Foundations and organizations are meeting in a pavilion at the most important climate conference

COP28 starts today and, for the first time, it will feature a pavilion focused on the philanthropy from the Global South, the Regional Climate Foundations. Foundations and organizations from different countries that are working on the development of knowledge for decision-makers and promote climate action in India, Indonesia, the African continent, Mexico and Brazil, will share experiences and solutions to the challenges presented by the current climate crisis and how to achieve compliance with the commitments of the Paris Agreement.

Between December 2-11, the pavilion will host more than 30 events and 90 experts who will propose, debate and exchange knowledge that can contribute to the increase of the climate ambition from the different perspectives of the Global South. Among the topics that will be debated are the just energy transition; the reduction of local and subnational emissions; the empowerment of women and indigenous peoples based on the use of accessible renewable energy; the promotion of a more inclusive global and multilateral carbon pricing framework from a multi-regional perspective and the identification of solutions through the use of green hydrogen for different social sectors.

One of the events that will take place at the pavilion, “Philanthropy as a driver of climate action and the protagonism of the Global South – Launch of the Brazilian Philanthropy Commitment on Climate Change and other perspectives,” was organized by GIFE, and includes the director of Partnerships and Communication of iCS, Alice Amorim, among the panelists. The institute is also organizing other events at the pavilion (see the program below).

The space is organized by the Mexican Climate Initiative Foundation (Mexico), ViriyaENB (Indonesia), the Shakti Sustainable Energy Foundation (India), the African Climate Foundation and the Institute for Climate and Society (Brazil). For the organizations that participate at the Pavilion, it is fundamental to make an urgent appeal to the international community about the importance of the collaboration and exchange of inter-regional and intersectoral experience and knowledge from the coinciding contexts and approaches for the countries from the Global South. Only in this way will it be viable to confront the current climate crisis together, with a greater chance of success.

Check below the events that iCS is organizing at the Regional Climate Foundations Pavilion (Dubai time is 7 hours ahead of official Brasília time):

Date: December 4

> Name:
Global Stocktake of COP28 negotiations
Organizer: iCS
Time: 10:00 to 11:30
Location: Regional Climate Foundations Pavilion

Date: December 5

> Name:
The Global South emerges: How the cultural sector can use storytelling to call audiences to action in tackling climate change
Organizer: iCS
Time: 16:30 to 18:00
Location: Regional Climate Foundations Pavilion

Date: December 8

> Name:
The role of Independent Funds in Climate justice and action
Organizer: Comuá
Time: 14:30 to 16:00
Location: Regional Climate Foundations Pavilion

> Name:
G20 responding to climate action
Organizer: iCS
Time: 16:30 to 18:00
Location: Regional Climate Foundations Pavilion

Date: December 11

> Name:
Stocktake of negotiations
Organizer: iCS
Time: 10:00 to 11:30
Location: Regional Climate Foundations Pavilion

Events organized by iCS partners in the pavilion

Date: December 6

> Name:
Philanthropy as a driver of climate action and the protagonism of the Global South | Launch of the Brazilian Philanthropy Commitment on Climate Change
Organizer: GIFE
Time: 16:00 to 17:30
Location: Regional Climate Foundations Pavilion

Date: December 8

> Name:
The role of Independent Funds in Climate justice and action.
Organizer: Comuá Network
Time: 14:30 to 16:00
Location: Regional Climate Foundations Pavilion

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