The event, “First INDCs and Implications for Further Actions: Paving the Way to Paris”, is part of the China Low Carbon Leadership Network 2012-2014 event series jointly organized by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) and China Carbon Forum (CCF).
The event featured a range of high-level speakers, including the Netherlands Minister for the Environment, the Head of International Climate Policy at the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, and the Director of International Cooperation at NCSC, the Chinese government’s climate change policy thinktank. Following a keynote speech by the Minister, the distinguished panel discussed the progress so far on Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDCs) for post-2020 climate action, which will be the subject of negotiation at the UNFCCC Conference of Parties (COP) in Paris later this year. The panel also featured a representative from the Embassy of Switzerland, which was the first country to submit its INDC to the UNFCCC, as well as from the World Resources Institute (WRI), a prominent climate change policy thinktank.
For full Executive Summary and speech by Ms. Wilma Mansveld, download PDF: First INDCs and Implications for Further Actions
Event Date: December 15, 2011
Climate action beyond 2012: China and the World post-Durban was the seventh in the China Low Carbon Leadership Network 2011 event series jointly organized by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) and China Carbon Forum (CCF). 76 representatives of government, NGOs, business and media joined GIZ and CCF to discuss outcomes of the 2011 UN Climate Change Conference in Durban, South Africa.
The speakers presented an extremely good cross-sectoral balance of perspectives on the outcomes of Durban; with most agreeing a ‘middle ground’ outcome had been reached. This balance of perspectives made way for a stimulating Q&A session with the audience, and many stayed on afterward to further network and discuss the topics of the evening. Continue reading