The Institute for Climate and Sustainable Cities (ICSC) joins the Bonn Climate Change Conference of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) from June 5-15, 2023 at the World Conference Center in Bonn, Germany (WCCB), where delegates from 175 states, UN and other intergovernmental bodies, NGOs, and media gather as the continuation of the UN climate talks since the conference (COP27) in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt last November 2022.

ICSC also serves as the co-convenor of the Independent Global Stocktake (iGST) Southeast Asia Hub, a consortium of civil society actors supporting the Global Stocktake (GST) processes of the UNFCCC, and represents the academe and think tanks in the High Level Consultative Group (HLCG) of the InsuResilience Global Partnership. The organization also supports the secretariat for the Climate Vulnerable Forum (CVF) and Vulnerable 20 (V20) Group of Finance Ministers.

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(All times in Germany time/Central European Time (CET), 6 hours behind Manila time)

JUNE 6-13

Third Technical Dialogue (TD3) of the First Global Stocktake (GST1)

June 6-13; Time and location varies depending on schedule of the openings and closing ceremony, simultaneous round table discussions and world cafe

Based on the information note, discussions would focus on describing what governments and/or organizations are going to take from the GST1 outputs to inform their actions in the coming years. What barriers and challenges does the government/organization will face and how can international support and cooperation enable them to overcome these barriers? What information or guidance is most useful to you in pursuing your goals and contributing to the collective progress towards the goals of the Paris Agreement?

Delivering a successful GST1 – Course-correcting to meet our climate goals

iGST, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Climate Change Expert Group (OECD-CCXG) Side Event

June 5, 16:15—17:30, Bonn Room, WCCB

Explore what it will take to make the first GST a success in 2023 and beyond. Speakers will share perspectives on how to land a robust outcome at COP28, concrete commitments it could include, and what follow-up is needed to ensure GST1 drives action on the ground in the years ahead.This event will build on research from the OECD-IEA Climate Change Expert Group (CCXG) and the Independent Global Stocktake (iGST).


  • Thureya Alali, United Arab Emirates
  • Sirini Jeudy-Hugo, CCXG/OECD 
  • Casey Cronin, iGST/ClimateWorks Foundation
  • Adriano Santhiago de Oliveira, Brazil 
  • Elizabeth Rowe, United Kingdom 
  • Danica Marie Supnet, Institute for Climate and Sustainable Cities, iGST Southeast Asia Regional Hub 
  • Maryke van Staden, ICLEI–Local Governments for Sustainability
  • Enrique Maurtua Konstantinidis, Iniciativa Climática de México (ICM), iGST Latin America and the Caribbean Regional Hub (moderator)

Taking stock of the protection gap in climate vulnerable countries

Munich Climate Insurance Initiative (MCII), ICSC Side Event

June 6, 14:45—16:00, Berlin Room, WCCB

Closing protection gaps in climate vulnerable countries is a global priority. The event will cover gaps, views, and analyses that can guide discussions on initiatives like the Global Stocktake, funding arrangements for loss and damage, and/or the Global Shield against Climate Risks.


  • Danica Marie Supnet, Interim Director for Climate Policy, ICSC
  • Nilesh Prakash, V20 Pacific Advisor, V20 Secretariat
  • Le-Anne Roper, Programme Management Officer, UNDRR
  • Annette Detken, Head InsuResilience Solutions Fund, Frankfurt School of Finance and Management
  • Maxime Souvignet, Climate Risk Analytics Team Lead, MCII/UNU-EHS (moderator)

Global Stocktake TD1.3 Poster session

June 7, 13:00-15:00, Foyer, WCCB

The submission of the iGST Southeast Asia Hub, through ICSC and the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES), to the third technical dialogue of GST1 was selected to be presented physically in the poster session at SB58. The poster features the key priorities of non-state actors (NSAs) in Southeast Asia for the GST.

Regional GST: Impacts, Challenges and Opportunities

June 8, 15:15–16:30, Kaminzimmer room, WCCB

The iGST aims to support processes through regional collaboration among non-state actors for the GST. In this side event, regional representatives from Latin America, West Africa, and Southeast Asia will share their experiences on how non-state actors play an integral role in stocktaking current climate progress and accelerating collective ambition for future updating of Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs).


  • Danica Marie Supnet, Interim Director for Climate Policy, ICSC; iGST Southeast Asia Hub
  • Enrique Maurtua Konstantinidis, ICM; iGST Latin America and the Caribbean Hub
  • Kwame Oppong Hackman, West African Science Service Centre on Climate Change and Adapted Land; iGST West Africa Hub (joined virtually)
  • Helen Magata, Program Coordinator, Tebtebba Foundation; iGST Southeast Asia Hub
  • Casey Cronin, Director for Global Intelligence, ClimateWorks Foundation
  • Sonja Klinsky, iGST Equity Working Group
  • Kei Kurushima, IGES (moderator)

InsuResilience Annual Forum 2023

June 9, Gustav-Stresemann-Institute, Bonn
9:00-17:30: InsuResilience Global Partnership (IGP) Forum proper: Paving the Way for the Global Shield against Climate Risks
17:30-20:30: Reception by the Global Shield Solutions Platform

For the sixth time, the InsuResilience Annual Forum brings together the Partnership and the broader resilience community to drive joint action on Climate and Disaster Risk Finance and Insurance (CDRFI). ICSC International Program Director Denise Fontanilla will serve as a speaker in the forum.