9:30 - 10:00 Morning Talk with Michael Tetzschner
Michael Tetzschner, President of the Nordic Council
10:30 - 11:30 Climate (in)security
In the past years, the world has experienced unprecedented climate fluctuations, which have posed a threat to our societies. In many places in the world conflict and climate change consequences are inherently connected to one and other. The side-event brings together experts, politicians and academia to address climate-related security issues.
13:00 - 14:00 Climate Change, Biodiversity and Human Well-being
Biodiversity is affected by climate change, with negative consequences for human well-being, but biodiversity, through the ecosystem services it supports, also makes an important contribution to both climate-change mitigation and adaptation. However, the interconnection between climate change and biodiversity is not widely discussed from a policy and implementation perspective and it can be challenging for the private sector, the consumers and policy makers to understand.
14:30 - 15:30 The Private Sector in the Spotlight
Are all companies guilty of heavy carbon footprints or are they changing course? Let the politicians do the asking and find out, when the representatives of the largest European companies are placed in the spotlight.
16:00 - 17:00 One Step Ahead – Collaboration and Partnerships
At this very moment a new collaborative program for environment and climate (2019-2024) is being decided upon. The program addresses 5 main topics; circular economy, climate and air, chemicals, biological diversity and ocean and coasts. The aim of this event to is show the Nordic region as a frontrunner when it comes to thinking, finding solutions and working together across borders.
17:00 - 17:30 Afternoon Brief with Simangele Msweli, Joao Henrique Cerqueira and Hreindís Ylva Garðarsdóttir
• Simangele Msweli, Youth Representative, South Africa • Joao Henrique Cerqueira, Youth Representative, Brazil • Hreindís Ylva Garðarsdóttir, Youth Representative, Iceland
17:30 - 19:00 How to Accelerate Change? Parliamentarians Challenged by Youth
The role of parliamentarians and youth in climate policy and legislation development is the thematic focus of the event. Youth will challenge parliamentarians on how to increase level of ambitions and the next steps in combating climate change and keeping the temperature below 2 degrees. Additionally, parliamentarians and youth will exchange best-practices engaging in decision-making processes.
The reception is a place for parliamentarians from all over the world to meet, discuss matters together and enjoy refreshments.