EIT Climate-KIC en la COP25

Madrid, Spain
Del 2 al 13 Dic 2019

¡Nos vemos en la COP25!

Nos encantaría verte en la COP25 en Madrid, ¡Ven y participa en algunos de los eventos que EIT Climate-KIC ha organizado con motivo de la Conferencia de las Naciones Unidas sobre el Cambio Climático! La emergencia climática está aquí y la demanda de medidas climáticas que se ajusten a la escala y urgencia del desafío es cada vez mayor. La innovación es esencial, pero tal y como se está aplicando hasta ahora, centrada en suministrar al mercado soluciones tecnológicas, no está alcanzando el objetivo de limitar el calentamiento global a 1,5º. Necesitamos un nuevo modelo de innovación para hacer frente al cambio climático. Necesitamos innovación para catalizar el cambio sistémico. En la COP25 compartiremos ejemplos de nuestro trabajo y escucharemos a los miembros de nuestra comunidad de innovación paneuropea sobre las muchas maneras diferentes en que podemos pensar y actuar de manera sistémica para abordar el desafío climático mundial. Puedes saber más sobre nuestro “enfoque de innovación sistémica” para abordar el cambio climático aquí: Work with us to achieve net zero, in time.

Miércoles 4 Dic 2019
10:30 – 12:00

Disruptive technologies and the balance between impact and unintended consequences

EU Pavillion – Room Brussels

Emerging technologies have given the world unprecedented potential to address humanity’s most pressing challenges.

The Climate Ledger Initiative (CLI) (i.e. Gold Standard and INFRAs our partners with others) assesses the landscape of emerging digital technologies to identify those most effective for operationalizing policy instruments of the Paris Agreement and accelerating progress to meet the 1.5 degree temperature limit. CLI launches the second edition of the Navigating Blockchain for Climate Action report, featuring progress from use cases including recommendations for further exploration, implementation, and scaling up. EIT Climate-KIC will talk about practical approaches, innovation models and frameworks for whole system transformation initiatives through connected portfolio-based interventions. This part of the session will provide a practical approach of how to deliberately design for change in high complexity environments to ensure solutions are maximized towards impact and not result in being long-term problems. 


Miércoles 4 Dic 2019
13:30 – 15:30

Connecting the dots

FEMA -Feria de Madrid, Capacity Building Hub, Hall 4, Avda. del Partenón, 5

Join the interactive sprints on Digitalization & Blockchain, Climate Action and Education.

This workshop addresses several topics relevant to the overall architecture of the Paris Agreement and where blockchain and other innovative technologies will help accelerate climate action, eg, registries, digitizing MRV, renewable energy, and climate finance. The aim is to bring actors with diverse backgrounds together at COP, exchange learnings and build capacity to identify benefits and risks at the intersection of digitalization and climate action in order to support Paris Agreement implementation.

A meaningful debate on digitalization and climate action based on field experiences will be facilitated through an interactive World Café setting. Small moderated roundtable discussions will allow participants to dive deeply into topics of their interest and expertise. The workshop will also initiate a process to share knowledge and exchange experience beyond COP 25. All conclusions and reflections of this session will be made publicly available.

Read more here.

Jueves 5 Dic 2019
12:30 – 13:00

Press Conference Youth Climate Action Innovation



Viernes 6 Dic 2019
16:00 – 18:00

Deep Demonstrations side event

UNFCCC pavilion


Sábado 7 Dic 2019
16:45 – 18:15

Measurement and attribution of climate contribution to financier

ROOM 3: Secretariat of the UNFCCC

To shift from incremental improvements to transformational changes in climate actions, financiers should be incentivised to conduct green investments.

This requires the measurement and attribution of their scope 3 climate contribution, a complex task that raises several new and challenging issues.

Introduction of the subject: Massamba Thioye, Manager of Regulatory Development Unit, United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)

Session 1 

Measurement of financier’s contribution to the climate goals

Moderator: Kirsten Dunlop, CEO, EIT Climate-KIC

Session 2 

How Green Bonds could best support the Paris Agreement

Moderator: Sue Reid, Vice-President of Climate and Energy, Ceres

Read more here.

Sun 8 Dec 2019
09:00 – 17:30

Development and Climate Days Workshops

Hilton Madrid Airport, Av de la Hispanidad, 2-4

At D&C Days we share learning experiences by engaging, being productive and having fun. More than 600 people have already registered to this exciting event supported by EIT Climate-KIC.

The dynamic format encourages dialogue on a range of issues that link policy, knowledge and practice. Innovative approaches encourage participants to interact, challenge existing thinking and generate new ideas, leaving no one behind.

We welcome everyone at the frontline of sustainable development and climate agendas to join us at D&C Days, including practitioners, NGOs, grassroot organisation representatives, national climate leaders and policymakers at all levels. EIT Climate-KIC is one of the hosts of this event. Read more and register here.

Lunes 9 Dic 2019
11:30 – 13:00

Turning commitments into actions: Catalysing systems transformation to prevent plastic pollution

UN Pavillion – Room 6

Global plastics production has reached 400 million tons of plastics per year. If this continues GHG emission from plastics could reach 15% of the global carbon budget by 2050. EIT Climate-KIC and ASEF will present EU and Asian case studies illustrating different public/private GHG mitigation methods. Speakers include EIT Climate-KIC CEO Dr Kirsten Dunlop and guests from ASEF and the Peru Ministry of Environment.

Lunes 9 Dic 2019
14:30 – 16:00

City Finance Lab and CPI Global Initiative

EU Pavillion – Room Brussels

This event provides participants with an understanding of the role that innovative finance models can play in supporting the low-carbon and resilient urban transition. It draws on examples from the Global Innovation Lab for Climate Finance (the Lab) and the EIT Climate-KIC City Finance Lab. Experts from cities, financial institutions and corporates will present an array of urban mitigation and resilience case studies and will explore how these case studies can relate to the Latin American Context through an interactive discussion. Speakers from EIT Climate-KIC as well as leading financial and public sector institutions will share their experiences with financial innovation.

Martes 10 y miércoles 11 Dic 2019
Todo el día

Sustainable Innovation Forum 2019

Novotel Madrid Campo de las Naciones

Sustainable Innovation Forum 2019 (SIF19) will now take place on the 10-11 December in Madrid, Spain.

At COP25, the 10th annual Sustainable Innovation Forum 2019 (SIF19) will build on the success of the last 9 years to deliver the most engaging, informative and wide-reaching Forum yet.

The first of the two days agenda will provide thought leadership, deep-dive discussions, capacity building and discussions on five key themes. These include Circular Economy, Energy Transition, Sustainable Mobility,  Climate Finance, and the brand new Natural Capital.

Leading ministers, cities, multilateral organisations, investors, private sector vendors, and solution providers will reconvene on Day Two to continue discussions and debates on high-level policies. Content will focus on Climate-Tech & Innovation, and Heavy Transport, with structured and informal networking running alongside. There will be inspirational keynote speeches from leading experts, and the new formats Lightning Pitches and Solution Sessions will deliver crucial innovations and solutions to climate challenges.

The Sustainable Innovation Forum, hosted by Climate Action, has been a visible presence at the UN’s climate change negotiations for almost a decade. This includes playing a part in the historic 2015 Paris Agreement.

See the full agenda here.

Miércoles 11 y Jueves 12 Dic 2019
Todo el día

Building the information and technology infrastructure 4 enhanced global climate action

Exhibition Booth 14

How can we increase the capacities of all relevant stakeholders to measure, report, verify, evaluate and certify and incentivise climate action?

Miércoles 11 Dic 2019
12:30 – 13:30

Lunch Talk: Perspectives on new food consumption and production trends

Nordic Pavillion

Anders Wijkman, Chairman of the Governingboard of EIT Climate-KIC, is a renowned and inspiring leader in environmental and development issues. Join us for this special lunch talk discussing new perspectives on food consumption and production trends: is the future plant-based, circular and regenerative?

There are limited seats for the event. For more information and the registration, please click here.

Hosted by Nordic Food Policy Lab, Nordic Council of Ministers

Miércoles 11 Dic 2019
14:00 – 15:30

Making the Circular Economy Happen

Nordic Pavillion

This side event will discuss the impact of the circular economy to the existing market econonmy in its present form.

After the introduction of the concept of circular economy only few years ago the concept has gained a lot of attention and momentum. However, sometimes is seems to be dealt with as a quick fix that just needs to be implemented. But CE is not an easy fix. I.e. internalization of externalities in terms of environmental consequences is still not the new norm and the existing market economy in its present form simply cannot implement circular economy alone. Political leadership and policy instrument is needed.


Jueves 12 Dic 2019
Todo el día

Global Action Hub


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