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Discover our list of events on NDC implementation at COP 23


In addition to an official side event on scaling-up private investment for NDC implementation, this page gives a list of LEDS-related side events at the 23rd UNFCCC Conference of Parties (COP23) in Bonn, Germany.

Here is a full list of LEDS-relevant events at COP 23, including the LEDS GP official side event, LEDS GP Regional Platform and Working Group events, and LEDS-related side events hosted by our members and partners. Please let us know if you plan to attend any of these events – we’d love to meet you! Get in touch by emailing secretariat@ledsgp.org

Please note that all of the times are in CET.

Implementing NDCs: Diversity of actors and actions

Date: 6 November, 2017

Time: 15:00 – 16:30

Location: Meeting Room 4, Bonn Zone, World Conference Center, Bonn

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 measurement, reporting, and verification structures. This event will dwell upon these issues and possible solutions.

Enhancement options, participatory processes, and rapid implementation of NDCs

Date: 7 November, 2017

Time: 16:45 – 18:15

Location: Meeting Room 10, Bonn Zone, World Conference Center, Bonn

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.

Bringing NDCs to the next level and preparing for the implementation of the Paris Agreement

Date: 7 November, 2017

Time: 18:30 – 20:00

Location: Meeting Room 10, Bonn Zone, World Conference Center, Bonn

To fulfil its climate commitments, the Vietnamese government is reviewing its NDC to align with its national development priorities and sustainable development objectives. This event will share how the process is going and discuss how to mobilize resources for the implementation of Vietnam’s NDC.

Familiar actors in new roles! Regional coordination for local climate action

Date: 8 November, 2017

Time: 10:00-11:00

Location: Talanoa space, Bonn zone

This session will look at the possible role of intermediary regional/ territorial actors such as counties, districts and
provinces in climate action, as well as different forms of regional leadership. By the end of the session participants will
arrive at an understanding of how to best support these actors. The session features a presentation from Scott Muller, co-chair of our Subnational Integration Working Group.

Find out more and register here

Dialogue on finance and project development for technical assistance practitioners

Date: 8 November, 2017

Time: 15:30 – 18:00

Location: Deutsche Welle, Kurt-Schumacher-Str. 3, 53113 Bonn

GIZ will share its experience in developing and implementing climate and green finance projects. The participants will have the opportunity to network peers and learn more about the specific needs and expectations of GIZ for external professional advice.

Find out more and register here

Tracking and enhancing progress after Paris: An analysis of current and enhanced mitigation policies

Date: 8 November, 2017

Time: 16:00 – 17:30

Location: EU Pavilion Room, Bonn Zone

This event presents the latest insights of quantitative assessments of the projected greenhouse gas emissions pathways and key energy indicators for major emitting countries, taking into account current and planned mitigation policies. It will explore how good practice policies can reduce emissions further if effectively implemented, and where additional policy action is possible while making use of national circumstances.

Climate equity and the Paris Agreement

Date: 8 November, 2017

Time: 18:00 – 19:30

Location: EU Pavilion Room, Bonn Zone

Speakers will deliver a set of presentations to introduce the Climate Action Tracker methodology and give the results of the most recent equity assessment of NDCs against the 2ºC limit. Discussions will look at fairness and comparability of effort, involving different stakeholders.

Towards a sustainable science-based strategies development for climate adaptation in West African LDCs

Date: 9 November, 2017

Time: 10:00 – 11:30

Location: EU Pavilion Room, Bonn Zone

Showcases IMPACT project contribution in building a sustainable capacity for science-based approach for: 1) Science-policy interface for developing climate change adaptation strategies in West African least developed countries (LDCs) 2) science base knowledge and approach to implement the 1.5 scenarios in the West African LDCs.

How can local actions in a urban context  contribute to NDC implementation in Latin America?

Date: 9 November, 2017

Time: 11:30 – 13:00

Location: Meeting Room 4, Bonn Zone

The event presents two regional initiatives in Latin America: a comparative analysis of NDC 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.

Climate finance: Emerging instruments for mitigation in agriculture 

Date: 9 November, 2017

Time: 11:30 – 13:00

Location: Meeting Room 10, Bonn Zone

This  side event will highlight emerging financial instruments to increase investment in agriculture that also delivers mitigation co-benefits. Agriculture drives up to 24% of emissions, yet the sector receives only 2.5% of public climate finance. Innovative financial instruments, tools, and business models have the potential to support transformative climate change mitigation in agriculture. The session will examine the evidence and the action now urgently needed.

Implementation of NDCs in countries: Progress, challenges and perspectives

Date: 9 November, 2017

Time: 15:00 – 16:30

Location: Meeting Room 6, Bonn Zone

The Comité permanent inter-états de lutte contre la sécheresse au Sahel, ECOWAS, Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie, and the Union Economique et Monétaure Ouest Africaine have gained some experiences in the implementation of NDCs in their countries. This event will share these experiences and other initiatives with participants.

Supporting local climate action through multilevel governance

Date: 10 November, 2017

Time: 13:00 – 15:00

Location: GIZ, Heinrich-v.-Stephan-Str. 7, 53175 Bonn

This side event brings together representatives from different levels of government, urban experts and other stakeholders to discuss what we can learn from successful experiences with multilevel climate governance. The focus will be on finance, participation platforms that support exchanges across different levels of governance, and certification and monitoring tools.

The event will have an interactive format, commencing with brief reflections from a research project on multi-level climate governance by adelphi and expert inputs, followed by focused discussion groups on finance, participation platforms and monitoring tools. The aim of these discussion groups is to bring together different actors to exchange experiences, expectations, challenges and opportunities in supporting local climate action through multilevel climate governance.

To find out more, please contact Eleni Dellas.

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Achieving Paris commitments at the national level: Developing project pipelines / Creating dedicated local climate investment capacity through green banks

Date: 10 November, 2017

Location: IETA business hub, Bonn zone

Part 1: 16:00-17:30 

Developing project pipelines: Emerging good practice

The significant investment volume required to meet NDCs and Paris Agreement objectives necessitates the accelerated development of the green infrastructure projects pipeline at national and subnational level.  This Panel brings together practitioners and analysts to examine this topic from an investment perspective; the focus will be on emerging markets.

Part 2: 17:30-19:00

Creating dedicated local climate investment capacity through green banks

Implementing the goals defined in the Paris agreement will require dedicated local capacity and nation-specific implementation to drive investment and financial innovation. This session explores how national Green Banks—structured as new purpose-built institutions or as adaptations of existing institutions—can be formed to address critical market gaps and drive public and private climate investment to bring these new markets to scale. Building off the preceding discussion of building green infrastructure pipelines, speakers will address the role of Green Banks in creating climate-specific investment capacity, to be followed by discussion with session participants.

Understanding the impact of a variety of sector-based policies in the context of Europe’s NDC

Date: 10 November, 2017

Time: 16:45 – 18:15

Location: EU Pavilion Room, Bonn Zone

Emission reductions in Europe are and will be largely driven by policy decisions at the EU and Member States level. Civil society actors aiming to support the implementation of the EU’s NDC requires a robust understanding of the impact a variety of existing and future policies can have on emissions reductions at the sectoral level. This side event will present and discuss a modelling framework to understand and influence the impacts of different types of policies and indicators. A particular focus will be on discussing relevant policy questions.

Asia LEDS Partnership event

Date: 11 November, 2017

Time: 15:30 – 16:30

Location: Cities and Regions Pavilion, Bonn Zone

The session will focus on successes and challenges of NDC implementation in countries, scope and scale of sub-national action for NDC implementation and defining specific actions to strengthen the role of the ALP Secretariat as a catalyst for spurring national and sub-national actions for NDC implementation.

Driving medium and long term climate action towards 2050 targets with subnational governments

Date: 12 November, 2017

Time: 11:30 – 13:00

Location: Meeting Room 2, Bonn Zone

This event highlights how subnational 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.

Overview and review of Colombia’s greenhouse gas MRV harmonization and data management platform

Date: 13 November, 2017

Time: 07:30 – 09:00

Location: IETA Pavilion, Bonn Zone

Join the USAID RALI Program for this interactive session that introduces and solicits input on the Government of Colombia’s Measurement, Reporting, and Verification (MRV) efforts, including the design of their greenhouse gas data management platform (known as ‘SINGEI’). The event will discuss the technical design of SINGEI and explore the applicability of this work in other country contexts.

NDC implementation – bridging the gap from climate change policy to sector approach

Date: 13 November, 2017

Time: 11:00 – 14:00

Location: Meeting Room 2, Bonn Zone

This event discusses the NDC implementation by focusing on one of the main challenges: alignment and coherence of sector policies and approaches with the national climate target and climate policies.

Find out more and register here

Implementing NDCs: Planning and coordination at the regional, national and subnational level

Date: 13 November, 2017

Time: 11:30 – 13:00

Location: Meeting Room 4, Bonn Zone

This event will demonstrate 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, and subnational governments to harness the full potential of NDCs.

International Finance Corporation panel: Creating markets for climate business

Date: 13 November 2017

Time: 15:00-16:30

Location: Meeting Room 5, Bonn Zone, World Conference Center, Bonn

This panel, hosted by the International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group, will showcase companies and financial institutions that are leading the way in delivering successful climate business models and financing solutions. It will feature findings from IFC’s new report ‘Climate Investment Opportunities: Creating Markets for Climate Business‘, and will inform governments about the most attractive policies and steps that they can take to unlock private finance to achieve their national climate goals.

The event will be followed by a networking reception from 16:30 – 18:00.

Find out more and register here

Scaling-up private investment and strengthening sector measures for NDC implementation

Date: 14 November 2017

Time: 13:15-14:45

Location: Meeting Room 9, Bonn Zone, World Conference Center, Bonn

Learn about strategies, policies, and instruments countries are using to enable private investment in NDC implementation. Understand progress on sector efforts to date. This event is hosted by the Government of Kenya, in collaboration with LEDS GP, NDC Partnership, ECN, NewClimate, GIZ, and UNDP.

Find out more and register here

Latin America and the Caribbean: Mobilizing investors for implementation of the Paris Agreement

Date: 14 November 2017

Time: 16:45-18:15

Location: Meeting Room 4, Bonn Zone, World Conference Center, Bonn

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.

NDC implementation in Latin America from a multi-sectoral perspective

Date: 15 November 2017

Time: 11:30 – 13:00

Location: Meeting Room 4, Bonn Zone, World Conference Center, Bonn

The aim of the event is to analyze the NDC implementation processes from a multi-sectoral point of view. For these purposes, representatives from Argentina and Guatemala will present their recent experiences and panelists will debate mobilizing finance to implement NDCs in Latin America.

How REDD+ can contribute to achieving SDGs and delivering NDC goals: Experiences from three contrasting countries in Asia/Pacific

Date: 15 November 2017

Time: 12:30 – 14:00

Location: UNDP Pavilion, Bonn Zone, World Conference Center, Bonn

Blurb to come.

Promoting ambitious climate action through circular economy strategies

Date: 15 November 2017

Time: 13:15 – 14:45

Location: Meeting Room 4, Bonn Zone, World Conference Center, Bonn

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.

Implementing Article 2(C) of the Paris Agreement: Lessons from the IKI Finance Cluster

Date: 15 November 2017

Time: 13:30 – 14:00

Location: Meeting Room 4, Bonn Zone, World Conference Center, Bonn

Views from developing countries, the private sector, and relevant institutions to identify options for countries to support the implementation of Article 2 (c) in order to make investments and financial flows consistent with low emission and climate resilient development pathways.

Enhancing transparency systems in the context of NDCs

Date: 15 November 2017

Time: 14:30 – 16:00

Location: UNDP Pavilion, Bonn Zone, World Conference Center, Bonn

Informal panel discussion with technical MRV country representatives on the topic of enhancing domestic transparency systems to prepare for tracking of NDCs. It will bring together countries to share experiences and best practices.

UNDP NDC Support Programme launch

Date: 15 November 2017

Time: 17:00 – 17:30

Location: UNDP Pavilion, Bonn Zone, World Conference Center, Bonn

Blurb to come.

A multi-sectoral process to NDC implementation: The Peruvian model

Date: 15 November 2017

Time: 18:30 – 20:00

Location: Meeting Room 4, Bonn Zone, World Conference Center, Bonn

Peru’s Government is leading a multi-sectoral and multi-stakeholder process through a Multi-sectoral 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.

The Green Climate Fund and the implementation of the Paris Agreement

Date: 15 November 2017

Time: 18:30 – 20:00

Location: Meeting Room 10, Bonn Zone, World Conference Center, Bonn

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.

Managing the NDC process: Lessons from countries’ institutional approaches

Date: 16 November, 2017

Time: 13:30 – 14:00

Location: German Pavilion, Bonn Zone

Discussion on country experiences in establishing institutional coordination, stakeholder engagement and consultative processes at different level to start the implementation of their NDCs. The discussions will draw from early lessons in engaging a wide range of organizations and relevant parties to support the NDCs.

 

Global NDC peer exchange – the collaboration space on NDC implementation and enhanced transparency

Date: 16 November 2017

Time: 18:30-20:00

Location: German Pavilion, Bonn zone

The NDC Cluster on behalf of the German Ministry of the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB) is pleased to invite you to this COP23 side event at the German pavilion. The event builds on the key themes of the Global NDC Conference 2017. These are related to integrated governance, finance, transparency, and engaging the private sector, derived from three days of intense discussions among 250 participants from 80 countries.

Rita Schwarzelühr-Sutter, Parliamentary State Secretary of the German Ministry of Environment (BMUB), will open the event with reflections on the importance of alliances between peers from the DRC, the Philippines, Ethiopia, Morocco, Costa Rica and others. The NDC Cluster seeks to provide a space for partner countries and international stakeholders to exchange on early successes and lessons learned in NDC implementation, but also discuss obstacles and roadblocks which have countries are facing preparing the implementation of their NDCs.

The NDC Cluster will furthermore discuss how our experiences can feed into the discussions of the Talanoa Dialogue.

Participants are also cordially invited to a reception with snacks and drinks following the event.

Please find the agenda and the key messages of the Global NDC Conference 2017 here.

The IKI NDC Support Cluster hosts many more side events at COP23 to make best use of COP23 in enhancing the dialogue about NDC implementation. For more information, please visit the Cluster website.

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