From June 17 - 27, the Bonn Climate Change Conference SB 50 took place. NewClimate Institute was present with multiple events, and released several related publications. Find all information about it here. 


Events with NewClimate Institute participation:

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Press Conference: Climate Action Tracker - presentation of the latest developments In this press conference, we presented the updated country assessments, and a briefing paper that summarises the most crucial developments. We also welcomed participants from outside of media, but please note that journalists got to ask questions first. Organiser: Climate Action Tracker (NewClimate Institute, Climate Analytics) Speakers: Niklas Höhne (NewClimate Institute), Bill Hare (Climate Analytics)
Wednesday 19 June 11h00 - 11h30 Room Nairobi (Press room)


Side event: Nationally driven ambition perspectives This side event examined the definitions and applications for NDC enhancement at country level discussing definitions and approaches towards mitigation ambition, resilience and adaptation, and support ambition in the light of equity. Organiser: CAN international, NewClimate Institute Speakers: Tasneem Essop (CAN international), Niklas Höhne (NewClimate Institute), Kakhaberi Mdivani (Georgian Ministry for Environmental Protection and Agriculture, Henrik Halgren Eriksen (Norwegian Ministry of Climate and Environment), Yevheniia Zasiadko (Friends of the Earth)
Friday 21 June 15h00 - 16h30 Room Bonn


Side event: GHG mitigation strategies in international aviation and maritime transport This side-event presented ongoing developments to regulate emissions from international aviation and shipping under ICAO and IMO, focussing on policies needed to align with the temperature goals of the Paris Agreement. Speakers presented important elements of pathways to decarbonise both sectors along with possible instruments required to deliver, including the Guidelines for avoiding double counting for CORSIA as well as impact assessments of vintage restrictions for offset units and slow steaming (more details on the event). Organiser: Institute for Applied Ecology e.V., European Federation for Transport and Environment Speakers: Aki Kachi (NewClimate Institute)
Saturday 22 June 13h15 - 14h45 Room Bonn


Side event: Increasing NDCs in 2020 - analytical inputs This side event presented and discussed new and ongoing analysis on both effort-sharing under the Paris Agreement as well as updating NDCs based on lower renewable costs – and discussed them with practitioners involved in supporting relevant developments. Organiser: Ecologic Institute and Fraunhofer ISI Speakers: Guido Knoche (German Environment Agency), Jakob Wachsmuth (Fraunhofer ISI), Paola Parra (Climate Analytics), Leonardo Nascimento (NewClimate Institute)
Monday 24 June 16h45 - 18h15 Room Bonn


Side event: Spotlight on Europe: An Approach to Foster Sustainable Growth and Secure a Competitive Environment for Businesses This off-site side event discussed what the European Commission's long-term strategy's goal of a "prosperous, modern, competitive and climate-neutral economy by 2050" means for European businesses. It addressed the questions what this strategy means for companies, how sustainable growth can be fostered while securing the competitiveness of business, and what different perspectives on this European approach are. Organiser: ICC Germany, Deutsche Post DHL Group, Bundesverband der Deutschen Industrie e.V., econsense Speakers: Jill Meiburg (Deutsche Post DHL Group), Oliver Wieck (ICC Germany), Elina Bardram (European Commission), Björn Hannappel (Deutsche Post DHL Group), Dr. Brigitta Huckestein (BASF SE), Dr. Heinz-Gerd Peters (Deutsche Telekom AG), Dr. Hans-Jörn Weddige (thyssenkrupp AG), Thorsten Albig (Deutsche Post DHL Group), Volker Backs (Hydro Aluminium Rolled Products GmbH), Andrea Dreifke-Pieper (WWF DE), Frauke Röser (NewClimate Institute), Niclas Svenningsen (UNFCCC)
Tuesday 25 June 10h30 - 13h00 Off-site event:
Post Tower
Platz der Deutschen Post
53113 Bonn
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