Tuesday, 08 November, 13:00 - 15:00 EET, Italian Pavilion (in person)
Accelerating private sector finance: Non-Party stakeholders contributing to the NCQG
With the new collective quantified goal (NCQG), the UNFCCC and the Parties are underpinning their commitments to deliver on the USD 100 billion climate finance per year. The financial system and companies have a pivotal role to play in tackling climate change and environmental degradation. This side event explores the role the private sector can play in supporting the NCQG and how to align financial flows with the goals of the Paris Agreement. The private sector’s full potential needs to be utilised to drive the global economy’s transition towards a low carbon economy and sustainable development.
Tuesday, 08 November, 14:30 - 18:00, We Mean Business Pavilion (Auditorium)
Finance Event: Solutions, Projects, and Action in Building a Sustainable Financial System
This 3-part event series will outline the cross-cutting action needed to accelerate climate action for 1.5°C and the 4As of Business Climate Leadership, alongside milestones in the 2030 Breakthroughs & the Climate Action Pathway for Finance. The events will highlight the need for radical collaboration to further raise ambition & support implementation in enhancing a sustainable financial system. The event will open with a welcome address, then diving into the following sessions: 15:00 - 15:55: Impactful Action on Land and Oceans: An African Evidence Base - Formas, Future Ecosystems for Africa, Oppenheimer Generations Research and Conservation, and CDP. This event will launch reports produced by experts on impactful activities on lands and in the oceans found to be effective in enhancing local ecosystems. 16:00 - 16:55: Session 2: Catalysing Finance for Net Zero, Nature-Positive Growth in Africa - Boston Consulting Group (BCG), United Nations High Level Champions, and partners. The event, Catalyzing Finance for Net Zero, Nature-Positive Growth in Africa will bring together financial actors (e.g., philanthropists, DFIs, commercial investors, etc.) and project owners to discuss roles and collaboration opportunities to accelerate climate financing in Africa. 17:00 - 17:55: Session 3: Breakthrough Lab - Moving Billions through Water-related Disclosures - CDP. This event will convene representatives from financial institutions, corporates, and data providers to shape and inform the future water-related voluntary commitments ahead of UN Water Conference, 2023.
Wednesday, 09 November, 12:00 - 14:00 EET, Global Climate Action Zone (in person)
Finance Action Event: From Ambition to Action: Mobilising Finance for Climate Solutions and Resilience (co-hosted with the Marrakech Partnership for Global Climate Action)
This event will examine the cross-cutting action needed to meet the milestones in the 2030 Breakthroughs and the Climate Action Pathway for Finance. It will hold leaders to account for the promises they made at COP26, and spotlight actors driving progress. We will take an honest stock of progress made on net zero implementation, including the effective components of enabling policy environments and showcase collaboration between financial leaders, policymakers, and investors to accelerate finance flows, exploring the role of data. The integration of the private sector, including tracking of private finance, in supporting the Global Stocktake will also be explored. This event will spotlight voices from Africa and other regions, providing perspectives on the barriers and achievements alongside voices from indigenous communities, civil society, youth and others. Speakers include Stephanie Pfiefer, CEO, IIGCC, Nicolette Bartlett, Chief Impact Officer, CDP and Hendrik du Toit, CEO and Founder, Ninety One. The event will be moderated by Nazmeera Moola, CSO, Ninety One.
Tuesday, 08 November, 15:00 - 16:00 EET, Business Pavilion (Auditorium)
Financing Climate and Nature Resilience for Equitable Development in Africa
This event will launch the common position of African land and oceans reports. These impactful reports summarise actions required on land and oceans regarding climate change In Africa and are the first of their kind coming from the continent, underpinning the need to give non-state actor context and relevance.
Tuesday, 08 November, 17:00 - 17:55 EET, Business Pavilion
Marrakech Partnership Breakthrough Lab on Financing Water: "Unlocking billions through water-related disclosures
The event aims to reinforce the message that finance is a key lever to resolving water crisis, and spells out the key practical actions (i.e. voluntary commitments to be included in the Water Action Agenda). It will be structured as an interactive discussion to problem solve barriers and ways to replicate solutions at scale across different regions. In line with the Marrakech Partnership goals, the event will showcase solutions that are enabling us to achieve the 2030 breakthrough, together with discussing key roadblocks.
Wednesday, 09 November, 10:30 - 11:30 EET, Business Pavilion (In person)
Steering the role of ESG data providers
The event seeks to promote the important role ESG Ratings and Data Products Providers play in decision making to advance action towards the Paris Agreement Goals. Speakers will address the value of ensuring that the data collected and provided through ESG data and scoring providers services is aligned with science-based methodologies to allow for capital allocations to effectively contribute to a sustainable financial system.
Wednesday, 09 November, 13:30 - 14:30 EET, Business Pavilion (in person)
Building investor confidence for enhancing climate finance by leveraging global and national frameworks on sustainability reporting
International investors with global investment portfolios are increasingly demanding for high quality, transparent, reliable and comparable reporting by companies on climate and environmental, social and governance (ESG) parameters. For financial institutions, it is crucial to integrate climate risks and assessments in their respective portfolios. The sustainability reporting has gained sharp focus globally. The regulatory environment is constantly evolving for businesses across the global as well as in India. International Sustainability Standards Board (ISSB), established at COP 26, aims to design a global consensus for sustainability disclosures, simplifying the complex landscape and standardising the practice of non-financial reporting. These newly crafted sustainability standards would help individual national jurisdictions for adopting and integrating this baseline in their respective frameworks. In line with global developments, India has recognized the importance of a regulatory framework for sustainability disclosures. SEBI has mandated Business Responsibility and Sustainability Reporting (BRSR) for top 1,000 listed companies. The objective of deliberations at COP27 is that these frameworks would aid in building confidence of investors and financial institutions and contribute to enhancing climate finance.
Wednesday, 09 November, 15:00 - 15:45 EET, Mövenpick Resort Sharm El Sheikh (in person)
How to Better Track, Measure and Reduce Your Supply Chain Emissions: FT Interview with BCG
This session will officially launch the CO2 AI Product Ecosystem and make it publicly available for everyone. It will aim to communicate how the Product Ecosystem will connect and replace CDP SC4 in the April 2023 cycle and showcase the companies who have committed to joining us in their net zero emission journeys.
Wednesday, 09 November, Water Pavilion (hybrid)
Unlocking finance for corporate water stewardship through cooperation and better regulation
Increased transparency is needed to unlock finance. CDP data suggest that better accounting of water-related risks and opportunities supports the business case for investing in water security, and adopting innovative technologies, boosting at the same time adaptation strategies from the corporate sector. Current water policies fail to provide the right incentives to pricing water-related risk and opportunities. Financial regulators worldwide are exploring ways to adapt current sustainability and climate-related reporting policies to include water risks. Disclosure of such data makes it possible to bridge the data gaps that financial institutions currently experience. Evidence from CDP´s FS-W questionnaire, the world’s first water disclosure framework for financial institutions, could be used to inform the next regulatory steps. In this event we will explore how to shape better regulations to ensure that appropriate financing supports the transition to more sustainable industrial water use.
Thursday, 10 November, 12:00 - 13:00 EET, Egypt Pavilion
BCG and CDP: The Scope 3 challenge and supply chain financing
Join CDP and others from the private sector for an informal roundtable on the Scope 3 Challenge and how supply chain financing can play a role in unlocking emissions reductions. Dexter Galvin, Global Director of Corporations and Supply Chains at CDP who helped to start CDP's ground-breaking work on supply chains will be joined by friends from Deutsch Bank, NatWest and major CDP Supply Chain Member companies for an informal roundtable discussion about Scope 3 and supply chain financing. We will hear from attendees about their own Scope 3 challenges and some of the solutions in the market, including CDP and BCG's new Product Ecosystem tool which will help unlock product level emissions data.
Thursday 10 November, 16:45 - 18:15 EET, Tutankhamun Room (hybrid)
The Investor Agenda: Scaling Up Investor Climate Actions to Achieve Net Zero
A record number of investors are setting net zero goals. In this event, organized by the Investor Agenda, explore how investor climate action plans (ICAPs), engaging companies on transition planning and enabling policy frameworks in line with 1.5°C can help make net zero investment portfolios a reality.
Friday, 11 November, 09:00 - 10:00 EET, Business Pavilion (hybrid)
Showcasing Business Ambition, Action, and Accountability for Enhanced Policymaking: Insights from Germany, Japan, and India
Drawing from We Mean Business and CDP's Ambition Loops Project, this event will bring together key policymakers and businesses demonstrating high ambition, action, and accountability - including those that disclose to CDP and have set science-based targets with the SBTi - in an interactive discussion on how evidence from the real economy can translate NDC ambition into strategies and policies towards a sustainable, 1.5°C aligned transition. The event will showcase insights - including business evidence and policy recommendations – focused on Germany, Japan, and India.
Friday 11 November, 15:45 - 16:45 EET, Business Pavilion
Feeding the world while preserving forests: achieving agricultural supply chains decoupled from deforestation
he event will highlight existing commitments and ongoing initiatives but, most of all, explore options to put results at scale, leaving no one behind. It will illustrate concepts and areas of work linked to the development of agricultural supply chains decoupled from deforestation, including aspects of policy coherence, legal framework for trade and responsible business conduct (RBC), responsible sourcing, transparency, traceability and stakeholder engagement.
Friday, 11 November, 17:15 - 18:45 EET, Brazil Climate Action Hub
Strengthening multi-level climate and the Global Stocktake of the Paris Agreement
The event aims to promote a dialogue after the conclusion of the Global Stocktake Second Technical Dialogue and identify opportunities to foster the engagement of non-Party stakeholders in the process.
Saturday, 12 November, 18:00 - 19:00 EET, Business Pavilion (hybrid)
Developing and Disclosing Credible Climate Transition Plans
This event will contextualise the importance of setting and disclosing credible climate transition plans through mapping relevant policy updates and contextualising the business and climate case for these plans.
Monday 14 November, 13:00 - 15:30 EET, Climate Action Zone
Non-Party Stakeholder Accountability Dialogue
Over the last few years, including at the Global Climate Action Summit in 2018, the UN Secretary General’s Climate Action Summit in 2019, COP26 in Glasgow in 2021, there has been a growth in the number of new climate action initiatives and announcements of ambitious climate action targets from a variety of countries, business, and other non-state actors. These initiatives and announcements set the context for COP27, which has been dubbed an “implementation COP” and, in June 2022, the President of Egypt extended an invitation to Heads of State and Government to attend the Sharm el-Sheikh Implementation Summit at COP27. With implementation a key focus at COP27, there is a need to assess progress towards ambitious targets and learn more about the efforts of various actors. This event will provide a dialogue featuring various climate action initiatives and/or non-state actors, where each initiative will have the opportunity to present their efforts, successes, and challenges and to answer questions from peers, youth, and civil society.
Monday, 14 November, 15:00 - 16:30 EET, Japan Pavilion (hybrid)
Now is the Time to Accelerate Action: Japanese Non-State Actors’ Path to Net-Zero
The IPCC’s Sixth Assessment Report announced by the Working Group III stated that while there are still options available to reach the 1.5 ° C target, immediate mitigation measures across all sectors are essential to achieving it. Even during periods of global energy crises, climate action must not be allowed to take a back seat. At this event, various members of the Japan Climate Change Initiative (JCI), a coalition of Japanese non-state actors, will share their efforts to achieve the 1.5 ° C target, and discuss on the path to net zero from the perspective of each section.
Tuesday, 15 November, 10:00 - 11:00 EET, Business Pavilion (hybrid)
Overarching disclosure trends that signal global transformation toward a 1.5-degree aligned world
This event will draw attention to the current state of disclosure across entities, these include, financial institutions, corporates, supply chains, cities, states, and regions. The need for global transformation to align with a 1.5-degree world will be the primary focus of this event.
Tuesday 15 November, 10:00 - 11:00 EET, Brazil Climate Action Hub
Ways to end deforestation and reduce Brazilian emissions: involvement between links in agri-food chains
Emissions from the supply chain represent on average 11.4 times the direct contributions of organizations. Promoting the allocation of climate finance and supplier engagement is key in the agricultural sector to ensure action on the challenges of reducing emissions and adaptation, as well as improving food security. This event aims to share successful experiences on how companies in the agricultural sector are directing resources to reduce impact and improve resilience in their supply chains.
Tuesday 15 November, 15:30 - 19:00 EET, Brazil Climate Action Hub
From Glasgow to Sharm El-Sheikh: advances in the Race to Zero Campaign in Brazil and new investments
The event aims to deliver a high-level political moment in Sharm El-Sheikh during COP27, seeking to recognise the decarbonisation advances of participants in the Race to Zero campaign in Brazil, which will allow significant exchanges between signatories from different sectors and will generate momentum towards neutral carbon. Organized by the UK Embassy in Brazil, CDP and Institute Climate and Society.
Thursday 17 November, 12:30 - 13:30 EET,
Transparency workshop: Supporting National Reporting under the Paris Agreement with Non-Party Environmental Disclosure
This session forms a part of the event series “An evolving transparency landscape – sharing experiences and lessons learned for the successful transition to the ETF”, coordinated by the UNFCCC secretariat. It will take the form of an interactive capacity building workshop and cover the following: Brief presentation of environmental disclosure by non-party stakeholders, success stories from non-party stakeholders, lessons learned and trends in mandatory corporate disclosure.
Tuesday, 15 November 2022 15:00-16:00 GMT
Eyes on Net-Zero: the importance of a science-based approach to decarbonisation
Join us for this exciting event exploring the latest developments in the corporate target-setting landscape. During the session, leading companies with Net-Zero targets approved by the SBTi will discuss the key drivers for them to set such robust long-term targets, the learnings from their target-setting experience and how they are overcoming decarbonisation challenges to achieve their goals. We will be joined by Hiba Mooney, Head of Climate and Environmental Strategy at Hewlett Packard Enterprise and John Dulac, Group Climate Change Manager at Saint-Gobain, with more speakers to be confirmed. The second part of this event will focus on the SBTi's recently released Forest, Land and Agriculture guidance (FLAG) - the world’s first method for companies to set science-based targets that include land-based emission reductions and removals. Martha Stevenson, Senior Director at WWF and the SBTi and Autumn Fox, Climate Sustainability Senior Manager at Mars, will discuss the critical role the 'FLAG' sector holds in efforts to tackle climate change and explain how companies should incorporate this new guidance into their planning and take action now.
Tuesday, 10 January 2022 15:00-16:00 GMT
CDP COP27 Debrief
CDP will be inviting experts to reflect on the outcomes of COP27, its implications for business and the action that needs to be taken now if we are to achieve a 1.5°C, resilient, globally equitable future.
Wednesday, 07 December, 15:00 - 16:00 GMT
Taking the next steps: moving from ambition to action in the finance sector
In this webinar, we will host a panel discussion assessing the status quo amongst banks a year on from the flood of GFANZ commitments around COP26. We will look at what the landscape around target setting looks like and how this compares to the progress on next steps needed to deliver action on these targets.
Wednesday, 09 November - Thursday, 10 November
Sustainable Innovation Forum 2022, Climate Action Innovation Zone, Sharm El Sheikh
Returning for its 13th year alongside the UN Climate Change Conference, the Sustainable Innovation Forum’s mission is to help accelerate the effective development, deployment and uptake of climate solutions by facilitating cross-sector collaboration and catalysing innovation. Under the theme, Bold Leadership, Brave Action, the annual Forum is a crucial collaborative platform at COP for governments, businesses, investors, cities, regions and civil society to accelerate ambitious climate action.
Sunday 13 - Monday 14 November, Sharm El-Sheikh (Park Regency) and digital
World Climate Summit
CDP is a partner of the World Climate Summit. In 2022, World Climate Summit - The Investment COP will focus on accelerating the allocation of capital to climate solutions by 2030. Public and private sector leaders will convene to share best practices and innovations essential to decarbonisation efforts in energy, transport, buildings, industry and finance.