ICIMOD at UNFCCC COP23

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ICIMOD will participate in several key international meetings this November in Bonn, Germany, during the 23rd  session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 23) at the UN Climate Change Conference. At this global gathering, ICIMOD will co-organise several events to draw attention to a range of mountain-specific climate change-related issues and their impacts on the ecosystem of the Hindu Kush Himalaya. 

In coordination with the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB), ICIMOD will host a high level side event on ‘Cooperation for Building Resilient Mountain Communities’. This side event with panelists consisting of ministers from the HKH region and developed countries will highlight the cooperation in mitigating to and adapting to climate change.

Jointly with the Clean Energy Nepal (CEN), ICIMOD will also have an exhibit booth that will display scientific information on climate change impacts, vulnerability and policy measures and adaptation actions with a special focus on mountains. ICIMOD will also be screening selective documentaries at the German Pavilion throughout two weeks.

David Molden, director general of ICIMOD, will lead the delegation which will include senior managers and staff from programme and knowledge management and communication units. As an intergovernmental organisation with observer status accorded by the UNFCCC, ICIMOD will closely observe the main proceedings and negotiations that take place during the plenary sessions. A complete list of ICIMOD’s engagement at the conference is provided in the table below.


Events and Activity Timeline:


Date/Time/ Venue

Event/Activity

Organizers

Mon 6 – Fri 17 Nov 2017

(TWO WEEKS)

Venue: Exhibition area, Bonn Zone

Exhibition booth

ICIMOD, Clean Energy Nepal (CEN)

Tuesday, 7 Nov 2017




Integrated Air Pollution and Climate Change
Policies in Asia


Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES)

Tuesday, 7 Nov 2017

15:00 - 16:30

Venue: Meeting Room 4 (101 Theatre)

Coordinated action on sustainable development and climate change

[Download Agenda]

ICIMOD,
Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies (IASS),
Ministry of Population and Environment (MoPE), Government of Nepal

Thursday, 9 Nov 2017

11:00 - 13:00

Venue: India Pavilion

Afforestation and REDD+ in India

[Download Flyer]

ICIMOD,
Indian Council of Forestry Research and Education (ICFRE),
German International Cooperation (GIZ)

Thursday, 9 Nov 2017

18:30—20:00

Venue: Meeting Room 12 (170 theatre)


LAKI Side Event: Closing knowledge gaps to scale up adaptation: Lima Adaptation Knowledge Initiative (UNFCCC - UNEP)

[Download Agenda]

Secretariat of the UNFCCC,
UN Environment

Saturday, 11 Nov 2017

14:00 - 16:00

Venue: Pakistan Pavilion


Strengthening Exchange and Collaboration between the Arctic and the Hindu Kush Himalaya

[Download Agenda]

Ministry of Climate Change, Gov. of Pakistan,
ICIMOD

Tuesday, 14 Nov 2017

13:30 - 14:20

Venue: German Pavilion

High level side event on: Cooperation for Building Resilient Mountain Communities

[Download Flyer]

The Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and
Nuclear Safety (BMUB), ICIMOD

Tuesday, 14 Nov 2017

15:00 - 16:00

Venue: Room 2309 at the 23 floor of Langer Eugen, COP23 Bula Zone

Launch event: Global Centre of Excellence on Climate Adaptation (GCECA)

Ministry of Infrastructure and Environment of the Netherlands,
UN Environment

Tuesday, 14 Nov 2017

16:00 - 18:00

Venue: Room Rakiraki, Bula zone

CCAC High Level Assembly

Climate and Clean Air Coalition (CCAC) secretariat hosted
by the United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment)

Friday, 17 Nov 2017

09:00 - 16:00

Venue: Hilton Bonn Hotel Berliner Freiheit 2, Bonn

COP23 Companion Conference on India's Climate Mitigation and Adaptation: Key Strategies

Indian Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses (IDSA), Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO)

Mon 6 – Fri 17 Nov 2017

(TWO WEEKS)

Venue: German Pavilion

ICIMOD Documentary Screenings

ICIMOD