SB48 Side Event: Local Dimension of the NDCs

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April 25, 2018
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Monday, 7th May 2018 – 48th Sessions of the UNFCCC Subsidiary Bodies, Bonn – Kaminzimmer

Local Dimension of the NDCs – 100% Renewables

Please join us for the presentation and discussion of the draft report entitled “Local Dimension of the NDCs – 100% Renewables”. It forms part of the follow-up process of a successful forum organized during COP23 by the Global 100% Renewable Energy Platform together with the German Environment Agency.

The Paris Agreement represents a condensate of unanimous global will to stand together in the fight against climate change as 195 countries signed the declaration during the 21st Conference of Parties in 2015 (COP). Global warming and the subsequently induced climate change are threats of an unprecedented planetary scale, oblivious to political borders of the earth’s division, thus, requiring every country to cooperate internationally by doing “the most it can to help”. Following this idea, each country is invited to submit its Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) to limit global warming to 1,5 degrees Celsius and adapt to the impacts of climate change, thereby, shaping the heart of the Paris Agreement.

With emissions being mainly caused in urban areas and at the same time, renewable technology unfolding its benefits primarily locally, it is not surprising that many national climate efforts rely on local and regional action. Therefore, Costa Rica for example particularly supports its local governments to decarbonize the transport as well as the urban waste sector. In fact, many examples prove that sub-national actors are leading climate action with higher ambition at speed and scale.

This dimension is explored in more detail during the event, where the draft report will be presented and commented on from a number of key strategic perspectives.


16:45 Welcome
16:50 Presentation of Draft Report
“Local Dimensions of the NDCs: 100% Renewable Energy”
Rian van Staden – Platform Coordinator, Global 100% Renewable Energy Platform
17:15 Perspective: Climate Imperative
Lasse Bruun, Global Head of Energy Transition, Climate Action Network International
17:25 Perspective: Local Government & Vertical Integration
Maryke van Staden, Director of the carbonn Center, ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability
17:35 Perspective: Community Power/Local citizens as Investors
Stefan Gsänger, Secretary General, World Wind Energy Association
17:45 Perspective: Civil Society
Anna Skowron, Project Manager, World Future Council
15:55 Panel Discussion / Q&A
Opening comments:
Ms.Selamawit Desta, Ethiopian Lead Negotiator & Coordinator of the Climate Vulnerable Forum 
18:15 Close

NOTE: To ensure you receive an updated copy of the Draft Report before the event, please register by sending an email indicating your intent to attend to

The event is being organized in collaboration with the German Environmental Agency by the Global 100% Renewable Energy Platform in close cooperation with its Members and partners.


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