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Climatekos at COP23: mobilising and mapping climate finance in 2017

By Alison Midgley

The annual Conference of Parties brings together climate change stakeholders from all over the world to discuss the experiences of implementing the Paris Agreement and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). It serves as a global meeting place to review major challenges and potential solutions. This November, Climatekos will partake in three side-events at the 23rd Conference of Parties (CoP23) in Bonn, Germany.

Our senior partner, Robert Tippmann, will moderate the official UNFCCC side-event on Market Mechanisms 2.0 (Where to from here? Moving from the Kyoto Regime to the Paris Scheme), in his role as Vice Chairman of the BVEK. The event has been co-organised by BVEK, ETH Zurich and the Moroccan Government. To lead the discussion, we welcome presentations from our diverse group of speakers, including Jürgen Hacker (BVEK), Bjarne Steffen (ETH Zurich) and Mohamed Nbou (Government of Morocco). A panel discussion will follow, with representatives from the Asian Development Bank, the World Business Council for Sustainable Development, and stakeholders from Ethiopia. The details of the event are as follows:

Market Mechanisms 2.0. Where to from here? Moving from the Kyoto Regime to the Paris Scheme.

Time: Thursday, 9 November 2017 (13:15-14:45)

Place: Meeting Toom 4

Climatekos will also be presenting the results of its work on mapping the 2016 climate finance landscape in the Union for the Mediterranean (UfM) region. Commissioned for the UfM Secretariat under the EU-funded Integrated Maritime Policy and Climate Change Facility, the study provides insights into the ‘who’, ‘where’ and ‘how’ of climate finance to the UfM in 2016.

The side-event, Climate Finance and the Energy Transition in the Mediterranean Region, will be hosted by the UfM Secretariat and the Observatoire Méditerranéen de l’Energie. It will discuss the use of climate finance in the low-carbon energy transition and address some of the major challenges in tracking climate finance. Details are provided below:

Climate Finance and the Energy Transition in the Mediterranean Region

Time: Tuesday, 14 November 2017 (11:30-13:00)

Place: Bonn Zonn, Meeting Room 9

Climatekos will also present on Promoting public-private partnerships, part 2: EU cooperation in the Mediterranean, alongside other partners in the ClimatSouth project, the CGEM (Confederation Generale des Enterprises du Maroc), the Lebanese Ministry of Environment, the NGO “Green Mind” and the UNDP. The side event will look at the strategies, results and tools used to promote climate action plans in the private sector. This event is geared towards the beneficiaries of EU climate funding, the private sector, climate change experts and practitioners.

We are pleased to present members of the European Commission (DG CLIMA) to discuss the role of private business in achieving the SDGs and the Paris Agreement goals. In addition to the EC (DG CLIMA), Faical Mekour (the Vice President of the GCEM) and Houda Bouchtia (the Director of the IECM) will discuss how climate change can be mainstreamed into the private sector. Details for this event are given below.

Promoting public-private partnerships part 2: EU cooperation in the Mediterranean

Time: Thursday, 16 November 2017 (15:30-16:15)

Place: EU Pavillion

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