Past Events

UNFCCC Side Event: Protecting human rights in international carbon markets

Watch the recording of the event here Time and venue: May 1st, 16.45 – 18.15, Bonn Climate Change Conference / World Conference Center, Kaminzimmer This side event focused on measures to uphold the rights of local stakeholders affected by climate mitigation projects in the context of the negotiations on the Sustainable Development Mechanism (SDM), with considerations…

1 May 2018

Strengthening the Paris Agreement Transparency Framework through social accountability tools

This event was kindly hosted at the Climate Planet Space (Freiluft-Theater – between the Bonn Zone and the Bula Zone) in Bonn, Thursday 09 November 2017, 13:30-14:30,  Speakers: Update on current negotiations, Sébastien Duyck, Centre for International Environmental Law, USA A whole-of-governance standard for climate finance, Zakir Hossain Khan, Transparency International, Bangladesh Perspective of accredited entity, Fazle…

9 Nov 2017

Central America & Mexico civil society workshop: ensuring that climate finance benefits local communities

General Workshop objectives: This two-day regional workshop aims to strengthen participants’ capacity and understanding of ‘development finance’ policies with a specific focus on climate finance and its recent developments. Participants will also be invited to share their experiences with climate finance projects and to reflect on the elements needed to ensure that projects benefit local…

3 Oct 2017

COP22 Side Event – Carbon markets in the Paris Agreement: Civil society priorities for the future – 8/11

At this event, experts will reflect crucial lessons to be learned to ensure social and environmental integrity and discuss key elements to address in elaborating the new mechanisms.

8 Nov 2016

West Africa Civil Society Workshop – Impact of “post Paris” climate policies on sustainable development, October 11&12, Dakar

2015 has been a decisive year for the fight against climate change, notably with the adoption of the Paris Agreement, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG). Also finance flows have been set in motion with the operationalization of the Green Climate Fund (GCF). But much work remains to be done to implement these important processes. The…

11 Oct 2016

Policy Side Event: Ensuring human rights in climate change mitigation actions

Event Background: Climate actions need to respect, protect and fulfill human rights. Past experiences with mechanisms established under the UNFCCC are critical for shaping the newly established Sustainable Development Mechanism (SDM). The event will reflect on lessons learnt from positive and negative impacts of climate mitigation actions. Speakers will underline the need for robust safeguards…

25 May 2016

Webinar – Acting on Aviation Emissions

May 4th, 2016 2-3.30pm CET (Brussels) Description: Civil aviation is a top ten global polluter: in 2014, the sector emitted more CO2 into the atmosphere than the combined emissions of the 129 lowest emitting countries. In October 2016, member countries of the UN’s International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) will take a first decision in history   about…

4 May 2016

COP21 SIDE EVENT: A reality check: climate change and impacts on the ground – 12/6

Day: Sunday, 6 December Venue: People’s Summit – Climate Forum The impact of climate change on human rights is a two-fold problem. For one, man-made climate change has significant effects on several human rights, such as the right to life, health, food water and housing, among others. On the other hand, also certain actions to address…

6 Dec 2015

COP21 SIDE EVENT: Accountability of results based finance- build on the best and learn when things go wrong – 12/4

Day: Friday, 4 December Venue: Official COP venue, Observer room 1 On 4 December 2015, as part of the COP21 in Paris, Carbon Market Watch together with Both ENDS and Transparency International organized a side event on accountability of results based finance. Programme Eva Filzmoser, Director at Carbon Market Watch, Lessons learnt from the Clean Development Mechanism…

4 Dec 2015

European Parliament Debate – A Human Rights Based Approach To Climate Action: What Accountability For EU’s Climate Finance Contributions?

2015 marks an important year that will culminate with the adoption of a new set of sustainable development goals and an international climate treaty to replace the Kyoto Protocol. At the UNFCCC negotiations in February 2015 the Geneva Pledge, an initiative to better understand the connection between human rights and climate change, was launched. This upcoming lunch debate builds on the momentum of the need to protect human rights and the discussions around the accountability of climate finance and aims to discuss this important topic for the first time from a European perspective.

24 Mar 2015