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Side Events (Co-) Hosted by the African Centre for Technology Studies (ACTS) at COP 22


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1. Accelerating implementation of the Paris Agreement through transitioning to evidence-based low carbon and climate resilient development pathway

Date: Monday, November 8

Time: 12:00 – 13:00

Location: Africa Pavillion

Hosts: International Development Research Institute (IDRC)

A side event to share experiences, challenges and lessons learned to identify keys issues and critical aspects that would enhance transitioning to low green‐house gas emissions and climate resilient development pathway.

*ACTS Staff (Dr. Joanes Atela) will speak at this event

 

2. Mini-Side Event: Book Launch

Book title: Enhancing Adaptation to Climate Change in Developing Countries through Community Based Adaptation. Think Globally and Act Locally

Book Cover

Date: Friday, November 11

Time: 10:00 – 11:00

Location: Climate Change Studio

Hosts: African Centre for Technology Studies (ACTS)

The African Centre for Technology Studies (ACTS) will launch a new book titled ‘Enhancing Adaptation to Climate Change in Developing Countries through Community Based Adaptation. Think Globally and Act Locally’. This edited book is a collection of empirical and theoretical analysis of Community-based Adaptation as a means of enhancing the broader climate action agenda, with contributions from civil society practitioners, public policy makers, and researchers, among others. This book is timely especially in the context of the implementation of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change.

 

3. Catalyzing climate action and leadership - innovative approaches to designing, implementing and communicating research (3C)

Date: Saturday, November 12

Time: 14:00-15:30

Location: Kenzi Club Agdal Medina

Hosts: International Development Research Institute (IDRC)

How do we effectively engage key stakeholders in the design and process of research to include a diversity of perspectives and sources of knowledge? How do we creatively and effectively deliver research results and recommendations in a manner that will spark action and leadership on climate change?? We’ll look at selfie campaigns that catalyzed action to improve municipal waste collection (Angola), drone footage that drew attention to the plight of coastal communities threatened by flooding and coastal erosion (Ghana), and the use of a TouchTable permitting stakeholders to interact with research results and contribute their own perspectives (Nepal), etc. Participants will be invited to share their examples of success and failure. The objective is to share creative ideas and lessons learned and to further inspire creative approaches to communicate research so as to catalyze action and leadership on climate change.

*ACTS Staff (Dr. Joanes Atela) will speak at this event

 

4. The NDC Explorer: Launch of Interactive Tool and Discussion in the Context of Africa’s Ambitions and Issues of LULUCF and REDD+

Date: Tuesday, November 15

Time: 15:00 - 16:30

Location: Green Zone (Ziz)

Hosts: German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik ( DIE); African Centre for Technology Studies (ACTS)

As part of the NDC Partnership, the DIE is developing the ‘NDC Explorer’ together with ACTS and with support of the UNFCCC secretariat. It is an interactive online tool which provides a broad array of users with a sophisticated lens to analyse and compare INDCs and NDCs of all Parties. It is an extension of the successful INDC Content Explorer, and will include 60 sub-categories on Mitigation (including REDD+), Adaptation, Finance and Support, Planning and Process and a broader picture beyond UNFCCC negotiations. In this event, the NDC Explorer will be launched, and it will also be used to provide a regional perspective and a sectoral perspective and of potential challenges for implementing INDCs.

 

5. Accelerating Implementation: Transition to Low Carbon and Climate Resilient Development Pathways

       

Government of Uganda

Date: Wednesday, November 16

Time: 15:00 - 16:30

Location: Mediterranean (300)

Hosts: International Development Research Centre (IDRC); African Centre for Technology Studies (ACTS); Business for Social Responsibility (BSR); The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI); and Government of Uganda

This side event will provide a forum at at which different countries and experts share their experiences, challenges and lessons learned with a view to identifying key issues and solutions that would enhance transitioning to low greenhouse gas emissions and climate resilient development pathways.