UNU-EHS at #COP28 – experts, events and live commentary

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  • 2023•11•14     Dubai

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    UNU-EHS at #COP28

    This year’s UN Climate Change Conference, COP28, will take place in Dubai, from 30 November to 12 December.
    At COP28, the nations of the world will meet to discuss climate finance, loss and damage, adaptation and local climate action. This year, our institute will be sending a delegation of experts on various climate issues. From nature-based solutions and green cities to climate finance and loss and damage, our expertise cuts across many of COP28’s most urgent themes.


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    UNU #COP28 calendar

    Please note that the times are specified in GST (Dubai time).

    Friday 1 December

    Stakeholders’ recommendations to the operationalization of the Santiago Network on Loss and Damage
    Time: 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
    Venue: Humanitarian Pavilion, Blue Zone
    Co-organized by UNU-EHS
    UNU-EHS presence: Soenke Kreft

    Saturday 2 December

    Broadening financial strategies: Practical approaches to address Loss and Damage: The Global Shield against climate risks
    Time: 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
    Venue: Ghana / CVF Pavilion, Blue Zone
    UNU presence: UNU Rector Tshilidzi Marwala

    Unlocking sustainable investment in nature-based solutions for climate action
    Time: 11:45 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
    Venue: UNEP Pavilion, Blue Zone
    UNU-EHS presence: Eike Behre

    Collaborative futures: Bridging gaps with AI and EO in climate risk management and adaptation
    Time: 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
    Venue: ICC Partner Stage, Blue Zone
    Organized by UNU-EHS
    UNU-EHS presence: Maxime Souvignet

    Sunday 3 December

    Opening of the 5th Capacity-Building Hub: The past, present and future of Capacity-building
    Time: 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
    Venue: Capacity-Building Hub, Blue Zone
    UNU presence: UNU Rector Tshilidzi Marwala
    UNU-EHS presence: Simone Sandholz

    Lessons learned from implementing climate risk insurance solutions in the Pacific
    Time: 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
    Venue: Moana Blue Pacific Pavilion, Blue Zone
    Co-organized by UNU-EHS
    UNU-EHS presence: Sinja Buri

    Monday 4 December

    Building together: an inclusive dialogue on the role of insurance solutions in addressing Loss and Damage
    Time: 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
    Venue: IDFC Pavilion, Blue Zone
    UNU-EHS presence: Maxime Souvignet

    Closing the protection gap – Boosting the access to and showcasing the value of parametric climate risk insurance solutions for the most vulnerable in the Pacific through premium support
    Time: 9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
    Venue: UNCDF Pavilion, Blue Zone
    UNU-EHS presence: Soenke Kreft

    Risk finance for climate change vulnerable communities – needs, gaps & existing supplies
    Time: 2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
    Venue: French Pavilion, Blue Zone
    UNU-EHS presence: MAxime Souvignet

    The way forward: Sources of financing for Loss and Damage
    Time: 2:45 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
    Venue: Nordic Pavilion, Blue Zone
    Presented by UNU-EHS
    UNU-EHS presence: Soenke Kreft

    Human rights implications of climate migration & forced displacement
    Time: 3:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
    Venue: Side Event Room 3
    Co-organized by UNU-EHS
    UNU-EHS presence: Himanshu Shekhar, David Durand-Delacre

    Building resilience to the climate crisis – Perspectives and shared solutions from the global risk pools
    Time: 5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
    Venue: CARICOM Pavilion, Blue Zone
    Moderated by UNU-EHS
    UNU-EHS presence: Sinja Buri

    Tuesday 5 December

    Opening of the photo exhibition “Co-creating the cities we deserve”
    Time: 8:30 a.m. – 8:50 a.m.
    Venue: Capacity-Building Hub, Blue Zone
    Organized by UNU-EHS
    UNU-EHS presence: Arianna Flores Corral

    Empowering transformative urban action for and by communities
    Time: 8:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
    Venue: Capacity-Building Hub, Blue Zone
    Organized by UNU-EHS
    UNU-EHS presence: Andrea Ramirez and Simone Sandholz

    Integrating anticipatory action and risk financing at the meso-level – New solutions
    Time: 9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
    Venue: UNCDF Pavilion, Blue Zone
    Co-organized by UNU-EHS
    UNU-EHS presence: Magdalena Mirwald

    Data, research and science to catalyze action on sea-level rise and challenges
    Time: 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
    Venue: Climate Mobility Pavilion, Blue Zone
    UNU-EHS presence: Zita Sebesvari

    Enabling climate action through data, transparency, and finance
    Time: 1:15 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.
    Official side event

    Risk Tipping Points
    Time: 2:00 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.
    Venue: Thai Pavilion, Blue Zone
    Organized by UNU-EHS
    UNU-EHS presence: Shen Xiaomeng, Zita Sebesvari, Simone Sandholz

    UN raising ambition and delivery on the ground: multilevel climate action for local resilience (Collaborative UN system side events)
    Time: 3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
    Venue: Room 8
    Co-organized by UNU-EHS

    Building CapaCITIES to bring the L&D fund to the most vulnerable
    Time: 3:20 p.m. – 4:20 p.m.
    Venue: Capacity-building Hub, Blue Zone
    Organized & moderated by UNU-EHS

    High-level Dialogue: Urban Transformation: When Capacity-building and Innovation Work Together
    Time: 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
    Venue: Capacity-building Hub, Blue Zone
    Organized by UNU-EHS
    UNU-EHS presence: Shen Xiaomeng and Simone Sandholz

    Wednesday 6 December

    Strengthening resilience through innovative climate risk transfer solutions in Malawi, Niger, Senegal and Sierra Leone
    Time: 9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
    Venue: UNCDF Pavilion, Blue Zone
    Co-organized & moderated by UNU-EHS
    UNU-EHS presence: Sinja Buri

    Coping with climate risk – the role of shock-responsive social protection and insurance in supporting vulnerable groups
    Time: 1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
    Venue: CARICOM Pavilion/Risk Pool Space, Blue Zone
    Moderated by UNU-EHS
    UNU-EHS presence: Raja Nazaruddin

    Operationalizing micro- and meso-level premium support for climate risk insurance: Exploring best practices and challenges
    Time: 3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
    Venue: CARICOM Pavilion/Risk Pool Space, Blue Zone
    Co-organized & moderated by UNU-EHS
    UNU-EHS presence: Sinja Buri

    Friday 8 December

    South-South Capacities Day
    Time: 8:45 a.m. – 7:05 p.m.
    Venue: Capacity Building Hub, Blue Zone
    Co-hosted by UNU-EHS
    UNU-EHS presence: Emmanuel Cheo

    Extended opening with South-South cooperation among capacity builders: an opportunity to scale transformative action
    Time: 8:45 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
    Venue: Capacity Building Hub, Blue Zone
    Co-organized by UNU-EHS
    UNU-EHS presence: Emmanuel Cheo

    Climate action for resilient livelihoods: Setting pathways for systemic solutions
    Time: 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
    Venue: UNCDF Pavilion, Blue Zone
    Organized by UNU-EHS
    UNU-EHS presence: Florian Waldschmidt

    Triangular cooperation for change: Building bridges and capacities in the Global South
    Time: 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
    Venue: Canadian Pavilion, Blue Zone
    Co-organized by UNU-EHS
    UNU-EHS presence: Emmanuel Cheo

    Civil society’s role in the Global Shield against Climate Risk
    Time: 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
    Venue: Ghana/CVF V20 Pavilion, Blue Zone
    Co-organized & moderated by UNU-EHS
    UNU-EHS presence: Magdalena Mirwald

    Saturday 9 December

    Nature-based solutions in cities: Integrating climate action, health and well-being, and degenerative urban development toward nature positive economies
    Time: 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
    Venue: Green Zone
    UNU-EHS presence: Simone Sandholz

    Minimizing and addressing L&D with locally-led adaptation and risk transfer financing solutions
    Time: 1:15 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.
    Venue: SE Room 4
    Co-organized by UNU-EHS

    “Scaling up climate action through adaptation effectiveness”
    Time: 5:15 p.m. – 6:15 p.m.
    Venue: WMO-IPCC Pavilion, Blue Zone
    Moderated by UNU-EHS
    UNU-EHS presence: Zita Sebesvari

    Sunday 10 December

    Global Goal on Adaptation
    Time: 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
    Venue: WMO-IPCC Pavilion, Blue Zone
    UNU-EHS presence: Zita Sebesvari

    Climate-related planned relocation: Key insights from the Climate Academy
    Time: 6:45 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
    Venue: Climate Mobility Pavilion, Blue Zone
    Organized by UNU-EHS
    UNU-EHS presence: Ann-Christine Link

    Monday 11 December

    Gender, Age, and Climate: Inclusive disaster risk financing solutions for women, youth, and elderly people in Pacific
    Time: 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
    Venue: Moana Blue Pacific Pavilion, Blue Zone
    Co-organized & moderated by UNU-EHS
    UNU-EHS presence: Mariam Parekhelashvili

    Development-positive climate finance strategies to tackle the poly-crisis in vulnerable countries
    Time: 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
    Venue: SE Room 6 & online
    Organized by UNU-EHS; Official MCII side event
    UNU-EHS presence: Soenke Kreft

    Blueprint for setting virtual tech hubs services to support innovators and entrepreneurs in the green sector
    Time: 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
    Venue: UN Climate Change Global Innovation Hub Pavilion
    Organized by UNU-EHS
    UNU-EHS presence: Emmanuel Cheo

    Advancing the Article 6 implementation (A6IP) towards high integrity carbon markets
    Time: 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
    Venue: UNFCCC Side Events
    UNU-EHS presence: Emmanuel Cheo