NewClimate Institute at the COP24 in Katowice

From December 2-14 2018, the 24th Conference of Parties of the UNFCCC will take place. NewClimate Institute will be present at Katowice with multiple events. Also, we already have released several related publications beforehand, and will continue doing so during the COP itself. Find all information about it here.

Events & Appearances

Events with NewClimate Institute participation:


Side event: Increasing mitigation action for 1.5°C (NewClimate-Event)
NewClimate Institute and Wuppertal Institute present analysis on short-term steps to reduce emissions.
Organiser: CAN Europe, NewClimate Institute
Speakers: Lisa Luna (NewClimate), Hanna Wang-Helmreich (Wuppertal Institute), Kakhaberi Mdiviani (Ministry of Environment and Agriculture of Georgia)
Ten country reports
Monday 3 December
10h30 – 12h00
EU Pavilion
Room Brussels

 

Side event: UNEP Gap Report
Authors of the UNEP emissions gap report present findings on the emissions gap and ways to narrow it.
Organiser: UNEP
Speakers: Authors of the UNEP Emissions Gap report, incl. Niklas Höhne (NewClimate)
UNEP Gap Report 2018
Tuesday 4 December
14h00 – 15h00
German Pavilion

 

Side event: Making climate action more transparent and ambitious
Lessons learned from the first round of NDCs.
Organiser: DIE, IVM, Yale
Speakers: Pieter Pauw (DIE), Angel Hsu (Yale), Oscar Widerberg (IVM), Paula Castro (UZH), Mizan Khan (North South University), Niklas Höhne (NewClimate Institute) and others
Tuesday 4 December
15h00 – 16h30
Room Wisla

 

Side event: Transitioning to a new era of flexible mechanisms for increased ambition
Lessons which should be drawn for the design of future markets.
Organiser: Carbon Market Watch & Indigenous Environmental Network
Speakers: various, including Carsten Warnecke (NewClimate)
Event Agenda & Registration
Tuesday 4 December
16h45 – 18h15
Room Warmia

 

Side event: The Emissions Gap and the Brown to Green report – How do we enhance ambition and accelerate action?
This side event features presentations of the key findings of the two reports, followed by an interactive discussion between panelists and the audience.
Organiser: UNEP DTU Partnership, Climate Transparency
Speakers: various, including Niklas Höhne and Takeshi Kuramochi (both NewClimate)
Tuesday 4 December
17h00 – 18h30
EU Pavilion

 

 
Side event: Leading the way on enhanced ambition
Policy opportunities in China and Europe at the sector level.
Organiser: ClimateWorks Foundation
Speakers: various, including Frederic Hans (NewClimate)
Accompanying documents
Tuesday 4 December
18h30 – 20h00
EU Pavilion
Room Brussels

 

 
Side event: The future role of the Adaptation Fund (AF) in the international climate finance architecture
Organiser: Germanwatch
Speakers: various, including Carsten Warnecke (NewClimate)
Accompanying documents
Wednesday 5 December
12h00 – 13h30
German Pavilion

 

Side event: From the skies or the sea: How can regulation align international transport with the Paris goals? (NewClimate-Event)
This side-event will present the ongoing policy negotiations to regulate emissions from international aviation and shipping in ICAO and the IMO and ask whether the current approaches are aligned with achieving the temperature goals of the Paris Agreement.
Organiser: NewClimate Institute, T&E
Speakers: various, incl. Harry Fearnehough, Aki Kachi, Thomas Day (all NewClimate)
Accompanying documents
Wednesday 5 December
13h30 – 15h30
EU Pavilion

 

Side event: A new understanding of Paris-compatible climate action: Translating 1.5°C into technological, social, and political examples of transitional change around the world. (NewClimate-Event)
How do we bring the Paris 1.5°C goal to life? Experts, practitioners and decision-makers will present and discuss Paris-compatible climate action happening today with examples from economic sectors, policies, businesses, law and people.
Organiser: Greenpeace, NewClimate Institute
Speakers: Juan Pablo Osornio (Greenpeace), Niklas Höhne, Hanna Fekete (both NewClimate), Heidi Finskas (KLP), Happy Khambule (Greenpeace)
Wednesday 5 December
15h00 – 16h30
Room Warmia

 

 
Press conference: How can the EU raise its climate ambition?
Climate Action tracker press conference.
Climate Action Tracker
Thursday 6 December
10h00 – 10h30
Press conference room

 

 
Side event: How possible are “system transitions” consistent with global warming of 1.5?
Organiser: IGES and Wuppertal Institut
Speakers: various, including Hanna Fekete (NewClimate)
Thursday 6 December
13h00 – 14h30
Japan Pavilion

 

 
Side event: Energy Transition in Turkey
Organiser: Istanbul Policy Center and SHURA
Speakers: various, including Takeshi Kuramochi (NewClimate)
Thursday 6 December
15h30 – 17h30
Turkey Pavilion

 

Side event: How can South Africa move toward a 1.5°C pathway?
Organiser: Climate Action Tracker
Speakers: various, including Hanna Fekete, Niklas Höhne and Frederic Hans (all NewClimate)
Thursday 6 December
16h00 – 16h45
South Africa Pavilion

 

Side event: Aligning Investments with the Temperature Goal of the Paris Agreement (NewClimate-Event)
Experts will discuss how Multilateral Development Banks can support the global temperature goal of the Paris Agreement, and how the banks could strengthen existing tools to align their portfolios and activities with the globally agreed mitigation goal.
Organiser: BMZ, Germanwatch, WRI, NewClimate Institute
Speakers: various, including Hanna Fekete (NewClimate)
Accompanying documents
Thursday 6 December
17h30 – 19h00
German Pavilion

 

 
Side event: Briefing “Climate Finance – Next steps to foster climate action”
A conversation on the future outlook for climate finance with representative from the financial sector, civil society and science.
Organiser: ICC
Speakers: various, including Aki Kachi (NewClimate)
Friday 7 December
10h00 – 11h30
German Pavilion

 

 
Side event: Driving NDC Implementation
How can global initiatives for NDC implementation and finance foster sustainable and ambitious NDC progress?
Organiser: BMU
Speakers: various, including Norber Gorissen (BMU) and Niklas Höhne (NewClimate)
Friday 7 December
12h00 – 13h30
German Pavilion

 

Side event: NDC Update Report 2018 (NewClimate-Event)
Launch of the latest edition of the NDC Update Report which discusses progress of NDC implementation with a special focus on Ambition.
Organiser: ECN
Speakers: various, including Thomas Day (NewClimate)
A2A project page
Friday 7 December
15h00 – 16h30
Benelux Pavilion

 

Side event: Tracking progress on NDCs – Gaps and needs on national and regional policy and research strategy (NewClimate-Event)
This side event will present research results, tools and initiatives aiming at monitoring, evaluating and implementing national NDCs both in Northern and the Southern countries.
Organiser: IRD, PBL, Climate Action Tracker
Speakers: various, including Takeshi Kuramochi and Niklas Höhne (both NewClimate)
Climate Action Tracker
Accompanying documents
Saturday 8 December
10h30 – 12h00
EU Pavilion

 

Side event: Raising ambition: What do the long-term mitigation goals of the Paris Agreement mean for countries and how can they be implemented? (NewClimate-Event)
Experts and policy makers discuss case studies from Argentina and South Africa.
Organiser: NewClimate Institute
Speakers: various, including Frauke Röser and Niklas Höhne (both NewClimate)
Saturday 8 December
14h00 – 14h45
German Pavilion

 

 
Side event: Building partnerships and tracking progress – Role of non-state and subnational climate actors
How do non-state actors perform and how can action be strengthened?
Organiser: DIE
Speakers: various, including Niklas Höhne (NewClimate)
Saturday 8 December
14h30 – 16h00
EU Pavilion

 

Press conference: Climate Change Performance index (CCPI) (NewClimate-Event)
Release of the 2019 version of the Climate Change Performance Index.
Organiser: Germanwatch, CAN, NewClimate Institute
Speakers: various including Jan Burck (Germanwatch), Niklas Höhne (NewClimate)
CCPI project page
Monday 10 December
10h30 – 11h00
Press conference room

 

 
Side event: Shifting the trillions: the role of finance and net GHG neutrality to tackle climate impacts
The side event brings together representatives from banking, industry and civil society to discuss the important role of finance to advance the climate agenda and achieve the goals of the Paris Agreement.
Organiser: : ICC, BDI, Action Aid
Speakers: various, moderation by Frauke Röser (NewClimate)
Monday 10 December
15h30 – 16h30
EU Pavilion

 

Evening reception: The role of co-benefits to drive climate action (NewClimate-Event)
Discussing methods, tools and approaches to understand co-benefits of climate action to support the implementation of the Paris agenda.
Organiser: NewClimate Institute, ECN
Speakers: various, including Harry Fearnehough (NewClimate)
A2A homepage
Monday 10 December
18h00 – 21h00
Restaurant “Stare i Nowe”
Chorzowska 7B
Katowice

 

Press conference: Climate Action Tracker temperature update (NewClimate-Event)
Release of the up to date assessment of NDCs, their implementation and impact on global temperature.
Organiser: Climate Action Tracker
Speakers: : Bill Hare (Climate Analytics), Yvonne Deng (Ecofys), Niklas Höhne (NewClimate)
CAT homepage
Tuesday 11 December
11h30 – 12h00
Press conference room

 

 
Side event: 2018 UNEP Gap Report
Presentation of the latest findings.
Speakers: various authors of the report
Tuesday 11 December
13h15 – 14h45
Room Pieniny

 

Side event: Article 6 pilots and ambition raising – Opportunities and safeguards (NewClimate-Event)
Voluntary cooperation between Parties has the potential to increase ambition as needed for the long-term temperature goal. Article 6 activities should be carefully selected, designed and implemented to safeguard against potential risks that can create conditions for ambition disincentives. This side event discusses ambition in carbon markets including possible pilots.
Organiser: NewClimate Institute
Speakers: Franke Wolke (German Emissions Trading Authority DEHST); Aki Kachi (NewClimate Institute); Jakob Graichen (Öko-Institut); Felipe de Leon (Costa Rica); Laurence Mortier (Switzerland, invited); Gilles Dufrasne (Carbon Market Watch); Marion Verles (Gold Standard); Kentaro Takahashi (Japan, invited)
Wednesday 12 December
15h30 – 17h00
IETA Pavilion

 

 
Side event: What a low-carbon world really looks like in the next decades
Modelling tools used and required for long-term planning.
Organiser: PBL, IIASA, UBA
Speakers: various, including Markus Hagemann (NewClimate)
Thursday 13 December
14h30 – 16h00
EU Pavilion

 

Related Publications

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Publications related to the COP24:


Climate and development:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tracking countries’ climate actions:

 

Climate Action Tracker
The Climate Action Tracker evaluates whether 32 countries are on track to meet their climate commitments, annually estimates the global temperature increase based on implemented policies and pledges, and analyses options to strengthen mitigation action on a country and sector level.

Climate Action Tracker homepage

Special report series:

Scaling Up Climate Action:This new report series considers options for countries to move their emissions towards a Paris Agreement compatible pathway and achieve significant benefits. The first report on South Africa covers actions for electricity production, urban passenger transport, and residential buildings.
CAT Scaling up project page
Decarbonisation Memo Series:This memo series provides guidance on how major emitting sectors can achieve the rapid transformations required to meet the Paris Agreement temperature goal.
CAT Decarb Memos project page

 

 

 

 

 

Climate finance:

 

 

 

Carbon markets:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sub-national and non-state action:

 

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Climate negotiations: