UNIDO at the UN Climate Change Conference (Katowice, 3-14 December 2018)
At this year’s UN Climate Change Conference (COP24), nations of the world will meet to finalize the rules for the implementation of the Paris Agreement.
The ambitious goal enshrined in the Paris Agreement to keep global temperature rise below 2C will require rapid and far-reaching climate action in all sectors, including in energy, industry, buildings, transport, land and cities.
While industry is one of the largest sources of greenhouse gas emissions – accounting for nearly one third of total global emissions – it is also a leading provider of climate technology solutions and green jobs.
As the UN’s specialized agency promoting industrial development for poverty reduction, inclusive globalization and environmental sustainability, UNIDO is committed to enabling a paradigm shift in industrialization in developing countries as a means to build low-emission climate-resilient societies.
UNIDO is currently implementing over 700 projects, which directly contribute to achieving the targets and goals set by the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. To enhance knowledge sharing and demonstrate proven and effective solutions for replication and scaling up, UNIDO will showcase some of these projects during a series of COP24 side events. These events will demonstrate how investments in integrated mitigation and adaptation measures using innovative technology can enhance competitiveness of industry and build a low-emissions climate-resilient economy.
Follow us on Twitter (@UNIDO) to find out about our work on climate action and join the discussions on social media via the hashtag #COP24.
Date Time Venue Event Partners 5 Dec 13:00-14:30 Korean Pavilion CTCN: Knowledge Sharing for Climate Technology Cooperation Korean Green Technology Centre 5 Dec 18:30-20:00 Bug Clean and Affordable Energy for Sustainable Urbanization and Development IAEA, UN Environment, UNECE, WMO, DTU, ITU, UNIDO, IOM, WHO, UNICEF, UN HABITAT, UNECA 5 Dec 18:30-20:00 Wisla Innovative Climate Technologies and Sustainable Maritime Transport for a Climate Resilient Industry UNIDO, UNCTAD, IMO, UPU, WIPO, (TBC) 5 Dec 18:30-20:00 Warmia Technology Mechanism: Harnessing Climate Technology for Paris Agreement Implementation TEC/CTCN 7 Dec 10:00-12:00 Thai Pavilion South-South Technology Transfer for Energy Access in Clean Cooking: Success Story Poznan Strategy for Technology Transfer UNIDO, GEF, NSTDA, SEFA 7 Dec 15:30-17:30 Turkey Pavilion Turkey's Clean Tech Innovation Ecosystem and its Success Stories GCIP, Turkish Ministry of Industry and Technology 10 Dec 10:00-12:00 Thailand Pavilion Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Investment for Climate Solutions GCIP, Thailand DIP, NSTDA 10 Dec 13:00-15:00 Capacity Building Hub, RYSY meeting room 24, Area E Gender and Climate Change: Showcasing Gender-Responsive and Climate Resilient Initiatives CTCN, Women & Gender Constituency 10 Dec 18:00-19:00 Action Hub CTCN 5th Year Anniversary CTCN, Government of Korea 10 Dec 18:30-20:00 Benelux-EIB Pavilion Innovation and Entrepreneurship for Transformative Climate Solutions and Economic Growth GCIP, New Energy Coalition 11 Dec 8:00-9:00 TBD Technology Needs Assessments (TNAs) & Gender Workshop CTCN, UDP, UNFCCC 11 Dec TBD Vienna House, Angelo Hotel COP24 Business and Investment Forum CTCN, World Climate Summit 11 Dec 10:00-11:30 GEF Partnership Pavillion GEF-UNIDO Innovation Talks: Synergies of Innovation Ecosystem Connectivity: Supporting Developing Countries to Drive the Transition to Low-Carbon and Climate Resilient Economies and Catalyzing Investments in Cleantech Innovations GCIP, GEF 11 Dec 16:30-18:00 Africa Pavilion Inclusive Policies and Finance for Sustainable Energy Access AfDB, Hivos, UNIDO, GN SEC, GWNET, World Bank 12 Dec 9:00-12:00 Building A Climate Action Room 3 - Lubelskie
Towards Hydrogen Societies: EGM
UNIDO, Polish Government, Permanent Mission of Japan to the International Organizations in Vienna 12 Dec
Turkey Pavilion Cleantech Innovation and Entrepreneurship for Climate Change and Economic Growth GCIP, Government of Turkey 13 Dec 10:00-12:00 Korean Pavilion CTCN TA Experiences for Climate Technology Cooperation CTCN, Korean NDE, Green Technology Centre 13 Dec 13:30-16:30 Thailand Pavilion Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Investment for Climate Solutions GCIP, Thailand DIP, NSTDA 13 Dec 15:00-16:30 GEF Partnership Pavillon GEF-UNIDO Innovation Talks: GCIP’s Experiences in Promoting High-Impact Cleantech and Entrepreneurs in SMEs in Developing Countries GCIP, GEF
Take a look at the complete COP24 agenda here.