shares: A CSO Equity Review of the INDC” the broad CSO coalition behind that study will present an update to the report two years later. What has changed, what has not and what can we learn for justice, ambition and the design of FD2018 and the Global Stocktake?

Speakers: Civil society expert (TBC) presentations of the results of the study (5-10 mins each) framing the problem and possible solutions; then a panel discussion and questions and comments from the audience.
Previous Reports and Documents [799 kb]
CSO Equity Review Report 2017 [1 Mb]
Webcast Link [140 bytes]
Tuesday,
07 Nov 2017
11:30—13:00
Meeting Room 4
Sustainable Markets Foundation - 350.org
Mr. Fenton Lutunatabua
fenton@350.org
+67 9 9247235
EarthAction
Mr. Ron Israel
roncisrael@gmail.com
+1 413 4278827
Title: Achieving a Just Transition: Climate Change Mitigation Success Stories from Around the Globe
The Sustainable Markets Foundation-350.org and the Climate Scorecard Project/ EarthAction will share mitigation success stories about the transition from fossil fuels towards renewable energy.

Speakers: Frontline leaders, environmental reporters and global experts will present on efforts that are scalable, replicable, build community resilience, and help achieve the goals of the Paris Agreement..
 
Tuesday,
07 Nov 2017
11:30—13:00
Meeting Room 12
Coordinating Body of Indigenous Organizations of the Amazon Basin (COICA)
Mr. EDWIN VASQUEZ
coica@coica.org.ec
+593 3 226744
Ejecutor de Contrato de Administración de la Reserva Comunal Amarakaeri (ECA - RCA)
Mr. Juan Pablo Alva
jotape.alv@gmail.com
+51 0 994911434
Traditional Knowledge, Paris Agreementa and Indigenous Territorial Organizations
COICA will present approaches of traditional knowledge with scientific allied organizations for climate conservation. These climate action proposals also include Amazon Indigenous REDD+. The aim is to articulate joint actions with State leaders, environmentalist and international cooperation.

Speakers: COICA and indigenous leaders of nine countries ECA/RCA - AMARAKERI COMMUNAL RESERVE RAISG - AMAZONIAN NETWORK OF GEOREFERENCED SOCIO-ENVIRONMENTAL INFORMATION WHRC - WOODS HOLE RESEARCH CENTER WWF - WORLD WILDLIFE FUND
 
Tuesday,
07 Nov 2017
11:30—13:00
Meeting Room 7
Rural Development Institute *
Ms. Katia Araujo
katiaa@landesa.org
+1 646 2476603
Rights and Resources Institute, Inc. (RRI)
Ms. Chloe Ginsburg
cginsburg@rightsandresources.org
+1 202 5527575
Secure Women’s Land Rights as a Climate Change Strategy
Integrating indigenous and rural women’s land and natural resource rights into the designed and implemented responses to climate change under the Paris Accord, has the potential to enhance tenure security, meet food security and nutrition needs while improve efficacy of climate-smart interventions.

Speakers: Katia Araujo, Director of Advocacy,Landesa;UN Women Rep.;Beth Roberts, Attorney&Land Specialist, Gender, Landesa; Alain Frechette,Director of Strategic Analysis&Global Engagement Program&Rights and Climate Theme,RRI; Claudia Ringler, Deputy Director, Environment &Production Technology Division IFPRI
Program- Securing Women's Land Rights as a Climate Change Strategy [295 kb]
Flyer- Securing Women's Land Rights as a Climate Change Strategy [397 kb]
Tuesday,
07 Nov 2017
13:15—14:45
Meeting Room 4
Bhutan
Ms. Cathrin Arenz
arenz@perspectives.cc
+49 1590 4035046
University of Zurich (UZH)
Ms. Cathrin Arenz
arenz@perspectives.cc
+49 1590 1590403504
NDC implementation and sustainable development co-benefits
NDC implementation can get traction via strong sustainable development results. Indicators of co-benefits can rely on experiences such as Bhutan’s Gross National Happiness approach, which employs 9 different domains to quantify progress toward GNH with linkages to the SDGs.

Speakers: Representatives from the Kingdom of Bhutan and researchers present insights into such holistic approaches to quantifying advances toward sustainable development co-benefits and discuss their applicability in other countries and under the Paris Agreement.
Flyer [1 Mb]
1_Presentation_Thinley Namgyel [1 Mb]
2_Presentation_Axel Michaelowa [552 kb]
3_Presentation_Matthias Honegger [509 kb]
4_Presentation_Susanne Olbrisch [679 kb]
Tuesday,
07 Nov 2017
13:15—14:45
Meeting Room 10
Belize
Mr. Lennox Gladden
coord.cc@environment.gov.bz
+501 999 8285962
Environmental Quality Protection Foundation (EQPF)
Mr. I-CHAN CHENG
chengic.eqpf@gmail.com
+886 2 23211155
National Council for Climate Change, Sustainable Development and Public Leadership (NCCSD)
Mr. Kirit Shelat
drkiritshelat@gmail.com
+9 179 26421580
Building capacity of tackling regional climate and sustainable challenges
This event highlights comprehensive and multi-stakeholder approaches to address various implementation dimension for climate action. It will look at opportunities for some key elements to scale up the ambition with best practices, risks and lessons learned toward a sustainable future.
Building Climate Smart Farmer [769 kb]
Building Climate Smart Farmer part - II [1 Mb]
Food,Water,Energy Nexus in arena of Climate change [475 kb]
Building Climate Smart Farmers – Indian Perspective [2 Mb]
Building Farmers for Adapting “ Sustainable, Conservation Agriculture” Technique.‘ZERO TILL’ [1 Mb]
Building Farmers for Adapting “ Sustainable, Conservation Agriculture” ‘ZERO TILL’Part -II [2 Mb]
Food,Water,Energy Nexus in arena of Climate change [475 kb]
Non-Formal Education Center (NFEC) a one-stop Center for Climate Resilient Agricultural [576 kb]
Presentation - Food,Water,Energy Nexus in arena of Climate change [208 kb]
Promotion of RAGI FINGER MILLET Cultivation-A Climate Resilient Crop [2 Mb]
Tuesday,
07 Nov 2017
13:15—14:45
Meeting Room 12
Indigenous People of Africa Coordinating Committee (IPACC)
Ms. Mala Mareachealee
ipacc@iafrica.com
+27 21 6743262
Burkina Faso
Mr. IDRISSA ZEBA
idrissa.zeba@naturama.bf
+226 70 206208
African Perspectives on the LCIP Platform: Multi-stakeholder engagement for implementation
Analysis of expectations on the negotiations of the LCIP Platform. Perspectives on institutional arrangements at multiple scales. Examples of IPACC approaches to indigenous traditional knowledge and the DGM experience coordinating between Local Communities and Government in Burkina Faso.

Speakers: Government of Burkina Faso Idrissa Zeba, DGM GSC Hindou Oumarou, IIPFCC Mohamed Handaine, IPACC
 
Tuesday,
07 Nov 2017
13:15—14:45
Meeting Room 9
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@klimabuendnis.org
+35 2 40042730
Forest Peoples' Programme (FPP)
Mr. Andrew Whitmore
Andrew@forestpeoples.org
+44 775 4395597
Society for Threatened Peoples International (STPI)
Ms. Yvonne Bangert
indigene@gfbv.de
+49 551 4990614
Protecting and promoting indigenous territories and knowledge
International Agreements such as the PA, the SDGs and multilateral agreements like the LOI Peru, Norway, Germany, acknowledge the importance of IP territories and IP traditional. Different initiatives, such as RIA, Cuencas Sagradas Project & Cologne's Climate Partnership, and results are presented.

Speakers: Edwin Vásquez, COICA N.n., CONFENIAE, Cuencas Sagradas Project Robert Guimaraes, FECONAU Andreas Wolter, Cologne Mayor, Climate Alliance Embassador COP 23 Thomas Brose, Climate Alliance Andrew Whitmore, FPP
 
Tuesday,
07 Nov 2017
13:15—14:45
Meeting Room 11
Secretariat of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)
Mr. Niclas Svenningsen
nsvenningsen@unfccc.int
+49 228 81551982
Promoting experiences gained from JI towards Article 6 of the Paris Agreement
This side event will explore lessons learned from JI and will give interested Parties and stakeholders the opportunity to elaborate on the possible design of Article 6 of the Paris Agreement.

Speakers: Igor Shishlov (Perspectives Climate Change), Constanze Haug (International Carbon Action Partnership), Jeff Swartz (South Pole Group), Werner Betzenbichler (D.I.A.), Natalie Kushko (EC-LEDS), Benoit Leguet (Moderator)
Benoit presentation [205 kb]
Jeff Presentation [766 kb]
Werner presentation [281 kb]
Igor presentation [966 kb]
Tuesday,
07 Nov 2017
13:15—14:45
Meeting Room 7
Common Wadden Sea Secretariat (CWSS)
Mr. Harald Marencic
marencic@waddensea-secretariat.org
+49 4421 910815
Climate Plannng (CP)
Mr. Donovan Burton
donovan@climateplanning.com.au
+61 7 30401531
Collaboration in Climate Change Adaptation: Examples from the Wadden Sea, Korea & Australia
Korea & Denmark, Germany, and the Netherlands cooperate in managing their protected areas. The Wadden Sea Climate Change Adaption Strategy 2100 is presented. Also the Korean Blue Carbon approach for salt marsh management & adaptation governance in Australian sub-national governments are showcased.

Speakers: Rüdiger Strempel (Common Wadden Sea Secretariat; CWSS), Jacobus Hofstede (Schleswig-Holsten Coastal Protection Agency; LKN), Suk-Hui Lee (Korea Marine Environment Management Corporation; KOEM), Heung-Sik Park (Korea Institute of Ocean Science & Technology; KIOST) Donovan Burton (Climate Planning).
Programme [334 kb]
Blue carbon approch in Korea [3 Mb]
Climate change adaptation stratetgy 2100 Schleswig-Holstein Wadden Sea [1 Mb]
MoU Wadden Sea - Korea [1 Mb]
Climate Planning Informed.City [1 Mb]
Coastal wetland management and blue carbon in Korea [3 Mb]
Tuesday,
07 Nov 2017
13:15—14:45
Meeting Room 2
United Nations (UN)
Mr. Damiano Borgogno
damiano.borgogno@undp.org
+90 546 9492436
CBIT: Strengthening national capacities to meet enhanced transparency requirements
Transparency efforts through CBIT will be showcased at global and national levels. Presentations will be structured along the 3 CBIT programming priorities:(i) strengthening institutional arrangements (ii) provision of technical support, (iii) improvement of transparency over time.

Speakers: The event will showcase the collaborative approach taken by UN Agencies, GEF and partners in CBIT work. Party representatives; technical experts; and policy-makers will share experience, challenges and lesson learned in the context of Enhanced Transparency Framework
 
Tuesday,
07 Nov 2017
13:30—15:30
Turkey Pavilion
European Nuclear Society (ENS)
Ms. Emilia Janisz
emilia.janisz@euronuclear.org
+32 2 5053057
Canadian Nuclear Association (CNA)
Mr. John Barrett
cliffordj@cna.ca
+1 613 2374262
Forum atomique européen (FORATOM)
Mr. Witold Strzelecki
witold.strzelecki@foratom.org
+32 2 5053225
Japan Atomic Industrial Forum, Inc. (JAIF)
Ms. Yuko Wada
yuko@jaif.or.jp
+81 3 62569396
Nuclear Energy Institute (NEI)
Ms. Susan Mathiascheck
smm@nei.org
+1 202 7398184
World Nuclear Association (WNA)
Mr. Jonathan Cobb
jonathan.cobb@world-nuclear.org
+44 20 74511536
Is nuclear energy part of the solution to fight climate change?
Nuclear energy is recognized by the IPCC as “an effective greenhouse gas mitigation option” with life cycle emissions “comparable to most renewables”. The panel will discuss current and future contribution of nuclear in fighting climate change.

Speakers: The panel will include climate scientists, environmentalists and nuclear scientists including (and not limited to): -Francois-Marie Breon, (IPCC) -Kirsty Gogan, Director, Energy for Humanity (NGO) -Eileen Langegger (European Nuclear Society)
Side Event Inviation [60 kb]
Tuesday,
07 Nov 2017
15:00—16:30
Meeting Room 4
Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies (IASS)
Ms. Kathleen Mar
kathleen.mar@iass-potsdam.de
+49 152 37313229
International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD)
Mr. Bhaskar Karky
bhaskar.karky@icimod.org
+977 1 5003310
Nepal
Mr. Ram Prasad Lamsal
rplamsal1@yahoo.com
+977 1 4200523
Coordinated action on sustainable development and climate change
Sustainable development and climate change are inextricably linked and must be addressed jointly, especially in regions most vulnerable to climate impacts. Topics include improving air quality for climate and health; synergies between sustainable development and GHG emissions cuts; climate finance.

Speakers: Dr. Maheswar Rupakheti (IASS); Dr. Bhaskar Singh Karky (ICIMOD); Dr. Bishwa Nath Oli (Secretary, Ministry of Population and Environment, Nepal); Prof. Elisabeth Holland (Director, PaCE-SD); Michael Otoara Ha’apio (PaCE-SD on behalf of the Solomon Islands).
IASS side-event flyer [170 kb]
Tuesday,
07 Nov 2017
15:00—16:30
Meeting Room 10
Korea University (KUCE)
Mr. Woo-Kyun Lee
bluegulcy@gmail.com
+82 10 47390034
Caritas Internationalis (CI)
Ms. Adriana Opromolla
opromolla@caritas.va
+39 6 69879715
Our Common Home: Land, Oceans and Water-Food-Ecosystem Resilience in the Mid-Latitude Region
Sustainably managed ecosystems foster climate resilience, water management and food security. Land and oceans integrity, Water-Food-Ecosystem resilience in the Mid-Latitude region are essential to achieve SDGs. The event promotes land and oceans protection and the water-food-ecosystem nexus.

Speakers: Woo-Kyun Lee, Korea University; Jong-Soo Yoon, UNOSD; Florian Kraxner, IIASA; Zouhaier Nasr, INRGREF; Haris Kontoes, National Observatory of Athens; Bensons Kibiti, Caritas Kenya; Julianne Hickey, Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand
 
Tuesday,
07 Nov 2017
15:00—16:30
Meeting Room 9
Tsinghua University, Global Climate Change Institute (GCCI)
Ms. Alun Gu
gal@tsinghua.edu.cn
+86 10 62794098
Climate Change Center (CCC)
Ms. Beetsnara Han
hanbeets@climatechangecenter.kr
+82 10 91822293
Renewable Energy Institute
Ms. Yuko Nishida
y.nishida@renewable-ei.org
+81 80 94019904
Energy transition and low carbon developments in North East Asia - China, South Korea, Japan
This side event will invite the experts, scholar and delegates to discuss and share the knowledge of the opportunities and challenges both exist in low-carbon development and energy transit in China, South Korea and Japan
Agenda [340 kb]
Tuesday,
07 Nov 2017
15:00—16:30
Meeting Room 7
International Development Research Centre (IDRC)
Ms. Edith Ofwona
eofwona@idrc.ca
+254 722 903442
Asian Institute of Technology (AIT)
Mr. Lyan Villacorta
lyan.villacorta@rrcap.ait.asia
+66 95 5647889
McGill University
Ms. Alexandra Lesnikowski
alexandra.lesnikowski@mail.mcgill.ca
+11 514 2936473
University of Notre Dame du Lac*
Ms. Joanna McNulty
cchen8@nd.edu
+1 574 2086080
Measuring Progress on Climate Adaptation and Resilience: From Concepts to Practical Applications
A forum for countries and experts to share experiences and stimulate thought leadership on approaches for measuring progress on climate adaptation and resilience, challenges, and lessons learned for development of frameworks and key indicators to inform metrics on climate adaptation and resilience.

Speakers: Ms Edith Ofwona Adera, Senior Program Specialist, IDRC Dr James Ford, CIHR Applied Public Health Chair, McGill University Dr Simon Anderson, Senior Fellow, IIED Dr Chen Chen, Research Scientist, University of Notre Dame Ms.Anne Olhoff, Head of the Climate Resilient Development Programme,UNEP
Adaptation Gap Report 2017 Overview [800 kb]
Monitoring Adaptation - National_Vietnam [277 kb]
Side Event Concept Note [26 kb]
Measuring Changing Vulnerabilities [3 Mb]
Side Event Programme [14 kb]
Global Framework for Tracking Adaptation [517 kb]
Overview Presentation - Measuring Adatation [151 kb]
Background Paper on Measuring Adaptation [552 kb]
Tuesday,
07 Nov 2017
15:00—16:30
Meeting Room 11
China Green Carbon Foundation (CGCF)
Mr. JINHONG YUAN
jinhongyuan@hotmail.com
+86 10 84238191
Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC)
Ms. Han Chen
hchen@nrdc.org
+1 813 8139510627
Shan Shui Conservation Center (Shan Shui)
Mr. Xiangying Shi
shixiangying@shanshui.org
+86 10 1381162695
Nationally Determined Contributions in Belt and Road Countries and Green Development
The event will present new analysis on the opportunities and challenges for Green Development in the Belt and Road countries in Asia. This includes discussion on carbon sinks and the coal to renewable energy transition in the process of implementing NDCs in Asia learning from China’s own experiences

Speakers: Representatives from government, think tanks and NGOs including from developing countries in Asia will discuss data on current trends, policy recommendations and investment priorities for improving mitigation efforts and increasing carbon sinks.
 
Tuesday,
07 Nov 2017
15:00—16:30
Meeting Room 2
Climate Action Network Canada (CAN-Rac)
Mr. Christian Holz
cholz@climateactionnetwork.ca
+1 613 6184601
Environmental Defence Canada Inc.
Mr. Dale Marshall
dmarshall@environmentaldefence.ca
+1 613 8689917
Equiterre
Ms. Annie Berube
aberube@equiterre.org
+1 613 8092855
Equity in the Global Stocktake and 2018 Facilitative Dialogue
COP23 must advance discussions on the Global Stocktake and FD2018, lest ambition ratcheting remain out of reach. In this event, civil-society experts will outline ways in which equity can fruitfully help fulfil the ambition-raising promises of the GST and FD2018.

Speakers: Civil society expert (TBC) presentations (5-10 mins each) framing the problem and possible solutions; then a panel of Party representatives (TBC) responds; then questions and comments from audience.
Presentation Harald Winkler: Equity in the INDCs [911 kb]
Presentation Naoyuki Yamagishi: Equity in GST Intro [323 kb]
Presentation Christian Holz: Lessons Learned from the CSO Equity Review [855 kb]
Presentation Xolisa Ngwadla: Equity Post 2015 [141 kb]
Webcast Link [91 bytes]
Tuesday,
07 Nov 2017
15:00—16:30
Cities and Regions (ICLEI) Pavilion
Plant for the Planet Foundation (Plant for the Planet)
Ms. Yugratna Srivastava
yugratna@gmail.com
+91 786 571707
Global Marshall Plan Foundation
Mr. Frithjof Finkbeiner
frithjof.finkbeiner@globalmarshallplan.org
+49 40 82290427
Green Club
Mr. Tze-Luen Alan Lin
tzeluen2017@gmail.com
+1 604 3278693
An Inter-generational dialogue on the designing of the Paris Rulebook
Interactive panel discussion on how views of non-Party Stakeholders, especially youth & academia, can be incorporated in design of Paris Rulebook & 2018 Facilitative Dialogue -advocating civil society’s position in stocktaking, priorities in negotiations & role of energy revolution in this dynamic.

Speakers: To consist of mix of civil society & high-level reps, esp. from GS: Ms.Yugratna Srivastava: Plant-for-the-Planet, Mr.Timothy Damon: Former YOUNGO FP, Mr.Gaston Meskens: Chair of RINGOs, HL reps from EU & Africa and IPO; Mr. Tzu-Luen Alan Lin: Green Club/ICDI; Ms. Pin-han Huang, Chair of TYCC
 
Tuesday,
07 Nov 2017
15:00—16:30
Meeting Room 12
UN Educational, Scientific & Cultural Organization (UNESCO)
Ms. Jennifer Rubis
j.rubis@unesco.org
+33 1 45684043
Reinforcing the contributions of indigenous and traditional knowledge to the Paris Agreement
Case studies of indigenous knowledge reinforcing key elements of the Paris Agreement and enhancing partnerships with indigenous peoples and local communities for increased resilience and action on climate change. An informal contribution to the 10 year UNDRIP anniversary & LCIP platform discussion.

Speakers: Douglas Nakashima, Director a.i., Science Policy and Capacity Building Division, UNESCO, Filipe Lucio (WMO-GFCS) Youba Sokona (IPCC) Jason Spensley (GCF) Yon Fernandez Larrinoa, Indigenous Peoples Team Leader (FAO) Sakhile Koketso (CBD) Thomas Koetz, Programme Officer (IPBES)
Flyer [375 kb]
Tuesday,
07 Nov 2017
16:45—18:15
Meeting Room 12
International Work Group for Indigenous Affairs (IWGIA)
Ms. Kathrin Wessendorf
kw@iwgia.org
+45 2100 4523613099
Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact Foundation (AIPP)
Mr. Lakpa Nuri Sherpa
nuri@aippnet.org
+66 53 343539
Nepal Federation of Indigenous Nationalities (NEFIN)
Mr. Tunga Bhadra Rai
tungarai@hotmail.com
+97 1 4415376
Indigenous Peoples Rights: Addressing implementation gaps of the PA preamble through the IP Platform
Indigenous peoples' rights are increasingly being recognized and the decision to establish an IP platform contributes to policy coherence and implementation of the PA preamble. But the implementation gap on the ground is increasing. The event discusses the role the platform can play to close the gap

Speakers: Potential participants on the panel: State representative (Belgium) State representative (Canada) Hindou Oumarou Ibrahim (co-chair IIPFCC) Kittisak Rattanakrajangsri (Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact) Edward Porokwa (IP representative East Africa) Tunga Bhadra Rai (IP representative Nepal)
Flyer for side event [592 kb]
Summary of Discussion, Informal dialogue on the LCIP Platform, Ottawa September 2017 [547 kb]
PP presentation changing Arctic [3 Mb]
Tuesday,
07 Nov 2017
16:45—18:15
Meeting Room 7
Munich Climate Insurance Initiative (MCII)
Mr. Michael Zissener
zissener@ehs.unu.edu
+49 228 8150249
Imperial College London
Ms. Alyssa Gilbert
cop@imperial.ac.uk
+44 20 75949665
Munich Re Foundation (MRF)
Ms. Renate Kramer
rekramer@munichre-foundation.org
+49 89 38919599
Insurance and comprehensive climate risk management – addressing needs of the poor & vulnerable
Climate Risk Insurance (CRI) plays a central role in advancing adaptation to CC in vulnerable countries, noted by the Paris Agreement, G7 & G20. MCII, MRF and Imperial experts will elaborate on climate risks & CRI good practice examples that benefit the livelihoods of poor & vulnerable communities

Speakers: Joanna Haigh (Imperial College London), Christian Barthelt (Munich Re Foundation), Soenke Kreft (Munich Climate Insurance Initiative), Ethiopia, Fiji.
MCII Side Event_7-Nov [424 kb]
MCII & DIE side event_7 Nov [333 kb]
Presentation_JoannaHaigh [883 kb]
Presentation_SoenkeKreft [1 Mb]
Presentation_ChristianBarthelt [634 kb]
Presentation_AdmasuFeyisa [165 kb]
Tuesday,
07 Nov 2017
16:45—18:15
Meeting Room 11
Stichting Climate Action Network South Asia (CANSA)
Mr. Sanjay Vashist
sanjay@cansouthasia.net
+91 99 10096125
ActionAid International
Mr. Harjeet Singh
harjeet.singh@actionaid.org
+91 98100 36864
Bread for the World (BfdW)
Ms. Sabine Minninger
sabine.minninger@brot-fuer-die-welt.de
+49 30 652111817
Clean Energy Nepal (CEN)
Mr. Rajan Thapa
rajan@cen.org.np
+977 1 5538660
World Council of Churches (WCC)
Mr. Elias ABRAMIDES
eliasabramides@gmail.com
+54 11 47950741
Addressing Climate Induced Displacement/Migration and non-economic L&D in the Asia – Pacific region
Migration is growing across the Asia-Pacific region and links between climate change and migration/displacement and non-economic loss and damage are not fully understood in policy discourse and practice. The Side Event aims to amplify the shared understanding of CSOs to address the issues.

Speakers: - Harjeet Singh, Actionaid International - Sanjay Vashist, CANSA - Sabine Minninger, Bread for The World - Representative from Nepal - Rev. Tafue Lusama, Church of Tuvalu - Reverend Henrik Grape, Church of Sweden
2017 - Message of HAH Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew to COP23 [29 kb]
WCC Interfaith Statement to the Plenary of the High Level Ministerial Segment of COP23 Fiji - Bonn [88 kb]
Tuesday,
07 Nov 2017
16:45—18:15
Meeting Room 10
Fundación Ambiente y Recursos Naturales (FARN)
Mr. Enrique Maurtua Konstantinidis
enriquemk@farn.org.ar
+54 9221 6137505
ClimateWorks Foundation
Mr. Casey Cronin
casey.cronin@climateworks.org
+1 415 2025993
World Resources Institute (WRI)
Ms. Kelsey Lopez
klopez@wri.org
+1 202 7297955
Enhancement options, participatory processes, and rapid implementation of NDCs.
Current pledges in NDCs are not enough to set us in a 1.5º path. Countries need to improve the level of ambition in their NDCs through participatory processes before 2020. This side event will share examples and options for the enhancement of NDCs in the lead to 2020.

Speakers: Experts from Civil Society organizations, Philanthropy and Governments involved in NDC processes
Working Paper: Enhancing NDCs by 2020 - Achieving the Goals of the Paris Agreement_WRI [1 Mb]
WRI_PPT_Enhancing NDCs by 2020 [2 Mb]
Tuesday,
07 Nov 2017
16:45—18:15
Meeting Room 4
CARE International (CI)
Mr. Sven Harmeling
sharmeling@careclimatechange.org
+49 177 1776136431
Center for International Environmental Law (CIEL)
Mr. Sébastien Duyck
sduyck@ciel.org
+41 78 6966362
Women's Environment and Development Organization (WEDO)
Ms. Bridget Burns
bridget@wedo.org
+1 914 9143103270
Guaranteeing Rights & Gender Equality in all Climate Action:prerequisite for sustainable&fair action
In Paris, parties committed to combat climate change while promoting a fair & inclusive transition. Building on UNFCCC mandates & the Paris principles, we highlight entry points to advance gender equality and human rights,incl. through the Paris Implementation Guidelines, work on L&D & food security

Speakers: Speakers: Amb. Nazhat Shameem-Khan, Chief Negotiator COP 23 Presidency, Representative from Government of the Netherlands, Representative from Geneva Pledge Countries, Representative from Government of Malawi or Ghana -Noelene Nabulivou, Diverse Voices and Action (DIVA) for Equality, Fiji - CARE Int
Delivering On Paris Report [1 Mb]
CIEL Roundletter on COP23 & Human Rights - Week 1 [876 kb]
CIEL Roundletter on COP23 & Human Rights - Week 2 [471 kb]
Tuesday,
07 Nov 2017
18:30—20:00
Meeting Room 10
Viet Nam
Mr. Minh Nguyen Van
vnccoffice@fpt.vn
+8 24 38562391
University of Freiburg, Institute of Forest and Environmental Policy (IFP)
Mr. Mareike Blum
mareikeblum@posteo.de
+276 79106 4976120337
Enhancing NDC ambition and preparing for the implementation of the Paris Agreement
Our side event brings together the perspectives of the government of Viet Nam - which will share its action plan for implementation of the Paris Agreement - and of researchers providing conceptual insights on policy instruments to mobilize needed technologies, finance and sector role in the process.

Speakers: Viet Nam: Pham Van Tan (MONRE), Nguyen Tuan Anh (MPI), Nguyen Thi Thu Thuy (MARD) Perspectives Climate Research: Stephan Hoch, Matthias Honegger University of Freiburg: Sabine Reinecke
Flyer [364 kb]
0_Introduction_Michaelowa [446 kb]
1_Presentation_Pham Van Tan [664 kb]
2_Presentation_Stephan Hoch [474 kb]
3_Presentation_Nguyen Tuan Anh [1 Mb]
4_Presentation_Matthias Honegger [1 Mb]
5_Presentation_Nguyen Thi Thu Thuy [904 kb]
6_Presentation_Sabine Reinecke [3 Mb]
Tuesday,
07 Nov 2017
18:30—20:00
Meeting Room 7
WMO/UNEP Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)
Mr. Abdalah Mokssit
ipcc-sec@wmo.int
+41 22 7308254
2019 Refinement and other activities of IPCC Task Force on National GHG Inventories
The side event provides updates on the production of a new Methodology Report “2019 Refinement to the 2006 IPCC Guidelines for National Greenhouse Gas Inventories” and new developments in IPCC TFI Supporting Tools for National Greenhouse Gas Inventories.

Speakers: Ms. Elena Manaenkova (WMO DSG), Andrej Kranjc (Head, TFI Technical Support Unit), Ms. Baasansuren Jamsranjav (TFI TSU), Ms. Sekai Ngarize (TFI TSU), Pavel Shermanau (TFI TSU) and Moderators: Kiyoto Tanabe and Eduardo Calvo Buendia (IPCC TFI Co-Chairs).
Agenda [310 kb]
Overview and introduction - Andrej Kranjc (Head, TFI Technical Support Unit) [680 kb]
2019 Refinement to the 2006 IPCC Guidelines for National GHG Inventories - Ms Baasansuren Jamsranjav (TFI Technical Support Unit) [430 kb]
The use of IPCC Guidelines in UNFCCC processes - Vitor Góis Ferreira (UNFCCC Secretariat) [843 kb]
IPCC Inventory Software - Ms Sekai Ngarize (TFI Technical Support Unit) [2 Mb]
IPCC Emission Factor Database – EFDB - Pavel Shermanau (TFI Technical Support Unit) [516 kb]
Opening remarks - Ms Elena Manaenkova, Deputy Secretary-General, WMO [41 kb]
Tuesday,
07 Nov 2017
18:30—20:00
Meeting Room 4
Georgia
Ms. Ekaterine Mikadze
ketevan.vardosanidze@giz.de
+995 595 953511
International Climate Dialogue e.V.* (ICD)
Mr. Chien-Te Fan
chair@international-climate-dialogue.net
+49 176 72856437
Technical University of Denmark (DTU)
Ms. Miriam L Hinostroza
milh@dtu.dk
+45 21 799260
Ready for the Enhanced Transparency Framework? – mastering BURs today, tracking NDCs tomorrow
During the event, selected countries will share experiences and discuss ideas on national benefits of climate change reporting as well as illustrate the connection between current reporting requirements, the Enhanced Transparency Framework (ETF) and NDC-tracking.

Speakers: Ekaterine Mikadze-Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources Protection;Georgia Felipe Osses-Ministry of Environment Chile;TBC, EPA Ghana; Igor Shislov-Perspectives Climate Change ;John Christensen-UNEP-DTU Partnership ; Miriam Hinostroza-UNEP-DTU Partnership;Karen Holm Olsen-UNEP-DTU Partnership
Flyer [416 kb]
1 Ready for ETF (UDP) - Transparency at COP [1 Mb]
2 Ready for ETF Perspectives (Shishlov) - MRV challenges for PA [578 kb]
3 Side Event Ready for ETF (Chile) [718 kb]
4 Side Event Ready for ETF (Ghana) [1 Mb]
5 Side event Ready for ETF (Georgia) [868 kb]
6 Ready for ETF (UDP) - ICAT support to countries [202 kb]
Tuesday,
07 Nov 2017
18:30—20:00
Meeting Room 11
Switzerland
Mr. Stefan Ruchti
stefan.ruchti@eda.admin.ch
+41 58 4625944
ACT Alliance - Action by Churches Together (ACT Alliance)
Ms. Joanna Patouris
Joanna.Patouris@actalliance.org
+1 647 9715360
The Paris Agreement & Global Equity: how to implement the concept of Equity at the global level
The Global Stocktake will also assess global efforts from the perspective of Equity. Global Equity is conceptually not an easy feat as Equity is primarily associated with fair burden sharing. We will explore solutions to this challenge from an ethical, scientific and political perspective.

Speakers: Rudelmar Bueno de Faria, General Secretary, ACT Alliance, tbc; Marc Chardonnens, State Secretary, Switzerland, tbc; Lucas Bretschger, ETHZ; Ottmar Edenhofer, PIK, tbc; Cornelia Füllkrug-Weitzel, President, Bread for the World, tbc; Xolisa Ngwadla, CSIR, South Africa, tbc; Ajita Tiwari, INECC, tbc
The Paris Agreement and Global Equity, Side Event Flyer, ACT Alliance_Switzerland [401 kb]
Tuesday,
07 Nov 2017
18:30—20:00
Meeting Room 9
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
The event will discuss experiences and progress made by the least developed countries (LDCs) in addressing adaptation, and the support provided to them. It will focus on the process to formulate and implement national adaptation plans (NAPs) and on the national adaptation programmes of action (NAPAs

Speakers: LEG Chair, LEG members, GCF, GEF and agencies and other partner organizations, Parties
Programme [276 kb]
Presentation by the LEG [336 kb]
Experience of the Gambia on NAPs [384 kb]
GCF Presentation [1 Mb]
GEF Update on LDCF [3 Mb]
Experience of Argentina on NAPs [945 kb]
Wednesday,
08 Nov 2017
10:00—13:00
South Africa Pavilion
Fauna & Flora International (FFI)
Mr. Colin Pringle
colin.pringle@fauna-flora.org
+44 44 7940482082
Fundación Defensores de la Naturaleza (FDN)
Mr. Javier Marquez
jmarquez@defensores.org.gt
+502 5 3232764
Oro Verde - Tropical Forest Foundation (OroVerde)
Ms. Linda Rohnstock
lrohnstock@oroverde.de
+49 228 2429026
WeForest asbl * (WF asbl)
Ms. Marie-Noëlle Keijzer van Deven
contact@weforest.org
+40 176 61539541
Innovative private funding, quality standards, and national nesting in sustainable forest landscapes
Successful sustainable forest landscape initiatives depend on responsible financing, and sound ecological & social practices on the ground. We present lessons from: practice, cooperation with the private sector, progress at national level (including nesting), and the development of quality standards

Speakers: Saah David, Liberia National REDD+ Coordinator, Colin Pringle, Senior REDD+ Programme Manager, FFI
Event Invitation: Sustainable Forest Landscapes [760 kb]
FFI JNR Tech Briefing [1 Mb]
Private Capital for Nature Conservation [1 Mb]
Land restoration Kurzbeschreibung [2 Mb]
Newletter Forest values [3 Mb]
Wonegizi Pilot REDD+ Project [1 Mb]
Wednesday,
08 Nov 2017
11:30—13:00
Meeting Room 10
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
+3 475 506469
Nordic Folkecenter for Renewable Energy (NFVE)
Ms. Leire Gorroño Albizu
lg@folkecenter.dk
+34 6 96061363
OpenTeam* (OT)
Ms. Joanne Schanté
joanne@openteam.co
+33 6 47410515
SDGs: Heritage, Green Technology, Collaboration & Ecovillage Solutions for Peace & Prosperity
An innovative array of proven and inspiring regenerative solutions addressing the challenges created by climate change, implementing the Paris Agreement and the SDGs, while fostering resilient communities with social, cultural, environmental and economic sustainability principles.

Speakers: Kosha Joubert (GEN International); Margarita Zethelius (GEN and CASA, board member of GAIA Education); Paul Allen (Centre for Alternative Technology); Oliver Maurice (INTO); Volker Thomsen (Nordic Folkecenter); Leire Gorroño (Nordic Folkecenter); Joanne Schanté (OpenTeam).
Gianyar Declaration on Climate Change and Cultural Heritage [207 kb]
Entebbe Declaration callinf for global action to protect and promote tangible and intangible heritage especially in the least economically developed nations [632 kb]
Dublin Declaration [235 kb]
Victoria Declaration [165 kb]
What is INTO? [111 kb]
Folkecenter_Leire Gorroño_Community power [2 Mb]
Wednesday,
08 Nov 2017
11:30—13:00
Meeting Room 4
Ibon Foundation Inc. (IBON)
Ms. Maria Theresa Lauron
tlauron@iboninternational.org
+63 2 9277060
Center for Sustainable Rural Development (SRD)
Ms. Toan Tran
toan@srd.org.vn
+84 4 39436676
Corporate Accountability International
Mr. Jesse Bragg
jbragg@corporateaccountability.org
+1 978 6212619
Adding up the odds: out of the box approaches to increasing ambition and action for climate justice
The global community is compelled to look at different ways to increase ambition and action. Pledges under the Paris Agreement are not enough to match the urgency and magnitude of the problem. Climate crisis challenges us with the hard questions: how ready are we to challenge systems and structures?

Speakers: Jesse Bragg - Corporate Accountability Titi Soentoro - AKSI, Indonesia Max Andersson - EU Parliament, European Greens Karolin Seitz- Global Policy Forum Atama Katama - Indigenous Peoples Movement for Self-Determination & Liberation Ruth Nyambura Maria Theresa Lauron - IBON Interanational
 
Wednesday,
08 Nov 2017
11:30—13:00
Meeting Room 9
World Farmers' Organisation (WFO)
Ms. Luisa Volpe
luisa.volpe@wfo-oma.org
+39 6 42741158
International Fertilizer Industry Association (IFA)
Ms. Margot Clifford
mclifford@fertilizer.org
+33 75116 3315393050
Enhancing farmers’ institutional capacity to gain effectiveness in a changing climate
Farmers’ networks allow exchange of information best practices, challenges and solutions and provide farmers, youth and women, with capacity to tackle climate change. Cases on farmers’ initiatives to mitigate and adapt to climate change and measurement of progress will be shown

Speakers: Dr. Theo De Jager, WFO President Representative of GRA Dr Meryl Richards, Science Officer for Low Emissions Development at CCAFS Representative of the International Fertilizer Development Center (IFDC) Representative of OIE Marco Marzano de Marinis, WFO Secretary General
WFO Postcard Boetticher [551 kb]
WFO Postcard Dieckmann [592 kb]
WFO Postcard Gill [531 kb]
WFO Postcard Hartelt [559 kb]
WFO Postcard Kapichira Banda [413 kb]
WFO Postcard Merrild [456 kb]
WFO Postcard Qaim [431 kb]
WFO Postcard Rukwied [627 kb]
WFO Postcard Schmidt [512 kb]
WFO Postcard Seiters [447 kb]
WFO Booklet Climateasy [3 Mb]
WFO Policy on Climate Change [130 kb]
WFO Booklet Farmers Implementing Paris Agreement [2 Mb]
WFO Our Journey [1 Mb]
Wednesday,
08 Nov 2017
11:30—13:00
Meeting Room 12
Environnement et Developpement du Tiers-Monde (ENDA-TM)
Mme Nathalie Koffi
koffi.nathalie@gmail.com
+221 77 5740958
Niger
M. KAMAYE MAAZOU
kamayemaazou@yahoo.fr
+227 8 96987470
Approche territoriale des CDNs: Quel financement pour l’accès aux technologies?
Face à l’urgence de l’action climatique bon nombre de Pays en développement ont identifié leurs besoins technologiques à travers l’Evaluation des Besoins en Technologie et les Contribution Déterminées au niveau National. Toutefois, il importe de renforcer la recherche et la promotion des synergies d

Speakers: Dr Kamaye Maazou (Niger) Moderateur, Antoine Faye (COMNAC, Senegal),Samba Fall (ENDA ENERGIE),Représentant PLATEFORMA,Ndiouga Sakho (Ville de Dakar),Jason Spensley (GCF),Ibrahim Traoré (BOAD)
 
Wednesday,
08 Nov 2017
11:30—13:00
Meeting Room 7
Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC)
Ms. Lena Brenn
lena.brenn@nrc.no
+41 0 796035073
Coastal Association for Social Transformation Trust (COAST Trust)
Mr. M Rezaul Karim Chowdhury Chowdhury
reza.coast@gmail.com
+88 1711 529792
OXFAM International (OI)
Ms. Tracy Carty
tcarty@oxfam.org.uk
+44 7815 7815086218
Displacement, human mobility and climate change
The event will assess progress in implementing the Paris Agreement and COP decisions, incl.the Task Force on Displacement that is tasked to develop recommendations to avert, minimize and address displacement, and discuss recent findings related to human mobility, incl.in slow-onset contexts.

Speakers: Members from the Advisory Group on Human Mobility and Climate Change incl. NRC, IDMC, UNHCR, IOM, UNU and RAED; Platform on Disaster Displacement; representatives from parties incl. small islands countries
invite [583 kb]
OXFAM presentation [1 Mb]
NRC/IDMC presentation on Task Force on displacement [3 Mb]
Wednesday,
08 Nov 2017
12:00—13:30
Cities and Regions (ICLEI) Pavilion
COBASE, Cooperativa Tecnico Scientifica di Base (ECOSOC)
Mr. Massimo Pieri
cobaseu@gmail.com
+39 6 3330078
Association of Sustainable Ecological Engineering Development (ASEED)
Mr. Jui-Wen CHEN
juno@jwprocess.com.tw
+33 6 663947700
Gherush92 Committee for Human Rights (Gherush92)
Ms. Valentina Jappelli
gherush92@gmail.com
+39 6 3330078
Global Leader Education Institute (GLE)
Ms. Weishan Liu
liuweishan@muners.com
+31 0 682807201
SUSTAINABLE URBAN DEVELOPMENT. PROJECTS, SOLUTIONS AND EDUCATION FOR CLIMATE ADAPTATION
Recovery and adaptation design of urban areas and villages for CCTs and SDGs, with highly efficient electricity mixed production, enhancing bioclimatic buildings, pavements and urban agglomerations, restoring marginal areas with a participatory approach by local communities and young peoples.

Speakers: Stefano Mannacio, Coordinator, COBASE - Gherush92 Jui-Wen CHEN, ASEED Weinshan Liu, GLE Massimo Pieri, COBASE
flyer [93 kb]
cobase gherush presentation [1 Mb]
ASEED-PRESENTATION part1 [1 Mb]
ASEED-PRESENTATION PART2 [2 Mb]
Wednesday,
08 Nov 2017
13:00—14:30
WWF Pavilion
Danish 92 Group - Forum for Sustainable Development
Mr. Dan Belusa
dbelusa@92grp.dk
+45 60 637911
Norwegian Forum for Environment and Development (ForUM)
Ms. Kristina Fröberg
kristina.froberg@forumfor.no
+47 381 4794012891
Better practices for accounting for Climate Finance
The side event presents an analysis of different climate finance reporting practices (Denmark, Norway, Finland and USA) with aim to find better practices. The aim is to inform the ongoing SBSTA work to develop modalities for climate finance accounting.

Speakers: Evans Njewa (HOD Malawi); Mattias Söderberg, (DanChurchAid); Hans Peter Dejgaard (researcher and expert on climate finance accounting), Climate finance negotiators from DK, SE, NO, FI
 
Wednesday,
08 Nov 2017
13:00—15:00
Luxembourg/EIB Pavilion
Department of the Environment (Luxembourg) (Luxembourg)
Mr. Eric De Brabanter
eric.debrabanter@mev.etat.lu
+352 621 173343
Climate Mitigation Action Reporting And Evaluation: EU Case Studies
We will explore what type and level of information on climate mitigation actions EU Member States report, the challenges of reporting, tools for compilation and reporting, methodologies and examples of impact estimations including ex-post, financial and wider impacts.

Speakers: François Dejean, Head of Climate Change Mitigation and Energy,European Environment Agency; Eric De Brabanter, Department of the Environment Luxembourg; Etienne Hannon, Federal Public Service Health, Food Chain Safety and Environment - Climate Change Service Belgium; Suvi Monni, Benviroc, Finland
EEA Presentation [705 kb]
BE Presentation [338 kb]
FI Presentation [386 kb]
LU Presentation [644 kb]
Wednesday,
08 Nov 2017
13:15—14:45
Meeting Room 11
WMO/Global Climate Observing System (GCOS)
Ms. Carolin Richter
crichter@wmo.int
+41 22 7308275
Group on Earth Observations (GEO)
Mr. Andre Obregon
aobregon@geosec.org
+41 22 7308484
Remote Sensing Technology Center of Japan (RESTEC)
Mr. Masatoshi Kamei
kamei@restec.or.jp
+81 3 64356782
Integrated observations for mitigation and adaptation & Practical support to Parties
Building partnerships for promoting integrated observations is key in implementing a global observing system for climate. Practical support to Parties is provided through cooperation mechanisms, which support continued operation of key climate stations. Focus will be on Pacific Island nations.

Speakers: RJ Smits (EC, DG Research and Innovation) S Briggs (GCOS Steering Committee) • Carbon, W. Kutsch • National GHG Inventory, K. Tanabe & A. Takemoto • GEO and GCOS in Germany, P. Becker • Cooperation Mechanisms, T. Oakley • Data needs for Pacific island nations, focus on Fiji, S.Eggleston
Agenda [119 kb]
Flyer [1019 kb]
Wednesday,
08 Nov 2017
13:15—14:45
Meeting Room 9
International Potato Center (CIP)
Ms. Jan Low
j.low@cgiar.org
+254 20 4223601
International Water Management Institute (IWMI)
Mr. Giriraj Amarnath
a.giriraj@cgiar.org
+94 11 112880000
Is Sustainable Land and Water Management Compatible with Small-scale Farming under Climate Change?
Climate change adaptation in agriculture will be driven by growing pressure on water and land. Solutions include early-maturing, robust and water-efficient root and tuber crops, better water management, mechanisms to protect land rights and organize farmers, and an enabling policy environment.

Speakers: Jan Low, 2016 World Food Prize laureate, CIP; Graham Thiele, Director, Roots, Tubers and Bananas Program, CGIAR; Claudia Sadoff, Director General, IWMI; Dyborn Chibonga, CEO, National Smallholder Farmers' Association, Malawi; James Kinyangi, Chief, Climate and Policy, African Development Bank
Agenda for session and Bios of speakers [130 kb]
Wednesday,
08 Nov 2017
13:15—14:45
Meeting Room 4
Secretariat of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)
Mr. Niclas Svenningsen
nsvenningsen@unfccc.int
+49 228 81551982
The meaning of the Paris Agreement for fashion companies and their supply chains
Top fashion companies will highlight their role in being part of the climate change solution with a focus on climate action and best practices. What are the efforts taken by fashion industry players to design and promote a low-carbon system for production, consumption and across their supply chains?

Speakers: Speakers: Alexander Meyer zum Felde (Boston Consulting Group), Vanessa Rothschild (H&M), Elin Larsson (Filippa K), Ana Maria Rugarli (VF International), Enrica Arena (Orange Fiber), TBD (Projecto QUID), Stefani Mitchell de La O (Moderator)
Concept Note and Agenda [103 kb]
Wednesday,
08 Nov 2017
13:15—14:45
Meeting Room 10
Secretariat of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)
Mr. Daniel Klein
dklein@unfccc.int
+49 228 8151113
Assisting Parties in NDC implementation: New developments on the ‘Law and Climate Change’ Toolkit
Following the Toolkit’s successful introduction in May, UNFCCC, UN Environment and Commonwealth Secretariat will demonstrate a prototype to assist countries in effective law-making to implement their NDCs. The event seeks exchange with law-makers, implementers and those developing similar tools.
Background and Programme [456 kb]
Wednesday,
08 Nov 2017
13:15—14:45
Meeting Room 12
United Nations (UN)
Mme Mariam TRAORE CHAZALNOEL
mtraore@iom.int
+1 929 3436001
Climate-related Human Mobility: Connecting the dots to implement the Paris Agreement
Taking stock of the work of the Taskforce on Displacement halfway through its mandate: What are the key achievements and the main challenges? How can the work undertaken at the global policy level feed the development of the Taskforce recommendations on climate-related displacement?

Speakers: IOM,UNHCR,FAO,ILO,OHCHR,UNCCD, UNDP, UNU,UN Women,World Bank
 
Wednesday,
08 Nov 2017
13:15—14:45
Meeting Room 7
United Nations (UN)
Mr. Moustapha Kamal Gueye
gueye@ilo.org
+41 22 7997247
Climate justice: Just transition for all and a human right based approach to climate action
The side event will showcase country experiences on just transition planning, policies and funding modalities and human-rights based approaches to climate action with the effective engagement of governments and social partners and opportunities to expand international cooperation in this area.

Speakers: • Representatives of governments and COP Presidency • International Organisation of Employers and International Trade Union Confederation • Inter-constituency Working Group on Human Rights and Climate Change • World Commission on the Ethics of Scientific Knowledge and Technology • UN Agencies
Guidelines for a just transition towards environmentally sustainable economies and societies for all [474 kb]
Work in a changing climate: the Green initiative [836 kb]
UN Side Event - Climate Justice [310 kb]
Wednesday,
08 Nov 2017
13:30—15:00
Cities and Regions (ICLEI) Pavilion
International Federation of Consulting Engineers (FIDIC)
Mr. Robin Crouch
robin.crouch@germanynet.de
+49 173 8026696
Association of Consulting Engineers (VBI)
Mr. Arne Hoellen
hoellen@vbi.de
+49 30 26062261
URBAN SUSTAINABILITY MANAGEMENT SEMINAR
Example of sustainable development commitments. Presentation of Energy and ISO urban management systems for sustainable development supporting multi-actor and multi-disciplinary governance. Round table with urban project stakeholders and city representatives: a convergent way forward.

Speakers: Abdessamad SEKKAL, P. de Conseil Régional Rabat-Salé-Kénitra, Morocco; R. MENDLE, Smart Cities Program Manager, ICLEI; P. Boswell, FIDIC SDC, T. KRAUBITZ, Urban Sustainability Planner, BuroHappold/VBI, R. Crouch, FIDIC SDC.
 
Wednesday,
08 Nov 2017
15:00—16:30
Meeting Room 4
CEE Bankwatch Network (Bankwatch)
Ms. Christina Beberdick
christina@urgewald.org
+49 2583 3049215
Rainforest Action Network (RAN)
Mr. Patrick McCully
patrick@ran.org
+1 510 5102131441
Sierra Club
Mr. Fred Heutte
phred@sunlightdata.com
+1 503 7576222
No more Coal: Research and Campaigns for a Global Coal Phase Out
Coal must be phased out. It is no longer an appropriate source of energy. More than 1000 companies worldwide are involved in coal. Their projects bury our chances of keeping global warming well below 2°C. Banks and investors must cease support from coal companies.

Speakers: Heffa Schücking (urgewald), Lidy Nacpil (Asian People’s Movement on Dept and Development), Trusha Reddy (Earthlife Africa)
Press Briefing: Global Coal Exit List [414 kb]
Interesting Stats and Facts about the Global Coal Industry [364 kb]
Global Coal Exit List: Country Analysis [248 kb]
Climate Analytics: Implications of the Paris Agreement for Coal Use in the Power Sector [1 Mb]
PowerPoint Bill Hare Climate Analytics [1 Mb]
RAN - Funding Tar Sands [2 Mb]
RAN - Banking on Climate Change [3 Mb]
Wednesday,
08 Nov 2017
15:00—16:30
Meeting Room 7
Germanwatch
Mr. Jean Paul Brice Affana Affana
affana@germanwatch.org
+49 49 2286049239
International Youth and Student Movement for the United Nations (ISMUN)
Mr. Oluwole D. Oshota
ooshota@hotmail.com
+1 404 4521338
Tebtebba Foundation
Mr. Raymond de Chavez
raymond@tebtebba.org
+63 74 4447703
Realising multi-stakeholders mobilisation and readiness to the Green Climate Fund (GCF)
The event will enable experience sharing and peer-learning about multi-stakeholders mobilisation and readiness in national and international GCF state of play. Key challenges they face, including young people and indigenous peoples involvement, will be discussed towards strengthening that engagement

Speakers: Representatives from civil society organisations such as ISMUN, Germanwatch, Tebtebba Foundation, the AF NGO Network and other relevant stakeholders involved in the GCF processes and activities at various levels
Side Event Agenda [315 kb]
Side Event announcement_flyer [62 kb]
Adaptation Fund NGO Network (AFN) Presentation [1 Mb]
The GCF and the Indigenous Peoples_ILEPA Kenya [475 kb]
Germanwatch & CARE side event at German Pavilion at COP 23 [286 kb]
Wednesday,
08 Nov 2017
15:00—16:30
Meeting Room 10
HATOF Foundation
Mr. Samuel Confidence Dotse
atenviron@hotmail.com
+233 20 207360517
Ghana
Ms. Mary Jane Enchill
mjane.enchill@gmail.com
+233 2 246346698
Demonstrating Progress in Ghana’s Climate Agenda: Trilateral Cooperation in RE, cities and climate
The nexus of increased access to RE technologies and exposures of cities from urbanization, population growth, migration, poor spatial planning and deficits in city services versus effects of climate change, access to clean energy technology transfer, loss and damage outcomes and city resilience

Speakers: Dr. A.K. Ofosu-Ahenkorah-Energy Commission, EPA-Ghana Samuel Dotse, CEO, HATOF Foundation Dr Delali Dovie, Cities and Climate Change Eric Kumi Antwi-Agyei-Ghana Prof. Felix Asante Dr. Simon Bawakyillenuo Lloyd Ngo-Zambia Director ACCA21 UNDP China
Agenda [321 kb]
Concept Note [527 kb]
China Ghana RETT [1 Mb]
Presentation from Energy Commission [2 Mb]
Presentation from China [1 Mb]
Wednesday,
08 Nov 2017
15:00—16:30
Meeting Room 12
University of Cambridge
Ms. Tamara Inkster-Draper
tamara.inkster-draper@cisl.cam.ac.uk
+44 1223 768854
Vasudha Foundation
Mr. Srinivas Krishnaswamy
srinivas@vasudhaindia.org
+91 11 24375680
Long-term, sustainable strategies for ensuring the transition to a net-zero future.
2050 strategies are crucial for ensuring a sustainable future. This event, convening business leaders and civil society experts, will discuss action being taken in both developed and emerging economies and the benefits of a just transition to a zero-carbon future for both business and society.

Speakers: The Vasudha Foundation, The University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership, The Prince of Wales’s Corporate Leaders Group, and the B-Team will convene speakers including policymakers, business leaders, and Civil Society representatives from developed and emerging economies.
Agenda [380 kb]
Flyer [156 kb]
Wednesday,
08 Nov 2017
15:00—16:30
Meeting Room 9
South Asian Forum for Environment (SAFE)
Mr. Dipayan Dey
office@safeinch.org
+9 33 24266060
Canadian Federation of Agriculture (CFA)
Mr. Andrew Black
envsci@canadian-farmers.ca
+1 613 2363633
Carre Geo & Environnement (CGE)
Mr. Ibrahim Mbamoko
ibamoko@gmail.com
+0 33 758779973
Climate Justice, Adaptive Agriculture and Livestock Farming in Vulnerable Lands of Agrarians
In Asia & Africa, frequent natural disasters are displacing populations; many are combating impacts of climate change by coupling technology and TEK. This event advocates for international status of climate refugees and promotes collective community interventions on climate adaptive agro-farming.

Speakers: Dr Dipayan Dey (SAFE) Restoration ecologist Dr A Arunachalam (ICAR)Sr. Agro-Scientist,ICAR Mr. Ibrahim MBAMOKO, Exécutif, Association Carre Geo & Environnement Fred Yoder,North American Climate-Smart Agriculture Alliance Chair Ron Bonnett, Canadian Federation of Agriculture President
 
Wednesday,
08 Nov 2017
15:30—16:45
Indigenous Peoples' Pavilion
Asociación Interétnica de Desarrollo de la Selva Peruana (AIDESEP)
Mr. ROBERTO ESPINOZA
ayamtai08@gmail.com
+51 1 954115888
Federación Nativa del Río Madre de Dios y Afluentes (FENAMAD)
Ms. Claudia Galvez
marcolescano@gmail.com
+51 1 995122142
Indigenous climate action for the compliance of the NDCs to face climate denialism
Consensus with the states, civil society and cooperation agencies to comply with the Paris Agreement and the NDCs with the indigenous contributions on Titling, Indigenous REDD, indigenous MRV, Territorial Surveillance, Full Life Economy and others.

Speakers: Amazon Indigenous leaders, environmental and multilateral organizations, cooperation agencies and states
 
Wednesday,
08 Nov 2017
16:45—18:15
Meeting Room 10
Institute for Conservation and Sustainable Development of Amazonas (IDESAM)
Ms. Fernanda Peixoto Barbosa
fernanda.barbosa@idesam.org.br
+55 21 965951000
Amazon Institute of People and the Environment (Imazon)
Sra. Brenda Brito
brendabrito@imazon.org.br
+55 91 991002966
Center of Life Institute (ICV)
Ms. Paula Bernasconi
paula.bernasconi@icv.org.br
+55 19 981272525
Reframing REDD+ in Brazil: long term solution to address deforestation + promote sustainable develop
Presenting a public-private REDD+ regime in Brazil and synergies with carbon markets. Proposal of complementary markets so that forest protection, land use production, and decarbonisation of other sectors occur in parallel. Analysis of financial mechanisms and legal arrangements.

Speakers: Virgilio Viana - Sustainable Amazonas Foundation (FAS) Pedro Soares - Institute for Conservation and Sustainable Development of the Amazon (Idesam) Alice Thuault – Institute Center of Life (ICV) Thiago Chagas, Climate Focus Chris Meyer, Environmental Defense Fund Althelia Climate Fund (TBC)
 
Wednesday,
08 Nov 2017
16:45—18:15
Meeting Room 7
Pan African Climate Justice Alliance (PACJA)
Mr. SAM OGALLAH
samogallah@gmail.com
+254 200 28075808
Centre for Community Economics and Development Consultants Society (CECOEDECON)
Mr. Sharad Joshi
sharad_jp1@sancharnet.in
+91 141 2770330
Climate and Sustainable Development Network of Nigeria (CSDevNet)
Mr. Atayi Ezekiel
info@csdevnet.org
+234 234 8032494999
CUTS International
Ms. Leslie Debornes
ldb@cuts.org
+0 33 699890520
Making Paris Agreement Work:Enhancing The Transparency of Actions and The Place of Climate Finance
Developed countries committed to a goal of mobilizing jointly $100 billion per year by 2020 from public and private sources to support climate action in developing countries. More than six years later after that pledge, most of the sources, instruments, and channels should count toward that goal

Speakers: 1. Negotiator from Africa following climate finance negotiations 2. Representative from an Africa Women & youth Organizations 3. Representative from MDBs 4. Representative from Regional Economic Communities (RECs) 5. Representative from GCF/AF/GEF 6. Representative from the CSO
Reports and Presentations on the side event on Making Paris Agreement Work: Enhancing the Transparency of Actions and the Place of Climate Finance [844 kb]
Presentation [377 kb]
Presentation 2 [1 Mb]
Presentation 3 [18 kb]
Making Paris Agreement WorkEnhancing the Transparency of Actions and the Place of Climate Finance_ CECOEDECON [55 kb]
CoP 23 Side Event “WILL WE HAVE PARIS WITHOUT PRE 2020 ACTIONS_CECOEDECON [44 kb]
Wednesday,
08 Nov 2017
16:45—18:15
Meeting Room 9
Institute de recherche pour le développement (IRD)
Mr. Benoit Martimort-Asso
benoit.martimort-asso@ird.fr
+33 0 668247510
Centre de coopération internationale en recherche agronomique pour le développement (CIRAD)
Mr. Emmanuel Torquebiau
emmanuel.torquebiau@cirad.fr
+33 467 614956
Cornell University
Ms. Allison Chatrchyan
amc256@cornell.edu
+1 845 2354765
Institut national de la recherche agronomique (INRA)
Ms. CLAIRE WEILL
claire.weill@inra.fr
+33 1 42759666
New Zealand
Mr. Hayden Montgomery
hayden.montgomery@globalresearchalliance.org
+64 21 1907453
Challenges to overcome to strengthen land management
Science has the responsibility to provide accurate data on carbon budget and to develop appropriate approaches to reduce the current uncertainties in estimating C stock and GHG fluxes to monitor ex-ante et ex-post the impacts of agricultural transformative pathways

Speakers: Jean Luc Chotte,IRD,SPI;Marc Sadler,World Bank;Johannes Lehmann,Cornell University;Lini Wollenberg,CCAFS&GRA;Özgül Erdemli Mutlu,TEMA Foundation;Souleymane Konate,University of Nangui Abrogoua,member of the 4p1000 initiative;Eduado Mansur,FAO;Pascal Martinez,GEF;Nivohary Ramaroson,Madagascar
Flyer side event [1 Mb]
Wednesday,
08 Nov 2017
16:45—18:15
Meeting Room 4
Université Sorbonne Paris Cité (USPC)
Ms. Anneliese Depoux
anneliese.depoux@uspc.fr
+33 6 61820817
University of Geneva, Faculty of Medicine (UNIGE)
Ms. Nefti Bempong
nefti-eboni.bempong@unige.ch
+41 22 3790438
Displacements induced by El Niño: a public health issue
As El-Niño will be deeply affected by climate change, the associated migration and health issues are likely to become increasingly connected : this side-event will explore how they can be addressed through meaningful policy responses, communication and education.

Speakers: H.E. Mrs Nazhat Shameem-Khan; François Gemenne; Natasha Despotovic; Patrick Zylberman; Anneliese Depoux; Antoine Flahault; Nick Watts
Press release [567 kb]
Program [747 kb]
Wednesday,
08 Nov 2017
18:30—20:00
Meeting Room 9
Saudi Arabia
Mr. Hamoud AlOtaibi
otaibihr@yahoo.com
+966 503 862758
The Regional Organization for the Conservation of the Environment of the Red Sea and Gulf of Aden (PERSGA)
Mr. Ahmed Khalil
ahmed.khalil@persga.org
+966 12 6573224
NDCs in addressing Marine and Coastal Zone Management in Red Sea and Arabia Gulf
Showcase national regional collaborative efforts for ecosystem approach in NDCs addressing Marine and Coastal Zone Management, adaptation actions through: marine protection, coral reef; including their mitigation co-benefits

Speakers: Prof. Ziad Abu Ghararah, PERSGA SG Dr. Ahmed Khalil, PERSGA CC Program Country representatives (tbd.)
 
Wednesday,
08 Nov 2017
18:30—20:00
Meeting Room 10
Secretariat of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)
Mr. Asher Lessels
alessels@unfccc.int
+49 228 8151357
Technology Mechanism: harnessing climate technology for Paris Agreement implementation
The UNFCCC Technology Mechanism’s two bodies, the Technology Executive Committee and the Climate Technology Centre and Network, will describe their performance and activities in 2017 to enhance climate technology development and transfer.
Programme [906 kb]
Wednesday,
08 Nov 2017
18:30—20:00
Meeting Room 12
Secretariat of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)
Ms. Annett Möhner
AMoehner@unfccc.int
+49 228 8151476
Joint side event of UNFCCC and UN Environment: Presentation of the 2017 Adaptation Gap Report
The report focusses on how to assess progress made in achieving the global goal on adaptation. It reviews knowledge on assessing adaptation progress at national and global levels and contributes to Parties’ deliberations on the operationalization of Paris Agreement, including the global stocktake.
Programme [320 kb]
Adaptation Gap presentation [1 Mb]
Adaptation Gap Report [3 Mb]
Thursday,
09 Nov 2017
09:00—18:00
Lau Group
Qatar
Mr. Baligh A Al-Dakdakay
badakdakay@mme.gov.qa
+1 2 3
Qatar TBC
TBC

Speakers: TBC
 
Thursday,
09 Nov 2017
10:00—10:50
Indigenous Peoples' Pavilion
Asociación Regional de Pueblos Indígenas de la Selva Central (ARPI-SC)
Mr. ROBERTO ESPINOZA
ayamtai08@gmail.com
+1 51 1954115888
Federación de Pueblos Indígenas Kechwas de la Región de San Martín (FEPIKRESAM)
Mr. Marco Lescano
marcolescano@gmail.com
+51 1 995122142
Federación Regional Indígena Shawi de San Martín (FERISHAM)
Mr. Marco Lescano
marcolescano@gmail.com
+51 1 995122142
Climate catastrophe, Adaptation and Indigenous Peoples
Indigenous, state and cooperation agency actions on forest fires and savannization of the Amazon and indigenous alternatives

Speakers: Amazon Indigenous leaders, environmental and multilateral organizations, cooperation agencies and states
 
Thursday,
09 Nov 2017
11:30—13:00
Meeting Room 7
Federation of German Industries (BDI)
Ms. Tara Nitz
nitz@vci.de
+49 69 25561423
International Chamber of Commerce (ICC)
Ms. Majda Dabaghi
majda.dabaghi@iccwbo.org
+33 1 49532975
Unión de Industriales para Saneamiento Cuencas Matanza Riachuelo y Reconquista (UISCUMARR)
Mr. Mariano Villares
marianov@uiscumarr.org.ar
+54 91 30595592
Transforming the Industry: The Case for Transparency and Ambition in Markets and NDCs
Discuss the chances and challenges energy intensive industry is facing on the way to GHG-neutrality; Identify how the framework and instruments of the Paris Agreement can support industry on its way to become GHG-neutral by 2050; showcasing (inter)national initiatives that contribute thereto.

Speakers: High-Level Industry Representatives from different sectors, tbc. Environmental NGO representative, tbc. Market specialist/ Government representatives Moderator: Newspaper Journalist
Wacker_BDI_VCI_BINGO_DAY [744 kb]
BOSCH_ICC_BINGO_DAY [621 kb]
UISCUARR_BINGO_DAY [3 Mb]
ICC KEY MESSAGES COP23 [42 kb]
ICC THE ROAD TO COP23 [518 kb]
BINGO DAY FINAL AGENDA [906 kb]
Thursday,
09 Nov 2017
11:30—13:00
Meeting Room 10
International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI)
Ms. Polly Ericksen
p.ericksen@cgiar.org
+254 20 4223855
Centro Internacional de Agricultura Tropical (CIAT)
Ms. Carolina Jaramillo
c.jaramillo@cgiar.org
+57 2 4450075
Climate-contingent finance: Emerging instruments for mitigation in agriculture
Developing countries urgently require finance to meet mitigation commitments in the agriculture sector. Speakers will present business cases to demonstrate different emerging instruments for climate-contingent finance in agriculture and identify needs for evidence and action to support them.

Speakers: Angela Falconer Climate Policy Initiative Fraser Brown Climate-Smart Lending Platform Gabriela Weber de Morais Finance in Motion Mark Ellis-Jones F3 Life Alex Mulisa Rwanda’s Green Fund (FONERWA) Ash Sharma NAMA Facility Elizabeth (Lizzie) Teague Root Capital Juan Chang Green Climate Fund
revised speaker list [415 kb]
Thursday,
09 Nov 2017
11:30—13:00
Meeting Room 6
ICLEI-Local Governments for Sustainability (ICLEI)
Mr. Roman Mendle
roman.mendle@iclei.org
+49 228 97629951
Ruhr Regional Association (RVR)
Ms. Michaela Hennenberg
hennenberg_michaela@rvr-online.de
+49 201 20696343
Cities in Transition: Industrial Legacy for a Low Carbon Future
Cities with extractive and manufacturing industries as backbone of their local economies are today required to define a new, sustainable urban development path. Well-managed urban transitions allow industrial legacy cities to create vibrant, green economies and healthy local environments.

Speakers: SPEAKERS: William Peduto (Mayor, City of Pittsburgh) - Simone Raskob (Head of Environment Department, City of Essen) – (Wolfgang Beckröge, Head of Department for Spatial Planning, RVR, Essen) - Jian Cai (Deputy District Mayor of The People’s Government of Guangzhou) - Gino Van Begin (ICLEI Secretary
Session Description - Cities in Transition [490 kb]
Thursday,
09 Nov 2017
11:30—13:00
Meeting Room 12
Institute for Policy Studies (IPS)
Mr. Oscar Reyes
oscar@ips-dc.org
+1 202 2349382
Center for Biological Diversity (CBD)
Ms. Jean Su
jsu@biologicaldiversity.org
+1 510 8447139
Freedom from Debt Coalition Inc. (FDC)
Mr. Nathan Thanki
thanki.nathan@gmail.com
+44 28 90223176
LDC Watch
Ms. Rushka Sthapit
s.rushka@gmail.com
+977 1 9841229346
Rural Reconstruction Nepal (RRN)
Mr. Gyan Bahadur Adhikari
rrn@rrn.org.np
+97 1 4004976
Society of Catholic Medical Missionaries (SCMM)
Ms. Cicilymol Paramundayil
mmsunngo@gmail.com
+1 267 2060396
Reclaiming Power: People Vs. Polluters in the Energy Transformation
The energy sector is the biggest contributor to climate change, but leaves 1 billion people without electricity. Fossil fuels are no longer viable yet are still heavily subsidized. The side event will explore questions about what changes are needed to deliver the Paris temperature goal.

Speakers: N. Bassey,Health of Mother Earth Foundation,M. Vilela,Bolivian Platform on Climate Change,I.Rivera, Phillipine Movement for Climate Justice,H. McKinnon,Oil Change, M. Church,Friends of the Earth Scotland N. Hidayati, WALHI,N. Audi-Dor,Gastivist Network,J. Fleming,Center for Biological Diversity
 
Thursday,
09 Nov 2017
11:30—13:00
Meeting Room 4
Fundación Futuro Latinoamericano (FFLA)
Ms. Gabriela Villamarin
gabriela.villamarin@ffla.net
+593 2 2236351
Centro de Estudios Uruguayos de Tecnología Apropiada (CEUTA)
Mr. Gerardo Honty
ghonty@gmail.com
+598 2 26966300
Global Canopy Programme (GCP)
Mr. Alexander Morrice
a.morrice@globalcanopy.org
+44 1865 274333
Sociedad Peruana de Derecho Ambiental (SPDA)
Ms. Isabel Calle
icalle@spda.org.pe
+51 1 6124700
How local actions in an urban context contribute to NDCs implementation in Latin America
The event will present two regional initiatives in Latin America: comparative analysis of NDCs implementation in the agricultural and forestry sectors and preliminary findings of research-action projects focused on climate resilient urban development to show how to scale from urban to national level

Speakers: Marianela Curi (FFLA), Belen Desmaison (CRC-PUCP), David Sabogal (CRC-GCP), Walter Ubal (IDRC).
Side Event Invitation (Spanish) [174 kb]
Side Event Invitation (English) [170 kb]
Thursday,
09 Nov 2017
11:30—13:00
Meeting Room 2
Climate Smart Agriculture Youth Network (CSAYN)
Mr. Ntiokam Divine
ntiokam2@gmail.com
+2 37 673359810
Ibn Zohr University (UIZ)
Ms. latifa DAADAOUI
latifadaadaoui@gmail.com
+212 6 61182397
Youth Engagement in Climate : Climate Smart Agriculture and Smart Education
Globally, youth don’tvalueagriculture is good livelihood option, abandoningit for urban areas. CC adds difficulty, increasing viewsofthe sector as risky. CSAYN is changing youths’ mindset, advocating CSA to increasefood production, reduce GHG emissions & enhance the sector’s resilience to CC.

Speakers: Ajayi Olu (CTA), Divine Ntiokam, Managing Director (CSAYN), Amanda Namayi (CSAYN), Catherine Mungai (CCAFS ), Ayalneh Bogale (DREA, AUC), Amath Pathe Sene (IFAD), Latifa Daadaoui, Sahar Saoud , Zouhir Mahani “L’effet Papillon” Ibn Zohr University (UIZ), Martin Bwalya (NEPAD)
Cliamte Smart Agriculture Youth Network Brochure [1 Mb]
L’EFFET PAPILLON” – UNIVERSITÉ IBN ZOHR (UIZ) Brochure [1 Mb]
CSAYN_UIZ Side Event : Concept Note_Proposed Program [423 kb]
Thursday,
09 Nov 2017
11:30—13:00
Meeting Room 11
Microsoft (MSFT)
Ms. Michelle Lancaster
milanca@microsoft.com
+1 425 7053324
South Pole Group (SPG)
Ms. Amelie Wachner
a.wachner@thesouthpolegroup.com
+44 203 7052546
Hacking Climate Change: The digital future of climate leadership, innovation and impact
How to achieve the Paris targets? Digitalisation helps advance the energy transition, tracking deforestation and determining the carbon footprint of corporates as well as non-state actors. Microsoft, South Pole Group and other pioneering companies and organisations will share case studies.

Speakers: Business for Social Responsibility, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, South Pole Group, Climate-KIC, Telefónica Germany NEXT GmbH, Microsoft
 
Thursday,
09 Nov 2017
11:30—13:00
Meeting Room 9
Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation - Planet Pledge (LDF-PP)
Ms. Linda Sheehan
lsheehan@planetpledge.org
+510 219 7730
Organización para la Conservación de Cetáceos (OCC-Uruguay)
Ms. Fiona Karen Wilton
fionakarenwilton@gmail.com
+598 92 978691
Yes to Life, No to Mining (YLNM)
Mr. Hannibal Rhoades
hannibal@gaianet.org
+44 790 9953431
Achieving Socially and Ecologically Beneficial Renewable Energy Systems through Community Engagement
Renewable energy is key to our future. As we transition, we maximize benefit by recognizing the rights of communities, ecosystems, and indigenous peoples. This workshop will examine how we ensure effective community engagement, consent, and leadership to ensure a rapid and just shift to renewables.

Speakers: Speakers: Linda Sheehan, Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation – Planet Pledge, USA. Sergio Oceransky, Yansa CIC, Mexico. Samantha Hargreaves, WoMin Alliance, South Africa. Hal Rhoades, The Gaia Foundation, UK.
Report - "Renewable Energy Impacts on Communities" [3 Mb]
ojuso Platform summary [78 kb]
Report - Gaia Foundation: Mining - Enough is Enough [591 kb]
Draft Agenda [92 kb]
Renewables revolving fund in Fiji [65 kb]
Columbia Univ - No Free Passes [54 kb]
Women Building Power - WoMin report [2 Mb]
Community Leadership in the Energy Transition - Oceransky [2 Mb]
Gaia Fdn Presentation [1 Mb]
Yansa Presentation [778 kb]
Planet Pledge Presentation [1 Mb]
Thursday,
09 Nov 2017
13:15—14:45
Meeting Room 7
Business Council for Sustainable Energy (BCSE)
Ms. Laura Tierney
ltierney@bcse.org
+1 202 7850507
Alliance to Save Energy (ASE)
Ms. Karen Hooper Hughes
khughes@ase.org
+1 202 5302218
Corn Refiners Association, Inc. (CRA)
Mr. Benjamin Gruitt
bgruitt@corn.org
+1 202 3312028
U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC)
Ms. Elizabeth Beardsley
ebeardsley@usgbc.org
+1 202 5953989
Mobilizing the Business of Clean and Productive Energy
The private sector is driving local & national action to help countries improve energy productivity, build a diverse low-carbon electricity portfolio and design smart, sustainable infrastructure replete with renewable bioproducts. Hear how smart policy and investments create jobs and grow economies.

Speakers: Executives from among Alliance to Save Energy, Corn Refiners Association, Ingersoll Rand, Johnson Controls, Jupiter Oxygen Corporation, Philips Lighting, UTC, USGBC and WRI. Developing country and/or city policy makers to be invited.
Mobilizing the Business of Clean & Productive Energy Overview Flyer [432 kb]
Panel 1 [2 Mb]
Panel 2 [1 Mb]
USGBC [3 Mb]
Winrock International [667 kb]
Philips Lighting [1 Mb]
Jupiter Oxygen [342 kb]
Ingersoll Rand [462 kb]
Corn Refiners Association [738 kb]
Alliance to Save Energy [2 Mb]
Thursday,
09 Nov 2017
13:15—14:45
Meeting Room 4
German Emissions Trading Association (BVEK)
Mr. Robert Tippmann
tippmann@bvek.de
+49 30 78951956
Morocco
Ms. Cathrin Arenz
arenz@perspectives.cc
+49 1590 4035046
Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH Zurich)
Mr. Tobias Schmidt
tobiasschmidt@ethz.ch
+41 44 6320486
Market mechanisms 2.0: Whereto from here? Moving from the Kyoto regime to the Paris scheme
What can we learn from the Kyoto mechanisms to inform the design of new market mechanisms, including whether and how the existing mechanisms can still play a role? Can sectoral mechanisms act as a stepping stone towards trading systems and what are issues around linking of trading systems?

Speakers: Mohamed Nbou (Government of Morocco), Bjarne Steffen (ETH Zurich), Lu Xuedu (ADB/China), Philippe Fonta (WBCSD), Ambachew Fekadeneh (Ethiopia); Moderator: Robert Tippmann (BVEK)
Programme [113 kb]
Flyer [394 kb]
ETH Zurich Presentation [882 kb]
WBCSD Presentation [562 kb]
Morocco Presentation [3 Mb]
Thursday,
09 Nov 2017
13:15—14:45
Meeting Room 12
Adaptation Fund Board (AFB)
Ms. Aya Mimura
amimura@adaptation-fund.org
+1 202 4587347
Fostering Environmental and Social Principles in Adaptation Projects
Through innovative policies, the Adaptation Fund adapts to country needs by ensuring human rights, gender equality, conservation of biodiversity and natural habitats, and climate action in its projects. Partners under its pioneering Direct Access modality will discuss these aspects of its projects.

Speakers: Assistant Minister Hon. Lorna Eden, Ministry of Env., Local Govt. and Housing, Fiji; Ruth Spencer, Technical advisory committee for the AF project in Antigua and Barbuda; Joaquín Etorena, Ministry of the Env. and Sust. Dev., Argentina; Tania Osejo Carrillo, WFP; Fazal Issa, ForumCC Tanzania
Agenda - Adaptation Fund Side Event Nov 9, 2017 [1 Mb]
Press release November 11, 2017: Adaptation Fund Side Event [377 kb]
Presentation: Fazal Issa, AF NGO Network [1 Mb]
Presentation: Ruth Spencer, AF project in Antigua and Barbuda [2 Mb]
Presentation:WFP, Tania Osejo Carrillo, [1 Mb]
Thursday,
09 Nov 2017
13:15—14:45
Meeting Room 2
Secretariat of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)
Ms. Adriana Valenzuela
avalenzuelajimenez@unfccc.int
+49 228 8151594
Intergenerational Inquiry
Organized jointly by the UNFCCC and YOUNGO, the Intergenerational Inquiry aims to provide a platform for youth and decision-makers on how young people can enhance the implementation of the Paris Agreement and the Sustainable Development Goals. The results of COY 13 will also be presented.

Speakers: TBC
 
Thursday,
09 Nov 2017
13:15—14:45
Meeting Room 10
Secretariat of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)
Ms. Miwa Kato
mkato@unfccc.int
+49 228 8151168
Breaking new ground: risk financing for slow onset events
The side event, organized by the Executive Committee of the Warsaw International Mechanism on Loss and Damage, will facilitate foresight thinking on features of financial instruments and innovative ways for collaboration and partnerships to enhance action and support.

Speakers: Mr. Vhalinavho Khavhagali, WIM Executive Committee for Loss and Damage, Mr. Simone Quatrini, UNCCD Mr. Mastrojeni Grammenos, Italian Development Cooperation Mr. Manjeet Dhakal,Nepal Mr.Espen Ronneberg, Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environmental Programme Mr.David Simmons,Willis Towers Watson
Flyer SE [428 kb]
Thursday,
09 Nov 2017
13:15—14:45
Meeting Room 11
United Nations (UN)
Ms. Amrei Horstbrink
amrei.horstbrink@unitar.org
+41 77 4311132
How to build green and inclusive economies to implement the Paris Agreement
Economic and financial policies must play a far greater role in addressing climate change and achieving the SDGs. The side-event will demonstrate how countries can take informed decisions on investments, infrastructure, and human capital to transition to more inclusive and green economies.

Speakers: Organized by the Partnership for Action on Green Economy (PAGE) (ILO, UNDP, UN Environment, UNIDO, UNITAR) in collaboration with WTO and UNCTAD. Speakers include Stephan Contius, Germany; Z. Batjargal, Mongolia; Rhoda Boateng, ITUC-Africa; Philipp Ischer, SECO; Hoe Lim, WTO; Cheickh Sylla, Senegal
Information Note [300 kb]
Thursday,
09 Nov 2017
13:30—14:30
Climate Planet Pavilion
Bangladesh Environmental Lawyers Association (BELA)
Mr. A.K. Enamul Haque
akehaque@gmail.com
+88 0 1559831421
Children and Youth International* (CYI)
Mr. Nhattan Nguyen
nhattan.nguyen@outlook.com
+1 514 4669976
German NGO Forum on Environment and Development
Ms. Marijana Todorovic
todorovic@forumue.de
+49 30 6781775907
Strengthening the Paris Agreement Through Public Participation and Social Accountability Tools
Civil society engagement is key to effective decision making & transparency. This event highlights opportunities to strengthen the Paris Agreement by guaranteeing effective public participation at policy and project levels and by utilising social accountability tools to monitor climate finance

Speakers: • Zakir Hossain Khan, Transparency Int., Bangladesh • Mahesh Pandya, Paryavaran Mitra, India • Sébastien Duyck, Centre for Int. Environmental Law, USA • Fazle Rabbi Sadek Ahmed, Palli Karma Sahayak Foundation, Bangladesh • Shaziya Ali, Transparency Int., Maldives
Event flyer [227 kb]
Thursday,
09 Nov 2017
15:00—16:30
Meeting Room 6
Comité permanent inter-états de lutte contre la sécheresse au Sahel (CILSS)
Mr. DIEYE Papa Oumar
dieyepapaoumar@yahoo.fr
+227 227 20315316
Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS)
Mr. Raoul KOUAME
kokouame@ecowas.int
+234 0 8180136919
Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie (OIF/IFDD)
Mr. BADO Issa
issa.bado@francophonie.org
+1 581 9897000
Union Economique et Monétaire Ouest Africaine (UEMOA)
Mr. christophe deguenon
cdeguenon@uemoa.int
+226 25 328865
Implementation of NDCs in countries: Progress, challenges and perspectives
CILSS, ECOWAS, OIF and UEMOA have gained some experiences in the implementation of NDCs in the countries. They want to share these experiences and other initiatives with other communities.

Speakers: Dr Maguette Kaire Dr Raoul Kouame Dr Christophe Deguenon Dr Arona Soumare Dr Edwige Botoni Dr Jean Sibiri
CILSS, ECOWAS, BOAD, IFDD, UEMOA oragnised a side event on: implementation of CDN: Progress, challenges and perspectives [945 kb]
CILSS shares its experience in climate change control with the communities. Experts of CILSS focused on traning, information, success stories and best pratices on climate change control. [722 kb]
CILSS presented its tools and methodologies to implement the Nationally Determined Contributions [1 Mb]
Initiatives du CILSS dans le domaine du Changement Climatique [2 Mb]
Thursday,
09 Nov 2017
15:00—16:30
Meeting Room 9
Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR)
Ms. Levania Santoso
l.santoso@cgiar.org
+62 251 8622622
Friedrich Schiller University Jena (FSU Jena)
Ms. Veronique De Sy
niki.desy@wur.nl
+31 317 481915
Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU)
Mr. Arild Angelsen
arild.angelsen@nmbu.no
+47 97 38822
Wageningen University * (WUR)
Mr. Martin Herold
martin.herold@wur.nl
+31 317 311915
REDD+: Where does it stand and what is needed now?
REDD+ has seen ups and downs over the last years but is now firmly Integrated in the Paris Agreement, & the GCF is moving forward on REDD+ payments. What does it mean for the practice of REDD at national & sub national levels? Where are the gaps & what are the next steps needed to make REDD+ happen?

Speakers: Toni La Viña [moderator]; Christopher Martius (CIFOR), Arild Angelsen (NMBU), Anne Larson (CIFOR), Juan Chang (GCF), Governors' Climate and Forests Task Force, Joan Carling (tbc)
CIFOR side event - Program flyer [663 kb]
Thursday,
09 Nov 2017
15:00—16:30
Meeting Room 7
I4CE - Institute for Climate Economics (I4CE)
Mr. Ian Cochran
ian.cochran@I4CE.org
+33 0 648317550
Corporación Andina de Fomento (CAF)
Mr. Ubaldo Elizondo
uelizondo@caf.com
+57 1 7437387
European Investment Bank (EIB)
Ms. Christelle Jolivet
jolivet@eib.org
+352 4379 84272
Climate Action in Financial Institutions: Mainstreaming the Paris Agreement in the Financial Sector
The Climate Action in Financial Institutions Initiative has high potential to aid the implementation of the Paris Agreement. Member institutions will show how they are mainstreaming the 5 Principles for Climate Action and share their vision to make financial flows ‘consistent’ with article 2.1(c).

Speakers: High-level representatives from member institutions (CEO and VPs from Multilateral, Bilateral, Regional and National Development Banks and commercial financial institutions from developed and developing countries), UNFCCC Party representatives and civil society actors from emerging countries.
Mainstreaming Event Bookmark [151 kb]
Mainstreaming Event Flyer [737 kb]
Event Slides [481 kb]
Thursday,
09 Nov 2017
15:00—16:30
Meeting Room 10
Netherlands
Ms. Lenneke IJzendoorn
lenneke.ijzendoorn@minienm.nl
+31 6 46912308
International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC)
Ms. Tessa Kelly
tessa.kelly@ifrc.org
+41 79 792457694
What is Excellence in Climate Adaptation
How do we measure the impact of climate adaptation projects? Discussion about 'What is excellence in climate adaptation' from different perspectives.Panel discussion led by the Global Centre of Excellence on Climate Adaptation.

Speakers: Christiaan Wallet (Ministry of Environment and Infrastructure, GovNL), Richard Klein (Stockholm Environment Institute), Barney Dickson (UN Environment), Craig Davies (IBRD), Swara Ibrahim (IFRC), Panel TBC
Discussion Brief [703 kb]
Discussion Brief [1 Mb]
Flyer GCECA [1 Mb]
Thursday,
09 Nov 2017
15:00—16:30
Meeting Room 4
International Council of Chemical Associations (ICCA)
Ms. Tara Nitz
nitz@vci.de
+49 69 25561423
Chemie³ (Chemie³)
Ms. Elena Schad
schad@vci.de
+49 69 25561590
European Chemical Industry Council (CEFIC)
Ms. Tara Nitz
nitz@vci.de
+49 69 25561423
Making our impact measurable and transparent: Contributions of the chemical sector to the SDGs
Experts will discuss the role of the Chemical Industry to achieving the SDGs through a low carbon economy. A focus will lie on ways to measure sustainability with consistent and transparent data and best-practice examples from the sector to contribute to the SDGs and deliver on Climate Action

Speakers: Jorge Soto, Braskem and ICCA Stefan Haver, Chemie3 George Magalhaes, Brazil GHG Protocol Enrico Rubertus, GIZ, Nitric Action Climate Action Group Laura Schneider, econsense Moderator: Andrea Bacher, Clima Capital Partners
Agenda [42 kb]
ICCA Presentation [1 Mb]
CEEW Presentation [1 Mb]
ICCA Avoiding GHG Emissions [208 kb]
Thursday,
09 Nov 2017
15:00—16:30
Meeting Room 12
Project Developer Forum Ltd. (PD-Forum)
Mr. Sven Kolmetz
sven.kolmetz@web.de
+49 171 2798223
Climate Markets and Investment Association Limited (CMIA)
Ms. Margaret-Ann Splawn
margaret.splawn@cmia.net
+44 7971 678011
Designated Operational Entities and Independent Entities Association (DIA)
Mr. Werner Betzenbichler
werner.betzenbichler@bece-experts.com
+49 8761 7223822
Where are the projects in the new Paris world and how can private sector help in financing?
What is the role of the carbon markets under the Paris Agreement? What is the relationship between NDCs and exports of emission reduction rights? Can adaption projects help? How can projects get access to climate finance? Can projects support the SDG? Are there more chances or more problems?

Speakers: Dr. S. Kolmetz; Chair PD-Forum P. Hauser; Engie K. Schultz; Higher Ground Foundation P. Bürgi; South Pole Tbd.; Rural electrification program S. Greiner; Climate Focus Tbd.; GCF representative C. Lee; Lee Int.
Side event agenda [421 kb]
Thursday,
09 Nov 2017
15:00—16:30
Meeting Room 11
International Partnership for Energy Efficiency Co (IPEEC)
Ms. Jurei Yada
jurei.yada@ipeec.org
+33 1 40576772
Red Arg. de Municipios frente al Cambio Climático (RAMCC)
Mr. Joaquín Suarez Irigoyen
jsuarezirigoyen@ramcc.net
+0 34 692274364
Financing energy efficiency: Opportunities, challenges and perspectives from the G20 and localities
Energy efficiency is a pillar of climate mitigation action, but needs adequate funding to succeed. To rapidly scale up investments in EE all have a role to play: from G20 to localities. Speakers will discuss how to increase EE finance and the measures it calls for at different levels of governance.

Speakers: Moderator: Jurei Yada, IPEEC Speakers: - Andrea Heins, Ministry of Mines and Energy, Argentina - Gabriela Prata Dias, C2E2 - Carolina Fuentes, GCF - Cristiana Fragola, Covenant of Mayors - Katrin Harvey, REEEP - James Alexander, C40 Cities
Side event agenda [646 kb]
Presentation 1/5 [885 kb]
Presentation 3/5 [1 Mb]
Presentation 4/5 [962 kb]
Presentation 5/5 [2 Mb]
Presentation 2/5 [1 Mb]
Thursday,
09 Nov 2017
16:30—17:45
WWF Pavilion
South African Institute of International Affairs (SAIIA)
Ms. Desiree Kosciulek
desiree.kosciulek@wits.ac.za
+27 11 3392021
Harnessing Africa’s emerging youth demographic for a climate resilient future
By 2050, UNICEF estimates that 2 in 5 children will be African. This panel will bring together outstanding young leaders and experts to discuss how to harness the emerging African youth demographic to work towards a climate resilient future.

Speakers: Speakers will include South Africa’s official youth delegate, young climate change leaders from African youth organisations and representatives of UNICEF (tbc) and the African Union (tbc).
 
Thursday,
09 Nov 2017
16:30—18:00
South Africa Pavilion
Joint Implementation Network (JIN)
Mr. wytze van der gaast
wytze@jin.ngo
+31 50 5248430
Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS)
Ms. Monica Alessi
monica.alessi@ceps.eu
+32 472 721868
Joanneum Research (JR)
Mr. Andreas Tuerk
andreas.tuerk@joanneum.at
+43 660 6604039838
University of Nijmegen (RU)
Ms. Heleen de Coninck
h.deconinck@fnwi.ru.nl
+31 24 3653254
CARISMA side event: Assessing technologies for low or negative emission pathways
At this event, we will discuss aspects of scaling up technologies for mitigation, such as costs at different economic levels and social acceptance issues. This will enable a more realistic assessment of the feasibility of low-emission technologies in different contexts.

Speakers: Krisztina Szendrei, Wytze van der Gaast JIN Yiannis Kontochristopoulos, UPRC Andreas Tuerk, University of Graz
AGENDA [300 kb]
side event impressoin [1 Mb]
social acceptance [3 Mb]
social acceptance [3 Mb]
System cost aspects scaling up mitigation options [1 Mb]
blog [16 kb]
Thursday,
09 Nov 2017
16:45—18:15
Meeting Room 4
International Network for Sustainable Energy (INFORSE)
Mr. Gunnar Olesen
inforse@gmail.com
+45 86 227000
Integrated Sustainable Energy and Ecological Development Association (INSEDA)
Mr. Raymond Myles
ray.myles06@gmail.com
+11 91 9212014905
Sustainable Environmental Development Watch (SusWatch)
Ms. Susy Wandera
susywandera@gmail.com
+254 20 733500395
Proposing stronger NDCs, LEDS & Paris Rulebook for poverty reduction and local village development
Stronger NDCs & LEDS that include local low emission solutions to increase energy access and improve livelihoods to reduce poverty. We will showcase village based solutions from South Asia and East Africa and how NDCs & LEDS can promote these solutions, how a good Paris Rulebook can facilitate this.

Speakers: S.Kinguyu, Climate Change Direct., Min.of Environm.of Kenya F.Msafiri,Suswatch Kenya M.Swai,TATEDO,Tanzania R.Kimbowa,Uganda Coalition for Sust.Dev. K.Myles,INSEDA,India Z.Myles,WAFD,India S.Maharjan,CRT/Nepal M.M.Hasan,Grameen Shakti,Bangladesh D.Herath,IDEA,Sri Lanka G.B.Olesen,INFORSE
PROGRAM: Nov9 2017 - INFORSE-SUSWATCH-INSEDA Side Event [346 kb]
1_India_EcoVillageDevelopment_WAFD [2 Mb]
2_Nepal_EcoVillageDevelopment_CRT [1 Mb]
3_Sri_Lanka_EcoVillageDevelopment_IDEA [2 Mb]
4_Bangladesh_EcoVillageDevelopment_Grameen Shakti [613 kb]
5_CO2-Report_Launch_EcoVillageDevelopment_INFORSE [483 kb]
6_Finance_EcoVillageDevelopment_CANSA [406 kb]
7_Paris_Rulebook_EcoVillageDevelopment_INSEDA [282 kb]
8_Kenya_PIPA_Suswatch [1 Mb]
9_Tanzania_PIPA_TaTEDO [624 kb]
10_Uganda_PIPA_UCSD [285 kb]
Publication: Greenhouse Emission Reduction Potential of Eco-Village Development (EVD) Solutions in South Asia [1 Mb]
POLICY BRIEF: The importance of a poverty reduction focus in the NDCs, transparency framework and global stocktake PIPA [360 kb]
POLICY BRIEF: Make the Paris Rulebook promote poverty eradication and improved climate actions - EVD [386 kb]
WEBSITE: UNFCCC COP23 Side Event: INFORSE INSEDA SUSWATCH [116 kb]
PICTURES: COP23 Side Event - INFORSE INSEDA SUSWATCH [266 kb]
Thursday,
09 Nov 2017
16:45—18:15
Meeting Room 10
Friends of the Earth International (FOEI)
Ms. Sara Shaw
sara.shaw@foe.co.uk
+44 7974 8270
Corporate Europe Observatory Foundation (CEO)
Mr. Pascoe Sabido
pascoe@corporateeurope.org
+32 2 8930930
Food & Water Watch (FWW)
Ms. Royelen Boykie
royelen@fwwatch.org
+1 202 6832509
United Kingdom Youth Climate Coalition Limited (UKYCC)
Ms. Noelie Audi-Dor
noelie.audi-dor@ukycc.org
+44 79 27110002
Fossil Gas: pathway to a clean energy future or route to dangerous climate change?
So-called “natural” gas is being sold by industry lobbyists as a ‘transition fuel’ and ‘partner’ to renewables. Yet new fossil gas infrastructure is driving dangerous climate change and won't keep us within a safe and fair carbon budget. Hear the facts - and how people are resisting on the ground.

Speakers: Speakers from frontline communities affected by gas development in the Global South and North, Prof. Kevin Anderson, Uppsala University - Sweden, Antoine Simon, Friends of the Earth Europe, Pascoe Sabido, Corporate Europe Observatory
 
Thursday,
09 Nov 2017
16:45—18:15
Meeting Room 7
United States Council for International Business (USCIB)
Ms. Norine Kennedy
mlauter@uscib.org
+1 212 7035082
BUSINESSEUROPE
Ms. Jessica Britte
j.britte@businesseurope.eu
+32 2 2376543
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 1 53591906
Turkish Industry and Business Association (TUSIAD)
Ms. Nursen Numanoglu
numanoglu@tusiad.org
+90 212 2491929
Business engagement to assess progress and implement the Paris Agreement
Implementing and strengthening the Paris Agreement will depend on marshalling business efforts, innovation and contributions to inform the facilitative dialogue and transparency process. We will showcase business initiatives, including through the Marrakech Business Action for Climate (MBA4Climate).

Speakers: Business representatives from developed & developing countries, academics, respondents from national delegations
Business Europe Presentation [442 kb]
Major Economies Business Forum Presentation [2 Mb]
Tusiad Presentation [1 Mb]
BizMEF Member Logos [1 Mb]
Thursday,
09 Nov 2017
16:45—18:15
Meeting Room 12
Stichting Global Reporting Initiative (GRI)
Ms. Chiara Ferracioli
ferracioli@globalreporting.org
+31 20 5310039
Swiss Association for Environmentally Conscious Management (ÖBU)
Ms. Amelie Wachner (South Pole Group)
a.wachner@thesouthpolegroup.com
+44 203 7052546
Climate-Related Financial Risks and Opportunities: Moving from talk to action
This panel discusses efforts to enable compliance with TCFD recommendations, such as scenario analysis, advanced disclosure and climate risk indices. It focuses on opportunities for a broad range of stakeholders to move from talk to action and what this means for the achievement of the 2°C target.

Speakers: Climate KIC, Marc Weissgerber, CFO The Lightsmith Group, Jay Koh, Managing Director Philips Lighting, Harry Verhaar, Head of Global Public & Government Affairs CDP, Kate Levick, Director of Policy and Regulation Charles Henderson, Corporate Climate Change Expert, South Pole
Invitation and Agenda - Climate-Related Financial Risks and Opportunities - Moving from Talk to Action [76 kb]
Thursday,
09 Nov 2017
16:45—18:15
Meeting Room 9
Australia
Ms. Nikki Fitzgerald
Nikki.Fitzgerald@environment.gov.au
+61 2 61597193
European Space Agency (ESA)
Mr. Frank Martin Seifert
frank.martin.seifert@esa.int
+390 6 94180560
Improving productivity and conservation through landuse monitoring in the Pacific Islands
Resilient landscapes and food security require a holistic approach to forests and agriculture. This side event will contain presentations from Pacific Island countries on the Global Forest Observations Initiative’s support and guidance for landuse monitoring, including through REDDcompass training.

Speakers: Officials from Pacific Island countries (Fiji & PNG) and GFOI partners - the Australian Government, the European Space Agency, and the United States.
Agenda [250 kb]
Presentation from Fiji [2 Mb]
Presentation from PNG [1 Mb]
Thursday,
09 Nov 2017
16:45—18:15
Meeting Room 2
CliMates
Ms. Alice MARECHAL
alice.marechal@sciencespo.fr
+33 6 87516127
Convergences
Ms. Fanny Roussey
fanny.roussey@convergences.org
+33 75009 3314265788
Student Energy
Ms. Meredith Adler
meredith@studentenergy.org
+1 604 3542930
Supporting youth-led innovation to confront climate change: opportunities for action
Discussing the challenges of supporting young innovators in the implementation and scaling-up of climate-related solutions in business, charity, education and research; explore the concrete opportunities for action by all stakeholders on access to funding, access to expertise and visibility.

Speakers: • Dario Piselli (Project Leader, Solutions Initiatives, SDSN Youth) • Solène Dengler (Empowerment Co-Director, CliMates) • Kithrona Cerri (Director of Social Impact, WBCSD) • Frederic Roussel (President, Convergences) • Kirsten Dunlop (CEO, Climate-KIC) (tbc)
 
Thursday,
09 Nov 2017
18:15—20:15
Turkey Pavilion
Centre international de droit comparé de l'environnement (CIDCE)
Ms. Eleanor Mitch
admin@cidce.org
+33 0 645042066
Centre for Science and Environment (CSE)
Ms. Vijeta Rattani
vijeta@cseindia.org
+91 11 9818859987
Pennsylvania Environmental Resource Consortium (PERC)
Mr. Donald Brown
dabrown57@gmail.com
+1 717 8021009
University of Lapland
Mr. Sébastien Duyck
sebastien.duyck@ulapland.fi
+41 78 6966362
Implementing Paris Agmt despite Trump White House: Equity, compliance, transparency & ethics of NDCs
Different perspectives on compliance after the Trump Administration pull-out from the Paris Agreement: 4 organizations exchange on Equity, compliance, transparency & ethics of NDCs with time allotted for interaction with the public.

Speakers: Donald Brown, Katy Gwiazdon the Center for Ethics and Environmental Law, and Brendan Mackay from Griffith University. Alexandra Aragão, Alida Assemboni, Bruno Verdini (MIT Harvard), Lee Kwangyoun (Seoul National University), etc. TBD.
 
Thursday,
09 Nov 2017
18:30—20:00
Meeting Room 4
Solomon Islands
Mr. Chanel 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
Building resilience for climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction in vulnerable islands
The event shares knowledge and experiences from policy makers and stakeholders on strengthening climate resilience for the vulnerable island environment. It also features policies, strategies and resilience measures, concerning to reduce the disaster risk of climate displacement.

Speakers: Experts from Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) and country representatives Solomon Islands and other SIDS
 
Thursday,
09 Nov 2017
18:30—20:00
Meeting Room 10
Secretariat of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)
Mr. Claudio Forner
cforner@unfccc.int
+49 228 8151750
Increasing Access to Finance
Countries need to speed the flow of finance for NDC implementation and to use development finance to catalyze wider investments. Speakers from countries and institutions in the NDC Partnership will discuss how approaches can evolve to unlock greater financing from public and private sources.
NDC Partnership [3 Mb]
Concept Note and Agenda [375 kb]
Thursday,
09 Nov 2017
18:30—20:00
Meeting Room 12
Secretariat of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)
Ms. Rojina Manandhar
rmanandhar@unfccc.int
+49 228 8151633
Closing knowledge gaps to scale up adaptation: Lima Adaptation Knowledge Initiative (UNFCCC - UNEP)
The event will highlight the progress of first phase of the Lima Adaptation Knowledge Initiative (LAKI) in prioritizing and closing adaptation knowledge gaps in six subregions, and discuss the implementation of next phase of the LAKI in enabling adaptation action in in other subregions.
Flyer (with agenda) [1 Mb]
Thursday,
09 Nov 2017
18:30—20:00
Meeting Room 7
Int'l Center Agricultural Research in Dry Areas (ICARDA)
Mr. Vinay Nangia
V.Nangia@cgiar.org
+212 6 68853777
Pacific Islands Development Forum (PIDF)
Mr. Mark Borg
mborg@pacificidf.org
+679 0 9907633
Limiting temperature rise to 1.5°C: Implications on Food Security, Displacement and Migration
This event focuses on the need to limit temperature rise to 1.5°C and explores implications on future climate induced displacement and migration as a result of rising sea levels on one hand, and scorching temperatures that threaten food security and livelihoods in the dry areas, on the other.

Speakers: High-level representatives from the FAO, GIZ, ICARDA, PIDF and UNCCD.
Side event flyer [573 kb]
Social media card [384 kb]
Friday,
10 Nov 2017
09:00—18:00
Lau Group
Réseau Africain pour l’Education au Développement (RAEDD)
Mr. RAEDD RAEDD
lucienblaisekoona@yahoo.ca
+1 2 3
RAEDD TBC
tbc

Speakers: tbc
 
Friday,
10 Nov 2017
09:00—18:00
Yasawa Group
African Centre for Technology Studies (ACTS)
Mme Winnie Khaemba
w.khaemba@acts-net.org
+1 2 3
Tbc African Centre for Technology Studies
Tbc

Speakers: Tbc
 
Friday,
10 Nov 2017
10:00—10:30
Meeting Room 6
Global Climate Action (GCA)
Ms. Barbara Black
globalclimateaction@unfccc.int
+49 228 8151104
Agriculture Opening Plenary
The High-Level plenary opening focuses on agriculture-based climate solutions to unlock adaptation and mitigation potentials and sustain livelihoods. The Opening consists of key note speeches and key messages from a young farmer on initiatives to upscale climate action in the agricultural sectors.

Speakers: For further information on speakers please see: http://unfccc.int/paris_agreement/items/10490.php
 
Friday,
10 Nov 2017
10:00—10:50
Indigenous Peoples' Pavilion
Derecho Ambiente y Recursos Naturales (DAR)
Ms. Harlem Mariño
hmarino@dar.org.pe
+5 1 3403720
Coordinadora de Desarrollo y Defensa de los Pueblos Indígenas de la Región San Martín (CODEPISAM)
Mr. Marco Lescano
marcolescano@gmail.com
+51 1 995122142
Bottom-up approaches to achieve NDCs
Fast approaching, NDCs will be reviewed next year, and it is important to identify those initiatives from civil society, subnational governments and indigenous peoples that are currently contributing to the reduction of emissions and the development of a more resilient future.

Speakers: DAR: Co-management mechanism: engaging local communities in forest protection and sustainable use. SEEG and Regional Government of Loreto: Subnational estimates of GHG emissions for better jurisdictional policies. AIDESEP - COICA: Indigenous MRV
 
Friday,
10 Nov 2017
10:00—11:30
Meeting Room 12
Global Climate Action (GCA)
Ms. Barbara Black
globalclimateaction@unfccc.int
+49 228 8151104
Energy Day: The State of Play
Despite recent progress: 3 years of flat carbon emissions, falling RE prices and advances in electric mobility, many challenges remain e.g. providing energy services sustainably to all. Leaders in low carbon solutions, disparate geographies and civil society discuss their energy transition journeys.

Speakers: For further information on speakers please see: http://unfccc.int/paris_agreement/items/10490.php
 
Friday,
10 Nov 2017
10:00—12:00
Meeting Room 2
Global Climate Action (GCA)
Ms. Barbara Black
globalclimateaction@unfccc.int
+49 228 8151104
Water Action Day Opening Plenary
A scene setter with high level speakers, noting the challenges & solutions that water policy & science offers to address climate change. There will be statements on joint progress since COP22 and insights on how to move forward implementing the SDG agenda and the Paris Agreement.

Speakers: For further information on speakers please see: http://unfccc.int/paris_agreement/items/10490.php
 
Friday,
10 Nov 2017
10:30—12:00
Meeting Room 6
Global Climate Action (GCA)
Ms. Barbara Black
globalclimateaction@unfccc.int
+49 228 8151104
Low-carbon livestock: Moving forward
This event will explore initiatives on the ground that reduce emissions from livestock production, sustain livelihoods in a changing climate, and provide for human nutrition. It will focus on various production systems and regions, as well as forward-looking options for policy-makers.

Speakers: For further information on speakers please see: http://unfccc.int/paris_agreement/items/10490.php
 
Friday,
10 Nov 2017
11:00—12:00
IRENA Pavilion
SNV Netherlands Development Organisation (SNV)
Mr. Edu Willemse
ewillemse@snvworld.org
+31 70 3440168
United Nations Foundation (UNF)
Ms. Julia Dowling
jdowling@unfoundation.org
+1 202 8305611
Transformational pathways towards universal energy access
Meeting universal energy access (SDG7) while reducing climate impact requires transformational changes. This event examines practical solutions on energy transition pathways (including both electricity access and clean cooking) linking to policy making, informed by integrated energy planning models.

Speakers: Moderator:Clare Shakya,IIED Panelists:Roelof Buffinga (Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs)Ram Prasad Dhital (AEPC), Ministry of Population and Environment Nepal,Andries Hof PhD, Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency (PBL),Dean Cooper (SNV Netherlands Development Organisation)
 
Friday,
10 Nov 2017
11:30—13:00
Meeting Room 4
International Transport Forum, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (ITF)
Ms. Wei-Shiuen Ng
wei-shiuen.ng@itf-oecd.org
+33 1 45249931
Institute for Transportation and Development Policy (ITDP)
Mr. Ramon Cruz
ramon.cruz@itdp.org
+1 646 2506671
Shared Mobility for Climate Mitigation: Innovation and Big Data
The digitalisation of urban transport has accelerated in recent years, just as when many new technologies have been introduced and users started adopting new behaviours. The arrival of shared mobility services, electrification and automation can achieve low carbon transport.

Speakers: Speakers include representatives from the International Transport Forum (ITF), the Institute for Transportation and Development Policy (ITDP), UC Davis, cities, and the private sector.
ITDP 3R Report [2 Mb]
ITF Shared Mobility [1 Mb]
Side Event Agenda [314 kb]
Friday,
10 Nov 2017
11:30—13:00
Meeting Room 12
Global Climate Action (GCA)
Ms. Barbara Black
globalclimateaction@unfccc.int
+49 228 8151104
Energy Day: Enabling Change
Effective planning and policy-making is critical to accelerate change in energy systems. Participants will illustrate through real-life examples the multiple benefits and challenges that energy transformation brings for growth, social inclusion, jobs, and wider environmental objectives.

Speakers: For further information on speakers please see: http://unfccc.int/paris_agreement/items/10490.php
 
Friday,
10 Nov 2017
11:30—13:00
Meeting Room 10
Global Climate Action (GCA)
Ms. Barbara Black
globalclimateaction@unfccc.int
+49 228 8151104
Integrated landscape management – Supporting climate change interventions defined in the NDCs
This session exlores integrated approaches to manage forests and other land uses. In doing so, it discusses ways to achieve transformation towards low-carbon and climate-resilient societies and economies, looking at the necessary paradigm shifts of sectoral and cross-sectoral policies and practices.

Speakers: For further information on speakers please see: http://unfccc.int/paris_agreement/items/10490.php
 
Friday,
10 Nov 2017
11:30—13:00
Meeting Room 7
Global Climate Action (GCA)
Ms. Barbara Black
globalclimateaction@unfccc.int
+49 228 8151104
Managing water scarcity for agriculture
The event presents progress and mobilises action on the Global Framework for Action to Cope with Water Scarcity in Agriculture in a Changing Climate (WASAG) launched at COP22. It brings together partners to find solutions to the looming agriculture crisis caused by water scarcity and climate change

Speakers: For further information on speakers please see: http://unfccc.int/paris_agreement/items/10490.php
 
Friday,
10 Nov 2017
11:30—13:00
Meeting Room 9
Secretariat of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)
Ms. Priscilla Nunnari
PNunnari@unfccc.int
+49 228 8151163
Ethanol's potential as a low carbon fuel for transport in a 2 degrees scenario
The role of biofuels in reducing the carbon footprint of the transport sector. This event is implemented in partnership between the UNFCCC and Ethanol Europe Renewables Ltd.
 
Friday,
10 Nov 2017
12:15—13:45
Meeting Room 6
Global Climate Action (GCA)
Ms. Barbara Black
globalclimateaction@unfccc.int
+49 228 8151104
Unlocking the potential of soil organic carbon for climate change action
This event showcases how soil organic carbon and sustainable soil management can contribute to climate change adaptation and mitigation, especially in Small Island Developing States. It explores strategies to upscale recommended practices, including through potential financing mechanisms.

Speakers: For further information on speakers please see: http://unfccc.int/paris_agreement/items/10490.php
 
Friday,
10 Nov 2017
13:15—14:45
Meeting Room 9
The European Organisation for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites (EUMETSAT)
Mr. Neil Fletcher
neil.fletcher@eumetsat.int
+4 6151 9078390
France
Mr. vincent Delporte
vincent.delporte@developpement-durable.gouv.fr
+33 1 40818294
Open data and local capacities to support the global response to climate change
Showcase how open climate data and information provided by ECMWF Copernicus, supported by in situ and satellite-based observations, can support forcast climate change. Showcase how early warning systems in most vulnerable countries can be strengthened through the CREWS initiative.

Speakers: Jean-Noël Thépaut, ECMWF; Vincent-Henri Peuch, ECMWF; Jörg Schulz, EUMETSAT; Hugo Zunker, European Commission, DG GROW; Filipe Lucio, WMO GFCS; Aminda Leigh; Michel Nikiema, National Meteorological Agency of Burkina Faso; Maxx Dilley, WMO Climate;John Harding, CREWS
ECMWF Leaflet [1 Mb]
Copernicus Atmosphere Monitoring [861 kb]
Copernicus Climate Monitoring [290 kb]
Invitation Flyer [2 Mb]
Invitation_Flyer_overview [2 Mb]
Friday,
10 Nov 2017
13:15—14:45
Meeting Room 4
Secretariat of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)
Mr. Niclas Svenningsen
nsvenningsen@unfccc.int
+49 228 81551982
Last call for boarding: airports, aviation and climate
This side event will present climate action work in international aviation with focus on the role of airports. How and why do airports go climate neutral, and how can airports help the entire international aviation sector to reduce its carbon footprint?

Speakers: Eglė Lauraitytė (Lithuanian Airports) Stephanie Bolt (Adelaide Airport), Faiz Khan (Airports Fiji), Michael Gill (ATAG), Olivier Jankovec (ACI Europe), Leonie Dobbie (Co-Moderator), Olav Mosvold Larsen (Co-Moderator)
Concept Note and Agenda [157 kb]
1. ACI Europe [1 Mb]
2. Lithuania airports [569 kb]
3. Fiji airports [1 Mb]
4. Adelaide airport [1 Mb]
5. ATAG [3 Mb]
Friday,
10 Nov 2017
13:15—14:45
Meeting Room 10
United Nations (UN)
Mr. David Shropshire
D.Shropshire@iaea.org
+43 2600 22776
Energy Policy Tradeoffs within the Broader Sustainable Development Challenge
Addressing interdependencies between energy, climate, land & water sectors is an essential component that supports progress of SDG# 7 on Energy. UN Agencies and country partners will highlight energy policy trade-offs and discuss instruments and tools for an integrated assessment.

Speakers: María Amparo , Martínez Arroyo, Simon Langan, Tobias Fuchs, Mark Howells TBA, Country Representative CLEW project
The IAEA and Climate Change [1 Mb]
Nuclear Power and Sustainable Development [1 Mb]
Nuclear Power and Market Mechanisms [2 Mb]
Howell Presentation [1 Mb]
Fuchs Presentation [1 Mb]
Arroyo presentation [1 Mb]
Friday,
10 Nov 2017
13:15—14:45
Meeting Room 1
Global Climate Action (GCA)
Ms. Barbara Black
globalclimateaction@unfccc.int
+49 228 8151104
High-level panel on water and climate finance
Most administrations include the water sector in their climate action plans (NAPs, NDCs). This roundtable focusses on the current state of climate incubation and funding for these projects, bottlenecks, solutions, and new funding. It also shares successful tools to unleash climate finance for water.

Speakers: For further information on speakers please see: http://unfccc.int/paris_agreement/items/10490.php
 
Friday,
10 Nov 2017
13:15—14:45
Meeting Room 7
Secretariat of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)
Ms. Priscilla Nunnari
PNunnari@unfccc.int
+49 228 8151163
The Water-Energy Nexus
Promoting Equitable and Sustainable Use and Management of Water and Energy Resources for All. This event is implemented in partnership between the UNFCCC and Itaipú Binacional.
 
Friday,
10 Nov 2017
14:00—16:00
Meeting Room 12
Global Climate Action (GCA)
Ms. Barbara Black
globalclimateaction@unfccc.int
+49 228 8151104
Energy Day: Catalyzing Action
Participants will discuss energy transition pathways and business models across geographies, technologies and sectors. Leaders from key initiatives will share their experiences, highlight challenges and showcase replicable solutions.

Speakers: For further information on speakers please see: http://unfccc.int/paris_agreement/items/10490.php
 
Friday,
10 Nov 2017
14:30—16:00
Meeting Room 6
Global Climate Action (GCA)
Ms. Barbara Black
globalclimateaction@unfccc.int
+49 228 8151104
Downloading climate data to grow agriculture
The event focuses on best practices in developing climate data to understand climate conditions. It discusses how these might be scaled up to support climate resilience, mitigation and adaptation practices in the agricultural sectors to support livelihoods and food security around the world.

Speakers: For further information on speakers please see: http://unfccc.int/paris_agreement/items/10490.php
 
Friday,
10 Nov 2017
15:00—16:30
Meeting Room 11
Ecologic Institute
Mr. Matthias Duwe
matthias.duwe@ecologic.eu
+49 30 868800
Foundation Environment - Law Society (FURG)
Mr. Michael Mehling
unfccc@ecologic.eu
+49 176 20525967
Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research (FhG ISI)
Ms. Vicki Duscha
v.duscha@isi.fraunhofer.de
+49 721 6809226
Long-term climate strategies & frameworks - elements for success
This side event will showcase insights from ongoing analysis on the effectiveness of both the development and the implementation of long-term climate strategies and their respective legal frameworks at national level, drawing on examples from around the world.

Speakers: Speakers: * Matthias Duwe, Ecologic Institute * Jakob Wachsmuth, Fraunhofer ISI * Claire Healy, E3G * Paul Allen, Centre for Alternative technology (tbc) Moderator: *Dr. Camilla Bausch, Director, Ecologic Institute
Side Event Agenda and Focus [183 kb]
Summary of Ecologic Institute report launched at event - Long-term climate laws [329 kb]
Friday,
10 Nov 2017
15:00—16:30
Meeting Room 4
Yale University
Ms. Lisa Fernandez
lisa.fernandez@yale.edu
+1 203 2034325055
China Center for Climate Communication (China 4C)
Ms. Qinnan Zhou
sharonzhqn@gmail.com
+86 10 1861172480
Comparing and Contrasting Public Opinion about Climate Change in China and the United States.
The China Center for Climate Change Communication (China4C) and the Yale Program on Climate Change Communication (YPCCC) will release fresh findings regarding public climate attitudes in their respective countries, comparing how the issue has evolved in the minds of the Chinese and American publics.

Speakers: Nick Nutall,Head of Communications and Outreach, UNFCCC;HUI Jing,Director of Communications, Energy Foundation,China;YUAN Li,CEO of Panda Green,a Chinese renewable energy company;Kaylee Kreider,Special Advisor,UN Foundation;Tom Brookes,Director of Strategic Communications,European Climate Foundation
 
Friday,
10 Nov 2017
15:00—16:30
Meeting Room 10
Global Climate Action (GCA)
Ms. Barbara Black
globalclimateaction@unfccc.int
+49 228 8151104
Breakout Session 1: Water knowledge to respond to climate uncertainty
This session will feature a diverse panelists sharing experiences & best practices for how to develop decision support systems, modeling tools, efficient monitoring networks, databases and Water Information Systems (WIS) to support & expand the integration of water science & policy knowledge.

Speakers: For further information on speakers please see: http://unfccc.int/paris_agreement/items/10490.php
 
Friday,
10 Nov 2017
15:00—16:30
Meeting Room 2
Global Climate Action (GCA)
Ms. Barbara Black
globalclimateaction@unfccc.int
+49 228 8151104
Breakout Session 2: Water for urban resilience
This interactive session will feature panelists from multiple sectors discussing new ways to mobilize urban and coastal communities, government officials, and the private sector around building resilient ,climate and water smart cities, with a particular focus on the most vulnerable populations.

Speakers: For further information on speakers please see: http://unfccc.int/paris_agreement/items/10490.php
 
Friday,
10 Nov 2017
15:00—16:30
Meeting Room 7
Global Climate Action (GCA)
Ms. Barbara Black
globalclimateaction@unfccc.int
+49 228 8151104
Breakout Session 3: Water for sustainable agriculture and food security
A showcase of exemplary projects delivering clear results to improve water & food security in a changing climate. It covers topics including climate-specific modernization of large irrigation schemes, conjunctive use of surface & groundwater, and improved land and soil management strategies.

Speakers: For further information on speakers please see: http://unfccc.int/paris_agreement/items/10490.php
 
Friday,
10 Nov 2017
15:00—16:30
Meeting Room 1
Global Climate Action (GCA)
Ms. Barbara Black
globalclimateaction@unfccc.int
+49 228 8151104
Scaling up climate-smart agriculture to achieve the NDCs in the agriculture sectors
This event showcases successful approaches and know-how of Climate-Smart Agriculture (CSA) and discusses progress and challenges to upscale CSA. Focusing on partnerships between Party and non-Party stakeholders, it discusses how to enhance and monitor impacts of CSA approaches

Speakers: For further information on speakers please see: http://unfccc.int/paris_agreement/items/10490.php
 
Friday,
10 Nov 2017
15:30—16:45
Indigenous Peoples' Pavilion
International Council for Sustainable Energy (ICSE)
Ms. Laura Tierney
ltierney@bcse.org
+1 202 7850507
Demand Response and Smart Grid Coalition (DRSG)
Mr. Dan Delurey
dan.delurey@wedgemere.com
+1 202 2024411420
Delivering Innovative Business Solutions & Clean Energy
Exciting solutions are emerging from the private sector that can enhance country ambition & energy security. These innovative technologies & business models are delivering clean energy, increasing efficiency, capturing & utilizing carbon, making the electricity grid smarter and more resilient.

Speakers: Business executives from clean energy companies in Australia, Europe and the US, local government leaders to be invited.
Delivering Innovative Business Solutions & Clean Energy_Agenda [652 kb]
Friday,
10 Nov 2017
16:15—17:30
Meeting Room 12
Global Climate Action (GCA)
Ms. Barbara Black
globalclimateaction@unfccc.int
+49 228 8151104
Energy Day: Accelerating Progress
Discussions will focus on drawing key recommendations from experiences, evidence and analysis highlighted during the Energy Day. In order to accelerate progress, actionable measures will be identified by participants and implementation steps to be taken in 2018 and by 2020 will be discussed.

Speakers: For further information on speakers please see: http://unfccc.int/paris_agreement/items/10490.php
 
Friday,
10 Nov 2017
16:15—17:45
Meeting Room 6
Global Climate Action (GCA)
Ms. Barbara Black
globalclimateaction@unfccc.int
+49 228 8151104
Globally important agricultural heritage systems and climate change
This event will consider how traditional knowledge, agricultural practices and technologies embedded in the sites designated as Globally Important Agricultural Heritage Systems can contribute to combatting and addressing climate change

Speakers: For further information on speakers please see: http://unfccc.int/paris_agreement/items/10490.php
 
Friday,
10 Nov 2017
16:45—18:15
Meeting Room 7
EURELECTRIC
Mr. Karl Vella
kvella@eurelectric.org
+32 2 5151010
International Association of Public Transport (UITP)
Mr. Philip Turner
philip.turner@uitp.org
+3 477 580655
International Union of Railways (UIC)
Ms. Marie-Luz Philippe
philippe@uic.org
+33 1 44492093
A Bright Future: The Value of Electricity for a Decarbonised Economy and Transport Sector
Representatives from electricity & sustainable transport sectors, industry, investors & civil society, to engage on value of electrification for sustainable global development. Speakers to present strategic low-carbon electricity projects showing potential of electrification in sustainable transport

Speakers: Annela Anger-KraaAnnela Anger-Kraavi, ViceChair SBSTA Henning Häder, Manager Energy Policy & Climate EURELECTRIC Nick Craven, Head of Sust. Unit, UIC Philip Turner, Sust. Development Manager, UITP Anne Bolle, Chair EURELECTRIC WG Climate Gunnar Heipp, René Müller, Francisco Carranza
EURELECTRIC Brochure on Electrification [184 kb]
Side Event Programme (Final) [226 kb]
UIC Brochure [3 Mb]
UIC Factsheet [558 kb]
Friday,
10 Nov 2017
16:45—18:15
Meeting Room 4
Wetlands International
Ms. Leorita Appulo
lea.appulo@wetlands.org
+32 496 31996
Michael Succow Foundation for the Protection of Nature (MSF)
Mr. Jan Peters
jan.peters@succow-stiftung.de
+49 3834 8354217
Zoological Society of London (ZSL)
Ms. Yessi Dewi Agustina
yessi601@gmail.com
+62 8 1290101147
The need for local action to sustain peatlands globally
Degrading peatlands contribute 5% of the total global anthropogenic emissions. Use of wet peatlands (paludiculture) prevents degradation and provides an economic incentive for peatland rewetting. This puts priority to incentivize traditional non-drainage uses of peatlands by local communities.

Speakers: Tim Christophersen,UN Environment; Prof. Hans Joosten, Greifswald Mire Centre; Alberto Paniagua, Profonanpe;Rubin Rashidi Bukanga, Ministry of Environment, Democratic Republic of Congo;Bas Tinhout, Wetlands International. Moderator: Jan Peters,Michael Succow Foundation / Greifswald Mire Centre
Agenda [774 kb]
Flyer [648 kb]
SAVING PEAT FOR LESS HEAT. AN UPDATE [1 Mb]
Friday,
10 Nov 2017
16:45—18:15
Meeting Room 9
United Nations (UN)
Ms. Julia Wolf
julia.wolf@fao.org
+39 6570 52096
Climate action for food security: harvesting adaptation and mitigation benefits in the land sector
The event invites farmers, experts and policy makers to showcase concrete examples from the ground that successfully unite multiple solutions on environmental and development goals alike, and yield synergies on climate change adaptation and mitigation from a food security perspective.

Speakers: The event aims to create a unique dialogue, cutting across all levels of climate actors, from local to global – including amongst others a young climate smart farmer, country representatives from Pacific/Africa/Asia, representatives from a biosphere reserve and indigenous community, and a UN agency.
 
Friday,
10 Nov 2017
16:45—18:15
Meeting Room 1
Global Climate Action (GCA)
Ms. Barbara Black
globalclimateaction@unfccc.int
+49 228 8151104
Promoting collaborative climate action to reduce food loss and waste
About one-third of all food produced for human consumption is lost or wasted. This event discusses ways and opportunities to reduce food loss and waste. Progress under the Marrakech Partnership will be presented, focusing on concrete actions and collaborations between state and non-state actors.

Speakers: For further information on speakers please see: http://unfccc.int/paris_agreement/items/10490.php
 
Friday,
10 Nov 2017
17:30—18:15
Meeting Room 2
Global Climate Action (GCA)
Ms. Barbara Black
globalclimateaction@unfccc.int
+49 228 8151104
Closing Plenary: Wrap-up, perspectives and closing of Water Action Day
The closing plenary presents the key messages delivered throughout the Water Action day. Parties to UNFCCC will be invited to reflect on the outcomes of the sessions and suggest ways of moving forward and enhancing collaboration within the UNFCCC process, its programs, and on the ground.

Speakers: For further information on speakers please see: http://unfccc.int/paris_agreement/items/10490.php
 
Friday,
10 Nov 2017
18:00—19:30
WWF Pavilion
KfW
Mr. Josef Haider
josef.haider@kfw.de
+49 69 74318268
Forest Trends Association
Mr. Gustavo Silva-Chavez
GSilva@forest-trends.org
+1 202 4461980
Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS)
Ms. Stephanie Wang
swang@wcs.org
+1 415 7945231
Managing terrestrial carbon sinks for climate change mitigation
Participants from academia, civil society, governments and development banks will discuss options to enhance critical carbon sinks, e.g. soils, forests. The event will focus on the potentials and scientific evidence, the economic and policy efforts and social and environmental risks and co-benefits.

Speakers: CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) - Lini Wollenberg, CIRAD - Emmanuel Torquebiau, Forest Trends - Gus Silva-Chavez, Wildlife Conservation Society - Stephanie Wang, KfW – Peter Hilliges
Invitation to UNFCCC Side Event on Managing Terrestrial Carbon Sinks for Climate Change Mitigation [233 kb]
Keynote by Lini Wollenberg [1 Mb]
Factsheet Peatrus [164 kb]
Factsheet REM [181 kb]
Friday,
10 Nov 2017
18:00—19:30
Meeting Room 6
Global Climate Action (GCA)
Ms. Barbara Black
globalclimateaction@unfccc.int
+49 228 8151104
Reducing the vulnerability of fragile ecosystems to climate change – Mountains and drylands
This event showcases efforts to build climate resilience of dryland and mountain ecosystems and of people that directly or indirectly depend on them. It highlights challenges to these efforts, including in ensuring drinking water, hydropower, agricultural suitability and coping with natural hazards

Speakers: For further information on speakers please see: http://unfccc.int/paris_agreement/items/10490.php
 
Friday,
10 Nov 2017
18:15—20:15
Turkey Pavilion
International Council for Science (ICSU)
Ms. Katsia Paulavets
katsia.paulavets@icsu.org
+33 0 642904696
Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR)
Mr. Eoghan Griffin
eoghan@scar.org
+44 12233 36556
Where and when habitability limits of the Earth will be reached due to climate change?
Climate change will shape changes in the natural and the human environment, which might exceed the limits within which some species, including humans, can adapt. Science must explore where and when habitability limits will be reached. The event demonstrates scientific progress in this domain.

Speakers: Martin Visbeck,GEOMAR,ICSU&WCRP Jana Sillmann,CICERO/Norway, CMIP/Extremes Konstantinos Alexopoulos,UNECE-WCRP assessment on climate and land transportation infrastructure WHO-WMO Health Action,tbc Markus Reichstein,MPI/Germany,Future Earth-WCRP-IRDR Knowledge Action Network Risk&Disaster
 
Friday,
10 Nov 2017
18:30—19:45
Indigenous Peoples' Pavilion
International Cryosphere Climate Initiative (ICCI)
Ms. Pam Pearson
pam@iccinet.org
+46 70 5752257
Climate Policy Center (CPC)
Ms. Pamela Pearson
pampearson44@yahoo.com
+1 802 4880991
Measuring Climate Action through a Cryosphere Lens: Irreversible Burden for Future Generations?
Polar and mountain regions are changing faster than anywhere on earth, with feedbacks spreading throughout the global climate system. Some may soon prove irreversible, with even temporary overshoot of 1.5 or 2 degrees. A discussion of these semi-permanent impacts and the burden they impose.

Speakers: James Hansen, Columbia University; Phil Duffy, Woods Hole Research Center; Pam Pearson, International Cryosphere Climate Initiative; Panel discussion with representatives of Arctic indigenous peoples; U.S. Climate Alliance and national negotiators
Program [46 kb]
Friday,
10 Nov 2017
18:30—20:00
Meeting Room 7
Guinea
Ms. Oumou Doumbouya
OumouDoumbouya@yahoo.fr
+224 622 498203
Clean Air Initiative for Asian Cities Center, Inc. (CAI - Asia Center)
Ms. Jovy Corona
jovy.corona@cleanairasia.org
+63 2 6311042
Côte d'Ivoire
Mr. Ange-Benjamin Brida
angebrida@hotmail.com
+225 0 57135075
Institute for Governance and Sustainable Development (IGSD)
Ms. Giselle Gonzalez
ggonzalez@igsd.org
+1 202 9572034
Pathways and strategies to keep warming well below 2⁰C
Event will outline the opportunities and multiple benefits from quick action to reduce short-lived climate pollutants. A climate pathway that moves to immediately reduce near and long-term warming benefits health, energy efficiency & sustainable development and can prevent up 0.6⁰C by mid-century

Speakers: • Alice Akinyi Kaudia, Kenya’s Environment Secretary (Moderator) • Marcelo Mena, Minister of Environment, Chile • Paul Hawken, Environmentalist, Author • Helena Molin Valdes, Head, CCAC Secretariat • Drew Shindell, Head of Climate Science, Duke University
 
Friday,
10 Nov 2017
18:30—20:00
Meeting Room 4
United Nations (UN)
Mr. Johannes Cullmann
jcullmann@wmo.int
+41 22 7308355
Climate Action for Improved Water Management
Water is key for adaptation and mitigation and thus needs to be central in implementation of the Paris agreement. The side event will demonstrate recent tools, approaches and good practices in adaptive water management and climate financing for water.

Speakers: 1.Case studies reviewing methods for adaptive management of water systems with focus on food security, health, drr 2. Panel on science-policy capacity to estimate water demands focusing on vulnerability, responses, tools, good practices for financing adaptation in water resources, water scarcity
Agenda [17 kb]
Flyer [372 kb]
Friday,
10 Nov 2017
18:30—20:00
Meeting Room 9
Secretariat of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)
Ms. Bhava Dhungana
bdhungana@unfccc.int
+49 228 8151656
Achievements of the CGE and success stories of NCs and BURs from developing countries
Achievements of the CGE in assisting developing countries in implementing the MRV and transparency framework sharing lessons learned on overcoming challenges faced in preparing their national reports.

Speakers: CGE members, Indonesia and Uruguay
CGE Side-event flyer [101 kb]
CGE presentation [3 Mb]
Indonesia presentation [325 kb]
Uruguay presentation [276 kb]
Friday,
10 Nov 2017
18:30—20:00
Meeting Room 11
Secretariat of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)
Mr. Gopal Joshi
GJoshi@unfccc.int
+49 228 8151475
Technical briefing on the operation of the registries of nationally appropriate mitigation actions
This side event will provide Parties an opportunity to exchange views on updated information on NAMAs and support for NAMAs under the NAMA registry, including the extent of matching between them. This event will also provide updated information on operation of the interim NDC registry.

Speakers: 1. Ash Sharma, NAMA Facility, 2. Milena Gonzalez Vasquez, GEF 3. Vlad Trusca, UNFCCC 4. Gopal RaJ Joshi, UNFCCC
Flyer [112 kb]
Lessons learnt at the NAMA Facility [301 kb]
Operation of NAMA registry in 2017 [1 Mb]
NDC registry [3 Mb]
Friday,
10 Nov 2017
18:30—20:00
Meeting Room 2
Secretariat of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)
Ms. Priscilla Nunnari
PNunnari@unfccc.int
+49 228 8151163
Green Activities in China
Carbon media and green activities promotion in China. This event is implemented in partnership between the UNFCCC and Shanghai Environment and Energy Exchange.
 
Friday,
10 Nov 2017
19:30—20:00
Meeting Room 6
Global Climate Action (GCA)
Ms. Barbara Black
globalclimateaction@unfccc.int
+49 228 8151104
Agriculture Closing Plenary: Summary and action follow Up
The High-Level Closing Plenary draws out key messages from the agriculture-based climate actions presented during the day. Young farmers share their impressions of these actions, focusing on the actions’ potentials to mitigate and adapt to climate change and sustain livelihoods around the world

Speakers: For further information on speakers please see: http://unfccc.int/paris_agreement/items/10490.php
 
Saturday,
11 Nov 2017
09:00—18:00
Lau Group
Re-evaluation Counseling/Sustaining All Life (RCSAL)
Mr. Marijke Wilmans
marijkewilmans@hetnet.nl
+1 2 3
Tbc Re-evaluation Counseling/Sustaining All Life
Tbc

Speakers: Tbc
 
Saturday,
11 Nov 2017
10:00—11:00
Meeting Room 8
Global Climate Action (GCA)
Ms. Barbara Black
globalclimateaction@unfccc.int
+49 228 8151104
Transport Day Opening session: Setting the scene and achieving future goals
The Opening Session will set the context for Transport Thematic Day and will focus on the need to scale up action and ambition on transport and climate change. This session will highlight the critical roles both state and non-state actors play across regions.

Speakers: For further information on speakers please see: http://unfccc.int/paris_agreement/items/10490.php
 
Saturday,
11 Nov 2017
10:00—11:15
Meeting Room 6
Global Climate Action (GCA)
Ms. Barbara Black
globalclimateaction@unfccc.int
+49 228 8151104
Oceans and Coastal Zones Opening Plenary: Oceans actions and charting future directions
This session will feature special addresses by high-level speakers on the imperative of addressing oceans and climate change and the way forward; report on oceans and climate action from the Roadmap to Oceans and Climate Action Initiative and from the Ocean and Climate Initiatives Alliance.

Speakers: For further information on speakers please see: http://unfccc.int/paris_agreement/items/10490.php
 
Saturday,
11 Nov 2017
10:00—11:30
Meeting Room 2
Global Climate Action (GCA)
Ms. Barbara Black
globalclimateaction@unfccc.int
+49 228 8151104
Human Settlements Opening Plenary: Setting the stage – Impact and potential
The session looks at issues for human settlements relating to climate action: sustainable infrastructure, low-carbon resilient buildings/construction, urban planning, multi-level governance and the access to adequate financing for climate actions. It explores links with other climate action themes.

Speakers: For further information on speakers please see: http://unfccc.int/paris_agreement/items/10490.php
 
Saturday,
11 Nov 2017
10:00—18:00
Meeting Room 7
Secretariat of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)
Mr. Yolando Velasco
yvelasco@unfccc.int
+49 288 8151427
Day of the Direct Access Entities: Enhancing Collaboration through South-South Cooperation
Direct access by national entities to the AF, the GCF and the GEF ensures that priorities set by countries are addressed and country ownership is ensured. This event aims to showcase the vital role of direct access entities in achieving the NDCs and ways to expand it to more developing countries

Speakers: TBC
 
Saturday,
11 Nov 2017
11:00—11:30
Meeting Room 8
Global Climate Action (GCA)
Ms. Barbara Black
globalclimateaction@unfccc.int
+49 228 8151104
Transport initiatives: Scaling up action and ambition on transport
Since 2015 the GCA Transport Initiatives have scaled up action on all modes of transport and brought together thousands of State and Non--State actors to tackle climate change and increase ambition. This event will report on the progress of 15 transport initiatives and introduce 6 new ones

Speakers: For further information on speakers please see: http://unfccc.int/paris_agreement/items/10490.php
 
Saturday,
11 Nov 2017
11:30—12:45
Meeting Room 8
Global Climate Action (GCA)
Ms. Barbara Black
globalclimateaction@unfccc.int
+49 228 8151104
Policy making and target setting for the transport sector
With a projection of growing transport demand, the goals of the Paris Agreement cannot be reached without significant reductions in transport emissions. Setting emission reduction targets is the first step to a decarbonising transport development pathway

Speakers: For further information on speakers please see: http://unfccc.int/paris_agreement/items/10490.php
 
Saturday,
11 Nov 2017
11:30—12:45
Meeting Room 6
Global Climate Action (GCA)
Ms. Barbara Black
globalclimateaction@unfccc.int
+49 228 8151104
Sustainable freight for a low-carbon transport system
International trade will continue to increase for the next few decades, carbon emissions from global freight transport, especially road freight, will become progressively high. The event will cover road and rail freight and address the topics of modal shift and the importance of intermodality.

Speakers: For further information on speakers please see: http://unfccc.int/paris_agreement/items/10490.php
 
Saturday,
11 Nov 2017
11:30—13:00
Meeting Room 12
Global Climate Action (GCA)
Ms. Barbara Black
globalclimateaction@unfccc.int
+49 228 8151104
Resilience of fisheries and aquaculture to climate change: Food and livelihood approaches
This session will: describe on-the-ground action to foster adaptation and strengthen resilience of vulnerable fisheries and aquaculture-dependent communities; showcase guidance for policy makers on adaptation, disaster risk reduction/management, and examples of on-the-ground work done by countries.

Speakers: For further information on speakers please see: http://unfccc.int/paris_agreement/items/10490.php
 
Saturday,
11 Nov 2017
11:30—13:00
Meeting Room 11
Global Climate Action (GCA)
Ms. Barbara Black
globalclimateaction@unfccc.int
+49 228 8151104
Ocean energy and offshore RE technologies as enablers of environmental/economic development of SIDS
This event provides an update on the status and deployment opportunities of ocean energy technologies in order to raise awareness and trigger engagement. It explores the potential of and ways to accelerate the deployment of ocean energy/ other RE technologies to advance the global climate agenda.

Speakers: For further information on speakers please see: http://unfccc.int/paris_agreement/items/10490.php
 
Saturday,
11 Nov 2017
11:30—13:00
Meeting Room 2
Global Climate Action (GCA)
Ms. Barbara Black
globalclimateaction@unfccc.int
+49 228 8151104
Multi-level governance -  An opportunity for effective climate change adaptation
Climate change is a serious global threat with severe impacts. Mitigation efforts are critical to minimise future climate change. Increased adaptation at a local level are still crucial with regional/local governments driving adaptation action using climate data to achieve effective adaptation.

Speakers: For further information on speakers please see: http://unfccc.int/paris_agreement/items/10490.php
 
Saturday,
11 Nov 2017
11:30—13:00
Meeting Room 10
Global Climate Action (GCA)
Ms. Barbara Black
globalclimateaction@unfccc.int
+49 228 8151104
Planners for Climate Action: Urban and regional planners take climate action.
UN-Habitat will launch a new multi-sectorial initiative “Planners for Climate Action” to bring this vital group of stakeholders to the UNFCCC process to increase the visibility of urban and regional planners in addressing climate change.

Speakers: For further information on speakers please see: http://unfccc.int/paris_agreement/items/10490.php
 
Saturday,
11 Nov 2017
11:30—13:00
Meeting Room 1
United Nations (UN)
Mr. Julian Barbiere
j.barbiere@unesco.org
+33 1 45684045
Ocean Day at COP23 - Science and Oceans: IPCC Report and Other Developments - Workshop 1
New studies reveal that the ocean is still warming at all depths and that acidification and deoxygenation is occurring faster in some regions than expected. The session is focusing on how can new/coordinated/aligned marine research support ambitious measures in NDCs to limit warming to below 1,5C

Speakers: Vladimir Ryabinin, Executive Secretary IOC, Hans-Otto Pörtner, Carol Turley, Lisa Levin, Margareth S. Copertino, . Suchana Chavanich, Phillip Williamson, Jay Manning
 
Saturday,
11 Nov 2017
13:15—14:45
Meeting Room 9
Secretariat of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)
Mr. Vladimir Hecl
vhecl@unfccc.int
+49 228 8151393
Supporting the implementation of Technology Action Plans
This side event will highlight success stories of developing countries in implementing their technology actions plans. They prepare these plans as part of their technology needs assessments, undertaken to support the implementation of the Paris Agreement.
 
Saturday,
11 Nov 2017
13:15—14:45
Meeting Room 10
United Nations (UN)
Mr. Marcus Mayr
marcus.mayr@unhabitat.org
+254 0 723697563
One UN for Climate-compatible & resilient cities: Sustainable cities as a driver for climate action
The UN System Side Event on Human Settlements will showcase solutions of catalytic urban climate action for sustainable development, and will provide space for discussions on the integration of the 2030 Agenda, the Paris Agreement on Climate Change, and the New Urban Agenda.

Speakers: UN Agencies, National and Local Governments, Academia, Business and Finance Community, NGOs and Civil Society
 
Saturday,
11 Nov 2017
13:15—14:45
Meeting Room 12
Global Climate Action (GCA)
Ms. Barbara Black
globalclimateaction@unfccc.int
+49 228 8151104
Accessing financial resources and mobilizing financial institutions
This event provides opportunities for donors, funders and stakeholders to showcase examples of effective implementation of measures to realize the Blue Economy while addressing the impacts of climate change; unveils a tracking mechanism for public expenditures on ocean and climate initiatives

Speakers: For further information on speakers please see: http://unfccc.int/paris_agreement/items/10490.php
 
Saturday,
11 Nov 2017
13:15—14:45
Meeting Room 11
Global Climate Action (GCA)
Ms. Barbara Black
globalclimateaction@unfccc.int
+49 228 8151104
Blue Carbon
This side event showcases the advances made in implementing blue carbon as part of countries’ REDD+, NAMAs or other UNFCCC driven processes; discusses opportunities and needs for including coastal management actions in NDCs and shows synergies with the implementation of the 2030 SD Agenda.

Speakers: For further information on speakers please see: http://unfccc.int/paris_agreement/items/10490.php
 
Saturday,
11 Nov 2017
13:15—14:45
Meeting Room 2
Global Climate Action (GCA)
Ms. Barbara Black
globalclimateaction@unfccc.int
+49 228 8151104
What is possible? Pathways to net zero/zero emission buildings
This will focus on the Global Status Report showing building/construction progress since COP21; best practices from countries/cities; behavior and technical changes for successful transformation and pathways including HFC emission reductions and energy efficiency actions

Speakers: For further information on speakers please see: http://unfccc.int/paris_agreement/items/10490.php
 
Saturday,
11 Nov 2017
13:15—14:45
Meeting Room 1
Global Climate Action (GCA)
Ms. Barbara Black
globalclimateaction@unfccc.int
+49 228 8151104
Accelerating urban transformation: Financing & implementing infrastructure in cities/regions
Preparing bankable projects is a challenging task requiring ambitious approaches, a range of partnerships and effective project preparation support to deliver sustainable infrastructure. The session discusses project preparation support and the needs of cities, project developers and financiers.

Speakers: For further information on speakers please see: http://unfccc.int/paris_agreement/items/10490.php
 
Saturday,
11 Nov 2017
13:45—15:00
Meeting Room 8
Global Climate Action (GCA)
Ms. Barbara Black
globalclimateaction@unfccc.int
+49 228 8151104
Shifting personal mobility through innovations in transport technologies, systems and planning
The reduction of carbon emissions in urban transport requires a mix of policies and measures to change technologies and mobility patterns. Global trends show that travel behaviour shifts through innovations in technology, urban planning, public transport services and sustainable transport systems.

Speakers: For further information on speakers please see: http://unfccc.int/paris_agreement/items/10490.php
 
Saturday,
11 Nov 2017
13:45—15:00
Meeting Room 6
Global Climate Action (GCA)
Ms. Barbara Black
globalclimateaction@unfccc.int
+49 228 8151104
Climate change adaptation for transport infrastructure: Opportunities for engagement
The transport sector has experienced the impacts of extreme weather events in recent years. Therefore this event will showcase initiatives taking action on adaptation & identify how initiatives can help parties to deliver their NDCs & increase ambition. The event will conclude with a roundtable.

Speakers: For further information on speakers please see: http://unfccc.int/paris_agreement/items/10490.php
 
Saturday,
11 Nov 2017
14:00—15:30
South Africa Pavilion
Center for Climate Strategies, Inc. (CCS)
Mr. Tom Peterson
fzhang@climatestrategies.us
+1 202 2934591
Global Environmental Institute (GEI)
Ms. Kendall Bitonte
kendall@geichina.org
+86 10 85325910
US-China Cooperation on Renewable Energy Technology Implementation Inside and Outside China
US-China cooperative development, testing, and deployment of High Reliability Renewable Energy Implementation Tools for South China and LDCs to support further development and implementation of NDCs, local capacity expansion, deep decarbonization and high renewable energy market penetration goals

Speakers: Tom Peterson (Center for Climate Strategies), Jiaman Jin (Global Environmental Institute), Daiqing Zhao (Guangzhou Institute of Energy Conversion, Chinese Academy of Science), reps. from the Government of US, China and Less Developed Countries in Asia & elsewhere, other technology & business reps.
Renewable Energy Implementation Toolkit Development and Testing in South China presentation part1 [1 Mb]
Renewable Energy Implementation Toolkit Development and Testing in South China presentation part2 [1 Mb]
Renewable Energy Implementation Toolkit Development and Testing in South China trifold [608 kb]
Saturday,
11 Nov 2017
15:00—16:15
Meeting Room 8
Global Climate Action (GCA)
Ms. Barbara Black
globalclimateaction@unfccc.int
+49 228 8151104
Accelerating the adoption of clean vehicles
All available options are needed to transition from fossil to sustainable fuels and then total decarbonisation. The session explores how the initiatives are helping to scale the uptake of low emissions vehicles; what national governments are doing in the public and private sector and the barriers.

Speakers: For further information on speakers please see: http://unfccc.int/paris_agreement/items/10490.php
 
Saturday,
11 Nov 2017
15:00—16:15
Meeting Room 6
Global Climate Action (GCA)
Ms. Barbara Black
globalclimateaction@unfccc.int
+49 228 8151104
Reducing maritime transport GHG emissions: Decarbonising supply chains
This event will provide an overview of efforts to reduce international and domestic maritime transport emissions. Industry experts will show how maritime transport can contribute to the overall GHG reduction effort and decarbonise supply chains.

Speakers: For further information on speakers please see: http://unfccc.int/paris_agreement/items/10490.php
 
Saturday,
11 Nov 2017
15:00—16:30
Meeting Room 12
Global Climate Action (GCA)
Ms. Barbara Black
globalclimateaction@unfccc.int
+49 228 8151104
Ecosystem-based adaptation in ocean and coastal zones
This session shares advances in ecosystem-based adaptation in ocean and coastal areas across the world; concrete experiences on the use of integrated approaches and ecosystem features to enhance social-economic and ecological resilience; and perspectives for enhancing adaptation.

Speakers: For further information on speakers please see: http://unfccc.int/paris_agreement/items/10490.php
 
Saturday,
11 Nov 2017
15:00—16:30
Meeting Room 11
Global Climate Action (GCA)
Ms. Barbara Black
globalclimateaction@unfccc.int
+49 228 8151104
Migration and displacement: Risk reduction and preparedness
This session will examine lessons learned from past involuntary resettlement cases worldwide caused by natural disasters and other events; present experiences on livelihood restorations and support to displaced populations; and focus on disaster risk reduction methods and key steps to adaptation.

Speakers: For further information on speakers please see: http://unfccc.int/paris_agreement/items/10490.php
 
Saturday,
11 Nov 2017
15:00—16:30
Meeting Room 2
Global Climate Action (GCA)
Ms. Barbara Black
globalclimateaction@unfccc.int
+49 228 8151104
Buildings contributing to Sustainable Development Goals
This session focuses on linking buildings to the SDGs as part of the global agenda. It will show the link of buildings to the ‘usual’ SDGs and also SDGs focused on health and wellbeing e.g. SDG 1-No poverty and SDG 3 - Good health and well-being.

Speakers: For further information on speakers please see: http://unfccc.int/paris_agreement/items/10490.php
 
Saturday,
11 Nov 2017
15:00—16:30
Meeting Room 10
Global Climate Action (GCA)
Ms. Barbara Black
globalclimateaction@unfccc.int
+49 228 8151104
Building the more sustainable city
The event discusses "Building the more sustainable city: Planning and financing infrastructure for low-carbon and climate-resilient cities". The World Bank, Global Environment Facility, State of California, UN Habitat and Germany share experiences on planning more resource-efficient infrastructure

Speakers: For further information on speakers please see: http://unfccc.int/paris_agreement/items/10490.php
 
Saturday,
11 Nov 2017
15:00—16:30
Meeting Room 1
Global Climate Action (GCA)
Ms. Barbara Black
globalclimateaction@unfccc.int
+49 228 8151104
#CitiesIPCC: Advancing science to accelerate effective climate action in human settlements.
The session promotes science-based climate action for cities based on science, practice and policy. It highlights the importance of the 2018 Science Conference on Cities and Climate Change to stimulate research for effective and efficient urban responses to climate change and links to the IPCC.

Speakers: For further information on speakers please see: http://unfccc.int/paris_agreement/items/10490.php
 
Saturday,
11 Nov 2017
15:00—16:30
Meeting Room 3
Secretariat of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)
Ms. Priscilla Nunnari
PNunnari@unfccc.int
+49 228 8151163
Consultations with Microsoft
Consultations with national governments on what data and technology tools country policymakers need to achieve their Paris targets.
 
Saturday,
11 Nov 2017
16:15—16:45
Meeting Room 8
Global Climate Action (GCA)
Ms. Barbara Black
globalclimateaction@unfccc.int
+49 228 8151104
Transport Closing session: Next steps for the transport sector
Key outcomes from each of the in-depth focus sessions will be presented and discussed by a panel of expert speakers. The session will conclude by developing a summary outcome with policy messages which will feed into the High Level segments of the MP-GCA on November 13th,14th and 15th.

Speakers: For further information on speakers please see: http://unfccc.int/paris_agreement/items/10490.php
 
Saturday,
11 Nov 2017
16:30—17:45
WWF Pavilion
Council on Energy, Environment and Water * (CEEW)
Ms. Shikha Bhasin
shikha.bhasin@ceew.in
+91 11 40733356
Brown University - Watson Institute
Mr. Timmons Roberts
timmons@brown.edu
+1 401 4412103
Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI)
Ms. Silvia Maciunas
nshibli@cigionline.org
+1 519 8852444
Enhanced Transparency Framework for Climate Actions
At this event on the enhanced transparency framework and accountability mechanisms within the Paris Agreement, developing countries' viewpoints will inform recommendations for common MPGs, and the potential of new technologies for measuring emissions will be highlighted.

Speakers: Confirmed representation from CEEW, CIGI, Brown University, SEI, and Transparency International. Tentative representation from WRI and developing country Parties.
 
Saturday,
11 Nov 2017
16:45—18:15
Meeting Room 4
The Carbon Trust
Ms. Ainslie Macleod
ainslie.macleod@carbontrust.com
+44 20 78324708
Lund University
Mr. Lars Nilsson
Lars_J.Nilsson@miljo.lth.se
+46 70 2690607
Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Environment and Energy
Mr. Florian Mersmann
florian.mersmann@wupperinst.org
+49 30 55491814
Role of innovation and policy to catalyse deep decarbonisation of energy intensive industries
Deep decarbonisation of industry is relatively untapped. Higher energy efficiency as well as fundamental process changes are required. This session will assess options and implications for industry, policy and research, including new results from SEforALL’s Industrial Energy Efficiency Accelerator.

Speakers: Carbon Trust/UNIDO; SEforAll representative from eg. China, Brazil, Mexico, Kazakhstan, Southern African Region or Morocco; Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Environment and Energy / Lund University; Ms. Joyashree Roy, Javadpur University, India; Ms. Julia Reinaud, European Climate Foundation
Official Invitation - UPDATED SPEAKER LIST [205 kb]
Saturday,
11 Nov 2017
16:45—18:15
Meeting Room 11
United Nations (UN)
Mr. Yohan Senarath
ysenarath@worldbank.org
+1 202 4732624
Sustainable Mobility in a Changing Climate
The side event will discuss the findings of the recently released Global Mobility Report 2017, especially what needs to be done to implement the green mobility goal, while simultaneously promoting the other three goals: universal access, efficiency and safety.

Speakers: Honorable Mr. Inia Seruiratu - Minister & High Level Climate Champion, Fiji. Dr. Young Tae Kim – Secretary-General, ITF at OECD. Mr. Christian Labrot – President, International Road Transport Union. Mr. Tetsuya Tanaka – Chief, Climate Change Section, ICAO
 
Saturday,
11 Nov 2017
16:45—18:15
Meeting Room 12
Global Climate Action (GCA)
Ms. Barbara Black
globalclimateaction@unfccc.int
+49 228 8151104
Oceans and Coastal Zones Closing Plenary: Summary and action follow-up
This session will provide an update of the progress made between COP 22 and COP 23 on awareness raising and political momentum for oceans and climate action; summarize the outcomes of the six sessions; and provide high-level perspectives on the next steps and challenges for the oceans community.

Speakers: For further information on speakers please see: http://unfccc.int/paris_agreement/items/10490.php
 
Saturday,
11 Nov 2017
16:45—18:15
Meeting Room 2
Global Climate Action (GCA)
Ms. Barbara Black
globalclimateaction@unfccc.int
+49 228 8151104
Transforming the buildings and construction sector
This session focuses on elements to transform the building and construction sector, making it low-carbon, energy efficient, and resilient, with special attention to the private sector’s role.

Speakers: For further information on speakers please see: http://unfccc.int/paris_agreement/items/10490.php
 
Saturday,
11 Nov 2017
16:45—18:15
Meeting Room 10
Global Climate Action (GCA)
Ms. Barbara Black
globalclimateaction@unfccc.int
+49 228 8151104
City Climate Planner Certificate programme, Guiding principles for City Climate Action Planning
This session focuses on the updated tools developed for urban settlement needs within a specific framework. The Guiding Principles for City Climate Action Planning enable the urban settlements to manage, adapt and overcome climate hazards reducing vulnerability and improving livelihood.

Speakers: For further information on speakers please see: http://unfccc.int/paris_agreement/items/10490.php
 
Saturday,
11 Nov 2017
18:30—20:00
Meeting Room 12
Chile
Sr. Julio Cordano
jcordano@minrel.gob.cl
+56 9 87571730
Oceana Inc.
Ms. Jacqueline Savitz
rmonroe@ucsd.edu
+1 202 4671909
How to build an Ocean NDC? A Practical guide on ocean resilience
While most NDCs include ocean-related information, there is need to identify the best tools available to ensure the ocean stays healthy as it continues to be a global climate regulator. The event brings views from science, Parties and NGOs to build a common understanding on the challenges ahead.

Speakers: • Government of Chile • Tara Expeditions • Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation • Ocean Acidification Alliance
flyer for Chile/Oceana/UC Revelle side event [2 Mb]
Ocean commitments under the Paris Agreement - Gallo et al [859 kb]
SIDS/Marine Conservation press conference [158 kb]
Saturday,
11 Nov 2017
18:30—20:00
Meeting Room 9
United Nations (UN)
Mr. Julian Barbiere
j.barbiere@unesco.org
+33 1 45684045
Ocean and climate: A resilient ocean for future generations
The side event will present actions that countries are taking together with the UN system, to address climate driven multi-stressors impacting ocean health and human resilience, through improvement of scientific capacity, awareness building, innovative GHG mitigation and adaptation strategies.

Speakers: UN-Oceans – IAEA/IOC: global science and observation efforts in OA FAO Expert - Impacts on fisheries/aquaculture Coral reef bleaching in World Heritage Marine site UNCHR Sea-level realted adapation issues, UNU: Adaptation to salinity intrusion in d
 
Saturday,
11 Nov 2017
18:30—20:00
Meeting Room 7
Green Climate Fund (GCF)
Ms. Andrea Iro
gcf.del@gcfund.org
+82 32 4586212
GCF Update — 2017 Progress in Supporting Low-Emission and Climate-Resilient Development Pathways
The GCF will convene relevant speakers to discuss its latest policy developments in support of developing countries for the implementation of NDCs, efforts to accelerate the implementation of GCF projects and programmes approved, as well as regarding the formulation and implementation of NAPs, support for REDD+, and technology transfer.
 
Saturday,
11 Nov 2017
18:30—20:00
Meeting Room 2
Global Climate Action (GCA)
Ms. Barbara Black
globalclimateaction@unfccc.int
+49 228 8151104
Human Settlements Closing Roundtable: Recommendations for sustainable human settlements
This session will present the outcomes of Human Settlements Day. It will look specifically at recommendations resulting from the different sessions to obtain sustainable, low-carbon, resilient human settlement forms that promote peoples’ health and well-being

Speakers: For further information on speakers please see: http://unfccc.int/paris_agreement/items/10490.php
 
Sunday,
12 Nov 2017
10:00—10:15
Meeting Room 2
Global Climate Action (GCA)
Ms. Barbara Black
globalclimateaction@unfccc.int
+49 228 8151104
Industry Day opening
Industry is not only calling on governments to keep climate change high on the political agenda, but industry itself is taking unprecedented action on climate change.This opening will highlight how governments and industry can work to work together toward further climate action.

Speakers: For further information on speakers please see: http://unfccc.int/paris_agreement/items/10490.php
 
Sunday,
12 Nov 2017
10:00—10:30
Meeting Room 5
Global Climate Action (GCA)
Ms. Barbara Black
globalclimateaction@unfccc.int
+49 228 8151104
Forests Day Opening Plenary: Setting the scene
High-level speakers provide the opening impetus to the Forest Day and its climate actions.

Speakers: For further information on speakers please see: http://unfccc.int/paris_agreement/items/10490.php
 
Sunday,
12 Nov 2017
10:15—11:15
Meeting Room 2
Global Climate Action (GCA)
Ms. Barbara Black
globalclimateaction@unfccc.int
+49 228 8151104
Industry 4. 0 Future: creating jobs, accelerating clean energy and enabling policies
Robotization, the Internet of Things, artificial intelligence and augmented reality are disruptive technologies that are part of the new wave of industrial revolution, known as Industry 4.0. It poses many opportunities for industries, job creation and economic growth across the globe. Particularly t

Speakers: For further information on speakers please see: http://unfccc.int/paris_agreement/items/10490.php
 
Sunday,
12 Nov 2017
10:35—11:20
Meeting Room 5
Global Climate Action (GCA)
Ms. Barbara Black
globalclimateaction@unfccc.int
+49 228 8151104
Setting the scene: Unlocking the potential of forests to gain a 1.5 degree, climate resilient world
Forests are critical to address climate change. Addressing deforestation could reduce emissions by 24-30% and over the next decade. Forests also sustain human societies by supporting livelihoods, providing water and food security, and regulating global rainfall patterns.

Speakers: For further information on speakers please see: http://unfccc.int/paris_agreement/items/10490.php
 
Sunday,
12 Nov 2017
11:25—12:35
Meeting Room 5
Global Climate Action (GCA)
Ms. Barbara Black
globalclimateaction@unfccc.int
+49 228 8151104
Progress on implementation of climate action in forest protection and restoration
Climate action in forests is already underway. Most countries that submitted NDCs have included forests in their contributions. Many are now committing resources to support action to reduce deforestation. Despite this progress, enhanced ambition is urgently needed.

Speakers: For further information on speakers please see: http://unfccc.int/paris_agreement/items/10490.php
 
Sunday,
12 Nov 2017
11:30—13:00
Meeting Room 4
Global Forest Coalition (GFC)
Ms. Simone Lovera
simone@globalforestcoalition.org
+31 6 47392511
Brighter Green, Inc.
Ms. Mia MacDonald
macdonald@brightergreen.org
+1 917 6268702
Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy (IATP)
Ms. Shefali Sharma
ssharma@iatp.org
+49 30 27590497
Krasnoyarsk regional public ecological movement "Friends of the Siberian Forests" (FSF)
Mr. Andrey Laletin
laletin3@gmail.com
+7 391 2498404
Livestock, Biosequestration and Forests: Closing the ‘Reality Gap’ in Climate Policy and Finance
Livestock and forest policies are interrelated and will determine whether we get on a 1.5 C pathway without compromising environmental integrity and human rights. A roundtable of experts will discuss how climate policy and finance can be redirected to address the real drivers of global warming.

Speakers: Doreen Stabinsky, IATP, USA, Tesfaye Gonfa, REDD+ regional manager, Government of Ethiopia, Ruth Zenaida Buendía Mestoquiari, CARE, Peru, Li Li, Good Food Initiative/Brighter Green, China, Coraina de la Plaza, GFC,Spain, Marcela Vecchione, Grupo do Carta do Belem,Brazil, Simone Lovera,GFC,Paraguay
Working paper on biosequestration [1 Mb]
Sunday,
12 Nov 2017
11:30—13:00
Meeting Room 11
Italian Climate Network (ICN)
Mr. Federico Brocchieri
federico.brocchieri@italiaclima.org
+39 331 9125745
Asian Pacific Resource and Resource Centre for Women (ARROW)
Ms. Hwei Mian Lim
hweimian@arrow.org.my
+6 3 22739913
Health Care Without Harm (HCWH)
Ms. Alejandra Livschitz
alejandra@hcwh.org
+32 0 485471544
Viracao Educommunication
Mr. Paulo Lima
paulo@viracao.org
+39 348 1936763
“Protecting Human Rights, Health and Gender Equality from Climate Change”
During the side event, specific case studies will be analyzed to discuss climate change main impacts on health and the implications for human rights and gender equality, as well as the solutions currently implemented and those that could be put in place within the Paris Agreement & the 2030 Agenda.

Speakers: Ms. Chiara Soletti, Ms. Benedetta Rossi, Ms. Francesca Mingrone (ICN); Ms. Hwei Mian Lim, Dr. Joan Castro, Mr. Imad Mohamed (ARROW); Mr. Josh Karliner, Mr. Ang Zhao (HCWH); Ms. Elisa Calliari (Viraçao)"
Side Event Flyer [2 Mb]
ARROW - Women's Health and Climate Change [563 kb]
ARROW - Sex, Rights, Gender in the Age of Climate Change [552 kb]
ARROW - Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights [3 Mb]
SIDE EVENT PROGRAM - PART 1 [2 Mb]
SIDE EVENT PROGRAM - PART 2 [2 Mb]
Sunday,
12 Nov 2017
11:30—13:00
Meeting Room 2
The Climate Group (TCG)
Mr. Subaskar Sitsabeshan
ssitsabeshan@theclimategroup.org
+44 207 9602986
Climate Analytics GmbH
Ms. Ela Smith
ela.smith@climateanalytics.org
+49 152 56124061
Leadership for 2050: sub-national action with a long-term vision
This event will highlight how sub-national governments are translating the long-term vision of Under2 MOU into concrete actions. It will share learnings on the latest science around pursuing the 1.5°C limit, developing 2050 pathways, increasing transparent disclosure and scaling policy solutions.

Speakers: High-level speakers will include Governors, Premiers and Ministers who have signed the Under2 MOU from both developing and developed countries as well as Climate Analytics experts.
Invitation [868 kb]
PowerPoint slides [2 Mb]
Sunday,
12 Nov 2017
11:30—13:00
Meeting Room 12
Global Climate Action (GCA)
Ms. Barbara Black
globalclimateaction@unfccc.int
+49 228 8151104
Mainstreaming climate risk – firmly on the boardroom agenda
Climate risk is on the boardroom agenda. It is now considered a financial risk, not just an environmental one. This session will explore the Task Force recommendations; the regulatory, physical and financial risks; the corporates’ experience of assessment, and the rising expectations of investors.

Speakers: For further information on speakers please see: http://unfccc.int/paris_agreement/items/10490.php
 
Sunday,
12 Nov 2017
11:30—13:00
Meeting Room 10
Global Climate Action (GCA)
Ms. Barbara Black
globalclimateaction@unfccc.int
+49 228 8151104
Innovation in materials and design: catalysis for the transition to a low-carbon future
Sustainable materials and designs can provide a lasting solution to the shift to carbon neutrality. Industry leaders will share success stories and discuss exciting opportunities that minimize their GHG emissions and align their sustainable business strategy with government climate action plans.

Speakers: For further information on speakers please see: http://unfccc.int/paris_agreement/items/10490.php
 
Sunday,
12 Nov 2017
13:15—14:45
Meeting Room 7
Earth Innovation Institute (EII)
Ms. Claudia Stickler
cstickler@earthinnovation.org
+1 508 3606480
Amigos de la Tierra Asociación Civil (ATAC)
Ms. Laura lopez
lopeztl_79@yahoo.com.mx
+521 967 9671664508
Governors' Climate and Forests Fund
Mr. Luke Pritchard
l.pritchard@gcffund.org
+1 720 7328391
Pronatura Mexico
Sra. Leticia Espinosa Marván
lespinosa@pronatura.org.mx
+52 55 56355054
The Balikpapan Challenge: A Global Framework for Low-Emission Development in Tropical Forest Regions
Governors’ Climate & Forests Task Force jurisdictions & implementing partners join the Balikpapan Challenge, establishing a shared definition of success for tropical deforestation, conservation, improved livelihoods, renewable energy, scalable incentive systems & human rights protection by 2020.

Speakers: William Boyd (GCF Secretariat); Gov Awang Faroek Ishak (E Kalimantan); TBD (California); Gov Tião Viana (Acre); Gov Victor Noriega (San Martin); Jeff Seabright (Unilever); Joanna Durbin (CCBA); Candido Mezua (COONAPIP); Silvia Irawan (Inobu); Richard Tipper (Ecometrica)
JurisdictionalSustainability_2017 [3 Mb]
SostenibilidadJurisdiccional_2017 [3 Mb]
SustenibilidadeJurisdicional_2017 [3 Mb]
EII_FosteringLowEmissionRuralDevelopment_2014 [3 Mb]
EII_FomentandoDRBE_2014 [3 Mb]
EII_PromovendoDRBE_2014 [3 Mb]
KeberlanjutanYurisdiksi_2017 [3 Mb]
Panelist biographies [867 kb]
Balikpapan Challenge Side Event Agenda (Portuguese) [422 kb]
Balikpapan Challenge Side Event Agenda (Spanish) [422 kb]
Balikpapan Challenge Side Event Agenda (English) [422 kb]
Sunday,
12 Nov 2017
13:15—14:45
Meeting Room 9
United Nations (UN)
Ms. Cassandra Pillay
c.pillay@unido.org
+43 660 6608380924
The United Nations system, Industry 4.0 and its potential for climate solutions
Industry 4.0 driven by the digital revolution in industrial production across all sectors will play a key role in addressing the profound social, economic and environmental challenges facing modern society, including climate change mitigation. Gaps, challenges and opportunities will be explored

Speakers: One representative from government (developing and developed), the private sector and academia, knowledgeable of Industry 4.0, to address how it can best be incorporated into joint policy and business approaches for effective climate change mitigation solutions and sustainable development
 
Sunday,
12 Nov 2017
13:15—14:45
Meeting Room 12
Global Climate Action (GCA)
Ms. Barbara Black
globalclimateaction@unfccc.int
+49 228 8151104
More freight but lower emissions: Too good to be true?
The IEA 2 degree scenario requires a 48% decrease in emissions from freight by 2015. We explore disruptive technologies to reduce GHG emissions. Speakers will discuss forward-looking policies to support the transition & will consider how automation & electrification can reduce freight emissions.

Speakers: For further information on speakers please see: http://unfccc.int/paris_agreement/items/10490.php
 
Sunday,
12 Nov 2017
13:15—14:45
Meeting Room 10
Global Climate Action (GCA)
Ms. Barbara Black
globalclimateaction@unfccc.int
+49 228 8151104
Opportunities to reduce waste & increase efficiency with industry 4.0 across the food supply chain
Action on food loss and waste to meet the SDGs is essential. This session explores how advanced technology in supply chain management, innovative packaging, storage and transport solutions can minimize food loss, save natural resources, contribute to food security and support economic development.

Speakers: For further information on speakers please see: http://unfccc.int/paris_agreement/items/10490.php
 
Sunday,
12 Nov 2017
13:15—14:45
Meeting Room 2
COP Presidency (COP)
Ms. Jutta Rating
jrating@unfccc.int
+49 228 8151532
COP Presidency Event: Health Actions for the Implementation of the Paris Agreement
This event will start by launching an initiative to protect the health of the people of SIDS climate risks, and to amplify the voices of the most vulnerable, for both climate change adaptation and mitigation. More info.

Speakers: The event will bring together Heads of State, senior government officials and high-level members of the health, environment and development sectors communities.
Concept note and provisional agenda [245 kb]
Sunday,
12 Nov 2017
14:00—15:10
Meeting Room 5
Global Climate Action (GCA)
Ms. Barbara Black
globalclimateaction@unfccc.int
+49 228 8151104
Enabling conditions to advance implementation and enhance Nationally Determined Contributions
Governance, corruption, limited capacities and scarce funding are challenges for the forest sector. Addressing these challenges will require leadership by forest countries, but also enhanced international support to scale up climate action and strengthen forest governance in developing countries.

Speakers: For further information on speakers please see: http://unfccc.int/paris_agreement/items/10490.php
 
Sunday,
12 Nov 2017
15:00—16:30
Meeting Room 2
Secretariat of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)
Ms. Dzenet Brimbal
dbrimbal@unfccc.int
+49 228 8151432
HL event on Planetary Health
In collaboration with The Rockefeller Foundation, this event will explore the emerging field of Planetary Health and real solutions that balance the need for healthy communities with stewardship of natural ecosystems. It will include HL speakers, such as celebrity chef/activist Jamie Oliver (TBC).

Speakers: Moderator: Carey Meyers, The Rockefeller Foundation Welcome remarks: Patricia Espinosa, Speakers: Dr. Andrew Haines,Dr. Samuel Myers,Dr. Maria Neira, Dr. Laura Stachel, Dr. Sudhvir Singh
 
Sunday,
12 Nov 2017
15:00—16:30
Meeting Room 12
Global Climate Action (GCA)
Ms. Barbara Black
globalclimateaction@unfccc.int
+49 228 8151104
The private sector’s roles in improving municipal waste management to mitigate climate change
In order to unlock the full climate mitigation potential of the waste sector, a debate on: how public and private actors from local to national level can cooperate to improve waste management in cities and which are the barriers that affect private sector involvement and how can this be overcome?

Speakers: For further information on speakers please see: http://unfccc.int/paris_agreement/items/10490.php
 
Sunday,
12 Nov 2017
15:00—16:30
Meeting Room 10
Global Climate Action (GCA)
Ms. Barbara Black
globalclimateaction@unfccc.int
+49 228 8151104
Cementing a low-carbon construction sector
Cement & concrete provide a sustainable & resilient built environment for our increasingly urbanized habitat, meeting the requirements for mitigation & adaptation. This session covers CSI-IEA collaboration on the sectoral low carbon technology roadmap, examining key levers to mitigate CO2 emissions

Speakers: For further information on speakers please see: http://unfccc.int/paris_agreement/items/10490.php
 
Sunday,
12 Nov 2017
15:15—16:25
Meeting Room 5
Global Climate Action (GCA)
Ms. Barbara Black
globalclimateaction@unfccc.int
+49 228 8151104
New developments in eliminating deforestation from key supply chains
Agricultural commodity production drives 70% of tropical deforestation. Demand for these products could grow by 50% by 2050. A triple win (ending deforestation, boosting agricultural productivity and reducing poverty) can and must be achieved by decoupling commodity production from deforestation

Speakers: For further information on speakers please see: http://unfccc.int/paris_agreement/items/10490.php
 
Sunday,
12 Nov 2017
16:30—17:25
Meeting Room 5
Global Climate Action (GCA)
Ms. Barbara Black
globalclimateaction@unfccc.int
+49 228 8151104
New platforms for forest action and advocacy: Indigenous peoples and religious leadership
Culture and religion inspire ambition to protect the rights of indigenous peoples and local communities – groups that manage about 25% of the world’s tropical forests. Their land and resource rights are thus crucial to protect forests and the services (livelihoods, clean air and water) they provide.

Speakers: For further information on speakers please see: http://unfccc.int/paris_agreement/items/10490.php
 
Sunday,
12 Nov 2017
16:30—17:45
WWF Pavilion
Plymouth Marine Laboratory (PML)
Ms. Thecla Keizer
Tke@pml.ac.uk
+44 1752 633437
Fondation BNP Paribas (Fondation BNP Paribas)
Mr. Sylvain Taboni
sylvain.taboni@bnpparibas.com
+33 1 55773986
Oceans of Impact: climate challenges & science options for seas, society & sustainable development
Rising CO2 is challenging ocean ecosystems and dependent coastal and island communities. The ocean is also a source of adaptation and mitigation solutions. We showcase how solution-driven science can help understand and manage the pressures placed on the ocean and so improve sustainable development

Speakers: Ronnie Jumeau Climate Ambassador Seychelles Atsushi Sunami President OPRI Ana Queiros Sen Scientist PML Vladimir Ryabinin Exec Sec IOC David Osborn Director IAEA Carol Turley Sen Fellow NERC Ulf Riebesell Prof GEOMAR/BIOACID Valeriano Parravicini Ass Prof EPHE
The Ocean and Climate: the evidence unwrapped [19 kb]
Brochure - Oceans of Impact [2 Mb]
Presentations - holding slide [1013 kb]
Presentation 1 [2 Mb]
Presentation 2 [2 Mb]
Presentation 3 [2 Mb]
Presentation 4 [3 Mb]
Presentation 5 [1 Mb]
Presentation 6 [1 Mb]
Presentation 7 [491 kb]
Programme [317 kb]
View the video of the event [12 kb]
Sunday,
12 Nov 2017
16:45—18:15
Meeting Room 4
Tonga
Mr. Viliami Kami
pilakami@gmail.com
+676 2 7768403
Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC)
Ms. Melanie Farman
melanief@spc.int
+687 52 7565
Climate Change and its impacts on Plant Health
To focus on how climate change affects plant health globally with a focus on the Pacific Islands. In the Pacific Islands healthy plants means food security,healthy environment and trade but things have changed due to impacts of climate change.

Speakers: • Ms Maria Talakai, CBC/FAO : CC-agriculture • Mr Mirko Montuori (IPPC/FAO: CCplants-global • Ms Lois Ransom (Australia, Chairperson CPM): video • Mr Ralf Lopian (IPPC Finland): Tech aspects CC-plants • Mr Viliami Kami (Tonga): CC in Tonga/PI • Mr Dean Solofa (SPC): CSA- PI
Revised outline of side event [30 kb]
Sunday,
12 Nov 2017
16:45—18:15
Meeting Room 2
Global Climate Action (GCA)
Ms. Barbara Black
globalclimateaction@unfccc.int
+49 228 8151104
Further, faster corporate climate action
The ambition of the Paris Agreement can only be fully realized with business as a partner. Corporate commitment to climate action is unprecedented, yet there is more to be done. Explore how governments can create the enabling policies that support companies to deliver further climate action, faster

Speakers: For further information on speakers please see: http://unfccc.int/paris_agreement/items/10490.php
 
Sunday,
12 Nov 2017
16:45—18:15
Meeting Room 12
Global Climate Action (GCA)
Ms. Barbara Black
globalclimateaction@unfccc.int
+49 228 8151104
Fast action on short-lived climate pollutants to keep warming well below 2⁰C
Fast action to reduce short-lived climate pollutants (SLCPs) benefits health, development, and puts us on a pathway to staying below 2˚C. Recipients of the Climate and Clean Air Awards will show how achievable this is by presenting the practical actions and policies they’ve taken.

Speakers: For further information on speakers please see: http://unfccc.int/paris_agreement/items/10490.php
 
Sunday,
12 Nov 2017
16:45—18:15
Meeting Room 10
Global Climate Action (GCA)
Ms. Barbara Black
globalclimateaction@unfccc.int
+49 228 8151104
Transforming private sector engagement to build business and community resilience
There is a great opportunity for the private sector in the Pacific to play a central role in building community resilience and, disaster response and recovery. The event by the private sector networks provides a great opportunity for businesses to demonstrate some of their innovative approaches

Speakers: For further information on speakers please see: http://unfccc.int/paris_agreement/items/10490.php
 
Sunday,
12 Nov 2017
16:45—18:15
Meeting Room 9
Secretariat of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)
Ms. Priscilla Nunnari
PNunnari@unfccc.int
+49 228 8151163
Ecosystem Services
Biodiversity conservation as a climate-smart business practice. This event is implemented in partnership between the UNFCCC and Itaipú Binacional.
 
Sunday,
12 Nov 2017
16:45—18:15
Meeting Room 7
World Health Organization (WHO)
Ms. Marina Maiero
maierom@who.int
+41 79 2134304
Climate Change and Health in Small Island Developing States
Presentation of the WHO proposed special initiative for health and climate in SIDS. Participants will have an opportunity to provide feedback on how to operationalize the initiative.

Speakers: Dr Joy St John Dr Diarmid Campbell-Lendrum MOH from Fiji, Cook Island, Barbados OASIS Coordinator Heads of delegations from SIDS countries
 
Sunday,
12 Nov 2017
17:30—18:00
Meeting Room 5
Global Climate Action (GCA)
Ms. Barbara Black
globalclimateaction@unfccc.int
+49 228 8151104
Forests Closing Plenary: Where are we going now? Lessons Learned, opportunities and challenges
High-level speakers will wrap up the day by highlighting the linkages from the forest actions in support of climate and the Facilitative Dialogue in 2018 and emphasising that much more is possible if we act together

Speakers: Speakers: For further information on speakers please see: http://unfccc.int/paris_agreement/items/10490.php
 
Sunday,
12 Nov 2017
18:30—19:30
Meeting Room 12
Global Climate Action (GCA)
Ms. Barbara Black
globalclimateaction@unfccc.int
+49 228 8151104
Catalyzing local climate action in waste management
While the waste sector accounts for 3% of global emissions, the potential contribution of improved solid waste management to global GHG is 10-15%. This session discusses the potential of circular economy/waste management measures in developing and emerging countries in the implementation of NDCs.

Speakers: For further information on speakers please see: http://unfccc.int/paris_agreement/items/10490.php
 
Sunday,
12 Nov 2017
18:30—19:30
Meeting Room 2
Global Climate Action (GCA)
Ms. Barbara Black
globalclimateaction@unfccc.int
+49 228 8151104
Part of the plan: The role of low-carbon fuels in transport
IEA emissions targets for transport are not possible without low carbon fuels (LCF). We will demonstrate how appropriate policies can promote LCF while ensuring high sustainability standards are met. Industry &regional perspecitives will be shared, with recommendations from experts on LCF policies.

Speakers: For further information on speakers please see: http://unfccc.int/paris_agreement/items/10490.php
 
Sunday,
12 Nov 2017
18:30—20:00
Meeting Room 4
University of Heidelberg
Mr. Rainer Sauerborn
rainer.sauerborn@urz.uni-heidelberg.de
+49 6221 565040
Sauvons Le Climat (SLC)
Mr. Stephan Savarese
stephan.savarese@gmail.com
+33 6 78858597
Health as a motivator of climate policy and household green behavior
Evidence is shown that invoking health as the "human face of climate change" as a positive argument, e.g. the huge health co-benefits from mitigation, does motivate households and policy makers to implement mitigation actions. Households in OECD countries control 50% of their countries' emissions.

Speakers: Rainer Sauerborn, Prof. for Global Health & Climate Change Prof. Jale Tosun, Prof of Political Sciences Prof. Bärnighausen, Humboldt Professor of Global Health Dr. rer. pol Helene Fischer, Dept of Cognitive Psychology Cand Dr. med Alina Herrmann, Inst f. Public Health, HD M.P.H Lea de Jong
Program [283 kb]
Final list of speakers, titles affiliations [123 kb]
Sunday,
12 Nov 2017
19:30—20:00
Meeting Room 2
Global Climate Action (GCA)
Ms. Barbara Black
globalclimateaction@unfccc.int
+49 228 8151104
Industry Day closing
Short presentation by partner-representatives to conclude Industry Day, summarizing key messages from the day’s events, calling for industry to take further action and for governments and industry to maintain open channels of communication in order to achieve our collective climate goals.

Speakers: For further information on speakers please see: http://unfccc.int/paris_agreement/items/10490.php
 
Monday,
13 Nov 2017
09:00—18:00
Rotuma Island
Women's International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF)
Ms. Line Favre
lfavre@wilpf.ch
+121 20 4122919708
The climate-nuclear nexus: threats for humanity and a new challenge for the international community
Following the adoption by the UN of a Treaty Banning Nuclear Weapons, this side event will explore the interconnections between “the atomic threat” and the “climate threat”. It will highlight that together they demand a unique response by the international community, similar to the Paris Agreement.

Speakers: Ray Acheson, Giovanna Pagani, Heidi Meinzolt, Milly Moratti, Alfonso Navarra, Luigi Mosca, Adriano Ciccioni, Luca Gamberale, Mario Agostinelli, Giuseppe Farinella, Ennio La Malfa.
 
Monday,
13 Nov 2017
09:00—18:00
Lau Group
African Network for Sustainable Development Educat (ANSDE)
Mr. Manguele Daniel
narcice.song@gmx.de
+1 2 3
TBC African Network for Sustainable Development Education
African Network for Sustainable Development Education

Speakers: African Network for Sustainable Development Education
 
Monday,
13 Nov 2017
09:00—18:00
Yasawa Group
Women's International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF)
Ms. Giovanna Pagani
gioxblu24@gmail.com
+0 12 2344
WILPF Italy
WILPF Italy
 
Monday,
13 Nov 2017
10:15—11:15
Meeting Room 8
Global Climate Action (GCA)
Ms. Barbara Black
globalclimateaction@unfccc.int
+49 228 8151104
Opening of the high-level event on climate action
The high level opening of Global Climate action introduces the high-level engagement events and thematic days, and captures the essence of the vast action described over the three preceding days.
 
Monday,
13 Nov 2017
11:30—13:00
Meeting Room 4
South Asia Co-operative Environment Programme (SACEP)
Ms. priyankari Alexander
priyankari.alexander@sacep.org
+94 11 2552761
Network of Regional Governments for Sustainable Development (nrg4SD)
Ms. Sara Kupka
skupka@nrg4sd.org
+4 172 6784738
Pakistan
Mr. Muhammad Irfan Tariq
mirfantariq@gmail.com
+92 51 9245528
Implementing NDCs:Planning and coordination at the regional, national and sub national level
Event will highlight the importance of vertical integration and the alignment between national and subnational efforts towards effective climate action and will showcase successful cooperation between regional, national,subnational governments to harness the full potential of NDCs and raise ambition

Speakers: Two ministers, Six experts from SACEP member countries and sub national governments
Implementing NDC's in South Asia [1 Mb]
Implementing NDC's -presentation [3 Mb]
Monday,
13 Nov 2017
11:30—13:00
Meeting Room 7
Welthungerhilfe
Mr. Michael Kuehn
michael.kuehn@welthungerhilfe.de
+49 172 4269712
Fundación Amigos de la Naturaleza (FAN Bolivia)
Mr. Natalia Calderon Angeleri
ncalderon@fan-bo.org
+591 3 3556800
Risk informed Early Warning&Early Action for less l&d in drought contexts and forest fires
The panel (WHH,START,FAN)focusses on scientific recognition and monitoring of droughts for triggering innovative financing mechanisms (drought insurances and forecast-based-financing) to support and early action measures for less loss and damages. Early warn. syst. for forest fires will be presented

Speakers: Emily Montier: Proj. Manager,START Network. Luke Caley: Crisis Anticipation Advisor, START Network HQ. Matthias Amling: Crises Anticipation and Crises Monitoring Advisor of WHH/Bonn, Natalia Calderon: Ex.Dir. FAN; Mod: Michael Kühn, WHH/Bonn
 
Monday,
13 Nov 2017
11:30—13:00
Meeting Room 10
Green Course (Green Course)
Ms. Ifat Zur
animals@green.org.il
+972 50 9559025
Animals International (AI)
Ms. Gerit Weidinger
gerit.weidinger@animalsinternational.org
+4 664 2319680
CityTree (CityTree)
Mr. Alon Eliran
alon@citytree.net
+972 3 5254196
Food Frontier (FF)
Mr. Thomas King
thomas@foodfrontier.org
+61 3 466339558
Israeli Forum for Sustainable Nutrition (IFSN)
Mr. Alon Shepon
alonshepon@gmail.com
+972 52 8685004
Let the Animals Live (LAL)
Mr. Yossi Wolfson
veg@letlive.org.il
+972 52 2598773
PETA Deutschland e.V. (PETA)
Mr. René Schärling
renes@peta.de
+49 711 860591430
ProVeg International (PVI)
Mr. Jimmy Pierson
jimmy.pierson@proveg.com
+44 7931 819508
True Health Initiative (THI)
Ms. Leslie Casey
lcasey@truehealthinitiative.org
+1 214 6841348
Voiceless, the animal protection institute (Voiceless)
Ms. Ondine Sherman
ondine@voiceless.org.au
+972 972 587570555
Reducing livestock's long shadow - opportunities to keep warming well below 2⁰C
To meet the goals of the Paris Agreement, emissions from the livestock sector must be addressed. Learn about the importance of animal to plant protein food shifts in reducing warming, particularly in the short term, and simultaneously delivering health, ethics and sustainable development co-benefits

Speakers: Dr. Marco Springman (University of Oxford), Dr. Helen Harwatt (previously Loma Linda University), Alon Shepon (Weizmann institute of science)
Event's Video- YouTube link [full event, including presentations] [13 kb]
Event's Flyer [642 kb]
Article: Springmann, Godfray, Rayner & Scarborough, 2016: Analysis and valuation of the health and climate change cobenefits of dietary change [2 Mb]
article: Eshel, Shepon, Makov & Milo, 2014 (Environmental burden of livestock in the US) [877 kb]
Monday,
13 Nov 2017
11:30—13:00
Meeting Room 2
Global Climate Action (GCA)
Ms. Barbara Black
globalclimateaction@unfccc.int
+49 228 8151104
Finance Day Opening: Mobilizing investment to support NDC implementation and increased ambition
The panel looks at the supply of climate finance, showcase governments, companies and financial institutions that are leaders in delivering successful climate financing solutions and evolving their governance and business models to address the opportunities and risks created by climate change.

Speakers: For further information on speakers please see: http://unfccc.int/paris_agreement/items/10490.php
 
Monday,
13 Nov 2017
11:30—13:00
Meeting Room 8
Global Climate Action (GCA)
Ms. Barbara Black
globalclimateaction@unfccc.int
+49 228 8151104
SDG 11: Women leaders on making human settlements inclusive, sustainable and resilient
To discuss the cross-cutting issue of climate and SDG11, and enhance collaboration, this panel will bring together a unique group of women mayors, governors, ministers and civil society leaders, who are driving forces to accelerate the transition to sustainable and resilient cities for all.

Speakers: For further information on speakers please see: http://unfccc.int/paris_agreement/items/10490.php
 
Monday,
13 Nov 2017
11:30—13:00
Meeting Room 12
Secretariat of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)
Ms. Priscilla Nunnari
PNunnari@unfccc.int
+49 228 8151163
The future of mobility
Panel discussion. This event is implemented in partnership between the UNFCCC and Financial Times.
 
Monday,
13 Nov 2017
12:15—14:45
Meeting Room 6
Global Climate Action (GCA)
Ms. Barbara Black
globalclimateaction@unfccc.int
+49 228 8151104
SDG11: The urban energy-transport nexus:How can cities be drivers of transformative climate actio
Through energy, transportation and land use planning, cities can become engines of innovation, lower emissions, reduce pollution and become more sustainable places. This session will sound a ‘call to action’ for leaders to embrace 100% transport-related-emission-free cities by 2060.

Speakers: For further information on speakers please see: http://unfccc.int/paris_agreement/items/10490.php
 
Monday,
13 Nov 2017
12:30—13:45
Indigenous Peoples' Pavilion
University of California (UCRP)
Mr. Robert Monroe
rmonroe@sio.ucsd.edu
+1 858 5343624
Humane Society International (HSI)
Ms. Alexandra Clark
aclark@hsi.org
+32 49 6305852
The University of Sheffield (TUOS)
Mr. Mark Sinclair
mark.sinclair@sheffield.ac.uk
+44 7736 481055
Sustainable and Healthy Food Systems and Diets: addressing climate change while promoting health
This event will explore how sustainable and healthy food systems and diets can address climate resilience, food and nutrition security and health. It will provide a forum to explore the co-benefits of sustainable & healthy food systems for the adoption of a climate justice and human rights approach.

Speakers: Representatives of University of California Los Angeles and the University of Sheffield, FAO/WHO/UNEP, MRFCJ(TBC), UN rapporteur for the right to food (TBC)
Sustainable and Healthy Food Systems [37 kb]
Monday,
13 Nov 2017
13:15—14:45
Meeting Room 7
Beijing Greenovation Hub for Public Welfare Development * (G:HUB)
Ms. Hongyu Guo
policy@ghub.org
+86 10 84477697
China Dialogue Trust
Ms. Laura Woodbury
info@chinadialogue.net
+44 20 73244767
MDBs and climate-compatible investments
To promote Multilateral Development Banks to identify and manage the climate and environmental risks of investments to promote the robust implementation of Paris Agreement and SDGs. The event will present case studies and recommendations to ensure climate-compatible investments.

Speakers: Representatives from MDBs, developing country governments and civil societies.
Agenda_MDBs and climate-compatible investments [944 kb]
Monday,
13 Nov 2017
13:15—14:45
Meeting Room 9
Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS)
Mr. Eustace Crispin d Auvergne
crispin.dauvergne@oecs.org
+1 758 4556368
Secretariat of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)
Mr. Bernd Hackmann
BHackmann@unfccc.int
+49 228 8151309
Confronting the 1.5 Degree Challenge and Accelerating NDC Implementation in the Caribbean
Joint Side Event to highlight the high vulnerability of Caribbean Countries to the impacts of climate change, as well as their commitment and leadership in addressing climate change. In the context of this side event the Caribbean NDC Financing Initiative will be introduced.

Speakers: Ministerial representation from Caribbean countries; President of the Caribbean Development Bank; University of the West Indies; Organization of Eastern Caribbean States; Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre; GIZ Germany; NDC Partnership; the UNFCCC Secretariat.
 
Monday,
13 Nov 2017
13:15—14:45
Meeting Room 11
Secretariat of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)
Mr. Marlan Pillay
mPillay@unfccc.int
+49 228 8151265
Supporting the Implementation of the MRV Arrangements and Transparency Framework
Join the UNFCCC secretariat,GEF,UNDP/UN Environment GSP,and ICAT-UNEP-DTU for an interactive discussion on support opportunities available to developing countries & share in the experience and lessons learned from developing country representative in mobilizing & accessing support in a timely manner
Flyer [415 kb]
1_ICAT presentation [1 Mb]
2_GSP presentation [591 kb]
3_GEF presentation [278 kb]
4_Dominican Republic presentation [1 Mb]
5_Costa Rica presentation [672 kb]
Monday,
13 Nov 2017
13:15—14:45
Meeting Room 4
Secretariat of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)
Mr. William Otieno
wotieno@unfccc.int
+49 228 8151463
Catalyzing the implementation of Paris Agreement through the Regional Collaboration Centers
The UNFCCC’s Regional Collaboration Centres (RCCs) support regional and national climate action through capacity-building, technical assistance and strategic networking – sourcing know how and resources to drive sustainable development and provide Parties with support to implementation of the Paris
2017.11.13_CI ACA presentation RCC event [263 kb]
CCMRVH Presentation-COP23-c [1 Mb]
Introduction RCC [178 kb]
Monday,
13 Nov 2017
13:15—14:45
Meeting Room 3
Global Climate Action (GCA)
Ms. Barbara Black
globalclimateaction@unfccc.int
+49 228 8151104
Unblocking investment into climate resilience
The roundtable examines the barriers to investment into climate resilience in developing countries and the opportunities resilience presents for investment. It features examples of climate resilience investments by private and public actors and explores how to ensure finance reaches the local level

Speakers: For further information on speakers please see: http://unfccc.int/paris_agreement/items/10490.php
 
Monday,
13 Nov 2017
13:15—14:45
Meeting Room 1
Global Climate Action (GCA)
Ms. Barbara Black
globalclimateaction@unfccc.int
+49 228 8151104
Cascading finance where it is needed-localising climate financing. The next frontier market?
This High-level dialogue focusses on the leaders for climate finance at a subnational level; how climate finance is mobilized and delivered domestically; what is needed to scale up and expand success stories & how the bridging of the finance gap at local & regional levels can be catalysed.

Speakers: For further information on speakers please see: http://unfccc.int/paris_agreement/items/10490.php
 
Monday,
13 Nov 2017
13:15—14:45
Meeting Room 2
International Monetary Fund (IMF)
Ms. Erica Carroll
ecarroll@imf.org
+1 202 2943899
THE ROLE OF ECONOMIC AND FINANCE MINISTRIES IN MANAGING CLIMATE RISK
Member States will be more able to build resilience and manage climate risk if economic ministries are involved in planning and costing NDCs. We will highlight work done by the co-lead organizations to support member states in bringing a more holistic approach to financing and achieving their NDCs

Speakers: Adrienne Cheasty, Deputy Director, Fiscal Affairs Department, IMF; Elliott Harris, ASG, Director, UNEP; Magdy Martinez-Soliman, ASG, Director, UNDP; John Roome, Senior Director for Climate Change, World Bank; [Minister Peter Larose], Ministry of Finance, Trade and Economic Planning, Seychelles [tbc]
 
Monday,
13 Nov 2017
14:30—16:00
IUCN Pavilion
Conservation International (CI)
Mr. Alec Roth
aroth@conservation.org
+1 703 33412431
Rare
Mr. Brennen Drysdale
bdrysdale@rare.org
+1 443 2392098
Utilizing the Critical Role of Ocean and Coastal Ecosystems for Adaptation and Mitigation in NDCs
Many countries have identified the role of ocean and coastal ecosystems for addressing climate change in their NDCs for both adaptation and mitigation. This session will share working examples for implementing commitments and integrating these actions into national accounting mechanisms.

Speakers: Speakers from Conservation International, International Union for the Conservation of Nature, IOC-UNESCO, The Nature Conservancy, Government of Australia, International Partnership for Blue Carbon (Still pending confirmation from governments of Indonesia, Philippines, and Costa Rica)
 
Monday,
13 Nov 2017
15:00—16:15
WWF Pavilion
University of East Anglia (UEA)
Mr. Asher Minns
a.minns@uea.ac.uk
+44 1603 1603593900
The University of Manchester
Ms. Lisa Bell
lisa.j.bell@manchester.ac.uk
+44 161 3063258
The Global Carbon Budget 2017 and tracking progress towards the NDCs
We present the Global Carbon Budget to 2017, showing why CO2 emissions have flattened in the three years to 2016, and a projection for 2017 including biggest emitters. We detail drivers of reductions in the 35 countries with consistent decreases over the decade, and tracking progress towards NDCs.

Speakers: Prof. Corinne Le Quere, University of East Anglia; Dr Glen Peters, CICERO Norway; Prof. Rob Jackson, Stanford University; Mr Asher Minns, Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research; Prof. Mark New, University of Cape Town; Prof. Kevin Anderson, University of Manchester
Global Carbon Budget 2017 - Publication [3 Mb]
Towards real time verification of CO2 emissions - Publication [814 kb]
Warning signs for stabilizing global CO2 Emissions - Publication [982 kb]
COP23 Side Event - YouTube Video Address [106 bytes]
Global Carbon Budget side event slides [3 Mb]
Monday,
13 Nov 2017
15:00—16:30
Meeting Room 4
CGIAR System Organization
Ms. Lynda Robertson
l.robertson@cgiar.org
+33 4 67043638
Southern African Confederation of Agricultural Unions (SACAU)
Ms. Getrude Myambo
info@sacau.org
+27 12 6440808
Scaling up private sector climate actions in agriculture
Private sector led climate actions are key to helping countries achieve goals set out in their NDCs. This event will share experiences of private sector climate actions in agriculture and identify lessons for scaling up such efforts.

Speakers: Bruce Campbell, Director, CCAFS Margarita Astralaga, Director, Environment and Climate, IFAD Matthew Reddy, Director - CSA, WBCSD Walter Oyhantcabal, Director, Agric & Climate Change, MGAP Uruguay Fhumulani Mashau, Projects Officer, SACAU Tony Simons, DG, ICRAF Diane Holdorf, CSO, Kellogg
 
Monday,
13 Nov 2017
15:00—16:30
Meeting Room 12
Climate Action Reserve
Mr. Craig Ebert
cebert@climateactionreserve.org
+1 213 2131239
The Climate Registry (TCR)
Mr. Amy Holm
aholm@theclimateregistry.org
+1 213 8916922
Sub-National Strategies in North America for Meeting Paris Commitments
Despite Trump Administration, US determined to meet Paris commitments. US Climate Alliance created to foster action at sub-national level. Sub-national leaders will discuss wide variety of policy approaches, including how to harmonize policies with other jurisdictions.

Speakers: Jerry Brown, Governor, California Catherine McKenna, Environment Minister, Canada Jorge Diaz, Governor, Jalisco, Mexico Glen Murray, Environment Minister, Ontario, Canada Jay Inslee, Governor, Washington Kate Brown, Governor, Oregon David Heurtel, Environment Minister, Quebec
 
Monday,
13 Nov 2017
15:00—16:30
Meeting Room 11
Center for International Climate and Environmental Research (CICERO)
Mr. Christian Bjoernaes
christian.bjornas@cicero.oslo.no
+47 41 140665
University of Oxford
Mr. Myles Allen
administrator_crl@ouce.ox.ac.uk
+44 1865 285716
University of Reading
Ms. Rosalind Cornforth
r.j.cornforth@reading.ac.uk
+44 7956 115652
Victoria University Wellington (VUW)
Mr. Adrian Macey
adrian.macey@vuw.ac.nz
+64 21 970770
Measuring progress towards Paris Agreement goals: aligning policy and science in global stocktakes
Talanoa requires transparency: tracking progress towards the Paris goals of “balance” “well below 2°C” needs accurate accounting of both emissions and climate response. We will present the latest science on emission metrics and warming to date, plus implications for SDGs and CO2 and methane policy.

Speakers: 1400-1410: Dr. Adrian Macey, Victoria Univ. of Wellington, NZ (Chair) 1410-1420: Hon. Mr. Tshekedi Khama, Minister of Environment, Botswana; 1420-1430: Prof. Myles Allen, Univ. of Oxford, UK 1430-1450: Prof. Keith Shine, Univ. of Reading, UK 1450-1505: Dr. Jan Fuglestvedt, CICERO, NOR
Presentation by Myles Allen [2 Mb]
Presentation by Keith Shine [1018 kb]
Presentation by Jan Fuglestvedt [2 Mb]
Monday,
13 Nov 2017
15:00—16:30
Meeting Room 7
Development Alternatives (DA)
Mr. Vaibhav Rathi
vrathi@devalt.org
+91 11 26544100
Chatham House
Mr. Felix Preston
rquinn@chathamhouse.org
+44 7 402757257
International Solid Waste Association (ISWA)
Ms. Aditi Ramola
aramola@iswa.org
+43 1 1253600121
Circular economy and Low Carbon Development - A Climate Change Solution
In this session speakers from civil society and international organizations will showcase examples of circular economy, it’s potential to achieve Paris targets and support climate action in both developed and developing economies.

Speakers: Zeenat Niazi, Vice-President, Development Alternatives TBD TBD TBD
Agenda [197 kb]
Invite [742 kb]
Monday,
13 Nov 2017
15:00—16:30
Meeting Room 9
Environmental Defense Fund (EDF)
Ms. Soren Dudley
sdudley@edf.org
+1 202 5723519
International Emissions Trading Association (IETA)
Ms. Stephanie Olegario
olegario@ieta.org
+1 647 4555504
Ensuring Environmental Integrity in the Use of Carbon Markets to Achieve Mitigation Pledges
Crucial to the success of carbon markets, be they subnational, national, or sector-specific markets like CORSIA, is the assurance of environmental integrity. This event will explore how existing and new initiatives may ensure the environmental integrity of ITMOs and avoid double counting.

Speakers: Representatives from governments, civil society, and business
Double Counting Explained-- Slides from Annie Petsonk [177 kb]
Monday,
13 Nov 2017
15:00—16:30
Meeting Room 10
International Finance Corporation (IFC)
Ms. Ebru Gebologlu
egebologlu@ifc.org
+1 202 7142777
International Finance Corporation(IFC), World Bank Group Panel:Creating Markets for Climate Business
The panel will showcase companies and FIs that are leading the way in delivering successful climate business models and financing solutions, feature findings from IFC's new report Climate Investment Opportunities: Creating Markets for Climate Business.

Speakers: -Hon. Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum, Fijian Attorney-General and Minister for Economy, Public Enterprises, Civil Service and Communications -Lianbu Wan, Chairman of the Board, Kingenta -Thomas Duveau, Chief Strategy Officer, Mobisol -Fatima Wadiwalla, Property Development, RMB Westport
 
Monday,
13 Nov 2017
15:00—16:30
Meeting Room 2
Global Climate Action (GCA)
Ms. Barbara Black
globalclimateaction@unfccc.int
+49 228 8151104
Enhancing investor actions to implement the Paris Agreement & accelerate low-carbon transition
The event highlights how investors & the finance sector are changing their practice & working with companies and governments to deliver the Paris Agreement & accelerate the low-carbon transition. Investor practices, disclosure, engagement & policy and requirements to intensify actions are discussed.

Speakers: For further information on speakers please see: http://unfccc.int/paris_agreement/items/10490.php
 
Monday,
13 Nov 2017
15:00—16:30
Meeting Room 1
Global Climate Action (GCA)
Ms. Barbara Black
globalclimateaction@unfccc.int
+49 228 8151104
SDG 11: Creating Green and Inclusive Transport for Liveable and Resilient Cities
Transport plays a significant role in shaping cities and as the urgency to develop liveable and resilient cities grows, it is increasingly important to implement green and inclusive transport measures. This event focuses on sustainable transport development opportunities as envisaged by SDG 11.2.

Speakers: For further information on speakers please see: http://unfccc.int/paris_agreement/items/10490.php
 
Monday,
13 Nov 2017
15:00—16:30
Meeting Room 3
Global Climate Action (GCA)
Ms. Barbara Black
globalclimateaction@unfccc.int
+49 228 8151104
Transforming markets for buildings to deliver against SDGs 11, 7 and 13: A high level dialogue.
Despite positive actions we need to scale up efforts for zero emission buildings to become the norm. This session showcases political commitments and positive examples of multi-stakeholder action, involving different parts of the building sector value chain.

Speakers: For further information on speakers please see: http://unfccc.int/paris_agreement/items/10490.php
 
Monday,
13 Nov 2017
15:00—18:00
South Africa Pavilion
Women Organizing for Change in Agriculture and Natural Resource Management (WOCAN)
Ms. Jeannette Gurung
jeannettegurung@wocan.org
+66 8 53591537
Interchurch Organization for Development Cooperation (ICCO)
Ms. Neera Van der Geest
geest@fairclimatefund.nl
+31 30 2348210
Solar Cookers International (SCI)
Ms. Julie Greene
julie@solarcookers.org
+1 916 4554499
Better Together – Joining women’s empowerment co-benefits with carbon emission credits & solar cooki
Announcement of the 1st available W+ Standard co-certified CERs from a Nepal biogas project. Reps of a large energy company, international NGO, climate fund and carbon standards will discuss making measurable change in women’s lives while contributing to climate goals and improving energy access.

Speakers: Jeannette Gurung, WOCAN/W+ Standard; Neera van der Geest, Managing Director FairClimate Fund; Julie Greene, Executive Director, Solar Cookers International; David Ungar, ACWA Power Raju Laudari, Ministry of Forest, Nepal
Event Flyer [1 Mb]
Monday,
13 Nov 2017
16:45—18:15
Meeting Room 4
International Tropical Timber Organization (ITTO)
Mr. Hwan-ok Ma
ma@itto.int
+81 45 2231110
Forestry and Forest Products Research Institute (FFPRI)
Mr. Yasumasa Hirata
climate@ffpri.affrc.go.jp
+81 29 8298327
Mangroves in the Tropics: Realizing their Potential for Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation
Mangroves are one of the most carbon rich ecosystems in the tropics but they are under threat. Climate action/REDD+ for mangroves is critical to improve the resilience of coastal communities while storing large amounts of carbon. Key mitigation & adaptation attributes of mangroves will be discussed.

Speakers: Prof D. Murdiyarso (CIFOR), Dr N. Masripatin (DG of CC, MoEF, Indonesia), Dr Y Hirata (FFPRI, Japan), Ms C. B. Ndjebet, (REFACOF, Cameroon), Mr S. Lagataki (PS, MoFF of Fiji), Mr T. Morita (JICA, Japan) and Dr G. Dieterle (ED of ITTO)
Side Event Flyer [208 kb]
Bali Action for Mangroves [932 kb]
Monday,
13 Nov 2017
16:45—18:15
Meeting Room 12
International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED)
Ms. Anne Schulthess
anne.schulthess@iied.org
+44 20 34637399
Both ENDS Foundation (Both ENDS)
Mr. Huub Kistermann
info@bothends.org
+31 20 5306600
Delivering Money Where It Matters:effective climate action through predictable local climate finance
With knowledge from the ground, subnational actors can direct climate finance to build resilience of local communities to climate change & deliver climate solutions. The event will examine innovations driving climate action & explore opportunities to deliver sustainable & predictable climate finance

Speakers: Sub-national government and municipality representatives from developed and developing countries (including Governor Jerry Brown, State of California); Mr. Gebru Jember Endalew, Chair of the LDC Group; representatives from the private sector, civil society, multilateral funds and development banks.
Devolved climate finance flyer [1 Mb]
Going local: fast tracking climate finance to the most vulnerable [661 kb]
Monday,
13 Nov 2017
16:45—18:15
Meeting Room 7
Women in Europe for a Common Future (WECF)
Ms. Anne Barre
anne.barre@wecf.org
+49 89 232393818
All India Women's Conference (AIWC)
Ms. Kalyani Raj
secretarygeneral@aiwc.org.in
+91 11 9810053728
Federation of American Women's Clubs Overseas, Inc. (FAWCO)
Ms. Laurie Richardson
unliaison@fawco.org
+43 676 9724939
Gender and climate change: showcasing gender-responsive and climate resilient initiatives
Climate change impacts women in a disproportionate manner, but their priorities and contributions are often ignored in climate policies. The event will showcase and reward gender just climate actions, that can be up-scaled and transferred in order to advocate for gender-responsive climate solutions.

Speakers: Sascha Gabizon and Anne Barre, WECF ; Bridget Burns, WEDO ; Priscilla Achakpa, WEP; Kalyani Raj, AIWC; Lakshmi Puri, UN Women ; Michèle Sabban
WGC Solutions Publication COP23 [2 Mb]
Monday,
13 Nov 2017
16:45—18:15
Meeting Room 9
Institute for Climate and Sustainable Cities * (ICSC)
Mr. Angelo Kairos Dela Cruz
kairos@icsc.ngo
+63 2 7091258
Bangladesh Centre for Advanced Studies (BCAS)
Mr. MD GOLAM RABBANI
golam.rabbani72@gmail.com
+880 2 9851237
Philippines
Ms. Sandee Recabar
iod.ccc.cco@gmail.com
+63 2 9258954
Innovative climate finance strategies and instruments by and for climate-vulnerable countries
The event will preview innovative climate finance proposals such as the Sustainable Insurance Facility of Vulnerable 20 Group of Finance Ministers and the financing program behind the 4.4 million residential rooftop installations in Bangladesh. It will feature insights from V20 country experts.

Speakers: Senator, Philippines H.E. Kare Chawicha Debessa Minister of Environment, Forest, and Climate Change, Ethiopia Dr. Saleemul Huq, ICCCAD Ms. Sara Jane Ahmed, ICSC/CSN Dr. Ainun Nishat, C3ER Co-Chairs: Renator Redentor Constantino, ICSC Dr. Atiq Rahman, BCAS
 
Monday,
13 Nov 2017
16:45—18:15
Meeting Room 5
FAO/UNDP/UNEP UN-REDD Programme (UN-REDD)
Mr. Florian Eisele
florian.eisele@unep.org
+35 691 588863
Scaling implementation to access Results Based Payments
How can REDD+ and similar initiatives scale up implementation for accessing RBP? Event will highlight finance streams - spanning from bilateral and multilateral support to the private sector. Emphasis will be on enabling countries to learn from their initial experiences with accessing this support.

Speakers: H.E. Anne Désirée Ouloto, Cote d’Ivoire H.E. Tarsicio Granizo, Ecuador H.E. Edgar Gutierrez, Costa Rica Nguyen Thi Thu Thuy, Viet Nam REDD+ Office Howard Bamsey, Green Climate Fund Per Pharo, NICFI Grace Balawag, Tebtebba Maria Helena Semedo, FAO Karin Kemper, World Bank
Agenda [1 Mb]
Monday,
13 Nov 2017
16:45—18:15
Meeting Room 2
Global Climate Action (GCA)
Ms. Barbara Black
globalclimateaction@unfccc.int
+49 228 8151104
Monitoring financial markets on the Paris Agreement & addressing climate-related risks
How financial policy-makers/supervisors can address the financial risks related to climate change/energy transition. How supervisors monitor the alignment of financial markets with 2°C pathways, engage with regulated entities & update financial regulation to support the recommendations of the TCFD.

Speakers: For further information on speakers please see: http://unfccc.int/paris_agreement/items/10490.php
 
Monday,
13 Nov 2017
16:45—18:15
Meeting Room 6
Global Climate Action (GCA)
Ms. Barbara Black
globalclimateaction@unfccc.int
+49 228 8151104
Accessing and managing climate change finance: Experiences from the Pacific and Asia Region
The event focusses on national climate change finance assessments and the experiences and lessons learned from the Asia Pacific region. It will share experiences, foster information exchange, build awareness and create opportunities for knowledge-sharing.

Speakers: For further information on speakers please see: http://unfccc.int/paris_agreement/items/10490.php
 
Monday,
13 Nov 2017
16:45—18:15
Meeting Room 1
Global Climate Action (GCA)
Ms. Barbara Black
globalclimateaction@unfccc.int
+49 228 8151104
SDG 11: Catalyzing local climate action in waste management
A high-level debate on: How more action in climate-friendly waste systems for cities can be catalysed globally and locally to meet SDG11 and the Paris Agreement; which framework conditions and collaboration between local and national level are important; and what could be CCAC’s role?

Speakers: For further information on speakers please see: http://unfccc.int/paris_agreement/items/10490.php
 
Monday,
13 Nov 2017
16:45—18:15
Meeting Room 3
Global Climate Action (GCA)
Ms. Barbara Black
globalclimateaction@unfccc.int
+49 228 8151104
SDG 11: Implementing the Paris Agreement: The role of regions/cities in resilience and adaptation
Presentation of challenges and solutions for regions and cities in the implementation of SDG 11.b. Discussion on how they can become more resilient facing the increasing impacts of climate change, what opportunities regions and cities have to integrate disaster risk, climate change, and resilience.

Speakers: For further information on speakers please see: http://unfccc.int/paris_agreement/items/10490.php
 
Monday,
13 Nov 2017
17:00—18:15
Indigenous Peoples' Pavilion
Instituto Ethos de Empresas e Responsabilidade Social (Ethos)
Sra. Flavia Resende
fresende@ethos.org.br
+55 11 38972412
Fundação Getúlio Vargas (FGV)
Ms. Mariana Nicolletti
george.magalhaes@fgv.br
+55 11 37994194
Trustees of Tufts College
Ms. Jill Parlee
jill.parlee@tufts.edu
+1 617 6273645
The role of carbon pricing mechanisms in achieving the Brazilian NDC – a view of multistakeholders
Discuss the challenges of the Brazilian NDC, focusing on the implementation of carbon pricing mechanisms in the economy. 101 countries, at least, indicate the interest in using economic instruments for achieving their respective targets. It will be hosted by the Business Initiative on Climate (IEC).

Speakers: Marina Grossi: President of the Brazilian Business Council for Sustainable Development (CEBDS) TBC: Ministry of Environment, Climate Change Department TBC: Ministry of Finance, Environment and Climate Change Coordination Marina Mattar, Co-Chair of WG on Mobilizing Business at CPLC
 
Monday,
13 Nov 2017
18:30—19:45
Indigenous Peoples' Pavilion
Global Peace Initiative of Women (GPIW)
Ms. Marianne Marstrand
marstrandm@gpiw.org
+1 917 4129587
Dharma Drum Mountain Buddhist Association (DDMBA)
Ms. Tan Yee Wong
cjis@ddmba.org
+1 914 3309842
Shinji Shumeikai (Shumei)
Ms. Brianne Chai-Onn
bchaionn@yahoo.com
+1 917 2576662
Reclaiming the Sacred –Mobilizing Faith Communities to Address Climate Change
Momentum is building in religious communities to take major steps to address climate change. A change in consciousness is needed to shift the way we look at & interact with the natural world -- to care for and respect, and see the sacred in the natural forces, the forests, the rivers and oceans.

Speakers: Ven. Dr. Phra Brahmapundit,Pres.Intl Council Day of Vesak, Thailand Tiokasin Ghosthorse, Lakota Leader, USA Hanne M. Strong, Environmental leader,USA Chief Tamale Bwoya,Indigenous leader,Uganda Ven. Chang Ji, DDMBA,Climate Activist,Canada Zarko Andricevic, Chan teacher, Croatia
Side Event - Reclaiming Sacred. Report [148 kb]
List of Speakers [334 kb]
Press Release - GPIW [28 kb]
Monday,
13 Nov 2017
18:30—20:00
Meeting Room 9
Global Environment Facility (GEF)
Ms. Monica Fernandes
mfernandes@thegef.org
+1 703 3047264
Early lessons from GEF Integrated Approach Pilots: Increasing Impact in GEF-7.
This event presents progress made under the GEF-6 Integrated Approach Pilots (IAPs) on Sustainable Cities, Taking Deforestation out of Commodity Supply Chains, and Fostering Sustainability and Resilience for Food Security in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Speakers: GEF CEO and Senior Staff
 
Monday,
13 Nov 2017
18:30—20:00
Meeting Room 8
Finland
Ms. Katariina Kovalainen
katariina.kovalainen@ym.fi
+358 50 4534409
Climate Parliament
Mr. Sanjay Kumar
sanjay@climateparl.net
+9 1 9650589777
Denmark
Ms. Anette Ejersted
aneej@efkm.dk
+45 21 21726282
University of Eastern Finland (UEF)
Mr. Harro van Asselt
harro.vanasselt@uef.fi
+44 1865 426316
Implementing Paris and the SDGs through Fuel Subsidy Reform and Taxation: Country Best Practice
Practical country and international efforts to remove fossil fuel subsidies and invest in renewables, public transport and energy efficiency. Phasing out USD 500 billion subsidies and introduction of fuel taxation has emissions reduction potential of 23% and liberates finance for sustainable energy.

Speakers: Panelists include Ministers and high-level speakers from the Friends of Fossil Fuel Subsidy Reform group and key countries and civil society. Translation into French will be provided. The side event will be followed by a reception.
 
Monday,
13 Nov 2017
18:30—20:00
Meeting Room 7
Deutsche Gesellschaft fuer Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)
Ms. Lea Thin
lea.thin@giz.de
+49 228 44601543
Climate Policy Initiative, Inc (CPI)
Ms. Kaye Bettney
kaye.bettney@cpiclimatefinance.org
+44 203 4570754
Observatoire du Sahara et du Sahel (OSS)
Ms. Sonia Abassi
boc@oss.org.tn
+216 71 206633
Policy and finance to achieve transformation
Developing ambitious policies and mobilizing financing are needed to achieve the transformation towards low carbon and climate resilient development pathways. This side event will discuss emerging solutions on how to get finance to flow for the next wave of investment addressing climate change.

Speakers: Ayaan Adam, Green Climate Fund Juliana Santiago, Amazon Fund, BNDES Dr. Jorge Wolpert Kuri, CONAVI Hon. Amedi Camara, Minister of Environment, Mauritania Dr. Abdoulaye DIA, Executive Secretary, PAGGW Jay Koh, The Lightsmith Group
Flyer French [675 kb]
Flyer English [503 kb]
Monday,
13 Nov 2017
18:30—20:00
Meeting Room 10
United States of America
Mr. Chris Allison
climatecomms@state.gov
+1 202 6474688
Midwest Research Institute/National Renewable Energy Laboratory (MRI/NREL)
Mr. Ron Benioff
ron.benioff@nrel.gov
+1 303 9083849
The Role of Cleaner and More Efficient Fossil Fuels and Nuclear Power in Climate Mitigation
It is undeniable that fossil fuels will be used for the foreseeable future, and it is in everyone’s interest that they be efficient and clean. This panel will explore how the U.S. will be a leader in cutting carbon emissions through cleaner, more efficient fossil fuels and other energy sources.

Speakers: U.S. and other policymakers, business leaders and stakeholders focused on innovation, technology and market transformation
 
Monday,
13 Nov 2017
18:30—20:00
Meeting Room 4
Bolivia (Plurinational State of)
Mr. Ivan Zambrana
ivan.zambrana@madretierra.gob.bo
+59 1 71227838
Network Peace Integration and Development (PAZINDE)
Ms. Lorena Terrazas
lorena.terrazas@gmail.com
+0 591 70139446
A Sustainable and Just alternative to REDD+: The Bolivian Joint Mitigation and Adaptation Mechanism
As a key component of its NDC, Bolivia has developed a mechanism for the integral and sustainable managment of forests without the pitfalls and limitations of REDD+ by investing in systems of life as a source of resilience and reconnecting people to their forests without commodifying them.

Speakers: Ivan Zambrana, MA, is the Executive Director of the Bolivian Plurinational Authority of Mother Earth and co-author of the Law of Mother Earth rights. He has a Master degree in Conservation Biology and a Deep understanding of socio-ecological systems and political ecology in te contexts of Vivir Bien
 
Monday,
13 Nov 2017
18:30—20:00
Meeting Room 12
United Nations (UN)
Mr. Ricci Symons
r.symons@ifad.org
+39 6 54592641
Climate finance for climate smart land use: Delivering the Paris Agreement
This roundtable will highlight the main challenges to channel quicker, better and smarter climate finance on land use to achieve food security and nutrition.

Speakers: Minister from Mali, German government rep, civil society representative, GCF rep, UN rep, and possibility of two others from other development institutions
 
Monday,
13 Nov 2017
18:30—20:00
Meeting Room 6
COP Presidency (COP)
Ms. Jutta Rating
jrating@unfccc.int
+49 228 8151532
COP Presidency Event: 2050 Pathways to prosperity and a safe climate
This event will serve as a stock take of initiatives undertaken by countries on long-term strategies, particularly in the context of the 2050 Pathways Platform. The Platform will announce its Pacific 2050 Pathways Package aimed at supporting SIDS in their long-term strategies. More info.

Speakers: The event will bring together high-level representatives from national and local governments, international organizations, the private sector and civil society
Concept note and provisional agenda [244 kb]
Tuesday,
14 Nov 2017
09:00—18:00
Lau Group
African Centre for Technology Studies (ACTS)
Mr. Joanes Atela
j.atela@acts-net.org
+1 2 3
ACTS TBC
ACTS TBC

Speakers: ACTS TBC
 
Tuesday,
14 Nov 2017
09:00—18:00
Yasawa Group
Uganda
Mr. Bob NATIFU
bob.natifu@gmail.com
+256 0 710666778
UGANDA TBA
TBA

Speakers: TBA
 
Tuesday,
14 Nov 2017
09:00—18:00
Rotuma Island
Multicon solar Group (MSG)
Mr. Bernhard Bauersachs
bauersachs@multiconsolar.de
+1 2 3
Multicon TBC
TBC

Speakers: TBC
 
Tuesday,
14 Nov 2017
10:00—11:15
Meeting Room 10
United Nations (UN)
Ms. Cassandra Pillay
c.pillay@unido.org
+43 660 6608380924
Innovation and Entrepreneurship for Transformative Climate Solutions
The Paris Agreement recognizes that innovation is critical for an effective long-term response to climate change. The side event will showcase different experiences in leveraging the power of innovation to enhance livelihoods and improve resilience to climate change.

Speakers: Diverse range of stakeholders that operate in the innovation ecosystem space will provide their expertise and perspectives, including government representatives, investors, entrepreneurs. Organizers will ensure diversity of speakers, including gender balance and regional representation.
 
Tuesday,
14 Nov 2017
10:00—13:00
South Africa Pavilion
Carbon Market Watch - Centre of Development & Environment (Carbon Market Watch)
Ms. Kelsey Perlman
kelsey.perlman@carbonmarketwatch.org
+32 484 691477
Seas at Risk (SAR)
Mr. John Maggs
jmaggs@seas-at-risk.org
+44 1736 810741
Ships, planes and Paris: international transport and achieving 1.5.
Based on projections international aviation and shipping are expected to emit as much as the EU in 2050, which would make the 1.5 - 2C target unattainable. How can the Paris Agreement encourage more ambition in the sectors?

Speakers: John Kornerup Bang, AP Moller-Maersk Patric Pütz, Deutsche Post DHL Group Carlo Raucci, University College of London Kelsey Perlman, Carbon Market Watch Moderator: Jason Anderson, ClimateWorks Foundation
 
Tuesday,
14 Nov 2017
11:00—12:15
Indigenous Peoples' Pavilion
BirdLife International (BL)
Mr. Edward Perry
edward.perry@birdlife.org
+33 6 14090340
Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (UNEP/CMS)
Mr. Marco Barbieri
marco.barbieri@cms.int
+49 228 8152498
Nature and Biodiversity Conservation Union (NABU)
Mr. Sebastian Scholz
sebastian.scholz@nabu.de
+49 30 2849841617
Organisation pour le Respect de l'Environnement dans l'Entreprise* (OREE)
Mme Nathalie Boyer
boyer@oree.org
+33 1 48243137
Promoting renewable energy deployment in harmony with nature
Achieving the Paris goals requires a rapid transition to renewable energies. If poorly planned, this could negatively impact nature, compromising efforts to achieve other SDGs. The CMS Energy Task Force will explore risks associated with renewables and share best practices for managing these.

Speakers: Members and observers of the Energy Task Force, including representatives from CMS, Government, Private Sector and Civil Society
Energy Information Resources [790 kb]
Guidelines_Bats and Wind Farms [1 Mb]
Guidelines_Powerlines and Migratory Species [3 Mb]
Renewable Energy and Migratory Species Guidelines [1 Mb]
Reconciling Renewable Energy and Biodiversity [13 kb]
Side Event Flyer [237 kb]
Tuesday,
14 Nov 2017
11:00—12:30
Media Events Room
Foundation for Strategic Environmental Research (MISTRA)
Mr. Owen Gaffney
owen.gaffney@su.se
+752 13237 734604833
Uppsala University
Mr. Isak Stoddard
isak.stoddard@cemus.uu.se
+46 18 4712708
2020: The necessary, desirable and achievable turning point to safeguard our climate
Expect to be challenged to act. Expect to be inspired. Expect to leave on a mission. If global CO2 emissions continue to rise beyond 2020, or even remain level, the temperature commitments set in Paris and the Sustainable Development Goals agreed in 2015 become unattainable.

Speakers: MaryRobinson- president Mary Robinson Foundation for Climate Justice; C Figueres-Mission 2020; J Rockström-Director Stockholm Resilience Centre; K Anderson-Uppsala University, Chair of Energy and Climate Change Tyndall Centre; HJ Schellnhuber-Director of Potsdam Institute for Climate ImpactResearch
 
Tuesday,
14 Nov 2017
11:30—12:30
Meeting Room 1
Global Climate Action (GCA)
Ms. Barbara Black
globalclimateaction@unfccc.int
+49 228 8151104
SDG 2: Opening of the high-level roundtables on climate action for zero hunger
The High Level Opening Plenary focuses on challenges and opportunities to eradicate hunger and malnutrition and combat climate change. The Opening consists of key note speeches and a presentation by an ESA astronaut on the fragility of the Earth in the face of food insecurity and climate change.

Speakers: For further information on speakers please see: http://unfccc.int/paris_agreement/items/10490.php
 
Tuesday,
14 Nov 2017
11:30—13:00
Meeting Room 7
Renewable Energy Policy Network (REN21)
Ms. Laura Williamson
laura.williamson@ren21.net
+33 1 44375099
Renewables Grid Initiative e.V.* (RGI)
Ms. Matilde Doni
matilde@renewables-grid.eu
+49 30 7677194531
TheCompensators
Ms. Antonella Battaglini
antonella@renewables-grid.eu
+49 30 767719451
World Future Council (WFC)
Ms. Anna Leidreiter
Anna.Leidreiter@worldfuturecouncil.org
+49 178 6887505
Renewable energy solutions to meet the 1.5C target
Scaling-up renewable energy is essential for implementing the Paris Agreement and reaching the SDGs. The event will unveil current trends and developments, discuss system security and economic integration of high shares of RE into the grid and address the social dimension of the energy transition.

Speakers: David Alvira Baeza, Red Eléctrica de España (REE) Antonella Battaglini, Renewables Grid Initiative (RGI)Anna Leidreiter, World Future Council (WFC)Sixbert Mwanga, CAN TanzaniaAlistair Whitby, WFC,Laura Williamson, Renewable Energy Policy Network for the 21st Century (REN21)Arthouros Zervos, REN21
RE and Meeting the 1.5C Target [1 Mb]
REs and Grid Integration [1 Mb]
Tuesday,
14 Nov 2017
11:30—13:00
Meeting Room 12
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
Implementing and Linking Carbon Pricing Instruments: Theory and Practice
We will consider how mitigation ambition might be increased by international linkage of climate-change policies – including heterogeneous policies characteristic of the Paris-Agreement regime. We also consider how Article 6, as elaborated, might facilitate such linkage.

Speakers: Andrei Marcu, ICTSD; Michael Mehling, MIT; Gilbert Metcalf, Tufts University; Simone Mori, Enel Group; Robert Stavins, Harvard Kennedy School; government representatives from Colombia and Italy
Heterogeneous linkage discussion paper [887 kb]
Marcu Env Integrity Art 6.2 [137 kb]
Marcu 6.2 scope [161 kb]
Marcu Corresp Adjust Art 6 [143 kb]
Marcu Art 6 Issues-Options [228 kb]
Mehling et al. Hetero Linkage summary [241 kb]
Metcalf-Mehling presentation [516 kb]
Tuesday,
14 Nov 2017
11:30—13:00
Meeting Room 4
GenderCC - women for climate justice e.V. (GenderCC)
Ms. Gotelind Alber
g.alber@gendercc.net
+49 30 21980088
LIFE e.V.
Ms. Nanna Birk
birk@life-online.de
+49 30 30879845
Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung - Gesellschaftsanalye und politische Bildung e.V. (RLS)
Mr. Till Bender
Till.Bender@rosalux.org
+49 30 44310523
The contribution of local climate justice struggles to a gender-just implementation of the UNFCCC
Female activists present local perspectives on smart agriculture and climate finance instruments. This is linked to current negotiations on loss and damage. It will also be discussed how local gender-just solutions can be supported by international climate politics and how to hinder false solutions.

Speakers: NNdivile Mokoena - GenderCC Southern Africa, South Africa; Dinda Nuur Annisaa Yura - Solidaritas Perempuan, Indonesia; Edna Kaptoyo – Indigenous Information Network, Kenya; Sabine Minninger - Brot für die Welt, Germany Moderation: Nadja Charaby - Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung
Programme [316 kb]
Tuesday,
14 Nov 2017
11:30—13:00
Meeting Room 9
Secretariat of the Union for the Mediterranean (UfMS)
Ms. Cristina Moral
climate@ufmsecretariat.org
+34 93 5214171
Observatoire méditerranéen de l'énergie (OME)
Mme Houda Allal
houda.allal@ome.org
+33 6 18512235
Climate Finance and Energy Transition in the Mediterranean region
The UfM Climate Finance Study will provide an overview of the funding flows related to climate finance in the Mediterranean region. It could contribute to the UNFCCC biennial world report. Also critical issues of energy transition in the region and the place of climate finance will be discussed.

Speakers: Mr. Fathallah Sijilmassi, Union for the Mediterranean Secretary General; Mr. Jihad Alsawair, Ministry of Environment-Jordan; Ms. Yvon Slingenberg, DG Clima, European Commission; Ms. Bernarditas Muller, UNFCCC Standing Committee on Finance; Mr. Bruno Lescoeur, OME Chairman; Partner of Climatekos.
Agenda [617 kb]
Tuesday,
14 Nov 2017
11:30—13:00
Meeting Room 6
Global Climate Action (GCA)
Ms. Barbara Black
globalclimateaction@unfccc.int
+49 228 8151104
Why climate resilience matters for people in SIDS and other vulnerable countries
The event brings together high-level representatives from governments, private sector, international organizations and civil society to discuss successes in increasing climate resilience of countries and people most vulnerable to climate change focusing on SIDS across and within sectors.

Speakers: For further information on speakers please see: http://unfccc.int/paris_agreement/items/10490.php
 
Tuesday,
14 Nov 2017
11:30—13:00
Meeting Room 2
Secretariat of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)
Ms. Fleur Newman
fnewman@unfccc.int
+49 228 8151817
The economic case for gender-responsive climate action
Achieving gender equality and empowering women and girls in climate change policy and action is not only the fair thing to do, it also makes economic sense. Unleashing the potential of all citizens to address climate change creates opportunities to raise ambition in national climate action.
 
Tuesday,
14 Nov 2017
12:00—13:30
Cities and Regions (ICLEI) Pavilion
United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG)
Ms. Natalène Poisson
policy@uclg.org
+34 6 73856477
Conseil des Communes et Régions d'Europe (CCRE / CEMR)
Ms. Eva Banos de Guisasola
eva.banosdeguisasola@ccre-cemr.org
+32 2 2138699
GTF: Local and Regional Governments at the heart of new Partnerships for Global Goals achievement
The achievement of the SDGs and all Global Agendas require full ownership at local level. Local and regional governments, GTF networks and partners will share innovative implementation strategies, focusing on partnerships and decentralised cooperation, to reach all, stakeholders and inhabitants.

Speakers: The Global Taskforce is a coordination and consultation mechanism that brings together the major international networks of local and subnational governments and their partners. Will be invited: -GTF representatives -International and regional Partners -Global Covenant for Sub Saharan Africa rep.
 
Tuesday,
14 Nov 2017
12:30—13:45
Indigenous Peoples' Pavilion
New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO)
Mr. Masanori Kobayashi
kobayashimsn@nedo.go.jp
+81 44 5205185
Columbia University
Mr. David Sandalow
dsandalow@columbia.edu
+1 202 2854775
Monash University
Mr. Tony Fullelove
Tony.Fullelove@monash.edu
+61 0 439754024
Special Event for the Innovation for Cool Earth Forum(ICEF)Driving Innovation for Net-Zero Emissions
We share and discuss how technology innovation can contribute greater achievement of the Paris Agreement. We also reveal 2 roadmaps on "CO2 utilization(ver2.0)" and "Energy Storage" from Innovation Cool Earth Forum(ICEF)2017, which bring transformative use of energy and CO2 emission reduction

Speakers: David Sandalow(Inaugural Fellow, Columbia University), Eija-Riitta Korhola(Adviser in the EU affairs), Tony Fullelove(Program Director, Monash University), Georg Erdmann (Professor, Berlin University of Technology), Dolf Gielen( Director, IRENA innovation and Technology Centre), and etc(tbd)
ICEF_Event_Poster [1 Mb]
Program [91 kb]
Introduction of ICEF [1 Mb]
ICEF2017_Statement [350 kb]
Tuesday,
14 Nov 2017
12:30—14:00
Meeting Room 1
Global Climate Action (GCA)
Ms. Barbara Black
globalclimateaction@unfccc.int
+49 228 8151104
SDG 2: Addressing cimate change for a world free of hunger, malnutrition and poverty
The roundtable examines threats posed by climate change to achieving food security and nutrition, with an emphasis on ensuring that the rural and urban poor are not left behind. Scenarios and examples of climate-related initiatives targeted to vulnerable populations will be presented and discussed.

Speakers: For further information on speakers please see: http://unfccc.int/paris_agreement/items/10490.php
 
Tuesday,
14 Nov 2017
12:30—14:00
Meeting Room 3
Global Climate Action (GCA)
Ms. Barbara Black
globalclimateaction@unfccc.int
+49 228 8151104
SDG 2: Food security and nutrition in Small Island Developing States in a changing climate
This roundtable explores opportunities to address the special climate change-related challenges of food insecurity and malnutrition that SIDS experience, with a specific focus on fisheries. The Global Action Program for SIDS, an outcome of the SAMOA Pathway, will provide a touchstone for discussion.

Speakers: For further information on speakers please see: http://unfccc.int/paris_agreement/items/10490.php
 
Tuesday,
14 Nov 2017
13:15—14:45
Meeting Room 7
German Advisory Council on Global Change (WBGU)
Ms. Astrid Schulz
aschulz@wbgu.de
+49 30 26394817
Asian Development Bank (ADB)
Ms. Amelita de Dios
adedios@adb.org
+63 2 6324444
The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI)
Mr. Manish Shrivastava
mshrivas@teri.res.in
+91 11 24682100
Climate, Carbon and Cities : Assessing Risk, Transforming Sectors, Building the Future
This event, organized by ADB, TERI, and WBGU, explores recent studies on climate impacts in Asia-Pacific, on urban transformations, and on decarbonization in India. We offer insights on how to contribute to the transformation to a low-emissions, resilient and inclusive future.

Speakers: Bambang Susantono, Vice-President, ADB; A. K. Saxena, Senior Fellow & Director, TERI; Dirk Messner, Chair, WBGU and John Schellnhuber, WBGU and Director, PIK.
Side Event Flyer [419 kb]
ADB Presentation [3 Mb]
TERI presentation [915 kb]
WBGU Messner presentation [2 Mb]
WBGU Schellnhuber presentation [3 Mb]
Tuesday,
14 Nov 2017
13:15—14:45
Meeting Room 9
Kenya
Mr. Charles Mutai
drcmutai@gmail.com
+254 722 856452
climatepolicy.net e.V.
Mr. Markus Hagemann
m.hagemann@newclimate.org
+49 176 61245016
Energy Research Centre of the Netherlands (ECN)
Mr. Matthew Halstead
halstead@ecn.nl
+31 88 5154798
Leadership for Environment and Development International (LEAD International)
Ms. Jebi Rahman
jebirahman@gmail.com
+44 7930 527767
Strategies to accelerate private sector investment for NDC implementation
LEDS GP, GIZ SPA, UNDP, the NDC Partnership, and partner countries will share experiences on potential strategies to spur private investment in low-carbon climate resilient opportunities. Lessons will be shared on policies, instruments and tools to unlock investment for NDC implementation.

Speakers: Government of Kenya Government of Morocco Other Developing Country Governments (TBD) Private sector representatives (TBD) Representatives from LEDS GP, GIZ, UNDP, and the NDC Partnership
Scaling Up Private Investment and Strengthening Sector Measures for NDC Implementation [70 kb]
Supporting material - Vietnam's mapping private climate finance [498 kb]
LEDS GP factsheet [951 kb]
NDC Update Report [1 Mb]
LEDS GP Finance Guide [1002 kb]
Tuesday,
14 Nov 2017
13:15—14:45
Meeting Room 12
Secretariat of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)
Ms. Katia Simeonova
ksimeonova@unfccc.int
+49 228 8151411
Nomination of Fabius as UN Patron and presentation of 2017 Emissions Gap Report
The report, one of UNEP’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. It is a yearly assessment of national pledges, which this year takes form of 'Nation
Programme of Side Event [149 kb]
Flyer [400 kb]
Tuesday,
14 Nov 2017
13:15—14:45
Meeting Room 8
COP Presidency (COP)
Ms. Jutta Rating
jrating@unfccc.int
+49 228 8151532
COP Presidency Event: Towards a resilient future: Frontiers of risk sharing
This event will showcase frontiers of climate risk management, including innovative solutions on how visionary cooperation across sectors and schemes will pave a path towards a resilient future. The event will launch the new initiative “InsuResilience Global Partnership.

Speakers: The event will bring together high-level representatives from national and local governments, international organizations, high-level members of the insurance sector and civil society
Concept note and provisional agenda [400 kb]
Tuesday,
14 Nov 2017
13:15—16:30
Meeting Room 6
Global Climate Action (GCA)
Ms. Barbara Black
globalclimateaction@unfccc.int
+49 228 8151104
Moving forward together:business and government collaboration to address the climate challenge
A representative group of CEOs and government ministers will discuss the enabling policy frameworks for innovation and the types of innovation required to meet the objectives of the Paris Agreement. The session will close by shining a spotlight on COP 24.

Speakers: Speakers: For further information on speakers please see: http://unfccc.int/paris_agreement/items/10490.php
 
Tuesday,
14 Nov 2017
14:15—15:45
Meeting Room 1
Global Climate Action (GCA)
Ms. Barbara Black
globalclimateaction@unfccc.int
+49 228 8151104
SDG 2: Integrated landscapes for improved food security and nutrition
The roundtable explores challenges and opportunities in the forest and agricultural sectors. It identifies support needed to allow small-scale foresters, indigenous peoples and pastoralists to build sustainable coping strategies, and explores the role of investors and the private sector therein.

Speakers: For further information on speakers please see: http://unfccc.int/paris_agreement/items/10490.php
 
Tuesday,
14 Nov 2017
14:15—15:45
Meeting Room 3
Global Climate Action (GCA)
Ms. Barbara Black
globalclimateaction@unfccc.int
+49 228 8151104
SDG 2: Climate resilient and low-emission food systems
This roundtable brings together the agriculture, food, energy, transport and climate communities to identify what actions are needed to deliver climate-resilient food systems and low carbon rural transport networks as part of wider rural transformations to achieve SDG2 and the Paris Agreement

Speakers: For further information on speakers please see: http://unfccc.int/paris_agreement/items/10490.php
 
Tuesday,
14 Nov 2017
15:00—16:30
Meeting Room 7
Germany
Ms. Steffi Richter
steffi.richter@bmub.bund.de
+49 30 183052362
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
Ms. Dominique Haleva
dominique.haleva@oecd.org
+33 1 45248283
Initiating a just transition to a low-carbon climate resilient future
This event will explore the climate and energy related implications of the German G20 presidency for national policies and infrastructure choices in the context of NDCs and long-term strategies. It will also highlight key results of the major OECD report “Investing in Climate, Investing in Growth”

Speakers: Barbara Hendricks, Environment Minister of Germany Sergio Bergman, Environment Minister of Argentina Masaharu Nakagawa, Environment Minister of Japan (tbc) Masamichi Kono, Deputy Secretary-General of OECD Sharan Burrow, General Secretary of ITUC Adnan Amin, Director-General of IRENA
OECD publications related to Cimate Change [184 kb]
Tuesday,
14 Nov 2017
15:00—16:30
Meeting Room 12
CDP Worldwide (CDP)
Ms. Jennie Gleed
jennie.gleed@cdp.net
+44 77 69254171
Association Climate-KIC
Ms. Andrea Karpati
andrea.karpati@climate-kic.org
+44 77 14051266
Business for Social Responsibility (BSR)
Ms. Samantha Harris
Sharris@bsr.org
+617 283 8854
Unstoppable and irreversible: innovation, non-state actors and the Paris Agreement
Innovation and leadership by non-state actors is critical for accelerating the pace and scale of the transition to a low carbon and resilient economy. This event features key initiatives that demonstrate progress since COP21 and demonstrate how to overcome barriers to action.

Speakers: Speakers: Keynote: Bertrand Piccard, Initiator and Chairman of the Solar Impulse Foundation. Moderators: Dr. Kirsten Dunlop, CEO, Climate-KIC, Paul Simpson, CEO, CDP. Panel will include Katherine Neebe, Director of Sustainability, Walmart, Ed Wells, Head of Policy, Global Markets, Infrastructure and
PowerPoint slides [630 kb]
Speakers and panellists [490 kb]
Tuesday,
14 Nov 2017
15:00—16:30
Meeting Room 9
Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP)
Ms. Nanette Woonton
nanettew@sprep.org
+68 5 21929
Tuvalu
Ms. Pepetua Election Latasi
pepetua@gmail.com
+688 20 20517
Vanuatu
Mr. Jesse Benjamin
jbenjamin@vanuatu.gov.vu
+678 0 7113959
Pacific Islands Climate Action and Finance: Successes, Challenges and lessons Learnt
Developing effective national mechanisms for climate finance is complex. The Pacific will share lessons about planning, access, delivery and monitoring of climate finance for climate action. Learn from Pacific experience, progress & explore opportunities for new partnerships.

Speakers: The side event will feature a high level panel of speakers providing a wide range of Pacific perspectives.
 
Tuesday,
14 Nov 2017
15:00—16:30
Meeting Room 4
Boticário Group Foundation for Nature Protection
Ms. Juliana Ribeiro
ribeiroj@grupoboticario.com.br
+55 41 999146046
Sociedade Pesquisa em Vida Salvagem e Educacao Ambiental (SPVS)
Mr. André Zecchin
azecchin@spvs.org.br
+55 41 988481007
University Luigi Bocconi, Institute of Energy and Environment Economics and Policy (IEFE)
Ms. Benedetta Lucchitta
benedetta.lucchitta@unibocconi.it
+39 348 1218652
Can Nature be a Solution for climate change adaptation and to increase resilience?
This side event aims to discuss the role of ecosystem services on adaptation and response to climate change impacts and associated disaster risks, based on successful case studies of measures and policies implemented both in rural and urban areas in Brazil and Europe, from different views

Speakers: Boticario Group Found, Juliana Ribeiro Climate&Biodiv Analyst European Commission, Ugo Guarnacci Policy Officer, Sust Man. Natural Resources IEFE Bocconi Univ, Edoardo Croci Research Director SPVS André Zecchin, Climate Analyst World Bank Federica Ranghieri Env Specialist East Asian and Pacific
Description of the organizations [654 kb]
APAL/UNDP Tunisia presentation [1 Mb]
presentation Boticario Group Foundation [3 Mb]
SPVS SideEvent Presentation [3 Mb]
Tuesday,
14 Nov 2017
15:00—16:30
Meeting Room 2
Global Climate Action (GCA)
Ms. Barbara Black
globalclimateaction@unfccc.int
+49 228 8151104
Working with nature to build climate resilient and sustainable development
High level speakers from public and private actors will present and discuss with the audience success stories of nature-based solutions for disaster and climate risk reduction and adaptation at local and national levels across sectors for resilient and sustainable development.

Speakers: For further information on speakers please see: http://unfccc.int/paris_agreement/items/10490.php
 
Tuesday,
14 Nov 2017
16:00—16:30
Meeting Room 1
Global Climate Action (GCA)
Ms. Barbara Black
globalclimateaction@unfccc.int
+49 228 8151104
SDG 2: Closing of the high-level roundtables on climate action for zero hunger.
The closing session of the High Level Roundtables on Climate Action and SDG2 will summarize the outcomes of the four thematic roundtables and will determine follow up actions among the international community to eradicate hunger and extreme poverty by 2030.

Speakers: For further information on speakers please see: http://unfccc.int/paris_agreement/items/10490.php
 
Tuesday,
14 Nov 2017
16:45—18:15
Meeting Room 4
Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)
Ms. Catalina Aguiar
catalinaa@iadb.org
+1 202 6233997
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
Ms. Jennifer Perron
jperron@mit.edu
+1 617 7154578
Mexico
Mr. Juan Carlos Arredondo Brun
juan.arredondo@semarnat.gob.mx
+52 55 54902118
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Ms. Kate Chalmers-Deacon
kate.chalmers-deacon@beis.gov.uk
+44 3000 686185
“Latin America and the Caribbean: Mobilizing Investors for Implementation of the Paris Agreement”
LAC is at the forefront for efforts to move onto a sustainable development pathway consistent with the objectives of the Paris Agreement. The event will consider approaches towards mobilizing investment in sustainable infrastructure and landscapes for implementation of countries SDGs and NDCs.
 
Tuesday,
14 Nov 2017
16:45—18:15
Meeting Room 9
Commonwealth Secretariat (COMSEC)
Ms. Sharon Ngetich
s.ngetich@commonwealth.int
+44 20 77476353
Mauritius
Mr. Ashish Kumar Hoolass
ahoolass@govmu.org
+230 210 783
Accessing Climate Finance: The Commonwealth Support Mechanism to Developing Countries
This side-event will feature a high-level round table panel discussion, where participants will share experiences, challenges, and lessons learned about accessing climate finance as well as the successes resulting from support provided by the Commonwealth’s Climate Finance Access Hub.

Speakers: Secretary-General of the Commonwealth; Hon Marie Joseph Sinatambou, Minister, Mauritius; Andrea Faulkner, Assistant Secretary, Australia; Hon Ham Lini Vanuaroroa, Minister, Vanuautu; Pa Ousman Jarju, Director of Country Programming, Green Climate Fund; Fiji (TBC); Antigua and Barbuda (TBC)
Flyer - Commonwealth Secretariat/Government of Mauritius Side Event [300 kb]
Tuesday,
14 Nov 2017
16:45—18:15
Meeting Room 2
Georgetown University
Ms. Joanna Lewis
jil9@georgetown.edu
+202 687 7284
Center for Climate and Energy Solutions (C2ES)
Ms. Jennifer Huang
HuangJ@c2es.org
+1 703 5160638
Climate and Clean Energy Policy in the U.S.: State Leaders Speak Out
States have assumed the mantle of U.S. climate leadership. This session will feature remarks from two governors and a bipartisan panel of subnational leaders who will share their efforts to curb emissions. Topics include bipartisan regional collaboration and reducing transportation emissions.

Speakers: Gov. Kate Brown, OR; Gov. Jay Inslee, WA; Jared Snyder, Depty. Comm. for Climate Change, NY DEC; Katie Theoharides, Asst. Sec. of Climate Change, MA; Ben Grumbles, Environment Sec., MD; Taryn Finnessey, Sr. Climate Change Specialist, CO; Vicki Arroyo, Georgetown; and Elliot Diringer, C2ES.
Agenda [77 kb]
Tuesday,
14 Nov 2017
16:45—18:15
Meeting Room 8
Global Climate Action (GCA)
Ms. Barbara Black
globalclimateaction@unfccc.int
+49 228 8151104
Closing of Global Climate Action activities (Bonn Zone)
The closing celebrates the end of the high level global climate action activities in the Bonn Zone.
 
Tuesday,
14 Nov 2017
17:00—18:15
Indigenous Peoples' Pavilion
Institute for Agricultural and Forest Management and Certification (Imaflora)
Ms. Marina Piatto
marina@imaflora.org
+55 19 981770957
Rainforest Alliance (RA)
Mr. Martin Noponen
mnoponen@ra.org
+44 7769 181484
Sustainable Amazonas Foundation (FAS)
Ms. Gabriela Sampaio
gabriela.sampaio@fas-amazonas.org
+55 92 40098900
New developments to measure policy and private sector commitments to halt deforestation and emission
This side event aims to discuss policy impacts on land use and GHG emissions in Brazil that are being supported by powerful platforms, strategies for sustainable development in Amazon and a tool to measure progress in meeting private sector deforestation free commitments - Accountability Framework.

Speakers: Carlos Rittl/Climate Observatory, Tasso Azevedo/SEEG/MapBiomas, André Ferretti/Boticário Group Foundation, Ciniro Costa Jr/IMAFLORA, Virgilio Viana/FAS, André Guimarães/IPAM, Alfredo Sirkis/Brazilian Climate Change Forum, Rainforest Alliance, World Cocoa Foundation, Sustainable Trade Initiative.
 
Tuesday,
14 Nov 2017
18:00—20:00
Meeting Room 6
Solar Impulse Foundation (FSI)
Ms. Charlotte Campiche
charlotte.campiche@solarimpulse.com
+4 79 2974378
Official launch of the World Alliance for Efficient Solutions
Selecting #1000solutions that can protect the environment in a profitable way: Companies, startups and government representatives developing, financing or implementing sustainable technologies will discuss how to solve many of the challenges facing global society today

Speakers: Bertrand Picard, Explorer, Chairman of the Solar Impulse Foundation, H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco, Patricia Espinosa, Executive secretary, UNFCCC, Adnan Z. Amin, Director-General, IRENA Erik Solheim, Executive Director, UNEP, Anne Hidalgo, Mayor of Paris,
 
Tuesday,
14 Nov 2017
18:30—20:00
Meeting Room 2
Kyrgyzstan
Ms. Samantha Abear
samantha.abear@fao.org
+39 6 57055101
International Climbing and Mountaineering Federation (UIAA)
Ms. Gloria Scarano
gloria.scarano@theuiaa.org
+41 3014 4176683872
Implementing the 2030 Agenda & Paris Agreement in mountains: building a Framework for Action
Mountain Partnership members will explore common challenges and solutions for addressing climate change impacts in mountains, supporting concrete actions, putting in place long-lasting processes and establishing policies that strengthen the resilience of mountain peoples and environments.

Speakers: Andrew Taber, TMI; Djyparkul Bekkulova, Kyrgyzstan; Isauro Torres, Chile; Joop Spijker, UIAA; Grammenos Mastrojeni, Italy; Ang Tshering Sherpa, CAHC; Ümit Turhan, Turkey; Chencho Norbu, Bhutan
Agenda [2 Mb]
Tuesday,
14 Nov 2017
18:30—20:00
Meeting Room 9
Palau
Ms. Dena Seidel
dena.seidel@okeanos-foundation.org
+1 908 4216245
Overseas Environmental Cooperation Center, Japan (OECC)
Ms. Yuriko Koyanagi
koyanagi@oecc.or.jp
+81 3 54720144
Building upon traditional culture, Pacific Islands take the lead in Sustainable sea transportation
Republic of Palau, and Okeanos Foundation, join forces to develop Pacific region sustainable sea transportation network. Building upon traditional knowledge, Pacific islands embrace modernized sailing canoes using only native renewable energies and provide model for global coastal communities.

Speakers: President Tommy Remengesau, Palau Okeanos Chairman, Dieter Paulmann President PVS Nainoa Thompson EU Infrastructure and Natural Resources Jesus Lavina USP Vice Chancellor and President Rajesh Chandra Yoshioka Tatsuya Founder Eco-ship Mihai Tănăsescu, EIB Vice-President Peter Frølich, Chai
 
Tuesday,
14 Nov 2017
18:30—20:00
Meeting Room 8
Secretariat of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)
Ms. Dzenet Brimbal
dbrimbal@unfccc.int
+49 228 8151432
Momentum for Change Showcase Event
Winning climate solutions are celebrated at a special award ceremony. This year’s Showcase Event will recognize the 19 winners of the 2017 Momentum for Change Award that comprise of projects on sustainability, climate protection, environmental consciousness and social responsibility.

Speakers: Opening remarks: Nick Nuttall Welcoming remarks: Patricia Espinosa Speakers: Teresa Ribera, Akon Musical Performance: TBC
 
Tuesday,
14 Nov 2017
18:30—20:00
Meeting Room 7
United Nations (UN)
Mr. David Stevens
stevensd@un.org
+44 744 9440714
Building on the Sendai Framework in support of the Paris Agreement implementation and monitoring
The side event will focus on opportunities for coordination of the post-2015 development agendas identifying initiatives being carried to address Disaster Risk Reduction that could support the Paris Agreement such as the Sendai Framework Monitor, the Global Multi-Hazard Alert System-GMAS and others

Speakers: The side event will bring together a Panel of Speakers comprising leading experts (senior officials, practitioners, researchers) on specific initiatives in the area of DRR that could support the implementation and monitoring of the Paris Agreement. Presentations will be followed by open discussion.
Information Note UN DRR Side Event [117 kb]
Tuesday,
14 Nov 2017
18:30—20:00
Meeting Room 10
Green Climate Fund (GCF)
Ms. Andrea Iro
gcf.del@gcfund.org
+82 32 4586212
GCF and the Implementation of the Paris Agreement
The event will discuss the challenges and opportunities towards implementation for mitigation and adaptation, including towards the implementation of the Paris Agreement. The Fund will also convene relevant speakers to discuss strategic efforts at multiple levels to promote the paradigm shift towards low-emission and climate-resilient development pathways.

Speakers: GCF Executive Director, Cochairs of the Board, High level representatives of governments and accredited entities
 
Tuesday,
14 Nov 2017
18:30—20:00
Meeting Room 4
Poland
Mr. wojciech ponikiewski
wojciech.ponikiewski@msz.gov.pl
+48 22 5238595
Izodom 2000 Polska Sp z o.o. Ltd (Izodom)
Mr. Jakub Wojcik
jw@izodom.pl
+48 502 283309
Cost-efficient green technologies for everyone!
The aim is to explore possibilities of forging joint projects with other developed countries to be deployed in developing countries. By receiving feedback from different delegations and sectors we would like to learn which technologies could have the greatest potential for mitigation and adaptation.

Speakers: Polish government administration officials and representatives of Poland's companies developing green technologies.
Programme of the event [287 kb]
Wednesday,
15 Nov 2017
09:00—18:00
Lau Group
IPAM Amazonia (IPAM A)
Mr. Cristina Amorim
cristina.amorim@ipam.org.br
+1 2 3
IPAM Amazonia TBC
IPAM Amazonia

Speakers: IPAM Amazonia
 
Wednesday,
15 Nov 2017
09:00—18:00
Yasawa Group
Nuclear Information and Resource Service (NIRS)
Mr. Peer de Rijk
director@wiseinternational.org
+1 2 3
Nuclear Information and Resource Service TBC
Nuclear Information and Resource Service

Speakers: Nuclear Information and Resource Service
 
Wednesday,
15 Nov 2017
09:00—18:00
Rotuma Island
Reevaluation Foundation
Ms. Anne Helgedagsrud
helgedagsrud@gmail.com
+47 90 962061
TBC
TBC
 
Wednesday,
15 Nov 2017
10:00—11:15
Meeting Room 8
COP Presidency (COP)
Ms. Jutta Rating
jrating@unfccc.int
+49 228 8151532
COP Presidency event: UN Coherence: low-emission and climate resilient development at national level
This event will highlight the central role of climate action in the context of the 2030 Agenda and underline the need for the UN System to provide joint and coherent support to national efforts to implement the SDGs, NDCs, NAPs, and other interconnected multilateral commitments. More info.

Speakers: The event will bring together high-level representatives from governments, international organizations, civil society and the private sector.
Concept note and provisional agenda [241 kb]
Wednesday,
15 Nov 2017
11:30—13:00
Meeting Room 10
Institutional Investors Group on Climate Change Ltd. (IIGCC)
Ms. Rachel Ward
rward@iigcc.org
+44 207 520930
Carbon Tracker Initiative Limited
Mr. Iancu Daramus
idaramus@carbontracker.org
+44 7796 676143
Ceres, Inc.
Mr. Christopher Fox
fox@ceres.org
+1 617 6172470700
PRI Association (PRI)
Mr. Paul Chandler
paul.chandler@unpri.org
+44 20 37143180
UNEP - Finance Initiative (UNEP FI)
Mr. kai Remco Fischer
remco.fischer@unep.org
+41 22 9178685
Investor and Company Actions on Disclosure of Climate Risks and Opportunities
Showcasing how investors, the finance sector and companies are working with each other and Governments to ensure greater disclosure of climate-related financial information

Speakers: Sue Reid, Ceres; Stephanie Pfeifer; Paul Simpson, Michael Wilkins, Standard & Poor's and TCFD member Emma Herd,; James Bevan; Willemijn Verdegaal, MN; John Stouffer, NY State Comptroller’s Office; Val Smith, Citigroup; Mark Campanale, Carbon Tracker; Fiona Reynolds, PRI; Eric Usher, UNEP-FI
Event flyer [273 kb]
Wednesday,
15 Nov 2017
11:30—13:00
Meeting Room 7
Helvetas Swiss Intercooperation
Ms. Claudia Greco
ecc@helvetas.org
+41 3001 4131385106
Asociacion para la Naturaleza y Desarrollo Sostenible (ANDES)
Ms. Hélène Botreau
helena@andes.org.pe
+51 84 245021
International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements (IFOAM)
Mr. Gábor Figeczky
g.figeczky@ifoam.bio
+49 157 56925021
Collaborating to scale up sustainable food systems in a changing climate systems
Impacts of climate change are most acutely felt in agricultural and hydrological systems. Improved water productivity and agrobiodiversity are vital resources for food/nutrition security and for climate resilience. Actors within food systems have stakes to ensure food security in a changing climate

Speakers: Ms Rupa Mukerji, HELVETAS (moderator); Ms Arjumand Nizami, HELVETAS Pakistan; Private sector representative; Mr Andre Leu, IFOAM; Ms Renate Künast, Green Party Germany (tbc); Mr Martin Frick, FAO (tbc); Ms Gigi Manicad, Oxfam Novib; Ms Sonia Quispe Ttito, farmer representative Peru.
FlyerSideEventCollaborationClimateAction [570 kb]
ReportHelvetasSideEvent-COP23 [214 kb]
Wednesday,
15 Nov 2017
11:30—13:00
Meeting Room 9
Climate Strategies
Ms. Alexandra Carr
alexandra.carr@climatestrategies.org
+44 20 2031966659
German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin)
Mr. Karsten Neuhoff
ozhylenko@diw.de
+49 30 89789470
Institut du Développement Durable et des Relations Internationales (IDDRI)
Mr. Oliver Sartor
oliver.sartor@iddri.org
+33 0 665478389
Implementing Coal Transitions to Raise Climate Ambition
The event provides insights on past lessons from industrial transitions and the coal sector, best practices for managing workers, economic regeneration and company reinvention. It presents future options for major coal countries and market impacts under INDC and 2C decarbonisation scenarios.

Speakers: Andrzej Błachowicz (Climate Strategies) Henry Derwent (Climate Strategies) Teresa Ribera (IDDRI) Oliver Sator (IDDRI) Franziska Holz (DIW Berlin) Samantha Smith, Director, Just Transition Centre Thomas Spencer, The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI)
Coal Transitions Synthesis Report [989 kb]
Agenda [564 kb]
Coal Transitions Policy Brief [890 kb]
Wednesday,
15 Nov 2017
11:30—13:00
Meeting Room 12
Women's Earth and Climate Caucus (WECC)
Ms. Wyolah Garden
wyolah@wecaninternational.org
+1 415 7222083
Ithaca College
Ms. Wyolah Garden
wyolah@wecaninternational.org
+1 415 7222083
Organic Consumers Association (OCA)
Ms. Precious Phiri
prephiri@gmail.com
+1 415 7222083
The Gaia Foundation
Ms. Fiona Wilton
fiona@gaianet.org
+598 92 97869
Women for Climate Justice Leading Solutions on the Frontlines of Climate Change
We will hear from grassroots and Indigenous women leaders addressing climate solutions from a climate justice framework, including forest and biodiversity protection, just transition to 100% renewable energy, agro-ecology implementation, fossil fuel resistance, and rights of nature.

Speakers: Patricia Gualinga (Kichwa leader,Sarayaku); Nina Gualinga (Kichwa leader,Sarayaku); Precious Phiri (EarthWisdom,Zimbabwe); Heather Milton Lightening (Pasqua First Nation;Canada); Thilmeeza Hussain (Voice of Women,Maldives); Osprey Orielle Lake (Women's Earth and Climate Action Network,USA)
Women Speak: Stories, Case Studies and Solutions From the Frontlines of Climate Change [480 kb]
Wednesday,
15 Nov 2017
11:30—13:00
Meeting Room 8
African Union Commission (AUC)
Ms. OLAYIDE OLUSHOLA
OlusholaO@africa-union.org
+251 11 5182867
Congo
Mr. Joseph Badevokila
congofp@gmail.com
+242 0 6043237
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Mr. Aimé MBUYI KALOMBO
mbuyikalombo@outlook.fr
+243 81 9824410
Gabon
Mr. Tanguy GAHOUMA
tanguygahouma@gmail.com
+266 241 174173
Africa Day on • Partnership for the implementation of the Paris Agreement: An African Response.
The Africa Day provides a platform for engaging partnership; discuss and analyze priority issues for Africa in preparation for the implementation of Paris agreement. These include: Resource mobilization, capacity needs, institutional arrangements & support, policy reforms, communication, & networkin

Speakers: H.E. President of Gabon, Coordinator of the Committee of African Heads of State and Government on Climate Change (CAHOSCC) tbc; H.E. Chairperson of African Union Commission tbc; H.E. President of African Development Bank tbc; Executive Secretary of UN Economic Commission for Africa tbc; NEPAD CEO tb
 
Wednesday,
15 Nov 2017
11:30—13:00
Meeting Room 4
Argentina
Mr. Martin Rabbia
mrabbia@ambiente.gob.ar
+54 11 43488330
Fundación Avina (AVINA)
Sra. Andrea Rodriguez Osuna
andrea.rodriguez@avina.net
+52 55 5555019972
Guatemala
Ms. Silvia Zuñiga
sjorellana@marn.gob.gt;
+502 502 40011516
NDC implementation in Latin America from a multisectorial perspective
The aim of the event is to analyze NDCs implementation processes from a multi-sectorial point of view. For these purposes, Argentina and Guatemala will present their recent experiences and panelists will debate mobilization of finance to implement NDCs in Latin America.

Speakers: Sergio Bergman, Minister of Environment and Sustainable Development of Argentina Ing. Sydney Alexander Samuels Milson, Minister of Environment and Natural Resources of Guatemala Representative of GCF, to be confirmed Ramiro Fernandez, Climate Change Director at Fundación Avina
 
Wednesday,
15 Nov 2017
13:15—14:45
Meeting Room 2
World Energy Council (WEC)
Ms. Florence Mazzone
mazzone@worldenergy.org
+44 7800 976087
Estonia
Ms. Annela Anger-Kraavi
Annela.Anger-Kraavi@Envir.ee
+372 56 914393
World Energy Trilemma: Stimulating Dialogue on New Policy Dilemmas in Energy Transition
The launch of the annual World Energy Trilemma Index sets the context for this high-level dialogue on the interplay of decarbonisation, such as through new mobility solutions, decentralisation and digitisation trends in accelerating the supply and demand of low/zero carbon energy electricity.

Speakers: Siim Kiisler,Minister Environ. Estonia Pierre El Khoury,Sec. WEC Lebanon Philip Lowe,Chair Energy Trilemma Jeanne Ng,Director CLP Power Hong Kong Klemen Potisek,State Sec. Slovenia Mart Raamat,Adv. Min. Environ. Estonia Jörg Stäglich,Partner Oliver Wyman Christoph Frei, CEO & Sec. WEC
Session description - flyer [134 kb]
Trilemma launch 2017_Session Presentation [1 Mb]
Wednesday,
15 Nov 2017
13:15—14:45
Meeting Room 6
African Development Bank Group (AfDB)
Ms. Balgis Osman Elasha
b.osman-elasha@afdb.org
+225 2026 2249
Rheinisch-Westfälisches Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung e.V. (RWI)
Mr. Jörg Peters
peters@rwi-essen.de
+49 201 8149247
Stiftung Mercator Foundation
Mr. Jan Steckel
steckel@mcc-berlin.net
+49 30 3385537203
Effective implementation of Paris Agreement: Integrating Africa development & climate change agenda
To reach the Sustainable Development Goals, human development needs to be decoupled from greenhouse gas emissions. We discuss challenges for Africa and possible domestic and international policy responses. Keywords: Development; SDGs; Africa; Climate Policy; Carbon Pricing; Climate Finance

Speakers: Amadou Hott (AfDB, Vice President PEVP), Anthony Nyong, (AfDB, Director PECG ), Ottmar Edenhofer (MCC Berlin); Haileselassie Medhin (EDRI, EfD and U Gothenburg); Jann Lay (GIGA Hamburg). -We aim to include additional participants from the policy side and civil society (not yet confirmed).
flyer [628 kb]
Concept Note [544 kb]
Wednesday,
15 Nov 2017
13:15—14:45
Meeting Room 7
Norway
Mr. Marianne Karlsen
marianne.karlsen@kld.dep.no
+0 47 90011858
Norwegian Confederation of Trade Unions (LO)
Ms. Anne-Beth Skrede
anne-beth.skrede@lo.no
+47 907 47698
Working together for green jobs - tripartite cooperation for a low-carbon economy
The best solutions for the transition to a low-carbon, green economy will be found through cooperation, partnerships and social dialogue. This side-event will highlight ways to identify and integrate climate solutions in working life.

Speakers: The Norwegian Minister of Climate and Environment President of LO-Norway, The Norwegian Confederation of Trade Unions CEO of Virke, The Enterprise Federation of Norway General Secretary of ITUC, The International Trade Union Confederation Rep from International business/employer organization
 
Wednesday,
15 Nov 2017
13:15—14:45
Meeting Room 9
Center for Carbon Removal * (CCR)
Mr. Noah Deich
info@centerforcarbonremoval.org
+1 703 7039658513
Arizona State University (ASU)
Ms. Emoline Fox
emoline.fox@asu.edu
+1 480 9653365
Stanford University
Ms. Patricia Hines
phines@stanford.edu
+1 650 6507362357
The Nature Conservancy (TNC)
Mr. James Murray
dylan.murray@tnc.org
+1 202 5384115
Toward safe, effective, and sustainable use of negative emissions approaches
In addition to directly reducing emissions, Parties to the Paris Agreement may use negative emissions approaches to meet their goals. Experts discuss key policy issues related to enhancing carbon sinks and reservoirs while protecting food security and sustainable development.

Speakers: Jason Funk: Center for Carbon Removal Deborah Bossio: The Nature Conservancy Julio Friedmann: Energy Futures Initiative Tonya Rawe: CARE International Ken Alex: California Governor's Office Bill Brandt: Arizona State University
SideEventFlyer [197 kb]
Wednesday,
15 Nov 2017
13:15—14:45
Meeting Room 12
Secretariat of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)
Ms. Fleur Newman
fnewman@unfccc.int
+49 228 8151817
SEforALL / UNFCCC: Leaving no one behind. Designing & delivering diversified energy services energy
The People Centered Accelerator aims to enhance clean energy access for the poorest people – those not reached by BAU approaches - by unlocking finance from private & public sources, strengthening collaboration & connections between stakeholders in the energy, gender and social justice sectors.

Speakers: T Shine, MRF-CJ / Speakers: R Kyte, SEforALL; R Árnadóttir, Landsvirkjun; S Oparaocha, Energia; I Hoven, BMZ; A Shah, Frontier Markets; L Davis, WPower Hub; L Aguilar, IUCN; S Gibbs, Wallace Global Foundation; A Leina, Il’laramatak Community Concerns; F Newman, UN Climate Change
 
Wednesday,
15 Nov 2017
13:15—14:45
Meeting Room 4
Secretariat of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)
Mr. Vintura Silva
vsilva@unfccc.int
+49 228 8151146
Promoting ambitious climate action through circular economy strategies
Developing country view on how climate policy/finance and Paris Agreement architecture can be aligned to benefit from the new mitigation options of circular economy, co-organized with Chatham House, Ellen Mac Arthur Foundation, Stanley Foundation, Circle Economy, Shifting Paradigms, UNCTAD and UNDP

Speakers: Chatham House, Ellen Mac Arthur Foundation, Stanley Foundation, Circle Economy, Shifting Paradigms, UNCTAD , UNDP and IDB.
Flyer [412 kb]
Event report [1 Mb]
Wednesday,
15 Nov 2017
15:00—16:30
Meeting Room 2
Greenpeace International (GREENPEACE)
Ms. Naomi Goodman
naomi.goodman@greenpeace.org
+31 6 24941044
International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC)
Ms. Anabella Rosemberg
anabella.rosemberg@ituc-csi.org
+33 1 55373737
A Just Transition to a 1.5ºC World
A global economic transformation is needed to reach the PA 1.5ºC goal, away from fossil fuels/ forest destruction, and achieving prosperity for all. Exploring examples around the world/ across sectors we will show that through a just transition, climate action and climate justice can go hand in hand

Speakers: Sharan Burrow, General Secretary, International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) Jennifer Morgan, International Executive Director, Greenpeace International - as well as speakers TBC from unions and environmental organisations in key countries
Event Flyer [304 kb]
Wednesday,
15 Nov 2017
15:00—16:30
Meeting Room 4
Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI)
Mr. Magnus Benzie
magnus.benzie@sei-international.org
+46 73707 8627
Asheville-Buncombe Sustainable Community Initiatives, Inc. * (The Collider)
Ms. Sara Venturini
s.venturini@acclimatise.uk.com
+1 840 1828254628
Frankfurt School of Finance and Management gGmbH
Mr. Oliver Schenker
oliver.schenker@gmail.com
+49 69 154008787
A Global Adaptation Goal and borderless climate risks: strengths and limits of the Paris Agreement
Many climate risks are “borderless”, meaning national adaptation is a global concern. But how do climate impacts cross national borders? Which countries are most exposed? Who should adapt and how? New research will be presented and a practitioner panel will discuss the road from Paris.

Speakers: Moderators: Richard Klein (SEI), Åsa Persson (SEI) Presenters: Magnus Benzie (SEI), Sara Venturini (Acclimatise), Oliver Schenker (Frankfurt School) Panelists: Mizan Khan (Bangladesh delegation), John Firth (Acclimatise), Annett Moehner (UNFCCC Secretariat), Samah El-Bakri (Sudan delegation)
Borderless Climate Risks Side Event [256 kb]
Flyer [392 kb]
Wednesday,
15 Nov 2017
15:00—16:30
Meeting Room 7
International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD)
Ms. Ashley Racine
aracine@iisd.ca
+1 647 7467934
Grenada
Mr. Trevor Thompson
trevort_lud@yahoo.com
+4 73 440270
Empowerment for Inclusive Climate Action and Decision-making
Advancing women’s leadership and decision-making is crucial for successful responses to the challenges posed by climate change. This event will explore themes such as women’s empowerment, inclusive and gender-sensitive policies and innovative practices to advance gender-responsive climate action.

Speakers: • Anne Hammill, IISD • Robert Hofstede, IDRC • Winnie Lichuma, National Gender and Equality Commission, Kenya and African Working Group on Gender and Climate Change • Daniel Morchain, Oxfam • Trevor Thomson, Ministry of Agriculture, Grenada
Official Side Event Poster [626 kb]
Framework for Gender Responsive National Adaptation Planning Processes [1 Mb]
Wednesday,
15 Nov 2017
15:00—16:30
Meeting Room 9
European Federation for Transport and Environment (T&E)
Mr. Faig Abbasov
faig.abbasov@transportenvironment.org
+32 483 717928
European Climate Foundation (ECF)
Ms. Lisa Grau
lisa.grau@europeanclimate.org
+31 2513 4930847129
Decarbonising international shipping: policy measure options, and how to pay for the transition
The climate actions of shipping sector has a direct effect on the Paris Agreement and decarbonisation is a key part of meeting the goals. Join us to discuss vision, levels of ambition, the measures available along with the potential mechanisms to fund them.

Speakers: Faig Abbasov (T&E), Johanna Christenson (Global Maritime forum), Carlo Raucci (UCL) and Kelley Kizzier (Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice) Olaf Merk, International Transport Forum, OECD (tbc) Bas Eickhout, Member of European Parliament (tbc)
 
Wednesday,
15 Nov 2017
15:00—16:30
Meeting Room 6
International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA)
Mr. Toshiaki Nagata
tnagata@irena.org
+971 2 4179903
ECOWAS Regional Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (ECREEE)
Ms. Adeola Adebiyi
aadebiyi@ecreee.org
+238 238 2389265619
Mobilising investment for advancing the implementation of renewable energy targets in African NDCs
IRENA estimates that more than $220 billion will be required to realize the RE commitments in African NDCs by 2030. The event will review how to translate NDCs into investments and shine a spotlight on the NDCs of two countries and how financing innovations can mobilise the needed investments.

Speakers: TBD - Government representatives from Ethiopia and Nigeria; Representatives from private and public sector financial institutions; Representative from African Union
 
Wednesday,
15 Nov 2017
15:00—16:30
Meeting Room 10
Human Rights Watch, Inc. (HRW)
Ms. Katharina Rall
rallk@hrw.org
+1 212 2161875
Amnesty International (AI)
Mr. Ashfaq Khalfan
ashfaq.khalfan@amnesty.org
+44 78 99805445
Ford Foundation
Mr. Kevin Currey
kevin.currey@clua.net
+1 212 2125735223
Enough is enough: Stopping the Violence Against Environmental Defenders
An alarming number of environmental defenders are killed around the world each year, while countless others face attacks, intimidation, and criminalization. What should governments do to protect those who are mobilizing to enhance climate action?

Speakers: TBD
 
Wednesday,
15 Nov 2017
15:00—16:30
Meeting Room 12
Catholic Agency for Overseas Development (CAFOD)
Ms. Sally Tyldesley
styldesley@cafod.org.uk
+44 20 70955426
Coordination Office of the Austrian Bishop's Confe (KOO)
Mr. Martin Krenn
m.krenn@koo.at
+43 676 7698431
A transformative response to climate change: Applying the principles of Laudato Si’
What does a truly transformative approach to tackling climate change look like? This event will draw on the principles within Pope Francis’ 2015 letter on climate, environment and poverty to discuss this question and present guidelines that can be applied to countries’ national climate plans.

Speakers: Josianne Gauthier, CIDSE Fr. Bruno-Marie Duffe, Secretary of Vatican Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development (tbc) Neil Thorns, CAFOD Pedro Walpole, S.J., Ecojesuit Tetet Lauron, IBON International Jean Pascal van Ypersele, Université Catholique de Louvain
Full report [623 kb]
Executive Summary [144 kb]
Wednesday,
15 Nov 2017
15:15—16:45
Indigenous Peoples' Pavilion
Life and Environment (L&E)
M. ifat zur
ifatzy@gmail.com
+972 50 9559025
Nagoya University (NU)
Mr. Tatsuto Yukihara
setsu@soec.nagoya-u.ac.jp
+81 52 7892385
Time for a diet shift: Plant based diet for climate change mitigation
Plant based diet has great potential for lowering emissions and many co-benefits. What can be done to make it a key tool for CC mitigation? Our panel includes leading NGOs focusing on this topic, sharing insights from actions to promote the topic in their countries on both public and policy levels.

Speakers: Representatives of Green Course,Brighter Green, ProVeg, Good Food China, Center for Liable Future, Brazilian Forum on Climate Change
 
Wednesday,
15 Nov 2017
16:45—18:15
Meeting Room 7
Plan International (Plan)
Ms. Jessica Cooke
jessica.cooke@plan-international.org
+44 44 7545475533
World Vision International (WVI)
Ms. Angeline Munzara
angeline_munzara@wvi.org
+27 71 714448657
Child rights, climate change and climate action
Children are disproportionately vulnerable to the impacts of climate change, but are rarely considered in international or national climate policies. This event will explore how children are affected, and provide guidance to States on how they can respect and promote child rights in climate action.

Speakers: Moderator: Cristina Colón Key Note Speaker: Ms. Kate Gilmore Panelists: - Professor Cephas Lumina - Mr. Björn Freiberg and Ms. Claire Jacklin - Mrs Amanda Katili Niode - Mr. Walther Sánchez
Side event flyer [1 Mb]
Wednesday,
15 Nov 2017
16:45—18:15
Meeting Room 9
Green Economics Institute (GEI)
Ms. Miriam Kennet
greeneconomicsinstitute@yahoo.com
+4 118 9845194
Coalition for Our Common Future (COCF)
Ms. Sung-Yeon Kweon
ksy@ourfuture.kr
+82 2 34789194
Economic Research Institute for Northeast Asia (ERINA)
Ms. Enkhbayar Shagdar
enkhee@erina.or.jp
+81 25 2905545
Seoul International Law Academy (SILA)
Mr. Suh-Yong Chung
mahlerchung@gmail.com
+82 10 41017838
Water Safety Initiative Foundation (WASIF)
Mr. Unyime Robinson
watersafetyng@gmail.com
+234 70 65731470
Innovations in Green Investment and Economic Structures for 2 tonnes of carbon per capita by 2022
Possibilities & challenges of rapidly halving the Global Carbon Budget. New investment ideas, structures & models with top climate scientists,policy makers, Green Economists,bankers, traders, creating fossil free supergrids & diverse,equitable,green dynamic beneficial economic & energy transitions.

Speakers: Prof. Corinne LeQuere, Carbon Budgets, University of East Anglia; Prof. Graciela Chichilnisky, Carbon Markets, Argentina, University of Columbia; Agneta Granstroem MP, Indigenous Sami; Prof Yang, CaseUniversity USA & China; Anjikwi Memshbwalla, Actionaid, Nigeria; Nagi Bedawi ex JPMorgan Director
Deep decarbonization in NEA [1 Mb]
Wednesday,
15 Nov 2017
16:45—18:15
Meeting Room 6
Senegal
Ms. Madeleine Diouf SARR
rosemadiouf@gmail.com
+221 77 5524432
Benin
Mr. Euloge LIMA
limeloge@gmail.com
+229 97 895415
Jeunes volontaires pour l'environnement (JVE)
Mr. EZE Komigan Crédo
credolesaint@gmail.com
+228 90 714281
Towards a coordinated national approach for adaptation planning: experiences from Benin and Senegal
Experiences of francophone sub-Saharan African countries in reinforcing national capacities for the science-based planning and programming of adaptation measures in the context of their National Adaptation Plan formulation process.

Speakers: Madeleine DIOUF SARR (MEDD Senegal), Euloge (MCVDD Benin), Emmanuel SECK (ENDA Energie Senegal), Jeunes Volontaires pour l’Environnement (JVE), Sarah D’HAEN (Climate Analytics), Nele BUNNER (GIZ or BMUB), Neil McFARLANE and Jamie RIOUX (GCF Adaptation Division)
Side event affiche [3 Mb]
Side event annonce [576 kb]
Side Event note conceptuelle [396 kb]
Wednesday,
15 Nov 2017
16:45—18:15
Meeting Room 12
Russian Federation
Ms. Marina Spiridonova
m.spiridonova@meteorf.ru
+7 499 7952405
National Carbon Sequestration Foundation (NCSF)
Mr. Sergey Bondarev
bondarevsb@gmail.com
+7 905 9057379652
Russia's Contribution to Low-emission Economies
The panel will gather top-level executives and experts to discuss the role of Russian resources such as natural gas, nuclear and renewable energy in mitigating climate change

Speakers: Representatives of state entities and leading Russian business companies
Agenda _ENG [45 kb]
Agenda_RU [47 kb]
Ministry of natural resources and environment [2 Mb]
Ministry of Economic Development [1 Mb]
Rosatom [1 Mb]
Gazprom [1 Mb]
Lambert Energy [1 Mb]
RUSAL [1 Mb]
Wednesday,
15 Nov 2017
16:45—18:15
Meeting Room 10
Indonesia
Ms. Sri Murniningtyas
nining.forestry@gmail.com
+62 21 5701114
International Peatland Society* (IPS)
Mr. Gerald Schmilewski
gerald.schmilewski@peatlands.org
+49 171 6938582
Japan International Forestry Promotion and Cooperation Center (JIFPRO)
Ms. Emiko Sano
emiko@jifpro.or.jp
+81 3 56893450
Partnership for Governance Reform * (The Partnership)
Ms. Hindijani Novita
hindijani.novita@kemitraan.or.id
+62 21 22780580
“Good Peatland Governance to Strengthen Economic, Social and Ecosystem Resillience”. Indonesia
The event aims to (a) draw attention to peatlands as significant carbon sinks and potential carbon emissions source, (b) share concrete experiences from Indonesia in advancing efforts to protect peatlands, and other key tropical Peatland countries, and (c) discuss and identify upcoming actions.

Speakers: Erik Selheim (UNEP), Dr. Siti Nurbaya (Indonesia), Arlette Soudan-Nonault (Congo), Elsa Galarza Contreras (Peru, tbc), Amy Ambatobe Nyongolo (DRC), Inger Andersen/IUCN, Ms. Martha Rojas-Urrego (Ramsar, tbc)
 
Wednesday,
15 Nov 2017
16:45—18:15
Meeting Room 4
King's College, School of Law
Mr. Stephen Minas
stephen.minas@kcl.ac.uk
+44 77 59319349
Fondation Jean-Jaurès (FJJ)
Ms. Amandine Clavaud
clavaud@jean-jaures.org
+33 75 3366475380
A just transition, economic diversification and the forum on response measures to climate change
This panel discussion will examine opportunities for progress and synergy on the response measures work programme items of just transition and economic diversification, both through the improved forum on response measures and through complementary regional and national processes.

Speakers: Stephen Minas (Peking University), Vassilis Ntousas (FEPS), William Kojo Agymang-Bonsu (UNFCCC), Elina Bardram, (EU), Peter Govindasamy (Singapore), Steven Turnbull (Australia), Nick Mabey (E3G), Anabella Rosemberg (ITUC), Emmanuel Guerin (ECF).
Side event report [233 kb]
Photo 1 [207 kb]
Photo 2 [320 kb]
Photo 3 [157 kb]
Photo 4 [472 kb]
Wednesday,
15 Nov 2017
17:00—18:15
Indigenous Peoples' Pavilion
Earth Savers Movement (ESM)
Ms. Resurreccion Marinas
resipalma@yahoo.com
+63 2 9189302066
Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation
Mr. Chien-Cheng Yang
jimmy_yang@tzuchi.us
+1 626 5860522
Defying Disaster through the Paris Agreement
Manila Tripartite Declaration 2017 on the Paris Agreement/ Philippine Roadmap for a transformational development framework/ Integrating climate change strategies in aid programs for the displaced/ Effective cultural communications to popularize mitigation, SDGs and inclusive life-long learning

Speakers: Heherson Alvarez,Chair/Atty. Joey Lina/Sen. Loren Legarda/Dr. Hoesung Lee/Christiana Figueres/Rey Guarin/Debra Boudreaux/Dr. Chi Ming Peng/Nasir Khattak/Viktor Sebek/Cecile Alvarez
Tzu Chi Foundation COP 23 Presentation part 1 [947 kb]
Tzu Chi Foundation COP 23 Presentation part 2 [1 Mb]
Tzu Chi Foundation COP 23 Presentation Part 3 [1 Mb]
Tzu Chi Foundation Statement COP 23 [481 kb]
Wednesday,
15 Nov 2017
18:30—19:45
Indigenous Peoples' Pavilion
Brahma Kumaris World Spiritual University (BKWSU)
Ms. Sonja Ohlsson
sonja.ohlsson@dk.brahmakumaris.org
+45 30 230738
Friends World Committee for Consultation
Ms. Lindsey Cook
Lfcook@quno.ch
+49 228 18038202
Global Alert for Defence of Youth and the Less Privileged (GADYLP)
Mr. Kennedy Ezedinbu
kennedyezedinbu@yahoo.com
+234 0 8056212653
United Nations of Youth Network (UNOY)
Mr. Prince Goodluck OBI
gadylp@yahoo.co.in
+234 0 8032496411
Transforming hearts, lives and government policies: 1.5°C without reliance on geo-engineering
How to address the existential threat of climate change incl. desertification? Solutions incl. renewable energy and transforming lifestyles. How to empower ourselves, our neighbors and decision makers to transform awareness, collaboration and economic approaches at the root cause of climate change?

Speakers: Barr. Emmanuel Umohinyang (GADYLP); Golo J. Pilz (Brahma Kumaris); Sister Jayanti Kirpalani (Brahma Kumaris); Prof. Kevin Anderson (Tyndall Centre); Lindsey Cook (QUNO); Paul Allen (Center for Alt.Techn.) Prince Goodluck Obi (UNOY)
Brahma Kumaris Press Statement [309 kb]
Empowering People - Brahma Kumaris COP23 statement [182 kb]
Creating a Climate for Change - Brahma Kumaris [3 Mb]
Report Side event [293 kb]
Outcome Brahma Kumaris Statement BK Jayanti [682 kb]
PRESENTATION OF GLOBAL ALERT FOR DEFENCE OF YOUTH AND THE LESS PRIVILEGED (GADYLP) AND UNITED NATIONS OF YOUTH NETWORK (UNOY)IN COP 23 HOSTED BY FIJI IN BONN.GERMANY NOVEMBER 6TH TO NOVEMBER 17TH 2017.BY PRINCE GOODLUCK OBI.CONVENER UNOY & GADYLP. [274 kb]
GADYLP and UNOY PRESENTATION ON DESERTIFICATION IN THE 11 FRONT LINE STATES OF THE NORTHERN NIGERIA [416 kb]
SIDE EVENT INVITATION OF GADYLP,UNOY BKWSU @COP23 BONN,GERMANY. [131 kb]
Wednesday,
15 Nov 2017
18:30—20:00
Meeting Room 6
WMO/UNEP Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)
Mr. Abdalah Mokssit
ipcc-sec@wmo.int
+41 22 7308254
Supporting the work of the IPCC
An update on work in progress with an explanation of how people can work with the IPCC as lead authors, contributing authors and expert reviewers.

Speakers: Hoesung Lee, IPCC Chair, Petteri Taalas, WMO Secretary-General, Jian Liu, Chief Scientist, UN Environment, Thelma Krug, IPCC Vice-Chair, Jan Petzold, Science Officer, IPCC WGII TSU, Ms. Maria Amparo Martinez Arroyo, Focal Point of Mexico to the IPCC, Youba Sokona, IPCC Vice-Chair, Abdalah Mokssit
Programme [33 kb]
IPCC activities: opportunities as expert reviewers and the importance of publishing research by Thelma Krug, Vice-Chair of the IPCC [2 Mb]
Roles available: chapter scientists and contributing author s by Jan Petzold, Science Officer, Technical Support Unit of Working Group II [1 Mb]
Mexico’s experience in raising awareness about the opportunities to be involved in the work of the IPCC by Maria Amparo Martinez Arroyo, Focal Point of Mexico to the IPCC [1 Mb]
Opening remarks to IPCC side event By Hoesung Lee, IPCC Chair [42 kb]
Wednesday,
15 Nov 2017
18:30—20:00
Meeting Room 12
Global Environment Facility (GEF)
Ms. Monica Fernandes
mfernandes@thegef.org
+1 703 3047264
Enhancing Transparency through the Capacity-building Initiative for Transparency (CBIT)
This GEF event will showcase country experiences with MRV and transparency efforts, in particular, the identification of gaps and needs, the development of institutional frameworks, and the strengthening of national capacities to meet the requirements of the enhanced transparency framework.

Speakers: Naoko Ishii, GEF; Andrew Steer, WRI; H.E. Dr. Marcelo Mena Carrasco, Chile; Mr. Yasuo Takahashi, Japan; H.E. Minister John Thomas Pundari, PNG; H.E. Dr. Edna Molewa, South Africa
Event background [275 kb]
Wednesday,
15 Nov 2017
18:30—20:00
Meeting Room 9
Coastal Development Partnership (CDPBD)
Mr. Md. Atiqur Rahman Tipu
tipucdp@yahoo.com
+490 1 5226731918
Cooperation internationale pour le développement et la solidarité (CIDSE)
Ms. Giulia Bondi
bondi@cidse.org
+32 2 2333750
Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung e.V. (FES)
Ms. Manuela Matthess
manuela.matthess@fes.de
+49 30 269357408
MISEREOR, German Catholic Bishops' Organisation for Development Cooperation (MISEREOR)
Ms. Kathrin Schroeder
kathrin.schroeder@misereor.de
+49 241 442577
PAIRVI Associates (PAIRVI)
Mr. Ajay Kumar Jha
pairvidelhi@rediffmail.com
+91 97 17771255
Just Transition to a Low Carbon and Sustainable Future
Responding to climate change requires a transformation of unsustainable structures and a transition towards a low carbon economy. The side event will discuss the social impacts and guiding justice principals for a just transition with the example of Bangladesh and other countries.

Speakers: Speakers to be confirmed but will include high level participants from the government of Bangladesh, Academicians and CSOs from Bangladesh and Germany
Event Flyer with List of Speakers [1 Mb]
JUST TRANSITION TO A LOW CARBON AND SUSTAINABLE FUTURE_PAIRVI [50 kb]
Wednesday,
15 Nov 2017
18:30—20:00
Meeting Room 7
International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA)
Ms. Susan Riley
riley@iiasa.ac.at
+43 2236 807536
Ca' Foscari University, Venice (UNIVE)
Mr. Carlo Carraro
martina.marian@cmcc.it
+39 41 2700431
Future Earth International*
Mr. Thorsten Kiefer
thorsten.kiefer@futureearth.org
+33 1 44276135
University of Maryland (UMCP)
Mr. JAMES STILLWELL
jstill@umd.edu
+1 301 4053032
Reframing the Climate Debate: Enhancing the Paris Agreement and SDG linkages.
TWI2050-A science and policy initiative is developing pathways to sustainable development within safe planetary boundaries. The Event will discuss how the initiative aims to address a broad spectrum of transformational challenges related to Paris Agreement & SDGs with an integrated systems approach.

Speakers: H.E. Bambang Brodjonegoro, Carlo Carraro, Luis Gomez-Echeverri, Nathan Hultman, Nebojsa Nakicenovic, Pauline Scheelbeek
The World in 2050 (TWI2050) [216 kb]
The World in 2050 (TWI2050) [164 kb]
Wednesday,
15 Nov 2017
18:30—20:00
Meeting Room 4
Peru
Sra. Jenny Elizabeth Chimayco Ortega
jchimayco@minam.gob.pe
+51 9 75680760
International Centre for Research in Agroforestry (ICRAF)
Mr. Peter Minang
a.minang@cgiar.org
+254 0 727492459
Multisectorial process to the NDC implementation: the Peruvian model
Peru's Government is leading a multisectorial and multistakeholder process through a Multisectorial Working Group, comprising 13 ministries and the Centre of Strategic Planning in order to meet NDC and sustainable development objectives. Agroforestry is a potential action being explored.

Speakers: Vice Minister - Ministry of Environment Director - Ministry of Production Director – Ministry of Agriculture Director – Ministry of Housing Director – Private Sector Representative Representative of Civil Society Representative of ICRAF
Program [132 kb]
PPT Peru´s NDC [1 Mb]
NDC'S inphographic [3 Mb]
MWG NDC'S inphographic [3 Mb]
Infografía GTM-NDC Perú [2 Mb]
Infografía NDC-Perú [2 Mb]
Policy Brief ICRAF [1 Mb]
Side event flyer [1 Mb]
Side event program [17 kb]
Wednesday,
15 Nov 2017
18:30—20:30
Turkey Pavilion
Resources for the Future (RFF)
Ms. Kristin Hayes
hayes@rff.org
+1 202 3285033
Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei (FEEM)
Mr. Carlo Carraro
martina.marian@feem.it
+39 41 2700431
Research Institute of Innovative Technology for the Earth (RITE)
Mr. Haruo Kanaboshi
kanaboshi@rite.or.jp
+81 774 752302
University of Edinburgh
Mr. Ashley Lloyd
ashley@edinburgh.ac.uk
+44 7534 711700
Towards Sustainable Climate Change Response Measures under the Paris Agreement
This event presents methods for evaluating NDCs' emission reduction efforts and assesses their economic costs, with actual costs shown to be higher than least-cost mitigation measures. The panel will focus on how to reduce compliance costs, highlighting the value of technology & social innovations.

Speakers: Moderator: Raymond Kopp, Resources for the Future, USA Speakers: - Carlo Carraro, FEEM, Italy - Ms. Bianka Shoai-Tehrani, Research Institute of Innovative Technology for the Earth, Japan - Justin Macinante, School of Law, Edinburgh University, UK
Flyer with full event details [97 kb]
Thursday,
16 Nov 2017
09:00—18:00
Rotuma Island
Reevaluation Foundation
Ms. Anne Helgedagsrud
helgedagsrud@gmail.com
+47 90 962061
TBC
TBC
 
Thursday,
16 Nov 2017
10:00—11:30
Meeting Room 2
Secretariat of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)
Ms. Dzenet Brimbal
dbrimbal@unfccc.int
+49 228 8151432
ICT Solutions
The event will recognize how information and communications technology (ICT) is enabling action on climate change. It will feature a roundtable discussion on ICT’s role in tackling climate change and achieving the SDGs, key findings of the #SystemTransformation report and the need for joint action.

Speakers: TBC
 
Thursday,
16 Nov 2017
11:30—13:00
Meeting Room 10
Independent University, Bangladesh (IUB)
Mr. Mohammad Feisal Rahman
feisal1702@gmail.com
+88 0 1706849030
Emory University
Ms. Eri Saikawa
eri.saikawa@emory.edu
+1 812 3201635
Mediators Beyond Borders International (MBBI)
Mr. Gregg Walker
walkprof@gmail.com
+1 541 7404050
University of Colorado at Boulder (CU-Boulder)
Ms. Marilyn Averill
marilyn.averill@gmail.com
+1 720 2448596
LUCCC- An LDCs initiative to build long-term climate capacity and implement Article 11 of the Paris
The LDCs University Consortium on Climate Capacity (LUCCC) was launched recently as a response to the Article 11 of the Paris Agreement. The event will share the context, vision, and function of the consortium and the role universities can play in building climate capacity in LDCs and beyond.

Speakers: Saleemul Huq- ICCCAD, Bangladesh Gebru Jember Endalew- Chair, LDC Group Lars Ribbe- TH Koln, Germany Sidat Yaffa- University of Gambia, Gambia Gregg Walker- Oregon State University, USA Marilyn Averill- University of Colorado Boulder, USA Timmons Roberts- Brown University, USA
 
Thursday,
16 Nov 2017
11:30—13:00
Meeting Room 7
SouthSouthNorth Projects Africa (SSN Africa)
Ms. Simbisai Zhanje
simbisai@southsouthnorth.org
+27 21 4470211
International Center for Environmental Technology Transfer (ICETT)
Ms. Akiko Naka
naka@icett.or.jp
+81 59 3293500
Namibia
Ms. Uazamo Kaura
uazamo.kaura@yahoo.co.uk
+264 81 1599079
Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Partnership (REEEP)
Mr. Lukas Baumhauer
lukas.baumhauer@reeep.org
+43 1 1260263425
Swaziland
Ms. Khetsiwe Khumalo
theregoesthecat@yahoo.co.uk
+268 2404 8859
Financing transformative,resilient development outcomes: approaches from Eastern and Southern Africa
How can countries use climate finance to transition to low-emission, climate-resilient development pathways? This side event explores what financing paradigm-shifting transformative development looks like in practice, based on experiences from Namibia, Swaziland & the Beyond the Grid Fund for Zambia

Speakers: Uazamo Kaura, Government of Namibia Alex Mulisa, Government of Rwanda Sabera Khan, REEEP Benedict Libanda, EIF, Namibia Emmanuel Dlamini, Government of Swaziland Representative of the Government of Zambia Veronica Jakarasi, Government of Zimbabwe
Understanding bankability & unlocking climate finance for climate compatible development [912 kb]
Leveraging private sector finance for climate compatible development: Lessons from CDKN [1 Mb]
Beyond the grid fund for Zambia [1 Mb]
Thursday,
16 Nov 2017
11:30—13:00
Meeting Room 9
Centre for International Sustainable Development Law (CISDL)
Ms. Mirjam Reiner
climatelawgovernance@cisdl.org
+44 748 2750760
London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)
Ms. Alina Averchenkova
a.averchenkova@lse.ac.uk
+44 779 9657954
Advances in Climate Law and Governance - Implementing the Paris Agreement Worldwide
This discussion with legal experts will share insights on challenges, good practices and lessons in legal and institutional reform to strengthen climate mitigation, resilience and finance, and build capacity for climate law and policy solutions

Speakers: Marie-Claire Cordonier Segger (CISDL), Michal Nachmany (LSE), Andre Laperriere (GoDAN), Ayman Cherkaoui (COP22 Presidency), Margaretha Wewerinke-Singh (USP), Hafijul Khan (Centre for Climate Justice Bangladesh), Eric Kassongo (Congolese Centre for Sustainable Dev Law), Tony LaVina (ASOG Philippines)
 
Thursday,
16 Nov 2017
11:30—13:00
Meeting Room 12
Center for Clean Air Policy (CCAP)
Ms. Hannah Pitt
hpitt@ccap.org
+1 202 6840221
Sweden
Mr. Lars Roth
m.climate@regeringskansliet.se
+46 8 72722303
Maximizing the Green Climate Fund’s Impact
The GCF has an important role to play in the climate finance architecture. This event will explore how the GCF can maximize impact and build on its comparative advantage relative to other funds, focusing on private sector engagement and equitable access to resources, particularly by SIDS and LDCs.

Speakers: Isabella Lövin, Deputy Prime Minister, Sweden; Frank Bainimarama, Prime Minister, Fiji (tbc); Howard Bamsey, Executive Director, GCF; Juan Felipe Quintero, Deputy Director, National Planning Department Colombia; Amar Inamdar, Managing Director, KawiSafi Ventures; Matthieu Pegon, Blended Finance, IIC
Event flyer [220 kb]
Summary: Maximizing the GCF's Impact [403 kb]
Thursday,
16 Nov 2017
11:30—13:00
Meeting Room 4
Inter-religious Climate and Ecology Network (ICE Network)
Ms. JungHee Min
mujin21@gmail.com
+82 10 56127504
International Network of Engaged Buddhists (INEB)
Mr. Somboon Chungprampree
secretariat@inebnetwork.org
+66 81 8036442
World Renewal Spiritual Trust (WRST)
Ms. Sonja Maria Ohlsson
sonja.ohlsson@gmail.com
+45 30 230738
Faith and Community Approach to Climate Action
Adaptation and resilience models through community organizing. Examples of initiatives to strengthen community capacity for effective climate action incl. solar energy. How to empowering and engaging faith groups for climate action? Spiritual perspectives on capacity building.

Speakers: - Ki Chul Oh (Green Asia Network) - Kosha Joubert (Global Ecovillage Network) - Sister Jayanti (Brahma Kumaris to UN, Geneva) - Golo J. Pilz (World Renewal Spiritual Trust) - Ven. Phra Sangkom (Smart Pagoda, Thailand)
Combating climate change in Mongolia [3 Mb]
main title [352 kb]
India-One Solar Thermal Power Plant - WRST [2 Mb]
Report Statement WRST/Golo Pilz [568 kb]
Thursday,
16 Nov 2017
11:30—13:00
Meeting Room 6
Secretariat of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)
Ms. Adriana Valenzuela
avalenzuelajimenez@unfccc.int
+49 228 8151594
High-level event “Uniting for Climate Education Further, Faster, Together through Partnerships"
The event will bring together ministers, international organizations and non-Party stakeholders to discuss how partnerships on education can accelerate the implementation of the Paris Climate Change Agreement and the Sustainable Development Goals.

Speakers: Patricia Espinosa,UNFCCC ES H.R.H. Princess Lalla Hasnaa of Morocco Gale Tracy Christiane Rigobert,Minister of Education,Saint Lucia Shyamal Majumdar,UNESCO-UNEVOC Francesco La Camera,Italy Dessina Williams,SDGs implementation Zuriel Oduwole,Climate Champion COP23 Presidenc
 
Thursday,
16 Nov 2017
12:30—13:45
Indigenous Peoples' Pavilion
University of Exeter
Ms. Alissa Haward
a.b.haward@exeter.ac.uk
+44 1392 1392726747
Met Office Hadley Center
Mr. Jamie Mitchell
knowledge.integration@metoffice.gov.uk
+44 1392 884240
Global warming of 1.5°C, 2°C and 4°C: new research on regional climate risks from the HELIX project
At any level of global warming such as 1.5°C, 2°C or 4°C above pre-industrial, impacts at regional scales could occur at a range of severities depending on how regional climates respond to global warming, and on the speed of warming. The latest research on quantifying these risks will be presented.

Speakers: University of Exeter, UK; Met Office Hadley Centre, UK; United Nations World Food Programme; United Nations University
 
Thursday,
16 Nov 2017
13:15—14:45
Meeting Room 9
Madagascar
Ms. Harisoa Rakotondrazafy
hrakotondrazafy@wwf.mg
+261 34 4980370
Stockholm University - Institute for International Economic Studies (IIES)
Mr. Tristan Tyrrell
tristan.tyrrell@su.se
+46 701 30227
Nature-based solutions for climate adaptation and mitigation: from policy to practice perspectives
The Paris agreement recognizes the role of nature-based solutions in mitigating and adapting to climate change. This side event will examine how that role can be achieved in policy and practice. Green infrastructure initiatives from Madagascar will be shared as national level experiences

Speakers: Michel Omer Laivao-UNFCCC Focal Point/BNCCC-MEEF, Mamitiana Andriamanjato-BNC REDD+/MEEF, Mbolatiana Ranjevasoa-MEEH, Harisoa Rakotondrazafy-WWF Madagascar/GT-CC, Bronson Griscom-TNC, Edward Perry - BirdLife International, Sandeep Chamling Rai - WWF International
Green infrastructure Madagascar [1 Mb]
REDD+ Madagascar [1 Mb]
Energy Madagascar [3 Mb]
Natural climate solutions TNC [2 Mb]
Eba WWF Colombia [1 Mb]
Green Infrastructure poster [1 Mb]
Thursday,
16 Nov 2017
13:15—14:45
Meeting Room 4
Heinrich Böll Foundation (HBF)
Mr. Björn Ecklundt
ecklundt@boell.de
+49 30 28534315
Foundation for Sustainability*
Ms. Maria Rudolph
rudolph@stiftungzukunft.de
+49 30 288835697
Rights and Responsibility: Climate Litigation in a Post-Paris world
A rising tide of new and innovative legal initiatives and court cases around the world are helping to hold big emitters and polluters accountable for climate change impacts, including loss and damage. This session will explore the potential of climate litigation in a Post-Paris world.

Speakers: Lili Fuhr, Heinrich Böll Foundation, Germany; Klaus Milke, Stiftung Zukunftsfähigkeit / Germanwatch, Germany; Carroll Muffett, Center for International Environmental Law, USA; Naomi Ages, Greenpeace, USA; Makereta Waqavonovono, independent lawyer, Fiji
Invitation Rights&Responsibility [541 kb]
Thursday,
16 Nov 2017
13:15—14:45
Meeting Room 7
Hungary
Mr. Gergely Takács
istvan.gergely.takacs@fm.gov.hu
+36 1 7951224
International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)
Mr. Alessandro De Pinto
a.depinto@cgiar.org
+1 202 8625636
High Level Panel Discussion: How can agroecology help countries achieve their climate commitments?
Building on the outcomes of the FAO Regional Agroecology Symposiums this panel discussion focuses on the role and comparative advantages of agroecology in food security, building resilience, mitigating climate change impacts and facilitating countries in meeting their Paris Agreement commitments.

Speakers: Panelists: Sándor Fazekas Minister (Hungary); José Graziano Da Silva Director-General (FAO); Stéphane Travert Minister (France); Han Changfu Minister (P.R. China) tbc; Papa Abdoulaye Seck Minister (Senegal) Testimony of farmers practicing agroecology worldwide (video) Moderator: UN Environment
Invitation to Agroecology side event COP23 16 November [1 Mb]
Thursday,
16 Nov 2017
13:15—14:45
Meeting Room 6
United Nations (UN)
Ms. Cristina Rekakavas
cristina.rekakavas@unitar.org
+41 22 9178482
Dreaming Big in Education! The partnerships we need for scaled up adaptation and mitigation
Who’s going to implement the Paris Agreement? It’s people! The event will demonstrate the tangible contribution that education and training is already making to adaptation and mitigation, and discuss the innovative partnerships we need to reach hundreds of thousands, if not millions.

Speakers: Dr. Amanda Katili Niode, Indonesia; Mr. Antonio Asper, The Philippines; Mr. Heinz-Jürgen Rickert, German Commission for UNESCO; Ms. Adriana Coppola-Gonzalez, WAGGGS; Dr. Cephas Lumina, CRC; Dr. Dennis Sinyolo, Education International; Ms. Hannah Stanton TheGoals.org; Dr. Emmanuel Tachie Obeng, Ghana
 
Thursday,
16 Nov 2017
13:15—14:45
Meeting Room 12
Green Climate Fund (GCF)
Ms. Andrea Iro
gcf.del@gcfund.org
+82 32 4586212
Strengthening collaboration for supporting countries in implementing the Paris Agreement
This joint GEF/GCF side-event will present the progress made by the operating entities of the Financial Mechanism in enhancing collaboration to support countries in implementing the Paris Agreement and promoting low-carbon and climate resilient development.
 
Thursday,
16 Nov 2017
13:15—14:45
Meeting Room 2
COP Presidency (COP)
Ms. Jutta Rating
jrating@unfccc.int
+49 228 8151532
COP Presidency Event: Integrating human rights in climate action
This event will highlight the human dimension of climate action. It also aims to increase support for integration of human rights considerations in the facilitative dialogue and relevant aspects of the negotiations of the guidelines for implementation of the Paris Agreement. More info.

Speakers: This event will bring together representatives of UN Agencies, states, human rights mechanisms and civil society with diverse expertise related to the different elements of the human dimension of climate change referenced in the Preamble.
Concept note and agenda [242 kb]
Thursday,
16 Nov 2017
15:00—16:30
Meeting Room 6
Fondation Mohammed VI pour la protection de l'environnement (FM6E)
Ms. Fatima-Zahra Lahlali
f.lahlali@fm6e.org
+212 6 661881741
Association Actions Vitales Pour Le Developpement Durable (AVD)
Mr. Paul Alain Nana
jeanpaulaffana@yahoo.fr
+237 237 696324998
Earth Day Network (EDN)
Ms. Susan Bass
bass@earthday.org
+1 202 5180044
International Association for the Advancement of Innovative Approaches to Global Challenges (IAAI)
Mr. Miroslav Polzer
polzer@glocha.info
+43 664 4203648
Innovative Approaches to Climate Change Education and Youth Empowerment for Climate Action
Climate change Education Youth engagement in climate action Innovation and Resource Mobilization for Youth Empowerment Global Action Program Building Capacities of educators and actors of change ( PN3 GAP)

Speakers: Fondation Mohammed VI Protection Environnement/Kenza Khallafi & Ahmed M’rabet Eco-school Morocco Kathleen Rogers EDN James Close Director,Climate Change, World Bank IAAI/Timothy Damon & Danae Espinoza ECOS Association Actions Vitales Pour Le Développement Durable/ Jean Paul Brice Affana, Founde
AGENDA & BIO [282 kb]
Morocco Presentation [1 Mb]
Concept Note [1 Mb]
EDN Presentation [1 Mb]
Speakers Name [1 Mb]
GloCha Youth Empowerment for Climate Action [2 Mb]
Thursday,
16 Nov 2017
15:00—16:30
Meeting Room 9
Cabo Verde
Ms. Débora Carneiro
debora.carneiro@ecovisao.pt
+238 0 3519610434
EURONATURA - Centre for Environmental Law and Sustainable Development
Ms. Rita Sousa
rita.sousa@euronatura.pt
+351 91 8792848
Roadmap in Cabo Verde - Waste management in a multi-island African State
The Small Island State, Cabo Verde, recognizes GHG emissions from waste as a major concern for its development. Under the country’s Waste Roadmap, currently, local plans are being implemented. CV is defining a new national, multi-island, waste management system towards its sustainable development.

Speakers: High representative level entities including: Gilberto Silva, Minister of Agriculture and Environment. Hércules Vieira, President of Water and Wastewater National Agency. Maria Martins, Implementing Entities Coordinator and Technical Staff of Waste Roadmap will present the project details.
Save the date [36 kb]
Roadmap_Booklet [3 Mb]
Thursday,
16 Nov 2017
15:00—16:30
Meeting Room 7
International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)
Mr. Sandeep Sengupta
sandeep.sengupta@iucn.org
+41 22 9990105
Convention on Wetlands of International Importance especially as Waterfowl Habitat (Ramsar Convention)
Mr. Tobias Salathe
salathe@ramsar.org
+41 22 9990173
Fondation Prince Albert II de Monaco (FPA2)
Mr. raphael cuvelier
rcuvelier@fpa2.mc
+492 377 98984444
Fast-tracking and financing coastal and marine nature-based solutions to climate change
Clear investment opportunities & revenue streams are needed to make commercial opportunities & value creation in the coastal natural capital economy possible. By combining investment sectors (i.e. marine data technology innovation), bankable coastal ecosystem projects (e.g. mangroves) can be created

Speakers: Speakers will include high-level representatives from the governments of Luxembourg, Costa Rica, Canada, and Ramsar, IDDRI, SPREP and IUCN (see flyer)
Event Flyer [270 kb]
Thursday,
16 Nov 2017
15:00—16:30
Meeting Room 12
Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS)
Ms. Kathy Mulvey
kmulvey@ucsusa.org
+1 617 6174295663
ClientEarth (CE)
Ms. Eleonora Arcese
earcese@clientearth.org
+44 30 30505939
Climate Justice Program (ACJP)
Ms. Julie-Anne Richards
jar@jarclimate.net
+44 0 7500747674
Attributing climate impacts to major fossil fuel companies
Questions of climate responsibility have mostly focused on countries, but are increasingly turning to fossil fuel producers. New scientific research links global average temperature and sea-level rise to specific fossil fuel producers, opening up questions of who should pay for climate damages.

Speakers: Myles Allen (Oxford University) Peter Frumhoff (UCS) Elisabeth Holland (Pacific Center for Environment and Sustainable Development) Saleemul Huq (International Institute for Environment and Development) Carroll Muffett (CIEL) Other potential speakers: Client Earth, Climate Justice Program
 
Thursday,
16 Nov 2017
15:00—16:30
Meeting Room 4
International Bar Association (IBA)
Ms. Nicola Swan
nswan@debevoise.com
+44 20 77865462
SCC Institute (SCC)
Ms. Sukma Dwi Andrina
sukma.andrina@chamber.se
+46 8555 10061
Supporting the UNFCCC and the Paris Agreement through International Dispute Settlement
Building on conferences held at COP21&22, IBA, supported by ICC, PCA and SCC, proposes a panel discussion on how the dispute resolution procedures in the Paris Agreement and the UNFCCC, incl. arbitration, could be used by States to incentivize compliance with/enable enforcement of the Paris Agreemen

Speakers: Propose AOSIS (Mark Jariabka, Farhana Yamin), LDCs (Achala Chandani, Seth Osafo), Developed Countries (Christina Voigt, Dutch Government), Academia (Prof. D. Bodansky), Permanent Court of Arbitration (M. Doe, J. Levine), ICC/IBA/SCC.
Event Flyer - International Dispute Resolution [331 kb]
Thursday,
16 Nov 2017
15:00—16:30
Meeting Room 11
United Nations (UN)
Ms. Verona Collantes
verona.collantes@unwomen.org
+1 646 7610713
Making NDCs gender-responsive and human-rights based to maximize the co-benefits of climate action
Speakers will demonstrate how addressing gender equality and human rights in NDCs bring multiple co-benefits. Recommendations will be presented to integrate gender equality, women’s empowerment, human rights into the NDCs, Paris Agreement work programme, Global Stocktake and Facilitative Dialogue.

Speakers: UN Women Deputy Executive Director, COP 23 Presidency, Mary Robinson, High-level representatives from Costa Rica and Bangladesh, CEDAW member, Green Climate Fund, Women and Gender Constituency, Inter-constituency Working Group on Human Rights and Climate Change
 
Thursday,
16 Nov 2017
15:00—16:30
Meeting Room 10
Regional Economic Commissions (RECs)
Ms. Laura Altinger
altinger@un.org
+6 622 881920
Regional Commissions and NDCs: Scaling climate action to implement NDCs in the five UN regions
Explore main opportunities to scale climate change action for the implementation of the NDCs for the member states of the five UN Regional Commissions, and the role Regional Commissions can play to support this

Speakers: RECs Ex. Secretaries Shamshad Akhtar,Vera Songwe,Mohamed Ali Alhakim; H.E. Xie Zhenhua, Special Envoy for Climate Change, National Development Reform Commission-China, H.E. Seleshi Bekele, Minister of Water, Irrigation&Electricity Ethiopia, Frank Rijsberman, DG Global Green Growth Institute
 
Thursday,
16 Nov 2017
15:30—16:45
Indigenous Peoples' Pavilion
FERN
Ms. Hanna Aho
hanna@fern.org
+32 1050 499393329
Rainforest Foundation Norway (RFN)
Ms. Monica Camacho
monica@rainforest.no
+47 0 41009167
Forest restoration – our secret weapon for achieving the Paris Agreement targets
Preserving and restoring forests are essential to reaching the goals of the Paris Agreement. We present two new studies: (i) the extent to which forest restoration can be undertaken in a way that protects local people’s rights and (ii) ways to mobilize the finance for protection and restoration.

Speakers: Julia Christian (Fern), Kate Dooley (The University of Melbourne), Fred Pearce, Charlie Parker
Kevin Anderson_negative emissions [2 Mb]
Charlie Parker_Rethinking REDD+ finance [1 Mb]
Julia Christian_Forest restoration [2 Mb]
Thursday,
16 Nov 2017
16:30—18:00
Cities and Regions (ICLEI) Pavilion
ParisTech (ParisTech)
Ms. Nadia MAIZI
nadia.maizi@mines-paristech.fr
+33 0 674539235
Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Mines de Paris* (Mines ParisTech)
Ms. Sandrine Selosse
sandrine.selosse@mines-paristech.fr
+33 0 614147437
Islands and low carbon pathways
Experts will discuss how islands can envisage the future of their energy systems in the Paris Agreement context. Lessons from modeling exercises will illustrate the debate about their particular needs in terms of energy autonomy, renewables integration, power access or secured supply of electricity.

Speakers: Nadia MAÏZI (PSL Research University), Edi ASOUMOU (PSL Research University), Sandrine SELOSSE (MINES ParisTech) [RINGO] /Vincent MAZAURIC (Schneider Electric), Jean-Yves CANEILL (EDF) [BINGO] /Pierre Fontaine (overseas territories) (or a representant of the French Ministry for Environment) [Party]
 
Thursday,
16 Nov 2017
16:45—18:15
Meeting Room 9
Seychelles
Mr. Theodore Marguerite
tmarguerite@env.gov.sc
+248 1 2822265
ClimateNet
Mr. Michel Köhler
bd@thegreenwerk.net
+49 176 62003049
Achieving 100% Renewable Power Supply for Small Island Developing States (SIDS)
This side event will discuss the formulation of energy roadmaps for SIDS, how international climate finance can unlock the potential towards 100% renewable energies and present the Energy Roadmap of the Seychelles to derive a 100% renewable power supply by 2035.

Speakers: Moderated by ClimateNet,Theodore Marguerite from Seychelles Ministry of Environment Energy and Climate Change,Prof.Dr.Olav Hohmeyer,Europa Universität Flensburg,Stefan Wehner, the greenwerk.Panel with representatives of the Seychelles and other SIDS,as well as donors and international climate fina
Michel Koehler Introduction [1 Mb]
Marguerite Seychelles Case [2 Mb]
Wehner Climate Finance [2 Mb]
Hohmeyer Energy Roadmaps [3 Mb]
Thursday,
16 Nov 2017
16:45—18:15
Meeting Room 4
Keren Kayemet LeIsrael/The Jewish National Fund (KKL-JNF)
Mr. David Brand
davidb@kkl.org.il
+972 2 9905566
Israel
Ms. Ronnie Cohen Ginat
ronyg@sviva.gov.il
+972 50 6233390
Climate Adaptation & Hazard Mitigation: Resilient Mediterranean Forests and Cities
Increased hazards associated with climate change,such as storm intensity,put pressure on infrastructure in Mediterranean cities leading to high environmental,social and economic risks Solutions include collaborative, regulatory and planning tools, including the vital role of urban forest management.

Speakers: Ms. Laurel Hunt,(LARC); Mr. Aviv Eizenband, KKL-JNF-Israel; Mr. Gill Atsmon, KKL-JNF-Israel; Dr. Barbara Norman; University of Canberra; Mr. Louis Blumberg, The Nature Conservancy; and Mr. Ken Alex, California Governor's Office of Planning and Research.
Join our Side-Event on Thursday, Nov 16th [131 kb]
International Cooperation with KKL-JNF [339 kb]
Adaptive Forest Management in a Climate Changing Environment [1 Mb]
Afforestation in Arid Zones Based on Advanced R&D The Israeli Success Story [3 Mb]
Thursday,
16 Nov 2017
16:45—18:15
Meeting Room 7
Comités pour le Développement et le Patrimoine (CDP)
Mr. Yousef  Habache
y.habache@cdp-asso.org
+33 69 5002419
Forum Tunisien pour les Droits Economiques et Soc (FTDES)
Mr. Alaa Talbi
alaa.talbi1@gmail.com
+33 69 5002419
Youth of the Mediterranean for Climate and Social Justice
The integration of social and climate justice frameworks into the development realm: In the search for alternative solutions, innovative practices will be analysed in an effort to assess their applicability to adaptation methods, led by young leaders across the Euro-Mediterranean region.

Speakers: Facilitator: Yousef Habache - Comités pour le Développement et le Patrimoine; Speakers: Suha Jarrar - Al-Haq International law; Alaa Talbi - Forum Tunisien pour les Droits Economiques et Sociaux; Yassine Abbar - Le Forum des Alternatives Maroco; Marion Isvi Réseau Euromed France
 
Thursday,
16 Nov 2017
18:30—20:00
Meeting Room 12
Brazil
Ms. Alexandra Costa
asin@mma.gov.br
+55 61 20281262
Center for Management and Strategic Studies (CGEE)
Mr. Marcelo Poppe
mpoppe@cgee.org.br
+55 61 34249629
Biofuture@COP23 - Scaling up the Low Carbon Bioeconomy: an Urgent and Vital Challenge"
Biofuture Platform countries and int´l organizations will review achievements since the launch of the initiative and endorse the Biofuture Vision Statement. The event will also feature Brazil´s RenovaBio program as a policy example relevant to implementing the Paris Agreement and Biofuture´s vision.

Speakers: - José Sarney Filho, Minister of the Environment, Brazil - Ministers from Biofuture Platform Member Countries - Fatih Birol, Executive Director, IEA - Adnan Z. Amin, Director-General, IRENA - Rachel Kyte, Special Representative of the UNSG, SE4ALL - And others (see attached programme)
Biofuture@COP23 High Level event Programme [212 kb]
Thursday,
16 Nov 2017
18:30—20:00
Meeting Room 9
Kiribati
Mr. Choi Yeeting
choi@ob.gov.ki
+686 686 21183
Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat (PIFS)
Mr. Scott Hook
scotth@forumsec.org
+679 0 9991746
The integration of Climate Change, Disaster Risk Management and its links to Sustainable Development
The successes and challenges on Climate Change and Disaster Risk Management and the SDGs with focus on enhancing resilient development and new innovative funding proposal that will bridge the gap and expedite financing of climate resilient infrastructures and developments in Kiribati.

Speakers: 1. His Excellency, Te Beretitenti, Taneti Mamau (President of the Republic of Kiribati) 2. Representative from the Pacific Island Forum Secretariat (PIFS)
Kiribati Side Event flyer [1 Mb]
Thursday,
16 Nov 2017
18:30—20:00
Meeting Room 2
Jamaica
Mr. Giorgio Grussu
giorgio.grussu@fao.org
+39 6 57056529
Mountain Institute, Inc. (TMI)
Mr. Andrew Taber
ataber@mountain.org
+1 202 3229492
Mountains and Islands: building a coalition for vulnerable ecosystems
The Mountain Partnership and the Global Island Partnership are alliances that address the effects of climate change on vulnerable ecosystems. We will explore issues related to climate change adaptation and management, share experiences and lessons learned, and build synergies among the partnerships

Speakers: Grammenos Mastrojeni, Italy; H.E. Ngedikes “Olai” Uludong, Republic of Palau; Marilyn Headley, Jamaica; Ali Raza Rizvi, IUCN; Felix Diesner, IKI; Andrew Taber, TMI
Agenda [2 Mb]
Thursday,
16 Nov 2017
18:30—20:00
Meeting Room 7
European Union
Ms. Marie Bondu
Marie.Bondu@ec.europa.eu
+32 2 2984591
International Energy Agency (IEA)
Ms. Caroline Lee
Caroline.lee@iea.org
+33 7 782335400
Cooperation of major economies for Paris implementation and global energy transition
The event will provide an overview of climate policy collaboration among major economies, including through the G20, the Ministerial on Climate Action (formerly MEF), the Clean Energy Ministerial, the IEA Clean Energy Transitions Programme and other new cooperative undertakings. Panelists will share

Speakers: Speakers: IEA Executive Director, EU Commissioner for Climate and Energy, Ministers in charge of climate action from major economies.
 
Thursday,
16 Nov 2017
18:30—20:00
Meeting Room 6
Secretariat of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)
Ms. Dzenet Brimbal
dbrimbal@unfccc.int
+49 228 8151432
Youth Climate Action Awards Ceremony Showcasing youth implementing climate action
The award ceremony will screen the winning videos and present the awards of the Global Youth Video Competition on Climate Change 2017. In addition, the focal points of the Youth Constituency and Conference of Youth COY 13 will be awarded for their climate leadership.

Speakers: Ashok Sridharan, Mayor of Bonn Ovais Sarmad, UNFCCC Inia Seruiratu, Climate Champion-COP23 Presidency Francoise Clottes, GEF Max Thabiso Edkins, Connect4Climate Yoko Watanabe, GEF SGP, UNDP Nick Turner, tve Nick Nuttall, UNFCCC BNP Paribas Michael Hoch, Bonn University
 
Thursday,
16 Nov 2017
18:30—20:00
Meeting Room 4
Secretariat of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)
Ms. Ting Li
tli@unfccc.int
+49 228 8151022
Economic diversification, just transition of workforce and global value chain in context of SD
The side event is led by UNCTAD. High-level delegates and experts will share their insights on the impacts of mitigation actions on economy, jobs and its interaction with global value chains.

Speakers: Isabelle Durant,Deputy Secretary General UNCTAD;Tomasz Chruszczow,Ministry of the Environment Poland;Gary Horlick, Law Offices of Gary N. Horlick;Peter Govindasamy,Ministry of Trade and Industry,Singapore; Andrei Marcu, European Roundtable on Climate Change and Sustainable Transition;Aik Hoe Lim,WTO
Event Programme [340 kb]
Thursday,
16 Nov 2017
18:30—20:30
Turkey Pavilion
Brazilian Business Council for Sustainable Development (CEBDS)
Mr. Moisés de Jesus Ferreira Silva
moises.ferreira@cebds.org
+55 21 994447186
Amazon Environmental Research Institute (IPAM)
Ms. Fernanda Bortolotto
fernanda.bortolotto@ipam.org.br
+55 61 996811664
Brazilian Coalition: land use and the challenges of implementing the Paris Agreement
Brazilian NDC challenges: compatibility between agroforestry and forest conservation as a concrete measure to achieve Brazilian goals. Examples on logistics, restoration & reforestation and rural environmental registry will be presented. Host: Brazilian Climate, Forest and Agriculture Coalition.

Speakers: Vidar Helgesen: Norwegian Ministry of Environment Erik Solheim, UNEP Exec. Director Marco Albani, Tropical Forest Alliance Brazil: Marina Grossi: CEBDS President Elizabeth Farina: Sugarcane Industry Association President Ministry of Environment Ministry of Agriculture Brazilian Coalition
Presentation - Brazilian Coalition [929 kb]
Invitation [509 kb]
Friday,
17 Nov 2017
11:30—13:00
Meeting Room 9
Costa Rica
Mr. Daniel Blank
daniel.blank@giz.de
+52 1 5545303546
Oeko-Institut (Institute for Applied Ecology e.V.), Berlin
Ms. Anke Herold
a.herold@oeko.de
+49 10179 1702950091
NDC Accounting of GHG emissions: First-hand experiences from pilot activities
Accounting for NDC emission reductions is a cornerstone of the climate architecture. It provides countries a meaningful tool to track the achievement of NDCs and certainty to the international community about the latter. We share experiences from a BMUB IKI project with Costa Rica, Colombia, Mexico

Speakers: Representatives from: BMUB (German Federal Ministry for the Environment) MINAE representative (Costa Rican Ministry for the Environment) Öko-Institut and GIZ ("Accounting Rules”-project) Other Parties (Colombia, Mexico, others)
Agenda and Speakers [416 kb]
Accounting Intro (OI) [338 kb]
SINAMECC (Costa Rica) [166 kb]
MRV and Accounting (Colombia) [2 Mb]
GHG-Inventory Improvement Morocco (4C) [719 kb]
Friday,
17 Nov 2017
11:30—13:00
Meeting Room 4
New Venture Fund (NVF)
Ms. Eleanor Johnston
ejohnston@climateinteractive.org
+1 336 2028907
Abibimman Foundation (AF)
Mr. Kenneth Amoateng
amoatengken@gmail.com
+233 50 506766466
ESB Business School (ESB)
Mr. Florian Kapmeier
florian.kapmeier@reutlingen-university.de
+49 177 3255077
Using Decision-Maker Tools and Climate Education to Build Momentum on Climate Change
From exploring what is need to limit warming to 1.5degC to putting students into the role of climate negotiators, Climate Interactive, Reutlingen University, and the Abibimman Foundation are using computer simulations, systems thinking, and community outreach to expand climate understanding.

Speakers: Andrew Jones, Climate Interactive; Fabio Parigi, Abibiman Foundation; Florian Kapmeier, Reutlingen University
panel presentation [834 kb]
Friday,
17 Nov 2017
11:30—13:00
Meeting Room 11
European Network of Transmission System Operators (ENTSO-E)
Ms. Susanne Nies
Natalia.Dasilva@ext.entsoe.eu
+32 2 7410993
Statnett (Statnett)
Ms. Bente Hagem
kristylouise.rhades@ext.entsoe.eu
+32 2 7410993
The European Consumer Organisation. (BEUC)
Ms. Mercè Almuni
alm@beuc.eu
+32 2 3741598
Tomorrow (tmrow)
Mr. Olivier Corradi
olivier.corradi@tmrow.com
+45 53 704403
Active customers enabling COP 23
What incentives are needed, what communication tools, what information as to curb climate change? Are citizens aware of their individual carbon footprint? How can customers drive the agenda and make a difference? This session presents climate tools and concrete examples for engagement.

Speakers: usanne Nies, ENTSO-E (moderator) Bente Hagem, ENTSO-E & Statnett Olivier Corradi, Tomorrow Giles Dickson, WindEurope Dolf Gielen, IRENA Merce Griera, BEUC
About ENTSO-E [3 Mb]
Common Grid Model [2 Mb]
Agenda [2 Mb]
Friday,
17 Nov 2017
11:30—13:00
Meeting Room 1
Rock Environment and Energy Institute (REEI)
Mr. Jiaqiao Lin
linjiaqiao@reei.org.cn
+86 10 61438032
Friends of Nature (FON)
Ms. Yuan Wang
wangyuan@fonchina.org
+86 10 65232040
South-South climate cooperation to drive Paris Agreement implementing at national and regional level
The event is to explore the governance, finance and technology demand of developing countries in implementing Paris Agreement, to identify and manage the risks and opportunities in South-South cooperation with comparative studies at national and regional levels in Southeast, Central and South Asia.

Speakers: Representatives from universities, governments, think tanks, MDBs and CSOs from Southeast, Central and South Asia will present their experiences and views on this topic.
 
Friday,
17 Nov 2017
13:15—14:45
Meeting Room 1
International Organization for Standardization (ISO)
Mr. Jose Alcorta
alcorta@iso.org
+41 79 3077964
International Accreditation Forum Inc. * (IAF)
Ms. Chikako Makino
Chikako.Makino@jab.or.jp
+81 3 68235736
Role of standards and accreditation to support non-state actors in light of Paris Agreement and SDGs
ISO is developing frameworks to assist non-state actors to meet climate targets aligned with Paris Agreement. The session will highlight the role of these standards as well as an accreditation system in strengthening the governance and transparency through certification, validation and verification

Speakers: Role and potential of International Standards: ISO&IAF Environmental management: ISO Energy management: UNIDO Framework for climate action: ISO Framework for climate change adaptation: ISO Framework for Climate finance: ISO Role of accreditation for strength governance: IAF&UNFCCC Sec
COP 23 ISO/IAF Side Event: The role of International Standards and accreditation to support non-state actors in light of the Paris Agreement [3 Mb]
Friday,
17 Nov 2017
13:15—14:45
Meeting Room 7
Consejo Civil Mexicano para la Silvicultura Sostinible, A. C. (CCMSS)
Mr. Sergio Madrid
smadrid@prodigy.net.mx
+52 55 23429738
Asociación de Comunidades Forestales de Petén (ACOFOP)
Mr. Marcedonio Cortave
direccion@acofop.org
+502 7 9263571
Mesoamerican Territorial Fund: its contribution to the care of forests and rights of communities
Realizing forest-based mitigation requires climate finance options that recognize the role of indigenous and community experiences in protecting forests. Understanding how the Territorial Fund can support forest carbon programs based in these experiences is key to effective climate finance

Speakers: Mr. Candido Mezua Salazar
 
Friday,
17 Nov 2017
13:15—14:45
Meeting Room 10
Timor-Leste
Mr. Devindranauth Bissoon
devindranauth.bissoon@undp.org
+670 7771 5550
Lao People's Democratic Republic
Mr. Anders Poulsen
anders.poulsen@undp.org
+856 20 91951488
WaterAid* (WaterAid*)
Ms. Stephanie Lyons
stephanie.lyons@climatechange.gov.au
+44 20 77934545
Building partnerships for climate-resilient community development in Least Developed Countries.
Timor-Leste and LaoPDR share experiences, focusing on two projects funded by the Least Developed Countries Fund (LDCF) and supported by UNDP, on strengthening community-resilience to adapt to climate change hazards.

Speakers: Timor-Leste and LaoPDR share experiences, focusing on two projects funded by the Least Developed Countries Fund (LDCF) and supported by UNDP, on strengthening community-resilience to adapt to climate change hazards.
 
Friday,
17 Nov 2017
13:15—14:45
Meeting Room 9
The Higher Ground Foundation (HGF)
Mr. Karl Schultz
karl@thehighergroundfoundation.org
+44 20 73543595
Climate Check Corporation (CC)
Mr. Tom Baumann
tb@climate-check.com
+1 613 7951158
International Development Enterprises (iDE)
Ms. Chiara Ambrosino
cambrosino@ideglobal.org
+44 7 903090848
Showcasing next generation governance systems for climate
To achieve the Paris goals requires next generation decentralized governance systems for scale-up, efficiency and transparency. Learn from pilot application showcases that integrate blockchain, “Standards 2.0”, and the launch of the climate Vulnerability Reduction Credit (VRC) Standard Framework.

Speakers: Karl Schultz - The Higher Ground Foundation, Tom Bauman - ClimateCHECK, Ira Feldman - Climate Adaptation Scholars, Joe Madden – Xpansiv, Chiara Ambrosino - iDE Global, André Obregón - Group on Earth Observations
NEXGEN Standards Flyer [89 kb]
1 Welcome and Introductions [423 kb]
2 Baumann NextGen Goverance [929 kb]
3 Madden Blockchain [2 Mb]
5 Schultz VRC Concept and Standard Framework [1 Mb]
6 Ambrosino iDE VRCs in Action [880 kb]
7 Cripe GEO - GEOSS Platform and VRCs [1 Mb]
8 Schultz PIPP and HGF Future [1 Mb]
4 Carter Digital Solutions for Finance [47 kb]
Friday,
17 Nov 2017
13:15—14:45
Meeting Room 12
ONAMIAP (ONAMIAP)
Ms. Cristina Sánchez
cristina.sanchez.renteria@gmail.com
+51 1 965976276
ASS ETUDE DEVELOPPEMENT PLANTES MED AROMAT GUYANE (GADEPAM)
Mme MARIE FLEURY
marie.fleury@mnhn.fr
+973 97300 5946944283
BOS+ (BOS+)
Mr. Eduardo de la Pena
eduardo.delapena@bosplus.be
+32 9 2649050
Mujeres indígenas, conocimientos ancestrales y propuestas de adaptación frente al cambio climático
Este evento busca visibilizar el trabajo que las mujeres indígenas venimos realizando desde hace años para adaptarnos y hacer frente al cambio climático. Asimismo, presentaremos nuestras propuesta recuperando nuestros conocimientos y tecnologías ancestrales.

Speakers: - Ketty Marcelo, presidenta de ONAMIAP - Tarcila Rivera Zea, miembro del foro permanente de la ONU - Milagros Sandoval, Conservación Internacional
 
*Provisionally admitted observer organization