IEA joins panel at COP23

Global leaders will meet in Bonn, Germany, from November 6-17 for the annual United Nations’ Framework Convention on Climate Change – COP23.

Through the IEA’s role in science and climate change communications with the European Research Area for Climate Sciences (ERA4CS), we will be supporting JPI Climate to host a side event in Bonn on November 7.

ERA4CS is one of the largest projects designed to implement the European research and innovation Roadmap for Climate Services.

The side event will include presentations and a panel – including audience members – for an accessible discussion in a relaxed atmosphere on how Horizon 2020 projects, funded through JPI Climate, are addressing the shared challenges of climate change, titled “Connecting Climate Knowledge for Europe”.

The event will be introduced by Frank McGovern, chair of JPI Climate Ireland who is also manager of Ireland’s Climate Change Advisory Council and Chief Climate Scientists for the Irish Environmental Board, with Elisabeth Worliczek, of JPI Climate’s Governing Board.

It is co-hosted by the European Commission, Directorate-General for Research and Innovation (DG RTD) and Centro Euro-Mediterraneo sui Cambiamenti Climatici (CMCC).

Also presenting are:

Alina Herrmann, JPI Climate HOPE project

Katharine Steentjes, JPI Climate EPCC project

Dagmar Bley, Co-Chair of ERA4CS

Elmar Kriegler, JPI Climate/ERA4CS SENSES project

Silvio Gualdi, JPI Climate/ERA4CS MEDSCOPE project

A panel discussion debating ‘What will COP31 recognise as the most successful actions resulting from COP23?’ will be hosted by Sally Stevens of the IEA and will include:

Jürgen Kropp, co-founder and CEO of Climate Media Factory

Diogo DE GUSMÃO-SØRENSEN, Head of Climate Services at the European Commission

and selected audience members.

COP23 brings together governments from around the world to advance the implementation of the Paris Agreement, focussing on developing guidelines across a wide range of issues including transparency, adaptation, emission reductions, provision of finance, capacity-building and technology. The aim is make progress in all these areas so that the guidelines can be completed by COP24 in Poland in 2018.

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