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ICIMOD at UNFCCC COP20/CMP10

Venue

Lima, Peru

Date & Time

01 December 2014 to 12 February 2020

The 20th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP-20) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and the 10th session of the Conference of the Parties serving as the Meeting of the Parties (CMP 10) to the 1997 Kyoto Protocol will take place from 1 – 12 December 2014. The conference will be held at the Cuartel General del Ejercito del Perú in San Borja district, Lima, Peru. Between five and ten thousand people will attend this year’s COP.

At this global gathering, ICIMOD will draw the world community’s attention to a range of climate change-related issues and their impact on the people and environment of the Hindu Kush Himalayan region. Led by the Director General Dr David Molden, the ICIMOD delegation will include senior managers and staff from programme and knowledge management and communication units. As an intergovernmental organization with observer status accorded by the UNFCCC, ICIMOD will closely observe the main proceedings and negotiations that take place during the plenary sessions.

ICIMOD activities

ICIMOD Information Booth
Mon, 8 Dec, 2014
Fri, 12 Dec, 2014
Venue: Cuartel General del Ejercito del Perú, Av De La Floresta, Lima, Peru
The booth will display scientific information on climate change impacts, vulnerability and policy measures and adaptation actions with a special focus on mountains.
Selected ICIMOD material will be available at the booth.

High-level side event
Mon, 8 Dec, 1:15 PM – 2:45 PM
Venue: Cuartel General del Ejercito del Perú, Av De La Floresta, Lima, Peru
ICIMOD will organize a high-level side event with the Ministry of Science, Technology and Environment (MoSTE), Government of Nepal and partners, as well as participate in other side events organized at the venue.

Mon, Dec 8 1:15 PM – 2:45 PM
High-level Side Event: Changing Climate in the Mountains: How least developing countries are coping and planning long-term responses
Room: Maranga (130), Cuartel General del Ejercito del Perú, Av De La Floresta, Lima, Peru

A high-level side event organized at the 20th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in Lima, Peru, brought together delegates from the governments of Nepal, Bangladesh, Bhutan, and Uganda, as well as representatives from the Secretariat of the UNFCCC, the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD), and the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) to discuss the challenges of climate change in mountain areas. Over 80 delegates from the conference attended the event on ‘Changing Climate in the Mountains: How least developed countries are coping and planning long-term responses’, which was organized jointly by ICIMOD and the Ministry of Science, Technology and Environment (MoSTE), Government of Nepal (GoN).

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Joint high-level segment of COP and CMP
As an intergovernmental organization with observer status accorded by the UNFCCC, ICIMOD will make a statement at the joint high-level segment of the COP and CMP.

Mon, Dec 11, 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Joint high-level segment of COP and CMP: Statements from intergovernmental and non-governmental
Cuartel General del Ejercito del Perú, Av De La Floresta, Lima, Peru

DG’s message

Momentum for Change
Momentum for Change is an initiative spearheaded by the UN Climate Change secretariat to shine a light on the enormous groundswell of activities underway across the globe that are moving the world toward a highly resilient, low-carbon future. Momentum for Change recognizes innovative and transformative solutions that address both climate change and wider economic, social and environmental challenges. Lighthouse Activities under the Momentum for change draw attention to the most inspiring and transformational mitigation and adaptation activities under four focus areas –

Urban Poor
Women for Results
Finance for Climate Friendly Investment, and
ICT Solutions

ICIMOD’s Community Based Flood Early Warning system (CB-FEWS) has received the Momentum of Change award under the ICT Solutions category, which recognizes climate actions based on innovative use of information and communication technology. CB-FEWS is a great example of how ICT can be used to help communities cope with the effects of climate change. The project is being implemented in the catchments of two rivers, the Jiadhal in Dhemaji District and the Singora in Lakhimpur District, in the Eastern Brahmaputra River Basin (EBRB), in partnership with Aaranyak, India and Sustainable Eco Engineering, Nepal under the Himalayan Climate Change Adaptation Programme (HICAP).

Wed, Dec 10, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Momentum for Change: Showcase Event
Chavin, Cuartel General del Ejercito del Perú,
Av De La Floresta, Lima, Peru

Thu, Dec 11, 1:15 PM – 2:45 PM
Momentum for Change: ICT Solutions
Mari, Cuartel General del Ejercito del Perú,
Av De La Floresta, Lima, Peru

About community based early warning system (CBFEWS)
Community based flood risk management – HICAP
Momentum for Change: Showcase Event (ICS, 2KB)
Momentum for Change: ICTSolutions (ICS, 2KB)

 

Voices for the Climate Exhibition
1 – 12 December 2014 10 AM – 10 PM
Jockey Club del Perú
(Av. El Derby, Santiago de Surco).

ICIMOD is contributing to the Mountain and Water Pavilion at one of the five topical pavilions at the Voices for the Climate exhibition being held at the Jockey Club Del Perú, in Lima, Peru. The exhibition is free and is open to the public. ICIMOD and its partners will hold a special event focusing on climate change in the Hindu Kush Himalayas.

Tue, Dec 9, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Towards a sustainable future in the mountains: Sharing experiences from the Hindu Kush Himalayas
Jockey Club Del Perú, El Derby, Santiago de Surco 15023, Peru

An interactive panel discussion to share experiences, innovative approaches, and emerging research on topics relevant to sustainable development and climate change adaptation in the mountains. Speakers will share work from the Hindu Kush Himalayan region on various topics, including the status of glaciers and water availability in the ‘water towers of Asia’; reducing flood risk using community-based approaches and technologies; the health impacts of indoor air pollution; and creating alternative income generating activities through payments for goods and services from the mountains.
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Global Landscape Forum 2014
6 – 7 December 2014

The Westin Lima Hotel & Convention Center
Calle Las Begonias 450 San Isidro Lima 27

ICIMOD will attend the Global Landscapes Forum being organized at the sidelines of the UNFCCC COP-20 on 6–7 December 2014 at the Westin Lima Hotel & Convention Center Calle Las Begonias 450 San Isidro Lima 27. ICIMOD, as part of the Association of International Research and Development Centers for Agriculture (AIRCA), will also host a booth at the Knowledge Fair at the Global Landscapes Forum. Selected material from ICIMOD will be available at the booth. Experts from ICIMOD will serve as panelists at the following events.

Sat, Dec 6 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Landscapes under pressure – reconciling the needs of conservation, food security and economic development
The Westin Lima Hotel & Convention Center Calle Las Begonias 450 San Isidro Lima 27
Sun, Dec 7
2:15 PM – 3:45 PM
Factoring climate change into local development strategies: Lessons from CATIE’s concept of Climate Smart Territories in Latin America, the Carribean and Africa
The Westin Lima Hotel & Convention Center Calle Las Begonias 450 San Isidro Lima 27

Connecting Space to Village: Monitoring Glacier Change and Hazards from Above and the Real World Implications on the Ground
Organizers: NASA and ICIMOD
Date: 11 December 2014
Time: 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Place: The USA Pavilion, Zone F
As a consequence of climate change, threats such as glacial lake outburst floods (GLOFs) are becoming more frequent and posing increased risks to mountain communities.  Increased glacier melt is also a concern to future water availability, both locally and regionally. NASA has partnered with the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD), which is examining the changes in glaciers and glacial lakes in different basins in the Hindu Kush Himalayan region and potential impacts on towns and cities within the region. This side session will discuss different activities from NASA’s portfolio related to glacier change and hazards, as well as ICIMOD’s activities using satellite and field-based information. This side session will also provide current and relevant examples from the field in Nepal based on research occurring through an ongoing NASA SERVIR Applied Sciences Team project.

Adapting to Climate Change: A Human Mobility Perspective
The Nansen Initiative and Paragraph 14(f) of the Cancun Adaptation Framework

Findings on human mobility in the context of climate change from the Nansen Initiative Regional Consultations.Practical experiences from regional and international organizations,national governments,and civil society in affected regions for implementing para 14(f) of 2010 Cancun Adaptation Framework

Speakers: Panelists include representatives from the Nansen Initiative, as well as other governments, regional organizations, civil society, and international organizations with direct experience responding to human mobility in regions impacted by climate change. Neera Shrestha Pradhan, ICIMOD will be presenting

Thu, Dec 11,  6:30 PM – 8:00 PM Adapting to Climate Change: A Human Mobility Perspective. Nansen Initiative and para 14(f) of CAF
Machu-Picchu, Cuartel General del Ejercito del Perú,
Av De La Floresta, Lima, Peru

Press release
Raising the voice of the mountains at UNFCCC COP 20
Representatives from LDC mountain nations call for greater investment in the mountains for a sustainable global future
(11 December 2014, Lima, Peru)

Looking forward to the development of a global climate agreement in 2015, representatives from mountainous Least Developed Countries from Africa and Asia raised a common voice for the mountains and the need for an equitable share of global climate funds to be allocated to address the impacts to climate change and support adaptation in the mountains.
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