Het HIER klimaatbureau organiseert jaarlijks een internationale conferentie over klimaat en ontwikkelingslanden. Voor NGO's, academici, bedrijfsleven, overheid en ieder ander die geïnteresseerd is.
Op woensdag 25 november 2015 vindt de 8e editie plaats in Madurodam, Den Haag. Op deze pagina vind je het programma en andere gerelateerde informatie.
On November 25, HIER Climate Bureau is organizing the 8th Conference on Climate and Developing Countries. In the week before COP 21 in Paris, this event will bring together people from NGO’s, the academic world, policy makers and the private sector that have an interest in the topics of climate change adaptation and mitigation in developing countries. The program will consist of a plenary session and six workshops.
When: November 25, 12:00-17:00
Where: Madurodam, George Maduroplein 1, Den Haag
The conference is free of charge. Register by sending an email with your name and organization to [email protected]
12:00 – 13:00 Lunch
13:00 – 13:15 Welcome word and introduction - Sible Schöne
13:15 – 14:00 Keynotes and panel discussion on the climate negotiations
With Paul Steele (IIED) and Michel Rentenaar (Netherlands Climate Envoy)
14.00 – 14.30 Maarten van Aalst, Red Cross Red Crescent Climate Centre - Attribution of extreme events
14:30 – 15:00 Break
15:00 – 16:00 Workshop round 1
16:00 – 17:00 Workshop round 2
17:00 – 18:00 Drinks
Michel Rentenaar is the Netherlands Climate Envoy and the Acting Director for Environment, Climate, Energy and Water at the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Until 2012 he was the Civil-Military Interface Advisor at the NATO Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers in Europe. Michel Rentenaar can tell us all about the negotiations, and will give us a realistic view on what to expect and not to expect from COP21.
Paul Steele is Chief Economist at the International Institute for Environment and Development. He specializes in the linkages between environment, climate and poverty reduction. He has over twenty years of experience working for international organizations, including the United Nations Development Programme, the European Union, the World Bank and the International Union for the Conservation of Nature, as well as the UK and the Sri Lankan governments. He will talk about climate finance, a vital part of the climate agenda.
Also, we want to address the topic of attribution. Is climate change contributing to extreme weather events today, here and in developing countries? Can we attribute those events, and part of their impacts, to climate change? And how could such information be used to inform people and decision-makers, both here in the West and in developing countries? A global consortium including ClimateCentral (Princeton), Oxford University, Melbourne University, as well as our own KNMI and the Red Cross Climate Centre have been working on the topic of attribution for several years. Maarten van Aalst will share their latest insights with examples of extreme events that happened in the last years in different parts of the world.
In the workshops following the plenary session, several strategic partnerships announced by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs this year will present their plans for the coming years. The six workshops will be on the folliwing topics:
1. Climate Finance: achieving climate and development goals
IIED Chief-economist Paul Steele will guide us through the world of climate finance, ahead of the Paris negotiations, and will go into detail about how to connect climate finance with development goals and achieve both emission reduction and development.
2. Reflecting on 5 years of resilience programming: lessons learned and challenges for the future
In this workshop, Partners for Resilience will talk about 5 years of learning from resilience programming (2011-2015) and introduce their plans for the next five years, followed by a debate about "Lobby and advocacy on the climate agenda after Paris". Key questions dealt with in this interactive debate session will be:
-How to take the climate agenda forward after Paris (and after the SDGs)?
-How to best influence NAPs and broader climate and development agendas at the country level?
-How to ensure local knowledge on risks, and capacity to address them, is reflected in national policy and investment?
3. Clean cooking - linking corporate social responsibility HERE with impact THERE
Update on Dutch clean cooking activities by HIER klimaatbureau, FairClimateFund, BIX fund and Climate Neutral Group. With a new project, COOX4Climate, they want to stimulate companies and consumers to offset their carbon emissions by investing in clean cooking projects in developing countries.
4. Climate Smart Agriculture
Farmers are heavily affected by climate change, but can also contribute to mitigate climate change by improved farm management. However we rarely talk about soils, the missing link in the carbon cycle. André Eitner from Soil and More will show the benefits of soil management and give an introduction into a new methodology to measure benefits for the use in carbon credits.
5. The need to focus on pro poor mitigation – a case study on access to renewable energy in Malawi
When speaking about climate and development the focus is often on adaptation. Mitigation is mainly thought of as a means to reduce CO2 emissions. However for all those people living without energy and cooking on fire wood there is an opportunity through pro-poor mitigation. Renew’N’Able Malawi (RENAMA), a Malawian non-governmental organization and partner of Hivos in Southern Africa, will tell how to enAble Malawians to Renew their lifestyles based on renewable and more efficient energy sources. The discussion will focus on barriers and solutions and involvement of stakeholders like private sector, cso’s and government.
6. Climate investments in the water sector
The Dutch Agro-Water Climate Alliance (DAWCA) assists companies in the agro-food and water sectors in finding investment opportunities in climate adaptation and mitigation projects. Many projects in the water sector contribute to climate adaptation or could be re-designed to do so. DAWCA and their strategic partner Netherlands Water Partnership (NWP) will talk about climate investments in the water sector in developing countries, and will explore with the audience how climate investments can be mobilized by linking public and private sources. They will also discuss how these projects contribute to the SDG's.
You can register for the conference by sending an email to [email protected]. Please also state your workshop preference per round.