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Warsaw, Poland


11 November 2013 to 22 November 2013

The 19th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 19) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and the 9th session of the Conference of the Parties serving as the Meeting of the Parties (CMP 9) to the 1997 Kyoto Protocol will take place from 11 to 22 November 2003. The conference will be held at the National Stadium in Warsaw, Poland. As a regional intergovernmental learning and knowledge sharing centre serving the eight regional member countries of the Hindu Kush Himalayan (HKH) region, ICIMOD will bring a range of climate change-related issues and their impact on the people and environment of the Himalayan region to the attention of the world community at this global gathering. The ICIMOD delegation is being led by Director Programme Operations Dr Eklabya Sharma and includes senior managers and programme staff. ICIMOD is accredited by the UNFCCC as an Intergovernmental Organization with Observer Status, which means the delegation will be able to observe the main proceedings and negotiations that take place during the plenary sessions. The COP-19 summit will primarily focus on the four themes of adaptation, climate finance, mitigation, and technology. For ICIMOD, the most relevant topics of discussion would be adaptation and climate finance. This page will serve as resource corner for all issues related to ‘ICIMOD at COP 19’ and will also feature up-to-date summary of ICIMOD-COP 19-related agendas and events.

ICIMOD Activities

Information Booth and registration of ICIMOD events
Date: 11-22 Nov 2013
Venue: National Statium
Subasana Shrestha
Communication Associate, ICIMOD

Side event: Adaptation without Borders: Building Cooperation for Resilient Regions
Date: 14 Nov 2013
Time: 15:00 – 16:30
Venue: Room Torun, Level 2, Zone B3, National Stadium, Warsaw
Organizers: University of Oxford, ICIMOD, The INTASAVE Partnership and CARIBSAVE
Participation: Dr Murray Simpson, Chief Executive Officer; The INTASAVE Partnership and CARIBSAVE

Global Landscape Forum Building climate change Resilience in mountains, Read more
Date: 16-17 Nov 2013
Time: 16:30-18:30
Venue: University of Warsaw
Organizer: Mountain Partnership
Participation: Dr EklabyaSharma, Director Programme Operations, ICIMOD [Panelist]
Thomas Hofer, Coordinator, Mountain Partnership Secretariat

AIRCA White Paper Launch
Date: 17 Nov 2013
Time: 12:30
Venue: University of Warsaw
Organizer: AIRCANand Kishor Agrawal, Programme Coordinator, HICAP Initiative, ICIMODPress release – AIRCA takes holistic approach to healthy landscapes

Climate Change Today in Polar and Mountain Regions
Date: 17 Nov 2013
Time: 11:15-12:45
Venue: Raddison Centrum, Warsaw
Organizer: International Cryosphere Climate Initiative (ICCI)
Participaton: Dr Arnico Panday [speaker]
More info : http://www.iccinet.org/cryosphere-day-at-cop19

CCAC Working Group Meeting
Date: 18 Nov 2013
Venue: Ministry of Environment
Organizer: Climate and Clean Air Coalition (CCAC) and Polish Ministry of Environment
Participation: Dr Arnico Panday, ICIMOD

Short-Lived Climate Pollutants (SLCPs) in South Asia – Current Scientific knowledge and ways forward to develop tailored policy recommendations
Date: 18 Nov 2013
Time: 18:00-20:00
Venue: 1st floor, Room ‘Brussels’, National Stadium
Organizers: German Federal Environment Agency and Government of Maldives and Climate and Clean Air Coalition (CCAC), IASS, ICIMOD
Participation: Dr Arnico Panday [Speaker]

Mitigating Short-lived Climate Pollutants (SLCPs) in Asia: Challenges and Opportunities
Date: 19 Nov 2013
Time: 18:30 – 20:00
Venue: Japan Pavilion at COP19 venue

Ministry of the Environment, Japan
Mihoko Sakai <MIHOKO_SAKAI@env.go.jp>
Institute of Global Environmental Strategies (IGES)
Eric Zusman <zusman@iges.or.jp>

Mr Junichi Shiraishi, Vice-Minister for Global Environmental Affairs
Dr Eric Zusman (IGES, Japan)
Ms Emily McGlynn (US State Department)
Dr Nurul Quadir (Bangladesh Ministry of Environment and Forests)
Dr Arnico Panday (ICIMOD)
Panel discussion moderator: IGES – Prof Hironori Hamanaka

CCAC High level Assembly
Date: 21 Nov 2013
Time: 13:00-15:00
Venue: National Stadium
Climate and Clean Air Coalition (CCAC)
Ministry of Environment, Republic of Poland
Participation: Mark Lawrence, Scientific Director, IASS will represent ICIMOD


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