The upcoming United Nations Climate Change Conference in Bonn from 16-26 May 2016 represents the first opportunity for all Parties to meet after the Paris Agreement was adopted on 12 December 2015 and opened for signature in New York on 22 April 2016. The focus of this year’s conference will be on the operationalization of the Paris Agreement and to take it forward in a comprehensive, coherent and balanced manner.
The United Nations University-Institute for Environment and Human Security (UNU-EHS) and the Munich Climate Insurance Initiative (MCII) will be actively participating in the conference. We will be part of two side events titled Human Mobility and the Paris Agreement: What Next? and Insurance and Comprehensive Climate Risk Management: Addressing the Needs of the Poor and Vulnerable.
UNU-EHS senior scientist Dr. Robert Oakes will be talking at the Human Mobility and the Paris Agreement: What Next? session. Dr. Oakes will be exploring UNU-EHS’ research in Haiti as part of our Migration, Environment and Climate Change: Evidence for Policy (MECLEP) project and our Pacific Climate Change and Migration (PCCM) project.
Additionally, Dr. Oakes will also be presenting a poster and discussion during the Eighth meeting of the Research Dialogue (RD 8), SBSTA 44.
MCII Chairman and Head of GeoRisks Research at Munich Re Dr. Peter Hoeppe will introduce MCII’s latest research on how to effectively target the poor and vulnerable with climate risk insurance in the context of G7 InsuResilience during the MCII side event Insurance and Comprehensive Climate Risk Management: Addressing the Needs of the Poor and Vulnerable.
Human Mobility and the Paris Agreement: What Next?
Time: 13:15 to 14:45
Place: Bonn III (72), World Conference Centre, Bonn
Organizers: IOM and UNU
Speakers: IOM, Dr. Robert Oakes of the UNU, University of Liège, Michelle Yonetani of IDMC and others TBC
The COP21 Paris Agreement is a breakthrough for action on human mobility with the formal inclusion of “migrants” in the Preamble of the Agreement. The COP Decision on Loss and Damage also referred to addressing displacement related to the adverse impacts of climate change. This side event will explore the implications of the Paris Agreement and COP Decision for human mobility and discuss the next steps, and actions to be taken to address the issue at hand.
This side event is a follow-up to the ONE UN Side Event on Human Mobility on Climate Change at the COP21 in Paris which outlined the importance of human mobility in the UNFCCC process and presented and examined questions of human rights, adaptation, migration, sustainable development and decent work.
Eighth meeting of the Research Dialogue (RD 8), SBSTA 44
Time: 14:30 to 18:00
Place: Wien 1-2, World Conference Center, Bonn
Dr. Robert Oakes will be presenting the results from PCCM in the SBSTA as part of a session on the latest scientific knowledge and information gaps on the risks and impacts of slow onset events in vulnerable countries such as Small Island Developing States (SIDS).
More information: http://unfccc.int/science/workstreams/research/items/9475.php
Insurance and Comprehensive Climate Risk Management: Addressing the Needs of the Poor and Vulnerable.
Time: 13:15 to 14:45
Place: Berlin 112, World Conference Centre, Bonn
Speakers: G7 Representative (tbc), Peter Hoeppe (MCII), Rupalee Ruchismita (RDRL), Karsten Loeffler (Allianz CS)
Participants will learn how the G7 initiative on climate risk insurance (InsuResilience) can change the paradigm on how poor & vulnerable communities manage climate risks. Experts will give direction on the clearinghouse on risk transfer under the Warsaw International Mechanism and how insurance can work in National Adaptation Plans.