Without urgent climate action in the next decade, today’s 16 year old will live in a 1.5°C warmer world and have an ever shrinking range of options to deal with the legacy of inaction on cutting carbon emissions. As young people around the world take to the streets demanding urgent climate action, we join forces with the World Resources Institute for an event at the Bonn climate talks. We will take stock of the latest science and analysis on what governments can do to limit warming to 1.5°C, and includes a panel discussion with youth representatives and negotiators from developing and developed countries.
Introduction: The urgency of scaling up climate action – intergenerational aspects
Claire Fyson, Climate Policy Analyst, Climate Analytics
State of play – Climate Action Tracker
Bill Hare, CEO, Climate Analytics
Centred on science – how the IPCC can guide mitigation action
Dr Michiel Schaeffer, Science Director, Climate Analytics
What is needed for enhancing NDCs?
Taryn Fransen, Senior Fellow, World Resources Institute
Panel discussion with youth from SIDS and LDCs and negotiators of developed and developing countries
Moderation: Yamide Dagnet, Senior Associate, International Climate Action, World Resources Institute
Ms. Anna Braam
Anna is political scientist, working as a research assistant at the University of Oldenburg. She is involved with the Foundation for the Rights of Future Generations (FRFG) as speaker and CEO on a voluntary basis. As member of Youth for Climate – Germany and representing the FRFG, Anna has been involved in the UN climate negotiations since 2015. She is currently supporting the school strikes as a “Scientist for Future”.
Ms. Sharaban Tahura Zaman
Sharaban is a lecturer with North South University and Research Fellow with Centre for Climate Justice-Bangladesh and involved with research and coordinating youth programs. Her recent publications include an Oxford University article on the legal nature of NDCs.
Mr. Ivo de Zwaan
Ivo is Head of Delegation of the Netherlands and has participated in climate negotiations since 2008. His is also Head of Global Climate of the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy.
Ms. Piakura Passfield
Piakura Passfield is a climate negotiator for the Cook Islands. She is a Philosophy and Law graduate (conjoint) from the University of Auckland and serves as First Secretary at the Cook Islands High Commission in Wellington, NZ.
Dr Spencer Thomas
Dr Spencer Thomas is an energy economist and lead negotiator for biodiversity and climate change for Grenada. He is also Ambassador and special envoy for multilateral environmental agreements.