• 19
    Jun
    2019
  • 24
    Jun
    2019
Dialogue
7th Dialogue on Action for Climate Empowerment

Time:

09:00 - 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

09:00 – 09:20

Opening of the 7th Dialogue on Action for Climate Empowerment (ACE)

Welcoming remarks

  • Mr. Ovais Sarmad, Deputy Executive Secretary, UN Climate Change
  • Mr. Emmanuel Dlamini, Chair of the Subsidiary Body for Implementation (SBI)

Outline objectives of the Dialogue 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 
09:20 – 09:50

Setting the scene: the evolution of the Doha work programme and international frameworks 

Questions and answers

09:50 – 10:20

Presentation of good practices and lessons learned on integrating ACE into climate change policies

Presentations

Questions and answers

10:20 – 11:20

Looking back: stocktaking and reflecting on the implementation of the Doha work programme
Parallel working groups

Explanation on the methodology of the working groups by the facilitator

Working groups discussions on the implementation of ACE elements. International cooperation will be discussed as a cross-cutting theme in all elements.

  • Group I:   Education
  • Group II:  Training
  • Group III: Public awareness
  • Group IV: Public participation
  • Group V:  Public access to information

The groups will address the following questions:

  • What has been implemented?
  • What worked well and what did not?
  • What are the main gaps and possible actions to address them?
11:20 – 12:00

Conclusions of the working groups in the plenary

Presentation of working groups’ conclusions and moderated dialogue among participants

12:00 – 16:00

Break

16:00 – 16:15

Opening of the afternoon session of 7th Dialogue on Action for Climate Empowerment (ACE)

Welcoming remarks

  • Mr. Martin Frick, Senior Director, Policy and Programme Coordination, UN Climate Change
  • Mr. Andreas Pinkwart, Minister of Economic Affairs in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
16:15 – 17:15

Role of ACE Focal Points and international cooperation in implementing the Doha work programme
Panel

  • Ms. Laura Maanavilja- ACE Focal Point, European Commission
  • Ms. Jenifer Hanna Collazo- ACE Negotiator, Dominican Republic
  • Mr. Chebet Maikut- UNFCCC Focal Point, Uganda
  • Mr. Kazumasa Okao- Ministry of the Environment, Japan

The panellists will address the following questions:   

  • What has been implemented? What worked well? 
  • What are the main challenges ACE Focal Points face in implementing the Doha work programme, and possible actions to address them?   
  • What are possible actions to strengthen international cooperation and the network of ACE focal points? 

Questions and answers

17:15 – 18:15

Non-Party stakeholders implementing the Doha work programme
Panel

  • Ms. Robyn Mawdsley, ACE Focal Point, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
  • Mr. Richard Francis Apeh- YOUNGO representative, Nigeria
  • Mr. Daniel Schaffer- CEO, Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE)
  • Ms. Hajar Benmoussa- Senior Executive Manager, Mohammed VI Foundation for Environmental Protection
  • Mr. Henry McGhie- World Museums, founder, Curating Tomorrow
  • Ms. Maryke van Staden- Manager of the Low Emission Development Pathway and Director of ICLEI's Carbon Center

The panellists will address the following questions:  

  • What good practices, projects, materials, and tools exist from non-Party stakeholders? 
  • What worked well and what did not?
  • What are the main challenges and possible actions to address them? 

Questions and answers

18:15 – 18:45

Tracking progress and reporting on the implementation of the Doha work programme

Presentations

Tracking progress and reporting Action for Climate Empowerment implementation
Ms. Marcia McKenzie, Professor, Department of Educational Foundations, University of Saskatchewan, Canada

Open dialogue

Reporting Action for Climate Empowerment through National Communications

  • What worked well and what did not?
  • What are the main challenges and possible actions to address them? 
18:45 – 19:00

Closing

  • 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 
  • Mr. Niclas Svenningsen, GCA Manager, UN Climate Change

Skype Broadcast Link for the 7th Dialogue on ACE:

Morning session

Afternoon session

 

Key Information

Doha Work Programme on Article 6 of the Convention 

ACE Decision

Mandated event