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Building Climate Resilience in Small Island States
Date: Dec 07, 2015 to Dec 07, 2015
How can Rudolf help the climate - and not only Santa? And why are Northern boreal forests as important as rain forests?
Date: Nov 30, 2015 to Nov 30, 2015
Nordic research shows that: -Reindeer maintain the albedo by eating and trampling vegetation. More vegetation will make the Tundra darker, as brush and trees protrude out of the snow, and thus reducing the albedo. -The Boreal ecosystem bind carbon, in the ground and in the trees. In addition, the trees emit hydrocarbons that will lead to particle formation. This is part of the reason why the Boreal forests at Northern high latitudes are equally important as the rain forests in a climate perspective.
Sustainable transformation - Nordic experiences of NAMAs as building blocks for INDCs
Date: Nov 30, 2015 to Nov 30, 2015
The side event provides practical insights on how NAMA development helps achieve sustainable impact and contribute to sector wide transformation, build the foundation for calculations and implementation of INDCs and national targets. Focus on Nordic financed NAMAs in Asia, Latin America and Africa.
The Rise (and Risks) of Green Financing
Date: Dec 07, 2015 to Dec 07, 2015
Come and enjoy lunch with us and listen to how the rise of green financing will help societies to achieve their climate goals
Innovative Green Investments and Finance for a Competitive Low-Carbon Transition
Date: Dec 08, 2015 to Dec 08, 2015
Presentation and discussion of proposals for innovative financing mechanisms and policy instruments for a carbon-neutral society by 2050, in both a Swedish and a Nordic contexts.
Ocean Challenges and Innovation
Date: Dec 05, 2015 to Dec 05, 2015
Discussing the challenges faced by the Arctic Ocean due to climate change. The strength of solutions through public-private and cross-border cooperation for innovation and policy development. Presentation of clean-tech solutions for environmental management in the marine sector.
Geothermal Direct Use
Date: Dec 08, 2015 to Dec 08, 2015
Approximately 50% of energy consumption in the EU comes from space heating and cooling. Heating represents the largest part of this load and by transitioning away from fossil fuels towards renewable resources, such as geothermal, CO2 emissions could be cut significantly. The session will give insight into the potential impact of direct utilization of geothermal energy on energy security, greenhouse gas emissions, improved quality of life, and lower heating costs.
National government, Nordic Cities and Mayors Looking beyond Paris
Date: Dec 03, 2015 to Dec 03, 2015
On the 3rd of December between 10:15 AM - 11:45 AM During COP21 in Paris, the Nordic Mayors and Cities initiative in collaboration with the Nordic Council will be hosting a strategic talk on Climate Strategies and actions beyond Paris.
Wood You Believe in Forests?
Date: Dec 01, 2015 to Dec 01, 2015
Sustainable use of wood in Finland and Sweden provide for an advanced bioeconomy, with variety of forest industry products as well as bioenergy. At the same time, carbon neutrality is maintained and carbon storage in forests are actually growing. The Nordic climate solution is sustainable forestry.
Nordic Marina: Making maritime applications greener
Date: Dec 03, 2015 to Dec 03, 2015
The Nordic countries are in an excellent positition to take the lead in the development and deployment of zero emission solutions in the maritime sector. For the past years the focus has largely been directed at transportation on land, now it is time to take the eco-revolution to the maritime sector.
View from the Poles: Climate Lessons from the Arctic and Antarctica
Date: Dec 01, 2015 to Dec 01, 2015
Researchers from the Arctic Council and Antarctica Treaty Mechanism research bodies and Nordic polar institutes discuss recent findings of irreversible ice sheet collapse, mountain glacier loss and other climate dynamics in the Earth’s polar regions. Organized on December 1, Antarctica Day by the International Cryosphere Climate Initiative, Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (ATCM/SCAR)
Fire in the Fields: Addressing Open Agricultural, Field and Forest Burning to Decrease Black Carbon and Increase Adaptation and Crop Yields
Date: Dec 04, 2015 to Dec 04, 2015
Open burning is the largest single source of black carbon globally, yet this practive has a devastating impact on soils and crop yields, as well as the climate. Discussion of lessons learned from Nordic projects in Russia and Ukraine and how these are being applied globally with the Climate and Clean Air Coalition. Organized by NEFCO and the International Cryosphere Climate Initiative.
Press conference
Date: Dec 11, 2015 to Dec 11, 2015
Cleaner energy in the Arctic
Date: Dec 10, 2015 to Dec 10, 2015
Reduced emissions of short-lived climate pollutants, including black carbon, are a high priority for the Arctic Council and the Nordic Environment Finance Corporation. What is happening on the ground to address such emissions and how will the Arctic benefit from these investments? And what political agreements are needed to ensure sufficient protection of the vulnerable Arctic environment? Special Adviser Husamuddin Ahmadzai from NEFCO and former MP Christina Gestrin from Finland will debate the issue at NEFCO’s side event at the Nordic Pavilion.
Public-Private Partnerships in Climate Finance
Date: Dec 10, 2015 to Dec 10, 2015
Fairness and Ambition – Countries’ historical contribution, INDC commitments and the 2°C target
Date: Dec 10, 2015 to Dec 10, 2015
Are the INDC targets equitable between countries, and collectively ambitious enough to support the 2°C target? In this event, country-level and comparative analyses on the submitted INDC’s and post-2030 emission pathways are presented by researchers from VTT and CICERO.
Climate legislation, a fundamental pre-requisite to an effective international deal
Date: Dec 10, 2015 to Dec 10, 2015
Progress on the climate front does not depend solely on what our governments decide. The Parliaments play a crucial role. Domestic legislation is needed in order to establish the institutional frameworks and policies to measure, report, verify, and manage emissions. It is one thing to pass legislation and another to implement it. The role of legislators does not end when legislation is passed. Legislators’ have an important role in oversight of governments and in approving national budgets that provide funds needed for implementing climate legislation. At this Side Event we will explore the progress with climate related legislation on the basis of a recent report published by the GLOBE Climate Legislation Study, A Review of Climate Change Legislation in 99 Countries. This report is the product of an ongoing co-operation between GLOBE International, The Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) and the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment at the London School of Economics.
Nordic financing for energy efficiency in Ukraine
Date: Dec 09, 2015 to Dec 09, 2015
What is being done to save energy and mitigate climate change in Ukraine? What are the opportunities and the most pressing challenges when supporting such investments? Meet some of the key players investing in energy-efficient technologies in the industrial and municipal sectors in Ukraine. The side event will be hosted by the Nordic Environment Finance Corporation, which is currently running over 120 environmental projects in the country.
Retreating Arctic Glaciers: Monitoring and adaptation efforts
Date: Dec 09, 2015 to Dec 09, 2015
Nordic glaciers are a natural laboratory for studying the response of the Earth's cryosphere to climate change. Key issues to be introduced are: • Accelerating ice loss in the Arctic • Local adaptation efforts to respond to projected changes • Nordic research on local and global implications of ongoing changes in the cryosphere