Climate Strategies at COP25


Our activities at COP25, Madrid

Climate Strategies will participate at COP25 (2-13 December 2019, Madrid, Spain) with the organisation of side events, meetings and participation in spaces at the conference.  You can find a list for some of our events below, in chronological order. We will be constantly updating this page over the next days – stay tuned!

Mobilising Co-Benefits and Raising NDC Ambition with Just Transition Perspectives in Latin America

Helsinki Room, EU PavilionTuesday 3rd, 10:30-12:00

Organised by Climate Strategies and IASS Potsdam

Co-benefits of climate action are essential drivers to raise NDC ambition, together with addressing just transition concern in an adequate manner. How can co-benefits be actively mobilised for ambitious and early action? How can just transition measures be effectively included into NDCs? Join us in an exchange on co-benefits, just transitions and how can both issues enhance NDCs in Latin America.


What about Stuff? Policy Frameworks to Decarbonise the Materials Industry

Spanish Pavilion, IFEMA, Wednesday 4th, 17:30-18:30

The Climate Friendly Materials (CFM) Platform will discuss at COP25 their recently published report –Building Blocks for a Climate Neutral European Industrial Sector– which examines policy solutions to transform the basic materials sectors to carbon neutrality by 2050.

Agenda here

Negative Emissions: The Emerging Debate

Hall 4, Side Event Room 1, Wednesday 4th, 18:30-20:00

Organised by Liechtenstein and the NET-RAPIDO consortium

Removal of CO2 or “negative emissions technologies” are increasingly acknowledged as critical to avoiding dangerous climate change. The IPCC considers their use for all scenarios that limit warming to 1.5°C. However, experience with actual implementation is very limited and many questions on the economic, technological and social viability, together with governance needs, remain open.
Join us at COP25 to discuss the issues with a range of leading actors from across the carbon removals debate.

Agenda here. Information from UNFCCC official side events here

Negative Emissions: Dialogue on Enabling Frameworks

 Nordic Pavilion, Friday 6th, 14:00-15:00

Organised by the NET-RAPIDO project consortium (Climate Strategies, Mälardalen University and Perspectives Climate Research)

Negative emissions are increasingly acknowledged as critical to avoiding dangerous climate change. Yet there are few examples of the enabling frameworks to achieve carbon dioxide removal at a significant scale.
Join us in the Nordic Pavilion at COP25 as actors from across the carbon removals debate share their perspective on the role of governance in scaling up negative emissions. The event will explore best practice examples from the Nordic region, and from across the World.

Agenda to be released soon. Information from the Nordic Pavilion is here 

Perspectives of social and environmental justice for fair climate ambition 

Chilean Pavilion, Saturday 7th, 12:00-13:30

Organised by CAN International, CGIAR, FAO, and Climate Strategies

Climate change -and actions to address it through mitigation and adaptation- profoundly affect ecosystems, societies, and people all over the world, especially the most vulnerable. The side event will consider two examples: a methodology to assess the vulnerability of forests and forest dependent people to climate change prepared by FAO and FTA; and the impacts of the decarbonisation transition on workers in high carbon activities (fossil fuel extraction, heavy industries) presented by climate Strategies. A panel including members of CAN will then explore how social and environmental justice can ground fair ambition in the NDCs.

Agenda to be released soon.

EU Energy Day: Participation at “Just Transition: connecting local, regional, national and international action “

EU Pavilion, Tuesday 10th, 15:00-16:30

This session will explore how this multi-level governance can work in practice and how different actors are leading the way in ensuring Just Transition based on the experience of the European Commission Coal Regions in Transition Initiative, the Powering Past Coal Alliance and the Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy. It will also explore how different initiatives can work together in a coordinated manner to facilitate global efforts to deliver on the Paris Agreement objectives.