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Wenesday,

01 Dec 2011 11:30—13:00
Room 3 The Nature Conservancy (TNC)
Mr. Christopher Heishman
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Groupe de recherche et d'echanges technologiques* (GRET)

Ms. Celia Gautier
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+33 1 70919206 Implementation of adaptation actions and tools for decision making to enhance development plans
Main findings, comparative analysis and lessons learned from adaptation and DRR projects in SIDS, LDCs and Latin America. How these projects, tools and information help decision makers address adaptation needs with DRR and development planning.

 

 

Thursday,
01 Dec 2011 16:45—18:15
Room 3 TechAmerica Europe
Mr. James Lovegrove
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Global E-Sustainability Initiative* (GeSI)
Ms. Alice Valvodova
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+32 2 2828442 ICT Solutions for Climate Mitigation and Adaptation: Closing the Public Policy Gap
This panel will summarize available evidence that ICT provides one of the most powerful solution sets to meet the challenges of mitigating and adapting to climate change. The panel focus will conclude how sound national-level public policies can help reduce those barriers.

Speakers: Mr James Lovegrove (TechAmerica Europe) and/or two Technology Companies - tbc; Mr Kevin Grose (UNFCCC) - tbc; Ms Helen Asiamah (Environmental Protection Agency, Ghana) – tbc; Peter Thomond (Imperial College) [via virtual lync], tbc

 

Thursday,
01 Dec 2011 16:45—18:15
Room 2 Sustainable Markets Foundation - 350.org
Mr. Jeremy Osborn
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United Kingdom Youth Climate Coalition Limited (UKYCC)
Ms. Neva Frecheville
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World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS)
Ms. Bernadette Fischler
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+4 7900 218409 African Climate Stories: Voices from the Front Lines of the Climate Crisis
This panel will feature five young people from across Africa presenting their stories of how they are confronting the climate crisis in their everyday lives. Their experiences provide important insights into the human-scale impacts of climate disruption, as well as offer a compelling call to action.

Speakers: 350.org Representatives, Youth Organizers and Climate Advocates

 

Thursday,
01 Dec 2011 18:30—20:00
Room 3 Secretariat of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)
Ms. Rocio Lichte
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+49 228 8151619 Funding for climate observations
The side event will illustrate how observations for climate in developing countries are currently being funded, including in the context of the GEF, the GCOS Cooperation Mechanisms and others, and discuss existing needs as well as potential options to further strengthen the funding for climate obser

 

 

Thursday,
01 Dec 2011 20:15—21:45
Room 2 Abibimman Foundation (AF)
Mr. Kenneth-Nana Amoateng
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+233 303 213918 Women and Climate Justice Hearings 2011 - (Strengthening Voices, Search for Solutions)
a forum to bring all key stakeholders together Testimonies of women and traditionally who have experienced climate change related problems - and their search for innovative, inspiring and/or successful solutions to them.The testimonies will climate change issues faced by women.

Speakers: Delegation comprising mostly of women and Youth

 

Friday,
02 Dec 2011 11:30—13:00
Room 3 Green Belt Movement (GBM)
Ms. Francesca de Gasparis
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The Woods Hole Research Center (WHRC)
Ms. Nora Greenglass
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+1 508 4441566 Forests and climate: securing community livelihoods and protecting the environment
GBM and WRHC will host a panel to discuss the impact of climate initiatives on rights and responsibilities including a CDM project for future REDD+ forestry projects. We will explore how to ensure the right mix of incentives for household forest users and develop participatory forest monitoring.

Speakers: GBM and WRHC will host the panel.

 

Friday,
02 Dec 2011 11:30—13:00
Room 4 Earthjustice
Mr. Martin Wagner
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ClientEarth
Ms. Daniela Rey
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+44 0 2030305962 Grievance Mechanisms: Options to Consider and Address Stakeholder Concerns in the Climate Framework
To protect the rights of those most vulnerable to climate change, it is essential to establish a process that will address concerns of affected peoples and communities. Panelists will discuss options for grievance mechanisms in existing processes, including response measures, finance, REDD and CDM.

Speakers: Martin Wagner, Earthjustice; Gita Parihar, Friends of the Earth; Eva Filzmoser, CDM Watch. Potential speakers include: Siri Damman, Rainforest Foundation Norway; Liane Schalatek, Heinrich Böll Foundation.

 

Friday,
02 Dec 2011 13:15—14:45
Room 1 International Network for Bamboo and Rattan (INBAR)
Ms. Violeta Gonzalez
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Ethiopia
Mr. Melaku Tadesse
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+25 191 1655976 Emerging Economies Combat Climate Risks in Forestry-Agriculture through South-South Collaboration
The growing influence of emerging economies in climate change negotiations emphasizes the need to strengthen South-South cooperation. Speakers will highlight policies and investments needed to transfer knowledge and technology across the developing world for both mitigation and adaptation.

Speakers: Ministry of Agriculture Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) of the Federal Republic of Ethiopia, China Green Carbon Fund (CGCF) The Energy and Resources institute (TERI) United Nations Development Program (UNDP)-Special Unit for South-South Cooperation The Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), Ministry of Agriculture

 

Friday,
02 Dec 2011 13:15—14:45
Room 3 International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)
Mr. Jeffrey Brez
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+39 366 6121101 Climate-Smart Agriculture – a transformative approach to food security, adaptation and mitigation
Agriculture must undergo a radical transformation to meet the challenges of sustainable food security and poverty reduction with climate change. Learn about approaches that increase both productivity and the resilience of livelihoods and ecosystems, plus how REDD+ lessons can inform our progress.

 

Friday,
02 Dec 2011 13:15—14:45
Room 5 Secretariat of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)
Ms. Rocio Lichte
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+49 228 8151619 Updates from climate change science - special focus: Africa
Scientists and experts from international and regional research programmes and organizations will present latest information from climate change research, especially from Africa.

 

Friday,
02 Dec 2011 15:00—16:30
Room 2 Environnement et Developpement du Tiers-Monde (ENDA-TM)
Mr. Libasse BA
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+221 33 8222496 Strengthening Institutional Capacities for Climate Change Research and Training: Lessons-Learned
Nine research and training organizations from Africa, Asia, Europe, the Pacific and the Caribbean collectively form a Climate Change Capacity Development (C3D) network. The Partners collaborate in developing and testing methodologies in support of climate change decision-making.

Speakers: Representatives of C3D Partner Organizations and Beneficiaries

 

Friday,
02 Dec 2011 16:45—18:15
Room 1 German Development Institute (DIE - Bonn)
Ms. Chinwe Ifejika Speranza
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University of Bayreuth
Ms. Cornelia Paulsch
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+4 941 2977760 Adapting NRM in Africa: lessons learnt, ways forward and the ‘sustainable land management programme’
The side-event discusses options for adapting NRM in Africa using different case studies (Kenya, South Africa, D. R. Congo) in adaptation and mitigation (agriculture, water, REDD+). The German funded research programme ‘sustainable land management’ and its African regional projects are introduced.

Speakers: 1. Romy Chevallier ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ; South African Institute of International Affairs, SA): The political barriers to climate change adaptation implementation in Sub-Saharan Africa 2. Marcus Kaplan ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ; German Development Institute (DIE) ,GER): Opportunities and Constraints for Adaptation and Mitigation in African Agriculture 3. Chinwe Ifejika Speranza ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ; German Development Institute (DIE) ,GER) : Lessons from a resilient perspective on conservation agriculture adaptation practices in Kenya 4. Mari-Lise du Preez ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ; South African Institute of International Affairs, SA) : REDD+ and governance in the Democratic Republic of Congo 5. Sabine Stuart-Hill, ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ; School of Bioresources Engineering and. Environmental Hydrology, UKZN, SA): Water governance in South Africa - mainstreaming an adaptation agenda? 6. Prof. Dr. Ralf Seppelt ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ; Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research UFZ; GER): Research programme „Sustainable land management“

 


Friday 02 Dec 2011 18:30—20:00
Room 1 Malawi
Mr. Richard Munang
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International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements (IFOAM)
Mr. robert jordan
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+49 228 9265010 Overcoming Food Insecurity with Adaptation Actions: Building on Lessons from Sub Saharan Africa
Africa’s vulnerability to climate change impacts is once more in the spotlight following the drought impacts in the horn of Africa risking over 10 million people. The CC DARE programme conducted country-led activities with enhancing different aspects of food security in adaptation to climate change

Speakers: 1. Dr. Hailu Araya, Institute for Sustainable Development (ISD),Ethiopia 2. Dr. Rogers Malimbwi , Soinkone University,Tanzania 3. Mr. Manuel Menomussanga, Centre for Sustainable Development of Coastal Zones, Mozambique 4. Mr. Hatimi Tchabore, Director, Department of Village Water Supply, Ministry Water Sanitation, Togo 5. Dr. Drake Mubiru, the National Agricultural Research Laboratory (NARL),Uganda 6. Mr. Henry Utila, Forestry research Institute of Malawi (FRIM), Malawi.

 

Friday,
02 Dec 2011 20:15—21:45
Room 1 Indigenous People of Africa Coordinating Committee (IPACC)
Mr. Nigel Crawhall
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+11 27 825796868 Multi-stakeholder Collaboration to Reinforce Adaptation Opportunities for African Pastoral Peoples
In support of the Cancun Adaptation Framework, the Chadian Ministry of Water and IPACC convene a multi-stakeholder dialogue on climatic events, local knowledge and African pastoral peoples. How can meteorologists, communities and policy-makers jointly reinforce adaptation policy and practice?

Speakers: A spokespersons from Conservation International, UNESCO, WMO, Ministry of Water - Republic of Chad (Government and ACMAD (Scientific Community). Ms. Hindou Oumarou Ibrahim, IPACC Executive Committee member and founder and director of AFPAT (Peul-Bororo nomadic women’s association of Chad) (Indigenous Peoples)

 

Saturday,
03 Dec 2011 13:15—14:45
Room 4 TEARFUND
Ms. Joanna Khinmaung
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Cooperation internationale pour le développement et la solidarité (CIDSE)
Ms. Catherine Durbin
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+32 2 2333751 Is adaptation finance supporting an integrated approach?
Tearfund, CIDSE, CAFOD and PACJA discuss learning from their climate change adaptation field work and findings of a policy report. What’s good practice? What’s working? What needs improving? How can adaptation finance ensure an integrated and locally-owned approach to build climate resilience?

Speakers: Tearfund, CAFOD, CIDSE, PACJA and their partners

 

Saturday,
03 Dec 2011 13:15—14:45
Room 5 ACT Alliance - Action by Churches Together (ACT Alliance)
Ms. Marian Casey
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Ecumenical Advocacy Alliance* (EAA)
Mr. Peter Prove
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+41 22 7916141 Can we achieve food security in a world challenged by climate change?
Hunger kills millions in Africa. Smart investment in agro-ecological food production is vital for climate mitigation and adaptation as well as long-term food security. Good and bad approaches presented from Horn of Africa inform recommendations for negotiators on adaptation and agriculture policy.

Speakers: Moderator and interviewer: ACT Alliance Mattias Soderberg (TBC) Panelists: Negotiators from the Governments of Kenya and New Zealand on agriculture and adaptation policies (names TBC) Panelist: Ecumenical Advocacy Alliance: Peter Prove or Malcolm Damon Panelist: ACT Alliance: Aino Pennanen (TBC) Panelist: Caritas Internationalis (name TBC)

 

Saturday,
03 Dec 2011 18:30—20:00
Room 1 Euro-Mediterranean Center for Climate Change (CMCC)
Mr. Riccardo Valentini
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University of Cape Town (UCT)
Ms. Kate Sutherland
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+27 21 6502784 Regional information for climate services in Africa
Improved climate services including thoughtful assessment of uncertainties are needed to support decision makers for developing responsible adaptation strategies and promote sustainable development in Africa. This requires careful tailoring and communication of regional projections.

Speakers: Euro-Mediterranean center for Climate Change: Prof. Riccardo Valentini Dr. Antonio Navarra Dr. Antonio Bombelli University of Cape Town: Prof Bruce Hewitson and Mr Chris Jack

 

nday,
05 Dec 2011 11:30—13:00
Room 3 Global Water Partnership Organisation (GWPO)
Mr. Steven Downey
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International Hydropower Association (IHA)
Mr. Cameron Ironside
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+44 7787 155524 Mobilising finance and investments for water security and climate resilience
Financing investments in water management and infrastructure is crucial for resilience. This side event will present a draft Framework for Water Security and Climate Resilient Development, a key tool for mobilizing investments in water security and climate change adaptation.

 

ay,
05 Dec 2011 15:00—16:30
Room 1 Organisation internationale de la francophonie (OIF/IEPF)
Mme Rajae CHAFIL
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Banque ouest africaine de developpement (BOAD)
Mr. Eric Raymond BIO
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+228 228 22232570 Joint side event IEPF/BOAD-UEMOA on Mitigation opportunities and challenges in Africa
- Presentation of sectoral studies on mitigation and adaptation carried out by the IEPF on key sectors, particularly the Study on “Building in Africa and CC”, - Dialogue between NAMAs stakeholders in Africa, and role of UEMOA / BOAD

Speakers: Countries representative and experts

 

ay,
05 Dec 2011 20:15—21:45
Room 2 Senegal
Mr. IDY NIANG
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+999 221 775152002 Clean development mechanism afforestation and reforestation project activities in Casamance Senegal
• To restore degraded wetlands and to improve productivity and environmental condition through reforestation, restoring ecological, economic and social services of a significant part of the degraded Senegalese mangrove. • To mitigate Climate Change   Monday,
05 Dec 2011 20:15—21:45
Room 3 Maldives
Mr. Mark Lynas
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+44 7811 456824 Showcasing low-carbon transitions in Cartagena Dialogue countries
Cartagena Dialogue countries share high ambition on mitigation, applied domestically as well as internationally. Here several nations will showcase their plans for low-carbon transitions, including strategies for becoming carbon neutral.

Speakers: Maldives minister, Swedish minister, high-level representatives from Costa Rica, Colombia, Cook Islands, Malawi, Samoa, Tanzania

 

sday,
06 Dec 2011 13:15—14:45
Room 5 United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)
Mr. Daniel Schensul
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+1 212 2975236 Implementing the Cancun Adaptation Framework: Vulnerability, Changing Populations and Human Mobility
Population changes—mobility, urbanization, growing numbers of young people—shape and are shaped by climate vulnerability, including in conflict or natural resource dependent settings, affecting health, food security and livelihoods. Adaptation and humanitarian actions must incorporate these changes.

 

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