The Covid-19 crisis has highlighted the importance of developing more resilient, inclusive, equitable and sustainable societies and economies that are capable of withstanding future crises, natural disasters, and other potential threats. There is a growing recognition that policies and actions based on incremental change to ‘business as usual’ are failing and only a transformational change can safeguard communities and make them more resilient. The Climate Technology Centre and Network (CTCN) is encouraging countries, the private sector and civil society groups to seize the opportunity of transforming how we consider, understand, plan, finance and respond to risks.
In response to the impact of the pandemic and the challenges that countries experience in moving to clean energy transitions, the CTCN is launching a new series of climate technology webinars titled Ensuring a Climate Resilient Recovery after COVID-19. The intended audience for these webinars includes developing and emerging countries, their economies, the private sector, civil society groups and government officials. The webinar covers case studies and discussions on wide range of climate related issues comprising decarbonization plans and roadmaps, streamlining supply chain integrating circularity, new and innovative business models, and nature-based solutions. For more information, please read the CTCN publication "Ensuring a Climate Resilient Recovery after COVID-19".
The objectives of the webinars include:
- To provide a pathway for countries to benefit from a sharing of knowledge and best practices to support domestic policymaking efforts around the full implementation of the Paris Agreement.
- To inform a country’s considerations when investing in, and implementing, climate resilience actions aimed at delivering on nationally determined contributions.
- To build the capacity of policymakers, businesses and climate service providers in planning for and implementing mitigation and adaptation technology initiatives.
- To exchange best practices and to build and strengthen existing skills and the capacity of CTCN stakeholders.
Venue and Timing:
- Virtual Webinar (Dubai)
- 26/10/2021, 11:30 - 13:00 GST (Dubai)/09:30 - 11:00 CEST/SAST (Brussels, Cape Town)/ 08:30 - 10:00 WAT (Nigeria)/ 03:30 - 05:00 EDT (New York)/ 16:30 - 18:00 KST (Seoul)/ 13:00 - 14:30 IST (New Delhi)/ 04:30 - 06:00 BRT (Rio de Janeiro)
To join the webinar, please register at the following link: https://www.gstic.org/dubai/register/#register-dubai (please note that the CTCN Network Member can register for free using a registration code that is to be sent to their organizations’ CTCN focal point’s email on 14 Oct 2021. Please note that free registration are limited and on first come, first serve basis).
If you are not yet a Network Member and you wish to join the Network, please visit the link to apply for the Network Membership- Join the Network | Climate Technology Centre & Network |(ctc-n.org)
- Opening by CTCN-Director - Ms. Rose Mwebaza
- Introduce the CTCN report/ work by Mr. Sergio La Motta, CTCN Advisory Board Member on Ensuring a climate resilient recovery after COVID-19 and setting the context for the webinar
- The event will have presenters to share the experiences from all over the world (LAC, Africa and Asia region) on various important climate technology aspects including circular economy, decarbonization roadmaps in transport sector, nature based solution and new and emerging technologies like carbon capture and green hydrogen. Case studies include:
- Ms. Leida Mercado from CATIE, presenting on Developing a circular economy at the local level in Costa Rica;
- Mr. Subash Dhar from UNEP DTU Partnership, presenting on Developing a national policy for deploying and scaling up e-mobility in Ghana;
- Mr. Khampasong Khamvene, The Nationally Designated Entity (NDE) representative from Laos presenting on the Ecosystem Based Adaptation in 6 cities in Laos and Developing a Power to Gas masterplan in Laos.
- Panel discussion with experts and Q&A
The panel discussion will be moderated by Mr. Matthew Kennedy- Advisory Board Member of CTCN
- A panel discussion will be conducted with:
- IRENA (speaker to be confirmed): How the global adoption and market penetration of climate technologies keep the pace towards net-zero pathways during and after COVID-19? (From low-carbon and energy perspectives- Net-zero pathways were firmed up very recently in various countries, many of them are largely led by private sector. How these pathways will be through the COVID-19 scenario and recover resiliently?)
- Speaker from a Multi-lateral Agency to be confirmed: What role climate finance is going to play to scale up climate technology under NDC implementation? (NDC revisions and raising climate ambitions overlapped with COVID-19 pandemic. Acceleration of piloting and scaling up of climate technologies under NDC implementation will be largely relying upon the climate finance)
- Ms. Maija Bertule, DHI: Why Gender and social inclusion in climate technology implementation (from adaptation perspectives) are even more critical now? (There are anticipations and observations that the social and gender dimensions will remain ignored due to limited resources, impacted by COVID-19. Climate technologies especially from climate adaptation perspectives has potential opportunities to mainstream the social and gender inclusions with innovative approaches?)
- A panel discussion will be conducted with:
The webinar will take place at G-STIC 2021. G-STIC, the Global Sustainable Technology & Innovation Community, is a growing action- and impact-oriented global expert community that aims to accelerate the transition to wide-scale deployment of market-ready, transformative, integrated technological solutions to impact the achievement of the SDGs, 17 internationally agreed ambitious goals to move the world to a more sustainable future by 2030.
CTCN Director Dr. Rose Mwebaza will be also joining G-STIC 2021 as a keynote speaker and chair of the plenary session ‘Financial mechanisms for the acceleration of NDC implementation’ scheduled on October 25, 2021 (14:00 – 15:30 GST). The detailed program here: https://www.gstic.org/dubai/plenary/25-october/