Green Economics Institute Official Delegation to COP24 Katowice Poland
3rd December 2018 to 14th December 2018
Information on our Delegation, Events, Exhibition Stand, Speakers and how to apply.
|Our Official Side Event at Cop24||Thursday week 1-
9th December 2018
|In the Katowice, COP24 United Nations Venue|
|Promoting implementation Paris Agreement|
|Lead applicant: Centre for International Sustainable Development Law (CISDL),
by Ms. Shita Pina
(Logo By SteinerGraphics – www.cisdl.org, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=16068093)
Co-applicant: Green Economics Institute (GEI), by Mme Miriam Kennet.
|Rebalancing the Economy reducing to 2 tonnes of carbon by 2022
Cooperative approaches/market & nonmarket instrument
Diverse, inclusive, gendered, accessible Legal, Economic,Educational, Technological Empowering Implementation Methodologies and Information, ( video,digital, streamed bloggs, books, academic journals,science) Green Economics: Rebalancing the Economy reducing to 2 tonnes of carbon by 2022
|Speakers: Aria Laidlow (st Vincent and Grenadines)
Professor Maria Madi (Brazil and Argentina)
Professor Graciella Chichnisky (Argentina and USA)Nobel Prize IPCC
Koryo Suzuki ( Japan)
Agneta Granstrom MP Sami (Sweden)
Anjikwi Memshallbwalla (Nigeria)
Maria Fernanda Madi (Brazil)
|Centre for International Sustainable Development Lawyers||Advances in Climate Law & Governance for Sustainable Development
Renowned climate law & governance experts lead dialogue on legal trends, challenges & innovations for Paris Agreement implementation. Spotlighting recent developments in compliance, transparency & dispute settlement innovation, PA internal linkages are explored, inc cooperative approaches (Art. 6.2)
|Speakers: Prof Marie-Claire Cordonier Segger (CISDL/uWaterloo), Prof Christina Voigt (uOslo), Dr Markus Gehring (uCambridge) Ayman Cherkaoui (CISDL), Dr André Laperrière (GODAN), Hafijul Khan (Centre for Climate Justice Bangladesh), Eric Kassongo (Congolese Centre for Sustainable Dev Law) TBC|
Programme for our GEI Pre COP 24 event in London 26th October 2018
To apply for a ticket for this event please visit http://geiclimate.org/product/preventing-runnaway-climate-change-1-day-conference-18th-september-2018-london/
Towards a Europe of 2 Tonnes of Carbon -Ambition for the United Nations COP 24 Climate Conference 2018- The implications for each of the European countries
|1||Current state of climate change –anecdotal evidence from round the world|
|2||What science currently says|
|3||What we have achieved so far in COP|
|4||Whose Laws? Who benefits? Revamping the Law to change climate outcomes|
The clean transition globally in three country scenarios
Japan, St Vincent,Poland
|6||Our plans for Cop24|
|Our Official United Nations Delegation|
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Our Official United Nations Exhibition Stand
We had one of the biggest Exhibition stands in Bonn COP24 and we made a big splash at Paris COP21 in promoting more ambition to roll back the tide of climate change!
Cooperative approaches/market&nonmarket instruments
Science and assessment
|We are an official COP Climate Partner
Green Economics Institute
|‘Green Economics, solutions and methodologies for the effective implementation of Paris, reducing carbon budgets to 2 tonnes per person per year by 2022. Diverse, inclusive, gendered,accessible, legal ( video,digital, streamed bloggs, books, academic journals,science)’.||Other Partners|
Centre for International Sustainable Development Law (CISDL).
“The Paris Agreement compliance mechanism is crucial in the effort for sustainable climate action. This exhibit will profile law and governance research and practice from over 200 law faculties, intl org and institutes, highlighting envir, human rights and economic law approaches for implementation.”,
|Towards Cop 24||Green European Foundation Project||Next Event 11th December 2018|
|An event on
17th June 2018
Our previous event as part of this project
2018 marks an important step in the world climate negotiations: the action plan to implement the Paris Agreement must be adopted in December during COP24 in Katowice. The political will in Poland to phase out of coal is lacking and the climate summit will take place in the heart of the coal region and a world coal summit will take place in Katowice at the same time as the COP. The EU as a whole must play a leading role not only in international negotiations but also when it comes to the transition to climate friendly policies and actions – at all the levels and in all the sectors.
This project aims to promote Green know-how, expertise and practical solutions of green energy production, as well as to debunk ostensible energy solutions such as ‘clean coal’ technologies and nuclear power by outlining their dangerous effect on the environment.
A series of articles by prominent contributors will be published in the run up to the climate summit. Other events in the framework of this project will be organised around the goal of two tonnes of CO2 by 2022: to achieve such ambitious goals, European countries will have to make quite significant adjustments, the events intend to equip individuals campaigning for this change with best practice examples from across Europe at local, regional, national and global levels.
The highlight of the project will be a full-day conference by all project partners during the COP 24 in Katowice in a former coal mine transformed into an art gallery and cultural place on 11 December 2018
|Event on 11th December 2018|
Our Green European Foundation Partner Event
In early 2018, The Green European Foundation our transnational project “Towards COP24 in Poland” to raise awareness about climate issues among the Polish population and EU citizens in general in the run up to the Climate Summit in Katowice. The project highlight will be a one-day event in the second week of COP24 in Katowice organised with the support of all project partners to challenge the current policies by EU member states, share best practices and present sustainable, fair and just approaches that respect the ecological boundaries of our planet while having a good life for all people in mind.
09:30 – 10:00 OPENING: Welcome words by the organisers
10:00 – 10:30 INTRODUCTION: Keynote by Bas Eickhout and Rebecca Harms, MEPs (tbc)
10:30 – 12:00 PANEL 1: TOWARDS THE JUST TRANSITION OF MINING REGIONS
(in collaboration with the Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung Warsaw office and the Congress of Urban Movements Katowice)
Not only in Poland, but also in certain regions of many other European countries, coal and lignite mining is an important part of identity, culture and economy. However, for economic and ecological reasons, coal regions and communities will have to face a transition in the coming decade(s) to phase progressively out of coal. Therefore, they need to deeply restructure their economy and find new perspectives for their citizens. What are the economic and social challenges in the process of ecological modernisation in these regions? Could the possible paths and strategies in this process be useful in different coal regions? How to include different actors in creating common vision of future and building concrete development strategies? What are the ways to address the issues of a changing job market, the need to build a new competitive economy and create a new cultural identity? To what extent could renewable energy become an answer to these questions? Those and other questions will be addressed during the panel discussion.
Reinhard Bütikofer, Co-Chair of European Green Party, MEP (Greens/EFA)
Kazimierz Karolczak, Chairman of the Board, Upper Silesia & Zagłębie Metropolis / President of the Board of Metropolitan Association of Upper Silesia (tbc)
Jean-Francois Caron / Julian Perdrigeat, Loos-en-Gohelle, France (tbc)
Babette Nieder, Managing Director, Hertener Beteiligungsgesellschaft mbH, Germany (tbc)
Miłka Stępień, urban activist and Green politician, Konin, Poland (lignite mining region) (tbc)
Moderation: Patryk Białas, Director of Innovation and Competence Centre in EURO-CENTRUM Science and Technology Park and President of BoMiasto Association, Katowice
12:00 – 13:30 PANEL 2: GREEN JOBS AFTER A CLIMATE TRANSITION
(in conjunction with the project partners of GEF’s transnational project Strengthening Climate Targets, Creating Local Climate Jobs)
In the framework of a transnational project on the potential for local jobs creation in a zero carbon economy and society, GEF has , with the support of its partners, developed a climate job metrics and is applying the method to sub-regional areas, to make the case for the investment needed, and jobs’ potential of sufficient action on a green transition. The project links this explicitly to climate change, and the opportunity local investment can play. Quantifying local plans of action, can add to national climate plans of action and nationally determined commitments (NDC). These could provide a basis for strengthening climate targets for the EU and individual countries at future Climate Summits, and it would gain more support from the broader public due to the higher job creation potential. Throughout 2018, the metrics is applied to the UK, Hungary and Ireland and the results will be presented during this second panel and the final research paper will be disseminated among the audience.
Peter Sims, Green House Think Tank, UK
Moderation: Miriam Kennet, Green Economics Institute, UK, and Ewa Sufin-Jacquemart, Fundacja Strefa Zieleni Poland
14:30 – 16:00 PANEL 3: ZERO NET EMISSIONS – THE MOST EFFECTIVE CO2 REMOVALS
Currently, the Polish governmental policy is strongly focused on “net emissions”, where the greenhouse gas emissions from coal (some reduced by technological innovations) will be absorbed by natural carbon sinks (mostly forests but also soils), and Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) technologies as stated in their official vision for the upcoming COP24. The panel will challenge the policies of countries with economies largely based on fossil fuels (like Poland), that claim that it is possible to obtain a “zero net emissions economy’ mostly by CO2 removal from the atmosphere, maintaining energy production and use (and CO2 emissions) from fossil fuels. The debate will be focused on the presentation not only of scientific evidence and results of experiments in application of various solutions based on carbon sinks, but also on scientific validity of methods used for assessing the amount of CO2 removed from the atmosphere.
16:00 – 17:30 PANEL 4: WHY IS NUCLEAR ENERGY A FALSE SOLUTION FOR A CLIMATE-CONSCIOUS ENERGY TRANSITION?
In 2018, Poland will make a decision whether its first nuclear power plant is going to be built. While the public is divided, the research of locations, technologies, partners and investors continues. All across Europe, nuclear energy is portrayed as a cheap and clean alternative to coal to achieve the construction of new nuclear plants. Throughout this panel, this myth is going to be explored with a particular focus on France, which receives more than 40% of its energy supply from nuclear power sources and has one of the highest percentages in the world of nuclear power generation in comparison with other electricity sources.
Yannick Jadot or Michele Rivasi, MEPs (Greens/EFA group in EP) (tbc)
Yves Marignac, NegaWatt & Wise
Marie Toussaint, Notre Affaire à Tous association, EELV
Anne Bringault, Réseau Action Climat (Climate Action Network) (tbc)
Representative of the Polish Ministry of Energy (tbc)
Moderation: Benoit Monange, Fondation de l’Ecologie Politique, France
17:30 – 18:00 CLOSING
18:00 – 19:00 BUFFET
19:00 FILM SCREENING ‘Human Energy’ by Adam Dzienis (tbc)
Simultaneous interpretation in Polish and English will be provided.
Our previous COP23 Bonn Delegation in 2017
included some of the following speakers who may be available in 2018 for our events too
Agneta Granstroem (Sweden) MP, Indigenous Sami; The Arctic Region, Sweden talks about the impact of climate change in the Artic and for indigenous peoples. She also addresses Gender issues on this United Nations COP 23 Gender Day
Natalie Bennett,(UK and Australia) Journalist, former Editor The Guardian Weekly Agroenvironmentalist and Green Economics Institute Member, Board Member, the Green European Foundation. She also addresses Gender issues on this United Nations COP23 Gender Day
Ms. Enkhbayar Shagdar (Mongolia) ERINA Economic Research Institute for North East Asia. Japan.Expert author on Carbon Budgets, Author paper on Carbon Budgets. Former Director-General, Information Monitoring and Evaluation Department, Ministry of Agriculture and Industry of Mongolia
Dr. Georgy Safonov, (Russia) Director, Center for Environmental and Natural Resource Economics, Higher School of Economics, Russia representing ERINA.Author of a paper on Carbon Budgets and Advisor to the President of Russia on Climate Change: Climate Forum for Russian Cities
Professor Corinne LeQuere, Special Guest Speaker and specialist in Carbon Budgets, University of East Anglia advises us on the viability of the two tonnes of carbon option and explains her research on global carbon budgets and the current situation and findings of models. Please note that Professor LeQuere is appearing in her capacity as an invited expert guest.
Tim Cholibois (Germany) Environmental Change Institute Oxford and German , Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety, (BMUB), discusses the climate change process and introduces climate finance issues
Dr. Thomas Duncanson, (USA), Professor of Communication. will explain about Divestment and how it works.
Jane Reynolds, (UK) Is our host for the day. She will lead us in an exploration of what perverse incentives do to skew todays investments which ruin the climate and and how new kinds of investment need to be introduced. She asks the questions about what sorts of investments will work and have worked and how we decide if the Green Economy can be used to ensure our future works better in this respect than the recent past of invesment decisions. One of the sessions will focus on the effect of different types of investment futures on people and on the poor. Jane Reynolds is a Director of The Green Economics Institute and Professional Editor and Writer and part of our Books Director Team atThe Green Economics Institute.
Karina Registad (Norway) Climate Change Official, discusses the Sustainable Development Goals and their implementation by Bergen City in Norway and how they will help with shifting investment towards more benevolent and useful work and away from fossil fuels and towards renewables and the SDGs.
Michael Shipley (UK) Oxford, Salford. Zoologist, Environmental Resources. Biology, Ecology the Natural World. Big Picture, what sustainability means in the real world ideally .Workshop encourages participants to consider the 6th ever mass exinction and what to do to stop it.
Tim Cholibois, (Germany) Environmental Change Institute Oxford and German , Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety, (BMUB), discusses the climate change process and introduces climate finance issues and explains how it works and how it can be used for regeneration
Marcel who is Cambridge University’s Divestment Campaign Manager has had a huge influence on the global divestment campaign and will explain what Divestment is and how it works and illustrates the different Divestment Campaigns going on today.
Pamela Harling, (UK) qualified at the University of Cambridge, Introduces Zero Carbon Housing and how we can all achieve it, having just converted her house.(TBC)
Mr. Unyime Robinson, (Nigeria) WASIF Water Safety Foundation (Nigeria) sensitizes and empowers Nigerians on the issues of climate change, maritime safety and sustainable community development and environment. (TBC)
Miriam Kennet Director The Green Economics Institute, Founder of The International Journal of Green Economics, Introduces her ideas for Ambition for the COP Process and what it can achieve next and introduces her latest proposals for the UN and what is being adopted and talks about Carbon Budgets and Carbon Rationing and Investment
鈴木紅良 Koryo Suzuki(Japan) The Green Economics Institute, talks about economics and investment issues and farming and organics efficiency and climate impacts
Professor Ehtisham Abassi ( India and Saudi Arabia) discusses climate change impacts and latest impacts on Urbanisation.
Michelle Gale (USA and Brazil) an expert in Human Rights Law and also economics and International Relations. She is a Director of The Green Economics Institute and also Director of a Charity in the USA UMMA which helps the poor. She is an expert in our field and will discuss her work at the COPs she has attended and lead for The Green Economics Institute over recent years.
Our Contact Details
This year’s GEI Delegation Management Team
Miriam Kennet (UK)
Michelle Gale (USA)
Professor Maria Madi (Brazil)
Koryo Suzuki (Japan)
Aria Laidlow (St Vincents and the Grenadines and Oxford University)
Professor Ehtisham Abassi (India and Saudi Arabia)
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