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Side Event 19
RESILIENT CITIES, SUSTAINABLE URBAN DEVELOPMENT AND HUMAN SETTLEMENT INITIATIVEUrban development has become a driving force as well as a source of development with the power to change and improve lives. Solutions for the complex challenge of urbanization can only be found by bringing together Member States, multilateral organizations, local governments, private sector and civil society. By embracing urbanization at all levels of human settlements, more appropriate policies can embrace urbanization across physical space. This would help systematise the alignment between cities, municipalities, towns and national planning objectives in their role as drivers of national economic and social development.
Side Event 20
GREEN TRANSPORT AND INNOVATION IN URBAN MOBILITY
Changing how we travel and embracing new technologies is key to making our cities cleaner, greener and happier. While cities recognize and espouse the benefits of building low carbon, resilient economies, they need to use every opportunity to progress further.
Side Event 21
ARTICLE 6.4 AND THE FUTURE OF OFFSETTING
This event will explore the state of play in the operationalisation of Article 6.4 and the way forward for offsetting under the Paris Agreement. The event will be kicked off by an overview of IETA’s thinking on Article 6.4 and of Parties’ views on the topic. This introductory segment will be followed by an open floor discussion on some of the key topics concerning the operationalisation of Article 6.4, such as:
Side Event 22
PATHWAYS TO INCREASED VOLUNTARY ACTION BY NON-STATE ACTORS (ON INVITE ONLY)
This session will present a summary of ICROA’s guidance document on ‘Pathways to increased vol-untary action by non-state actors’. It will then move into a moderated discussion, aiming to address the following questions, amongst others: What are the main barriers to implementation of the future voluntary market framework and how can they be overcome? What accounting processes are needed to enable high integrity voluntary action which contributes to the Paris Agreement objectives? What incentives can be put in place to help drive voluntary action post 2020 to the scale necessary to help close the ambition gap?
Side Event 23
ACHIEVING PARIS CLIMATE COMMITMENTS AT THE NATIONAL LEVEL: DEVELOPING PROJECT PIPELINES
The significant investment volume required to meet NDCs and Paris Agreement objectives necessitates the accelerated development of the green infrastructure project pipeline at national and sub-national level. There is capital looking for these types of assets so this is an opportunity as well as a challenge and this is the focus of a forthcoming OECD report. This Panel brings together practitioners and analysts to examine this topic from an investment perspective; the focus will be on emerging markets.
Side Event 24CREATING DEDICATED LOCAL CLIMATE INVESTMENT CAPACITY THROUGH GREEN BANKS
Implementing the goals defined in the Paris agreement will require dedicated local capacity and nation-specific implementation to drive investment and financial innovation. Building off the preceding discussion, this panel will address the formation and role of national Green Banks (either purpose-built entities or adaptations of existing institutions) and explore how they can directly support and interface with pipeline development through responsive product development to address critical market gaps and drive public and private climate investment to bring these new markets to scale.
Side Event 25
COP23 BUSINESSHUB COCKTAIL RECEPTION