• 24
    Jun
    2019
Negotiations and related meetings
7th Dialogue on Action for Climate Empowerment - Day II

Time:

16:00 - 19:00

Room:

AH Upper Conference Room

Venue:

UN Campus

City:

Bonn

Country:

Germany

First Day: 19 June 2019 , 09:00 - 12:00 / 16:00 - 19:00

Second Day: 24 June 2019, 16:00 - 19:00

Background: At COP 18, the Parties adopted the Doha work programme on Article 6 of the Convention and requested that the SBI organize an annual in-session Dialogue on ACE in order to enhance work in the areas of climate change education, training, public awareness, public participation, public access to information, and international cooperation on these matters. This decision reaffirmed that the ACE thematic areas are vital to achieve the ultimate objective of the Convention, and for the effective implementation of adaptation and mitigation measures.

At COP 24 in Katowice, Poland, Parties adopted an ACE Decision which is part of the Paris Agreement work programme. By this Decision, Parties requested the secretariat to organize the 7th Dialogue on Action for Climate Empowerment in 2019 to advance the discussions on the final review of the Doha work programme.

Objective: To provide a forum for Parties and other stakeholders to advance the discussions on the final review of the Doha work programme and ways of enhancing the implementation of education, training, public awareness, public participation, public access to information, and international and regional cooperation so as to also enhance actions under Article 12 of the Paris Agreement..

Methodology: The 7th Dialogue will be organized in two-day sessions and will include presentations on good practices and working-group discussions.

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

Provisional Agenda

16:00 – 16:15

Opening Day II

Welcoming remarks

  • Mr. James Grabert, Director, Sustainable Development Mechanisms, UN Climate Change
  • Mr. George Marshall, Climate Outreach

Outline of session II by the co-facilitators

  • Ms. Roberta Ianna, Ministry for the Environment, Land and Sea - TA Sogesid, ACE Focal Point, Italy 
  • Mr. Bob Natifu, Ministry of Water and Environment, ACE Focal Point, Uganda
16:15 – 17:15

Looking forward: Ways of enhancing the implementation of education, training, public awareness, public participation, public access to information, and international and regional cooperation to enhance actions under Article 12 of the Paris Agreement
Panel

Panellists:

Panellists will address the following questions:

  • What worked well from the Doha work programme that could continue post 2020?
  • Post 2020: What do we want to achieve?
  • What are the identified needs and possible actions to address them? 
  • What interlinkages and synergies are needed? 

Questions and answers

17:15 – 18:15

Looking forward: Ways of enhancing the implementation of education, training, public awareness, public participation, public access to information, and international and regional cooperation to also enhance actions under Article 12 of the Paris Agreement
Parallel working groups

Explanation on the methodology of the working groups by the co-facilitators

Working group’s discussions on the following topics:

  • Policy
  • Tools and support
  • Role of non-Party stakeholders
  • Tracking progress and reporting
  • International cooperation

The working groups will address the following questions:

  • What worked well from the Doha work programme that could continue post 2020?
  • Post 2020: What do we want to achieve?
  • What are the identified needs and possible actions to address them? 
18:15 – 18:40

Presentation of working groups’ conclusions and moderated dialogue among participants

18:40 – 19:00

Closing remarks

  • Mr. Niclas Svenningsen, GCA, UN Climate Change
  • Mr. Véjar, from the incoming COP 25 Presidency, Chile

Skype Broadcast Link for the 7th Dialogue on ACE:

Afternoon session

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Language:

English