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Side Event 26
FUTURE CARBON FUND – DELIVERING CO-BENEFITS FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENTThe Future Carbon Fund, a trust fund managed by the ADB is supporting GHG mitigation efforts by providing carbon finance through the pre-purchase of 2013-2020 CERs from CDM projects in Asia and the Pacific. FCF is pursuing a diverse portfolio of projects which not only reduce GHG emissions but also deliver a range of local, regional, and trans-boundary co-benefits. At the side event, ADB will share its experience and lessons learned on how co-benefits from GHG mitigation projects could be considered in the design of a new market mechanism as envisaged under Article 6.4 of the Paris Agreement.
Side Event 27
CAPACITY BUILDING AND IMPLEMENTATION OF CORSIA
While work to finalise details that will operationalise CORSIA is underway, ICAO, governments, aircraft operators and other stakeholders are also starting to prepare for the implementation of this global scheme. This side event will give an overview of ICAO’s CORSIA along with presentations and government experiences of the ICAO-EU joint assistance project “Capacity Building for CO2 mitigation from international aviation”.
Presentation - Tetsuya Tanaka
Side Event 28
USAID WELCOME BREAKFAST
Side Event 29
OVERVIEW AND REVIEW OF COLOMBIA’S GREENHOUSE GAS MRV HARMONIZATION AND DATA MANAGEMENT PLATFORM
The Government of Colombia (GoC), with support from the USAID Resources to Advance LEDS Implementation (RALI) project, is undertaking innovative MRV approaches to implement their NDC. Colombia is applying RALI’s harmonization approach to align mitigation project-level MRV with their national GHG inventory, designing a new data management platform to institutionalize the TACCC principles into Colombia’s biannual inventory reports. This session will introduce the GoC’s MRV approaches and solicit input from experts and country representatives on the design and development of SINGEI.
Presentation - Marian Van Pelt, Derina Man and Camila Rodriguez
Side Event 30
SUB-NATIONAL STRATEGIES IN NORTH AMERICA FOR MEETING PARIS COMMITMENTS
Side Event 31EBRD GREEN CITIES FRAMEWORK: ACCELERATING FINANCING FOR URBAN ACTION ON CLIMATE CHANGE
Recognising the need for a comprehensive approach to sustainable urban investment and development, the EBRD developed its Green Cities Framework. The Framework offers municipalities the tools to address their significant environmental challenges. This session highlights the needs of climate-focused urban development and infrastructure investment. Experts will discuss their experiences of addressing climate change and finance in urban areas.
Side Event 32
HETEROGENEOUS LINKAGE AND THE EVOLUTION OF ARTICLE 6
Side Event 33EXPLORING THE POTENTIAL FOR CARBON CLUBS AND LINKED CARBON MARKETS IN THE ASIA-PACIFIC REGION
This event will explore the potential for carbon clubs and linked carbon markets in the Asia-Pacific Region, with a special focus on countries such as Korea, China, Singapore and Australia. This event will look at how international cooperation could help countries reach their NDCs, making use of the Paris Agreement’s market provisions.
Side Event 34
HIGH LEVEL PANEL ON ZIMBABWE’S NDC
The High Level Panel on Zimbabwe’s NDC aims to profile the country’s implementation strategy regarding mitigation and adaptation goals outlined as part of the commitments of the NDC submitted in 2015. Moreover, it will demonstrate and put the MRV framework into perspective to thus foster and strengthen partnerships on the NDC work in key sectors. In this vein, the event will draw on best practices, which will help inform the further advancement of the Zimbabwe NDC.