The annual climate change summit in 2018 takes place in the Polish city of Katowice. The task for negotiators is clear: agree a stringent rulebook for the Paris Agreement to ensure the global climate change treaty can work effectively. The summit, formally the 24th Conference of the Parties to the UNFCCC (COP24), will also see high-level events and provide a forum to discuss relevant developments in climate change policy from around the world. Ecologic Institute will attend the talks with a delegation of 12 colleagues, assisting with legal expertise on actual negotiation matters, but also presenting relevant research results to add to the global dialogue.
Dr. Ralph Bodle and Arne Riedel of Ecologic Legal are participating in the climate summit negotiations by supporting the German delegation within the context of two projects. During the UN climate negotiations, Ralph Bodle deals with legal aspects of climate finance. Arne Riedel is providing legal analysis and advice to the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB).
In addition, Ecologic Institute experts will be participating in a range of different side events at the COP.
Side Event: Experiences with National and Subnational Climate Laws: Enhancing ambition
Along with other international experts, Ecologic Institute’s Director Dr. Camilla Bausch will debate the topic "Experiences with National and Subnational Climate Laws: Enhancing ambition" on Friday, 7 December (11:30 a.m. – Brazilian Pavilion).
Side Event: Nature-based solutions and multi-level governance for carbon-neutral and resilient cities and regions
On Saturday, 8 December (12:30 a.m. - EU Pavilion, Room Brussels), Ecologic Institute will organise a side-event about "Nature-based solutions and multi-level governance for carbon-neutral and resilient cities and regions", in cooperation with ICLEI.
Side Event: "Momentum on Long-Term Climate Strategies: Where are we in Europe?"
During the side-event "Momentum on Long-Term Climate Strategies: Where are we in Europe?" on Wednesday, 12 December (11:30 a.m. – Room Pieniny), on behalf of the ClimateRecon2050 project, Ecologic Institute, Energiaklub and Negawatt will present experience with EU Member State Long-term Climate Strategies - supported by government representatives from EU Member States. The event will be streamed here live over the internet.
Side Events: "International Soil Carbon sequestration research: H2020 CIRCASA" and "Land use and forestry in the Paris Agreement: from science to policy implementation"
Furthermore, Ecologic Institute is partner in the project CIRCASA which will organise a presentation event at the Pacific & Koronivia Pavilion about "International Soil Carbon sequestration research: H2020 CIRCASA" (Friday, 7 December, 9.30 a.m.) and at the EU Pavilion about "Land use and forestry in the Paris Agreement: from science to policy implementation" (Friday, 7 December, 4.30 p.m.).