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07/11 2016

11:00 - 12:45

Mainstreaming Climate Change in Education: Opportunities and Challenges - Youth Day

How can different players contribute to mainstreaming climate change into education, and to promote relevant education in schools? Approaches from various continents are discussed with their arising opportunities and challenges. The event takes place at the New Nordic Climate Solutions Pavilion - Section DEL2, Blue Zone, COP22.

12:50 - 14:20

What Would Youth Do? Young People’s Expectations for COP22

Today’s youth and future generations depend on greatly accelerated climate action. As Parties meet to discuss implementation of the Paris Agreement, what are the expectations of young people from around the world regarding the outcomes from COP22? The event takes place at the New Nordic Climate Solutions Pavilion - Section DEL2, Blue Zone, COP22.

14:25 - 16:25

Youth & Elders: An Intergenerational Dialogue on Enhancing Climate Action

A moderated discussion will address the question: How can we strengthen the relationship between youth and their elders in order to unlock the necessary action on climate change? New partnerships and proposals will developed for further action. The event takes place at the New Nordic Climate Solutions Pavilion - Section DEL2, Blue Zone, COP22.

17:00 - 17:45

Scaling-up climate Action for Climate Empowerment (UNFCCC)

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.

08/11 2016

10:30 - 12:00

Water Management for Business Success & Resilience (SIWI & CDP)

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.

13:15 - 14:45

Water Solutions for Resilient Cities (SIWI & Stockholm Municipality)

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.

15:30 - 17:00

NAMAs as building blocks to drive NDC Implementation – Reflections from the NAMA Facility

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.

18:15 - 19:45

Towards improved tracking of public and private climate finance (OECD)

The event will feature recent achievements, on-going initiatives and collaborations in tracking public and private climate finance, as well as highlight inter-linkages and synergies with frameworks and methods to track finance for development. The event takes place at the New Nordic Climate Solutions Pavilion - Section DEL2, Blue Zone, COP22.

09/11 2016

10:30 - 14:45

Is REDD+ working on the ground? Experiences from pilot projects in Brazil, Democratic Republic of Congo, Tanzania and Uganda (Norwegian University of Life Sciences)

This side-event presents experiences from a set of REDD+ pilots regarding: The strategies that have been used to introduce REDD+ on the ground; how people in the involved communities evaluate REDD+ and the process of introducing it; what the costs of establishing REDD+ have been; whether it is a pro-poor strategy and whether it reduces deforestation. The event takes place at the New Nordic Climate Solutions Pavilion - Section DEL2, Blue Zone, COP22.

15:30 - 17:00

The 24th Longitude East - a Pathway for Cleantech Cooperation from the Northern Lights to the Caprivi Strip (GreenStream)

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.

18:15 - 19:45

Impact of Climate Change on the Nature of Lapland

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.

10/11 2016

10:30 - 12:00

SLCP emissions reduction: a quick win for climate and development (CCAC & KOL)

Scientific evidence shows that to reduce the rate of warming in the near-term, deep cuts in CO2 emissions must be complemented by reductions of short-lived climate pollutants (SLCP). The event takes place at the New Nordic Climate Solutions Pavilion - Section DEL2, Blue Zone, COP22.

13:15 - 14:45

The effective pathway to achieving climate and sustainable development goals (CCAC & KOL)

To better address the links between the Paris Agreement and the SDGs, countries need to adopt a two-prong approach. The event takes place at the New Nordic Climate Solutions Pavilion - Section DEL2, Blue Zone, COP22.

15:30 - 17:00

Black carbon: compelling reasons to act now for climate and development (CCAC & KOL)

Black carbon is in a black box when it comes to climate change mitigation: it is not a UNFCCC gas. The event takes place at the New Nordic Climate Solutions Pavilion - Section DEL2, Blue Zone, COP22.

17:15 - 17:45

Press Conference: HFO Ban in the Arctic (Danish Ecological Council)

Black carbon (BC) has a global warming potential being 900-3.200 times more powerful than CO2 per kg. BC is one of the most powerful climate pollutants. It plays a key role in the observed ice-melting in the Arctic and destabilizes the global climate due to its critical self-perpetuating effects. The event takes place at the New Nordic Climate Solutions Pavilion - Section DEL2, Blue Zone, COP22.

18:15 - 19:45

Short-lived Climate Forcers in the Arctic (CICERO)

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.

11/11 2016

10:30 - 12:00

One Earth - One Ocean (Ministry of Foreign Affairs - Iceland)

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.

13:15 - 14:45

Planning in the Interaction between People and Climate (Nordic Innovation)

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.

15:30 - 17:00

Nordic Built Cities – New Nordic practice (Nordic Innovation)

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.

17:15 - 18:00

How to Avoid Conflict between Climate Ambition and Jobs in Key Industries

Europe’s energy-intensive industries make up ¼ of EU emissions. For many, e.g. cement and steel, CO2 Capture and Storage (CCS) is the core available technology option that allows deep decarbonisation while protecting industry jobs. For this to succeed, CO2 infrastructure needs to be built. The Ruhr, Rotterdam, Antwerp and the greater Oslo Fjord are four of the most promising areas for European CO2 transport and storage networks. The event takes place at the New Nordic Climate Solutions Pavilion - Section DEL2, Blue Zone, COP22.

18:15 - 19:45

Sustainable Buildings and Construction in North Africa (Ministry of Environment - Finland)

Finland leads the global Sustainable Buildings and Construction Programme (SBC) run under the UN 10-Year Framework of Programmes (10YFP) 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. The event takes place at the New Nordic Climate Solutions Pavilion - Section DEL2, Blue Zone, COP22.

12/11 2016

10:00 - 18:30

Arctic Day by NordForsk

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.

13:15 - 16:30

Nordic-Moroccan Forum on Sustainable Cities - Challenges and Opportunities

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.

14/11 2016

11:00 - 12:30

Nýsköpun og jarðvarmi: Skipulagt af íslenska utanríkisráðuneytinu

Með tiltölulega hefðbundinni nýtingu á endurnýjanlegri orku má, með samstarfi við háskóla og fjárhagslegri aðstoð á formi styrkja, víkka sjónarhorn og stuðla þannig að tímamótanýjungum.

13:15 - 14:45

Norræni orkudagurinn. Kynning NEF

15:00 - 15:40

Sahara Forest Project in Jordan – Restorative Growth in Practice

This event will showcase SFP’s partnership with the Kingdom of Jordan and generate attention around the forthcoming opening of the SFP Jordan Center in Aqaba.

16:00 - 17:30

Islands - From fossil fuels dependency to renewable energy (NEF)

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.

15/11 2016

09:00 - 10:15

Regional action and global in-action on reducing maritime CO2 emissions? (NEF)

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.

10:30 - 12:00

Large-Scale Electricity Interconnection: Technology and Prospects for Cross Regional Power Networks (NEF)

Electricity transmission is a key enabler of a clean energy system. Given the versatile and efficient nature of electricity for end‑user applications, electricity demand has been growing more rapidly than overall energy consumption. The event takes place at the New Nordic Climate Solutions Pavilion - Section DEL2, Blue Zone, COP22.

12:30 - 13:15

The Nordics and the Global Climate Agenda

Can the Nordic Parliaments play a more dynamic role in promoting the global climate change agenda? The event takes place at the New Nordic Climate Solutions Pavilion - Section DEL2, Blue Zone, COP22.

13:30 - 14:30

North-South Alliance for the 1.5 Degree Goal

Can we get closer to the 1.5 degree goal through stronger alliance between the progressive forces in the North and the most vulnerable countries in the South? The event takes place at the New Nordic Climate Solutions Pavilion - Area D - DEL2, Blue Zone, COP22.

15:00 - 15:45

Investment and Resilience in LDCs

How can we get the most out of the resources from the Nordic countries allocated for climate change resilience investment in the least developed countries (LDC)? The event takes place at the New Nordic Climate Solutions Pavilion - Section DEL2, Blue Zone, COP22.

16:00 - 16:45

Transforming the Paris-Agreement into National Legislation

Government directives alone will not deliver the necessary climate action! Legislators must implement a wide variety of legislation aimed at reducing emissions. What can be learned from national experiences with climate change framework legislation? What were the main findings of a new report on climate legislation in the Nordic region? The event takes place at the New Nordic Climate Solutions Pavilion - Section DEL2, Blue Zone, COP22.

18:15 - 19:45

Citizens' Role in Mitigating Climate Change and Reducing Green House Gases (Sitra and CLC)

Citizens alone cannot mitigate climate change. But it cannot be mitigated without citizens either. In addition to countries, cities, companies and other organizations, citizens have a major role in mitigating climate change. The event takes place at the New Nordic Climate Solutions Pavilion - Section DEL2, Blue Zone, COP22.

16/11 2016

10:30 - 12:00

Best Practices with Fossil Fuel Subsidy Reform (NOAK)

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.

13:15 - 14:45

Nordic Green to Scale: Scaling up best Nordic low-carbon solutions to reduce emissions globally (Sitra)

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.

15:30 - 17:30

Green Growth - are we there yet?

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.

18:15 - 19:45

Can circular economy be part of the solution in curbing climate change? (Sitra)

This high-level event will discuss how circular economy can support climate action and be a part of the solution to the global climate challenge. The event gathers an influential audience to hear and discuss about the circular economy as a concept and regional action plans for a circular economy in Ontario, Finland, and the Netherlands. The event ends in a panel discussion about the role of the circular economy in mitigating climate change. The event takes place at the New Nordic Climate Solutions Pavilion - Section DEL2, Blue Zone, COP22.

17/11 2016

10:30 - 12:00

Einkageirinn virkjaður til loftslagsfjármögnunar – græn skuldabréf. Kynning CICERO

Kynning á loftslagsáhættuverkefni fyrir stofnanafjárfesta, bestu starfshætti varðandi græn skuldabréf úr stefnumótunartillögum, umræða um dæmi um áhættumildun (meðal annars Græna loftslagssjóðinn).

12:15 - 13:45

Nordic Approaches to Mobilizing Climate Finance (NOAK)

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.

14:15 - 15:45

Agriculture initiatives and COP22 (NOAK)

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.

16:15 - 17:45

Mitigation and Adaptation Synergies in the INDCs (NOAK)

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. The event takes place at the New Nordic Climate Solutions Pavilion - Section DEL2, Blue Zone, COP22.

18:00 - 20:00

Norska utanríkisráðuneytið og Umhverfisáætlun SÞ (UNEP) kynna skýrslu kennda við „1 gígatonn“

Ætlunin er að kynna skýrslu ársins 2016 til að sýna fram á minnkandi losun sem rekja má til áætlana og verkefna sem stuðla að notkun endurnýjanlegrar orku og orkunýtni í þróunarlöndum. Ræðumenn á viðburðinum verða framkvæmdastjóri UNEP og norski utanríkisráðherrann, auk nokkurra ráðherra eða háttsettra embættismanna í þróunarríkjum. 18:00–18:30 Móttaka 18:30–20:00 Málstofa

18/11 2016

10:30 - 12:00

Climate finance in the Pacific – and the future role of NDCs (Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Sweden and SEI)

Sweden has a new strategy for supporting development in the Pacific. This session will focus on Pacific experiences so far with climate and development finance, and how the NDCs can be harnessed to better align climate finance with national development priorities. The event takes place at the New Nordic Climate Solutions Pavilion - Section DEL2, Blue Zone, COP22.