COP23: adelphi's experts and side events in Bonn

From 6 to 17 November 2017, adelphi’s experts will be in Bonn for the COP23 discussions. Together with BMUB, the European Commission, GIZ, the German Federal Foreign Office, and others adelphi convenes and participates in several side events. Take a look at our agenda of the next 2 weeks!


This year’s UN Climate Change conference is about to kick off in Bonn, Germany. In its wake, natural and political hurricanes have shaken the planet and will affect the climate at COP23. So there promises to be a packed agenda with negotiations ongoing on the implementation of the Paris Agreement’s objectives. COP23 will be crucial to pave the way for the facilitative dialogue due in 2018 to ensure that a further improvement of the Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) will be improved and overall ambition increased. 

This dialogue will commence in the first week of November. Current questions of all fields of global climate policy will then come to the fore: Are countries ready for Article 6? What perspectives for emissions trading in a post-Paris world? Which innovative approaches will become essential for a climate-resilient future? Can multi-level climate governance effectively strengthen local climate action? What options do we have to prevent climate security risks? Opening space for various perspectives and fostering common visions will be our golden thread to adelphi’s activities at COP23.

All side events at COP23 and our participating experts (PDF) 

All side events at a glance

6 NOV - Implementation of Article 6 of the Paris Agreement

13.30 - 15.00h | Cities & Regions Pavilion, Bonn Zone

Convenors: ERCST, IGES, and ITCSD

Constanze Haug (ICAP/adelphi) will join the panel.

6 NOV - EU Climate Diplomacy: Innovative approaches for a climate-resilient, low-carbon future

14.00 - 15.30h | EU Pavilion, Bonn Zone

Convenors: adelphi in cooperation with the European External Action Service and the German Federal Foreign Office.

Facilitator: Dennis Tänzler (adelphi)

7 NOV - Are countries ready for Article 6?

10.00 - 11.30h | EU Pavilion, Bonn Zone

Convenors: adelphi, German Federal Environment Agency (UBA), Oeko-Institut, NewClimate Institute

Dennis Tänzler, Julia Melnikova and Lina Li (all adelphi) will convene a discussion on the current stay of play of Art. 6 and what it means from a country perspective.

8 NOV - Climate Change – Extractive Industries – Resource Efficiency @COP23

8.30 - 17.30h | GIZ Headquarters, Bonn

Convenors: Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), Federal Ministry for Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB)

Stephan Wolters (adelphi) will be presenting the new report “From riches to rags. Stranded assets and the governance implications for the fossil fuels sector”

8 NOV - Familiar actors in new roles! Regional coordination for local climate action

10.00 - 11.00h | Talanoa Space, Bonn Zone

Convenors: German County Association (Deutscher Landkreistag)

Moderation by Marcus Andreas (adelphi).

10 NOV - Supporting Local Climate Action through Multi-Level Governance

13.00 - 15.00h | GIZ Headquarters, Bonn

Convenors: adelphi, Deutsche Gesellschaft für internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB)

Moderation by Dennis Tänzler (adelphi).

11 NOV - Adaptation finance: How to mobilize private sector to contribute to resilience

10.00 - 12:00h | BMUB, Bonn

Convenor: Deutsche Gesellschaft für internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)

Moderation by Rainer Agster (adelphi).

11 NOV - How can adaptation help to stem climate change security risks?

13.00 - 17:00h | BMUB, Bonn

Convenor: adelphi, German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB)

Dennis Tänzler and Nikolas Scherer (both adelphi) will be presenting the new guide to conflict-sensitive adaptation.

13 NOV - ”We’ll always have Paris” – From the Paris Agreement to local Action

15.00 - 19.00h | GIZ Headquarters, Bonn

Convenors: Deutsche Gesellschaft für internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)

Annica Cochu (adelphi) will be presenting the new study “Challenges and opportunities for urban climate finance – Lessons learned from eThekwini, Santiago de Chile and Chennai”.

13 NOV - Capacity building and experience sharing forum of the China Carbon Market Day

09.00 - 11.20h | China Pavilion, Bonn Zone

Convenors: NCSC, EDF, CBEEX in cooperation with ICAP, SinoCarbon, BETA.

Keynote speech by Constanze Haug (ICAP/adelphi).

14 NOV - Emissions trading for the low-carbon transition – 2017 milestones worldwide and looking to the future

09.30 - 11.00h | EU Pavilion, Bonn Zone

Convenors: ICAP, Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment (the Netherlands)

Input presentation and moderation by Constanze Haug (ICAP/adelphi).

15 NOV - Boosting co-operation between all actors to implement the Paris Agreement

09:30 - 11:00h | EU Pavilion, Bonn Zone

Convenors: International Climate Governance Coalition, European Economic and Social Committee EESC, European Committee of the Regions, OECD, Comité 21

Inputs by Anne Dahmen. adelphi is a contributing organisation to the coalition supporting through input during events and meetings.

11:00 - 12:30h | IETA BusinessHub, Bonn Zone

Convenors: International Carbon Action Partnership (ICAP)

Input presentation and moderation by Constanze Haug (ICAP/adelphi).

16 NOV - Accelerating carbon pricing to support sustainable Development

10:00 - 11:30h | Interconnections Zone, DIE, Bonn Zone

Convenors: DIE, ICAP, I4CE, MCC

Input presentation by Constanze Haug (ICAP/adelphi).

17 NOV - Climate Diplomacy: How to prevent climate security risks

10:00 - 11:30h | German Pavilion, Bonn Zone

Convenors: German Federal Foreign Office, adelphi

Facilitator: Dennis Tänzler (adelphi).