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ICROA activities at COP23

01 Nov 2017 19:31 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

ICROA is in the final stage of preparations for COP23 in Bonn, starting on 6 November and running through 17 November. Voluntary action will be high on the agenda for this year’s event as negotiators and Parties work towards key events in 2018, including the first Facilitative Dialogue and a decision text on the Article 6 rule book. Meanwhile, new research has shown that the annual increase in CO2 emissions in 2016 was 50% higher than the average of the past 10 years, and the new UNEP Emissions Gap report shows the gap between the NDCs and the reductions required to keep temperature rise below 2°C is bigger than ever. This highlights the urgent need for all stakeholders to rapidly scale ambition. 

ICROA’s work programme on securing a role for voluntary action in a post-Paris world continues at COP23 with the second in our series of workshops. This will take place on Friday 10th November in the IETA Business Hub. To support this invitation-only event, we recently published our guidance report ‘Pathways to increased voluntary action by non-state actors’. This document will be the basis for discussion during our side event.

In addition, ICROA Programme Director Simon Henry will also be participating on the following panel sessions:

Fostering Innovation to Help Implement the SDGs – Case Study from the Pacific Islands
November 7, 14:30 - 16:00
IETA Business Hub

Future-Proofing Voluntary Carbon Projects Post-2020
Download the event flyer here
November 8, 9:30 - 11:00
IETA Business Hub

Five Years of Experiences Gained from the Joint Crediting Mechanism (JCM) - Lessons Learned and Way Forward
November 8, 17:00 - 18:30
IETA Business Hub

As usual, IETA will be hosting a variety side events in our Business Hub. The draft programme of events can be accessed here, and our COP23 Practical Tips & Tricks, with details of how to find the IETA Business Hub, are available here.

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