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climate-l digest: May 09, 2015

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1. Applications open: YES sustainability course, CATIE Costa Rica (5.-18.7.)

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From: ”Dominik Mösching” <dominik.moesching@myclimate.org>
Date: Sun, 10 May 2015
Subject: Applications open: YES sustainability course, CATIE Costa Rica (5.-18.7.)

Applications open: YES course on “Low-Emission Strategies in Practice”,5th July to 18th July 2015 in Turrialba, Costa Rica
Dear madam or sir
Building capacities, creating memories, shaping our future: YES courses by myclimate are dedicated to build a network of committed leaders, crafting a sustainable future for all. Apply now for YES Costa Rica 2015.In order to make the transformation towards a sustainable society happen, future decision makers need to know about key sustainability issues in an integrated and systemic way. To build these capacities, Youth Encounter on Sustainability YES offers intensive two-week trainings on human well-being within the boundaries of our planet. The courses are directed to students and young professionals from all disciplines and regions. They are led by leading experts from academia and professional practice (ETH Zürich, Humboldt Berlin, Harvard, INCAE, CATIE, and many more). More than 1500 YES alumni from 140 countries say that the YES courses and community have had a lasting impact on their professional, academic and personal development.

In 2015, YES comes back to Costa Rica where myclimate was founded in a YES course 13 years ago!

From 5th July to 18th July 2015, participants from all regions and disciplines will gather at the prestigious CATIE(Tropical Agricultural Research and Higher Education Center) in Turrialba for the second YES course in 2015.

  • Do you want to learn about strategies to address climate change (land-use, energy transformations)?
  • Do you want to explore sustainable business models and policies with experts from practice and academia?
  • Do you want to enhance your skills in project design, communication, making sense of complex issues?
  • Do you want to experience Costa Rica, famous for its pioneering role in sustainable land-use management and its pledge to become climate neutral by 2021?
Extended application deadline: May 15th 2015

www.myclimate.org/yes-apply

Course experts and day-to-day program:

www.actis.myclimate.org/yes-costa-rica-2015-program-and-experts

The course is directed to graduate students and young professionals from all disciplines and countries engaged in industries, businesses, professional associations, think-tanks, public administrations, academic institutions, international organizations, and NGO.

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Best Regards,Dominik Mösching

Project Leader YES

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ISSUE #120

The Post-2015 Digest provides a weekly compilation of news, opinion, reports, and events on the Post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals and related processes.

Connect with us:     www.irf2015.org  

REPORTS AND GOAL PROPOSALS

  • Neva Frecheville (CAFOD): What if? Mapping scenarios to the end of 2015. This paper assesses the broader landscape which may affect the chances of reaching an ambitious agreement in September 2015 by mapping out four scenarios for the remaining months: 1) “train wreck” 2) “paper agreement” 3) “business as usual” and 4) “transformative agenda.” It also reviews challenges to agreements (including FfD and UNFCCC), potential responses by civil society to these challenges, and political wildcards in the lead-up to the summits.
  • Barbara Adams and Gretchen Luchsinger (Global Policy Forum): The Struggle to Shape the Agenda. Global Policy Watch’s 5th briefing examines the positioning of different country groupings and other stakeholders in ongoing negotiations on post-2015 and FfD. Authors analyze the discussions of: respective roles and responsibilities in the FfD outcome, positioning of the MDBs, the current emphasis on vertical funds and the private sector, and gaps in the current discussions.
  • Asian Development Bank: Making Money Work: Financing a Sustainable Future in Asia and the Pacific – Overview. This report highlights not just the need to inject more money into investments that contribute to sustainable development, but to turn these types of investments into “magnets” for funding from all sources. It lays out an eight-point agenda, clustering actions that could be taken by: supranational forums; national governments; municipalities; business people; leaders in the banking and financial sector; influencers, such as media and civil society; donors; and multilateral development banks.
  • UN Water: A Compilation of Aspects on the Means of Implementation: Water and sanitation. This advance draft copy from UN Water looks at the various financial and non-financial MoI related to water and sanitation, aiming to provide an overview context of the current available resources and existing initiatives, actions and conditions needed to meet SDG 6. The paper is structured according to SDG 17’s sub-headings on means of implementation. Conclusions emphasize the importance of country-level focus for implementation, the potential to scale existing systems, and inclusion of many stakeholders.

RECENT CONFERENCES AND MEETINGS

NEWS AND BLOGS

  • Welcoming the Launch of Global Daily - a new SDG news aggregator from the UN Foundation and Jynwell Foundation.
  • Dylan Matthews on Vox. “Basic income: the world’s simplest plan to end poverty, explained.”
  • WRI is a member of the IRF2015 — a collaboration of 11 international research institutions providing critical thinking, integrated analysis and awareness raising for a post-2015 development agenda. Further work can be found on www.IRF2015.org and all 11 partner websites.We welcome submissions of any materials for this digest that you would like to see included during the week. Please e-mail Sonya Suter (sonya.suter@wri.org) with suggested items to post, questions or comments. To subscribe to this weekly digest, along with other WRI newsletters, please visit this sign-up page on WRI’s website. If you would like to unsubscribe from Post-2015 Digest, please reply tosonya.suter@wri.org with “UNSUBSCRIBE”.

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Subject: climate-l digest: March 12, 2015
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Digest for Thursday, March 12, 2015.


1. “Can We Rise To The Climate Change Challenge?” by David Creedy.
2. POLIMP Project_1st Briefing Note
Sindicatum Sustainable Resources <web@team-sindicatum.net

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Fri, 13 Mar 2015
Subject: “Can We Rise To The Climate Change Challenge?” by David Creedy.

Dear   Climate-L,

http://www.sindicatum.com/can-we-rise-to-the-climate-change-challenge/

Read our   latest thought leadership article – “Can We Rise To The Climate   Change Challenge?” by David Creedy   on Sindicatum.com

READ OUR   THOUGHT LEADERSHIP ARTICLES:

“Climate Change Policy: The   First Air Grabs Are Under Way”, by   Gareth Brydon Phillips.

“5 reasons why low oil prices   are good for the environment”, by   Assaad W Razzouk.  Published by The Independent.

The UN climate talks just   failed – now for the real battle, by Assaad W Razzouk.  Published by The Ecologist.

”What Might Carbon Markets   Post 2020 Look Like”, by Gareth   Brydon Phillips in Lima. 

“If you’re worried about   immigration, then you should be terrified about climate change”, Assaad W Razzouk. Published by UK’s The Independent.

“Clean Energy in Indonesia: A   Massive Opportunity Which Must Be Seized by its New Leadership” by Dr Jay Mariyappan.

“We can win on climate change   – but without the UN”, Assaad W Razzouk. Published by   The Ecologist.

“Climate change and Lebanon:   the elephant in the room”, Assaad W Razzouk. Published by   The Daily Star, Lebanon’s leading English language newspaper.

“Where’s the money?”   Assaad W Razzouk on how to finance the transition to a green economy. Assaad W   Razzouk, published by UNIDO’s Making It magazine.

“It’s Time For Leaders to Lead and Propagate the Facts: Climate Action   Promotes Prosperity”. Assaad W Razzouk’s Op-Ed via The Independent

The EU elections “earthquake”   is good for climate action by   Assaad W Razzouk, Eco-Business.

  A barrage of lawsuits is   needed to curb climate change, The   fourth in a series on reviving and reinventing the global climate movement by   Assaad W Razzouk, The Independent.

A tale of two Thai landfills, Dr. Jay Mariyappan on designing effective clean   energy projects.

How to slow climate change?   Target the 90 companies who pollute the most. The third in a series on reviving and reinventing the   global climate movement by Assaad W Razzouk, The Independent.

What the climate movement must   learn from the fight against AIDS. The   second in a series by Assaad W Razzouk on reviving and reinventing the global   climate movement.

Warm, too warm, and warmer   still: The climate movement must face up to its colossal failure, by Assaad W Razzouk, The Independent. The first in a   series on reviving and reinventing the global climate movement.

Sindicatum Sustainable   Resources   www.sindicatum.com

Fri, 13 Mar 2015
Subject: POLIMP Project_1st Briefing Note

Mobilizing and Transferring Knowledge on Post-2012   Climate Policy Implications

March, 2015

ANNOUNCEMENT

The POLIMP project gladly   informs you that the 1st   POLIMP Briefing Note on “Public acceptance of   renewable energy” has been issued and is now available!

POLIMP Briefing Notes are   summarising the knowledge packages for priority issues. They contain general   conclusions from the knowledge collection and procession work, regarding   policy implications: socioeconomic aspects, technology transfer, land use,   market mechanisms and other policy options.

You may go through the 1st   Briefing Note here!

More information is   available in the POLIMP   Website.

Yours Sincerely,

The POLIMP Team

This project has received   funding from the European Union’s Seventh Programme for Research,   Technological Development and Demonstration under Grant Agreement No 603847

Find us at:   http://polimp.eu/

 

 

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climate-l digest: February 25, 2015

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Digest for Wednesday, February 25, 2015.

1. Sustainable packaging Online Conference Session on Friday, 27 February, 2-4 pm Rome time
2. Call for Papers – Special Issue of “Climate Policy” – The 2020 Strategy Experience: Lessons for Regional Cooperation, EU Governance and Investment
3. Robert Pirani – NY-NJ Harbor & Estuary Program, March 13 at 1 PM EST WEBINAR
4. UNFCCC Technology Executive Committee to hold its 10th meeting.
5. ASB/ICRAF calling: survey on the involvement of the Private Sector in REDD+
6. Climate Strategies & The Stanley Foundation INVITATION & CALL FOR ABSTRACTS: Global Climate Policy Conference 2015
7. Call for applications | Governing Climate Change – Summer Academy ‘Energy and the Environment’ | 19-24 July, Greifswald and Berlin
8. Climate Change Daily Feed – 26 February 2015 – Climate Change Policy & Practice

“Animon, Illias (FOE)” <Illias.Animon@fao.org> To:  Cc:  Date: Wed, 25 Feb 2015 17:41:19 +0100 Subject: Sustainable packaging Online Conference Session on Friday, 27 February, 2-4 pm Rome time

 

Dear Colleagues,

The Sustainable Packaging  conference session of the FAO-run International online conference ‘Economics of Climate Change Mitigation Options in the Forest Sector’ is on Friday, 27 February.

When:             Sustainable Packaging (Friday, 27 February, 2-4 pm, Rome time- check your time zone here)

Where:         http://fao.adobeconnect.com/session1/

Connecting If you would like to join, please connect via the link http://fao.adobeconnect.com/session1/ from 1.45 pm Rome time:

You will find step-by-step instructions about how to connect on the conference website. Please remember to ‘Enter the platform as Guest’, using your first and last name. A password is not needed for this. Please pass this message to your colleagues who may be interested to join.

You can watch all the recorded presentations here (click link to recording for each speaker). All speakers will be present, and you may pose questions to all of them.

If you have any queries please let me know.

Thanks and regards

Illias Animon, Ph.D. Forestry Officer (Economics) Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations Viale delle Terme di Caracalla, 00153 Rome, Italy Telephone: 06-570-55297, Fax. 06-5705-5514 email: illias.animon@fao.org

Climate Strategies Info@climatestrategies.org  Date: Wed, 25 Feb 2015

Subject: Call for Papers – Special Issue of “Climate Policy” – The 2020 Strategy Experience: Lessons for Regional Cooperation, EU Governance and Investment

CALL FOR PAPERS:  “The 2020 Strategy Experience: Lessons for Regional Cooperation, EU Governance and Investment” - contribution to a Special Issue of the Climate Policy journal

With the agreement on the 2030 energy and climate targets there is a clear need to speed up the process of decarbonization of the European economy. But there are still numerous issues that need to be clarified. How can the EU member states achieve their renewable energy and climate targets in efficient ways? What governance mechanisms can improve regional cooperation and coordination? How can increased investment levels be triggered? Can the experience of the 2020 Strategy provide valuable lessons for EU energy governance until 2030 and beyond?

In light of this, DIW Berlin, the Hertie School of Governance, Climate Strategies and the European Commission’s office in Berlin would like to invite you to submit  academic papers on topics that address the questions above.

Selected papers will later be published in a Special Issue of the Climate Policy journal. Authors will also be invited to present their papers as part of  a conference that will be held in Berlin on the 17th  and 18th June, 2015.

This call for papers seeks to explore and focus on three main themes:

  • cross-border and domestic infrastructure development
  • regional cooperation and coordination, and
  • renewable energy expansion and policy diffusion.

We invite you to submit your abstracts (no more than 300-500 words) by the 15th March 2015, by emailing Olga Zhylenko (OZhylenko@diw.de )

More detailed information on this Call for Papers can be found here.

Please feel free to forward this invitation to other researchers or colleagues that might be interested in submitting a topic.

We look forward to your contribution,

Best Regards,

Eleonora Arcese

Climate Strategies Research Associate

c/o UCL Energy Institute, Central House

14 Upper Woburn Place, London WC1H 0NN

 

T: +44 (0) 203 108 5936

E: eleonora.arcese@climatestrategies.org

W: www.climatestrategies.org

 

“Kelly, Anne-Carina” A.Kelly@neu.edu

Wed, 25 Feb 2015  Subject: Robert Pirani – NY-NJ Harbor & Estuary Program, March 13 at 1 PM EST WEBINAR

The Sustainable Adaptive Gradients in the Coastal Environment (SAGE) Program invites you to an upcoming Webinar on

Incorporating Nature Based Solutions into Climate Adaptation and

Restoration Plans in the NY-NJ Harbor Estuary: A Survey of the Challenges

and Opportunities Two Years After Sandy

 

Friday, March 13, 2015 at 1:00pm EST

 

To connect, go to: https://nucoe.webex.com

Event number: 668418292

Password: SAGE15

 

ROBERT PIRANI is Program Director of the New York-New Jersey Harbor & Estuary Program at the Hudson River Foundation (HEP), a collaboration of government, scientists and the civic sector that helps protect and restore the Harbor’s waters and habitat.

 

Please see the attached flier for event details.

 

For previous and future webinars, we encourage you to subscribe to our You Tube site.

TEC tec@unfccc.int

Thu, 26 Feb 2015

Subject: UNFCCC Technology Executive Committee to hold its 10th meeting.
UNFCCC Technology Executive Committee to hold its 10th meeting
The  UNFCCC’s  Technology  Executive  Committee  (TEC)  will  hold its 10th meeting on 9-12 March 2015, in Bonn, Germany.
At  this meeting, the TEC will continue to implement its 2014-2015 workplan with the aim of addressing key policy issues to support enhanced technology action  on climate change. Issues on the TEC’s 10th meeting agenda include: technology   needs  assessments;  climate  technology  financing;  enabling environments  and  barriers; and mitigation and adaptation technologies. As part  of  the  meeting,  the  TEC  will  also  hold  a thematic dialogue on distributed renewable energy on 10 March at 14:00hs CET.
The  meeting  and thematic dialogue will be webcast and online participants may  send  the TEC questions by including the hashtag #climatetech in their Twitter  posts.  Further  information  on  the  TEC’s  10th meeting and the thematic dialogue may be found here: http://goo.gl/yCQSvZ
The  UNFCCC’s  Technology Mechanism is composed of the Technology Executive Committee  (TEC)  and the Climate Technology Centre Network (CTCN). The TEC is  the  policy component of the mechanism and addresses policies issues to support  countries  to enhance climate technology development and transfer. The  CTCN  is  the  implementation  component  and, inter alia, responds to developing  country requests for technical assistance on climate technology issues.  Further  information  on  the  Technology  Mechanism  and  its two components may be found here: http://ttclear.unfccc.int
Kind regards,
Asher Lessels Associate Programme Officer Technology Sub-programme Finance, Technology and Capacity Building Programme
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Platz der Vereinten Nationen 1 53175 Bonn, Germany Mobile +49 157 8751 9205 Phone +49 228 815 1346 alessels@unfccc.int
“Bernard, Florence (ICRAF)” f.bernard@cgiar.org Date: Thu, 26 Feb 2015  Subject: ASB/ICRAF calling: survey on the involvement of the Private Sector in REDD+

Madam/Sir,
This is an invitation to participate in a global survey on the involvement of the Private Sector in REDD+.
ASB Partnership for Tropical Forest Margins at the World Agroforestry Centre in Nairobi Kenya is conducting a study whose aim is to understand the private sector’s dynamics and diversity in terms of scale, scope, motivations and forms of involvement in Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation (REDD+). The objective is to also better understand the main challenges and views of the private sector on the future of REDD+.  The expected benefit of the research is to understand how to facilitate private sector participation and better leverage their scope in REDD+.
This questionnaire specifically targets respondents who belong to the private sector. The survey results will be included in a scientific publication led by the ICRAF research project team and will be shared with you and the global climate community.
Please use this link to answer the survey:  https://fr.surveymonkey.com/r/VLKLRFS  and please circulate this email in your respective REDD+ and private sector networks.
The survey does not take long and your contribution is highly appreciated. The survey runs until 31st March, 2015.
With kind regards,
Florence Bernard
Associate scientist ASB Partnership for the Tropical Forest Margins, World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) United Nations Avenue, Gigiri, Nairobi, Kenya   |   Post: PO Box 30677, 00100, Nairobi, Kenya   |E: f.bernard@cgiar.org  | W: www.asb.cgiar.org
Climate Strategies <Info@climatestrategies.org>  Date: Thu, 26 Feb 2015 12:05:21 -0000 Subject: Climate Strategies & The Stanley Foundation INVITATION & CALL FOR ABSTRACTS: Global Climate Policy Conference 2015

Invitation AND CALL FOR ABSTRACTS

Global Climate Policy Conference 2015

RESEARCH-POLICY INTERFACE: REMOVING ROADBLOCKS, EXPLORING IDEAS

India Habitat Centre, New Delhi, 30th April and 1st May 2015

Climate Strategies and The Stanley Foundation (TSF) have pleasure in inviting you to take part in the second Global Climate Policy Conference (GCPC) that will be held the India Habitat Centre in New Delhi, India on Thursday and Friday, 30th April and 1st May 2015.

The GCPC 2015 is part of a wider engagement process “Global Research-Policy Interface Climate 2015. Strengthening the Research-Policy interface in the international climate negotiations” with the following goals:

  • ·         Identifying key questions behind the most likely roadblocks for the Paris COP;
  • ·         Collecting, developing and communicating analysis of the main realistic options for answers;
  • ·         Creating an “Exploratorium” for new ideas that could help with negotiations;
  • ·         Defining the issues and what analysis tells us, in a clear final document for negotiators and stakeholders

The conference will bring together researchers and analysts from academia and think-tanks, together with negotiators and other practitioners and focus on:

  • ·         Exploring new economic, social and political ideas that could help with negotiations;
  • ·         Analysing concrete options to remove obstacles on the way to Paris.

Similarly to the year before the focus of the agenda will be informed by submissions and contributions. The output of the conference will be subsequently brought to the Business and Climate Summit in May 2015 and the Paris Scientific Conference Our Common Future under Climate Change in July 2015. Finally in the fall 2015 we will publish the “Analyst’s Guide to the Paris COP”.

The Global Interface Programme Committee will select four to six topics meeting the Project goals to be presented at GCPC2015 on the first day of the conference.

With this email we would like to invite and encourage you to: - participate in the conference (please fill in the attached form); – submit a topic you would like to present at the conference (short, one page description suffices at this stage); – forward this invite to researchers who are studying new, exciting topics.

Please submit your topics by the 9th of March, by emailing: eleonora.arcese@climatestrategies.org

We intend to confirm the participants and speakers of the conference by mid-March 2015. Please note that there is travel support available for presenters– subject to individual arrangements.

We look forward to your input!

Best regards,

Andrzej Błachowicz  Todd J. Edwards

Managing Director  Program Officer – Climate Change

Climate Strategies The Stanley Foundation

andrzej.blachowicz@climatestrategies.org   tedwards@stanleyfoundation.org

Anika Nicolaas Ponder IKEM <summeracademy2015@ikem-online.de> To:  Cc:  Date: Thu, 26 Feb 2015 15:15:32 +0100 Subject: Call for applications | Governing Climate Change – Summer Academy ‘Energy and the Environment’ | 19-24 July, Greifswald and Berlin Governing Climate Change: A Multi-Level Approach to Energy System Transformation
Summer Academy ‘Energy and the Environment’ | 19-24 July  2015 | Greifswald | Berlin

I)  The Greifswald Agenda:
‘Energy System Transformation: Moving forward’

  • Lectures (in cooperation with the University of Greifswald)
  • Visit of wind energy park
  • Tour of decommissioned nuclear power plant 

II)  The Berlin Conferences:
Climate Change: the International Policy Challenge  (Wednesday 22 July ) Regional and National Low-Carbon Policy Frameworks (Thursday 23 July)
The Local ‘Energiewende’: Towards a Decentralised Energy Supply (Friday 24 July)
-  Full program available at: www.ikemsummeracademy.de/agenda2015 –  Our new and reduced fees: www.ikemsummeracademy.de/fees
-  Applications: www.ikemsummeracademy.de/applications

About
The 12th annual Summer Academy ‘Energy and the Environment’ will address the challenges posed by climate change from a multi-level policy and action perspective. Governments are announcing ambitious targets to cut greenhouse gases, and record numbers marched against climate change in the run-up to the 2014 climate talks. The climate movement has gathered unprecedented momentum, and the need for action on climate change has never been this widely recognized. But will this global need for action translate into result-driven, coherent policy? What are the driving forces for the international community to reach a consensus, and more importantly, what are the main obstacles? And in the absence of  an effective global framework, which opportunities for action are there on the national, regional and community level? When top-down approaches  fail,  to what extent can bottom-up approaches step in?

Program
The Academy will address the state of today’s energy landscape and climate change, and match this to the international policy currently in place to curb it. Special attention is paid to the hopes and stakes of the upcoming international climate negotiations in Paris. We will then move to a regional perspective on climate policy and the energy transition from South America, Africa and the EU. Country studies from the US, China, and the Netherlands will explain how national priorities shape the design and ambition of climate and energy policy. Finally, the legal and policy framework of the German Energiewende will bring the program to its final topic: The decentralisation of energy supply and citizen-driven, low carbon policy-making.

The Summer Academy brings together experienced experts from academia, NGO’s, law firms, policy-making, engineering, economics and many more to foster knowledge exchange between disciplines. The group of participants is usually between 25 and 30, and over the past years, united over 20 different nationalities. Deadline for submission is the 30th of April. We look forward to receiving your applications!

IISD Reporting Services <iisd-rs@iisd.org> To:  Cc:  Date: Thu, 26 Feb 2015 10:37:09 -0600 Subject: Climate Change Daily Feed – 26 February 2015 – Climate Change Policy & Practice
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Digest for Saturday, January 10, 2015.

1. A Non-trivial Threat to India’s Ecological and Economic Security: A Critique of India’s new Environment Strategy

Subject: A Non-trivial Threat to India’s Ecological and Economic Security: A Critique of India’s new Environment Strategy

Dear  Colleagues,
On 29th August 2014 the Ministry of Environment, Forests & Climate Change of the Government of India  set up a High Level Committee headed  by former Union Cabinet Secretary Mr. T. S. R. Subramanian, IAS (Retd.). This Committee was given a comprehensive mandate: to review all laws and judgments pertaining to environment, wildlife and forest protection, and also those relating to pollution control, and then produce a report with specific recommendations for reforms in law and governance.  This enormous and complex exercise of review of laws and judgments, and governance practices, followed by the formulation and presentation of a report with recommendations for amendments to existing laws, was to be completed within 2 months.The deadline for completion of the Committee’s tasks was extended by a month, and the final report was submitted by the Committee to Shri. Prakash Javadekar, Union Minister of State for Environment, Forests and Climate Change with Independent Charge on 18th November 2014.1 The report was not made public at that time. However, it was leaked, and it soon became available on various websites of media and environmental and social action groups.2 Soon after, an embarrassed Ministry also made the report available on its website.3

We present to you our  critique of the  High Powered Committee Report. We find that the entire exercise of reviewing India’s environmental laws has been  undertaken in a hurried manner, without sufficient inquiry into the relevant factors, without addressing concerns of a range of communities, especially those which are indigenous and natural resource dependent, and without at all considering the importance of consulting elected representatives from Local Government, Legislatures and the Parliament.  This report, thereby, is an outcome of a comprehensively democracy deficit effort, and promotes a schema for environmental reforms, which, if adopted could result in widespread chaos in environmental governance and jurisprudence, and also would result in irreversible damage to the environment, cause widespread loss of natural ecosystems and could further fuel fundamental violation of human rights in a country where discontents over environmental decisions are become increasingly contentious.  

There are elements in the Committee’s report that are worth taking note of and possibly implementing.  But these are few and far between, and a bulk of the Committee’s recommendations are based on an extraordinary reliance on the capacity of technical bureaucracy to deliver good environmental governance, on market forces to meet environmental management objectives, on a slew of new regulatory and judicial forums to police the system, without actually making an effort to enquire and justify if such comprehensive makeover in the environmental decision making system is essential at all.  Neither does the Committee formulate its tasks clearly, nor does it make any effort to clearly explain the basis of its recommendations.  In light of which, what the Committee recommends comes across as a set of confusing proposals which if implemented could confound the environmental governance system quite fundamentally.    

With this in view, and in the interest of present and futures generations of the country, and also in securing the extraordinary biodiversity of the region that has evolved over billions of years, we have urged the Government of India to comprehensively reject the recommendations of this Committee.  In the national interest we have also urged the  Government to  repeat the exercise ensuring terms of reference are clear and not caged by catch phrases that confound more than clarify, by involving an inter-disciplinary committee consisting of women and men, experienced and expert members, and drawn from various geographies, supported by a deeply democratic process and with sufficient time and space for public consultations nation-wide, so that the outcome would be recalled as a monumental effort that not only secured national interest, but also that of a world precariously edging towards runaway climate change induced impacts.

A copy of our critique of the High Powered Committee Report, entitled “A Non-trivial Threat to India’s Ecological and Economic Security” may be accessed at: http://www.esgindia.org/resources/reports/press/indian-governments-high-powered-committe.html. We welcome your comments, criticisms and suggestions.

With best wishes for the New Year. 

 

Leo F. Saldanha

leo@esgindia.org

Bhargavi S. Rao

bhargavi@esgindia.org

Environment Support Group

[Environmental, Social Justice and Governance Initiatives]

1572, Ring Road, Banashankari II Stage, Bangalore 560070. INDIA

Tel: 91-80-26713559~61 Voice/Fax: 91-80-26713316

Web: www.esgindia.org 

1As revealed in a release of the Press Information Bureau of the Government of India, accessible at: http://pib.nic.in/newsite/PrintRelease.aspx?relid=111520 (last accessed on 31 December 2014)

2A copy of the report is accessible on the website of Environment Support Group at: http://www.esgindia.org/campaigns/press/access-complete-report-high-level-commit.html (last accessed on 31 December 2014)

3The report is accessible on the website of Ministry of Environment and Forests, & Climate Change at: http://www.moef.nic.in/node/4610 (last accessed on 31 December 2014)


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Banashankari II Stage
Bangalore 560070. India
Tel: +91-80-26713559~61
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Digest for Friday, December 12, 2014.

1. ENB on the Side – Lima Climate Change Conference – December 2014 – Issue #11
2. FRENCH translation of charcoal NAMA study for Cote d’Ivoire

Date: Fri, 12 Dec 2014  Subject: ENB on the Side – Lima Climate Change Conference – December 2014 – Issue #11

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Dear Colleagues,

The recently released NAMA study for sustainable charcoal in Côte d’Ivoire is now also available in French.

Best regards,

Alexandra Soezer, Ph.D.

Project Manager MDG Carbon

United Nations Development Programme

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Date: Sat, 13 Dec 2014  Digest for Friday, December 12, 2014. 1. IISDRS’ Coverage of Lima Climate Change Conference 2. IISD/ENB Video Coverage: Tools for Climate Finance Readiness: Building Capacity to Support Increased Finance Flows

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Tools for Climate Finance Readiness: Building Capacity to Support Increased Finance Flows
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Subject: climate-l digest: December 11, 2014 From: “Climate Change Info Mailing List digest” <climate-l@lists.iisd.ca> Reply-To: “Climate Change Info Mailing List” <climate-l@lists.iisd.ca> Date: Fri, 12 Dec 2014

Having trouble viewing this digest email? Please visit our “climate-l” forum to read all messages: https://lists.iisd.ca/read/?forum=climate-l CLIMATE-L Digest for Thursday, December 11, 2014. 1. IISD/ENB Video Coverage: A New Security Agenda: Safeguarding Water, Energy, Food and Health Security in a Changing Climate 2. IISD/ENB Video Coverage: Maximizing Contributions to Emissions Mitigation from Fossil-Fuel Subsidy Reform 3. Mountain CBA 4. ENB Vol. 12 No. 618 – Lima Climate Change Conference – December 2014 – Issue #11 5. Policy papers: countries should not use ‘burden-sharing’ Ś new approach by governments to climate change talks 6. New Documentary Raises Awareness for Adaptation Needs 7. ARTICLE 6 National Strategy Session at PAVILION INDONESIA, Fri 12 Dec. 10.00 – 12.00 8. Invitation: Deep Decarbonization Pathways Project side-event at COP20 | Dec 12 10:30AM 9. On Options before India at Climate Negotiations.

Date: Thu, 11 Dec 2014 Subject: IISD/ENB Video Coverage: A New Security Agenda: Safeguarding Water, Energy, Food and Health Security in a Changing Climate.

IISD/ENB Presents:
A New Security Agenda: Safeguarding Water, Energy, Food and Health Security in a Changing Climate
10 December 2014 | Lima, Peru
On Wednesday, December 10th, the side event “A new security agenda: safeguarding water, energy, food and health security in a changing climate” took place at the UN Climate Change Conference (COP20) in Lima, Peru. This side event was organized by Fundación Futuro Latinoamericano (FFLA); La Sociedad Peruana de Derecho Ambiental (SPDA); WWF South Africa; WWF Peru, with support from Global Canopy Programme (GCP). This video summarizes the key points of this event, which highlighted the global nature of climate security. Produced by Nicole de Paula and Edited/Filmed by Elizabeth Press

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Date: Thu, 11 Dec 2014 Subject: IISD/ENB Video Coverage: Maximizing Contributions to Emissions Mitigation from Fossil-Fuel Subsidy Reform

IISD/ENB Presents:
Maximizing Contributions to Emissions Mitigation from Fossil-Fuel Subsidy Reform
10 December 2014 | Lima, Peru
On Wednesday December 10, 2014, delegates to the UNFCCC COP-20 discussed fossil fuel subsidy reform at the event, ‘Maximizing Contributions to Emissions Mitigation from Fossil-Fuel Subsidy Reform,’ sponsored by The International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) and the Friends of Fossil Fuel Subsidy Reform Group. This video by IISD Reporting Services explores how the challenges governments face in minimizing fossil fuel subsidies, and the opportunities promised by reform. Produced by Kate Offerdahl and Filmed/Edited by Hernan Aguilar.

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Date: Fri, 12 Dec 2014  Subject: Mountain CBA

Partnering for Mountain CBA Dear Colleagues, We are pleased to inform you that the UNDP-implemented GEF Small Grants Programme (SGP) is exploring the development of a Mountain Community-Based Adaptation (CBA) programme to promote the adaptation of mountain communities and ecosystems to the impacts of climate change. Mountain ecosystems are among the most affected by climate change and will experience severe changes over time. The effective use of traditional knowledge that mountain communities hold and put in everyday use can help improve adaptation of species, food security and agrobiodiversity conservation. With presence in 126 countries and over 20 years of experience in supporting more than 19,000 community-based projects, SGP has been effectively supporting community-based adaptation (CBA) since 2008 through several dedicated projects: the Strategic Priority on Adaptation (SPA CBA), Mekong-Asia-Pacific (MAP CBA) and the Small Islands Developing States (SIDS CBA) program, reaching a total of 51 countries.  In addition to the regional experience, SGP has gained experience in Eco-system Based Adaptation (EbA) which formed part of the CBA projects and which can critically inform work on mountain ecosystems. An exploratory workshop which was organized in collaboration with IIED, ANDES (Peru), and the International Network of Mountain Indigenous Peoples (INMIP) as a side event to the COP20 in Lima last week, launched the discussion on the new Mountain CBA initiative. Potential linkages between SGP’s new initiatives on Mountain CBA and Indigenous Community Conserved Areas (ICCAs); and the FAO Mountains Partnership were also discussed. The concept of a Mountain CBA programme generated positive interest from the participants, engendering a lively discussion with questions coming from representatives from Africa, Latin America and other countries. Following the positive feedback from the workshop, SGP is looking to expand its existing CBA programme to a Mountain CBA programme in the next phase and is interested in bringing other relevant partners on board. Contacts: Mr. Delfin Ganapin, Global Manager, GEF Small Grants Programme, delfin.ganapin@undp.org,  www.sgp.undp.org Date: Thu, 11 Dec 2014 22:39:17 -0600 Subject: ENB Vol. 12 No. 618 – Lima Climate Change Conference – December 2014 – Issue #11 Browser Version
Thu, 11 Dec 2014 17:35:04 +0000 Subject: Policy papers: countries should not use ‘burden-sharing’ Ś new approach by governments to climate change talks
**Policy papers** The Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment and ESRC Centre for Climate Change Economics and Policy at London School of Economics and Political Science have published two new policy papers.   Countries should not use ‘burden-sharing’ to determine cuts in greenhouse gas emissions Alina Averchenkova, Nicholas Stern and Dimitri Zenghelis  Negotiations about a new international climate change agreement are focusing too much on trying to share the burden of cuts in greenhouse gas emissions, according to a new report published today by the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment and ESRC Centre for Climate Change Economics and Policy at London School of Economics and Political Science. Published on the penultimate day of the 20th session of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change in Lima, Peru, the report finds that seven different burden-sharing approaches to determining national pledges for reducing greenhouse gas emissions largely produce the same outcomes for individual countries, but concludes they are likely to be divisive and lead to a lack of ambition. Click to read the full report.  Nicholas Stern calls for new approach by governments to climate change talks Nicholas Stern  Governments should be ambitious, dynamic and collaborative in their negotiations over a new international agreement on climate change, according to a new report by Nicholas Stern published this week by the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment and the ESRC Centre for Climate Change Economics and Policy at London School of Economics and Political Science. Speaking at the start of the second week of the United Nations climate change summit in Lima, Peru, Professor Lord Stern said that governments should not insist that an agreement, due to be signed at a summit in Paris in December 2015, be an internationally legally-binding treaty. Click to read the full report.   ——————————————————————————————————- Chris Duffy | Policy Communications Manager | Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment | Centre for Climate Change Economics and Policy a: London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) | Tower 3 | Clements Inn Passage | London WC2A 2AZ w: www.lse.ac.uk/grantham | www.cccep.ac.uk e: c.j.duffy@lse.ac.uk | t: 020 7107 5442 | mob: 07734467805 Please access the attached hyperlink for an important electronic communications disclaimer: http://lse.ac.uk/emailDisclaimer

Festus Luboyera <FLuboyera@unfccc.int> To:  Cc:  Date: Thu, 11 Dec 2014  Subject: New Documentary Raises Awareness for Adaptation Needs New Documentary for Raising Awareness on Adaptation Needs. Dear Colleagues, A new documentary has been released today 11 December 2014 that highlights the growing recognition of the need for adaptation to climate change around the world, as recognized by governments at this week’s UN Climate Change Conference in Lima. The 20 minute documentary “Adapting to a changing climate” introduces viewers to the topic of climate change adaptation by weaving inspiring stories of adaptation action together with interviews with experts. The documentary was produced by the United Nations Climate Change secretariat on behalf of the UNFCCC’s Adaptation Committee. Download the documentary at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Qe7GdiInNw&feature=youtu.be Best regards. Festus Luboyera UNFCCC Secretariat Adaptation Programme Bonn Germany ———- Doorgestuurd bericht ———- From: Amanda Katili <amandakatili@yahoo.com> To:  Cc:  Date: Fri, 12 Dec 2014 01:45:48 +0000 (UTC) Subject: ARTICLE 6 National Strategy Session at PAVILION INDONESIA, Fri 12 Dec. 10.00 – 12.00

Dear Climate-L Colleagues,
Please join us for the following session at COP20/CMP 10 in Lima:
National Strategy of Article 6 UNFCCC: Lessons Learned
Friday, 12 December 2014
10.00– 12.00
INDONESIA PAVILION
 
The implementation of all elements of Article 6 of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change – education, training, public awareness, public participation, public access to information and international cooperation – will contribute to meeting the objective of the convention.
As part of their national programs and activities in implementing the Convention, and within the scope of the Doha Work Programme, Parties could, inter alia: prepare a national strategy on Article 6 of the Convention, which could be structured according to the scope elements and target stakeholders.
This session is a platform for stakeholders to share various mechanisms in developing a National Strategy on Article 6 of the Convention, the outputs, and lessons learned for an effective implementation of Article 6.
Time
                         Speakers
10.00 – 10.15
UNFCCC Secretariat
10.15 – 10.30
Maria Khovanskaia, Organizational Focal Point of Article 6, Regional Environmental Center for Central and Eastern Europe (REC)
10.30 – 10.45
Amanda Katili Niode, National Focal Point of Article 6, Indonesia
10.45 – 11.00
Dewi Idam Sari, Division of Communication, Information and Education, Indonesia National Council on Climate Change
11.00 – 11.15
Soscha del Fuente, Dutch Official Youth Delegate
11.15 – 11.30
Sébastien Duyck, Researcher on International Climate Change Regime, University of Lapland
11.30 – 12.00
Discussion
Refreshments and Souvenirs available
——————– Kind regards,
Amanda Katili Niode
National Focal Point, Article 6 UNFCCC

———- Doorgestuurd bericht ———- From: UNSDSN Info <info@unsdsn.org> To:  Cc:  Date: Thu, 11 Dec 2014 23:55:11 -0500 Subject: Invitation: Deep Decarbonization Pathways Project side-event at COP20 | Dec 12 10:30AM

You’re invited to DDPP’s COP20 side event:  “Deep Decarbonization Pathways Project”  December, 12th 2014 from 10:30am to 12:30pm European Pavilion Presentation An initiative of the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) and the Institute for Sustainable Development and International Relations (IDDRI), the Deep Decarbonization Pathways Project (DDPP) seeks to understand and show how individual countries can transition to a low-carbon economy and how the world can meet the internationally agreed target of limiting the increase in global mean surface temperature to less than 2 degrees Celsius (°C). This transition will require a profound transformation of energy systems by mid-century through steep declines in carbon intensity in all sectors of the economy, what we call “deep decarbonization.” The DDPP study is based on the elaboration and analysis of deep decarbonization pathways to 2050 in 15 countries representing 70% of CO2 emissions in 2010. These pathways are developed, in each country, by Research Country Teams taking into the specificities of their national context to develop policy-relevant analysis of the challenges, opportunities and enabling conditions associated to the low-carbon transition. Welcome remarks
  • Laurence Tubiana, French Ambassador for Climate Change

Speakers

  • Emmanuel Guérin, United Nations’ Sustainable Development Solutions Network
  • George Safonov, High School of Economics Moscow, Russia
  • Hilton Trollip, Energy research Center, University of Cape Town, South Africa
  • Emilio Lèbre La Rovere, COPPE, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Fei Teng, Institute of Energy, Environment and Economy, Tsinghua University, China (TBC)

Moderator & Concluding remarks

  • Teresa Ribera, Institute for Sustainable Development and International Relations

Please use #DDPP if you are tweeting about the event

Manish Kumar Shrivastava <mshrivas@teri.res.in> Date: Fri, 12 Dec 2014   Subject: On Options before India at Climate Negotiations

Dear colleagues,
Manish Kumar Shrivastava Fellow Centre For Global Environment Research The Energy and Resources InstituteHabitat Centre, Lodhi Road, New Delhi – 110 003 Phone : 91-11-24682100,41504900 Fax: 91-11-24682144, 24682145   Mobile  : 9891884894 www.teriin.org
India’s options after US-China climate pledge Speed read       India cannot be asked to match China’s climate commitments on several       counts       Equity calls for cumulative assessment as well as considerations of       poverty       COP 21 must give emission space for all countries to build       capabilities that allow climate action The US-China announcement and the EU commitment on carbon emissions make equity impossible, say Manish K. Shrivastava and Atul Kumar. The recent joint announcement by the US and China on their climate commitments appears to have given licence to commentators and media in the West to believe that it is only fair to ask India to fall in line and announce a similar commitment as China. This licence, apparently, does not require application of reason. A fair assessment would show that if the commitments made by the US and China along with that of EU are taken together the emission space left for all other countries is so small that they may even need to go for negative emissions. According to the Fifth Assessment Report of the IPCC, to achieve the two degree target, total global emissions of CO2 during 2011—2050 should not exceed 550—1,030 billion tonnes. The US, EU and China may collectively consume 66—124 per cent of this carbon budget till 2050. How could this be fair? Equity is simply not possible if the US-China announcement and the EU commitment remain in their current spirit and intensity. At this point, there are two major equity questions before India. First, what should India do in the light of the joint US-China announcement? India has always stood with fellow developing countries in their faith and defence of the principles of the UNFCCC, particularly on the principles of equity, common but differentiated responsibility and respective capability. India is far behind China not only in terms of capability but also in terms of historical, current as well as per capita emissions.  Hence, the equity considerations would suggest that India’s announcement should also be comparably behind China. Hence, answer to the first question is that India should not announce a peaking year as China has. The Indian minister of environment and forest & climate change has rightly asserted so in the bilateral meeting with the US climate envoy Todd Stern on the sidelines of COP20, which is currently underway in Lima. What should India do? India must persuade the US, EU and China to reconsider their pledges so that India and other fellow developing and least developed countries have enough emission space left till at least 2050. Building capabilities call for active support from developed countries. India’s announcement, therefore, should be such that it builds capabilities to accept increasingly ambitious climate actions in near future. The second question is: what type of equitable agreement should India advocate in Paris? The answer is simple. India should argue for an agreement that complies with UNFCCC principles and ensure enough emission space for all countries to allow them to build their capabilities to take increasingly ambitious climate actions. There are two options available for equitable allocation of emissions space. First, historical emissions are allocated on an equal per capita per year basis and historical responsibilities are settled through financial transfers. Subsequently, the remaining budget too is allocated on an equal per capita per year basis. Historical responsibility is calculated as difference between carbon budget for a historical period determined on an equal per capita per year basis and actual emissions during the same period. Those who have emitted more than their budget compensate those who have underutilised their budget. Developed countries have always been reluctant to engage with their historical responsibility which is more than 70 per cent even if the historical responsibility is calculated over the period 1970-2010. Recently, their emphasis has been on apparent increased capacities of major emerging economies like China and India. Their capacities have no doubt increased over last decade, but how do we account for it in deciding upon equal burden sharing? Assuming that developed countries would not agree to the first allocation option, we propose an alternative option of using three allocation criteria: equal per capita per year, respective capability measured as share in cumulative GDP over a historical period, and share of number of people living below global poverty line to total number of people living below poverty line worldwide. Justification to these criteria is as follows: Equal per capita per year is at par with inter- and intra-generational equity. Capabilities are built over time, hence should be measured in cumulative terms rather than current levels of GDP. Implicitly, due to the relationship between emissions and GDP, share of cumulative GDP also ensures that historical responsibility of all countries is accounted for in calculation. Overriding priority to poverty eradication is an established principle of the UNFCCC and it is most reasonable to consider that the primary claim over remaining global emission space lies with global poor. The two options Under the first option, even if historical responsibility is considered from 1990—2010, India would be entitled to receive more than US$ one trillion as financial transfers at the price of US$ 10 per tonne of CO2. For the period 2011—2050 India will have a carbon budget of 99—185 billion tonnes of CO2. According to estimates arrived at by The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI), New Delhi, these financial and CO2 emission entitlements are substantially lower than what India needs to meet its developmental priorities in an emission efficient manner. However, if such allocation criteria are agreed upon in Paris, asking India to fall in line along with other countries would be reasonable. Under the second option, assuming that one-third of the global poor live in India and respective capabilities are calculated over 1990—2010 in terms of share in cumulative GDP in PPP terms at 2005 prices (US$), India’s carbon budget would be in the range of 265—497 billion tonne CO2 for 2011—2050. This certainly is a better option from India’s perspective. The message is clear: the commentators, media and the negotiators in the West have not been true to reason when it comes to India.
Of course, there are other options as well as opportunities. After COP20, the first major international platform will be the TERI’s flagship event, the ‘Delhi Sustainable Development Summit’ 5—7 February 2015.
The summit, with its theme ‘Sustainable Development Goals and Dealing with Climate Change’ offers a less contested environment for collective reasoning.
Manish K. Shrivastava and Atul Kumar are fellows at The Energy and Resources Institute, New Delhi, India.

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Subject: climate-l digest: December 11, 2014 From: “Climate Change Info Mailing List digest” <climate-l@lists.iisd.ca> Reply-To: “Climate Change Info Mailing List” <climate-l@lists.iisd.ca> Date: Fri, 12 Dec 2014

Having trouble viewing this digest email? Please visit our “climate-l” forum to read all messages: https://lists.iisd.ca/read/?forum=climate-l CLIMATE-L Digest for Thursday, December 11, 2014. 1. Climate Change Daily Feed – 12 December 2014 – Climate Change Policy & Practice 2. IISD/ENB Video Coverage: Integrated Climate Risk Management for a Resilient World 3. Dr Kenrick Leslie, CBE, ED of the CCCCC on Deeper Caribbean Climate Change Partnerships

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from Caribbean Climate, “the region’s premier climate change blog,” published by  the Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre, <http://caribbeanclimateblog.com/2014/12/12/partnering-for-survival-dr-kenrick-leslie-calls-for-deeper-partnerships-to-address-climate-change-at-cop-20/>

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Subject: climate-l digest: December 07, 2014 From: “Climate Change Info Mailing List digest” <climate-l@lists.iisd.ca> Reply-To: “Climate Change Info Mailing List” <climate-l@lists.iisd.ca> Date: Mon, 08 Dec 2014 03:00:05 -0600

Please visit our “climate-l” forum to read all messages: https://lists.iisd.ca/read/?forum=climate-l CLIMATE-L Digest for Sunday, December 07, 2014. 1. Invitation Lima event: Santa Rita – The Struggle With A CDM Project To Protect Human Rights In Guatemala, 9 December 2. 〠Today !】Side Event at Japan Pavilion in UNFCCC COP20, 8th of December 3. What do we know about adaptation? Dec. 8 – GEF 4. COP20 – Side Event Tue Dec.9 Rule of Law for Climate Justice: Certainty, Equity and Transparency 5. Materials from Asia LEDS Forum 2014: Development through LEDS and Green Growth 6. REMINDER: Dec. 8, 11:30, Room Caral: Innovations for Sustainable Energy 7. Launch of NAMA Status Report – Monday 18:30-20:00 8. Iinvitation: Side event 8 Dec NAMAs for low carbon developement 8 Dec, IETA Delegation room 9. Supporting transformation to Low Carbon Development, Side event 8. Dec. 10. High Level Open Session 9 Dec – INDONESIA PAVILION at COP 20 11. [COP20] IGES Side Event “Development and Utilization of MRV Tools for Realizing Low Carbon Societies” (Japan Pavilion, Mon, 8th Dec, 2014 13:00 – 14:30) 12. NEWSLETTER: ”What Might Carbon Markets Post 2020 Look Like” by Gareth Brydon Phillips 13. Daily Update from Transport at COP 20: From Lima to Paris: Looking Toward COP 21

Eva Filzmoser <Eva.Filzmoser@carbonmarketwatch.org  Cc:  Date: Sun, 7 Dec 2014 Subject: Invitation Lima event: Santa Rita – The Struggle With A CDM Project To Protect Human Rights In Guatemala, 9 December

Dear all, We are pleased to invite you to join this event to discuss ways to address possible human rights impacts of climate mitigation projects. Best wishes, Eva

Santa Rita: The Struggle With A CDM Project To Protect Human Rights In Guatemala

9th December 2014 From 9.00 – 11.00 am

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Programme: • Experience with the Santa Rita hydroelectric dam in Guatemala, Maximo Ba Tiul, Consejo de Pueblos de Tezulutlan • Environmental degradation and human rights violations in CDM registered projects, Maria Jose Veramendi Villa, AIDA Interamerican Association • International human rights obligations and efforts to address climate change, John Knox, UN Independent Expert on human rights and the environment • Progress towards safeguards and grievance mechanisms in carbon market, Eva Filzmoser, Carbon Market Watch Moderator: Abby Rubinson, Earthjustice Eva Filzmoser Director Carbon Market Watch Nature Code – Centre of Development & Environment Rue d’Albanie 117, B-1060 Brussels, Belgium At COP20 in Lima until 14 December: +51 962 652 583   Tel: +32 2 335 3661/ Mobile: +32 499 21 20 81 Email: eva.filzmoser@carbonmarketwatch.org Web: www.carbonmarketwatch.org Michiko Inoue <inoue@iges.or.jp> Date: Sun, 07 Dec 2014 Subject: 【Today !】Side Event at Japan Pavilion in UNFCCC COP20, 8th of December Dear Climate-L subscribers, This is a reminder announcement of our side event at Japan Pavilion in COP20. Everyone is welcomed to join. You can also get the details from the below link. http://lcs-rnet.org/locarnet_meetings/2014/11/914 Date & Time :  Monday, 8th December 10:00am – 11:30am ( today ! ) Venue:  Japan Pavilion at COP20 in Lima, Peru Topic :  Achieving a low-carbon Asia – Japan’s collaboration with Asia in developing INDCs with Asia’s full ownership Organiser:  Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES) Co-organisers:  Kyoto University, National Institute for Environmental Studies (NIES), Mizuho Information and Research Institute Submissions for the “Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDC)” will be requested. In Asia, Japan has been encouraging examination of policies using the Asia-Pacific Integrated Assessment Model, as well as promoting the development of inventories and the formulation of NAMA. We have also seen the emergence of the Low Carbon Asia Research Network (LoCARNet) proposed by the Japanese Government and IGES. This network has facilitated activities towards realising low-carbon development in Asia, by fostering and enhancing research communities in Asia, conducting policy dialogues between researchers and policy-makers, as well as promoting information-exchange and knowledge-sharing through annual meetings. And now the integration of all this knowledge and experience will be effective in INDC preparation. This side-event at COP20 will provide an opportunity to present Japan’s collaboration with Asian countries which we hope will be useful in INDC preparation in Asia. It will also be a good chance to carry out frank exchanges on what kind of support Asia expects from Japan. Speakers and presentation theme: ◆ Mr. Michihiro Oi,  Ministry of the Environment, Japan “ Japan’s support for mitigation actions/INDC preparation in developing countries “ ◆ Dr. Junichi Fujino, NIES AIM model applications to national climate policies in Asia Panel Discussion: < b>Achieving a low-carbon Asia – Japan supporting the climate change community to develop INDCs with full ownership develop INDCs with full ownership Chair/Moderator: Dr. Shuzo Nishioka, LoCARNet Secretariat/IGES Panelists: ・ Prof. Ho Chin Siong, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM), Malaysia ・ Mr. Sum Thy, Ministry of Environment, Cambodia (tbc) ・ Dr. Lawin Bastian Tobing, National Council on Climate Change, Indonesia (tbc) ・ Mr. Nguyen Khac Hieu, DMHCC, Viet Nam (tbc) ・ Dr. Jakkanit Kananurak, Thailand Greenhouse Gas Management Organization (TGO) Thank you in advance for your kind attention. Hope to see you soon at the venue. Best Wishes Secretariat of International Research Network for Low Carbon Societies (LCS-RNet) c/o Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES) http://www.iges.or.jp http://lcs-rnet.org Patrizia Cocca <pcocca@thegef.org> To:  Cc:  Date: Mon, 8 Dec 2014  Subject: What do we know about adaptation? Dec. 8 – GEF

Dear colleagues, Please join us at the GEF side event “What do we know about adaptation?Perspectives on the UNFCCC adaptation experience and the way ahead 8 December 2014, 13:15-14:45; Room: CARAL (130) COP20 Venue  This event will consist of a moderated discussion featuring the adaptation experience from Gambia and Tuvalu. Speakers will share experiences of adaptation activities undertaken in the context of the UNFCCC, offer forward-looking perspectives on how to sustain and increase support to adaptation, and best capitalize on the knowledge already generated through the GEF adaptation program and other efforts. The following key questions will be discussed: 1.      Lessons in implementation: Based on the lessons in implementation of projects and programs financed under the UNFCCC, what have been some of the key challenges and the most notable successes? 2.      Financing adaptation: What are the main challenges in sustaining support to adaptation? The way forward:  What are the key challenges ahead for the financial mechanisms and funds for adaptation? What should be the goal of the GEF, GCF, and other funds? The GEF, as an operating entity of the financial mechanism of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, has played a unique role in directing funding for climate change adaptation to vulnerable developing countries. Through the Least Developed Countries Fund (LDCF), the Special Climate Change Fund (SCCF) and the Strategic Priority on Adaptation (SPA), the GEF has financed more than 300 tangible adaptation projects and programs in 128 developing countries, with total grant resources amounting to nearly $1.3 billion. AGENDA  Opening remarks
  • ·         Naoko Ishii, Global Environment Facility (GEF)

Guest Speakers

  • ·         H.E. Mary Robinson, Climate Justice
  • ·         H.E. Pa Ousman Jarju, Ministry of Environment, Gambia
  • ·         H.E. Taukelino Finikaso, Ministry of Environment, Tuvalu
  • ·         Jos Buyz, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Belgium

Closing Remarks

  • ·         Nik Sekhran, Sustainable Development Bureau for Policy and Programme Support, UNDP

Moderated by Anand Patwardhan, GEF Scientific and Technical Advisory Panel (STAP)  WM GEF logo Patrizia Cocca | Communication Officer & KM Coordinator T +1(202) 458-0234 F +1(202) 522-3240 | pcocca@TheGEF.org Mail stop: P 4-400 | 1818 H Street NW – Washington DC 20433 USA

Isis <isis.alvarez@globalforestcoalition.org>  Cc:  Date: Sun, 07 Dec 2014 Subject: COP20 – Side Event Tue Dec.9 Rule of Law for Climate Justice: Certainty, Equity and Transparency Join us! At COP Venue 16:45-18:15: 300 Paracas Room-Rule of Law for Climate Justice: Certainty, Equity and Transparency in the Post-2015 Climate Accord (Co-organized by GFC and IDLO) At People’s Summit 18:00-20:00 Trampas climáticas: geoingeniería y agricultura “climáticamente inteligente” – Conferencia in Sala 4 Stanford.Smith@icfi.com> To:  Cc:  Date: Mon, 8 Dec 2014 04:12:40 +0000 Subject: Materials from Asia LEDS Forum 2014: Development through LEDS and Green Growth

Dear Climate-L Reader, Presentations, case studies, and other materials shared at the third annual Asia Low Emission Development Strategies (LEDS) Forum in Yogyakarta, Indonesia during November 11-13, 2014 are now available on the event website at: http://forum2014.asialeds.org/presentations-2. More than 250 representatives of Asian governments, international organizations, civil society groups, and businesses met to identity policies and actions for achieving economic growth, job creation, and other priority national development goals of countries in Asia through a low-carbon, green growth approach. The event was convened by the Asia LEDS Partnership in cooperation with the Indonesia National Council on Climate Change (DNPI). The three-day event included case studies of LEDS successes, in-depth training, and panel discussions with international experts and national government planners from Southeast and South Asia. An interactive ‘marketplace’ session showcased examples of low-emission, green growth initiatives that also provide social, environmental, and economic benefits to countries and communities. Attendees also identified the most critical demand-led work for the Asia LEDS Partnership in the coming year to help prioritize assistance to governments and other stakeholders in the region. At the Forum, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OCED) launched a new report entitled Toward Green Growth in Southeast Asia, which reviews the key economic, social, and environmental trends in the last decade in ASEAN economies and provides policy recommendations for leaders to design their own paths to green growth. In addition, the Asia regional launch of the Fifth Assessment Report Synthesis of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) took place as a side event on November 10 featuring IPPC AR5 authors providing an up-to-date briefing of the current scientific knowledge relevant to climate change and the actions needed to address it. The event was sponsored by USAID in cooperation with DNPI, Indonesia’s State Ministry of National Development Planning (BAPPENAS), the Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN), OECD, and the World Bank, and involved contributions from numerous other partner organizations. The Asia LEDS Partnership is one of three regional platforms of the LEDS Global Partnership, an international initiative founded in early 2011 to enhance coordination, capacity development, information exchange, and cooperation among programs and countries working to advance low emissions growth. For more information, please contact: Asia LEDS Partnership Secretariat USAID Low Emissions Asian Development (LEAD) Program ICF International (USAID Contractor) John Wells: John.Wells@icfi.com Sandra Khananusit: Sandra.Khananusit@icfi.com Katherine Lofts <klofts@cisdl.org> To:  Cc:  Date: Sun, 7 Dec 2014  Subject: REMINDER: Dec. 8, 11:30, Room Caral: Innovations for Sustainable Energy
Dear colleagues, The Centre for International Sustainable Development Law (CISDL) is hosting a side event tomorrow, Dec. 8, at 11:30am in room Caral on “Innovations for Sustainable Energy: Smart Energy Path Planning, Law, & Governance.”

The event is co-hosted by HELIO International, the Climate Change Center, and the Green Technology Center. AGENDA (Moderators: Professor Suh-Yong Chung, Climate Change Center/ Korea University; Dr.  Robert Kibugi, Centre for Advanced Studies in Environmental Law  (CASELAP), University of Nairobi, and CISDL Lead Counsel) 11:30-11:35: Opening Remarks from Young Suk Yoo (Climate Change Center) 11:35-11:45: Professor Markus Gehring (CISDL Lead Counsel; University of Cambridge / University of Ottawa) Legal Innovations for the Sustainable Development of Biofuels 11:45-11:55: Dr. Sang-Baek Chris Kang (Director, Green Technology Center) Promoting Needs-Based Green Technology Transfer to Developing Countries 11:55-12:05: Ms. Maryse Labriet (HELIO International) Towards a Smart Energy Path: Lessons Learned from the EERA project in Africa 12:05-12:15: Mr. Kishan Khoday (Regional Team Leader for Climate Change, DRR & Resilience in the Arab Region, United Nations Development Programme) UN Partnerships for Sustainable Energy Governance in the Arab Region 12:15-13:00: Questions and discussion

We look forward to seeing you there! Kind regards,

Katherine

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“Tilburg, X. van (Xander)” <vantilburg@ecn.nl> To:  Cc:  Date: Mon, 8 Dec 2014  Subject: Launch of NAMA Status Report – Monday 18:30-20:00

Dear colleagues, ECN and Ecofys would like to invite you to the Launch of the NAMA Status Report 2014 at our parallel side-event today from 18.30 – 20.00 at the Westin Lima Hotel & Convention. The event will be followed by an informal reception: food and drinks will be served. Please see the event flyer [link] or google maps [link] for directions – the official conference shuttle Route 3 (green) will stop directly at the Westin. I look forward to seeing many of you there! Best wishes, Xander van Tilburg (ECN) and Katja Eisbrenner (Ecofys) Xander van Tilburg Coordinator low-carbon development Global Sustainability, ECN Policy Studies Energy Research Centre of the Netherlands (ECN) Jakarta, Indonesia |  M: +62 812 82668876 (GMT+7) Amsterdam, Netherlands|  T: +31 88 515 4863 | M: +31 6 53149465 Radarweg 60, NL-1043 NT Amsterdam, The Netherlands vantilburg@ecn.nl |  www.ecn.nl | twitter.com/ecn This message may contain information that is not intended for you. If so, you are requested to immediately inform the sender and delete the message. This e-mail is not intended to create a legally binding commitment and ECN accepts no liability for damage of any kind resulting from the risks inherent to the electronic transmission of messages. ECN, Dutch CoC number: 41151233 Mette Annelie Rasmussen <meta@dtu.dk> To:  Cc:  Date: Sun, 07 Dec 2014 Subject: Iinvitation: Side event 8 Dec NAMAs for low carbon developement 8 Dec, IETA Delegation room Dear Colleagues, You are cordially invited to a UNEP DTU Partnership side event on NAMA Carbon Development 8tn h December, 14.15 – 16.00 Where: The IETA Delegation Pavilion, COP 20 venue. Come meet: Jakob Haugaard, Chief Advisor Ministry of Foreign Affairs,  Denmark John M Christensen, Head, UNEP DTU Partnership Mr. R Missaoi, Representative of Kingdom of Morocco Ms. Selam K Abebe, Government of Ethiopia Mr. Nguyen Khac Hieu, Director General, DMHCC, MONRE, Vietnam Daniel Buira, INECC, Mexico We hope to see you there. Please med the attached flyer. Best, Mette Mette Annelie Rasmussen Special Advisor, Communication & Outreach DTU – Dept. Management Engineering UN City Marmorvej 51, 2100 Copenhagen Ø, Denmark Email: meta@dtu.dk Direct +45 4533 5304 Mobile: +45 21798883 www.unepdtu.org UNEP DTU Partnership (formerly UNEP Risø Centre) is a UNEP Collaborating Centre and a leading international research and advisory institution on energy, climate and sustainable development. Mette Annelie Rasmussen <meta@dtu.dk> To:  Cc:  Date: Sun, 07 Dec 2014 23:43:25 -0600 Subject: Supporting transformation to Low Carbon Development, Side event 8. Dec. Dear Colleagues, It is a great honour to invite you all to a side event on ‘Supporting transformation to Low Carbon Development’, 8th of December        Time: 16:00 – 18:00, in the IETA pavilion. First session; Maldives – moving towards a carbon neutral future; Speakers: Hon. Minister Thoriq Ibrahim, Ministry of Environment and Energy(tbc) John Christensen, UNEP DTU Partnership. Second session; India – Smart and Low Carbon Urban Mobility The session will showcase the Low-carbon Comprehensive Mobility Plans (LCMP) in the three India cities. The event will also launch the revised CMP toolkit and the new publications Speaker; Sudhir Sharma We hope to see you there. Please med the attached flyer. Mette Mette Annelie Rasmussen Special Advisor, Communication & Outreach DTU – Dept. Management Engineering UN City Marmorvej 51, 2100 Copenhagen Ø, Denmark Email: meta@dtu.dk Direct +45 4533 5304 Mobile: +45 21798883 www.unepdtu.org Amanda Katili <amandakatili@yahoo.com> To:  Cc:  Date: Mon, 8 Dec 2014 (UTC) Subject: High Level Open Session 9 Dec – INDONESIA PAVILION at COP 20
Dear Climate-L Readers,
 
We invite you to join us at the Indonesia Pavilion for the following sessions on Monday 9 December.
 
Session 1: 10.00 – 12.00 High Level – Towards a Low-Carbon Society
This is a high level session that presents views and challenges on low carbon economy agenda from several countries and explore ways to secure a low carbon future.
 
Speakers:
1.    Mr. Rachmat Witoelar, Executive Chair of the National Council on Climate Change, Indonesia.
2.    Mr. Soichiro Seki, Vice-Minister for Global Environment, Ministry of the Environment, Japan.
3.    Mrs. Laurence Tubiana, French Ambassador for Climate Change Negotiations (tbc).
4.    Sir David King, The Foreign Secretary’s Special Representative for Climate Change, UK. 
 
Session 2: 13.00 – 16.00 Towards Realization of REDD+ in Asia and Oceania Region
This session, organized by the Ministry of Environment and Forestry Indonesia, aims at information sharing by Indonesia and other countries in Asia and Oceania Region, as well as those by development partners including ITTO, Japan and Republic of South Korea to give insights for a road map and learn about the challenges towards realization of REDD+.
 
Opening remarks by Dr. Yetti Rusli, Senior Adviser to the Minister of Environment and Forestry, Indonesia.
 
Speakers:
1.    Dr. Hwan Ok Ma, ITTO
2.    Is Mugiono, Ministry of Environment and Forestry, Indonesia
3.    Koji Mitomori, Global Environment Division, JICA HQ
4.    Asep Sugiharta, Deputy Director, Ministry of Environment and Forestry, Republic of Indonesia
5.    Dr. Pham Quoc Hung, Expert, Department of Science, Technology and International Cooperation(DOSTIC), Vietnam
6.    Delux Chhun, Deputy Chief of Forest Carbon Credits and Climate Change Office, Forestry Administration, Cambodia
7.    Phommasack Kinnalone, Deputy Director for REDD+ Office, Department of Forestry, Ministry of  Agriculture and Forestry, Lao PDR.
 
We hope to see you at the Indonesia Pavilion.
 
Refreshments provided
Please do not forget to pick up your batik bag souvenirs.
 
We make presentation slides available online at the end of each day. With information on a range of important topics, you will be sure to find something by clicking each session of interest at http://www.indonesiacop.com/cop20/en/indonesia-pavilion/agenda
  
Kind regards,
Amanda Katili Niode
National Focal Point, Article 6 UNFCCC.

Jun KAMIO <kamio@iges.or.jp> To:  Cc:  Date: Mon, 8 Dec 2014 15:36:14 +0900 Subject: [COP20] IGES Side Event “Development and Utilization of MRV Tools for Realizing Low Carbon Societies” (Japan Pavilion, Mon, 8th Dec, 2014 13:00 – 14:30)

Dear Climate-L  readers,

You are warmly welcome to  participate, in order to halve the global GHG emissions by 2050, realization of  low carbon societies worldwide is essential for realizing the low carbon  societies, developing and implementing nationally appropriate mitigation actions  in a measurable, reportable and verifiable manner is important. MRV tools are  effective for enhancing capacities on the measurement, reporting and  verification. This side event introduce developed MRV tools and knowledge  networks and discuss what tools are necessary and how to enhance activities of  the knowledge networks.

Date: Monday, 8th December,  2014

Time: 13:00 –  14:30

Venue: Japan Pavilion (Zone  F)

Agenda and other info: Refer to the  attached Flyer

We would also like to welcome you to  other IGES-related events at COP20 and the latest IGES publications. Please  visit our COP20 special website;

http://www.iges.or.jp/en/climate/cop20/index.html

 Climate and Energy  Area

Institute for Global Environmental  Strategies (IGES)

2108-11, Kamiyamaguchi,  Hayama

Kanagawa  240-0115

Email: ce-iges@iges.or.jp

From: Sindicatum Sustainable Resources <web@team-sindicatum.net> To:  Cc:  Date: Mon, 8 Dec 2014  Subject: NEWSLETTER: ”What Might Carbon Markets Post 2020 Look Like” by Gareth Brydon Phillips

From: Sindicatum Sustainable Resources <web@team-sindicatum.net> Date: Mon, 8 Dec 2014 Subject: NEWSLETTER: ”What Might Carbon Markets Post 2020 Look Like” by Gareth Brydon Phillips

December 8, 2014

Dear Climate-L, Apologies for any cross posting. Read our latest thought leadership article – ”What Might Carbon Markets Post 2020 Look Like”, by Gareth Brydon Phillips in Lima. 

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 From: Talya Enriquez Romano <talya.enriquezromano@slocatpartnership.org> To:  Cc:  Date: Mon, 8 Dec 2014 15:15:58 +0800 Subject: Daily Update from Transport at COP 20: From Lima to Paris: Looking Toward COP 21

Dear Climate-L colleagues, Yesterday, the second Transport Day 2014 event jointly organized by the SLoCaT Partnership and the Bridging the Gap initiative took place on Sunday December 7th in Lima. Around 200 advocates of sustainable transport from a broad range of sectors and regions gathered to define strategies to increase transport’s momentum within and without the UNFCCC process on the road from Lima to Paris. Sustainable transport is clearly in a more favorable position than it was during the Transport Day 2013 at COP 19 Warsaw, and Lima is a critical step toward a planned global agreement at COP 21. The past year has brought many positive signs with the inclusion of transport in the SDGs and bold transport commitments at the SG Climate Summit; the SG Working Group as a channel to inspire bold action, and increased interest from UNFCCC in engaging with groups outside the Convention.  Certainly, if we are to reduce GHGs 80% by 2050, transport must carry the last mile of UNFCCC’s self-described marathon. Planning for Paris is in full swing, with French government representatives participating at Transport Day, and a number of trains poised to pick up negotiators in European cities to begin discussion of transport’s role in tackling climate change en route to COP 21. The sustainable transport’s glass is quite clearly half full, and it must continue to fill as we approach Paris.  As COP 20 rolls forward, we raise a toast to efforts by the sustainable transport community to date, and we take a healthy gulp from the glass to fortify us for the long road ahead.  And let’s not wait for tomorrow…let’s do it today! Please read the full update at http://slocat.net/from-lima-to-paris-looking-toward-cop-21. Best regards,
Talya Enriquez Romano

Outreach and Membership Director

Partnership on Sustainable, Low Carbon Transport (SLoCaT) Office:  +86 21 5291 9855

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Subject: climate-l digest: December 05, 2014 From: “Climate Change Info Mailing List digest” <climate-l@lists.iisd.ca> Reply-To: “Climate Change Info Mailing List” <climate-l@lists.iisd.ca> Date: Sat, 06 Dec 2014 03:00:02 -0600

Having trouble viewing this digest email? Please visit our “climate-l” forum to read all messages: https://lists.iisd.ca/read/?forum=climate-l CLIMATE-L Digest for Friday, December 05, 2014. 1. #Action4Climate films, #COP20, #AfriDocs & #RememberMadiba 2. ENB Vol. 12 No. 613 – Lima Climate Change Conference – December 2014 – Issue #6

Subject: #Action4Climate films, #COP20, #AfriDocs & #RememberMadiba

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The Sustainia Awards Ceremony in Copenhagen on 30 October 2014 was a  true celebration of enterprises taking on climate change. Ten finalists  from the Sustainia100 report were presented, with Fairphone winning the community award and Wecyclers, a recycling scheme in Nigeria, winning top honors. The event  emphasised: “A sustainable world is possible – #100solutions for  #COP21.” In support of climate solutions, Connect4Climate was invited to announce the winning entries of the Action4Climate documentary challenge at the Sustainia Awards Ceremony. I was honored to deliver the global  youth message for climate action, as depicted in the Action4Climate  films, to an audience of more than a thousand people.

Quoting World Bank Group president Jim Kim’s message that “we will never end poverty if we don’t tackle climate change” I went on to highlight that the poor are already being affected the most, yet we know that the solutions are at hand. Read more on the Guardian: http://gu.com/p/437xd/stw

Youth Films Featuring at UNFCCC #COP20

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Action4Climate films are on show at the Voces Por el Clima display in Lima at COP20: Back to Paoyhan, Desplazada and The Trail of a Tale (Action4Climate winner).

December 5th, 15:30 – 17:30. Support to Capacity Building and Climate Strategies in Developing Countries

This side event presents results of capacity building projects, to  facilitate better enabling environments and climate strategies in  developing countries. The second part is a panel discussion on which key factors are needed for strengthening enabling environments for climate  action.

December 6th – 7th. Global Landscapes Forum

The Global Landscapes Forum creates a  platform for positioning landscapes in the new international agreements  on climate and sustainable development. Action4Climate films At The Desert’s Edge and Snows of the Nile will be shown.

December 8th, 18:00 – 20:00. The Role of Mountain Forests to  Climate Change Adaptation: Which Perspective from Sustainable Forest  Management

This side event aims to share experiences of developing forest management strategy and actions for local  adaptation to climate change in mountain areas.

December 9th, 18:30 – 20:30. The Challenges of Local Adaptation and Initiatives for Communities

This side-event will share the experience of developing cross-cutting regional guidelines for local adaptation  planning as a matter for regional cooperation involving sub-national  administrations (e.g. Regions, Provinces, Urban centres), local  communities and the private sector.

Find our more about Connect4Climate involvement in COP20.

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Connect4Climate partnered with AfriDocs to present a week of climate change films to coincide with the United  Nations Framework on Climate Change COP meeting in Lima, Peru.

During this week some of the world’s best climate films will be screened across sub-Saharan Africa on DStv channel ED (channel 190) and GOtv (channel 65). For the full program schedule and synopses of the films, please go to http://www.afridocs.net

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Subject: climate-l digest: November 27, 2014 From: “Climate Change Info Mailing List digest” <climate-l@lists.iisd.ca> Date: Fri, 28 Nov 2014 14:00:02 -0600

CLIMATE-L Digest for Thursday, November 27, 2014. 1. Briefing for COP 20 on developments in the climate negotiations 2. Fwd: [CAN-E UNFCCC] Invitation to a fantastic side event!! – Monday December 1st, 18.00, EU Pav 3. Invitation to COP-20 side event 2 December: Enhancing local knowledge and capacity about Ecosystem-based Adaptation through innovative communication strategies and tools 4. UNFCCC COP 20/CMP 10: Civil society engagement in multilateral conferences – capacity building session invitation 5. UNFCCC COP 20/CMP 10: Civil society engagement in multilateral conferences – capacity building session invitation 6. New IRENA report: potential of renewables to transform China’s energy mix and meet its climate plan 7. COP20 event: Public Participation in Climate Policy Making, Monday 1st, 3pm, Sipan 8. Climate Change Daily Feed – 28 November 2014 – Climate Change Policy & Practice 9. Information on CLIMATE-L Subscription Settings & Submissions

Date: Fri, 28 Nov 2014 13:40:36 +0100 Subject: Briefing for COP 20 on developments in the climate negotiations

Dear all, as a preparation for the upcoming COP in Lima, Öko-Institute has prepared a study for the European Parliament on the developments in the climate negotiations over the last year. It summarises the key achievements as well as points of conflict in the ADP negotiations towards a new agreement and on other important topics in the negotiations. The study also includes an overview of the positions of main Parties, negotiating groups and other stakeholders. It is available at http://www.europarl.europa.eu/RegData/etudes/STUD/2014/536314/IPOL_STU%282014%29536314_EN.pdf. Best regards Anne Siemons Junior Researcher Öko-Institut e.V. Freiburg – Darmstadt – Berlin Schicklerstr. 5-7 D-10179 Berlin Tel: +49-30-405085-303 Fax: +49-30-405085-388 E-mail: a.siemons@oeko.de Homepage: www.oeko.de Date: Thu, 27 Nov 2014 16:57:43 +0100 Subject: Fwd: [CAN-E UNFCCC] Invitation to a fantastic side event!! – Monday December 1st, 18.00, EU Pav
Dear All,
CAN  Europe and Climate Justice Program would like to invite you to  our joint side event ‘Fossil fuel subsidies and the carbon  majors levy: Freeing up climate finance’.
It   takes place on Monday December 1st at    18.00, Brussels Room, EU Pavilion (Lima). 
Attached    and below the side event description.
Description:
Fossil    fuel subsidies and the Carbon Majors levy: Freeing up  climate finance 
  need for climate finance – to shift to clean and   renewable energy and fund climate action in developing                countries – is recognised as substantial. Yet   governments are reluctant to commit and speak of   overburdened treasuries.  
Here   we explore sources of climate finance that address this  pressing issue, and offer wider opportunities. Reports  on fossil fuel subsidies in Europe and the carbon majors  levy will be presented as examples of these   opportunities.
Speakers:
Oxfam.   Jan Kowalzig. Scale of climate finance needs
CAN-Europe.    Maeve McLynn.  Fossil fuel subsidies.
Climate   Justice Programme. Julie-Anne Richards. New source of finance – levy on Big Carbon.
Erlend  Grøner  Krogstad. Friends   of Fossil Fuel Subsidy Reform Group, Norway.
Facilitator:   Sarah Strack, CAN International
Best,
Maeve  McLynn -    Policy Officer 
Climate Action  Network (CAN) Europe   T: (0032) 02 893 09 50 | M: (0032) 0494 525 737  Skype: maeve_caneurope CAN Europe, Mundo B, rue d’Edimbourg 26 – 1050 Brussels – Belgium

From: Tine Rossing <tine.rossing@undp.org> To:  Cc:  Date: Thu, 27 Nov 2014 16:14:49 +0000 Subject: Invitation to COP-20 side event 2 December: Enhancing local knowledge and capacity about Ecosystem-based Adaptation through innovative communication strategies and tools

Dear colleagues,

On behalf of the Global Mountain Ecosystem-based Adaptation Programme, we are pleased to invite you to the following COP-20 side event next week in Lima, Peru:

Tine Rossing

UNDP Knowledge Manager (Consultant)

BMUB-UNDP-UNEP-IUCN Global Ecosystems-Based Adaptation in Mountain Ecosystems Program
Working from Vancouver, Canada
Skype: tine.rossing

From: UNITAR e-Learning MDP Team <mdp-elearning@unitar.org> To:  Cc:  Date: Fri, 28 Nov 2014 16:14:11 +0100 Subject: UNFCCC COP 20/CMP 10: Civil society engagement in multilateral conferences – capacity building session invitation

Civil society climate change advocacy and making sense of United Nations multilateral conferences

Climate Action Network (CAN) International in collaboration with UNITAR and the UNFCCC Secretariat

Tuesday 2 December at 12:30-2pm Machu Pichu Room

Chaired by Ms. Sarah Strack from CAN International with presentations from Mr. Rabih El Haddad, Manager of UNITAR’s Multilateral Diplomacy Programme and Ms. Lina Dabbagh, Policy Officer – Post 2015 for CAN International. Civil society’s engagement in UN multilateral conferences is key to ensuring positive and ambitious agreement amongst negotiators, but how do the negotiation processes work and what role is there for civil society? This session will highlight the current UN multilateral conferences in relation to climate change, including the UNFCCC, and will explain how they work and the opportunities that exist for civil society engagement and influence. As we head towards 2015, we will explore the interlinkages between various negotiation platforms and will consider where, what, why, who and how to act and make a difference to decisions that will be made along the way.  Discussion will address the practical ways that civil society can be involved through the activities of international non-governmental actors such as Climate Action Network (CAN) International. This is an open session for all those attending COP 20 that will prove useful for those with previous UN multilateral conference experience as well as newcomers. The session will be held in both English and Spanish. Interpretation will be provided. WM logo climat action WM UN Unitar Logo

Emily FRASER Specialist Multilateral Diplomacy Programme   United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) Palais des Nations, CH-1211 Geneva 10, Switzerland Tel: +41 22 917 8526 Email: emily.fraser@unitar.org UNITAR is making concrete contributions to developing the capacities of tens of thousands of people around the world. Check out UNITAR’s online training catalogue.

UNITAR e-Learning MDP Team <mdp-elearning@unitar.org> To:  Cc:  Date: Fri, 28 Nov 2014 10:22:10 +0100 Subject: UNFCCC COP 20/CMP 10: Civil society engagement in multilateral conferences – capacity building session invitation

Civil society climate change advocacy and making sense of United Nations multilateral conferences

Climate Action Network (CAN) International in collaboration with UNITAR and the UNFCCC Secretariat

Tuesday 2 December at 12:30-2pm Machu Pichu Room

Chaired by Ms. Sarah Strack from CAN International with presentations from Mr. Rabih El Haddad, Manager of UNITAR’s Multilateral Diplomacy Programme and Ms. Lina Dabbagh, Policy Officer – Post 2015 for CAN International. Civil society’s engagement in UN multilateral conferences is key to ensuring positive and ambitious agreement amongst negotiators, but how do the negotiation processes work and what role is there for civil society? This session will highlight the current UN multilateral conferences in relation to climate change, including the UNFCCC, and will explain how they work and the opportunities that exist for civil society engagement and influence. As we head towards 2015, we will explore the interlinkages between various negotiation platforms and will consider where, what, why, who and how to act and make a difference to decisions that will be made along the way.  Discussion will address the practical ways that civil society can be involved through the activities of international non-governmental actors such as Climate Action Network (CAN) International. This is an open session for all those attending COP 20 that will prove useful for those with previous UN multilateral conference experience as well as newcomers. The session will be held in both English and Spanish.

Date: Fri, 28 Nov 2014 04:20:34 -0600 Subject: New IRENA report: potential of renewables to transform China’s energy mix and meet its climate plan China can increase its use of renewable energy in its energy mix from 13% to 26% by 2030, according to a new report by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). The report, Renewable Energy Prospects: China, also says China can expand renewables in the power sector from 20% to 40% by 2030. If this level of renewable energy were reached, by 2030 the country’s emissions would decrease 17% compared to business as usual. Achieving this would require an annual investment of USD 145 billion per year between now and 2030 in renewable energy technologies, and result by 2030 in up to USD 228 billion per year in net benefits from improved public health and reduced carbon emissions.

The report is part of IRENA’s renewable energy roadmap, REmap 2030, which provides a plan to double the share of renewable energy in the world’s energy mix by 2030 and determines the potential for China and other countries to scale up renewables in the power sector and end-use sectors of buildings, industry and transport. The report has acquired special significance following the major announcement by China that it intends to cap carbon dioxide emissions by 2030 and expand the share of non-fossil energy in total primary energy supply to around 20 per cent by 2030 as part of an emission reduction deal jointly made by China and the US. To access Renewable Energy Prospects: China, visit: http://www.irena.org/remap/IRENA_REmap_China_report_2014.pdf To access the full REmap 2030 report and all related resources, visit: http://www.irena.org/remap/ To contact IRENA please email remap@irena.org Date: Fri, 28 Nov 2014 10:47:49 +0000 Subject: COP20 event: Public Participation in Climate Policy Making, Monday 1st, 3pm, Sipan

Engaging the public in climate decision-making: learning from local & national experiences
COP 20 Side Event
Monday, 1 December, 15:00-16:30, 
Room Sipan
Public participation in decision-making is key to effective and just climate policies. Article 6 of the UNFCCC requires Parties to promote and facilitate public participation in decision-making on climate change and its effects.
During this interactive side event, panelists will highlight the link between public participation in climate decision-making and the respect and promotion of human rights. Representatives from civil society and researchers will present good practices at the local and national level. The panel will emphasize the opportunity to leverage the implementation of the UNFCCC to promote and strengthen public participation in climate decision-making at the domestic level.
The second part of this interactive event will engage the audience in discussing good practices and principles for the effective participation of the public in decision-making. The outcome of this dialogue will be reflected in the report of the event. Taking place at the beginning of the conference, this event will seek to inform other related events organized at the COP20 and parallel to the conference.

We look forward to your participation,

Wishing all those in Lima a productive conference,
Visiting Research Fellow,
World Trade Institute, University of Bern
Researcher
Northern Institute for Environmental and Minority Law Arctic Centre, University of Lapland
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  From: “Climate Change Info Mailing List digest” <climate-l@lists.iisd.ca> Reply-To: “Climate Change Info Mailing List” <climate-l@lists.iisd.ca> Date: Mon, 01 Dec 2014 Having trouble viewing this digest email? Please visit our “climate-l” forum to read all messages: https://lists.iisd.ca/read/?forum=climate-l CLIMATE-L Digest for Sunday, November 30, 2014. 1. CARE International events and resources for COP20 2. 2 Dec 2014: COP 20 side event: Approaches to lift sectoral mitigation potential with markets in transition 3. IGES Online Survey: “Engagements for SLCPs reduction in Asia and CCAC” 4. ++COP20 ++ Exhibition Booth & Side Event by MOEJ/GEC/OECC (JCM updates) Date: Mon, 1 Dec 2014 01:28:57 +0000 Subject: CARE International events and resources for COP20

Dear Colleagues,
We’re pleased to let you know that CARE International is organising a range of interesting events in Lima this year and has recently launched a series of COP-related publications. They include:
New CARE publications
-Building a fair and just climate deal for the world’s poorest people: CARE’s expectations for the COP20 climate talks in Lima
-Community-based Adaptation in practice: A global overview of CARE’s practice of community-based adaptation to climate change (published earlier in the year but a useful resource re: CARE’s global community-based climate change adaptation work including case studies from around the world.)
**Additional publications to be launched during COP20 – follow us on Twitter @CAREClimate for more details**
CARE events (see attached if image below does not appear)
Also see www.southernvoices.net and http://www.care.org.pe/novedades/noticias/ for further information about additional CARE COP events.
We hope to see you at a CARE event soon!
Finally, our team will be blogging from Lima and we’ll be launching two further publications on gender and climate / population and climate during this year’s COP. Follow us on Twitter @CAREClimate for all the latest or visit our website www.careclimatechange.org to find out more.
Best wishes,
CARE’s COP20 delegation
Jo Barrett  | CARE  |  Media and Communications Coordinator 
Poverty, Environment and Climate Change Network 
London, UK  |  www.careclimatechange.org
T: +44 (0)7940 703911  | Twitter: @CAREClimate
email: jbarrett@careclimatechange.org  |  skype: jobarrett.care
 
Date: Mon, 1 Dec 2014  Subject: 2 Dec 2014: COP 20 side event: Approaches to lift sectoral mitigation potential with markets in transition
Dear Colleagues, NewClimate Institute and DEHSt (German Emission Trading Authority) invite you to the following side event. Light food and drinks will be served afterwards. Date: Tuesday 2 December, 10:30-12:00 Location: EU Pavilion Approaches to lift sectoral mitigation potential with markets in transition This event presents research insights from assessing opportunities towards piloting sectoral market mechanisms based on bilateral agreements. It will present concepts for credited reference levels based on benchmarks for Chile’s electricity sector and South Africa’s low-income buildings sector. Pathways will be discussed for implementation and integration in national and international policies and mechanisms, and insights in the current status of CDM projects in times of low certificate prices will be given. Speakers: Frank Wolke (DEHSt, CDM EB), Carsten Warnecke (NewClimate Institute), Hanna Fekete (NewClimate Institute), Martin Hession (EU Commission), Andrés Pirazzoli (Ministry of the Environment Chile), Camilo Rojas (CAF Colombia) The Flyer is attached or visit our website to DOWNLOAD FILE. Kind regards, Carsten Warnecke    www.newclimate.org
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Carsten Warnecke Founding Partner | NewClimate Institute c.warnecke@newclimate.org M +49 151 68 400 100 | T +49 221 999833-02 Am Hof 20-26 | 50667 Cologne | Germany www.newclimate.org   Date: Mon, 1 Dec 2014 14:26:42 +0900 Subject: IGES Online Survey: “Engagements for SLCPs reduction in Asia and CCAC”

Dear Colleagues,The Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES), Japan would like to ask for your participation in a brief 10-20 minute oinline survey for the research on “Supporting international-level efforts on short-lived climate pollutants (SLCPs) including the Climate and Clean Air Coalition (CCAC)”. The survey aims to inform the Ministry of the Environment, Japan (MOEJ) on how it can meet the needs for SLCP reductions in Asia.The results of this survey will be used for research purposes only. Responses will be kept strictly confidential and will be reported in aggregate and hence not be attributed to any individual respondent.
Please complete the online survey by 19 December 2014 at: http://goo.gl/forms/4C95ey4G4h.
(You may also participate in the paper-based survey by sending back the attached form to Jenny Law at: law@iges.or.jp.)
For information on IGES’ engagement at COP 20, please visit: http://www.iges.or.jp/en/climate/cop20/index.html.
Should you have any questions please contact Jenny Law at: law@iges.or.jp.
Thank you very much in advance for your time and cooperation. With kind regards,
Jenny LAW (Ms.) Researcher of Integrated Policies for Sustainable Societies Group Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES), Japan

(公財)地球環境戦略研究機関 持続可能な社会のための政策統合領域 羅 佳寶
Jenny LAW (Ms.) Researcher | Integrated Policies for Sustaibable Societies Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES) 2108-11 Kamiyamaguchi, Hayama, Kanagawa 240-0115 JAPAN Phone: +81-46-855-3842 | Fax: +81-46-855-3709

Yuriko KOYANAGI <koyanagi@oecc.or.jp> To:  Cc:  Date: Mon, 1 Dec 2014  Subject: ++COP20 ++ Exhibition Booth & Side Event by MOEJ/GEC/OECC (JCM updates)

Dear Climate-L readers, We are delighted to inform you that the Global Environment Centre Foundation (GEC) and the Overseas Environmental Cooperation Center, Japan (OECC) are hosting an exhibition booth and a side event at UNFCCC COP20/CMP10 in Lima, Peru with a support from the Ministry of the Environment, Japan (MOEJ). The exhibition booth and side event will offer excellent opportunities to gather updated information regarding the Joint Crediting Mechanisms (JCM).

Exhibition Booth

Date: Mon 1st – Fri 12th Dec, 2014

The latest information is provided on the support programs of the Ministry of the Environment, Japan for mitigation of climate change in developing countries, especially on the Joint Crediting Mechanism.

Side Event

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The side event hosts key speakers from JCM partner countries, namely, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Mongolia, Palau and Vietnam, for sharing information regarding the progress made in the implementation of the JCM in these partner countries.

Side event agenda is available at: http://www.mmechanisms.org/e/info/event/details_141208COP20sideevent.html If you have any inquiries regarding initiatives from the Japanese government, as well as the exhibition booth and side event, please contact Mr. Jiro Miguel Ogahara at ogahara@oecc.or.jp or Ms. Maiko Uga at uga@gec.jp . We look forward to meeting you in Lima. Thank you. Overseas Environmental Cooperation Center, Japan (OECC) Address: NP-Onarimon 3rd Floor, 3-25-33, Nishi Shinbashi, Minato-ku, Tokyo 105-0003 Japan Phone: +81-(0)3-5472-0144 Fax: +81-(0)3-5472-0145 URL: http://www.mmechanisms.org/e/  / E-mail: info@mmechanisms.org

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141125_DEHSt-NewClimateInstitute_COP-SideEvent-02Dec14  Questionnaire_PrintOut   ———————————————————————————————— ubject: climate-l digest: December 01, 2014 From: “Climate Change Info Mailing List digest” <climate-l@lists.iisd.ca> Reply-To: “Climate Change Info Mailing List” <climate-l@lists.iisd.ca> Date: Tue, 02 Dec 2014 03:00:03 -0600 Having trouble viewing this digest email? Please visit our “climate-l” forum to read all messages: https://lists.iisd.ca/read/?forum=climate-l CLIMATE-L Digest for Monday, December 01, 2014. 1. Lifting the Ambition of the Paris 2015 Agreement: An Agenda for Lima 2. ONFI at COP20 in Lima (International subsidiary of ONF, National Forestry Office of France) 3. Invitation to multi-stakeholder discussions on REDD+ Benefit Sharing at COP 20 4. Fairtrade events @ COP20 5. GIZ India publishes “Carbon Market Roadmap for India – Looking back on CDM and Looking Ahead” 6. Upcoming Side Event at Japan Pavilion in UNFCCC COP20, 8th of December 7. Climate Action Network COP20 Side Event, December 2 @ 1:15pm – “Equity and Differentiation in the Context of INDCs – The State of the Debate” 8. Climate Change & Food Security Session – Indonesia Pavilion Tue 2 Dec 14 Date: Tue, 2 Dec 2014 00:19:48 +0000 Subject: Lifting the Ambition of the Paris 2015 Agreement: An Agenda for Lima

Dear Colleagues,  We would like to bring your attention to the latest memo from the Yale Climate Dialogue, “Lifting the Ambition of the Paris 2015 Agreement: An Agenda for Lima.” This memo is a reflection of a coordinated dialogue with officials in a number of countries, who convened earlier this year to identify ways to lift the ambition for climate action in the run-up to the Paris Climate Conference and beyond.   This memo provides three core ideas for a ramped up agenda in Lima that strengthens and supports the 2015 Paris Agreement: 1) Engaging a Broader Set of Climate Change Leaders in the 2015 Agreement; 2) Strengthening Clean Energy Finance by Lowering Barriers to Investment; and 3) Enhancing 21st Century Metrics to Track Performance and Raise Accountability.  You can access a copy of the memo here: http://envirocenter.yale.edu/uploads/Yale%20Climate%20Dialogue%20Lima%20Ideas%20Memo.pdf  Sincerely, The Yale Climate Dialogue Team
Dena Adler Yale Law School, J.D. Candidate – Class of 2017 Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies, M.E.M. Candidate – Class of 2017 Dena.Adler@yale.edu (917) 371-2286

From: Natalia Gonzalez Romero <ngonzalez@onfandina.com> To:  Cc:  Date: Mon, 1 Dec 2014 20:03:02 -0500 Subject: ONFI at COP20 in Lima (International subsidiary of ONF, National Forestry Office of France)

Dear colleagues, The ONF International (ONFI) delegation will be participating at COP20, hosting many events with the aim of contributing to sustainable development of the man and the territories, highlighting the role of forests. We invite you to participate; will be a great pleasure to have you there.  For more information about ONFI, visit our web site www.onfinternational.org
Date December 1 y 2, Monday and Tuesday
Hour 8:00 – 17:00
Venue Hotel San Isidro Inn – Only whit invitation
Name Workshop on Tools and Methods for Planning and Decision Making Processes in Agriculture and Climate Change – In partnership with CIAT and the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS)
Date December 7, Sunday
Hour 11:30 – 13:00
Venue The Westin Lima Hotel & Convention Center
Name Initiative 20 by 20 Launching EventPlans from Impact Investment Funds on land restoration. Panel discussion. CEOs and Managing Directors of Impact Investment Funds will share their plans for investment in land restoration in the region up to 2020.
Date December 8, Monday
Hour 10:00 – 13:00
Venue Forest Pavilion “Voices for Climate” – Jockey Plaza
Name Site event: Forestry Development and Global Change – Experiences and Potential Synergies

The following are the senior team members of ONFI delegation will be participate in COP20 Lima. Please contact us directly to set up an onsite meeting and definitely look for us at our events.

Name & Title

Dates at COP

Email

Nicolás Chenet, Director, Forest & Climate Change ONFI December 6 – 12 nicolas.chenet@onfinternational.org
Clement Chenost, Technical Director,  The Moringa Partnership December 5 – 8 c.chenost@moringapartnership.com
César Rey, Technical Sub Director, ONF ANDINA December 1 – 4 crey@onfandina.com
Hector Cisneros, Director, ONF ANDINA in Perú December 1 – 12 hcisneros@onfandina.com
Manuel López, Director, Forest & Climate Change ONF ANDINA December 5 – 12 mlopez@onfandina.com
Patrick Houdry, Sales Manager Forest & Environment at Astrium GEO Information Services December 3 – 9 patrick.houdry@astrium.eads.net
Natalia González, Senior Expert December 1 – 9 ngonzalez@onfandina.com
Augusto Castro, Senior Expert December 2 – 10 acastro@onfandina.com
Daniella Diez Canseco, Senior Expert December 1 – 12 ddiezcanseco@onfandina.com

We are very excited to discussions and exchanges with you on the COP20 in Lima and beyond. The ONFI team. Queridos colegas,   La delegación del grupo ONF International, estará participando en la COP20 Lima, como anfitrión de varios eventos con el objetivo de contribuir al desarrollo sostenible del hombre y los territorios, valorizando el papel de los bosques.   Los invitamos participar, será un gran gusto contar con su presencia. Para más información sobre ONFI, visite nuestro sitio web www.onfinternational.org

Fecha 1 y 2 de Diciembre, Lunes y Martes
Hora 8:00 – 17:00
Sitio Hotel San Isidro Inn – Solo con invitación
Nombre Taller Herramientas y Métodos para la planificación y toma de decisiones en los procesos de Agricultura y Cambio Climático – En alianza con CIAT y el Programa en Cambio Climático, Agricultura y Seguridad Alimentaria (CCAFS) del CGIAR
Fecha Diciembre 7, Domingo
Hora 11:30 – 13:00
Sitio Westin Lima Hotel y Centro de Convenciones
Nombre Iniciativa 20×20 LanzamientoPanel de discusión. Planes de Fondos de Inversión de Impacto para la restauración de la tierra. CEOs y Directores Generales de Fondos de Inversión de Impacto compartirán sus planes de inversión hasta el año 2020 para la restauración de tierras en la región.
Fecha 8 de Diciembre, Lunes
Hora 10:00 – 13:00
Sitio Pabellón Bosques “Voces por el Clima” – Jockey Plaza
Nombre Evento paralelo: Desarrollo forestal y Cambio Global – Experiencias y Sinergias potenciales

Los siguientes son los miembros de alto nivel de nuestro equipo que conforman la delegación de ONFI que participará en la COP20 Lima. Por favor contáctenos directamente para agendar una cita y encuéntrenos en nuestros eventos.

Nombre y Titulo Fechas en la COP Email
Nicolás Chenet, Director, Bosques y Clima ONFI Diciembre 6 – 12 nicolas.chenet@onfinternational.org
Clement Chenost, Director Técnico   Fondo de Inversión Agroforestal Moringa Diciembre 5 – 8 c.chenost@moringapartnership.com
César Rey, Subdirector Técnico ONF ANDINA Diciembre 1 – 4 crey@onfandina.com
Hector Cisneros, Director, ONF ANDINA en el Perú Diciembre 1 – 12 hcisneros@onfandina.com
Manuel López, Director, Bosques y Clima ONF ANDINA Diciembre 5 – 12 mlopez@onfandina.com
Patrick Houdry, Gerente de ventas Bosques y Ambiente, Astrium GEO Servicios de información Diciembre 3 – 9 patrick.houdry@astrium.eads.net
Natalia González, Experto Senior Diciembre 1 – 9 ngonzalez@onfandina.com
Augusto Castro, Experto Senior Diciembre 2 – 10 acastro@onfandina.com
Daniella Diez Canseco, Experto Senior Diciembre 1 – 12 ddiezcanseco@onfandina.com

Estamos muy emocionados de los debates e intercambios con usted en la COP20 in Lima y en más allá. El equipo de ONFI. From: The Forests Dialogue <info@theforestsdialogue.org> To:  Cc:  Date: Mon, 1 Dec 2014 21:28:12 -0500 Subject: Invitation to multi-stakeholder discussions on REDD+ Benefit Sharing at COP 20

In partnership with IUCN, The Forests Dialogue (TFD) is organizing two events at COP 20 that will share lessons and case studies on how to link international aspirations to reduce deforestation and degradation with practical solutions on the ground. Lunch receptions will be organized for both events. English and Spanish translation will be offered.   We look forward to seeing you! To reserve your place for one or both events, please RSVP at xiaoting.hou@yale.edu. You can find the event details below:   Linking Policy & Practice: Approaches to REDD+ Benefit Sharing Tuesday, December 2nd – 12:00 – 14:00 Auditorium, Forests Pavillion, Jockey Club of Peru, Lima, PE Link for more information (please share): http://bit.ly/1yMgnQF   Distinguished Panelists: Chris Meyer – Environmental Defense Fund Leticia Gutiérrez Lorandi- The Nature Conservancy, Mexico Percy Summers- Conservation International, Peru Iwan Wibisono- REDD+ National Task Force, Indonesia   Sharing the Benefits of REDD+: The Case of Peru Wednesday December 3rd – 13:00 – 14:00 Auditorium, Forests Pavillion, Jockey Club of Peru, Lima, PE Link for more information (please share): http://bit.ly/1teITXp   Distinguished Panelists: Doris Cordero- IUCN Patricia I. Fernández-Dávila M.- CIMA-Cordillera Azul Percy Summers – CI-Perú Gustavo Suárez de Freitas- MINAM Roberto Espinoza Llanos- AIDESEP   We will be live-tweeting the event @ForestsDialogue through the hashtag #COP20 and invite other attendees to do the same.  Please direct questions about the event to Xiaoting Hou at xiaoting.hou@yale.edu or @ForestsDialogue. We look forward to seeing you there.
El Diálogo Forestal (TFD), en colaboración con la Unión Internacional para la Conservación de la Naturaleza (UICN), lanzará dos nuevos documentos en la COP20 de Lima los cuales serán presentados en los eventos: Vinculando políticas y práctica: Opciones de los países para la distribución de beneficios REDD+ y Compartiendo los beneficios de REDD+: El caso peruano. En estos dos espacios se realizará una sesión informativa sobre los dos nuevos documentos de REDD+. Participe de estos eventos en las siguientes fechas:

Vinculando políticas y práctica: Opciones de los países para la distribución de beneficios REDD+
martes, 02 de diciembre - 12:00-14:00 (refrigerio)

Lugar: Auditorio, Pabellón Bosques, Jockey Club del Perú, Lima, PE Cualquier duda dirigirse a Xiaoting Hou: xiaoting.hou@yale.edu Más información: http://bit.ly/1yMgnQF   Panelistas:   Chris Meyer – Fondo de Defensa Ambiental Leticia Gutiérrez Lorandi – The Nature Conservancy, México Percy Summers – Conservación Internacional, Perú Iwan Wibisono – Grupo de Trabajo Nacional REDD+, Indonesia

Compartiendo los beneficios de REDD+: El caso peruano 
miércoles 03 de diciembre - 13:00-14:00 (refrigerio)

Lugar: Auditorio, Pabellón Bosques, Jockey Club del Perú, Lima, PE Cualquier duda dirigirse a Xiaoting Hou: xiaoting.hou@yale.edu Más información: http://bit.ly/1teITXp Panelistas: Doris Cordero – UICN Patricia I. Fernández-Dávila M. – CIMA – Cordillera Azul Percy Summers – CI, Perú Gustavo Suárez de Freitas – MINAM Roberto Espinoza Llanos – AIDESEP

Los esperamos en la COP20  la próxima semana
Encuéntrenos en twitter como @ForestsDialogue y a través del hashtag #COP20. Invite a otros asistentes a seguirnos. Por favor, dirija sus preguntas sobre el evento a Xiaoting Hou xiaoting.hou@yale.edu o @ForestsDialogue.
Sincerely, Gary Dunning Executive Director The Forests Dialogue (TFD) Yale University | 360 Prospect Street | New Haven, CT 06511 | USA Email: gary.dunning@yale.edu | T: +1 203 432 1843 | M: +1 203 627 8757 | F: +1 203 432 3809 Website | Twitter | Facebook From: Vicky Pauschert <v.pauschert@fairtrade.net> To: Cc: Date: Tue, 2 Dec 2014 04:54:13 +0100 Subject: Fairtrade events @ COP20 Dear Climate-L readers, Climate change is one of the most pressing concerns for Fairtrade farmers. That’s why Fairtrade is working with climate change experts to develop solutions and deliver climate justice for smallholders and their communities. Find out more at our two side events on Weds 3 December, outlined below. You can also meet Fairtrade producers and members of the Latin America Fairtrade Producer Network, CLAC, at our booth (number 60). We’d love to see you there. Landscapes, ecosystem services & smallholders: Putting cross-cutting concepts into practice 11:30 – 13:00, Wednesday 3 December 2014, Room Maranga A sustainable landscape is the sum of good practice in ecosystem management and smallholder livelihoods, supported through fair and holistic payments for goods and services. Learn how Fairtrade International, Gold Standard Foundation and Forest Stewardship Council work towards this vision with support of other organizations. Speakers from Fairtrade International, Gold Standard Foundation, Forest Stewardship Council, HIVOS, FairClimateFund, and Nexus. Fairtrade Carbon Neutral Coffee: How smallholders & communities benefit from fair carbon finance 16:45 – 18:15, Wednesday 3 December 2014, Room Maranga Can the carbon market work for smallholders and rural communities, with the support of the private sector through value chains? How will communities benefit? Can this approach work for other chains? This panel discusses the new Fairtrade scheme and how Ethiopian coffee farmers can benefit and be linked to consumers. Speakers from Fairtrade International, FairClimateFund, Gold Standard Foundation and HoAREC. Can’t make it to our events? You can also arrange an appointment with us by emailing Carlos Canales, Climate Change Policy Manager: c.canales@fairtrade.net  or Vicky Pauschert, Communications: v.pauschert@fairtrade.net Looking forward to meeting you this week! Vicky Pauschert │ Communications Manager – International Liaison v.pauschert@fairtrade.net │ Direct phone: +49 (0) – 228 – 949 23 – 225 │Skype: vicky.pauschert Fairtrade International Bonner Talweg 177 │ 53129 Bonn │ Germany Tel: +49 (0) 228 – 949 – 230 │ Fax: +49 (0) 228 – 242 – 17 – 13www.fairtrade.nettwitter.com/fairtrade │ facebook.com/fairtrade Registered name: Fairtrade Labelling Organizations International e.V.  │ German Register of Associations, No VR 7795 │ Court of Jurisdiction: Bonn, Germany │Board of Directors Chair: Marike Runneboom de Peña The information in this message and any attachments may be confidential and is intended for the recipient only. If you have received this e-mail in error please delete and inform the sender. Date: Mon, 01 Dec 2014 23:03:51 -0600 Subject: Upcoming Side Event at Japan Pavilion in UNFCCC COP20, 8th of December Dear Climate-L subscribers, <br> We are pleased to share the more details of our side event at Japan Pavilion in COP20 , Lima Peru. <br> Everyone is welcomed to join.  <br> You can also get the details from the below link. <br> < body link=”#0080ff”><a href=”#”> http://lcs-rnet.org/locarnet_meetings/2014/11/914 < /a></body><br><br> < b>Date & Time : </b> Monday, 8th December 10:00am – 11:30am<br> < /b>Venue: </b>  Japan Pavilion at COP20 in Lima, Peru<br> < b>Topic : </b>  Achieving a low-carbon Asia – Japan’s collaboration with Asia in developing INDCs with Asia’s full ownership<br> < b>Organiser: </b> Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES) <br> < b>Co-organisers: </b> Kyoto University, National Institute for Environmental Studies (NIES), Mizuho Information and Research Institute<br> Submissions for the “Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDC)” will be requested. In Asia, Japan has been encouraging examination of policies using the Asia-Pacific Integrated Assessment Model, as well as promoting the development of inventories and the formulation of NAMA. We have also seen the emergence of the Low Carbon Asia Research Network (LoCARNet) proposed by the Japanese Government and IGES. This network has facilitated activities towards realising low-carbon development in Asia, by fostering and enhancing research communities in Asia, conducting policy dialogues between researchers and policy-makers, as well as promoting information-exchange and knowledge-sharing through annual meetings. And now the integration of all this knowledge and experience will be effective in INDC preparation. This side-event at COP20 will provide an opportunity to present Japan’s collaboration with Asian countries which we hope will be useful in INDC preparation in Asia. It will also be a good chance to carry out frank exchanges on what kind of support Asia expects from Japan. <br> < b><i>Speakers and presentation theme: </i></b><br> ・ Mr. Michihiro Oi,  Ministry of the Environment, Japan<br> “ Japan’s support for mitigation actions/INDC preparation in developing countries “<br> ・ Dr. Junichi Fujino, NIES<br> AIM model applications to national climate policies in Asia<br> < b><i>Panel Discussion: </i></b><br> < b>Achieving a low-carbon Asia – Japan supporting the climate change community to develop INDCs with full ownership develop INDCs with full ownership</b><br> < i>Chair/Moderator: </i><br> Dr. Shuzo Nishioka, LoCARNet Secretariat/IGES<br> < i>Panelists: </i><br> ・ Prof. Ho Chin Siong, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM), Malaysia<br> ・ Mr. Sum Thy, Ministry of Environment, Cambodia (tbc) <br> ・ Dr. Lawin Bastian Tobing, National Council on Climate Change, Indonesia (tbc) <br> ・ Mr. Nguyen Khac Hieu, DMHCC, Viet Nam (tbc) <br> ・ Dr. Jakkanit Kananurak, Thailand Greenhouse Gas Management Organization (TGO) <br> Thank you in advance for your kind attention. <br> We hope to see you soon at the venue. <br> Best Wishes<br> Secretariat of International Research Network for Low Carbon Societies (LCS-RNet) <br> c/o Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES) <br> http://www.iges.or.jp<br> http://lcs-rnet.org<br></font> From: Christian Holz <cholz@climateactionnetwork.ca> To:  Cc:  Date: Mon, 1 Dec 2014 19:19:11 -0500 Subject: Climate Action Network COP20 Side Event, December 2 @ 1:15pm – “Equity and Differentiation in the Context of INDCs – The State of the Debate”

Dear colleagues,
Please find below (and attached) an invitation to Climate Action Network’s side event in Lima this TUESDAY, December 2 2014 at 1:15pm:

Equity and Differentiation in the Context of INDCs – The State of the Debate

SIDE EVENT

Tuesday, 2 December 2014 – 13:15-14:45 Room: Paracas

The importance of Equity and Differentiation within the 2015 agreement is accepted by many Parties and observers. However, the terms of an equitable agreement applicable to all are both unclear and controversial. Disagreement exists on operationalization and scope of equity, and on approaches for assessment of iNDCs. In this context, CAN has made a detailed proposal for a dynamic Equity Reference Framework that is explicitly rooted in the Convention’s core equity principles. We believe that such an approach can break the deadlock in the negotiations. This side event will further articulate CAN’s Equity Reference Framework and will provide an opportunity for discussions on how to bring this Framework into the negotiations.

Civil Society Presentation

  • Mohamed Adow, Christian Aid
  • Tom Athanasiou, CAN International Equity Working Group
  • Siddharth Pathak, CAN International
  •   ​Brazil, South Africa (confirmed)

Party Respondents

  • Bolivia, China, Colombia, India (requested)

Moderator: Mohamed Adow, Christian Aid Background Information: CAN’s Equity Indicators Paper: http://is.gd/equity_indicators CAN’s Equity submission for ADP2.5: http://is.gd/adp2_5_Submission CAN discussion paper – “The Case for an Equity Review”: http://is.gd/CANReview Inline image 1 Dr.  Christian Holz International Policy Director | ​Directeur des politiques internationales

Climate Action Network Canada | Réseau action climat Canada
Skype: cbholz
 

Date: Tue, 2 Dec 2014 03:31:21 +0000 (UTC) Subject: Climate Change & Food Security Session – Indonesia Pavilion Tue 2 Dec 14

Dear Climate-L Colleagues
 
You are invited to the Climate Change and Food Security Session
Tuesday, 2 December 2014 at 1.00 PM – 3.00 PM
Venue: Indonesia Pavilion-  Pabellon de Paises (Country Pavilion) Pab. 45-46 
 
Extreme weather results in crop failures, loss of livestock and increasing risk of new patterns of pests and diseases. People living on the coasts and floodplains and in mountains, dry lands and the Arctic are most at risk.  The challenge lies in the context of reducing emission, adaptation, and technology to achieving sustainable food security in a world with a growing population. This session will discuss frameworks to address economic development facing climate change problems on agriculture sector.
Speakers
*DR. Andi Eka Sakya, M.Eng, Head of The Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) Indonesia
*Application of Integrated Cropping Calendar as an Adaptation Approach  in Coping with Climate Change to Ensure Food Security in Indonesia
*Fadhlullah Ramadhani, Indonesian Agency for Agricultural Research and Development, Ministry of Agriculture, Republic of Indonesia
Adaptation as the Entry Point to Mitigation  in Agricultural Sector
*Fahmuddin Agus, Indonesian Agency for Agricultural Research and Development, Ministry of Agriculture, Republic of Indonesia
*Dr. Heng Chanthoeun, Deputy Director of Climate Change Department, Ministry of Environment, Kingdom of Cambodia
*Ms. Evelyn Nguleka, World Farmers’ Organization (tbc)
 We hope to see you at Pavilion Indonesia.
Kind regards
Amanda Katili Niode
National Focal Point Article 6 UNFCCC

————————————————————————————————–   Subject: climate-l digest: November 29, 2014 From: “Climate Change Info Mailing List digest” <climate-l@lists.iisd.ca Date: Sun, 30 Nov 2014 Having trouble viewing this digest email? Please visit our “climate-l” forum to read all messages: https://lists.iisd.ca/read/?forum=climate-l CLIMATE-L Digest for Saturday, November 29, 2014. 1. Re: COP20 Side Event: LULUCF & REDD+: Forest Potential for Climate Change Mitigation in the Post-Kyoto Framework Subject: Re: COP20 Side Event: LULUCF & REDD+: Forest Potential for Climate Change Mitigation in the Post-Kyoto Framework Dear Colleagues,  We would like to invite you to the following side event on LULUCF and REDD+ hosted at the EU  Pavilion of Side Events. We look forward to seeing you there. In case the announcement does not display properly, you can access it at this link. From climate change mitigation through carbon sequestration in standing forests, harvested wood products, as well as fossil fuel substitution, and climate change adaptation, forests can play a far  more significant role in the general Post-Kyoto framework. This panel will discuss some of the  potential pathways for achieving those goals

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With many kind regards to all,
David Ellison
Subject: BioRes Lima Update #1 | Negotiators land in Lima, with eyes on a draft climate deal.
Dear Climate-L subscribers,
Please see below for our preview of what to expect at COP20 with a particular focus on some of the trade and sustainable development issues on the table.
I hope to see some of you in Lima. Cheers, Kimberley Botwright  ICTSD, Editor, Bridges Trade BioRes Tel: +41 (0)22.917.89.47 Tel: +41 (0)7.89.11.18.23 Skype: kimberley.botwright www.ictsd.org twitter.com/ICTSD_BioRes facebook.com/ICTSD_BioRes

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Subject: Invitation – Opening of the INDONESIA PAVILION at COP 20 – Mon 1 Dec 4.00 PM

Dear Climate-L Colleagues,
You are cordially invited to the opening of the Indonesia Pavilion at Lima COP20/CMP10.
Monday, 1 December 2014 at 16.00 – 1700
Pabellon de Paises (Country Pavilion) Pab. 45-46
Featuring Serampang 12 and Rentak Besapih, Indonesian traditional dances.
Free refreshments and Batik Bag souvenirs available.
Experience the Indonesia Pavilion, a knowledge sharing platform for climate actions in Indonesia through domestic efforts, bilateral, regional and multilateral cooperation programs.
To see the full Indonesia Pavilion Agenda, 1 – 12 December 2014, please visit:
Perundingan Iklim di Peru Demi Masa Depan Yang Lebih Baik
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Kind regards,
Amanda Katili Niode
National Focal Point Article 6 UNFCCC
National Council on Climate Change, Indonesia.
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 To: “Climate Change Info Mailing List” <climate-l@lists.iisd.ca> Date: Sat, 29 Nov 2014 03:00:04

 Having trouble viewing this digest email? Please visit our “climate-l” forum to read all mesages: https://lists.iisd.ca/read/?forum=climate-l CLIMATE-L Digest for Friday, November 28, 2014. 1. @IISDRS Coverage of #UNFCCC #COP20 2. 8 December in Lima: Building a common indicator on land-based adaptation for reporting on the Rio Conventions 3. Side event at COP20 in Lima, Peru – ‘Success in Paris – Mapping a road towards 100% renewables’ 4. INVITATION: Lima Side Event: Children in a Changing Climate: Who does the future belong to? Thursday 4th December 3-4:30pm 5. COP 20 Side Event: Children/Youth and Climate Change 6. Interactive infographic on land use and governance in Peru – now in Spanish 7. invitation to Carbon Majors side event in Lima: “Advancing Accountability for Climate Damages” 8. COP 20 High-level Panel Discussion on Clean Energy Technologies 9. Launch of the GHG Protocol Mitigation Goal Standard and Policy and Action Standard in Lima  – Decemb 10. Fwd: EUROCLIMA Programme: COP20 Side Events – December 4 and 5 11. [DIE's current column] If we sent our children to the COP 12. NewClimate Institute – side events at the COP in Lima  – corrected 13. Invitation to Peru Pavilion Side Event “Road map of the domestic process of the elaboration of intended nationally determined contributions (iNDCs) in Latin America and Caribbean”, 2 December 14. NewClimate Institute – side events at the COP in Lima 15. COP20 Side Event: Approaches to equity in forest governance: Lessons for safeguard development 16. Invitation – Opening of the INDONESIA PAVILION at COP 20 – 1 Dec 4.00 PM 17. Invitation to “Japan Pavilion” at the COP20/CMP10 18. FAO events at COP 20 19. Further guidance for REDD+ safeguard information systems? An analysis of positions in the UNFCCC negotiations: new publication 20. COP20_Beyond REDD: Food Security, Climate Adaptation, and Public Engagement in High Forested SIDS 21. COP20 Event Dec 9 – Development of Joint Crediting Mechanism Model Projects and its Methodologies 22. ++ COP20 ++ Side Events by OECC at the Japan Pavilion (Large Scale JCM FS and NAMA Guidebook) 23. 4 December COP20 Side event: Presentation of Dutch REDD+ Business Initiative and panel discussion on financing REDD+ 24. side event COP 20 Lima: “Traditional Indigenous Agricultural Technology: a mechanism for adaptation in the Andes of Latin America” 25. IIED events and activities at COP20 26. Invitation: UNFCCC COP 20 side events of the Ethiopian Railways Corporation 27. A Global Framework for Climate Action (GFCA) 28. WBCSD at Lima -  global net zero emissions within the century 29. UNFCCC Official side event: Synergy between Adaptation and Mitigation in the Land-based Sector: Best Practices from Indonesia and Elsewhere 30. REDD+ Implementation: Legal and governance foundations, Indigenous Peoples’ Rights and Safeguards – Friday 5 December, 11:30-13:00 31. Invitation COP20_ Knowledge cafe “Ecosystem based Adaptation Effectiveness_Evidence from the Field” 3Dec 32. Join Madre de Dios Amazon REDD Project at COP 20 33. Call: fellowships opportunities in Climate Smart Livestock Production

Lima Climate Change Conference – December 2014

1-12 December 2014 | Lima, Peru

http://www.iisd.ca/climate/cop20/

The 20th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 20) to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and the 10th session of the COP serving as the Meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol (CMP 10) will take place from 1-12 December 2014, in Lima, Peru. The joint high-level segment of COP 20/CMP 10 will take place from 9-11 December 2014. The 41st sessions of Subsidiary Body for Implementation (SBI) will convene from 1-8 December 2014 and the Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice (SBSTA) from 1-6 December 2014. The first SBI working group session of the multilateral assessment (MA) under the international assessment and review (IAR) process will take place on 6 and 8 December 2014. The fourth meeting of the Structured Expert Dialogue on the 2013-2015 Review will convene from 2-3 December 2014 under the SBI and SBSTA. A variety of issues will be addressed under the various agendas of the COP, CMP, SBI and SBSTA, inter alia: loss and damage; adaptation; the 2013-2015 review; climate finance; reporting from and review of Annex I parties; reporting from non-Annex I parties; response measures; capacity building; gender and climate change; joint implementation (JI) and the clean development mechanism (CDM) under the Kyoto Protocol; the Technology Mechanism, particularly the Technology Executive Committee (TEC) and the Climate Technology Centre and Network (CTCN); the diversity of nationally appropriate mitigation actions (NAMAs); matters related to least developed countries (LDCs); land use, land-use change and forestry (LULUCF); and market and non-market mechanisms. The seventh part of the second session of the Ad Hoc Working Group on the Durban Platform for Enhanced Action (ADP 2-7) will also be held from 2-11 December 2014. ADP 2-7 will continue work on the expected outcomes from Lima – a decision on intended nationally determined contributions (INDCs) and progress on elements of the 2015 agreement under workstream 1 (2015 agreement), and a decision on workstream 2 (pre-2020 ambition). IISD RS will provide a number of different streams of reporting coverage from COP20. Kindly return to this site on Monday, 1 December 2014, for more information

The following IISD RS Coverage of COP20 will be available at http://www.iisd.ca/climate/cop20/ :

  • ·        ENB daily reports and web coverage, and a summary and analysis of the conference in English, French, Spanish, Japanese and Arabic,
  • ·        ENB on the Side (ENBOTS) from side events
  • ·        Video coverage of side events (subscribe to our video channel at https://vimeo.com/iisdrs )

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Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the European Commission*

Langston James “Kimo” Goree VI Vice President, Reporting Services and United Nations Liaison International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) — United Nations Office 300 E 56th St. Apt. 11D – New York, NY 10022  USA Direct Line: +1 973 273 5860 Plaxo public business card: http://kimogoree.myplaxo.com Email: kimo@iisd.org Mobile phone: +12128107701 Skype: kimogoree Twitter: @kimogoree Where: 29 Nov – 13 December Lima, 14-16 Buenos Aires, 17-18 Joburg (Local phone in Lima 982642686) Date: Thu, 27 Nov 2014 13:58:23 +0100 Subject: 8 December in Lima: Building a common indicator on land-based adaptation for reporting on the Rio Conventions Dear UNFCCC COP20 participants, You are cordially invited to the side event hosted by the People’s Republic of China and co-convened by Costa Rica, France, Morocco, Myanmar, Panama and Senegal What:                  Building a common indicator on land-based adaptation for reporting on the Rio Conventions When:           11 December 2014, 12.30h — 14.30h Where:           China Pavilion at UNFCCC COP20, Lima, Peru Focusing on the linkages between climate change adaptation and sustainable land and ecosystem management, the side event will respond to the question of how monitoring progress on these linkages can be achieved. For the Parties and stakeholders to all three Rio Conventions who want to exchange knowledge and use reliable information to improve decision making, this side event will propose cost-efficient operational mechanisms for reporting on progress at national, regional and global level. It will recommend ways to promote effective cooperation and encourage synergistic implementation of these three Conventions. Draft programme 1.                Welcoming remarks by the moderator Lucien Chauvin, Journalist 2.                Statement by Mr. XIE Zhenhua, Vice Chairman NDRC, China 3.                Statement by Monique Barbut, Executive Secretary, UN Convention to Combat Desertification 4.                Moderated panel dialogue discussion (Ministers of China, Costa Rica, France, Morocco, Myanmar, Panama and Senegal) 5.                Q&A segment 6.         Summary / wrap-up of the discussion by the moderator, and closing of the event 7.                   Press briefing For more information, please contact Mr. Sergio Zelaya (UNCCD) at szelaya@unccd.int.   The event flyer     Yukie Hori, PhD Communication team leader/Spokesperson External Relations, Policy and Advocacy Unit United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) UN Campus, Platz der Vereinten Nationen 1 53113 Bonn, Germany Tel: + 49 228 815 2829 / Fax: + 49 228 815 2898 E-mail: yhori@unccd.int / web site: http://www.unccd.int Date: Thu, 27 Nov 2014 07:24:43 -0600 Subject: Side event at COP20 in Lima, Peru – ‘Success in Paris – Mapping a road towards 100% renewables’ In Lima, Peru on December the 5th, during the COP20 the WBA will present a side event titled “Success in Paris: Mapping a road towards 100% renewables”. Organised by the WBA and the WWEA (World Wind Energy Association) this side event will present leading examples on how to reach a renewable future and meet the 2 degree climate target. To download the flyer including the schedule, visit www.worldbioenergy.org/content/wba-side-event-cop20 Kind Regards Bharadwaj V Kummamuru Project Officer World Bioenergy Association (WBA) www.worldbioenergy.org From: ”Treichel, Pia” <Pia.Treichel@plan.org.au> Date: Thu, 27 Nov 2014 14:08:24 +0000 Subject: INVITATION: Lima Side Event: Children in a Changing Climate: Who does the future belong to? Thursday 4th December 3-4:30pm WM Logo mixed org save the children

COP20 LIMA SIDE EVENT INVITATION

Who does the future belong to?

Children and young people leading the way on climate change

Thursday, 4th December 2014 

15.00 – 16.30 Room: Sipan

Children are far more vulnerable to the impacts of climate change than adults. Climate change will affect their access to education, to clean drinking water, to nutritious and reliable food, and extreme climatic events threaten lives and livelihoods. However, while it is important and useful to understand children’s specific vulnerabilities in these changing contexts, if we are to put their rights at the centre of adaptation actions, we must also understand – and value – their capacity to create change in their communities. Join us to explore the unique capacity of children to build long-term community level adaptive capacity and help make sector-based development programmes more sustainable in a changing climate. Speakers:

  • ·         Naderev ‘Yeb’ Sano: Commissioner, Philippines Climate Change Commission and Chief Negotiator for the Philippines
  • ·         Saleemul Huq: Senior Fellow Climate Change Group at the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED)
  • ·         Tale Hammerø Ellingvåg: Youth delegate, from Friends of the Earth, Norway

Moderator:

  • ·         Pablo Suarez: Red Cross/Red Crescent Climate Centre

We encourage anyone with an interest in children’s participation and inclusive approaches to adaptation to come along and join the discussion. For further information please contact: Plan International: Pia Treichel Pia.Treichel@plan.org.au Save the Children: Siv Mjaaland  Siv.Mjaaland@reddbarna.no Pia Treichel Program Manager – Climate Change Adaptation Plan – Australia National Office Direct: +61 3 9672 3670 Skype: pia.treichel

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From: Angelica Shamerina <angelica.shamerina@undp.org> To:  Cc:  Date: Thu, 27 Nov 2014 14:20:00 +0000 Subject: COP 20 Side Event: Children/Youth and Climate Change

Dear Climate-L Readers, We would like to cordially invite you to participate in our COP20 event:

“How does Article 6 contribute to the design and implementation of the 2015 climate change agreement?”

 Thursday the 4th of December from 11:30-13:00 in the Sipan Room (300)

This interactive panel discussion will focus on universal agreement that considers local and global actions toward adaptation and mitigation which can lead to a global path of climate resilience. The event will highlight the need for all countries to raise awareness, educate and encourage participation of citizens from early age. Distinguished panelists of all ages and from all parts of the world will address questions considering how policymakers drafting 2015 climate change agreement should engage with youth-led networks to find innovative solutions and how National Strategies for Article 6 of the Convention can stimulate interaction and action with and among children.

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Hope to see you at the event! Angelica Shamerina Program Advisor (Climate Change) and Regional Focal Point (Latin America and Caribbean) GEF Small Grants Programme UNDP-NY Tel: + 1 646-781-4389 Fax: +1 646-781-4002 Skype: ashamerina Website: http://sgp.undp.org

“Badgery-Parker, Imogen   (CIFOR)” <i.badgery-parker@cgiar.org> To:  Cc:  Date: Thu, 27 Nov 2014 16:48:07 +0000 Subject: Interactive infographic on land use and governance in Peru – now in Spanish
Dear all,
We are excited to announce that CIFOR’s highly popular interactive infographic on multilevel governance in Peru is now available in Spanish too.
In this infographic, see the overlaps and interconnections between the roles of different government agencies in land-use planning and governance.
Click on the topics and watch the map move before your eyes. You can compare two land uses to see how they relate – so you can see clearly which government departments (and at what level) regulate oil palm, timber,mining, REDD+ and other land uses. The results might surprise you.
A special investigative feature explores the issues in more details. Read it in English or Spanish
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Center for International Forestry Research
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cifor.org | blog.cifor.org Description: Description: http://www.cifor.org/images/signature/cifor_logo.gif     cid:50C8B6E5-2F22-458F-B8B8-8B473CB46235 CIFOR is a member of the CGIAR Consortium From: Lili Fuhr <fuhr@boell.de> To:  Cc:  Date: Thu, 27 Nov 2014 18:06:37 +0100 Subject: invitation to Carbon Majors side event in Lima: “Advancing Accountability for Climate Damages”

Dear colleagues,
please, find attached and below the invitation to our side event at COP 20 in Lima.
I hope to see you there!
Regards,
Lili Fuhr

Climate Justice Programme (CJP), the Center for International Environmental Law (CIEL), the Heinrich Böll Foundation (hbs), the Climate Accountability Institute (CAI), and the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS)

cordially invite you to attend our side event at COP 20 in Lima:

Advancing Accountability for Climate Damages

Thursday, December 11, 2014, 11:30 – 13:00

Room Machu Picchu

The panelists will discuss scientific, legal & ethical dimensions of climate responsibility, focusing on the Carbon Majors research that shows that two-thirds of industrial carbon pollution can be traced to just 90 big fossil fuel producers. This panel will explore ways to establish responsibility, seek reparation, and change fossil fuel industry behavior, as well as discuss the practical implementation of Carbon Majors research such as a fossil fuel extraction levy for loss and damage finance.

Speakers: Richard Heede, Director, Climate Accountability Institute www.climateaccountability.org Peter Frumhoff, Director of Science & Policy, Union of Concerned Scientists www.ucsusa.org Niranjali Amerasinghe, Dir. Climate & Energy Program, Center for International Environmental Law www.ciel.org Julie-Anne Richards, Manager – International Policy, Climate Justice Programme www.climatejustice.org.au Moderator: Lili Fuhr, Dep. Head Ecology and Sustainable Development, Heinrich Böll Foundation www.boell.de Please read about the Carbon Majors: Tracing anthropogenic carbon dioxide and methane emissions to fossil fuel and cement producers, 1854–2010 , by Richard Heede, in: Climatic Change, Jan 2014, Vol.122, 1-2, as outlined in this Guardian story Carbon Majors Funding Loss and Damage , a discussion paper by Julie-Anne Richards and Keely Boom, published by Heinrich Böll Foundation, June 2014

Lili Fuhr Referentin Internationale Umweltpolitik / Department Head Ecology and Sustainable Development Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung Schumannstraße 8 D – 10117 Berlin T +49 (0)30 285 34 304 F +49-(0)30 285 34 5304 M +49 (0)151 40201775 E: fuhr@boell.de / www.boell.de
Resource Politics for a Fair Future: www.boell.de/en/resource-memorandum
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———- Doorgestuurd bericht ———- From: Sonja Hawkins <SHawkins@ictsd.ch> To:  Cc:  Date: Thu, 27 Nov 2014 16:24:01 +0000 Subject: COP 20 High-level Panel Discussion on Clean Energy Technologies

Dear Climate-L readers,
We are hosting a high-level panel discussion on clean energy technologies at COP 20 in Lima. If you want to know more about how the Environmental Goods Agreement trade negotiation can contribute to climate action, join us on Monday, 8 December from 18:00-20:00 in Room Roma of the EU Pavilion. We look forward to seeing you there!
Best regards,
Sonja
Sonja Hawkins Junior Programme Officer – Global Platform on Climate Change, Trade and Sustainable Energy International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD) Chemin de Balexert 7, 1219 Geneva, Switzerland Tel. direct: +41-22-917-8816; general: +41-22-917-8492 www.ictsd.org

Date: Thu, 27 Nov 2014 11:19:38 -0600 Subject: Launch of the GHG Protocol Mitigation Goal Standard and Policy and Action Standard in Lima  – Decemb Dear all, The World Resources Institute will be hosting a launch event for two new Greenhouse Gas Protocol Standards to inform government climate change strategies. The event will feature presentations on the new standards and a reception on December 6th from 6-8 pm. Hotel & Spa Golf Los Incas Av Cerros De Camacho 500 Santiago de Surco “Birdie Room” http://www.golfincahotel.com/ (a short cab ride away from the negotiations) These important new standards can help answer some of the most fundamental questions facing our planet going forward: •       Are countries on track to meet their climate commitments? •       How effective are specific local or national policies to drive emissions reductions? •       Will countries’ actions add up to limit warming to under 2 degrees Celsius? Building on previous GHG Protocol standards, the Policy and Action Standard helps evaluate the effectiveness of specific policies or measures in achieving greenhouse gas emissions reductions, empowering policymakers and analysts to better assess and communicate their progress. The Mitigation Goal Standard takes a bigger picture view, enabling governments to determine their emissions trajectory and whether their policy portfolio aligns with reaching their climate goals. Both standards are applicable for all levels of government. At the event, government representatives and other experts will reflect the far reaching significance of these new standards. RSVP: Please email Max Frankel  <mfrankel@wri.org> We hope to see you there, Kelly Kelly Levin Senior Associate  |  Climate Program World Resources Institute 10 G Street, NE, Suite 800 Washington, DC 20002 USA WRI.org klevin@wri.org  |  +1 202-729-7910 From: Jan Karremans <jan.karremans@euroclima.org> To:  Cc:  Date: Thu, 27 Nov 2014 18:47:34 +0100 Subject: Fwd: EUROCLIMA Programme: COP20 Side Events – December 4 and 5

Dear Colleagues, an Invitation to EUROCLIMA side events at COP20
EUROCLIMA en la COP20

Durante los días jueves 4 y viernes 5 de diciembre, el Programa EUROCLIMA estará desarrollando el evento paralelo: EUROCLIMA: respuestas regionales conjuntas de la Unión Europea y América Latina, frente al cambio climático. Leer más
Invitation to EUROCLIMA side events at COP20

On Thursday 4th and Friday December 5 the EUROCLIMA programme will be developing the side event EUROCLIMA: Latin American European Union, joint responses to climate change in the región.              Read more
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From: Nannette.Lindenberg@die-gdi.de :  Cc:  Date: Thu, 27 Nov 2014 20:22:05 +0100 Subject: [DIE's current column] If we sent our children to the COP Dear climate-l readers, if you are curious why we would be better off sending our kids to Lima to sort it out, you might have a look at the current column “Why we wouldn’t have a climate problem, if we sent our children to the climate change conference” of the German Development Institute (DIE): http://www.die-gdi.de/en/the-current-column/article/why-we-wouldnt-have-a-climate-problem-if-we-sent-our-children-to-the-climate-change-conference-1/ I would also like to draw your attention to DIE’s web special on climate protection and decarbonization: http://www.die-gdi.de/en/research/climate-protection-and-decarbonization/ Best regards, Nannette *********************************************************************************** Recent publications: “Definition of green finance” (2014) Bonn: German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE) http://www.die-gdi.de/en/publications/mitarbeiter-sonstige/article/definition-of-green-finance/ “Public instruments to leverage private capital for green investments in developing countries” (2014) Discussion Paper 4/2014 Bonn: German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE) http://www.die-gdi.de/en/discussion-paper/article/public-instruments-to-leverage-private-capital-for-green-investments-in-developing-countries/ “Setting green finance on the right track” (2013) Making It: Industry for Development 15/2013, 46-47 http://www.die-gdi.de/en/others-publications/article/setting-green-finance-on-the-right-track/ *********************************************************************************** DEUTSCHES INSTITUT FÜR ENTWICKLUNGSPOLITIK (DIE) German Development Institute – Institut Allemand de Développement Dr. Nannette Lindenberg Researcher, Dpt. World Economy and Development Financing Tulpenfeld 6 D-53113 Bonn phone: +49-228/949 27-239 fax:  +49-228/949 27-130 mailto: nannette.lindenberg@die-gdi.de http://www.die-gdi.dewww.facebook.com/DIE.Bonn

From: ”Niklas Höhne” <n.hoehne@newclimate.org> To:  Cc:  Date: Thu, 27 Nov 2014 21:13:45 +0000 Subject: NewClimate Institute – side events at the COP in Lima  – corrected
Dear Climate-l readers,

The NewClimate Institute www.newclimate.org would like to welcome you to our side events, see list below. More details are available on our website.
Do not forget to read the process guidance on INDCs that NewClimate Institute staff authored and our blog on assessing ambition of INDCs
See you in Lima!
Niklas Höhne, for the NewClimate Institute team of Frauke Röser, Carsten Warnecke, Gesine Hänsel, Markus Hagemann, Hanna Fekete, Thomas Day, Christian Ellermann
Date and time
 
Side event
Location
 
 
01 December
15:00 – 16:30
 
Climate change mitigation policies – recent trends, opportunities and compatibility with 2°C pathways
 
Speakers: Dr. Niklas Höhne and Hanna Fekete (NewClimate Institute), Dr. Bill Hare (Climate Analytics), Dr. Louise Jeffery (PIK), Dr. Michel den Elzen (PBL), Dr. Michael Obersteiner (IIASA)
Caral
 
01 December
15:00 – 16:30
 
Developing robust INDCs: Experiences from developing countries and emerging lessons
Speakers: Government and civil society partners from CDKN focus countries, including from Peru, Dominican Republic, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Markus Hagemann (NewClimate Institute)
Paracas
 
 
02 December
8:30-9:30
 
iNAMAzonia: An integrated approach to agricultural NAMAs for the sustainable management of productive landscapes of the Peruvian Amazon
 
Participants: Juan Manuel Benitez Ramos (Minister of Agriculture), Dr. Peter Minang (ICRAF Camerun), Fabiola Munoz Dodero (SERFOR), Gesine Hänsel (NewClimate Institute) and representatives from ICRAF Peru, Rainforest Alliance and GIZ Peru
 
Peru Pavilion
 
02 December
10:30 – 12:00
 
Approches to lift sectoral mitigation potential with markets in transition
 
Speakers:  Frank Wolke (DEHSt, CDM EB), Carsten Warnecke (NewClimate Institute), Hanna Fekete (NewClimate Institute), Martin Hession (EU Commission), Andrés Pirazzoli (Ministry of the Environment Chile), Camilo Rojas (CAF Colombia)
 
EU Pavilion
 
 
02 December
14:15 – 16:00
 
Insights into the current status of CDM projects and progress on Programme of Activities – results from latest policy research
Speakers: Thomas Forth (BMUB), Carsten Warnecke (NewClimate Institute), Stephan Hoch (Perspectives) and others (tbc)
IETA Pavilion
 
02 December
15:00 – 16:30
Act 2015 – towards an ambitious and durable 2015 agreement
Speakers: Jennifer Morgan (WRI), Antonio G. M. La Viña (Ateneo School of Government), Niklas Höhne (NewClimate Institute) and others
     Machu  Picchu
 
05 December
13:00 – 14:30
Enhancing effective climate change mitigation policies – recent trends and opportunities
Speakers: Michel den Elzen (PBL), Niklas Höhne (NewClimate Institute), Hanna Fekete (NewClimate Institute), Michel Obersteiner (IIASA) and others
EU Pavilion
 
05 December
18:00 – 19:30
The ‘Emissions Gap Report 2014’ by the United Nations Environment Programme
Speakers:  Joe Alcamo (University of Kassel),  Taryn Fransen (WRI), Michel den Elzen (PBL), Niklas Höhne (NewClimate Insitute) and Joeri Rogelj (ETH Zürich)
 
EU Pavilion
 
06 December
11:30 – 13:00
Criteria-based evaluation of climate policy scenarios
Speakers: Axel Michaelowa (Climate Strategies), Peter Horvath (European Commission), Andrea Egan (UNDP), Niklas Höhne (NewClimate Institute) and speakers from the POLIMP project
Maranga
 
06 December
15:00 – 16:30
Ambitious and transparent mitigation action in NAMAs and INDCs
Speakers: Mathias Friman (University of Linköping), Frauke Röser (NewClimate Institute), representatives from the World Resources Institute; Dr. Henry Zaira (Vice-Minister of Transport, Peru) and Dr. Beatriz Bugeda (SEMARNAT, Mexico)
Caral
 
07 December
12:00 – 13:30
Mitigation potential for transport
 
Speakers at session on INDCs:  Michael Replogle (ITDP), Niklas Höhne (NewClimate Institute) and others
 
Sheraton Hotel
 
11 December
10:00 – 11:30
Tools for the promotion of low-carbon societies: Introduction of the second edition of the NAMA Guidebook
 
Speakers: Jiro Ogahara (OECC), Junichi Fujino (NIES), Kentaro Tamura (IGES), Takako Ono (IGES), Thomas Day (NewClimate Institute) and others
Japan Pavilion
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Subject: Message from the CDM EB to Governments at the close of their 81st meeting in Lima, Peru
Dear Climate-L readers,
The Executive Board of the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) concluded its 81st meeting late on Friday night in Lima, Peru. Their main message to Governments at the start of the Climate Talks Conference is for an urgent need to release the full potential of the CDM for strong climate action. You will find the press release highlighting the outcomes of the meeting at: https://cdm.unfccc.int/press/newsroom/latestnews/releases/2014/1124_index.html . For a full report of the meeting, see: http://cdm.unfccc.int/EB/index.html. For further information, please contact David Abbass <dabbass@unfccc.int>, Public Information Officer, United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change secretariat, Bonn, Germany.
Best regards, Judith Adrien Associate Communications Officer Communication for development Unit Communication and Outreach (Embedded image moved to file: pic32676.gif) Phone +49 228 815 1355 cdm.unfccc.int Twitter: @UN_CarbonMechs Facebook: facebook.com/UNcarbonmechs
From: Kay Merce <KMerce@unfccc.int> To:  Cc:  Date: Sat, 29 Nov 2014 02:32:01 -0500 Subject: Invitation – The CDM Forum: A panel discussion hosted by the CDM Executive Board on the evolving role of the mechanism The CDM Forum A panel discussion hosted by the CDM Executive Board on the evolving role of the mechanism Dear Climate L readers, The clean development mechanism has always been a pioneer in international climate policy. It is a leader in mitigating climate change, channelling climate finance, technology and capacity into developing countries, and promoting partnership between governments and the private sector. It has amassed over a decade of experience in which over 7,500 projects and over 270 programmes of activities have been implemented across the globe and 1.5 billion carbon credits have been issued in return for emissions reduced. Where should the CDM go from here? Join the CDM Executive Board and renowned representatives from Parties and the private sector, World Bank and Green Climate Fund to discuss the value and uses of the CDM and how its role as an instrument for mitigation, development and climate finance can be evolved in the future. Date: Monday, 1 December 2014 Time: 13:15-14:45 Room: Wari Location: COP 20 / CMP 10 venue, Lima, Peru Panelists: Hugh Sealy, CDM Chair (moderator)    Dirk Forrister, President and CEO, IETA    Lambert Schneider, CDM Vice-Chair    Phillip Hauser, GDF Suez    José Miguez, CDM Board    Klaus Oppermann, World Bank    Tosi Mpanu Mpanu, CDM and GCF Board    Mkhuthazi Steleki, South Africa Please check the CCTV monitors in case of any changes. Best regards, Kay Mercé UN Climate Change Secretariat (Embedded image moved to file: pic17610.gif)
From: Amir Delju <adelju@wmo.int> To:  Cc:  Date: Sat, 29 Nov 2014 10:30:39 +0100 Subject: Technical Briefing- El Nino- 13h15-14h45- 4 Dec.

TECHNICAL BRIEFING (WMO, FAO, CIIFEN)   “STRENGTHENING CLIMATE ADAPTATION AND PREPAREDNESS FOR EL NIÑO AND ITS IMPACTS: ENHANCING CLIMATE SERVICES THROUGH IMPROVED MONITORING AND PREDICTION OF EL NIÑO” El Niño affects regional climates worldwide, particularly in the tropics and sub-tropical zones. Its effects can include drought and flooding in some areas This technical briefing will review (a) the current status of predictability science of El Niño, (b) the development of related climate services to convey this information to a broader set of stakeholders, and (c) national strategies and local interventions for risk management and adaptation to better cope with climate variability in a context of a changing climate. Particular attention will be paid to the impacts of El Niño on food security (fisheries and agriculture). Thursday 4 December, 13h15 – 14h45, Room Machu-Picchu Moderator: Maxx Dilley, Director, Climate Prediction and Adaptation Branch, WMO Opening Chair, Jerry Lengoasa, Deputy Secretary-General, World Meteorological Organization (WMO) Informing on El Niño and the role of climate services Maxx Dilley, Director, Climate Prediction and Adaptation Branch, WMO Progress in the science of El Niño and the role of regional climate information Daniel Pabon, Director, Centro Internacional para la Investigación del Fenómeno de El Niño (CIIFEN) The Tropical Pacific and global ocean observations Cesar Toro, Secretary, IOC Sub-Commission for the Caribbean and Adjacent Regions (IOCARIBE) The impacts of El Niño on fisheries, aquaculture and agriculture Ms Cassandra DeYoung, Fisheries and Aquaculture Department, Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) Innovative climate risk management and information tools and systems Richard Choularton, Chief, Climate Resilience for Food Security, World Food Programme (WFP) Strategies and information tools on the impacts of El Niño on Peruvian fisheries Juan Carlos Requejo Alemán, Vice-Minister of Fisheries, Ministry of Production, Peru Climate services and drought management to address the impacts of El Niño Andi Eka Sakya, President, Meteorological, Climatological and Geophysical Agency (BMKG), Indonesia Interactive Discussions and Wrap Up https://www.wmo.int/pages/meetings/documents/TechnicalBriefingCOP20-ElNino301014rev.pdf ————

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Senior Scientific Coordinator
Climate Prediction and Adaptation Branch
Climate and Water Department
World Meteorological Organization (WMO)
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Amir H. Delju
Senior Scientific Coordinator
Climate Prediction and Adaptation Branch
Climate and Water Department
World Meteorological Organization (WMO)
7 bis, avenue de la Paix
Case Postale 2300
CH 1211 Genève 2, Suisse
From: The Forests Dialogue <info@theforestsdialogue.org> To:  Cc:  Date: Sat, 29 Nov 2014 09:07:30 -0500 Subject: Invitation to multi-stakeholder discussions on REDD+ Benefit Sharing at COP

In partnership with IUCN, The Forests Dialogue (TFD) is organizing two events at COP 20 that will share lessons and case studies on how to link international aspirations to reduce deforestation and degradation with practical solutions on the ground. Lunch receptions will be organized for both events. English and Spanish translation will be offered. We look forward to seeing you! To reserve your place for one or both events, please RSVP at xiaoting.hou@yale.edu. You can find the event details below: Linking Policy & Practice: Approaches to REDD+ Benefit Sharing Tuesday, December 2nd – 12:00 – 14:00 Auditorium, Forests Pavillion, Jockey Club of Peru, Lima, PE Link for more information (please share): http://bit.ly/1yMgnQF Distinguished Panelists: Chris Meyer – Environmental Defense Fund Leticia Gutiérrez Lorandi- The Nature Conservancy, Mexico Percy Summers- Conservation International, Peru Iwan Wibisono- REDD+ National Task Force, Indonesia Sharing the Benefits of REDD+: The Case of Peru Wednesday December 3rd – 13:00 – 14:00 Auditorium, Forests Pavillion, Jockey Club of Peru, Lima, PE Link for more information (please share): http://bit.ly/1teITXp Distinguished Panelists: Doris Cordero- IUCN Patricia I. Fernández-Dávila M.- CIMA-Cordillera Azul Percy Summers – CI-Perú Gustavo Suárez de Freitas- MINAM Roberto Espinoza Llanos- AIDESEP We will be live-tweeting the event @ForestsDialogue through the hashtag #COP20 and invite other attendees to do the same.  Please direct questions about the event to Xiaoting Hou at xiaoting.hou@yale.edu or @ForestsDialogue. We look forward to seeing you there. El Diálogo Forestal (TFD), en colaboración con la Unión Internacional para la Conservación de la Naturaleza (UICN), lanzará dos nuevos documentos en la COP20 de Lima los cuales serán presentados en los eventos: Vinculando políticas y práctica: Opciones de los países para la distribución de beneficios REDD+ y Compartiendo los beneficios de REDD+: El caso peruano. En estos dos espacios se realizará una sesión informativa sobre los dos nuevos documentos de REDD+. Participe de estos eventos en las siguientes fechas: Vinculando políticas y práctica: Opciones de los países para la distribución de beneficios REDD+ martes, 02 de diciembre – 12:00-14:00 (refrigerio) Lugar: Auditorio, Pabellón Bosques, Jockey Club del Perú, Lima, PE Cualquier duda dirigirse a Xiaoting Hou: xiaoting.hou@yale.edu Más información: http://bit.ly/1yMgnQF Panelistas : Chris Meyer – Fondo de Defensa Ambiental Leticia Gutiérrez Lorandi – The Nature Conservancy, México Percy Summers – Conservación Internacional, Perú Iwan Wibisono – Grupo de Trabajo Nacional REDD+, Indonesia Compartiendo los beneficios de REDD+: El caso peruano miércoles 03 de diciembre – 13:00-14:00 (refrigerio) Lugar: Auditorio, Pabellón Bosques, Jockey Club del Perú, Lima, PE Cualquier duda dirigirse a Xiaoting Hou: xiaoting.hou@yale.edu Más información: http://bit.ly/1teITXp Panelistas : Doris Cordero – UICN Patricia I. Fernández-Dávila M. – CIMA – Cordillera Azul Percy Summers – CI, Perú Gustavo Suárez de Freitas – MINAM Roberto Espinoza Llanos – AIDESEP Los esperamos en la COP20  la próxima semana Encuéntrenos en twitter como @ForestsDialogue y a través del hashtag #COP20. Invite a otros asistentes a seguirnos. Por favor, dirija sus preguntas sobre el evento a Xiaoting Hou xiaoting.hou@yale.edu o @ForestsDialogue. Sincerely Gary Dunning Executive Director The Forests Dialogue (TFD) Yale University | 360 Prospect Street | New Haven, CT 06511 | USA Email: gary.dunning@yale.edu | T: +1 203 432 1843 | M: +1 203 627 8757 | F: +1 203 432 3809 Website | Twitter | Facebook

From: Kabir Arora <kabir@iycn.in> To:  Cc:  Date: Sat, 29 Nov 2014 20:22:17 +0530 Subject: IYCN- CANSA

Side Event: Adaptation Policies in South Asia, Lessons, Barriers and Opportunities- 2nd December, 2014:
Venue- Maranga 130 COP Venue, Lima, Time: 18:30- 20:00

South Asia is one of the most vulnerable region in terms of political, environmental and economic security, climate change will only exacerbate the effects. In partnership with CANSA & SDPI, Indian Youth Climate Network (IYCN) will highlight lessons learned in organising young people to highlight role of youth voices in the climate dialogue.
Panel
1. Saleemul Huq, ICCCAD (TBC)
2.. Puja Sawney, APAN
3. Supriya Singh, IYCN
4. Sanjay Vashist, CANSA
5. Govt representatives from South Asia
We shall be eagerly waiting for you to join us!
Venue: Maranga 130, COP 20, Lima, Peru
Date: 2nd December, 2014
Time: 18:30- 20:00
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Regards
कबीर/کبیر Indian Youth Climate Network Phone:00-91-96-63-427-315
email: kabir@iycn.in

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Subject: climate-l digest: November 28, 2014 From: “Climate Change Info Mailing List digest” <climate-l@lists.iisd.ca> Reply-To: “Climate Change Info Mailing List” <climate-l@lists.iisd.ca> Date: Sat, 29 Nov 2014 19:00:03 -0600 Having trouble viewing this digest email? Please visit our “climate-l” forum to read all messages: https://lists.iisd.ca/read/?forum=climate-l CLIMATE-L Digest for Friday, November 28, 2014. 1. Fwd: Innovation and Collaboration for Transforming Knowledge into Climate Action: Creating a “Climate Knowledge Grid” (COP20 Side Event) 2. Invitation to attend COP20 side event about sport and the fight against climate change 3. Indian Youth Climate Network Policy Briefs for COP 20 Lima on Agriculture, Education & Awareness, Technology Mechanism 4. Renewables on the Rise – West Africa 5. REDD+ Academy launched — new video explains programme and includes interviews with REDD+ practitioners participating in first session 6. COP20 Side Event: LULUCF & REDD+: Forest Potential for Climate Change Mitigation in the Post-Kyoto Framework ——————————————————– If you are not worldview.mission@gmail.com and would like to join the climate-l Mailing List, please click here to SUBSCRIBE: – join-climate-l@lists.iisd.ca ——————————————————– ACCOUNT/SUBSCRIPTION MANAGEMENT | climate-l Mailing List ——————————————————– You are currently subscribed to climate-l as: worldview.mission@gmail.com
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From: Martin Hiller <martin.hiller.comms@gmail.com> To:  Cc:  Date: Sat, 29 Nov 2014 17:54:27 +0100
Subject: Fwd: Innovation and Collaboration for Transforming Knowledge into Climate Action: Creating a “Climate Knowledge Grid” (COP20 Side Event)
Climate Knowledge Brokers at COP20: Monday 1st Dec, 16.45 to 18.15, Machu Pichu
Creating a “Climate Knowledge Grid”: Innovation and Collaboration for Transforming Knowledge into Climate Action
Are you drowning in the flood of climate information that’s now available? Access to reliable, timely and relevant information is clearly crucial to those making choices that will affect, or be affected by, climate change. Yet despite efforts to close climate knowledge gaps over the past two decades, we are still a long way from where we need to be. Indeed, we have overshot the mark – instead of having to act on the basis of incomplete climate information, we are now faced with far more information than we can handle. The Climate Knowledge Brokers (CKB) Group is working to address these challenges. Our vision is to create a smart “climate knowledge grid” that will improve and streamline information and data sharing. By working together we are seeking to connect the vast wealth of information that is available online, and guide users to what is most relevant to them – in doing so helping to transform knowledge into climate action. This side event will showcase recent breakthroughs that have been made in laying the foundations for this knowledge grid, and demonstrate how collaborative working is helping organizations optimize their knowledge resources and Web sites, avoid duplication, and link with others to make content easier to find. We invite you to stop by to learn more about the CKB Group, find out how you can ‘plug in’ to the climate knowledge grid, and discuss and debate our roadmap toward the knowledge grid with a panel of experienced knowledge brokers. Speakers: – Geoff Barnard – Climate and Development Knowledge Network (Chair) – Martin Hiller – Director General, REEEP – Climate Tagger – Jukka Uosukainen – Director, Climate Technology Centre & Network – CTCN Knowledge Portal – Kiran Pandey – Centre for Science and Environment – India Environment Portal – Jane Ebinger – Manager, Climate Change Policy, World Bank – Climate-Smart Planning Platform Logistics: – Date and time: Monday, December 1st, 2014, 16:45-18:15 – Room at side event venue: Machu-Picchu – Attendees may need to present official accreditation to COP20/CMP10 – Organizer contact: info@climateknowledgebrokers.net. Sponsors: – Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Partnership (REEEP) – Institute for Development Studies (IDS) Additionally, the CKB group organizes a workshop for Latin American Knowledge Brokers on December 5 (see [1] for invitation and registration) and will be present during the Development and Climate Days 2014 at COP20. We are looking forward to welcoming you! Best Regards, Sigi Kluckner [1] http://en.openei.org/wiki/Taller_CKB_2014 [2] http://cdkn.org/2014/09/event-development-and-climate-days-2014-at-cop20-p eru/
– Sigmund Kluckner Project Lead CKB Coordination Hub REEEP – Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Partnership Sigmund.Kluckner@reeep.org | www.climateknowledgebrokers.net | www.reeep.org
Date: Sat, 29 Nov 2014 19:04:41 +0100 Subject: Invitation to attend COP20 side event about sport and the fight against climate change

Dear Madam or Sir,
  I hope this message finds you well.   As we gear up to a hopefully successful COP20 conference in Lima, Peru, I am delighted to invite you to attend a COP20 side event about sport and the fight against climate change, scheduled to take place at the office of the Peruvian Olympic Committee in Lima on 2 December 2014 from 11am-1pm.   As outlined in the invitation below, the event is going to explore a project proposal for building a common platform for encouraging sport fans to adopt environmentally responsible behavior in the support of fighting climate change; across sports and countries, inside and outside the stadium, through the development and dissemination of common guidelines for sport event organizers, with a particular focus on developing mechanisms for enlisting sport celebrities and professional athletes to take prominent advocacy roles.   The event will be highly interactive and designed to capture the diversity of perspectives and ideas among speakers and participants. It will specifically focus on further developing global concept ideas and exploring how Lima2019 Pan American Games could offer a model case for implementation. Mr José Quiñones, President, Peruvian Olympic Committee and President, Lima2019 Pan American Games Organizing Committee will be speaking along with Mr Fernando Caillaux, President, Environment Commission of the Peruvian Olympic Committee. Additional speakers will add a mix of perspectives from business, government and civil society; including sport and professional athletes.   I would be delighted to welcome you at the event. Your leadership and perspectives would be highly appreciated and very valuable. Please note that registration is required and is confirmed on a first come, first served basis. You can register simply by responding to this e-mail at changethegame@minc.ch. You can access the formal invitation through the following Dropbox link (you may need to copy and paste the full link into your Internet browser rather than just click on it):
https://www.dropbox.com/s/bhtqbm64pm89ej6/INVITATION_COP20%20side%20event%20on%20SPORT%20AND%20THE%20FIGHT%20AGAINST%20CLIMATE%20CHANGE.pdf?dl=0   Regardless if you are able to join the event or not, kindly allow me to take this opportunity to wish you fruitful engagements at COP20 and safe travels to Lima.

All the very best,
Michael Pedersen
Michael Pedersen Founder, M INC. Change Agent, Integrity Coach and Street Volunteer
M INC. enables business and sport leaders, nationally and internationally, to turn good governance into a winning strategy for building trust, performance and growth into the future. See www.minc.ch for further information.

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———- Doorgestuurd bericht ———- From: Kabir Arora <kabir@iycn.in> To:  Cc:  Date: Sat, 29 Nov 2014 23:51:43 +0530 Subject: Indian Youth Climate Network Policy Briefs for COP 20 Lima on Agriculture, Education & Awareness, Technology Mechanism

Need for Resilient Agricultural Systems in the face of Climate Variability

Indian Youth Climate Network Policy Brief on Agriculture under UNFCCC Background & Current Status: Agriculture contributes to and is threatened by climate change, thus jeopardizing global food security. Increasing variability in weather patterns makes agriculture one of the sectors this is most vulnerable to impacts of climate change. Smallholders, comprising approximately 500 million small farms globally, are particularly vulnerable to climate change, potentially making nearly two billion people food insecure worldwide. Agriculture is recognized as integral part for both adaption and mitigation on climate change. Article 2 of the UNFCCC outlines as ultimate objective the need to stabilize concentration of green house gases to ‘ensure that food production is not threatened’ by climate change. Article 4.1 (c) of UNFCCC detailing the commitments of parties provides for ‘promotion and cooperation in the development of technologies, practices and processes that can mitigate emissions from the relevant sectors’, including agriculture. It also states that parties need to cooperate in preparing to adapt to the impacts of climate change, and develop and elaborate appropriate and integrated plans for agriculture amongst other things Art 4.1 (e). (Continued Here…)

Importance of Education & Involvement of Youth in Climate Dialogue

Indian Youth Climate Network Policy Brief on Article 6 of UNFCCC Climate change and its impacts would severely test the capacities of nations to curb the instances of loss and damage, and also of communities to continue to adapt to unpredictable and rapidly changing weather patterns. Thus, to prepare for a world that is dealing with climate change, capacities of the nations, vulnerable communities, youth, and individuals need to be enhanced. Role of education and training for developing both mitigation and adaptation action will become significant as the world tries to develop resilient, equitable and just systems. Article 6 of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change address this need and stipulates the promotion of education, training and public awareness on climate change. It defines activities under two sections in six priority areas, and lays emphasis on the participation at all levels and of all stakeholders in the climate change process. (Continued Here…)

Strengthen CTCN, Encourage Energy Efficiency & Renewables, Involve Communities

Indian Youth Climate Network Policy Brief on Technology Transfer under UNFCCC Background & Current Status The world economy at large is still dependent on carbon intensive sources of energy. There are significant steps undertaken by many developed countries to move from carbon intensive sources to renewable sources. But there is lot left to do. The development trajectory followed the west after the industrial revolution can no longer be a safe pathway for developing countries to move on. Poverty, low access to financial services and political instability have kept many developing countries in the fossil fuel based carbon trap. Thisformed the backdrop for the adoption of Article 4.5 in the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) that refers to commitment on the issue of transfer technology to help poor countries leapfrog to a less carbon intensive future. The article states “The developed country Parties and other developed Parties included in Annex II shall take all practicable steps to promote, facilitate and finance, as appropriate, the transfer of, or access to, environmentally sound technologies and knowhow to other Parties, particularly developing country Parties, to enable them to implement the provisions of the Convention. In this process, the developed country Parties shall support the development and enhancement of endogenous capacities and technologies of developing country Parties. Other Parties and organizations in a position to do so may also assist in facilitating the transfer of such technologies.” Technology Transfer in UNFCCC has been one of the most contested issues as it involves added financial costs for developed countries to help developing countries leapfrog. There are additional concerns over “Intellectual Property Rights” that are currently under the rubric of “World Trade Organization” and not the UNFCCC that impede work under article 4.5. Some of these obstacles were addressed in COP 7 in Marrakesh, resulting in an accord, which had Technology needs assessment, technology information, enabling environments and capacity building as its four pillars.  These are described below – Technology needs assessment: “Technology Needs Assessments (TNAs) are a set of country-driven activities that identify and determine the mitigation and adaptation technology priorities of Parties other than developed country Parties, and other developed Parties not included in Annex II, particularly developing country Parties.” Technology information: “The technology information component of the framework defines the means, including hardware, software and networking, to facilitate the flow of information between the different stakeholders to enhance the development and transfer of environmentally sound technologies.” Enabling environments: “This component of the framework focuses on government actions, such as fair trade policies, removal of technical, legal and administrative barriers to technology transfer, sound economic policy, regulatory frameworks and transparency, all of which create an environment conducive to private and public sector technology transfer.” Capacity Building: The capacity building component is a process which seeks to build, develop, strengthen, enhance and improve existing scientific and technical skills, capabilities and institutions in Parties other than developed country Parties, and other developed Parties not included in Annex II, particularly developing country Parties, to enable them to assess, adapt, manage and develop environmentally sound technologies.” These components were expanded in the Cancun Agreement in COP 16 and termed Technology Mechanism, “fostering public-private partnerships; promoting innovation; catalyzing the use of technology road maps or action plans; responding to developing country party requests on matters related to technology transfer; and facilitating joint R&D activities.” The Technology mechanism consists of Technology Executive Committee (TEC) and Climate Technology Center and Network (CTCN). The Technology executive committee that worked on the technology mechanism, formulated a report based on the needs of 31 parties who submitted their application including Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Bhutan from South Asia. In order to compile the report, the existing frameworks of the parties were studied, sectors were prioritized for adaptation and mitigation and barriers were identified. Following this recommendations for technology action plans were prepared and submitted for consideration to the Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice in 2013. This has been a good starting point with more parties sending their requests to become the beneficiaries of the technology mechanism in subsequent months. (Continued Here…)

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Decision-makers from developing countries can now access capacity development for REDD+ readiness and implementation through the UN-REDD Programme’s REDD+ Academy. A new video just released by the Programme explains what the REDD+ Academy is all about – from an idea just one year ago, to a very successful first session for the Asia-Pacific region held in Yogyakarta, Indonesia, from 28 October to 6 November. This short video illustrates how knowledge received by REDD+ Academy participants strengthens their capacity to push the REDD+ agenda in their countries and become “champions of change,” and features testimonials from H.E. Mr. Heru Prasetyo, Head of Indonesia’s REDD+ Agency; Mr. Pavan Sukhdev, UNEP Goodwill Ambassador; as well as those of some of the 91 participants from 14 countries across the Asia-Pacific region. The content of the REDD+ Academy is based on verified knowledge aligned with the UNFCCC Warsaw Framework for REDD+ and distils the knowledge and experience gained by the UN-REDD Programme and its partner countries over the last six years. It aims to provide REDD+ practitioners with comprehensive, systematic and targeted capacity development to enable developing countries to design and implement their national REDD+ programmes. The REDD+ Academy session in Yogyakarta also involved parallel training sessions for Indonesian parliamentarians and media representatives. The next REDD+ Academy sessions are planned for Africa and for Latin America and the Caribbean in 2015, to be hosted by Nigeria and Argentina respectively. Watch here: http://youtu.be/2dPLbIAhBtg?list=UUz5rINjAhdCQbe0HVlelfDA Jennifer Ferguson-Mitchell Communications Officer UN-REDD Programme Secretariat International Environment House 11-13 Chemin des Anémones CH-1219 Châtelaine, Geneva, Switzerland Tel: +41 (0) 22 917 8410 / Mobile: +41 (0) 79 865 61 38    /  Skype: jennfm   /   Website:www.un-redd.org/

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Date: Sat, 29 Nov 2014 16:06:55 -0600 Subject: COP20 Side Event: LULUCF & REDD+: Forest Potential for Climate Change Mitigation in the Post-Kyoto Framework

Dear Colleagues,
We would like to invite you to the following event hosted at the EU
Pavilion of Side Events. We look forward to seeing you there. A separate
flyer for this event is included as an attachment at the end of this email
for your convenience.

If you should have any questions about this event, please do not hesitate
to contact me personally.
With many kind regards,
David Ellison
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https://lists.iisd.ca/read/?forum=climate-l CLIMATE-L Digest for Friday, November 28, 2014.
1. Fwd: Innovation and Collaboration for Transforming Knowledge into Climate Action: Creating a “Climate Knowledge Grid” (COP20 Side Event) 2. Invitation to attend COP20 side event about sport and the fight against climate change 3. Indian Youth Climate Network Policy Briefs for COP 20 Lima on Agriculture, Education & Awareness, Technology Mechanism 4. Renewables on the Rise – West Africa 5. REDD+ Academy launched — new video explains programme and includes interviews with REDD+ practitioners participating in first session 6. COP20 Side Event: LULUCF & REDD+: Forest Potential for Climate Change Mitigation in the Post-Kyoto Framework
Date: Sat, 29 Nov 2014 17:54:27 +0100 Subject: Fwd: Innovation and Collaboration for Transforming Knowledge into Climate Action: Creating a “Climate Knowledge Grid” (COP20 Side Event)

Climate Knowledge Brokers at COP20: Monday 1st Dec, 16.45 to 18.15, Machu Pichu
Creating a “Climate Knowledge Grid”: Innovation and Collaboration for Transforming Knowledge into Climate Action
Are you drowning in the flood of climate information that’s now available? Access to reliable, timely and relevant information is clearly crucial to those making choices that will affect, or be affected by, climate change. Yet despite efforts to close climate knowledge gaps over the past two decades, we are still a long way from where we need to be. Indeed, we have overshot the mark – instead of having to act on the basis of incomplete climate information, we are now faced with far more information than we can handle. The Climate Knowledge Brokers (CKB) Group is working to address these challenges. Our vision is to create a smart “climate knowledge grid” that will improve and streamline information and data sharing. By working together we are seeking to connect the vast wealth of information that is available online, and guide users to what is most relevant to them – in doing so helping to transform knowledge into climate action. This side event will showcase recent breakthroughs that have been made in laying the foundations for this knowledge grid, and demonstrate how collaborative working is helping organizations optimize their knowledge resources and Web sites, avoid duplication, and link with others to make content easier to find. We invite you to stop by to learn more about the CKB Group, find out how you can ‘plug in’ to the climate knowledge grid, and discuss and debate our roadmap toward the knowledge grid with a panel of experienced knowledge brokers. Speakers: – Geoff Barnard – Climate and Development Knowledge Network (Chair) – Martin Hiller – Director General, REEEP – Climate Tagger – Jukka Uosukainen – Director, Climate Technology Centre & Network – CTCN Knowledge Portal – Kiran Pandey – Centre for Science and Environment – India Environment Portal – Jane Ebinger – Manager, Climate Change Policy, World Bank – Climate-Smart Planning Platform Logistics: – Date and time: Monday, December 1st, 2014, 16:45-18:15 – Room at side event venue: Machu-Picchu – Attendees may need to present official accreditation to COP20/CMP10 – Organizer contact: info@climateknowledgebrokers.net. Sponsors: – Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Partnership (REEEP) – Institute for Development Studies (IDS) Additionally, the CKB group organizes a workshop for Latin American Knowledge Brokers on December 5 (see [1] for invitation and registration) and will be present during the Development and Climate Days 2014 at COP20. We are looking forward to welcoming you! Best Regards, Sigi Kluckner [1] http://en.openei.org/wiki/Taller_CKB_2014 [2] http://cdkn.org/2014/09/event-development-and-climate-days-2014-at-cop20-p eru/
– Sigmund Kluckner Project Lead CKB Coordination Hub REEEP – Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Partnership Sigmund.Kluckner@reeep.org | www.climateknowledgebrokers.net | www.reeep.org
Martin Hiller Director General REEEP – Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency Partnership Office +43 1 26026 3425 Mobile +43 664 8873 5959 martin.hiller@reeep.org Skype: reeep_m.hiller
From: ”Michael Pedersen, M INC.” <changethegame@minc.ch> To:  Cc:  Date: Sat, 29 Nov 2014 19:04:41 +0100 Subject: Invitation to attend COP20 side event about sport and the fight against climate change
Dear Madam or Sir,
  I hope this message finds you well.   As we gear up to a hopefully successful COP20 conference in Lima, Peru, I am delighted to invite you to attend a COP20 side event about sport and the fight against climate change, scheduled to take place at the office of the Peruvian Olympic Committee in Lima on 2 December 2014 from 11am-1pm.   As outlined in the invitation below, the event is going to explore a project proposal for building a common platform for encouraging sport fans to adopt environmentally responsible behavior in the support of fighting climate change; across sports and countries, inside and outside the stadium, through the development and dissemination of common guidelines for sport event organizers, with a particular focus on developing mechanisms for enlisting sport celebrities and professional athletes to take prominent advocacy roles.   The event will be highly interactive and designed to capture the diversity of perspectives and ideas among speakers and participants. It will specifically focus on further developing global concept ideas and exploring how Lima2019 Pan American Games could offer a model case for implementation. Mr José Quiñones, President, Peruvian Olympic Committee and President, Lima2019 Pan American Games Organizing Committee will be speaking along with Mr Fernando Caillaux, President, Environment Commission of the Peruvian Olympic Committee. Additional speakers will add a mix of perspectives from business, government and civil society; including sport and professional athletes.   I would be delighted to welcome you at the event. Your leadership and perspectives would be highly appreciated and very valuable. Please note that registration is required and is confirmed on a first come, first served basis. You can register simply by responding to this e-mail at changethegame@minc.ch.
You can access the formal invitation through the following Dropbox link (you may need to copy and paste the full link into your Internet browser rather than just click on it):
Regardless if you are able to join the event or not, kindly allow me to take this opportunity to wish you fruitful engagements at COP20 and safe travels to Lima.
All the very best,
Michael Pedersen Founder, M INC. Change Agent, Integrity Coach and Street Volunteer
M INC. enables business and sport leaders, nationally and internationally, to turn good governance into a winning strategy for building trust, performance and growth into the future. See www.minc.ch for further information.
 Download M INC. executive briefing for sport leaders at: http://minc.ch/sport-brief.html (PDF document – 1.4 MB)

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CLIMATE-L Digest for Wednesday, November 26, 2014. 1. Climate Change Expert Group (CCXG) papers on climate finance, land-sector accounting, energy sector transformation and UNFCCC inter-linkages 2. Visit ConexiónCOP and follow step by step the COP20 3. 6th Oxford Adaptation Academy, 9 – 28th August, 2015 4. ClimateDev – Out of the Shadows: How the Green Climate Fund is being capitalized 5. Advanced Course on Applied Paleoclimate Time Series Analysis, Heckenbeck, Germany, 9 to 13 February 2015 6. Climate Change Daily Feed – 27 November 2014 – Climate Change Policy & Practice

Date: Wed, 26 Nov 2014 15:17:03 +0000 Subject: Climate Change Expert Group (CCXG) papers on climate finance, land-sector accounting, energy sector transformation and UNFCCC inter-linkages

Dear colleagues, The Climate Change Expert Group (CCXG) has recently released a set of four papers examining technical issues relevant to ongoing international negotiations towards a 2015 climate change agreement. These and previous papers are all freely available at oe.cd/ccxg Planting the Foundations of a post-2020 Accounting Framework, G. Briner and S. Konrad Land management faces a series of daunting challenges in the 21st century. These include contributing to the global mitigation effort and adaptation needed to prevent dangerous climate change, while providing enough food for a population of 9 billion by 2050 as well as shelter and livelihoods for rural populations and various ecosystem services. The existing mitigation reporting and accounting arrangements for the land sector are complex, not applicable to all Parties, and provide limited scope for pursuing more cost-effective accounting approaches that would enable developing countries to address conflicting policy objectives such as addressing climate change while increasing agricultural output. This paper has two aims. The first is to lay out possible elements of a long-term vision for the post-2020 reporting and accounting framework for emissions and removals from the land sector, building on existing experience with reporting and accounting as well as previous studies. The second is to identify possible steps that could be taken at COP 20 in 2014, COP 21 in 2015, and in 2016-2020 to put Parties on a pathway towards realising this vision. The Role of the 2015 Agreement in Mobilising Climate Finance, T. Kato, J. Ellis and C. Clapp This paper explores how the new agreement could spur further mobilisation of climate finance by examining the current state of play regarding existing financing environments and mechanisms. These include: (i) the existing international institutional arrangements, (ii) in-country enabling environments, (iii) financial instruments and tools, and (iv) transparency in climate finance tracking and an enhanced MRV system of finance.  Taking Stock of the UNFCCC Process and its Inter-linkages, G. Briner, T. Kato, S. Konrad and C. Hood Governments are currently negotiating the elements of a new climate change agreement to be adopted at the forthcoming COP 21 conference in Paris in 2015. The aim of this paper is to take stock of existing UNFCCC institutions and arrangements and the inter-linkages between them in the areas of mitigation, adaptation and loss and damage, means of implementation, and measurement, reporting and verification (MRV), with a view to informing discussions on the possible elements of a 2015 agreement. A pragmatic agreement would focus on using existing institutions and arrangements more effectively, before creating new ones. Some institutions and arrangements have been established only recently, and time is needed before their effectiveness can be fairly assessed. Energy Sector Transformation: Issues and Options for the UNFCCC Negotiations, C. Hood and G. Briner A key element in the success of keeping global temperature rise below 2°C will be transformation of the global energy sector. In addition to implementing already-available options for more efficient use of energy and low-emissions energy supply, action is needed on putting in place the conditions for longer-term structural change to low-emissions energy systems. Achieving this structural change will be a multi-faceted challenge, involving linkages between actions, institutions, and processes, both inside and outside the UNFCCC framework. This paper explores options for how the 2015 climate agreement, along with the nationally-determined contributions that Parties make under it, could drive energy sector transformation in addition to tracking greenhouse gas outcomes. About the CCXG The Climate Change Expert Group (CCXG) is a group of government delegates and experts from developed and developing countries. Established in 1993, the aim of the group is to promote dialogue on and enhance understanding of technical issues in the international climate change negotiations. The group normally holds two seminars per year which bring together government representatives, the private sector and civil society in order to share information on climate policies and issues. The CCXG also develops papers in consultation with a wide range of countries. The group is currently working on technical issues under discussion in the international negotiations towards a 2015 climate change agreement. The secretariat for this group is jointly provided by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and the International Energy Agency (IEA). Best regards, Delphine Versini Assistant, Climate Change Expert Group Secretariat

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Date: Wed, 26 Nov 2014 20:12:13 -0500 Subject: Visit ConexiónCOP and follow step by step the COP20

Dear Climate-L readers,

A few days before the beginning of the Conference of the Parties (COP20) in Lima, Peru, we are pleased to present ConexiónCOP, an information platform in Spanish for journalists and opinion leaders in Latin America. In ConexiónCOP you will find news, interviews, articles, key reports and stories on climate change, to follow in detail this meeting that will lead us to a historic agreement that could change the future of mankind. ConexiónCOP is performed under EUROCLIMA, and executed by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and Libélula. It is co-funded by the European Union. Visit us here: http://conexioncop.com/ ¡Help us spread the word! ConexiónCOP Team

Date: Thu, 27 Nov 2014 04:44:50 -0600 Subject: 6th Oxford Adaptation Academy, 9 – 28th August, 2015 Dear Climate-L readers

Applications are now being accepted.  This is a joint venture between Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment at Oxford University and The Global Climate Adaptation Partnership (GCAP). Organisations that have sent participants include UNFCCC, UNEP, the major development banks (Asian Development Bank, African Development Bank, Inter-American Development Bank) UNDP, Practical Action Nepal, Australian Outback Communities Authority, and DAI. For further information http://www.climateadaptation.cc/ Regards, Lesley Downing Global Climate Adaptation Partnership Oxford Centre for Innovation New Road Oxford OX1 1BY United Kingdom T: +44 (0)186 526 1425 E: ldowning@climateadaptation.cc

Date: Thu, 27 Nov 2014 04:16:41 -0700 Subject: ClimateDev – Out of the Shadows: How the Green Climate Fund is being capitalized

Dear colleagues, Please find enclosed the latest issue of the ClimateDev newsletter – looking ahead to next week’s climate summit at COP20 in Lima with articles on the Green Climate Fund and the UNEP emissions gap report. Sign up for the newsletter here. Best wishes, Kasper Jon Larsen Editor, ClimateDev

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Subject: Advanced Course on Applied Paleoclimate Time Series Analysis, Heckenbeck, Germany, 9 to 13 February 2015 Dear colleague, Climate Risk Analysis – Manfred Mudelsee is giving an Advanced Course on Applied Paleoclimate Time Series Analysis, Heckenbeck, Germany, 9 to 13 February 2015 Registration fee, early-bird: 1650 EUR (net price, covers full course material, accomodation and all meals!) Registration fee, late: 1950 EUR (net price) Deadline for early-bird registration: 31 December 2014 Registration and more information: http://www.climate-risk-analysis.com/courses/time-series/heckenbeck-february-2015.html The number of participants is limited to six, first come, first serve. Please forward this message to your students or researchers who may be interested. Thank you very much! Best wishes Manfred Mudelsee === Sorry in case you receive this several times === Course Description The course is tailored to the needs of students and researchers in paleoclimatology. It deals with climate archives, proxy variables and dating. It shows you the statistical algorithms to optimally answer your questions about the paleoclimate. You learn how the various uncertainty sources (proxy and dating) propagate into the uncertainty of the statistical estimation result. You become aware of the three major pitfalls in climate data analysis: ignored autocorrelation, violated Gaussian assumption and ignored multiplicity of hypothesis tests. Paleoclimate application examples include: o Northern Hemisphere Glaciation in the Pliocene (archive: marine sediment cores) o Temperature and ice-volume changes during the late Pleistocene (ice cores) o Monsoon proxy records and solar forcing in the Holocene (speleothem archive) o Paleohurricane risk from proxy series during the past millennium (lake sediment cores) o River floods during the past millennium (documentary sources) o Runoff break points for the instrumental period (climate model output) o Calibration of climate proxy variables The course consists of lectures and extensive hands-on training in computer tutorials. Data, software, the lecture as PDF and a softcopy of the textbook (Mudelsee, 2014, Climate Time Series Analysis, 2nd edition, Springer, 454 pp) is included in the fee. Accomodation, dinner, lunch, breakfast, snacks, coffee and tea as well as a shuttle service are also covered by the registration fee. In addition to paying the fee, you just have to arrange your travel! Participants of past courses have praised the intellectual atmosphere, the family-like setting and nice rural landscape here at Heckenbeck. Participants are encouraged to bring their own data for discussion and analysis during the course. The number of participants is limited to six (first come, first serve) to allow in-depth consultation with the course holder and textbook author, Manfred Mudelsee. === Dr. Manfred Mudelsee Chief Executive Officer Climate Risk Analysis – Manfred Mudelsee e. K. (HRA 20 13 94) Kreuzstrasse 27 Heckenbeck 37581 Bad Gandersheim Germany Telephone: +49 5563 999246 Email: mudelsee@climate-risk-analysis.com URL: http://www.climate-risk-analysis.com Skype: mudelsee1

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CLIMATE-L Digest for Wednesday, November 26, 2014. 1. COP-20 side-event: Unburnable carbon in the context of the future energy system 2. USAID Climate Change Resilient Development (CCRD) project releases two reports 3. Adaptation and Loss & Damage in a 2015 Agreement 4. The Global Innovation Lab for Climate Finance: Update and COP 20 Side Event 5. One UN Side Event: Climate Change Education and Training for Children, Youth and Adults: How to Make a Difference 6. Strathclyde Law School LLM (Master in Laws) in Climate Change Law and Policy 7. ICAO side event @ COP20 8. REDD+ Emerging? What We Can Learn from Subnational Initiatives: COP side event, 5 Dec. 9. ADB and TERI COP20 Side Event on Climate Technology: 4 Dec 2014 10. [JCM (Viet Nam-Japan)] Call for public inputs on a JCM proposed methodology “Waste heat recovery for electricity generation” (Nov 27 to Dec 11, 2014)

Subject: COP-20 side-event: Unburnable carbon in the context of the future energy system

COP-20 side-event: Unburnable carbon in the context of the future energy system Time: Saturday 6th December 2014, 11.45-13.30 Place: IETA Pavilion, country delegation area, main COP-20 arena Dear Colleagues, IPIECA welcomes you to a side event on unburnable carbon at the 20th session of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). The concepts of ‘unburnable carbon’, ‘stranded assets’ and a ‘carbon bubble’ have been promoted by a number of groups, gaining the attention of investors, academics and the media. This session on unburnable carbon explores some of the arguments and assumptions involved in these concepts and puts them into a wider perspective of the future energy system, and the role of mitigation technologies such as CCS, recognizing the importance that oil and gas bring to modern living standards and economic growth. This side-event on unburnable carbon will feature:

  • ·         Exploring the concept of unburnable carbon – Robert Siveter (IPIECA)
  • ·         CCS as a critical part of the carbon budget – Tim Dixon (IEA-GHG)
  • ·         The progress, opportunities and challenges for CCS – John Scowcroft (GCCSI)
  • ·         Chevron perspective – Arthur Lee (Chevron)
  • ·         Eni perspective – Renato de Filippo (Eni)
  • ·         Q&A and audience discussion.

For more information please contact Laura McIntyre at laura.mcintyre@ipieca.org, or visit the event webpage: http://www.ipieca.org/event/20141121/cop-20-side-event-unburnable-carbon-context-future-energy-system.

 From: Jamie Carson <j.carson@ccglobal.us> To:  Cc:  Date: Wed, 26 Nov 2014 10:37:30 -0500 Subject: USAID Climate Change Resilient Development (CCRD) project releases two reports

Greetings, colleagues,
We are excited to share with you two new releases from the U.S. Agency for International Development’s Climate Change Resilient Development (CCRD) project — Gender and Climate Change in Agrarian Settings (with a supplemental factsheet) and Assessing Mali’s Direction Nationale De La Météorologie Agrometeorological Advisory Program: Preliminary Report On The Climate Science And Farmer Use Of Advisories.
Below you will find a description of each as well as links to view or download the PDF reports.
We will be glad to answer any questions; please see the report point of contact information below. Thank you in advance for your interest!
Kind regards,
Jamie
 With questions, please contact: Joyce-Lynn Njinga, joyce-lynn.njinga@engilitycorp.com

Gender and Climate Change Adaptation in Agrarian Settings

United States Agency for International Development, and Climate Change Resilient Development project (CCRD), managed by Engility Corporation
Prepared by: 

Edward R. Carr Society, Environment, Economy Group, LLC Columbia, SC 29201
and Department of Geography University of South Carolina Columbia, SC 29208
and Mary C. Thompson Department of Geography University of South Carolina Columbia, SC 29208
and Bioversity International/BC3. Basque Center for Climate Change Alameda Urquijo 4 , 4ª 48008 Bilbao Bizkaia – Spain
Abstract: 
The vast majority of work on gender and climate change adaptation treats gender as a simple either/or binary with men on one side and women on the other. This report, however, shows that such approaching gender analysis through such a binary approach alone is out of step with the current state of knowledge on gender and adaptation. Further, using empirical evidence drawn from field research in rural agricultural settings in Ghana, Mali, and Malawi, the report demonstrates the challenges that binary gender analyses have in properly identifying (and therefore addressing) the problems vulnerable populations are facing. Instead, the research in this report suggests that adaptation interventions would benefit from employing a more nuanced approach that examines how gender identity intersects with other social identities, such as age, livelihood/class, and ethnicity to determine vulnerabilities to climate variability and change. USAID is planning to conduct focused pilot efforts over the next few years that put these findings into practice and provide evidence for the tangible benefits of taking a more nuanced approach to gender in climate change adaptation planning and implementation.
Publication date: 
2013
Link to PDF: 
Link to factsheet:
United States Agency for International Development, and Climate Change Resilient Development project (CCRD), managed by Engility Corporation
Prepared by: 
Contributing Authors:
Edward R. Carr, University of South Carolina, USA
Tufa Dinku, International Research Institute for Climate and Society, Columbia University, USA
Alessandra Giannini, International Research Institute for Climate and Society, Columbia University, USA
John Kupfer, University of South Carolina, USA
Simon Mason, International Research Institute for Climate and Society, Columbia University, USA
Abdoulaye Moussa, ICRISAT
Contributing Researchers:
Anthony Berenguel, Stratus Consulting, Boulder, CO, USA
Nathan Braun, Stratus Consulting, Boulder, CO, USA
Michael Duckworth, Stratus Consulting, Boulder, CO, USA
Fiona Gavin, Stratus Consulting, Boulder, CO, USA
Thomas Hodgson, Stratus Consulting, Boulder, CO, USA
Tshibangu Kalala, University of South Carolina, USA
Kwame Owusu-Daaku, University of South Carolina, USA
Pierre C. Sibiry Traore, International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics, Mali
Joel Smith, Stratus Consulting, Boulder, CO, USA
Justin Stein, Stratus Consulting, Boulder, CO, USA
Lassana Toure, Institut d’Economie Rural, Mali
Kalifa Traore, Institut d’Economie Rural, Mali
Carolyn Wagner, Stratus Consulting, Boulder, CO, USA
Abstract: 
A recent assessment of Mali’s Direction Nationale de la Météorologie Agrometeorological Advisory Program provides data analysis and recommendations based on the experiences of the farmer climate advisory program aimed at improving food security by increasing crop yields. The endeavor, part of the CCRD project, was commissioned by USAID’s Office of Global Climate Change at the request of neighboring Sahelian countries hoping to build similar programs. The report reviews the science behind the assessments and the farmer use of advisories, identifying lessons learned and potential areas of improvement. Mali’s experience highlights the challenges of providing credible, actionable climate information to agriculturalists while reaching the broadest population possible, especially with regard to the activities of women, pastoralists, and poor farmers. This report will be followed by a second installment that will provide additional qualitative fieldwork to understand the patterns of farmer use of advisories, identify opportunities to reach new parts of the population, and better understand the impact of the program for farmers — including assessing the role of gender in development. This comprehensive initiative will inform and revolutionize the programming, design, and implementation of climate services for farmers in the Global South.
Publication date: 
2014
Link to PDF: 

Date: Wed, 26 Nov 2014 15:16:36 +0000 Subject: Adaptation and Loss & Damage in a 2015 Agreement

Dear Climate-l colleagues, We would like to bring your attention to a recent WRI Working Paper on adaptation and loss and damage published as part of the ACT 2015 project. 

The paper explores some of the the most crucial key issues relating to adaptation and L&D in run up to the 2015 agreement and outlines options for addressing them. These include: (i) whether adaptation should be a central element of the new agreement or a part of a larger package of decisions; (ii) the desirability or otherwise of a global adaptation goal and whether/how such a goal should be linked to different levels of mitigation ambition/temperature rides; (iii) the scope of adaptation activities and the role of the UNFCCC in relation to such activities; and (iv) whether or not adaptation and loss and damage should be rolled up under one governance arrangement. Furthermore, the paper discuses a number of crosscutting issues which have serious implications for adaptation and loss and damage. These include: (i) finance, (ii) equity capacity building, and (iii) technology transfer.
The paper and other ACT 2015 papers can be accessed through the link below: http://www.wri.org/our-work/project/act-2015/publications
  The ACT 2015 project website can be accessed through:  (http://www.wri.org/our-work/project/act-2015/about-0 Best regards, Chukwumerije  Okereke
Associate Professor in Environment and Development
University of Reading
UK
Date: Wed, 26 Nov 2014 18:06:34 +0000 Subject: The Global Innovation Lab for Climate Finance: Update and COP 20 Side Event
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Dear Colleagues, The Global Innovation Lab for Climate Finance has selected four instruments, the Climate Development and Finance FacilityEnergy Savings Insurance, the Long-term Currency Swap, and the Agricultural Supply Chain Adaptation Facility, to move forward to Phase 3 of The Lab. The focus of Phase 3 is to identify, refine, and ready new instruments for pilots. The decision followed preliminary in-depth analyses of seven instruments that were previously selected from more than 90 proposals received worldwide. The selection of these instruments was made at the Second Lab Advisor’s Meeting on 20 October 2014, in Venice, by Advisors in consultation with their Principals and was based on a review of insights from the preliminary analyses, discussion of the findings, and a vote for the most promising instruments for further analysis and stress testing. More information, including a meeting summary, the full reports of all seven instruments, and a synthesis report that includes an outline of next steps for the four instruments moving into Phase 3, is available on The Lab website. We are also pleased to confirm that the Global Innovation Lab for Climate Finance will convene a side event during COP 20 in Lima. The event will take place on 11 December 2014 from 6-7:15pm at the U.S. Center. Hosted by the U.S. Department of State in partnership with the UK Department of Energy & Climate Change (DECC) and the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB), the side event will provide an update on The Lab’s progress. An expert panel will share views on driving climate finance in developing countries at scale, with a Q/A discussion to follow. With best regards, Barbara Buchner Dr. Barbara Buchner Senior Director, Climate Policy Initiative Secretariat, The Global Innovation Lab for Climate Finance

Date: Wed, 26 Nov 2014 18:30:15 +0000 Subject: One UN Side Event: Climate Change Education and Training for Children, Youth and Adults: How to Make a Difference

Dear Climate-L readers, Please find below an invitation to a One UN Education side event at COP20, Lima.

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Best regards,   Vincens COTE (Mr.) UN CC:Learn Secretariat United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) Palais des Nations, CH-1211 Geneva 10, Switzerland Tel: +41 22 917 8730 / Fax: +41 22 917 8047 Email: vincens.cote@unitar.org / Website : www.unitar.org cid:image001.jpg@01CF7F26.AF21DAB0 Subject: Strathclyde Law School LLM (Master in Laws) in Climate Change Law and Policy

Dear Colleagues, Applications are now being welcomed for the 2015-16 session of the University of Strathclyde Law School LLM (Master in Laws) in Climate Change Law and Policy. The new web page is now available here: http://www.strath.ac.uk/courses/postgraduatetaught/climatechangelawpolicy/ The Strathclyde LLM in Climate Change Law and Policy does not require candidates to relocate or interrupt their current occupation. Instead, it is based on attendance during limited periodic teaching sessions in the unbeatable setting of Cameron House (http://www.qhotels.co.uk/our-locations/cameron-house/) on the shores of Loch Lomond near Glasgow. The programme’s flexibility will make it attractive to anyone working in government, international organisations, law firms and consultancies, the banking and insurance sector, energy companies, and research, educational and advocacy organisations who wish to obtain a timely qualification and specialist knowledge in an increasingly important field of law and policy. It also provides an excellent opportunity for recent graduates in law and other relevant disciplines to start out their careers in an exciting growth area with a competitive edge. The quality and backgrounds of past participants reflect the high interest in the programme, and the 2014-2015 cohort includes professionals from across the globe working in senior roles in government, the judiciary, industry and legal practice: http://www.strath.ac.uk/humanities/courses/law/courses/climate_change_law_policy_llm/students/ A modular course structure (http://www.strath.ac.uk/courses/postgraduatetaught/climatechangelawpolicy/) allows participants to tailor the programme to their own interests and needs. Modules include topical areas such as Climate Change and International Law; Equity and Adaptation; Sustainable Energy Governance; Carbon Markets and Climate Finance; Forests, Land Use and Climate Change; amongst others. Modules are taught by staff at Strathclyde Law School together with visiting professors and guest lecturers, combining leading scholars with recognized experts on the practical dimensions of climate change law and policy. Participants in the programme can benefit from the insights, real-life experiences and networks of the teaching faculty, which is described in greater detail at: http://www.strath.ac.uk/humanities/courses/law/courses/climate_change_law_policy_llm/lecturingstaffandadvisoryboard/   There are several scholarship opportunities available for students applying for the Strathclyde LLM in Climate Change Law and Policy. Opportunities can be found on the University scholarship engine search available at http://www.strath.ac.uk/search/scholarships/index.jsp Strathclyde Law School is currently ranked first equal in the UK for Graduate Prospects and ranked 10th in the UK by the Complete University Guide. The University of Strathclyde is an award-winning university, having been nominated THE UK University of the Year in 2012 and THE UK Entrepreneurial University of the Year in 2013. Please feel free to contact the Law School should you require any further information about the Strathclyde LLM in Climate Change Law and Policy. Regards, Francesco Sindico Programme Director Testimonials from members of the programme’s Advisory Board: “There is no doubt that Climate Law is one of the most topical of all legal subjects at present. Specialist knowledge and a qualification in this field would benefit candidates for a legal or managerial post in a range of organisations in either the public or the private sector. There will be a growing amount of work in this area in law firms, in local authorities, in central government, in public affairs and in business and industry.” Stephen Hockman, Barrister, Six Pump Court and Co-Director of the United Kingdom Environmental Law Association Climate Change and Energy Working Grou “Recent developments in international environmental law, especially within the context of the Conference of Parties to the UNFCCC negotiations point to the emergence of a litigative architecture that would permit affected states to seek compensation for losses arising out of global climate change. This, along with the global consensus that Climate Change is a development issue, is prompting Governments and their development partners at the national and international level, to more intensely examine the policy and legislative imperatives of climate change and its connections to their economies, the societies and their local environments. Against this background, it is envisaged that there will huge demand for trained practitioners in Climate Law and Policy to provide sustained advice to Governments, inter-governmental organizations, IFIs and civil society organizations, among others. It is further anticipated that the links between climate law and other branches of law, such as environmental law, energy law, marine law, occupational health and safety law, and public health law, will become more sharply defined and engaging.” Cletus Springer, Head of the Department of Sustainable Development, Organisation of American States Comments from recent participants in the programme: “I thoroughly enjoyed the residential week, definitely looking forward to January; the cohort is fantastic.” “It really was amazing to meet you and all the other participants of the class. I really enjoyed the sessions and discussions, they were very engaging and insightful and the venue was simply breathtakingly beautiful.” Dr Francesco Sindico  Programme Director, Strathclyde LLM in Climate Change Law and Policy http://www.strath.ac.uk/courses/postgraduatetaught/climatechangelawpolicy/   Director, Strathclyde Centre for Environmental Law and Governance http://www.strath.ac.uk/scelg/   Reader in International Environmental Law  University of Strathclyde Law School Graham Hills Building Level 7 50 George St GLASGOW G1 1QE Scotland, UK Tel: 00 44 (0)141 548 4295 Fax: 0044 (0)141 548 3639 Email: francesco.sindico@strath.ac.uk

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International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) 

SIDE EVENT

International aviation and climate change

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to the Lima Climate Change Conference are invited to ICAO’s Side Event.  It will discuss the achievements since the ICAO’s 38th Assembly, and focus on ICAO’s strategy and initiatives to assist the development and implementation of Member States’ Action Plans to reduce aviation CO2 emissions, in cooperation with Governments, other UN bodies and the aviation industry. 

18:30  ~     Opening Video 18:40  ~     Dr Olumuyiwa Benard Aliu                      President of the ICAO Council 18:45  ~     Ms Althea Roper                                      Jamaica 18:50  ~     Mr Enrique Rodriguez Flores                  IDB 18:55  ~     Mr Michael Gill                                          ATAG 19:00  ~     Q & A Moderator: Ms Jane Hupe / ICAO
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Lorenzo Gavilli Environment Officer Environment, Air Tansport Bureau International Civil Aviation Organization ( Tel:  +1 514-954-8219 (ext. 6017); Fax: +1 514-954-6744 * e-mail: LGavilli@icao.int

 Subject: REDD+ Emerging? What We Can Learn from Subnational Initiatives: COP side event, 5 Dec.

Dear Colleagues,
We invite you to join us at CIFOR’s official side event at COP20:
REDD+ Emerging? What We Can Learn from Subnational Initiatives
Time: Friday 5 December, 11:30 – 13:00
Venue: Caral (130)
Expectations for REDD+ are high, and the challenges are daunting. Controversies will persist until there is sufficient evidence on implementation – what works, what doesn’t, what changes are needed for REDD+ to succeed in practice. Join the panelists in a discussion of evidence and experiences from the ground, including case studies from subnational initiatives around the globe, Indonesia’s integration of initiatives in a national framework, and experiences in an initiative in Brazil. Following presentations from the panel, participants will be invited to take part in a discussion, moderated by William Boyd of the Governors’ Climate and Forests Task Force. Speakers - Peter Holmgren, CIFOR’s Director General, will open the panel with an overview of the state of REDD+. – William Sunderlin of CIFOR will share findings and insights from CIFOR’s comparative study of 23 subnational initiatives in 6 countries, as detailed in the forthcoming book “REDD+ on the Ground” (available 3 December) – Pak Heru Prasetyo, Head of Indonesia’s National REDD+ Agency, will discuss where REDD+ is going in Indonesia, drawing on experiences in subnational initiatives - Marcio Sztutman, TNC’s Conservation Manager for the Brazilian Amazon, will talk about the advances and challenges of implementing REDD+ at São Felix do Xingu.

Following the panelists’ presentations, two representatives of the Governors’ Climate and Forests Taskforce will make a brief statement:
- Magdalena Ruiz, Secretary of Environment & Territorial Development, Jalisco, Mexico – Monica De Los Rios, Head, Regulatory Department of Environmental Services, Institute of Climate Change, Acre, Brazil

***Stay around after the side event to chat with William Sunderlin and other co-authors of CIFOR’s forthcoming publication “REDD+ on the Ground”, as well as some of the project proponents whose initiatives are detailed in the book.*** This side event is organized by the Center for International Forestry Research, with Cirad, FSU Jena, IDESAM and the GCF – thanks to all for making it possible. It has been selected as part of the ADP Pre-2020 Action Fair. We look forward to seeing you there!

Imogen Badgery-Parker
Outreach Manager
Center for International Forestry Research
t: +62 (0) 251 8622 622 x318
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cifor.org | blog.cifor.org CIFOR is a member of the CGIAR Consortium

Date: Thu, 27 Nov 2014 09:36:48 +0800 Subject: ADB and TERI COP20 Side Event on Climate Technology: 4 Dec 2014

Dear Climate-L readers,
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) would like to invite you to:
Promoting Climate Technology Investment: Scenarios, Practice and Experience
Machu-Picchu Room, Lima, Peru
4 December 2014, 15:00-16:30
The side event will share the experiences of the ADB and TERI in exploring scenarios and new business models to facilitate the deployment of climate technologies for developing countries in the region. 
Launch ADB’s Asia-Pacific Climate Technology Finance Center (CTFC) Low-Carbon Market Place*
Jiwan Acharya, Senior Climate Change Specialist (Energy), ADB
The Challenges in Deploying Climate Technology: Models used and lessons learned
Chair:  Prodipto Ghosh, Distinguished Fellow, TERI
Discussants:
The Climate Technology Center and Network: Operational Arm of the Technology Mechanism 
Jukka Uosukainen, Director, CTCN
ADB’s Pilot Asia-Pacific Climate Technology Finance Center (CTFC): Lessons so Far 
Xuedu Lu, Advisor, ADB
Transition to 100% Renewable Energy by 2050 in India: Opportunities and Challenges
Atul Kumar, Fellow, TERI
* Note: The Low-Carbon Market Place will provide a platform for knowledge sharing about available climate technologies and will put technology providers, such as SMEs and research institutions in touch with firms looking to market and utilize new climate technologies.
We look forward to seeing you there.
Best,
Esmyra P, Javier
Climate Change Coordination and Disaster Risk Management Unit
Regional Sustainable Development Department
Asian Development Bank

From: <vn-jc-secretariat@jcm.go.jp> To:  Cc:  Date: Thu, 27 Nov 2014 11:18:36 +0900 Subject: [JCM (Viet Nam-Japan)] Call for public inputs on a JCM proposed methodology “Waste heat recovery for electricity generation” (Nov 27 to Dec 11, 2014)

Dear Climate-L readers, The Joint Committee secretariat for the Joint Crediting Mechanism (JCM) between Viet Nam and Japan cordially invites all the stakeholders to provide their inputs on the proposed methodology, “Waste heat recovery for electricity generation”. For details of the public inputs, please visit: <https://www.jcm.go.jp/vn-jp/information/67 For more information on the JCM between Viet Nam and Japan, please visit: <https://www.jcm.go.jp/vn-jp> Kind regards, The Joint Committee secretariat for the JCM between Viet Nam and Japan vn-pm-pi@jcm.go.jp (for public inputs)

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Subject: climate-l digest: November 25, 2014 From: “Climate Change Info Mailing List digest” <climate-l@lists.iisd.ca> Reply-To: “Climate Change Info Mailing List” <climate-l@lists.iisd.ca> Date: Wed, 26 Nov 2014 14:00:06 -0600

CLIMATE-L Digest for Tuesday, November 25, 2014. 1. Wetland solutions to reduce disaster risks: restoring ecosystems to save lives and livelihoods 2. SEARCA Publication: Approaches to Assessment of Impacts and Vulnerability to Climate Change and Adaptation Options 3. SEARCA PUBLICATION: Mainstreaming Climate Change Adaptation into Development Planning 4. weADAPT: Projects from St. Vincent and the Grenadines to Ethiopia and the Mekong..! 5. Climate Change Daily Feed – 25 November 2014 – Climate Change Policy & Practice 6. @IISDRS Summary & Analysis from #Montreal Protocol #MOP26 7. Winners of United Nations climate solutions awards announced today 8. Effective mitigation 9. COP 20 Side-event | Trade and Climate Change: Exploring a New Agenda 10. November 2014 edition of climate change newsletter – ThinktoSustain.com 11. COP 20 LEDS Global Partnership Side Event Invitation – “LEDS in Action” (TIME CHANGE) 12. An action plan for reducing costs of greenhouse gas estimation in agriculture 13. Climate Policy publication: New political groups under the UNFCCC 14. The China-U.S. Climate Announcement’s Implications for China’s Development Pathway 15. CoP20 Side Event, “Adaptation & Agroecology: Women’s strategies for CC”, 1 December 16. A Guide to the COP 20 Negotiations and other inputs from ENERGIES 2050 17. Save the date: COP20 NAMA event ECN/Ecofys 18. Call for Papers: The Second Environmental Protection and Sustainability Forum 19. COP20/CMP10 IETA Official Side Event Program – 26 Partnering Organisations and Companies & Over 60 Side Event Sessions 20. Invitation to UNFCCC Side Event “NAMAs and their role for INDCs in Tunisia and the Maghreb region”, 3 December 21. Worldwatch Report Describes Opportunities for a Bright Energy Future in Haiti 22. Invitation – Rule of Law, Climate Justice & Sustainable Land Use – Tues 09 Dec 4:45pm 300 Paracas Room – IDLO/GFC UNFCCC CoP20 Side Event, Lima Peru 23. Climate Change Job Vacancies Update – 26 November 2014 – Climate Change Policy & Practice 24. Climate Change Daily Feed – 26 November 2014 – Climate Change Policy & Practi

Date: Tue, 25 Nov 2014 00:40:52 +0100 Subject: Wetland solutions to reduce disaster risks: restoring ecosystems to save lives and livelihoods

Wetland solutions to reduce disaster risks: restoring ecosystems to save lives and livelihoods Wednesday 10 December 2014, 18.30-21.00 hrs, European Parliament, Brussels Wetlands International is pleased to invite you for an evening reception in the European Parliament on 10 December 2014. The event will bring together Members of the European Parliament, the European Commission and practitioners in Disaster Risk Reduction and development. Join to discuss how the EU can promote global action to address the underlying causes of disaster risk and vulnerability. The discussion will be a stepping stone towards the Third UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction, which will take place in Sendai, Japan, in March 2015.
Registrationregistration is compulsory and open until     2 December 2014 » More information

Date: Tue, 25 Nov 2014 01:49:07 +0000 Subject: SEARCA Publication: Approaches to Assessment of Impacts and Vulnerability to Climate Change and Adaptation Options

The Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) publishes a new Agriculture and Development Note on Climate Change Adaptation (ADN-CCA) titled Approaches to Assessment of Impacts and Vulnerability to Climate Change and Adaptation Options by Roberto Pedro Sandoval and Hideki Kanamaru. WM unnamedR1KSWFX6  To download this publication, visit: http://climatechange.searca.org/index.php/climate-change-adaptation-knowledge-showcases-5/adaptation-notes/2188-approaches-to-assessment-of-impacts-and-vulnerability-to-climate-change-and-adaptation-options From: ”Mark Vincent P. Aranas” <mvpa@searca.org> To:  Cc:  Date: Tue, 25 Nov 2014 01:46:38 +0000 Subject: SEARCA PUBLICATION: Mainstreaming Climate Change Adaptation into Development Planning
The Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) publishes a new Agriculture and Development Note on Climate Change Adaptation (ADN-CCA) titled Mainstreaming Climate Change Adaptation into Development Planning by Mozaharul Alam. WM unnamed9QO5HCN6 To download this publication,    visit: http://climatechange.searca.org/index.php/climate-change-adaptation-knowledge-showcases-5/adaptation-notes/2187-mainstreaming-climate-change-adaptation-into-development-planning

 Sukaina Bharwani <sukaina.bharwani@sei-international.org> To:  Cc:  Date: Tue, 25 Nov 2014 12:28:21 +0000 Subject: weADAPT: Projects from St. Vincent and the Grenadines to Ethiopia and the Mekong..!

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 From: IISD Reporting Services <iisd-rs@iisd.org> To:  Cc:  Date: Tue, 25 Nov 2014 12:44:45 -0600 Subject: Climate Change Daily Feed – 25 November 2014 – Climate Change Policy & Practice

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Twenty-sixth Meeting of the Parties (MOP) to the Montreal Protocol and Tenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP) to the Vienna Convention

17-21 November 2014  UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) headquarters, Paris, France

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           The Tenth Meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Vienna Convention for the Protection of the Ozone Layer (VC COP10) and the twenty-sixth Meeting of the Parties to the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer (MP MOP26) met from 17-21 November 2014, in Paris, France. Over 450 participants from governments, UN agencies, intergovernmental and non-governmental organizations, academia and industry attended the joint meeting. The Preparatory Segment met from Monday until Wednesday. On Thursday and Friday, the High-Level Segment (HLS) convened. As the Preparatory Segment was unable to complete its work by Wednesday, it reconvened a number of times during the HLS. MOP26 adopted eight substantive and seventeen procedural decisions. Substantive decisions adopted include: essential-use exemptions (EUEs) and critical-use exemptions (CUEs); availability of recovered, recycled or reclaimed halons; and a Technology and Economic Assessment Panel (TEAP) report on alternatives to ozone depleting substances. Procedural decisions adopted include: budget; organizational issues related to the TEAP; the Multilateral Fund (MLF) replenishment; and membership of Montreal Protocol bodies for 2015. While most of the issues were not contentious, parties spent a number of hours deliberating on the MLF replenishment, the TEAP report on ODS Alternatives, and CUEs and EUEs. Proposed amendments on hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) and ways to the move the issue forward proved particularly difficult, with parties unable to agree on a mandate for a discussion group going into 2015.

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A BRIEF ANALYSIS OF COP10/MOP26

  A QUI IL A ÉTÉ BEAUCOUP DONNÉ, IL SERA BEAUCOUP DEMANDÉ  “Everybody to whom much is given, much is expected” The Montreal Protocol is often lauded as “the most successful multilateral environmental agreement.” Yet, as parties convened during a rainy week in Paris, it was clear that despite its successes, this is not the time for the Protocol to rest on its laurels. On the one hand, delegate after delegate mentioned the brilliant record of the Vienna Convention and Montreal Protocol in controlling 96 ODS, achieving universal ratification, ensuring a high rate of compliance, providing robust financial and technical support to developing countries to implement the Montreal Protocol on the ground, and creating strong global and national institutions. All of this has resulted in measurable improvements in the health of the ozone layer, and delivered a massive reduction in greenhouse gases―as much as 11 billion tonnes of CO2 equivalent―as a side benefit. On the other hand, delegates were still unable to reach agreement on whether or not the Protocol should use its highly successful mechanisms to address damage it may have wittingly or unwittingly caused in the past while phasing out HCFCs. MOP26 and COP10 successfully addressed a number of issues during the week, including essential-use exemptions, critical-use exemptions, and the replenishment of the Multilateral Fund. Procedural issues, such as consideration of the membership of the Montreal Protocol bodies for 2015, and compliance and reporting, were also addressed. However, the one issue that hung over the meeting like a thick cloud was whether or not the Protocol should be amended to deal with HFCs―introduced by the Protocol as an ODS alternative despite its global warming potential. While some parties feel they have a moral duty to deal with HFCs even if they are a threat to climate, and the Montreal Protocol has a better chance of dealing with them successfully, others feel they have just committed to transition from HCFCs to HFCs, and appropriate, viable alternatives are not yet available to replace HFCs. The former have put forward a proposal for an amendment to phase-down HFCs. The latter have opposed such an amendment ever since it was first proposed five years ago. The debate is getting increasingly acrimonious, and any hint of progress was quickly vaporized in the past, as it also appeared to be at this meeting. This brief analysis will consider some of the bumps that may be appearing on the smooth road of the Montreal Protocol, and the fallouts of the overlaps with the climate process.  “EN TOUT PAYS, IL Y A UNE LIEUE DE MAUVAIS CHEMIN”  “There will be bumps in the smoothest roads”  In the minds of many long-time participants in the process, the Montreal Protocol owes its success to consensus, sound science to inform decisions, cooperation, and a congenial atmosphere. All these elements were put to the test at COP10/MOP26. The definition and role of consensus was much discussed at the meeting, and not just in the context of the HFC amendments. Discussion on releases, breakdown products and opportunities for reduction of releases of ODS, for example, also dealt with reviewing quantities of, and providing information on co- or by-production of ODS, including HFCs. The EU proposed a draft decision on this, but this was opposed by India and China, among others. As Canada suggested discussing this in a group without addressing the draft decision, a situation similar to that of the HFC amendments emerged. Parties debated the interpretation of consensus in this context. India, Pakistan and Saudi Arabia, among others, maintained that consensus means unanimous agreement on any topic or decision. Others, including Canada, Switzerland and Cameroon, argued that this approach to consensus was a “recent development” in the Montreal Protocol process and that unanimity was not required for a procedural decision, such as forming a contact group. The former group of countries believed, however, that establishing a contact group with majority rather than universal support may set a dangerous precedent―with an eye, no doubt, on the implications of this decision for the contact group on the HFC amendments. Ultimately, no contact group was established, and the issue of ODS co- and by-production appeared to be hijacked by the HFCs discussion. In the context of the HFC amendment proposals, the opposition not only to a contact group, but also to “informal discussions on how to discuss,” led to concerns, expressed by many parties, that the MOP might be losing its “dedicated, cooperative and collegial spirit.” One delegate suggested that in order for the debate to move forward, the definition of consensus may have to be “revisited,” or else parties might have to start using the voting procedures that are in place. (While the Montreal Protocol includes provisions for changing the Protocol, in the absence of consensus, by a two-thirds majority vote of both developed and developing countries, the voting procedures have never had to be used.) The need for 100% agreement on every decision the MOP takes is becoming “a recipe for getting nothing done,” as the Nigerian delegate lamented in Friday’s plenary. Science and technical expertise, another long-time strength of the Protocol, continued to be politicized in Paris. In Bangkok, the EU had proposed a temporary subsidiary body to assess the economic costs and benefits of various scenarios for the global phase-down of the production and consumption of HFCs. India said it would not be acceptable for the TEAP to provide an assessment of a substance that they consider to fall outside the Montreal Protocol’s mandate. Delegates did agree to establish the subsidiary body, however, and asked it to prepare a report that would, inter alia, assess the economic costs and implications and environmental benefits of various scenarios of avoiding high-GWP ODS alternatives. In its report to MOP26, the TEAP found that whereas alternatives do exist in some applications, there are still concerns, such as cost-effectiveness, and use in high ambient temperatures. The US proposed a draft decision requesting the TEAP to assess the technical and economic implications of implementing a global phase-down of HFCs and to investigate deploying climate-friendly alternatives in areas with high ambient temperatures. This was opposed by several countries, including Saudi Arabia and India, with Saudi Arabia saying that assessments regarding HFCs do not fall under the Montreal Protocol. Cooperation and a congenial atmosphere also appeared to fade, as India, Pakistan and the GCC countries opposed discussing the amendments in a contact group format, with India repeatedly stating that HFCs “belonged”  with the UNFCCC. The mood of the negotiations seemed to have become increasingly more acrimonious since the concern about HFCs’ global warming potential entered the debate six years ago. Observers in Paris looked out hopefully for potential changes following the high-level discussions that took place recently between the US and India, and the US and China. However, there were only small signals of change from India and China—such as China’s willingness to show flexibility on the interpretation of consensus, and the Indian environment minister’s assertion that a solution could be found through “mutual confidence and trust.” Yet, the mood did not appear to lighten much. Protracted debates eventually resulted in informal consultations on how to take the discussion on the HFC amendments forward. This small success was ephemeral, however. The US tabled a draft decision late on the final day of the meeting, proposing a contact group or a “group” to consider HFC management. This was met with resistance from several countries, with India questioning whether a draft decision could even be introduced at this late stage. Following a clarification from the Secretariat that the rules of procedure allowed for it, a couple of hurried informal consultations on the US proposal took place outside plenary. When plenary reconvened, an atmosphere of distrust was palpable. China said they were not part of the consultations that took place outside of plenary because they were unable to locate where the consultations were held. Pakistan, meanwhile, said that the revised draft read out by the US did not include the changes agreed in the consultations. Having gone through three iterations, the document was finally rejected as parties were unable to agree on the way forward.   “IL N’Y A QUE LES MONTAGNES QUI NE SE RENCONTRENT JAMAIS”  “There are none so distant that fate cannot bring together” With each passing year, linkages between the Montreal Protocol and the UNFCCC have increased with the overlapping work to reduce greenhouse gases and ODS. This has led some delegates to speculate that the Protocol may be “catching a cold” from the UNFCCC. The lack of trust and procedural quarrels seem to have migrated from one process to the other because of this overlap. Progress under the Montreal Protocol is also now being linked to progress, or lack thereof, under the UNFCCC: Canada observed that when a Montreal Protocol amendment proposal on HFCs was first introduced, parties were told to wait until after the UNFCCC COP 15 in Copenhagen in 2009, then until after Durban in 2011. Now, they are being asked to wait until after the 2015 Climate Conference in Paris. Another aspect of the influence of the UNFCCC process on the Montreal Protocol is that some of the developed countries pushing for addressing the global warming potential of HFCs under the Montreal Protocol are not perceived as being constructively engaged in the UNFCCC and the Kyoto Protocol. This adds to the levels of distrust felt by some developing countries, who suspect the HFC alternatives are being pushed for commercial, rather than environmental, interests. The remedy, however, may not lie in keeping the two processes apart, as suggested by some parties who preferred to address HFCs solely under the Kyoto Protocol. Instead, as Hanne Inger Bjurstrøm, Norwegian Special Envoy for Climate Change, suggested, ozone management and climate change are two sides of same story, and cannot be solved in isolation. Only time will tell if the two processes can complement, rather than hinder, each other.  This analysis, taken from the summary issue of the Earth Negotiations Bulletin © enb@iisd.org, is written and edited by Elena Kosolapova, Ph.D., Kate Louw, Keith Ripley, and Anju Sharma. The Digital Editor is Sean Wu. The Editor is Pamela Chasek, Ph.D. <pam@iisd.org>. The Director of IISD Reporting Services is Langston James “Kimo” Goree VI <kimo@iisd.org>. The Sustaining Donors of the Bulletin are the European Commission (DG-ENV and DG-CLIMATE) and the Government of Switzerland (the Swiss Federal Office for the Environment (FOEN) and the Swiss Agency for Development Cooperation (SDC)). General Support for the Bulletin during 2014 is provided by the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB), the New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, SWAN International, the Finnish Ministry for Foreign Affairs, the Japanese Ministry of Environment (through the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies – IGES), the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), and the International Development Research Centre (IDRC). Specific funding for coverage of this meeting has been provided by the Ozone Secretariat and the French Ministry of Ecology, Sustainable Development and Energy. Funding for translation of the Bulletin into French has been provided by the Government of France, the Wallonia, Québec, and the International Organization of La Francophonie/Institute for Sustainable Development of La Francophonie (IOF/IFDD). The opinions expressed in the Bulletin are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of IISD or other donors. Excerpts from the Bulletin may be used in non-commercial publications with appropriate academic citation. For information on the Bulletin, including requests to provide reporting services, contact the Director of IISD Reporting Services at <kimo@iisd.org>, +1-646-536-7556 or 300 East 56th St., 11D, New York, NY 10022 USA. Langston James “Kimo” Goree VI Vice President, Reporting Services and United Nations Liaison International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) — United Nations Office 300 E 56th St. Apt. 11D – New York, NY 10022  USA Direct Line: +1 973 273 5860 Plaxo public business card: http://kimogoree.myplaxo.com Email: kimo@iisd.org Mobile phone: +12128107701 Skype: kimogoree Twitter: @kimogoree Where: 20-28 November NYC, 29 Nov – 13 December Lima, 14-16 Buenos Aires, 17-18 Joburg From: Momentum <momentum@unfccc.int> To:  Cc:  Date: Tue, 25 Nov 2014 15:57:20 +0100 Subject: Winners of United Nations climate solutions awards announced today Dear colleagues, The UNFCCC’s Momentum for Change initiative is pleased to announce the 2014 Lighthouse Activities! Learn more about the these shining examples of climate action here: http://newsroom.unfccc.int/clean-energy/2014-momentum-for-change-lighthouse-activities/ This year’s activities include both large, game-changing solutions and small, entrepreneurial efforts. They range from a multi-million-dollar initiative that is unlocking climate finance across Latin America to an enterprise that is building climate friendly homes in Africa to an ICT-enabled early-warning system that is protecting people from floods in the Indian Himalayan foothills. The 2014 Lighthouse Activities show that action on climate change is not only possible but that it is already happening – injecting confidence into the global movement towards a universal climate change agreement in Paris in 2015. We will share our schedule of activities at the UN Climate Change Conference in Lima soon, so stay tuned! Best regards,

Sarah Marchildon Communications Officer Momentum for Change Team United Nations Climate Change Secretariat Platz der Vereinten Nationen 1 53113 Bonn, Germany Tel: +49 228 815 1065 Email: smarchildon@unfccc.int momentum4change.org

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 Date: Mon, 24 Nov 2014 CLIMATE-L Digest for Sunday, November 23, 2014. 1. Funds Expand Renewable Energy in Developing Countries 2. COP-Side-Event ‘REDD and Beyond: International and Indigenous Strategies in Forest Protection’ http://adfd.irena.org/funding.aspx If you are not worldviewmission@gmail.com and would like to join the climate-l Mailing List, please click here to SUBSCRIBE: – join-climate-l@lists.iisd.ca Dear Climate-L colleagues, It’s now easier to access loans for renewable energy projects in developing countries thanks to lower lending rates offered by the IRENA/ADFD Project Facility. The third funding cycle of the Facility is now open for project proposals, with interest rates of only 1-2% available on concessional loans. The IRENA/ADFD Project Facility aims to advance renewable energy in communities where it can have the greatest impact and where financing is one of the greatest challenges. By funding projects with social, economic and environmental benefits, the programme demonstrates that renewable energy goes hand-in-hand with sustainable development and climate change mitigation. The IRENA/ADFD Project Facility is seeking renewable energy projects in developing countries that are innovative and have the potential to be models for replication and scale up. The deadline for applications is 18 February 2015 (17:00 Gulf Standard Time).  Applicants need to register and apply online. For information about the Facility and to apply, please visit: http://www.irena.org/adfd or email adfd@irena.org. Please do not hesitate to forward this information to interested stakeholders. Warm regards, Seleha Lockwood Programme Officer – Renewable Energy and Finance Date: Sun, 23 Nov 2014 17:42:18 -0600 Subject: COP-Side-Event ‘REDD and Beyond: International and Indigenous Strategies in Forest Protection’ You are most welcome to join our side-event at the UN climate change conference next week: REDD and Beyond: International and Indigenous Strategies in Forest Protection’ Thursday, 4 December 2014 16:45-18:15 Room: Caral (130) UNFCCC-COP 20 Lima, Peru Organisers: Lund University, Climate Alliance Sponsors and participating institutions: BECC (Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services in a changing climate), DIE (German Development Institute), GIZ (in cooperation with the erman Federal Ministry for the Environment), INFOE (Institute for Ecology and Action Anthropology), Oro Verde-Tropical Forest Foundation Programme: Moderation: Andreas Kress (Climate Alliance) and Fariborz Zelli (Lund University) Social Inclusiveness of REDD in Peru Fariborz Zelli (Lund University), Jonas Ibrahim Hein (DIE / German Development Institute) and Hannes Hotz (DIE / German Development Institute) Safeguards for Forest Conservation in Peru Maria Pia Moreno (GIZ) and Lucas Dourojeanni (MINAM / Peruvian Minstry of the Environment) REDD+ Indígena Amazónica Alberto Pizango Chota (AIDESEP / Interethnic Association for the Development of the Peruvian Rainforest) Ecuador’s Socio Bosque and Peru’s Programa Bosque as Role Models? Tobias Dan Nielsen (Lund University) Timberland Investment – how effective are they for biodiversity and local communities? Linda Rohnstock (OroVerde – Tropical Forest Foundation) How Local Authorities can contribute to forest protection – some practical examples Thomas Brose (Climate Alliance) Concluding remarks Translation: Elke Falley-Rothkopf (Spanish-English) Background: REDD is one of the latest additions to a series of incentive-based mechanisms for reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Many developing and emerging countries have started engaging in REDD. Peru and other Latin American countries are no exception here – with an obvious motivation: a considerable part of their greenhouse gas emissions are currently caused by deforestation. In addition to REDD, and partly out of criticism to it, a number of further political and financial instruments for forest protection in Latin America have emerged over the last years. But how effective are these various instruments with regard to forest protection? How socially inclusive are they with respect to indigenous communities and other vulnerable forest users? And how fair are the proposed benefit-sharing mechanisms? Experts and stakeholders address these questions for a series of incentive-based and financial instruments. Apart from REDD, these include conditional cash transfers for protection of indigenous territories (SocioBosque in Ecuador, Programa Bosques in Peru), forest investment schemes, and social environmental safeguards for forest protection. In addition, representatives of indigenous peoples from the Amazon Basin present an alternative proposal:  RIA (Amazon Indigenous REDD+) offers a simple and low-cost instrument which is already contributing to the maintenance of carbon stock in forests. They also introduce a model approach for public funding, drawing on the cooperation between European cities and COICA (Coordinator of Indigenous Associations of the Amazon Basin). Moreover, findings from a recently published report on the role of private investors will be presented. The report discusses whether instruments like Timberland Investment can generate sufficient funding and fulfil key ecological and social responsibilities.

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  Date: Fri, 07 Nov 2014 CLIMATE-L Digest for Thursday, November 06, 2014. 1. THE IPCC AND CLIMATE POLITICS 2. Registration Open: South-South Cooperation on Climate Change Forum, December 8 – Lima, Peru 3. Blog on assessing ambition of the Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDCs) 4. The politics of ‘triple wins’ and trade-offs in climate compatible development (with audio visual content) 5. Climate Change Daily Feed – 6 November 2014 – Climate Change Policy & Practice 6. 2014 Climate and Health Summit – 6 December 2014, Lima – REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN 7. weADAPT: From local to global….. 8. ICCG Lectures Series on Arctic Climate Change and Governance 9. FAO & ICRAF report: Science to support climate-smart agricultural development – #NRC-CC-MITIGATION 10. First-ever CDM project in Rwanda earns carbon credits for energy efficient light bulbs 11. New Books – Review Copies 12. Policy paper ¦ This time is different: The prospects for an effective climate agreement in Paris 2015 13. Apply now: eCourse ‘Investment Planning Towards Low Carbon Climate Resilient Development Subject: THE IPCC AND CLIMATE POLITICS Dear friend The ‘Synthesis’ Report of the IPCC released on 1 November marks a re-framing of climate change, away from purely a short term risk management perspective to supporting a longer term transformation, based on new social science research.  Considering sustainability as the use and distribution, not scarcity, of natural resources,  has implications for all countries as well as for international cooperation. The conclusions also suggest that developing countries need to be more proactive in the negotiations. You might   find this piece of interest  http://indiaenvironmentportal.org.in/content/402853/climate-politics-stress-is-now-on-use-and-distribution-not-just-scarcity-of-natural-resources-for-a-transformation/  Best regards  Mukul Sanwal From: karen.mrema@gmail.com Date: Thu, 06 Nov 2014 Subject: Registration Open: South-South Cooperation on Climate Change Forum, December 8 – Lima, Peru Dear Climate-L subscribers, The South-South Cooperation on Climate Change Forum (SSCCC Forum) will take place in the interval of COP20 of UNFCCC in Lima, Peru, on December 8, and registrations are now being accepted. The Forum will bring together 10 ministers from Africa, Asia-Pacific, and Latin America and Caribbean, principals of UN agencies, UNEP, UNDP, UNFCCC, UNCCD, GEF and IPCC, senior representatives of development agencies and international organizations, leaders of science and business communities, as well as practitioners from around the world. The SSCCC Forum aims to contribute to a successful post 2015 climate agreement by promoting South-South Cooperation as an integral part of global action against climate change. The Forum is a unique opportunity for participants to engage in the ongoing climate talks and provide recommendations on a number innovative actions, policy setting, financing and institutional development to enable rapid scaling up South-South Cooperation initiatives. The day event will feature an Opening Ceremony and Ministerial Dialogue followed by high-level panels in plenary. Date: Monday December 8, 2014 Venue: JW Marriott Hotel, Lima The Forum is co-sponsored by the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) of China, UNEP, UNDP, and supported by SDC, WWF-China, UNEP-Tongji-IESD, UNFCCC and the Chinese Academy of Sciences. Co-organizers of the Forum include UNEP-International Ecosystem Management Partnership (UNEP-IEMP), NDRC Climate Change Department and INTASAVE. Registration is open to COP20 delegates, the media, and local science, policy and business communities in Peru. Register now at http://www.unep-iemp.org/node/14 From: ”Niklas Höhne” <n.hoehne@newclimate.org> Date: Thu, 6 Nov 2014 12:08:19 +0000 Subject: Blog on assessing ambition of the Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDCs) Dear climate-l readers,  Please find our blog on assessing ambition of the Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDCs) http://newclimate.org/2014/10/29/how-to-assess-the-level-of-ambition-of-an-intended-nationally-determined-contribution/     It is a first product of the new independent non-profit research institute, called NewClimate Institute. It focusses on: 

  • Climate negotiations
  • Tracking climate action
  • Climate and development
  • Climate finance
  • Carbon market mechanisms

Visit our website for more information: www.newclimate.org   Best regards, Niklas Höhne Dr. Niklas Höhne Founding Partner | NewClimate Institute  n.hoehne@newclimate.org  M +49 173 715 2279 | T +49 221 999833-01 Am Hof 20-26 | 50667 Cologne | Germany www.newclimate.org Subject: The politics of ‘triple wins’ and trade-offs in climate compatible development (with audio visual content) Dear Climate-L colleagues: Can action on both climate change and development be reconciled in a world of unequal power, diverse institutions and conflicting interests? Answering this question means addressing the political economy of climate compatible development – the context and politics in which initiatives operate, and who wins and who loses. Over the past year, the Institute of Development Studies (IDS); and its partners have been exploring these questions through research on three case studies: coastal fisheries in Ghana, renewable energy in Kenya, and carbon forestry in Mozambique. Can adaptation, mitigation and development work together? The idea that climate finance should support multiple climate and development goals has taken root over the last few years. The increasing popularity of terms such as ‘climate compatible development’, ‘climate smart agriculture‘ and ‘climate resilient development’ shows the desire to focus on the potential synergies between goals of adaptation, mitigation and development. While it is easy to see the logic behind aiming for co-benefits or ‘triple wins’, there is much less clarity on how they might be achieved in practice, whether it is possible, or what the trade-offs might be. So what is the political economy approach and how can it support us in achieving triple wins? In the video below, Thomas Tanner, Research Fellow from the Overseas Development Institute (ODI) and lead researcher of the Ghana case study provides an introductory explanation. He draws on examples from the project’s three case studies to help build understanding of how a political economy framework can be applied for climate compatible development. Video: http://bit.ly/Intro-PE   Realities from the ground: example of coastal fisheries in Ghana Ghana is an excellent example of the challenges of tackling climate change and development together. Government plans and initiatives for tackling climate change are growing rapidly, but the links between climate change and the coastal fisheries sector remain under-explored. During the project, two potential triple win reforms were identified and examined with a range of stakeholders: a hypothetical reform of Ghana’s subsidy for ‘premix’ fuel used by fishermen, and protection of coastal mangroves. Some of the key messages include:

  • Climate compatible development may be more about finding appropriate climate co-benefits, rather than seeking ‘triple wins’.
  • There is a danger that pushing for ‘triple wins’ (i.e. by removing the premix subsidy) would be ‘maladaptive’, by making life harder for poor people and pushing them into conflict with each other.

Video: http://bit.ly/PE-Ghana-film   Lessons learnt using the political framework: are there any easy answers? Three researchers from across the case studies share their personal reflections and learning of using political economy analysis in their work (video interviews). Mapping actors and engaging with multiple stakeholders in Ghana In this video, Adelina Mensah a researcher at the Environment and Sanitation Studies, University of Ghana discusses the Ghana case study, including the; value and challenges of using political analysis in the research process. Video: http://bit.ly/Ghana-fisheries   REDD+ is not just about forests: Mozambique The REDD+ strategy in Mozambique has been years in the making. In 2012, according to the country’s REDD readiness proposal, one-third of Mozambique’s entire land area was subject to proposals for forest conservation and carbon forestry from private business and global conservation agencies, Almeida Sitoe is an Associate Professor at Eduardo Mondlane University and a researcher on the project in Mozambique. This case study examined the political economy of carbon forestry and REDD+ in view of goals for climate compatible development. In the video below, Almeida talks about his personal experiences of using political analysis. Video: http://bit.ly/Moz-REDD    Some of the key messages from this project include:

  • There needs to be strong governance mechanisms and safeguards in place to secure land tenure rights and benefits from forest resources, as well as carbon stocks for local communities, with the engagement of local groups and initiatives.
  • REDD is not just about forests and the forests sector; it needs to be aligned with other sectors like agriculture and energy, which are key drivers of deforestation in Mozambique.

Clean energy revolution in Kenya? Kenya faces an energy dilemma. While Kenya already gets a large part of its energy mix from renewable resources, it has also recently discovered oil and there is growing interest in exploiting the country’s coal reserves. So even though the potential for a clean energy revolution is high, the policy and regulatory framework to support it is not yet in place. 82 per cent of the population is still without access to electricity. In this video, Jon Phillips a researcher on the project discusses the background to the Kenyan case study and shares his reflections on Kenyan energy sector using the political economy approach. Video: http://bit.ly/Kenya-energy     Some of key messages from the research include:

  • Businesses that stand to benefit from clean energy need a greater voice in the debate. Renewable associations exist and are active in these debates. But assembling a broader ‘coalition of the willing and the winning’ from a low carbon economy is vital to showing private sector support for clean energy future in Kenya.
  • Given the potential benefits of renewables for poorer groups that often lack access to the grid there is real scope to build alliances at country level whom the Kenya 2010 constitution grants increasing powers.

Relevant project documents:

  1. 1.     Ghana case study
  2. 2.     Mozambique case study
  3. 3.     Kenya case study

For more information on this project, please contact Lars Otto Naess: L.Naess@ids.ac.uk Fatema Rajabali Climate Change Convenor Institute of Development Studies University of Sussex Brighton BN1 9RE Tel: +44 1273 915761 Fax: +44 1273 621202 Email: f.rajabali@ids.ac.uk  This message is for the addressee only and may contain privileged or confidential information. If you have received it in error, please notify the sender immediately and delete the original. Any views or opinions expressed are solely those of the author and do not necessarily represent those of IDS. Institute of Development Studies at the University of Sussex, Brighton BN1 9RE Tel: +44 (0)1273 606261; Fax: +44 (0)1273 621202 IDS, a charitable company limited by guarantee: Registered Charity No. 306371; Registered in England 877338; VAT No. GB 350 899914 Subject: Climate Change Daily Feed – 6 November 2014 – Climate Change Policy & Practice Browser Version Subject: 2014 Climate and Health Summit – 6 December 2014, Lima – REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN Dear climate-l readers, On behalf of the Global Climate and Health Alliance, I am pleased to invite you to the 2014 Climate and Health Summit, in parallel with COP-20 in Lima. Registration is now open for this event (is.gd/climatehealth), to be held on December 6th at Swissotel, Miraflores. The Summit aims to raise awareness about the negative impacts of climate change on health, and highlight the potential for mitigation and adaptation efforts to create a cleaner, healthier and more equitable world. To galvanize the international health community in advance of the UN General Assembly and COP-21 in 2015, and to ensure that health remains central to negotiations, we will bring together government ministers for health, development, energy and environment departments, other policy makers, technical experts, academics, NGOs and civil society, medical and health professionals, local health and environment authorities, UN staff and youth. The Summit is co-hosted by the School of Public Health & Administration at Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia; and organized in collaboration with the Pan-American Health Organization, the World Health Organization, and The Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) funded by the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ). Please join us. Date: 6 December 2014 Venue: Swissotel, Miraflores, Av. Santo Toribio 173-Via Central, Centro Embresarial Real Via Principal 150, Lima 27 Location: Lima, Peru Contact: Global Climate and Health Alliance secretariat Email: info@climateandhealthalliance.org www: http://www.climateandhealthalliance.org/summit-cop20/climate-and-health-summit Related categories: health | meeting From: Sukaina Bharwani <sukaina.bharwani@sei-international.org  Subject: weADAPT: From local to global  New climate change adaptation articles on weADAPT  Is this email not displaying correctly? View it in your browser.  Dr. Sukaina Bharwani | Senior Research Fellow | Stockholm Environment Institute 29 Grove Street, OXFORD, OX2 7JT, UK   T: +44 1865 355605 | Skype: sukaina_b | Twitter: @weADAPT1  www.SEI-International.org | www.weADAPT.org  QuickShare your climate adaptation projects with the weADAPT Community Check out the latest content in weADAPT’s Newsletter  ———————————————————————————————- Date: Wed, 29 Oct 2014 CLIMATE-L Digest for Tuesday, October 28, 2014. 1. @IISDRS Summary & Analysis from #ADP2014 2. WRI Webinar on new CAIT Equity Explorer tool 3. LEONARDO ENERGY – IEA DSM WEBINAR – Customized, Systemic, Strategic – the way to succeed with energy efficiency and GHG reduction in industry 4. Call for papers -SIIBICON 2015 5. Call for papers: Climate Law special issue on renewable energy 6. REMINDER: Call for Papers: Bicentenary of the great Tambora eruption Conference (Switzerland) 7. Last reminder: Energy Transitions Conference at the University of Eastern Finland 8. Climate Change Daily Feed – 28 October 2014 – Climate Change Policy & Practice 9. New Release – NAMA study for a sustainable charcoal value chain – Ghana

Bonn Climate Change Conference – October 2014

20-25 October 2014 | Bonn, Germany

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The sixth part of the second session of the Ad Hoc Working Group on the Durban Platform for Enhanced Action (ADP 2-6) under the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) took place in Bonn, Germany, from 20-25 October 2014. The ADP focused on preparing key documents for the 20th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 20) to the UNFCCC, scheduled to take place in Lima, Peru, in December 2014.  Under the ADP’s workstream 1 (the 2015 agreement), countries continued to elaborate the elements of a draft negotiating text, which will serve as the foundation for the final construction of the 2015 agreement, and considered a “non-paper” on parties’ views and proposals on the elements for a draft negotiating text (ADP.2014.6.NonPaper). The ADP also worked on a draft decision that captures the type of information countries will provide when they communicate their intended nationally determined contributions (INDCs) and how these contributions will potentially be considered (ADP.2014.7.DraftText). During the meeting, the ADP Co-Chairs prepared a new iteration of this draft decision, which will be submitted for consideration in Lima.  Under workstream 2 (pre-2020 ambition), Technical Expert Meetings (TEMs) focused on: opportunities for action on non-carbon dioxide greenhouse gases (GHGs); carbon capture, use and storage; and follow up to TEMs on unlocking mitigation opportunities through energy efficiency, renewable energy, urban environment and land use improvements in the pre-2020 period. Countries also addressed a draft decision on pre-2020 ambition prepared by the Co-Chairs ahead of the meeting (ADP.2014.8.DraftText). During the meeting, a new iteration of this draft was issued and will be considered in Lima.  Despite limited progress overall, as delegates left Bonn many appreciated that the meeting had provided much-needed space for more in-depth exchanges of views. Many felt the meeting helped clarify countries’ and groups’ understanding of the spectrum of views, possible areas of convergence and divergence, and what underlies their positions and how these concerns might be addressed in Lima in December.

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A BRIEF ANALYSIS OF ADP 2-6

Many rivers to cross

But I can’t seem to find my way over…

-Jimmy Cliff

UNFCCC Executive Secretary Christiana Figueres opened the sixth part of the second session of the ADP emphasizing the need to seize the momentum built by the UN Climate Summit in September, and calling on delegates to “build bridges and find a path forward you can all tread together.” Yet as the meeting proceeded, some delegations quickly fell back into old habits, repeating oft-heard statements. This left many to wonder whether the “rivers” dividing parties might be too broad to cross before COP 20 in Lima. This brief analysis will assess progress made in Bonn, overall group dynamics, and whether the exchanges of views that took place over the six days will enable construction of the bridges necessary for progress in Lima. A BRIDGE TO LIMA As mandated by the Warsaw decision on the ADP, parties arrived in Bonn to make progress on three key “pillars” on which outcomes are expected in Lima: a decision on intended nationally determined contributions (INDCs); advancing on the elements of the 2015 agreement to ensure a draft negotiating text is available before May 2015; and a decision on accelerating the implementation of enhanced pre-2020 climate action. More specifically, parties were given the task to reach agreement, if possible, on draft decisions on both INDCs and pre-2020 ambition. Delegates were also under pressure to capitalize on the momentum provided by the UN Climate Summit in September and the COP 20 Presidency’s informal meeting that took place early October―which many characterized as positive and constructive―to “build a bridge” to Lima. Despite a call made by incoming COP 20 President Manuel Pulgar-Vidal to make progress on the expected outcomes of Lima with “a sense of urgency and high level ambition,” it soon became evident that urgency and ambition would not characterize this round of talks. While some made genuine attempts to engage with the texts and questions presented by the Co-Chairs and interact on the basis of the submissions and views by other countries and groups, the ADP contact group sessions more often than not resembled replays of the opening plenary, with delegates reading long statements containing their wish lists for the final agreements. As parties reiterated and clarified their views on key aspects of INDCs, including differentiation, scope, types of information, and ex ante review or consideration, it became increasingly clear that positions remained far apart. This left many wondering if a decision on INDCs in Lima would be in jeopardy. Despite a generally cordial atmosphere, many were concerned that parties were clinging to long-held positions, or even walking back from understandings reached in Durban and Warsaw. A disagreement persisted on the scope of the “Warsaw mandate” on INDCs, in particular on whether they include mitigation only, as insisted by many developed countries, or also adaptation and means of implementation, as suggested by a sizable number of developing countries. For developing countries, adaptation remains an overarching priority as they are the most affected by climate change and require means of implementation to address this challenge and contribute to mitigation ambition. Many developing countries resisted taking decisions on mitigation without simultaneous consideration of adaptation and means of implementation.   Some developing countries voiced concern over “locking in” the mitigation elements of the 2015 agreement, including weak MRV modalities, in Lima, while leaving other issues as afterthoughts in Paris. This concern left African countries calling for a single decision in Lima on INDCs and the elements of the 2015 agreement, rather than addressing these pillars in separate decisions. Some went as far as to suggest that the scope of INDCs be decided only in Paris, well after their submission deadline in the first quarter of 2015, to ensure all elements are addressed together. The developing countries’ continued hesitance to accept what they viewed as a “mitigation first” approach reinforced the probability that the Lima outcome will be another “package deal” with built-in indications on how all elements will move forward and provide assurance that no issues will be left behind in Paris. BRIDGES TO NOWHERE? As the week progressed, the continuing fragmentation of country groupings became a concern for those keeping track of the increasing number of aggregated interests to be catered to. Some long-term observers of the process pointed out that, as COP 21 in Paris approaches, traditional country groupings are finding it increasingly difficult to reach common positions. In Bonn, this trend was reflected in the large number of developing country groups intervening, as well as in some solitary interventions by individual parties, such as Palau, Timor-Leste and Tanzania, that usually rely on their coalition’s spokesperson to voice their positions. While the EU continued to speak with a unified voice, the issue of group coherence was also played out, as many worried that divisions within the 28-member bloc would stymy agreement by the EU Council, meeting concurrently in Brussels, on a common position to reduce emissions. The EU’s decision, on Thursday night, to cut GHG emissions by 40% below 1990 levels by 2030, therefore left many member states relieved. Some in the group felt the agreement on a core aspect of the EU’s INDC was crucial to “get the ball rolling” and encourage other parties to come forward with mitigation contributions of their own. With the growing complexity of positions, the meeting in Bonn made it clear that achieving compromise in Lima would be challenging. “We were asked to build bridges at this conference,” opined one delegate “but, as it stands, we are constructing bridges from our own positions and it is hard to see how they will join up, and, if we are not careful we will just build bridges to nowhere.” In addition, disagreements on methods and modes of work on each of the three deliverables―whether or not to directly negotiate based on draft texts prepared by the Co-Chairs, and whether to continue a more conceptual discussion or enter into text-based negotiations on the elements of the 2015 agreement―carried over from the June session. This left some parties talking past each other as some addressed the Co-Chairs’ non-paper and draft decisions, while others focused on conference room papers submitted by country groupings. While most seemed to agree that text-based negotiations are crucial for moving the process forward, parties were unable to agree on which document should serve as the basis for negotiations and many left for home with a growing sense of unease over the work ahead in five weeks’ time. This feeling boiled over during the closing plenary, with many developing countries expressing frustration at the lack of text negotiations and reiterating that there was no standing for texts issued by the Co-Chairs in a “party-driven” process. They called for a swift change in the working modality in Lima, including establishment of spin-off groups on each key element of the draft agreement text. At the same time, developed countries, along with some developing countries, called for negotiations based on the Co-Chairs’ non-paper and draft decisions, and for the Co-Chairs to update these texts to reflect the discussions that took place in Bonn. The Co-Chairs reminded parties that the process is party-driven and the decision on how to proceed in Lima is in the parties―not the Co-Chairs―hands. This fundamental disagreement over how to move forward is likely to be reflected in a procedural debate at the opening the ADP in Lima and potentially delay substantive discussions. CONSTRUCTING THE PILLARS Despite limited progress overall on the bridge to Lima, as delegates left Bonn many appreciated that the meeting had provided much-needed space for more in-depth exchanges of views. Many felt the meeting helped clarify countries’ and groups’ understanding of the spectrum of views, possible areas of convergence and divergence, and what underlies their positions and how these concerns might be addressed. On adaptation and finance, informal consultations resulted in fruitful and interactive exchanges. The launch of these consultations, according to some, did represent a significant shift in the mode of work and signaled that parties may be more willing in Lima to leave the comfort of open-ended discussions in one single contact group, for more focused negotiations taking place in parallel. Perhaps the most enthusiasm was generated around adaptation, which seemed to emerge as a “safe” topic to discuss given the overwhelming consensus on its importance in the new agreement. Clarity on some key aspects of adaptation and finance could serve to provide assurances for developing countries that these crucial issues are being given sufficient attention and carried forward at the same pace as mitigation. In addition, some proposals attempted to provide middle ground between parties’ either-or options. A number of Latin American countries, in particular, stood out as potential “bridge builders” by making concrete proposals on how to address differentiation and finance―perhaps the two most crucial aspects of a successful 2015 agreement. Much attention was attracted by Brazil’s concept of “concentric differentiation,” which seeks to create a dynamic agreement that “preserves the principles of the Convention” while “avoiding pure self-differentiation” in which countries decide for themselves their level of ambition. The proposals by the Independent Alliance of Latin America and the Caribbean on formulating short- and longer-term goals for finance, and by Norway, on adopting a step-wise readiness-based approach to finance, also drew interest across groups. Some advances were also made in workstream 2, on pre-2020 ambition, where two technical expert meetings were held. While many wondered whether the TEMs, a key component of workstream 2, were generating any additional implementation of mitigation actions on the ground, a general consensus prevailed on their importance as a technical space alongside the political negotiations, and concrete proposals were made on how to institutionalize the TEMs under the Technology Mechanism. However, some noted that there were still significant differences on how to carry workstream 2 beyond 2015, including how to reflect elements of the Warsaw Decision on the ADP, such as existing commitments, in a Lima decision. As the week drew to an end, the importance attached by different groups to each of three Lima pillars made it evident that a successful outcome at COP 20 would require skillful bridge building and balancing of issues, and possibly a much-disliked “package.” While Bonn did not succeed in fully building the necessary bridges, delegates did manage to lay the groundwork for the main pillars of the expected ADP outcome in Lima. With only a few weeks remaining, and a multitude of rivers to cross, delegates will need to do their utmost to explore creative ways to build these bridges together, or failing that, they may need to learn how to swim. This analysis, taken from the summary issue of the Earth Negotiations Bulletin © enb@iisd.org, is written and edited by Alice Bisiaux, LL.M., Mari Luomi, Ph.D., Annalisa Savaresi, Ph.D., and Anna Schulz. The Digital Editor is Brad Vincelette. The Editor is Pamela Chasek, Ph.D. <pam@iisd.org>. The Director of IISD Reporting Services is Langston James “Kimo” Goree VI <kimo@iisd.org>. The Sustaining Donors of the Bulletin are the European Commission (DG-ENV and DG-CLIMATE) and the Government of Switzerland (the Swiss Federal Office for the Environment (FOEN) and the Swiss Agency for Development Cooperation (SDC)). General Support for the Bulletin during 2014 is provided by the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB), the New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, SWAN International, the Finnish Ministry for Foreign Affairs, the Japanese Ministry of Environment (through the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies – IGES), the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), and the International Development Research Centre (IDRC). Specific funding for coverage of this meeting has been provided by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Ministry of Petroleum and Mineral Resources and Aramco. 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Langston James “Kimo” Goree VI Vice President, Reporting Services and United Nations Liaison International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) – United Nations Office 300 E 56th St. Apt. 11D – New York, NY 10022  USA Direct Line: +1 973 273 5860 Plaxo public business card: http://kimogoree.myplaxo.com   Email: kimo@iisd.org Mobile phone: +12128107701 Skype: kimogoree Twitter: @kimogoree Where: NYC through 3 November, 5-8 Bangkok (Mercury), 9-12 Dammam/Abu Dhabi, 13-14 Nairobi, 16-18 Paris Date: Tue, 28 Oct 2014 Subject: WRI Webinar on new CAIT Equity Explorer tool Colleagues, The World Resources Institute is pleased to announce the launch of the beta version of the CAIT Equity Explorer – an exciting and important new addition to WRI’s CAIT 2.0 climate data platform. This new tool allows users to visualize the many dimensions of climate equity and to make comparisons among countries in an integrated way. Please join us to learn more about the tool during a webinar this Thursday, 30th October, at 9:30am EDT. The CAIT Equity Explorer team will explain how you can most effectively use the tool and describe its potential to inform upcoming climate negotiations and countries’ intended nationally determined contributions. To join us this Thursday, register here for the webinar. One of the most important steps to reaching an equitable global climate agreement in 2015 is for countries to put forward equitable contributions. CAIT Equity Explorer puts in focus information that will help countries do that as they develop their contributions for upcoming climate negotiations.  The visual format enables users to view countries across an array of indicators at a glance, such as emissions, level of development, vulnerability to climate impacts, mitigation potential, and benefits of climate action. Here is sample graphic using a few of the possible indicators: Try out CAIT Equity Explorer for yourself here and remember to please register for the October 30th webinar. Please encourage your colleagues and networks to participate in the webinar and learn how to use this insightful new tool. Sincerely, David Waskow Director, International Climate Initiative World Resources Institute +1 202 361-4540 skype: davidwaskow  Date: Mon, 27 Oct 2014 20: Subject: LEONARDO ENERGY – IEA DSM WEBINAR – Customized, Systemic, Strategic – the way to succeed with energy efficiency and GHG reduction in industry Dear Climate-L members,  You may consider to register for the LEONARDO ENERGY – IEA DSM Webinar Title: Customized, Systemic, Strategic – the way to succeed with energy efficiency in industry. A triple-integrated business management approach to energy-efficiency investment on the demand side Date: November, 6, 2014 Time: 5h00-16h00 Central European Time Energy efficiency is the “1st fuel”, the easiest and cheapest solution to decrease energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions (GHG). But profitable energy-efficiency investments often remain undecided, which results in a huge energy-efficiency gap and in growing GHG emissions. The presentation will provide knowledge and practical examples of a business management approach enabling to overcome the barriers to energy efficiency and to more successfully sell energy performance projects to large energy consumers. This unique triple approach is: 1. Customized: understanding energy users’ business models and value creation processes; 2. Systemic: developing energy management to make energy visible at all organizational levels; 3. Strategic: making energy-efficiency investment strategic to enable them to come out on top in the internal competition for human and financial resources;  More information and registration: http://www.leonardo-academy.org/course/details.php?id=271  We hope you will attend this informative webinar and share this information with those in your networks who would be interested.  Kind regards  Catherine Cooremans Dr. Catherine Cooremans Université de Genève Date: Tue, 28 Oct 2014 11:08:12 +0530 Subject: Call for papers -SIIBICON 2015

Call for Papers 

International Conference on Emerging Challenges in Business for Global Sustainability

(SIIBICON 2015) 

20-21 February, 2015

Pune, India 

Symbiosis Institute of International Business (SIIB), a constituent of Symbiosis International University (SIU), Pune, India invites full length papers to be presented at the International Conference on Emerging Challenges in Business for Global Sustainability (SIIBICON 2015) to be organized on 20-21 February, 2015 in Pune, India. This is a follow up to two successful Conferences organized by SIIB in 2012 and 2013.   The International Conference on Emerging Challenges in Business for Global Sustainability will be an inter-disciplinary conference and seek to understand some of the major opportunities and challenges in global economies particularly the emerging challenges in business to sustain the competitiveness in the world business arena. The Conference will aim to deliberate and discuss on business related issues revolving around sustainability, geopolitical impacts around global trade mechanisms, agriculture, land use, climate change and its linkages to development. Focus themes would include emerging market mechanisms that provide transformative solutions including potential game changers in business and industry. Research on business performance with respect to issues like rising GHG emissions, climate risk assessments, adaptation strategies in emerging markets and analysis of current social,technological,environmental and management issues that govern societal change will also be discussed at the conference.  Contributors can submit research papers and cases under the following conference tracks: Track 1 – An investigation of the undercurrents in International Business and Management Track 2 – The Dynamic Study of Operations and Supply Chain Management Track 3 – Marketing then and now- Emerging trends in Marketing Track 4 – Developing sustainable financial systems and economic growth Track 5 – Developing and tapping Human Resource potential for organizational effectiveness and enhancing value for stakeholders Track 6 – Promotion of Agriculture products and Agri-businesses: Policy and Perspectives Track 7 – Evaluating natural capital, climate change and energy security – new and emerging approaches in governance Track 8 – Doctoral papers  This year  the conference would also include Doctoral papers from researchers presently doing PhD and also for those who would like to present their doctoral theses excerpts. We invite academicians, researchers, experts, policy makers, and others to submit original unpublished research papers, case studies and cases along with teaching notes for this conference. Submissions may be analytical,theoretical, and empirical or policy oriented in approach. Full length papers should be submitted by 10 November, 2014 specifying the topic under the respective tracks. Selected research papers submitted for the Conference will be published in a peer reviewed journal.  To submit full length papers and for further details on the conference thematic areas, structure, guidelines for paper submission, registration fees and important dates, please visit www.siib.ac.in or write to  siibicon_2015@siib.ac.in.    Prakash Rao, Ph.D. Associate Professor and Head Dept. of Energy and Environment, Symbiosis Institute of International Business Symbiosis International University G No. 174/1, Hinjewadi, Pune – 411 057,INDIA Tel : 91-20-22934314 /17/18/19, Ext. 133 Cell: 91-9420200824 Email: prakash.rao@siib.ac.in, Web: www.siib.ac.in   This email is governed by the Disclaimer Terms of  SIU which may be viewed at http://www.siu.edu.in/downloads/email-disclaimer.php Date: Tue, 28 Oct 2014 13:30:23 +0200 Subject: Call for papers: Climate Law special issue on renewable energy Call for Papers: Climate law and renewable energy  Climate Law is welcoming abstracts for a special issue focusing on renewable energy. The issue is scheduled for publication in early 2016 and it will be edited by Kati Kulovesi and Seita Romppanen.   Climate Law is a peer-reviewed journal focusing on the many legal issues that arise internationally and at the state level as climate law continues to evolve. The recent special double issue of Climate Law, Volume 4 (2014), is currently available for free download at: <http://www.brill.com/products/journal/climate-law>. This is also the first issue of Climate Law published under Brill.  Renewable energy plays an important role in scenarios to mitigate climate change and achieve the 2°C global goal adopted under the UNFCCC. Contributions to the special issue should focus on legal aspects of renewable energy, taking into account the link between renewable energy and climate policy objectives. The contributions may address various levels of government, including the international, regional (e.g. European Union), national and transnational levels.  Possible topics include but are not limited to: - experiences from renewable energy laws and regulations; - regulatory barriers for renewable energy; - relationship between renewable energy legislation and international/regional trade rules; - legal disputes over renewable energy; - possibilities to address renewable energy issues under the UNFCCC, including in the negotiations on closing the pre-2020 ambition gap and climate finance ; - IRENA and its role in global renewable energy governance and regulation; relationship between renewable energy regulation and climate policy instruments, such as emissions trading schemes; and - land-use planning, environmental protection and public participation issues arising from renewable energy .  Abstracts (approximately 200 words) should be sent to kati.kulovesi@uef.fi by 30 November 2014. Outcomes of the initial review of abstracts will be communicated to the authors by 20 December 2014. The deadline for final papers is 30 August 2015.  NOTE! At the author’s request, the proposed paper can also be considered for the Energy Transitions Conference, organised by the Centre for Climate, Energy and Environmental Law of the UEF Law School, at the University of Eastern Finland in Joensuu, Finland from 26 to 27 February 2015. More information on the Energy Transitions conference is available at: http://www.uef.fi/documents/1996296/0/Conference_Call+for+papers_2015/4cc7a757-c9c8-4c8c-80af-f397dfc75880. However, also other than conference papers will be considered for publication in the special issue of Climate Law. Date: Tue, 28 Oct 2014 11:58:14 +0000 Subject: REMINDER: Call for Papers: Bicentenary of the great Tambora eruption Conference (Switzerland) “Bicentenary of the great Tambora eruption” International Conference on Volcanoes, Climate, and Society 7 – 11 April 2015, University of Bern, Switzerland Abstract submission deadline: 31 October 2014 Two hundred years after the eruption of the Tambora volcano in April 1815, an event that changed global climate, the University of Bern and the Oeschger Centre for Climate Change Research (OCCR) organize the international conference ‘Volcanoes, Climate, and Society’. SCOPE OF THE CONFERENCE The April 1815 eruption of Tambora changed global climate, it caused a “Year Without a Summer” which affected societies, and it changed science. Two hundred years later, we want to look back at this event, and look forward. What is the state of knowledge on the 1815 eruption and its aftermath? What has science learned from the event, and what more can we learn from it? In the conference, we will revisit the 1815 eruption from a volcanologists perspective, we will approach the eruption from the point of view of climate proxies, we will search its traces in historical climate reconstructions and we will re-enact the event in model simulations. The conference will also explore how our ancestors managed the crisis that followed the eruption. CALL FOR PAPERS, FORMAT AND SESSIONS We encourage papers on topics relating to all aspects listed below: * Volcanic eruptions, atmospheric processes, and aerosols: models and observations * Volcanic eruptions recorded in paleo-environmental archives * Historical climatology and documentary data * Impacts and societal responses * Arts and culture We plan to have about 20 invited lectures covering the key themes listed above. In addition, there will be ample time for contributed talks and poster sessions. More details can be found at <http://www.oeschger.unibe.ch/events/conferences/tambora/abstracts_en.html> ABSTRACT SUBMISSION DEADLINE: 31 October 2014 CONFIRMED SPEAKERS Hans Graf (U. Cambridge, UK), Alan Robock (Rutgers U. USA), Susan Solomon (MIT, USA), Markus Rex (AWI, Potsdam, DE), Phil Jones (CRU, U. East Anglia, UK), Jürg Luterbacher (U. Giessen, DE), Eduardo Zorita (HZG, Geesthacht, DE), Claudia Timmreck (MPI Hamburg, DE), Christian Pfister (U. Bern, CH), Gillen D‘Arcy Wood (U. Illinois Urbana-Champaign, USA), John Thornes (U. Birmingham, UK) More details are available on the conference website at <http://www.oeschger.unibe.ch/events/conferences/tambora/index_en.html> We are looking forward to seeing you in Bern! Stefan Brönnimann, Christian Rohr, Martin Grosjean, Fortunat Joos, Willy Tinner, Thomas Peter on behalf of the Organizing Committee Date: Tue, 28 Oct 2014 12:32:38 +0000 Subject: Last reminder: Energy Transitions Conference at the University of Eastern Finland As a last reminder please note the approaching deadline for expressions of interest for the upcoming “Energy Transitions” conference. NOTE that the conference dates have changed to 26 and 27 February 2015 (one week earlier than originally planned). In addition, a new session focusing on “Energy Justice: its emergence and key issues in the EU, the Arctic and Developing Countries” (the session is hosted by Dr Raphael Heffron (University of Leeds) and Darren McCauley (University of St. Andrews)) has been added to the conference program.  The (confirmed) keynote presentations will focus on topical issues in energy laws and policies of EU (Prof Leigh Hancher, University of Tilburg and Allen & Overy and Prof Angus Johnston, University of Oxford) and Russia (Prof Andrey Konoplyanik, Russian State Gubkin Oil & Gas University and Gazprom Export LLC).  Limited funding available for academic participants.  UEF Law School, in cooperation with the UEF Centre for Climate Change, Energy and Environmental Law and ELRF, is pleased to announce the call for papers for its 2015 international and European energy law and policy conference ”ENERGY TRANSITIONS”.   The event will take place on 26 and 27 February 2015 in Joensuu, Finland. The planned sessions include: – Developments in EU energy law and policy - Shale gas: regulatory developments - Upstream petroleum in Europe and internationally - Low carbon energy:  Renewable energy and Nuclear energy - International energy disputes - Energy finance: recent issues and challenges - Energy Justice: its emergence and the key issues in the EU, the Arctic and Developing Countries (session hosted by Dr. Raphael Heffron (University of Leeds) and Darren McCauley (University of St. Andrews) Paper submission:  An expression of interest should: .       take the form of a title and an abstract (100 – 200 words) and .       indicate the name, institutional affiliation and contact details of the author. The deadline for expressions of interest is 1 November 2014. Papers should: .       be in the range of 5000 to 8 000 words (20 pages max); .       indicate the name, institutional affiliation and contact details of the author.The deadline for submission of papers is 1 February 2015.  Both expressions of interest and the papers should be sent to: sirja-leena.penttinen@uef.fi.  Social program: After the event, there is a possibility to spend the weekend (28 March) at a ski and spa resort at Koli. More information available at www.koli.fi/en/. Transportation provided by the organizer. Spouses welcome.  More information on the conference will be available at a later stage at www.uef.fi/cceel. Information can also be provided by Sirja-Leena Penttinen at sirja-leena.penttinen@uef.fi.  The organisers would also like to invite lawyers, members of the industry, academics, regulators, etc. to join us and follow the event in Joensuu. Thanks to the kind support of Academy of Finland (Impact of shale gas in EU energy law and policy; regulatory and institutional perspective, UEF Law School) the attendance is free of charge.  Date: Tue, 28 Oct 2014 Subject: Climate Change Daily Feed – 28 October 2014 – Climate Change Policy & Practice Browser Version

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