IISD at the Bonn UN Climate Change Conference
Governments from around the world are meeting in Bonn, Germany from November 6-17 at the 2017 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP 23) to discuss implementation of the Paris Agreement. The meeting will focus on issues including compliance, cooperative approaches, finance, adaptation, gender, and loss and damage.
Experts from the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) will take part in discussions, promote research and convene events at the conference. IISD Reporting Services, through its Earth Negotiations Bulletin (ENB) Meeting Coverage, will provide daily coverage of the negotiations and relevant side events.
Areas of Focus
IISD Events at COP
Supporting Implementation of the NDCs: The role of carbon pricing and fiscal policies
Fiscal policies such as carbon pricing and fossil fuel subsidy reform can mobilize revenues for climate finance and provide a cost-effective approach to reducing greenhouse gas emissions. The role of such instruments in supporting climate action is increasingly recognized and over 90 countries included some form of fiscal policies in their nationally determined contributions (NDCs). This event examines the role of carbon pricing and fiscal policies in implementing the NDCs. It will bring together a panel of experts to discuss countries' commitments on fiscal policies in their NDCs, challenges faced, and what still needs to be done to meet the Paris targets.
- Thursday, 9 November, 14:30-16:00
- Green Fiscal Policy Network, UN Environment
How Can Local-to-National Linkages Facilitate Inclusiveness in NAP Processes?
Development and Climate Days (D&C Days) is an annual event that brings together practitioners, negotiators, scientists and policymakers to explore key issues, share best practice, disseminate news, literature and reports, and promote links between development and climate. This year's event is organized by a partnership between RCRC Climate Centre, IIED, IDRC, GFDDR, MRFCJ, WMB, and DIE. This session at D&C Days will explore how local-to-national linkages in NAP processes can help to ensure inclusiveness, focusing on experiences and lessons related to: Opportunities created for participation of vulnerable groups and communities; Engagement of sub-national actors and how this strengthens consideration of gender and social diversity; Enabling factors for vertical integration to facilitate more inclusive NAP processes.
- Saturday, 11 November, 16:00-17:30
- Kameha Grand Bonn, Am Bonner Bogen 1
- NAP Global Network, Red Cross Red Crescent Climate Centre
Financing Adaptation: Private Sector Engagement in National Adaptation Plan Processes
As public sector finance alone will not be enough to finance NAP processes, there is increasing recognition of the need to engage the private sector in financing adaptation. Uncertainty remains, though, regarding how to mobilize private finance to advance implementation of adaptation priorities and how governments might influence private sector investment. This event will provide context and showcase examples of innovative approaches of how countries can work with private financiers and enterprises to finance their NAP processes.
- Saturday, 11 November, 15:00-16:30
- 2017 Interconnections Zone
- German Development Institute, NAP Global Network
Financing Paris and the SDGs through Fuel Subsidy Reform and Taxation: Country Best Practice
This event will feature practical country and international efforts to remove fossil fuel subsidies and invest in renewables, public transport and energy efficiency. Phasing out $500 billion subsidies and introduction of fuel taxation has emissions reduction potential of 23% and liberates finance for sustainable energy.
- Monday, 13 November, 18:30-20:00
- Meeting Room 8 (550)
- Global Subsidies Initiative, Friends of Fossil Fuel Subsidy Reform
NAP Global Network at the Gender Day Marketplace
On Gender Day, November 14, the NAP Global Network will have a stand at the Gender Day Marketplace organized by the UNFCCC Gender team. The goal of the marketplace is to showcase products, services and ideas that can support the implementation of gender-responsive Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) and/or National Adaption Plans (NAPs). The NAP Global Network team will be there to share our ideas for integrating gender considerations in NAP processes, and talk about support we can offer to your country to integrate gender considerations.
- Tuesday, 14 November, 13:00–18:00
- Bonn Zone, Rheinaue Park
- Hosted by UNFCCC Gender Team
Fossil Fuel Subsidy Reform: Facilitative Approaches and National Reform Efforts
Launch of the G20 peer reviews of Germany’s and Mexico’s peer reviews of fossil-fuel subsidies
- Wednesday, 15 November, 10:00-11:30
- German Pavilion
- World Bank, Germany BMUB
Empowerment for Inclusive Climate Action and Decision-making
Advancing women’s leadership and decision-making is crucial for successful responses to the challenges posed by climate change. This event will explore themes such as women’s empowerment, inclusive and gender-sensitive policies, and innovative practices to advance gender-responsive climate action.
- Wednesday, 15 November, 15:00-16:30
- Meeting Room 7
- Environment and Climate Change Canada, IISD (NAP Global Network Secretariat)
Launch of Fiji’s National Adaptation Plan Framework
This side event launches the Government of Fiji’s framework for their National Adaptation Plan (NAP) which has been produced with support from the NAP Global Network. In this event we will present the various elements of the NAP framework, ranging from its institutional arrangements, the approaches and principles which underpin how the NAP process will unfold, as well as some initial steps.
- Friday, 17 November, 14:30-15:30
- Fiji Pavilion
- Government of Fiji, NAP Global Network