16 May 2016 - 26 May 2016
Bonn, Germany

2016 Bonn climate change conference

IIASA researchers take part in the annual conference of the United Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).



IIASA researchers will co-organize several side events in conjunction with the 2016 UNFCCC climate change conference in Bonn. This conference brings together representatives of all the member countries of the UNFCCC for specific meetings on implementation and other business related to climate change agreements. This conference will include the forty-fourth sessions of the Subsidiary Body for Implementation and  Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice as well as the first session of the Ad Hoc Working Group on the Paris Agreement. Alongside the conference, many organizations organize side events intended to foster discussion and provide advice to policymakers attending the event. 

IIASA participation in side events

18 May
Establishing country emission reduction targets in agriculture: What is fair, ambitious & feasible?
Of 161 INDCs submitted thus far, 88 included agricultural mitigation but only 9 estimated sector-specific emissions reductions. Session participants will explore “fair and ambitious” country targets and learn how countries calculate sub-sectoral mitigation estimates that safeguard food security. 

Speakers: Le Hoang An - Ministry of Agr & Rural Dev (Vietnam); David Burns - NWF; Ivan Dario Valencia - Colombian Low Emissions Development Strategy; Selamawit Desta - Environmental Law Expert & Climate Change Negotiator; Stefan Frank - IIASA; Ana María Loboguerrero - CIAT-CCAFS; Meryl Richards - CCAFS-UVM

Wednesday 18 May 2016
Berlin (112)

26 May 2016

Science for climate risk management and climate justice
Co-organized with the NGO Practical Action, this event will focus on the loss and damage mechanism. The mechanism currently faces challenging issues including compensation, liability, and attribution. This session will explore how to move the debate forward by focusing on existing disaster risk management tools including those already agreed, such as the Sendai Framework for Action. 

Speakers will include: Reinhard Mechler, IIASA; Colin McQuistan, Practical Action; Swenja Surminski, LSE; Laurens Bouwer Deltares; Thomas Schinko, IIASA. Others to be confirmed.

Thursday 26 May 2016
Bonn I/II (89)

Full Side Event Schedule

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Risk and Resilience

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