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CEEW’s events at the 24th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP24)

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About the Event

The Council on Energy, Environment, and Water (CEEW) participated as an accredited observer at the 24th session of the Conference of Parties (COP24) to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), in Katowice, Poland from 2 to 14 December 2018. COP24 was a crucial meeting, with the contentious rule book for implementing the Paris Agreement being finalised at the end of the negotiations.

CEEW hosted four events at COP this year. Our COP24 team also presented our research at 24 other side events, listed below. Fact sheets on research we presented are available here. Details on our sessions and speaking engagements are available below.

  • Caption: CEEW hosted a press briefing on 'Living up to the Deal: Expectations from COP24' on the first day of the conference.

    Press Briefing
    3 December | Living up to the Deal: Expectations from COP24

    At this press briefing, Arunabha Ghosh (CEEW), Alex Hanafi (Environmental Defense Fund), and Axel Michaelowa (Perspectives, RINGO Steering Committee) discussed expectations from the COP24 negotiations including critical issues such as climate finance, the enhanced transparency framework and capacity building initiatives, the role of non-state actors, and pathways to achieving the 1.5- and 2-degree targets.

    A recording of the press briefing is available here. The accompanying press statement is available here.

    Organised by: CEEW

  • Caption: Vaibhav Gupta was part of CEEW's session, 'Paris Agreement Rule Book: Actors, Actions, and Capacity Building for Enhanced Transparency' on 4 December.

    Paris Agreement Rule Book: Actors, Actions, and Capacity Building for Enhanced Transparency
    4 December

    This COP24-accredited side-event identified areas of enhanced transparency implementation with the formulation of the Paris Agreement Rule Book, with a focus on capacity building for developing countries. An expert panel, including representatives from the OECD, WRI and the UNFCCC deliberated over the modalities, procedures and guidelines (MPGs) of the enhanced transparency framework in context of ongoing negotiations and implementation strategies.

    Organised by: CEEW and Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC)

 
  • Capacity Building Initiatives for Low Emissions and Climate Resilient Strategies
    11 December

    Part of Capacity Building Day 2018, hosted by the Paris Committee on Capacity Building (PCCB), this session facilitated a dialogue among global experts featuring the existing gaps and challenges in implementing the Paris Agreement, country specific experiences, capacity building initiatives on transparency, and potential approaches for the future.

    Organised by: CEEW, International Centre for Climate Change and Development (ICCCAD), Paris Committee on Capacity Building (PCCB)

  • Climate Leadership in Uncertain Times and the Mobilization of Finance
    12 December

    Continuing our series of talks on climate leadership with the LBJ School at the University of Texas, this side event discussed ideas for a risk pooling instrument to mobilise finance for renewables, as well as ideas to reinvigorate efforts to address deforestation, and areas for intensified focus in the years ahead.

    Organised by: CEEW, LBJ School at the University of Texas, the Atlantic Council, and Climate Advisers

 

Other Speaking Engagements

Researchers from The Council will be presenting our work at the following events:

Caption: Vaibhav Chaturvedi was part of the session,'National engagement for low emission development pathways' on 4 December.

3 December
National engagement for low emission development pathways

Organised by: Perspectives Climate Research gGmbH (PCR), Association tunisienne des changements climatiques et du développement durable (2C2D), Govt. of Tunisia

Caption: Arunabha Ghosh moderated the DIE session,'Making Climate Action More Transparent and Ambitious: Lessons Learned from the NDCs' on 4 December. (Source: IISD)

4 December
Making Climate Action More Transparent and Ambitious: Lessons Learned from the NDCs

Organised by: German Development Institute (DIE - Bonn), Free University Amsterdam, Institute for Environmental Studies (IVM-VU), Yale University

5 December
Operationalising Flexibility and Improving Reporting under the Paris Agreement

Organised by: Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development OECD

Caption: Arunabha Ghosh was part of the press briefing, 'Lessons Learned from the Yellow Vests - How to Make Climate Policy for the People' on 6 December. (Source: CEEW)

6 December
The IEA's Sustainable Development Scenario

Organised by: International Energy Agency (IEA)

Press Briefing
Lessons Learned from the 'Yellow Vests': How to Implement Climate Policy for the People
Organised by: Global Strategic Communications Council

A recording of the press briefing is available here.

7 December
Financing the Just Transition: FFSR and reinvestment to communities

Organised by: International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD), Fundación Ambiente y Recursos Naturales (FARN), and NZ

8 December
Transparency in Tracking Progress towards Climate and Energy Goals

Organised by: European Environment Agency (EEA), World Resources Institute (WRI)

Caption: Arunabha Ghosh was part of the ISA session, 'Unlocking Solar Energy Deployment at Scale' at the French Pavilion on 10 December. (Source: CEEW)

Caption: Kanika Chawla was part of the MNRE session, 'Rise of Renewables in India: Innovations and Challenges' at the India Pavilion on 10 December. (Source: CEEW)

Mainstreaming India's Climate Action
Organised by: United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

10 December
Unlocking Solar Energy Deployment at Scale

Organised by: International Solar Alliance (ISA)

Rise of Renewables in India: Emerging Challenges and Oppurtunities
Organised by: Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE), Govt. of India

11 December
Policy Packages for the Clean Energy Transition

Organised by: International Energy Agency (IEA)

India and the ISA: Developing the Global Solar Market
Organised by: International Solar Alliance (ISA) and Confederation of Indian Industry (CII)

Exploring Pathways to Low-emissions Transport Systems
Organised by: International Petroleum Industry Environmental Conservation Association (IPIECA)

Caption: Kanika Chawla was part of the NRDC session, 'Putting the World on Track: Visualizing a Roadmap to a Safer Climate' on 11 December. (Source: CEEW)

Putting the World on Track: Visualising a Roadmap to a Safer Climate
Organised by: Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC)

CAN International Meeting on Geoengineering
Organised by: Climate Action Network (CAN)

12 December
Industry in Transition: Maintaining high quality jobs and achieving ambitious climate targets through an innovative industry

Organised by: German Chemical Industry Association (VCI), Ministry of Economic Affairs, Innovation, Digitalization and Energy of the State of North Rhine–Westphalia

Caption: Vaibhav Chaturvedi was part of the session, 'Sustainable Transportation: Creating a Sustainable Mobility Ecosystem for India' on 12 December. (Source: CEEW)

Sustainable Transportation: Creating a Sustainable Mobility Ecosystem for India
Organised by: Ministry of Railways, Govt. of India

Accelerating Clean Energy Transitions and Mobilizing Investment to Implement Paris Agreement Goals
Organised by: International Energy Agency (IEA)

13 December
Capacity Building for Climate Change

Organised by: The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI), TATA Steel, and The Green School

What a low-carbon world really looks like in the next decades: Modelling tools used and required for long-term planning
Organised by: PBL Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency, International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), German Environment Agency (UBA)

NDC and LTS Modelling: Oppurtunities, Lessons Learnt, and Roadmaps for Brazil, Indonesia, Mexico
Organised by: PBL Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency

Making our Impact Measurable and Transparent: Contributions of the Chemical Sector a GHG-neutral Society
Organised by: German Chemical Industry Association (VCI)

Co-benefits of Clean Air and Curbing Climate Change
Organised by: Bluetech Clean Air Alliance (BCAA) and Vanke Foundation

Caption: Vaibhav Chaturvedi was part of the session, 'The Paris Agreement and the Nexus of Water, Energy and Food: Policy Coherence and Serious Games' on 14 December. (Source: IISD)

14 December
The Paris Agreement and the Nexus of Water, Energy and Food: Policy Coherence and Serious Games

Organised by: Stichting Wageningen Research (WR) at Wageningen University, Govt. of Greece

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