1. Adaptation experiences across sectors and scales - Supporting In-Country Programming on Climate Change Adaptation (side-event) on 4 December 19.30 to 21.00 in Room Aesculapian Snake
This side event will discuss experiences in supporting in-country adaptation initiatives. A presentation will be followed by two panel sessions on (i) strengthening capacities of ministries and enhancing coordination among institutions and policy setting to achieve more effective adaptation results and (ii) strengthening the delivery of financing and knowledge sharing to support national planning on adaptation. Participants include: UNDP, UNEP, World Bank, UN-HABITAT, FAO, IFAD, WMO, WFP, UNFPA, UNFPA and UNWTO.
2. Climate change, migration and forced displacement: the new humanitarian frontier? On 8 December 18:00-19:30 in Room Aesculapian Snake
Climate change is projected to add to the scale and complexity of human mobility. What instruments/tools are available to the international community to meet this new humanitarian challenge? Will new tools and paradigms be needed to address large-scale internal displacement and cross-border flows? After an introductory presentation by UNU, IOM and OCHA, the other agencies will present their position in an open question and answer session. Participating agencies: UNHCR, IOM, OCHA, UNU, UNFPA, UN-HABITAT, Walter Kalin’s office.
3. UN led initiatives on climate change capacity building and development on 8 December from 15:30-17:30 in Room Fox
This side-event presents Capacity Building efforts undertaken by UNITAR, UNDP and UNEP under UNFCCC and the Kyoto Protocol and also specific actions initiated by other UN agencies such as the WFP, UN-Habitat and UNFPA to support both adaptation to and mitigation of climate change impacts, especially in developing countries. UN-HABITAT use this event to introduce the toolkit series for local leaders and practitioners currently developed under the Cities in Climate Change Initiative (CCCI) and discuss further tools needed to build resilience at the local level.
4. Acting on climate change: The UN delivering as one on 11 December 18:00-19:30 in Room Aesculapian Snake
Acting on climate change: The UN delivering as one. This event brings together heads of UN agencies presenting the UN system's coordinated work on climate change.
5. UN-HABITAT exhibition booth from 8 to 12 December
Urbanization contributes to climate change. The poor, living in unplanned settlements, are most affected. UN-HABITAT works with organizations at every level to build cities without slums that are liveable places for all, and which do not pollute the environment or deplete natural resources. Pick up background information on UN-HABITAT’s Sustainable Urban Development Network (SUD-Net) and its Cities in Climate Change Initiative here.