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Climate Change Kiosk - Climate Talk Series
Time for Action

A special feature of the kiosk is the climate talk series where invited representatives of IGOs, NGOs, Business and Industry and Governments give 15 minute presentations relating to a theme. For this year's Kiosk panels, the works of graphic designer Harish Murthi from Nairobi are featured. Mr. Murthi's work captures the issues of adaptation, technology transfer, CDM opportunities, youth initiative and local initiatives.

For more information, contact Sharon Taylor, Climate Change Secretariat.


Date 16:00-16:30 16:30-17:00 17:00- 17:30 17:30- 18:00

07 November

Africa Youth Initiative on Climate Change (AYICC)

An initiative engineered by African youth to expand existing networks to form an African youth coalition on climate change

Sena Alouka (Togo)
Rachel Nampinga

Solar Generation and other Conference of Youth organisers

Showcasing youth action both at local and global levels

Jake Torrie (Canada)
Laura Caniot (France)

Climate Compass – a novel way to jump into local climate policy

Gotelind Alber
Sustainable Energy and Climate Policy

09 November
Efforts to reduce climated-related risks

John Harding
Programme Officer
Secretariat of the UN International Strategy for Disaster Reduction(ISDR)

Local voices, global choices: Encouraging debate about climate change in the South

Rod Harbinson
Head of Environment Programme
United Kingdom


Ochieng' Ogodo

Mainstreaming adaptation in developing countries

Rachel Roach

Peatland fires and floods: Combining adaptation and mitigation of climate change

Faizal Parish
Technical Coordinator UNEP-GEF Project on Integrated Management of Peatlands and Climate Change
Global Environment Centre

11 November

The role of local government in ensuring the aims of the Kyoto Protocol, as well as the UNFCCC. Case Study: City of Cape Town, South Africa

Shirene Rosenberg
City of Cape Town Environmental Resource Management Department
Resource Conservation

ZOOM - Kids on the move for climate protection

Britta Freitag
Chief Executive Officer
Climate Alliance

Climate change effects on Nunavut

Earle Baddaloo
Environmental Proection
Department of Environment
Nunavut, Canada

Main activities of Perugia University regarding technologies for greenhouse gases mitigation

Stefania Proietti
Mechanical Engineer and founder member of TREE srl
Università degli Studi di Perugia
Dipartimento di Ingegneria Industriale

13 November

Climate change and Africa: Coping with increasing drought risk

Thomas Loster
MunichRe Foundation

Drought and regeneration: Climate change adaptation in Niger

Jeff Woodke

How to make the CDM work for Africa

Mike Bess
Senior Partner
Energy for Sustainable Development (ESD)

CARE takes action on climate change

Angie Dazé
Programme Manager
CARE Canada


Charles Ehrhart
CARE Poverty-Climate Change Initiative

15 November

Climate change and migratory species: Impact of a changing environment on species and their habitats

Paola Deda
Inter-agency liaison officer
UNEP/CMS Secretariat
Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species

Climate change and biodiversity: Key considerations for development planning

Jaime Webbe
Programme Officer
Convention on Biological Diversity

Nature conservation policy in the light of climate change

Jochen Flasbarth
Director General
Department of Nature Conservation German Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety

Trade, climate change and sustainable energy transition

Mr. Moustapha Kamal Gueye

on behalf of

International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD)

Italian Ministry for the Environment, Land and Sea

15 November

(between 18:00 -18:30)
Launch of the Rio Conventions Calendar - featuring the works of Gary Braasch
Come along at 18:00 on the 15 November for a unique event at the Climate Change Kiosk. Through the prism of photographs of Gary Braasch, the Ansel Adams award-winning photojournalist, take an extraordinary around-the-world tour to observe environmental changes from our warming climate to better understand the people and ecosystems that are threatened by climate change, desertification and loss of biodiversity. Refreshments will be served.
17 November

(between 10:00 - 12:00)

10:00 - 11:30
Climate change and energy in africa: UNEP activities
A special series of presentations organized by the United Nations Environment Programme, Regional Office for Africa, showcasing projects from the African and local experiences demonstrating forward action in the face of climate change issuesPresenters:

Glenn Hodes - CDM myths and realities

Mark Radka - Renewwable energy in africa

Philip Gwage - The NAPA process in Uganda

George Manful - National Communications

Sergio Jauregui - Reduction of emissions by deforestation in Africa: Relevance and opportunities

11:30 - 12:00
Changing the climate change story: Discovery Channel’s FINAL HOUR

Paul Lussier
Executive Producer/Creator/Writer - FINAL HOUR
Paul Lussier Company/Rivet Entertainment for Discovery Channel