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Science related events and exhibits at COP21
EVENTS:Non exhaustive list...
“Blue zone” - UN accreditation area, Paris Le BourgetJust for you...
Climate Generations Area, Paris Le Bourget
30 Nov 2015
12:00 – 13:30
Africa pavilion Salle 1.Gender, Climate Change and Sustainable Development in Africa: Challenges and Opportunities post 2015 agreement
30 Nov 14.30EU PavilionScaling up investments in low-carbon technology & materials in the EU&GCC
30 November 2015 16:45—18:15Blue zone, Observer rm 03China’s Forestry Actions & Creative Risk Management Methods for Climate Change China's forestry sector makes extremely efforts to combat climate change.Scientific climate risk management tools have been developed. It's forestry practices combating climate change will be presented, and the latest risk work and a climate risk and opportunity indicator will be discussed.China Green Carbon Foundation (CGCF) Mr. Jinhong Yuan; Research Centre for Sustainable Development (RCSD) Mr. Guiyang Zhuang Speakers: Dr.Li Nuyun and Dr.An Fengjie, from State Forestry Administration of China; Prof. Pan Jiahua and Prof. Zhuang Guiyang from RCSD; David King from the UK Foreign Office; Bill Hare, climate Analytics; Dennis Pamlin, from the Global Challenges Foundation; Prof Patrick McSharry Smith, from University of Oxford; Prof John Innes, from the University of British Columbia.
30 Nov 2015, 18:00-19h30Peruvian pavilionFROM SCIENCE TO POLICY: Contributions from Science to the management of Water Resources, Biodiversity and Climate ChangeIAI, IRD, Peru, GIZICSU participating
30 Nov 2015
Blue zone, Observer room 10From science to solutions: uses and strategies of IPCC communications for a climate-changing world

With increasing calls for the IPCC to make its work more accessible, this side event will look at possibilities for the IPCC, working alone or with partners, to reach various stakeholders more effectively while maintaining its scientific rigour and objectivity.
WMO/UNEP Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)
Mr. Carlos Martin-Novella
Speakers: IPCC Chair, Prime Minister of Mozambique, mayors, business leaders, representative of UNFCCC adaptation committee, science communications expert from Yale University
01 Dec 2015
Blue zone, observer room 8The importance of social science research for understanding climate change induced migration
The social sciences have made a significant contribution to enhancing our understanding of climate change induced migration, both as an empirical and normative phenomenon but also as an object of theorisation. We present the key findings of the EU Cost Action IS1101 „Climate Change and Migration“.
Lund University
Ms. Angela Oels

Lancaster University
Mr. Giovanni Bettini

University of Hamburg (UHH)
Mr. Jürgen Scheffran
Speakers: -Dr. Andrew Baldwin (Durham University) -Prof. Jürgen Scheffran (Hamburg University) -Dr. Angela Oels (LUCSUS) -Dr. Giovanni Bettini (Lancaster University) -Dr. Francois Gemenne (Liége University) -Dr. Koko Warner (United Nations University) -Nnimmo Bassey (Health of Mother Earth Foundation)
1er décembre à 11h30salle 3Séance de projection-débat autour du film "La biodiversité face aux changements climatiques" en présence du réalisateur, Gérard Paillard, et de certains des experts interviewés dans ce film produit par Humanité et Biodiversité : Bernard Chevassus-au-Louis, président d'Humanité et Biodiversité, Jean Jouzel, chercheur au GIEC, Grégory Beaugrand, chercheur à l'Université de Lille, Christian de Perthuis, économiste à l'Université Paris-Dauphine, et Romain Julliard, enseignant-chercheur au Muséum national d'Histoire naturelleHumanité et Biodiversité
1 December 14h00Climate Generations area, Cinema RoomLa projection du film « La glace et le ciel » réalisé par Luc JacquetInscription OBLIGATOIRE auprès de :
1 Dec 14.30EU PavilionClimate-smart agri-food system
1 December 15-16h30Blue zone, Side events area, OR 03Mitigation contributions from developing countries: innovation, technology and scenario analysis. The Paris Agreement requires country-level implementation, where institutional capabilities and integrated assessment modelling capacities are needed. With colleagues from Colombia and Kenya we show how collaboration on scenario analysis and work through the Technology Mechanism can contributeSTEPS Centre, Sussex Energy Group and the Institute of Development StudiesSpeakers: Rob Byrne and Adrian Ely (STEPS Centre/SPRU, University of Sussex), Cosmas Ochieng (African Centre for Technology Studies), Silvia Calderon (DNP, Colombia), Heleen de Coninck (University of Nijmegen), Ambuj Sagar (Indian Institute of Technology), Matthew Halstead (Energy Research Centre of the Netherlands)
1 December, 2.15 pm to 3.45 pm
Nordic Pavilion, “Blue Zone”, Hall 2B, Room 65 "View from the Poles: Climate Lessons from the Arctic and Antarctica". SCAR scientists and Arctic colleagues will present relevant climate science highlights. SCAR, International Cryosphere Climate InitiativeSCAR
01 Dec 2015
Blue zone, Observer rm 08Climate Change and Resilience: Co-design for Urbanization in China

climate change and its impact on people's livelihood and social development in China future risks of climate change to sustainable urbanization of China strategies towards enhancing future social resilience enhancing social resilience: advances and practices in China
China National Committee for Future Earth

China Association for Science and Technology (CAST)
Ms. Jing Ma

Xiamen University
Ms. Hongxia Duan
Speakers: Chair: ZHANG Jiansheng,CAST 1: Dahe Qin, China Meteor.Admin. 2: Guoxiong Wu, Inst.of Atmospheric Phys., CAS 3: X.Du, Chinese Academy of Eng. 4: J.Pan, Inst.for Urban & Environ.Studies, Chinese Academy of Social Sci. 5: Jerry Yan,Mälardalen Univ., Sweden 6: Y. Zhu, Inst.of Urban Environ., CAS
01 Dec 2015
Observer rm 01Climate science update:
budgets, feedbacks and impacts informing strategies for greater resilience
What changes in climate are expected in response to future carbon budgets? For various scenarios we present mitigation benefits, assess risks and highlight vulnerabilities. We consider strategies for resilient and sustainable human systems, such as food, livelihoods and urban infrastructure.
Met Office Hadley Center
Ms. Katherine Carroll

University of Reading
Ms. Kathy Maskell
Speakers: Peter Stott, Jason Lowe, Chris Jones (Met Office Hadley Centre)
1 December
2-4 pm
Climate Generations area, UNESCO pavilionSession dedicated to new ways of doing research and sustainability science. The session will be involving academics in dialogue with young engaged citizens from the student association CliMates. This segment aims in particular to offer visibility to the progress that has been made in the field, as well as the new challenges that have emerged.UNESCOICSU and ISSC Secretariats to participate
Dec 1-4Global Landscapes Forum Nicholas, Lund University, advisor to the programme
02 Dec 2015
Climate Generations area, Room 9“Water, People and Cooperation: 50 Years of Water Programmes for Sustainable Development at UNESCO”Blanca Jiménez Cisneros, Director, Division of Water Sciences and Secretary of the International Hydrological Programme (IHP), UNESCOICSU secretariat to participate
02 Dec 2015
Observer rm 04Carbon Pricing, Technology Investment, and Trade: Integrating Design Elements for a Low Carbon Club
Multilateral negotiations can be complemented with coalitions on various climate-related issue areas where there is a need for a high degree of policy coordination. We will examine the idea of “clubs” of enhanced ambition based around the interrelationship of pricing, technology investment, trade.
Climate Strategies
Ms. Eleonora Arcese

Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)
Mr. Richard Wood

University College London (UCL)
Mr. Michael Grubb
Speakers: University College London, ICTSD, World Bank, LSE
2 December 14h-15hRoyal Society - MET booth, Hall 4 booth n 46DMeet the scientist: Georgina Mace FRS, Professor of Biodiversity and Ecosystems, University College LondonCome chat to scientists in an informal way!
2 December
Observer rm 2Relevance of the CDM and coopera3ve mechanisms in the new climate regime for Africa
University of Zurich, Perspectives
Reforms of the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) such as programmatic approaches and simplified
methodologies have strengthened access to the CDM by African countries. Learning the lessons from
Africa’s CDM experience and promoting current negotiation positions are key steps to achieve further
CDM reform and development of multilateral rules suitable for an equitable participation of African
countries in future carbon markets and results-based finance schemes.
The event provides a platform to discuss African negotiation positions, efforts by the UNFCCC
Secretariat, and experiences from research regarding the challenges and opportunities of carbon market
and results-based finance mechanisms for Africa.
2 December 17:15-18:45Climate Generations area, Section A, Room 2RINGO panel: Bridging the Research Gap: a discussion of new directions and research needs for climate policy12 speakers with short (5-minute) presentations each
2 December, 14:15-15:45Climate Generations area, Cinema RoomSCREENING OF THE MOVIE "Our Common Future Under Climate Change" - Special scientific briefing during COP21 featuring the leading scientists
who were a part of ‘Our Common future Under Climate Change’, a landmark conference ahead of COP21 that convened the world’s leading global change scientists, jointly organized by ICSU, Future Earth, UNESCO and French research institutions.
Claire Weill, IDDRI, CFCC2015ICSU to participate. - Panellists: Chris Field, Founding Director of the Carnegie Institution's Department of Global Ecology, USA, Chair of the CFCC15 Scientific Committee (SC), IPCC WGII and the following SC members : Penny Urquhart, Independent Analyst, South Africa, IPCC WGII; Cheikh Mbow, CGIAR, Kenya, IPCC WGIII; Emilio Lèbre La Rovere, COPPE, Brazil, IPCC WGII; Hervé Le Treut, Chair of the Organizing Committee..
2 Dec 13.30Climate Generations areaClimate-smart agri-food system
3 December,
Cité des Sciences AuditoriumYouth for Climate
The Science Centers Conference for COP 21
Coordinated by ASTC-Universcience
Coordinated by ASTC-Universcience

Walter Staveloz, Director International Relations, Association of Science-Technology Centers (ASTC)
ICSU participation - Moderator: Walter Staveloz, ASTC (with Stephanie Ratcliffe as the time keeper)
- coordination by Universcience : Stefan Aykut, Michael Evrard, Bruno Latour (to be confirmed)
- coordination by ASTC : Frank Niepold (NOAA), MS. Karuna Singh, Director of Earth Day India; Jean-Pascal van Ypersele (IPCC Vice-Chair for AR5 (Sept. 2008 - Oct. 2015), Ms. Heide Hackmann (Executive Director of ICSU), Owen Gaffney, Communication officer of "Future Earth" (to be confirmed)
Conclusion : the Deputy Energy Secretary Liz Sherwood-Randall and a representative from the European Commission (to be confirmed)
3 December, 14:30 - 16EU Pavilion in the Blue zoneSide event (No 27): The changing ocean and its impact on societyEuropean UnionCarol Turley, (Plymouth Marine Laboratory, UK Ocean Acidification research program), Paul Pearson (Cardiff University and UK Ocean Acidification research program), Hans-Otto Pörtner (Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research, the German BIOACID research programme, IPCC), Jean-Pierre Gattuso (CNRS-UPMC, Oceans 2015 Initiative), Vladimir Ryabinin ( Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO), Phillip Williamson (UK Ocean Acidification Research Programme and Natural Environment Research Council), Alex Magnan (IDDRI)
03 Dec 2015
Blue zone, Observer rm 01Forests, landscapes, climate & sustainable development - The evidence we need for the future we want - Land-based mitigation & adaptation: What are the research and evidence requirements that emerge from a joint post-2015 climate and development agenda aiming at inclusive growth, food/energy security and resource efficiency? We build on lessons from a decade of action research on REDD+ and beyond. for International Forestry Research (CIFOR)
Ms. Levania Santoso

Friedrich Schiller University Jena (FSU Jena)
Mr. Martin Herold

Rainforest Foundation Norway (RFN)
Ms. Ingrid Aas Borge
16:00 - 17:30
Cicero Pavilion, Hall 3The science of IPCC communication

There is an ongoing discussion on how to improve the IPCC's communication with key stakeholders . This side event will present recent and ongoing research on how to improve IPCC and climate science communication.

Register here:
CICERO. For more CICERO events at COP21: Maxwell Boykoff - University of Colorado Boulder, Asher Minns, Future Earth Europe, Erlend Hermansen, CICERO
03 December, 16:30-18:00EU pavillion, Blue Zone (Hall 2B)From INDCs to 2 degrees, bridging the gaps in mitigation and implementation -Leading scientists and practitioners will discuss their work on the effect of the INDCs and how below 2°C pathways can be reachedEuropean Commission,Joint Research Centre; Potsdam Institute for Climate
Impact Research; International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA); International Energy Agency; Centre International de Recherche sur l’Environnement et le Développement (CIRED); Imperial College London; Perspectives Climate Change
Moderator: Laura Cozzi, IEA; Speakers and panellists: Alban Kitous and Toon Vandyck, European Commission, Joint Research Centre; Elmar Kriegler, Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research; Priyadarshi R. Shukla, Indian Institute of Management of Ahmedabad ; Nicklas Forsell, International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis ; Giacomo Grassi, European Commission, Joint Research Centre; Christina Hood, International Energy Agency ; Jean-Charles Hourcade Centre International de Recherche sur l’Environnement et le Développement ; Jim Skea, Imperial College London ; Axel Michaelowa, Perspectives Climate Change
3 December 16:00-17:30Salle 1 of the Africa Pavilion.Climate Change, Agroecology, Nutrition, and Food Security: Critical lessons from Project Interventions in Sub-Saharan Africa"Cornell University, IFPRI, IRD, and UNDPSpeakers -The Nexus of Climate Change, Agroecology, Nutrition, and Food Security: Allison Chatrchyan, Cornell University, Ithaca NY -Food Security Interventions for Mitigating Climate Change in Sub-Saharan Africa: Lessons from the Ethiopian Productive Safety Net Program (PSNP): Johannes Lehmann and Dominic Woolf, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY -Nutrition and food security in a warming world: Outlook and Opportunities for Africa based on the Global Nutrition Report 2015: Yves Martin-Prével, French Institute of Research for Development (IRD), Montpellier, France -Community level approaches to climate resilience, agro-ecology, and food security: The experience and future plans of the UNDP GEF Small Grants Program in Africa: Charles Nyandiga, UNDP, New York
03 December 16:00 - 18:00German Pavillon in the Blue ZoneSide event: Science-based climate policy: from research to decision making (talks and discussion)Federal Ministry of Education and Research GermanySpeakers: Gregor Laumann (DLR PT, Germany), Karl Eugen Huthmacher (Federal Ministry of Education and Research Germany), Prof. Hans-Otto Poertner (AWI, IPCC AR 6, Co-Chair WG II, BIOACID), Grit Martinez (Ecologic, KLIMZUG), Christoph Bals (Germanwatch), Prof. Ottmar Edenhofer (PIK)
3 December, 17h00-18h30Hall 3, OIF-IFDD (La Francophonie) Pavilion #6,High-level Roundtable – Climate Change Dialogue: Challenges and Opportunities for Research in the Global SouthIRD, IDRCAdama Diawara, Education and Research Adviser to the President of the Republic of Côte D’Ivoire, Jean Lebel, President of Canada’s International Development Research Centre (IDRC), Cheikh Mbow, senior scientist on climate change and development at the World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) , Jean-Paul Moatti, Chair of IRD, Jean-Pierre Ndoutoum, Director of IFD, René Orellana, Bolivian Minister of Planning and Development, Stéphane Pouffary, Founder and Honorary President of ENERGIES 2050, Laurent Sédogo, Ex-minister of Mali and President of the West African Science Service Center on Climate Change and Adapted
Land Use (WASCAL)
, Lindiwe Sibanda, CEO of the Food, Agriculture and Natural Resources Policy Analysis Network. Programme:
4 Dec
Climate Generations areasScaling up investments in low-carbon technology & materials
4 December, 10h00-16h00INSERM, 101, rue de Tolbiac, 75013, Paris, 10th floor, room 132COP21 Responding to Health and Data Challenges, ISCICSU participation- Speakers - Charles Ebikeme, ICSU (Urban Health and Wellbeing : systems data to policy)
4 December, 11:30—13:00 Blue zone, Observer rm 01Case for Climate Change and Atmospheric PollutionClimate Analytics GmbH
Ms. Marcia Rocha

National Institute of Public Health and the Environment (RIVM)
Mr. Michel den Elzen

The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI)
Mr. Manish Shrivastava
DRAFT SPEAKERS POOL / LIST: CA: Bill Hare, Marcia Rocha, Florent Baarsch, Felix Fallasch --- PBL: Michel den Elzen, Heleen van Soest, Annemiek Admiraal --- TERI: Leena Srivastava, Ritu Mathur, Kaushik Ranjan
4 December; 14h00-15h00 Royal Society - MET booth, Hall 4 booth n 46DMeet the scientist: Peter Cox, Professor of Climate System Dynamics, University of ExeterCome chat to the scientists in an informal way!
4 December at 15.00-16.30Climate Generations area, Salle 1Climate Relevant Innovation-system Builders (CRIBs): how to strengthen the UNFCCC Technology Mechanism - The session will focus on how the UNFCCC Technology Mechanism can be strengthened to promote the building of national systems of innovation (NSIs) in developing countries. NSIs are essential to fostering the development and transfer of technology for both climate change adaptation and mitigation. Speakers will examine what policies, institutional arrangements, capabilities and interventions the Technology Mechanism can promote to support NSI-building. The panellists will draw from research undertaken in a range of developing countries, focussing especially on Africa but with reference to developing Asia and Latin America, to provide practical recommendations on ways forwardThe STEPS Centre, Sussex Energy Group and the Institute of Development StudiesSpeakers: Dr Rob Byrne (STEPS Centre/SPRU, University of Sussex), Prof Ambuj Sagar (Indian Institute of Technology), Dr Cosmas Ochieng (ACTS), Dr Heleen de Coninck (Radboud University), Sam Geall / Adrian Ely (STEPS Centre/SPRU, University of Sussex)
4 December French-Norwegian Center, FMSHParis Arctic Climate Research Strategy meeting;
4 December 2015, 15:45-17:15,Climate Generations Area, ParisClimate Clubs: Coalitions of ambitious frontrunner countries to help close the two degree gapDIE/ GDI organizer/speaker, co-organized with Germanwatch
Dec 4
Africa pavilion Salle II.Taking Forward the Implementation of National Climate Smart: Agriculture Programmes in East Africa.
4 Dec, 10:30 - 18:45Rio Conventions Pavilion in theClimate Generations areaOceans Day at COP 21please check and for details
4-5 DecemberICSU office, 5 rue Auguste Vacquerie, 75016 ParisTHE ANTHRONAUT EXPERIENCE – COP21 Virtual Reality Hackathon

Immersive technologies and new narratives
ICSU & Future EarthICSU comms team organizing. By invitation.
05 Dec 2015
8h00 -17h00
Marriott Rive Gauche Hotel,
17 Boulevard Saint-Jacques,
75014 Paris
Climate and health SummitThe Summit is coordinated by the Global Climate and Health Alliance in collaboration with the World Health Organization, the Société Française de Santé et Environnement (SFSE) and the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), funded by the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), and our local implementing partner the Health and Environment Alliance (HEAL).Virginia Murray panelist
5 December, 10- 12h00China Pavilion Workshop on Promoting Green Carbon City to Combat Climate Change; The event will demonstrate Chinese creative practices and our remarkable progress on combating climate changes under the principles of transmission to low-carbon society and environment friendly development to the international community especially through forest activities. The event includes storytelling, presentations and interactive discussion with speakers and audiences. Workshop will be organized by China Green Carbon Foundation (CGCF) and All-China Environment Federation (ACEF), Beijing Forestry Carbon Administration (BFCA) and University of British Columbia (UBC).Dr. LI Nuyun, Secretary-General of China Green Carbon; Prof. John Innes, Dean of Faculty of Forestry, The University of British Columbia; Prof. ZHOU Guomo, President of Zhejiang A & F University; Prof. AN Fengjie, President of China National Sand Control & Desert Industry Society; WANG Haidong, Director of Forestry Department of Zhangjiakou Municipal City Government, Hebei Province; ZHANG Weidong, Programme Manager of UNDP China; ZHOU Caixian, Director of Beijing Forestry Carbon Administration; XIE Yuhong, Deputy Secretary-General of All-China Environment Federation; Dr. YING Miaomiao, Secretary-General of Wenzhou Low-carbon City Institute; Dr. CHEN Qiuxia, Zhejiang Subtropical Crops Research Institute
5 DecemberSorbonne, Paris2015 Global University Climate Forum

A global climate action workshop for university students
ICSU secretariat to participate _ Maria Ivanova panelist
5 December 2015, 11:15-12:45OECD Pavilion, Blue zone, ParisLooking beyond the mitigation targets of INDCs: finance, fairness and adaptationDIE/GDI organizer/moderator, co-organized with the African Centre for Technology Studies, ACTS
Saturday 5th December 2015, 11.30am-12.30pmMarriott Rive Gauche Hotel,
17 Boulevard Saint-Jacques,
75014 Paris
Fourth annual Climate & Health Summit
“Health Adaptation and Community Resilience” breakout session
World Health Organization and the Global Climate & Health Alliance, in collaboration with the European Health and Environment Alliance (HEAL), The Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) funded by the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), and with the support of the Ministry of Health France and the Société Française de Santé et Environnement.
5 Dec
GCC PavilionEU and GCC Collaboration on economic diversification
This side event would highlight some of the initiatives already in place between the EU and GCC on economic diversification and also identify both barriers to and solutions for scaling up investments in low-carbon technology and materials in the EU and GCC countries
5 December at 2pm"Enabling Clean Energy Implementation through Policy, Technology/Innovation, and Finance”Northeast Clean Energy Council

co-sponsored by the US Department of Energy.
05 Dec 2015
Blue zone, Observer rm 04The Role of the Oceans Beyond 2020: Implications for Adaptation
The ocean’s changing role as carbon sink, deterioration of marine ecosystems, deoxygenation and acidification are worrying trends well documented by scientific research. We use the example of Easter Island to discuss the role oceans will play in the post-2020 climate order.
University of California (UCRP)
Mr. Robert Monroe

Chile Sr. Julio Cordano
Speakers: HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco; Lisa Levin, Scripps Oceanography; Libby Jewett, NOAA; Margaret Leinen, Scripps Oceanography; Hans Poertner, Alfred Wegener Inst.
05 Dec 2015
Blue zone, Observer rm 03The Arctic and Nordic Climate Science, Technology and Diplomacy in a Global Context

Nordic universities have a history of combining knowledge on Arctic climate science, technology and diplomacy. How may the Nordic states use this experience to promote future global climate science, global climate diplomacy and regulation, and attention to indigenous peoples?
UiT The Arctic University of Norway * (UiT)
Mr. Haakon Fottland

Umea University
Mr. Peter Skold

University of Iceland
Ms. Bjargey Anna Gudbrandsdottir

University of Lapland
Ms. Ilona Mettiäinen
Speakers: A. Husebekk, Rector, UiT Arctic Univ. Norway; R. Bertelsen, UiT; D. Dahl-Jensen, Univ. Copenhagen; P. Roberts, KTH Royal Inst. Tech.; C. Pelaudeix, Aarhus Univ.; B. Daviðsdóttir, Univ. Iceland; P. Sköld, Umeå Univ.; I. Mettiäinen, Univ.Lapland; K. Hendriksen, DTU-Tech. Univ. Denmark
5 December, 13:45-15:15Climate Generations area Room 8Community resilience in the face of climate-driven extreme events, a Vanuatu case study"International Environment Forum
6 December,
all day
Potocki Hotel
27 Avenue de Friedland, Paris, 75008
World Climate Summit secretariat to participate TBC
6 December, 09:00-13:00GLF side event "From farmer's fields to landscapes: Food security in a new climate regime?" - CCAFS co host and organizer
6 December ,
Boat on the SeineB Team event with Stockholm Resilience CenterSRC, Future EarthFuture Earth
7 December CICERO / BELLONA Pavilion hall 3GCP press launchCorinne Le Quere et al
7-8 December7 December: Climate Generations Space

8 December : Blue zone
UN Global Compact Caring for Climate Business Forum
7 December 11.45 – 13.15IUCN Pavilion in the Blue ZoneOcean acidification and other climate stressors (or impacts) on the ocean – where we are heading, and what we need to stop it.IUCN - International Union for Conservation of NatureDr. Jean-Pierre Gattuso (CNRS, UPMC and IDDRI), Alexandre Magnan (IDDRI), Dr. Carol Turley (PML), Dr. Kirsten Isensee (UNESCO-IOC), Jay J. Manning (Cascadia Law Group)
7 December 2015 12.10-14.05UNESCO Pavilion
Climate generation area 12:10 - 14:05 18:00 - 20.00 at the UNESCO Headquarters 7 Place Fontenoy, 75007 Paris
Quest for Global Sustainability: Climate Change, Science and the Oslo Principles Presentation of International law and the Oslo Principles On Global Climate Change Obligations Eystein Jansen and Tore Furevik (Bjerknes Centre for Climate Research), Kira Vinke (Potsdam Institute for Climate Research), Thomas Pogge (Yale), Michel Gerrard (Columbia University), Jaap Spier (Maastricht University), Antonio Benjamin (Supreme Court of Brazil), Jeffrey Sachs (Columbia University), Alberto D. Cimadamore (CROP, University of Bergen), Gabriele Kohler (UNRISD), Sascha Gabizon (WECF International)
7 December 2015
Hôtel Bel Ami
7 rue-Saint-Benoît
75006 Paris
Paris Groundswell: Galvanizing the Post-2015 Groundswell of Climate Actions
07 Dec 2015
Blue zone, Observer rm 02The Importance of Addressing Oceans and Coasts in an Ambitious Agreement at the UNFCCC COP 21
Building on the Oceans Day at COP 21 outcomes, the event will address: implications of ocean warming, ocean acidification, & sea level rise; potential impacts on food security; conserving coastal ecosystems as carbon sinks; financing adaptation strategies; capacity development and public education.
International Coastal and Ocean Organization (ICO)
Ms. Miriam Balgos

South Africa
Mr. Ashley Naidoo

World Ocean Network (WON)
Ms. Iwona Gin
Speakers: I. Soesilo, Marine Affairs Minister, Indonesia; M. Mayekiso, Deputy DG Environment, South Africa; V. Ryabinin, Exec Secretary, IOC/UNESCO; A. Mathiesen, Asst DG Fisheries & Aquaculture, FAO; B. Cicin-Sain, President, Global Ocean Forum; H. Terashima, President, Ocean Policy Research Institute, Japan; P. Vallette, Vice President, World Ocean Network
07 Dec 2015
Blue zone, Observer rm 04 Next Steps on Climate Change: Decarbonization and Climate Finance - Professor Jeffrey Sachs, will be joined by Erik Solheim (OECD) and Jean-François Gagné (IEA) for a moderated evening discussion on "Next Steps on Climate Change: Decarbonization and Climate Finance". The discussion will be followed by a Q&A. Professor Sachs will present some of the key findings and lessons of the Deep Decarbonisation Pathways Project (DDPP), including the 2015 Global Synthesis report. The DDPP has created a framework predicated on taking seriously what is needed to limit global warming to 2°C or less. It has been developed and utilized by a consortium of scientific research teams from leading research institutions in sixteen of the world’s largest greenhouse gas emitting countries, and is jointly led by The Institute for Sustainable Development and International Relations (IDDRI) and the SDSN.University of Oxford, Environmental Change Institute (ECI)
Ms. Joan Arthur

Green Economics Institute (GEI)
Ms. Miriam Kennet

Victoria University Wellington (VUW)
Mr. Dave Frame
Speakers: The Hon. Tim Groser (Minister of Trade, & Minister for Climate Change, New Zealand, Confirmed), Jan Fuglestvedt (CICERO, Norway), Xolisa Ngwadla & Francois Engelbrecht (CSIR, South Africa), David Frame (Victoria U. Wellington, New Zealand), Myles Allen (U. Oxford, UK), Adrian Macey (VUW, Chair)
07 Dec 2015 18:30Reid Hall, 4 Rue de Chevreuse, 75006 Paris Next Steps on Climate Change: Decarbonization and Climate Finance - Professor Jeffrey Sachs, will be joined by Erik Solheim (OECD) and Jean-François Gagné (IEA) for a moderated evening discussion on "Next Steps on Climate Change: Decarbonization and Climate Finance". The discussion will be followed by a Q&A. Professor Sachs will present some of the key findings and lessons of the Deep Decarbonisation Pathways Project (DDPP), including the 2015 Global Synthesis report. The DDPP has created a framework predicated on taking seriously what is needed to limit global warming to 2°C or less. It has been developed and utilized by a consortium of scientific research teams from leading research institutions in sixteen of the world’s largest greenhouse gas emitting countries, and is jointly led by The Institute for Sustainable Development and International Relations (IDDRI) and the SDSN.UN SDSN; OECD DAC; IEARSVP is required by 6pm on December 6. You will be asked for a photo ID to check-in on arrival. This event is free and open to the public; but RSVP is required for entry into Lerner! Please direct any questions, including press inquiries, to TO REGISTER:
8 December 11:30-13h00Blue zone, Observer rm 03Taking stock of the global carbon budget: Do we plan for a peak or for impacts beyond 2C? We present the latest analysis of the Global Carbon Budget, assess what controls emission reductions in the many countries already peaked, explore historical lessons for achieving China’s pledge for 2030, and present the consequences of beyond 2C for society and ecosystems from the EU HELIX projectUniversity of East Anglia (UEA)
Mr. Asher Minns

Center for International Climate and Environmental Research (CICERO)
Mr. Christian Bjørnæs

The University of Manchester
Ms. Lisa Bell
Speakers: Dr Youba Sokona, South Centre, Switzerland; Prof. Corinne Le Quéré, Tyndall Centre, University of East Anglia, UK; Prof. Dabo Guan, International Development. University of East Anglia, UK; Prof. Kevin Anderson, Tyndall Centre, University of Manchester, UK; Dr Glen Peters, CICERO, Norway
08 Dec 2015
Blue zone, Observer rm 08Mitigating methane emissions: from science to innovative solutions
Methane emissions are over 30 times more potent than CO2, and many mitigation solutions are cost-effective and available today. This event will explore the latest methane science, mitigation actions in municipal solid waste (the third largest methane source globally), and financial mechanisms.
United States of America
Ms. Julie Cerqueira

Institut Veolia *
Ms. Ludivine Houssin

International Solid Waste Association (ISWA)
Ms. Kata Tisza
Speakers: The panel will include scientists, practitioners from cities implementing mitigation actions, and other advocates of innovative solutions—businesses, local authorities, NGOs—from around the world: eg.IPCC (tbc), CCAC (tbc), AFD (tbc)
08 Dec 2015 14h00—15h00Royal Society - MET booth, Hall 4 booth n 46DMeet the scientist: Joanna Haigh FRS, Co-Director, Grantham Institute for Climate Change and EnvironmentCome chat to the scientists in an informal way!
08 Dec 2015 14h30 à 16h30Auditorium Nelson MandelaTable ronde "Climat et biodiversité : fondement et exemples de stratégies d'actions sans regrets" avec Bernard Chevassus-au-Louis, président d'Humanité et Biodiversité, Patrick Berger et Cathy Biass-Morin de l'Association des Ingénieurs Territoriaux de France, Gaelle Aggeri de l'Institut National Spécialisé d'Etudes Territoriales de Montpellier, Caroline Gutleben de Plante et Cité, Louis Tissier de la Ville et de la Communauté urbaine de Strasbourg, et Cyrille Lomet de la Ville de RennesHumanité et Biodiversité , organisée en partenariat avec l’AITF (Association des Ingénieurs Territoriaux de France), Plante et Cité et le CNFPT (Centre National de la Fonction Publique Territoriale)
08 Dec 2015 17h à 19hAuditorium Nelson Mandela« Des étoiles, au climat et à la biodiversité », une conférence sur les interactions entre le changement climatique et la biodiversité. Ils nous montreront que depuis l'apparition de la vie, les climats et la biodiversité sont liés et qu'il est nécessaire de répondre en cohérence aux deux plus grands enjeux écologiques du XXIe siècle que sont le dérèglement climatique et l'érosion de la biodiversitéHumanité et Biodiversitéavec Hubert Reeves et Bernard Chevassus-au-Louis
08 Dec 2015
Blue zone, Observer rm 02More, Faster, Now! Closing the emissions gap – how to unlock mitigation potential on the ground.
We need to do much more, much faster, much more urgently to keep global warming well below 2°C. We will highlight inspirational examples of co-operation on sustainable, renewable energy solutions e.g. in Sweden, CARICOM and Sub Saharan Africa, discuss the solutions and how to overcome barriers.
Ms. Nilla Thomson

Mr. Jaco Du Toit
Speakers: Moderator: WWF.[Deputy Prime minister of Sweden, Ms. Åsa Romson], will give the key note speech. Other speakers will be representatives from governments in partner countries, key actors from the civil society and leading international energy organizations and international financial institutions.
9 December all day event, 10h00 - 17h00 UNESCO Headquarter, 7 Place Fontenoy, 75007 Paris FranceThe seminar will focus on “Science-Policy Dialogue on Climate Change Adaptation and Resilience in Africa: The Critical needs for Africa to invest in home grown Science and appropriate Blue and Green Technologies towards poverty alleviation”.ICSU Regional Office for Africa involved
9th December 2015 from 11:00 to 13:00 hrs.India Pavilionside event on " Coastal Vulnerability"
9 December 09:15 - 10:45OECD Pavilion Avoiding Dangerous Climate Change: Achieving 2°C - Members of the AVOID 2 team will talk about how far the proposed INDCs take us in avoiding dangerous climate change, and why the goal of 2°C must remain in sight.Grantham Institute, Imperial College London - To register your interest in attending or to hear more about AVOID 2's analysis, please email Laila Read ( and panel: Sir David King, the UK Special Representative for Climate Change; Chair: Simon Buckle, Head of Climate Change, Biodiversity and Water Division at OECD; Jim Skea, Chair in Sustainable Energy at Centre for Environmental Policy, Imperial College London; Josué Tanaka, Managing Director, Operational Strategy & Planning at European Bank for Reconstruction and Development; Nigel Arnell, Professor of Climate System Science, Walker Institute, University of Reading; Ajay Gambhir, Senior Climate Change Mitigation Policy Research Fellow at Grantham Institute, Imperial College London
09 Dec 2015
Blue zone, Observer rm 04Risks of Irreversible Climate Impacts from Cryosphere: Permanent Changes to the Earth System
A new study, based on AR5 and later research defines the risk of permanent changes to Earth’s climate system based on irreversible dynamics in the Arctic, Antarctica and alpine regions at different temperatures and CO2 levels: including sea-level rise, carbon release and polar ocean acidification.
International Cryosphere Climate Initiative (ICCI)
Ms. Pamela Pearson
Climate Policy Center (CPC)
Ms. Pamela Pearson

The Woods Hole Research Center (WHRC)
Ms. Eunice Youmans
Speakers: Tbc: IPCC and other cryosphere scientists from Woods Hole, Max Planck, Potsdam among others; former ADP and KP co-chairs Harald Dovland and Adrian Macey, IPCC co-chair Jean-Pascal van Ypersele, AR-5 WGI Co-chair Qin Dahe.
9 December 12:00 to 13:30AITA-WBCSD pavillionLaunch of the UNFCCC Climate Technology Centre and Network (CTCN) Engagement PlatformAsun Lera St Clair
09 Dec 2015 14h00—15h00Royal Society - MET booth, Hall 4 booth n 46DMeet the scientist: Joanna Haigh FRS, Co-Director, Grantham Institute for Climate Change and EnvironmentCome chat to the scientists in an informal way!
09 Dec 2015
Observer rm 03Planet at the Crossroads: Advancing Nature Based Solutions to Climate Change after Paris
Post-2015, building on the outcomes of the SDGs and COP21, the world will need to pursue prosperity for all while respecting planetary boundaries. This high level event will explore how this can be achieved in practice, and the role that natural ecosystems can play in delivering effective solutions.
IUCN - International Union for Conservation of Nature
Mr. Sandeep Sengupta

Conservation International (CI)
Ms. Rowan Braybrook

The Nature Conservancy (TNC)
Ms. Alejandra Bowles
Speakers: Senior representatives from France, US and other IUCN State & NGO members/partners (tbc)
Wednesday 9 Dec 15:00-16:15CICERO & Bellona's Connection Point at COP21, Hall 3Climate responsibility - a fair way of sharing the global climate effort?Arizona State University as speaker
09 Dec 2015
Blue zone, Observer rm 01Building a resilient Pacific through effective weather climate and early warning systems
The Pacific islands are strengthening island resilience through a range of actions that use effective research and systematic observations for weather, climate & effective early warning systems to prepare communities for climate related disasters.We'll share our work to address climate change.
Speakers: We will have high level speakers presenting from our Pacific islands including Samoa, host of the third SIDS Conference in 2014. We will also feature presenters from SPREP and the Government of Finland.
09 Dec 2015
Blue zone, Side events area, Room OR 12Scaling-up investment in clean energy in developing countries - Many policies and donor initiatives target renewable energy and energy efficiency, yet investment levels remain low. Participants will discuss how they are addressing finance and policy gaps, de-risking nascent markets for clean energy and catalysing green entrepreneurship and growthThe STEPS Centre, Sussex Energy Group and the Institute of Development Studies are pleased to announce our involvement in a series of side events at the COP21 conference.Speakers: Dr Ana Pueyo (IDS), Martin Hiller (REEEP), Dr Tobias Schmidt (ETH), Oliver Waissbein (UNDP) Prof Peter Newell (University of Sussex), Peter Storey (CTI PFAN), Dr Steve Comello (Stanford University), Dr Maria Mendiluce (WBCSD), Dr Hilton Trollip (University of Cape Town)
9 December 2015
Pavillon Cambon Capucines
46 Rue Cambon
75001 Paris, France
The Paris Groundswell Dinner: Honoring the Action Agenda in Paris and Beyond
10 December 09h30-12h30
Climate Generations areas – Room 3-HUMAN RIGHTS AND CLIMATE CHANGE
Centre International de Droit Comparé de l'Environnement", CIDCE
10 Dec 10.30Japan Pavilion,
blue zone
Population decline and climate change in the 21st century
10 Dec 11-13UNESCO Ocean Session in the Red zoneMonitoring the impacts of climate change on the ocean and coasts?UNESCO
10 Dec 2015
Blue zone, Observer Room 8Carbon sequestration and Agriculture
Agriculture, as the main means of subsistence and source of employment, need to adapt to climate and demographic changes. Increasing soil organic carbon stocks is promising solution to bring together mitigation, adaptation, food security and nutrition and creation of revenue for farmers
Institute de recherche pour le développement (IRD)

Centre de coopération internationale en recherche agronomique pour le développement (CIRAD)

Institut national de la recherche agronomique (INRA)
Ms. Claire Weill
Speakers: Potential Speakers : Stephane Le Foll (French Ministry of Agriculture), Akinwumi Adesina (President of the African Development Bank), Manuel Pulgar-Vidal (Peruvian Ministry of Environment), Frank Rijsberman (CGIAR), Juergen Voegele (Senior Director, Agriculture World Bank)
10 Dec 2015
Blue zone, Observer room 3Technology solutions for a 2°C world: Investing in renewables, storage, energy efficiency and CCS - Discuss with us: Reducing greenhouse gas emissions to a level where atmospheric concentrations provide for a 2°C goal requires the development and deployment of a broad portfolio of mitigation technology solutions. Many of the technologies needed are already in use or in mature stages of development. In order to achieve the necessary emissions reductions many of these technologies will need to be deployed at large scale by 2020, when the Paris agreement is expected to start, and certainly all of them commercially available within that decade. Strong policy and investment decisions are required now to enable this to happen.Grantham Institute, Imperial College London - Register your interest to attend, receive updates on the programme, and post-event video, email Alyssa Gilbert, Head of Policy and Translation, Grantham InstituteAjay Gambhir, Grantham Institute, Imperial College London; Prof Stefaan Simons, IChemE; Tom Jennings, The Carbon Trust; John Scowcroft, Global CCS Institute; Prof Brian Vad Mathiesen, IDA, Danish Society of Engineers; Beatriz Fernández Hernández, Future Climate Engineering Solutions
10 December 2015, 11:00-13:00UNESCO Pavilion“Ocean and Climate Moment”IOC-UNESCO and the Ocean and Climate Platform,
10 December, 13h45-15h15Room 8"Principles for accountability for climate change agreements"International Environment Forum
10 December 2015 15h00-18h00UNESCO pavilion, Climate Generations areaDISCUSSION ON THE FUTURE RESEARCH AGENDA - Our Common Future under Climate Change- outcomes of the conference. After a short introduction on the initiatives of the Lima Paris Action Plan and considering the wide array of issues treated at CFCC15, a debate will be launched on the identification of areas / scientific issues which could justify new developments and efforts in the forthcoming years. Scientists as well as representatives of national and international institutions and organizations in charge of research funding and programming, will be part of the discussionClaire Weill, IDDRI, CFCC2015ICSU Secretariat to participate
Thursday, 10 December 2015, 17:30-19:00Climate Generations areas – Room 3 -ENVIRONMENTAL MIGRATION IN THE WORLD
10 December 2015, 18:00 to 19:30Africa pavilion, salle 2The results and Recommendations of the One Day Seminar “Science-Policy Dialogue on Climate Change Adaptation and Resilience in Africa: The Critical needs for Africa to invest in home grown Science and appropriate Blue and Green Technologies towards poverty alleviation”. will be presented at the African Pavilion in the COP21 official Blue zone.ICSU Regional Office for Africa involved