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Dialogue on Article 6 of the Convention
 
2nd Dialog on Article 6 of the Convention

Reaffirming the importance of climate change education, training, public awareness, public participation, public access to information and international cooperation on these matters for achieving the ultimate objective of the Convention and for the effective implementation of adaptation and mitigation actions, COP 18 adopted thepdf-icon Doha work programme on Article 6 of the Convention and requested the SBI to organize an annual in-session Dialogue on Article 6 of the Convention to enhance work in this area.

Objective: The objective of the Dialogue is to provide a regular forum to Parties and other stakeholders to share their experiences, exchange ideas, good practices and lessons learned regarding the implementation of Article 6 of the Convention.

Organization: For the purpose of organizing the Dialogue, the six elements of Article 6 of the Convention are clustered into two focal areas, the consideration of which will alternate on an annual basis. The first focal area consists of education and training, while the second focal area consists of public awareness, public participation and public access to information. International cooperation is considered a crosscutting theme of both focal areas. The 1st Dialogue took place during SBI 38 and focused on the first focal area. The 2nd Dialogue will be held during SBI 40 and focus on the second focal area.

Methodology: The 2nd Dialogue will be organized in three two-hour sessions, each focusing on one thematic area with international cooperation being discussed as a cross-cutting theme. Sessions will include presentations on good practices and lessons learned followed by moderated panel discussions.

Participation: The Dialogue is open for participation by Parties, representatives of relevant bodies established under the Convention and relevant experts, practitioners and stakeholders. The Doha work programme specifies that key stakeholders include intergovernmental and non-governmental organizations, in particular women, indigenous peoples and youth-focused organizations, the private sector and the media.

Outcomes: A summary report on the 2nd Dialogue on Article 6 of the Convention will be made available to SBI 41.

Venue: Room Reger, Hotel Maritim, Bonn, Germany
 

Agenda of the 2nd Dialogue on Article 6 of the Convention

 

Session I: Public participation in climate change policy decision-making and action
Thursday, 5 June 2014, 11:00-13:00
Room Reger

Opening
11:00-11:15

Chair of the SBI and Chair of the 2nd Dialogue on Article 6 of the Convention

H.E. Mr. Amena Yauvoli

Welcoming and opening remarks
Minster of Environment of Peru and incoming COP 20/CMP 10 President H.E. Mr. Manuel Pulgar-Vidal
Twitter: @manupulgarvidal
Welcoming and opening remarks
Co-facilitator Ms. Renilde Ndayishimiye, UNFCCC National Focal Point, Burundi Outline and objectives of the 2nd Dialogue on Article 6 on the Convention
Co-facilitator Mr. Paul Watkinson, Chief Negotiator and Head of the Climate Negotiations Team, France
Twitter: @pwatkinson
Outline and objectives of the 2nd Dialogue on Article 6 on the Convention

Good practices and lessons learned in fostering public participation in
climate change policy decision-making and action
11:15-12:15

Women Environmental Programme, Nigeria

Gender CC - Women for Climate Justice Women and Gender

UNFCCC observer constituency of women and gender NGOs

Ms. Priscilla Achakpa
Twitter: @PriscillaAchakp

pdf-icon Public participation in climate change: perspective from the Global South (483 kB)
Ms. Gotelind Alber
Twitter: @GenderCC


pdf-icon Key messages from women and gender on public participation (594 kB)
Mary Robinson Foundation - Climate Justice

UNFCCC observer constituency of research and independent NGOs
Ms. Tara Shine, Head of Research and Development
Twitter: @MRFCJ
pdf-icon Listening and learning: a case study on engaging active participation by grassroots practitioners at an international conference (493 kB)
Center for the Autonomy and Development of Indigenous Peoples

UNFCCC observer constituency of indigenous peoples organizations
Mr. Dennis Mairena, Executive Director pdf-icon Good practices and lessons learned in fostering public participation in climate change policy decision making and action: Nicaragua case (750 kB)
United Nations Alliance on Climate Change Education, Training and Public Awareness Ms. Adriana Valenzuela pdf-icon Draft Guidelines for National Focal Points for Article 6 of the Convention (343 kB)
Questions and answers

Value of public participation in climate change policy decision-making and action
12:15-13:00

Moderated dialogue between panelists and participants based on the following questions:

  • What are the main challenges of developing public participation mechanisms and how can these challenges be overcome?
  • How to ensure that all stakeholder groups are involved in climate change policy-making and action?
  • What are the best approaches for governments to mobilize public support for climate action? What are the best strategies for the public to incite their governments to take ambitious climate action?
pdf-icon Peru (340 kB)

Mr. Ernesto Ráez Luna, Ministerial Advisor and Leader of the COP 20/CMP 10 Stakeholder Engagement Team

France Mr. Pierre Henri Guignard, Secretary General COP 21/CMP 11
Twitter: @GuignardPH
University of Lapland

UNFCCC observer constituency of environmental NGOs
Mr. Sébastien Duyck, Researcher
Twitter: @duycks
pdf-icon United Nations Institute for Training and Research (124 kB) Mr. Achim Halpaap, Senior Manager, Environment and Green Development
Twitter: @UNITAR

Session II: Raising public awareness on climate change and mobilizing climate action
Sunday, 8 June 2014, 11:00-13:00
Room Reger

Opening
11:00-11:05

Outline and objectives of session II by the Co-facilitator

Mr. Paul Watkinson, Chief Negotiator and Head of the Climate Negotiations Team, France
Twitter: @pwatkinson

Good practices and lessons learned from raising public awareness on climate change
11:05-12:00

CliMates

UNFCCC observer constituency of youth NGOs

Ms. Delphine Blumereau, Officer of the COP in MyCity project for Asia and the Middle-East
Twitter: @COPinMyCity

pdf-icon COP in MyCity (411 kB)
Global Call for Climate Action

UNFCCC observer constituency of environmental NGOs
Mr. Joshua Robert Wiese, Director of Adopt-a-Negotiator programme
Twitter: @adoptnegotiator
pdf-icon GCCA’s global experience from raising public awareness on climate change (1274 kB)
Ministry for the Coordination of Environmental Affairs,
Mozambique
Ms. Ivete Maibaze pdf-icon What strategies are effective to change attitudes and behaviors towards climate-friendly lifestyles? (838 kB)
Connect4Climate/World Bank Mr. Max T. Edkins
@Connect4Climate
pdf-icon Connect4Climate: reaching new audiences (2839 kB)
Questions and answers

Increasing public awareness as a means for mobilizing climate action
12:00 -13:00

Moderated dialogue between panelists and participants based on the following questions:

  • What strategies are effective to change attitudes and behaviors towards climate-friendly lifestyles?
  • How to communicate scientific findings in a manner which is understandable for all groups of society, attributable to daily life, and does not create panic, but emphasizes opportunities?
  • What is needed to advance from public awareness to climate action?
Saint Lucia Mr. Crispin d'Auvergne, Chief Sustainable Development and Environment, Ministry of Sustainable Development, Energy, Science and Technology
United States of America Ms. Emily Therese Cloyd, Public Participation and Engagement Coordinator, US Global Change Research Program
Twitter: @EngageClimate
Guatemala Mr. Marcel Oseida, Climate Change Coordinator,
Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources
BBC Media Action Ms. Delia Lloyd Boylan, Senior Policy Manager
Twitter: @realdelia
International Centre for Climate Change and Development Mr. Saleemul Huq, Director
Twitter: @SaleemulHuq

Session III: Public access to information on climate change
Wednesday, 11 June 2014, 11:00-13:00
Room Reger

Opening
11:00-11:05

Outline and objectives of session III by the Co- facilitator

Ms. Renilde Ndayishimiye

pdf-icon UNFCCC National Focal Point, Burundi (70 kB)

Good practices and lessons learned from enabling public access to information on climate change
11:05-12:00

Philippines

Mr. Albert Altarejos Magalang, Head of the Climate Change Office

pdf-icon Good practices and lessons learned from enhancing public access to information on climate change in Philippines (849 kB)
City of Bonn

UNFCCC observer constituency of local governments and municipal authorities
Mr. Jürgen Nimptsch, Mayor of Bonn
Twitter: @juergennimptsch
pdf-icon Public access to information - from local to global: good practices and lessons learned from the perspectives of local governments (95 kB)
Carbon Disclosure Project

UNFCCC observer constituency of business and industry NGOs
Mr. Nigel Topping, Executive Director
Twitter: @topnigel
pdf-icon Ensuring transparency and enabling access to environmental information - lessons from the Carbon Disclosure Project (478 kB)
Southern African Confederation of Agricultural Unions,

UNFCCC observer constituency of farmers
Mr. Manyewu Mutamba, Analyst for Economics and Policy
pdf-icon Harnessing the potential of the mobile phone for connecting farmers with climate information (175 kB)
Questions and answers

Public access to information as a means to enhance public input to informed decision-making
and effectiveness of climate action
12:00-12:50

Moderated dialogue between panelists and participants based on the following questions:

  • What mechanisms could be used for ensuring public access to information on policies and activities that may have adverse effects on the climate system?
  • How can information and communication technologies facilitate public access to information on climate change?
  • How to enhance access to information on emission intensity of products to encourage sustainable consumption choices?
Sweden

Mr. Mats Kullberg, National Focal Point for Article 6 of the Convention
Twitter: @KullbergMats

International Trade Unions Confederation

UNFCCC observer constituency of trade union NGOs
Ms. Anabella Rosemberg, Policy Officer on Environment and Occupational Health and Safety
Twitter: @anabella_tu
pdf-icon Casino Groupe (323 kB) Mr. Marc Voinnesson, Methods, Projects & Non food Quality Director
World Resources Institute Mr. Jesse Worker, Associate
Twitter: @JesseWorker

Closure of the 2nd Dialogue on Article 6 of the Convention
12:50-13:00

Mr. Amena Yauvoli, Chair of the SBI and Chair of the Dialogue on Article 6 of the Convention

 
Key information

New! Summary report on the 2nd Dialogue on Article 6 of the Convention

pdf-icon Agenda of the 2nd Dialogue on Article 6 of the Convention (159 kB)

Webcast of Session I: Public participation

Webcast of Session II: Public awareness

Webcast of Session III: Public access to information

Report on good practices of stakeholder participation in implementing Article 6 of the Convention

pdf-icon Doha work programme on Article 6 of the Convention

 
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