10 June 2014, Bonn, Germany
In Warsaw, the ADP requested the secretariat to organize, under the guidance of the ADP Co-Chairs,
technical expert meetings at each of the sessions of the ADP in 2014 to share
policies, practices and technologies and address the necessary finance, technology and capacity
building, with a special focus on actions with high mitigation potential.
In June, technical expert meetings focused on opportunities for action on urban environment and
land use. Experts from Parties were encouraged
to come prepared with actions and initiatives that Parties would like to advance, to share experience
and engage in discussions oriented at achieving concrete and practical results. Organizations that
are active in the respective areas were also encouraged to participate by sharing good practices
and initiatives being undertaken with Parties and their potential for broader engagement, as well as
by sharing information on different sources of support available to developing countries.
The technical expert meeting on Urban Environment was complemented by the Forum on experiences and best practices of Cities and Subnational Authorities.
The Forum allowed for the showcasing of specific initiatives, good practices and policy options
and focused in more detail on the role of planning in creating an enabling environment for
During the March session, technical expert meetings focused on opportunities for action on renewable energy and energy efficiency.
Programme (249 kB)
Summary by the facilitator Mr. Brian Kilkelly (World Cities Network) (414 kB)
The detailed technical summary is included in the updated technical
paper and its
addendum on urban environments.
In addition, inspiring examples of urban climate action
and action on land use to curb emissions are available
by clicking on the respective links.
See highlights of the June 10 ADP Technical
Expert Meeting on urban environment.
Follow up work on technical examination process to
unlock mitigation opportunities for raising pre-2020 ambition
Follow-up meeting to the technical expert meetings on energy efficiency, renewable energy,
urban environment and land-use improvements in the pre-2020 period
23 October 2014, 3 to 6 p.m.
The Co-Chairs have requested the secretariat to facilitate a follow-up meeting to the technical expert meetings on
energy efficiency, renewable energy, urban
environment and land-use improvements in the
pre-2020 period. The meeting allowed Parties to take stock of actions undertaken since the
technical expert meetings in March and June and to identify further opportunities for action in the
areas considered thus far.
Programme (350 kB)
As indicated by the Co-Chairs in their message (444 kB)
to Parties and observers, the technical examination process includes focused in-depth inter-sessional
work to be conducted throughout the year by Parties, international organizations and partnerships
with a view to enabling more Parties to take transformational action on the ground in delivering
higher mitigation ambition. In the context of facilitating follow-up actions arising from the
technical expert meetings in collaboration with relevant UNFCCC institutions, international
organizations and initiatives, contact details of lead organisations and partnerships, which are keen
to assist Parties in undertaking ambitious action urban environment and land use are made available on this webpage.
Contact details of Organizations and Partnership for further
Interested Parties and organizations are invited to upload here relevant material for
the technical expert meetings on urban environment and land use, in addition to the existing
cooperative initiatives already presented in the portal on the UNFCCC website.
All uploaded material can be found at the ADP Virtual
Tuesday, 10 June 2014, 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Cities Initiative (1158 kB) - Mr. James Close, World Banks's Director of Climate Policy and
Finance, World Bank Group
Addressing barriers to
investment in urban infrastructure (528 kB) - Mr. Matthew Lynch, Director of WBCSD's Urban
City of Malmö
(919 kB) - Mr. Jonas Kamleh, Deputy Head, Urban Development and Climate, City of Malmö
City of Kampala
(846 kB) - Ms. Jennifer Semakula Musisi, Executive Director of the City, Kampala Capital City Authority
City of Bogota - Ms. Susana Muhamad, Secretary General of Bogota Mayor's Office
City of San Francisco,
Philippines (760 kB) - Mr. Alfredo Arquillano, Former Mayor, San Francisco, Philippines
Tokyo: Cap and Trade
Program Lessons Learned (924 kB) - Mr. Masahiro Kimura, Director, Tokyo Cap-and-Trade Program
GEF Support for
Sustainable Cities (1737 kB) - Mr. Franck Jesus, Senior Climate Change Specialist, Global
Secretary of the
Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (117 kB) - Statement by Ms. Renate Christ