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

COP23 Side Event – Ships, Planes and Paris: Clearly navigating to 1.5°C

This event was kindly hosted at the South African pavilion during the COP23 negotiations in Bonn:  Tuesday, November 14th from 10:00-11:45   Background: The responsibility to address the growing climate impact of aviation and shipping falls on the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and the International Maritime Organization (IMO).  This side event discussed and reflected on the…

14 Nov 2017

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

Webinar: International transport and the Paris Agreement

To join, please fill out this form. Background International transport impacts various areas of the Paris Agreement. In this webinar, speakers will dive into the role of ships and planes and present the CAN International recommendations for the Facilitative Dialogue and Global Stocktake, the Transparency Framework, Paris accounting rules and market discussions. Presentations Intro to CAN International recommendations Percentage of…

31 Oct 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

UNFCCC Side Event: Aviation and Paris: making climate agreements work

Time and venue Wed, 10 May 16:45 – 18:15 Bonn Climate Change Conference, Kaminzimmer 113 The International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) has created an offsetting measure for the aviation sector which aims to compensate for emissions growth above 2020 levels. Though international aviation emissions fall under the Paris Agreement, to date they are not included in any…

10 May 2017

Policy Event: When Will Europe Act? How the aviation sector can reduce emissions through the EU ETS

Wednesday 8 March, 2017, 13.30-15.00 The event was kindly co-hosted by Members of the European Parliament, Mr Peter Liese  (EPP) and Ms Julie Girling (ECR). Programme: 13.30-15.00 13.30-13.40 Mr Peter Liese, Member of the European Parliament – opening remarks 13.40-13.50 Ms Laurence Graff, Head of Unit, European Commission Aviation under the EU ETS from 2017…

8 Mar 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

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