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Side events for today, 2019-06-24

Adaptation and related issues
Mitigation and related issues
Cross-cutting issues
Enhancing ambition
Promoting implementation
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Time/room Organizer Title / theme / speakers Attachments
Secretariat of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)
Mr. Marlan Pillay
+49 228 8151265
Building on the existing MRV arrangements under the Convention to support the implementation of the Enhanced Transparency Framework
This side event is on financial, technical, and capacity-building support provided to developing countries for participation in the existing MRV arrangements under the Convention and the enhanced transparency framework under the Paris Agreement.

Speakers: UNEP-DTU (M.L. Hinostroza), ICAT (H. Wuester), UNEP/UNDP GSP (S. Mwakasonda), GEF (M. Gonzalez Vasquez), UNFCCC-GIR CASTT (Minyoung Kim) Moderator: Mr William Agyemang-Bonsu (UNFCCC secretariat)
MRV side event [1 Mb]
ICAT Presentation [1 Mb]
GEF Presentation [890 kb]
UNFCCC_GIR_CASTT Presentation [1 Mb]
UNDP GSP Partnership Presentation [1 Mb]
GSP Presentation [724 kb]
Agenda [149 kb]
Secretariat of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)
Mr. Yolando Velasco
+49 228 8151427
Needs-based Climate Finance Strategy in Melanesia
to present the outcomes of NBF-MSG and the Leaders Summit)
MSG Side Event Programme [111 kb]
International Cryosphere Climate Initiative (ICCI)
Ms. Pam Pearson
+46 70 5752257
Cryosphere: Chile COP-25 Plans, Looking towards SROCC and Implications for Intergenerational Justice
Preview by the Chilean COP Presidency on plans to highlight the IPCC SROCC and SR1.5 results in connection to polar oceans and cryosphere, especially implications for long-term impacts beyond 2100 and inter-generational justice; all of which motivate towards 1.5 degree 2020 NDC pathways.

Speakers: Dr. Julie Brigham-Grette, UMass-Amherst and Chair, U.S. Polar Research Board; Dr. Gustaf Hugelius, Bolin Centre, University of Stockholm and Chair, Permafrost and Carbon Budgets, International Permafrost Association; representatives of Chile and others
Media Advisory [56 kb]
Programme [85 kb]
Presentation Links [53 kb]
Munich Climate Insurance Initiative (MCII)
Mr. Michael Zissener
+49 228 8150249
Enhancing the impact of climate risk finance in support of the V20 Declaration on Resilience
This session will discuss how climate risk finance, including insurance, can not only protect against immediate disaster impacts, but also catalyze risk reduction and adaptation, and explore their effectiveness for resilient debt management and alleviating risks for fiscal and financial stability.

Speakers: 1. Climate Change Commission, Philippines, tbd 2. Asian Development Bank or African Development Bank, tbd 3. Republic of the Marshall Islands, tbd 4. ICSC, tbd 5. MCII, tbd
Ecologic Institute
Mr. Matthias Duwe
+49 30 86880185
Increasing NDCs in 2020 - analytical inputs
This side event will present new analysis on both effort-sharing under the Paris Agreement as well as updating NDCs based on lower renewable cost projections – and discuss them with practitioners involved in supporting relevant developments.

Speakers: * Jakob Wachsmuth (Fraunhofer ISI) * Leonardo Nascimento (Climate Analytics) * Representatives from national delegations and NDC partnership (tbc)
University of Helsinki (UH)
Ms. Maria Brockhaus
+358 2941 57979
Taking stock of governance outcomes and policy learning in transnational and jurisdictional REDD+
This panel investigates opportunities and barriers to realizing –and financing– effective and equitable jurisdictional and transnational REDD+ initiatives. Which conditions and actors, public and private, enable the transformational change required to reduce deforestation and forest degradation?

Speakers: Discussants and speakers - Kiryssa Kasprzyk (NWF), Heike Schroeder (UEA), Monica Di Gregorio (ULeeds), Bob Natifu (MWE Uganda), (tbc), representative civil society (Indonesia, tbc); Moderator - Maria Brockhaus (UHelsinki).
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)
Ms. Lea Dünow
+49 171 7610739
Policy to Action: Use of Climate Services & Risk Insurance towards Climate-Resilient Infrastructure
Case study examples from Africa, Asia, South and Central America demonstrate the complexities and pathways in addressing impacts of the changing climate in the planning, engineering, financing and insurance of critical infrastructures

Speakers: tbc
International Association of Public Transport (UITP)
Mr. Philip Turner
+32 477 580655
Mobilizing sustainable transport for global climate action
Sustainable transport organisations are delivering and developing strategies to scale up ambition to help trigger widespread action to decarbonize land transport. Transport stakeholders will discuss success factors and steps needed to move from concept to implementation on low carbon transport

Speakers: Speakers include representatives from national and municipal transport authorities responsible for implementing policies and mitigation activities in the urban transport sector, international finance organisation and the private sector engaged on low carbon transport.
Draft Agenda [412 kb]
Adaptation Fund Board (AFB)
Ms. Cristina Dengel
+1 202 6443848
Adaptation Fund: NIEs discuss project findings that benefit and empower the most vulnerable
National Implementing Entities of the Adaptation Fund discuss project findings that benefit and empower the most vulnerable communities such as women, youth, the elderly, indigenous populations and incorporate local and traditional knowledge

Speakers: The panel will include representatives from selected National Implementing Entities of the Adaptation Fund and staff from the AF Secretariat
Adaptation Fund side event agenda [285 kb]
Secretariat of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)
Mr. Daniel Klein
+49 228 8151113
Assisting Parties in NDC Implementation: New Developments on the ‘Law and Climate Change Toolkit
Present the latest developments on the ‘Law and Climate Change Toolkit'

Speakers: Secretariat, speaker FAO, speaker UN Habitat, speaker UN Environment, pilot country representatives (tbc), and CWS (Commonwealth Secretariat)
Programme - Background-Objective-Agenda [766 kb]
*Provisionally admitted observer organization

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The application period for SB 50 side events and exhibits will commence on Monday 18 March 2019. Further information can be found on the respective SEORS page: 50
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