The Austrian Climate Change Workshop

Austria | March 2017


Photo: Illuminated Opera House Vienna, Austria. UNDP Participates in Austrian Climate Change Workshop. Photo: Illuminated Opera House Vienna, Austria. UNDP Participates in Austrian Climate Change Workshop.


Overview


Beyond Paris: Financing and Implementing Climate Change Commitments

UNDP's Low Emission Capacity Building (LECB) Programme was invited to present its climate policy insights at the annual Austrian Climate Change Workshop on March 30-31 in Vienna.

The Workshop discussions focused on climate policy, scaling up climate finance, and city-wide initiatives. Around 120 persons participated, representing governments, financing institutions, consulting companies, research organizations, universities, think-tanks, and NGOs.

The workshop was held by Kommunalkredit, a public consulting company, in cooperation with the Austrian Ministry of Environment.

Presentations and additional information can be accessed here.     

 

 

Background and Objectives


This annually-held event aims at fostering knowledge-sharing and discussion on key climate change issues thereby contributing to low-carbon development and climate resilience on a global scale. The event is traditionally carried out in a conference-style setting with international high-level speakers from both the public and the private sector.


The sessions have been structured around the following main topics:

  • Status and future direction of international climate change policies, based on the outcomes from COP 22 in Marrakesh and complemented by the UN Sustainable Development Goals with regards to climate resilience, low-carbon development, climate finance and cross-cutting issues,

  • Scaling-up financing for climate change adaptation and mitigation, presenting lessons learnt, strategies for scaling-up as well as new initiatives led by development finance institutions that con-tribute to achieve national climate change action plans and involve the private sector,

  • City-wide initiatives aiming at maximizing environmental, economic and social benefits in line with local priorities, tailored to budgets and based on thorough stakeholder dialogue,

  • Greening of the financial system, outlining the risks, challenges and opportunities for channeling investments into climate-friendly assets and presenting ways for bridging between institutional investors and asset developers.
     

More than 120 persons from across Europe have enjoyed the event from authorities, financing institutions, consulting companies, research organizations, universities, think-tanks, and NGOs.

 

 

Event Information


Agenda and presentations:  

 

Logistics


Where:    Vienna, Austria

When:     March 2017

 

 

Where:   Istanbul, Turkey

When:    21 - 23 February 2017

 

Where:   Istanbul, Turkey

When:    21 - 23 February 2017

 

Contacts


Mr. Martin Gauss
T: +43 1 31631 224

Mrs. Biljana Spasojevic
T: +43 1 31631 231

 

Related Information


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