It's the End of the COP as We Know It!

Online expert workshop series

  • Events 17.06. - 25.06.2020
  • Location Online

With the adoption of the Paris Agreement in 2015 and subsequently the completion of the corresponding rulebook at COP24 in Katowice, the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Chance (UNFCCC) has mostly completed the regime building process. The imminent conclusion of the regime building process represents a critical juncture for multilateral climate governance and opens a new chapter for the UNFCCC and the organisation of its annual Conference of the Parties (COP). Now, it’s time to shift the focus from negotiation to implementation and facilitate implementation, monitor progress and raise ambition.

The Wuppertal Institute and the German Development Institute (DIE) are organising a series of discussions on the future of the UN climate conferences. The webinars aim to examine how the nature of the annual meeting of the COP to the UNFCCC may be shaped to make the best use of what has become a global focusing event for climate action.

On June 17, 18, 24 and 25, the webinar series will take place at 3pm until 5pm (CEST) respectively. The topics of the individual sessions are:

  • Linking beyond UNFCCC (horizontal multilateral)
    Chair: Sander Chan, Senior researcher at the German Development Institute
    17 June 2020, 3pm until 5pm
  • Scoping COP reform (institutional change)
    Chair: Steffen Bauer, Senior Researcher and Head of Klimalog at the German Development Institute
    18 June 2020, 3pm until 5pm
  • Enhancing participation (non-state action)
    Chair: Lukas Hermwille, Project Co-ordinator in the Global Climate Governance Research Unit at the Wuppertal Institute
    24 June 2020, 3pm until 5pm
  • Facilitating action across levels (vertical links)
    Chair: Wolfgang Obergassel, Co-Head of Research Unit Global Climate Governance at the Wuppertal Institute
    25 June 2020, 3pm until 5pm

The webinars are conducted in English and participation is free of charge. The registration form and further information on the webinar series can be found in the links below.

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