CDP, along with partners, will be hosting and speaking at different side events at COP25. We hope you will be able to join us to raise ambition and accelerate climate action. You can get in touch with us at [email protected] if you’d like to receive updates about CDP’s events, set up a bilateral meeting or discuss CDP’s activity at COP25 further. All events are open to attend for accredited observers.
Wednesday, 04 December, 18:00-19:30, WWF Pavilion
Science Based Targets: Progress in Driving Ambitious Climate Action
This event will dive into the key findings and messages from the report ‘Raising the Bar: Exploring the Science based Target initiative’s progress in driving ambitious climate action’. Multi-stakeholder panels will look back at 5 years of SBTi and forward at the next steps of the initiative. Hosted by Science Based Targets initiative (CDP, UN Global Compact, WRI, WWF).
Monday, 09 December, 13:15-14:45, Room 5
Ambition and action for 1.5 degrees: non-Party stakeholders and Paris Agreement implementation
Ambition, innovation and leadership by non-Party stakeholders is critical for accelerating the transition to a low carbon economy. This event features key initiatives that demonstrate progress towards Paris goals, present action-oriented case studies and how to overcome barriers to action. Hosted by CDP and C40.
Monday, 09 December, 18:30-20:00, Room 3
The Investor Agenda: Investors, Companies and Governments stepping up climate ambition for 2020
Recognising the growing urgency for action, a record number of investors have mobilised to ask Governments for clear policy signals to catalyse GHG reductions in the real economy and achieve a 1.5°C world. Hosted by CDP, Ceres, AIGCC, IGCC, IIGCC, UNEP-FI, PRI and Denmark.
Tuesday, 10 December,12:40-13:30, Brazil Climate Action Hub
Latin American Climate Resilience Index - Launch
The launch of Brazil Climate Resilience Index aims at bringing investors and companies as the main audience to use it as a benchmark for portfolio management and / or new product creation.
Tuesday, 10 December, 10:00-11:30, Brazil Climate Action Hub
The Latin America Climate Business Fair
This event will promote the Latin American Business Fair For The Climate, which will involve companies, entities and governments in an event whose mission is to promote three structured axes: transforming business models to reverse climate change; Partnerships and solutions to accelerate green infrastructure investment in cities & states and; Transformation of mental models for sustainable production and consumption. Hosted by CDP and OMQQ.
Wednesday, 11 December, 09:00-10:10, Brazil Climate Action Hub
Science Based Targets: Why and How to engage?
This workshop intends to (1) give an overview of the concept of science-based targets, (2) to explain why it is important to engage in the SBT initiative, (3) to introduce the participants to the key elements to consider when formulating a corporate science-based target and (4) to present a roadmap of the different avenues for companies to take part in the global climate action agenda and for the most ambitious goal of the Paris Agreement (1.5°C). Hosted by the Brazilian Business Initiative on Climate.
Tuesday, 03 December, 18:00-19:00
No wood for the trees: Which consumer goods companies are addressing deforestation issues?
This presentation looks to assess how well aligned companies are to the zero net deforestation commitments set out by the Consumer Goods Forum, looking at the risks and opportunities for the sector against a backdrop of growing population and the planetary constraints to supply these key soft commodities.
Wednesday, 04 December, 10:30-12:00
1.5°, Net Zero and the private sector - does it all add up?
This event will feature a discussion about the role of businesses in keeping global warming below 1.5°C and transitioning towards a net-zero carbon economy. It will focus on, among other things, the scaling up of business leadership on climate change, alignment of the private sector with the Paris Agreement, and the need to scale up NDCs and how policy can drive corporate ambition.
Thursday, 05 December, 15:30-17:30
Taking stock of Global Climate Action by non-party stakeholders - What's next?
This event will look at the growth of non-Party Stakeholder climate action since the Paris Agreement – with a selection of panellists drawn from different areas of the Global Climate Action Agenda. The event will explore the successes and challenges of this Agenda and what is next for non-Party Stakeholder climate action.
Friday, 06 December, 13:00-15:00
Assessing Progress on Paris: How the private sector can drive decarbonisation of the global economy
Together with key stakeholders from business, government and civil society, CDP will convene a roundtable to explore the implications and impacts of the Automotive Benchmark in the context of the Climate and Energy Benchmark, which through 2020-2023 will assess the climate action of high-carbon emitting industries, starting with electric utilities and oil and gas. This event is hosted in cooperation with the World Benchmarking Alliance.
Friday, 06 December, 10:30-12:30
Nature-based solutions to climate change – On the Road to Post-2020 Climate and Biodiversity Targets
Bringing together representatives of key stakeholders in the nature-based solutions debate from Latin America, China and Europe, this session will explore how nature-based solutions applied at landscape-level can help conserve forests, reduce biodiversity loss, improve water quality and security and mitigate climate change risk.
Saturday, 07 December, 15:30-17:30
National ambition to local action: the role of municipalities in realising and exceeding African NDCs
The purpose of this event is to support African cities and local actors in demystifying Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) and the NDC process and to place NDCs as a central point of reference for climate action work across all levels of government. The event aims to contextualise the NDCs and their goals in terms of city development agendas and to spark fruitful discussion on the ways in which cities and governments can work together towards the territorialization of the NDCs.
Monday, 09 December, 10:30-12:00
Shifting the Trillions and delivering Article 2.1C: Can supervisory policies really save the day?
Catalysing the reallocation of capital is key to driving the zero-carbon carbon economy, putting the finance sector at the heart of the transition. At the same time, investors are waking up to the climate risks embedded in their portfolios and are ramping up efforts to measure, manage and report their climate impacts. What is the role of fiscal policy, financial regulation and supervisory measures in driving this reallocation? How do we drive the same culture of disclosure that is becoming the norm with the real economy within the finance sector? CDP will be bringing together a range of public and private sector speakers to explore developments in this space and what we need to align portfolios with the Paris Agreement.
Tuesday, 10 December, 10:30-12:00
Accelerating corporate climate action: the role of policy
The event will launch the key findings of CDP’s latest publication on corporate climate action and policy. This will be followed by a panel discussion, featuring speakers from across the policy and corporate spheres, to discuss how these two key stakeholders can work together to accelerate climate action.
Wednesday, 11 December, 15:30-17:30
High Level Event: CDP Italy report: a dive into cases of climate leadership and trends by Italian business and local governments
CDP will present a second edition of an Italy-focused report, showing new analyses and trends on how Italy’s largest, most environmentally impactful companies, cities and regions are responding to the challenges of climate change, water insecurity and deforestation