Sunday, December 3
Launch of the Clean Energy for Development: A Call for Action initiative
8:00-8:30 GST │Francophonie Pavilion
IDRC is investing in research covering 27 countries of the Global South on how small businesses can drive and benefit from energy transitions while enhancing economic prospects for women and youth. This session will bring together some of the research partners to discuss how they are working directly with the implementers, investors and funders of low-carbon energy projects and investments to address persistent barriers and identify inclusive practices.
Hosted by IDRC
Road to ICPD30: Enhancing rights-based NDCs and integration of gender-transformative approaches
15:00-16:30 GST | SE Room 7
This side event will unpack specific activities and commitments on sexual and reproductive health and rights, gender, women’s health, youth and human rights in current nationally determined contributions (NDCs) and provide a platform to share country experiences, best practices and opportunities to scale action with the aim to enhance the policy and program capabilities of key actors and policymakers ahead of the next cycle of NDC updates.
Hosted by UNFPA, WHO, the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, and IDRC
Strengthening loss and damage response capacity in the Global South
17:30–18:30 GST | Canada Pavilion
This high-level panel will comprise several ministers, senior government officials and experts from the Global South and Canada to amplify the voices and perspectives of the most vulnerable communities and countries on loss and damage action and financing. It will primarily draw on grounded insights and government voices from Vanuatu, Nepal, Bangladesh and Senegal.
Hosted by IDRC
Wednesday, December 6
Climate-related mobility and gender: how to protect the most vulnerable
17:30 - 18:30 | International Organization for Migration (IOM) and Global Centre for Climate Mobility Pavilion
Panellists will discuss current and future trends in climate-related mobility and its impact on vulnerable populations and gender equality. They will showcase good practices and policies to augment the resilience and adaptive capacity of vulnerable populations and to reduce the need for climate-related mobility while embracing and supporting movement as a viable adaptation strategy.
Hosted by IOM and IDRC
Friday December 8
Climate action delivering for maternal, newborn and child health: Gaps and opportunities
09:30-10:45 GST | WHO Pavilion
This side event will feature a panel focusing on challenges resulting from the impact of climate change on maternal, newborn and child health, addressing research approaches, findings and policy implications. This event aims to unpack these challenges as well as locally led solutions that could be scaled in addition to establishing the priority steps required to develop national adaptation programs that safeguard pregnant and postpartum women, newborns and children.
Hosted by UNFPA, WHO, Amref, IDRC, CHAMNHA and HIGH Horizons consortia