23/09/2020
Climate Week NYC event - The long and short of it: Interlinkages between NDCs and mid-century decarbonisation strategies

Wednesday, 23 September
15:00 – 17:00 (CET) / 09:00 – 11:00 (EDT)

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This event is part of Climate Week NYC, organised by the Climate Group. It takes place from 21 to 27 September 2020. As the focus shifts to how we rebuild after COVID-19, Climate Week NYC 2020 will explore what lessons we can learn in the pursuit of a net-zero future through just transition. This year, the Climate Group is hosting all of Climate Week NYC’s events on an online digital platform incorporating live broadcast, interactive sessions, networking areas and meeting space. Hundreds of events will also take place at locations across New York City and around the world as part of the official Climate Week NYC events programme. Climate Week NYC is hosted in association with the United Nations and the City of New York.

This year, in accordance with the Paris Agreement, countries large and small will share new or updated Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) to address climate change. At the same time, countries are developing their Long-term Strategies (LTS) to effect a transition to a low-carbon, resilient economy. This event, taking part as part of Climate Week NYC, will explore synergies between long-term strategies, NDC development and implementation planning, as well as explore the role of climate finance in the implementation of long-term strategies.

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These two processes are fundamentally intertwined. Many choices made over the next ten years will have implications for the next thirty or more. At the same time, capacities developed to achieve the near-term targets can unlock further opportunities in the long-term.

Adequate and effectively deployed climate finance can facilitate both long and short-term efforts, helping countries take actions today that strengthen their ability to achieve ambitious long-term mitigation and adaptation action. However, in light of limited financial resources and support, many SIDS and LDCs continue to struggle to determine their highest levels of ambition for 2030 and beyond.

This event will explore synergies between long-term strategies, NDC development and implementation planning, as well as explore the role of climate finance in the implementation of long-term strategies.

Our event will include a panel discussion with representatives from all sides of the NDC process.

Programme:

09:00 Welcome Remarks and Introduction
Laetitia De Marez, Director of Climate Analytics, New York and Head of Implementation Strategies, Climate Analytics

09:10 Presentation: Linking Nationally Determined Contributions and Mid-Century Decarbonization Strategies
Frances Fuller, Deputy Director of Climate Analytics New York and Implementation Specialist

09:40 Interactive Panel Discussion
Moderated by Dr. Adelle Thomas, Senior Caribbean Research Associate

10:40 Wrap Up of the Event
Laetitia De Marez, Director of Climate Analytics New York and Head of Implementation Strategies, Climate Analytics

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This event is organised as part of the IMPACT project.