Summaries


Built environment events


Green cooling: Meeting the SDG gaps - To what extent will adaptation strategies involve energy? 

2 Dec 2019; 16.45 - 18.15; Room 6

Organisers: iCET, UNIVE


Driving innovation for low carbon industrialization via digital technologies, partnerships

3 Dec 2019; 13.15 - 14.45; Room 6

Organiser: UN


NDC Partnership Day: Embedding buildings into NDCs

Roundtable

3 Dec 2019; 13:30 - 14:30; NDC Hub

Organiser: PEEB

GABC contact: Natacha Nass


How National Adaptation Plan processes can be leveraged for implementation of the Paris Agreement

3 Dec 2019; 15:00 - 16:30; Room 1

Organiser: IISD


Building an Inclusive Global Stocktake: Independent and transparent assessments for greater ambition

3 Dec 2019; 16.45 - 18.15; Room 3

Organisers: ClimateWorks Foundation, Umboldt


Nature-based solutions and Global Climate Action - strengthening synergies beyond 2020

3 Dec 2019; 16.45 - 18.15; Room 6

Organisers: : SPVS, IEFE


Moving towards zero carbon buildings – Solutions, tools and progress from around the world

3 Dec 2019;  18:30 - 20:00; Room 2

Organisers: GlobalABC, PEEB


Carbon Neutral Transitions and Standards as a Measure, Reduce, Compensate Toolkit

4 Dec 2019;  11:30 - 13:00; Room 3

Organisers: ISO, IAF, IEMA


Scaling up climate change adaptation in vulnerable countries - GEF’s experience through LDCF and SCCF

4 Dec 2019; 14:30 - 18:00

Organiser: GEF


Climate change adaptation and mitigation for the built environment

EU Pavillion Side Event

4 Dec 2019; 14:30 - 18:00. Announcement

Organisers: FIDIC, ISO TC207, GEO, Perspectives Climate Change, ThinkNature, CSA, IEMA


Transport mitigation actions in cities

4 Dec 2019; 16:45 - 18:15; Room 1

Organisers: ITF, UITP, UIC


Carbon removal and return – Can CCS decarbonise industry in South America and help the oceans?

4 Dec 2019; 16:45 - 18:15; Room 4

Organiser: CCSA


The Global Carbon Budget 2019

4 Dec 2019; 16:45 - 18:15; Room 5

Organiser: Stamford University, Leeds University


ICC Trade and Climate Consultation on Carbon Pricing 

4 Dec. 2019; 17:00 - 18:30. INFO

Spanish Chamber of Commerce Camara de Comercio de Espana, Calle de la Ribera del Loira, 12, 28042 

Organiser: ICC


Science-based Targets: Progress in driving ambitious climate action

4 Dec. 2019; 18:00-19:30; WWF Pavillon Organisers:Science Based Targets initiative


Making the business case of Nature-based Solutions in Latin America and the Caribbean

4 Dec 2019; 18:20 - 20:00; IDB Pavilion

This event will summarize findings from an IDB and UNEP project focused on barriers and enablers to private sector uptake of NBS to deliver infrastructure. This panel, including IDB representatives, project developers, and NbS practitioners will discuss how to overcome technical barriers, build the business case, and create entry points for NbS in LAC.


Emerging questions on Negative Emission Technologies

4 Dec 2019; 18:30 - 20:00; Room 1

Organiser: Climate Strategies


Cooling in a warming world

5 Dec 2019; 13:00 - 14.45; PANDA Hub

Organisers: Cool Coalition (WWF)

Focus on vertical integration. Presentations by China Academy of Building Research, government representativers and architects.


How digital technologies can support climate action 

5 Dec. 2019; 13:15 - 14:45; Room 6, Hall 4, Organiser: UNFCCC 


Human Settlements Action Event I: Climate emergency  - decarbonising our buildings

5 Dec 2019; 15.00 - 18.00

Organiser: MPGCA (NRG48D, FMDV, ICLEI, C40, GCOM)


Action for Adaptation: How we manage water for climate change resilience

5 Dec 2019; 15.00 - 16.30; Room 6

Organisers: IWMI, WWC


Implementing the Paris Agreement by International Financing Institutions 

5 Dec. 2019; 16:45 - 18:15; Room 2, Hall 4

Organiser: EBRD


Nature-based adaptation to climate change in cities

5 Dec. 2019; 16:45 - 18:15; Room 3, Hall 4

Organiser: Climate Alliance


Just transition towards an inclusive green economy: A Driver for ambitious climate action and SDGs 

5 Dec. 2019; 18:30 - 20:00; Room 1, Hall 4

Organiser: ILO


LIA Talk

6 Dec 2019; Nordic Pavilion


Turning climate ambition into investment opportunities

Networking event

6 Dec. 2019; 09.00-11.30; offsite

Organiser: WGBC


Industry Action Event on Systems Transformation: Key enablers for 1.5°C aligned ambition in industry 

6 Dec. 2019; 10:00-13:00

Organiser: WBCSD


Forging regional pathways towards zero-emission, efficient and resilient buildings and construction

2019 GABC Action Symposium -. Buildings Technical Day

6 Dec 2019; 11.30 - 17.30; workshop; offsite

Organiser: GABC (with IEA, WGBC)

Focus: regional roadmaps


Powering results across sectors: energy, buildings, agriculture, transportation

6 Dec 2019; 11:30 - 13:00; Room 2, Hall 4

Organisers: BCSE, ASE, CRA, USGBC 


GEF Experience in mitigation-promoting urban sustainability through the scaling of electric mobility

6 Dec 2019; 13.15 - 14:45; Room 3

Organiser: GEF


Business and Industry Day (BINGO Day) - Beyond business-as-usual: Leading for a net-zero future

6 Dec 2019; 13:15 - 18:30; Room 2, Hall 4. INFO

Organiser: ICC 

13:45 - 14:45: Business as a key partner - Helping limit global warming to 1.5°C

Organiser: ICC

15:00 - 16:30 The value of Article 6 - Lessons from research and practice

Organisers:  IETA and EPRI

16:45 - 18:15: Business climate resilience: Navigating the risks and opportunities

Organiser: WBCSD


Strengthening GCF’s effectiveness and efficiency

6 Dec 2019; 13:15 - 18:30; Room 1

Organiser: GCF


Land Use Action Event: Maximizing the contribution of land use to a 1.5 C climate neutral and resilient world

6 Dec. 2019; 15:00 - 18:00

Organiser: MPGCA 

Design and implemention of nature-based solutions; land-use pathways


Advancing Sustainable Cities: Renewables as the key to the climate, energy and mobility transition

6 Dec. 2019; 18:30 - 20:00

Organisers: CAN International, ERN21, CAI 


Transport Action Event: More ambitious climate actions for low carbon, resilient and inclusive transport

7 Dec 2019; 10:00 - 13:00

Organiser: MPGCA


Nature-based Solutions for negative emissions: landscape restoration in Amazonia and the Carribean region

7 Dec 2019; 11:30 - 13:00

Organisers: CIRAD, INRA, IICA


Human Settlements Action Event: Climate emergency - time to act for zero-carbon cities and buildings

7 Dec. 2019; 15:00 - 18:00; Torres del Paine

Organiser: MPGCA (NRG48D, FMDV, ICLEI, C40, GCOM)

GABC focal point: Nora Steuer. INFO

What decarbonising means for our cities, finance, government, and residents.


Aligning energy efficiency with the Paris Agreement

7 Dec. 2019; 11:30 - 12:30; Spanish Pavilion

Organisers: IPCC, UNEP


Measurement and attribution of climate contribution to financier

7 Dec. 2019; 16:45 - 18:15; Room 6

Organiser: UNFCCC


Enhancing the engagement of the private sector in adaptation planning and implementation 

9 Dec 2019; 13:15 - 14:45; Room 6

Organiser: UNFCCC (David Oehmen)


Global trends in climate legislation and litigation: Enhancing resilience and adaptation

9 Dec 2019; 13:15 - 14:45; Room 3

Organisers: LSE, IPU


Accelerating the low-carbon transition

9 Dec. 2019; 13:30 - 14:45; UK Pavilion


UN-REDD Event on Agroforestry: Catalyzing investments for Nature-based Solutions to the climate emergency

9 Dec 2019; 15:00 - 16:30; French Pavilion

Organisers: UN-REDD, BNP Paribas 


Climate change adaptation in a multi-level governance context

9 Dec 2019; 15:00 - 16:30; Room 5

Organisers: MCII. Regions4


One UN for Climate-Compatible Cities - City Climate Action

Activating the potential of settlements for low-carbon and resilient nations

9 Dec. 2019; 18:30 - 20:00; Room 5

Organisers: UN Habitat, UNESCO, UNEP, UNW, World Bank


Low-Emissions Solutions Conference (LESC) Dinner Dialogue on the Circular Economy: Driving systems transformation to net-zero 

9 Dec 18:30 - 22:30; Casino de Madrid, Calle de Alcalá, 15, 28014 Madrid. INFO

Organisers: WBCSD, SDSN, and ICLEI


Nature-Based Solutions on the ground (SDG15): UN support to people and landscapes

9 Dec. 2019; 18:30 - 20:00; Room 1

Organisers: UN


City Climate Action! Activating the potential of cities for low-carbon and resilient development

9 Dec. 2019; 18:30 - 20:00; Room 5

Organisers: UN


Circular Economy High-Level Event - Cities and Buildings - Nexus Roundtable: Cities and buildings as agents of climate action

10 Dec. 2019; 10:00 - 11:30; San Pedro de Atacama. INFO

Organiser: MPGCA

GABC contact: Nora Steuer


Roundtable on Circular Economy - Achieving 1.5 C-through circular packaging and business models 

10 Dec 2019; 11:30 - 13:00; San Pedro de Atacama

Organiser: WBCSD for MPGCA


Mobilising investment for off-grid energy solutions in African countries

10 Dec 2019; 11:30 - 13:00; Room 4

Organisers: REEP, ICETT, NEFCO


Clean energy transition pathways and tracking progress with Paris Agreement implementation 

10 Dec 2019; 11:30 - 13:00; Room 6, Hall 4

Organisers: IEA, TERI


Ministerial Dialogue on Adaptation Ambition 

10 Dec 2019; 13:15 - 14:45

Organiser: COP25 Presidency


Stronger Together: Showcasing success of renewable energy technologies working together

10 Dec 2019; 13:15 - 14:45; Room 5

Organisers: ISES, IHA, WBA, WWEA


Enhancing ambition: How business accelerates engagement on climate action along value chains 

10 Dec 2019; 14:00  -15:15; German Pavillon

Organisers: ICC Germany, BDI, econsense


Cross-cutting roundtable: Climate action and resilience 

10 Dec 2019; 15:00 - 16:30

Organiser:  MPGCA

Focus:  how to translate global commitments to national action, including mainstreaming resilience into national development plans including NAPs and NDCs.


Climate impact assessments as climate services to support adaptation policy and planning

10 Dec 2019; 16:45 - 18:15; Room 4

Organiser:  PIK, ACMAD


RMP-IKEA: Establishing a global definition of climate positive

10 Dec 2019; 16:45 - 18:15; Room 6

Organiser:  UNFCCC


Press conference: Release of the Global Status Report 2019

11 Dec 2019; 10:00 - 10:30 - Press conference room 1 ‘CHILOE’, Hall 10

Speakers: UNEP, IAE, governments


Climate Investment Opportunity - report launch

11 Dec. 2019; 11:00 - 12:00; MDB Pavilion

Organiser: IFC

Focus: green buildings


Community Resilience Partnership Programme: Scaling up investments in local adaptation

Introduce the Community Resilience Partnership Programme  to scale up investments in adaptation through pro-poor development approaches.

11 Dec. 2019; 11:30 - 13:00; Room 1

Organiser: ADB


Capacity Building Talks - Keeping cool naturally in a warming world

11 Dec 2019: 14.50 - 15.20; Capacity Building Hub

Organisers: Cool Coalition, GABC


Overview of adaptation under the UNFCCC

Release of  25 Years of adaptation under the UNFCCC

12 Dec 2019: 13.15 - 14.45; Room 3. INFO

Organiser: UNFCCC Adaptation Committee


 Event applications



Progress in mainstreaming the circular economy in the built-environment value chain

FIDIC has submitted an application for a side event with CICA, Open Planet Network SBC Program; Development Alternatives Group, and the WFEO.


Climate change adaptation and mitigation for the built environment

EFCA  submitted a joint application for a EU pavillion side event. The application was successful and the event is merged with four others for a  three and one-half hour event (Climate change adaptation and mitigation for the built environment) on 4 December 2019.


Mainstreaming the circular economy in the built-environment value chain : essential for zero-carbon buildings 

FIDIC has submitted an application for a side event in the French pavilion with the GABC and ONG ENERGIES 2050.


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