IDDRI : INVITATION Webinar: Climate ambition beyond emission numbers: an inside look from countries and sectors

Climate ambition beyond emission numbers: an inside look from countries and sectors
02:00 pm – 04:00 pm CEST
English-speaking webinar on Zoom
Moderator: Megan Darby, Climate Home News, Editor

2:00 – 2:05 Welcome by the moderator
2:05 – 2:15 Introduction by IDDRI
2:15 – 2:45 Country and sectoral speakers : Rodrigo Palma (Chile), Chucks Okereke (Nigeria), Amit Garg (India), Claire Healy (USA), Emily Hosek (SLOCAT, Partnership on Sustainable, Low Carbon Transport)
2:45 – 3:00 Keynote on the impact this country and sector of approach could have on COP26 or on the Global Stocktake – Emmanuel Guérin, European Climate Foundation, Executive Director for the International Group
3:00 – 3:30 Discussion panel:
Tasneem Essop, Climate Action Network, International Executive Director 
Monica Araya, UNFCCC, Special Advisor to the High-Level Climate Action Champion for COP26 
Youba Sokona, South Centre, Special Advisor for Sustainable Development 
3:30 – 3:55 Discussion
3:55 – 4:00 Closing

Detailed assessments of the state of progress on GHG emission trends and targets can be expected in the lead-up to COP26, and we can already anticipate some of the headline conclusions: Firstly, country commitments as reflected in enhanced Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) will be insufficient to put the world on track to achieve the collective “well below 2°C”. Furthermore, concrete policies and actions adopted by countries on the ground will not be sufficient to achieve these NDC targets. These headline conclusions will be very important to guide the conversations at COP26, highlighting to the general public the need to further accelerate action and exerting pressure on negotiators to reach a COP26 decision that reflects the imperative of this acceleration

With this event, we are presenting a report that adopts a different, complementary, perspective on climate ambition. It seeks to guide effectively the progressive increase of ambition, as organized by the cycles process of the Paris Agreement. To this aim, it open the box of emission pathways, by considering the multidimensional feasibility conditions that will enable the required far-reaching and systemic transformation towards the long-term goal. This requires to move away from a purely global perspective to reflect the heterogeneous nature of transformations and the multi-faceted aspects of transitions in different sectors and countries. The analysis of the report is therefore primarily conducted through the lens of country and sector perspectives, with the objective to assess progress made and identify remaining critical blocking points and obstacles that would need to be overcome in order to improve the capacity of the country or the sector to align its ambition with the Paris Agreement mitigation objective.

On the one hand, the report analyses whether there are clear, concrete and credible signs of progress suggesting that the Paris Agreement process can be effective to achieve its collective goals. It does so by providing a record and analysis of what progress there has been at national and sectorial levels during the first cycle and what needs to be done during the second cycle. On the other hand, the report proposes an illustration for an implemented cross-cutting, bottom-up assessment of collective progress and projected ambition, two years before the 2023 Global Stocktake.

The conference will be public and recorded. If you cannot log in to Zoom, this event will also be streamed live on YouTube, where you will be able to ask questions.
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