In light of a potential agreement on emission reductions, which measures and countries should be included to have the highest probability of successful and effective implementation? What would the climate impact of such an agreement be? CICERO-researchers Steffen Kallbekken, Stine Aakre and Jan Fuglestvedt will present new results from an ongoing research project.
How to deal with water problems when cities are struck by climate change hazards, insufficient infrastructure and rapid urbanization? This event will highlight challenges facing cities, presenting water wise initiatives to curb climate change impacts and measures to increase cities adaptive capacities.
Finland leads the global Sustainable Buildings and Construction Programme run under the UN 10-Year Framework of Programmes on Sustainable Consumption and Production. This event presents its first results and promotes collaboration opportunities to reduce climate impact and to strengthen climate resilience and knowledge sharing in North Africa and beyond.
Individual citizens play a significant role in reaching the targets set in the Paris climate agreement. But what can individual people do? How can they work out their carbon footprint? This session includes an introduction to the Citizen’s Pledge initiative as well as information on concrete tools and lifestyle choices that make the biggest impact.
The objective of the side event is to demonstrate how Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMAs) can be structured to deliver NDC commitments. Lessons learnt from the early experiences of the NAMA Facilityʼs focus on catalyzing transformational change towards sustainable low emissions development in a number of developing countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America, will be showcased. Together with country partners, examples will be drawn from sectors such as low emissions transport, refrigeration and air conditioning and housing.
Best practices from subsidy reform “champions” based on practical country examples of successfully undertaken reforms, including their impact or effect on other sectors (e.g. public transportation, poverty alleviation, renewable energy).
This side event will present feasible funding criteria for mitigation and adaptation synergies, and discus the feasibility and barriers for the use and implementation of a financing design with potential for supporting mitigation and adaptation synergies in forestry, agriculture, energy sectors, and urban areas.