• 01
    May
    2018
Workshop
ACE Workshop on ways of enhancing the implementation of education, training, public awareness, public participation and public access to information so as to enhance actions under the Paris Agreement

Time:

10:00 - 18:00

Room:

Chamber Hall (Plenary)

Venue:

World Conference Center Bonn

City:

Bonn

Country:

Germany

Background: COP 21 invited CMA 1 to explore ways of enhancing the implementation of training, public awareness, public participation and public access to information to enhance actions under the Paris Agreement. CMA 1.1 referred this matter to SBI 47 and requested the SBI to report back at CMA 1.

During SBI47 Parties adopted Conclusions, and requested the secretariat to organize a workshop, preferably in session, or as appropriate, in conjunction with SBI 48 (April–May 2018) to develop a list of actions to enhance the implementation of the Paris Agreement through ACE-related activities.

Objective: To develop a list of actions to enhance the implementation of the Paris Agreement through ACE-related activities.

Organization: Parties and observers were invited to submit their views on the role of ACE and topics for the workshop that could enhance the implementation of ACE under the Paris Agreement.

Methodology: The ACE workshop included presentations, panel discussions and working-groups.

Participation: The ACE workshop was open for participation of Parties, representatives of relevant bodies established under the Convention, experts, youth, practitioners and stakeholders.

Draft agenda

10:00 - 10:20

Opening of the Workshop

Welcoming remarks

  • Mr. Emmanuel Dlamini, Chair of the SBI
  • Mr. Martin Frick, Senior Director for Policy and Programme Coordination, UN Climate Change

Outline and objectives of the workshop by the Co-facilitators

  • H.E. Mr. Deo Saran, Ambassador of Fiji, COP 23 Presidency
  • Ms. Ana Maria Kleymeyer, Federated States of Micronesia

Inspirational video message

  • Mr. Manuel Pulgar-Vidal, COP 20 President, former Minister for Environment, Peru

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Inspirational video message 

10:20 - 10:30

“Outcomes of the Action for Climate Empowerment (ACE) Youth Forum”

YOUNGO delegates

  • Daisy Ndunge, Kenya
  • Harlino Prayudha, Indonesia
  • Alessandra Carranza, Peru
  • Amasai Jeke, Fiji
  • Pierre Candelon, France
ACE Youth Forum video
10:30 - 10:40

Introductory presentation

Ms. Adriana Valenzuela, Education and Youth Focal Point, UN Climate Change

"Overview on Action for Climate Empowerment (ACE) and the implementation of the Doha work programme on Article 6 of the Convention"

ACE activities video

10:40 - 11:05

Good practices and lessons learned in implementing Action for Climate Empowerment

Presentations

 

 

Mr. Chebet Maikut, UNFCCC National Focal Point for Uganda

“Implementing Action for Climate Empowerment in Uganda”
 

Ms. Laura Maanavilja, European Union

“Implementing Action for Climate Empowerment in Europe”
 

Ms. Kerstin Stendahl, IPCC

“Lessons learned in fostering public access to information through the IPCC reports”
 

Mr. Kartikeya V. Sarabhai, Centre for Environment Education

“Scaling up the implementation of adaptation and mitigation projects through education, training, and public awareness
  Questions and answers  

11:05 - 11:10

Methodology

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

 
11:10 - 12:30

Working group discussions

Session I: Enhance the implementation of the Paris Agreement through ACE

  • Group I: Education
  • Group II: Training
  • Group III: Public awareness
  • Group IV: Public participation
  • Group V: Public access to information
 
12:30 - 13:00

Plenary

Presentation of conclusions by each working group to the plenary

 
13:00 - 15:00 Lunch Break  
15:00 - 15:30

Good practices and lessons learned  related to cross-cutting issues on Action for Climate Empowerment

Presentations

 
  Ms. Alice Gaustad, ACE Focal Point for Norway “Lessons learned in reporting action for climate empowerment in the seventh national communication of Norway”
  Mr. Victor R. Viñas Nicolás, ACE Alternate Focal Point for Dominican Republic “Integrating action for climate empowerment in the  development agenda in the Dominican Republic”
  Ms. Erika Lennon, Climate Action Network International “Lessons learned in implementing climate action empowerment from non-party stakeholders"
  Mr.Yunus Arikan, ICLEI; Focal point of Local Governments and Municipal Authorities (LGMA) Constituency “Local and regional governments in implementing ACE”
 

Dr. Emlyn Koster, Director, North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, USA and Chair, Working Group on the Anthropocene, International Committee for Museums and Collections of Natural History, International Council of Museums

“Video message on how museums are raising awareness of Article 12 of the Paris Agreement”
  Questions and answers  
15:30 - 17:00

Working group discussions

Session II: ACE cross-cutting issues

  • Group I: Synergies and linkages among international frameworks related to ACE 
  • Group II: Mainstreaming ACE into NDCs and NAPs
  • Group III: Assesing and monitoring ACE
  • Group IV: Role of Non-Party stakeholders in implementing ACE
  • Group V: International cooperation, partnerships and funding
 

17:00 - 17:45

Plenary

Presentation of conclusions by each working group to the plenary

 

17:45 - 18:00

Closing of the workshop

Closing remarks

  • H.E. Mr. Deo Saran, Ambassador of Fiji, COP 23 Presidency and Ms. Ana Maria Kleymeyer, Federated States of Micronesia
  • Mr. Albert A. Magalang, ACE Focal Point for Philippines
  • Mr. Niclas Svenningsen, Global Climate Action Manager, UN Climate Change
 

Outcomes From the Workshop

Action for Climate Empowerment Workshop Outcomes

ACE Youth Forum Outcomes

ACE Workshop Photos

Key Information

Paris Agreement
Decision 1/CMA.1 Matters relating to the implementation of the Paris Agreement
SBI 47 - Draft conclusions on Action for Climate Empowerment
SBI 47 Informal note on Action for Climate Empowerment by the facilitator

Language:

English
Mandated event