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Saturday, 4 November

Indigenous Peoples Caucus Reception

As of 18:00 | Cologne City Hall | by invitation only

The Indigenous People Caucus was established in 2008 as the official channel for the proposals of indigenous peoples from across the globe to inject their proposals into the UNFCCC process. Many of Climate Alliance’s indigenous partners were present during this year’s caucus, which met on 4 and 5 November. The caucus is a closed event which, thanks to Climate Alliance member city Cologne, took place at the Cologne City Hall. A reception was then held on the evening of 4 November.

Contact
Silke Lunnebach, Climate Alliance, s.lunnebach(at)climatealliance.org 

 


 

 

Tuesday, 7 November - Indigenous Day

Impressions (pdf)

International Rights of Nature Tribunal

LVR Landesmuseum | open, registration required

The Global Alliance for the Rights of Nature (GARN) held the International Rights of Nature Tribunal in Bonn, at the LVR Landesmuseum on the 7th and 8th of November 2017.  The Tribunal offers the opportunity to visualise a world in which law and authorities work in the side of nature. It tests new legal concepts, the recognition of the Rights of Nature under the public law at the international and local level – based on the “Universal Declaration of the Rights of Nature”, which recognises the rights of ecosystems to exist and the duty of humanity to respect the integrity of their life cycles.

Admission is free but reservations are required.

More information | Registration | Agenda

 

People and Climate Change – How Do We Want to Live Tomorrow

Climate Alliance member event
Talanoa Space | Bonn Zone accreditation required

Organised by Climate Alliance member North Rhine-Westphalia, this event presented four interactive formats dealing with four subjects: sustainably operating school student co-operatives, climate protection and migration, international municipal climate partnerships and energy conservation, enhancing user awareness and motivation.

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Traditional Knowledge, Paris Agreements and Indigenous Territorial Organisations

Supported by Climate Alliance
09:45 – 11:15 | Meeting Room 12 | Bonn Zone accreditation required

During this event, Climate Alliance partner COICA along with and indigenous leaders of nine countries COICA countries presened approaches to climate protection based on traditional knowledge such as the Amazon Indigenous REDD+. The aim: to inspire cooperation between indigenous peoples and State leaders as well as environmentalist organisations.

 

Paris Agreement and Agenda 2030 – towards policy coherence

Climate Alliance event
10:30 – 12:00 | Cities & Regions Pavilion | Bonn Zone accreditation required

The Paris Agreement and the Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development present many overlapping and complementary topics that pave the way towards transformative policy. They rightfully recognise the regional and local levels as being of critical importance in moving towards sustainable development.

Indigenous peoples and local authorities are key actors when it comes to the implementation of these agreements: both assume important role model functions in their territories. This event will explore the contribution of the local level in implementing international agreements and take a deeper look at the opportunities for local authorities and indigenous peoples to learn from each other. Light snacks and refreshments will be offered.

Speakers include

  • Tine Heyse – City of Ghent, Belgium
  • Dorothee Rolfsmeyer – City of Offenbach, Germany
  • Mirian Cisneros – Community of Sarayaku, Ecuador

Agenda (pdf) | Results (pdf)

Protecting and promoting indigenous territories and knowledge

Climate Alliance event
13:15 – 14:45 | Meeting Room 9 | Bonn Zone accreditation required

International Agreements such as the Paris Agreement and the Sustainable Development Goals as well as multilateral agreements such as the LOI Peru, Norway, Germany, acknowledge the importance of indigenous territories and traditional. Various initiatives such as RIA, the Cuencas Sagradas Project and Cologne's Climate Partnership was presented. The event was organised in cooperation with INFOE, GfbV, FFP and ASTM.

Speakers include

  • Edwin Vásquez, COICA
  • Robert Guimaraes, FECONAU
  • Benki Piyako, Ashaninka People, Brazil
  • Andreas Wolter, Mayor of Cologne, Germany
  • Thomas Brose, Climate Alliance Executive Director
  • Andrew Whitmore, Forest People's Programme (FPP)

 

Indigenous Poeples @Climate Planet

Climate Alliance supported event
13:30 – 14:30 | Climate Planet

The Climate Climate Planet presents a fascinating experience open to all throughout the two weeks of the Climate Summit in Bonn. Here the public can learn more about the world’s climate, the UN Global Goals and our common future on our beautiful blue planet. A 40 minute show takes the audience on a visual journey through the development of our climate from the Big Bang to far into the future. On 7 November, a special event dedicated to indigenous peoples, put on by COICA, will be held.

Learn more about Climate Planet

 

Bottom-up approaches to achieve NDCs 

Supported by Climate Alliance
16:45 – 18:15 | Meeting Room 9 | Bonn Zone accreditation required

Next year’s review of the Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) is fast approaching. It is thus more important than ever to identify the initiatives from civil society, subnational governments and indigenous peoples that are currently contributing to the reduction of emissions and the development of a more resilient future. Solutions provided by Climate Alliance’s indigenous partners were featured in this event. 

 

 

 

 

Wednesday, 8 November

International Rights of Nature Tribunal

LVR Landesmuseum | open, registration required

The Global Alliance for the Rights of Nature (GARN) held the International Rights of Nature Tribunal in Bonn, at the LVR Landesmuseum on the 7th and 8th of November 2017.  The Tribunal offers the opportunity to visualise a world in which law and authorities work in the side of nature. It tests new legal concepts, the recognition of the Rights of Nature under the public law at the international and local level – based on the “Universal Declaration of the Rights of Nature”, which recognises the rights of ecosystems to exist and the duty of humanity to respect the integrity of their life cycles.

Admission is free but reservations are required.

More information | Registration | Agenda

 

The Future We Want – Transforming our World

Climate Alliance event
10:30 – 12:00 | Cities & Regions Pavilion | Bonn Zone accreditation required

What is the role of municipalities in achieving climate justice and what can they learn from the Global South? These key questions guided participants through “The Future We Want” workshop. The event focused on the importance of the local level in the Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development. It presented global partnerships, what we can learn from them as well as common challenges faced. Participants had the chance to discuss policy recommendations in support of a good life for all as they apply to the local, regional and European levels.

Agenda (pdf)| Results (pdf)

 

 

Sunday, 12 November

Climate Summit of Local and Regional Leaders

Supported by Climate Alliance
By invitation upon registration only | Bonn Zone accreditation required

The Climate Summit of Local and Regional Leaders is the premier gathering of local and regional governments at COP23. It was the jumping off point for key initiatives and partnerships that support implementation of the Paris Agreement, demonstrating that when cities, regions, businesses, communities and all levels of government join forces, it makes climate action stronger and more effective. This is critical in every part of the world, and particularly in climate vulnerable areas of the Global South and in small island developing nations.

The event features a dynamic line up from local level players across the globe.

Agenda (pdf) | Bonn - Fiji committment of local leaders (pdf)

 

 

 

 

Monday, 13 November

Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy: Cities and local authorities for climate action

Supported by Climate Alliance
EU Pavilion | Bonn Zone accreditation required

This full-day event brought together local and regional leaders, representatives of governments, the finance community and business from across the world to share good practices and opportunities for promoting the transition to low emission and climate resilient economies. Four main topics were addressed: transatlantic dialogue on climate change; partnerships between cities, regions, and national governments for accelerating climate action; facilitating access to finance for climate change mitigation and resilience in cities; and political leadership for integrated planning.

Speakers included serveral prominent EU Covenant of Mayors Board members

 

Energy efficient redevelopment of urban neighborhoods. Experiences from Germany and Europe.

19:45 – 21:30 | German Pavilion | Bonn Zone accreditation required

Integrated urban redevelopment combines energy upgrades in buildings, efficient energy supply systems and the increased use of renewables with demographic, economic, urban design and housing considerations. Cooperative management processes oversee and expedite implementation while citizen participation is promoted: climate friendly, energy efficient neighborhoods can only be developed if individuals, private initiatives, municipalities and national support programmes work hand in hand.

This event included presentations from the Paddepoel foundation in the Netherlands, from representatives of France and Lithuania as well as from two German cities (Siegburg and Climate Alliance member Potsdam). It concentrated on lessons learned in each case and invite participants discuss integrated neighbourhood strategies, their implementation and their management.

Agenda (pdf) | Further information

Contact
Florian Döring, Bundesministerium für Umwelt, Naturschutz, Bau und Reaktorsicherheit, Florian.Doering(at)bmub.bund.de 

 

 

Thursday, 16 November

Green Footprints Handover to UNFCCC Executive Secretary Patricia Espinosa

Climate Alliance event
10:30 – 11:00 | Bonn Zone accreditation required

Since 2002, the Green Footprints campaign (Kids on the move for climate action) has been helping children across Europe learn about the influences of their daily actions on the climate and encouraging them to become role models for both their parents and climate politicians. During at least a one week period, children in participating classes collect so-called ‘green footprints’ for every sustainable trip completed via public transport, bike or foot as well as for other environmentally-friendly habits such as sustainable nutrition. These footprints are presented to participants and politicians at the UNFCCC’s annual Climate Conferences.

This year, the children's efforts were even noticed by Frank Bainimarama, Fijian Prime Minister and President of COP 23!

Press release | Photo gallery 

Contact
Claudia Schury, Climate Alliance, c.schury(at)climatealliance.org