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“You don’t die of pneumonia, do you?” A Nordic hearing
Date: Dec 06, 2016 to Dec 06, 2016
The Nordic Council is holding an open public hearing in the Danish parliament on 6 December about the threat posed by anti-bacterial resistance and what to do about it. Register by emailing Bente Øxseth by Thursday, 1 December.
Nordic-Moroccan Forum on Sustainable Cities - Challenges and Opportunities
Date: Nov 12, 2016 to Nov 12, 2016
Cities are changing and facing new problems and challenges: territorial expansion, growing energy consumption, emergence of social problems, scarcity of natural resources, excessive production of waste, as well as increase of environmental risks and risks connected with safety. New policies and initiatives have been increasingly introduced to make cities sustainable.
The 24th Longitude East - a Pathway for Cleantech Cooperation from the Northern Lights to the Caprivi Strip (GreenStream)
Date: Nov 09, 2016 to Nov 09, 2016
This session will explore the role of Nordic technology in powering the transition to a low carbon economy in Africa. An expert panel will discuss the challenges and opportunities of providing clean energy in the rapidly growing economies of the continent. The event takes place at the New Nordic Climate Solutions Pavilion - Section DEL2, Blue Zone, COP22.
Nordic Built Cities – New Nordic practice (Nordic Innovation)
Date: Nov 11, 2016 to Nov 11, 2016
City planning based upon circular economy and adapting to climate change is some of the challenges faced by metropolises. In this session the Nordic Council of Ministers presents concrete innovative and inclusive solutions for cities adapting to new challenges. The event takes place at the New Nordic Climate Solutions Pavilion - Section DEL2, Blue Zone, COP22.
Green Growth - are we there yet?
Date: Nov 16, 2016 to Nov 16, 2016
Showcasing Nordic and international green growth results. Hosted by the Nordic Council of Ministers, in co-operation with OECD (tbc), CICERO, GGGF and the African Development Bank. The event takes place at the New Nordic Climate Solutions Pavilion - Section DEL2, Blue Zone, COP22.
Scaling-up climate Action for Climate Empowerment (UNFCCC)
Date: Nov 07, 2016 to Nov 07, 2016
Action for Climate Empowerment (ACE) is the more popular name for Article 6 of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), dealing with education, training and public awareness on climate change. In May 2016, the Nordic Council of Ministers sponsored the first global workshop for national ACE focal points, held at the UNFCCC headquarters in Bonn, Germany. This event is a follow-up to that workshop and a rallying point for all ACE focal points on the opening day of COP22. The event takes place at the New Nordic Climate Solutions Pavilion - Section DEL2, Blue Zone, COP22.
Impact of Climate Change on the Nature of Lapland
Date: Nov 09, 2016 to Nov 09, 2016
Author of the exhibition 'Climate Change in Lapland - What can we do?' displayed in the green zone of the COP22, Stéphanie C. Lefrère, independent expert representing the Finnish Environment Institute SYKE, will tell about the impact of warming on the biodiversity. The event takes place at the New Nordic Climate Solutions Pavilion - Section DEL2, Blue Zone, COP22.
Regional action and global in-action on reducing maritime CO2 emissions? (NEF)
Date: Nov 15, 2016 to Nov 15, 2016
A main challenge in the transition towards a renewable energy system is to substantially reduce emissions in the transport sector. Can the Nordic maritime cluster be global pathfinders for low-carbon shipping? How can UNFCCC and IMO engage in constructive pathways towards deep emission cuts? The event takes place at the New Nordic Climate Solutions Pavilion - Section DEL2, Blue Zone, COP22.
Islands - From fossil fuels dependency to renewable energy (NEF)
Date: Nov 14, 2016 to Nov 14, 2016
Remote and isolated Islands rely on identifying their own renewable energy sources to reduce their dependence on importing fossil fuels to meet their energy needs. Many island states have introduced ambitious targets to roll out renewables. This side-event will compare efforts by various islands globally. The event takes place at the New Nordic Climate Solutions Pavilion - Section DEL2, Blue Zone, COP22.
Arctic Day by NordForsk
Date: Nov 12, 2016 to Nov 12, 2016
The Arctic is thawing! Is there a future for mankind? How can we adapt to new realities? Can research and innovation pave the way – Nordic solutions. The event takes place at the New Nordic Climate Solutions Pavilion - Section DEL2, Blue Zone, COP22.
Short-lived Climate Forcers in the Arctic (CICERO)
Date: Nov 10, 2016 to Nov 10, 2016
This event introduces the latest science on how black carbon and methane drives Arctic warming and the political opportunities and incentives for cooperation to reduce these emissions. It will also consider the implications of the Paris agreement and its targets for the Arctic region, and the role of Short-Lived Climate Pollutant mitigation to prevent damage to vulnerable systems. The event takes place at the New Nordic Climate Solutions Pavilion - Section DEL2, Blue Zone, COP22.
Water Solutions for Resilient Cities (SIWI & Stockholm Municipality)
Date: Nov 08, 2016 to Nov 08, 2016
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. The event takes place at the New Nordic Climate Solutions Pavilion - Section DEL2, Blue Zone, COP22.
Planning in the Interaction between People and Climate (Nordic Innovation)
Date: Nov 11, 2016 to Nov 11, 2016
Policy makers around the globe is faced with new urban challenges as urban development shall navigate between millions of new dwellers, demand for CO2 reduction and adaptation to climate changes. In this session, Nordic experts give their perspective on how to plan ahead making cities smart, liveable and sustainable. The event takes place at the New Nordic Climate Solutions Pavilion - Section DEL2, Blue Zone, COP22.
Water Management for Business Success & Resilience (SIWI & CDP)
Date: Nov 08, 2016 to Nov 08, 2016
In this event, the Swedish textile industry will showcase best practice through the STWI project. The not-for-profit organization CDP will showcase its analysis of the actions more than 600 companies are taking to enhance resilience while maintaining and indeed enhancing competitive advantage. Other visionary business leaders will present their contributions to stable, climate resilient communities. The event takes place at the New Nordic Climate Solutions Pavilion - Section DEL2, Blue Zone, COP22.
NAMAs as building blocks to drive NDC Implementation – Reflections from the NAMA Facility
Date: Nov 08, 2016 to Nov 08, 2016
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. The event takes place at the New Nordic Climate Solutions Pavilion - Section DEL2, Blue Zone, COP22.
Agriculture initiatives and COP22 (NOAK)
Date: Nov 17, 2016 to Nov 17, 2016
Agriculture is a sector where the impacts of climate change are very apparent, with increasing droughts, floods and extreme weather events putting increased pressure on rural communities all over the world. At the same time, emissions from agriculture and land use represent a significant share across countries. This event presents the most promising agriculture and climate change initiatives that could be further developed to address climate action overall and replicated in different regions of the world, and discuss these in a context of the submitted INDCs/NDCs and the further work under the Paris Agreement. The event takes place at the New Nordic Climate Solutions Pavilion - Section DEL2, Blue Zone, COP22.
Nordic Approaches to Mobilizing Climate Finance (NOAK)
Date: Nov 17, 2016 to Nov 17, 2016
Achieving the objectives of the Paris Agreement will require investments in the trillions. Internationally, the Nordic countries are often perceived as leaders in the international finance arena, both in terms of scale and in the ways they engage with addressing finance needs in developing countries. The event takes place at the New Nordic Climate Solutions Pavilion - Section DEL2, Blue Zone, COP22.
Nordic Green to Scale: Scaling up best Nordic low-carbon solutions to reduce emissions globally (Sitra)
Date: Nov 16, 2016 to Nov 16, 2016
How much emissions could be reduced, if best Nordic low-carbon solutions were scaled up globally? The session presents an analysis covering 15 best practice Nordic low-carbon solutions and their scalability and emissions savings potential. The event takes place at the New Nordic Climate Solutions Pavilion - Section DEL2, Blue Zone, COP22.
One Earth - One Ocean (Ministry of Foreign Affairs - Iceland)
Date: Nov 11, 2016 to Nov 11, 2016
The main purpose is to underline that the oceans need special attention in connection with climate change. The event takes place at the New Nordic Climate Solutions Pavilion - Section DEL2, Blue Zone, COP22.
Best Practices with Fossil Fuel Subsidy Reform (NOAK)
Date: Nov 16, 2016 to Nov 16, 2016
The event presents Nordic and international best practices from 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). The event takes place at the New Nordic Climate Solutions Pavilion - Section DEL2, Blue Zone, COP22.