COP14/Side Events

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{{#badges: Climate change}}COP14 side events are a wide variety of discussions supplementary to the main negotiations, organized by the United Nations, world governments, industry groups, researchers and non-governmental organizations. The December 2008 COP14 meeting in Poznan, Poland is the 14th "Conference of the Parties" of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). [1]

The Earth Negotiations Bulletin publishes a daily bulletin, "On The Side," which describes selected side events.

Side events by topic

Nuclear power

REDD

  • December 2, 2008 - "Critical Analysis of REDD," presented by Friends of the Earth International; This event "provided a review of the concept of reduced emissions from deforestation and forest degradation (REDD), and gave several indigenous peoples and non-governmental organizations the opportunity to discuss the potential pitfalls of this concept," including REDD's impact on "indigenous peoples' rights to their traditional territories." [4]
  • December 2, 2008 - "How REDD Policy Options Interact with Forest Measuring and Monitoring," presented by Woods Hole Research Center; This event "discussed how policy options for reduced emissions from deforestation and forest degradation (REDD) relate to forest measuring and monitoring needs." [5]
  • December 4, 2008 - "UN System Response to REDD," presented by the United Nations; This event "brought together several agencies and organizations to discuss reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation (REDD), including its related policy and programme architecture, coordination, and funding. It described the UN-REDD Programme, which was developed as a result of the Bali climate negotiations and was launched on 24 September 2008." [6]
  • December 6, 2008 - "REDD for Rural Development," presented by Regional Community Forestry Training Center for Asia and the Pacific and The Center for International Forestry Research; This event will "advance the proposition that REDD can offer more than climate change mitigation benefits. If developed properly, it will provide a vital opportunity to improve the wellbeing of millions of rural people." [7]
  • December 6, 2008 - "The Business Case for REDD: Biodiversity Benefits," presented by the CBD Secretariat. [8]

Renewable energy

  • December 11, 2008 - "Initiative for an IRENA," or International Agency for Renewable Energies, presented by the governments of Germany, Denmark and Spain, with representatives from Poland, India and Ethiopia. The event was called to stress "the urgent need for an international governmental organisation promoting renewable energy worldwide." The IRENA founding conference is planned for January 26, 2009 in Bonn, Germany. [9]

Side events by date

Articles and resources

Related SourceWatch articles

References

  1. United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, "COP14", United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change website, accessed August 2008.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 "Side events schedule," United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change website, accessed December 2008.
  3. "Side event: Debating nuclear and climate change (pdf)," Igor Vuković, December 2, 2008.
  4. "Critical Analysis of REDD", Earth Negotiations Bulletin website, accessed December 2008.
  5. "How REDD Policy Options Interact with Forest Measuring and Monitoring", Earth Negotiations Bulletin website, accessed December 2008.
  6. "UN System Response to REDD", Earth Negotiations Bulletin website, accessed December 2008.
  7. "REDD for Rural Development", Regional Community Forestry Training Center for Asia and the Pacific website, accessed December 2008.
  8. "COP 14 Side Events", Center for International Forestry Research website, accessed December 2008.
  9. Press release, "Promoting IRENA for a Stable Climate: Strong support for the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) at the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Poznań (pdf)," Germany, Denmark and Spain on behalf of the Initiative for an IRENA," December 11, 2008.

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