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Bonn, Germany

Date & Time

06 November 2017 to 17 November 2017


Udayan Mishra

ICIMOD will participate in several key international meetings this November in Bonn, Germany, during the 23rd  session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 23) at the UN Climate Change Conference. At this global gathering, ICIMOD will co-organise several events to draw attention to a range of mountain-specific climate change-related issues and their impacts on the ecosystem of the Hindu Kush Himalaya. In coordination with the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB), ICIMOD will host a high level side event on ‘Cooperation for Building Resilient Mountain Communities’. This side event with panelists consisting of ministers from the HKH region and developed countries will highlight the cooperation in mitigating to and adapting to climate change. Jointly with the Clean Energy Nepal (CEN), ICIMOD will also have an exhibit booth that will display scientific information on climate change impacts, vulnerability and policy measures and adaptation actions with a special focus on mountains. ICIMOD will also be screening selective documentaries at the German Pavilion throughout two weeks.

David Molden, director general of ICIMOD, will lead the delegation which will include senior managers and staff from programme and knowledge management and communication units. As an intergovernmental organisation with observer status accorded by the UNFCCC, ICIMOD will closely observe the main proceedings and negotiations that take place during the plenary sessions. A complete list of ICIMOD’s engagement at the conference is provided in the table below.

Events and Activity Timeline:

Date/Time/ Venue Event/Activity Organizers
Mon 6 – Fri 17 Nov 2017(TWO WEEKS)
Venue: Exhibition area, Bonn Zone
Exhibition booth ICIMOD, Clean Energy Nepal (CEN)
Tuesday, 7 Nov 2017 Integrated Air Pollution and Climate Change
Policies in Asia
Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES)
Tuesday, 7 Nov 201715:00 – 16:30
Venue: Meeting Room 4 (101 Theatre)
Coordinated action on sustainable development and climate change [Download Agenda] ICIMOD, Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies (IASS),
Ministry of Population and Environment (MoPE), Government of Nepal
Thursday, 9 Nov 201711:00 – 13:00
Venue: India Pavilion
Afforestation and REDD+ in India [Download Flyer] ICIMOD, Indian Council of Forestry Research and Education (ICFRE),
German International Cooperation (GIZ)
Thursday, 9 Nov 201718:30—20:00
Venue: Meeting Room 12 (170 theatre)
LAKI Side Event: Closing knowledge gaps to scale up adaptation: Lima Adaptation Knowledge Initiative (UNFCCC – UNEP)[Download Agenda] Secretariat of the UNFCCC,
UN Environment
Saturday, 11 Nov 201714:00 – 16:00
Venue: Pakistan Pavilion
Strengthening Exchange and Collaboration between the Arctic and the Hindu Kush Himalaya
[Download Agenda]
Ministry of Climate Change, Gov. of Pakistan, ICIMOD
Tuesday, 14 Nov 201713:30 – 14:20
Venue: German Pavilion
High level side event on: Cooperation for Building Resilient Mountain Communities [Download Flyer] The Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB), ICIMOD
Tuesday, 14 Nov 201715:00 – 16:00
Venue: Room 2309 at the 23 floor of Langer Eugen, COP23 Bula Zone
Launch event: Global Centre of Excellence on Climate Adaptation (GCECA) Ministry of Infrastructure and Environment of the Netherlands,
UN Environment
Tuesday, 14 Nov 201716:00 – 18:00
Venue: Room Rakiraki, Bula zone
CCAC High Level Assembly Climate and Clean Air Coalition (CCAC) secretariat hosted by the United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment)
Friday, 17 Nov 201709:00 – 16:00
Venue: Hilton Bonn Hotel Berliner Freiheit 2, Bonn
COP23 Companion Conference on India’s Climate Mitigation and Adaptation: Key Strategies Indian Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses (IDSA), Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO)
Mon 6 – Fri 17 Nov 2017(TWO WEEKS)
Venue: German Pavilion
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