As growing climate change impacts are experienced across the globe, the message that greenhouse gas emissions must fall is unambiguous. The world needs system-wide, fair, and equal transformations to decarbonize high-emitting sectors and bridge the emissions gap. Against the backdrop of the main findings of UNEP’s Emissions Gap Report 2023, this side event had a special focus on discussions on just energy transition in low- and middle-income countries and the potential synergies and trade-offs in jointly pursuing development and decarbonization agendas. The expert panel contextualized the discussion and explored South Africa’s efforts, making links to similar synergies and opportunities for other emerging economies.

Panel:

  • Moderator: Niklas Höhne, NewClimate Institute
  • Anne Olhoff, Senior International Advisor, CONCITO
  • Neil Cole, Presidency of the Republic of South Africa – JETP Project Management Unit
  • Jinsum Lim, International Energy Agency
  • Greg Muttitt, Lead Author of the EGR 2023, International Institute for Sustainable Development
  • Yacob Mulugetta, Lead Author of the EGR 2023, University College London
  • Fatima Denton, Contributing author of the EGR 2023, United Nations University Institute for Natural Resources in Africa
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Venue IDFC pavilion, Blue Zone
Date 11 Dec 2023
Start time 06:30 pm

This side event aimed to support development banks to learn how they could best mobilise finance to enable ambitious early retirement...

COP28: Turning the Global Stocktake into Action on the Ground
Venue SE Room 1, Zone B6
Date 09 Dec 2023
Start time 04:45 pm

At COP28, negotiators must deliver a rapid response plan to the Global Stocktake that decarbonizes economies at a pace and depth scale...

COP28: Funding the Green Transition: Navigating Developing Countries’ Climate Finance Needs
Venue SE Room 8, Zone B6
Date 09 Dec 2023
Start time 03:00 pm

In the context of the Global Stocktake and negotiations on the NCQC to mobilise climate finance, this side event discussed articulation...

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