Sharing country experiences (parallel sessions) - Connecting the local and the global
Tuesday, 2 April 2019
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
UN City Copenhagen

Official meeting

Biographies

Interactive discussions around country cases showcasing integration of climate objectives and a range of SDGs through national policies, strategies and programmes.

Moderator:

Mr. Felice Zaccheo, Head of Unit, Sustainable Energy and Climate Change, Directorate-General for International Cooperation and Development, European Commission

Panel
  • Ms. Pam Belcher-Taylor, CoM SSA Mayor, Paynesville, Liberia
  • Mr. Junichi Fujino, Principal Researcher/ Program Director, City Taskforce Institute for Global Environmental Strategies, Japan
  • Mr. Michael Williamson, Section Chief, Energy Division, UNESCAP
  • Mr. Sandeep Sengupta, Global Coordinator, Climate Change, IUCN
  • Ms. Annisa Tryianti, Representative of the HLPF Major Groups and other Stakeholders Coordination Mechanism and PhD researcher, University of Amsterdam
  • Nicola Tollin, Professor in Urban Resilience, University of Southern Denmark
  • Jo-Kristian Stræte Røttereng Project Leader for Trondheim Climate Action Plan, Norway
Context

The UNFCCC has adopted a platform that specifically seeks to engage indigenous people and local communities in climate action, by sharing local knowledge and shaping national action. A better understanding of co-benefits of climate action and sustainable development in a local context can spur more deliberate action and collaboration towards realizing them.

Yet efforts at embedding the two sets of goals in local development plans often lack an integrated approach. The issuance of different guidance for mainstreaming SDGs and the NDC tends to overload planning processes and does not help local policy makers identify linkages between these agendas. Updates of standard planning guidance, to be followed by all institutions, can spur and support sector and local planners to identify linkages and select priorities based on benefits for the two agendas.

Biographies
Jo-Kristian Stræte Røttereng
Project Leader for Trondheim Climate Action Plan, Norway
Jo-Kristian Stræte Røttereng

Project Leader for Trondheim Climate Action Plan, Norway

Mr. Junichi Fujino
Principal Researcher/ Program Director, City Taskforce Institute for Global Environmental Strategies, Japan
Mr. Junichi Fujino

Principal Researcher/ Program Director, City Taskforce Institute for Global Environmental Strategies, Japan

Mr. Michael Williamson
Section Chief, Energy Division, UNESCAP
Mr. Michael Williamson

Section Chief, Energy Division, UNESCAP

Mr. Nicola Tollin
Professor in Urban Resilience, University of Southern Denmark
Mr. Nicola Tollin

Professor in Urban Resilience, University of Southern Denmark

Mr. Sandeep Sengupta
Global Coordinator, Climate Change, IUCN
Mr. Sandeep Sengupta

Global Coordinator, Climate Change, IUCN

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