Project Description

Delegates from 197 nations, UN and other intergovernmental bodies, NGOs, and media will gather at the 2022 Conference of Parties of the the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), or COP27, from November 6 to 18, 2022 in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt to undertake bold and rapid collective action to address the worsening impacts of climate change, combined with the global crises of COVID-19, debt, inflation, food, and energy.

COP27 WEBSITE

ICSC EVENTS IN COP27

DATE and TIME (GMT +2) TITLE VENUE
9 Nov 2022, 16:45 – 18:15 Net-Zero Scenarios and to Get Them Right [INETTT] Room Amon
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12 Nov 2022 COP27 Convening & Luncheon on Reforming the Global Financial Architecture Invite-only event
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17 Nov 2022, 8:45 – 10:05

Operationalizing a Scalable and Sustainable Energy Transition Mechanism (ETM) for Asia and the Pacific [ADB]

SDG7 Pavillion
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The Climate Reality – WHEN IS NOW EVENTS
7 Nov 2022, 21:00 Talk Show: Narrating Endeavors to Tend the Earth Indonesia Pavillion (Blue Zone)
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7-18 Nov 2022, Open All Day Poets for Climate Digital Exhibit Indonesia Pavillion (Blue Zone)
11 Nov 2022, 15:00 When Is Now x Poets for Climate Exhibit Opening Ceremony Climate Vulnerable Forum (CVF) and Vulnerable Twenty (V20) Pavillion (Blue Zone)
11-18 Nov 2022, Open All Day When Is Now x Poets for Climate Exhibit: The Making and Unmaking of Places: Stories of Loss, Resilience, and Restoration using Poetry and Art Climate Vulnerable Forum (CVF) and Vulnerable Twenty (V20) Pavillion (Blue Zone)
16 Nov 2022, 14:45 Arts for Climate Canada Pavillion (Blue Zone)
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SIDE EVENT

Net-Zero Scenarios and How to Get Them Right

November 9, 2022, 16:45 to 18:15, Room Amon

Members of the International Network of Energy Transition Think Tanks (INETTT) from the Philippines, South Africa, Vietnam, Indonesia, and Turkey will talk about multi-contextual challenges and practical solutions for developing ambitious net-zero scenarios in this side event.

INTRODUCTION: Lidia Wojtal, INETTT Secretariat, Germany
MODERATION: Denise Fontanilla, Institute for Climate and Sustainable Cities (ICSC), Philippines

SPEAKERS:

  • Jack Radmore, Green Cape, South Africa
  • Nhien Ngo To, VIET, Vietnam
  • Deon Arinaldo, Institute for Essential Services Reform (IESR), Indonesia
  • Alkim Bag, SHURA, Turkey

LIVESTREAM: https://youtu.be/RdmphtijY9s

TIME (UTC +2) ACTION ACTOR
16:45-16:55 Welcome and introduction to the INETTT Lidia Wojtal, INETTT Project Lead, Agora Energiewende, Germany
16:55-17:00 Self-introduction and introduction of speakers by the moderator Denise Fontanilla, Associate for Policy Advocacy, ICSC, Philippines
17:00-17:40

Presentations

  • Ngo To Nhien, Executive Director, VIET, Vietnam
  • Jack Radmore, Programme Manager, Green Cape, South Africa
  • Deon Arinaldo, Program Manager, IESR, Indonesia
  • Alkim Bag, Director, SHURA, Turkey
17:40-18:00 Panel discussion

Questions:

  • To be determined on the basis of presentations
18:00-18:10 Q&A session Audience / Denise Fontanilla
18:10-18:15 Wrap up Lidia Wojtal

COP27 Convening Luncheon on Reforming the Global Financial Architecture

November 12, 2022 (Invite Only)

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SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT

Operationalizing a Scalable and Sustainable Energy Transition Mechanism (ETM) for Asia and the Pacific

November 17, 2022, 8:45 to 10:05, SDG7 Pavilion
Hosted by the Asian Development Bank (ADB)

The Government of the Republic of Indonesia, the Government of the Republic of the Philippines, and the Asian Development Bank (ADB) announced a partnership in November 2021 at the 26th UN climate change conference (COP26) to design and launch the Energy Transition Mechanism (ETM) to accelerate the transition from coal to clean energy in Southeast Asia, in a just and affordable manner. The partnership was strongly supported by senior officials from Japan, Denmark, the United Kingdom, and the United States, as well as leading global financial institutions and philanthropies.

In partnership with Indonesia and the Philippines, ADB has made significant progress from a conceptual framework towards an operational program in i) identifying through a feasibility study, a pool of candidate coal-fired power plants (CFPPs) for early retirement/repurposing; ii) initiating the establishment of an ETM fund or vehicle through the issuance of a request for concepts from the private sector; iii) establishing and operationalizing the ETM Partnership Trust Fund to be administered by ADB; iv) catalyzing active participation from G7 countries (Just Energy Transition Partnership or JETP); v) initiating Strategic Environment and Social Assessment (SESA) and Just Transition assessments to identify impacts of the energy transition as it unfolds and related mitigation measures; and vi) collaborating with additional developing member countries in Asia, including Kazakhstan and Pakistan, which are embarking on their own energy transition strategies and exploring early retirement of CFPPs within such strategies.

This event aims to:

  • Update the global community on the progress of the ETM initiative overall and in the pilot countries;
  • Showcase messages of support to the ETM from development partners;
  • Provide a platform for collegial discussion on the technical, financial, social and environmental aspects of energy transition envisioned under the ETM; and
  • Highlight upcoming ETM activities in Southeast Asia, South Asia and Central and West Asia.

AGENDA (as of 03 November 2022)

MC: Yoonah Lee, Energy Specialist (Climate Change), Southeast Asia Department, ADB

TIME (UTC +2) ACTION ACTOR
8:45– 8:55 Opening Remarks
  • Warren Evans, Special Senior Advisor (Climate Change), Office of the President, ADB
  • Glenn Pearce-Oroz, Senior Director of International Relations and Special Projects, Sustainable Energy for All
8:55– 9:05 Welcome Remarks
  • Sri Mulyani Indrawati, Minister of Finance, Ministry of Finance, Indonesia (recorded message) (tbc)
  • Ministry of Finance, Japan (recorded message)
  • Department of Treasury, United
9:05 – 9:30 Update on country-level ETM activities
  • Felix William Fuentebella, Undersecretary, Department of Energy, Philippines (tbc)
  • Musaddiq Ahmed Khan, Additional Secretary, Ministry of Climate Change, Pakistan
  • Pham Ngoc Tan, Deputy Director General, Department of Climate Change, Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, Viet Nam
  • Senior Official (tbc), Ministry of Ecology, Geology and Natural Resources, Kazakhstan
Just Transition in ETM
  • Kate Hughes, Senior Climate Change Specialist, ADB
9:30 – 10:00 Fireside Chat

Moderator: Bruno Carrasco, Director General concurrently Chief Compliance Officer, Sustainable Development and Climate Change Department, ADB

  • Leon Clarke, Director of Decarbonization Pathways, Bezos Earth Fund (tbc)
  • Vivek Sen, Associate Director, Climate Policy Initiative (CPI)
  • Ronan Hodge, Technical Lead, Glasgow Financial Alliance for Net Zero (GFANZ)
  • Denise Fontanilla, Associate for Policy Advocacy, Institute for Climate and Sustainable Cities (ICSC)
10:00 – 10:05 Thank You & Closing Remarks
  • Pradeep Tharakan, Unit Head, Sovereign Energy Operations, Greater Mekong Subregion, Southeast Asia Department, ADB