Moana Blue Pacific Pavilion

02/12/2019 - 13/12/2019 • IFEMA - Feria de Madrid, Spain
Welcome to the official website of the Moana Blue Pacific Pavilion at the 25th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC COP25).
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The Moana Blue Pacific Pavilion will:

  • Promote communication by 2020 of new and updated Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC) for 2030 that represent the highest possible ambition and long-term low greenhouse gas emission development strategies aimed at achieving net zero global emissions by 2050;
  • Provide a platform for discussion, debate and knowledge-transfer on issues important to the Pacific, including options for enhancing mitigation and resilience and supporting collaboration involving stakeholders from the Pacific;
  • Amplify the Pacific’s call for ambitious action by all to accelerate the transition to the low emissions, climate resilient future that is the objective of the Paris Agreement;
  • Facilitate exchange of stories of national resilience planning; and showcase the challenges and opportunities of climate change affected regions in the Pacific using a range of communications mediums; and
  • Be the space for Pacific delegations to come together with the global community in the spirit of Pacific partnerships.

Join us at the Moana Blue Pacific Pavilion in Madrid, Spain, whether you are able to come and visit us at the site, or be part of our journey via our Moana Blue Pacific Pavilion App!
The Moana Blue Pacific Pavilion is managed by the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP).

Blue Wave rating with Moana Blue Pacific Pavilion

What we do on land impacts our ocean. As guardians of the world’s largest ocean, Pacific island people and communities can play a large role in bringing about a clean ocean. Choosing to reuse is a principal we would like to see visitors to our Moana Blue Pacific Pavilion, take on. It is estimated that over 150 million tonnes of plastics have accumulated in the world's oceans and that approximately 80% of marine litter is land-based. At the Moana Blue Pacific Pavilion we are encouraging people to reduce their use of single-use plastic, reduce their waste impact and use digital innovation. As part of our commitment to a clean ocean, the Moana Blue Pacific Pavilion will have water dispensers available for visitors to our pavilion. We will also have cups available for side event panelists, and kindly ask that if you are a panelist at several side events at the Moana Blue Pacific Pavilion – that you “Choose to Reuse” and bring your cup with you. We will be distributing reusable bags from our pavilion as well as reducing our paper distribution by sharing information on USB. For our side event organisers we have a Blue Wave rating. For those side events that use digital innovation to distribute resources, ensure the room is left clean after your side event, and abide within the side event guidelines (keeping within time, ensure fast set up and clearing, committing to gender, Pacific and youth representation) you will receive a full blue wave rating against your side event. For all visitors to our Moana Blue Pacific Pavilion we welcome you on our journey for a clean ocean. If you visit our pavilion, please do ensure you take all of your waste away with you – or even better bring no waste with you at all! We thank you for your support in bringing about a clean ocean and we look forward to seeing you at the Moana Blue Pacific Pavilion in Madrid.


Blue Wave Rating = 5 waves
  • Clean venue after your side event = 1 wave
  • Less paper resources distributed – use of digital innovation = 1 wave
  • Keeping within time = 1 wave
  • Ensure fast set up and clearing = 1 wave
  • Demonstration of Pacific, gender and youth representation = 1 wave

Schedule

  • 02 December
  • 03 December
  • 04 December
  • 05 December
  • 06 December
  • 07 December
  • 08 December
  • 09 December
  • 10 December
  • 11 December
  • 12 December
  • 13 December

Innovating for Ocean Protection (Ultra Marine Ocean Action Summit)

02:30 PM 03:30 PM

Friends of the Ocean & Climate – Ocean in the UNFCCC (Fijian Government)

05:00 PM 06:00 PM

Moana Blue Pacific Pavilion (Official Opening) (HL)

06:30 PM 08:00 PM

DataMan – New Zealand-led Global Research Alliance on Agricultural Greenhouse Gases research project (Ministry for Primary Industries, Government of New Zealand)

10:00 AM 11:00 AM

Diving into the oceans financing knowledge gap (SEI)

11:15 AM 12:15 PM

How Dairy Cattle Health Impacts Greenhouse Gas Emissions: UK, Chile & Kenya

12:30 PM 01:30 PM

Imagining Blue Pacific Futures: How Long Term Strategies can help us prepare for an uncertain future (ClimateWorks Australia)

01:45 PM 02:45 PM

The impact of climate change on maritime boundaries in the Pacific (SPC)(HL)

03:00 PM 04:00 PM

Pacific Solar Challenge – what, where, when? (PIDF)

04:15 PM 05:15 PM

Impact of Climate Change on Pacific Blue Economies (PIDF)

10:00 AM 11:00 AM

Island Resilience Initiative – tools for monitoring progress (PIDF)

12:30 PM 01:30 PM

The IPCC Special Report on the Ocean and Cryosphere in a Changing Climate (SROCC): Implications and way forward for ACP Small Island States, Coastal and low-lying zones (African Caribbean & Pacific (ACP) Secretariat)

01:45 PM 02:45 PM

Pacific Decade for Sustainable Transport - What now? (PIDF)

03:00 PM 04:00 PM

Pacific – leading the charge by taking ambitious climate action. Pacific Island Countries are enhancing their NDCs!

04:15 PM 05:15 PM

Closing the Fossil Fuel Production Gap through the Paris Agreement and beyond (SEI)

06:30 PM 08:30 PM

Special Report on Ocean and Cryosphere in a Changing Climate (SROCC): a Pacific perspective (SPC)

10:00 AM 11:00 AM

Ocean for Climate (Because the Ocean - BTO)

11:15 AM 12:15 PM

Building climate resilience in coastal areas through risk and natural resource management for sustainability (FAO) (EDF)

01:45 PM 02:45 PM

Ocean Science for Climate Action in the Pacific (SPC) (HL)

03:00 PM 04:00 PM

Youth Empowerment for Oceans and Climate Action (Peace Boat)

04:15 PM 05:15 PM

Oceans Youth Talanoa Dialogue

10:00 AM 11:00 AM

Pacific Intergenerational Dialogue on the Climate Crisis (Pacific Islands Climate Action Network - PICAN) (HL)

11:15 AM 12:15 PM

Pacific Leadership and International Cooperation to Advance Regional Science and Mainstream Ocean Acidification into National Policies(International Alliance to Combat Ocean Acidification)

12:30 PM 01:30 PM

Scaling Up Nutrition in the face of a changing climate in small island developing states (Scaling Up Nutrition - SUN)

01:45 PM 02:45 PM

A Leaders’ Talanoa with Pacific Youth. Enhancing NDCs to ensure a resilient and sustainable future in Pacific Island Countries (HL)

03:00 PM 04:00 PM

Nadi Bay Declaration on the Climate Crisis in the Pacific (PIDF)

04:15 PM 05:15 PM

Pacific Ports 2030-2050: a vision of Resilient, Green and Clean ports in the Pacific islands region (SPC)

05:30 PM 06:30 PM

Building the Resilience of the Ocean Economy (High Level Panel for a Sustainable Ocean Economy)

11:30 AM 12:30 PM

Climate change and Pacific food systems: Decision-making for transformational change (Global Research Alliance on Agricultural Greenhouse Gases)

02:00 PM 03:00 PM

TAIKAHA - Māori Documentary screening with filmmakers

04:30 PM 05:30 PM

Vaka Premiere Screening – Documentary filmed in Tokelau (Government of New Zealand)

05:45 PM 06:45 PM

CLOSED

12:00 AM 12:00 AM

Ocean Conservation and Management, Marine Spatial Planning (Government of Niue)

11:15 AM 12:15 PM

Voices of the Youth: Claiming, Achieving and Advancing Climate Justice in the Pacific (OHCHR ROP) (HL)

12:30 PM 01:30 PM

Climate Leaders Coalition Panel presentation

02:15 PM 03:00 PM

High Level Press Conference: Not without my neighbour (HL) (Tuvalu Climate Action Network (TUCAN), Oxfam and Greenpeace)

03:15 PM 04:15 PM

Ocean Deoxygenation, why should I be concerned, and what can be done? (IUCN) (HL)

04:30 PM 05:30 PM

Innovative partnerships for Pacific resilience (SPREP)

05:30 PM 06:30 PM

(CLOSED EVENT) New Zealand and Fiji High Level Official Event

06:30 PM 08:30 PM

CLOSED EVENT: Special Signing Event (Fijian Government and GGI)

11:00 AM 12:15 PM

Sustainable maritime transport: The prospects of zero-emissions shipping for Developing Countries and Large Ocean States (Environmental Defense Fund and World Bank)

12:30 PM 01:30 PM

Towards the International Year of Plant Health in 2020: Protecting Plants, Protecting Lives (Government of Tonga)

01:45 PM 02:45 PM

Islands in the Sky: Global Action by Sovereign Collectives of Pacific Indigenous (Sky Islands Initiative)(Nia Tero)

04:15 PM 05:15 PM

Accelerating Action for Resilient Atolls and Productive Oceans. (Coalition of Atoll Nations on Climate Change - CAN-CC ) (HL)

05:30 PM 06:50 PM

Securing the Blue Pacific Continent – for People, Place and Prospects (Government of Tuvalu and Pacific Islands Forum) (HL)

07:00 PM 08:15 PM

Official launch of Fiji’s Displacement Guidelines in the context of climate change and disasters (Fijian Government) (HL)

09:00 AM 10:00 AM

Building Resilience to Climate Change for the Deep Pacific and Its Deep Blue Economies (Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego)

10:00 AM 11:00 AM

Delivering a Just Transition for Workers and their Communities (International Trade Union Federation)

11:15 AM 12:15 PM

Enhancing Climate Resilience in the Pacific supported by the Pacific Climate Change Centre (PCCC) (JICA)

12:30 PM 01:30 PM

Making the Sun Shine Brighter over the Blue Pacific: solar energy and the International Solar Alliance (International Solar Alliance)

01:45 PM 02:45 PM

Tackling climate change through the empowerment of rural women and girls in the Pacific (FAO)

03:00 PM 04:00 PM

Climate Change and Ocean Action Reception: Bridging the Blue gap between climate ambitions and ocean action (HL) (Commonwealth Secretariat)

04:30 PM 06:00 PM

CLOSED EVENT - New Zealand Stakeholder Function (Government of New Zealand)

06:30 PM 08:30 PM

A Human Rights-based Approach to Achieving SDG 13 in the Pacific (OHCHR ROP)

11:15 AM 12:15 PM

Mana Moana: A space of convergence for Pacific youth to discuss how collaboration can amplify Pacific climate action (Te Ara Whatu)

12:30 PM 01:30 PM

Carbon Markets in the Pacific: Practice and Potential (Carbon Market Institute)

01:45 PM 02:45 PM

100% Integrated Management of EEZs & 30% Protection by 2030 (Fijian Government)

03:00 PM 04:00 PM

A blue and Resilient atoll nation – Kiribati perspectives (Government of Kiribati) (HL)

04:15 PM 05:15 PM

Friends of Ocean and Climate– Blue COP Next Steps (Fijian Government) (HL)

05:30 PM 06:30 PM

Moana Blue Pacific Pavilion Closing Function (Government of New Zealand, Fijian Government with SPREP) (HL)

06:30 PM 08:30 PM

Storian blong yumi II: Pacific Youth seeking Climate Justice through the International Court of Justice (Pacific Islands Students Fighting Climate Change)

09:00 AM 10:00 AM

Young women in solar PV installation in remote Pacific islands (Research Education Community Organization (RECO) Marshall Islands)

10:00 AM 11:00 AM

Climate Displacement & Indigenous Peoples (Pacific Tok, Fiji and TuCAN, Tuvalu))

11:15 AM 12:15 PM

OFFICIAL CLOSE OF THE PAVILION

12:15 PM 05:00 PM

Organisations

Resources

Pavilion Team

Audrey Brown-Pereira

Event Curation Manager
SPREP

Nanette Woonton

Pavilion Manager
SPREP

Leanne Moananu

Communications Support
SPREP

Teuila Jane-Fruean

Overall Support - Financials
SPREP

Angela Sailele

Support - Product & Service
SPREP

Christian Slaven

IT Support
SPREP

Epeli Tagi

IT Support
SPREP
RD

Rachael Dunn

Overall Support
MFAT

Pacific Environment - SPREP

Gold

New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade

Gold

The Pacific Pavilion

Pavilion-Mission.pdf Download Link

Guidelines for Side Events

Organising side events in Moana Blue Pacific Pavilion
What you need to know

MBPP-guide.pdf Download Link

Catering Information

Organising catering at the Moana Blue Pacific Pavilion 
COP25 Catering- EUREST.pdf Download Link

Conference Programme

New Zealand's Pacific and Development Climate Action Plan 2019-2022

A3 Pacific Climate Change Action Plan External FINAL May 2019.pdf Download Link

MFAT Climate Change Programme

CCP - Climate Change Programme - A4 Summary FINAL.pdf Download Link

ENB – Earth Negotiations Bulletin

Climate Analytics

Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change

Adaptation and Resilience
Business
Innovation in Industry
Oceans
Private Sector

Innovating for Ocean Protection (Ultra Marine Ocean Action Summit)

02:30 PM 03:30 PM


Highlight on Tech Innovators and an unusual grouping of people focused on protecting 30% by 2030. The Ultra Marine Ocean Action Summit brings amazing innovators that COP25 is an opportunity to highlight. These are not ideas but people who are executing real concepts to protect our oceans and even better understand them. This is an opportunity to really see what is possible so that technologies can be deployed quickly.
Focal point: Mr. Jeremy McKane, CEO of Ocean Currency Network OCN.ai and Co-Founder of ULTRAMARINE Ocean Action Summit, along with Co-Founder Susi Mai, on Necker Island with British Virgin Islands. Email jeremy@ocn.ai
Live streaming: https://vimeo.com/376808151
Adaptation and Resilience
Oceans

Friends of the Ocean & Climate – Ocean in the UNFCCC (Fijian Government)

05:00 PM 06:00 PM


Update on Ocean issues and text for negotiations.

Focal point:
Mr. Kushaal Raj, Ocean Specialist, Ministry of Economy, Fijian Government. Email kushaal.raj@govnet.gov.fj or aradhana.singh@economy.gov.fj
Live Streaming at https://vimeo.com/376836299
High Level

Moana Blue Pacific Pavilion (Official Opening) (HL)

06:30 PM 08:00 PM

Description: Official opening of the Moana Blue Pacific Pavilion
Focal points: Ms. Audrey Brown-Pereira, Events Curation Manager and Ms. Teuila-Jane Fruean, Pavilion Logistics, SPREP. Email audreyp@sprep.org and teuilajanef@sprep.org
Live Streaming now https://vimeo.com/376864193
Adaptation and Resilience
Nat. Determined Contrib
Other

DataMan – New Zealand-led Global Research Alliance on Agricultural Greenhouse Gases research project (Ministry for Primary Industries, Government of New Zealand)

10:00 AM 11:00 AM


This will be a presentation of the DataMan project by the lead scientist, including progress and next steps. The project aims to understand the influence of key variables affecting N2O, NH3 and CH4 emissions throughout the whole manure management chain. It aims to develop refined emission factors (EFs) and algorithms suitable for Tier 2 national GHG inventories in developed and developing countries and assess the impact of these refined EFs and algorithms on selected national inventories from both developed and developing countries.

Speaker: Tony van der Weerden, Science Impact Leader, Farm Systems and Environment, AgResearch New Zealand.

Focal point: Ms. Jess Anderson, Policy Analyst, International Policy, Ministry for Primary Industries, New Zealand, Telephone: +644 894 2646 Mobile: +6422 017 8026

Live streaming at https://vimeo.com/377003078

Adaptation and Resilience
Oceans
Other

Diving into the oceans financing knowledge gap (SEI)

11:15 AM 12:15 PM


The Aid Atlas online platform developed by Stockholm Environment Institute reveals: The data existing on development finance gives only a very limited picture of the finance that goes into achieving critical development goals related to oceans, even though a complete picture is sorely needed particularly in the Pacific region.
Speakers: Robert Bradley, Director Knowledge and Learning, NDC Partnership (Moderator); Tagaloa Cooper, Director Climate Change Division, SPREP; Aaron Atteridge, Senior Research Fellow, Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI); Jens Sedemund, Executive Advisor, office of, the Chair of the OECD Development Assistance Committee (DAC), OECD; and Jan Wärnbäck, Swedish International Development Agency (Sida)
Focal point: Aaron Atteridge, Senior Research Fellow, SEI. Email aaron.atteridge@sei.org, +46- 73-707 85 62
Live Streaming at https://vimeo.com/377014468
Adaptation and Resilience
Nat. Determined Contrib
Private Sector

How Dairy Cattle Health Impacts Greenhouse Gas Emissions: UK, Chile & Kenya

12:30 PM 01:30 PM

How Dairy Cattle Health Impacts Greenhouse Gas Emissions: UK, Chile & Kenya
This side event will report on new research about the positive impact that animal health improvement measures (AHIM) can have on GHG reduction in the dairy sector. The study demonstrates that proactive health management can contribute to reducing GHG emissions from dairy production. In addition, the work program will provide recommendations on how to measure, report and verify the impact of AHIM on emissions reduction at a national level, thus providing insights for how other countries might adopt similar approaches. This research takes a ‘proof of concept’ approach to quantify the economic and GHG emission results of proactive management in the developed and emerging dairy regions of the United Kingdom, Chile and Kenya. A report published earlier this year by the Food and Agriculture Organization and Global Dairy Platform identified improved cattle health as a key action to reduce GHG emissions from livestock production.
Speakers: New Zealand Government, representative of Chile and Kenya who were integral to the study, Academic authors of the study, The Dairy Sustainability Framework and World Wide Fund for Nature
Focal points:Mr. Hayden Montgomery, Special Representative, Global Research Alliance on Agricultural Greenhouse Gases. Email hayden.montgomery@globalresearchalliance.org. Mr. Brian Lindsay, Director, Dairy Sustainability Framework
Live Streaming at https://vimeo.com/377012619
Adaptation and Resilience
Pacific Communities

Imagining Blue Pacific Futures: How Long Term Strategies can help us prepare for an uncertain future (ClimateWorks Australia)

01:45 PM 02:45 PM


Description:
What are the emerging possible futures in technology, climate change, economies, and movement of people? What kind of future do we want to have? What steps might we take to move into that desired future? The ambition and scale of transformation to a 1.5C world requires us to imagine the future we want, and to ‘backcast’ to find possible pathways to that future. Long-Term Strategies, as included in Article 4 of the Paris Agreement, require us to think about the whole system and the whole transition, rather than incremental steps, or discrete pieces. Long-Term Strategies can consider multiple dimensions of change: technologies and behaviours, along with policy, finance flows, and new skills required in the workforce. While imagining these pathways is important as a conceptual exercise, the real purpose of Long-Term Strategies is for policy-makers and investors to develop a shared vision of a desired future and to commit to getting there. To achieve this, we need to provide spaces for collaboration that encourage deep dialogue, deliberation and new ways of thinking amongst those who have the power to change the world. For Pacific Island countries, the process of preparing a Long-Term Strategy can be a powerful tool to prepare for a better future in an uncertain world.

Speaker: Nicole Baker, International Programme Manager - Strategy, ClimateWorks Australia

Focal point: Nicole Baker, International Programme Manager - Strategy, ClimateWorks Australia. Email nicole.baker@climateworksaustralia.org

Live Streaming at: https://vimeo.com/377027784
High Level
Oceans

The impact of climate change on maritime boundaries in the Pacific (SPC)(HL)

03:00 PM 04:00 PM


Whilst the settlement of maritime boundaries is an urgent action for Pacific islands, United Nations Convention of the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) does not provide absolute certainty over ocean space in the face of climate change. Evaluating the legal and social implications of destabilising maritime zones is paramount for Pacific islands countries. The side event will allow a debate of expert and interactive exchange with the audience on the impact of climate change on maritime boundaries and determine to what extent possible risk treatment options and UNCLOS current provisions would provide some level certainty.

Speakers: Hon. Henry Puna, Prime Minister of Cook Islands; Dr. Melchior Mataki, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Environment, Climate Change, Disaster Management and Meteorology, Solomon Islands; Mr. Taholo Kami, Special Representative Oceans,Ministry of Economy, Fiji; Ms. Christelle Pratt, Deputy Secretary General, Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat; and representatives from Samoa and Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Australia (TBC).

Focal point:
Mr. Thierry Nervale, Deputy Director Oceans and Maritime, The Pacific Community (SPC). Email thierryn@spc.int

Live Streaming at: https://vimeo.com/377038972

Assessing the impact of climate change and sea level rise on Pacific Islands’ maritime boundaries_Tuesday 3 Dec 15.00-16.00.pdf Download Link
Sustainable Energy

Pacific Solar Challenge – what, where, when? (PIDF)

04:15 PM 05:15 PM


The side event will introduce the Pacific Solar Challenge and current partners in the Challenge and give pertinent information on how countries and partners can be part of the Challenge.
Speakers: Representation from Pacific Island countries, other non-Pacific SIDS and development partners.
Focal point: Mr. Viliame Kasanawaqa, PIDF. Email viliame.kasanawaqa@pidf.int

Live Streaming: https://vimeo.com/377063827

Adaptation and Resilience
Oceans

Impact of Climate Change on Pacific Blue Economies (PIDF)

10:00 AM 11:00 AM


As an Ocean continent the Pacific relies heavily on a healthy ocean for its economy. The side event explores the impact of climate change on this blue economy and measures that need to be taken to protect all the livelihoods dependent on a healthy ocean.
Speakers: Representation from Pacific Island countries, other non-Pacific SIDS and development partners.
Focal point: Ms. Arpana Pratap, PIDF. Email arpana.pratap@pidf.int.

Live Streaming: https://vimeo.com/377248589
Adaptation and Resilience
Pacific Communities

Island Resilience Initiative – tools for monitoring progress (PIDF)

12:30 PM 01:30 PM

Description: The Island Resilience Initiative is currently being implemented in Fiji, Marshall Islands and Palau. An online platform has been developed to support the monitoring of progress of these countries in achieving the objectives of the initiative as contribution towards building resilience and achieving the SDGs.

Speakers: Representation from Pacific Island countries and development partners.

Focal points:
  Mr. Viliame Kasanawaqa, PIDF. Email: viliame.kasanawaqa@pidf.int

Live Streaming: https://vimeo.com/377248768
Adaptation and Resilience
Oceans

The IPCC Special Report on the Ocean and Cryosphere in a Changing Climate (SROCC): Implications and way forward for ACP Small Island States, Coastal and low-lying zones (African Caribbean & Pacific (ACP) Secretariat)

01:45 PM 02:45 PM


Description:
The side event will discuss the findings of the IPCC Special Report on the Ocean and Cryosphere in a Changing Climate (SROCC) and what this means in terms of adaptation measures for the most vulnerable small islands, low-lying and coastal zones in the ACP regions and communities. Live Streaming: https://vimeo.com/377257874

Speakers: The panel will be composed of representatives of ACP Islands States, coastal and low-lying zones form the Pacific Islands, Caribbean and African islands, coastal and/or low-lying zones. It will feature one of the authors of the report, Professor Elisabeth Holland.

Focal points:
Dr. Pendo Maro, Team leader Intra-ACP GCCA+ Programme and Ms. Francesca Antifora, ACP Secretariat. Email pendomaro@acp.int and francesca@acp.int



Adaptation and Resilience
Oceans
Sustainable Energy

Pacific Decade for Sustainable Transport - What now? (PIDF)

03:00 PM 04:00 PM

The event explores the reasons why PIDF Leaders declared a Pacific Decade for Sustainable Transport and what is expected in the next ten years. 
Focal point: Ms. Arpana Pratap, PIDF. Email arpana.pratap@pidf.int.

Live Streaming: https://vimeo.com/377281748
Nat. Determined Contrib
Pacific Communities

Pacific – leading the charge by taking ambitious climate action. Pacific Island Countries are enhancing their NDCs!

04:15 PM 05:15 PM


Description:
The event will bring together Pacific national Climate Change and NDC Focal Points to share their country efforts in enhancing their NDCs for submission in 2020 (and in the case of RMI, already submitted in 2018). Through interactive discussions, the country representatives will expand on how they identified the different areas contributing to enhanced and more ambitious targets and conditions to ensure the achievement of these goals.
Live Streaming: https://vimeo.com/377288844

Focal point: Ms. Christine Fung, Senior Technical Adviser GIZ/Regional Pacific NDC Hub. Email christine.fung@giz.de


Flyer_Technical0412_Hub_Final.pdf Download Link
Reception

Closing the Fossil Fuel Production Gap through the Paris Agreement and beyond (SEI)

06:30 PM 08:30 PM


In the Talanoa spirit, panellists will share solutions to address the discrepancy between the world’s plans for coal, oil, and gas production and the 1.5°C and well-below 2°C targets as highlighted in the recently released Fossil Fuel Production Gap Report. Panel discussion followed by Reception. Live Streaming https://vimeo.com/377309739

Speakers: Government, UN, and other leading voices from civil society.

Focal point:
Cleo Verkuijl, Research Fellow, SEI. Email cleo.verkuijl@sei.org +44 7708 928 479

Adaptation and Resilience
Oceans

Special Report on Ocean and Cryosphere in a Changing Climate (SROCC): a Pacific perspective (SPC)

10:00 AM 11:00 AM


The release and IPCC approval of the SROCC has special importance for the Pacific region, where Leaders have called for a bold and visionary Blue Pacific strategy. The report provides a rather bleak picture for the present and future of the ocean and the countries depending on it. Taking a Pacific perspective, the event will bring together authors and Pacific Leaders to review the relevance of the findings in terms of key priorities for the region, in particular Sea Level Rise, shift in distribution of marine species, reef degradation or blue carbon. Live Streaming https://vimeo.com/377489430

Speakers: Dr Carol Turley OBE, Plymouth Marine Laboratory; Professor Elisabeth Holland, PACE, University of the South Pacific;Professor Ove Hoegh-Guldberg FAA, Director, Global Change Institute, University of Queensland; Professor Lisa Levin, biological oceanography and marine ecology, Scripps Institution of Oceanography;Professor Melanie Austen,Head of Science: Sea and Society, Lead and Principal investigator of UKRI GCRF Blue Communities / Plymouth; Mr. Cameron Diver, Deputy Director-General, SPC; and representative from Vanuatu (TBC).

Focal point:
Ms. Sylvie Goyet, Director, Climate Change and Environmental Sustainability, Pacific Community. Email sylvieg@spc.int

COP25 - SPC SROCC- concept note.pdf Download Link
Special Report on Ocean and Cryosphere in a Changing Climate (SROCC) a Pacific perspective_Thursday 5 Dec 10.00-11.00.pdf Download Link
Adaptation and Resilience
Oceans

Ocean for Climate (Because the Ocean - BTO)

11:15 AM 12:15 PM


Description:
Almost three quarters of our planet is covered by oceans, and around 10% of continental landmass is covered by glaciers and ice caps. The Because the Ocean (BTO) initiative published a new report called Ocean for Climate, focused exclusively on the ocean-related elements of the IPCC report. The great importance of the relation between ocean and climate led governments to sign the first BTO declaration in 2015, during COP21. Since then, BTO has continued to highlight the ocean-climate connection, encouraging ocean protection as a means of mitigating and adapting to climate change. The event will bring together speakers to share light on some of the key elements of that nexus, including: Ocean energy, blue carbon and fisheries adaptation. Live Streaming https://vimeo.com/377489571

Speakers: Mr. Kushaal K Raj, Ministry of Economy, Fiji; Mr. Mohammed Asid Zullah, SPC;and representatives from Cook Islands, New Zealand, FAO and SPREP (TBC).

Focal point:
Varda Group. Mr. Remi Parmentier (remi@vardagroup.org) Mobile +34 637 557 357 Twitter: @RemiParmentier

Ocean_for_Climate_Because_the_Ocean_2019.pdf Download Link
Adaptation and Resilience
Climate Finance

Building climate resilience in coastal areas through risk and natural resource management for sustainability (FAO) (EDF)

01:45 PM 02:45 PM

Description: As a follow-up to the Climate Summit side-event on nature-based solutions, the side-event will showcase how building climate resilience in coastal areas is achieved through climate risk and natural resource management for sustainability with a focus on SIDS. It will demonstrate the power of combining these two streams and will discuss ways to build bankable narrative and action to foster access to climate funds. Live Streaming https://vimeo.com/377508233

Focal point: Ms. Tarub Bahri, Fishery Resources Officer, FAO. Email Tarub.Bahri@fao.org
Invitation COP 25 side event building climate resilience FAO EDF final.pdf Download Link
High Level
Oceans

Ocean Science for Climate Action in the Pacific (SPC) (HL)

03:00 PM 04:00 PM

Description: Opportunity and challenges in implementing multi-disciplinary, multi-sectoral, integrated and innovative ocean science to support Pacific Small Islands Developing States take action in ocean conservation and sustainable use. Live Streaming https://vimeo.com/377512141
    
Speaker: Ms. Kay Harrison New Zealand Climate Change Ambassador; Ambassador Thomson, Special Envoy for the Ocean;
Taholo Kami,Special Representative Oceans Fiji Ministry of Economy (TBC); Professor Elisabeth Holland, Director PACE-SD USP; and Dr Vladimir Ryabinin, Executive Secretary, IOC Assistant Director General, UNESCO .
 
Focal point: Mr. Thierry Nervale, Deputy Director (Oceans and Maritime), SPC. Email thierryn@spc.int

Ocean Science for Climate Action in the Pacific_Thursday 5 Dec 15.00-16.00.pdf Download Link
Adaptation and Resilience
Oceans
Youth

Youth Empowerment for Oceans and Climate Action (Peace Boat)

04:15 PM 05:15 PM

The event will focus on programmes for youth in the Pacific which connect oceans and climate. Peace Boat’s Ocean and Climate Youth Ambassador Programme, launched at the UN Ocean Conference and an endorsed event of the COP23 Presidency, brings youth from SIDS onboard our ship for capacity development and to engage with governments and civil society in ports about the impact of the ocean and climate crisis on their communities. The Ocean Youth Leadership Summit to be held in Palau in 2020 and organized in collaboration with the Sustainable Ocean Alliance and Peace Boat, will impact hundreds of youth in the region. Live Streaming https://vimeo.com/377540284

Speakers: Emilie McGlone, Peace Boat US Director; Ms. Genevieve Jiva, Coordinator of Pacific Islands Climate Action Network (PICAN) and Peace Boat Ocean and Climate Youth Ambassador from Fiji; Tamani Rarama, Member of AFG - Alliance for Future Generations Fiji and the Fiji Youth SRHR Alliance; Esther Eboh and Abdullah Mazumder, Global Kids Youth Representatives; and video presentation by the Sustainable Ocean Alliance (SOA).
  
Focal points: Emilie McGlone (emilie@peaceboat-us.org). Remy Millot (remy.millot@peaceboat.gr.jp). Karen Hallows, International Coordinator, Peace Boat (karen@peaceboat.gr.jp).
Youth Empowerment for Ocean & Climate Action_Dec 5.pdf Download Link
Adaptation and Resilience
Oceans
Pacific Communities
Youth

Oceans Youth Talanoa Dialogue

10:00 AM 11:00 AM


Description:
This event will focus on the importance of coastal ecosystems for local communities with an emphasis on Small Island Nations. Oceans play a pivotal role in the lives of young people from around the world. We are creating an open space to share stories about how marine ecosystems matter for our countries and communities. This will be facilitated through a Talanoa Dialogue about the role oceans play in the social, economic and environmental aspects of our lives and will be guided by the following 3 questions: 1)Where are we? 2) Where do we want to go? 3) How do we get there? Live Streaming https://vimeo.com/377730668

Focal point: Komal Kumar, Fiji Youth Representative Email karishma.komal92@gmail.com

Youth Ocean Action Day 6 December 2019.pdf Download Link
Adaptation and Resilience
High Level
Pacific Communities
Youth

Pacific Intergenerational Dialogue on the Climate Crisis (Pacific Islands Climate Action Network - PICAN) (HL)

11:15 AM 12:15 PM


This event will provide an opportunity for Pacific leaders and Pacific youth representatives to share their stories, discuss their work and how we can work together to address the climate crisis. Live Streaming https://vimeo.com/377730917

Speakers:
Komal Kumar – Alliance for Future Generations Fiji; TuCAN/KiriCAN Representative; Minister Ralph Regenvanu – Vanuatu; Minister Inia Seruiratu – Fiji. Facilitator: Ilisapeci Masivesi – Oxfam in the Pacific/Teresa Drecala – TANGO

Focal point:
Ms. Genevieve Jiva, Coordinator, PICAN. Email gjiva19@gmail.com
Adaptation and Resilience
Oceans
Pacific Communities

Pacific Leadership and International Cooperation to Advance Regional Science and Mainstream Ocean Acidification into National Policies(International Alliance to Combat Ocean Acidification)

12:30 PM 01:30 PM


Description:
The event will convene government leaders in the Pacific region who are advancing tangible actions that protect coastal communities by better understanding and addressing regional and local impacts of ocean acidification through adaptation and resilience building projects. Live Streaming https://vimeo.com/377742250

Speakers: Ms. Sylvie Goyet (Pacific Community), Dr. Bronte Tilbrook (GOAON), or Dr. Cliff Law (NIWA); Dr. Duncan McIntosh, SPREP; New Zealand Minister or Ambassador (TBC); Fiji Minister or Ambassador level (TBC); and Tokelau/ Samoa examples of action taking and coordination; UN Ambassador Peter Thomson; Director General Kosi Latu or Mr. Taholo Kami (TBC).

Focal point:
Ms. Jessie Turner, International Alliance to Combat Ocean Acidification. Email jturner@cascadialaw.com or Jessie@OAalliance.org. Mobile +1-702-521-2129
Adaptation and Resilience
Pacific Communities

Scaling Up Nutrition in the face of a changing climate in small island developing states (Scaling Up Nutrition - SUN)

01:45 PM 02:45 PM


The event will discuss how we can fully integrate and prioritize nutrition and food systems in the climate change and development agenda. These agendas are inextricably linked: Food systems emit around 30% of greenhouse gas emissions and are the single largest driver of environmental degradation; Small Island Developing States (which contributed the least to global emissions) bear the brunt of the effects of climate change; and climate change is already eroding the gains made in ending hunger and malnutrition - affecting the most vulnerable disproportionately. Pacific Island countries and other partners will discuss how climate change is affecting the nutrition and health status of Pacific Island country communities and what is in store for the future. Live Streaming https://vimeo.com/377771338
Speakers: Pacific climate change focal points, WHO
Focal point: Ms. Brenda Killen, Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN). Email brenda.killen@scalingupnutrition.org
Scaling Up Nutrition in the face of Climate change - side event flyer.pdf Download Link
Adaptation and Resilience
High Level
Nat. Determined Contrib
Youth

A Leaders’ Talanoa with Pacific Youth. Enhancing NDCs to ensure a resilient and sustainable future in Pacific Island Countries (HL)

03:00 PM 04:00 PM


Pacific youths from the Pacific region – our future leaders - will engage in talanoa with Pacific leaders on how the ambitious actions taken by vulnerable Pacific Island countries can truly contribute to ensuring climate resilience for their future. Youths will also provide their perspectives on how the Regional Pacific NDC Hub can support future climate resilience. Live streaming https://vimeo.com/377773940
Speakers: Leaders/ministers from each of the 3 Pacific sub-regions; SPC; Germany (main donor for NDC Hub); SPREP to facilitate; 3 youth representatives.
Focal point: Ms. Christine Fung, Senior Technical Adviser GIZ/Regional Pacific NDC Hub. Email christine.fung@giz.de


Flyer_PacLeader0612_Hub_Final.pdf Download Link
Adaptation and Resilience
Pacific Communities

Nadi Bay Declaration on the Climate Crisis in the Pacific (PIDF)

04:15 PM 05:15 PM

The Conference of the Pacific Islands Development Forum declared a Climate Crisis in the Pacific through the Nadi Bay Declaration. In doing so they also outlined the urgent steps we need to take to address this Crisis. Live Streaming https://vimeo.com/377776001

Speakers: Three Pacific representatives (Government, private sector and CSO), an international expert and facilitator.

Focal point: Ms. Arpana Pratap, PIDF. Email arpana.pratap@pidf.int

Oceans
Sustainable Transport

Pacific Ports 2030-2050: a vision of Resilient, Green and Clean ports in the Pacific islands region (SPC)

05:30 PM 06:30 PM

Ports are critical infrastructures and facilities in the Pacific islands region because more than 90% of trade commodities come by sea. The supply chain is sensitive to inefficiencies and disruptions that have immediate consequences on people’s life. Building on existing initiatives, Pacific Transport Ministers’ Meeting in September 2019 adopted Pacific Ports 2030-2050 as a vision integrating objectives, measures and targets for Resilient, Green and Clean Pacific ports and requiring a multi-country multi-partner approach. The side event will discuss results achieved and latest developments at the global level that would support implementing this long-term vision in the Pacific islands region. Live Streaming https://vimeo.com/377803666

Speakers: Camille Bourgeon, Technical Officer, MED – International Maritime Organisation (IMO); Hudson Kauhiona, Director Climate, Ministry of Environment, Climate Change, Disaster Management and Meteorology, Solomon Islands; and Paul Holthus, President and CEO of World Ocean Council (WOC)

Focal point:
Mr. Thierry Nervale, Deputy Director Oceans and Maritime, SPC. Email thierryn@spc.int


Pacific Ports 2030-2050_Friday 6 Dec 17.30 – 18.30.pdf Download Link
Adaptation and Resilience
Oceans

Building the Resilience of the Ocean Economy (High Level Panel for a Sustainable Ocean Economy)

11:30 AM 12:30 PM


This side event will launch a new scientific paper commissioned by the High Level Panel for a Sustainable Ocean Economy that outlines first of its kind analysis of the impact of climate change across three key ocean sectors – reef tourism, wild capture fisheries, mariculture - and offers a set of solutions for decision-makers. Live Streaming https://vimeo.com/377947608
Speakers: Elena Ojea (Future Oceans Lab); Willow Battista (EDF); Ove Hoegh-Guldberg (University of Queensland); Manuel Barange (FAO); Taholo Kami, Special Oceans Representative (Fiji) . Moderator – Maria Damanaki (Global Managing Director Oceans, The Nature Conservancy). Closing Remarks: HE. Mr. Peter Thomson, UN Special Envoy for the Ocean.
Focal point: Ms. Eliza Northrop, World Resources Institute (as Secretariat for the High Level Panel for a Sustainable Ocean Economy). Email eliza.northrop@wri.org

Adaptation and Resilience

Climate change and Pacific food systems: Decision-making for transformational change (Global Research Alliance on Agricultural Greenhouse Gases)

02:00 PM 03:00 PM

As global temperatures approach 1.5 C above preindustrial levels by 2050, and 2 C by 2100, the impact of climate change on the Pacific region will accelerate. Local food systems – agriculture, horticulture, fisheries and aquaculture – will be drastically affected, exacerbated by population growth. Climate projections and climate services are rapidly improving, providing better information. However, there is a lack of decision-making tools that integrate this information and enable planners to anticipate rapid climate change and uncertainty, and to transform food systems accordingly. This initiative seeks to develop innovative decision-making tools that can map transformational options at a regional level to allow exploration and planning for future food systems. These will integrate up-to-date climate projections with scientific and local knowledge of food systems. Live Streaming https://vimeo.com/377947746

Focal point: Mr. Hayden Montgomery, Special Representative, Global Research Alliance on Agricultural Greenhouse Gases. Email hayden.montgomery@globalresearchalliance.org

Adaptation and Resilience

TAIKAHA - Māori Documentary screening with filmmakers

04:30 PM 05:30 PM

Description:  See Māori people taking action, listen to our stories, hear stories from leaders within their communities and take home messages from this example of contemporary indigenous story sharing, using the technology available to us, from cell phone footage to Māori news broadcast.

Taikaha (2019) is a raw and compelling film made by and with Maori people who were, and still are directly involved in leading an ongoing campaign against the destructive extraction industries.

Māori filmmakers Mike Smith and Hinekaa Mako will encourage discussion and answer questions from the audience following the film (30 minutes).

The world saw and celebrated the ban on new oil exploration announced by New Zealand ‘s Prime Minister Rt. Hon. Jacinda Adern in 2018.

“Sharing the voices of many leaders across Māori communities about our role in this victory in the battle against those causing climate change, this is part of our responsibilities to the world, to share successful climate actions and solutions.“ Hinekaa Mako

Nau Mai – Welcome

Live Streaming: https://vimeo.com/377958316

Focal point: Māori filmmakers Mike Smith and Hinekaa Mako.
Adaptation and Resilience
Launch
Oceans

Vaka Premiere Screening – Documentary filmed in Tokelau (Government of New Zealand)

05:45 PM 06:45 PM

The Government of Tokelau warmly invites you to the premiere of "Vaka".This is a short documentary on Tokelau's response to climate change produced with support from the New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade by Massey University film students.

Live Streaming https://vimeo.com/377995323

Focal point: Ms. Rachael Dunn (MFAT). Email rachael.dunn@mfat.govt.nz

CLOSED

12:00 AM 12:00 AM

Adaptation and Resilience
High Level
Oceans

Ocean Conservation and Management, Marine Spatial Planning (Government of Niue)

11:15 AM 12:15 PM

Holistic and Sustainable development and management of our ocean and its resource to improve livelihoods of Niuean’s now and into the future.
Live Streaming https://vimeo.com/378233382
Focal point: Mr. Brendon Pasisi, Project Manager, Niue Ocean Wide (NOW) Email niueoceanwide01@gmail.com.



Adaptation and Resilience
High Level
Pacific Communities
Youth

Voices of the Youth: Claiming, Achieving and Advancing Climate Justice in the Pacific (OHCHR ROP) (HL)

12:30 PM 01:30 PM

Description: Voices of the Youth: Claiming, Achieving and Advancing Climate Justice in the Pacific round the world, and in the Pacific youth organisations are leading movements to raise awareness, advocate and guide the political debate on climate change and call for urgent climate action and justice. Youth organisations in the Pacific have started to advocate at the global, regional and local level for climate justice through highlighting the linkage between climate change and the negative impacts on Pacific islanders’ human rights. The panel discussion will allow youth groups to share their experiences in the Pacific and come together to highlight what next steps can be taken when seeking access to justice.
Live Streaming https://vimeo.com/378233540

Speakers: HE. Michelle Bachelet, United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR);Ms. Komal Kumar, Youth Climate Activist; Ms. Genevieve Jiva, coordinator for the Pacific Islands Climate Action Network (PICAN); Tamani Rarama They, current coordinator of the Fiji Youth SRHR Alliance, a network that advocates for Sexual & Reproductive Health & Rights in Fiji; Mr. Willy Missack, Vanuatu Climate Action Network Coordinator and the Pacific Climate Change Collaboration Influencing and Learning Project Coordinator at Oxfam in Vanuatu; Ms. Kathy Jetnil-Kijiner, Poet, Performance Artist, and Educator; and Mr. Robert Vaughan, Moderator, Human Rights Officer, OHCHR.

Focal point: Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, Regional Office for the Pacific, Mr Robert Vaughan. Email robert.vaughan@one.un.org. Mobile +679 890 24 79

Adaptation and Resilience
Nat. Determined Contrib
Private Sector
Sustainable Energy

Climate Leaders Coalition Panel presentation

02:15 PM 03:00 PM

New Zealand may be a small nation of just under five million people, but more than 120 of its businesses and NGOs have united to show leadership on climate change.Together these businesses are responsible for a third of the nation’s private sector GDP and 60% of the country’s carbon emissions.
In 2017 The New Zealand Climate Change Coalition was formed, with the support of the Sustainable Business Council and fourteen CEOs of New Zealand’s most notable business. The Coalition’s mission is to hasten the pace of NZ’s transition to a low emissions economy and to pledge support to New Zealand’s commitment to the Paris agreement.
Today, less than 18 months after launch, coalition members represent a strong and influential force within Aotearoa’s business and the NGO sector. Reducing emissions among business is increasingly a mainstream commercial objective.
Members are obligated to measure and publicly report their greenhouse gas emissions, set a public emissions target and work with their suppliers to reduce greenhouse gases.
Three Coalition member organisations attending COP25 will share the Coalition’s story and their own organisation’s journey to lowering carbon emissions in a New Zealand context.
Live Streaming https://vimeo.com/378255066

Speakers: Ann Smith – Chief Executive Officer, Enviro-Mark Solutions Limited, Landcare Research; David Tong - Climate Change Programme Manager, WWF; Nick Grayston – Group Chief Executive Officer, The Warehouse Group; and David Benattar – The Warehouse Group, Chief Sustainability Officer.
Focal point: Ms Rachael Dunn, (MFAT) rachael.dunn@mfat.govt.nz


Adaptation and Resilience
Oceans
Pacific Communities

High Level Press Conference: Not without my neighbour (HL) (Tuvalu Climate Action Network (TUCAN), Oxfam and Greenpeace)

03:15 PM 04:15 PM

Description: In the Pacific context neighbour does not confine to simply someone living next door as of the Western understanding of neighbour. Being a neighbour in the Pacific carries profound responsibilities. You are culturally and traditionally obligated to look after your neighbour and vice versa.However, this event will unveil the Pacific concept of “tuakoi/ tuaoi /neighbour” that transcends its traditional understanding and sees how Ocean boundaries are being divided in the interest of neo-capitalism to benefit a few. This concept will be discussed in light of its geopolitical aspects in time of climate emergency where no one is exempted nor excused to not doing their part as a neighbour.
 Live Streaming https://vimeo.com/378267091

Speakers: H.E Anote Tong – Former President of Kiribati; Rt Hon. Enele Sosene Sopoaga – Former Prime Minister of Tuvalu; and 
Rev. James Bhagwan – General Secretary of the Pacific Conference of Churches. Moderator Auimatagi Joseph S. Moeono-Kolio – Head of the Greenpeace Pacific. Coordinator & MC Maina Talia – Tuvalu Climate Action Network. 

Focal point: Mr. Maina Taliafua, Tuvalu Climate Action Network (TUCAN). Email mtaliafua@gmail.com

High Level Press Conference - TuCAN.pdf Download Link
TuCN Flyer COP25.pdf Download Link
Adaptation and Resilience
High Level
Launch
Oceans

Ocean Deoxygenation, why should I be concerned, and what can be done? (IUCN) (HL)

04:30 PM 05:30 PM

Description: Ocean Deoxygenation, why should I be concerned, and what can be done? Ocean deoxygenation refers to the loss of oxygen dissolved in the ocean. The launch by IUCN will include key scientists involved in this major initiative and will detail some of the main findings on causes, impacts, consequences and solutions.
Live Streaming https://vimeo.com/378283510

Speakers : Lisa Levin & Natalya Gallo: What is deoxygenation, the new report, and what it says; Leticia Cavole: specific tools to track hypoxia: What scientists are doing in the lab and in the field; Minna Epps: What are NbS, and why do we need them ; and Salvatore Arico: How does deoxygenation fit in the UN Decade of Ocean Science, links with SDG 14.

Focal point: Ms. Dorothée Herr, Manager, Oceans and Climate Change, IUCN. Email dorothee.herr@iucn.org

Adaptation and Resilience
Pacific Communities

Innovative partnerships for Pacific resilience (SPREP)

05:30 PM 06:30 PM


Description:
This session will examine how innovative partnerships which are designed to reflect Pacific needs and context can build capacity and enhance resilience in the region. We will showcase three very different partnerships of the: Pacific Meteorological Council (PMC); Climate Risk Early Warning Systems (CREWS)/Climate and Oceans Support Program in the Pacific (COSPPac); IMPACT; and Supporting the Regional Management of Climate Change Information in the Pacific (Pacific i-CLIM); highlighting what worked and what can be learned from these initiatives. This session will be valuable for countries, regional agencies and donors in understanding the factors which enable effective partnerships, as well as the pitfalls to avoid. In particular, we stress the importance of bespoke approaches which consider the distinct characteristics of the Pacific and consider how partnerships can be improved in the future.
Live Streaming https://vimeo.com/378294617

Focal point: Ms. Tagaloa Cooper, Director of Climate Change Resilience, SPREP. Email tagaloac@sprep.org
High Level

(CLOSED EVENT) New Zealand and Fiji High Level Official Event

06:30 PM 08:30 PM

CLOSED EVENT – by invitation only.

Focal point: Ms. Rachael Dunn, MFAT. Email rachael.dunn@mfat.govt.nz

CLOSED EVENT: Special Signing Event (Fijian Government and GGI)

11:00 AM 12:15 PM

Description: Special signing event between the Fijian Government and the Green Growth Institute. The event will be closed for a bilateral meeting and then open to the public for the special signing ceremony.

Focal point: Mr. Vineil Narayan
Nat. Determined Contrib
Oceans
Sustainable Energy

Sustainable maritime transport: The prospects of zero-emissions shipping for Developing Countries and Large Ocean States (Environmental Defense Fund and World Bank)

12:30 PM 01:30 PM


Description:
The event will highlight the most recent findings on the unique economic opportunity for developing countries (with a special focus on Chile) and large ocean countries (with a special focus on the South Pacific islands) when international shipping switches from heavy fuel oil to alternative fuels.
Live Streaming https://vimeo.com/378507300

Speakers: Ms. Aoife O’Leary, Environmental Defense Fund; Representative from the World Bank (director-level); Representative from either Fiji, the Marshall Islands or Solomon Islands; Representative from Chile; Johannah Christensen, Director, Global Maritime Forum, on behalf of the Getting to Zero Coalition (initiated by the Global Maritime Forum, the World Economic Forum and Friends of Ocean Action); and Nick Ash, Ricardo Energy & Environment.

Focal point:
Mr. Dominik Englert, Economist, Climate Change Advisory and Operations, World Bank. Email denglert@worldbank.org

Adaptation and Resilience
Pacific Communities

Towards the International Year of Plant Health in 2020: Protecting Plants, Protecting Lives (Government of Tonga)

01:45 PM 02:45 PM

Description: Plant health is increasingly under threat due to warmer temperatures, the increasing frequency and intensity of natural disasters such as cyclones, el ninos, which is changing the way pests (insects, diseases, invasives) are impacting our ecosystems and threatening food security.
Live Streaming https://vimeo.com/378485049

Speakers: Keynote address - Mr Ralf Lopian, NPPO of Finland and Chair of the IYPH International Steering Committee. Keynote Address - Ms Patricia Terán Basso, Parliamentarian. Climate change and Plant Health in the Pacific Islands - Dr Viliami Kami, Ministry of Agriculture of Tonga, Climate change and Plant Health in Latin America - Ms Gladys Quiroz Guerrero, IPPC Contact Point for Peru

Focal point:
Dr. Viliami Kami, Deputy CEO, Ministry of Agriculture, Food, Forestry and Fisheries, Government of Tonga. Email pilakami@gmail.com
Flyer.pdf Download Link
Adaptation and Resilience
Climate Finance
Oceans
Pacific Communities

Islands in the Sky: Global Action by Sovereign Collectives of Pacific Indigenous (Sky Islands Initiative)(Nia Tero)

04:15 PM 05:15 PM


This side event will involve a showcasing of the Sky Islands Initiative involving a shared presentation of tribal, youth, political and cultural leaders from several indigenous peoples that make up the indigenous sovereign collective of Solomon Islands. The Sky Islands initiative is an indigenous response to national leadership on protecting and upholding the integrity of the highest places of the country. Its vision is a Solomon Islands in which the highest parts of our country are respected, cherished and protected, where their role as sources of spirituality, culture, value and life is upheld and where the high places guard the dignity of our people, their development and their future. 
Live Streaming https://vimeo.com/378522838

Focal point: Mr. Paul Roughan, Lead - Sky Islands Initiative. Email proughan2@islands-knowledge.org and website www.niatero.org
Adaptation and Resilience
Gender
High Level
Oceans
Other
Youth

Accelerating Action for Resilient Atolls and Productive Oceans. (Coalition of Atoll Nations on Climate Change - CAN-CC ) (HL)

05:30 PM 06:50 PM

Description: A panel event featuring speakers from the atolls and prominent climate change experts, whereby the unique challenges faced by atolls and how they can adapt and build resilience would be the main topics of discussion.
Live Streaming https://vimeo.com/378526599

Speakers:  
Moderator: Megan Rowling, Thomson Reuters Foundation

Welcome Remarks
Tina Eonemto Stege, Climate Envoy, Republic of the Marshall Islands (CAN-CC Chair)

Panelists
• H.E. Taneti Maamau, President, Republic of Kiribati
• The Hon. Isaia Taape, Minister of Health and Social Welfare, Tuvalu
• The Hon. Dr. Hussein Rasheed Hassan, Minister of Environment, the Republic of Maldives
• Woochong Um, Director General, Sustainable Development and Climate Change Department, ADB
• Pa Ousman Jarju, Director of the Division of Country Programming, GCF
• Bill Hare, D. Sc., CEO/Senior Scientist, Climate Analytics
• Tabita Kaitamakin Awira Awerika, youth representative from Republic of Kiribati
• Carlon Jajok Zackhras, youth representative from the Republic of the Marshall Islands

Focal points: Ms. Tina Eonemto Stege, Climate Envoy, Marshall Islands on behalf of CAN-CC (Coalition of Atoll Nations on Climate Change). Email rmiclimateenvoy@gmail.com.Ms. Noelle O'Brien, Asian Development Bank. Email nobrien@adb.org

COP25 - Atoll print file- 9 dec.pdf Download Link
COP25 - atolls-webfile.pdf Download Link
High Level
Reception

Securing the Blue Pacific Continent – for People, Place and Prospects (Government of Tuvalu and Pacific Islands Forum) (HL)

07:00 PM 08:15 PM

Description: High Level Reception hosted by the Chair of the Pacific Islands Forum, the Honourable Kausea Natano, Prime Minister of Tuvalu.

Climate Change is the single greatest threat facing the Blue Pacific Continent today. Pacific Islands Forum Leaders issued the Kainaki II Declaration for Urgent Climate Action Now in August, 2019 as their collective commitment and basis for advocacy and climate negotiations, going forward.

This reception, hosted by the Pacific Islands Forum Chair, the Honourable Kausea Natano, Prime Minister of Tuvalu heralds the region, and indeed the world to reaffirm this Pacific Islands Forum commitment. The event will feature flavours of the Blue Pacific region, including an introductory poem from the Special Climate Envoy of the Republic of the Marshall Islands, Kathy Jetnil-Kijiner.
Live Streaming https://vimeo.com/378576381

Focal point: Ms. Nikola Komailevuka, Executive Coordination Officer, PIFS. Email nikolak@forumsec.org
PIFS HL Event COP25.pdf Download Link
Adaptation and Resilience
High Level
Pacific Communities

Official launch of Fiji’s Displacement Guidelines in the context of climate change and disasters (Fijian Government) (HL)

09:00 AM 10:00 AM

Description: The event will provide the context of climate change and disasters on the territory of Fiji, and through which the Fijian Government and all other Stakeholders present in Fiji, will address and reduce vulnerabilities associated with displacement and consider sustainable solutions to prevent and minimise the drivers of displacement on the affected communities in relation to climate change and disaster associated events.
Live Streaming https://vimeo.com/378720845

Focal point: Shivanal Kumar, Climate Change Adaptation Specialist, Ministry of Economy, Fijian Government. Email shivanal.kumar@economy.gov.fj