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Side Events Hosted by The African Centre for Technology Studies at COP 21

Tacking Climate Change through Data and Community Based Adaptation: Pioneering Climate Legislation and Data Policy in Kenya 

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Date: Monday, November 30th

Time: 18:00 PM - 19:30 PM

Location: Observer Room 3

Hosts: ACTS, the Government of Kenya, and the Global Open Data for Agriculture and Nutrition


Mitigation Contributions from Developing Countries: Innovation, Technology and Scenario Analysis 

Date: Tuesday, December 1st

Time: 15:00 PM - 16:30 PM

Location: Observer Room 3 

Host: University of Sussex & ACTS

The Paris Agreement requires country-level implementation, where institutional capabilities and integrated assessment modelling capacities are needed. With examples from Colombia and Kenya we show how collaboration on scenario analysis and work through the Technology Mechanism can contribute.

Chair: Gabriel Blanco

UNICEN, Argentina & vice-chair Technology Executive Committee

Technology arrangements in the Paris Agreement: what improvements are possible?

Heleen de Coninck

Radboud University

Strengthening institutional capabilities through innovation system building in developing

countries: learning from solar PV in Kenya

Rob Byrne

SPRU, University of Sussex

Regional Climate Mitigation Implementation: from scenario modelling to policy design


James Falzon

ECN, Global Sustainability

Panel discussion

Cosmas Ochieng, Executive Director of the African Centre for Technology Studies (ACTS)

Ambuj Sagar, Professor of Policy Studies, Indian Institute of Technology


Climate Relevant Innovations System Builders (CRIBs): How to Strengthen the UNFCCC Technology Mechanism

Date: Friday, December 4th

Time: 15:00 PM - 16:30 PM

Location: Climate Generations Area, Salle 1

Host: ACTS & STEPS Centre


Looking Beyond Mitigation Targets: INDCs on Finance, Fairness and Adaptation  

Date: Saturday, December 5th

Time: 11:15 AM - 12:45 PM

Location: OECD Pavilion, Blue Zone

Hosts: German Development Institute (DIE), ACTS, and The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI-India)

For more information about the side events or to R.S.V.P. please contact Ms. Natasha Frosina at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..