Climate Change
Lima, Peru, 1 - 12 December, 2014

Highlights

Signing Ceremony between UNEP and IGES
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It is a great privilege and pleasure for me to be here at this signing ceremony where UNEP and IGES will sign not just one, but two agreements.

 World on Track to New Universal Climate Agreement with Lima Call for Climate Action - See more at: http://unep.org/newscentre/Default.aspx?DocumentID=2814&ArticleID=11108&l=en#sthash.vecX17F3.dpuf
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World on Track to New Universal Climate Agreement with Lima Call for Climate Action.

How to Make a Difference through Climate Change Education and Training
http://www.unep.org/climatechange/ClimateChangeConferences/COP20/Highlights/HowtoMakeaDifferencethroughClimateChangeEd/tabid/794640/Default.aspx

8 March 2014, Lima, Peru. An unusual side event at the annual Climate Conference in Lima (COP 20) provided a snapshot of what the United Nations is doing to support climate change education and training for children, youth and adults. 


Affordable Green Solutions for Vulnerable Population: Microfinance and Ecosystem-based Adaptation present at COP20
http://www.unep.org/climatechange/ClimateChangeConferences/COP20/Highlights/AffordableGreenSolutionsforVulnerablePopulati/tabid/794639/Default.aspx

Active private sector participation in adaptation to climate change of the most vulnerable populations is constantly increasing. This is the case of Casimiro, a farmer and entrepreneur from Santander, Colombia, 



Australian charity OzHarvest to highlight global food waste at the United Nations Environment Programme Sustainable Innovation Forum at COP20 in Lima, Peru
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Australian charity OzHarvest to highlight global food waste at the United Nations Environment Programme Sustainable Innovation Forum at COP20 in Lima, Peru

Full Economic Potential of Carbon-Rich Mangroves Remains Untapped, Finds New UN Report
http://www.unep.org/newscentre/Default.aspx?DocumentID=2814&ArticleID=11103&l=en

Estimated Worth of Climate Benefits from Central African Mangroves up to US$66 billion. And New Satellite Technology Could Help Monitor Mangrove Restoration.

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High-level dialogue to explore a post-2015 vision for REDD+ as a catalyst for sustainable development and the 2016-2020 role of the UN-REDD Programme

Forest Announcements Pave Way for Better Action on Climate and Community Livelihoods
http://www.unep.org/newscentre/Default.aspx?DocumentID=2814&ArticleID=11101&l=en

5 Countries Hand Over Key Information and Data on Emission Reductions from the Forest Sector to UNFCCC Secretariat

Major Companies to Help Set the Stage for Ambitious Climate Agreement in 2015
http://www.unep.org/climatechange/ClimateChangeConferences/COP20/Highlights/AmbitiousClimateAgreementin2015/tabid/794637/Default.aspx

Major Companies to Help Set the Stage for Ambitious Climate Agreement in 2015

Financial forces in the landscape: can fiscal and trade policies reduce deforestation?
http://www.unep.org/climatechange/ClimateChangeConferences/COP20/Highlights/Financialforcesinthelandscape/tabid/794636/Default.aspx

Financial forces in the landscape: can fiscal and trade policies reduce deforestation?

Key findings of forest economic valuations in three countries, showcased at the Global Landscapes Forum
http://www.unep.org/climatechange/ClimateChangeConferences/COP20/Highlights/Keyfindingsofforesteconomicvaluations/tabid/794635/Default.aspx

Key findings of forest economic valuations in three countries, showcased at the Global Landscapes Forum

Media Advisory: Leaders Gather in Bid to Transform Land-Use Sector into Pillar of Climate Change Response
http://www.unep.org/newscentre/Default.aspx?DocumentID=2814&ArticleID=11098&l=en

Media Advisory: Leaders Gather in Bid to Transform Land-Use Sector into Pillar of Climate Change Response 


Even With Emissions Cuts, Climate Change Adaptation Costs Likely to Hit 2-3 Times Current Estimates of $70-100 Billion per Year
http://www.unep.org/newscentre/Default.aspx?DocumentID=2814&ArticleID=11097&l=en

Even With Emissions Cuts, Climate Change Adaptation Costs Likely to Hit 2-3 Times Current Estimates of $70-100 Billion per Year


Statement by Ibrahim Thiaw, UNEP Deputy Executive Director at the Opening of the High Level Plenary of the Global Landscapes Forum 2014
http://www.unep.org/newscentre/Default.aspx?DocumentID=2813&ArticleID=11099&l=en

Statement by Ibrahim Thiaw, UNEP Deputy Executive Director at the Opening of the High Level Plenary of the Global Landscapes Forum 2014


EUROCLIMA: Integrating Climate Change Into Policies and Minds In Latin America and The Caribbean
http://www.unep.org/climatechange/ClimateChangeConferences/COP20/Highlights/EUROCLIMAPoliciesandMindsinLatinAmerica/tabid/794633/Default.aspx
EUROCLIMA: Integrating Climate Change Into Policies and Minds In Latin America and The Caribbean
EUROCLIMA
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EUROCLIMA: Latin American and European Union responses to climate change in the region.
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The Plaza San Martin hosts the exhibition: "THE FUTURE IS PRICELESS: WE HAVE THE POWER" bringing together seven masters of photojournalism
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COP 20 Lima 2014: UNEP Deputy Executive Director Ibrahim Thiaw
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Namibia First Developing Country to Submit Report on Mitigation Measures and Their Effects
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Finance for Climate Action Flowing Globally
Technology Transfer Picking up Speed
http://newsroom.unfccc.int/lima/technology-transfer-picking-up-speed/

The transfer of climate technologies with the help of the UN and other international agencies is picking up speed, and is likely to be a central pillar of the Paris 2015 universal climate agreement.


Smallholder farmers are more than climate victims – says IFAD report
http://ifad.org/media/press/2014/78.htm

 Smallholder farmers are more than climate victims - says IFAD report

Lima COP Kicks off with Inspiring Calls to Action
http://newsroom.unfccc.int/lima/lima-cop-kicks-off-with-inspiring-calls-to-action/
The UN Climate Change Conference in Peru ( 1- 12 December) kicked off on Monday with inspiring calls to climate action.
Lima COP to Lay Foundation for Paris 2015 Agreement
http://www.unep.org/newscentre/Default.aspx?DocumentID=2814&ArticleID=11090&l=en
Lima COP to Lay Foundation for Paris 2015 Agreement 
Caring for Climate Business Forum Media Advisory
http://www.unep.org/climatechange/Portals/5/Documents/COP20/Media_Advisory_C4C_Business_Forum.pdf

Caring for Climate Media Advisory: During COP20 in Lima (8-9 December 2014), major companies to set the stage for an ambitious climate agreement in 2015.

UN Says Global Carbon Neutrality Should be Reached by Second Half of Century, Demonstrates Pathways to Stay Under 2°C Limit
http://unep.org/newscentre/Default.aspx?DocumentID=2812&ArticleID=11082&l=en
UN Says Global Carbon Neutrality Should be Reached by Second Half of Century, Demonstrates Pathways to Stay Under 2°C Limit
World Is Locked into ~1.5C Warming and Risks Are Rising, New Climate Report Finds
http://unep.org/newscentre/Default.aspx?DocumentID=2812&ArticleID=11084&l=en

World Is Locked into ~1.5C Warming and Risks Are Rising, New Climate Report Finds 

UNEP: A briefing on the eve of COP 20 in Lima 2014
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wTx_5QZVRoc

Executive Director Achim Steiner outlines success stories in key areas of climate change adaptation and mitigation that can help guide the world to a successful outcome in Peru.

Highlight One
http://unep.org/newscentre/Default.aspx?DocumentID=2803&ArticleID=11034&l=en

Adoption of Latest IPCC Climate Science Sets World for Crucial Lima Talks, Underlines Urgent Need for Bold Political Agreement Post-2015

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5th Annual Sustainable Innovation Forum, 9th December 2014, Lima, Peru

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Financing a Low-Carbon Future: By Achim Steiner, Executive Director, UNEP

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Climate Change Regional Networks: “When we have friends, we can work together”

Events December 1 - 12, 2014

Pre-Sessional Meetings

Least Developed Countries  25 to 26 November 2014 
Small Island Developing States 27 to 28 November 2014
African States 27 to 28 November 2014
Group of 77 and China 29 to 30 November 2014

10:00 – 22:00 || The Future is Priceless - We Have The Power to Keep Global Warming Below 2°C

In 2013, UNEP initiated a joint project with Magnum Photos, entitled "We Have the Power", to showcase some of the solutions already being implemented to stay within the 2°C limit. This collaboration harnessed the talents of some of the best photographers in the world to capture activities by UNEP, UNFCCC, UN- Habitat and their partners to mitigate climate change through renewable energy, energy efficiency, sustainable transport and short- lived climate pollutants such as methane. 

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Venue: Plaza Mayor, Jirón de La Unión Cuadra 

Partners: Magnum, UNFCCC, UN- Habitat

10:00 – 22:00 || The Future is Priceless - The Human Consequences of The Rising Sea Level

Sea level rise is one of the anticipated consequences of climate change. This will cause some low-lying coastal areas to become completely submerged, while others will increasingly face short-lived surges and high-water levels. These anticipated changes could have a major impact on the lives of coastal populations.  For the past two years photo journalist Kadir van Lohuizen has been looking at the global consequences of rising sea levels caused by climate change.  He has traveled and photographed in Kiribati, Fiji, Carteret atolls (Papua New Guinea), Bangladesh, and Guna Yala (Panama) as well as in the United States of America and the United Kingdom.

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Venue: Jardin Vivero, Voices for the Climate, Jockey Club del Peru

10:00 – 22:00 || One UN for… Catalyzing Green Investment – Put a Price on Carbon

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Venue: COP 20 Exhibition Hall

Partners: UNEP, WBG, UNDP, FAO, UN-HABITAT

10:00 – 22:00 || One UN for… Climate Change Education for All

Venue: COP 20 Exhibition Hall

Partners: UNITAR, UNESCO, UNICEF, UNEP, ITU, IFAD, FAO, WMO, UNU, ILO

18:30 – 20:00 || International aviation and maritime transport: Addressing emissions from international bunker fuels

ICAO will focus on its achievements and joint initiatives with other UN bodies and the aviation industry on technical, operational and market-based measures. IMO will highlight the Third IMO GHG Study 2014, which provides shipping emissions estimates for the period 2007–2012 and projections to 2050. 

Venue: Maranga (130)

Partners: ICAO, IMO

15:00 - 16:30 || Engaging the Public in Climate Decision-making: Learning from Local and National Experiences

Public participation in decision making is key to effective and just climate policies. During this event, speakers will present research papers on case studies of public participation at various levels of climate governance. Best practices be identified in order to promote this principle. 

Venue: Sipan (300)

Speakers: co-organized with the University of Yale - GEM initiative and CISDL.

Attachments, Reports & Event Coverage: 

16:45 - 18:15 || Innovation and Collaboration for Transforming Knowledge into Climate Action

Venue: Machu-Picchu (300)

Description: Relevant, timely and credible knowledge is critical to addressing climate change. The Climate Knowledge Brokers Group will report on new collaborative ways for managing data and information, sourced from different silos to create knowledge, insight and understanding. Includes hands-on case studies. 

Speakers: Geoff Barnard (Knowledge Management Strategy Advisor, CDKN), Karina Larsen (Knowledge & Communications Manager CTCN), Kiran Pandey (Programme Director, India Environment Portal), Martin Hiller (Director General, REEEP)

18:30 - 20:30 || CTCN Partnership Event

Invitation Only

Location: IETA meeting space located in the country Pavilion in front of Plenary Hall 1

Description: All CTCN Advisory Board, Consortium and Network members are invited to a briefing on CTCN’s progress and COP plans.

13:15 - 14:45 || The Technology Mechanism: Enhancing technology cooperation for action on climate change

Location: Maranga 130

Description: The Technology Executive Committee and the Climate Technology Centre and Network will present highlights of their work undertaken in 2014

Speakers: Gabriel Blanco (Chair of the TEC), Fred Onduri (Chair of the Advisory Board of the CTCN), Jukka Uosukainen (Director of the CTCN), Karina Larsen (CTCN Knowledge & Communications Manager), and Asher Lessels (UNFCCC secretariat)

17:00 – 18:00 || EbA Mountain Programme side event, with a focus on the Peru component

Organizer. Delivering opening remarks.

Venue: Mountains & Water Pavilion (Voices for Climate space)

18:30 – 20:00 || LEG side event on the work of the LEG in supporting the LDCs on NAPAs and NAPs

Contributor. NAP Global Support Programme (GSP) will present lessons learnt from NAPA and NAP implementation

Structured Expert Dialogue

This event will present the key findings of the Adaptation Gap Report 2014 and UNEP’s work relevant for assessing the adequacy of the long-term global goal.

18:00 - 21:00 || Nairobi work programme 8th Focal Point Forum

Nairobi work programme 8th Focal Point Forum

13:00 - 14:00 || Unlocking the Potential of Insurance for Climate Adaptation & Resilience - An Exploratory Dialogue and Working Lunch

Location: Netherlands Delegation Room (room location to be determined) 

Speakers: Jason Spensley, CTCN Technology Manager

13:15 - 14:45 || Data, Knowledge and Innovation for Climate Action

Location: Caral 130

Description: Innovations in data collection, analysis and knowledge management are vital to bridging science and climate decision-making. This event will be a forum for sharing UN initiatives and partnerships, including with the private sector, to advance this agenda at global, regional and national levels. 

Speakers: UNIDO, Jukka Uosukainen - CTCN, UNFPA, CBD/UNESCO, ITU, IFAD, UNU


13:15 – 14:45 || Strengthening climate adaptation and preparedness for El Niño and its impacts

El Niño affects climates worldwide, particularly in the tropics and sub-tropical zones. The briefing will review predictability science of El Niño, related climate services and national strategies and local interventions for risk management and adaptation with special attention to food security.

Venue: Machu-Picchu (300)

Partners: WMO, FAO, CIIFEN, IOC-UNESCO, WFP, Governments of Peru and Indonesia

13:15 - 14:45 || Event on the Niger NAP process

NAP Global Support Programme (GSP) will present lessons learnt from NAPA and NAP implementation

15:00 - 16:30 || Promoting climate technology investment: Practice and experience

Location: Machu-Picchu 300

Description: The side event will share the experience of Asian Development Bank in exploring new business models to facilitate the deployment of climate technologies for developing countries in the region, based on its practice.

CTCN Speaker: Jukka Uosukainen, CTCN Director


16:00 - 18:00 || IUCN side event on Climate mitigation and adaptation in forest landscape restoration: Exploring the synergies

Venue: Mountains & Water Pavilion (Voices for Climate space)

18:00 - 20:00 || UNEP Outreach Event: The Value of Regional Networks of Climate Change Offices

UNEP is pleased to welcome you at the Indonesia Pavilion on Thursday December 4th from 18:00 to 20:00 hours. Climate change officials from Southeast Asia and from Latin America and the Caribbean, will share their experiences and further aspirations as regards to the support they have been receiving through Regional Networks of Climate Change Offices, aiming at enhancing their capacity to respond to the climate challenges they face domestically.

Venue: Indonesian Pavilion

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18:00 - 20:00 || EU support for innovation and the market take-up of climate technologies

Location: EU Pavilion

CTCN Speaker: Jukka Uosukainen, CTCN Director

18:-20:00 || Technology Transfer Regional Initiative Panel

Location: Indonesia Pavillion

CTCN Speaker: Jason Spensley, CTCN Technology Manager

13:15 – 14:45 || Sustainable production and consumption systems: Efficiency, reducing losses and drivers of change

Side event reviews how climate change can be addressed through the creation of sustainable production and consumption systems. Examples will showcase impacts of creating positive drivers, reducing wastage and losses and generating green employment.

Venue: Machu-Picchu (300)

Partners: FAO, UNEP, ILO, UN-ECLAC

15:00 - 16:30 || Climate Finance: What is it worth?

This event will reflect on a decade of experience with public and private finance for climate action in developing countries. What has it achieved and what can be done better? We will discuss the role of public and private sectors in facilitating effective finance and regulation.

Venue: Sipan (300)

Partners: Overseas Development Institute (ODI)

18:00 – 20:00 || The ‘emissions gap report 2014’ by the United Nations Environment Programme

Technical presentation of the emissions gap report 2014 (introduction, presentation by three speakers and Q&A with the audience)

Venue: EU Pavillion

Partners: Government of Germany

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18:30 – 20:00 || Addressing Risk, Financing Resilience: UN/WBG discussion on climate finance

This side event will examine innovative policy approaches and business models adapted by countries and business in partnership with UNDP, WBG, IFAD & WFP. Speakers will discuss approaches to reduce risk and leverage financing through country-built enabling environments and public-private cooperation. 

Venue: Sipan (300)

Partners: UNDP, WB/IFC, IFAD, WFP

18:30 - 20:00 || National Adaptation Planning – Preparing Country Systems to Address Climate Risk in LDCs

This panel discussion highlights challenges faced by LDCs in integrating adaptation into national planning and budgeting. Important themes will include: getting ready for climate finance; institutional set ups for adaptation planning; and acquiring the skills necessary to support the process.  

Venue: Machu-Picchu (300)

Speakers: The speakers will include high-level speakers from LDCs who will present their experience with their NAP processes.

09:30 - 10:30 || UNFCCC Media Workshop

Contributor. Presenting the Adaptation Gap Report to developing country journalists.

Venue: Press conference room 2

16:00 - 18:00 || Prioritizing Knowledge Gaps in Climate Change Adaptation in the Andes

Contributor. Discussing the Adaptation Knowledge Initiative and the Andes pilot.

Venue: Mountains & Water Pavilion (Voices for Climate space)

10:00 - 15:00 || NAMA Day

Venue: COP20 venue, Room Chivan

Developing countries are successfully using Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMAs) as an instrument to contribute towards national sustainable development and also towards closing the pre-2020 ambition gap. NAMA Day aims to showcase NAMAs that are contributing towards moving developing countries along a low-emissions development trajectory and to inspire further transformational action on the ground.

CTCN staff will be on hand to discuss how the CTCN can assist countries with developing and utilising their NAMAs at the Poster Exhibition

Measuring sustainable development in NAMAs 

Low Carbon Development Programme Support to NAMAs development 

From theory to practice: Understanding transformational change in NAMAs

07:30 - 21:00 || Global Landscapes Forum

The objective of the 2014 Global Landscapes Forum is to define the role of sustainable landscapes for a new climate and development agenda. To this end, the Forum will assess the implementation of landscapes approaches, the role of land uses in a new climate agreement, pathways towards a green economy and the relevance of landscapes research and practice for the proposed Sustainable Development Goals.

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Venue: The Westin Hotel and Convention Center

Partners: The Climate and Clean Air Coalition, Business for the Environment

11:30 - 12:15 || Climate and Health Summit

This side event, co-hosted by WHO, will feature talks from WHO and CCAC partner the World Bank, along with CCAC Secretariat Head Helena Molin Valdes and Kouadio Kouame Georges from Cote d'Ivoire. The speakers will discuss climate change as an opportunity to invest in a cleaner, healthier, more equitable world.

Venue: Swisshotel Lima, Miraflores

Partners: The Climate and Clean Air Coalition, Business for the Environment, WHO

14:00 - 15:15 || IETA Business Dialogue on the Climate Technology Centre & Network

Invitation Only

Location: IETA Pavillion

Hosted by the Business Council on Sustainable Energy and the International Emissions Trading Association

18:00 – 20:00 || The ‘adaptation gap report 2014’ by the United Nations Environment Programme

Technical presentation of the adaptation gap report 2014 (introduction, presentation by three speakers and Q&A with the audience).

Inspired in the ‘emissions gap report’, the adaptation gap report identifies gaps in finance, knowledge and technology, among others, which need to be bridged to increase resilience to climate change.

Flyer: Adaptation Gap Launch

Venue: EU Pavillion

Partners: UNEP

18:00-20:00 || Database for International Cooperative Initiatives

Location: Brussels, EU pavilion

Description: The event presents a new database of International Cooperative Initiatives and discusses how it could be used to increase the impact of mitigation efforts globally.

Speakers: Harri Laurikka (Chair of NOAK, Nordic Council of Ministers), Sophie Bonnard (CCAC), Nicolette Bartlett (CISL), Tom Carnac (UNFCCC), Nick Harrison (Ecofys), Karina Larsen (CTCN), Alejandro Rivera (Mexico), Farhana Yamin (Track Zero)

Law, Governance and Climate Change: An International Law and Policy Workshop

Transport Tackles Climate Change – Transport Day

Partners: The Climate and Clean Air Coalition, Business for the Environment

07:30 - 21:00 || Global Landscapes Forum

The objective of the 2014 Global Landscapes Forum is to define the role of sustainable landscapes for a new climate and development agenda. To this end, the Forum will assess the implementation of landscapes approaches, the role of land uses in a new climate agreement, pathways towards a green economy and the relevance of landscapes research and practice for the proposed Sustainable Development Goals.

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Venue: The Westin Hotel and Convention Center

Partners: The Climate and Clean Air Coalition, Business for the Environment

14:00 - 15:30 || Adaptation Gap Report 2014 side event

This event will present the Adaptation Gap Report 2014, with a focus on general public and civil society audience. 

Venue: Mountains & Water Pavilion (Voices for Climate space)


09:00 - 13:00 || Expert Meeting on Guidelines for City Climate Action Plans

Contributor

Venue: Tbc (in Miraflores area)

08:00 – 17:00 || China South-South Cooperation Forum

Organizer. Moderating a panel on ecosystem-based approaches to adaptation and mitigation

9:00 - 11:00 || High-level event: South-South Cooperation on Climate Change Day

Opening Ceremony and Ministerial Forum

9:00 - 17:45 || Caring for Climate Business Forum

Hosted by the UN Global Compact, UN Environment Programme (including its Finance Initiative) and the secretariat of UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, the Forum will provide a multi-stakeholder platform for dialogue and action among business, investors, civil society, the UN and Government officials.
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Partners: UN Global Compact, UNEP, UNFCCC

Venue: Jockey Club del Peru

10:00 – 13:00 || Informal meeting of the Mountain Partnership

Contributor.  Taking stock of the progress so far of the MP and discussing the main challenges.

Venue: FAO offices

13:15 – 14:45 || Achieving food security and agriculture sustainability under a changing climate

In light of the recently released fifth assessment of IPCC the side event will explore approaches and success stories on addressing the challenges of climate change especially by low-income countries in Africa, Asia and Central and South America.

Venue: Sipan (300)

Partners: FAO, IFAD, WFP, UNCCD, UN-ECA, UN-ECLAC, Government of Peru, other Government representatives (tbc)

13:15 – 14:45 || Changing Climate in the Mountains: How countries are coping and planning long-term response

Organized by ICIMOD, this side event will focus on the challenges of dealing with climate change in mountain regions and how countries have developed customized approaches. Speakers will be from Nepal, Peru, LDCs and ICIMOD.

Venue: COP venue, room Maranga

Partners: CCAC secretariat + Lead Partners

14:15 - 15:15 || Building climate resilience: advancing the business case for harnessing risks and exploiting opportunities - Caring for Climate Business Forum

Location: Jockey Club del Perú in the “Voices for Climate” space

Description: The session will feature on the ground examples of business engagement in adaptation and showcase examples of ongoing work to support business engagement by key institutions and initiatives. This will be followed by a panel discussion on how to catalyse larger engagement in climate change adaptation by business.

15:00 – 16:30 || Protecting Health, Fighting Climate Change

The event will discuss the new strategic direction and programmatic initiatives on health resilience to climate; estimates of how much carbon pricing is in countries’ own interests due to local health benefits; and other opportunities for maximizing health benefits of a low-carbon future.

Venue: Paracas (300)

Partners: WHO, IMF, OECD, Ministry of Health - Peru, and France

15:00 – 16:30 || Climate Change Education and Training for Children, Youth and Adults: How to Make a Difference

This event, presented by Mr. Ahmad Alhendawi, UN Secretary-General's Envoy on Youth (TBC), will feature how the UN is making a difference through education and raising awareness. It will present examples of climate conscious behaviours from children, youth and professionals, followed by discussion.

Concept Note

Flyer: Climate Change Education and Training for Children, Youth and Adults: How to Make a Difference

Venue: Sipan (300)

Partners: UNEP, UNITAR, UNICEF, UNESCO, YOUNGO, IFAD, FAO

16:00 - 16:50 || South-South Cooperation on Climate Change Forum: Technology Transfer for Clean Energy

Location: Marriott Hotel, Lima Peru

Description: The SSCCC Forum aims to contribute to a successful post 2015 climate agreement by promoting South-South Cooperation as an integral part of global action against climate change. The Forum is a unique opportunity for participants to engage in the ongoing climate talks and provide recommendations on a number innovative actions, policy setting, financing and institutional development to enable rapid scaling up South-South Cooperation initiatives.

18:30 – 20:00 || Looking forward: REDD+ post 2015

Heads of FAO,  UNDP and UNEP  join with leaders of CSOs and REDD+ nations to reflect on the UN-REDD Programme’s first five years and the SG’s Climate Summit, and to look forward at delivery of REDD+ in the 2016-2020 period – including the post 2015 role of multilaterals and the UN-REDD Programme.

Venue: Machu-Picchu (300)

Partners: UN-REDD Programme, UNEP, UNDP, FAO, Government partner (TBD), Civil Society Organization (TBD)

08:00 - 10:00 || Network of Women Ministers and Leaders for Environment: Breakfast Meeting

Venue: COP Venue, room Mantaro, Zone C20

Attachments:

08:00 – 20:00 || Sustainable Innovation Forum

The Sustainable Innovation Forum brings together world leaders, CEOs, senior executives, national, regional and city leaders, investors and industry experts to share ideas and accelerate innovative solutions to address climate change, accelerate green growth and sustainable development.  The Forum facilitates collaboration through networking, informed discussion and the creation of innovative partnerships for change. It will focus on the big issues at play to tackle climate change right now. Putting a price on carbon and enhancing public-private sector engagement.

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Venue: Westin Hotel

Partner: United Nations Environment Programme

13:00 - 15:00 || High Level Meeting on Caring for Climate

Hosted by the UN Global Compact, UN Environment Programme (including its Finance Initiative) and the secretariat of UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, the Forum will provide a multi-stakeholder platform for dialogue and action among business, investors, civil society, the UN and Government officials.
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Partners: UN Global Compact, UNEP, UNFCCC

Venue: COP Venue, Army General Headquarters

13:15 – 14:45 || Mitigation of energy-related GHG emissions

Mitigation of energy-related GHG emissions is at the centre of the negotiations on climate change. Four UN organizations present key techno-economic issues in energy and industrial sectors and international trade that need to be considered in crafting a successful global climate agreement by 2015.

Venue: Maranga (130)

Partners: IAEA, UNIDO, SE4ALL, WTO

15:00 - 16:30 || Reducing Short-Lived Climate Pollutants (SLCPs) with a Focus on the Brick Production Sector and on Emissions from Heavy Duty Diesel Vehicles

This event will provide latest scientific update pertaining to the short-lived climate pollutants (SLCPs) and an overview of the CCAC work in brick production sector and Heavy-Duty Diesel initiative with a focus on black carbon emissions. Impacts of black carbon on health in Latin America and Asia, as well as overall impacts on mountain regions will be presented at the event. Presentations will be followed by a panel discussion on Brick and Diesel initiative impacts, in particular on air quality and public health.

Programme

Partners: The Climate and Clean Air Coalition to Reduce Short-Lived Climate Pollutants

Venue: Machu-Picchu (300)

Speakers: Drew Shindell (SAP); Mariano Castro (Peruvian Vice Minister of Environment); Pablo Badenier (Minister of Environment of Chile, tbc); IASS; Swisscontact; (Asia), Colombia (tbc)

13:00 - 16:00 || Guiding Principles for Delivering Coastal Wetland Carbon Projects

Venue: Indonesia Pavilion

Ministerial level meetings room

Partners: CCAC secretariat + Lead Partners

People’s Summit on Climate Change

The People´s Summit is an alternative forum that demands that climatic justice should be reflected in international and national policies. It believes that the people’s proposals to change the consumerist and extractivist model that is destroying Mother Earth and the relationship between humans should be taken into consideration. The People´s Summit on Climate Change will be held parallel to the COP 20, from the 1st-12th December. Its central days will be the 8th, 9th, 10th and 11th.

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Partners: Workers General Confederation of Peru (CGTP), Workers United Central (CUT), Workers Autonomous Central of Peru (CATP), Andean Coordinator of Indigenous Organizations (CAOI), World Womens March (MMM), Citizens Movement Against Climate Change (MOCICC), PERU COP 20 Group Latinamerican Initiative - Construyendo Puentes

15:30 – 16:00 || Mangrove reports launch event

Organizer. Launching publications “Assessment of carbon pools and multiple benefits of mangroves in Central Africa for REDD+” and  “Monitoring recovery of mangrove ecosystems from space”

Venue: Indonesia Pavilion

Ministerial level meetings room

Partners: CCAC secretariat + Lead Partners

People’s Summit on Climate Change

The People´s Summit is an alternative forum that demands that climatic justice should be reflected in international and national policies. It believes that the people’s proposals to change the consumerist and extractivist model that is destroying Mother Earth and the relationship between humans should be taken into consideration. The People´s Summit on Climate Change will be held parallel to the COP 20, from the 1st-12th December. Its central days will be the 8th, 9th, 10th and 11th. 

View more here 

Partners: Workers General Confederation of Peru (CGTP), Workers United Central (CUT), Workers Autonomous Central of Peru (CATP), Andean Coordinator of Indigenous Organizations (CAOI), World Womens March (MMM), Citizens Movement Against Climate Change (MOCICC), PERU COP 20 Group Latinamerican Initiative - Construyendo Puentes

09:00 - 17:00 || World Climate Summit

The World Climate Summit 2014 will bring the strongest, most influential and impactful business, finance and government coalition to Lima, Peru during COP20 and convene more than 300 business, finance and government leaders. 

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Partners: World Climate Ltd, Libélula

12:15 – 13:15 || Launch of the 1 Giga Ton Coalition, high level event

high level event

14:00 - 16:00 || Microfinance as a strategic partner to foster Ecosystem-based Adaptation (EbA)

The event will present the microfinance industry as a strategic partner for governments looking for private sector investment towards adaptation of rural vulnerable populations. It will also showcase the business opportunity in financing Ecosystem-based Adaptation (EbA) alternatives.

Private and public sector players will publicly commit to support adaptation finance by providing
their clients with EbA alternatives, e.g. in terms of: number of loans, insurance mechanisms, clients supported, ha managed by microfinance institutions, or USD destined for adaptation to climate change using EbA.

Venue: Mountains & Water Pavilion (Voices for Climate space)

13:00 - 14:30 || Sharing experience and knowledge on adaptation

Pre-Forum on Global Adaptation Network (Japan side event) 

Contributor. Moderating the event.

Venue: Japan Pavilion


15:30 - 17:00 || Roundtable discussion on adaptation in Asia and the Pacific and Korea’s efforts on adaptation

Contributor (tbc). Presenting on the topic “Asia and the Pacific Region in the Global Adaptation Framework”

Venue: Korea Pavilion

13:15 - 14:45 || UN Alliance on Climate Change Education, Training and Public Awareness

13:15 – 14:45 || Climate Change Adaptation, Resilience and Human Mobility: Voices from the Climate Frontlines

Discussion on how climate-related adaptation strategies and resilience measures should be featured in countries’ policies to avoid and reduce the risks of climate-related displacement, with a special focus on the protection and empowerment of women, children and the most vulnerable populations.

Venue: Paracas (300)

Partners: UNHCR, UN-Women, ILO, UNDP, UNICEF, FAO, IFAD, WFP, IAEA, OHRLLS, ISDR, UNU-EHS, OCHA, UNEP, IOM, Government representatives

15:30 -18:00 || Multiple Wins of Addressing SLCPs in Agriculture

This side event will provide the opportunity to:

  • Share information on the CCAC Agriculture Initiative Components and to discuss key milestones and provide an overview of the results achieved to date;
  • Discuss the initiative’s key goals and objectives as well as vision moving forward;
  • Solicit feedback to help identify areas of cooperation and additional actors and stakeholders to engage. 
Programme

Partners: CCAC secretariat + Lead Partners

Venue: EU Pavilion, Roma Room

Speakers: Laurentia Laraba Mallam (Federal Ministry of Environment of Nigeria); European Commission, World Bank, International Cryosphere Climate Initiative, Bangladesh (tbc), FAO (tbc), CCAC Secretariat

People’s Summit on Climate Change

The People´s Summit is an alternative forum that demands that climatic justice should be reflected in international and national policies. It believes that the people’s proposals to change the consumerist and extractivist model that is destroying Mother Earth and the relationship between humans should be taken into consideration. The People´s Summit on Climate Change will be held parallel to the COP 20, from the 1st-12th December. Its central days will be the 8th, 9th, 10th and 11th. 

View more here 

Partners: Workers General Confederation of Peru (CGTP), Workers United Central (CUT), Workers Autonomous Central of Peru (CATP), Andean Coordinator of Indigenous Organizations (CAOI), World Womens March (MMM), Citizens Movement Against Climate Change (MOCICC), PERU COP 20 Group Latinamerican Initiative - Construyendo Puentes

18:00 - 20:00 || The Climate and Clean Air Coalition to Reduce Short-Lived Climate Pollutants (CCAC): Scientific underpinnings of SLCPs and mitigation efforts

This event will provide an overview of the current status of the latest scientific developments pertaining to the mitigation of short-lived climate pollutants (SLCPs) including advancement on the integrated Regional Assessment of SLCPs in LAC and Asia. Presentations will be followed by a moderated panel discussion and interaction with the audience on linking assessments based on scientific evidence to policy planning and action. The event aims to engage policy makers, scientists and other stakeholders in a debate on relevant SLCP assessment methodologies, their adoption and implementation at regional and national level.

Agenda

Venue: EU Pavilion, Roma Room

Speakers: Åsa Romson (Swedish Minister for Climate and the Environment), Laura Gallardo (University of Chile), Margarita Astralaga (Regional Director UNEP ROLAC), Sandro Fuzzi (Ev-K2-CNR), Eric Zusman (IGES).

Moderator: Helena Molin Valdes (Head of the CCAC Secretariat)

Ministerial level meetings room

Partners: CCAC secretariat + Lead Partners

People’s Summit on Climate Change

The People´s Summit is an alternative forum that demands that climatic justice should be reflected in international and national policies. It believes that the people’s proposals to change the consumerist and extractivist model that is destroying Mother Earth and the relationship between humans should be taken into consideration. The People´s Summit on Climate Change will be held parallel to the COP 20, from the 1st-12th December. Its central days will be the 8th, 9th, 10th and 11th. 

View more here 

Partners: Workers General Confederation of Peru (CGTP), Workers United Central (CUT), Workers Autonomous Central of Peru (CATP), Andean Coordinator of Indigenous Organizations (CAOI), World Womens March (MMM), Citizens Movement Against Climate Change (MOCICC), PERU COP 20 Group Latinamerican Initiative - Construyendo Puentes

UNEP Exhibits

UNEP Exhibits

http://www.unep.org/climatechange/ClimateChangeConferences/COP20/Exhibits/tabid/794511/Default.aspx

Featured UNEP Exhibits at COP20

Multimedia

Multimedia

http://www.unep.org/climatechange/ClimateChangeConferences/COP20/Videos/tabid/794514/Default.aspx

Featured Videos by UNEP on COP 20 and UNEP Post Cards

Publications

Publications

http://www.unep.org/climatechange/ClimateChangeConferences/COP20/Publications/tabid/794528/Default.aspx

Featured Publications and Reports by UNEP and our partners at COP20

Photo Galleries

Photo Galleries

http://www.unep.org/climatechange/ClimateChangeConferences/COP20/PhotoGalleries/tabid/794626/Default.aspx

Featured photo galleries from various events at COP20

Success Stories

Success Story One
http://www.unep.org/climatechange/SGSummit2014/Stories/TheacceleratedpathtoenergyefficiencyDoublin/tabid/794350/Default.aspx

The accelerated path to energy efficiency

Success Story Three
http://www.unep.org/climatechange/SGSummit2014/Stories/EfficientLightingStrategyinCentralAmerica/tabid/794301/Default.aspx

Efficient Lighting Strategy in Central America

Success Story Two
http://www.unep.org/climatechange/SGSummit2014/Stories/Kick-startingAfricasCarbonMarketsAfricanCarb/tabid/794348/Default.aspx

Kick-starting Africa’s Carbon Markets

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