Youth involvement, Indigenous perspectives, and enhanced local financial commitments to nature-based solutions were among the key priorities identified at this year’s Bonn Climate Change Conference.
Climate Champions announce LCAW agenda
The Climate Champions Team is excited to share its programme for London Climate Action Week 2023. Throughout the week, we’ll be hosting a series of public and closed door events and workshops, hosted with a range of partners. More information, including how to register is shared below:
MONDAY 26 JUNE
EVENT: The Race is On: Net Zero & Nature Positive for Climate Action
TIME: 11:00 – 17:00 BST
VENUE: The Conduit, 6 Langley Street, WC2H 9JA, UK
The Climate Champions Team, Race to Zero and Partners are delighted to invite you to The Race is On: Net Zero & Nature Positive for Climate Action at The Conduit, London on Monday 26 June, as part of London Climate Action Week.
2023 is a decisive year in a decisive decade to tackle the climate and biodiversity crises together. The 2015 Paris Agreement on climate change is now complemented and strengthened by the 2022 Kunming-Montréal Global Biodiversity Framework(GBF), and provides a roadmap for governments and non-state actors to address biodiversity loss. We know that there is no net zero without protecting nature, and that by 2030 we must halve global emissions, reverse biodiversity loss and enhance climate resilience.
Yet we’ve never been better equipped to solve this challenge. This is our opportunity to change the trajectory we’re currently on to an unliveable future. This year the UN Climate Change High-Level Champions are accelerating action towards the achievement of net zero emissions and nature positive economy, together, which this event will bring to life over two sessions.
PROGRAMME & REGISTRATION:
11:00 – 13:00: Net Zero for Climate Action (morning session)
Join us in the morning for a session led by Race to Zero, highlighting the importance of accelerating transparency and accountability and the urgent need to speed up standardisation and net zero aligned policy and regulation.
15:00 – 17:00: Nature Positive for Climate Action (afternoon session)
Join us in the afternoon for a discussion on accelerating nature positive action, increasing connectivity and nature target-setting and frameworks.
We invite attendees to RSVP to join us for an evening reception at the Conduit following the event. Please contact email@example.com if you would like to RSVP for the reception as this requires a separate registration form.
Spaces are limited, so be sure to register for in-person attendance.
The High-Level Programme for this event is available to view here.
Public sessions will be made available to watch virtually on our Youtube channel here.
Should you have any questions or require more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
TUESDAY 27 JUNE
EVENT: Catalyzing Action for Climate Adaptation & Resilience – Making the Business Case
TIME: 09:30 – 12:00
VENUE: PwC, 7 More Place, London
No matter how emission reduction trends evolve over the next few years, the world has already warmed by an average of 1.2 degrees C above pre-industrial levels. Climate change is here. The private sector is not prioritising resilience building or adapting at the speed and scale necessary to mitigate or avoid catastrophic outcomes. While 32% (US$15.5 billion) of all private finance mobilised by official development interventions between 2018 and 2020 targeted climate-related issues, only 4% ($1.8 billion) was earmarked exclusively for adaptation.
This must change. How can businesses create a climate strategy that addresses both mitigation and adaptation, and considers both the risks and opportunities therein, relevant to their operations and activities?
This roundtable will convene leading businesses to explore the case for climate adaptation and resilience; adapting corporate strategy to climate risk and impacts and the key steps to embed resilience into operations, activities, and outcomes. This discussion is being held within the context of the Sharm el-Sheikh Adaptation Agenda adopted by the COP presidency as a framework for action, and builds upon the World Economic Forum’s January 2023 White Paper ‘Accelerating Business Action for Climate Change Adaptation’ and C2ES’s 2022 Emerging Blueprint for Companies to Advance Local Climate Resilience.
This event is invitation only. For more information please contact Rebecca Kershaw at email@example.com.
EVENT: Businesses leading on the Race to Zero
TIME: 14:15 – 15:15
VENUE: Reset Connect, CAFA Industry Systems Hub
This event will showcase the progress of Race to Zero and its 8,000 businesses, while also sharing with businesses how they can go further and faster in their journey to net zero. Join Race to Zero’s Acceleration Manager (Jane Eisendhardt), Business Partners (SME Climate Hub, Pledge to Net Zero and Planet Mark) and business members of the Race to Zero to be inspired by their journey to halving emissions by 2030.
EVENT: Cities Dialogue: Adapting Urban Infrastructure to a Changing Climate
TIME: 18:00 – 19:15 BST
VENUE: Arup 8 Fitzroy Street London W1T 4BJ
The International Coalition for Sustainable Infrastructure (ICSI), in partnership with Cities Race to Resilience is delighted to invite you to this in-person London Climate Action Week event, which includes a dialogue among city leaders on adapting urban infrastructure to a changing climate, followed by a drinks reception.
There is much opportunity for engagement between the Cities Race to Resilience campaign (led by ICLEI) and the Infrastructure Race to Resilience campaign (led by ICSI). Infrastructure is critical to daily urban life, and similarly, city policy and governance are integral in determining how infrastructure is built, used, and maintained in the urban environment.
This event is a chance to bring together city officials to discuss urban infrastructure issues, discover synergies, exchange knowledge and deepen collaboration.
We will hear from city officials including Kristen Guida, City Resilience Manager at Greater London Authority.
WEDNESDAY 28 JUNE
EVENT: Road to Regulation at the Climate Innovation Forum
TIME: 16:30 – 18:00
VENUE: Climate Innovation Forum, The Guildhall, 71 Basinghall St, London EC2V 7HH
This in-person gathering of members of Race to Zero’s Net Zero Policy & Regulation community will discuss how to continue mobilising net zero aligned standards, policy, laws and regulations. The 90-minute workshop will share core projects across leading net zero organisations, and will set people up to discuss overcoming blockers on net zero progress (e.g., competition law) and opportunities (e.g., climate procurement regulation and mandatory transition plans). How can we learn from best practice, and share it around the world?
This workshop is invitation only. For more information please contact Tessa Vincent at firstname.lastname@example.org.
PARTNER EVENTS AT LONDON CLIMATE ACTION WEEK
The Race to Zero would like to signpost its community to additional partner events taking part at London Climate Action Week. View the programme here.
We look forward to seeing you online and in person across the week at London Climate Action Week 2023.
“Three of the most powerful things we can do is to embrace nature positive action, mobilise finance at scale, and be truly inclusive,” said H.E Razan Al Mubarak, UN Climate Change High-Level Champion for the COP28 at the 14th Petersberg Climate Dialogue.