BC3´s Official Side Event at COP24

BC3 is an admitted observer organization that organizes Side Events at COP. This year, 2018 BC3 will be contributing by organizing its own Side Event in collaboration with the Centre For Research on Energy and Environmental Economics and Policy (IEFE) of Bocconi University Milan and the Foundation for Gaia. Since 2010 BC3 has been playing an active role at COPs with a variety of contributions.


Side Event: Implementation of non-state climate policies and targets

The side-event addressing the implementation of climate policies and targets by non-state actors is organised by the Basque Centre for Climate Change (BC3) in collaboration with the Centre For Research on Energy and Environmental Economics and Policy (IEFE) of Bocconi University Milan and the Foundation for Gaia.

Regional governments, cities, businesses, non-governmental organisations and others are progressively committing to ambitious climate targets and policies, both in adaptation and mitigation. The challenge is how to implement them effectively and increase ambition. We will discuss recent developments and ways forward in non-state action.

11:30 Welcome and introduction to the session

Dr. Elisa Sainz de Murieta, (Basque Centre for Climate Change and Grantham Research Institute – LSE)

11.35 – 11.50 Opening Keynote: Setting the ground: why non-state action matters?

Prof. Anil Markandya, Distinguished Ikerbasque Professor, Former BC3 Scientific Director

11:50 – 12.25





Progress in non-state action: NGO and business approach

Chair: Joana Setzer (Grantham Research Institute, London School of Economics)

Climate Change and Sustainable Communities: Action, Implementation and Solutions

Mr. Robert Hall, President, European Network for Community-Led Initiatives on Climate Change and Sustainability

Practical examples and lessons learnt in non-state action: the example of ecovillages

Ms. Brigitta Spaelti, Main Representative to the United Nations, Global Ecovillage Network Europe

How do we get there? The contribution of Iberdrola to the Talanoa dialogue

Mr. Miguel Muñoz Rodríguez, Iberdrola

12:25 – 12:55


Roundtable: Sub-national targets and policies: what are the challenges?

Chair: Prof. Edoardo Croci, GREEN Bocconi University

  Mr. Marcelo Donnabella Bastos Elias, Deputy Secretary, Secretariat for the Environment, Sao Paulo
  Dr. Tadashi Matsumoto, Coordinator, National Urban Policy Programme, Climate Change and Green Growth, OECD
  Ms. Emmanuelle Pinault, Head of City Diplomacy, C40 cities
12:55-13.00 Closing to the session

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Financiado por el Ministerio de Ciencia Innovación y Universidades y la Agencia Estatal de Investigación,
a través de la Convocatoria: Maria de Maeztu 2017 (BOE 21/10/2017) siendo la referencia de nuestro expediente: MDM-2017-0714

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