NRW Climate Lounge

Event series on COP23 at Post Tower in Bonn

  • Events 06.11. - 17.11.2017
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On the occasion of the Bonn 2017 UN Climate Change Conference (6 - 17 November 2017), the Government of the State of North-Rhine Westphalia in cooperation with EnergyAgency.NRW and Wuppertal Institute invite to the "NRW Climate Lounge", which will take place at Post-Tower in Bonn.

On nine evenings this event series will offer a daily update on the official UN negotiations and will highlight climate protection topics, which will be discussed with NRW-stakeholders from politics, science and business as well as with international guests. Each event will start with a daily summary of the UN negotiation process and latest developments by Wuppertal Institute, followed by the presentations and discussion rounds on the respective topic of the day.

The NRW Climate Lounge will take place from 6-9 November and from 13 – 17 November, always from 5 - 7 pm. After the session there will be the possibility of exchanging with fellow participants while enjoying some fingerfood (until 8 pm). At the start of the series of events on 6 November 2017, Ministerial Director Dr. Karsten Sach, Directorate-General KI, Climate Policy, European and International Policy of the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB), is expected to attend. State Secretary Jochen Flasbarth of the BMUB will be a guest at the closing event on 17 November 2017.

The following dates and events are being scheduled:

  • 06.11. – Introduction to International Climate Diplomacy – Background, Stakeholders and Negotiations at COP23
  • 07.11. – Climate Protection at Local and Regional Level – Climate-friendly Urban and District Development
  • 08.11. – CO2-Mitigation Strategies in Companies
  • 09.11. – Digitisation – a Crucial Means for Reaching Climate Protection Targets
  • 13.11. – "Non-Party-Action" – Subnational Stakeholders Engaging in Global Climate Protection
  • 14.11. – Climate Protection in Transport – More than E-Mobility
  • 15.11. – Carbon Pricing – the Future of Market-Oriented Mechanismus
  • 16.11. – Energy Research in North-Rhine Westphalia – Innovations for Climate Protection
  • 17.11. – Evaluation of COP23 Results and Outlook at COP24

On 10 November there will not be a Climate Lounge event. Instead, the Government of North-Rhine Westphalia, EnergyAgency.NRW and Wuppertal Institute will offer a day-long event on "Deep Decarbonisation of Materials Processing Industries".

The evening events of the NRW Climate Lounge address stakeholders from society, policy, science and business in NRW and other regions as well as delegates and observers of COP23, media representatives as well as the interested public from Bonn and NRW.

For visiting the NRW Climate Lounge, no UN-accreditation is needed. Detailed information about the events and registration can be found in the following links.