UNFCCC side events

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Time/room

Organizer

Title / theme / speakers

Attachments

Monday,
28 Nov 2011

13:15—14:45
Indwe River

Third World Network (TWN)
Ms. Yvonne Miller
ymiller@twngeneva.ch
+41 78 8929203
‘What must Durban deliver’
Is the international climate regime evolving or unraveling?

Monday,
28 Nov 2011

13:15—14:45
Apies River

The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI)
Ms. Suruchi Bhadwal
suruchib@teri.res.in
+91 11 24682100
International Confabulations & Sub-national Actions:Showcasing India’s Response to Climate Change
This paper critiques the (highly diluted) commitments on international negotiations and the disproportionate domestic action being taken. The case of India, wherein every state is developing its climate action plans is presented with an analysis of frameworks, priorities and capacities.Speakers: To add

Monday,
28 Nov 2011

13:15—14:45
Hex River

Secretariat of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)
Ms. Kay Merce
kmerce@unfccc.int
+49 228 8151507
Joint Implementation Supervisory Committee: question and answer session
The Joint Implementation Supervisory Committee will explain its work programme and the progress made so far, and answer questions from the audience.

Monday,
28 Nov 2011

13:15—14:45
Blyde River

Secretariat of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)
Ms. Uazamo Kaura
ukaura@unfccc.int
+49 228 8151474
Presentation on the Mandate and Activities of the CGE (2010-2012)
The CGE will present its work on the provision of technical assistance to non-Annex I Parties, followed by a Q&A session and general discussion.

Monday,
28 Nov 2011

13:15—14:45
Levubu River

United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women)
Ms. Neesha Fakir
neesha.fakir@unwomen.org
+27 0 15171551
Innovative Approaches to Climate Change: Experiences from the UN System in South Africa
The UN System in South Africa event will showcase innovative mitigation climate change approaches; community level adaptation initiatives; climate change vulnerabilities of special groups; innovative information and education approaches; and using science and technology to address climate change.

Tuesday,
29 Nov 2011

13:15—14:45
Levubu River

Greenpeace International (GREENPEACE)
Ms. Naomi Goodman
naomi.goodman@greenpeace.org
+31 20 7182143
Coal, the Dirty Truth
Coal is the most carbon intensive of fossil fuels. Greenpeace & the Sierra Club examine the facts, exposing the true costs of coal in a carbon constrained world, debunking CCS and ‘efficient coal’ and demonstrating how global climate finance and mitigation measures can transform the energy system.

Tuesday,
29 Nov 2011

13:15—14:45
Hex River

Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA)
Ms. Lisa Handy
lisahandy@eia-global.org
+1 202 2621587


Global Witness Limited
Ms. Chloe Fussell
cfussell@globalwitness.org
+44 7790 464596

Enforcement and Anti-corruption Measures Essential to REDD Success
REDD incentive-based mechanisms are designed to reward governments for reducing deforestation and degradation as measured against a baseline. Hear from experts around the world about enforcement, anti-corruption and monitoring tools and mechanisms that must be brought to bear if REDD is to succeed.Speakers: Environmental Investigation Agency with others TBC

Tuesday,
29 Nov 2011

13:15—14:45
Apies River

Mexico
Ms. Vianey Curiel Muciño
vianey.curiel@semarnat.gob.mx
+52 55 56283904
The activities and progress of Mexico on Climate change and low carbon development will be presented
Climate Change and Green Growth.Speakers: Mexican officials and international personalities

Tuesday,
29 Nov 2011

13:15—14:45
Blyde River

Secretariat of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)
Ms. Kay Merce
kmerce@unfccc.int
+49 228 8151507
CDM Executive Board: question and answer session
The Executive Board of the CDM will report on its activities and answer questions from the audience.

Tuesday,
29 Nov 2011

13:15—14:45
Indwe River

Secretariat of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)
Mr. Alejandro Kilpatrick
akilpatrick@unfccc.int
+49 228 8151764
The UNFCCC finance portal – New modules on fast start finance and GEF managed funds
This side event will provide an opportunity for Parties to see the functioning of the full version of the UNFCCC finance portal and get an on-line demonstration of its new 2 modules on fast start finance and GEF managed funds and allow for feedback from participants on how to improve the functioning

Tuesday,
29 Nov 2011

15:00—16:30
Hex River

The Gaia Foundation*
Ms. Teresa Anderson
teresa@gaianet.org
+44 20 74280055


Development Fund
Ms. Gitte Motzfeldt
gitte@utviklingsfondet.no
+47 92 287487

Agro-ecology, climate resilience and planning for adaptation
Gaia Foundation, Development Fund, African Biodiversity Network and friends show how communities can use agroecology, indigenous knowledge and pastoralism to adapt to and mitigate climate change. These contrast with top-down market-based approaches, but could guide national Adaptation strategies.

Tuesday,
29 Nov 2011

15:00—16:30
Indwe River

Overseas Development Institute (ODI)
Mr. Neil Bird
n.bird@odi.org.uk
+44 20 79220317


Transparency International (TI)
Ms. Alice Harrison
aharrison@transparency.org
+49 30 34382018

Global climate financing: how effective is it at the country level?
Based on research by ODI and TI, with support from the UNDP, this event will draw on country case study material to examine how global climate finance is being integrated into national budgetary processes. Panellists will discuss key challenges in spending, monitoring and policy setting.Speakers: To be confirmed

Tuesday,
29 Nov 2011

15:00—16:30
Levubu River

South African Institute of International Affairs* (SAIIA)
Ms. Desiree Kosciulek
desiree.kosciulek@wits.ac.za
+27 11 3392021
SAIIA Environmental Sustainability Project Model Climate Youth Summit
Using principles of Model UN students will represent different stakeholders to create a youth protocol. Initiative has the backing of the SA Dept of International Relations & Cooperation. The program climax will be a handing over of the protocol to the Minister. Supported by US State Dept & Sasol.Speakers: High School learners, university students- Possibly DIRCO representatives, other SA and international gov representatives, as well as other from corporates and organisations.

Tuesday,
29 Nov 2011

16:45—18:15
Indwe River

United Republic of Tanzania
Ms. Emma Liwenga
liwenga99@yahoo.com
+255 784 784477091
Towards REDD+ Readiness in Tanzania: Lessons learnt, Opportunities and Challenges.
– Lessons learnt from REDD+ demonstrations & other Climate Change related initiatives (synthesis of key issues) – – Monitoring, Reporting and Verification (MRV) System – National REDD+ Strategy (Strategy development process)Speakers: National REDD+ Task Force Members

Tuesday,
29 Nov 2011

16:45—18:15
Levubu River

Church Development Service (EED)
Mr. Richard Brand
richard.brand@eed.de
+49 228 81012307


LAYA
Ms. ajita padhi
inecc.mumbai@gmail.com
+91 22 9619922286

Pro-poor and gender sensitive adaptation planning – Experiences from Bangladesh
Efforts of grassroot NGO regarding bottom-up planning process directly guided by the most vulnerable groups are presented. Experts and activists will further discuss the pivotal role of coherent interaction between government, civil society and community initiatives to better manage climate risks.Speakers: Adaptation experts and NGO/CBO representatives from Bangladesh and Germany, Government of Bangladesh

Tuesday,
29 Nov 2011

16:45—18:15
Hex River

ECONEXUS
Ms. Helena Paul
h.paul@econexus.info
+44 207 4314357


The Corner House
Mr. Robert Palgrave
robertpalgrave@hotmail.com
+44 1483 762697

Agriculture, soils and forests in carbon markets? Impacts on climate and climate justice
Speakers discuss methods promoted for carbon offsets, such as “sustainable intensification”, biochar and tree plantations. Will these address the real issues or bring the finance talked of? How will they affect communities, small farmers, food sovereignty, forests, biodiversity and climate?Speakers: Helena Paul, Africa Biodiversity Network representatives, Teresa Anderson, Global Forest Coalition speaker, Biofuelwatch speaker

Tuesday,
29 Nov 2011

18:30—20:00
Blyde River

European Climate Foundation (ECF)
Ms. Nikola Franke
nikola.franke@europeanclimate.org
+32 493 485173


Climate Analytics GmbH
Ms. Marcia Rocha
marcia.rocha@climateanalytics.org
+49 173 1400333

Bridging the Emissions Gap with Policies that Work
How can countries increase the ambition and efficacy of domestic implementation to benefit from the green economy and close the emissions gap? Focusing on country experiences in Mexico the panel discusses effectiveness of policy instruments and their transferability across countries.Speakers: Bert Metz (European Climate Foundation), Bill Hare (Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact), Marion Vieweg (Climate Analytics), Laura Segafredo (ClimateWorks)

Tuesday,
29 Nov 2011

18:30—20:00
Apies River

Overseas Environmental Cooperation Center, Japan (OECC)
Mr. Satoshi Iemoto
iemoto@oecc.or.jp
+81 3 54720144


Global Environment Centre Foundation (GEC)
Mr. Tomoya Motoda
tomoya@gec.jp
+81 6 69154122


Keio University*
Mr. Wanglin YAN
yan@sfc.keio.ac.jp
+81 45 8145902372

Mitigation and Adaptation Planning in Developing Countries and Japan’s Cooperation
The side event focuses on recent developments on mitigation and adaptation planning efforts in developing countries, and Japan’s cooperation activities to jointly address key challenges.Speakers: (TBD)

Tuesday,
29 Nov 2011

18:30—20:00
Orange River

Carbon Capture and Storage Association (CCSA)
Mr. Luke Warren
luke.warren@ccsassociation.org
+44 7779 638854
CCS CDM: Addressing outstanding issues
In Cancun there was agreement that CCS is eligible for inclusion in the CDM subject to a list of outstanding issues being addressed satisfactorily. This session will consider the most appropriate way to address these issues within the CDM framework.

Tuesday,
29 Nov 2011

18:30—20:00
Indwe River

International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO)
Ms. Jane Hupe
jhupe@icao.int
+1 514 9546363
Side event on emissions from international transport – global actions for global industries
A panel will discuss GHG emissions from international aviation/ shipping. ICAO will focus on the implementation of concrete actions towards the achievement of global goals adopted by the 37th Assembly. IMO on its breakthrough adoption of the first ever mandatory CO2 standard for an industry sector.

Tuesday,
29 Nov 2011

18:30—20:00
Hex River

Secretariat of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)
Mr. Paul Desanker
pdesanker@unfccc.int
+49 228 8151362
LEG/LDC experience with NAPAs
The LEG and LDC Parties will continue to share experiences including best practices and lessons learned on the NAPA process to facilitate discussions on national adaptation plans. The LEG will also present the ouputs of the activities undertaken in 2011 and the activities planned for 2012.

Tuesday,
29 Nov 2011

18:30—20:00
Levubu River

Secretariat of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)
Mr. Conor Barry
cbarry@unfccc.int
+49 228 8151377
South Africa’s landfill gas to energy CDM projects – lessons learnt and possibilities for disseminat
The side event will showcase one Sub-Saharan African country’s success, act as an advert for other African projects in the future to raise awareness and show that such projects are successful and could be replicated in other African countries with view to enhance the regional distribution of CDM. It

Tuesday,
29 Nov 2011

20:15—21:45
Hex River

Civic Exchange
Ms. Bonnie Newman
bonnienewman@himalayanconsensus.org
+86 10 84002985
Global Consensus: BRICS and LDC negotiators discuss commonalities rather than differences with NGOs
Global Consensus for Climate Change: umbrella for NGOs will meet with BRICS and LDC negotiators to seek an agenda of commonalities rather than differences.Speakers: Confirmed: Representing Himalayan Consensus- Laurence Brahm, representing African Consensus- Dijier Awadi, and from the China negotiating team on climate change- Su Wei. Waiting on confirmation from others.
Global Consensus on Climate Change Press Release [152 kb]

 

Tuesday,
29 Nov 2011

20:15—21:45
Levubu River

Centre for Climate Change and Environmental Studies
Mr. Aminu Zakari
aminu.zakari@center4climatechange.com
+234 803 8213028
African first ladies forum on climate change
Mobilizing african women on climate change adaptation and mitigationSpeakers: Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Graça Machel Mandela, Dame Patience Goodluck Jonathan. Hon. Nkoya Toyo, Kyle Denning (Viability Africa), Cary Lee Peterson (ECCO2), Al Gore (Former US Vice President) . Subject to change. Other speakers TBA
African First Ladies Forum on Climate Change [30 kb]
African First Ladies Forum on Climate Change [12 kb]
African First Ladies Forum on Climate Change [56 kb]

 

Tuesday,
29 Nov 2011

20:15—21:45
Orange River

European Nuclear Society (ENS)
Mr. Edouard Hourcade
edouard.hourcade@euronuclear.org
+33 1 686956907
Meeting Young Engineers on an open discussion about Nuclear and it’s role in world energy mix
We will offer an open discussion containing more facts and and less ideologies about Nuclear Energy. It’s potential and limitations to reduce CO2 emissions and to secure world’s energy demands will be debated with the audience.

Tuesday,
29 Nov 2011

20:15—21:45
Blyde River

Centre for Low Carbon Futures* (CLCF)
Ms. Katherine Robinson
katherine.robinson@lowcarbonfutures.org
+44 7900 927961


University of Leeds
Ms. Margo Hanson
m.hanson@leeds.ac.uk
+44 113 3436817

The economics of low carbon cities: outcomes of a city-scale mini-Stern review
What are the costs & benefits of cutting energy & carbon in cities? Results of a city-scale mini-Stern review will be presented suggesting that deep cuts for households, commerce, industry & transport can be made through cost effective investments. Financing options & delivery vehicles are discussed

Tuesday,
29 Nov 2011

20:15—21:45
Apies River

Bangladesh Resource Centre for Indigenous Knowledge (BARCIK)
Mr. Sen Sukanta
barcik@barcik.org.bd
+880 2 9132372
Peoples led climate change adaptation and mitigation in Bangladesh
Local peoples in bangladesh have their own way of facing climate crisis since a long time through exploring their traditional knowledge and experiences. In this process, peoples take lead to face climate crisis. Also sone examples in pictorial forms will be shownSpeakers: Mr. Sukanta Sen, Executive Director, BARCIk Mr. A B M Touhidul Alam, Associate Corodinatorm, BARCIK Mr. Syed ALi Biswas, Associate Coordinator Mr. Faisal, Researcher, BARCIK

Tuesday,
29 Nov 2011

20:15—21:45
Indwe River

Vitae Civilis Institute for Development, Environment and Peace (Vitae Civilis)
Mr. Morrow Gaines Campbell III
gaines@vitaecivilis.org.br
+55 11 46841735
Analysing issues and options for implementing NAMAs
Vitae Civilis, TERI, ERC and Tshingua Univ will present interim findings of the joint project and give BASIC country perspectives on an international mechanism for NAMAs and analysis of its linkages at national level, building on multi-criteria decision making methods to define ‘appropriateness’

Wednesday,
30 Nov 2011

10:30—12:30
EU Pavilion Room Brussels

Belgium
Mr. Tom Dauwe
tom.dauwe@vito.be
+32 14 335977
A framework to assess the sustainability of different REDD+ design options
The different options of REDD+ (e.g. on reference level and scope) will have an impact on the sustainability of implementation in the field. We will present a framework to analyse the environmental, socio-economic and institutional implications of different scenarios for individual countries.Speakers: Marieke Vangoidsenhoven

Wednesday,
30 Nov 2011

11:30—13:00
Apies River

Pennsylvania State University (PSU)
Ms. Petra Tschakert
petra@psu.edu
+1 814 8639399


Environmental Monitoring Group Trust* (EMG)
Mr. Stephen Law
stephen@emg.org.za
+27 21 4482881


Rhodes University* (RU)
Mr. Nick Hamer
n.hamer@ru.ac.za
+27 84 7223458

Gender, Justice, and Social Learning: Exploring Theory & Practice in Adaptation
We explore the intersection of poverty, gender, justice, and social learning in climate change adaptation. Presentations and interactive discussions illustrate cases from the Global South and North, examining limits to adaptation though methodological, institutional, ethical, and activist lenses.Speakers: Nancy Tuana, Asuncion St. Clair, Petra Tschakert, Carolyn Sachs, Margaret Alston, Jackie Dugard, Bettina Koelle, Bruce Hewitson, Noel Oettle, Sheona Shackleton, Heila Lotz-Sisitka, and representative of small-scale farmers and fishers from S-Africa.

Wednesday,
30 Nov 2011

11:30—13:00
Indwe River

Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR)
Mr. Kamal Prawiranegara
k.prawiranegara@cgiar.org
+62 251 8622622
How is REDD+ unfolding on the ground? An exploration of the social, political and biophysical issues
This event examines the challenge of attaining effectiveness, efficiency, equity, and co-benefits in REDD+ sub-national projects. Presentations will be on: the status of REDD+ sub-national projects, insights from Africa, the policy and economic context, and the adequacy of MRV systems.Speakers: Frances Seymour, CIFOR • Erin Sills, North Carolina State University • Charles Meshak, Tropical Forest Conservation Group, Tanzania • Maria Brockhaus, CIFOR • Manuel Estrada, Independent Consultant

Wednesday,
30 Nov 2011

11:30—13:00
Hex River

Earthlife Africa Johannesburg (ELA JHB)
Ms. Nerisha Baldevu
nerisha@earthlife.org.za
+27 11 3393662


CEE Bankwatch Network
Mr. Piotr Trzaskowski
lydia@urgewald.de
+48 22 8920086


German NGO Forum on Environment and Development
Mr. Juergen Maier
chef@forumue.de
+49 171 3836135

Who is Financing Climate Change? New Figures from the World’s largest Banks
Banks play a key role in financing energy infrastructure, but up to now few banks have adopted climate criteria for their portfolios. At this side event, NGOs will present the first climate ranking for financial institutions and identify the top ten “climate killers” in the banking world.Speakers: Members of urgewald, groundwork, BankTrack and Earthlife Africa Johannesburg

Wednesday,
30 Nov 2011

11:30—13:00
Blyde River

Institute Research for the Upliftment and Prevention of Poverty* (Nova Institute)
Mr. Jaap de Jong
jaapdejong@nova.org.za
+27 12 8077991


The Fairtrade Foundation*
Ms. Nokutula Mhene
n.mhene@fairtradeafrica.net
+27 21 4488911

Fair Climate: making climate finance work for the poor
This event explores how carbon markets and climate finance can contribute to sustainable development of poor communities and farmers. Fair Climate Networks from Asia and Africa link mitigation and poverty alleviation, whilst Fairtrade prioritizes adaptation in agricultural value chains.Speakers: Rob Cameron (CEO of Fairtrade International), Wim Hart (director ICCO), and leading professionals and farmers from Fair Climate Network and Fairtrade partners

Wednesday,
30 Nov 2011

13:15—14:45
Apies River

Madagascar
Mr. Michel Omer Laivao
laivao2002@yahoo.fr
+261 34 562045
The experience of Madagascar in adaptation to climate change
Various adaptation actions and studies were undertaken in several sectors: Agriculture, health, water, forest, risk management and disaster. Sustainable practices are taking place through the actions of different groups. This side event presents framework, initiatives and prospects for Madagascar.

Wednesday,
30 Nov 2011

13:15—14:45
Hex River

International Maritime Organization (IMO)
Mr. Eivind Vagslid
evagslid@imo.org
+44 781 4702093
The UN system supporting climate change action
UN agencies will provide comprehensive information on how they can assist countries, in particular, developing countries, in their transformation to low carbon economies. The event will focus on broad and important areas in terms of emissions and sustainable development: food, power and transport.

Wednesday,
30 Nov 2011

13:15—14:45
Indwe River

United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)
Ms. Fanina Kodre-Alexander
fanina.kodre@unep.org
+254 20 7623288
Making Progress with REDD+: Applying Lessons Learned to Enhance Success
Countries worldwide are implementing REDD+ readiness and significant lessons are already emerging. Join us to discuss how these are advancing REDD+ and revealing opportunities to connect with other sectors to meet climate and sustainable development goals while catalyzing a green economy transition.

Wednesday,
30 Nov 2011

13:15—14:45
Blyde River

Secretariat of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)
Ms. Lornaliza Kogler
lkogler@unfccc.int
+49 228 8151410
The new UNFCCC software for GHG inventories of non-Annex I Parties
The UNFCCC secretariat will present a prototype version of the new UNFCCC software to assist non-Annex I Parties in reporting their GHG inventories as part of national communications. The new, web-based software is planned to replace the current Excel-based version.

Wednesday,
30 Nov 2011

15:00—16:30
Levubu River

Practical Action
Ms. Rachel Berger
rachel.berger@practicalaction.org.uk
+44 7966 542181


African Centre for Technology Studies (ACTS)
Mr. Adwera Andrew
a.adwera@acts.or.ke
+254 20 7235142687

Balancing priorities, creating synergies? pro-poor action for food security, adaptation, mitigation
How can developing countries adapt to climate change and feed their growing populations, on a low carbon development path? We look at how pro-poor technologies can help meet these challenges, and how far Kenya and Bangladesh are considering such an approach in their own national climate strategies.Speakers: Rachel Berger

Wednesday,
30 Nov 2011

15:00—16:30
Indwe River

Institute for Conservation and Sustainable Development of Amazonas (IDESAM)
Ms. Mariana Pavan
mn.pavan@idesam.org.br
+55 92 33087360
Pioneer experiences on indigenous REDD+ Initiatives: The Surui Forest Carbon Project
The event will present the background and development process of the Surui Project, a REDD+ initiative fully led and designed by the Paiter Surui People (Brazil), exploring baseline development, implementation strategy, establishment of Surui Fund and nesting into subnational and national systemsSpeakers: To be confirmed: Indigenous Chief Almir Suruí (leader of the Paiter Suruí People – Metareilá) Mariano Cenamo (Idesam) Vasco Van Roosmalen (ACT Brazil) Forest Trends representative Possibly, other project partners

Wednesday,
30 Nov 2011

15:00—16:30
Hex River

International Union of Railways (UIC)
Mr. Alexander Veitch
veitch@uic.org
+33 1 44492035


Institution for Transport Policy Studies (ITPS)
Mr. Iwao Matsuoka
matsuoka@jterc.or.jp
+81 3 54708400

Are roads the only option? Public transport in the developing world
Making public transport (railways, metro, bus) a genuine low-carbon development option in the developing world, both for passenger transport and freight transport. Case studies will show practical examples of developing low-carbon transport solution.Speakers: UIC, UNEP, TRL (UK) – Speakers to be confirmed.

Wednesday,
30 Nov 2011

16:45—18:15
Hex River

Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research (FhG ISI)
Ms. Vicki Duscha
v.duscha@isi.fraunhofer.de
+49 721 6809226


Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan* (Tokyo Tech, Japan)
Mr. Norichika Kanie
kanie@valdes.titech.ac.jp
+81 3 57342189

A bigger bang for the buck: How to design efficient policies under post-2012 institutions?
Policy support is key to drive innovation and diffusion of Renewables. Based on data from OECD and developing countries we derive cornerstones of efficient policy design, such as considering country and technology differences. We then apply these learnings in the context of post-2012 institutions.Speakers: Tobias Schmidt Michael Peters

Wednesday,
30 Nov 2011

16:45—18:15
Levubu River

SeaTrust Institute
Ms. Lynn Wilson
lwilson@nasw.org
+1 360 9613363


Nurses Across the Borders (NAB)
Mr. PETERS OMORAGBON
nursesacrosstheborders@yahoo.com
+234 805 2658024

Health as a Driver of Climate Change Policy – Local Efforts: Global Action
Demonstrates how, by empowering health professionals in low adaptive capacity areas, a north/south partnership with Nurses Across the Borders links research and capacity building with global action to build momentum for health as the universal societal and environmental driver for climate policy.Speakers: Lynn Wilson Peters Omoragbon 2 other health related organizations

Wednesday,
30 Nov 2011

16:45—18:15
Indwe River

Tanzania Natural Resource Forum (TNRF)
Mr. Latif Amars
l.amars@tnrf.org
+255 713 660140


International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED)
Ms. Teresa Corcoran
Teresa.Corcoran@iied.org
+44 20 78727335

REDD Realities: what are we learning from the past and readiness process?
PFM can provide positive lessons to help get REDD+ right, eg. on rights, institutions, income generation and sharing. Over 15 years of lessons from Tanzania and other regions (Africa, Asia, Latin America) will be shared to better understand how REDD+ can be cost effective and pro-poor.Speakers: George Jambiya, WWF – CEA Panelists 1. Isilda Nhantumbo– IIED 2. Charles Meshack – Tanzania Forest Working Group 3. Government of Tanzania Representative

Wednesday,
30 Nov 2011

18:30—20:00
Hex River

CARE International (CI)
Ms. Janne Facius
jfacius@care.dk
+45 0 35200100


Women’s Environment and Development Organization (WEDO)
Ms. Rachel Harris
rachel@wedo.org
+1 212 9730325

Addressing the gender dimension of vulnerability: An adaptation framework that works for everyone
An adaptation framework that works for everyone must incorporate complexities of vulnerability. Panelists explore the dimensions of vulnerability from a gender angle, issuing recommendations for effective adaptation planning.Speakers: Rachel Harris, WEDO; Meena Khanal or Arzu Rana Deuba, Nepal government (gender in NAPAs-NAPs); Pepetua Laatasi, Tuvalu (Vice Chair of the LEG) Christopher Vaughan (CARE)

Wednesday,
30 Nov 2011

18:30—20:00
Levubu River

Global Environment Facility (GEF)
Ms. Shyla Raghav
sraghav@thegef.org
+1 202 4739083
Lessons Learned: Adaptation Fund
The side event will explore the key lessons of the Adaptation Fund and provide an important update on the implementation of direct access finance

Wednesday,
30 Nov 2011

18:30—20:00
Orange River

International Air Transport Association (IATA)
Mr. Haldane Dodd
doddh@iata.org
+41 22 7702981
Aviation and climate change
Aviation has been tipped as a potential source of funding for the $100 billion Green Climate Fund. Join us for a discussion of the practical and economic implications of this potential source of financing, as well as lessons learned from other financing proposals across this global industry.Speakers: Industry, Government and NGO representatives.

Wednesday,
30 Nov 2011

18:30—20:00
Blyde River

Ecuador
Ms. Aurélie Lhumeau
alhumeau@ambiente.gob.ec
+593 2 3987600


Conservation International (CI)
Ms. Kate Hanford
khanford@conservation.org
+1 720 2013704

Addressing REDD+ social and environmental safeguards:experiences using REDD+SES and other mechanisms
This event presents how Ecuador, Nepal, Acre (Brazil) and partners including national CSOs, CCBA and CARE are addressing and providing information on REDD+ social and environmental safeguards as well as enhancing multiple benefits, using REDD+ SES with other safeguard mechanisms eg. UN-REDD, FCPF.Speakers: Speakers for this event will include representatives of: Ministry of Environment of Ecuador, the REDD cell of the Ministry of Forests and Soil Conservation of Nepal, the Government of the State of Acre, Brazil, and potentially the Federation of Community Forest User Groups of Nepal (FECOFUN), CARE, CCBA, UN-REDD.

Wednesday,
30 Nov 2011

18:30—20:00
Indwe River

Democratic Republic of the Congo
Mr. AIME MBUYI KALOMBO
mbuyi_kalombo@yahoo.fr
+243 81 9824410
“Progress towards REDD+ readiness: DRC’s integrated monitoring and evaluation system for REDD+”
DRC is building a robust and transparent monitoring and evaluation system for REDD+ activities at the national and subnational level. The event will focus on two key components of this system: a national registry of REDD+ projects and initiatives and a land satellite monitoring system for REDD+.Speakers: •José E.B. Endundo, Minister of Environment nature Conservation and Tourism of the Democratic Republic of Congo •Christophe Musampa, Division Head, Geomatics, Forest inventory and Management Directorate, Ministry of Environment nature Conservation and Tourism of the Democratic Republic of Congo •Jean-Marie Bakanseka, Database developer, Central African Forest Observatory (OFAC) •Danae Maniatis and Bruno Guay Technical advisors UN-REDD programme

Wednesday,
30 Nov 2011

18:30—20:00
Apies River

WMO/UNEP Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)
Mr. Gaetano Leone
gleone@wmo.int
+41 22 7308247
Finalisation of the IPCC Software for the 2006 Guidelines, and Recent and Planned Work of the TFI
Briefing of final development stages of the IPCC software for the 2006 IPCC National Greenhouse Gas Inventory Guidelines. Recent and planned work of the IPCC National Greenhouse Gas Inventory Programme will also be explained.

Wednesday,
30 Nov 2011

20:15—21:45
Hex River

Climate Change Coordination Centre (C4)
Ms. Gulmira Sergazina
gsergazina@mail.ru
+7 7172 702035
Current progress and outlook for climate change mitigation and adaptation in CIS countries
SKPI assistance in developing regional and national climate impacts and vulnerability assessments, current and future policies, use of financial mechanisms for mitigation and adaptation to climate change measures in the countries of Eastern Europe and Central Asia.Speakers: Y. Sarbassov – researcher of the Center for Energy Research at Nazarbayev University; A. Sankovski – SKPI team leader, climate change expert with 20 years of experience in the field; M. Raptsun – SKPI key expert with over 30 years of experience in sustainable energy systems and energy efficiency; A. Kokorin – SKPI key expert with over 30 years of experience in climate change mitigation and adaptation planning and UNFCCC negotiation process;

Wednesday,
30 Nov 2011

20:15—21:45
Apies River

University of Stuttgart
Mr. Ludger Eltrop
eltrop@ier.uni-stuttgart.de
+49 711 68587816


HafenCity University Hamburg (HCU)
Ms. Anna Leidreiter
Anna.Leidreiter@worldfuturecouncil.org
+49 40 307091424

Governance for sustainable development in megacities. Case studies from Africa, India and China.
Regenerative Cities: What are efficient technologies, best policies and enabling governance structures for sustainable development in megacities? Results from cooperative projects in Gauteng-South Africa, Addis Abeba-Ethiopia, Hyderabad-India and Urumqi, China, with particular focus on people’s partSpeakers: 1.Stefan Schurig, World Future Council/Germany and Prof. Jörg Knieling, Hafen City University/ Germany 2.HaroldAnnegarn UJ/South Africa and Ludger Eltrop, IER/Germany 3.Fr. Azeb Girmai Enda/Ethiopia and Frank Baur IZES/Germany 4.JiarhengAhati /China and Bernd Franke,IFEU/Germany 5.repr. from planning board/India and Diana Reckien PIK/Potsdam
Flyer side event [386 kb]

 

Wednesday,
30 Nov 2011

20:15—21:45
Amanzimtoti River

Amazon Environmental Research Institute (IPAM)
Mr. Bernhard J. Smid
bjsmid@ipam.org.br
+55 61 21094155
REDD+ in Brazil: the participation of Sub-National Government in the implementation of REDD policies
The Brazilian Federal and subnational governments have shown global leadership in REDD+ design and implementation. IPAM and state representatives discuss how Brazilian Amazonian states are considering a “nested approach” to the REDD+ within national policies and participatory processes.Speakers: IPAM, government officials, and other invited guests.

Wednesday,
30 Nov 2011

20:15—21:45
Orange River

Réseau Action Climat – France (RAC-F)
Mr. Sebastien Blavier
sebastien@rac-f.org
+33 6 83213604
Ensuring fair and effective access to the Green Climate Fund
The French-speaking Climate & Development Network and partners will share their experience and analysis of climate finance and ODA and discuss the principles that should guide the Green Climate Fund’s work for improved and fairer access to climate financeSpeakers: Réseau Climat & Développement Coordination Sud Réseau Action Climat-France Jeunes Volontaires de l’Environnement

Wednesday,
30 Nov 2011

20:15—21:45
Levubu River

African Wildlife Foundation* (AWF)
Mr. Harry van der Linde
hvanderlinde@awfsa.org
+27 83 2785224
Meeting Climate Change Challenges in African Conservation and Livelihoods
AWF and partners will share their cutting edge experiences, across its portfolio of larger landscapes in sub-Saharan Africa, with ecosystem-based adaptation and REDD as a mechanism for addressing combined climate change, biodiversity and socio-economic goals, at community and national levels.Speakers: Dr. Helen Gichohi, AWF President and two other speakers (still to be determined).

Wednesday,
30 Nov 2011

20:15—21:45
Blyde River

Joanneum Research (JR)
Mr. Andreas Tuerk
andreas.tuerk@joanneum.at
+43 8010 4369918761


Climate Strategies
Ms. Dora FAZEKAS
dora.fazekas@climatestrategies.org
+44 79 69790829


Oeko-Institut (Institute for Applied Ecology e.V.), Berlin
Mr. Martin Cames
m.cames@oeko.de
+49 170 7350870

Post-2012 Market Mechanisms: adressing design and governance challenges
Researchers and policymakers will discuss minimum principles, safeguards and governance models needed to establish effective, environmentally sound post-2012 market mechanisms, as well as the implications on a post-2012 carbon

Thursday,
01 Dec 2011

11:30—13:00
Apies River

International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)
Ms. Susan Buzzelli
s.buzzelli@cgiar.org
+44 777 2195317
Climate Change and BRICS: Findings from the Int’l Conference on Climate Change and Food Security
Sr. researchers from the BRICS countries will present findings from the Int’l Conference on Climate Change and Food Security (Beijing, China November 6-8, organized by CAAS and IFPRI). New research from Brazil, China, India, Indonesia, Russia, South Africa, and the U.S. will be featured.Speakers: Huajun Tang (CAAS), Sergey Kiselev (Moscow State University), Elisio Contini (Embrapa), Endah Murniningtyas (Indonesia), Bob Scholes (CIFOR), and Roger Beachy (U.S.).

Thursday,
01 Dec 2011

11:30—13:00
Hex River

The Nature Conservancy (TNC)
Mr. Christopher Heishman
cheishman@tnc.org
+1 703 8413921


Groupe de recherche et d’echanges technologiques* (GRET)
Ms. Celia Gautier
gautier@gret.org
+33 1 70919206

Implementation of adaptation actions and tools for decision making to enhance development plans
Main findings, comparative analysis and lessons learned from adaptation and DRR projects in SIDS, LDCs and Latin America. How these projects, tools and information help decision makers address adaptation needs with DRR and development planning.

Thursday,
01 Dec 2011

11:30—13:00
Blyde River

GenderCC – Women for Climate Justice (GenderCC)
Ms. Gotelind Alber
g.alber@gendercc.net
+49 151 15240802


Asia Pacific Forum on Women, Law and Development (APWLD)
Ms. tomoko kashiwazaki
riwwenpo@apwld.org
+66 53 284527

Gender responsive adaptation & low carbon development – incl. the role of rural and indigenous women
How to integrate gender into efforts towards resilience building and low carbon development at community level: Lessons from training and capacity building in Asia, South Africa and Pacific. Conclusions in terms of adaptive capacity, needs for finance and joint learning at global levelSpeakers: Sharmind Neelormi/Centre for Global Change (CGC) Bangladesh, Koin Etuati/Secretariat for the Pacific Community (SPC) Fiji Islands, Ramatsobane Dorah Lebelo/GenderCC Southern Africa

Thursday,
01 Dec 2011

11:30—13:00
Indwe River

World Resources Institute (WRI)
Ms. Raquel Gonzalez
rgonzalez@wri.org
+1 202 7297847
Launch of GHG Protocol Product & Corporate Value Chain Standards
This event will introduce the GHG Protocol Product Standard and GHG Protocol Corporate Value Chain (Scope 3) Standard. These standards guide companies and governments on how to measure GHG emissions from product life cycles and corporate value chains, to support effective GHG mitigation strategies.
GHG Protocol Corporate Value Chain (Scope 3) Accounting and Reporting Standard [3 Mb]
GHG Protocol Product Life Cycle Accounting and Reporting Standard [2 Mb]

 

Thursday,
01 Dec 2011

13:15—14:45
Apies River

International Centre for Research in Agroforestry (ICRAF)
Mr. Henry Neufeldt
h.neufeldt@cgiar.org
+254 20 7224238
Making climate smart agriculture work for the poor
Hosted by ICRAF with participation of Danone, FAO, the Finnish Ministry for Foreign Affairs, and Vi Agroforestry, we will discuss possible ways to overcome the multiple institutional, financial, management and development related challenges from agricultural biocarbon projects in Africa.Speakers: tbc

Thursday,
01 Dec 2011

13:15—14:45
Levubu River

South Africa
Ms. Judith Combrink
jcombrink@environment.gov.za
+27 12 3103452


International Coastal and Ocean Organization (ICO)
Ms. Miriam Balgos
mbalgos@udel.edu
+1 302 8318086

Ensuring Survival: Oceans, Climate, and Security
This event will highlight the direct link between climate change, the health of the oceans, and human wellbeing and the need for collaborative action and sufficient funding for strategic mitigation and adaptation measures to minimize climate change impacts on coastal communities and ocean resources.Speakers: : Mrs. Rejoice Mabudafhasi, Deputy Minister, Department of Environmental Affairs and Tourism, South Africa; Dr. Veerle Vandeweerd, Director, Environment and Energy, UNDP; Dr. Biliana Cicin-Sain, President, Global Ocean Forum (International Coastal and Ocean Organization)

Thursday,
01 Dec 2011

13:15—14:45
Blyde River

World Meteorological Organization (WMO)
Mr. Mannava Sivakumar
msivakumar@wmo.int
+41 79 5148251


UNESCO/Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC)
Mr. Albert Fischer
a.fischer@unesco.org
+33 145 684040


United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)
Mr. Peter Dogsé
p.dogse@unesco.org
+33 145 684098

Global Framework for Climate Services (GFCS): Climate Information for Sustainable Development
Climate services are weakest in places where they are most needed – in vulnerable developing countries. For a modest investment, and by building on existing systems and capacities, the Global Framework for Climate Services (GFCS) can bring benefits for sustainable development in all countries.

Thursday,
01 Dec 2011

13:15—14:45
Hex River

Secretariat of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)
Mr. Kevin Grose
kgrose@unfccc.int
+49 228 8151528
Adaptation, development and information and communication technology
The ICT sector has made strides in matching its innovation to the needs of mitigation and sustainability. This event looks at recent results that show how ICTs can contribute to adaptation as well; both from a government and private sector perspective. Based on a UNFCCC/ITU project in Ghana, a Uni

Thursday,
01 Dec 2011

13:15—14:45
Indwe River

Secretariat of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)
Ms. Ruta Bubniene
rbubniene@unfccc.int
+49 228 8151686
MRV – building on existing reporting and review processes and experiences
The side event will provide insights on how the future MRV system for Annex I Parties could be build on the processes and practices of the existing reporting and review system under the Convention and its Kyoto Protocol. Parties and think-tanks will share their experiences in monitoring progress in

Thursday,
01 Dec 2011

15:00—16:30
Apies River

Pesticide Action Network Asia BHD* (PAN AP)
Mr. Virgilio Jr Tamayao
jingo.tamayao@panap.net
+63 2 4130975
Weathering the Climate Crisis: The Way of Ecological Agriculture
Providing a platform for small-scale farmers and civil society organisations to present alternative and genuine solutions to climate change, and increasing awareness among governments on the role of ecological agriculture in building climate change resilient communities.Speakers: Maria Theresa Lauron, Victoria Lopez, Gilbert Sape

Thursday,
01 Dec 2011

15:00—16:30
Hex River

Xiamen University
Ms. Hongxia Duan
hxduan@xmu.edu.cn
+86 592 2069620
Green technology and China’s climate adaptation: toward a low carbon society
China is vulnerable to climate change. To secure China’s low carbon society development and reduce climate risks, an integrated approach of science, technology and policy will be needed for the long-term adaptation strategy.Speakers: LIU, Yun(Beijing Institue of Technology) CHEN, Xiong(China Science and Technology Exchange Center) SHI, Peijun(Beijing Normal University) LI,NING (Xiamen University)

Thursday,
01 Dec 2011

15:00—16:30
Levubu River

ClimateNet
Mr. Axel Michaelowa
dransfeld@perspectives.cc
+49 40 399990691


University of New South Wales
Ms. Regina Betz
r.betz@unsw.edu.au
+61 2 93857126

NAMAs – the swiss army knife of climate policy?
On the eve of the post 2012 period the future role of NAMAs for climate policy remains uncertain. International experts share their views and practitioners report experiences from the ground in order to identify key success factors and main barriers.Speakers: tbc

Thursday,
01 Dec 2011

15:00—16:30
Indwe River

Secretariat of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)
Ms. Alla Metelitsa
ametelitsa@unfccc.int
+49 228 8151622
Intergenerational Inquiry
The UNFCCC Executive Secretary, scientists, representatives of UN agencies, key negotiators from developed and developing countries and young people from around the world will discuss how their actions contribute to a collective solution to climate challenges, and what they see as important prerequi

Thursday,
01 Dec 2011

16:45—18:15
Hex River

TechAmerica Europe
Mr. James Lovegrove
james.lovegrove@techamerica.org
+32 2 3225027015


Global E-Sustainability Initiative* (GeSI)
Ms. Alice Valvodova
alice.valvodova@gesi.org
+32 2 2828442

ICT Solutions for Climate Mitigation and Adaptation: Closing the Public Policy Gap
This panel will summarize available evidence that ICT provides one of the most powerful solution sets to meet the challenges of mitigating and adapting to climate change. The panel focus will conclude how sound national-level public policies can help reduce those barriers.Speakers: Mr James Lovegrove (TechAmerica Europe) and/or two Technology Companies – tbc; Mr Kevin Grose (UNFCCC) – tbc; Ms Helen Asiamah (Environmental Protection Agency, Ghana) – tbc; Peter Thomond (Imperial College) [via virtual lync], tbc

Thursday,
01 Dec 2011

16:45—18:15
Indwe River

Sustainable Markets Foundation – 350.org
Mr. Jeremy Osborn
jeremy@350.org
+1 802 5524067


United Kingdom Youth Climate Coalition Limited (UKYCC)
Ms. Neva Frecheville
neva@ukycc.org
+44 7540 858349


World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS)
Ms. Bernadette Fischler
bernadette@wagggsworld.org
+4 7900 218409

African Climate Stories: Voices from the Front Lines of the Climate Crisis
This panel will feature five young people from across Africa presenting their stories of how they are confronting the climate crisis in their everyday lives. Their experiences provide important insights into the human-scale impacts of climate disruption, as well as offer a compelling call to action.Speakers: 350.org Representatives, Youth Organizers and Climate Advocates

Thursday,
01 Dec 2011

16:45—18:15
Levubu River

International Association of Public Transport (UITP)
Ms. Minna Melleri
minna.melleri@uitp.org
+32 2 6613196


Centro de Transporte Sustentable de México Asociacion Civil (CTS México)
Sra. Hilda Martinez
hmartinez@ctsmexico.org
+52 55 30965742

‘Bridging the Gap’ between transport and climate policy: time to tackle the transport sector
Leading transport experts explain how to make land transport part of national climate change action plans and how it can be incorporated into NAMA development. Parties and developing country representatives will also discuss existing and emerging finance, capacity building and technology provisions.Speakers: Heather Allen (Programme Director at TRL), Harald Diaz-Bone (Transport and Climate Change Specialist at GIZ), Michael Replogle (Policy Director and Founder of ITDP), and Party representatives

Thursday,
01 Dec 2011

18:30—20:00
Apies River

Papua New Guinea
Ms. Gwen Sissiou
gwensissiou@yahoo.com
+675 344 2276
The Papua New Guinea National Forest Monitoring System: a way forward to REDD+ Phase II
The Government of PNG presents its new Forest Monitoring System that supports the implmentation of national policies and measures related to REDD+ activities.To ensure full stakeholder participation a free WEB-GIS interface has been developed with support from the UN-REDD Programme and Australia.Speakers: Head of Delegation Executive Director OFfice of Climate Change and Development Representative FAO Representative Government of Australia

Thursday,
01 Dec 2011

18:30—20:00
Orange River

Carbon Markets and Investors Association (CMIA)
Ms. Leticia Labre
leticia.labre@cmia.net
+44 7814 533661
Cracking the code: Private sector solutions to facilitate effective global action on carbon emission
As negotiations stall, we examine how we can bring about action on and financing for the drastic reduction in emissions needed to meet our 2 degree target. This event will showcase various private sector solutions that may just break the negotiating impasse!Speakers: Simon Linnett, Executive Vice Chairman, Rothschild Charles Spencer, Analyst, Rothschild other speakers tbc

Thursday,
01 Dec 2011

18:30—20:00
Levubu River

Brazilian Business Council for Sustainable Development (BCSD – Brazil)
Ms. Fernanda Gimenes
fegimenes@cebds.org
+55 61 30327242
The comparative advantages of Brazilian companies towards a low carbon economy
The objective of the event is to present the inputs of the brazilian version of the document Vision2050, addressing the implementation agenda, focusing on the pillar of energy.The event will bring examples of good business practices,to discuss the challenges in incorporating sustainability concerns.Speakers: Several of the Brazilian Business Council for Sustainable Development (CEBDS) member companies and some brazilian government representatives.

Thursday,
01 Dec 2011

18:30—20:00
Indwe River

United Nations (UN)
Mr. Dan Shepard
shepard@un.org
+1 646 6753286
Explaining climate change to youth: A Prerequisite for Action
Thank you Climate change and youth: A Prerequisite for Action As impacts of climate change become clearer, communities are increasingly being called upon to include climate change in their education programmes. This side event will allow participants to discuss solutions around integrating climate c

Thursday,
01 Dec 2011

18:30—20:00
Hex River

Secretariat of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)
Ms. Rocio Lichte
rlichte@unfccc.int
+49 228 8151619
Funding for climate observations
The side event will illustrate how observations for climate in developing countries are currently being funded, including in the context of the GEF, the GCOS Cooperation Mechanisms and others, and discuss existing needs as well as potential options to further strengthen the funding for climate obser

Thursday,
01 Dec 2011

20:15—21:45
Blyde River

Tsinghua University, Global Climate Change Institute (GCCI)
Ms. Alun GU
gal@tsinghua.edu.cn
+86 10 62794098


Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES)
Ms. Madoka Yoshino
m-yoshino@iges.or.jp
+81 46 8553810

Low Carbon Development in the Asian Countries
Asian countries are determined to address climate change in the context of sustainable development. This side event will present the efforts to integrate actions into economic/social plans and international cooperation. Opportunities and challenges after FUKUSHIMA will also be presented.

Thursday,
01 Dec 2011

20:15—21:45
Levubu River

International Development Research Centre (IDRC)
Ms. Mary O’Neill
maoneill@idrc.ca
+1 613 6962108


START International, Inc. (START)
Ms. Clark Seipt
cseipt@start.org
+1 202 4622213

Building the knowledge base for African adaptation choices
Africa’s pressing adaptation needs demand evidence-based responses. Join us for lessons from the Climate Change Adaptation in Africa program, the African Climate Change Fellowship Program, and some of our newest efforts as we share successes and challenges in linking research to decision-making.Speakers: • Dr. Fatima Denton, Program Leader, Climate Change Adaptation in Africa, International Development Research Centre • Dr. Felix Olorunfemi, former ACCFP Policy Fellow Alumnus and Research Fellow from the Nigerian Institute of Social and Economic Research • Dr Chipo Mubaya, Senior Program Officer for the ACCFP Secretariat and ACCFP Doctoral Fellow Alumna • Moussa Na Abou Mamouda, Network Coordinator, AfricaAdapt • Dr. Paco Sérémé, Executive Director of West and Central African Council for Agricultural Research and Development Chair: Professor Shem O. Wandiga, University of Nairobi, former Advisory Board Chair, Climate Change Adaptation in Africa program and former member of the START Scientific Steering Committee

Thursday,
01 Dec 2011

20:15—21:45
Orange River

Asociación Española de la Industria Eléctrica (UNESA)
Ms. Cristina Rivero
crivero@unesa.es
+34 91 5674800
FIDES Recommendations for the design and implementation of new market mechanisms in Latinamerica
The WG climate change of the Iberoamerican Forum for Sustainable Energy (FIDES) presents recommendations for design and implementation of new market mechanisms based in the assessment of the performance of energy projects in the CDM and the capacity of the region to put in practice new designs.Speakers: Spain and Latinamerica: ministry of environment of Spain, representatives from governments of Latinamerica, AENOR, UNESA, CIER,OLADE, Spanish electricity companies….

Thursday,
01 Dec 2011

20:15—21:45
Hex River

Center for Policy Research (CPR)
Mr. Navroz Dubash
ndubash@gmail.com
+91 11 26112025


National Institute of Advanced Studies (NIAS)
Mr. Dilip Ahuja
drahuja@gmail.com
+91 80 22185135

A Co-Benefits Approach to Climate Change in India: Politics, Policies and Programmes
This panel will describe cases of building resilience through the innovative Indian Rural Employment Guarantee Act, and mitigation co-benefits approaches in key sectors outlined in a new Handbook of Climate Change and India.Speakers: Mr DK Jain, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Rural Development, Govt. of India Dr. Navroz K Dubash, Senior Fellow, Centre for Policy Research Prof. NH Ravindranath, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore Mr Girish Sant, Prayas Energy Group

Thursday,
01 Dec 2011

20:15—21:45
Apies River

Business Council for Sustainable Energy (BCSE)
Ms. Lisa Jacobson
ljacobson@bcse.org
+1 202 7850507


U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC)
Ms. Hope Lobkowicz
hopelobkowicz@gmail.com
+1 202 3906856

Driving a Transformation to Energy Efficient Buildings
Pursuing energy efficiency in buildings offers low-cost emissions mitigation, improved climate resilience and better building performance for occupants and owners. This event shares a collaborative private sector-NGO initiative to deliver a Policy Toolkit and approaches for energy efficiency NAMAs.Speakers: Speakers from Johnson Controls’ Institute for Building Efficiency, Roger Platt, Senior Vice President, US Green Building Council, senior policy-makers from emerging economies, NGO partners and the BCSE.

Thursday,
01 Dec 2011

20:15—21:45
Indwe River

Abibimman Foundation (AF)
Mr. Kenneth-Nana Amoateng
amoatengken@gmail.com
+233 303 213918
Women and Climate Justice Hearings 2011 – (Strengthening Voices, Search for Solutions)
a forum to bring all key stakeholders together Testimonies of women and traditionally who have experienced climate change related problems – and their search for innovative, inspiring and/or successful solutions to them.The testimonies will climate change issues faced by women.Speakers: Delegation comprising mostly of women and Youth

Friday,
02 Dec 2011

10:30—12:30
EU Pavilion Room Brussels

Chile
Ms. Pascale Rossignol
pascale.rossignol@oecd.org
+33 1 45249658


Estonia
Ms. Pascale Rossignol
pascale.rossignol@oecd.org
+33 1 45249658

OECD/IEA Climate Change Expert Group
The latest OECD/IEA analysis on emissions unit accounting and establishing emissions baselines will be presented, followed by discussion with leading experts from developed and developing countries.

Friday,
02 Dec 2011

11:30—13:00
Indwe River

International Chamber of Commerce (ICC)
Ms. Andrea Bacher
gdu@iccwbo.org
+11 33 149532848
Leveraging private sector financing and investment
The panel will discuss issues around establishing the right framework for encouraging financing and investment, including what is the role of market based instrument, fiscal policy, and what can the UNFCCC do to redirect existing, and channel new, flows of finance towards green investments.

Friday,
02 Dec 2011

11:30—13:00
Amanzimtoti River

Green Belt Movement (GBM)
Ms. Francesca de Gasparis
francesca@greenbeltmovement.org
+44 207 5490395


The Woods Hole Research Center (WHRC)
Ms. Nora Greenglass
ngreenglass@whrc.org
+1 508 4441566

Forests and climate: securing community livelihoods and protecting the environment
GBM and WRHC will host a panel to discuss the impact of climate initiatives on rights and responsibilities including a CDM project for future REDD+ forestry projects. We will explore how to ensure the right mix of incentives for household forest users and develop participatory forest monitoring.Speakers: GBM and WRHC will host the panel.

Friday,
02 Dec 2011

11:30—13:00
Blyde River

Asian Resource Foundation (ARF)
Mr. Ekraj Sabur
ekraj@arf-asia.org
+66 2 9130196
Implications of different negotiating outcomes on life and livelihood of the people in South Asia
Current mitigation pledges under UNFCCC might result into as much as 50C global temperature increase, which may affect agriculture production in South Asia more abruptly than anticipated under different scenarios of FAR.The session is organized to share results of different model induced studiesSpeakers: Mr. Rashed Al Mahmud Titumir. Other speakers to be confirmed

Friday,
02 Dec 2011

11:30—13:00
Apies River

Earthjustice
Mr. Martin Wagner
mwagner@earthjustice.org
+510 550 6750


ClientEarth
Ms. Daniela Rey
drey@clientearth.org
+44 0 2030305962

Grievance Mechanisms: Options to Consider and Address Stakeholder Concerns in the Climate Framework
To protect the rights of those most vulnerable to climate change, it is essential to establish a process that will address concerns of affected peoples and communities. Panelists will discuss options for grievance mechanisms in existing processes, including response measures, finance, REDD and CDM.

Friday,
02 Dec 2011

13:15—14:45
Apies River

Australia
Mr. Richard Merzian
richard.merzian@climatechange.gov.au
+61 2 61597261
Australia’s Carbon Pricing Mechanism and Clean Energy Future Plan
The Australian Government released its comprehensive Clean Energy Future plan in July 2011. It will place a price on carbon emissions in Australia for the first time. The Carbon Pricing Mechanism will link to global carbon markets from 2015.Speakers: Jenny Wilkinson, First Assistant Secretary, Climate Strategy & Markets Division, Department of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency and other distinguished speakers (TBC).

Friday,
02 Dec 2011

13:15—14:45
Levubu River

International Network for Bamboo and Rattan (INBAR)
Ms. Violeta Gonzalez
vgonzalez@inbar.int
+86 1 3911269783


Ethiopia
Mr. Melaku Tadesse
mela635@gmail.com
+25 191 1655976

Emerging economies combat climate risks in forestry and agriculture through green-growth and south-
Panelists will highlight policies and investments needed in Africa and at global levels to accelerate green growth and south-south collaboration.Speakers: International Network for Bamboo and Rattan Ethiopia’s Ministry of Agriculture and Environmental Protection Agency International Fund for Agricultural Development German International Cooperation (GIZ) Green Belt Movement World Bank

Friday,
02 Dec 2011

13:15—14:45
Hex River

International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)
Mr. Jeffrey Brez
j.brez@ifad.org
+39 366 6121101
Climate-Smart Agriculture – a transformative approach to food security, adaptation and mitigation
Agriculture must undergo a radical transformation to meet the challenges of sustainable food security and poverty reduction with climate change. Learn about approaches that increase both productivity and the resilience of livelihoods and ecosystems, plus how REDD+ lessons can inform our progress.

Friday,
02 Dec 2011

13:15—14:45
Indwe River

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
Ms. Cassie Flynn
cassie.flynn@undp.org
+1 212 9066591
Results-Based Capacity Development to Address Climate Change: Lessons Learned from UN Initiatives
The side event will showcase UN success stories and discuss learning mechanisms and indicators on capacity building. It will pay special attention to needs expressed by parties on mitigation, adaptation, technology, finance, REDD and consider existing UN tools and initiatives such as CC:Learn.

Friday,
02 Dec 2011

13:15—14:45
Blyde River

Secretariat of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)
Ms. Rocio Lichte
rlichte@unfccc.int
+49 228 8151619
Updates from climate change science – special focus: Africa
Scientists and experts from international and regional research programmes and organizations will present latest information from climate change research, especially from Africa.

Friday,
02 Dec 2011

15:00—16:30
Hex River

Humane Society International (HSI)
Mr. Geoff Evans
gevans@hsi.org
+1 503 6888657


Compassion in World Farming (CIWF)
Mr. Tozie Zokufa
tozie.zokufa@ciwf.co.za
+27 21 8528160

Agricultural Solutions to Support Food Security, Sustainability, and Animal Welfare
While agriculture significantly affects and is affected by climate change, it should also be a part of the solution. Drawing on country-specific examples in Africa, Asia, and Latin America, experts will discuss mitigation and adaptation policies that support food security and other social goals.Speakers: Mia MacDonald, Executive Director, Brighter Green; Geoff Evans, Animal Agriculture & Climate Specialist, Humane Society International; Danielle Nierenberg, Director of Nourishing the Planet; Justice B. P. Singh – President, National Council for Climate Change, Sustainable Development & Public Leadership (NCCSD); Mr. Ashwin Shroff – Chairman Vivekanand Research & Training Institute (VRTI)

Friday,
02 Dec 2011

15:00—16:30
Levubu River

IUCN – International Union for Conservation of Nature
Ms. Pauline Buffle
pauline.buffle@iucn.org
+41 22 990260
Policies for Mobilizing Nature-based Adaptation Action in Africa
Many African citizens are highly vulnerable to the impacts of climate change. A large portion of them are also directly reliant on natural resources. A high level panel will discuss what this means in terms of fast tracking adaptation action and ways in which current land-use policies need to change

Friday,
02 Dec 2011

15:00—16:30
Indwe River

Environnement et Developpement du Tiers-Monde (ENDA-TM)
Mr. Libasse BA
libasseba@yahoo.fr
+221 33 8222496
Strengthening Institutional Capacities for Climate Change Research and Training: Lessons-Learned
Nine research and training organizations from Africa, Asia, Europe, the Pacific and the Caribbean collectively form a Climate Change Capacity Development (C3D) network. The Partners collaborate in developing and testing methodologies in support of climate change decision-making.Speakers: Representatives of C3D Partner Organizations and Beneficiaries

Friday,
02 Dec 2011

16:45—18:15
Hex River

National Institute for Environmental Studies (NIES)
Mr. Mikiya Takayanagi
int-unfccc@nies.go.jp
+81 29 8502308


University of Technology Malaysia* (UTM)
Ms. Kazumi Sato
kzmst007@gmail.com
+60 7 5537356

Low carbon society in Asia: from planning to implementation
We have developed a methodology to create low carbon scenarios and roadmaps towards low carbon societies in Asia. The event will present how these scenarios and roadmaps have been developed and several trends in LCS (Low Carbon Society) in several countries and cities in Asia.Speakers: Dr. Junichi Fujino (NIES), Dr. Mikiko Kainuma (NIES), Prof. Priyadarshi Ramprasad Shukla (Indian Institute of Management), Dr. Kejun Jiang (Energy Research Institute), Prof. Ir. Dr. Mohd Azraai Kassim (UTM), Prof. Ho Chin Siong (UTM), Mr. Boyd Dionysius Joeman (Iskandar Regional Development Authority)
LCS in Asia_COP17 program [49 kb]

 

Friday,
02 Dec 2011

16:45—18:15
Indwe River

International Network for Sustainable Energy (INFORSE)
Mr. Gunnar Olesen, Boye
inforse@gmail.com
+45 86 227000


HELIO International (HELIO)
Ms. Laura Williamson
laura.williamson@helio-international.org
+33 1 42245146


Swedish Society for Nature Conservation (SSNC)
Mr. Niclas Hällström
niclas.hallstrom@naturskyddsforeningen.se
+46 70 3826998

Renewable Energy Policies for Climate Resilience, Sustainable Development and Poverty Reduction
Presentations from Africa and Asia by INFORSE and HELIO Network members – Real-life efforts to use renewable energy and energy efficiency solutions for GHG emission mitigation, development and poverty reduction. – Tools to climate-proof supporting energy policies including results from case sSpeakers: – Timothy Byakola, INFORSE-East Africa/CDI, Uganda: (case: decentralizing power policy and legislation, micro-hydropower) – Raymond Myles, INFORSE South Asia/INSEDA, India (case: family biogas with climate mitigation) – Pierre Dembele, Mali Folkecenter (case: local Jatropha oil, project cooperation with Nordic Folkecenter for Renewable Energy) – Hamid Taybo, Adel-Sofala, Mozambique (case: Success with local renewable energy in the Sofala province, project with VE Denmark) – Secou Sarr, INFORSE-West Africa/ENDA, Senegal (climate mitigation proposals from Africa) – Usha Nair, AIWC, All India Women Conference(case: solar food dryers to income generation for women, from India) – Tanay Sidki Uyar, Eurosolar Turkey (experiences and proposals for local renewable energy in emerging economies) – Michel Takam, ADEID, Cameroun (case: micro-hydro) – Gunnar Boye Olesen, INFORSE (summary of proposals, NGO proposals for climate policies) Sylvain Defo, Ministère de l’Energie et de l’Eau (Cameroon) – Tcharabalo Abiyou, Ministère des Mines, de l’énergie et de l’Eau. (Togo) – Laura Williamson (HELIO International) – IEPF 3) Niclas Hällström, Swedish Society for Nature Conservation on Bottom-up Renewable Energy Revolution: Global Feed-in Tariffs

Friday,
02 Dec 2011

16:45—18:15
Levubu River

German Development Institute (DIE – Bonn)
Ms. Chinwe Ifejika Speranza
chinwe.ifejika.speranza@die-gdi.de
+49 1577 5766855


University of Bayreuth
Ms. Cornelia Paulsch
cornelia.paulsch@biodiv.de
+4 941 2977760

Adapting NRM in Africa: lessons learnt, ways forward and the ‘sustainable land management programme’
The side-event discusses options for adapting NRM in Africa using different case studies (Kenya, South Africa, D. R. Congo) in adaptation and mitigation (agriculture, water, REDD+). The German funded research programme ‘sustainable land management’ and its African regional projects are introduced.Speakers: 1. Romy Chevallier (Romy.Chevallier@wits.ac.za; South African Institute of International Affairs, SA): The political barriers to climate change adaptation implementation in Sub-Saharan Africa 2. Marcus Kaplan (Marcus.Kaplan@die-gdi.de; German Development Institute (DIE) ,GER): Opportunities and Constraints for Adaptation and Mitigation in African Agriculture 3. Chinwe Ifejika Speranza (Ifejika.Speranza@die-gdi.de; German Development Institute (DIE) ,GER) : Lessons from a resilient perspective on conservation agriculture adaptation practices in Kenya 4. Mari-Lise du Preez (mari-lise.dupreez@saiia.org.za; South African Institute of International Affairs, SA) : REDD+ and governance in the Democratic Republic of Congo 5. Sabine Stuart-Hill, (Stuart-Hills@ukzn.ac.za; School of Bioresources Engineering and. Environmental Hydrology, UKZN, SA): Water governance in South Africa – mainstreaming an adaptation agenda? 6. Prof. Dr. Ralf Seppelt (ralf.seppelt@ufz.de; Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research UFZ; GER): Research programme „Sustainable land management“

Friday,
02 Dec 2011

18:30—20:00
Apies River

Philippines
Ms. Loraine Gatlabayan
loraine.gatlabayan@climate.gov.ph
+63 2 7353144
Enabling Communities to Mitigate & Adapt to Climate Change in the Philippines:The EcoTown Framework
The Philippine government has begun to mainstream climate change in national and local level. The side event will feature the Eco-town framework where ecosystem-based management approach and sustainable financing mechanism (Payment for EcoServices) is used to establish climate resilient communitiesSpeakers: Minister Mary Ann Lucille L. Sering, Vice-Chair, Climate Change Commission, (National Focal Point)

Friday,
02 Dec 2011

18:30—20:00
Orange River

World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD)
Ms. Barbara Black
black@wbcsd.org
+41 22 8393105
How will climate finance work in 2012
Climate finance is critical for scale up of low-carbon investment and for low-carbon growth. How is this working now, how could Durban affect it and what will happen in 2012. Join this discussion which will include business, finance and government panelists.

Friday,
02 Dec 2011

18:30—20:00
Blyde River

Environmental Defense Fund (EDF)
Mr. Cory Lewis
clewis@edf.org
+1 202 5723277


Climate Action Reserve
Mr. Gary Gero
lzahn@theclimateregistry.org
+1 213 2131252

Effective Trading Systems to Facilitate Linking and Complement Multilateral Actions
A discussion of national and state government trading scheme designs and their potential to be linked.Speakers: Mrs. Jennifer Haverkamp, Mr. Alex Hanafi, Dr. Stephan Schwartzman, Mr. Jos Cozijnsen

Friday,
02 Dec 2011

18:30—20:00
Levubu River

Malawi
Mr. Richard Munang
Richard.Munang@unep.org
+2 54 731666334


International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements (IFOAM)
Mr. robert jordan
r.jordan@ifoam.org
+49 228 9265010

Overcoming Food Insecurity with Adaptation Actions: Building on Lessons from Sub Saharan Africa
Africa’s vulnerability to climate change impacts is once more in the spotlight following the drought impacts in the horn of Africa risking over 10 million people. The CC DARE programme conducted country-led activities with enhancing different aspects of food security in adaptation to climate changeSpeakers: 1. Dr. Hailu Araya, Institute for Sustainable Development (ISD),Ethiopia 2. Dr. Rogers Malimbwi , Soinkone University,Tanzania 3. Mr. Manuel Menomussanga, Centre for Sustainable Development of Coastal Zones, Mozambique 4. Mr. Hatimi Tchabore, Director, Department of Village Water Supply, Ministry Water Sanitation, Togo 5. Dr. Drake Mubiru, the National Agricultural Research Laboratory (NARL),Uganda 6. Mr. Henry Utila, Forestry research Institute of Malawi (FRIM), Malawi.

Friday,
02 Dec 2011

18:30—20:00
Hex River

Thailand
Ms. Nirawan Pipitsombat
unfccc.thailand.focalpoint@gmail.com
+66 2 2656550
Low carbon and climate resilient society
This side event focuses on practical ways to build and develop a low carbon and climate resilient society in Thailand and other ASEAN countries.Speakers: Secretary-General of Office of Natural Resources and Environmental Policy and Planning, Thailand; Executive Director of Thailand Greenhouse Gas Management Organisation (PO), Thailand; Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) representative; two ASEAN member countries representatives

Friday,
02 Dec 2011

18:30—20:00
Indwe River

World Bank
Ms. Maureen Shields Lorenzetti
mlorenzetti@ifc.org
+1 202 3523572
Engaging the Private Sector in Climate Finance: Opportunities and Challenges (IFC and UNDP)
The private sector will play a pivotal role in climate finance for the foreseeable future. Given how public policy has accelerated adoption of clean technology, the session will highlight business opportunities and challenges through examples taken from established development projects in Africa and other emerging markets.Speakers: Andrew Steer World Bank Group Special Envoy for Climate Change, moderating private sector perspectives with introductions by IFC and UNDP.

Friday,
02 Dec 2011

20:15—21:45
Orange River

UNEP – Finance Initiative (UNEP FI)
Mr. Remco Fischer
remco.fischer@unep.org
+41 22 9178685
Green Climate Fund: The private financial sector’s perspective
How can the GCF mobilise private capital to finance climate change adaptation and mitigation in developing countries? This session will deliver the outcomes of private financial sector consultations in Bonn, London, Lagos and Nairobi on the pros/cons of enlisting private capital in the GCF.Speakers: Farruk Khan (Lead Climate Negotiator, Government of Pakistan) – TBC; Nick Robins (Chair of UNEP FI´s Climate Change Working Group / Head of HSBC´s Climate Change Centre of Excellence, HSBC); Paul Clements-Hunt (Head of UNEP Finance Initiative)

Friday,
02 Dec 2011

20:15—21:45
Indwe River

Fundación Getulio Vargas* (FGV)
Ms. Fernanda Carreira
fernanda.carreira@fgv.br
+55 11 37993503
Business Initiatives For Carbon Management in Brazil
The event will be held together by a coalition: FGV-GVces, CNI, Ethos Institute and CEBDS, representing the entire private sector. The goal will be to present the major business initiatives in ​​climate change in Brazil, emphasizing objectives, achievements and priorities for the next years.Speakers: 1 representative of FGV-GVces 1 representative of CNI 1 representative of Ethos Institute 1 representative of CEBDS

Friday,
02 Dec 2011

20:15—21:45
Blyde River

Greenhouse Gas Management Institute (GHGMI)
Mr. Tim Stumhofer
tim.stumhofer@ghginstitute.org
+1 415 5185259


University of Michigan
Mr. Gabriel Thoumi
gthoumi@gmail.com
+1 612 3270189

Professionalization: A pathway to a mature, resilient, capitalized carbon market
The GHG Management Institute, International Forest Carbon Association and U of Michigan present a discussion on professionalization in carbon markets. Speakers will outline the potential for market-wide transformation in MRV and financial systems with specific reference to the forestry sector/REDD+.Speakers: The panel will bring together a collection of voices from GHG program administrators, professional societies, and technical and financial carbon market practitioners. Event participation will be geographically balanced and include panelists from, and speaking to their experience in, countries at all stages of development.

Friday,
02 Dec 2011

20:15—21:45
Hex River

The Green Initiative (TGI)
Mr. Magno Castelo Branco
magno@iniciativaverde.org.br
+55 11 89053450
The Green Initiative’s Carbon Free program:helping people and biodiversity with high quality offsets
There are opportunities to enhance biodiversity and reduce poverty in Brazil’s Mata Atlantica highly degraded areas through the implementation of high quality carbon projects. Developed and implemented by The Green Initiative, the Carbon Free program achieves both goals through forestry offsets.Speakers: Magno Castelo Branco, PhD

Friday,
02 Dec 2011

20:15—21:45
Apies River

Centro Agronómico Tropical de Investigación y Enseñanza (CATIE)
Mr. Bastiaan Louman
blouman@catie.ac.cr
+506 2558 2321
Synergies and tradeoffs between mitigation and adaptation: the case of forests
Forests are managed for mitigation (REDD+) and adaptive capacity of forest dependent communities. This event will draw out synergies and tradeoffs of achieving these goals, focusing on experiences of national policy and local implementation in Africa, Asia and Latin AmericaSpeakers: representatives from CATIE, ODI, RECOFTC and UCSD, as well as other REDD-net partners from Africa, Asia and Latin America.

Friday,
02 Dec 2011

20:15—21:45
Levubu River

Indigenous People of Africa Coordinating Committee (IPACC)
Mr. Nigel Crawhall
ipacc.africa@gmail.com
+11 27 825796868
Multi-stakeholder Collaboration to Reinforce Adaptation Opportunities for African Pastoral Peoples
In support of the Cancun Adaptation Framework, the Chadian Ministry of Water and IPACC convene a multi-stakeholder dialogue on climatic events, local knowledge and African pastoral peoples. How can meteorologists, communities and policy-makers jointly reinforce adaptation policy and practice?Speakers: A spokespersons from Conservation International, UNESCO, WMO, Ministry of Water – Republic of Chad (Government and ACMAD (Scientific Community). Ms. Hindou Oumarou Ibrahim, IPACC Executive Committee member and founder and director of AFPAT (Peul-Bororo nomadic women’s association of Chad) (Indigenous Peoples)

Saturday,
03 Dec 2011

11:30—13:00
Indwe River

Ibon Foundation Inc. (IBON)
Ms. Maria Theresa Lauron
tlauron@ibon.org
+63 2 9277060
Improving Development Effectiveness of Climate Financing: Challenges and Opportunities
Communities impacted by the climate crisis need financing to build resilience and to survive. The evolving climate financing architecture needs to improve its development effectiveness and civil society now has the opportunity to influence this and make it truly responsive to people’s neSpeakers: Ms,. Bernarditas Muller (G77 & China), Usec. Naderev Sano (Phils. Climate Change Commission, Kumi Naidoo, Md Shamsuddoha, Murray Worth (WDM), Ivan Torafing (APIYN)
e-flyer IBON UNFCCC event [289 kb]

 

Saturday,
03 Dec 2011

11:30—13:00
Apies River

Coastal Association for Social Transformation Trust (COAST Trust)
Mr. M Rezaul Karim Chowdhury
reza@coastbd.org
+88 1 711529792
Climate Forced Migrants : Human Rights Perspective
Its a forecast that there will be around 200 millions of climate forced migrants around the world due to climate induced problems, alone in Bangladeshi it will around 20 millions. New set of rights should be considered in view of human rights frame work as these migrants are not responsible for thisSpeakers: Kumin Naido Green Peace, Arjun Karki LDC Watch, Lidy Nacpil,Beverly Kenne, Njoki Njoro Njeho, Demba Dembele from Jubilee South,Malcom Damon EJN, Maria Tettet Lauren APRN, Dr.Ahsan Uddin CSRL, Dr Hasan Minister Bangladesh

Saturday,
03 Dec 2011

11:30—13:00
Hex River

Brahma Kumaris World Spiritual University (BKWSU)
Ms. Sonja Ohlsson
copenhagen@dk.bkwsu.org
+45 0 33310421


COBASE, Cooperativa Tecnico Scientifica di Base (ECOSOC)
Mr. Massimo Pieri
cobase@tin.it
+39 6 3330078


Maryknoll Sisters of St. Dominic, Inc.
Ms. Ann Braudis
abraudis@mksisters.org
+914 941 7575

Sustainable capacity building: Empowering individuals and communities to act
Panel discussion: solar advisor, anthropologist, spiritual mentor, physicist and architect respond to the critical question of how to harness the inner and outer capacity of people. They will demonstrate ways to sustain a new vision, alongside current technology, supporting a good green economy.Speakers: Ms. Ann Braudis, Arch. Valentina Jappelli, Sister Jayanti Kirpalani, Prof. Massimo Pieri, Mr. Joachim Golo Pilz.

Saturday,
03 Dec 2011

11:30—13:00
Blyde River

Centre for Community Economics and Development Consultants Society (CECOEDECON)
Mr. Sharad Joshi
sharad_jp1@sancharnet.in
+91 141 9114127714
Climate smart agriculture – myth or reality
The event will focus on how agriculture is being negotiated in the negotiation text & the NAMAS, whether the proposed climate smart technologies are leading to increased soil carbon stocks, whether smallholder farmers will benefit from these technologies.

Saturday,
03 Dec 2011

13:15—14:45
Apies River

TEARFUND
Ms. Joanna Khinmaung
jo.khinmaung@tearfund.org
+44 20 89437707


Cooperation internationale pour le développement et la solidarité (CIDSE)
Ms. Catherine Durbin
durbin@cidse.org
+32 2 2333751

Is adaptation finance supporting an integrated approach?
Tearfund, CIDSE, CAFOD and PACJA discuss learning from their climate change adaptation field work and findings of a policy report. What’s good practice? What’s working? What needs improving? How can adaptation finance ensure an integrated and locally-owned approach to build climate resilience?Speakers: Tearfund, CAFOD, CIDSE, PACJA and their partners

Saturday,
03 Dec 2011

13:15—14:45
Indwe River

Global Environment Facility (GEF)
Ms. Anna Lerner
klerner@thegef.org
+1 202 5694969
Global Environment Facility
Representatives from the Global Environment Facility Secretariat will provide an update on the GEF reform program with provision of financing for projects generating Global Environment Benefits in the area of Climate Change Mitigation, Adaptation and Technology Transfer.Speakers: Mr. Robert K Dixon, Ms. Chizuru Aoki

Saturday,
03 Dec 2011

13:15—14:45
Hex River

Lebanon
Ms. Lea kai
l.kai@moe.gov.lb
+961 3 744252
Adaptation to a Changing Climate in the Arab Countries
Together, the Arab countries, the World Bank, League of Arab States, and researchers based in Arab countries, are in the process of preparing a study on climate change adaptation in the Arab countries, including Lebanon. The session will address climate change, its impacts, and adaptation optionsSpeakers: Government officials from Lebanon Government officials from other Arab countries the League of Arab States the World Bank

Saturday,
03 Dec 2011

13:15—14:45
Blyde River

ACT Alliance – Action by Churches Together (ACT Alliance)
Ms. Marian Casey
marian.casey@actalliance.org
+41 22 7916218


Ecumenical Advocacy Alliance* (EAA)
Mr. Peter Prove
pprove@e-alliance.ch
+41 22 7916141

Can we achieve food security in a world challenged by climate change?
Hunger kills millions in Africa. Smart investment in agro-ecological food production is vital for climate mitigation and adaptation as well as long-term food security. Good and bad approaches presented from Horn of Africa inform recommendations for negotiators on adaptation and agriculture policy.Speakers: Moderator and interviewer: ACT Alliance Mattias Soderberg (TBC) Panelists: Negotiators from the Governments of Kenya and New Zealand on agriculture and adaptation policies (names TBC) Panelist: Ecumenical Advocacy Alliance: Peter Prove or Malcolm Damon Panelist: ACT Alliance: Aino Pennanen (TBC) Panelist: Caritas Internationalis (name TBC)

Saturday,
03 Dec 2011

13:15—14:45
Levubu River

Uganda
Mr. Paul Isabirye
paul_isabirye@yahoo.com
+256 772 592032
Country Pilot Action to Strengthen National Learning and Skills Development Systems to Address Clima
How can countries respond to the human capacity and skills development needs created by climate change? At the side-event UN CC:Learn pilot countries will share their experiences in developing results-oriented learning strategies in support of national climate change objectives.Speakers: Representatives from UN CC:Learn pilot countries which include Benin, Dominican Republic, Uganda, representing different sectors and stakeholder groups

Saturday,
03 Dec 2011

14:00—15:00
Amanzimtoti River

Secretariat of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)
Mr. Niclas Svenningsen
nsvenningsen@unfccc.int
+49 228 8151982
“Launching of the CDM Policy Dialogue”.
The CDM Executive Board has decided to establish a High Level Panel to conduct a Policy Dialogue with the objective to review past CDM experiences and to ensure the readiness of CDM to meet the challenges of the post-2012 period. At this occasion the Policy Dialogue will be officially introduced.Speakers: Christiana Figueres, Executive Secretary UNFCCC, Martin Hession, Chairman for the CDM Executive Board and other high level participants

Saturday,
03 Dec 2011

18:30—20:00
Levubu River

Euro-Mediterranean Center for Climate Change (CMCC)
Mr. Riccardo Valentini
giulia.galluccio@cmcc.it
+39 2 52036945


University of Cape Town (UCT)
Ms. Kate Sutherland
kate@csag.uct.ac.za
+27 21 6502784

Regional information for climate services in Africa
Improved climate services including thoughtful assessment of uncertainties are needed to support decision makers for developing responsible adaptation strategies and promote sustainable development in Africa. This requires careful tailoring and communication of regional projections.Speakers: Euro-Mediterranean center for Climate Change: Prof. Riccardo Valentini Dr. Antonio Navarra Dr. Antonio Bombelli University of Cape Town: Prof Bruce Hewitson and Mr Chris Jack

Saturday,
03 Dec 2011

18:30—20:00
Apies River

Research Centre for Sustainable Development (RCSD)
Ms. Xiang Yu
sophie.yu.xiang@gmail.com
+86 10 65252160
Equal access to sustainable development: balancing carbon and financial budgets
Equal access to sustainable development requires a fair share of emission space among all the individuals on earth. We will discuss how to establish an overall global framework for international cooperation on climate protection, linking carbon and financial flows. Chinese approaches will be shared.Speakers: Pan Jiahua, Director General of RCSD and China IPCC advisor to Working Group III; Chen Hongbo, Programme Director, Carbon finance, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences; Liu Yanhua, Counsellor, Counsellors’ Office of the State Council; Harald Winkler, Lead Author on the IPCC Working Group III; William Chandler, President of Transition Energy; Wen Gang, Negotiator, Chinese delegation to UNFCCC.

Saturday,
03 Dec 2011

18:30—20:00
Hex River

World Green Building Council, Inc. (WorldGBC)
Ms. Michelle Malanca
mmalanca@worldgbc.org
+1 415 9949800


BioRegional Development Group
Ms. Freya Seath
freya.seath@bioregional.com
+4 20 84044884

Energy efficient buildings and communities for sustainable development: Voices from South Africa
Leading public and private sector organisations explore intersections between energy demand, efficient buildings & communities and climate change in South Africa. Policies, frameworks and financial tools for building and city sector emissions in the context of sustainable development are discussed.Speakers: Confirmed speakers: Jane Henley, Chief Executive Officer, World Green Building Council (moderator)- Carl Wesselink, Cape Town Kuyasa CDM Project Manager – Andrew Etzinger, Senior General Manager, Integrated Demand Management at Eskom (South African Public Utility) – Brian Willkinson, Chief Executive Officer, Green Building Council of South Africa.- Pooran Desai, One Planet Technical Director – Sarah Alsen, One Planet Living Country Manager, South Africa – Mike Deighton, Executive, Tongaat Hulett Developments

Saturday,
03 Dec 2011

18:30—20:00
Blyde River

PAIRVI Associates (PAIRVI)
Mr. Ajay Kumar Jha
pairvidelhi@rediffmail.com
+91 141 3294834
Liability and Redress for climate change Impacts; Time for International Tribunal on Climate Justice
The panel discussion will discuss the need for robust municipal and international regime in view of the constraints to address the issues of liability and redress.Speakers: Justice V S Dave, Justice PC Jain

Saturday,
03 Dec 2011

18:30—20:00
Indwe River

Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI)
Ms. Rita Roy Choudhury
rita@ficci.com
+91 11 23325110
Indian Industry Perspective on Market Based Mechanisms, Technology Transfer, Trade & Climate Change
This Side Event will deliberate on the expectations of Indian businesses on market mechanisms post 2012 as well as engagement of businesses in domestic market mechanisms. Discussions will also include technology transfer and concerns on global developments in the context of trade & climate change.

Saturday,
03 Dec 2011

18:30—20:00
Orange River

International Petroleum Industry Environmental Conservation Association (IPIECA)
Mr. Robert Siveter
robert.siveter@ipieca.org
+44 20 76332378
Addressing the remaining gaps and barriers to CCS
Widespread deployment of carbon capture and storage (CCS) requires addressing remaining knowledge gaps and implementation barriers. Resolving these will require R&D, demonstration projects, developing management practices, public acceptance and regulatory frameworks amongst others.

Saturday,
03 Dec 2011

20:15—21:45
Blyde River

Keren Kayemet LeIsrael/The Jewish National Fund (KKL-JNF)
Ms. Karine Bolton
Karineb@kkl.org.il
+972 2 6707450
Modifying Afforestation Practices in Adaptation to Climate Change
KKL-JNF has rich experience in developing sustainable afforestation practices in semi-arid regions. By using advanced techniques for watershed management, soil conservation, & biological control; and by sharing our knowledge with others, we are able to turn ecological challenges into opportunities.Speakers: Dr. David Brand, Head Forester, KKL-JNF Mr. Itzhak Moshe,Deputy Dirctor Southern Region

Saturday,
03 Dec 2011

20:15—21:45
Indwe River

Confederation of Indian Industry (CII)
Ms. Rasika Chandihok
rasika.chandihok@cii.in
+91 11 24653219
India’s Move Towards a Low Carbon Economy
The event will focus on the businesses’ role in driving the transformation to a low carbon economy given the enabling policy framework (greater use of renewable energy, Jawahar Lal Nehru National Solar Mission, Bureau of Energy Efficiency Schemes,etc.). It will also explore future policy direction

Saturday,
03 Dec 2011

20:15—21:45
Orange River

FACE Foundation (FACE)
Mr. Denis Slieker
denis.slieker@face-thefuture.com
+31 10 7542050
Best practices from forest carbon projects in Malaysia and Uganda
From the early 90’s forest carbon projects have been developed in Malaysia and Uganda. These projects have proven their value ever since and have acquired VCS registration in 2011. The projects are presented and linked to national strategies related to forest carbon projects.Speakers: Denis Slieker (Managing Director, Face Foundation/Face the Future). Andrew Seguya, Executive Director Uganda Wildlife Authority). Dr. Sau Wai Yap (Senior manager, Yayasan Sabah Group). Todd Frank (Program Manager, Greenhouse Gas Verification, SCS/Scientific Certification Systems).

Saturday,
03 Dec 2011

20:15—21:45
Hex River

Korea Green Foundation (KGF)
Ms. Eun-Ae Lee
ealee@greenfund.org
+82 2 20114354
Building Sustainable Public-Private Partnerships (PPP) in Asia for Climate Change
The Climate Change Center of KGF, the Korea International Cooperation Agency & Korea University with joint researches will suggest effective roles of government, industry, & civil society in PPP. The event aims to seek measures for climate-vulnerable regions in Asia and reinforce the Asian network.Speakers: See the Additional Comments for more info

Saturday,
03 Dec 2011

20:15—21:45
Levubu River

Southern African Faith Communities’ Environment Institute* (SAFCEI)
Mr. David Le Page
press@safcei.org.za
+27 21 7018145
Bringing Earth herself to the climate negotiations
Negotiations to resolve conflict usually include all affected parties. Humanity is amply represented at the COPs, but who speaks for other living creatures, natural systems and the Earth herself? We discuss how legal, indigenous and spiritual perspectives can bridge this great gap.Speakers: Lead drafter of the Declaration of the Rights of Mother Earth, Cormac Cullinan; Bishop Geoff Davies, Southern African Faith Communities’ Environment Institute; Kanyinke Sena, Indigenous Peoples of Africa Coordinating Committee

Monday,
05 Dec 2011

11:30—13:00
Indwe River

Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF)
Mr. Tim Hirsch
thirsch@gbif.org
+45 35 321476


International Union of Forest Research Organizations (IUFRO)
Ms. Renate Prüller
prueller@iufro.org
+43 1 877015117

Assessment of biodiversity, forest management, REDD+ links; the need for common data standards
The new scientific assessment of the relationship between biodiversity, forests and REDD+, under the framework of Global Forest Expert Panels (GFEP); and the importance of freely-accessible biodiversity data, published to globally-agreed standards, to support biodiversity monitoring within REDD+.Speakers: Dr Christoph Wildburger, IUFRO Coordinator, Global Forest Expert Panels Dr John Parrotta, Natural Resources Canada Dr Nicholas King, Executive Secretary, Global Biodiversity Information Facility

Monday,
05 Dec 2011

11:30—13:00
Hex River

Global Water Partnership Organisation (GWPO)
Mr. Steven Downey
steven.downey@gwpforum.org
+46 8 52212652


International Hydropower Association (IHA)
Mr. Cameron Ironside
ci@hydropower.org
+44 7787 155524

Mobilising finance and investments for water security and climate resilience
Financing investments in water management and infrastructure is crucial for resilience. This side event will present a draft Framework for Water Security and Climate Resilient Development, a key tool for mobilizing investments in water security and climate change adaptation.

Monday,
05 Dec 2011

11:30—13:00
Apies River

International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC)
Ms. Katiuscia Fara
katiuscia.fara@ifrc.org
+41 22 7304344
Public awareness & education on DRR & climate change(IFRC ISDR Children in a Changing Climate ACDS)
The implementation of public awareness and education activities to increase local resilience and support adaptation will be crucial in the coming years (Art. 6,UNFCCC). Lessons learnt, role of youth, scaling up and ensuring quality at scale will amongst the issues discussed by the organizations.Speakers: IFRC African Centre for Disaster Studies-NWU CHildren in a changing climate (UNICEF, Plan International,Save the Children and World Vision)

Monday,
05 Dec 2011

11:30—13:00
Blyde River

South Centre
Ms. Mariama Williams
mariamaw@hotmail.com
+41 22 227918050
The carbon Budget and Development
Panel will explore low carbon development strategies and different clustes of development implications and consequences for localities and vulnerable groups and women’s empowermentSpeakers: Martin Khor Mariama Williams Others TBC

Monday,
05 Dec 2011

13:15—14:45
Indwe River

Republic of Korea
Ms. Youngran Kim
yr.kim@gggi.org
+82 10 95309949
Global Green Growth Institute: Green Growth in Action
Green growth is a revolutionary approach to tackle climate change without sacrificing aspirations for economic growth for developing countries. GGGI will present the outcome of country programs in 2010-2011 and share its ambition to become an intergovernmental organization by 2012.Speakers: – Opening Remarks: Dr. Han Seung-soo, Chairman of GGGI – Moderator: Lord Nicholas Stern, Professor of London School of Economics – Speakers (TBC): Senior Officers (UAE, Ethiopia, Kazakhstan, Cambodia, WB, EBRD, ADB)

Monday,
05 Dec 2011

13:15—14:45
Apies River

Kenya
Ms. Fatuma Hussein
famzahra80@yahoo.co.uk
+254 20 722299975
Systematic approach to address Climate Change in Kenya
Implementation of the Kenya Climate change Response strategy and the Link with the Cancun AgreementsSpeakers: Mr. Stephen Kinguyu

Monday,
05 Dec 2011

13:15—14:45
Hex River

Global Environment Facility (GEF)
Ms. Sara Nielsen
snielsen@thegef.org
+1 202 4734840
“Adaptation in Practice: Evaluating Innovative Approaches”
This event will present lessons learned from first generation adaptation interventions in the GEF (SCCF, LDCF, SPA), incl. ongoing work on RBM, indicators and M&E frameworks (Adaptation Fund). It will also showcase the Climate-Eval interface: a fast-growing global community of adaptation evaluators.Speakers: Global Environment Facility Evaluation Office; LDCF/SCCF Secretariat; Adaptation Fund Board Secretariat; World Bank Independent Evaluation Group (IEG)

Monday,
05 Dec 2011

13:15—14:45
Levubu River

Secretariat of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)
Mr. Festus Luboyera
fluboyera@unfccc.int
+49 172 5409859
UN System Support to Adaptation: Progress and Opportunities for Enhanced Action
Systems and sectors essential for human livelihood, such as water resources, agriculture and food security, will be adversely affected by climate change. The event will highlight what the UN system is doing to support countries to adapt to climate change and ways to enhance this response.

Monday,
05 Dec 2011

13:15—14:45
Blyde River

Secretariat of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)
Ms. Uazamo Kaura
ukaura@unfccc.int
+49 228 8151474
Latest submissions of national communications from non-Annex I Parties
The side-event will consist of presentations of the latest submissions of national communications from non-Annex I Parties, followed by a Q&A session and general discussion.

Monday,
05 Dec 2011

15:00—16:30
Hex River

International Energy Agency (IEA)
Ms. Jenny Gell
jenny.gell@iea.org
+75 75015 3314057672
Energy and climate: building a sustainable and secure future
to be confirmedSpeakers: Richard Baron other speakers to be confirmed

Monday,
05 Dec 2011

15:00—16:30
Levubu River

Organisation internationale de la francophonie (OIF/IEPF)
Mme Rajae CHAFIL
rajae.chafil@francophonie.org
+1 418 6925727


Banque ouest africaine de developpement (BOAD)
Mr. Eric Raymond BIO
ebio@boad.org
+228 228 22232570

Joint side event IEPF/BOAD-UEMOA on Mitigation opportunities and challenges in Africa
– Presentation of sectoral studies on mitigation and adaptation carried out by the IEPF on key sectors, particularly the Study on “Building in Africa and CC”, – Dialogue between NAMAs stakeholders in Africa, and role of UEMOA / BOADSpeakers: Countries representative and experts

Monday,
05 Dec 2011

15:00—16:30
Indwe River

Regional Community Forestry Training Center for Asia and the Pacific (RECOFTC)
Ms. Regan Suzuki
regan@recoftc.org
+66 81 6495041
Gender and REDD+ in the Asia Pacific: Supporting Champions for Women’s Leadership/ Gender Equality
A Gender and REDD+ Team has formed in Asia/Pacific region to champion women’s leadership and gender equality to address the neglect of gender issues within REDD+. Panelists will discuss ways in which REDD+ projects can actively enhance the rights and position of rural women in the region.Speakers: Mdme Thoa, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Vietnam, Yani Septiani, Ministry of Forestry, Indonesia, Regan Suzuki, RECOFTC, Jeannette Gurung, WOCAN,

Monday,
05 Dec 2011

15:30—17:30
EU Pavilion Room Brussels

United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Ms. Alison Conboy
alison.conboy@decc.gsi.gov.uk
+0 44 3000685564
Country-level assessments of climate change impacts
The event will present a major new assessment, carried out by the UK Met Office Hadley Centre in collaboration with global scientists, to summarise the observed and projected impacts of climate change in individual countries. The project has captured this new science work in an engaging format.Speakers: *Senior impacts experts from Met Office and global research institutions

Monday,
05 Dec 2011

16:45—18:15
Levubu River

China Association for Science and Technology (CAST)
Mr. Rui Zhou
cncigbp@igsnrr.ac.cn
+86 10 64889829


Greenriver
Ms. Tang Ya
tangya4@yahoo.com.cn
+8 28 85056595


Shan Shui Conservation Center (Shan Shui)
Mr. Fangyi YANG
fyang@shanshui.org
+8 10 62761034

Green Actions in China
In the context of global climate change risks, the whole world is suffering great loss due to large-scale disasters associated with global climate changes. In this side event, a new path of development incorporating with disaster risk mitigation and reduction is discussed based on China’s experienceSpeakers: Prof. Qian Ye Prof. Michael Glantz Mr. Honghui Yu Mr. Ming Wang Ms. Jane Zhang

Monday,
05 Dec 2011

16:45—18:15
Hex River

International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA)
Ms. Susan Riley
riley@iiasa.ac.at
+43 2236 807536


German Advisory Council on Global Change (WBGU)
Ms. Astrid Schulz
aschulz@wbgu.de
+49 30 26394817

How to achieve a global transformation towards a climate-friendly, sustainable future?
IIASA and WBGU present policy options and strategies to cut emissions and achieve a transformation of energy systems and sustainable landuse management, with co-benefits for human development goals. The new Global Energy Assessment and WBGU’s A Social Contract for Sustainability are also profiledSpeakers: Professor Nebojsa Nakicenovic, Deputy Director, IIASA, Director, Global Energy Assessment and member of WBGU; Dr. Michael Obersteiner, Program Leader, IIASA; Professor Dirk Messner, Deputy Chair, WGBU

Monday,
05 Dec 2011

16:45—18:15
Indwe River

Forest Stewardship Council (FSC)
Mr. Stefan Salvador
s.salvador@fsc.org
+49 228 3676624


CarbonFix e.V.
Mr. Moriz Vohrer
m.vohrer@carbonfix.info
+49 178 3488717

Role and contribution of forest certification towards a low-carbon forestry, A/R and REDD+ projects
FSC, RA, SNV, CarbonFix and IMAFLORA present how FSC certification contributes towards forest carbon stewardship, provides relevant safeguards and co-benefits for A/R and REDD+ projects and introduce the FSC Strategy for climate change engagement.Speakers: Stefan Salvador (FSC), Mark Moroge (Rainforest Alliance), Adrian Enright (SNV), Pieter van Midwoud (CarbonFix), Mauricio Voivodic (IMAFLORA)

Monday,
05 Dec 2011

18:30—20:00
Levubu River

China
Mr. Ji Chen
chenji@ccchina.gov.cn
+8 10 68501567
China’s Policies and Actions for Addressing Climate Change
In this side event, the head of the Chinese delegation, vice chairman of NDRC of China, Minister Xie Zhenhua, will introduce China’s objectives, policies, measures and actions addressing climate change during the 12th Five-Year-Plan period.Speakers: Xie Zhenhua

Monday,
05 Dec 2011

18:30—20:00
Orange River

Federation of German Industries (BDI)
Ms. Tara Nitz
t.nitz@bdi.eu
+49 30 20281424
Greening the value chain: Ways forward through private sector cooperation & low carbon technologies
The event aims to discuss what is needed to foster private sector cooperation that can lead to emission reductions within the whole value chain. Different solutions will be presented, e.g. incorporating renewable energies, improving efficiency as well as the chances arising from e-mobility.Speakers: Prof. Dr. H.-P. Keitel,President, Federation of German Industries (tbc); Dr. Thomas Becker, BMW, Manager Political Affairs (confirmed)or CEO BMW South Africa (tbc); Representative from TIA South Africa(tbc); Representative from South African and Mexican company (tbc).

Monday,
05 Dec 2011

18:30—20:00
Blyde River

India
Mr. Rajni Ranjan Rashmi
rr.rashmi@nic.in
+91 11 24362281
Equity in Climate Change
The event would highlight the best available scientific knowledge for reducing the global emissions on the basis of equitable access to sustainable development.

Monday,
05 Dec 2011

18:30—20:00
Hex River

World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)
Mr. Joe Bradley
joe.bradley@wipo.int
+41 79 2480133
Technology transfer in the context of shifting towards a green economy
Innovation and technology are vital instruments to support climate change mitigation and adaptation. UN agencies join hands under the UN High Level Committee on Programs Working Group on Climate Change to address this issue and present examples of their actions to support developing countries

Monday,
05 Dec 2011

18:30—20:00
Apies River

Secretariat of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)
Ms. Alla Metelitsa
ametelitsa@unfccc.int
+49 228 8151622
Launch of the Capacity-building Portal
The event will serve as the formal launch of the capacity-building portal, being developed by the UNFCCC secretariat.

Monday,
05 Dec 2011

20:15—21:45
Orange River

World Coal Association (WCA)
Mr. Benjamin Sporton
bsporton@worldcoal.org
+44 20 78510052
The role of coal in the context of action on climate change and sustainable development
With the world facing major challenges on climate change and energy poverty, we explore the role of coal in addressing these integrated priorities. Questions include – how can coal support clean development, how can finance be leveraged to support deployment of CCS and other clean coal technologies?Speakers: Norman Mbazima, Chief Executive, Thermal Coal, Anglo American; Fatih Birol, Chief Economist, IEA; Morgan Bazilian, Energy Advisor, UNIDO; Asian Development Bank, World Resources Institute; Milton Catelin, Chief Executive, World Coal Association.

Monday,
05 Dec 2011

20:15—21:45
Apies River

Namibia
Ms. Naomi Shaninga
naomi.shaninga@gmail.com
+900 264 612842704
Presenting of Namibia’s Second National Communication
Second National Communication, Climate Change Adaptation Measures & Mitigation Measures, Climate Change Youth action programme, Climate Change awareness raising materials, Climate Change & science in NamibiaSpeakers: Mr. Teofilus Nghitila, Hon Minister Netumbo Nandi Ndaitwa.

Monday,
05 Dec 2011

20:15—21:45
Levubu River

Groupe Energies Renouvelables, Environnement et Solidarités (GERES)
Mr. William Battye
w.battye@geres.eu
+44 0 7771823138


Egypt
Mr. Ezzat Lewis
ccu.egypt@gmail.com
+2 2 25246162

CDM and NAMA’s, a vector for development? Examples from MENA Region & suppressed demand studies
RCREEE, GERES, and Perspectives will present their work on: identification of support needs to speed registration of CDM projects before 2012, importance of suppressed demand to expand basic services in poor areas, and emergence of NAMA’s as a new promising mitigation mechanism.Speakers: Speakers Amel Bida (RCREEE), William Battye (GERES), Matthias Krey (Perspectives) Panelists Ezzat Lewis (Egyptian Environmental Affairs Agency), Anselm Duchrow (CDM-JI Initiative), Modibo Traore (African Development Bank)

Monday,
05 Dec 2011

20:15—21:45
Blyde River

Senegal
Mr. IDY NIANG
niang_idy@yahoo.fr
+999 221 775152002
Clean development mechanism afforestation and reforestation project activities in Casamance Senegal
• To restore degraded wetlands and to improve productivity and environmental condition through reforestation, restoring ecological, economic and social services of a significant part of the degraded Senegalese mangrove. • To mitigate Climate Change

Monday,
05 Dec 2011

20:15—21:45
Hex River

Maldives
Mr. Mark Lynas
marklynas36@gmail.com
+44 7811 456824
Showcasing low-carbon transitions in Cartagena Dialogue countries
Cartagena Dialogue countries share high ambition on mitigation, applied domestically as well as internationally. Here several nations will showcase their plans for low-carbon transitions, including strategies for becoming carbon neutral.Speakers: Maldives minister, Swedish minister, high-level representatives from Costa Rica, Colombia, Cook Islands, Malawi, Samoa, Tanzania

Tuesday,
06 Dec 2011

11:30—13:00
Levubu River

Global Forest Coalition (GFC)
Ms. Simone Lovera-Bilderbeek
simone.lovera@globalforestcoalition.org
+595 21 663654


Center for Environment and Sustainable Development Studies and Application (CENESTA)
Mr. Taghi Farvar
taghi@cenesta.org
+98 21 66972973


Global Justice Ecology Project, Inc. (GJEP)
Ms. Anne Petermann
globalecology@gmavt.net
+1 802 4822689


Natural Justice
Mr. Harry Jonas
harry@naturaljustice.org.za
+27 21 4261633

Ready for What? REDD Fairy Tales, Real Forest Conservation and a Muddled Moose
The event will feature the presentation of a report on appropriate incentives for real forest conservation and restoration by Indigenous peoples and local communities. It will also feature the handing over of the Muddled Moose Award for the most preposterous REDD fairy tale.Speakers: TBC but include Jennifer Koinante and Nigel Crawhall of Indigenous peoples of Africa Coordinating Committee and Blessing Karumbidzwa of Timberwatch Coalition.

Tuesday,
06 Dec 2011

11:30—13:00
Hex River

Climate Action Network International (CAN International)
Ms. Montana Burgess
mburgess@climatenetwork.org
+1 202 6216309
Southern Voices On Climate Policy Choices
Many southern climate policy networks are assessing climate policies and programs in developing countries and engaging in advocacy. This event profiles cases and lessons from a wide variety of climate networks in the South and gives recommendations for climate policies to benefit the most vulnerable

Tuesday,
06 Dec 2011

11:30—13:00
Indwe River

Indonesia
Ms. Kuki Soejachmoen
indonesiafocalpoint@dnpi.go.id
+62 21 3511400
Indonesia: Putting Commitment into Action
Indonesia has voluntarily commited to reduce GHGs emission by 26% and up to 41% with international support by 2020. A National Action Plan is prepared to be implemented national wide. This is expected to create momentum for strong investment in clean technologies and setting course for low C economySpeakers: Minister of National Development Planning (Indonesia), Executive Chair of NAtional Council on Climate Change (Indonesia), Governor of South Sumatera (Indonesia), Sir Nicholas Stern (UK), Germany and South Africa

Tuesday,
06 Dec 2011

11:30—13:00
Apies River

ICLEI-Local Governments for Sustainability (ICLEI)
Mr. Yunus Arikan
yunus.arikan@iclei.org
+49 228 97629920


Renmin University of China* (RUC)
Ms. Qian Sun
maple1028@sina.com
+86 10 62513952

Building Low-Carbon, Climate-Resilient Cities as an Essential Element of Global Efforts
In Cancun, local governments are recognized as governmental stakeholders. Global and local partners of Local Government Climate Roadmap, Renmin University of China and WRI will demonstrate worldwide progress on low carbon city development and adaptation in particular for cities of the Global South.Speakers: Mayors and local government representatives from S.Africa and cities worldwide, Presidents or high level leaders of ICLEI, UCLG, WMCCC, SALGA, SACN, Scholars of Renmin University, Country Director of WRI China, UNFCCC negotiators
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Tuesday,
06 Dec 2011

11:30—13:00
Blyde River

Center for International Climate and Environmental Research (CICERO)
Mr. Petter Haugneland
petter.haugneland@cicero.uio.no
+47 47 4798234699


International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD)
Mr. Bhaskar Singh Karky
bkarky@icimod.org
+977 1 5003310

Adaptation in the Himalayan Region: Lessons from an integrated, policy-oriented research project
Adaptation calls for integrated, north-south collaborative and policy-oriented research. This event presents the unique collaboration between regional and international partners in the HICAP project: encompassing the Himalayan region and addressing a variety of adaptive challenges and opportunities.Speakers: Eklabya Sharma (ICIMOD), Pål Prestrud (CICERO), Neera Shrestha Pradhan (ICIMOD), Christian Gender and vulnerability specialists (ICIMOD), Asuncion St.Clair (CICERO)

Tuesday,
06 Dec 2011

13:15—14:45
Hex River

Mongolia
Ms. Maria Luisa Panlilio
mlpanlilio@adb.org
+63 2 6326598


Asian Development Bank (ADB)
Ms. Annie Idanan
aidanan@adb.org
+63 2 6325779

The Economics of Climate Change and Low Carbon Growth Strategies in Northeast Asia and the Pacific.
This event will present the findings of Asian Development Bank studies on the economics of climate change in Northeast Asia and the Pacific. The studies address both the costs of mitigation and adaptation and include policy recommendations on regional cooperation and green growth.Speakers: Opening Remarks Hon. Gansukh Luimed, Minister, Ministry of Nature, Environment and Tourism, Mongolia (TBC) Chong-sik HAN, Vice President, Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) Klaus Gerhaeusser, Director-General East Asia Department, Asian Development Bank (ADB) Speakers Klaus Gerhaeusser, Director-General East Asia Department, ADB (and team member, TBD) Mahfuz Ahmed, Principal Natural Resources and Agriculture Economist, Pacific Department, ADB (and team member, TBD) Further, ADB staff consisting of Juzhong Zhuang; Deputy Chief Economist, Jörn Brömmelhörster, Principal Economist, and Suphachol Suphachalasai, Economist will be available for questions and answers during the side event.

Tuesday,
06 Dec 2011

13:15—14:45
Indwe River

Global Environment Facility (GEF)
Ms. Sara Nielsen
snielsen@thegef.org
+1 202 4734840
“Evaluative evidence on the overlooked opportunities of energy efficiency”
This event presents evaluative findings from evaluation units of International Financial Institutions (IFIs) and the GEF on reducing GHG emissions through support to energy efficiency. Policy implications of evaluative lessons will be discussed with Thomas C. Heller of the Policy Climate Initiative.Speakers: Global Environment Facility Evaluation Office; World Bank Independent Evaluation Group

Tuesday,
06 Dec 2011

13:15—14:45
Apies River

Sweden
Ms. Charlotte Nording Gabrielsson
charlotte.nording@environment.ministry.se
+46 8 4052973
Arctic – A Messenger for Global Change
Sweden, as Chairman of the Arctic Council, presents together with AMAP, the latest changes and trends observed in the Arctic regarding Short-Lived Climate Forcers, melting of Snow, Water, Ice and Permafrost, and Mercury Pollution. The Side event will present options for actions and call for action!

Tuesday,
06 Dec 2011

13:15—14:45
Amanzimtoti River

South Africa
Ms. Judith Combrink
jcombrink@environment.gov.za
+27 12 3103452
Supporting global, regional and national action
Building meaningful partnerships towards the development and implementation of Measuring, Reporting and Verification (MRV) methodologies and systems. This event will focus on sharing international MRV best practices wrt the methodology, design, development, implementation and maintenance of MRV systSpeakers: Ms Rejoice mabudaphasi, Deputy Minister, Department of Environmental Affairs, South Afroca, Ms Jennifer Morgan (WRI), ms Barbara Black (WBCSD), Jane Ellis (OECD)

Tuesday,
06 Dec 2011

13:15—14:45
Blyde River

United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)
Mr. Daniel Schensul
schensul@unfpa.org
+1 212 2975236
Implementing the Cancun Adaptation Framework: Vulnerability, Changing Populations and Human Mobility
Population changes—mobility, urbanization, growing numbers of young people—shape and are shaped by climate vulnerability, including in conflict or natural resource dependent settings, affecting health, food security and livelihoods. Adaptation and humanitarian actions must incorporate these changes.

Wednesday,
07 Dec 2011

10:30—12:30
EU Pavilion Room Brussels

Denmark
Ms. Pernille Nielsen
pevej@kemin.dk
+0 45 20886816
The effects of Climate Change on the Arctic region
1.Effects of Climate Change on the arctic environment – Presentation of report: “Snow, water, ice and permafrost in the Arctic” 2.Effects of Climate Change on everyday life in the Arctic region, e.g. Greenland and the fishing and hunting sector 3.Current and future prospects of adaptationSpeakers: Scientists and experts will be giving presentations in part 1 and 2 of the side event. In part 3 political representatives and experts will participate in a panel discussion focusing on adaptation.

Wednesday,
07 Dec 2011

11:30—13:00
Hex River

Inter-American Institute for Global Change Research (IAI)
Ms. Ione Anderson
ianderson@dir.iai.int
+55 12 32086869
Blue carbon research: biological, physical, chemical processes in oceanic carbon sinks and sources
Based on IAI research in the South Atlantic, we will discuss how ocean circulation affects blue carbon: the links between biological carbon sequestration, chemical absorption, physical transport and possible re-release to the atmosphere; and what this implies for carbon management options.Speakers: Dr. Alberto Piola (IAI/Servicio de Hidrografía Naval (Argentina), Dr. Edmo Campos (IAI/USP Brazil), Dr. Christopher Sabine (US NOAA), Dr. Pedro Monteiro (ESSP/GCP).

Wednesday,
07 Dec 2011

11:30—13:00
Blyde River

Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)
Ms. Jennifer Doherty-Bigara
jvdoherty@iadb.org
+1 202 6232925
The Economic and Financial Costs of Climate Change in Regional Economies in Latin America
The IDB will host a discussion on the financial cost of climate change to regional economies and the design of response actions, based on actual analysis and projections made by local agencies in the Caribbean, Colombia, Peru, Mexico and others.Speakers: Moderator: Walter Vergara, Unit Chief of the Sustainable Energy & Climate Change Unit, Inter-American Development Bank Speakers: *Angela Andrade, International Union for Conservation of Nature, Colombia *Ricardo Lozano, International Union for Conservation of Nature, Colombia (TBC) *Eduardo Durand, Ministry of Environment, Peru (TBC) *Julia Martinez, National Institute of Ecology, Mexico (TBC) *Ulric Neville Trotz, Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre *Luis Miguel Galindo, United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean

Wednesday,
07 Dec 2011

11:30—13:00
Apies River

Southern African Development Community (SADC)
Mr. Alex Miston Banda
abanda@sadc.int
+267 0 72939726
REDD+ without borders: Opportunities in the Southern African Development Community (SADC)
The case for a regional REDD+ approach in the Southern African Development Community region with a focus on methodologies and institutional framework.Speakers: Dr. Kojwang Dr David Lesolle Mr. Phera Ramoeli Mr. Nyambe Mr. Mr. A. Banda Dr. Masamvu Dr. Sheila Wertz-Kanounnikoff

Wednesday,
07 Dec 2011

11:30—13:00
Indwe River

International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC)
Ms. Anabella Rosemberg
anabella.rosemberg@ituc-csi.org
+33 0 677699429
Just Transition and Sustainability: From Durban to Rio+20
Trade unions will discuss with other partners how the climate agenda could be reinvigorated by a successful Rio+20 process. Just Transition in Durban and labour priorities for Rio+20 (social protection, decent/green jobs and the Financial Transactions Tax) will be explained.

Wednesday,
07 Dec 2011

13:00—15:00
EU Pavilion Room Brussels

Germany
Mr. Georg Maue
georg.maue@bmu.bund.de
+49 30 183053689
Germanys Low Carbon and Energy Strategy
Germany has decided on a new energy concept entailing the development of a low carbon economy. The German Minister for Environment will present policies and strategies to reach Germanys ambitious goals; further presentations will demonstrate feasibility and benefit of the programme.Speakers: Minister

Wednesday,
07 Dec 2011

13:15—14:45
Indwe River

The Gold Standard Foundation
Ms. Tanya Petersen
tanya@cdmgoldstandard.org
+41 22 7887080


South Africa
Ms. Dorah Nteo
DNteo@environment.gov.za
+27 82 7285706

The Launch of the Green City Support Programme of South Africa -Empowering Global Cities for Clima
This event will showcase opportunities and developments in climate finance. It will give practical guidance on how to overcome post 2012 uncertainties and ensure that emissions reductions meet monitoring, reporting and validation benchmarks and continue to provide a financial return.Speakers: Pravin Gordhan, Minister of Finance, Republic of South Africa Edna Molewa, Environment Minister, Republic of South Africa Doris Leuthard, Minister of the Environment, Transportation, Energy and Communications, Switzerland Parks Tau, Mayor of Johannesburg, South Africa Adrian Rimmer, CEO of The Gold Standard Foundation, Geneva, Switzerland TBC, ICLEI TBC, The World Bank

Wednesday,
07 Dec 2011

13:15—14:45
Hex River

Rwanda
Mr. Kamanzi Stanislas
skamanzi@gov.rw
+250 0 788301016
Making climate compatible development happen; experiences from Rwanda.
H.E President Paul Kagame will explore how national climate change policy-making is changing business as usual. Driven by visionary leadership and engaging multiple stakeholders accross sectors, Rwanda’s strategic work is emerging as a example of climate compatible planning in Africa.Speakers: Event co-organised and chaired by the Climate and Development Knowledge Network(CDKN): Mr Simon Maxwell, the CDKN Executive Chair will chair the session and H.E. President Paul Kagame will deliver a keynote address.

Wednesday,
07 Dec 2011

13:15—14:45
Blyde River

Morocco
Mr. Mohamed Nbou
nboudrm@yahoo.com
+212 10000 661347982
Charting a path for nationally appropriate mitigation actions renewable energy and energy efficiency
This event will provide overview and analysis of corrent NAMA pipeline in Morocco. It will discuss also the potential NAMA’s to promote Renewable energy and energy efficiency. This event will be organised in association with UNDP GIZ and WBSpeakers: To be communicated later

Wednesday,
07 Dec 2011

13:15—14:45
Apies River

Norway
Ms. Marit Viktoria Pettersen
mvpe@mfa.no
+47 99 648566


Save the Children International
Ms. Gunvor Knag Fylkesnes
gunvor.fylkesnes@reddbarna.no
+0 47 92098325

Warned and Prepared – Disaster Prevented. Need for DRR and involving children/youth, focus on Africa
The costs of climate related disasters are enormous, in lives and money –a massive global effort on DRR is needed. The event will present the IPCC SR on Extreme Events and WMO’s Global Framework for Climate Services, and include a discussion on DRR in Africa, and on how to involve children and youthSpeakers: Minister of the Environment and International Development, Norway, Mr Erik Solheim, Repr IPCC (tbc) Repr WMO (tbc) Repr Red Cross/Red Crecent Climate Center (tbc), Repr Save the Children International (tbc), Repr Gov of Uganda (tbc) Repr Gov of Mozambique (tbc) Repr Gov of Ethiopia (tbc)

Wednesday,
07 Dec 2011

13:15—14:45
Amanzimtoti River

United Nations (UN)
Mr. Yasin SAMATAR
samatar@un.org
+1 917 3672268
The United Nations system delivering as one on implementation to address climate change
Overview of the United Nations system capacities and commitment at the highest level to assist Parties to the UNFCCC in implementing measures to address climate change particularly in developing countries, in all relevant areas including adaptation, capacity building and technology transfer.

Wednesday,
07 Dec 2011

15:00—16:30
Hex River

Keidanren
Mr. Takatsugu Haneo
haneo-t@keidanren.or.jp
+81 3 67410143


Institute of Energy Economics, Japan (IEEJ)
Ms. Miki YANAGI
yanagi@tky.ieej.or.jp
+81 3 55470231

“Japan’s initiative towards sustainable development – Technological Contribution and New Mechanisms-
“The side event introduces Japan’s contribution through technology towards sustainable development specifically in developing countries including Africa. The efforts include a new cooperation scheme called bilateral offset mechanism, and technical and financial assistance by JICA.”.

Wednesday,
07 Dec 2011

15:00—16:30
Apies River

International Tropical Timber Organization (ITTO)
Mr. EDUARDO MANSUR
mansur@itto.int
+81 45 2231110
REDD Readiness- Ready for What?
This event reviews the progress of selected countries in getting ready for REDD+ implementation, based on ITTO and JICA projects. It also presents a study on the role of SFM in REDD+, and the outcomes of the multi-stakeholder discussions under TFD/IUCN REDD Readiness Dialogues.Speakers: Nophea Sasaky (University of Hyogo, Japan), Angelo Santos (FUNBIO, Brazil), Hiroki Miazono (JICA), Gary Dunning (TFD), Stewart Magginis (IUCN), James Griffiths (WBCSD), Juan Carlos Jintiach (COICA), and Emmanuel Ze Meka (ITTO)
ITTO Side Event Flyer [1 Mb]

 

Wednesday,
07 Dec 2011

15:00—16:30
Blyde River

Network of Regional Governments for Sustainable Development (nrg4SD)
Ms. Maruxa Cardama
mcardama@nrg4sd.org
+32 475 844339


The Climate Group (TCG)
Mr. Luc Bas
LBas@theclimategroup.org
+32 47 8562035

Financing climate action at subnational level
Cancùn acknowledged the role of subnational governments in tackling climate change but did not provide them with sufficient financial mechanisms to support action. The Climate Group and nrg4SD convene governments and business to debate financing their domestic action and international cooperation.Speakers: Ministers and Presidents from our member regions who have actively participated at previous COPs. These will include the President of Brittany, potentially Quebec (CA) the Basque Country (Spain), representatives of Wales (UK) and Wallonia (Belgium) at ministerial level ,a significant region from our Southern members, Scotland, Executive Director of CDC climat (Caisse des Dépôts, Paris)

Wednesday,
07 Dec 2011

15:00—16:30
Indwe River

World Wind Energy Association (WWEA)
Mr. Stefan Gsaenger
sg@wwindea.org
+49 228 3694080


International Solar Energy Society (ISES)
Ms. Jennifer McIntosh
mcintosh@ises.org
+49 79115 7614590645


World Bioenergy Association (WBA)
Ms. Karin Haara
karin.haara@worldbioenergy.org
+46 8 4417080


World Future Council (WFC)
Mr. Stefan Schurig
Stefan.Schurig@worldfuturecouncil.org
+4 40 307091427

Renewables working together: New Financing Schemes in Developing Countries – the Green Climate Fund
The REN Alliance position on the Green Climate Fund will be discussed. GCF should provide funds to developing countries by: – A Global Feed-in Tariff Programme for Grid-connected Technologies – A Micro-Credit Programme for Decentralised Off-Grid Applications – New Models for Further ApplicationsSpeakers: Speakers will represent the REN Alliance partners and international climate finance experts.

Wednesday,
07 Dec 2011

15:00—16:30
Levubu River

WWF (WWF)
Mr. Stefan Henningsson
stefan.henningsson@wwf.se
+46 70 5799291
Food, Energy and Water for All: Lessons from WWF’s work in Africa
WWF celebrates 50 years of work on the African Continent. Climate Change has immense impacts on people and ecosystems. We will highlight the key lessons from our work in 3 regions in Africa and highlight through case studies how we can build Food, Energy and Water security for all in AfricaSpeakers: Natasha Quist – Central Africa Regional Programme Kimunya Mugo – East and Southern Africa Regional Programme Tiana Ramahaleo – Madagascar Laurent Some – West Africa

Wednesday,
07 Dec 2011

16:45—18:15
Indwe River

GERMANWATCH
Ms. Linde Griesshaber
griesshaber@germanwatch.org
+49 30 288835695


Heinrich Böll Foundation (HBF)
Mr. Bjoern Ecklundt
ecklundt@boell.de
+49 30 28534315

Climate Finance in Africa from Pledge to Project – Can the Adaptation Fund be a Model?
Subsaharan Africa is today only marginally profiting from climate funds, but could become a major recipient. Boell Foundation, Germanwatch and African partners will discuss whether the Adaptation Fund provides lessons on how to improve flows and implementation capacities for climate action.

Wednesday,
07 Dec 2011

16:45—18:15
Hex River

Energy Research Centre of the Netherlands (ECN)
Ms. Heleen de Coninck
deconinck@ecn.nl
+31 224 564316


University of Sussex – Sussex Energy Group
Mr. Jim Watson
w.j.watson@sussex.ac.uk
+44 1273 873539

Innovation and technology transfer for sustainable energy systems in developing countries
The event discusses pathways to sustainable energy in developing countries. It considers, based on work by the Sussex Energy Group, STEPS Centre and ECN, policy initiatives like Climate Innovation Centres and the UNFCCC Technology Mechanism, and concrete tools like the UNDP/UNEP-led ClimateTechWiki.Speakers: Laura Wuertenberger (ECN) Subash Dhar (UNEP/Risoe) Hilary McMahon (UNDP) Heleen de Coninck (ECN) Rob Byrne (University of Sussex)

Wednesday,
07 Dec 2011

16:45—18:15
Apies River

ECOWAS Regional Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency* (ECREEE)
Mr. Martin Lugmayr
info@ecreee.org
+238 26 4630
Promoting renewable energy and energy efficiency investments for GHG mitigation in West Africa
Presentation of a study on renewable energy and energy efficiency investment policies in Senegal, Ghana, Burkina Faso, Cape Verde and Benin. Discussion of recommendations in the context of Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions and possibilities for regional cooperation and technology transfer.Speakers: – H.E.James Victor Gbeho, President of the ECOWAS Commission – H.E.Mohamed Ibn Chambas, Secretary-General of the ACP Group of States – H.E Olusegun Obasanjo, Former President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria – Mr. Mahama Kappiah, Executive Director of ECREEE – ECOWAS Directors of Energy(Senegal, Ghana, Burkina Faso, Cape Verde, Benin) – Mr. Pradeep Monga, UNIDO Director of Energy and Climate Change Branch – Ms. Irene Freudenschuss-Reichl, Director General for Development Cooperation, Austrian Ministry for European and International Affairs – Mr. Francisco Moza Zapatero, Managing Director of the Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation – Ms. Alicia Montalvo Santamaría, Managing Director of Spanish Office for Climate Change – Ms. Elfriede-Anna More, Director for International Environmental Affairs, Austrian Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water Management – USAID – German Government

Wednesday,
07 Dec 2011

16:45—18:15
Levubu River

World Council of Churches (WCC)
Mr. Elias Abramides
eliasabramides@gmail.com
+54 11 47950741


Caritas Internationalis (CI)
Ms. Martina Liebsch
liebsch.caritas@gmail.com
+39 6 69879719


World Conference of Religions for Peace (WCRP)
Ms. Deepika Singh
dsingh@religionsforpeace.org
+1 212 6872163

Climate Justice and Food Security – Moral, Ethical and Spiritual Imperatives
Religious leaders will hold a dialogue on the ethical and spiritual dimensions of climate change and food security, share best practices on advocacy, awareness raising and social/community mobilization and launch a resource guide. Recommendations will also be made to the climate change negotiationsSpeakers: Muslim, Christian and other Religious Leaders

Wednesday,
07 Dec 2011

18:30—20:00
Orange River

Turkish Industrialist’s and Businessmen’s Association (TUSIAD)
Mr. Fatih Tokatli
ftokatli@tusiad.org
+90 212 2491929
The role of private sector in Turkey’s climate mitigation action
TUSIAD’s side event will aim at discussing and highlighting the efforts of Turkish private sector towards reducing GHG emissions and the process of public-private dialogue in charting the course of national policy making for future action.Speakers: Ümit Boyner-TUSIAD President Erdoğan Bayraktar-Minister of Envronment and Landscape Fatih Birol-International Energy Agency

Wednesday,
07 Dec 2011

18:30—20:00
Blyde River

New Zealand
Mr. haike manning
haike.manning@mfat.govt.nz
+64 4 4398498
The Missing Piece? Climate change mitigation and the benefits of Fossil Fuel Subsidy Reform.
Experts will summarise international initiatives to reduce inefficient fossil fuel subsidies and how this will benefit climate change mitigation. Political and social challenges along with potential links to the UNFCCC will be discussed by Ministers from the Friends of Fossil Fuel Subsidies Reform.Speakers: Ministers and/or senior officials from Friends’ countries (Costa Rica, Denmark, Ethiopia, NZ, Norway, Sweden and Switzerland) as well as experts from the World Bank, IEA or OECD, and the Global Subsidies Initiative.

Wednesday,
07 Dec 2011

18:30—20:00
Hex River

Zambia
Mr. Richard Mfumu Lungu
mfumurichard@yahoo.co.uk
+260 211 229417
Standardised Baseline for Low GHG, Charcoal Production: Case Study of Zambia.
The discussion during the side event will focus on ways to simplify and standardise charcoal production CDM methodologies, possible benefits for low GHG charcoal production projects.Speakers: Prof. Francis Yamba and Axel Michaelova

Wednesday,
07 Dec 2011

18:30—20:00
Apies River

Argentina
Sra. Mónica Casanovas
monicacasanovas@gmail.com
+54 911 51274794
Subnational governments´ strategies to tackle CC: Buenos Aires province perspective.
The government of Buenos Aires province will show their current and future actions to reduce GHG emissions and to adapt to climate change. This side event will also discuss the experiences, challenges and opportunities for cooperation to implement innovative strategies to combat climate change.Speakers: Authorities from the Government of Buenos Aires and others

Wednesday,
07 Dec 2011

18:30—20:00
Levubu River

World Health Organization (WHO)
Ms. Elena Villalobos Prats
villalobose@who.int
+41 792 134304
Investing in people: tools and country experiences integrating social dimension in climate response
Under the framework of the current discussion on the climate change architecture this event will identify tools and experiences from countries and UN organizations that have integrated different social factors into policies and programmes and generated additional co-benefits.

Wednesday,
07 Dec 2011

18:30—20:00
Indwe River

Secretariat of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)
Mr. Paul Desanker
pdesanker@unfccc.int
+49 228 8151362
Questions and answer session with the GEF and its agencies
The side event will provide an opportunity for Parties to ask current and emerging questions to the GEF with respect to accessing resources from the LDCF as well as relevant processes under the GEF project cycle, and for the GEF to respond to the questions.

Wednesday,
07 Dec 2011

20:15—21:45
Apies River

Inuit Circumpolar Conference (ICC)
Ms. Leanna Ellsworth
lellsworth@inuitcircumpolar.com
+1 613 5632642
Inuit, Polar Bears, Global Warming, and Cultural Conservation
Inuit and polar bears survive in the Arctic, one of Earth’s harshest environments. The environment they depend on is at risk from climate change. Learn about their challenges – from food security, conservation, transportation, relocation, youth issues and resource development, to their solutions.Speakers: Inuit Circumpolar Council

Wednesday,
07 Dec 2011

20:15—21:45
Blyde River

International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD)
Ms. Ingrid Jegou
ijegou@ictsd.ch
+41 22 9178820


South-South Global Assets and Technology Exchange* (SS-GATE)
Mr. Jian Lin
jlin@ss-gate.org
+86 21 56903000

Emerging Economy Trade-Related Response Measures to Climate Change Emerging economies are increasingly active in mitigation action.
One response measure under consideration is emissions trading schemes. This complex tool requires a good understanding of the expected impact on the domestic economy, as well as on third countries through international trade. This session will look into pilot projects in emerging economies from this angle.

Wednesday,
07 Dec 2011

20:15—21:45
Orange River

Association des constructeurs européens d’automobiles (ACEA)
Ms. Cecile Cattan
cc@acea.be
+32 2 7387360
Our Future Mobility Now
Vehicle manufacturers around the globe are transforming the mobility of the future to ensure it is sustainable and safe. More than ever, it is important to engage the younger generation early in this process. The unique project “Our Future Mobility Now” aims to do exactly that.Speakers: Speakers tbc, mixture of industry representatives and youth.

Wednesday,
07 Dec 2011

20:15—21:45
Indwe River

Nexus Carbon for Development Limited* (Nexus-C4D)
Ms. Raphaele Deau
r.deau@nexus-c4d.org
+855 12 887449


Yale University
Ms. Jasmine Hyman
jasmine.hyman@yale.edu
+1 203 4150191

Financing Clean Energy for Rural Populations – Bridging climate finance with field realities
Lessons learned and new initiatives will be discussed: Successes and failures of climate finance and carbon finance? How can we match donors requirements, investors expectations and pro-poor low carbon projects needs?Speakers: Nexus members, Yale university, Government of Cambodia, FFEM, blue moon fund, ADB

Wednesday,
07 Dec 2011

20:15—21:45
Hex River

ActionAid International
Mr. Harjeet Singh
harjeet.singh@actionaid.org
+91 9810 36864


OXFAM International (OI)
Ms. Kelly Dent
kellyd@oxfam.org.au
+61 410 442844

Rural women, agriculture & natural resource rights: Real impact & right response to climate change
ActionAid and Oxfam will bring together women smallholder farmers, champions and agricultural experts to discuss constraints faced globally and in Africa’s rural communities particularly their access to natural resources. Opportunities and risks of agricultural mitigation will also be explored.Speakers: Ms. Vandana Shiva, Ms. Joanna Kerr, ActionAid International CEO, Government representative (tbc)

Wednesday,
07 Dec 2011

20:15—21:45
Levubu River

Club of Madrid
Ms. Irene Vergara Cristóbal
ivergara@clubmadrid.org
+34 91 1548234
Global Leadership for Climate Action
This side event is a strong call for leadership made by recognized leaders to pursue keeping climate change as a top priority in both national and international agendas, to encourage much needed action on issues still pending after Copenhagen and Cancun, especially as we look towards 2012Speakers: Club de Madrid members (e.g. Mary Robinson, President of Ireland (1990-1997), Han Seung-soo, Prime Minister of Korea (2008-2009), Cassam Uteem, President of Mauritius (1992-2002), Festus Mogae, President of Botswana (1998-2008), Jorge Quiroga, President of Bolivia (2001-2002)). In addition, international experts and UN representatives, as well as national government representatives.

Thursday,
08 Dec 2011

11:30—13:00
Indwe River

Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Partnership (REEEP)
Mr. James Smith
james.smith@reeep.org
+44 20 70992215


Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP)
Ms. Cassandra Chessum
cassie.chessum@cdproject.net
+44 20 74157162


International Center for Environmental Technology Transfer (ICETT)
Mr. Taiki Kuroda
kuroda@icett.or.jp
+81 59 3293500

Business in action for low-carbon growth: a panel hosted by REEEP, CDP, CTI-PFAN and CREIA”
Prominent business leaders, policy-makers and NGOs will discuss how clean energy can be integrated into business strategy – particularly in the emerging markets. Speakers will demonstrate how strong business growth can go hand in hand with energy efficiency and renewable energy.

Thursday,
08 Dec 2011

11:30—13:00
Apies River

Clean Air Task Force (CATF)
Ms. Pam Pearson
pampearson44@yahoo.com
+46 70 5752257


Climate Policy Center (CPC)
Ms. Pam Pearson
pampearson44@yahoo.com
+46 70 5752257

Protecting Climate and Improving Air Quality: Options for Controlling Short-lived Climate Forcers
UNEP releases the initial draft of its action plan to address the short-lived pollutants black carbon, methane and ozone for health, crop and climate benefits, following on the UNEP/WMO Integrated Assessment; including potential launch of innovative financing for methane abatement and cookstoves.Speakers: UNEP Executive Director Achim Steiner, Bangladesh Minister of Environment and Forests Dr. Hasan Mahmud, Swedish Minister of Environment Lena Ek

Thursday,
08 Dec 2011

11:30—13:00
Hex River

Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI)
Mr. Wen-Cheng Hu
vincenthu@itri.org.tw
+886 3 5913770
Mobilizing Business for the Low Carbon Economy
Growing green businesses is a central consideration for Taiwan’s energy and climate policies. We regard having strong green businesses as a prerequisite for us to attain our greenhouse gas reduction targets at reasonably controlled costs and Taiwan’s competitiveness in the emerging low carbon world.Speakers: Mr. Hsin-Sen Chu Mr. Wen-Yan Chiau Mr. Robert Jih-Chang Yang Mr. Chien-Te Fan

Thursday,
08 Dec 2011

11:30—13:00
Blyde River

German Emissions Trading Association (BVEK)
Mr. Dietrich Borst
borst@bvek.de
+49 30 55877304


International Emissions Trading Association (IETA)
Mr. Cedric Ammann
ammann@ieta.org
+41 22 7370500

New synergies and differences between NAMAs, New Mechanisms, and CDM
The side-event will explore the latest development in these areas and will bring together private sector representatives and officials to identify synergies and differences that can be of use in structuring large scale investments

Thursday,
08 Dec 2011

13:00—15:00
EU Pavilion Room Brussels

Spain
Ms. Paz Valiente
pvaliente@marm.es
+34 61 6934128
An update on the work of the Adaptation Partnership, hosted by Spain, Costa Rica and United States
The Adaptation Partnership (AP) goal is facilitate effective adaptation as a platform that catalyzes actions and foster communication among actors and resilience around the World. The event will present an update of actions, workshops and studies carried by AP in the last 12 months further actionsSpeakers: Head of delegations of Costa Rica, Spain and the United States

Thursday,
08 Dec 2011

13:00—15:00
EU Pavilion Room Warsaw

Finland
Ms. Sirkka Haunia
sirkka.haunia@ymparisto.fi
+358 50 3622039
Gender and Climate Change: Actions, Results and Lessons Learned
This event will showcase successes achieved under the GGCA umbrella as well as bilateral cooperation through the Government of Finland, demonstrating best practice examples and strategies for successfully integrating gender perspective into international and national-level actions on climate change.Speakers: GGCA representatives, partners (i.e. a WDF participant or representative from a partner government such as Mexico or Jordan), as well as Kit Batten from USAID (tbc). and Finland (Minister of the Environment, tbc) will share their experiences.

Thursday,
08 Dec 2011

13:15—14:45
Blyde River

France
Ms. JAUDET MARIE
Marie.JAUDET@developpement-durable.gouv.fr
+33 6 64402246
Paris-Nairobi Climate Initiative, access to clean energy in Africa and countries most vulnerable
Update of the actions by The French minister of Ecology and the Kenyan Prime Minister, drawing the link between climate, energy and development. Field projects with private sector actors, focusing onSpeakers: The French minister of Ecology and the Kenyan Prime Minister

Thursday,
08 Dec 2011

13:15—14:45
Apies River

Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
Ms. Pascale Rossignol
pascale.rossignol@oecd.org
+33 1 45249658
Green growth and climate change: achieving a climate-resilient and low carbon economy
Given the ongoing economic crisis, moving countries onto a path to green growth will be essential for aligning economic and climate change goals. Ministers, business leaders and OECD officials will discuss how to deliver climate change finance and action in the current economic context.Speakers: TBC

Thursday,
08 Dec 2011

13:15—14:45
Amanzimtoti River

African Development Bank Group (AfDB)
Ms. Balgis Osman-Elasha
b.osman-elasha@afdb.org
+216 7110 2249
Climate Finance for Africa including the Design of African Green Climate Fund
1.The Africa Green Fund is Africa’s preferred vehicle to dispersing climate finance, but under what rules,who decides these rules and what Measurement Reporting and Verification(MRV) will be required to access these funds? What are the major impediments in Africa to date in accessing climate finance

Thursday,
08 Dec 2011

13:15—14:45
Hex River

World Trade Organization (WTO)
Ms. Ludivine Tamiotti
ludivine.tamiotti@wto.org
+41 22 7395694
Linkages between green economy measures, trade and climate change
The event intends to explore the linkages between green economy measures (ie standards, market instruments, support mechanisms) trade and climate change and the extent to which such measures can make a positive contribution to sustainable development and climate change mitigation and adaptation.

Thursday,
08 Dec 2011

13:15—14:45
Indwe River

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
Mr. Tim Scott
tim.scott@undp.org
+1 301 9802373
Public – Private Partnerships: Promoting inclusive, equitable, and gender-sensitive climate finance
This high-level side event will showcase how all actors – from government ministries to UN agencies to microfinance organizations to large capital funds – can contribute to gender equality and women’s empowerment through more equitable and inclusive climate finance.

Thursday,
08 Dec 2011

15:00—16:30
Hex River

Global Environmental Institute (GEI)
Mr. Douglas Whitehead
douglas@geichina.org
+86 10 67083192


Center for Climate Strategies, Inc. (CCS)
Mr. Zach Friedman
zfriedman@climatestrategies.us
+1 267 2664388

China-U.S. EcoPartnership for Subnational Climate Planning
Collaboration between GEI and CCS shows how China and the U.S. can cooperate on subnational energy, climate and economic planning, and build a bridge to national policy. Senior U.S. and Chinese officials, NGO leaders, and experts will discuss this multi-dimensional framework for climate action.

Thursday,
08 Dec 2011

15:00—16:30
Indwe River

LIFE e.V.
Ms. Ulrike Roehr
roehr@life-online.de
+49 30 30879835


Institute of Development Studies (IDS)
Mr. Blane Harvey
b.harvey@ids.ac.uk
+44 1273 905831

South-North Exchange: gender aware responses to climate change mitigation and adaptation
This event will draw on the experiences of women from diverse regions who are dealing with climate change on a daily basis and on how gender responsive climate change policy measures are developed and implemented. It promotes rights based gender aware alternatives to market based approaches.Speakers: Ulrike Roehr, LIFE e.V., Germany Janet Macharia, UNEP, Kenya Claudia Gimea, Fundaexpresion Colombia Emmeline Skinner, IDS, UK

Thursday,
08 Dec 2011

15:00—16:30
Apies River

Health Care Without Harm (HCWH)
Sra. Alejandra Livschitz
alejandra@hcwh.org
+54 11 45457204


Environmental Quality Protection Foundation (EQPF)
Ms. Li-Wei Huang
lucyenvironment@gmail.com
+886 2 23211155


International Federation of Medical Students’ Associations (IFMSA)
Mr. Usman Ahmad Mushtaq
thinkglobal@ifmsa.org
+47 4569 4555

Climate Change and Public Health: Healthy Climate, Healthy People, Healthy Economy
Speakers will address health in mitigation, adaptation and financing strategies and the role of the health sector in addressing climate change at local, national and global level. The outcomes of the First Global Climate and Health Summit, which takes place in Durban on Dec 4, will also be reviewed.

Thursday,
08 Dec 2011

15:00—16:30
Levubu River

University of Oxford, Environmental Change Institute (ECI)
Ms. Joan Arthur
joan.arthur@ouce.ox.ac.uk
+44 1865 275848


The CARIBSAVE Partnership, Inc* (CARIBSAVE)
Mr. Murray Simpson
murray.simpson@ouce.ox.ac.uk
+44 1304 619929

Impacts and Vulnerabilities in Developing Countries and Small Islands: Attribution and Analyses
Oxford University and Experts Panel Discussion and Presentations on recently released work examining the nexus between climate change and international development, with a focus on impacts,vulnerability and attribution in small islands and Sub-Saharan Africa.Speakers: University of Oxford; Environmental Change Institute; International Experts on Small Islands and Developing Countries.

Thursday,
08 Dec 2011

16:45—18:15
Levubu River

United Nations Foundation (UNF)
Ms. Marie-Vincente Pasdeloup
mvpconsultant@gmail.com
+33 1 44859267


Fundación Bariloche (FB)
Mr. Leonidas Osvaldo Girardin
logirardin@fundacionbariloche.org.ar
+54 11 43312021

Overcoming Barriers to Enable Affordable and Cleaner Energy Access for Urban and Rural Poor
Access to clean and affordable modern energy is critical to achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). As the International Year of Sustainable Energy for All approaches, this side-event presents successful approaches to delivering energy services to poor communities.Speakers: Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves; Practitioner Network on Energy Access Asian Development Bank GNESD UNEP

Thursday,
08 Dec 2011

16:45—18:15
Hex River

The Climate Registry (TCR)
Ms. Robyn Camp
robyn@theclimateregistry.org
+1 213 8916931


National Association of Clean Air Agencies (NACAA)
Mr. Amy Royden-Bloom
aroyden-bloom@4cleanair.org
+1 202 6247864

Comparing Apples to Apples: Understanding the real impact of climate emission reductions
Efforts to measure, report and verify actions to manage GHGs have emerged, from corporate accounting initiatives to top-down modeling. Companies and all levels of government need consistent assessment methodologies to understand the real impact of mitigation actions. Experts discuss harmonizing MRV.Speakers: Feng An, President, China Energy & Climate Registry Larry Greene, Director, Air Quality Management District, Sacramento, California Dan McInnis, Deputy Minister, Manitoba Mary Nichols, Chair, California Air Resources Board Doug Scott, President, Illinois Commerce Commission Dave Shaw, Director, Air Quality, New York State Robyn Camp, Executive Vice President, The Climate Registry

Thursday,
08 Dec 2011

16:45—18:15
Indwe River

Population Action International (PAI)
Mr. Roger-Mark De Souza
rmdesouza@popact.org
+1 202 5573410


Sustainable Population Australia Inc. (SPA)
Ms. Jane O’Sullivan
j.osullivan@uq.edu.au
+61 7 33798090

Weathering Change: Exploring the Impact of Climate Change on Women and Families around the World
This event features experiences of women struggling to care for their families while enduring crop failures and water scarcity. Panelists will explore how empowering women and increasing access to family planning can help communities adapt to climate change.Speakers: To be confirmed: the Honorable Joy Phumaphi, Former Minister of Health, Botswana; Lucy Wanjiru, UNDP; Cate Owren, WEDO; Lorena Aguilar, IUCN; Esther Agbarakwe, PAI; Wasim Zaman, ICOMP

Thursday,
08 Dec 2011

16:45—18:15
Apies River

University of Gothenburg (GU)
Ms. Selma Oliveira
selma.oliveira@economics.gu.se
+46 31 7864321


Forum for Reforms and Entrepreneurship* (FORES)
Mr. Daniel Engstrom Stenson
daniel.engstrom@fores.se
+46 730 885263

Leading by example – Swedish leadership in global climate change policy
Drawing on two of Sweden’s leading research programmes, Environment for Development (EfD) and FORES, this event discusses how smaller industrialized countries can lead by example. How can climate change action be leveraged internationally? Can fairness, growth and mitigation be combined?Speakers: 1) Thomas Sterner – University of Gothenburg 2) Daniel Engström Stenson – FORES 3) Martine Visser – University of Cape Town 4) Razack Lokina – University of Dar es Salaam 5) Salvatore di Falco – London School of Economics 6) Government of Sweden (TBC) Co-Moderators: *Gunnar Köhlin – University of Gothenburg * Martin Ådahl – FORES

Thursday,
08 Dec 2011

18:30—20:00
Orange River

Munich Climate Insurance Initiative (MCII)
Ms. Koko Warner
warner@ehs.unu.edu
+49 228 8150226
Adaptation, Risk Reduction & Insurance
Delegates & experts discuss innovations for adaptation, risk reduction, & insurance for vulnerable countries & people. Panelists share experiences & approaches relevant to SBI WP on Loss & DamageSpeakers: Moderator: Dr. Koko Warner Speakers: Professor Peter Hoeppe (Munich Re), Dr. David Bresch (Swiss Re), Dr. Simon Young (CCRIF), Mr. Norbert Gorissen (BMU), David Saitterswaite (Oxfam) and Richard Chourlatan (WFP).

Thursday,
08 Dec 2011

18:30—20:00
Indwe River

Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH Zurich)
Ms. Carola Betzold
betzoldc@ethz.ch
+41 44 6324858


Initiatives of Change International (IofC International)
Ms. Jennifer Helgeson
jennifer.helgeson@iofc.org
+1 301 9383814

Climate change, violent conflict and human security
Climate change is sometimes predicted to foster violent conflict and will certainly have an impact on human security. This side event will present empirical insights on the links between climate change, violent conflict and human security as well as discuss pertinent policies to address these links.

Thursday,
08 Dec 2011

18:30—20:00
Blyde River

International Development Law Organization (IDLO)
Ms. Keeley Bell
kbell@idlo.int
+39 6 40403200


Centre for International Sustainable Development Law (CISDL)
Mr. Patrick Reynaud
preynaud@cisdl.org
+1 514 6518486

Legal Preparedness for Climate Compatible Development: Securing REDD+
Leading developing country experts, along with IDLO, CISDL, FAO and others involved in the UN-REDD Programme, will discuss legal preparedness for climate compatible development, focusing on challenges and innovations in implementation of REDD+ and other climate finance.Speakers: Legal experts from developing countries, as well as from the International Development Law Organisation (IDLO), the Centre for International Sustainable Development Law (CISDL) and the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).

Thursday,
08 Dec 2011

18:30—20:00
Amanzimtoti River

African Union Commission (AUC)
Ms. Olushola Olayide 251912053411
OlusholaO@africa-union.org
+251 912 53411
Africa Day: Development First in the Context of Climate Change
Africa’s Future – (Presidents Jacob Zuma, Meles Zenawi, other Heads of States and African Youth Delegates)Speakers: Presidents Jacob Zuma, Meles Zenawi, other Heads of States, AUC Chair Person, AfDB President and African Youth Delegates

Thursday,
08 Dec 2011

18:30—20:00
Apies River

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
Mr. Andrew Hudson
andrew.hudson@undp.org
+1 917 3497303
Ocean Acidification: The Other Half of the CO2 Problem
CO2 is causing our oceans to acidify at rates not seen for last 20 million years; business as usual scenarios for CO2 emissions will lead to increases in ocean acidity by 2050 with potentially dramatic effects on marine life, including socioeconomic. This side event addresses the other CO2 problem.Speakers: TBD

Thursday,
08 Dec 2011

20:15—21:45
Hex River

KfW
Mr. Jochen Harnisch
jochen.harnisch@kfw.de
+49 173 6906094


Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Environment and Energy
Mr. Wolfgang Sterk
wolfgang.sterk@wupperinst.org
+49 202 2492149

Promoting mitigation and sustainable development: From projects to NAMAs and beyond…
NAMAs are part of a range of efforts to stimulate both sustainable development and mitigation. The event will discuss how to design a NAMA framework which allows achieving both objectives and successfully attracting international finance for transformative processes in developing countries.Speakers: Speakers from Wuppertal Institute, Southern and NGO Perspective, KFW Development Bank

Thursday,
08 Dec 2011

20:15—21:45
Levubu River

SouthSouthNorth (SSN)
Ms. Lorraine Dimairho
lorraine@southsouthnorth.org
+27 21 4612881


Fundación Futuro Latinoamericano (FFLA)
Ms. Mónica Andrade
monica.andrade@ffla.net
+593 2 2236351

CDKN & MAPS: developing countries collaborating for climate compatible development
Research and stakeholder driven climate compatible development (CCD) policy support. Experiences from government-led processes including Peru, Chile, Colombia & Brazil to develop scenarios that align CCD, economic development and poverty alleviation.Speakers: Chair: Youba Sakona, Africa Climate Policy Centre Panelists: 1. Ulric Trotz, Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre 2. Maria Paz Cigaran, Libelula, Peru 3. Farrukh Iqbal Khan, Paksitan Pakistan’s Lead Negotiator 4. Kate Hampton, The Children’s Investment Fund Foundation, UK

Thursday,
08 Dec 2011

20:15—21:45
Orange River

University of Cambridge
Mr. Finlay McNeill
finlay.mcneill@cpsl.cam.ac.uk
+44 1223 68856
Business leadership and a call to action on climate change.
The business case for a robust, equitable and effective climate deal and examples of action from the business community.Speakers: TBC

Thursday,
08 Dec 2011

20:15—21:45
Apies River

Nordic Council of Ministers (NCMR)
Ms. Outi Leskelä
outi.leskela@ymparisto.fi
+358 40 1549701


Center for Clean Air Policy (CCAP)
Ms. ELaine Loughridge
eloughridge@ccap.org
+0 1202 3508584


climatepolicy.net e.V.
Mr. Niklas Höhne
n.hoehne@ecofys.com
+4 221 27070101

Exploring opportunities for NAMA market readiness – the Nordic way
The event will describe the activities of the joint Nordic Initiative on NAMAs. The over-arching objective of the proposed programmes will be to improve the host country’s readiness to benefit from international climate finance and/or the carbon market for supporting up-scaled mitigation action.Speakers: Harri Laurikka (Ministry of the Environment) Ash Sharma (NEFCO) Others TBA

Friday,
09 Dec 2011

11:30—13:00
Apies River

Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei (FEEM)
Ms. Valentina Bosetti
ughetta.molin@feem.it
+39 41 2700444


Ca’ Foscari University, Venice* (UNIVE)
Mr. Carlo Carraro
martina.marian@unive.it
+39 41 2700431


Climate Policy Initiative, Inc* (CPI)
Ms. Barbara Buchner
Barbara.buchner@cpivenice.org
+39 41 2700426

The San Giorgio Group: Expanding Green, Low-Emissions Finance
CPI, backed by FEEM, the WB Group, CLP and other partners established a working group of key financial intermediaries and institutions engaged in green finance. The San Giorgio Group explores how existing funding can be scaled up and effectively deployed by deriving lessons from current practices.Speakers: Professor Thomas C. Heller, Executive Director, Climate Policy Initiative; Prof. Carlo Carraro, President, Ca’Foscari University of Venice and FEEM; Dr. Barbara K. Buchner, Director, CPI Venice; Andrew Steers, Special Envoy for Climate Change, the World Bank; Caio Koch-Weser, Vice Chairman, Deutsche Bank

Friday,
09 Dec 2011

11:30—13:00
Blyde River

California College of the Arts* (CCA)
Ms. Kim Anno
skimi2@comcast.net
+1 510 8474745


Beyond War*
Ms. Robin Ritger Milam
rmilam@wsimarketing.com
+1 530 2631483

“The Rights of Nature, an Idea whose Time has Come”by Robin Milam In addition to :”Men and Women in
This is an audio/visual presentation of internationally significant artists, designers, and scientists from California collaborating to address scientific, cultural and social arenas under the shadow of climate change. Kim Anno’s film, “Men and Women in Water Cities” and will be shown.Speakers: Kim Anno, artist; Christine Metzger, scientist

Friday,
09 Dec 2011

11:30—13:00
Indwe River

Center of Life Institute* (ICV)
Sra. Alice Thuault
alice@icv.org.br
+55 65 96225860
Making REDD happen on the ground: reducing deforestation at jurisdictional scale in Brazil.
As UNFCCC definitions for REDD+ are taking shape, on the ground initiatives are piloting new approaches to reduce deforestation at jurisdictional scale. Speakers from Brazilian Amazon civil society and governments will share promissory results and debate on the main challenges to make REDD happen.Speakers: Instituto Centro de Vida -ICV; Cotriguaçu municipality representatives;

Friday,
09 Dec 2011

11:30—13:00
Hex River

HEDA Resources Centre* (HEDA)
Mr. Arigbabu Sulaimon
arryso@gmail.com
+234 1 8033468114
Integrity of West African coastline and international instruments on managing shipwrecks
1. Shipwrecks and coastal communities in West Africa: Who bears the brunt? 2. International wreck control instruments for community and environmental remediation 3. Can West African states access global mitigation funds for wreck removal? 4. Human rights perspectives to shipwrecks in West AfricaSpeakers: 1. Muiz Banire (Ph.D Law) 2. Prof. Awosika Larry (DG, Nigerian Institute for Oceanography and Marine Research) 3. Mr. Tunji Bello (LLM) Commissioner for the Environment, Lagos State 4. Mr. Ziakede Patrick Akpobolokem (NIMASA’s Director General)

Friday,
09 Dec 2011

13:15—14:45
Hex River

Korean Standards Association* (KSA)
Ms. Jeung Im Nam
jungim.nam@ekosa.or.kr
+82 2 5593573


Korea Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KCCI)
Mr. kj lim
lkj@korcham.net
+82 2 60503815

Post-Kyoto offset mechanism and MRV- Korean industry’s initiative
This side event will stimulate discussions on aspects of post-kyoto offset mechanism and measurement, reporting and verification (MRV). Bilateral Offset Mechanism will be highlighted as a proper post-2012 offset mechanism for business sector.Speakers: Introduction Kyoto offset mechanism and CDM reform(TBD*) Post-2012 offset mechanism and MRV(POSRI, Korea) Japan’s Bilateral offset scheme(IEEJ, Japan) Developing countries’ perspective on post-2012 offset mechanism (TBD) TBD* POSRI, Korea IEEJ, Japan TBD*

Friday,
09 Dec 2011

13:15—14:45
Levubu River

Mauritania
Mr. Sidi Mohamed   El Wavi
elwavi.sm@gmail.com
+222 4600 8383
Vulnérabilité et, Efforts d’Adaptation de la Mauritanie face aux effets du Changement Climatique
Sensibiliser les partenaires et acteurs environnementaux sur de vulnérabilité vécu par la Mauritanie face au cc en particulier sa capitale Nouakchott aujourd’hui sous la double menace du désert et de la merSpeakers: ministère environnement, programme alimentaire mondial et giz

Friday,
09 Dec 2011

13:15—14:45
Apies River

Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI)
Mr. Jason Blackstock
jblackstock@cigionline.org
+1 519 4984561


Fundación Desarrollo Sustentable, A.C.* (FDS)
Mr. Jose Maria Valenzuela
josemariav@gmail.com
+52 1 5541337439

Low-Carbon Innovation for an Electricity-Dependent World
This workshop explores the outcomes of Waterloo Global Science Initiative’s Equinox Summit: Energy 2030 and resulting Equinox Blueprint in the context of the global environment we need to create to support the next level of innovation in the generation, distribution, and storage of electricity.Speakers: TENTATIVE: Robin Batterham (Australia), Esther Adediji (Nigeria), Jason Blackstock (UK), Jatin Nathwany (Canada), Jose-Maria Valenzuela (Mexico)

Friday,
09 Dec 2011

13:15—14:45
Indwe River

Rainforest Foundation Norway (RFN)
Ms. Siri Damman
sirid@rainforest.no
+47 23 109500


Forest Peoples’ Programme (FPP)
Mr. Francesco Martone
henson@forestpeoples.org
+44 1608 652893

Safeguards in REDD and the Green Climate Fund: How to achieve rights-based forest management?
Rainforest Foundation Norway and its partners present new evidence on how rights-based management contribute to reducing deforestation in developing countries. Implications for the negotiations on safeguards in REDD and the Green Climate Fund is discussed by government and NGO representatives.

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