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.
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.
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
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