MADRID, SPAIN. The 25th Conference of the Parties (COP) began yesterday and the Brazilian society will be present at the international meeting. The Brazil Climate Action Hub is an open and plural space in which subnational governments, civil society organizations, the press, parliamentarians and the business sector will promote diverse discussions on the challenges of climate action in the Brazilian and Latin American context. The programming in Hall 8, located in the Blue Zone, begins today. We made a general highlight of the agenda of our grantees’ major events. Check out!
TUESDAY, 3 DECEMBER
Amazon, the Center of the World
Time: From 4 pm to 7 pm
WEDNESDAY, 4 DECEMBER
Faith communities for the climate and rainforests: experiences of inter-religious mobilization in Peru, Colombia and Brazil
Regardless of different beliefs, religions have always been an important channel of communication. Climate urgency and the threat to tropical forests alert us to the need to inform and engage different sectors of society in environmental protection. In this talk, experiences of mobilizing faith communities and action by interfaith groups in Peru, Colombia and Brazil will be presented in defense of forests and climate balance.
Time: From 12.15 pm to 1.15 pm
Organizer: Faith on the Climate/ISER
THURSDAY, 5 DECEMBER
Engaging the Brazilian legal community with climate affairs
The event will explore legal instruments for forest protection in Brazil, focusing on practical experiences of combating deforestation involving multiple actors. The panel will discuss the potential and effectiveness of instruments such as Conduct Adjustment Agreements, sectoral agreements and legal actions and the role of different actors in the governance of such mechanisms.
Time: From 2.30 pm to 4 pm
Organizer: Institute for Climate and Society
FRIDAY, 6 DECEMBER
Woman mayors in Amazon countries
Considering that women are crucial to shaping a healthier, more sustainable and inclusive future, this panel will bring together female mayors from three Amazon states to discuss common barriers and exchange innovative solutions to drive climate action at subnational level.
Time: From 1 pm to 2.15
Organizer: Instituto Alziras
The 2019 Amazon fire season: a deforestation story
Time: From 2.30 pm to 3.30 pm
Organizer: Instituto de Pesquisa Ambiental da Amazônia (IPAM)
SATURDAY, 7 DECEMBER
Zero emission fuels for Shipping
The event will discuss the development of zero emission fuels for shipping, with a particular focus on Latin America. There will be a presentation on the potential of alternative fuels to decarbonize the shipping industry, from UCL Energy Institute, followed by a presentation on the Brazilian potential to produce marine biofuels (biobunkers), based on a study conducted by Coppe-UFRJ. The presentations will be followed by comments from a representative of the Spanish maritime sector (tbc), and a Q&A session moderated by Dr. Lavinia Hollanda, Senior Consultant on Sustainable Shipping for the Institute for Climate and Society and presented by Míriam Zaitegui, Senior Climate Change Policy Officer for ECODES .
Time: 9 am to 10.30 am
Organizers: Escopo Energia, Ecodes and Institute for Climate and Society
Energy efficiency and refrigerants transition in the cooling sector: the case of air conditioning in Brazil
Time: From 11 am to 12.30 am
Organizers: Kigali Project, IEI Brazil, Institute for Climate and Society and IDEC.
CBMC: A Brazilian Coalition for Climate Action
Time: From 2 pm to 3 pm
Organizer: Instituto Ethos
ON SUNDAY, 8 DECEMBER, THE HALL WILL BE CLOSED
MONDAY, 9 DECEMBER
Energy transition: From where to where
Brazil has a very particular condition when it comes to energy transition. On the one hand, the Brazilian energy mix is already relatively clean – 42% of the primary energy and about 80% of the power mix in 2018 came from renewable sources. On the other hand, the demand for energy is growing, and the choices on how this increased demand will be met are still open. Where is the country heading? What can be done to ensure a sustainable and competitive price energy matrix, making the most reasonable use of its potential in various natural resources? How can the energy mix can be planned now for a low carbon future, avoiding choices that lead to stranded assets?
Time: From 10 am to 11 am
Organizer: E+ Institute
TUESDAY, 10 DECEMBER
Can Brazil meet its climate commitments?
This side event will present the latest data from two pioneering civil society initiatives, SEEG and MapBiomas, showing Brazil’s carbon emissions in 2018 and the evolution of land use in Brazil between 1985 and 2017. Authors will debate the country’s emissions trajectory, challenges and opportunities towards meeting its NDC.
Time: From 9 am to 10 am
Organizer: Climate Observatory
Launch: Zero Carbon Connexion
Time: From 10 to 11.20 am
Organizers: O Mundo que Queremos, CDP and Climate Ventures
Social challenges of energy transition and carbon pricing
A panel to address the social unrests that have been taking place in recent years in countries such as Brazil, France and Chile, and whose main trigger was the rising cost of energy (power and fossil fuels). In this sense, the aim of the event is to bring to debate the relationship between the energy transition and the consequences of these movements for the population, pointing out challenges, opportunities and new perspectives as well.
Time: 11.30 and 12.30 am
Organizer: E+ Institute
Climate and Security in Latin America and the Caribbean: From Evidence to Policy Solutions
A growing body of research shows that climate change multiplies stressors and vulnerabilities in ways that can lead to violence and conflict. This side event will mark the launch of the report Climate and Security in Latin America and the Caribbean, a partnership between Igarape Institute and Institute for Climate and Society (iCS).
Time: From 2.45 pm to 4 pm
Organizer: Instituto Igarapé
WEDNESDAY, 11 DECEMBER
Carbon Pricing Gaining Momentum in Brazil: Brazilian Industry Positioning on Article 6
In parallel with the advances of the national agenda in the implementation of a carbon market, Brazil has been the focus of the multilateral agenda due to its position in relation to Article 6 of the Paris Agreement Rulebook. Although it does not yet have a consolidated carbon market in Brazil, the country has gathered considerable learning from market mechanisms to control greenhouse gas emissions. The purpose of this event is to present the advances in the national agenda as well as the position of the Brazilian business sector on Article 6, regarding the mechanisms of international cooperation.
Time: From 10.20 am to 11.30 am
Organizer: Iniciativa Empresarial em Clima (IEC)
Climate policy of the Amazonian states: mitigation actions and climate change adaptation
Time: 3 pm to 5.30 om
Organizer: Consortium of Amazon Governors
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