Capacity building through climate change officials networking

Organizer: UNEP

Date: Wed / Dec. 2 - 13:15

Time: 13:15

Area: Blue Zone

Location: Conference Centre – Blue Zone – Delegations Area – Hall 3 – Pavilion 7
The focus will be on showing how capacity building and knowledge sharing services have been contributing to the faster development and implementation of climate change actions at the domestic level, while leveraging on powerful, because candid and informal, regional peer-learning mechanisms.

The audience will be invited to react and share views on how to best capitalise and expand on these examples with the view to refine UNEP networking of Climate Change officials approach to best serve the needs of developing countries parties, as one possible mechanism for capacity-building in line with Article 6 of the Convention and Article 8 of the Paris Draft Agreement.

Concrete examples or “impact stories”, stemming from country-level support and/or regional group learning, will be briefly presented. They will cover topic areas such as:

  • support for INDC development, prioritisation of sector-wide NAMAs,
  • National Adaptation Plan (NAP) process;
  • future opportunities and challenges in the context of the Paris negotiation text, importance of CC awareness for sub-national levels of government (e.g. state/province, district, cities/local government) as well as non-state actors (e.g. NGOs, large corporations private sector), or ways to enhance the exchange and sharing of information, the coordination and the harmonisation of climate policies at the regional level.

These examples will highlight stronger Climate change  coordination mechanisms and institutions at the national level, effective implementation of COP decisions, fuller engagement in the ongoing UNFCCC negotiations, and the fast-track capacity building through regional exchange and peer-learning.

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